Today's News

  • Girls golf: LA wins district crown

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – With its place in the Class AAAA state championship already secure, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team could take it easy on the course.

    But the Hilltoppers didn’t take it easy on their opponents.

    In Monday’s District 2AAAA championship tournament, Los Alamos scored a decisive win over the only team in the district that could field a full team. Los Alamos was 46 strokes better than Española Valley, totaling a 390 at the Santa Ana Golf Course.

  • Boys golf: Toppers qualify for state

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – It was a must-win situation.

    Going into Monday’s District 2AAAA championship golf tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys had yet to qualify for the state Class AAAA championship. A win and only a win in the district tournament would secure the team a slot in the state tournament.

    With that hanging over the heads of the Hilltoppers, the pressure was on, but the Hilltoppers came through.

  • Arlene M. Eberhart

    Arlene M. Eberhart, age 85, of Edwardsville, Ill., died Wednesday, April 30, 2008. She is survived by her husband Hilbert F. Eberhart of Edwardsville, Ill., and by two sons, Craig Eberhart and wife Barbara of Los Alamos, N.M., and Orren Eberhart of Edwardsville, Ill.; and two grandsons, Michael and Adam Eberhart of Los Alamos, N.M.

    Visitation was held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the funeral home. Internet visitors can sign a guest register online at weberfuneralhome.com.

  • Margaret Hougham Webb

    Margaret Hougham Webb, 95, a resident of Clark-Lindsey Village, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

  • Review: 'Little Shop' a great, big hit

    Whether you love the movie or have never even heard of Rick Moranis, the Olions’ production of “Little Shop of Horrors” will have you laughing the antics, caring about the characters and applauding wildly, standing in front of your Duane W. Smith seat.

    I enjoyed so many elements of the musical I almost don’t know where to begin. But, since it is “Little Shop of Horrors,” I’ll start with the plant.

    The plant is awesome.

  • Caldera to lose executive director

    Jeffrey Cross will be leaving his position as executive director of the Valles Caldera Trust June 21.

    The trust chair Bill Kelleher announced Monday that Cross was accepting a position at the National Park Service as chief of the Ocean and Coastal Resources office.

    Cross is the third executive director in six years at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    The press release said the Park Service recruited Cross. He has a Ph.D. in marine fisheries and 20 years of experience working in the field, before taking a position at the Grand Canyon National Park.

  • $20M for White Rock?

    Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne came to the Los Alamos County Council meeting Monday with a request to spend $1 million over two years on design work for the White Rock Economic Development plan, and left with a directive to find $20 million to fund construction as soon as possible.

    Councilor Ken Milder said that if only design work were funded, it would signal that the county was not serious and might not get many bids.

  • Pion School gets greenery

    It started out as the annual spring barbecue for the Pion Elementary Arbor Day but when the event concluded, much more was accomplished than just eating lunch.

    Melanie McKinley, of the Pion Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, said in addition to the barbecue, which Cub Scout Pack 326 cooked, students and about 60 parents got their hands dirty and the campus beautiful.

  • Thinking Makes It So: A rat for a day

    In a foreign country, with a tour group full of people you don’t know, sometimes the best thing you can do is go to the gym.

    I need to pause for a disclaimer: If I am a rat of any kind, it is not a gym rat. I’m a road rat, a trail rat, a barre rat – but I don’t like the machines, the musk, the towels, the TVs or any of the complimentary ambience that comes along with a trip to the gym. I can’t stand the sound of the treadmill, the way my face looks in the mirror while I run or the useless, tiny cups of water.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Greeting visitors from around the world

    Cindy Whiting’s welcoming smile greets local guests and those from across the globe who stop by the Visitor’s Center inside the Chamber of Commerce at 15th and Central Avenue. For seven years, Whiting has shared points of interest and promoted the community through her job as receptionist for the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

    “On a typical spring day I can talk with 40 people,” she said. “I especially enjoy talking with Europeans because of my ancestry and interest in foreign languages.”