Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Capital rallies to knock off LA by 3

    With just one quarter remaining, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team looked like it was about to take a big step toward slamming the district’s front door shut.

    With zeroes on the clock, the District 2AAAA chase was once again wide open.

    Los Alamos appeared to have the momentum going its way heading into the fourth quarter Wednesday night and definitely had a 12-point lead over the Capital Jaguars, then things went south.

  • There on the new day – Carl Newton reflects on the inaugural

    Carl Newton figures he overcame enough obstacles to qualify for the little bit of viewing space he struggled to occupy at the inauguration of President Barack Obama two weeks ago.


    He wanted to be there he said to celebrate the victory and show his support for all the people who worked so hard to bring about that moment of change. What he got out of it was a rededication to a set of values that he thought had gone missing for a long time in the American landscape.


  • Q clearance questions answered about prostitution conviction

    An Internet sex sting initially cost a Los Alamos National Laboratory man his Q clearance.


    Presley Salaz, 51, a photographer working in LANL’s Imaging Services Division was convicted of prostitution in November.


    Details of Salaz’ arrest were obtained from police records received through the El Paso County Court.


    His clearance was suspended for a time following the arrest but has since been reinstated.



    Thurman Talley with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos flips pancakes Sunday at the Posse Lodge. The club worked the monthly breakfast as a fund-raiser for its scholarship and international programs. The Sheriff’s Posse works with many local organizations in sponsoring first-of-the-month breakfasts as fund raisers.

  • LA student ties for chess champion

    Alexandr Wang, a sixth-grader at Piñon Elementary School and John Sarracino, a junior at St. Michael’s High School, earned the title of Los Alamos County Scholastic co-champions at the 2009 Los Alamos County Scholastic Chess Championship held Jan. 31 at Piñon Elementary School.  

  • Keep shinning

    It’s little wonder that the movie is called “Shine.”  Australian pianist David Helfgott’s life may have been difficult, but it never tarnished him. His spirit always shined and the movie effectively captures that fact.

    David (Geoffrey Rush) has a natural talent. He is a genius at the piano. But with his genius comes a handicap. David is under of the yoke of his father’s controlling love.

  • Land conveyance tied to Trinity site project

    The county introduces two public ordinances Tuesday night, putting two pieces of legal work in place to realize a major economic development project.


    A closed meeting of the council will precede the regular public meeting at which the ordinances will be introduced without further discussion at that time.  


    One ordinance transfers a small piece of county property to the public schools, which is needed to advance the complicated arrangements by which the Trinity Revitalization Project will be developed.


  • Bandelier

    Bandelier National Monument draws thousands of visitors each year. The park is a wonder of ancient American life and nature.


    Located minutes from Los Alamos, most visitors begin their exploration of Bandelier with a walk on the Main Loop Trail. A 1.2-mile loop trail that starts from the Visitor Center and leads through excavated archeological sites on the floor of Frijoles




    A portion of this trail is handicapped accessible.


  • Food Network to feature local man

    Former Los Alamos High School student turned master chef Darren McHale makes his television debut at 8 p.m. Monday on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

    McHale presides over the fine dining kitchen at the Standard Diner in Albuquerque.

    Popular Food Network show host Guy Fieri learns a thing or two about the fine art of nouvelle diner cuisine from McHale during the 30-minute segment.

  • Caldera reboots under new management

    JEMEZ SPRINGS – A new team is taking the field at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.


    The newly elected chairman of the Valles Caldera Trust, Stephen Henry, and brand new executive director, Gary Bratcher, and senior staff took questions Friday about plans and expectations on the preserve


    They said two of the five new trustees to be appointed by President Barrack Obama are about to be named, with the three remaining appointments to follow.