Today's News

  • Roundup begins in Valles Caldera

    ESPA'OLA – The Valles Caldera Trust fielded a skeleton crew of board members for Thursday’s meeting at Northern New Mexico College, the minimum five members needed for a quorum.

    The Trust is the governing board of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, an 89,000 acre piece of public land in the Jemez Mountains, twenty miles west of Los Alamos, where roundup is beginning for a herd of 1960 yearlings who have summered there this year.

  • Animal shelter project moves a step forward

    The county's homeless pet population is a step closer to getting new digs after Tuesday night's Council meeting. County councilors passed a motion awarding RFP No. 2009-1653 to the team of Klinger Constructors, LLC and Mullen Heller Architecture PC for the construction of an animal shelter at 246 East Road.

    Though three of the seven councilors were out of town a quorum of four, consisting of Councilors Frances Berting, Ken Milder, Robert Gibson and Michael Wheeler, unanimously passed the motion. The motion was moved by Councilor Wheeler and seconded by Councilor Berting.

  • Taking Los Alamos by storm

    Missionary John Wakabi of Uganda has worked in the U.S. since 2001 after receiving a call from a higher power.

    “God sent me here,” he said, “to bring the message of repentance and healing.”

    He has spread this message all over the country, traveling to Texas, Colorado, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. He also spent time in Espaola in June where more than 1,000 people attended his service.

  • All-road weekend for Hilltopper squads

    Los Alamos’ teams are climbing the bus, or van, this weekend.

    The teams will be scattered everywhere from just down U.S. 285, as far south as Roswell and as far north as Denver.

    The Hilltopper cross country squads will be in Colorado for a tough race, volleyball heads to the Zia Classic, co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools, and both the boys and girls soccer teams will be in Albuquerque.

    Only the Hilltopper football team will have a short jaunt as it takes on week two opponent Santa Fe.

    Cross country

  • LANB branches again in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE – It’s the largest bank in Santa Fe, but it has Los Alamos in its name.

    Los Alamos National Bank did not have a single branch in Santa Fe 10 years ago. Before summer ends next year, there will be three.

    Santa Fe Mayor David Coss, bank officials, employees, family and friends braved brisk winds Wednesday to break ground for a 13,500 square-foot, two-story office.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Summer's finale

    It was the final show of the season, but it felt like the closure of something else, too.

    The singer’s raspy, bluesy voice weaved through the night air while the crowd mingled in luau shirts and flower leis.

    There were food vendors and an artist painted animals’ faces on children. Young people ran around as cats and butterflies.

    Julie Stewart and the Motor Kings completed the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series – which began in May – but during the concert it was felt as though the band and the crowd were bidding farewell to the summer season.

  • Renewing the old

    When we see trash on a trail, whether we ignore this detritus of human existence or we pick it up, our perception of an otherwise pristine wilderness is altered.

    Yet if the crushed V8 can and the bottle cap are arranged on an old wooden plank, we are presented with an alternate reality.

    The current exhibit at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, “Everything Old is New Again: Recycled and Experimental” provides a unique opportunity for contemplating this dynamic.

  • Volleyball: Topper girls are in top 6

    Here are this week’s volleyball polls. Polling is done by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    NOTE: Not enough votes were received for a Class 3A poll this week.

    Class 5A

       Team     Total pts.  Pvs.

    1. Rio Rancho (5)  76    1

    2. Las Cruces (1)  67    2

    3. La Cueva (1) 54    3

    4. Mayfield    50    4

    5. Gadsden    43    7

  • Boys soccer: Late Topper comeback falls just short

    SANTA FE — Generally speaking, 4-0 leads in soccer are pretty safe.

    But there was nothing safe about St. Michael’s 4-0 halftime lead over the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team during Friday’s contest at Brother Abdon Field.

    A rather improbable comeback by the Hilltoppers, however would fall just short. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though.

    Los Alamos came within inches of clawing its way back from a four-goal deficit with under 15 minutes to play, but St. Michael’s Horsemen held on for a 5-4 nondistrict win Tuesday.

  • Football: LA stays at fifth in poll

    Here are this week’s football polls. Polling is done by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 5A

       Team     Total pts.  Pvs.

    1. Las Cruces (7)  124    1

    2. Mayfield (6)   123    2

    3. La Cueva    95    4

    4. Sandia    73    6

    5. Eldorado    72    5

    6. Clovis    68    3