Today's News

  • Celebrate the planet this week

    Thursday, millions around the world will celebrate Earth Day. This year marks the event’s 40th anniversary.

    The idea behind the day – honoring the planet and all living things that inhabit it – began during the early 1960s, as Earth Day bloomed into a grassroots cause that eventually culminated in the first official U.S. observance celebrated in 1970.

  • Pic of the day: Sunday morning thunderstorm delivers some small hail to the area

    A late morning thunderstorm rumbled through the Los Alamos area Sunday and littered lawns with some pea-sized hail as it passed over. The storm did not pack enough punch to cause any damage, but the hail did litter lawns for a time in parts of the county.

  • MTI satellite lifespan and applications exceed expectations

    For engineers and scientists at Sandia, the evening of Friday, March 12, marked a proud moment.

    Hundreds of miles above the Earth, the Multispectral Thermal Imager satellite reached its 10th anniversary of service as it completed its 55,000th orbit — far exceeding both its intended maximum life and its potential applications.

  • NM small businesses to get details of health care tax credits

    Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. (View the postcard)

  • News Advisory: Cougars and bears on the move

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish has received numerous calls of cougar sightings this year … one cougar has already been captured and relocated.

    Officers captured a large male cougar in Santa Fe and transported it to Northern New Mexico where it was released back into the wild. 

    The cougar that visited a Santa Fe neighborhood was treed by some dogs in a backyard, which allowed Game and Fish officials to dart the animal and remove it.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers take sixth at Academy meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been something of a uphill battle for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team this season, but the steep trek might be leveling off somewhat.

    The team’s performance, however, seems to be on the rise.

  • Baseball: LA grabs 2 wins at Taos, moves to 7-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team apparently doesn’t like to have fans leaving halfway through a doubleheader.

    The previous weekend, Los Alamos just got by Española Valley in game one only to slam the door early in game two to earn a big District 2AAAA sweep.

    Saturday, the Hilltoppers needed extra innings in game one against the Taos Tigers, then put up an eight-run second inning to help secure another sweep.

  • Girls tennis: LA picks up win at pre-2AAAA tourney

    Despite the rough weather this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team picked up the regular season District 2AAAA title this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped Española Valley 7-2 Saturday and got a concession victory over Taos to clinch the title to clinch a spot in the Class AAAA state meet. This weekend’s pre-District 2AAAA meet was played at Capital.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts the competition at Harper

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than a few around track and field in New Mexico consider the Richard Harper Invitational a good measuring stick for the state meet.

    If there’s any truth to that, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field should be in pretty good shape.

    The Hilltopper girls handed out another beat-down this weekend at the meet, held at Albuquerque Academy. They dominated the field, scoring 104.5 points, more than double their nearest competitor, Class 5A Highland, which finished with 49 points.

  • Chart topping pianist to perform in Los Alamos

    On April 25, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents the final concert of the 2009-2010 season, featuring the American pianist Simone Dinnerstein. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium.  

    Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.  She spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.