Today's News

  • Parks and recreation divisions earn state awards

    There are sites and activities that are deemed unique to Los Alamos and embraced by locals. But now, it is more than just Los Alamos residents who are noticing these local gifts.

    In fact, the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association presented awards to the Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Parks Division during its annual conference in September.

    The recreation division received the Aquatic Program of the Year award for its Pumpkin Splash activity while the parks division earned the Park/Trails/Bike Path award for its design and master plan for Camp May.

  • 'Play On!' full of laughs

    “Play On!” proves that in the world of theater, occasionally nothing goes as planned. Everything you prepare and rehearse can fly out the window and chaos replaces order.

    It appears this is an accurate message because the Olions Thespian Club, the Los Alamos High School drama club, experienced an obstacle during the Saturday performance of “Play On!”

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:ee^Making a work of art in nature

    There is art in nature – a setting and rising sun, a blooming flower, a floating cloud. In fact, art is all around us.

    Sometimes artists take matters into their own hands to show people just how artistic nature can be. The natural world becomes the artist’s canvas to create an image. Robert Smithson shaped rocks into the “Spiral Jetty” in the Great Salt Lake, while Christo and Jeanne Claude have draped cloth material on various structures including a valley in Rifle, Colo., and islands off of Florida.

  • Home is more than just a place to hang your hat, it's art!

    In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet we hear the memorable lines, “A plague on both your houses!” The exhibition at the Art Center that opens Friday, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., is anything but a plague. The exhibit is a celebration of not only the house but the home as well.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 15-18


    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.


    Football: LAMS at DeVargas, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 6 p.m.


    Football: Farmington at Los Alamos, varsity 6 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team 11 a.m., JV noon, varsity 1:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Taos at Los Alamos, varsity 11 a.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe Prep, JV 1 p.m.; Rio Rancho at Los Alamos, C team 1 p.m.

  • ACT celebrates first birthday

    Atomic City Transit will celebrate their 1st birthday party tomorrow from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and would like to invite the public to celebrate with them. There will be a tent along Central Ave. between the post office and Fuller Lodge, where the public can enjoy hot dogs, chips, soda, cake and cookies, while supplies last.

  • Girls soccer: LA crushes another district foe

    SANTA FE — You can’t predict the weather, but the District 2AAAA girls soccer race is  pretty much a foregone conclusion.

    Had everything gone according to schedule, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers would have been celebrating their fourth-straight district title with Tuesday’s 10-0 romp of the Capital Jaguars.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers blank Jags 4-0 Tuesday

    SANTA FE — On a cold, damp field on which it has struggled the past two seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team cleared its final big hurdle to returning the top of District 2AAAA.

    And it did so in dominant fashion.

    The Hilltoppers trounced the Capital Jaguars 4-0 Tuesday night at Jaguar Field, putting them just one win away from recapturing the District 2AAAA championship they felt they squandered in 2007.

  • Largest firefighter recruit class in history now underway

    The current class of 34 recruits marks the largest ever assembled by the Los Alamos Fire Department in its 19-year history since joining the county.

    Battalion Chief Edward Henry Ortiz heads up the LAFD training division responsible for molding the men and women recruits into top-notch firefighters.

    “We’ve got a great group ranging in age from late teens to early 40s,” Ortiz said. “The majority are from New Mexico whereas last year we had about a 50-50 mix of recruits from New Mexico and those from out of state.”

  • LANL names a new leader of public affairs

    Los Alamos National Laboratory named Lisa Franklin Rosendorf on Tuesday to head the Communications and Government Affairs Division.

    She takes the place of David McCumber, who has expressed his desire to return to the practice of law and has been reassigned to the office of Legal Council, according to a lab announcement.

    “There is a real transformation underway as the laboratory becomes a 21st century hub for national security science,” Rosendorf said in a telephone interview this morning.