Today's News

  • Swimming: Black, Bernstein picked to head LAHS program

    Los Alamos High School announced just before noon today the hiring of a pair of interim coaches to lead the Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams for the upcoming 2008-09 season.

    Cindy Black and Rusty Bernstein will take over the head coaching duties vacated by Bev Leasure earlier this year.

    Black and Bernstein didn’t actually apply for the position as a unit, but after meeting with the interview panels and with the two applicants themselves, school officials decided the co-head coaching job would be the best situation.

  • A dream comes true for Pojoaque Pueblo

    POJOAQUE – Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino officially opened under a gentle rain near midday on Wednesday.

    George Rivera, tribal governor for the Pueblo of Pojoaque, said it was a blessing, just like the rain that fell on Aug. 12, when the complex held its “soft” opening,” at least two months ahead of schedule and in time for Indian Market, the biggest tourist attraction for the region.

    Rain is a propitious sign in an arid land.

    Rivera dedicated Buffalo Thunder to the tribal members “past, present and future.”

  • GOP convention back on track

    The damper Hurricane Gustav placed on the opening of the Republican National Convention being held in St. Paul, Minn., has passed.

    With the storm’s relatively light damage to the Gulf Coast region, Tuesday’s agenda was back to full speed.

    Evening speakers included a satellite address by President George W. Bush and a keynote presentation by former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.

    Bush called presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John McCain “ready to lead this nation.”

  • Sarah Palin makes history at 2008 GOP convention

    History was made Wednesday evening at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., as Sarah Palin became the first Republican woman ever nominated vice president. It was the first time in 24 years, since Democrat Geraldine Ferraro was nominated in 1984, that any woman has even been on a national ticket.

    Millions of people in front of televisions around the world joined some 45,000 delegates, alternates, volunteers, media and guests in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center to witness the historic moment.

  • Lab names tech transfer partner

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and its for-profit management partnership named two companies as a composite partner in technology transfer over the next three years.

    An announcement by the laboratory Tuesday said LANL and Los Alamos National Security LLC will negotiate with ARCH Venture partners and Verge Fund to manage the Los Alamos Venture Acceleration (LAVA) Initiative.

  • NOW SHOWING: Everyday heros

    Ordinary people, your average bankers, waitresses and hotel managers, tend to get overlooked, because, well, they’re ordinary. They are just like the person standing next to them.

    The movie, “Hotel Rwanda,” dispels this conventional thought. It proves that the average man and woman can actually be far from ordinary, they can be extraordinary.

  • Sports schedule


    Football: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C-team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Peñasco at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe Indian School at LAMS, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.


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

    Football: Taos at LAMS, 4 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Moriarty Invite, varsity, TBA; Los Alamos at Capital Invite, JV, TBA.


    Cross country: Los Alamos at UNM Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C-team, 8 a.m.

  • Sports update

    Fencing classes start today at YMCA

    Intermediate and advanced fencing classes will resume for the fall season today at the YMCA.

    Classes will start at 7 p.m.

    Previous fencing experience is required to participate in these classes.

    Registrations are being accepted at the YMCA’s front desk.

    Beginning fencing will start Oct. 7. Students for those classes must be 10 years of age or older or have permission from the instructor.

    All equipment is provided.

    For more information, call Tom Hill at 672-1058 or North E. Carey at 672-3938.

  • Cross country: Former Topper makes Norse squad

    DECORAH, Ia. – Jessica Mietz, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has made the cross country team Luther College.

    Mietz, a true freshman, is the daughter of Don and Lisa Mietz of Los Alamos.

    At Luther College, Yarrow Pasche will begin her fourth season as associate head coach.

    Pasche has been named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year twice after leading the Norse to back-to-back league titles in 2006 and 2007.

  • Big projects underway, but where's the money coming from?

    It’s no secret that Los Alamos has some big projects underway and it’s also no secret the county gets most of its money from gross receipts tax.

    That money will help the county fund its operations and programs – including the recently approved list of capital projects totaling more than $159 million.

    Recently, the County Council approved the skate part at Mesa Public Library location at an estimated cost $500,000.