Today's News

  • Lake wins three times at meet

    Los Alamos swimmer Dylan Lake won three finals at the Duke City Spooktacular held Oct. 25-26 in Albuquerque.

    Lake took top honors in the senior 50-meter freestyle, mixed senior 400 individual medley and senior 50 meter butterfly. Along with those, he also finished second in the 500 freestyle and 200 breaststroke.

    Sammi Kao of Los Alamos finished third in the 200 butterfly and fourth in a pair of events, while Justin Tripp was third in the 500 freestyle and Alisa Romero was sixth in the 1650 freestyle.

  • Rugby team plays in Colorado

    Local rugby player Liz Dinkel will travel to Laramie, Wyo., for a Friday tryout for the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union Women’s Under-23 Select Side.

    Dinkel plays for the Los Alamos Under-19 women’s Rugby Club team, which recently qualified to play in Denver for third place in the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union tournament.

    Team organizers felt these were big accomplishments for a team which will only be losing two starters next season.

  • HR director enables cultural resource in schools

    Even in this age of multitasking it seems a little out of character that the human resources director at Los Alamos Public Schools is also organizing a new school program in theater arts.

    But that’s what James Telles is doing.

    Along with his administrative responsibilities,

    he is coordinating and developing Atomic City Children’s Theater, a drama program for the elementary schools.

    It’s an arts-enrichment program, meant to be fun and also provide a lot of important educational vitamins.

  • Serving those who served

     New Mexico is receiving two 38-foot motor coaches from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (USDVA) in Washington, D.C.

    The mobile centers will serve military Veterans, according to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) Friday.

    The vehicles will be outfitted to allow counseling services in a comfortable and confidential setting, according to the release.

  • Police Beat 11-2-08

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Oct. 15

    9:52 a.m. - A 45-year-old Los Alamos man reported fraudulent use of his credit card. The estimated loss is $300.

  • JUNE

    Malcolm Neville June died October 27, 2008. He was 81. June was born September 28, 1929,. He is survived by his son, Malcolm Neville June Jr.; grandson, Soren June; granddaughters: Mira and Chiara June; brothers: Richard and Donald June.

    Malcolm was employed with Los Alamos National Labs as a Mechanical Engineer. He was a photographer, a marksman and a baseball coach.

    A Graveside service will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.


    Wynell Charles Watson, 88, of Troy, Texas, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, at a local nursing home.

    Wynell Watson was born August 2, 1920, to Charles Ernest and Minnie Ola (Smith) Watson in Hamlin, Texas. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from January 1941 to December 1945. On June 26, 1947, he married Olga (Kitty) Siebels in Campbell, Nebraska.

  • Football: Toppers blank Sundevils, 48-0

    Corey Clark made his presence felt in his first two quarters back from suspension.

    Clark, a wingback for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, scored three times in the first half Friday as the Hilltoppers hammered the Española Valley Sundevils in an important District 2AAAA contest.

    Los Alamos scored six touchdowns before the halftime break and a seventh as the third quarter expired to top the Sundevils 48-0 at Sullivan Field.

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district title with sweep

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t want to make its road to a state playoff berth anymore of an uphill climb than it had already become.

    Los Alamos swept its match with Capital Saturday and grabbed the District 2AAAA regular season title with its 25-15, 25-22, 25-15 win. More importantly, the Hilltoppers guaranteed themselves a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs by virtue of the win.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers win, advance at state

    BERNALILLO — Following Saturday’s game, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Amelia Weaver took up pitching.

    As Stephanie Oakes learned the hard way, Weaver has a pretty good curveball.

    Weaver, a junior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team, bounced a goal by Oakes, the goalkeeper for the Aztec Tigers. That would be all the scoring in a 1-0 win for the Hilltoppers Saturday at the State Farm Insurance Complex.