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Today's News

  • ’Toppers thumped at home Friday

    A rough second quarter led to a huge defeat at home for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Friday night.
    After a decent start to the contest, Los Alamos was outscored 20-3 in the second quarter by the St. Michael’s Horsemen. St. Michael’s guard Andrew Griego hit 3 3-pointers in the second period to lead the charge.
    Los Alamos didn’t fare a lot better in the third quarter, but came back a bit in the fourth quarter, although not nearly enough to get back into the ballgame.
    The Horsemen prevailed Friday night, 56-32.
    For the Hilltoppers, it was their fourth consecutive loss at home to start the season. The win by St. Mike’s came in its season opener.
    It was the second straight time the Hilltoppers had been held to 32 points.
    Hilltopper head coach Mike Kluk said his team struggled to respond to the St. Mike’s defense, which was good at switching and disguising its strategy.
    “We’re glad St. Mike’s made us play our press break,” he said. “We don’t quite understand that yet. I want to get better at that. Our chemistry’s not good right now. We’ve got to get a lot better.”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Ping pong/table tennis tournament

    Tuesday: Free throw contest

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Foosball tournament

    Friday: Six-pointed paper snowflakes

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.

  • Word on the Street 12-7-14

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What winter sports are you looking forward to?”

  • The Pondering Column: Questions about morals, philosophy and belief

    Today marks the first edition, of “The Pondering Column.” Here I will discuss, reader- written questions, regarding morals, philosophy and belief.
    Today’s question is asked by Miles Baron: “Does some form of Karma exist?”
    The short answer to this question is yes Karma — in some form — exists. Now let’s get specific. Karma is the idea that, what someone does in the past (or present) will affect their future.
    Essentially, if you do something good, something good will happen to you, or if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you. This progression is explained by one of two things, life or religion. Religiously speaking, most often, if someone does good in the world, they will be rewarded by their God (in a multitude of differing ways), resulting in a karmic exchange.
    Alternatively, from the life point of view (essentially non-religious speculation for Karma), if someone does something good (or bad) in life, the good (or bad) will come back around. If a child hits a baseball into a neighbor’s window and runs off, the neighbor will be irritated, at least.

  • State levies $54M in fines over WIPP incident; Lab accounts for more than $36M in fines

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Saturday levied more than $54 million in penalties against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.

    The state Environment Department delivered a pair of compliance orders to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, marking the state's largest penalty ever imposed on the agency. Together, the orders outline more than 30 state permit violations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The orders and the civil penalties that come with them are just the beginning of possible financial sanctions the Energy Department could face in New Mexico. The state says it's continuing to investigate and more fines are possible.

  • LAHS students showcase talent through photography

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School students in the Beginning Photography class, taught by Michelle Grove, were able to view all of their hard work in a gallery that displayed their projects from the semester.
    Photographs were arranged on boards in the lobby area of LAHS, complemented by the artist’s name and the technique used to produce the desired picture.
    Beginning Photography instructs students on the fundamentals of photography emphasizing the black and white medium. For the class, students are required to use a 35 millimeter manual camera and learn to work in a dark room developing film, enlarging and printing negatives.
    A negative reproduces a bright portion of a photograph as dark, and a dark portion as bright.
    Beginning photography consists of two classes with a total of approximately 48 students. Grove is teaching her first semester at LAHS, but has taught the photography class at Los Alamos Middle School previously. “These kids have never really used a manual camera before. For the most part when I surveyed them, they’ve only really used their iPhone to take a picture,” Grove said.

  • News for retirees 12-7-14 to 12-13-14

    Dec. 7-13, 2014
    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
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken tenders
    Noon        Grief support
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tilapia
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot
            casserole
    12:15 p.m.    Piano students
            perform

  • Births 12-7-14

    Nov. 12: A girl, Grace Xuanyue Lin, born to Shizeng Lin and Zhuang Yang
    Nov. 19: A girl, Aracely Baca, born to Sheryl and Abraham Baca
    Nov. 21: A boy, Reyes Lionel Campos, born to Julie and Donny Ray Campos
    Nov. 24: A boy, Owen Walter Maassen, born to Jessica and Joel Maassen
     

  • People in the News 12-7-14

    Antonia Batha, of Los Alamos is studying abroad during Union College’s winter break.
    Batha is in Argentina, studying social movements, human rights and other issues while traveling throughout the country. The college offers a variety of mini-terms, which are three-week programs running during winter break.

  • Animal Shelter 12-7-14

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    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 read up on some of your favorite animals and 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.
    CATS
    Biggie Smalls — A handsome black neutered male. He’s very mellow in the shelter cat room, but he could get excited about a home of his own!
    Babes — A 9-year-old, spayed, female, black and white cat whose owner has been unable to find housing where Babes is welcome. She is a nice big girl who is good with adults and gentle children.