Today's News

  • The 2009 state science results are in

    SOCORRO – More than 300 future scientists presented their research projects at the New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday in Socorro.

    Four high school students won all-expense paid trips to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held next month in Reno, Nev.

    Nikita Bogdanov, Alexander Kendrick, Gabriel Joachim and Hee Sung Park were the top winners at Saturday’s event at New Mexico Tech.

    Bogdanov, from Albuquerque Academy, won for a project titled, “Can You Do the Water Walk?”

  • Girls tennis: LA takes fourth at home tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took fourth at Saturday’s tournament among 10 competing teams.

    Los Alamos was the host school at Saturday’s tournament, although the tournament was played at Santa Fe High School.

    Los Alamos finished with eight team points, placing them one point ahead of Santa Fe in fifth place.

    Interestingly, all of the competing teams scored at least one point at the tournament.

  • Softball: Toppers thumped by Chargers, 11-1

    Just three days after a big win, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was on the wrong end of a big loss.

    The Hilltoppers were dropped by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 11-1 on the road Saturday in a nondistrict contest. The loss came on the heels of a 21-1 victory by the Hilltoppers over the Taos Tigers to open their District 2AAAA season.

    Los Alamos will look to bounce back in an important 2AAAA game Wednesday. It travels south to take on the Bernalillo Spartans in a big early district-season meeting between the two squads.

  • Fermi descendant visits for filming

    The granddaughter of one of the Manhattan Project legends, Olivia Fermi visited Los Alamos this week. On Friday, she was in a video shot entirely on a squash court at the YMCA.

    “It’s my first time here,” she said. “I’ve wanted to come for a long time.”

    Fermi said she had also visited the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos National Laboratory archivist Roger Meade while in town.

  • Police Beat through 3-17-09

    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. 

    March 5 

    2:01 p.m. – A 17-year-old Dixon boy was arrested at 48th and Trinity Drive and charged with possession of marijuana.

    3:50 p.m. – Los Alamos Lodge reported being the victim of embezzlement of between $2,500 and $20,000.

    9:54 p.m. – Cleveland Akin, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with DWI at 33rd Street and Villa Street.

  • GOP elects new officers

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos held its Biennial Organizational Convention Thursday evening at Trinity on the Hill Church.

    The County Central Committee, which governs the local Republican Party, re-elected Ron Dolin to a second two-year term as chairman. JoAnn Johnson was elected first vice chair and Geoff Rodgers was elected second vice chair.

    Veronica Rodriguez was elected secretary and Norma Tech treasurer.

  • Biz analysis saves company more than a million a year

    Loren Toole on behalf of his team from Los Alamos National Laboratory was one of eight success stories highlighted by the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Thursday night at the Albuquerque Aquarium.


    “This project has been one of the most successful in the 8-year history of the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program,” noted Lisa Henne, the lab’s small business program manager. “We are very proud of that project and the company is just thrilled.”


  • Police Beat through 3-30-09

    March 26

    7:13 a.m. – Los Alamos Lodge reported a laptop computer stolen along with some cash from its facility at 2201 Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is $918.

    2:14 p.m. – Florence Hsu, 72, of Los Alamos was charged with shoplifting sushi from Smiths and issued a citation. The estimated loss is $8.47.

    8:40 p.m. – Eric Noveroske, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested on State Road 4 and charged with aggravated DUI and careless driving.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 to be discussed at meeting

    Warm weather is right around the corner and construction of Phase 3 on the Diamond Drive project will soon be in full swing.

    Residents will get the chance to have the project explained to them in a meeting at the golf course on Monday at 6 p.m. The Public Works Department will host the question and answer session, which will walk residents through the project and give them a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions about what the project will entail.

  • Business items top council agenda

    County councilors will have their work cut out for them during Tuesday night’s meeting. Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community Building, where they will handle a full agenda.

    State Representative Jeannette Wallace and Lobbyist Scott Scanland will give a legislative update at the beginning of the meeting.