Today's News

  • Walter LaVern Rogers

    Rogers – A longtime resident of Los Alamos, Walter LaVern Rogers (Vern), age 82, passed away April 25, 2008, at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

    He is survived by his wife Frances, children Tracy, Kelly, Rick and wife Rebecca, and grandchildren Mitchell and Taylor.

    Vern was born on a small farm in Clyde, Kansas, the youngest of nine children.

  • Carroll W. Zabel

    Zabel – Carroll W. Zabel, 87, died at his home in Boulder, Colo., Friday, April 18, 2008. He was born in Deer Creek, Minn., the son of Edward Zabel and Ethel Field Zabel. Carroll attended Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., where he met Grace Elizabeth Kamerling, whom he married in1943. Carroll earned a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During World War II, he worked at the MIT Radiation Laboratory, where he and his colleagues made fundamental contributions to the design and deployment of microwave radar systems.

  • Track and field: Topper teams come up big at two-day Harper Invite

    ALBUQUERQUE — While Larry Baca is very much a “take care of your own business”-type guy, even he might have been worried about the pre-meet omens around his team.

    An important cog on Baca’s boys track and field team, Matt Zocco, was out with sickness that landed him in the hospital. Even one of his assistants, Will Stolpe, was out sick the night before Friday’s Harper Invitational started.

    But things turned out just fine.

  • Softball: LA takes two against Taos

    The runs are continuing to come in for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team.

    The big question for the squad, however, is whether the runs will continue at least through Wednesday.

    Los Alamos took both ends of a big District 2AAAA doubleheader against a Taos squad that has been something of a pest in recent years. Even in Saturday’s two wins, Taos would never quite go away.

  • Sports schedule


    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 9 a.m.


    Baseball: Los Alamos at Espanola Valley, JV 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Espanola Valley, JV 4 p.m.


    Baseball: Los Alamos at Espanola Valley, varsity 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Espanola Valley, varsity 4 p.m.


    Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at 2AAAA championship tournament at Taos, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

  • Baskin-Robbins to honor fallen firefighters

    Beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, ice cream lovers can enjoy their favorite Baskin-Robbins flavors for only 31 cents per 2.5 oz. scoop, while paying tribute to fallen firefighters.

    “This is a way to honor our fallen firefighters and also kick off summer at the same time,” owner Dan Sena said. “Last year we had about 3,000 people move through the line. We had firetrucks in the parking lot for the kids and all kinds of fun things going on.”

    This year, Baskin-Robbins, located in the Mari-Mac shopping center on Trinity Drive, will have a Hawaiian theme.

  • GOP candidates have at it

    Onlookers wanting a good political fight were not disappointed Friday night. The two Republican contenders for U.S. Senate went toe-to-toe for two hours and both were still standing at the end.

    New Mexico Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce wasted no time defining differences with each other, while also finding ways to describe their opponent’s resemblance to their Democratic rival Rep. Tom Udall.

  • Heating up the grill for some pancakes

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is offering the chance to sleep late, forget about washing dishes and still get breakfast for your entire family.

    The Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Kokopelli visits school

    Kokopelli, a fertility and agriculture deity who chases away winter and ushers in spring with his flute playing, traveled to Barranca Mesa Elementary School this week.

    The fourth-grade class worked since January to prepare for his arrival. In fact, the whole staff, from physical education instructors to social studies teachers, got in on the action. They helped students not only study this Southwestern Native American god, but write and illustrate books about the deity, create puppets for a puppet show, rehearse a song about Kokopelli, and learn a Kokopelli dance.

  • 'Litte Shop of Horrors' to be open for business

    Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club is not ending its theater season on a sweet note. No, a much more evil, sinister song will be sung. Something villainous appears to be growing within Duane Smith Auditorium. It’s in the form of a monstrous, man-eating Venus-fly-trap in the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

    “This is a show I always I wanted to do,” Nina Saunders, sponsor of the Olions, said. “From the first time I saw ee I was just intrigued about the idea of a musical being a horror story.”