Today's News

  • Boys soccer: Toppers blank Bernalillo

    After a one-year hiatus, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team got back to championship form Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers reclaimed the District 2AAAA championship Thursday with their 6-0 win over the Bernalillo Spartans. With the win, the Hilltoppers clinched all conceivable tiebreakers over the second-place Capital Jaguars.

    Forward Daniel Rodriguez scored a pair of goals in Thursday’s game and four others got in the scoring action at Bernalillo to lead the Hilltoppers (13-4 overall, 6-0 in 2AAAA) to the win and recapturing of the championship won by Taos in 2007.

  • Girls soccer: LA clinches district title

    Despite winning a district championship Thursday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has bigger fish to fry.

    And head coach Jiri Kubicek knows the Hilltoppers will have to turn up the heat if they want to fry them properly.

    “It was some kind of sluggish game (Thursday),” Kubicek said of his team’s 7-0 win at Bernalillo. “We scored a couple of goals in the first four minutes. After that, we didn’t do much.”

  • Road to nowhere?

    The council was faced with a tough decision this week. What to do about the so-called large intestine at the intersection of Jemez and Diamond roads.

    The lawsuit that the county filed had a very unsatisfactory outcome – with the county winning an empty victory.

    Money that was promised by the state never came and the county got the much more expensive end of the road work.

    And the intersection at Diamond has to be completely rebuilt to be of any use to any one.

    And all of this came to a head before the council this week.

  • Atomic City Transit turns 1

    Success is measured in many ways, but when it comes to celebrations and get-togethers, it’s usually pretty obvious whether the event is a success, judging by the amount of people that show up.

    Atomic City Transit celebrated its first birthday with a get-together on Central Avenue and for them, success was measured in hot dogs. Transportation Division Manager Nancy Talley said that by 1 p.m., they had given away 1,300 hot dogs.

  • Lab signs custodial deal with pueblo company

    There were affirmations and exclamations of approval Thursday at the signing of a custodial subcontract involving Los Alamos National Laboratory and two neighboring pueblos.

    On hand for the signing ceremony, Sen. Jeff Bingaman said, “This is great news!”

    Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio said, “It’s an exciting day!”

    Los Alamos Site Office Manager Don Mitchell said, “This is truly a great event.”

  • Markham faces second degree murder charge

    First District Court Judge Stephen Pfeffer found sufficient probable cause to try Los Alamos resident Jack Markham on second degree murder in the August death of wife Robin Markham.

    Seven handguns were found in the Markham’s bedroom, including four 9mm handguns, which records show is the type of gun that killed the victim. A number of shotguns also were found in the bedroom.

  • Community turns out for HB241 briefing

    The potentially disastrous ramifications facing the district should House Bill 241 pass in the upcoming legislative session drew residents and school personnel to Fuller Lodge Thursday evening.

    School Board President Steve Girrens introduced Superintendent Mary McLeod saying she recently concluded an extensive study into the results of the funding formula proposed but not passed last session.

    “If HB241 passes, the difference to the district is $2,642,188 less,” McLeod said. “The cut equates to a 9.7 percent reduction” in funding.

  • Correction

    Tom and Penny Wyant, of Enchanted Trek Travel, will not be hosting their cruise night presentation today. It was held Thursday. To learn more contact Enchanted Trek Travel at 672-1981.

  • Starting up a revolution

    Of whom does Reformation remind you: Thomas Beza? Ulrich Zwingli? James Arminius? John Calvin? Probably all the above. The “Father of the Reformation,” Martin Luther, named after St. Martin of Tours, was very inquisitive and wanted to learn from the sages such as Aristotle, Plato, and Gabriel Biel. But two men who became his tutors (Bartholomaus Arnoldi von Usingen and Jodocus Trutfetter) taught Luther to be wary of even the great thinkers of the ages.

  • Officials salute employers for supporting Guard and Reserve

    The immeasurable benefit employers provide when they support their National Guard and Reserve soldiers was vigorously appreciated during a special luncheon at the Hilltop House Hotel Wednesday.

    Officials from New Mexico’s “Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve” (ESGR), recognized UNM-Los Alamos, Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos National Bank  and United Way of Northern New Mexico for supporting their employees when called to serve America.