Today's News

  • Restoring justice

    This week we look at Asset #36, Peaceful Conflict Resolution. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they seek to resolve conflict non-violently.” Forty-five percent of youth nationwide are reported to have this Asset.

    Several years ago, several sites in the Los Alamos Public Schools District took part in training called, “Restorative Justice.” These teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, bus drivers, coaches and other staff members were taught the principles of Restorative Justice.

  • Girls basketball: LA nearly steals one at St. Pius X

    ALBUQUERQUE — If one had said midway through the first quarter Los Alamos would have a chance to be within two possessions at the end of the game, no one would’ve believed it.

    But the Hilltopper girls basketball team did just that, chopping a big early deficit, which expanded to 20 points in the early part of the final quarter, down to just seven with 1:12 left to play Saturday afternoon at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

  • Swimming: LA teams pick up wins at St. Mike’s

    SANTA FE — In one of their bigger meets of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls and boys swim teams both came out on top.

    Once again, Los Alamos put together a solid showing Saturday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, if an unflashy one. Los Alamos’ girls topped St. Michael’s and 12 other squads to win Saturday’s St. Michael’s Invitational with 184 total points, while the Hilltopper boys picked up a comfortable win by grabbing 182 team points.

  • Wrestling: ’Toppers finish 3rd in their pool

    Following a disappointing effort earlier last week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back well at Saturday’s Moriarty Duals.

    Los Alamos finished third in its five-team pool at the contest, hosted by Moriarty’s Pintos, before falling to the West Mesa Mustangs in the fifth-place contest.

    In Pool B, Los Alamos finished behind Las Vegas Robertson and Valley but topped Del Norte and Eldorado for the third-place finish.

  • Council approves animal shelter budget revision

    The approval for Budget Revision No. 2009-22 in the amount of $140,000 for the Animal Shelter Project should have been quick and easy because it was listed as part of the consent agenda. However, after council approved the agenda, Councilor Vincent Chiravalle asked that the animal shelter item be moved from the consent agenda to the business portion of the agenda during Tuesday night’s Council meeting.


  • Stalking: Know it; name it; stop it

    A crime that disrupts and victimizes people from all walks of life and in every community in America is being highlighted during January’s Stalking Awareness Month.


  • Safety board sounds fire protection alarm

    A federal oversight agency has rebuked the National Nuclear Security Administration that oversees Los Alamos National Laboratory for failing to resolve a number of issues related to fire protection.


    A report based on a three-day visit to the laboratory in July, called for fulfilling longstanding recommendations for a 60 percent increase in minimum staffing – from 28 to 45 per shift and a “hot patient” protocol for dealing with contaminated victims, among other emergency preparations.


  • We need real change

    Dear Editor,

    I attended the Dec. 16 County Council meeting in support of Min Park’s petition to stop funding  construction of the Judicial/Police/Complex until concerns of location, size and cost were fully addressed.  At this meeting, council members spoke of concerns with these very issues, yet even those who voiced the strongest concerns voted to fund the project as designed. 

  • Vote YES on bond election

    Dear Editor,

     With the upcoming school bond election we have an opportunity to invest in improving our educational infrastructure. This is a very sound investment, unlike those that have contributed to our national economic ills. 

  • Support bond election effort

    Dear Editor,

     What? You want me to vote to raise taxes to support schools when I do not have a child in school? What about the failing economy, the stock market, the mortgage crisis? What is wrong with the schools we have? Children have been attending schools here for years and they are fine. Should seniors have to pay higher taxes to support our schools?