Today's News

  • Rattler sightings on the rise in Barranca Mesa area

    LOS ALAMOS - There are many things one can look forward to in the summer: Cookouts, ice-cold lemonade on a hot day and the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, to name a few.

    Another item can be added to the list for residents in Los Alamos this year: snake sightings.

    Brett and Beth Kniss know all too well what can happen when a family pet encounters a snake. The couple’s Dachshund fell victim to snake bites twice. The incidents happened within days of each other, while the Dachshund was in his own backyard.

  • Putting Assets Into Action: Ready, set, flu?

    This week we look at the Asset category of Boundaries and Expectations. I’ve heard from a great deal of you this week about how you enjoyed making the connection not just to youth, but to the office, co-workers or the community in general.

    So this week, we’ll talk about Boundaries and Expectations and how they relate to the flu. The last week and a half have been a great trial run for us. Oh, once we pass the hump, please don’t get too comfy that our time with the flu is done.

  • Volleyball: Toppers fall in season opener, 3-1

    The debut for Garry Maskaly and the 2009 Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t go as well as they might have hoped Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up a win in the opening game of its season and narrowly lost a hotly-contested game two, but the Pojoaque Elks were in control the balance of the contest, picking up a 3-1 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

    After surviving a late rally from the Elks, the Hilltoppers grabbed a win in the first game, but the Elks swept the next three games to earn the 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-13 win.

  • United Way Youth Team gears up to fundraise

    When it comes to raising money, the United Way Youth Team is one well-trained fundraising machine. In fact, the group of young people has run a successful campaign every year since team’s inception.

    Team members have either met or exceeded their goals, Carla Gray Weisler, marketing director for United Way of Northern New Mexico, told Los Alamos Public School Board Thursday night. For instance, last year the team exceeded its $7,000 goal by $3,000. “We’re very proud of our youth team,” she said.

  • Fuller Lodge to ignite with music, dance

    The venue for Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag series may be Fuller Lodge but audience members might feel transported to the United Kingdom. The Los Alamos branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform dances, Vicky Hypes of Belisama School of Irish Dance will take to the floor and The Roaring Jelly, the local Celtic band, will play some old-timey tunes.

    The show, “Triple Blast for the Senses,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Boys soccer: LA takes fifth at Cernicek Invite

    The drought will continue for at least one more year.

    It took only one round to ensure the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team won’t win its own tournament, the Louie Cernicek Memorial Invitational, in the 2009 season. The Hilltoppers were dropped from the championship side of the bracket with an opening round loss to the Clovis Wildcats Friday morning.

  • School officials monitor LAMS flu situation

    School administrators are keeping a watchful eye on the increasing number of students being sent home from Los Alamos Middle School  during the last three days due to illness.

    “The school nurse sent three students home with flu-like symptoms on Wednesday, six more children Thursday and nine students today,” said Los Alamos Public Schools Business Manager John Wolfe during a telephone interview late Friday. “We also had 30 students stay home from school today and we’re in the process of determining the nature of their illnesses.” 

  • Student absences spike at LAMS

    School officials continue to keep a watchful eye on the increasing number of students being sent home from Los Alamos Middle School with flu-like symptoms.

    Monday the school received 75 additional calls to its absence line.

  • Breaking News: School officials issue statement on LAMS flu outbreak

    The following is a statement issued Monday from Los Alamos Public Schools regarding the flu situation at Los Alamos Middle School:

    The number of students at the middle school, exhibiting flu like symptoms, increased from three last Wednesday to 99 at the start of this Monday’s school day.

    It is important for the parents and community to know that Los Alamos school administrators and nurses are closely monitoring this trend.

  • Student absences expected to spread across district

    Student absences at Los Alamos Middle School have multiplied daily since Wednesday and the trend is expected to spread throughout the district.