Today's News

  • Basketball: Coaches vying for job at NNMC

    Northern New Mexico College in Española has narrowed its field of prospective basketball coaches down to just four.

    NNMC is starting a new athletics program next year. The finalists for the new position, chosen out of an initial field of 19, are Enzley Mitchell, Todd Huffman, Aaron Chavez and Ryan Cordova.

    The school is inviting interested members of the public to a meet-and-greet session with the finalists. That session will be held Monday in the common area of the Montoya Administration Building on NNMC’s Española campus. It will start at 5 p.m.

  • Gary W. Carlson

    CARLSON – Gary W. Carlson, born May 5, 1941, died Dec. 3, 2007. His burial will be held at 1 p.m. June 6, 2008, at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

  • Marjorie Elizabeth Lark

    LARK – Marjorie Elizabeth Lark, age 83, on May 29, 2008, after a brief but valiant fight against breast cancer, passed away peacefully with her daughter, Karen Shull, by her side.  

  • George J. (Jim) Loddy

    LODDY – George J. (Jim) Loddy, 64, passed away May 23, 2008, in Pojoaque, N.M. He was born in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 13, 1943. He was the son of George G. and Estelle V. Loddy, who both proceeded him in death.

    He is survived by a son, Shawn M. Loddy, and his daughter, Sarah Loddy, of La Jolla, Calif.; his sister, Barbara Walters and her husband Richard, of Sand Springs, Okla.; a nephew, Terry Walters and his wife Fiona, of Tulsa, Okla.; a niece, Stacy Moses and her husband Mitch of Sand Springs, Okla.; two grand-nieces; and one grand-nephew.

  • National Trails Day set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Trails Working group and the Volunteer Task Force will sponsor the 11th National Trails Day volunteer work party Saturday.

    This year’s project will focus on the reconstruction of a historic switchback on the Deadman’s Trail in Los Alamos Canyon.

    The trail was named by students at the Los Alamos Ranch School after homesteader Antonio Sanchez was killed by a rockfall while building the trail. The rockwork in need of repair has served as part of this important canyon crossing since the trail was built more than 80 years ago.

  • Public safety officials collaborate with UNM-LA

    A new associate degree program with a concentration in public safety is set to launch in the fall or spring semester at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

    The program evolved through a collaboration between UNM-LA and the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) to develop a pool of qualified applicants to fill a void in the public safety field in the local area.

    LAPSA is comprised of officials from police, fire, SOC, and the emergency management divisions of Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • DOT releases $1.2 million for bypass

    The Department of Transportation has released $1.214 million for the West Jemez Road Bypass project in Los Alamos.

    The department notified Sen. Jeff Bingaman Friday that money he had requested for this year’s budget was now available for building a road around security checkpoints in the area.

    “The construction of the West Jemez Bypass road will make it easier for residents to get around without having to deal with new security measures associated with Los Alamos National Laboratory,” Bingaman said in a press release.

  • Hosts needed for Sarov students

    Ten high school students along with four adults from Los Alamos’ Sister City in Russia, Sarov, will be coming to the Hill for a two week visit in July. The Los Alamos Sarov Sister Cities Initiative, a tax-exempt organization created to foster programs of people and information exchange between Los Alamos and Sarov, is currently seeking families with children in seventh through 11th grade to host visiting students.

  • Civil air patrol to host open house

    His eyes quickly focused on the glowing digits of the clock, which read 4:30 a.m., as he grabbed the ringing handset.

    The voice at the other end of the line said, “Mark, this is the State Rescue Center. A day hiker was reported missing last night in the mountains east of Taos. We need you off the ground at first light, find the hiker and vector in the jet chopper to get him out. Can you do it?"

  • Hiltoppers know their history

    History holds some fascinating stories and a group of Los Alamos High School students are sharing a few of these tales, from a group of poverty-stricken Pennsylvania miners with criminal intentions to two estranged countries opening up to diplomatic relations through a game of ping-pong.

    These students not only caught people’s attention to these moments in history, but they also won awards.