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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps KC in opener, 70-35

    The debut for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team went about as well as it could’ve hoped for.

    The Hilltopper defense allowed no more than 10 points in any quarter Tuesday night, and the Hilltopper offense was able to handle full-court pressure and create fast break chances as Los Alamos thumped the Kirtland Central Broncos 70-35 in the Four Corners area.

    Los Alamos led by double-digits after one quarter and upped its advantage to 22 points by the half, holding Kirtland Central to just 17 first-half points.

  • Get ready to go to the fair

    The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place on Jan. 24 in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The public is invited to view the projects between 12:30-2 p.m.

    Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will display their projects in elementary class, junior and senior divisions.

    The elementary projects are divided into three categories. The students in junior and senior divisions will compete for first, second and third place in 17 categories.

  • Swimming and Diving: Barney Relay results

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams’ results from Saturday’s Barney Relays meet, which was held at Albuquerque Academy’s Natatorium.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 138; (tie) Academy, 138; 3. La Cueva, 118; 4. Eldorado, 88; 5. Rio Rancho, 86; 6. Sandia, 64; 7. Sandia Prep, 46; 8. Farmington, 20.

    Individual results

    Diving

    4. Lisa Ann Hendricks, Laura Bucklin, 282.50.

    400 medley relay

    3. Alisa Romero, Victora Maqueda, Monica Clodius, Alex Hamada, 4:21.97.

  • Hockey: LA ties with Santa Fe in first road game Sunday

    Los Alamos goaltender Dylan Stupka survived a barrage of shots Sunday to preserve a tie against the Santa Fe Blue Jackets Sunday.

    Santa Fe outshot the Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team Sunday afternoon at Genoveva Chavez Community Center by a 2-1 margin, but thanks to 31 saves from Stupka, the Hilltoppers held on for a 3-3 tie to remain undefeated in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.

    Santa Fe, led by its star, Peter Bessone, scored a pair of goals with just over three minutes remaining in regulation after dominating the final period.

  • LA knocked out by two-seed Aztec

    AZTEC — The opportunities were there in the first half. The execution wasn’t.

    To knock off the 800-pound gorilla that was the Aztec Tigers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team would have to play four quarters of mistake-free football. But four turnovers and an expensive penalty, not to mention the top offense in Class AAAA was too much to fight back from.

    The Aztec Tigers, the second-seed in the Class AAAA state playoffs, rolled to a 42-8 victory over the Hilltoppers in the quarterfinals at Fred Cook Stadium Saturday afternoon.

  • Topper boys tip off Tuesday vs. Broncos

    The latter half of November not only means Thanksgiving in northern New Mexico, but the start of prep basketball season as well.

    Los Alamos is no exception, as the Hilltoppers open their 2008-09 season Tuesday. The Hilltoppers tip-off for the first time Tuesday at Kirtland Central.

    The first few weeks of the season could be very telling for the Hilltoppers, as they have several contests scheduled with some very good competition including some tough squads in Class AAAA.

  • Cross country: Pittman finishes fourth at NCN regional meet

    Kyle Pittman led a big effort by the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country team at Saturday’s boys Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional.

    Pittman, who just two weeks earlier took his first state Class AAAA individual championship, finished fourth at the Southwest Regional meet, held Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. With a time of 15 minutes, 24 seconds to lead the Hilltoppers to a fifth-place finish.

  • Nuclear partnership debated

    The Department of Energy’s project to support domestic and international nuclear energy development drew a relatively light response at a public hearing Thursday.

    Five people spoke against and one urged full speed ahead.

    Sol Golub of the department’s Office of Nuclear Energy gave an overview of the history and issues involved in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) and the matter at hand, a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Skating safely: Police Chief Torpy addresses helmet law

    The skate park in front of Mesa Public Library opened last month, much to the delight of local youth.

    So far the reaction to the opening of the skate park has been mostly positive, however, as Police Chief Wayne Torpy will attest, there have also been some complaints.

    The complaints Torpy is receiving stem from some of the skate park users not wearing helmets while at the park. Torpy was in council chambers on Tuesday night to brief council on the New Mexico Child Helmet Safety Act.

  • McLeod saves the day for school district

    Superintendent Mary McLeod convinced the 29-member Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) that met at the state capitol Wednesday to hold Los Alamos Public Schools harmless from a bill that would have cost the district nearly $3 million in state revenues.