Today's News

  • Toppers stun Rockets in four

    ALBUQUERQUE — ’Topper Town will be talking about this one for awhile.Remember the time the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team came back from 19-10 down in game four to upset the heavily-favored Goddard Rockets?Los Alamos punched its ticket to the state Class AAAA semifinals in the most improbable of ways Thursday, shocking second-seeded Goddard in four games, 25-22, 11-25, 26-24, 25-22 to advance to tonight’s match with the Roswell Coyotes. The winner of tonight’s 6 p.m.

  • Progress at LAPS, UNM-LA good to see

    The spirit of cooperation and collaboration seen emerging between Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-Los Alamos is a very welcome change.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Not even Steinbeck can save me

    I’ve had an odd week. Not odd as if I suddenly liked marmalade, but a disconcerting, unfamiliar odd – as if the innate spectacularness of the universe swooned into some black hole, leaving only a glaring, poorly constructed meta-fiction for me to inhabit.I shouldn’t blame the universe. It’s my body. A physiological, hopefully fleeing catastrophe has obliterated my ability to dance, play tennis, go for a trail run or even work. Sitting at my desk has become too strenuous. Driving home. Making tea.

  • Burns will continue in the area

    As the prescribed burn in the Upper Frijoles area of Bandelier National Monument winds down, Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to begin two prescribed burns Monday in an area known as Fence Canyon and Lower Potrillo Canyon.The laboratory’s prescribed burns, in Technical Area 68 and Technical Area 36, will take place along NM4 near White Rock. They start Monday, weather permittingThe lab’s Emergency Management Division is managing the burns, which will target a total of 88 acres of dead and fallen trees, shrubs and grasses.

  • Leaders meet here from near and far

    The eastside home of Roger Waterman and his wife Emily was filled with local leaders, leaders from across New Mexico and as far away as Russia Thursday evening.

  • Celebrate thankfulness during Thanksgiving

    What’s happening this Thanksgiving? Let’s see: the Colts will play the Falcons; that should be a good game. Luby’s is offering a complete meal-to-go for its customers at a decent price. Kraft Foods has a wonderful array of recipes online. There is even a “Thanksgiving On The Net” site. If you have some spare time, that is worth visiting.A friend of mine asked me if there were any Thanksgiving celebrations before the Pilgrims came to America. The answer, of course, is yes.

  • LA meets Moriarty in first round

    Following Friday’s regular season finale, Los Alamos safety Matt Zocco talked about the Hilltoppers sending a message to the Class AAAA football playoff selection committee.The message was received, but apparently not in the way Zocco or the rest of the Hilltoppers intended.After the 95-0 dismantling of the Bernalillo Spartans, Los Alamos found out Saturday night it had earned an eighth seed from the New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee.The news of the eight seed didn’t sit particularly well with the Hilltoppers.&ld

  • Trinity shopping and Airport Basin

    Back when 529 was under debate, one of the concerns/ issues was the omnibus nature of the ordinance. It placed many in the difficult position of voting for something one was against in order to vote for something one agreed with, or, conversely, voting for something wanted in order to vote against something not wanted.

  • Honor sports teams on front page

    There are several reasons why the LAHS boys’ victory in the state cross country 4A finals should have been on the front page of Sunday’s paper instead of the back page. Academy, ranked number two in the entire USA, had beaten Los Alamos four times during the season and were overwhelming favorites. They scored two of the top three places in the race and had three very fast runners to back them up.

  • Health care and personal freedom

    Thank you, Mr. Pawlak, for answering my letter precisely as I expected someone in this audience to answer: “Well heck, let’s just blame those greedy, evil doctors for malpractice!”  Honestly, I have seldom met more dedicated and concerned human beings than doctors, and I include doctors worldwide for that matter!