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Today's News

  • Lewis & Todd 12-14-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Christmas themed Lego contest

    Tuesday: Pool tournament

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Candy cane reindeer

    Friday: Wii Friday

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 139 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.

  • Word on the street 12-14-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Michael Booton asked students, “What will be your hardest final?”

  • Let's Dance
  • Students inducted into honor society

    On the evening of Dec. 1, 115 Los Alamos High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) at Duane Smith Auditorium.
    NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Scholarship involves achievement in various activities; leadership is membership in organizations and offices held in them; service involving work to help others in areas in of school, community, home and employment; and character — qualities of integrity, positive behavior, cooperation and ethics. These qualities comprise the “four pillars” that define all society members.
    The induction ceremony was hosted by NHS Club Advisor and Sponsor Cindy Black and students Dakota Klasky (president), Sarah Bouquin (vice president), Ashvini Vaidya and Kate Margevicius (co-secretaries), Astrid Hengartener (treasurer) and Esteban Abeyta (LAHS student body president).

  • Welcome to the O-zone

    Late on Thanksgiving eve the Obama administration released a roadmap of regulations being finalized in 2015. Within the bundle of more than 3,000 regulations lies a rule on ozone that President Barack Obama himself, in 2011, “put on ice” in effort to reduce “regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover.”
    So why is the rule back?
    First, Obama isn’t facing an election. Most believe the 2012 election was the reason for the about-face. More importantly, following the 2011 decision that struck down the proposed ozone rule, environmental groups sued the Obama administration. The resulting court order required the Environmental Protection Agency to release the proposed rule by Dec. 1.
    Once again, environmental groups are in charge of America’s energy, and, therefore, economic policy. They have systematically chipped away America’s sources of economic strength: cost-effective energy. And we’ve let them.

  • Today in history Dec. 13
  • Senate approves National Park status for Manhattan Project, Valles Caldera

    The senate has just voted 89−11 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes public lands legislation creating the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) and granting National Park Preserve status to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP).

    Both pieces of legislation have been years in the making. Senators Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, and former Sen. Jeff Bingaman were sponsors of both pieces of legislation. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan helped sponsor the MPNHP legislation in the House.

    On Dec. 11. Heinrich delivered statements supporting the inclusion of several public lands bills in the NDAA. He stated,

    "None of this would be possible were it not for years of effort and support from the local communities that helped craft these bills. Thanks to their work, New Mexico's critical public land based economic engine will continue to grow in the energy, tourism, sporting and recreation sectors."
    Lujan also issued a statement after the House passage of the bill last week, stating that establish the MPNHP

  • NDAA, Manhattan Project and Valles Caldera parks pass Senate

    The senate has just voted 89−11 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes public lands legislation creating the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) and granting National Park Preserve status to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP).

    Both pieces of legislation have been years in the making. Senators Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, and former Sen. Jeff Bingaman were sponsors of both pieces of legislation. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan helped sponsor the MPNHP legislation in the House.

    On Dec. 11. Heinrich delivered statements supporting the inclusion of several public lands bills in the NDAA. He stated,

  • LA boys fall in first round to Robertson

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had turnover trouble in the opening round of the Sandia Prep Invitational tournament Thursday afternoon.
    The Hilltoppers were looking for their first win of the season against a team that was also seeking its first win, the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals.
    But the Cardinals came out the victor Thursday in Albuquerque. The Cardinals outscored the Hilltoppers 22-9 in the first quarter and never looked back, winning 54-31.
    Los Alamos has struggled early on in the season to find its footing on the offensive end. Los Alamos has only managed to score 40 points once this season and has been held to the low-30s in scoring each of the last three games.
    Hilltopper head coach Mike Kluk said his team had some chances but were not connecting with its shots, then struggled holding on to the ball.
    “I could tell in warm-ups that they were not ready,” Kluk said of the contest. “After halftime the offense performed better and the defense was a bit more intense. We played them even in the second half.”
    The Hilltoppers fell behind big by the break, trailing 39-17. The Hilltopper defense was much better in the third quarter, limiting Robertson (1-4) to just five points. Unfortunately for Los Alamos, it only managed four points in that frame.