Today's News

  • Ordinance does not permit sheriff to compete with police department

    Sheriff, Los Alamos County

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fair today

    The Los Alamos Wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are sponsoring a Missionary Fair at 6 p.m. today at the Ward building, 1967 18th St., off 15th and Sage St. The LDS Church has more than 400 missions worldwide.

    Former returned missionaries from several countries, including France, England, Italy, Russia, Mexico, South and Central America and many other countries will attend to talk about their experiences and the culture of the country they served in, and display arts and crafts from the countries they served on their missions. The public is invited to the fair.

  • Church listings 9-25-15

    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

  • Knowing God is something to boast about

    Many have argued that Christian churches have driven people away by harping on morality. I think they are right. Many of those same people would reason that churches ought to simply become less judgmental and more accepting. Once again, I must agree. I doubt, however, that most of these would be in agreement with me regarding the proper path.
    It seems to me that churches in the U.S. have lost at least two generations of people because a wrong approach to teaching the Bible.  We have chosen two extremes. Often, we have taught the commands of God without connecting those commands to the character and nature of God.
    We might have some short-term success in changing people’s behavior with that method.
    On the other hand, many have thought that they found a solution to the problem by simply backing away from the commands of God. That is a recipe for disaster. Many cease to mention the clear commands of Scripture. Others simply stop making personal application to themselves and others. The only real solution to this problem is found in cultivating a real and personal relationship with God.  We must come to know Him.

  • Kickoff moved to 6 p.m.

    The Los Alamos home football game against Farmington will begin an hour earlier than originally scheduled. The game will now begin at 6 p.m.
    Los Alamos enters the contest with 1-3 record after suffering its third-straight loss of the season last Friday against Kirtland Central, 33-24.
    The ’Toppers will try to get back on track tonight, but they’ll have to do it against a tough opponent, the Farmington Scorpions.
    Farmington (3-1) won its first three games of the season, but the Scorpions will also be looking to rebound tonight. The Scorpions fell 39-6 to Durango, Colo., last week.
    Kirtland Central is the only common opponent the teams have played. The Scorpions, however, beat Kirtland Central, 63-26, when they met.
    After tonight’s game, Los Alamos will take on the Santa Fe Demons next Friday during Santa Fe’s Homecoming.
    The ’Toppers will then begin their District 2-5A schedule Oct. 9 at Capital.
    Capital is currently 3-1 and has the second-best record in the district. Española Valley has the best record. The Sundevils are a perfect 4-0. Last year’s district champions, Del Norte, is 2-2. Bernalillo, meanwhile, is 0-4.

  • Parra-Vasquas has best prediction

    Sixteen dedicated runner and walkers appeared in the pouring rain Tuesday night to test their pace racing skills on Los Alamos’ original Turkey Trot course — on North Mesa and in the Bayo Canyon.
    As the runners started the one-and three-mile courses, however, the rain ceased and pleasant running conditions prevailed.
    The best predictor of the night was Nicholas Parra-Vasquas who only had a two-second error on the long course.
    The next best predictors were Inez Ross, with an adjusted error of 39 seconds on the short course, and Rigo Chavez, with a 55-second error on the long course.
    The fastest female and male runners on the one-mile course were Beth Davenport (11 minutes, 28 seconds) and Anders Medin, (12:45).
    The fastest runner on the three-mile course was Parra-Vasquas (24:44).
    Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will be held on a trail in Water Canyon in the White Rock area. The trailhead is on N.M. 4, about 2.6 miles west of the Pajarito Road N.M. 4 junction.
    The races will start at 6 p.m. with one-and three-mile courses available.
    For more information call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, atomicrunners.com.

  • Fishing continues to be good in the Jemez Waters

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, wooly buggers, tubes, worms and night crawlers for smallmouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spinner night crawler combinations for walleye. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.
    Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 152 cubic feet per second (cfs). We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, homemade baits and liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits for tiger muskies. Fishing for all other species was slow.
    Brazos River: Fishing was fair using small streamers and salmon eggs for trout.
    Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest service until further notice due to danger from falling trees.
    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 978 cfs and 649 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using spinners, wooly buggers, PowerBait and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu.

