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Today's News

  • Community event features superintendent

    Superintendent Gene Schmidt joked that he felt a little nervous about attending an event he described as a “meet, greet and eat” Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge.

    Despite any jittery feelings, Schmidt said, “I’m delighted to be here.”

    The community get-together, he explained, is an opportunity to learn more about Los Alamos. “I can not know Los Alamos unless I know you,” he said.

  • Journey to new worlds through books

    Some may consider reading to be a solitary and sedentary activity. Well, Aspen Elementary School will introduce a new perspective toward reading starting Thursday.

    This year’s Scholastic Book Fair not only brings books and different activities to the whole family, it also offers the chance to take literary travels around the world.

    The theme for this year’s book fair, Aspen Librarian Kristine Bennett said, is “Read Around the World.”

  • LALT reveals its backbone

    Love is a subject that the Los Alamos Little Theater has tackled in the past. A woman falls in love with Van Gogh in “Starry Night;” a personal ad brings a woman from Maine to the plains of Kansas to get married in “Sarah, Plain and Tall;” a Shakespeare festival brings romance to two strangers in “Time Enough.”  

    The community theater has shown love is all sorts of situations, but in its latest play, “Fool for Love,” the subject is taken to a whole different level.

  • Police Beat through Sept. 14

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Sept. 10

    2:03 p.m. – Michelle Pinkerton, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested in Santa Fe on a Magistrate Court bench warrant out of Los Alamos.

    8 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported his money stolen from a locker at Fire Station #5. The estimated loss is $86.

    Sept. 11

  • Changes in vaccination schedule coming

    Business Manager John Wolfe of Los Alamos Public Schools participated in a H1N1 conference call Monday geared specifically for all district and charter schools around the state.

    Public Education Department Cabinet Secretary Veronica Garcia, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cabinet Secretary John Wheeler and New Mexico Department of Health officials reiterated information continually distributed on cough etiquette, hand washing and the ill remaining at home for 24 hours following their last fever without medication.  

  • LAHS students move a step closer to a National Merit Scholarship

    Los Alamos High School students Emma Carroll, Kathy Lin, Jamie Resnick, Shaina Riciputi, Dov Shlachter and Kendra Smale are a part of a nationwide group of students who share an impressive accomplishment.

    Carroll, Lin, Resnick, Riciputi, Shlachter and Smale are among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

    To be a semifinalist means they are able to continue to compete for approximately 8,200 National Merit Scholarships that are worth more than $36 million that will be offered next spring.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take second at East Mountain Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team opened its season in solid fashion Monday morning.

    The Hilltoppers took second place in team standings at Monday’s East Mountain Invitational, held at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course near Edgewood.

    Los Alamos finished runner-up in the standings to the defending A-AAA state champion St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    The Horsemen finished with 316 shots at the tough Paa-Ko Ridge course, while Los Alamos earned a score of 380. Moriarty finished in third place Monday, collecting 385 strokes.

  • Running: Turner wins 5K Memorial Saturday

    Sandy Turner was the top overall finisher at Saturday’s Jerry Bower 2009 5K Memorial Run.

    Saturday’s run was held in conjunction with the Memory Walk. Both events were held to benefit the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association.

    Turner won the overall title at the run with her time of 24 minutes, 19 seconds. Behind her was the top men’s finisher at the event, Bill Pyle, who clocked a 26:51.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins final game at Academy Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team split the final two games of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Oñate Knights in the second round of the tournament before bouncing back to beat the Hope Christian Huskies in the final round. The win over the Huskies gave the Hilltoppers a seventh-place finish in the tournament.

    Los Alamos is back in action today again at Academy. It will take on Academy’s Chargers, last week’s top-ranked team in Class AAAA this afternoon.

  • Schedule for Sept. 15-19

    Today

    Girls soccer: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade 4 p.m., eighth grade 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Edgewood, boys and girls, TBA.

    Thursday

    Football: Bernalillo at LAMS, 4 p.m.