Today's News

  • GOP National Convention kicks off Monday

    A cross-section of leaders will take the stage to highlight presumptive presidential nominee John McCain’s career beginning Monday at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

    “The speakers will address John McCain’s unmatched record of service and sacrifice for America, and his vision for moving our nation forward to keep us safe and get our economy back on track,” said McCain 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker in a news release.

  • Volleyball: Toppers fall at Pojoaque, 3-0

    Despite a clean sweep at the hands of the Pojoaque Elks Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team saw some good things at Jacona Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos fell to Pojoaque, a former District 2AAA foe and a possible contender for the AAA title this season, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20. However, the Hilltoppers had as good a defensive showing as they did against St. Pius X Wednesday, maybe better.

  • Boys soccer: LA takes 2nd at Cernicek Invite

    Getting there was two-thirds of the fun.

    Unlike the hosts of most tournaments, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team feels fortunate when it makes it to the finale of its home tournament.

    After a year absence, Los Alamos did just that in this weekend’s Louie Cernicek Memorial Tournament, squeezing by Goddard and Farmington before running into Class AAAAA contender Rio Rancho in Saturday’s final at Sullivan Field.


    Robert Emmett “Bob” Kelly, 78, of Los Alamos, New Mexico died peacefully on August 25, 2008, with family by his side.   

    Bob was born on November 26, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Robert Emmett Kelly Sr. and Gladys Faye Adams Kelly.  On June 6, 1962, he married Sarah Grace Combs of Inverness, Mississippi.  

  • Brent Sweet

    Brent Sweet, cherished and loved by many, is presumed passed away in a swimming tragedy in the Puget Sound of Seattle Washington.  After finishing his spring semester at the University of Montana he embarked on a soul search to strengthen his spiritual relationship with God, and focus his life on helping the less fortunate people he encountered.

    In May he packed up his truck with his camping and climbing gear and unicycle and went for this selfless search of freedom.

  • Repairs to be done on 'Grandmother's Joy'

    The sculpture titled "Grandmother's Joy," located in front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center will receive a face lift for the second time in about three years.

    It was recently noted that the patina, or oxidized finish on the bronze piece, was coming off in some places. There was a large area that was identified, in addition to some smaller areas.

  • Lunch with Leader program

    The Los Alamos League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader program will host speaker Tony Mortillaro, assistant County administrator at 11:45 a.m. in the Chama Room of the La Vista Restaurant at the Best Western. Please join us for a lively conversation. RSVP to Anne Nobile at braziliandeck@yahoo.com.

  • Senior Olympics: Local athletes shine at state

    Athletes from Los Alamos earned 14 slots to the National Senior Games earlier this month.

    Local residents were among the leaders in numerous categories at the state Senior Olympics Games. Those placing in the top three in their age group in events earned a trip to the National Senior Games, which will be held August 2009 at Stanford University in northern California.

    In all, 20 Los Alamos seniors competed in the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games July 30-Aug. 3, which were held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

  • Help build hope in Mexico

    The House of Hope Women invites women of Los Alamos and the surrounding areas to join them in their next house-building trip to Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Oct. 10-12.

    This upcoming visit marks the fourth year that this all-women construction team, which encompasses women from other churches and communities, will be making the trip to the border town to build a home for a family who would otherwise have little hope of permanent stable housing.

  • Volleyball: LA, St. Pius go to wire

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was within one point of being a comeback for the ages.

    It had all the earmarkings of being a very short night for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team in its opener Wednesday at St. Pius X. Los Alamos dropped the first two sets to St. Pius’ Sartans and was within four points of being swept by the bigger and more experienced squad.

    Instead, Los Alamos rallied in the third set to keep itself alive, rallied again late in the fourth set, fending off two match points and led 14-13 in the final set.