  • Runners lower their times at Cleveland Invite

    Los Alamos’ runners dropped a ton of time in their second cross country race of the season Saturday at the Cleveland Invitational.
    Every varsity runner that competed in a second meet lowered their time and a few of the athletes knocked over a minute off their previous times.
    Victor Kim showed the most improvement. He led the Hilltopper boys with a sixth-place finish in 16 minutes, 22.86 seconds. That time was over 1:43 faster than his previous mark.
    For the girls, Sophia Galvez and Talia Dreicer each knocked over a minute off, as well. Dreicer finished fifth in 19:01.98 and Galvez crossed sixth in 19:21.09.
    Madison Foley and Zoe Hemez both lowered their times by over 30 seconds.
    Foley led Los Alamos for the second meet in a row with her second third-place finish of the season in 18:58.52. Hemez finished 20th in 20:21.40.
    The Hilltopper girls’ No. 5, 6 and 7 runners competed in their first varsity race of the season. Rachel Wallstrom scored the team’s final points with a 44th-place finish in 21:41.28. Sydney Schake placed 50th in 21:51.58 and Matilde Jacobsen finished 56th in 23:55.25.
    As a team, the Hilltopper girls finished second with 78 points behind Rio Rancho in the nine-team race.

  • Hilltopper girls shut out Capital in district opener

    SANTA FE — The Hilltopper girls scored a 5-0 shutout against Capital in both team’s District 2-5A openers on Tuesday.
    “That was a much better outcome (than our last couple of games),” Los Alamos girls head coach Gary Ahlers said. “Playing healthy really makes a difference.”
    With the win, Los Alamos took control of its destiny in the district. Del Norte is also 1-0 in the district after beating Bernalillo, 1-0. The Knights, however, are just 2-8-1 overall while Bernalillo (0-7-2) is still looking for its first win.
    Los Alamos is now 4-5-1 overall and 1-0 in District 2-5A.
    Capital beat Desert Academy the day after losing to Los Alamos, 4-0, to move to 5-5-1, 0-1.
    On Tuesday, Los Alamos scored in the first minute of the game to set the tone right away.
    Jordan Henson played a long through ball and Sienna Ahlers chased it down, shot and scored to put Los Alamos up, 1-0, just 16 seconds into the contest.
    “We were really clicking on the field,” Henson said.
    Katie Hopkins scored Los Alamos’ next goal. Abby Schmalz centered the ball and Hopkins knocked it in on a one-timer.
    Four minutes later, in the 36th minute, Henson put Los Alamos up, 3-0, with a long goal from the left flank.

  • LA volleyball gives Moriarty its first home loss

    Los Alamos’ volleyball team gave Moriarty its first home loss of the season Tuesday night.
    Moriarty entered the contest 4-0 at home, and 8-1 overall, but Los Alamos was able to overcome the Fighting Pintos, and their loud crowd, to score its fifth-straight win. Los Alamos improved to 6-2 with the victory.
    “It was a very good game,” Los Alamos head coach Sharleen Espinoza said. “When you have two teams equally talented like that, it’s always going to be a good match. It was nice to come away with a win there.”
    Moriarty won the first set, 25-21. “They have a really strong crowd and I think that put the girls on edge,” Espinoza said. “It was hard to hear.”
    The ’Toppers, however, settled down and won the next three sets, 25-19, 25-20 and 25-23, to take the match, 3-1.
    It was a well-rounded team effort that helped Los Alamos score the win.
    “Brianna (Montaño) was just a power hitter for us,” Espinoza said. “Sierra (Foley) was moving her blocks really well and moving her shots around. Our defense on the backline did some great work and Makaela Robertson had some ace serves in key moments.”