Today's News

  • Teen brief


    LAHS Olions do first Melodrama

    Los Alamos High School Olions presents  the first ever Melodrama. 

    The LAHS Olions present the first ever Olions Melodrama. Tenpenny enters the quiet town of Las Alamas with plans to ruin the town. 

    The script is original and based off of Los Alamos and it’s residents. 

    Performances will be
    7 p.m. Sept. 25, 26, 27;
    2 p.m Sept. 27 and 28. 

  • Opinion: The fight for the First Amendment


    One subject that seems to come up in the news regularly is that of First Amendment violations.

    Take for example a recent case from Arkansas State University where football players were told to remove cross decals from their helmets that were there to honor a former player and equipment manager who died earlier this year. 

    The university stated that the crosses needed to be removed because of a complaint that they violated the separation of church and state. According to the Huffington Post, Rebecca Markert, an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said her organization had been looking into the matter, but had not yet lodged a formal complaint. Markert said of the school’s decision, “Putting religious imagery on public school property is unconstitutional.” 

  • Hilltalkers kick off the year


    On Sept. 13, the Yellow Ribbon Novice Tournament, hosted by the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers and Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, marked the official beginning of competition season for the LAHS speech and debate team.

    The tournament, designed to help new speech and debaters learn the ropes of a wide variety of events, is the only one of its type in New Mexico. No other tournaments in the state cater specifically to novices.

    Participants came from LAHS, LAMS, Jemez Mountain Home School and Santa Fe Preparatory School. They are the four regularly competing schools in the state, out of more than a dozen.

    Los Alamos winners were Analee Erickson, Alex Ionkov, Radhika Iyer, Wilbur Wang and Robert Zhu.

  • News for retirees 9-21-14 to 9-27-14


    Sept. 21-27, 2014

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    September is National
    Senior Center Month

    Betty Ehart


    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10:30 a.m. Feldenkreis class

  • Animal Shelter 09-21-14


    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 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    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.

  • I believe …


    In newspapers (in all of their forms.). I believe in the First Amendment (45 words/five freedoms): 

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Our founding fathers thought it important enough to make this the very first one! 

    I believe in delivering fair, accurate, objective, timely and complete journalism across multiple platforms while maintaining integrity and high ethical standards… this is what separates newspapers from the opinion-based blogosphere. Newspapers bring truth to light and are the connection to the community.

  • ’Toppers fall 24-6 in their 2014 homecoming game

    The 2014 season, it appears, will be about taking small steps for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team.
    After getting pummeled in its first three contests, Los Alamos will have to concentrate now on what it’s good and hope it can tighten up what’s not so good prior to the start of the District 2-5A season in three weeks.
    The good news for Los Alamos was that it took a step in the right direction Friday in its annual homecoming game. Los Alamos had some positives in the contest — a takeaway that led to a touchdown, stopping a couple of potential scoring drives and two solid drives in the second half — despite coming out on the short end of a 24-6 decision against the Kirtland Central Broncos.
    Kirtland Central, a traditional opponent of the Hilltoppers, was fired up for Friday’s game, particularly on the defensive end, forcing an early turnover deep in Los Alamos territory.
    But the Hilltoppers returned the favor one play later when cornerback Isaac Dunwoody intercepted a pass at the 1-yard line to prevent a score and giving the Broncos a chance to turn the game into a rout early.

  • Today in history Sept. 20
  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

    At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He did not announce any specific changes, but said he has not considered resigning.

    "Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong," he said. "That starts with me."

    The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.

    The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

    "The same mistakes can never be repeated," he said.

    Goodell now oversees all personal conduct cases, deciding guilt and penalties.

    He said he believes he has the support of the NFL's owners, his bosses.

    "That has been clear to me," he said.

  • Church Listings 09-19-14

    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 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. 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. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    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.