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Today's News

  • Assistant Superintendent enchanted with New Mexico

    The only thing that stays the same is change. If there ever was a believer in this statement, it’s Los Alamos Schools Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas.

    Born and raised in Herndon, Va., Thomas will tell you that she’s a Virginian through and through. Her father, grandfather and great-grandfather ran the only grain mill in Fairfax County, Va.

    “There were 360 farms and only one grain mill,” she said. Herndon got its first grocery store when she was 10 and the first stoplight in town when she was 21.

  • Sports schedule Sept. 22-27

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos Fall Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, C-team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Volleyball: Robertson at Los Alamos, C-team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: LAMS at Española, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Football: LAMS at McCurdy, seventh grade, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Cibola at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; C-team 4:30 p.m., varsity 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

  • A busy week

    Several things struck us this week. Let’s run them down.

    No prosecution

    The decision by the District Attorney’s Office to decline to prosecute a man charged with eight felony sex crimes involving a female child younger than 13 is just stunning.

    We have had complaints about our D.A. for some time and he surely has not been in the forefront of prosecuting crimes in Los Alamos.

  • Celebrate Constitution Day

    One of our least known – and perhaps most important – holidays came and went with probably most of us not even recognizing it.

    Wednesday was Constitution Day, a celebration of the date of Sept. 17, 1787, when the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 enlightened men who changed the course of history.

    Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation.

  • ROYER

    Linda Kay Royer, age 55, passed away in Los Alamos on September 18, 2008, from an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Katherene and Willard Royer.

    She is survived by her brother, George Royer (Marcia) of Tuscon, AZ; her sisters: Bonnie Young (Richard) of Tesuque, NM, Vicki Bakker (Morris) of Albuquerque, NM, Mary David (Walter) of Richland, WA and Barbara Gardner (David) of Ash Grove, MO.

  • Golf: Los Alamos invite opens fall season

    The first of the two-act season starts Monday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams.

    The Hilltoppers’ fall season starts at home with the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.

    Golf is the only prep sport whose season is split into two parts, the fall season, in which both teams will play five tournaments, and the spring season, in which the District 2AAAA and state tournaments are held.

    For the Hilltopper girls this fall, Los Alamos head coach John McBride said he’s going to keep his expectations reasonable.

  • Sports: Silver hands LA first loss of 2008

    Going into this week of prep football, one of the most disappointing teams in Class AAAA had been the Silver Colts.

    But Friday, the Colts disappointed the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in their home opener.

    The Colts jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half and answered a big Hilltopper touchdown drive in the second half to win 41-14 at Sullivan Field.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Hilltoppers (2-1), who struggled to get push on either side of the line of scrimmage against the girthy Silver offensive and defensive lines.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers fall again in shootout

    Another shootout, another shootout loss.

    Los Alamos and St. Pius X, two of the premier programs in Class AAAA, met for a nondistrict girls soccer tilt Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    Although Los Alamos was well in control of Saturday’s game, St. Pius converted a penalty kick late in regulation and sent the game into a shootout. In the shootout, Los Alamos misfired on three of four attempts and St. Pius picked up the 3-1 shootout victory.

  • Spirit Week: Fun traditions with some changes

    Most of the familiar activities associated with Spirit Week are set to begin today with a few changes.

    “The biggest change is the start time for Friday’s Homecoming Parade, which has been moved up to 2:30 p.m. from its traditional 3 p.m. start time of years past,” said Los Alamos High School Assistant Principal Mike Johnson.

    “All school release times stay the same and all school bus pick-up and drop-off times remain the same. The only change is to the start of the Homecoming Parade.”

  • Venture capitalists fund NM deals

    SANTA FE – New initiatives and advanced technology at New Mexico’s national laboratories are playing a role in the state’s entrepreneurial growth, according to panelists at the Coronado Ventures Forum’s annual “State of the Venture Capital Industry” program Thursday.

    Brian Birk, a managing partner of Sun Mountain Capital, said he wasn’t sure about the quantity of deals involving laboratory technology lately.

    “But qualitatively, they have really paid benefits over the last 3-4 years,” he said.