Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Congressional hopeful says he knows the ropes

    He counts 10 years’ experience in Congress working with Sen. Pete Domenici and a 68-percent majority of the vote from the Republican pre-nominating convention in March.

    Santa Fe lawyer Marco Gonzalez has some definite ideas about how his staff’s work in Washington can help fill at least one of the holes in New Mexico’s congressional delegation next year.

  • Sports schedule May 5-10


    Golf: Los Alamos at District 2AAAA Tournament, boys and girls varsity, Santa Ana Golf Course, 9 a.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Bosque School, boys and girls varsity, 3:30 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Class AAAA Team Tournament, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Track and field: District 2AAAA Championship Meet, boys and girls varsity, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


  • Softball: Toppers sweep Jags on the road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team moved within one game of clinching a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs with a pair of wins Saturday.

    Los Alamos blasted the Capital Jaguars Saturday in a late-afternoon twinbill. The Hilltoppers scored six times in the first inning of game one en route to a 14-1 win, then did the same thing in the first inning of game two to beat the Jaguars 19-3.

  • Tennis: Toppers sweep District 2-4A team titles

    TAOS — Neither of the Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams could be entering the postseason on a much higher note than they are.

    Both teams won big at this weekend’s District 2AAAA team and individual tournaments, which were held at the Quail Ridge Inn Friday and Saturday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Taos in both boys and girls competition Saturday, winning the team tournament and securing a spot in the state Class AAAA tournament which gets going Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Track and field: LA takes team titles at invite

    With crunch time on them, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams are hoping they’re peaking at the right time.

    And for the most part, they seemed to at their final meet of the regular season, Friday’s Los Alamos Invitational.

    Making their second home appearance of the regular season before they host this week’s District 2AAAA championship meet, the Hilltoppers won both the boys and girls team contests by sizeable margins. In all, 10 teams competed in Friday’s meet.

  • Art traditions to be honored at exhibit

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge invites the public to the opening reception for its newest exhibit, Traditional Fine Arts and Crafts, from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

  • LACW to feature Russian music, high school musicians

    Russian architect and artist, Viktor Alexandrovich Hartmann, grew up in St. Petersburg. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and at first started working by illustrating books.

    In his work as an architect, he sketched, among other things, the monument to the 1,000th anniversary of Russia in Novgorod, which was inaugurated in 1862. His watercolors and pencil drawings were often made while traveling abroad from 1864-1868. Hartmann was one of the first artists to include traditional Russian motifs in his work.