Today's News

  • Cross country: Both Topper JV teams win at SFIS

    The Los Alamos junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams both won at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational and both by nearly identical scores.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 22 total points at Saturday’s meet, run around the campus of SFIS, while the Los Alamos boys finished with 23 total points. Both teams finished ahead of the host Braves.

  • Health and fitness: Be inspired, not fooled by weight-loss shows on TV

    Another season of the television show “The Biggest Loser” has begun and once again we’re seeing people lose vast amounts of weight week after week. Like that, it seems, 15, 20, 25 or more pounds seem to come flying off people.

    While these shows can be entertaining and — hopefully — inspiring to those looking to lose weight, don’t be fooled by the big weight loss numbers these people are achieving. Losing weight isn’t always that easy or that fast.

  • Sebastien and Carlos clicked

    A Los Alamos scientist met a 6-year-old foster child at an adoption event last August.

    By the time the day’s activities were over, Sebastien Darteville, who set out that morning without the slightest thought of becoming an adoptive parent, had been captivated by the charm of an inquisitive youngster.

    The Adoption Express event that day in Santa Fe involved some games with a number of children and a train ride to the junction in Lamy.

  • United Way announces 2008 grant awards

    United Way of Northern New Mexico this year is issuing grant funding to nine out of 26 organizations that submitted proposal requests.

    The nonprofit organizations selected include the following:

    • Canones Early Childhood Center

    • Las Clinicas del Norte

    • La Clinica del Pueblo

    • Embudo Valley Library and Community Center

    • Rio Arriba/Los Alamos Foster Parent Association

    • San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen

    • El Rito Library

    • YMCA Teen Center

    • Los Alamos Family Council

  • County bond sale a success

    The financial market has seen its share of ups and downs and still continues to be unpredictable. The dip on Wall Street recently has left America wondering if things will ever get better and has affected people across the nation; and Los Alamos is no exception. Los Alamos County's Chief Financial Officer, Steven Lynne was in council chambers on Sept. 23 to discuss the pending bond sale that the county was planning on having. At that meeting, Lynne and the county councilors discussed whether or not the sale should be held, or whether it should be postponed.

  • All about birds

    For countless centuries the continent has experienced an extraordinary phenomenon. It happens throughout natural places.

    It happens in national parks. It happens in back yards. And it happens every year. A group of vertebrates with a direct lineage back to the dinosaurs play out this event.

    The vertebrates are birds and the phenomenon is called migration.

  • McCain's friends reminisce during ride on Straight Talk Express

    SANTA FE to ESPAÑOLA – As an infant living in Los Alamos prior to the start of the Manhattan Project, former Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan resided with his family in the area now occupied by the North Mesa horse stables.

    Lujan, also a former New Mexico  Congressman, spoke of his life here and of his longtime friendship with presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during an interview aboard the Straight Talk Express Thursday.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 6-10


    Golf: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, C team, 4:30 p.m.


    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.


  • Tax time is now a fluid deadline

    Was a bit troubled by the news out of the governor’s office, but you be the judge.

    See, he has hired more than 100 tax preparers who will be mobilized throughout the state this Wednesday to help New Mexicans file their 2007 state income tax return so they can get the recently passed fuel tax rebate.

    Gov. Richardson declared Oct. 8 New Mexico Tax Rebate Day as part of what he calls “an unprecedented outreach effort to ensure eligible New Mexicans receive their state tax rebate.”

  • Election recommendations

    County council

    This is an important election year in Los Alamos. There are many important projects ahead of us and who we elect to the county council will help shape the future of our county for many years to come.

    There are five candidates seeking three seats on the council in open voting: Manual Baca, Vincent Chiravalle, Ken Milder, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer are all seeking the seats now held by Jim Hall (who chose not to run), Fran Berting (term limited) and the incumbent Milder, seeking a second term.