Today's News

  • A chocolate lover's dream

    The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization Community Health Council is offering a sweet deal, feast on chocolate while supporting good causes. The third annual Festival of Chocolate will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Wanted: A home for two cats

    Most animals come and go from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, but this is not the story for Nalani and Puff. The two cymric long-haired cats came to the shelter and have stayed at the shelter for longer than average. Puff, and his sister, Nalani, have experienced two failed adoptions. Their shyness and long hair both require attention and while their new owners meant well, they didn’t realize the type of care these cats need.

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. 

    Feb. 19

    9:30 p.m. — A Los Alamos youth reported a theft from his vehicle parked in the 900 block of Capulin Road. The estimated loss is $600.

    Feb. 20

  • Ohkay conference center opens

    A new 13,000 square-foot conference center opened Friday at the Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel, north of Española.“For the first time ever, Española now has an event center that can compete for local and regional events,” said Ron Lovato, chief executive officer of the Tsay Corporation.The board of directors of Tsay Corporation, a corporation owned by Ohkay-Owingeh, that built the center presented the building to its new owners at the opening ceremony.The site is expected to attract events including weddings, quinceañeras and

  • LAFC welcomes veterans back home

    A year to 18 months is a long time to spend away from one’s family, especially if one has children. Yet veterans have to deal with this situation all the time.While he or she is deployed, the non-military spouse picks up the brunt of the responsibilities, acting essentially as a single parent while juggling all the normal, everyday stressors as well.

  • Consider the plight of the semi-arid world

    A UNESCO prize awarded this week to the water research center SAHRA called attention to an associated project at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is modeling the hydrology of its region.“We work on simulating the water balance of the Rio Grande basin,” said Everett Springer of the lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division in an interview this week.

  • It's freezing out there

    The days may seem balmy, but there is some serious freezing going on in Los Alamos Canyon at night, to get the ice rink ready for the season’s activities. Ice sheet formation has been going on every night this week in Los Alamos Canyon and the rink should open today, Recreation Programs Manager Dianne Marquez said. This will be the fifth season of refrigeration for the ice rink, which used to rely on weather alone to maintain ice in the canyon.“Making the ice sheet is a really strenuous operation,” Marquez said.

  • Cheerleaders selling Spirit Helmets

    The Los Alamos High School cheer squad will be selling Spirit Helmets at Friday’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.

    The helmets are noisemakers that are held by the facemask and shaken. They are durable and can be used for multiple years.

  • Rams win Chile Bowl to finish year 10-0

    With over 80 players in the Los Alamos Youth Football program, ranging from 6 to 12 years of age, the future looks bright for prep football in Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Rams (9-10 year olds), one of five Los Alamos Youth Football teams that compete in the Santa Fe Youth American Football League (YAFL), capped off an undefeated regular season with a Chile Bowl Championship Nov. 3-4.

  • LA stung in state semis

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO — It was one comeback too many.In the Class AAAA state semifinals, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team trailed 1-0 and 2-1, but bounced back to tie the score on both occasions.But the final goal, scored by Albuquerque Academy’s Riah Risk in the 74th minute was too much for the ’Toppers to bounce back from, as they fell to Academy’s Chargers 3-2 Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex.The Chargers advanced to play in today’s Class AAAA championship against their arch-rival and district mate