Today's News

  • Los Alamos leads the pack

    There was an interesting report released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor  Statistics office.

    It listed employment and average salaries for all counties in the state. What was interesting for us is that Los Alamos was far and away the leader in pay.

    Something that is of no surprise to those of us here.

    But what was somewhat interesting was the fact that our workforce is almost equal to our population.

  • Crews begin demolishing Parcel A-11

    The county’s plans for the Trinity Site Redevelopment Project took a step forward Friday as crews from Coronado Wrecking began demolishing the two buildings and a concrete pad located on the Tract A-11 Parcel behind the Merrick Building at 120 and 180 6th Street.

    The two buildings total 30,350 square feet. Demolition should be completed by Oct. 15.

  • Cross country: Hawks win all four team titles in their first meet

    In its inaugural season opener Wednesday, the Los Alamos Middle School cross country teams won all four divisions.  

    The meet, held at Pecos Middle School, included 15 teams.

    Both the Hawk seventh grade girls and boys teams scored 67 points in their wins to take the program’s first race.

    The Hawk seventh-grade girls were led by Emily Pittman and Eliana Riciputi, who finished first and third overall.

    Gus Saeger, Keegan Bernstein and Mike Walker, who came in fifth, ninth and 10th places, led the seventh-grade boys.

  • Running: Wangler is tops on short course

    Tom Wangler was a dual winner at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    Wangler was not only the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course but the best predictor on the course as well.

    Tuesday’s pace race was held on trails near Pajarito Acres in White Rock. The pace race is a weekly event put on by the Atomic City Roadrunners.

    Wangler missed his pre-race prediction by just 29 seconds, the best predictor on the short course, and finished the course in 14 minutes, 31 seconds.

    The top predictor of the night was Ted Williams, who raced on the 3-mile course Tuesday.

  • Girls soccer: Bulldawgs top LA in shootout

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team held an opponent scoreless through the duration.

    And for the second straight game, the Hilltoppers had nothing to show for it.

    Los Alamos blanked the Las Cruces Bulldawgs in their first round game of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday but couldn’t come up with a tally on the other end.

  • Boys soccer: LA falls to Mayfield, 3-0

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was blanked by the Mayfield Trojans.

    Mayfield scored twice in the first half Thursday and added another goal in the second half to top the Hilltoppers 3-0 in the tournament’s first round.

    Joshua Quintana, Trevor Gibbons and AJ Marquez all scored for the Class AAAAA Trojans in Thursday’s first round contest.

    The Trojans are currently ranked second in Class AAAAA. They advance in the championship bracket to take on Sandia Prep today.


    William Aaron Beyer passed away in Los Alamos, NM, on August 16, 2008, with his wife of nearly 53 years and son by his side. He was born Nov. 9, 1924.

  • Remembering 9-11

    Thursday was the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

    As we awoke that Tuesday morning, we were ushered into a new world, a world where an almost underground war exploded to the surface.

    The Sept. 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Islamic extremists belonging to the al-Qaeda movement.

    This group had been attacking us – almost unreported really – for years prior to 9-11.

  • Local EMTs go to help with Hurricane Ike

    Los Alamos has sent a medic unit with two EMTs to assist in any support efforts necessary as the result of Hurricane Ike, reports Fire Chief Doug MacDonald.

    “The deployment is for eight days,” MacDonald said. “But these deployments have a way of stretching into 14 days.”

    MacDonald said that Daniel DeVall and Eric Christensen volunteered for the deployment.

    The department was notified by the New Mexico Department of Health that a deployment to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Ike would be required.

  • Roundup begins in Valles Caldera

    ESPA'OLA – The Valles Caldera Trust fielded a skeleton crew of board members for Thursday’s meeting at Northern New Mexico College, the minimum five members needed for a quorum.

    The Trust is the governing board of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, an 89,000 acre piece of public land in the Jemez Mountains, twenty miles west of Los Alamos, where roundup is beginning for a herd of 1960 yearlings who have summered there this year.