Today's News

  • UNM-LA class goes online

    Technology is bringing an algebra class at UNM-Los Alamos to the Internet. The system captures and records what happens in the classroom. Each class meeting is recorded using audio and video, transformed automatically into a webcast and posted automatically to a website.

    The new technology was purchased with funds from a Title V grant.

    The new Media Site Classroom Capture system by Sonic Foundry, along with the use of newly acquired SmartBoard technology, allows students to access the recordings at any time and as often as they wish.

  • Izraelevitz awarded Student of the Month

    Adam Izraelevitz, a senior at Los Alamos High School, has been chosen as the Rotary Club Student of the Month for February. He recognized Joy Handsberry as his honored teacher. Handsberry has greatly inspired and motivated him in his academic pursuits and advised and supported him throughout his high school career.

  • Wrestling: LA earns second at district tourney

    BERNALILLO — Apparently, the Los Alamos Hilltppper wrestling team was pretty loose going into Saturday’s District 2AAAA championship.

    Case in point: wrestler Jodi Cull-Host brought breakfast burritos for coaches Eric Sorenson and Ron Geyer — dirty socks filled with sand and wrapped in aluminum foil.

    Whatever had the Hilltoppers feeling good about themselves heading into Saturday’s meet worked.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers thump Spartans Friday

    With a District 2AAAA championship an alive-and-well possibility, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took a big step toward that end Friday night.

    Los Alamos crushed the Bernalillo Spartans Friday night in a district contest at Griffith Gymnasium 70-48 and can clinch the regular season district title with a win Wednesday.

    Wednesday’s contest will be a big one, however, as the Hilltoppers will take on the top team in Class AAAA, the Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers win big on road Saturday

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored a lopsided road win Saturday night, it won’t have much opportunity to savor the flavor, for a variety of reasons.

    Los Alamos throttled the cellar-dwelling Bernalillo Spartans Saturday at Bernalillo, 58-24, but it has much bigger fish to fry this week.

  • Sick nuclear workers meeting Tuesday

    A key advisory board will consider a petition for extending coverage of nuclear workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory who became ill from cancer or other diseases under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

  • Plutonic Man

    Ev Nienhouse is not a freak. Extraordinary, remarkable and unusual yes, but not monstrous, even though he is walking around with 1/200 of an ounce of plutonium-238 lodged in his chest.


    Nienhouse returns to Los Alamos for an encore of his talk here in September on “Living with a Nuclear Powered Heart Pacemaker.” He will speak at the Bradbury Museum Thursday at 2 p.m.


  • Bus shelters still need art

    Despite a call for artists put out last year, the Art in Public Places Board is still looking for art to put on the bus shelters that were constructed last fall.


    The last call for artists produced only two proposals, however, the Board was only interested in one of them. Although, a deal between the Board and the artist was never finalized because the board only wanted to use portions of the Native American design that the artist had proposed.


  • Council meeting to be held in White Rock

    County councilors will hold their monthly work session at the White Rock Town Hall on Tuesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.

    During the meeting, Police Chief Wayne Torpy will introduce new District Attorney Angela R. (Spence) Pacheco. Pacheco was elected as the new district Attorney for the First Judicial District Court. During the introduction, Pacheco will brief the council about the district attorney’s representation in Los Alamos County.

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Feb. 5

    1:48 p.m. – A 69-year-old Los Alamos man reported someone attempted to obtain his social security number during a telephone conversation. He refused to give his number to the caller.

    Feb. 6