Today's News

  • Prep football: Moriarty runs past ‘Toppers, 41-0

    The Los Alamos football team couldn’t restrain the physical and explosive running game of Moriarty last Friday.
    The Hilltoppers were shutout 41-0 at Moriarty, as the Pintos rushed for six touchdowns.
    Moriarty led 15-0 at the end of the first quarter. With 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Pintos running back Elijah Tapia ran past the Los Alamos defense for a 64-yard touchdown to make it 21-0.
    It appeared like Los Alamos had some life when Kevin Maresca intercepted a pass with 7:27 left in the second quarter. However, the Hilltoppers gave it back two plays later when Nick Quartieri was picked off.
    Tapia made Los Alamos pay with a 10-yard touchdown on the ensuing drive to Moriarty ahead 28-0 at half.
    In the opening drive of the second half, the Hilltoppers maintained possession for 10 minutes until turning the ball over on downs, after not reaching the end zone on fourth and goal from the Moriarty six-yard line.
    Two plays after the Pintos took over on downs, Marvin Encinias scored a 90-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach.
    Tapia finished with three rushing touchdowns.
    The Hilltoppers fell to 1-1 on the season and will Grants at 7 p.m. Friday at Sullivan Field.

  • LAHS boy's, girl's soccer shutout St. Mike’s

    The typical quick play of the Los Alamos girl’s soccer team wasn’t in sync on Thursday but two of its skilled individuals were.
    And that’s what the Hilltoppers needed to fend off St. Michael’s 2-0 at Sullivan Field.
    “Unfortunately we just didn’t do our game plan. The girls didn’t execute what we needed to do and we played down to St. Mike’s game,” said Los Alamos coach Gary Ahlers. “We were trying to move the ball in the middle too much.”
    It appeared that Los Alamos was going to take control early after getting the scoring started in the third minute. Sophomore midfielder Alix Haily was able to find senior midfielder Abby Schmalz, who opened the scoring for the Hilltoppers.
    In the remainder of the half, Los Alamos had few opportunities to add a second goal, as passes from the midfield weren’t connecting with wingers making runs toward the attacking third.
    The sloppy play continued from both teams until the 52nd minute, when Los Alamos sophomore midfielder/forward Katie Hopkins found a crease in the Horsemen defense and drilled a left-footed shot to the bottom-right corner for the Hilltoppers’ second goal.

  • Cone Zone Week of Sept. 5

    For more information about these projects, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. Slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
    Public Works
    Canyon Rim Trail
    Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail continues as crews complete the installation of a large retaining wall and start installation of footings for the pedestrian bridge. The trail remains closed west of Fire Station 6. Clearing and excavating south of DP Rd continues. No traffic delays on NM 502 or DP Rd are anticipated.
    Diamond Drive Crack Sealing
    Crack sealing activities on Diamond Drive continue from the San Ildefonso roundabout south to the Los Alamos Canyon “Omega” bridge.  Activities will be limited to “off-peak” hours whenever possible, from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should expect lane drops and occasional flagging operations.
    Central Avenue Phase 2 Improvements
    Crews will be working daily through the Labor Day holiday weekend to stay on track with project completion.

  • Police Beat 9-4-16

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 19
    9:19 p.m. — Steven Shaver, 59, of Albuquerque was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license at State Road 4.

    10:29 p.m.— Johnny Lowance, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested for possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) at 37th Street.
    Aug. 20
    9:39 a.m.— Police reported that a 60-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of a house burglary at 47th Street.

    4:20 p.m.— Nickolas Gallegos, 39, of Abiquiu was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor at East Road.

    Aug. 21
    10:30 p.m.— Shawn Deryke, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested for battery against a household member in the 4000 block of Alabama Avenue.
    Aug. 22
    5:08 p.m.— Police reported that a 17-year-old Los Alamos male was the victim of an accident with injuries at the intersection of 43rd Street and Urban Street.

