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Today's News

  • Cross country: JV boys finish second to Academy Friday

    The Los Alamos junior varsity boys cross country team finished second at Friday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished with 59 points, good enough to win a lot of team competitions, but not good enough to top a perfect finish by the host Chargers.

    Ian Pulliam, who is trying to recover from a groin injury, finished eighth in that race with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds to lead the Hilltopper JV squad. He was followed by Daniel Roybal in ninth and Josh Bowman in 10th.

  • Environmental Sustainability Board off to a good start

    The Environmental Sustainability Board seems to be off and running. They held their third meeting as a group Sept. 18 in the conference room of the Community Building, where they handled a few orders of business.

    The ESB staff is currently working on an implementation plan for the Sustainability Initiative. The Board decided that the work plan should be adjusted to match the implementation plan.

    The work plan will be updated by staff and brought to the next meeting in October.

  • Interim bill continues lab funds

    Almost unnoticed in the sound and fury surrounding the financial bailout legislation over the weekend, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Energy and its national laboratories.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, facing some significant cuts in a House version of the energy appropriations bill, will continue operating for five months at roughly the same level as last year.

  • Independents critical to elections; fighting for inclusion

    There are more than 50 third party groups registered in the United States. Independents number in the millions.

    Their percentage has grown substantially in recent years and in some states, such as New Jersey, the actual registration of non-partisans now exceeds Democrats or Republicans, according to Colliers website.

    More major party members are moving to independent status. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman switched from Democrat to independent in 2006 and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg changed his party affiliation from Republican to independent last year.

  • Serving the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos 24 hours a day

    The Rev. John Cullinan jokes with his congregation at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos that his job is something that he wanted to do since he was 5 years old.

    The truth is, Cullinan grew up Catholic and after college he attended a Unitarian Church in Milwaukee. It was there that he found his life-long career.

    Although in some respects the job seems to last 24 hours, Cullinan still looks forward to Sunday mornings at church.

    “I enjoy leading worship on Sunday,” he said, “that’s the highlight of my week.”

  • LAHS graduate continues to excel

    Often, you don’t hear about student accomplishments once they leave the community, but one student will ensure that hearing of her accomplishments is only the beginning.

    Kelsey Souza, a 2008 LAHS graduate, recently received the Distinguished District Editor Award from Key Club International. Souza was presented the award from Key Club International President, Grant Lin, at the 65th annual Key Club International Convention in Denver.

  • Football: Toppers fall in shootout to Belen 43-37

    Bob Scott pointed right at the departing Belen Eagles.

    “You see that? That right there?” Scott, the head coach, told his Los Alamos Hilltopper football team following its homecoming game Friday night. “That’s playoff football. That’s a playoff football team.”

    And although it was a finish worthy of a playoff game, the Hilltoppers came up on the short end Friday, losing the 2008 homecoming contest 43-37 at Sullivan Field.

  • Sports schedule Sept. 29-Oct. 4

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Hope Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Alameda, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, boys soccer, varsity 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

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

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Robertson, C team, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

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

  • Cross country: Hipwood named to All-RMAC squad

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rob Hipwood, current Los Alamos High School co-head coach of the cross country program, was selected by his former collegiate conference as one of the top runners of all time.

    Hipwood, along with nine other runners from his alma mater, Adams State College, was selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time cross country team.

    The RMAC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country and the oldest in the western United States.

  • Girls cross country: LA finishes seventh without No. 2 runner

    ALBUQUERQUE — Trying to topple one of the top squads in the state at home is tall enough of an order at full strength.

    Doing it short-handed, however, makes the job even doubly-complicated.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team found that out first-hand Friday at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.