Today's News

  • Auditions for ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’

    Atomic City Children’s Theater, the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, announces auditions for their elementary school production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” a two-act musical play based on the hit Broadway musical and full-length movie of the same name. 

    Auditions will be from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Barranca Mesa gym. They are open to any 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

    ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other areas of technical theater, such as working lights and sound, helping with costumes and working back stage during the shows. 

  • Have Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader Sept. 13 at a new location —  the top floor of the Mesa Public Library. The speakers will be Tom Nagawiecki, Los Alamos Environmental Services specialist and Sandra West, outreach coordinator at the Los Alamos Co-op.  

    Food will be catered by the Los Alamos Co-op. When RSVPing, attendees can order either a whole sandwich, or a box lunch, a half sandwich with soup or salad. All orders include chips and a cookie. 

    The League will provide water. The total cost will be $10, which includes tax and gratuity.
    Learn about some of the new recycling programs that will help keep more material out of the landfill, such as the glass drop-off recycling program and provide insight on how to ensure the program is successful. 

  • Y helps families address healthy living

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Family YMCA wants to help families understand the risks of childhood obesity and how to incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives. 

    Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades. Nationally, one in three children is obese or overweight, and in New Mexico, 32.7 percent of children are affected by this epidemic, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009,” a report released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Obesity puts children at risk for chronic diseases often seen in adults, such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. 

  • MPL presents ‘Beowulf’

    September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library will show a film performance of “Beowulf,” the heroic, epic poem dated between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon, with modern English subtitles, featuring Benjamin Bagby. 

    This event will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM-LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday of each month.

    David Schiferl, local poet and Little Theater volunteer, suggested this program and said, “This is a rare opportunity to hear this classic epic in the original Old English performed by Benjamin Bagby, who also adds richness to the performance with his accompaniment on the Anglo Saxon harp. 

  • 09-09-12 Shelter Report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. 

    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.



  • 09-09-12 News for retirees

    Sept. 9-15

    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


    2 p.m. Living Treasures ceremony

  • Today in History for September 8th
  • Raw Video: High Water Rescue in Arizona

    Several drivers had to be pulled from their vehicles around Phoenix by fire crews.The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings Friday for parts of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Video silent from source.

  • Prep football scores from around the state



    Anthony, Texas 30, Cobre 26

    Artesia 57, Hobbs 13

    Atrisco Heritage 47, Gallup 0

    Belen 48, Del Norte 7

    Bloomfield 25, Pojoaque 6

    Carlsbad 16, Del Rio, Texas 10

    Clovis 67, Highland 12

    Crownpoint 26, Navajo Pine 14

    Deming 55, Hot Springs 6

    Durango, Colo. 30, Kirtland Central 0

    EP Chapin, Texas 29, Rio Rancho 22

    EP Chapin, Texas 29, Cleveland 22

    EP Irvin, Texas 55, Chaparral 18

  • Hilltoppers fall at Farmington 28-0

    Los Alamos coach Garrett Williams was anxious to see how his Hilltoppers would fare on the big stage.

    The Toppers, fresh off a big win against in Pojoaque in their season opener, hit the road to take on Farmington, which also opened with a mercy-rule win against Gallup.

    It would be a good test for Los Alamos. 

    As it turned out, the Toppers have some work to do. Farmington’s defense shut down Los Alamos and Essiel Carrasco scored on two long touchdown runs en route to a 28-0 victory Friday night.