Today's News

  • Super Search Off And Running

    Judging by last week’s spate of board meetings, committee meetings, and public hearings, the Los Alamos School Board’s search for a superintendent seems to be getting off to a good start.
    In an effort to attract the best candidate, numerous meetings were held over the past several weeks in order to gauge public opinion on what the district should be looking for in its next superintendent. To make sure it received input from every sector of the community, the board had the chairs of the committees weigh in with the board.
    At a school board meeting last week, at least members from two of those boards spoke about what their committees wanted in the next superintendent.
    Bill Wadt, who chairs the board’s Community Leader Advisory Committee, spoke first at the meeting before the board, conveying several recommendations to the board on what the CLAC would like to see in Los Alamos’ next superintendent.
    Wadt emphasized his committee valued experience over a Ph.D degree as one of the most essential requirements.
    “As leaders in this community, we feel strongly that classroom teaching experience is essential, but a Ph.D isn’t,” he said to the board. Other recommendations he made is that the board hire a superintendent that makes children as well as teachers and staff members feel valued.

  • LA's Selvage, Gasway and Schueler honored by 2-5A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team placed four players in five spots in the All District 2-5A football selections for the 2014 season.
    Los Alamos’ Derek Selvage grabbed first team nods at both running back and linebacker this season.
    The Hilltoppers finished in fourth place among the five District 2-5A teams last season, going 1-3 in their district outings. The Hilltoppers picked up their only win of the season over the Española Valley Sundevils.
    Along with Selvage, veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Schueler was picked for the first team. Schueler, a senior who has been a rock during his career with the program, also earned a second-team honor on the defensive side as a defensive lineman.
    On the 2-5A first team defense, cornerback Scott Gasway joined teammates Selvage and inside linebacker Elliot Hersman. Hersman, a three-time first-team honoree, was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.
    Not surprisingly, the top awards for the season were swept by 2-5A champion Del Norte. Del Norte, which rolled to the district title in its first year grouped with the holdovers from the old District 2-4A, got Player of the Year nods for quarterback Tyrelle Jackson, linebacker Avery See — who could’ve easily also been named the offensive Player of the Year at fullback — and head coach Bruce Binkley.

  • LA has chances but doesn't finish well against Tigers

    There were some plusses for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in its season opener, but there’s no shortage of things that are going to have to get better.
    Los Alamos, which is in a serious reconstruction phase after a very lean past four seasons, is hoping to see some improvement early on and saw some of that Saturday night in its 2014-15 season opener.
    Los Alamos found some offense and was able to set itself up with some opportunities on that side of the ball.
    However, finishing those opportunities were an issue for the Hilltoppers, as they fell to the Aztec Tigers 55-42 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Along with winning just two games last season, the vast majority of its players off that team were seniors, leaving the Hilltoppers little varsity experience as a unit heading into this season. And that showed Saturday.
    Its woes in converting its chances were compounded by getting caught up inside against Aztec and letting its long-range shooters have open looks, particularly Juwan Charley.
    Charley hit two big 3-pointers for Aztec (1-0) in the second quarter. The big blow was a wide-open three from the left side of the arc that would help the Tigers pull away from the Hilltoppers.

  • Brown family blasts prosecutors


    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.

    The attorneys said the grand jury process was rigged from the start to clear the white officer, Darren Wilson, in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Brown, who was black. They criticized everything from the evidence St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch presented to the jury to the way it was presented, as well as the timing of announcement of the grand jury's decision.

    They said they still hope a federal civil rights investigation will result in charges against Wilson.

    "We said from the very beginning that the decision of this grand jury was going to be the direct reflection of the presentation of the evidence by the prosecutor's office," said attorney Anthony Gray, who suggested McCulloch presented some testimony, including from witnesses who did not see the shooting, to discredit the process.

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  • Animal Shelter 11-23-14

    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:
    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.
    The cat room is currently full of cats that are all shapes, sizes and personalities — the shelter has something for everyone — young to mature, playful to peaceful, interactive to solitary, claws to no claws and every color. Come meet a new forever friend today!

  • News for retirees 11-23 to 11-29-14

    Nov. 23-29, 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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.    Medicare Part D    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Potato bar,             salad bar
    Noon        Grief support
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish and chips
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    “Friends” meeting
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    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: Meatloaf

  • 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