Today's News

  • Births

    Oct. 17: A boy, Cyrus Nicholas Moore, born to Shanda and Brian Moore
    Oct. 27: A girl, Elizabeth Barbara Eisele-Ohman, born to Elizabeth Terry Ohman and Douglas Joseph Eisele
    Nov. 2: A girl, Ily Rae Bowyer, born to Noelle and Sean Bowyer
    Nov. 3: A boy, Broderick Eugene Euler, born to Garrett and Lisa Euler
    Nov. 4: A boy, Everett James Waters, born to Sarah G. and Ml James Waters
    Nov. 5: A boy, Carleone Leroy Jenkins, born to Kathleen Bailon and Marquise Jenkins
    Nov. 6: A girl, Antoinette Olivia L’Esperance, born to Alexandria L’Esperance
    Nov. 7: A girl, Lyla Sadie Salazar, born to Sierra Ortiz and Ricardo Salazar
    Nov. 12: A boy, Charles Reass, born to Jenna and David Reass

  • LA drops hoops season opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell in its season opener at home Saturday night.

    Los Alamos led 12-11 after one quarter, but struggled to finish both from the floor and from the foul line against the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers, who didn't shoot great either, made some big 3-pointers in the second quarter to help lift them to a 55-42 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    More information from Saturday's game will be in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Word on the Street 11-23-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Ben Hanlon asked students, “What is your favorite cafeteria food?”

  • Lewis & Todd 11-23-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: GOBBLE basketball contest

    Tuesday: Turkey cookie pops

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies (open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

    Thursday and Friday: Activity Centers closed for Thanksgiving

    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.

  • Teen domestic violence a hidden issue

    One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.
    These statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Justice highlight one of the most damaging and prevalent issues in the United States. Domestic violence is not just prevalent among the adult population, it also greatly affects the teenage demographic.
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
    According to the DOJ, about one in five high-school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend, and physical aggression occurs in one in three teen dating relationships.
    If these statistics seem disturbing, consider the report from the DOJ that states domestic violence is one of the most chronically under reported crimes. The reason for a lack of reporting the crime could be due to the cycle in which domestic violence arises.

  • New model for artists borrows from business

    Making a name in the art world used to mean the artist toiled in obscurity and poverty, dependent on galleries and patrons to exhibit and champion his work. This notion — that artistic creativity and business savvy occupy separate worlds — was reinforced by art schools that taught students how to make art but not how to market or sell it.
    An emerging, 21st century approach is that art making is a business and the artist should be at the controls — the chief executive officer of her own production and distribution network. This model borrows many ideas from the business world.
    Get serious about sales. Artists should tear down the contrived wall between the creative and the commercial, because distribution of artwork is just as important as production. They should school themselves in marketing, inventory and financial management, cash flow and all licensing and intellectual property laws that pertain to creative works.

  • Conflict between circuits

    A month ago, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions.
    Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the appellate jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — the panel has now created a conflict between the circuits. This conflict exists because four other federal circuit courts had found bans on same-sex unions to be unconstitutional. We know now, at least according to statements from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that a lack of a conflict between the circuits was the reason the Supreme Court balked at hearing the earlier cases from five other states.

  • Lobos fall to Boston College


    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the reasons Boston College coach Jim Christian likes playing in an early season tournaments is the gauge it provides about where his team is at mentally.

    After some struggles in that department to begin the season, he left the Eagles’ opener at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off encouraged about his team’s prospects going forward.

    Olivier Hanlan had 20 points and Aaron Brown added 16 as Boston College held off New Mexico 69-65 Thursday.

    “We needed to show we could respond when the other team makes a run,” Boston College coach Jim Christian said. “I thought we did a good job of that all night tonight.”

  • High Flyers tops in Rio Rancho


    Level 2 High Flyers gymnasts were awarded the first place team trophy last weekend at the Autumn Invitational in Rio Rancho. The team of 12 girls scored 106.325 points to capture the top spot over teams from Albuquerque and Belen.

    In the individual competition, High Flyers gymnasts took first place all-around in two age divisions, and received 10 first place event awards.

    Top finishes in level and age group included:

    Age 7-8

    Elizabeth Merrill: 1st on Bars, 2nd all-round

    Emily Smith: 1st on vault; 1st on floor;3rd all-round

    Age 9