Today's News

  • Strengthening local economy with a card

    There is a new program in town bringing benefits to local nonprofits, businesses and consumers through a consumer card.The Locals Care Card program offers shoppers community or reward points when they shop at designated businesses.

  • Hockey: LA to take on Taos tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will face the Taos Ice Tigers tonight at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.Los Alamos won three of four games at last weekend's High School Showcase at the ice rink, losing only its final showcase game to Santa Fe.Tonight's game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be broacast live on KRSN AM 1490. Mike Wismer will call the action.

  • Swimming, wrestling are back in action after layoff

    Following a break from competition, both the Hilltopper swimming and wrestling teams will crank up again this weekend.

    The ’Topper grappling squad will visit Farmington’s Piedra Vista Invitational starting Friday, while the ’Topper swimming and diving team will travel to the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Saturday.

  • Guest Opinion: Inevitability of death penalty repeal

    What do police officers, crime victim advocates, prosecutors and both Democratic and Republican state legislators have in common?Recently all of these groups came together in New Jersey to support legislation to repeal that state’s death penalty. Once the bill is signed by Gov. Jon Corzine, New Jersey will become the first state to legislatively repeal the death penalty since Iowa and West Virginia did so back in 1965.The death penalty discussion is very familiar to New Mexicans.

  • Cafe Scientifique hits the Hill

    Local teens laughed, brainstormed and ate pizza during Monday’s Caf Scientifique meeting at UNM-LA. President Michelle Hall, Ph.D., of Science Education Solutions in Los Alamos, is spearheading the new program funded by the National Science Foundation.Cafs Scientifiques are spreading across the globe and bringing people from all walks of life together to explore, discuss, and debate the latest ideas in science and technology in a social context.Hall is setting up Cafs in Los Alamos, Espaola/ Pojoaque, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

  • White House orders extra cuts to stockpile

    In signaling renewed commitment to a smaller nuclear weapons complex this week, the head of the nuclear weapons agency in the Department of Energy also highlighted the president’s related announcement of an additional unilateral reduction of the nuclear weapons stockpile.For security reasons, neither NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino nor the White House offered actual numbers of weapons that would be dismantled.White House Press Secretary Dana Perino announced Tuesday that President Bush approved a “significant reduction in the nuclear weapons

  • Briefs

    Fence going up todayToday, a contractor for Los Alamos County will begin constructing a six-foot tall chain link fence around the perimeter of the Municipal Building next to Ashley Pond.The construction comes a week after council made the decision to move forward with recommendations from the county’s consultant to fence the building for safety reasons.The fence will be placed approximately 12.5 feet out from the roofline of the building and will be pole mounted with sandbags for anchoring and support.The post office mailbox

  • Torpy: Overcrowding warrants new complex

    The Judicial/Police Jail Complex was the second major capital project discussed at Tuesday’s council meeting, beginning with an introduction by project manager David Apple and Police Chief Wayne Torpy. The pair returned to council with a detailed review of the police department’s needs in the proposed complex after being directed to do so at the Dec. 4 council meeting.

  • Ben Lujan Tournament schedule

    Here is the scheduled for the Ben Lujan Tournament. All games will be played at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

    ThursdayWingate vs. Los Alamos, 2:30 p.m.Socorro vs. Dulce, 4 p.m.Mora vs. Marin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.Peñasco vs. Pojoaque, 8:15 p.m.

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos and Wingate will meet in first round of Ben Lujan Tournament Thursday

    After four long-distance games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team will be able to get to bed at a decent hour every night this weekend.The Hilltoppers, who have traveled to far-flung places such as Farmington, Belen and Silver City over the course of the last 12 days, will take part in the Ben Lujan Tournament starting Thursday in Pojoaque.The Hilltoppers will be in the premier game of the tournament Thursday when they take on the Wingate Bears at 2:30 p.m.