Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers pick up two tourney wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team bounced back nicely from a first-round loss to the El Paso Hanks Knights at the Memorial Medical Center Holiday Hoop-la.In the consolation bracket of the tournament, Los Alamos knocked off El Paso Andress 51-37 Friday, then followed that up with a 56-47 win over Socorro, Texas Saturday to take fifth place in the tournament.The tournament, which included four teams from New Mexico and four others from the El Paso area, was played at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.Los Alamos dropped its Thursd

  • Top story in county government for 2007


  • Domenici decision and lab cuts top 2007 news

    Associated Press editors and news directors in New Mexico selected two stories with strong ties to Los Alamos among the state’s top 10 stories of the year.The number one story recognized the sudden sense of disorientation in the state that arose when Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.

  • Opera legends to perform in LACA's concert season

    The Musical Fireworks season of the Los Alamos Concert Association continues Jan. 11 with a blockbuster performance by two operatic legends, Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium, and will be followed by a gala invitation-only reception for contributors to the Karolyn Coulter Memorial Concert Foundation.

  • A crock of talk

    So what was all that drivel about making a big investment in science this year?In fact, for two years now, the U.S.

  • A year of budget uncertainty buys another round

    It was a roller-coaster year for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s financial outlook.Coming off a season of belt-tightening under new management, the laboratory looked forward to a flat budget, at worst, for 2008.Then the situation started looking bleaker from the lab’s perspective, followed by a tantalizing ray of hope that slowly clouded over again.

  • Utilities Dept. wraps up '07

    Los Alamos County’s Department of Public Utilities has wrapped up the year with a long list of accomplishments and an equally long list of goals for the months to come.In an interview Wednesday, public information officer Julie Williams-Hill detailed the department’s accomplishments, most notably those that result in improved service or cost savings to residents.With the exception of the new  $11.5 million wastewater treatment plant, pr

  • Ducks staying put


  • Girls basketball: LA falls to Hanks in Hoop-la opener

    Gerry Washburn liked most of what he saw out of his team in Thursday’s game, except, perhaps, the final score.Washburn, the head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team, said his troops were able to crack El Paso Hanks’ defense early in the ballgame, forcing them to switch tactics.

  • Rabbi to travel to Vienna

    Whether hosting religious events or visiting an ill patient, Rabbi Jack Shlachter has helped lead the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Now, leadership will be passed to new hands as Shlachter and his family take a temporary leave of absence to go to Vienna, Austria.Shlachter explained he will be working for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization. His work in Vienna could last up to two years.