Today's News

  • That's a good story

    Arnie Leshin has led a colorful life in the world of sports journalism, from his boyhood in Brooklyn to his more recent exploits in New Mexico. As a part-time sportswriter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune even the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Proving their talents

    It’s the road to fame for the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers. After playing a video game, a group of students decide they have what it takes to become a real rock ‘n roll band and set out to claim their fame. Want to find out what happens? The story unfolds during the Topper Revue, which begins Friday.While on their journey, the band of rock ‘n roll wanna-bes, made up of the revue emcees, will introduce the other performers who have also set out to prove they have talent.

  • Why is racino outside of free market?

    The Land of Enchantment seems to have decided she was pleased after all with the spacey, out-of-this-world, little green men Rose Parade float.

  • Lab gets second beam going

    Under construction for 20 years, a major scientific facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory is living up to its name.The Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) has operated its first axis of one electron accelerator beam since 1999. This week, DARHT won approval to begin operating with its second linear accelerator, achieving dual axis status at last.“We’ll be doing our first dual-axis hydro test this summer,” said Ray Scarpetti, the DARHT Axis Two project director.

  • How long is temporary?

    When the Community Building was remodeled to serve as an impermanent home for the Municipal and District courts as well as for Council Chambers, the county was assured by Judge James A. Hall that the space would be approved for use as a courtroom as long as it was only temporary. At the time, new courtrooms were planned in the Judicial Police/Jail Complex.However, council stepped back from its Aug. 21 decision to proceed with the complex on Oct. 3. Hall and Court Administrator Stephen Pacheco then reconsidered their approval.In a letter dated Oct.

  • GOP election schedule

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Trinity On The Hill Parish Hall, 3900 Trinity.

    The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 15 in Albuquerque.

  • Football: Martinez, Zocco named to All-4A squad

    Ruben Martinez was among a trio of linebackers selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class AAAA All-State football team.Martinez was selected twice for the first team AAAA defensive unit, also being selected as the top punter in the state.Also selected to the AAAA first team defense from Los Alamos was safety Matt Zocco, one of five defensive backs selected for the 2007 season.The 2007 All-State team was selected by voting among the Class AAAA coaches from around the state.On Feb.

  • Boys basketball: Allens spearhead dramatic comeback as Toppers stun Jaguars in 2AAAA

    Had Tuesday night’s boys basketball game ended 10 seconds earlier than it did, it might have been subtitled “As the Ankle Turns.”But, as with any good soap opera, the twins arrived to wreak havoc.Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers lost their marquee player, center Alex Kirk, after an ankle injury when he landed on another player’s foot following his only field goal of the game, that coming with 2:34 remaining in the first half.

  • William Amil Raies

    RAIES – William Amil "Billy Bones" Raies, 93, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Ellis Funeral Home. Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. at Christian Life Center, with Bill's son, Billy Raies officiating. Pallbearers are Will and Micah Raies, Graham Rioux, Robert Gallegos, Dick Brown and Hugh Robotham. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Raies, Garrett and Gavin Rioux.

  • Fans don't let fans drive drunk

    Robert Naranjo of  RACDWIBA (Rio Arriba County DWI Business Alliance), said they are joining forces with the National Football League (NFL), the Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition (TEAM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind everyone to act responsibly by designating a sober driver if they plan on using alcohol this Super Bowl weekend. “We wan