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Hilltopper Girls Soccer Avenge Loss To Huskies

on September 20, 2017 - 8:22pm

The Hilltoppers huddle up just before the start of the game Tuesday night at Sullivan Field. Both teams have been having a good season and the game proved that, as the contest was scoreless during regulation time. Finally, in overtime, the 'Toppers were able to score the winning goal and the final score was 1-0. Photo by John McHale/


The goalie, Ashley Atencio, had 10 saves in the first half. Here, she makes a save in traffic as Leah Wolfsberg runs interference. Photo by John McHale/




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Los Alamos Magistrate Court Closed Sept. 28-29

on September 20, 2017 - 7:59pm
The Los Alamos Magistrate Court will be closed Thursday Sept. 28 and Friday Sept. 29.
The staff and judge will be attending training. The court will reopen for business Monday, Oct. 2.

Science On Tap: How Lab Scientists Use Biochemistry To Better Understand And Mend The Planet

on September 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Earth is a complex place. The field of biogeochemistry seeks to better understand the links between geologic, chemical and biological processes. The community is invited to learn more at Science On Tap 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square. The American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Local Section, will provide light refreshments.

During this Science on Tap event, join Sharon Bone, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Inorganic Isotope and Actinide Chemistry group, who will talk about how molecular- and

Opening Games For LAFC Soccer Teams In Northern New Mexico Alliance League

on September 20, 2017 - 1:29pm

LAFC Dynamos (green) defending against the Santa Fe team in a hard fought 2-0 win at Overlook Park. Courtesy photo

Coaching Staff Reports:

In the first game of the Northern New Mexico Soccer Alliance League, the LAFC Dynamos (U11/U12 Boys) recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win in their first game of the season over the Santa Fe Micander. Lukas Ulibarri scored both of the  goals in the second half with fine finishes, the first after some sterling work from Hayden Kim. The Dynamos dominated most of the game, with Aidan Colgan and Munayo Ferreira narrowly missing goals.


Celebrate And Support Metzger’s 70th Anniversary ... Drop By Los Alamos Store Saturday!

on September 20, 2017 - 12:39pm
Join Metzger’s Hardware Saturday, Sept. 23, as we celebrate 70 years of serving Los Alamos!

Prize drawings every hour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with moore than $2,700 in prizes to be given away. Grand Prize Drawing at 2:30 p.m. for a $799 Traeger pellet grill. Free Hot Dogs and brats 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  birthday cake at 2 p.m. along with music by the LAHS Hilltopper Marching Band.

Check out an LAFD firetruck and meet the robots from the LAPD bomb squad!

Pick up a copy of our Fall Merchandise Catalog and sign up for one of two $500 Shopping Sprees to be given away Nov.

Scenes From Hilltopper Boys Golf Tournament

on September 20, 2017 - 12:35pm

The boys golf team won its home meet Monday at the LAHS Fall Invitational at the Los Alamos Golf Course posting the low score of 325 for 18 holes. Here, Sean Rau is chipping up on the second green. Rau shot a 76, which was good enough for a second place. Photo by John McHale/

Sean Rau intently studies the green on 2 before his putt. Photo by John McHale/

Jacob Benelli takes an awesome swing at the ball in the tee box on three. He posted an 82 for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Jacob Benelli chips to the green on number three.

Countdown On For Ski Season At Pajarito Mountain!

on September 20, 2017 - 12:31pm
Pajarito fall colors starting to show. Photo by Marci Partin
Photo by Marci Partin
With fall in the air, now is the time to view the changing colors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Pajarito Mountain this Friday through Sunday!  
Pajarito is hosting its popular, annual festival, Ullr Fest Saturday, Sept. 23. New this year, there will be FREE mountain bike lessons, a meet and greet with Pajarito’s new mountain bike director Hogan Koesis, and a free guided hike as part of the annual event’s festivities. 
Ullr Fest celebrates the coming winter by featuring New Mexico

Smart House Art Dedication At Muni Building Oct. 3

on September 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Sign Up Underway For Halloweekend Oct. 27-28

on September 20, 2017 - 11:53am

Oppie ad Groves show Halloween spirit in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Get your costumes ready as Halloweekend returns Oct. 27-28 to haunt Los Alamos!

Friday, Oct. 27, Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet 4-6 p.m. in downtown Los Alamos. Main Street and Central Avenue, from 15th to 20th streets, are closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families.

While businesses in the downtown area open

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 14 To Sept. 19, 2017

on September 20, 2017 - 11:08am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.


Sept. 14 at 6:27 a.m. / Police arrested Jon M. Weathers, 46, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Sept. 19 at 4:52 p.m. / Police arrested Christopher Neil Begay, 23, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.


Heinrich Questions Inaccuracies In Department Of Interior Monument Report, Confirms Local BLM Managers Were Not Part Of Review Process

on September 20, 2017 - 10:23am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept. 19 in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) raised concerns with the Department of Interior’s (DOI) report on national monuments and highlighted the lack of involvement from local land managers in the review process.
During the hearing, Heinrich questioned John Ruhs, Acting Deputy Director of Operations at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on Secretary Zinke’s recommendations to the president regarding

Shell Station On Trinity Installs New Gas Pumps

on September 20, 2017 - 10:09am

The Shell Gas Station on Trinity Drive is replacing its gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Three of the removed gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Owner Ross Van Lyssel reviewing the installation of the new gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Newly installed gas pump. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

AFTNM On ‘Chronic Teacher Absenteeism’ Report

on September 20, 2017 - 10:01am

AFTNM President Stephanie Ly


Report Funded by Charter School Industry Attempts to Undermine Public Schools; Unions

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“The recently released report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the latest attempt by the charter school industry to undermine traditional public schools.

