Today's News

  • Learn the value of getting your hands dirty

    Registration for the 10th annual Y Earth Service (YES) Corps is open at The Family YMCA. The YES Corps program is available to youth ages 11-17.  Participants have an opportunity to engage with leadership, cross-cultural awareness and environmental education and action projects, while learning invaluable job skills and work ethics.

  • Civilian starts with the word civil

    After a great response to last week’s column on entitlement and being above the rules, I’d like to take it one step further and get your feedback on the issue of bullying.

    I hear about it a lot, everything from student-to-student bullying to parent-to-teacher bullying to colleague-to-colleague bullying.

    So what are you seeing? More importantly what are you or should we be doing? What types of things do you believe could be implemented in a community wide plan to address the issue?

  • Find the value in a hand made gift

    Nothing expresses compassion, empathy and comfort like a                                           handmade item.  Not only does one feel the warmth from the fabric but also from the care in each stitch sewn into a quilt or a pillowcase made by willing hands.

  • Girls track and field: Topper girls win again Friday night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team closed out its regular season with another big victory Friday.

    The Hilltoppers grabbed 152 team points to earn a win at the Los Alamos Invitational. The meet was held at Sullivan Field amidst blustery conditions Friday afternoon. Only the Aztec Tigers finished within 130 points of the Hilltoppers in their season finale.

    Los Alamos, the top-ranked team in Class AAAA, will head into this week’s 2AAAA championship meet as the heavy favorite to win, even if it elects not to use its top athletes.

  • Boys track and field: LA wins big in to close out season

    Despite miserable conditions Friday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team still managed to pick up a victory at home.

    The Hilltopper boys grabbed 110 team points to finish well ahead of the competition at Friday’s Los Alamos Invitational. The meet was the finale of the regular season for the Hilltoppers.

    Los Alamos earned 25 personal best marks at the event despite prevalent winds that hit 40 mph at Sullivan Field.

  • Softball: Toppers win 2-4A crown with sweep

    BERNALILLO — Apparently, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team got hot at the right time.

    Los Alamos’ impressive win streak it started more than a month ago, but on Saturday, it blossomed into a District 2AAAA championship.

    Los Alamos leapt the final hurdle of the 2AAAA race Saturday, taking both ends of a doubleheader from Bernalillo’s Spartans. Pitcher Monika Teter earned the victory in the first game, then came back in the nightcap to close out the win.

  • Baseball: LA splits road twinbill vs. Bernalillo

    BERNALILLO — Few will ever accuse the 2010 Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team of not having a flair for the dramatic.

    In its quest to earn the District 2AAAA championship, Los Alamos had to come back from two runs down in the top of the seventh of Saturday’s game one to earn a big victory. And while the Hilltoppers fell in the second game of Saturday’s twinbill, they still managed to make their final at-bat an interesting one.

  • Schedule for April 26-May 1


    Golf: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.


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

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


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

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


    Softball: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 3:30 p.m.; JV, 5:15 p.m.


  • The Romero Cabin is ready to open

    The histories of the Manhattan Project and the Ranch School are pretty well known to the community. However, there is another story about Los Alamos that is not frequently told. With the opening of a historic building approaching, this should change.

    The Romero Cabin, one of two remaining homestead cabins on the Pajarito Plateau, will be unveiled May 1. A grand opening will be at 11 a.m.

  • Modest tax relief measure gets nod from council

    Property taxes have been somewhat of a hot issue for Los Alamos County residents in recent years. Complaints about taxes that are too high have been heard at various county council meetings, but until recently, residents held little hope that things would change.

    Property owners will now get some breathing room thanks to a motion passed Tuesday at the county budget hearings, by county council.

    Council Chair Michael Wismer said that by approving the property tax cut, it will equate to a reduction of  $200 for a home valuation of $300,000.