Today's News

  • Blue Star Mothers helps troops and families

     Being deployed overseas is not only emotionally and mentally hard on the service member who is serving in another country, but it’s also hard on the families that are left behind.

    Though most service members receive regular letters and packages from their loved ones back home, there are some that don’t. Combined with long deployments and work stress, not getting packages and letters can send service members into depression, especially around the holidays.

  • Newly elected school board members share priorities

    Elected by voters Feb. 4, new school board members Thelma Hahn, from White Rock District 1, and Melanie McKinley from White Rock District 2, were sworn in during the state school board meeting in Santa Fe Friday.


    “We’ve been at the state board meeting all day and heard that all the districts are receiving shortened budgets and I wonder how that’s going to affect out school, programs and teachers,” Hahn said. “It’s going to call for some belt-tightening.”


  • Artists show no fear toward primary colors in new exhibit

    “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?” Thirty-two artists who took on this challenge display art in the new exhibition at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge. Some, like Molly Hyde, approached the primaries by creating a separate selection for each color.

    Hyde features the same silver platter in each of her oil color studies, with “Yellow Apples,” “Red Peppers” and “Blue Bottles with Red Plum” capturing the subtle nuances lighting and reflection can add to the primary theme.

  • Be somebody a young person can lean on

    This week, we look at Asset #1, Support. According to the Search-Institute, “The more love, support, care and adult contacts a child has, the more likely he or she is to grow up healthy.” This same logic applies to adults, just for the record, so in essence we are community building, not just youth building.

    There are actually six categories we’ll look at over the next few weeks concerning support. If you can’t remember them all, just remember this, be nice and really give a darn about someone else.

  • Claiming victory

    Dr. Gary Storkan, a local chiropractor, spent seven-and-a-half years in battle. Now, he is announcing his victory.

    Storkan, who has lived and worked in Los Alamos for 20 years, came face to face with his enemy, Squamous Cell Carinoma, when he was diagnosed with the cancer, which was found in one of his tonsils, on May 31, 2001. The cancer had manifested in a bronchial cleft cyst in his neck.

    This diagnosis started a seven-and-a-half year ordeal to beat this foe.

  • Newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board members share plans

  • Girls basketball: Toppers look to stay afloat in 2-4A

    Even though Valentine’s Day is over, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team should send a nice card to the Taos Tigers.

    Taos, which is an also-ran in the regular season District 2AAAA race, upset district contender Capital Saturday afternoon 37-32 in Santa Fe. That, combined with Los Alamos’ 58-24 win at Bernalillo Saturday night, put the Hilltoppers (13-11 overall, 4-2 in 2AAAA) a half-game up on the Jaguars for second place in the district standings.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA boys, girls are sixth at district

    With little to gain other than picking up a few extra state championship meet qualifying times, the Los Alamos Hiltopper swimming and diving teams sent a scant few up to Farmington Saturday.

    Saturday’s meet, the District 1 championship meet, was in the eyes of the Hilltopper coaching staff little more than a glorified end-of-season meet.

  • Girls tennis: LA opens season at El Paso tourney

    The team of Grace Kim and Brenna O’Hara were the top finishers for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team at its season opener this weekend.

    Kim/O’Hara, playing in the doubles flight of the El Paso, Texas, Americas High School tournament, went 4-1 to take ninth place this weekend.

    The tournament was held at four different sites around El Paso. In all, 32 teams took part in the tournament.

  • UNM-LA class goes online

    Technology is bringing an algebra class at UNM-Los Alamos to the Internet. The system captures and records what happens in the classroom. Each class meeting is recorded using audio and video, transformed automatically into a webcast and posted automatically to a website.

    The new technology was purchased with funds from a Title V grant.

    The new Media Site Classroom Capture system by Sonic Foundry, along with the use of newly acquired SmartBoard technology, allows students to access the recordings at any time and as often as they wish.