Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers knock off Jaguars to advance in district tourney

    Seeing the final score, one might not realize Thursday’s District 2AAAA tournament semifinal was a very tight ballgame well into the third quarter.

    At the 6:02 mark of the third quarter, Capital’s Dominique Vigil-Lovato buried a long-distance 3-pointer to give her team a 26-25 edge.

  • UNM-LA working to meet today’s challenges

    Hard economic times have affected millions of Americans, not to mention financial institutions and businesses.


    Despite the struggle that many face, one Los Alamos institution is working to meet the needs of education today.


    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page gave councilors a briefing on the state of the school.


  • Hometown hero shines on Oscar night

    Steve Preeg climbed every mountain and realized the impossible dream. He said he was not really expecting it, but he took home an Oscar Sunday night.


    He was the animation supervisor who made possible the reverse aging of Brad Pitt in the fantasy drama, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The award for special visual effects was one of the three Academy Awards the film won this year.


  • Local businesses buck national trends

    The following businesses have bucked local and national trends and expanded operations in the Los Alamos area: Aspen Copies, Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, CB Fox, Central Avenue Grill, Coffee Booth, Cook’n In Style, De Colores, LA Fitness, Morning Glory Bakery, Pet Pangaea, Radio Shack, Top Nails and UPEX.


    Dave Fox of CB Fox expanded into CB Fox Kidz three or four years ago next to his existing store on Central Avenue.


  • Snakes worthy of our nightmares

    Earlier this month local authorities in California warned residents that a 23-foot long python was on the loose. The 130-pound female snake, which belongs to Brandon Dennis, is large enough to eat small children.

    The enormous python was later found basking in the sun in a backyard “several blocks” from Brandon’s home.  There were no immediate reports of missing children or pets, so it’s likely the snake’s day on-the-town resulted in nothing more than heart palpitations for the neighbors.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board to meet March 9

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., March 9 in the Lecture Hall, Building 2.

    Three members will be sworn in by Judge Alan S. Kirk; they include: Micheline Devaurs, newly elected member, and reelected members Ron Dolin and Nelson Hoffman.

  • Burning

    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest will continue maintenance burning in Bayo Canyon this weekend.

    “We hope to finish burning the 150 piles that remain on the snow-covered, north-facing slope of the canyon,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.

    Burning is set to begin on Friday around 9 a.m., depending on the ventilation conditions. Burning will continue as conditions permit through Saturday.

  • A sweet deal

    Duane Smith Auditorium is killing two birds with one stone. At 7 p.m. Friday, a pie auction will be held to kick off a fundraising drive for new seats in the auditorium. While the pies are being sold, a number of community organizations including New Mexico Dance Theatre, Dance Arts Los Alamos, Los Alamos High School Jazz Band, LAHS Olions Thespian Club, the Family YMCA, UNM-LA dance classes, Los Alamos Light Opera and many others will take the stage for a variety show, which will showcase 60 years of performance arts in Los Alamos.


    Sometimes things would be easier if life imitated the movies.

    When I moved out of my studio apartment last week, I wistfully thought of Carrie Bradshaw’s move in “Sex and the City.” She had moving down right. Plug in the music, pop the champagne and magically everything gets neatly packed and re-moved.

    Reality, as we all know, is far messier. There aren’t enough boxes, packing material or patience to get the job quickly completed.

    Plus, you have to wipe away the evidence that you ever set foot in the old residence.

  • Theater company to perform Los Alamos playwright’s work

    Theater buffs in Los Alamos and throughout New Mexico have been privileged with multiple opportunities to see Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s work. Now, the privilege is crossing state lines.

    The Arizona Jewish Theater Company commissioned Benjamin to write a play and starting March 14 through March 29, Benjamin’s play, “Parted Waters,” will be performed at the Performing Arts Center at the Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Benjamin explained the production director really liked his work.