Today's News

  • Golf course construction

    Though budget cutbacks have delayed work on the golf course itself, construction at the Los Alamos County Golf Course has begun in earnest on the Los Alamos community building and clubhouse.

  • LA upsets Deming, advances to Pit

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team broke open a tight ballgame in a big way Friday night in Deming.
    With about 7 minutes remaining in the game, the Hilltoppers held a slim 2-point edge over Deming’s Wildcats.
    From there, Los Alamos outscored Deming 24-9 to win going away and punch its ticket to the state Class 4A quarterfinals.
    With that push, 9th-seeded Los Alamos bounced 8th-seeded Deming from the playoffs, 62-45.
    This will be the first trip the Hilltoppers have made to the quarterfinals in three seasons. Their last appearance in The Pit was in 2010. They were toppled in the opening round by Grants on the road in each of the last two seasons.
    Los Alamos led the entire second half but couldn’t shake Deming.
    Both teams had trouble converting from the field in Friday’s game but Los Alamos dominated on the glass, outrebounding Deming 46-31.
    The Hilltoppers (17-12) held the Wildcats to just one point for the first four minutes of the game, but the Wildcats (17-10) would rally late in the quarter and lead 16-13.

  • Girls Class 4A tournament info

    Friday’s scores

    (1) Los Lunas 64, (16) Goddard 43
    (9) Los Alamos 62, (8) Deming 45
    (5) Española Valley 51, (12) Grants 50
    (4) St. Pius X 61, (13) Miyamura 58
    (3) Santa Fe 62, (14) Kirtland Central 38
    (6) Valencia 51, (11) Alb. Academy 19
    (7) Gallup 71, (10) Artesia 55
    (2) Roswell 60, (15) Piedra Vista 37

    Tuesday’s quarterfinals

    St. Pius vs. Española Valley, 9:45 a.m.
    Los Lunas vs. Los Alamos, 1:15 p.m.
    Santa Fe vs. Valencia, 4:45 p.m.
    Gallup vs. Roswell, 8:15 p.m.

    Thursday’s semifinals

    St. Pius-Española Valley winner vs. Los Lunas-Los Alamos winner, 9:45 a.m.
    Santa Fe-Valencia winner vs. Gallup-Roswell winner, 1:15 p.m.

    Friday’s Class 4A championship

    Semifinal winners, The Pit, 7:30 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs 03-10-13

    Church collecting used soccer equipment

    Soccer equipment for children in the country of Uganda is being collected at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The church is located at 97 East Road in Los Alamos. Donations can be made there or at Time Out Pizza in White Rock.
    Equipment such as balls, shoes, jerseys, shorts and shin guards are being requested.
    More information is available by calling Blanca Jones at 505-919-8742.

    Pace Race season starts April 2

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will start its 40th Pace Race season with a run April 2.
    The first Pace Race of the season will begin at the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot off N.M. 502. Race time is 6 p.m.
    Pace Races are a weekly event held Tuesdays between April and early October. They include 1- and 3-mile runs and walks at various locations around Los Alamos County.
    More information about the Atomic City Roadrunners and the Pace Race season can be found by calling Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

    Recreation division has Facebook page

  • On Schedule 03-10-13


    Baseball: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.


    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Robertson Invite, boys and girls varsity, 8:30 a.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Robertson Invite, boys and girls varsity, 8:30 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, boys and girls varsity, 8:30 a.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at East Mountain, JV, noon.

    Softball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, JV, noon and 2 p.m.

  • LA girls dominate at track season opener

     The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got its 2013 season started with a bang Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Chili Quad.

    Los Alamos earned 11 first place finishes and scored in all but three events Saturday as it collected 119 team points, far outpacing second-place Rio Rancho in the four-team meet.

    Hilltopper star Laura Wendelberger came out strong in her first appearance of the season. Saturday, she grabbed two state meet qualification marks, one in the high jump and one in the triple jump.

    Also for Los Alamos’ girls, Amanda Mercer and Mikayla Pulliam went 1-2 and both qualified for May’s state Class 4A meet in the 3200 meters.

    Los Alamos’ boys also took part in Saturday’s meet. They place third in the four-team meet, earning 60 points.

    Rio Rancho won the boys team competition handily, picking up 126 points, while Academy was second with 69 points.

    Los Alamos’ distance stars, Sean Reardon and Nick Hill, both came up big Saturday, with Reardon qualifying in the 3200 meters and Hill in the 1600 meters. One of the team’s top returning throwers, Brady Stokes, also punched his ticket to state in the javelin.


    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Chili Quad:


    Team scores

  • Animal Shelter 03-10-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.
    Basil — Young, petite Lab-mix. Even with all of the barking dogs at the shelter, she sits calmly at her kennel door until you open it to let her out. She would love to show offer her obedience skills to a new mom or dad.
    Fly —A very sweet female Border Collie-mix. She is very shy and living in a foster home, where she is gaining some confidence. To meet Fly in her foster home, call 412-3451.
    Mildred — Young Lab-mix with a bundle of energy. She has a wonderful time running her energy off at the dog park and despite her small size, she enjoys the company of large dogs more than small dogs. She is a very sweet girl who wants to please.

  • News for Retirees 03-10-13

    March 10-16, 2013
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    8:30, 10:30 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Soup du jour
    1:30 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • Register now for the Dog Jog

    On your mark, get set, wag. Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock on the morning of April 27, to run the five-kilometer course or walk the two-mile course in the annual Dog Jog.
    Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of categories.
    Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, the Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Shelter.
    Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization that finds volunteers and helps purchase needed items and vet services for the homeless dogs and cats in northern New Mexico.
    The time is now for early bird 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog registration.
    Early bird entry fees are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Participants registering now will save $5 off of the entry fee for the event if submitted on or before April 7.
    Participants will receive an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local fifth grader Kirsten Carrara and a packet filled with dog-related information.
    Anyone interested in joining can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.

  • Taste buds and teens

    Local teens were treated to “dirt cakes” Thursday from Assets In Action/JJAB, at the Teen Center. The desserts were away to announce community events with the Los Alamos Historical Society, Village Arts and other community partners, which will hold a variety of activities over the next two months on the theme of dirt and clay.