Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers struggle against Pojoaque

    JACONA — Patience, as the saying goes, is a virtue.On Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team didn’t have the patience it needed on the offensive side of the ball, and Los Alamos head coach Gerry Washburn even had to struggle to keep his patience.Los Alamos played a tight, jumpy contest for the bulk of Saturday night.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls, boys swim to win at home

    Although it’s barely two meets into the 2007-08 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving clubs already have a lot to be excited about.The Los Alamos boys and girls squads earned solid victories Saturday at the Los Alamos Open, held at the Larry R.

  • Cross country: LA boys take 2nd at national meet

    It was a lofty goal that the Los Alamos XC Club set for itself going into Saturday’s Nike Team Nationals race, but one the team felt, to a man, it could attain.It was shooting for a top-four finish at Saturday’s NTN race, the prep-level cross country championship meet sponsored by Nike, Inc.But a finish like Saturday’s might have been harder to imagine for the squad.Los Alamos, comprised of members of the Hilltoppers’ 2007 state championship squad, finished within two points of Naperville, Ill., for the national team championship

  • Girls basketball: APS JV Invite schedule

    Here is the schedule for the Albuquerque Public Schools West junior varsity girls basketball tournament:

    MondayWest Mesa vs. Rio Grande at Valley High, 5:30 p.m.Eldorado vs. Rio Rancho at Albuquerque High, 5:30 p.m.Los Alamos vs. Valley at Valley High, 7 p.m.Albuquerque vs. Academy at Albuquerque High, 7 p.m.

  • Betty J. Lindberg

    Betty J. Lindberg, 73, died Nov. 28, 2007, surrounded by her children, at the Los Alamos Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Parsons, Tenn., to D. Thomas Jennings and Jane Winter Jennings. She and her family moved to New Mexico when she was 14. Mrs. Lindberg moved to Los Alamos in 1962 where she remained until her death.Betty was an artist and home maker holding a B.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. She drew and painted from early childhood receiving instruction from both her father and paternal grandmother.

  • County councilor on sinking cruise ship off Antarctica

    Forced to abandon their sinking cruise ship and travel on lifeboats in sub-zero temperatures, Los Alamos County Councilor Robert Gibson and wife Lori Heimdahl Gibson survived and are due home today.Gloria Castillo from the Los Alamos County administrators office confirmed Friday that the Gibsons were on the ship.“They are fine,” Castillo said, and e-mailed an account of the accident and subsequent rescue. The ordeal began late Thanksgiving night, when an official of the Chilean Navy said they received a distress call from the Explorer s

  • Hill seeks to help mother, daughters

    Area stores, charitable organizations and classmates are helping the Landon family – who lost everything they own in a house fire Tuesday morning.

  • Immerse yourself

    SANTA FE – A town that not so long ago had to live without any movie theaters may be about to make up for lost time in a big way.Los Alamos is a front runner to become the location for the world’s first Immersive Visualization Theater.Peter Rogina, president of WorldScape Inc., said he has begun discussions with Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation with an eye to installing a new multi-dimensional immersion facility in the Research Park.

  • DALA presents a magical Nutcracker ballet

    I've seen my fair share of "The Nutcracker" ballet. When my sister took ballet classes in high school, I watched her perform as a Spanish dancer, a snowflake and a flower for several years. Also, I have viewed the Denver Ballet Company's rendition of the ballet.

    After these frequent viewings, I was ready to take a break from this particular ballet. The Dance Arts Los Alamos' production changed my mind.

    From the choreography and dancing to the sets and the costumes, the show put the magic back into this often-told tale.

  • Decorate ornaments Saturday

    Josephine Boyer started an ornament decorating event as a social get-together 12 years ago in Vienna, since then it has evolved into a fundraiser for different charities.

    The ornament-painting party will be held for the first time in Los Alamos from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.