Today's News

  • Diamond Drive project faced difficulties

    Appearances by Old Man Winter may have been sparse for Los Alamos this winter in terms of snow accumulation, but that hasn’t stopped cold weather from being a problem. Phase two of the Diamond Drive project was completed in December; however, Albuquerque contractor AS Horner is still working on punch list items.

    Completion of the roadwork has been delayed because of cold weather and as a result, the contractor has asked the county for an extension so that the work can be completed in warmer weather.

  • Hilltop House Hotel welcomes new manager

    Best Western Hilltop House Hotel owners Ron and Kim Selvage say they are thrilled with the newest addition to their hotel family – new Food and Beverage Manager Angelee Novak who joined the hotel in early December.

    “Angelee is approaching this job as the consummate professional,” Kim Selvage said. “Her level of customer service is an example to us all. Ron and I are so pleased that she is part of our team.”

  • Wrestling: LA takes seventh at home tourney

    What the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team can control appears under control as the regular season winds down.

    The question will be how much outside factors may play a part in its success as it heads into the postseason.

    At Saturday’s home tournament, held at Griffith Gymnasium, Los Alamos was generally pleased with it showing on the mat. However, Los Alamos had to hold out some top wrestlers due to illness or injury.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA picks up wins in final home meet

    With the 2008-09 swimming and diving season is coming down the wire, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls clubs scored big wins in their final home meet.

    The Hilltopper girls more than doubled-up their nearest opponents Saturday at the Los Alamos Open, grabbing 917 total points at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, held off the Socorro Warriors to win Saturday, picking up 518 team points.

    Despite being the final regular season event, only four other teams on either side showed up for the meet.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps Taos in 2-4A contest

    Part of Alan Kirk felt sorry for the Taos Tigers following Saturday’s game.

    “They get everyone on the rebound,” said Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team of the Tigers. “They got Capital after they lost to Bernalillo, they got us after losing to Capital.”

  • Girls basketball: Toppers pick up district victory

    The first goal for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team Friday was to get back to playing good team basketball.

    The second goal was to pick up a win and try to get back on track in District 2AAAA.

    Both of those things got done.

    The Hilltoppers earned a solid win Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, downing the Taos Tigers 56-43. The win snaps a two-game district skid, although it will be a fully uphill climb for the Hilltoppers in the 2AAAA race with three regular season contests left.

  • It is time to do the right thing

    There is a question for the Legislature – can you really pick and choose morality?


    It seems that most of those who voted against legislation allowing homosexuals and other couples to form domestic partnerships stated there were moral issues with the matter.


    So the bill failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a tie vote.


  • Back to the beginning: Authors appear together at the home station of the ‘Nuclear Express’

    There are both fascinating and disturbing stories in the new book about nuclear proliferation by Danny Stillman, a retired Los Alamos National Laboratory intelligence director and Tom Reed, a weapons designer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who became Secretary of the Air Force.


  • Decision to purchase sculpture questioned

    The tranquility of water flowing from a stone fountain will soon meet the harsh sound of wheels hitting concrete as worlds collide in front of Mesa Public Library.


    During Tuesday night’s County Council meeting, councilors approved the purchase of a stone fountain to be placed near the skate park. A motion was presented to council and passed with a 6-1 vote. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle opposed the proposal.


    Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre conceived the idea for the fountain.


  • Having a ball with YMCA

    Whip out the evening gown and pull out the tux, it’s time to gussy up for a good cause.

    The Family YMCA is hosting its Red and Black Ball to benefit the 2009 Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign.

    The big event will be held from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Central Avenue Grill.

    The event includes dinner, a silent auction, camaraderie and dancing.

    The silent auction items include art pieces, vacation stays in condos, a motor scooter and other surprises.