Today's News

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Mesa Public Library art gallery speaks volumes

    Have you been upstairs?The second floor at Mesa Public Library reveals a whole, almost separate aspect of the library’s many gifts to the community: the 1,000-square-foot art gallery. “We’ve had a history of wonderful, wonderful art,” said Carol Meine, who has served as activities director since 2003.

  • Pion School scores high on state assessment

    Last year Pion Elementary School sixth-grade class achieved the highest percentage of advanced and proficient scores in math and science on the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment in the state.This means more than just meeting the state’s expectations; the high scores are proof of the school’s team work, principal Megan Lee said.Everyone, from teachers to students to parents contributed to this success, Lee said.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers beat Jags on senior night

    Despite giving the visiting Capital Jaguars a sizeable cushion to open the game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team still gave its seniors a good send-off Saturday.Los Alamos spotted Capital nine points in the first three-and-a-half minutes of play, but erased that with a 14-2 run to close out the first quarter.

  • Boys basketball: Hilltoppers fall to Jaguars, 54-49

    SANTA FE — If Los Alamos wants the District 2AAAA championship this season, it’s going to have to earn it the hard way.Capital leapfrogged Los Alamos Friday night in the district race, winning 54-49 at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

  • Wrestling: Lattin, Naranjo, Wilde win at duals

    ESPAÑOLA — The uphill climb proved too steep for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in their quest to grab the District 2AAAA team title.Going in to Saturday’s 2AAAA duals meet, held at Española Valley’s Edward Medina Gymnasium, Los Alamos knew it would have to pull off a pair of pretty hefty upsets to grab the team title away from the host and two-time defending champ Sundevils.However, neither of those upsets materialized.

  • County Beat

    County Beat, week of Feb. 18 – 22

  • Pet Cause: Ridgeview grand opening Saturday

    They both came from Los Alamos, got along well and owned the same unusual breed of dog. When the property near East Park opened up, in their own words, it seemed “like the stars aligned.”Drs. Kristine Weaver and Stephanie Williams lived in Los Alamos at different times – Weaver in 1974-79, when she attended the local middle school, and Williams through her graduation from Los Alamos High School in 1997.

  • The Sun Dagger's Tale: How did they do it?

    When Santa Fe author and archaeoastronomer Anna Sofaer discovered the Sun Dagger near the top of Fajada Butte at Chaco Canyon in 1977, she tumbled headlong into an enduring mystery that has led to scientific papers, projects, books, academic controversies, documentaries and interactive computer models. Sofaer will lead a presentation about her work and findings from 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Bright idea

    The county annex has new and improved light bulbs, thanks to the quick-thinking of Los Alamos County facilities staffer Leon Ortega. Ortega had worked on the installation of new, energy-saving T12 fixtures in the Municipal Building shortly before it was deemed unsafe by engineers.

  • What if the sun stopped shining?

    The Café Scientifique Youth Leadership Team from Los Alamos High School is hosting its February Café at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bradbury Science Museum. Dr. Joyce Guzik will present “What if the Sun Stopped Shining?” and students will then be encouraged to engage in civil discourse and discuss what would life be like if the Earth cooled by 2-3 degrees Celsius as it did in the Little Ice Age.Café Scientifique is a program geared for high school students on topics that are of interest to them.  The program is free.