Today's News

  • 'Counterfeiters' about men, not money

    To call this a Holocaust film is like calling Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” a love triangle. You have some explaining to do.

    Stefan Ruzowitsky’s “Flsher, Die,” or “The Counterfeiters” – 2008’s Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film – takes place in a German concentration camp near the end of World War II. But like all memorable films, its setting serves more as a stage or catalyst than as the answer to the question, “What is this movie about?”

  • Soccer: LA, Academy square off once again

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams renew a long-standing rivalry this afternoon against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Hilltopper girls will travel to Albuquerque to face the Chargers, while the Hilltopper boys will host the Chargers at Sullivan Field.

    Academy’s boys and girls eliminated both Los Alamos’ teams at the 2007 Class AAAA playoffs, the last time the teams met.

  • Bodybuilding contest results

    Hilario Leyba, Chris Host and Clarita Grant were the top finishers in the open divisions at Saturday’s OCB Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Competition.

    The competition was held Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Leyba was the top bodybuilder in the men’s lightweight open competition, while Host won the men’s heavyweight division and Grant was the top placer in the women’s open bodybuilding competition.

    In open figure competition, Ila Reed was the overall winner. Kim Ortiz won the fitness model competition.

  • Volleyball: Toppers top Hobbs at Zia Classic

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team won just one of three contests at last weekend’s Zia Classic, head coach Diana Stokes was generally happy with what she saw.

    Los Alamos topped Class AAAAA Hobbs 3-0 in bracket play. That win was sandwiched in between losses to Ruidoso, 3-1, and Las Vegas Robertson, 3-2.

    The Zia Classic was co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools.

    “It was an overall good weekend,” Stokes said. “Every team we faced was a challenge and the girls worked hard.”

  • County appeals summary judgement

    Los Alamos County has appealed a summary judgment issued July 18 concerning a contract the county has with firefighters volunteering for Paramedic School.

    The judgment rendered by Judge Daniel Sanchez in First District Judicial Court said the county had “disregarded its own local ordinance in addition to state and federal law.”

    The court’s decision concerns a contract the county has with firefighters volunteering for Paramedic School – a decade old program supported and encouraged by the county.

  • The guy with the motorcycle on the poster

    He’s not exactly an unsung hero anymore, but only because he’s been sung a few times before.

    Two years ago, De Colores, Inc., the organization that sponsors the Hispanic Cultural Festival named Jerry Romero one of their “unsung heroes” at their annual banquet in Albuquerque.

  • Power outages plague households

    A fault in a direct-bury cable caused an 8-hour power outage north of Myrtle Street to the Pueblo Canyon rim early Sunday morning, Los Alamos County’s Department of Public Utilities said in a press release Tuesday.

    Power was out in the area from 1:30-9:30 a.m. Sunday, which affected roughly 85 households.

    Another two outages occurred just after noon Monday, which affected 40 customers at Royal Crest Mobile Home Park. Power was out to those customers for 23 minutes.

  • Support the local schools

    Why is a new Bond needed and what will it be used for?

    Over the years, the Los Alamos Public Schools have enjoyed a reputation for academic achievement and recognition by numerous groups and publications for excellence. While the district actively strives to provide an atmosphere where students can succeed, its buildings continue to age and deteriorate. Research documents that in well-built, attractive environments, student behavior is more positive and achievement is higher.

  • DA's office refuses to prosecute local sex crime case

    The District Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute Joongdae Cha, whom Los Alamos Police charged Aug. 22 with eight felony sex crimes involving a female child under 13 a Los Alamos Police Department spokesperson said.

    Cha is charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration with a minor under the age of 13, each count a first-degree felony. He also is charged with four counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13, each of which are second-degree felonies.

  • Sports schedule Sept. 15-20


    Football: Los Alamos at Moriarty, C-team, 4 p.m.


    Boys soccer: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C-team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.


    Volleyball: LAMS at Pecos, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Edgewood Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, TBA.