Today's News

  • Survey: US gas prices dip 13 cents in past 2 weeks

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 13 cents over the past two weeks.

    The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.42, down 13 cents from two weeks earlier and down 25 cents in the past month.

    Costs have seen similar drops in midgrade, now at an average of $3.58 a gallon, and premium at $3.70.

    Diesel fell seven cents to $3.85 a gallon.

    Of the cities surveyed, Albuquerque, N.M., had the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.07, and perennial price leader San Francisco had the highest at $3.81.

  • Analyze your benefits

    Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your annual benefits enrollment materials.
    That’s a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a big-screen TV.
    For example, many people don’t sign up for an extremely valuable benefit – flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
    If your employer offers them, FSAs let you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis – that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 10-15


    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.


    Boys soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 5:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, JV, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.


    Golf: Los Alamos at Española Valley, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, C team, 4 p.m.


  • LA shuts out Capital Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team upped its record to a spotless 4-0 in District 2-4A play with a big win over Capital Saturday night.
    Los Alamos played one of its most complete matches of the season to sweep Capital Jaguars 25-15, 25-9, 25-19 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win put Los Alamos squarely in the driver’s seat with just four district contests remaining on the season. Los Alamos has lost just one set, its first of district play and has now won 12 straight sets against 2-4A opponents.

  • LA blanks Bernalillo 38-0 in Friday’s District 2-4A opener

    It isn’t going to take long for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to figure out where it stands in the District 2-4A race.
    With its first two district games against two of the three main contenders in the race, Los Alamos could come within two very winnable games of clinching 2-4A by Friday of this week.
    The Hilltoppers took their first big step toward that goal Friday night by routing the Bernalillo Spartans.
    Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter and a third touchdown early in the second quarter to start what would become a 38-0 rout of the Bernalillo Spartans at Sullivan Field.

  • Controversial goal helps St. Pius X shut out LA, 2-0

    ALBUQUERQUE — In a contest mired by both the weather and controversy, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was downed by the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon.
    Friday’s contest at Sartan Field pitted the two top-ranked teams in the state against one another, the Hilltoppers coming in as the No. 1 team in Class 4A and the Sartans No. 2.
    But midway through the second half, St. Pius got a quick-strike goal following a throw-in. Los Alamos’ Cassidy Reeves purposely booted a ball out of bounds after a player got injured on the field.

  • LA knocks off Bernalillo, improves to 3-0 in district

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team are now within one victory of claiming its fifth straight District 2-4A title after knocking off Bernalillo Saturday.

    Despite lingering disappointment following a 2-0 loss to the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers still cruised to a big 6-0 victory Saturday at Bernalillo.

    Amy Neal scored all of Los Alamos' first four goals of the contest, three in the first half and the fourth just four minutes into the second half to lead Los Alamos to the win.

    The only team that could possibly catch Los Alamos for the district title is Santa Fe. Those two teams meet on Tuesday at Sullivan Field.  A win would clinch the title for Los Alamos (12-5 overall, 3-0 in 2-4A).

  • Word on the Street 10-09-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Sebastian Garcia, a junior at Los Alamos High School, recently asked LAHS students, “What was your favorite part of Homecoming?”

  • Poetry Corner 10-09-11

    Oh What
    A Life

    “Oh what a life,
    the life of a teen.
    You’re too young and too ignorant
    to know anything.
    You can’t possibly know what love is.
    You don’t know how it feels.
    Your dreams are too big.
    You don’t know what is real.”
    But I see all the problems.
    I realize life’s hard.
    I love him to death
    and can’t see us apart.
    My dreams may be big
    but I’ll shoot for the stars
    and I’ll always have hope
    and strive to go far.
    “You act without thought,
    don’t consider consequence,
    doing things that seem stupid.
    You lack common sense.

  • Fashion Maven: Packing light, but packing right

    There’s nothing like packing, to get you excited for vacation. Okay, I know it’s not exactly vacation time right now, but we probably all wish it was.
    Even though it’s off-season, so to speak, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, just in case you may all of a sudden be going on vacation to Hawaii in the dead of October. You know, just in case.  
    When I go on vacation, the thing that stresses me out is the packing. I am definitely an obsessive-compulsive packer. What if I need this, what if I need that? It takes me forever to pack and in the end, I always bring way too many clothes with me. And you know me, I love to shop no matter where I am.