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Today's News

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district title with sweep

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t want to make its road to a state playoff berth anymore of an uphill climb than it had already become.

    Los Alamos swept its match with Capital Saturday and grabbed the District 2AAAA regular season title with its 25-15, 25-22, 25-15 win. More importantly, the Hilltoppers guaranteed themselves a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs by virtue of the win.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers win, advance at state

    BERNALILLO — Following Saturday’s game, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Amelia Weaver took up pitching.

    As Stephanie Oakes learned the hard way, Weaver has a pretty good curveball.

    Weaver, a junior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team, bounced a goal by Oakes, the goalkeeper for the Aztec Tigers. That would be all the scoring in a 1-0 win for the Hilltoppers Saturday at the State Farm Insurance Complex.

  • Boys soccer: LA thumps Grants in pool finale

    BERNALILLO — What a difference a day off makes.

    Only 48 hours after a lackluster performance against the Belen Eagles to open World Cup pool play, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team systematically dismantled the Grants Pirates Saturday at the state Class AAAA tournament.

    Los Alamos scored just three minutes into Saturday’s second pool play game and never looked back as it smashed Grants 6-1 to advance to this week’s AAAA playoff semifinals.

  • What now?

    With the rejection by the general membership of the Elks Club of a proposal to purchase their land along Trinity Drive, it looks like the county’s plans to build the Municipal Building there seems to be dead.

    So now what?

    If the Elks hold to their position – and it is their land remember – then it seems that the county will be forced back to the drawing board. But just what does that mean?

    When asked, County Administrator Max Baker said that the county would have to meet with the developer to see where they will go from here.

  • Domenici: A man who will be missed

    Thursday was a bittersweet day in Los Alamos. It was the last official visit to the community by Sen. Pete Domenici.

    For 36 years he has a been a strong supporter of Los Alamos, New Mexico and our nation. He was a friend to many and a figure of strength to many more.

    Now that he is retiring after six terms in the United States Senate, we view his departure with a mix of sadness and fear.

  • Canyon Rim Trail headed for CIP process

    After its inception five years ago, the Canyon Rim Trail may get to see the light of day if it is accepted as a Capital Improvement Project.

    The CIP application process began Oct. 20, 2008, with deadline for submission of applications set for Dec. 19, 2008.

    The Canyon Rim Trail will be an important addition to the trail system, as it will serve as a connector for the town of Los Alamos.

  • Lab assuming services contract, employees

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is on track to assume the management of the services now provided by its major subcontractor KSL.

    KSL Services has been LANL’s site services subcontractor since 2003, when the partnership of KBR Shaw and Los Alamos Technical Associates, was awarded a five-year contract worth about $800 million, with an option for an additional five years. KBR, Kellogg, Brown and Root, was at the time a subsidiary of oilfield services giant, Halliburton.

  • Cross country: Toppers thump district teams

    As it has been for the entire decade, Thursday's District 2AAAA cross country meet was a green-out.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams crushed all comers at the 2AAAA championship meet, held at Caja del Rio in Santa Fe. The Hilltopper boys took four of the top five individual places and seven of the top nine to finish with just 18 points, while the Hilltopper girls swept all five top spots to finish with a picture-perfect 15 points.

  • Governor unveils first Navajo language textbook

    Gov. Bill Richardson traveled to Gallup and Farmington recently to talk with high school students and Navajo leaders about the first Navajo textbook, Dine Bizaad Binahoo’aah (Rediscovering the Navajo Language).

    This is the first time that a text written by a Navajo author has been adopted as a textbook for teaching the Navajo language.

  • Girls soccer: Chitanvis scores twice as Toppers thump Knights to start World Cup play

    BERNALILLO — Historically, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has done some of its finest work in the postseason.

    Thursday’s game was no exception.

    To open the Class AAAA tournament, the Hilltoppers picked up an impressive win over the Del Norte Knights at the State Farm Soccer Complex and are just a win away from a trip to next week’s state semifinal round.

    Los Alamos scored three unanswered goals, two coming in quick succession just before halftime to knock off the sixth-seeded Del Norte Knights 4-1.