Today's News

  • Sports Schedule, Nov. 21-26


    Boys basketball: Kirtland Central at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth, grade, 5 p.m.


    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, C team, 1 p.m.; JV, 2:30 p.m.; varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 1 p.m.; JV, 2:30 p.m; varsity, 4 p.m.

  • Hoops season is getting started

    Fans of the Hilltopper basketball teams got to see them in action Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltopper boys and girls took part in their annual Green/Gold Scrimmage.

    The Hilltopper boys played an intrasquad game while the Hilltopper girls varsity played the junior varsity.

    Los Alamos’ boys open the season Tuesday, while the Hilltopper girls have their first game Friday night at Pojoaque.

  • Hilltoppers set to host Broncos in season opener Tuesday

    It didn’t take long before Fil Dominguez started to hear what people thought of Los Alamos’ boys basketball team’s offense last season.

    During a morning broadcast on KRSN AM 1490, while talking about the Jr. ‘Topper youth basketball program, station owner David Sutton asked Dominguez, “so, are you guys going to shoot this year?”

    Fans should be getting a definitive answer quickly, as the Hilltoppers will open the 2011-12 season Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers will host the Kirtland Central Broncos in the season opener at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Word on the Street 11-20-11

    Los Alamos High School senior Madalina Ciuca asked freshman students, “How do you celebrate three-day weekends?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 11-20-11
  • It’s never too late to do the right thing

    The Dreamworks version of the furry hero Puss in Boots was first seen in “Shrek 2,” but now he has his own movie.
    “Puss in Boots” is a new adventure with the same character audiences fell in love with during the “Shrek” movie series. The action-packed film was directed by Chris Miller and released on Oct. 28, 2011.
    The movie follows the adventure of the infamous sword fighting outlaw, Puss in Boots.
    The movie begins with Puss (Antonio Banderas), narrowly escaping from a bounty hunter’s house in the desert.

  • LA honors the armed forces

    For some people, “call of duty” is a video game. For some churches, it is a pun regarding those who serve the church in one way or another. On Nov. 11, men and women for whom those three words are a way of life were honored.
    Prior to the ceremony events at the VFW, the Elks Lodge served breakfast to not only veterans, but the public, as well. They did this last year and will do so again next year.
    At about 9:30 a.m., approximately 60 people trickled into the VFW. As the patrons took their seats, the pianist began playing a few bars of various patriotic songs. As he did so, the conversation faded to a slight murmur.

  • Pajama pants should be worn at home

    I know it’s tempting … The mornings are cold and dark and all you can think of is how much you want to go back to bed, but come on. Wearing pajama pants to school or in public is just not acceptable.
    Yes, pajama pants are very comfortable at home, but they should only be worn at home. “Why,” you ask? In every other situation when you are not at home, pajama pants look unprofessional, sloppy and can seriously damage your fashion sense.
    I don’t care how pretty the pattern is or how warm they are. Don’t even try arguing with me about that!

  • News for Retirees 11-20-11

    Nov. 20-26
    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

    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Fish sandwich (breaded cod)
    Noon        Lunch talk: Jason Lott, Bandelier superintendent
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:45        Variety Training

  • Animal Shelter 11-20-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.


    BeeBee — One year old spayed female mixed breed with soft brown fur.  Friendly, loves to play ball.  Needs active family.