Today's News

  • Marching band earns first, third place finish

    Band director Charles Faulkner describes the Los Alamos High School Marching Band as success oriented - "They want to be the best," he said. During competitions held Oct. 20 and Saturday, the marching band's drive was awarded.

    During the Pageant of the Bands, held Oct. 20 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, the band earned first in their class. Additionally, the brass section received an outstanding rating and the auxiliaries, or flags, were awarded an outstanding rating.

  • 'Topper boys finish within eight points of AAAA power Academy Friday

    Just like it wanted to, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity cross country team inched closer to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Hilltoppers are hoping to upset the Chargers at the upcoming state Class AAAA championship race, and are as close as they've been all season. The 'Toppers finished just eight points behind the Chargers, the top-ranked team in the southwest at Friday's Los Alamos Invitational.

  • LA secures state tournament slot

    It was a position the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity soccer team was all too familiar with.

    The Hilltoppers got on the board first early in the first half and were playing solid defense to limit their opponent's chances.

    That was the first meeting between Los Alamos and Capital. And that go-round didn't end well for Los Alamos.

  • 'Toppers get blasted against Jags

    SANTA FE - Less than a minute and a half into Friday's game, Martin Romero took a handoff and ran 74 yards for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team.

    It appeared to be the making of another long night.

    It was. For Los Alamos.

    The Capital Jaguars, regarded as a potential threat to the Hilltoppers for District 2AAAA dominance going into the season, but who had fallen short of expectations, more than lived up to them Friday night at Jaguar Field.

  • Helen Jeanne (Proctor) Hudgins

    Helen Jeanne (Proctor) Hudgins, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.  She was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Willard, N.M.  Jeanne grew up in Santa Fe, attending Gormley, Harrington and Santa Fe High.  She was valedictorian of her high school class.  She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, where she was salutatorian. Her post-graduate study was at Columbia University. Jeanne married William G.

  • Frances Torres Atencio

    Atencio family matriarch Frances Torres Atencio was born to eternal life on Oct. 25, 2007. She passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family as her husband Luis held her hand. She was born on Feb. 7, 1924, in Miami, Ariz., to Rafael and Lydia Torres. In 1944, she graduated from Miami High School. She met the love of her life, Luis L. Atencio, when he was visiting his brother who was working in the mines in Arizona. They were married in 1946 and settled in Espaola, where they lived in the house where Luis was born.

  • Halloween safety tips, advice

    Like it or not, trick-or-treaters will be running around Wednesday evening. We need to make it as safe a time as possible.

    Halloween is a time of fun for children, but it can be a scary for parents and drivers. Children are often out after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps going to unfamiliar homes.

    This year, with Halloween falling on a school day, drivers need to be particularly cautious.

  • Richardson's disinterest leaves bad taste behind

    What began as an upbeat reception ended in disappointment a week ago Monday in Santa Fe when presidential candidate Bill Richardson ignored two requests to address his position on Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Given the financial uncertainties plaguing LANL and Sandia National Laboratories, we thought the former secretary of energy and our current governor would jump at the chance to clear up the conflicting messages he's recently expressed on the subject.

    We were wrong.

  • A bent spear demands clear answers

    The American public escaped unharmed from another transcendent feat of nuclear incompetence last month, when airmen at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota loaded a B-52 bomber with six cruise missiles armed with live nuclear weapons that flew the width of the country to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

    For 36 hours, the weapons were not reported missing. During that time, they were dubiously secured and definitely unbeknownst to a clueless crew who thought they were carrying a dummy batch of nukes.

  • Combining a love of art and travel

    People can travel to places across the globe just by looking at a piece of art. Now, art enthusiasts can literally explore the world and its art through a new business, ArtXcapes.

    The business, which is based in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, has been open for a month.

    "We are a company that takes people who enjoy art to exotic and unique places throughout the world," director Kelly Foster said. "(Our) workshops inspire and provide a rich cultural experience for all our participants."