Today's News

  • Performer to feature a few personal favorite tunes at concert

    Similar to musicians who release albums with covers of popular songs, pianist Ron Grinage is hosting an entire concert featuring his favorite classical pieces.

    He will perform during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program throws the spotlight on Russian composers. Grinage said four movements from “The Seasons,” by Tchaikovsky, “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24,” by Shostakovich and three preludes from Op. 32 by Rachmaninov are his favorite pieces by these composers.

  • Show appreciation to everyone at the schools

    This week I’d like to take a look at the people in our school buildings. So while you may often hear this upcoming week being referred to as Teacher Appreciation week, it is also called Staff Appreciation week.

    So I hope you can find the time in some small way to appreciate them all. When I say all of them, I mean the secretaries, instructional assistants, custodians, librarians, art teachers, music teachers, physical education instructors and the lunchroom staff.

  • Boys track and field: LA crushes rest of field at 2-4A meet

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  • Girls track and field: LA earns 242 points to win district meet


  • Girls golf: LA heads to state 4A tourney

    SANTA FE — With an automatic bid assured to the Class AAAA championship, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team, the big goal of Friday’s tournament was simply to play well.

    And for the most part, the Hilltoppers were able to do just that.

    Los Alamos won, by default, the District 2AAAA title, being the only team in the district that could field a full set of players. Española Valley was the closest, with three players entered, but teams need a minimum of four players to be eligible for the district title.

  • Boys golf: LA knocked out by Spartans

    SANTA FE — Coming off a recent victory over the Bernalillo Spartans, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team was feeling confident heading into Friday’s District 2AAAA championship tournament.

    But, although the Hilltoppers shot relatively well Friday, that was apparently no deterrent for the Spartans.

  • Boys tennis: Hilltoppers sweep district accolades

    TAOS — It was about as clean a sweep as could be gotten.

    At the District 2AAAA tennis championship tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys picked up every accolade that was there to be had.

    Los Alamos earned top three places in the boys singles, boys doubles and grabbed the team championship for the 2010 season this weekend. The team and all the individual entries will now advance to the Class AAAA tournament this week.

  • Girls tennis: LA taking 3 singles, 2 doubles to state

    TAOS — Despite taking it on the chin earlier this month at home, the top Los Alamos girls doubles tennis team was hoping to turn its fortunes around this weekend.

    And it did just that Saturday by throwing the Taos No. 1 doubles team a curveball. Or more accurately, an off-speed pitch.

    In a weekend that turned out to be a big one for the Hilltoper girls tennis team, the victory by Brenna O’Hara/Sarah Worland turned out to be huge.

  • Art in all shapes and sizes

    Linda Garlick, an artist from Taos, fell into her trade by accident. “I needed money as a single mom supporting a child,” she said. “I decided to do Christmas ornaments of retablos and they sold really well.”

    Her art expanded as she turned to printing, which allowed Garlick to produce more retablos at a reduced price.

    “Then they took over my life and became a real business,” she said. “I feel like this is what I was suppose to do … they changed my life.”

  • Consumer spending fuels Q1 economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent pace during the first quarter of this year as consumers boosted their spending by the most in three years.