Today's News

  • UPDATE: Kirk named Gatorade's Player of Year

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball standout Alex Kirk was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico for the 2009-10 season.

    The sports drink company made the announcement earlier today.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, becomes the third Hilltopper boys basketball player to receive such honor and the second Hilltopper athlete this academic year to be so named. Kyle Pittman was Gatorade's top cross country runner for 2009.

    Kirk helped take Los Alamos to the Class AAAA quarterfinals this past season.

  • News Alert: Los Alamos Workforce Study Underway

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • LA Right to Life to host bingo

    Pull out the dobbers and the lucky charms – it’s time to play bingo to support Los Alamos Right to Life.

    The local organization will host a benefit bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, located at 401 Trinity Drive.

    Besides bingo, soup and snacks have been donated to the event.

    The cost of bingo is $14.

  • Get a jump start on college

    Get a jump start on college this summer on the UNM-LA campus as part of the Sumer Bridge Program.

    The program is specifically designed to prepare students for the challenges of college life.

    Thanks to a $15,000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation STEM grant, the program waives tuition and fees. Students who graduate from high school or receive a GED in 2010 are eligible.

  • Spaceport clears legislative hurdle

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amid a remote stretch of desert landscape, New Mexico’s springboard to space is evolving into final form.

    Construction activity is going at full throttle at the Sierra County location of New Mexico’s spaceport, which is billed as the world’s first site built strictly to launch commercial space vehicles. Officials hope to begin testing spacecraft prototypes next year.

    First, they’ll need an operating base.

    On that front, all systems are go.

  • Richard files for Dist. 43

    SANTA FE — With voter signatures from every precinct in House District 43, Stephanie Richard filed for state representative today, promising new energy and new leadership for New Mexico’s families.

  • Delegates pick their favorites

    POJOAQUE PUEBLO — Two candidates walked away with solid support Saturday at the Democratic Pre-primary Nominating Convention at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. While unopposed gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish’s win was no surprise, Brian Colon’s 34.3 percent lead in the five-way race for lieutenant governor was significant.

  • News Alert: Candidates pack county council race

  • Golf: Seniors champ won four titles

    Former city golf champion and senior men’s golf champion Bernard Killoran died last month. He was 87.

    Killoran, a longtime member of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association, which was founded by notable local athlete Lou Pierotti, lost his battle with cancer Feb. 5. During his years playing on the senior men’s tour, Killoran won four titles, which is still a tour record. The tour was founded in 1961.

    Killoran won the tour championship in 1972, 1985, 1986 and 1990. He and his son, Rick, also won 13 Los Alamos City Championships.

  • Track and field: JV results from APS Invite

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the boys and girls junior varsity track and field meet held March 12 in Albuquerque.


    400 relay

    Los Alamos (Izzy Coons, Sarah Ziemba, Megan Kelley, Kayla Martinez), 1:02.12.

    100 hurdles

    Naomi DeLay, 20.81; Marlie Apperson, 22.71; Nicole Howze, 22.84.

    100 meters

    Kim Boerigter, 14.35; Jackie Cook, 15.56; McKenna Schoonover, 15.53; Grace Liu, 15.79; Samara Fellows, 15.94; Kaytlin Collier, 17.78; Keiko Tanski, 18.40; Sarah Ziemba, 18.47.