Today's News

  • Lora Belle Cole Library dedicated

    The dedication of the Lora Belle Cole Library in the Los Alamos Detention Center was held Aug 21. Host Mary Najar, detention supervisor, welcomed about 60 people, essentially all friends or admirers of Lora Belle Cole, which included Los Alamos Police Department staff, three county councilors, Mesa Public Library staff and members of the Friends of the Library. She introduced Chief of Police Wayne Torpy and Cole’s son Tom Cole and his family.

  • 08-29-10 Births

    Aug. 17: a girl, Sophia Pakin, was born Anna Matsekh and Scott Pakin;

    Aug. 18: a boy, Landen John Eckhart, was born to Elisa Ruelas and Garrett John Eckhart;

    Aug. 20: a girl, Mia Bella Martinez, was born to Faye Duran and Ryan Martinez;

    Aug. 23: a girl, Alexyanna Mercedes Montoya, was born to Trinnie Gutierrez and Lawrence Montoya;

    Aug. 23: A boy, Logan Joseph Maes, was born to  Davina and Ian Maes

  • Volleyball: LA drops opener in 4 sets to Pojoaque

    JACONA – In its season debut Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team seemed to be off to a good start.

    After taking the first set off a very tough opponent, the Pojoaque Elks, and jumping out to a big lead late in the second set, things started to go awry.

    Despite its promising start, the Hilltoppers couldn’t keep their early momentum going and fell 3-1 at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The Elks took their time getting into any kind of rhythm, but when their opportunity presented itself, they took advantage.

  • Football: Toppers roll to big season-opening victory

    A dominating performance at the line of scrimmage in its 2010 season opener propelled the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to a big win.

    The Hilltoppers held the visiting Pojoaque Elks to just 82 yards total offense Friday night, the bulk of that total coming on the Elks’ first play from scrimmage, as they rolled to a big 40-0 victory at Sullivan Field.

  • Soccer: LA boys, girls fall at Farmington

    Neither Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer team escaped their trip to the Four Corners with a victory Saturday.

    The Hilltopper girls soccer team couldn’t convert on several chances in the opener of a boys-girls doubleheader Saturday, losing in a shootout to the Farmington Scorpions. Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys again couldn’t hang on to a two-goal lead in the second half, falling 3-2 to the Scorpions at Hutchison Stadium.

  • UPDATE: Cross country finishes strong at scrimmage

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  • Bingaman gets piece of LA, LANL history

    Politicians often receive a lot of souvenirs when they visit a town – a plaque or a group photo – but U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman was a given a gift that stands out from all the other memorabilia during his visit to Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon.

    Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer presented the New Mexico senator with a lock that is an artifact of the Zia Company, which ran Los Alamos living areas and the laboratory after World War II.

  • WSI seeks lab security contract

    One of the world’s biggest security firms has entered into the race for the highly sought after contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Wackenhut Services Inc. confirmed it has responded to the lab’s request for proposals.

    “We submitted a proposal and would be honored to be selected,” said Susan Pitcher, WSI spokeswoman.

    She declined to provide details until a contract has been awarded.

  • Economy slows to 1.6 percent as trade gap widens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, mostly due to the largest surge in imports in 26 years and a slower buildup in inventories.

    The Commerce Department says the nation's gross domestic product — the broadest measure of the economy's output — grew at a 1.6 percent annual rate in the April-to-June period. That's down from an initial estimate of 2.4 percent last month and much slower than the first quarter's 3.7 percent pace. Many economists had expected a sharper drop.

  • Recession may have pushed US birth rate down

    The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century.

    Births fell 2.7 percent last year even as the population grew, numbers released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics show.

    "It's a good-sized decline for one year. Every month is showing a decline from the year before," said Stephanie Ventura, the demographer who oversaw the report.