Today's News

  • Hilltopper girls open season Tuesday


    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team opens its season Tuesday night when it faces the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    Los Alamos and St. Michael’s will meet at 7 p.m. in Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Tuesday night’s game will mark the debut of the new head coach for Los Alamos, Nestor Trujillo. Trujillo was hired last spring following the promotion of last year’s coach, Ann Stewart, to the school’s athletic director.

    Trujillo comes to the Hilltoppers after being an assistant coach at the Hilltoppers’ main rival, Española Valley, as well as a basketball scout for Northern New Mexico College in Española.

    Along with Trujillo, he will also bring in his daughter Ashlynn, into the Hilltopper fold.

  • Man gets plea deal in DWI


    Matthias A. Jaramillo, 20, of Los Alamos, was sentenced last week in magistrate court for reckless driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs.

    In May of this year, Jaramillo was pulled over and arrested for driving through a construction zone on Trinity Drive.

     When he was stopped, police noted that his car was damaged and his windshield was shattered. They also noted his car smelled of alcohol and his shirt was inside out and put on backwards. A field sobriety test taken at the scene determined that Jaramillo was intoxicated. 

  • McMillan responds to reports of alleged missteps by LANL


    Los Alamos National Laboratory director Charlie McMillan denounced a published report earlier this week that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

    In an internal memo to staff, obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor, McMillan dismissed suggestions that the lab was withholding scientific theories about the Feb. 14 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

    “I want to assure you that nothing is further from the truth, and scientific integrity is valued above all else at this institution,” he said in the memo.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Principal Gonzales rewards students

    For raising a lot of money for Paws and Stripes, Principal Jill Gonzales runs a gauntlet of ketchup and mustard on a tricycle while singing karaoke tunes.