Scenes From LAFD Chief Garcia's Retirement Lunch

on September 20, 2017 - 9:55am

Friends and colleagues honored retiring Los Alamos Fire Department Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia, here with his wife Kathleen, at a special luncheon Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Courtesy photo

Scene from Tuesday's retirement lunch for Los Alamos Fire Department Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia. Courtesy photo

Scene from Tuesday's retirement lunch for LAFD Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia.Courtesy photo

Scene from Tuesday retirement lunch for LAFD Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia. Courtesy photo

Regional Coalition Remembers Pete Domenici: Strong Leader Of NNM Communities And LANL

on September 20, 2017 - 9:51am

RCLC News:

SANTA FE — Upon receiving news of former U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici’s recent passing, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere condolences to Domenici’s family and to all those who mourn the passing of a much-respected leader and public servant.

As we reflect on Domenici’s steadfast service to Northern New Mexico communities, we are reminded of the Senator’s commitment to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) national security mission and ensuring a strong pledge to the Laboratory into the future.

Domenici was New

Bear Spotted At Lunchtime Around Local Condos

on September 20, 2017 - 9:40am


A resident spotted this bear while walking home for lunch at noon Tuesday via Trinity Drive. The bear was rummaging through trash cans and meandering around the condominiums at Oppenheimer and Short Drive. Photo by Cecilia Rivenburgh

Photo by Cecilia Rivenburgh

Deer Creek Fire On Jemez Ranger District To Be Managed For Resource Benefit

on September 20, 2017 - 9:33am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits.
The Deer Creek Fire started Sept. 15 on Peggy Mesa in the old San Diego prescribed burn area and adjacent to the site of this summer’s lightning-caused Peggy Fire. Objectives for managing the Deer Creek Fire include:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including fuelwood slash and bug kill in the piñon/juniper and

Birth Announcement: Aaliyah Faith Bingham

on September 20, 2017 - 9:27am

Aaliyah Faith Bingham was born at 12:49 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017 at Los Alamos Medical Center. She weighed in at 5 pounds 12 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Aaliyah is welcomed by proud parents, James and Cara Bingham and big brothers Zachary and Abel. Courtesy photo

NMEDD Launches Of Innovation Voucher Program

on September 20, 2017 - 9:23am
SANTA FE Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel and the Technology Research Collaborative have announced the launch of the Innovation Voucher Program.
This competitive grant is designed to enable early stage science and technology companies, in New Mexico, to receive small amounts of funding to help offset costs during critical moments of company growth.
"This program continues to move New Mexico forward as a leader in technology ventures," Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel said.

Free Training Available For Volunteers Interested In Los Alamos History

on September 20, 2017 - 9:22am
Volunteers have the opportunity to lead tours through Fuller Lodge and tell visitors all about Los Alamos history. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Have you ever wanted to know the story behind the log cabin near the Memorial Rose Garden? Or have you thought it would be interesting and fun to interact with some of the visitors who come to Los Alamos from all over the world? It is! And now is your opportunity.
The Los Alamos Historical Society is offering free training in Los Alamos history for those interested in volunteering with the organization or who are curious about the

NEA-New Mexico Weighs In On New Mexico PED Proposed Science Education Standards

on September 20, 2017 - 9:21am

NEA-NM News:
The National Education Association – New Mexico believes the entirety of the Next Gen standards should be adopted, not the version proposed by the P.E.D. which substitutes non-scientific notions where science should be taught," says Charles Goodmacher, Spokesperson for the National Education Association - New Mexico. 
"The PED proposed changes infuse politics into local classrooms across New Mexico," Goodmacher said.

Birth Announcement: Averly Lynn Bowyer

on September 20, 2017 - 9:19am

Justin and Lindsay Bowyer are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Averly Lynn Bowyer. Averly was born Sept. 18 in Albuquerque. She weighed 5 lbs 13 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Clint and Donna Bowyer of White Rock, Scott and Lesa Pirtle of Las Cruces and Heidi Cappelletti of Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Weekly Fishing Report Sept. 20

on September 20, 2017 - 8:56am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The “Catch of the Week” section of the State Game and Fish Department’s weekly fishing report has a story to tell. With the exception of a brown trout caught in the Chama River below El Vado Lake, the big fish that were caught were warmwater species such as bass and catfish. The warm weather we’ve been experiencing has kept the fall fishing season from taking off.

That should change soon. The temperatures in the higher elevations are already dropping into the 30’s and it was actually below freezing Sept. 18 in Angel Fire.

NHCC Brings 4,000-Sq.-Foot Fresco And Other Masterpieces Online On Google Arts And Culture

on September 20, 2017 - 8:16am
Frederico Vigil’s sketch of the 3-foot-high Romanesque statue of Virgen de Guadalupe, Extremadura. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  People around the world can now view artifacts from the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) online through a partnership with Google Arts and Culture.
Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see Mundos de Mestizaje, a 4,000-square-foot painting that is the largest concave fresco in North America, in addition to select pieces from the NHCC Art Museum's permanent collection.
Get up close with ultra-high resolution

NM 502 Pavement Preservation Work Lane Closures Begin 9 a.m. Today

on September 20, 2017 - 7:54am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work at 9 a.m. today on N.M. 502 from milepost 8.50 to milepost 18.50 from the Totavi Gas Station to Cities of Gold Casino.  

The contractor will be milling the existing asphalt and then follow with a heater scarification overlay process.

Starting Today: N.M. 502 westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for three weeks. Motorists can expect delays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There will be weekend work Saturday’s only. No work on Sunday.

Starting Oct. 10: N.M.