Today's News

  • LA closes Capital out early at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team needed just 55 minutes and 13 seconds to finish the first half of the District 2-4A season with a spotless record Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers scored five goals in each half to trample the Capital Jaguars 10-0 at Sullivan Field.
    Both Amy Neal and Leslie Guarello finished with hat tricks in Saturday’s contest. Neal and Guarello both scored two goals in the first half and Neal closed out the contest with a goal off an assist from Megan Kober.
    Los Alamos is seeking its fifth straight district championship this season. Through the first three district contests, Los Alamos has outscored Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Capital by a combined 18-0.

  • Girls are 3rd, boys 4th in Phoenix

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team finished third in the Milesplit Sweepstakes race at the Desert Twilight Festival, while the Hilltopper boys were fourth in the Sole Sports Boys Sweepstakes.
    The Desert Twilight Festival, a region-wide cross country meet, was Friday night in Phoenix, Ariz. The event, which included some of the top racers in the southwest, was held on the same course that will be used for the Nike Cross National regional qualifying meet following the prep regular season.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 148 points to take the third-place finish. They were paced by Jennifer Mooday, who cracked the top 10 on the 3.1-mile course with her time of 18:37.

  • Seen at the Scene: Homecoming 2011

    Homecoming 2011 for the Hilltoppers was punctuated by a full day of events that included a parade, followed by the big game Friday night. The freshman float won first place; the LAHS wrestling team’s float won second; and the Key Club took third place.


  • Update 10-02-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Hamburger night

    Hamburger Nite at The Hill Diner will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, the United Way Youth Team and The Hill Diner host a fun, entertaining, community-favorite, fundraiser dinner at 1315 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Dine-in only, walk-ins welcome.

    Movie night

    The Mesa Library Movie Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the 1956 hit “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” will be featured.

    Hall update

  • Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Miss.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.

    It's an extreme example of what can happen when the ants — which also can disable huge industrial plants — go unchecked. Controlling them can cost thousands of dollars. But the story is real, told by someone who's been studying ants for a decade.

  • Dam reconstruction resumes next spring

    The good news is that Los Alamos Reservoir Dam is still standing.

    “The diversion worked correctly, and the dam was saved. It has not been damaged in any way by the flooding. So that has been a real success story,” said Deputy Utilities Manager Tim Glasco.

    The “diversion” is a bypass the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dug after the Las Conchas fire halted the dam construction project.

  • Falling boulder crushes car

    A boulder broke loose from the canyon wall above the Main Hill Road last month — smashing down onto the roof of a passing car.

    A young girl frequently accompanying her father to sports activities would normally have been sitting in the passenger seat under which the boulder’s force completely collapsed that portion of the roof.

    “I’m just so glad I didn’t have anyone in the passenger seat, they would likely have been crushed,” said Joe Rodriguez, head coach of the Hawks volleyball team at Los Alamos Middle School. “Also, if I had been driving a second slower that boulder would have landed in my lap.”

  • 'Toppers pull off astounding win

    Two weeks ago against the Bloomfield Bobcats, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team looked like it might be ready to turn a corner.

    After a better-than-expected showing against Belen a week after that, the Hilltoppers got a big shot of confidence.

    But even with those solid performances, few could’ve predicted what happened Friday night in the Hilltoppers’ Homecoming contest.

    Los Alamos, going up against the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held the Chargers, one of the top-rushing teams in the state, without an offensive touchdown for a 36-20 upset win at Sullivan Field.

  • Roundup: Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State



    Alamogordo 50, Hobbs 21

    Animas 8, Carrizozo 0

    Bernalillo 31, Piedra Vista 28

    Bloomfield 44, Capital 13

    Carlsbad 55, Albuquerque High 0

    Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0

    Crownpoint 44, Zuni 43

    Deming 51, Cobre 0

    Dulce 32, McCurdy 18

    Eunice 60, Tucumcari 30

    Gallup 27, Kirtland Central 21, OT

    Gateway Christian 52, Menaul 0

    Goddard 29, Clovis 28

    Hot Springs 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 35

    Laguna-Acoma 55, Cuba 0

    Las Cruces 24, Artesia 20

  • Hilltoppers upend Chargers in Homecoming contest

    The front line of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team outmuscled the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Friday night en route to an upset win for Homecoming.

    Los Alamos fullback Arnoldo Oritz rushed for 200 yards and scored a touchdown as the Hilltoppers tripped up the favored Chargers 36-20 at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half after the Chargers returned an errant lateral pass for a touchdown on the Hilltoppers’ first possession.

    But Los Alamos used some big plays throughout the contest, including runs of 24, 33 and 35 yards by Ortiz and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Danny Finn to Cory Geyer in the first quarter.