Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 04-14-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets. petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped!

  • News for Retirees 04-14-13

    April 14-20, 2013
    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
    8:30, 10 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    10:30 a.m. Advisory Council Mtg.
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Ham
    Noon LARSO public meeting
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    8:30 a.m. Mac users group
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Spaghetti and meatballs
    1 p.m. Bingo
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Lemon pepper cod
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    8:30 a.m. Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9 a.m. Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Frito pie

  • 'Toppers sweep at home vs. Jaguars

     The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up wins in both ends of Friday’s District 2-4A doubleheader.

    Los Alamos needed just five innings in both games of its district twinbill to down the Capital Jaguars.

    In the first game, Los Alamos used a 7-run rally in the fourth inning to pull away from Capital and win 11-1. In the second game, Los Alamos scored 8 runs in the third inning and cruised to a 14-1 victory.

    The wins keep the Hilltoppers on top of the District 2-4A standings at the turn. With 6 games remaining in the district season, the Hilltoppers are 5-1 (11-9 overall) and one game and a tiebreaker ahead of Española Valley, although the two will still face off in a big doubleheader April 27 in the valley.

  • Word on the Street 04-14-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked students, “What one fun thing to you have planned for spring break?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-14-13
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-14-13

    Monday: Relays, open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Tuesday: Cow egg
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Spring treat cups
    Friday: Kids choice games
    The White Rock YAC is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.
    The Los Alamos YAC is at 475 20th St., 662-9412. Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.  

  • Don’t expect action in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

    “The Place Beyond the Pines” tells a story of hardship, loss and above all, a story of legacy.
    The film — although appearing in trailers and TV spots as an action movie — is in fact a generational drama, spanning the lives of fathers and sons.
    It captures a freshness not commonly found in most of today’s movies, which tend to be nothing but adaptations and remakes.
    Writer/director Derek Cianfrance manages to create a complete and original film balancing emotion, action and drama in a new way.
    It presents an interesting idea following the lives of two fathers and their sons that over time, are intertwined by fate.
    Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” not only presents a compelling concept and well-written script, but also features a star-studded cast.
    Gosling plays a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to crime in an attempt to provide for his lover and infant son.
    The actor again embodies his usual role as a strong, silent character, delivering few lines, yet setting up the film with his distinct presence.

  • Hilltalkers triumph at district competition

    Between March 21 and 23, the Hilltalkers, Los Alamos High School’s debate team, attended the New Mexico District Qualifying Tournament at Albuquerque Academy.
    Daniel Ahrens, Ali Berl, Katie Haynes, Sam Baty, Naftali Burakovsky, Toni Batha and Jessie Zhao all qualified in various speech and debate competitions. They will now go to the National Forensic League National Tournament in Birmingham, Ala. in June.
    The team has been working all year preparing for its various tournaments.
    Debaters take part in numerous competitions such as Lincoln Douglas debate, which “is a one-versus-one” event “about the morality of an issue,” according to George Barnum, a high school junior and debate team member.
    Some members participate in the Congress debate event, which Barnum said “simulates Congressional procedure.”
    Debaters in the Public Forum event discuss current issues in teams and Policy Debate members go head-to-head in duos as they debate a matter they research all year.
    Hilltalkers in the speech part of the tournament participate in competitions such as the Interpretation, Original Oratory and Expository events.

  • On Schedule 04-14-13


    Golf: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Marilyn Sepulveda Invite (University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex), boys and girls, 3 p.m.


    Boys track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Softball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.


    Baseball: East Mountain at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.


    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Pre-District 2-4A tournament (Santa Fe), boys and girls, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Pre-District 2-4A tournament (Santa Fe), boys and girls, TBA.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.; LAMS at Taos Invite, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Isotopes’ Barden is back in the states

    ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Barden spent his birthday in about as depressing a setting as there is: he was hanging out with media types.
    As one of the new members of the 2013 Albuquerque Isotopes, he was in attendance for Media Day on the afternoon of April 2, which also happened to be his 32nd birthday.
    For Barden, it was seemingly an anti-climactic end to a year that had seen him travel between a pair of continents to play baseball.
    Barden has bounced around several Pacific Coast League clubs since 2002, when he was a sixth-round selection in the amateur draft, picked by the Arizona Dimaondbacks.
    The Isotopes are Barden’s sixth PCL club since 2005. He has spent time in the big leagues between 2007-2010.
    It’s tough for a 32-year-old to keep the dream of playing the Major Leagues alive after only a few short stints in the Bigs, and at this time in his career, Barden seems to understand it.
    “Being an older Triple-A player, you don’t know how much playing time you’re really going to get,” he said. “Obviously, though, I want to win. We have a good team.”
    Barden is a third baseman by trade and has touted his wares at Tucson, Memphis, New Orleans and Round Rock before landing in Albuquerque for 2013.