Today's News

  • Boys soccer: LA knocked out in semis

    BERNALILLO — With a No. 2 seed and coming off a big win in its previous game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had high hopes heading into Thursday’s Class AAAA semifinal.

    But those hopes were dashed quickly by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Chargers scored a pair of first-half goals and were content to play a stalemate contest with the Hilltoppers the rest of the way, take a 2-0 decision at the State Farm Soccer Complex.

  • Giving youth a voice

    Annie Chroninger, Josh Dolin, and Emi Weeks are three high school students working as part of a new program called “Youth Mobilizers.”

    The YMCA employs the Youth Mobilizers four afternoons a week to research issues affecting local youth.

    The Family YMCA, in partnership with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, started the Youth Mobilizer program last school year.  

  • Dispatches from the bio frontier

    The time is ripe for the general public to become conversant with the basic ingredients of modern biology and particularly about structural genomics, one of its promising branches.

    By now intellectually curious adults and precocious children will surely have noticed at least one of those colorful swirling ribbons that are used to represent a protein.

    But what are proteins beyond the diet, and what is their relation to the squigglies?

  • Stock up on holiday gifts at the Annual Arts Fair

    With Christmas right around the corner, shopping will be at the top of the to-do list soon enough. Early birds can get a jump-start on their holiday shopping on Saturday when Los Alamos County Employee Fund Committee holds their Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Vendors will sell their merchandise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. There is no fee for admission.

  • LAHS band wins big at tournament

    It isn’t easy being a part of the Los Alamos Marching Band. It requires a lot of work. The last two weeks of summer vacation are filled with practices. Students give up time after school to practice, in addition to the regularly scheduled band classes. It’s not just learning music either, it is learning drills as well

  • Soaring to new heights

    Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric) may have been trapped in a paralyzed body but within his mind, he soared to enormous heights.

    “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” depicts the true story of Bauby, known as “Jean-Do” a writer and fashion editor who suffered a stroke, which left him paralyzed and blind in one eye.

    He is unable to move, unable to talk, but there are many times throughout the movie that you forget all about his disabilities because Jean-Do’s mind is much alive. He indulges in his memories and in his imagination.


    Leonard A. Busch died peacefully at Los Alamos Medical Center on November 1, 2008, after suffering from a lengthy illness.

    Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia; two sons, Fr. Robert A. Busch and John M. Busch; his daughter, Doreen M. Stanton, and her husband, Alan Stanton; and two wonderful grandchildren, Brian Christopher Stanton and Christina Marie Stanton.

  • County gets $80,000 grant for Central Avenue

    Improvements to Central Avenue continue to take shape.

    Sidewalks were recently re-done and thanks to a supplemental special appropriation from the New Mexico Main Street Program, a new public address system, kiosks and a banner will soon be purchased and installed on Central Avenue.

    Executive Director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Kevin Holsapple and Public Works Department Project Manager Betsy Lucido were in council chambers during Monday night's meeting to present a briefing on the additional Central Avenue Streetscape Project Improvements.

  • Recharge and other solutions for the water supply

    Zooming down from a high-angle view of the Earth to one watershed and one facet of a set of interrelated environmental problems, the geologist focused on sustaining clean water in this century.

    A supercomputing specialist in hydrological sciences from California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Andrew Tompson painted some of the big-picture symptoms related to fresh water resources in the world and then plunged into the role science played in a tough situation.

  • Local race bucks national trend

    While the country elected a majority of Democrats to Congress and to the White House Tuesday night, Los Alamos chose mainly Republicans and an independent to serve locally.

    County council candidates Sharon Stover and Vincent Chiravalle, both Republicans, and independent Michael Wismer, won over Democrats Ken Milder, an incumbent, and newcomer Manuel Baca, according to unofficial results posted by the Office of the County Clerk.