Today's News

  • Cafe Sushi struggles through road construction

    As has been the case with other businesses near the construction zone along Diamond Drive, Cafe Sushi is feeling a marked decrease in lunchtime customers.

    Customer Karen Alaniz explained that a friend of hers went to the restaurant recently at noon to find that he was the first customer for the day. Owner Ana Fukui looked to be on the verge of tears, Alaniz said.

  • Bus shelters crop up around town

    With cold weather already upon us and the chance of snow showers looming ever closer, Transit Manager Mike Davis and Engineering Project Manager Betsy Lucido are coordinating efforts with construction crews to erect bus shelters around town for Atomic City Transit riders. So far, two shelters have been built, but more shelters will be installed as part of the Diamond Drive project.

  • LANL has new environmental leader

    Michael Graham has been named to lead environmental programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, taking over from Susan Stiger who is moving on to a new assignment with Bechtel National.

  • Some thoughts on local vote

    It is time to take a moment and look at the recent county council election and ask if there is a statement in the vote. We think there is.

    First, however, we would like to take a moment to give our congratulations to both the voters and the candidates.

    We had such a great voter turnout and that is always a good thing to see in a democracy. Secondly, those voters had a choice of some very good people and that fact should not be overlooked.

  • LA, Moriarty to meet in playoffs

    For the second year in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will host the Moriarty Pintos in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    That’s according to the New Mexico Activities Association playoff brackets that were released Sunday.

    The Hilltoppers (7-3) will meet the Pintos Friday night at Sullivan Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    Los Alamos earned a seventh seed for the 2008 playoffs this season, only one spot ahead of its 2007 seeding despite going 4-0 and winning the championship in an improved District 2AAAA.

  • Volleyball: Toppers head into pool play round

    Before the Class AAAA state volleyball pools were announced, Hilltopper head coach Diana Stokes had a feeling she might end up in the same pool as the top-seeded Moriarty Pintos.

    Her feeling was spot-on.

    Los Alamos, the seventh overall seed in the AAAA playoffs, will take on the No. 1 seed, defending state champion and odds-on title favorite Moriarty in Pool A play Wednesday.

    Pool play will be held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The two-game, 15-point matches will start at 1 p.m.

  • Cross country: State 4A meet results from Saturday

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Class AAAA championship meet. Runners are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.


    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 60; 2. St. Pius X, 68; 3. Los Alamos, 74; 4. Belen, 96; 5. Piedra Vista, 174; 6. Kirtland Central, 178; 7. Shiprock, 181; 8. Artesia, 219; 9. Bernalillo, 228; 10. Grants, 232; 11. Taos, 324; 12. Valencia, 326; 13. Moriarty, 384; 14. Goddard, 392; 15. Silver, 393; 16. Deming, 434; 17. Chaparral, 516.

    Individual results

  • Fulfill a wish

    School budgets only go so far before some items are left out. To help get these supplies to Los Alamos High School teachers and employees, the Topper Parent Organization compiled a wish list and is asking the community to help cross items off the list.

    The math department is requesting chisel tipped Expo dry erase markers in blue, black, red, green and purple by the dozen.

  • Learn about coyotes in the Valles Caldera Preserve

    “Coyotes of the Valles Caldera National Preserve,” a family-friendly talk, will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

    Wildlife biologist Suzanne Gifford has been studying coyotes on the Preserve since 2005 and will discuss the research she has been conducting on the ecology of the coyote population.

    “We have radio-collared 36 coyotes in order to study movements, territories and population characteristics,” Gifford said.

  • New Mexico Veterans to get help in remote areas

    New Mexico is receiving two 38-foot motor coaches from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (USDVA) in Washington, D.C.

    The mobile centers will serve military Veterans, according to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) Friday.

    The vehicles will be outfitted to allow counseling services in a comfortable and confidential setting, according to the release.