Today's News

  • LAHS scholarship students announced

    Los Alamos High School Principal Brad Parker announced Friday seven students were named as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  
    “We are very pleased to recognize the academic achievement of these students and congratulate them on this honor,” Parker said.
    The students are Nathan Delgado, Val Jackson-Hundley, Faith Koh, Faith Montaño, Julia O’Brien, Kaelan Prime, Camille Rousculp and Sydney Schoonover.  A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, was presented to the students during a reception Friday.
    Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition.

  • Guitarist Cavalcante to perform at Fuller Lodge Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents guitarist Marcos Cavalcante noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Cavalcante will perform works of classic, popular and Jazz guitar.

  • Births 10-4-15

    Sept. 9 ­— A boy. Isaac Chu. Parents  Haowen “Wendy” Ge and Pinghan Chu
    Sept. 19 — A boy. James Suazo, Jr. Parents Selina Loretto and James Suazo Dr.
    Sept. 19 — A girl. Anita Delvina Gonzales. Parents: April and Cavan Gonzales (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
    Sept. 25 — A girl. Hazel Rose Roybal. Parents Claire and Ross Roybal
    Sept. 26 — A boy. Lawrence Ben Montoya. Parents Conztancia Loretto and Gabriel Montoya

  • PEEC offers nature hike to burn area Tuesday

    Was our recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Ramon Garcia, wildland division chief, will answer these questions and more during a guided hike into the burned area Tuesday.
    The hike will leave the nature center at 5:30 p.m. to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned.
    Participants will return by 6:30 p.m. with knowledge about forest fuels and local efforts to preserve our homes and ponderosa forests.
    The Los Alamos Nature Center is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. After the hike, there is time to visit the nature center and enjoy the free talk, “Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness,” by Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
    To register for this hike, and for more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, or call 662-0460.

  • Bernie Sanders’ appeal has America puzzled

    Center for Visions and Values

  • Talk of carnivals and clowns

    Pity the folks whose jobs require them to make sense of lunacy. The media in all their forms are overrun with it, and it is pulverizing that which passes for political discourse today.
    As last week came to a close, the Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and his hard-right GOP cohorts in Congress were threatening another of their federal government shutdowns if funding for Planned Parenthood is not stripped from a stop-gap budget bill that had to be passed if a shutdown was to be avoided come Oct. 1.
    It was chaos, with widespread talk among House Republicans that Boehner’s hold on the speakership itself was hanging in the balance if the far-righters in his caucus didn’t get their way on this one.
    So Boehner just up and resigned.   
    The situation became so worrisome that New Mexico Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham dispatched a communique to her constituents reminding them that “80 percent of the women who rely on Planned Parenthood are low-income.”
    “We should be working to protect the most vulnerable amongst us, not taking away their health care,” she added.

  • Animal shelter 10-4-15

    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 a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Elizabeth — A 4-year-old Blue Russian mix who prefers the company of people. She does seem to do fine with other cats though, particularly if they are mellow and don’t pick on her too much! She still enjoys a bit of playtime, and she loves chasing catnip mice around the cat room. This sweet girl will meow softly at you when she’s ready for some loving.

  • LA football beats Santa Fe

    Los Alamos' football team ruined the Santa Fe's Homecoming Friday, beating the Demons 49-13.

    The teams traded early touchdowns, but Derek Selvage scored his second touchdown midway through the first quarter to put Los Alamos up, 12-7, and the 'Toppers led the rest of the way.

    Los Alamos took a 26-13 lead into halftime.

    In the third quarter, Lane Saunders scored a touchdown — his second of the game — and then Nick Quartieri ran into the end zone twice to initiate the running clock phase of the mercy rule.

    Los Alamos also got a safety in the third after a Santa Fe long snap went over its punters head and into the end zone.

    The 'Toppers other touchdown came in the second quarter. Los Alamos fumbled the ball just before crossing the goal line, but a 'Topper recovered the loose ball in the end zone for the score.

    Los Alamos improved to 2-4 overall with the win. It will begin its District 2-5A season next week against Capital. 

    Santa Fe, meanwhile, remained winless. The Demons are 0-6.

    Special thanks to KRSN for its help with this report.

  • Today in history Oct. 2
  • Church listings 10-2-15

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