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Today's News

  • Google honors Los Alamos

    Today, Google announced that Los Alamos has been named the 2014 eCity of New Mexico. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state – the digital capitals of America. These cities’ businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and members of the Los Alamos business community gathered at the Los Alamos Co-op Market on Friday to celebrate the eCity Award given to Los Alamos by Google. “The Los Alamos business community has proven that its reach extends well beyond the store front,” said Heinrich. “By utilizing the power of the Internet, small businesses in Los Alamos are reaching more customers, creating jobs and growing the local economy.”

  • Lobos need to stop Falcons' option attack

    In the option, the system is what you have to beat. You stop the dive, limit the quarterback keeper, shut down the pitch.
    Still, there are individuals that shine in this system. The Air Force Falcons have two of them.
    The University of New Mexico Lobo football team needs to contain Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson.
    Pearson missed most of the 2013 season and is nursing an injured shoulder this season. He is still a weapon. He orchestrates the Falcons’ option and he usually does it at a high level.
    When he does pull the right triggers at the right time, the Falcons usually win. Pearson has 360 yards on the ground. .
    “You look at their offense, it's slightly different than last year, particularly because the quarterback is back that was injured in the first game last year,” said Lobos Coach Bob Davie. “He’s a heck of a competitor. He’s fun to watch. Their offense is the same style, but the quarterback is a heck of a player.”
    The big back in the Falcons’ option is Jacobi Owens, who has 697 yards on the season and a 5.3-yard average per carry. Owens averages 112.7 yards per game.

  • Roundup: JV soccer teams tie with Hope

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity soccer teams played two separate games with their counterparts from Hope Christian and in both instances nothing was resolved.
    Wednesday, the Hiltopper girls JV team deadlocked with the Huskies 1-1 at Sullivan Field. That same day, Los Alamos’ boys JV squad finished in a 1-1 tie with Hope Christian, also at home.
    The boys game pitted two strong teams against each other. Los Alamos was 9-3 heading into the contest, while Hope Christian was 11-2.
    In that game, Hope Christian’s Kevin Sanchez scored in the first half, the same half Los Alamos’ goal was scored. Both teams’ offenses were shut out in the second half.
    Valerie Li, an eighth grader, got the lone score for the Hilltoppers in the girls game Wednesday. Li’s goal gave Los Alamos the edge at halftime, but Hope cored in the second half to tie things up.
    The Hilltopper girls followed that up with a victory Thursday night at home. The Hilltoppers got a second half goal from Hannah Littleton to nip the St. Michael’s Horsemen 1-0.
    With that win, Los Alamos’ girls improve to 5-7-1 on the year.

    Capital tops Los Alamos 27-20 in football

  • Giants' Ishikawa hits walk-off home run

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.
    And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series.
    It was the Shot That Shook the Bay.
    For all the questions about San Francisco’s failures to clear the fences and weird ways they’re winning during their latest special October, the Giants got back to the World Series with the home run. A trio of longballs, in fact.
    Ishikawa made good on the big stage only a few months removed from the minors, hitting the first homer to end an NL Championship Series on a three-run drive that lifted San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    “It’s gratifying,” Ishikawa said. “If there’s an organization I’d want to do it for, it would be this one.”
    These every-other-year Giants will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series.
    A journeyman who began the season with Pittsburgh, Ishikawa connected for the first game-ending home run that sent the Giants into the World Series since perhaps the most famous drive in baseball history — Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in a 1951 playoff.

  • 'Toppers head to Rio Rancho Jamboree

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams are coming right down to the nitty-gritty of their regular season, starting Saturday at Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls will head to the Rio Rancho Jamboree Saturday, the first of their final two regular season contests. Following Saturday’s meet, the teams will host their home meet Oct. 24 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Rio Rancho Jamboree is a key late-season contest, primarily because it takes place around the campus of Rio Rancho High School, the same venue that hosts the state meet.
    The state championship meet is slated for Nov. 8.
    Rio Rancho features a relatively fast but deceptively challenging course, known for its dust and a couple of tough climbs that runners will have to be wary of.
    The Hilltoppers, of course, won both the boys and girls state titles in 2013 as members of Class 4A and both appear to be contenders in Class 5A this season.
    Los Alamos’ girls are looking very much like the team to beat in 5A at this point, having downed every other 5A team they’ve gone up against this season except for in their first meet in early September.

  • Latest classes, programs from the Family Strength Network

    Becoming a Love & Logic Parent: Early Childhood ®
    Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 1 - 29               Time: 5:30-7:00pm
    Instructor: Karen Brown, RN
    Cost: $40/individual or couple. Financial aid available, please ask!
    Child Care: Available on-site at no extra cost. Must be requested at least one week in advance.
    Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org <http://lafsn.org>  or use form on last page

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  • Students allowed back in school after no gas leak is found — photos added

     

    Emergency crews were dispatched to Los Alamos High School this morning with a report of a possible gas leak.

    The school was evacuated and students stayed outside as DPU and LAFD crews investigated. They did not find anything and students, teachers and other personnel were let back into the school about 8:30 a.m.

    A release from the county at 8:30 a.m. said, “LAFD reports no gas leak found, buildings have been turned back over to Schools and teens entering now.”

    A later release from the county at 10 a.m. said, "crews responded because of reports of a smell of gas, but, there wasn’t a gas leak discovered. Students were not in danger."