Today's News

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up its first win of the season at the St. Pius X Invitational sandwiched in between a pair of losses.Los Alamos pounded out seven extra-base hits on its way to an 18-8 rout of Sandia Prep to grab its first win of 2008 Friday.Jack Russell and Michael Helland, playing in their first game of the season after joining the team following the end of the basketball season, went a combined 5-for-7 from the plate and drove in five runs between them.Los Alamos finished the St.

  • Girls tennis: LA ties for second in opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team opened its season with a solid showing this weekend.Los Alamos finished in a tie for second place in team competition at the Carlsbad Invitational, knotting with El Paso (Texas) Burgess.

  • Softball: Toppers score 29 runs in final two games at St. Pius

    In just two games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team nearly quadrupled its run total for the season, scoring 29 runs in the final two rounds of the St. Pius X Invitational.Los Alamos pounded out 24 hits in five innings Friday against Bernalillo and scored seven runs in a big fourth inning Saturday against Albuquerque Academy.“They exploded,” Hilltopper manager Randy Burditt said of his squad.Los Alamos took its final two games of the St.

  • Boys tennis: LA takes top team honors at Carlsbad Invitational

    Even through the dust, things were sunny in Carlsbad for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team.The Hilltoppers took top honors at the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend, placing all six of their singles players and all three doubles teams in the top three to earn top team honors despite sustained winds of 40 miles per hour Friday and gusts that reached upwards of 60.The wind actually delayed the tournament for about four hours Friday afternoon.“It was especially hard,” Hilltopper No. 1 single Patrick Raichur said of the gale.

  • Girls track and field: Trujillo, Wood lead LA

    Getting three distance runners into the state Class AAAA meet Saturday might not have been all that surprising, but getting a young hurdler in may have been.Amanda Trujillo, running the 300 meter hurdles for the first time in a varsity event, finished with a time of 48.66 to win her heat and make the cut at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools meet.Trujillo, a junior, snuck under the AAAA qualifying mark of 48.80, was one of four Los Alamos Hilltoppers to pick up a state time at the meet, held at Milne Stadium.Los Alamos finished third in team co

  • Boys track and field: LA grabs eight state cuts

    When someone says they had a “great day at the track,” they’re not usually talking about track and field.In this case, however, Larry Baca was.Baca, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys, saw his squad grab eight new state qualifying marks at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational. Saturday’s meet was held at Wilson Stadium.Los Alamos finished second in team competition in its meet, grabbing 82.33 team points.

  • OUR VIEW: The greening of county government

    The old battle between economics and the environment is melting away under the combined pressures of overpopulation, global warming, costly energy and resource depletion. For new generations of commercial and civic leaders, environmentalism is no longer a dirty word.

  • Preserve expands grazing program

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Valles Caldera National Preserve has selected Gary Morton, a cattle grower from Las Vegas, N.M., for a contract to manage its 2008 grazing programThe announcement made during the regular board meeting Friday followed a discussion of the summer forage capacity that underpinned a decision to quadruple the number of cattle on the preserve this summer.Preserve scientist Bob P

  • DARHT gets kudos from headquarters

    During a recent trip to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a senior official of the National Nuclear Security Administration made a special point of visiting the hydrotest facility.Steve Goodrum, assistant deputy administrator, science engineering and production, said that after his trip was scheduled

  • Want to maintain healthy weight?

    While weight-loss surgery can help eliminate health problems, some friendly support can do wonders, too.As a result, the Los Alamos Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group is getting re-organized for residents who are either planning to have weight-loss surgery or have already had a procedure.The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Los Alamos National Bank. There is no fee to attend meetings.Although the group has been around since 2002, most of the members have dropped out, member Teri Daly said.