Today's News

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls take 2nd at Academy meet

    Albuquerque Academy dominated both sides of its quadrangular swimming and diving meet Wednesday afternoon, which included the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams.

    The Hilltopper girls finished second behind the host Chargers, picking up 93 team points. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, picked up 44 points to take third place behind Academy and Cibola.

  • Kicking off the county’s 60th anniversary

    On Feb. 6, the Los Alamos Concert Association continues its “Jewel of a Season” with a performance by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The concert will take place at                     8 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium and will be followed by a reception.

    Tafelmusik is presented in conjunction with Los Alamos County’s 60th Anniversary celebration and special ticket pricing applies for this concert.

  • ‘The Music Man’ performs in LA

    The Atomic City Children’s Theater is making its debut this weekend. About 30 students and two directors have been working since October for this opportunity to show the community what they can bring to the stage.

    See their work on stage during the production of “The Music Man,” which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIESee^:Starting fresh

    At the dinner table one night, after my sister and her family announced they were moving into town, my father raised his glass and toasted to new beginnings.

    Wiping the slate clean  and starting fresh probably isn’t considered an art form but it should be, in my opinion.

    I love the characters in books and movies who dream of shucking the current state of their life and hitting the road. They yearn to travel down a strip of asphalt that runs off into the horizon and what awaits them beyond that vanishing point is anyone’s guess.

  • Offering her help

    Self Help Inc.’s mission is to help others. Whether it is distributing seed grants to business owners or assisting individuals in crisis situations, the nonprofit has been there for the community for the past 40 years.


    But even an organization that exists to help others can use some support. Therefore, the organization is getting ready to host its annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls, which will be held March 14 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.


    And with hard economic times, the community’s help is needed more than ever.


  • Diamond Drive Phase 2 still not complete

      The Diamond Drive Phase 2 Project was slated for completion on Dec. 19, however, it’s been over a month since that deadline and the contractor, AS Horner, has still not finished the project work to County staff’s satisfaction.

      Because of recent inclement weather, the contractor has requested a suspension of the project, citing that the weather prohibits construction crews from working on the punch list items that need to be completed.

  • Equal pay bill clears U.S. Senate

    A significant breakthrough in the equal pay fight Thursday is another sign that the country is getting back on track. Sen. Jeff Bingaman and 60 of his colleagues approved legislation Thursday that will effectively overturn a Supreme Court decision that has limited American worker's abilities to seek recourse on pay discrimination.

    The Fair Pay Restoration Act bill now heads to President Barack Obama for signature.

  • Governor calls for health insurance reforms

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson wants to put a cap on insurance companies’ share of health premiums and end exclusions for applicants with existing medical conditions.


    But reflecting current economic and political constraints, the administration’s bundle of piecemeal health care proposals that were announced Monday stop short of the comprehensive solutions that the governor has tried to pass in previous years.


  • Students rise to the nth power

    The number of budding scientists rose to the nth power on Saturday as the Los Alamos Public School District held the County Science Fair.

    Two hundred twelve students entered individual, team and classroom projects. Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School doubled their number of entrants compared to the 2008 event.

    Curriculum Coordinator Dawn Jalbert and her assistant Dawn Brown led a team of staff and volunteers to pull off the weekend event.

  • Boys basketball: ’Toppers dominant in second half

    BERNALILLO — On paper, Tuesday night’s boys basketball game was foreshadowed to be a thriller.

    But in the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers slammed that book shut.

    Los Alamos traveled to Bernalillo to take on the Spartans, a dangerous and motivated opponent which, just three nights before had stunned the Capital Jaguars. A win over the Hilltoppers and the Spartans would have a share of first place in what’s shaping up to be a wild District 2AAAA chase.