Today's News

  • Are you our next county councilor?

    The county council needs your help! Jim West’s resignation created a vacant seat on the seven-member council responsible for local government. 

    Our charter requires the remaining six to appoint a “qualified voter” to serve through December 2010. Would you or someone you know make a good councilor?

    Council is a great way to serve our community.  It is also a major commitment of time and energy.

  • Family YMCA awarded $25,000 LANS grant

    The Family YMCA was awarded a grant of $25,000 from Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s Community Giving Grant Program on Dec. 16 to assist in an expanded community health initiative.

    This grant will assist the YMCA with a cardio-wellness expansion and an improved strength-conditioning area to keep pace with families, youth and adults who turn to the YMCA for health and wellness activities and programs.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls to St. Pius, 65-55

    ALBUQUERQUE — Despite dropping their first three ballgames and four of their first six, the St. Pius X Sartans aren’t the three-time defending champs for nothing.

    A suddenly resurgent Sartan squad was able to create enough chaos to keep the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team off-balance for most of Tuesday night’s nondistrict game at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

  • Girls basketball: Belen knocks off LA at home Tuesday, 55-45

    While Los Alamos’ girls basketball team has had its ups and downs this season, the effort has been there throughout.

    However, that effort was noticeably absent Tuesday night in a home game against Belen.

    Los Alamos was beaten to the punch on both ends of the floor Tuesday. Belen was able to create some key turnovers and beat Los Alamos down the floor in transition to pick up a 55-45 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Tuesday’s game was a head-scratching effort all around, Hilltopper head coach Tarah Logan said.

  • JUNTOS teens revel in food, fun and field trips

    Good-natured chatter flowed amongst a gathering of Los Alamos and Española teenagers as they discussed spending a long weekend together.

    The seventh- through 12th- grade students are members of JUNTOS and met at Española Valley High School Jan. 5 to plan a student exchange activity in which students from Los Alamos will spend the weekend and a Monday morning with students and their families in Española.

  • UNM-LA offers quality education

    Daniel Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind,” says that a crucial need in the 21st century is a story that makes sense of one’s data.

    In this and following columns, I hope to begin telling the stories of UNM-Los Alamos as it re-envisions itself and what it can do best.

    What we have done and still do best is teaching. The first part of our story is to remind everyone that we are one of the best two-year transfer schools in the state of New Mexico.

  • Helping to break down walls

    Ever feel like you are stuck, that there are metaphorical walls barring you from achieving your goals? Pam Houghteling’s new business, Awareness Enterprise, LLC, offers a way to break down those walls.

    Houghteling describes Awareness as an umbrella group for two main modalities, which are, Access Energy Transformation and the Feldenkrais Method.

  • Councilors share hopes, expectations for new member

    Newly elected county councilors Vincent Chiravalle, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer joined Nona Bowman, Robert Gibson and Michael Wheeler for the first meeting of the new council on Tuesday night.


    During that meeting, the councilors discussed the procedure that they would follow in order to fill the vacancy left by Jim West.


    It was decided that the council would seek citizens’ input and accept letters of interest from the general public, instead of appointing someone to fill the vacancy.


  • Sen. Udall predicts bright future for LANL

    Newly sworn-in Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., met Thursday with Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio in Washington, D.C.


    In discussing the laboratory’s budget, Udall described Anastasio as “upbeat. He felt good about this budget year,” said Udall during an interview from Washington Thursday evening.


    The laboratory’s future looks bright, too, he said, explaining that strong science is needed in all of the challenges facing the world.


  • The Rail Runner will roll Saturdays, too