Today's News

  • Staff shows their appreciation

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School staff members recognized the efforts made by Assistant Principal Mike Johnson during the construction phase. They presented him with balloons, a six-pack of Pepsi Max and a note of thanks.
    LAHS Registrar Dena Brent said Johnson kept his calm demeanor during the construction. “It would take a saint to do all this,” she said.
    In addition, librarian Ken Holmes said, “He did a very good job of coordinating.
    Maire O’Neill added, “he never appeared frustrated or raised his voice. He’s respectful and kind and looks to make the day better for his employees.”
    In addition to the balloons and soda, Johnson was serenaded by Bel Canto.

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates milestone

    Join Habitat for Humanity for the commemoration and dedication of the 600th Habitat House in New Mexico at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 in the New Mexico State Capitol Building Rotunda.
    Following the Capitol Rotunda activities, there will be a dedication and celebration of the milestone event.
    The event will be at 4 p.m. at the home of Habitat Partner Family, Umberto Mendoza and Debbie Montoya in the Tierra Contenta Community, 7252 Vuelta de la Luz, Santa Fe.
    Anticipated attendees and invited guests for both events are: Habitat for Humanity Affiliates throughout the state of New Mexico; and local, state and federal officials; media representatives; volunteers; individual donors; as well as funding organizations.

  • LAHS seniors get the chance of a lifetime

    Some people dream about it in elementary. Others wait years for the chance, looking forward to high school and senior year because that’s when they’ll get a shot. The list is elite and only six will be chosen.
    This year,  LAHS seniors Mireya Bouquin, Amethyst Collins, Bob Collum, Molly Finn, Kevin Smale and Kayla Suazo are the group chosen to emcee “Breaking the Bank,” the Olions’ annual ’Topper Revue.

  • Word on the Street 01-29-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS senior Madalina Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What’s your most interesting trait?”

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 01-29-12

    Monday — Foam snowman
    Tuesday —Snow globes
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Birthday board
    Friday — Clothespin valentine
    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • An Afternoon at Ashley Pond

    The sun’s rays shine brightly through the trees at Ashley Pond on a recent warm afternoon.

  • Fashion Maven: Cool Wool

    I   don’t know many knitters, but the few I do know  are experienced and every time I see or wear some of their work, I am inspired.
    Knitting is an enormous part of fashion — always changing, yet defined by the artist’s inspiration and personal touch.
    Knitwear is so vast that I can only touch on a few ideas, but the point is to get all of you to understand that knitwear is for anyone and everyone and is not limited to a certain type of person.
    First on the list, of course, are the sweaters. When you think of the word sweater, some of you might visualize something that resembles the word frumpy.
    If this applies to you, I demand that you erase the idea from your mind, unless you are thinking of a Christmas sweater.

  • 'War Horse’ comes to the silver screen

    On Christmas day, director Steven Spielberg gave families a gift, when he brought a children’s book to the silver screen. Originally published in 1982, Spielberg presents his adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse.”
    The book-turned-movie transports the audience to a time long since passed. Set during World War I, the film starts out in the Devon, England countryside where a farmer, Ted Narracott, (Peter Mullan) purchases a young thoroughbred horse at auction, instead of the plow horse he's supposed to purchase.

  • LA's upset bid falls just short

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a stunning upset Friday night, but fell two points short in its quest to knock off No. 4-ranked Capital.

    The Hilltoppers came back from an 11-point hole at the half to take a lead into the fourth quarter. But Mikey Lopez of Capital dropped in a pair of free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 52-50 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos got big second half efforts from Thomas Russell and Bobby Sanders, but despite the upset bid, slipped to 1-3 in District 2-4A play.

    See more information in Sunday's Monitor.

  • NM police capture shooting suspect after standoff

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man being sought in connection with two fatal shootings in south Santa Fe has surrendered to authorities.

    Santa Fe Sheriff's deputies, SWAT teams and other agents surrounded a barricaded home for several hours Friday before Arthur "Arturo" Anaya was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m.

    Authorities say the 54-year-old Anaya is being held on suspicion of two counts of murder.

    They say 51-year-old Theresa Vigil was pronounced dead Tuesday at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Investigators say she was shot Monday in the trailer home she rented from Anaya.