Today's News

  • Cross country: LA looks solid at preseason meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country squads looked solid in a scrimmage Saturday in Albuquerque.

    The Hilltopper boys were the unofficial winners of the scrimmage, which took place at Alameda/Rio Grande Open Spaces.

    Los Alamos’ boys placed seven runners in the top nine overall to finish with an unofficial score of 21. Official scores may not be kept at preseason events.

    Gareth Gilna and Kyle Pittman took first and second in the boys race on the 3.2-mile course.

  • The ever-changing world of libraries

    A lot has changed since Jerilynn Christiansen worked as Library Specialist I in the mathematics and physics library at Princeton University. Card catalogues have vanished, microfilm is untouched and the computer has become the key resource.

    Christiansen changed along with the evolutions in libraries, creating a career that started at the University of Utah and currently exists at the Mesa Public Library, where she has been for 20 years.

  • Democratic National Convention calls for unity

    DENVER – The mantra of the Democratic National Convention calls for members to come together behind Sen. Barack Obama for president and former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton did just that Tuesday evening.

    Calling herself a proud supporter of Barack Obama, Clinton addressed her adoring fans who made up roughly half the convention delegates. “If they want a different America for themselves and their families then they need to vote for Barack Obama,” she said.

  • New Mexico treated with importance at Democratic National Convention

    DENVER – New Mexico’s Debra Haaland from Laguna Pueblo near Albuquerque was one of just four first-time delegates invited to officially greet presumptive first lady Michelle Obama’s plane Sunday.

  • One that got away: Deep Web Technology keeps growing

    SANTA FE – Deep Web Technologies, a company born in Los Alamos in 2002, continues to thrive two years after moving to Santa Fe. The company now has 20 employees, up from 12 at that time.

    Company founder and President Abe Lederman still lives in White Rock and commutes to Santa Fe. With two children in the Los Alamos Schools, he has no plans to relocate. He’s happy with the arrangement, he said during an interview in his office Monday.

  • Residents voice their opinions on Municipal Building plans

    White Rock and Los Alamos residents got their chance to be heard last night at the County Council meeting held at the Town Hall in White Rock.

    The special session was held so that concerned residents could voice their opinions and concerns regarding the new municipal building slated to be built near Ashley Pond. They also got to speak out about the proposed 15th and Trinity location.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro presented a slide show, which outlined the history of the project and how it came to be.

  • Rebuilding pride

    Editor’s Note: This story is the first of several that the district will be releasing.

    In January, Los Alamos voters will be asked to approve a $40 million school bond issue, which will give the district necessary funds to embark on a 20-year plan for rebuilding schools.

    This 20-Year Plan was developed by the LAPS District Facilities Committee and is designed to address Los Alamos Public School facility renewal needs.


    MONTOYA – Angelo Wayne Montoya, 26, a resident of Albuquerque and originally of Santa Cruz, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 23, 2008. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Trinidad Montoya and maternal grandfather, Ben Valdez.

  • Girls soccer: LA takes Invite crown

    So far, so good.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team didn’t waste much time in getting into the win column, knocking off three Class AAAA teams from District 1 to take the Farmington Invitational team title.

    Los Alamos thumped Piedra Vista in its tournament opener Friday, 3-0, then shut out the Aztec Tigers 1-0 in a nootime game Saturday. In the championship game against the host Farmington Scorpions, the Hilltoppers scored the only goal of the second half to win 2-1 and take the tournament title.

  • Sports schedule


    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, JV 3 p.m.; varsity 4:30 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, C-team 4 p.m.; JV 5 p.m.; varsity 6:30 p.m.


    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invitational, varsity, first round: Rio Rancho vs. Moriarty, 11 a.m.; Farmington vs. Clovis, 11 a.m.; Roswell vs. Piedra Vista, 1 p.m.; Goddard vs. Los Alamos, 1 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho Invite, C-team, TBA.


    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invitational, varsity, TBA.