Today's News

  • Football: Toppers throttled by Belen

    BELEN — While things got ugly Friday night, they didn’t get as ugly as they could’ve.

    Friday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took on the top-ranked team in the state and got a first-hand look at why it’s the top-ranked team. Los Alamos fell hard to the Belen Eagles on the road, 54-8.

    However, things weren’t quite as bad as they seemed.

  • Girls cross country: LA is fourth at Academy, Walker is fourth individually

    Now, with the toughest stretch of its regular season behind it, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team has learned a few things about itself.

    The Hilltoppers took part in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Friday. The Academy Invitational, despite being a relatively small meet with just 13 teams invited, can be one of the most competitive of the season.

    Los Alamos placed fourth in Friday’s meet, garnering 132 team points. The host Academy Chargers won the meet with 63 points, outdistancing Rio Rancho, which finished second.

  • Boys cross country: LA boys take 2nd at Academy, Pittman wins race in impressive fashion

    A pair of top-10 finishes, including a big victory by star Kyle Pittman, propelled the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team to a big finish Friday at Albuquerque Academy.

    Pittman, who is running at least as well, if not better, than virtually every other runner in the state right now, outslugged Academy’s Neil Longenbaugh down the stretch to win Friday’s race at Academy. The two runners were almost in stride with each other at the race’s halfway point, but a strong push in the final mile gave Pittman the victory by more than seven seconds.

  • Volleyball: Toppers head into district play on a winning streak
  • Schedule for Sept. 28-Oct. 3


    Football: Capital at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m.


    Soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, girls varsity 4 p.m.; boys varsity 6 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team 4 p.m.; JV 5 p.m.; varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls seventh- and eighth-grade, TBA.


    Golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4:30 p.m.

  • Black, white and bright!

    What’s black and white and bright all over? During the upcoming quilt show individuals from the Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild will present their answers to this question.

    The quilt show, which will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the First Baptist Church, will display hundreds of quilts including bed quilts, lap/nap quilts, wall hangings and wearable art. Additionally, there will be quilts from the national Hoffman Challenge and the Art Quilt 60’s Challenge in celebration of the county’s 60th anniversary.

  • Parents skipping education survey looks bad

    The school district is looking less than stellar in the eyes of the state with its steadily declining parent participation in the annual Quality of Education Survey.

      It came out during Thursday’s school board meeting that just 99 parents of the 3,403 students district wide took the 10-question survey posted on the Public Education Department’s Web site between April 2 and June 12 of this year.

      “It’s really bad if you don’t have parent participation,” board member Ken Johnson said.

  • Local jury moves to Santa Fe to deliberate

    Jurors in the suit-counter suit court case held this week in the Community Building moved to Santa Fe this morning.

      The five man, one-woman jury began deliberating shortly before noon Thursday in the Ted Vives vs. Linda Hull lawsuit in which Hull filed a counter-suit.

    Judge James Hall asked the jury at

    4:45 p.m. if they were anywhere near a decision and they said they were not.

  • A tale of two municipal building sites

    Participants drilled into the final two options for siting a new Municipal Building Thursday night.

    FBT Architects gave a 3-D presentation that illustrated 10 possible designs for the two remaining locations.

    The presentation was meant to help the Municipal Building Site Selection and Steering Committee make a decision between Site 6 and Site 13. They will present their recommendation to the County Council on Oct. 27.

  • Quality of life: A stroll down Central

    Don Kendall, a member of LA walks, spent some time recently taking a good look at the changes that have occurred along Central Avenue, thanks to a million-dollar enhancement project between Mari-Mac Plaza and downtown.

    “We’re finding that a lot of people didn’t realize what has happened,” he said Thursday. “They haven’t been in the area for a number of years, even if they live nearby.”

    He wondered how much of the transformation he could capture in a single photograph.