Today's News

  • Quick Hits

    Thoma’s soccer team wins at showcase

    Soccer player Andy Thoma’s club team, Elite FC Gladiator, took first place at the Disney College Showcase last week.

    The U16 team based in Albuquerque picked up a third-place ranking in the nation and a first-place ranking in Region IV with its win at the showcase tournament.

    Thoma is a sophomore at Los Alamos High School and was a second team All-District selection in the 2008 season.

    Koski takes top lifting honor to close out 2008

  • Boys basketball: LA drops two at Poe Corn

    Several miscues in the Poe Corn Invitational third-place game Saturday proved to be costly for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    Los Alamos turned the ball over 20 times, many of which were converted into points on the other end, and missed 7 of 11 free throws as it fell to District 2AAAA rival Capital 69-65 in overtime Saturday.

    The loss came just a day after the Hilltoppers dropped a semifinal contest to the Goddard Rockets after seemingly having the game under control at the break.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers dominate at home

    It may have been the first half the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has been looking for the entire 2008-09 season.

    Just three days after one of its worst offensive opening halves of the season, the Hilltoppers punished the visiting Santa Fe Demons, scoring 41 points in the first half Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos cruised in the second half, holding Santa Fe to just five points in the final quarter to win 64-39.

    Los Alamos’ 41 first half points equaled or bettered its total in seven full games on the season.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Looking at Chu

  • Lab and NMED share a rocky road

    While there are indications of an improved relationship between Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Environment Department, there are continuing strains as well.

    Some of them are beyond the abilities of the parties themselves to control.

    In the laboratory’s performance evaluation report for this year, the Los Alamos Site Office credits itself and lab environmental management staff for having spent “much time with improving the regulatory relationships.”

  • Roadrunner speeds to the front

    Los Alamos National Laboratory captured top spot in the global supercomputer derby with its new Roadrunner machine by IBM.


    LANL’s computer won the Top500 competition in June, only weeks after it became the first computer in the world to break the petaflop speed barrier. Roadrunner was clocked at slightly more than one quadrillion petaflops, or a million billion floating point operations per second, according to a standard benchmark used by industry.


  • Lab came to terms with a tough year

  • Parks and Recreation Manager follows his dreams

      For high school students, deciding what they want to do with their future is sometimes a hard choice. While some students aren’t sure what career path they want to take, others have a clear-cut idea of what they want to do when they grow up.  

  • History marks 2008 election

    Nearly 83 percent of local voters cast ballots in the Nov. 4 general election, which for the first time in history placed an African American in the White House.


    On Jan. 20, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will officially become the 44th president of the United States.


    In Los Alamos County, 10,922 out of 13,186 eligible voters cast ballots, according to official results posted on the Secretary of State’s website.


    Statewide voter turnout came in at 68.34 percent or 815,363 out of 1,193,084 eligible voters.

  • 2008 was a year of change for LA County

    2008 was an interesting year for Los Alamos County.


    A new skate park was built, despite the controversy it was embroiled in for many years. The Judicial/Police/Jail Complex began to take shape and new county councilors were elected.


    The skate park was the hot topic for Los Alamos residents during the summer. The county decided to build the park, despite questions about its location.