    Aug. 23

  • On the Docket 9-4-16

    Aug. 24
    Mitchell Lee Lang was found guilty at the time of traffic stop for speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Aug. 25
    Elias Lovato pled no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate court to use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant was sentenced to 182 days in the Los Alamos Detention Center, leaving five months 30 days to serve.  Defendant was also fined $50 and must also pay $198 in court costs.
    Defendant was also assigned probation by the Los Alamos District Court.
    Defendant will obey all laws and not be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any other offense. Defendant will comply with all court ordered conditions of probation.
    Shall not possess or consume alcohol or enter a liquor establishment. Shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or weapon.

    Kelley L. Morgan pled no contest the Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to display a current, valid registration plate. Sentenced deferred until Oct. 23. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

  • Community Calendar 9-4-16

    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Tim Morrison, general manager of the Los Alamos Co-op Market, and Karen Kendall, treasurer of the co-op market’s board of directors, will provide Kiwanis with an update on the status and the activities of the co-op.

    Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. District Governor Dave Anderson will speak. The public is welcome.

    Feature Film: “Exploding Universe” at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”

  • Brown bag lunch Wednesday features Enchanted Strings Quartet

    The season begins! The Los Alamos Arts Council approaches its 50th anniversary with a season of wonderful programming for the Brown Bag performances, starting Tuesday.
    The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet.
    The always popular free performance will take place in Fuller Lodge at noon, Wednesday.
    The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”
    After Schubert’s string quintet was belatedly premiered and published in the 1850s, it gradually gained recognition as a masterpiece.

  • Ukulele class back by popular demand

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is once again offering the Los Alamos community a chance to explore and develop their potential musical skills with this newly-popular old-timey instrument – the Hawaiian ukulele.
    Beginning Sept. 23, instructors Kathleen Galbraith and Fran Christiansen of Tierra Amarilla, will conduct 45-minute basic ukulele lessons for eight consecutive Friday mornings.
    Classes are held in the BESC downstairs classroom, and begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A 45-minute “sing-and-strum session” for students continuing from prior semesters will follow the basic class, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
    Prior musical experience is not necessary, and lesson materials are provided, which are designed for serious beginners who have time in their personal schedule to practice for a minimum of 15 minutes per day between class sessions.
    Practice instruments are on loan from the instructors and may be checked out for the duration of the class.
    A materials and travel reimbursement fee of $40 will be collected at the beginning of the third class meeting.
    In order to ensure that personal attention can be given to each student, the class size will be limited. Ruth Lier is the local coordinator for this class and will provide more information and handle pre-registration. She can be reached at 662-7114, or rlier@juno.com.

  • Shelter Report 9-4-16

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. Since Juan was on his own in the wild for quite some time, it has taken lots of time by a patient volunteer to help him adjust to life at the shelter and interaction with humans. Juan would do well in a home with other cats, as they make him feel more comfortable. Juan particularly loves the company of kittens, since he loves to give baths! Juan will need time and space to adjust and might hide for a while, but just give him some time! No children for this guy.

  • Relationship helps in journey to start business

    Relationship figures big in six-year journey to start pet-care business
    By Finance New Mexico
    By the time they had adopted seven dogs from friends and neighbors, David and Juliana Garcia concluded that Las Cruces sorely needed a business that served animals and the people who love them.
    The couple bought a van with their savings to start a mobile grooming business for large pets. By the time they were ready to buy a second van to accommodate their growing client base, the Garcias were thinking about opening a hotel and day camp, with spa services on the side, for dogs and cats.
    In the challenging years between conception and creation of Pet Planet (http://www.petplanetcomplex.com) in 2014 — years that coincided with the deepest recession in nearly a century — the young entrepreneurs drew on their passion for animals and their financial partnership with The Loan Fund to sustain them.
    Timing is everything
    In 2008, the Garcias purchased the land on which they planned to build Pet Planet and lined up a construction loan through a traditional lender. Then the real-estate market crashed, and the bank withdrew its loan offer