Today's News

  • Change is ee expensive

    Tax inequity is the issue that most concerns local Realtor Tracy Langford, who feels that the property tax legislation enacted in New Mexico in 1997, 2001 and 2004 has combined to create a system in which homebuyers are penalized for changing residences.

  • Students take charge of recycling

    In the past, no real recycling program existed at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. This all changed, however, when the students took control of the recycling operations. The Spirit Club, which currently includes fourth-graders, has not only taken control of recycling at the school but made it a success. Twenty-five gallons of materials were recycled a week last year at the elementary school; this year, the load increased to more than 200 gallons a week.

  • LA Pool League standings

    9-ball StandingsCanyon Bar 141-83Canyon Bar II 159-97Last Chance 133-123Party of Four 119-137Kings of the Hill 115-141Baby Seals 106-150Atomic City Chix 91-133

  • LA shares pool with St. Pius, Kirtland Cent.

    No one said it was easy to win a state championship.Even so, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team has an uphill road from the get-go.Los Alamos was seeded ninth in the 12-team tournament, which gets going Wednesday morning at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center. All teams advance to Thursday’s single elimination play.“I can’t say I like my seeding, but I can’t do much about it,” Los Alamos head coach Diana Stokes said. “We beat Española (Valley) two times and we got a lower seeding.

  • Film festival turns eight

    A former editor of the Los Alamos Monitor said Monday that the Hollywood system for making movies is collapsing under its own weight.Now director of the Santa Fe Film Festival that he founded, Jon Bowman said many feature films turned out by major studies have budgets that rival the gross national product of third world countries.“Even when these projects are well managed, it’s hard for smaller and really creative talent to surface,” he said.

  • UNM-LA takes it up a notch

    Conducting self-assessments and action planning using the Baldrige organizational profile for education was proposed at Monday evening’s UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting held in the Lecture Hall on campus. “I’m proposing as an institution that we begin implementing the process with the goal that in the third year we go forward with the application process for the program,” UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page said. “Organizational effectiveness is key in what I think we want to achieve here.

  • White Rock couple hit by suspected DWI driver

    While driving home at about 9 p.m. Thursday night, Fred Devries, 60, and his wife Hazel of White Rock were hit nearly head-on by a man suspected of driving drunk on N.M. 4.

    Noel Martinez, 36, of Espanola was arrested on suspicion of Aggravated DWI and Reckless Driving. His blood alcohol content was allegedly two-and-a-half-times the legal limit, according to police.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Local man embarks on first sea tour

    The South Pacific will be home for the next three months for Los Alamos High School 2005 graduate Micah Sims. Sims, 20, is a sophomore at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, some 20 miles east of New York City.The academy is unique in that it has a curriculum requirement that each midshipman spend one full year at sea, one trimester one year and two trimesters another year. On Thursday, Sims flew to Guam to board the USNS Concord on which he will spend his first trimester.

  • Hilltopper girls X-C takes third Saturday

    RIO RANCHO — Going into Saturday’s Class AAAA Championship cross country meet, there wasn’t a lot of buzz about the Belen Eagles.But now, the Eagles will have plenty of people talking.Belen was the surprise winner in Saturday’s state title race, knocking off both the favored Albuquerque Academy and third-place Los Alamos.While few expected Belen to be a huge state title threat, the Hilltoppers felt it would be a three-team race for the AAAA crown, and Belen was one of those three.“It really could’ve gone to

  • Hilltopper boys win X-C title

    RIO RANCHO — It would take a total team effort. And that’s just what happened.It was a tall order the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team was trying to fill going into Saturday’s Class AAAA cross country championship, held at Rio Rancho High School. The task was to knock off three-time defending champion Albuquerque Academy, which was ranked among the elite squads in the nation.But an all-out assault by the Hilltoppers, who put five runners into the top 10 Saturday was enough.