Today's News

  • Stalking an elusive thief

    To catch a thief requires a clever trap.

    Nobody knows what it takes to snag the versatile HIV/AIDS virus that has stolen the lives of 25 million people around the world in the last three decades, because it hasn’t been done.

    Bette Korber, one of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s best-known researchers, has been stalking HIV for more than 15 years and is about to carry her ideas forward into a human trial.

  • New Mexico plays for the nation

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico men’s basketball teams made New Mexicans proud this past weekend playing in the NCAA tournament.

    Both were out of the tourney by the time the weekend was over, but they fought hard and received favorable recognition for their efforts and fan support.

  • Getting inspired from the pros

    What better way to be inspired to become a leader than to hear from local government officials?

    The Leadership Los Alamos class got an in-depth view of Los Alamos County government Friday.

    County Clerk Janet Foster, Election Director Gloria Maestas, House Rep.  Jeannette Wallace, county councilors, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others gave the 2010 class an overview of life in public office.

    Participants received background on the county charter including how it wasn’t initially passed by voters until 1969.

  • From tween to teen

    Hitting puberty can be a real obstacle course. Adolescents, particularly girls, have to dodge and hurdled over challenges that range from physical changes to emotional developments.

    To deal with this maturity, complete, accurate information is needed so girls and their parents know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.

     As girls approach teenage years, their bodies change and they need complete, accurate information about what to expect and how deal  to with these changes.

  • Volleyball: Nichols signs to play with Air Force Academy’s prep school

    Alex Nichols had never really considered a future in the military until she was approached by a recruiter.

    That recruiter just happened to be a volleyball coach.

    Nichols, a standout volleyball player at Los Alamos High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play at the United State Air Force Preparatory in a ceremony Tuesday at Los Alamos High School’s Speech Theater.

    Nichols was a big part of the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, including the team’s 18-3 regular season mark in 2009.

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win over Pojoaque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team broke into the win column for the first time this season Tuesday on the road.

    Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame Tuesday with a rally in the top of the third to top the Pojoaque Elks 12-4. Taking advantage of four Pojoaque errors in the third inning, Los Alamos pushed five runs across the plate en route to the victory.

  • Council hikes water rate

    Precious water got a little more valuable Tuesday, as the county council approved a water rate increase by a 5-1 decision.

    Even with an increase of about 7 percent, the rate remains less than it stood 10 years ago, when water rates were last changed. At that time, the rate was reduced from $4.32 per thousand gallons to $3.72 and has been maintained at that level since then.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, the commodity rate was raised 23 cents to $3.95, still 37 cents lower than it was 10 years ago.

  • 03-16-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    March 5

    12:31 a.m. – A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman reported her luggage stolen from in front of her residence. Much of the stolen property was later recovered nearby. About $1,800 worth of the property is still reported missing. The total estimated loss is $2,854.

  • Reach new heights with the LA Mountaineers

    Sometimes it feels safer to stay on solid, flat ground. When seeing a rock climber such as in the imax film, “To The Limit,” get down for the night in what looks like the flimsiest, smallest tent perched on a tremendous and towering mountainside, you feel a sort of gratitude for the solid ground.

    But what if you could successfully take yourself to the limit? What if you could see the world from thousands of feet up on a mountain or feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering a mountain?

  • Sandra Zerkle earns Student of the Month

    Sandra Zerkle was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student of the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.