Today's News

  • Playoff games will be on KRSN this weekend

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast the Class 4A first round girls basketball playoff game tonight.
    KRSN will carry the broadcast from KOTS 1230 AM for tonight’s game, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. between the Deming Wildcats and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.
    Gene Mortensen will be on the call Saturday night for Pojoaque Valley’s first round boys playoff game. The Elks, the No. 6 seed in the tournament, will face the 11th-seeded Bloomfield Bobcats at 5 p.m.

  • 'Toppers lose vs. Storm, Panthers in softball

    The Hilltopper softball team fell in an inter-classification game to the Cleveland Storm Thursday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored three runs to take a 3-2 lead after 1-1/2 innings and tied the game at 5-5 after 4-1/2 innings, but the Storm scored six unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth to win 11-5 in Rio Rancho.
    Kacie Swihart of Class 5A Cleveland went 2-for-3 in the game and scored two runs to lead the Storm to the win.
    Jordan Hammock (0-1) took the loss for Los Alamos.
    This morning, Los Alamos started play in the Piedra Vista Invitational. Los Alamos was crushed in its opening pool play round game against the Piedra Vista Panthers 15-1 in a game that lasted only 3 innings.
    The Hilltoppers, who will play Gallup and Grants today in pool play as well, dropped to 0-3 on the season with this morning’s loss.

  • Baseball team falls 7-6 in St. Pius opening round

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team dropped its opening round game of the St. Pius X Invitational to El Paso, Texas.
    Los Alamos (1-3) was nipped by El Paso 7-6 in the first round and drops into the consolation round of the tournament. The St. Pius Invitational continues through Saturday.
    Of the four first round tournament games, only St. Pius’ 8-0 victory over Bernalillo wasn’t decided by one run. Socorro (Texas) defeated Los Lunas 8-7 and Centennial topped Manzano 5-4.

  • LA finishes 2nd at Farmington, plays in El Paso this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team finished second in last weekend’s Farmington Quadrangular match.
    Los Alamos is competing in a tournament in El Paso, Texas, this weekend, its second tournament of the season in El Paso.
    The Hilltoppers finished behind Farmington, which appears to be the team to beat once again in Class 4A. They finished ahead of St. Pius X and Piedra Vista at the tournament, two other Class 4A schools.
    Individually, Hilltopper No. 1 single Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff won two of three pool play contests, earning sweeps and giving up just seven games in those four sets. Susanna Lucido went 2-1 at No. 3 singles and Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff did likewise at No. 4 singles.
    Lucido joined with Colleen Fitzsimmons to go 2-1 in the No. 1 doubles slots.

  • LA boys looking to build on momentum

    In making its final preparations for its opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team held time trials to see where it stood.
    If those time trials are any indication of what the Hilltoppers can expect this spring, things are looking good.
    Los Alamos will open the regular season Saturday at the Chile Quad at Albuquerque Academy. Along with the Hilltoppers and Academy’s Chargers, Rio Rancho and Sandia Prep are also scheduled to attend.
    With its big finish to the 2012 season and many of its top performers last season returning, the Hilltoppers were optimistic about their chances heading into this year anyway, but this week’s time trials seemed to confirm that.
    Hilltopper head coach Matt Felton said of the time trials 6 athletes would’ve moved into the school’s all-time top 10 list, an honor its top competitors are always striving for.
    Felton admitted the times were run under ideal weather conditions, something that is rare for this time of year, and something Los Alamos isn’t likely to see Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • LA still among the teams to beat in Class 4A

    It is one of the most impressive runs in state track and field history and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are hoping history repeats itself.
    Following this weekend, Los Alamos could have a good idea about where it stands.
    The Hilltoppers will open their season Saturday at Albuquerque Academy’s Chile Quad Invitational.
    Los Alamos is the four-time defending state 4A champion, one of the longest streaks in state track and field history.
    This season, Los Alamos once again brings good balance between events which should keep the Hilltoppers in contention in 4A.
    “It’s just kind of the usual thing, we’re trying to fill every spot,” Los Alamos veteran head coach Paul Anderson said. “We know we’ve got some really good distance kids, we got another state championship in cross (country). The thing is to sort out where they will all go on the track team is a little different.”
    Saturday, Los Alamos will get a first-hand look at two of its main competitors for the state title, St. Pius X and Albuquerque Academy.
    St. Pius has a solid distance team and can usually find enough athletes to be a threat at the state meet, while Academy had a young team in 2012 but will have most of its state-level performers back.

  • Ski Report 03-08-13

     Angel Fire


    34-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.


    Enchanted Forest


    42-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.




    24-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported 32 trails and 3 lifts open.


    Red River


    45-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.




    39-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.


    Ski Apache


    25-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 24 trails and 8 lifts open.


    Ski Santa Fe


    48-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 74 trails and 6 lifts open.




    55-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 111 trails and 14 lifts open.


    Valles Caldera


    10-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open

  • Fishing Report 03-08-13



    Cabresto Lake: Work on the dam has been completed and the area has reopened to the public. 

    Charette Lakes: The fishing season opened March 1 but we had no reports from anglers this week. 

    Clayton Lake: Opening weekend was more about windy weather than fishing. A few anglers gave it a try but fishing was slow for all species. 

    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was light again this past week. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s. Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few walleye taken by anglers using jigging spoons. Anglers who wish to do so can still launch boats from the Cannon Cove area but should use extreme caution.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

    Eagle Nest Lake: Ice thickness over the weekend remained at about 24 inches. Fishing was very good using ice jigs tipped with worms or wax worms for perch. Fishing for trout was a bit sporadic but there were some good fish taken by anglers using jig and worm combinations, Power Bait and homemade dough bait. We had no report on other species. 

    Lake Alice: Closed to fishing at this time.

  • Late Winter Storm Aims for New England
  • Historical Museum receives Groves' portrait

    A portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves is now hanging in the Los Alamos Historical Museum. The portrait was donated by Groves' son, the late Gen. Richard Groves, and Richard’s children. The family decided to donate the portrait to the museum after the sculptures of General Groves and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer were dedicated in May 2011.

    The portrait was painted by Artist Albert Murray, who has been called “the greatest of all American portrait painters after John Singer Sargent.” Murray's work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of American Art.

    The official unveiling will be part of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. April 5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.