Today's News

  • Dozier selected as finalist in Intel Science Talent Search

    Los Alamos High School senior Benjamin Edward Dozier is a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2008 (Intel STS). Dozier, 18, receives $5,000, a new laptop and the chance to compete for more than $1 million in scholarships in what’s considered the oldest and most prestigious high school science competition in the nation.Dozier described his reaction to the big news during an interview this morning. “It was completely unexpected,” he said. “I thought I had some chance at being a semifinalist, but no chance at being a finalist.

  • Film crews to return Friday

    The Hill can expect another taste of Hollywood – and a few traffic detours – in February as Brothers Productions, LLC, returns for more filming on the motion picture “Brothers.”On Friday, Chamisa Street (Barranca Mesa) will be closed to thru-traffic while crews are filming. On Monday, crews will be filming at the ice rink all day in Los Alamos Canyon. The rink will be closed to the public and there will be no thru-traffic via West Road. West Road will be closed from its south access point on N.M.

  • A show for shutter bugs

    If you haven’t stopped to admire a few icy blue Columbines or watched a Praying Mantis creep across a bed of flowers, the opportunity to view these artistic snapshots is approaching.The Los Alamos Photography Club and the Mesa Public Library are hosting the 13th Annual Los Alamos Photography Show. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. The public is invited to come view more than 120 photographs taken by people who live or work in Los Alamos, and to meet the photographers.

  • That's a good story

    Arnie Leshin has led a colorful life in the world of sports journalism, from his boyhood in Brooklyn to his more recent exploits in New Mexico. As a part-time sportswriter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune even the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Proving their talents

    It’s the road to fame for the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers. After playing a video game, a group of students decide they have what it takes to become a real rock ‘n roll band and set out to claim their fame. Want to find out what happens? The story unfolds during the Topper Revue, which begins Friday.While on their journey, the band of rock ‘n roll wanna-bes, made up of the revue emcees, will introduce the other performers who have also set out to prove they have talent.

  • Why is racino outside of free market?

    The Land of Enchantment seems to have decided she was pleased after all with the spacey, out-of-this-world, little green men Rose Parade float.

  • Lab gets second beam going

    Under construction for 20 years, a major scientific facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory is living up to its name.The Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) has operated its first axis of one electron accelerator beam since 1999. This week, DARHT won approval to begin operating with its second linear accelerator, achieving dual axis status at last.“We’ll be doing our first dual-axis hydro test this summer,” said Ray Scarpetti, the DARHT Axis Two project director.

  • How long is temporary?

    When the Community Building was remodeled to serve as an impermanent home for the Municipal and District courts as well as for Council Chambers, the county was assured by Judge James A. Hall that the space would be approved for use as a courtroom as long as it was only temporary. At the time, new courtrooms were planned in the Judicial Police/Jail Complex.However, council stepped back from its Aug. 21 decision to proceed with the complex on Oct. 3. Hall and Court Administrator Stephen Pacheco then reconsidered their approval.In a letter dated Oct.

  • GOP election schedule

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Trinity On The Hill Parish Hall, 3900 Trinity.

    The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 15 in Albuquerque.

  • Football: Martinez, Zocco named to All-4A squad

    Ruben Martinez was among a trio of linebackers selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class AAAA All-State football team.Martinez was selected twice for the first team AAAA defensive unit, also being selected as the top punter in the state.Also selected to the AAAA first team defense from Los Alamos was safety Matt Zocco, one of five defensive backs selected for the 2007 season.The 2007 All-State team was selected by voting among the Class AAAA coaches from around the state.On Feb.