Today's News

  • Hilltoppers open district play

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will open District 2-4A play Wednesday night against a tough customer.

    Los Alamos, the defending district champion, will face off against the Bernalillo Spartans at home to start its district season.

    The two teams opened the 2011 district season against each other as well. The Hilltoppers swept all eight of their district matches but one of the toughest was against the Spartans.

    The Spartans, who had one of the best seasons in the history of their volleyball program in 2011, gave the Hilltoppers all kinds of trouble. Although the Hilltoppers prevailed in four sets, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, the Spartans led in each set and seemed to be well in control in the decisive third set before the Hilltoppers’ rally.

  • Police arrest trespassers

    During a routine house check in the 3200 block of Villa Street Sept. 21, police were surprised to see a group of people inside the house. 

    Upon further investigation, police discovered that the son of the homeowners, Nathan Mann, 47, of Los Alamos, did not have permission to be there while his parents were away on vacation. Four people, including Mann, were then arrested for simple trespass. All of the trespassers were from Los Alamos. 

  • Police beat 10-2-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.


    Sept. 20


    12:33 a.m. –– A 38-year-old Los Alamos woman told police her house had been burglarized in the 700 block of 43rd Street.


    Sept. 21

  • Cerutti retirement recognition
  • Lab marks 20 years without nuclear testing

    Two decades ago the last full-scale underground test of a nuclear weapon was conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory at the Nevada Test Site.

    The test, code named “Divider,” was detonated Sept. 23, 1992 as the last of an eight-test series called “Julin.”

    The test had an announced yield less than the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT. The purpose of the test, also announced at the time, was “to ensure the safety of U.S. deterrent forces.”

    Divider was the last of 1,030 nuclear tests carried out by the U.S. The first nuclear test, Trinity, also conducted by Los Alamos, took place in southern New Mexico 47 years earlier on July 16, 1945.

  • Teaching respect, responsibility

    It’s Wednesday afternoon, and for most sixth graders at Chamisa Elementary, the school day is almost over. However, for students Heather Willbanks and Maya Ceniceros, it’s not quite quitting time. 

    With fluorescent orange vests and stops signs in hand, the students head out to their assigned crosswalks to help their fellow students safely cross the street, all under the watchful eye of Chamisa teacher and librarian Beverly Baker.

    Willbanks and Ceniceros are just one of many students in the Los Alamos Public School District to take part in the district’s student crossing guard program, a program designed to teach safety and responsibility. 

    “With this program, I see nothing but good,” Baker said. “It teaches them responsibility, community leadership and gives them a connection to their school as well.”

  • White Rock accolades mount up

    Council Chair Sharon Stover began her address for the new White Rock Visitor Center and the N.M.4 redesign ribbon cutting ceremony with “White Rock rocks.”

    A new report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate would appear to back that up. The “Best Places to Live for Suburbanites” ranks White Rock as 16th out of 11,000 suburbs in the United States. In the state of New Mexico, it topped the list at number one. 

    The report, compiled with the assistance of Onboard Informatics, evaluated communities on a range of features, such as access to grocery stores and banks as well as outdoor activities, proximity to good schools and community safety. 

  • 10-02-12 Recurring meetings

    Recurring meetings


    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.


    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.


  • 10-02-12 Be There


    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Brave New Brass, a new ensemble, based on brass quintets organized by Dave and Deneice Korzekwa. The Brown Bag event will be at noon at Fuller Lodge.


    Girls in grade K-12, who are interested in Girl Scouts are invited to an information session and registration event from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. For more information, email su22@losalamos@gmail.com. 


  • Amy Goodman comes to Fuller Lodge

    Public Access Channel 8 will present “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman with co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” Denis Moynihan, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. 

    Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, anchor of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour “Democracy Now!” is on a two-month, 100 city tour holding public events to help raise funds for the public broadcasters that carry “Democracy Now!”  

    She will give a public talk from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing of  “The Silenced Majority,” following the event at Fuller Lodge. 

    The price of the book is not included in luncheon cost.