Today's News

  • Today in history March 15
  • 'Toppers beat Taos in pure division championship

    SANTA FE — The Los Alamos hockey team beat Taos 4-1 to claim the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League pure division's state championship on Saturday.

    "It's an awesome way to finish," Los Alamos head coach Kevin Blake said. "This is always a great rivalry. We play at a little disadvantage against the rest of the league since our players all come from one high school."

    The game was a battle and only one goal separated the teams for most of the contest. With 2 minutes, 23 seconds left, however, Hudson Davenport got out of the penalty box, swooped in and got the puck, then skated as hard as he could to get behind Taos' defense and scored an insurance goal for Los Alamos.

    One minute later Tristen Roach centered the puck in front of Taos' goal and Trevor Matuszak scored with a back hand.

    Los Alamos also scored the first two goals of the game. Late in the first period Matuszak assisted Charlie Christensen. Then 1:07 into the second period Isaac Dunwoody and Davenhall led an odd-numbered rush. Dunwoody took the puck down the ice, then passed it to Davenhall who finished it.

    The Ice Tigers then came alive, putting shot after shot on goal. Zealand Walterscheid, however, was nearly perfect in goal for Los Alamos.

  • LA softball hits stride, beats St. Pius X

    Shelby Chavez hit a home run, Los Alamos' defense played solid and the Hilltoppers beat St. Pius X 5-1 on Saturday.

    "It went really well," Los Alamos head coach Roger Anaya said. "The defense played probably its best game all year."

    Jordan Hammock struck out seven batters for the 'Toppers, and her defense also helped her get out of some jams.

    Los Alamos scored twice in the second inning, Chavez hit a solo home run in the third and then the 'Toppers scored twice more in the fifth.

    St. Pius scored its lone run in the third inning, and Madeline Lockhart was almost able to gun the runner out at home.

    Elizabeth Anaya went 2-3 with an RBI. Taylor Collins also hit a triple for Los Alamos.

    After losing its first five games of the season, Los Alamos is now 2-5.

    "Up to this point we were struggling, but a few days of practice really helped us," coach Anaya said. "Now we're starting to hit well and the girls are getting comfortable."

  • Update 3-15-15

    "Mister Roberts"

    The play “Mister Roberts” will be performed at 2 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors/students.


    Los Alamos Concert Association presents Cuarteto Latinoamericano. 4 p.m. today at Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Tickets are at losalamosconcert.

    LTAB meeting

    A regular meeting of the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board is scheduled for Tuesday. It will be at 1 p.m. at the county’s Municipal Building.


    A meeting to update residents on the construction at 20th Street is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in Room 110 of the Municipal Building.


    A meeting of the Board of Public Utilities will be Wednesday. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

  • Lewis & Todd 3-15-15
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 3-16-15 to 3-20-15

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Bingo

    Tuesday: Popcorn balls

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Pool tournament

    Friday: Kids choice game/activity

    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.

    Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth

  • Word on the Street 3-15-15

    Teen Pulse staff writer Rigel Baron asked students, “What kind of phone do you have, do you like it and why?”

  • Boy Scouts Society creates leaders through scouting

    On March 6-7, student leaders from the Order of the Arrow (OA) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) met to discuss new events and plan the induction of new members in a quarterly Spring Fellowship meeting.
    The OA was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, BSA. It originated as an experiment to provide leadership opportunities to scouts and officially became part of the Boy Scouts program in 1934.
    The Order of the Arrow is now recognized as the National Honor Society for the BSA and focuses on serving scouts and the community in addition to normal scouting activities such as camping.
    The order is divided into lodges, sections and regions which give students multiple chances to hone leadership skills.
    Home school junior from Los Alamos, Michael Booton has been advancing through leadership positions ever since he became a member of the OA. “I started doing various leadership activities. I was a manager and I kept going and took over publications in northern New Mexico in May 2012,” Booton said. He went on to become vice chief of operations and is now chief of his lodge, Yah-Tah-Hey-Si-Kess which in Navajo means “hello, my friend.”

  • News for retirees 3-15-15 to 3-21-15

    March 15-21, 2015
    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.
    Betty Ehart
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile             chicken enchiladas
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Corned beef             and cabbage
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

  • Animal shelter 3-15-15

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. 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 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.
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They may be adopted together or individually. Adopt them together and only pay the adoption fee for one.