Today's News

  • Swimming: LA girls finish second, boys third at Natatorium

    ALBUQUERQUE — All in all, just about everything’s going according to plan.Several swimmers from Los Alamos turned in season- and career-best performances at Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational as the Hilltopper girls took second place in team standings and the Hilltopper boys grabbed third overall.In Saturday’s meet, held at the Natatorium on the Academy campus, Los Alamos’ girls won three events including the finale, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops two games at home

    It’s not often that the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team is going into a game with the smaller lineup.But the St. Pius X Sartans sport some height on their roster, and that height paid dividends for them in Saturday’s game.St.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps Scorps, Knights

    At the 3:44 mark of the first quarter the score was Alex Kirk 9, Farmington nothing.Farmington’s situation didn’t improve throughout the duration of the game.The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team was an ungracious host to the Farmington Scorpions Saturday, knocking off the Scorpions 62-38 Saturday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium.Kirk, Los Alamos’ 6-foot, 9-inch center, outscored Farmington 13-8 in the first half.

  • County Beat

    • Monday– county offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Tuesday– Personnel board – 11:30 a.m., Council Chambers, 475 20th St.
    • Thursday – Los Alamos Public School Board – 6 p.m., Barranca Mesa School, 57 Loma del Escolar. On the agenda: the Trinity Site Project and public school leases, superintendent search.

  • Ella Pearl (Hobbs) Scullawl

    SCULLAWL – Feb. 12, 1913 – Jan. 10, 2008 – Ella Pearl (Hobbs) Scullawl, a long-time resident of Los Alamos, passed into her next life with the Lord at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. She was one of four children born to Nellie and Ottie Hobbs, all of whom preceded her in death. She was born in Kansas, but later moved with her family to Oklahoma. After graduating from high school Ella married Jim Scullawl. Jim preceded her in death in 1972.

  • Lois L. (Baldwin) Busse

    BUSSE – Lois L. (Baldwin) Busse, age 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in Los Alamos.She was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Delta, Colo., the third of four children to Ralph and Martha Baldwin. She married C. Eugene “Gene” Busse of Delta on May 8, 1943. in San Diego.After high school graduation, she worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego until the end of WWII. Following her husband’s discharge from the Navy in 1945, she returned to Delta and began a new phase of her life as a devoted wife and mother.

  • Gordon M. Burge

    BURGE – After recently accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, Gordon M. Burge left to be with his heavenly Father on Jan. 17, 2008. Gordon passed away peacefully at his son’s home in Arroyo Seco. He was 84.Gordon was born in Clay Center Nebraska on Aug. 3, 1923, to Percy and Lillian Burge. After graduating from Reserve High School in Reserve Kansas, Gordon entered the Untied States Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

  • Partnering up with our neighbor

    “We all share a vision for a diversified economy for the region,” said Española Mayor Joseph Maestas, who welcomed a group of more than 50 representatives from northern New Mexico governments and communities to Española’s Misión y Convento on Jan.11 for the kick-off of the Regional Economic Development Initiative.Air and water quality, education, transportation, recreation, laboratory funding, emergency management, workforce development, public health and law enforcement are just a few of the issues that know no political boundaries, an

  • Woman raising funds to send 'jaws' to Ecuador

    Elida Edelmann had a very specific goal, right from the beginning.“The idea was to save lives,” she said.

  • Climate change work wins supercomputer time

    One of the largest allocations of supercomputer time under a Department of Energy program will go to a multi-lab project on climate change that includes Phil Jones, a team leader in the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s theoretical division. The project, titled, “Climate-science Computational End Station Development and Grand Challenge Team,” is headed by Warren Washington of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, with co-investigators from five DOE laboratories, along with NASA and Georgia Tech University.The award bestows a total of