Today's News

  • Front four for Giants could play a big role

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense for the New York Giants starts with the front four.
    Stopping the run and forcing the opposition into passing situations will let loose possibly the best group of pass rushers in the NFL. It was the formula the Giants used in 2008 in pounding Tom Brady and stunning the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl — and the game plan hasn’t changed for next weekend’s title game rematch in Indianapolis.
    The Giants (12-7) want Brady on edge every time he passes. Throw a ball. Expect to be hit. Even the threat of being hit might be enough to influence a play. And that just might be the difference.

  • Spartans outgun LA in second half to win 67-59

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at Sanchez Invite

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Finding some perspective

    Perspective is a tough commodity to find when considering New Mexico’s economic performance in comparison to other states. The coming study of New Mexico as a place for investment will give us a good idea of our fit for a narrowly defined case.
    Yet the broadest possible perspective is the necessary basis for thoughtful policy decisions. Fortunately, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. does excellent work comparing Colorado to other states and the nation. We can be a free rider, as they say in economics.
    Our riding starts with “Resource Rich Colorado,” issued in December to describe “Colorado’s National and Global Position in the Energy Economy.” Find the report at www.metrodenver.org/news-center/publications.html.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-05-12

    Monday — Valentine treat cups
    Tuesday — Crayon hearts
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Valentine cards
    Friday — Kids choice board games

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Word on the Street 02-05-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and home school freshman Tom Hanlon asked teens, “Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?”

  • Ask Alex: Can vegans be manly?

    Another great question arises. Unexpectedly, this question is focused on the males of the world.
    Few questions are produced when it comes to the study of men’s behavior.
    Rather simple creatures, we men are not difficult to understand. Questions are still asked however. “Why did you eat that?” “How did you get up there?” and “Where are your eyebrows?” are favorites amongst inquisitive
    wives, girlfriends, neighbors and police officers.
    Often times, these questions are easily answered via a Youtube search or a breathalyzer test, though in more cases than we would like to admit, these acts of bravery are done to prove manliness.

  • 2012 ’Topper Revue review

    Laudable humor, B-movie-vibe stories and genuine talent are the most defining characteristics of ’Topper Revue 2012, “Breaking the Bank,” and as always, the show didn’t disappoint.  
    The show begins with emcees Mireya Bouquin, Amethyst Collins, Bob Collom, Molly Finn, Kevin Smale and Kayla Suazo as they attempt to rob Los Alamos National Bank.
    Finn leads her emcee comrades into the bank to get money for college because they’re too lazy to apply for scholarships.
    Collins isn’t too keen on the idea of committing a robbery and Smale, with his oh-so-dashing good looks, is mostly along for the ride.  

  • The next revolution in communication

    Often, I hear my parents’ and grandparents’ generations complaining about how they have lost all hope for my generation.
    They complain about our addiction to technology. While texting and video games have attracted their share of criticism, the vast majority seems to be directed at that great hub of interconnectivity: Facebook.
    Contrary to the wisdom of the technophobes, Facebook is not evil, nor useless, nor a waste of time. It is nothing less than the greatest revolution in communication technology that the world has ever seen.
    It is to the Internet what the Internet was to computers. Mark Zuckerberg is no less of a hero — or a world changer — than Samuel Morse or Alexander Graham Bell.

  • Thank You 02-05-12

    In May of 2011 Aspen Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
    This $2,000 allowed most of Aspen’s teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Albuquerque last November.
    To many, $2,000 may not seem like a lot of money, but the power of this grant gave each teacher at Aspen the opportunity to become more skilled at teaching mathematics, which in turn has led to increased student skills in mathematics.
    Teachers attended math workshops of their choice for two days and with their new knowledge have come back to Aspen inspired and with an expanded expertise in math.