Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down Sundevils, earn a tiebreaker

    ESPAÑOLA — If the District 2AAAA race doesn’t turn out like the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wants, it won’t be because of Tuesday’s game.

    Los Alamos, which still needs a lot of things to go right in order to win the district regular season championship, is still mathematically in the hunt for that title and the automatic bid to the state tournament that goes with it.

    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers upended the Española Valley Sundevils on the Sundevils’ home floor and kept themselves alive for the 2AAAA title.

  • Boys basketball: LA hosts big game tonight

    The big question heading into the District 2AAAA boys basketball season wasn’t who would win, but rather who would finish second.

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers can answer that question tonight if they win: the Española Valley Sundevils.

    The Sundevils were favored to win 2AAAA this season, arguably the toughest district in Class 4A, as the district season started in late January. But now, the Sundevils are just one game away from a runner-up spot.

  • Checkout UNM-LA Library

    There’s a hidden treasure in Los Alamos and UNM-LA Library Director Dennis Davies-Wilson wants to help you find it. For a community like Los Alamos, there’s no greater treasure than access to information and the academic library at UNM-Los Alamos is open to the public and ready to serve any citizen of New Mexico, Davies-Wilson said.

  • Oppie’s wheels: Manhattan-era limo restored

    The 1941 stretch limousine that carried Robert Oppenheimer to the Trinity Test site during the era of the Manhattan Project will be one of the feature attractions at the new National Museum of Nuclear Science and History when it opens in Albuquerque in April.


    Jim Walther, museum director, said this week the museum has tracked the vehicle back far enough to be satisfied it is authentic.


  • Blue Star Mothers helps troops and families

     Being deployed overseas is not only emotionally and mentally hard on the service member who is serving in another country, but it’s also hard on the families that are left behind.

    Though most service members receive regular letters and packages from their loved ones back home, there are some that don’t. Combined with long deployments and work stress, not getting packages and letters can send service members into depression, especially around the holidays.

  • Newly elected school board members share priorities

    Elected by voters Feb. 4, new school board members Thelma Hahn, from White Rock District 1, and Melanie McKinley from White Rock District 2, were sworn in during the state school board meeting in Santa Fe Friday.


    “We’ve been at the state board meeting all day and heard that all the districts are receiving shortened budgets and I wonder how that’s going to affect out school, programs and teachers,” Hahn said. “It’s going to call for some belt-tightening.”


  • Artists show no fear toward primary colors in new exhibit

    “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?” Thirty-two artists who took on this challenge display art in the new exhibition at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge. Some, like Molly Hyde, approached the primaries by creating a separate selection for each color.

    Hyde features the same silver platter in each of her oil color studies, with “Yellow Apples,” “Red Peppers” and “Blue Bottles with Red Plum” capturing the subtle nuances lighting and reflection can add to the primary theme.

  • Be somebody a young person can lean on

    This week, we look at Asset #1, Support. According to the Search-Institute, “The more love, support, care and adult contacts a child has, the more likely he or she is to grow up healthy.” This same logic applies to adults, just for the record, so in essence we are community building, not just youth building.

    There are actually six categories we’ll look at over the next few weeks concerning support. If you can’t remember them all, just remember this, be nice and really give a darn about someone else.

  • Claiming victory

    Dr. Gary Storkan, a local chiropractor, spent seven-and-a-half years in battle. Now, he is announcing his victory.

    Storkan, who has lived and worked in Los Alamos for 20 years, came face to face with his enemy, Squamous Cell Carinoma, when he was diagnosed with the cancer, which was found in one of his tonsils, on May 31, 2001. The cancer had manifested in a bronchial cleft cyst in his neck.

    This diagnosis started a seven-and-a-half year ordeal to beat this foe.

  • Newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board members share plans