Today's News

  • NMDOT announces changes to service

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced changes in the Park and Ride schedule that will affect Los Alamos commuters. Changes go into effect April 2.

    The most significant change affects the Pojoaque stop, which will be relocated to the parking lot adjacent to the Cities of Gold Casino. Service to Buffalo Thunder Resort will be discontinued. The Alta Vista curbside stop in Santa Fe will not be eliminated.

  • ´Toppers pick up big district sweep

    It was bombs away for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team in the opening game of a critical doubleheader Saturday against Española Valley.
    The Hilltoppers clubbed three home runs in game one Saturday at Overlook Park, winning the opener 11-0. In game two, Hilltopper Monika Teter mowed down 14 batters in six innings to give her team a 6-0 victory and the sweep.
    Los Alamos and Española Valley went into the contest holding the top two spots in the District 2-4A race, but by picking up the sweep, Los Alamos is firmly in control and is just one victory away from making it to the halfway point in the district season with a perfect record.

  • Los Alamos native heads into the wild

    “Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my!”  This is what some may say on a veterinary adventure in a foreign country, but not Los Alamos native Erin Smith. She’s headed back for round two this summer.

    Smith, 26, is heading to South Africa for the second year in a row this summer to lend a hand as a wildlife veterinarian.

    “Veterinarians play a role in the conservation of these species in their natural habitats,” she said.

    She said the veterinarians are able to help abate the suffering of individual animals to preserve the overall health of the herd or pack.

  • Word on the Street 04-01-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Ada Ciuca asked Los Alamos High School students, “What’s your favorite book?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-01-12
  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-01-12

    Monday — Free throw basketball competition
    Tuesday — Jump rope competition
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Lanyards
    Friday — Kids’ choice board games, Los Alamos YAC open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    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.

  • Ask Alex: What makes people smell?

    I am going to assume you mean to ask why people smell a certain way. When a person says something smells, the smell tends to be bad. Not all people smell bad though.
    Usually it’s only the people who are sitting right next to the only open seat on the bus, or the people you share a cramped elevator with. I’ve known those people to smell like an alleyway dumpster filled with skunks and cheese.
    The people on the bus are impossible to avoid because you’re sitting next to the only open seat.
    If you stand, they will know you didn’t want to sit with them and then they will be stinky and sad. The elevator people are easy to avoid by taking the stairs, which always smell weird, but not exactly bad.

  • LA teens don’t know how lucky they are

    One of the first things I heard from the local teenagers when I moved to Los Alamos, was how boring this place is, how there is nothing to do and how nothing exciting ever happens.
    I’ve lived in Los Alamos for nearly two years now and I have found lots to do here.
    For example, where I came from, you have to drive for 40 minutes, over a mountain pass just to get to a public swimming pool.
    You also have to wait until winter is over to see the latest film because the only movie place is the outdoor drive-in theater.
    In Los Alamos, all you have to do is hop on the free Atomic City Transit to catch a movie at the Reel Deal Theater.

  • Bullies aren’t getting the message

    Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.

    Students have heard it all. They’ve heard it at Rachel’s Challenge assemblies and they’ve heard it in the voices of countless students. The message to bullies telling them to stop what they are doing, has been sent repeatedly.
    These voices make bullied students at Los Alamos High School feel like they are not alone, that there are students out there — nearly too many to count — that are in the same situation.
    Yet, the voices are distant and it is time for everyone at LAHS to realize that some students have been subjected to bullying.

  • Animal Shelter 04-01-12

    Posse Shack breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today to benefit Friends of the Shelter, 650 North Mesa Road.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.