Today's News

  • Gymnastics: Lucero grabs top all-around score

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics opened its competitive season at home, hosting its annual Columbus Invitational meet Saturday.

    In all, 51 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed in the morning session, including teams from  Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Taos, as well as LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.

    For the Atomic Tumblers, Luvina Lucero scored a 35.15 to win the 12-14 year old age division in level 4 competition. It was the highest all-around score recorded on the day.

  • Girls golf: LA grabs first state leg of season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team earned its first leg of the season at Monday’s St. Pius X Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished third at Monday’s tournament, which was played at Isleta Eagle Golf Course near Albuquerque.

    The Hilltoppers finished third in team standings, posting their lowest team score of the fall, a 395.

    Miranda Olinger had the low score of the day for Los Alamos, shooting a 91. That put her three shots ahead of teammate Tiffany Nasise.

    Also for Los Alamos, freshman Miquela Baca posted a career-low 99 Monday.

  • Ceremony slated for Eco Station opening Nov. 19

    Since its inception, the Environmental Sustainability Board has met a handful of times to discuss how to go about getting Los Alamos to be more environmentally conscious and how to get residents to go green.

    One of the ideas the Board has moved forward with is the Eco Station, and as a result of the Board’s efforts, the Eco Station will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Snacks will be served at the ceremony and the public is invited to attend.

  • Silky smooth: Resident travels Asia’s Silk Road

    A bus ride in London, England pushed Los Alamos resident Frances Richey to make herself a promise.

    While traveling with her then-husband to Russia and Europe in 1959, Richey found herself sitting next to a woman on a London bus who had visited China.

    As they compared stories, Richey discovered that the woman’s stories of a sunny country filled with smiling people contrasted with her own stories of Moscow drenched in clouds and depression. It was then at 30 years old, Richey decided someday she would visit China herself.

    In 1998, Richey fulfilled that promised.

  • White Rock residents left in the dark Sunday

    White Rock residents were left in the dark several times Sunday as power outages affected at least 2,430 people.

    The outages began at 7:33 a.m., when on-call Department of Public Utilities electric linemen investigated and discovered a fault in an underground cable near Piedra Loop.

  • Bond to make building improvements

    In January of 2009, the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) will hold a bond election. For the first time in a decade, the school district staff is asking voters to consider an increase in the mill rate. This increase in taxes to property owners will fund renovations to aging school facilities.

  • LAHS students form Young Republicans Club

    Students at Los Alamos High School have formed a Young Republicans Club on campus. YRC founder and Chair Joshua Dolin filed the proper paperwork with school administers and found a teacher to serve as club advisor.

    “This election is an incredibly exciting moment in history and students are every bit as energized as adults, even if we can’t vote,” Dolin said. “There was an Obama Club on campus and there was a decent amount of kids for McCain on campus and I thought we should do something, too.”

  • DOE revises nuclear reprocessing plans

    The Department of Energy has opened a period of public comment on a plan to support a national and international global expansion of nuclear energy.

    The proposal consists of two complimentary initiatives.

    One has to do with providing a “reliable international nuclear fuel services program,” which the United States and other countries with advanced nuclear programs would offer to emerging nuclear states that agree not to pursue enrichment or recycling facilities to make their own nuclear fuel.

  • Colin Powell endorses Obama for president

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a powerful figure in the Republican Party, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday, an endorsement that could help sway independents and moderate Republicans, especially in battleground states like New Mexico.

  • Atomic City Transit receives award

    October has been an important month for Atomic City Transit. Not only did the bus system celebrate their first birthday, but staff members from the transportation department won an award, as well. The transportation department hosted a birthday celebration on Thursday for the public to enjoy, which was held in front of Fuller Lodge. Partygoers enjoyed free hot dogs, chips, drinks, cake and giveaways, as well as the chance to enter a drawing to win merchandise donated by local businesses.