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  • About our changes…

    Effective Aug. 1, the Los Alamos Monitor print publication will be moving to a three issues per week publishing cycle and we will be investing more to expand our coverage in print and online.
    The Los Alamos Monitor in print will publish Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each week and online 24/7. We will continue to cover news in the printed edition, but we will expand our feature-oriented content throughout the newspaper and online site.
    We will also continue to grow our stable of tourist and niche products both in print and online.
    In an effort to better serve our subscribers, we will be moving from carrier delivery to mail. We have been a carrier delivered newspaper for decades, relying on independent contractors to handle distribution.
    Over the years, habits have changed and reliability of service has diminished in some cases, along with our ability to control service for timely delivery.
    These changes have been going on in the newspaper industry for many years as newspapers adjust to changing habits and disruptive technology. New Mexico especially has seen many such changes.
    Frequency changes are happening everywhere in cities both large and small, reflecting how people consume information in many ways.

  • ‘Looweeloowhy Onosay Ahway Gadow’

    I love all sorts of music.
    The world of music is like a buffet, and it’s fun to sample new dishes just to get a taste.
    I even like the taste of rap. Well, some of it. Most rap tastes like salted prunes dipped in Vegemite.
    The only two forms of music that I’ve never particularly liked are “country and western.”
    That nasal whining can ruin a good set of speakers, but there is one thing you can say about country music: when you listen to it, you know what’s being said.
    I love how Dennis Warner captured the true meaning of love in his song, “If my nose were full of nickels, I’d blow it all on you.”
    Or how about rockabilly’s legendary Johnny Burnette, who crooned out “You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful and you’re mine.” Did anyone ever ask him exactly how, at the age of 26, he knew her under-aged lips tasted like strawberry wine?
    Whatever one’s favorite music, it’s interesting to see how many people can enjoy a song without knowing what the song is about.
    The epitome of the enigmatic is, without a doubt, “Louie, Louie.”
    First sung by Richard Berry, it was later immortalized by The Kingsmen.

  • Isotopes score come-from-behind win

    Young prospects Tom Murphy and Trevor Story led the Albuquerque Isotopes (45-54) to a 7-4 come-from-behind win against the Reno Aces (46-53) Thursday night at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada. Murphy’s eighth-inning RBI single gave the Isotopes a 5-4 lead, and Story’s two-run home run in the ninth was the icing on top.

    Reno jumped on the board first with a run in the second, but Albuquerque responded with a pair of runs in the third courtesy of a two-RBI triple from Rafael Ynoa.

    The Aces quickly regained the lead with a three-spot in the fourth to take a 4-2 advantage.

    The Isotopes didn’t start their rally until the eighth inning when Ynoa drew a leadoff walk. After a Story single, Cristhian Adames and Kyle Parker notched back-to-back RBI base knocks to tie the game. Murphy then delivered the go-ahead RBI single to drive in Adames. After another leadoff walk in the ninth, Story blasted a two-run homer over the left-center field wall.

    Colorado Rockies top catching prospect, Murphy, joined the Isotopes ahead of Thursday night’s game and earned his first start. He notched his first Triple-A hit with two-out double in the fourth inning, but his big knock came in the eighth.

  • Athletes train in Splash n Dash

    The third Splash n Dash of the summer took place Wednesday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The fourth and final Splash n Dash will take place 10 days before the Los Alamos Triathlon on Aug. 5. Registration will begin at 6:20 p.m. and the first swimmer will push off at 7 p.m. People who particpated in three more events will receive swag.
    There will be a long course (400-meter swim and 5K run), a short course (200-meter swim and 3K run) and youth course (swim and run) available.
    The bricks allow athletes to test themselves with a timed swim followed by a timed run. Even though times are kept, the Splash n Dashes are designed to be training exercises and not necessarily races in themselves.
    Swimming and running with other people, however, usually makes people push themselves harder.
    The events, sponsored by the Triatomics and the county, are free, but limited to 70 people.

    July 22 Splash n Dash

    Long-course results

    Swim Run Final Time

  • Mang named All-American

    Earlier this month, Jared Mang was named to MaxPreps’ 2015 medium-schools All-American baseball team.
    Mang earned second-team All-American honors as an infielder.
    The accolade was the lastest for Mang. He was also named New Mexico’s Gatorade Player of the Year and class 5A’s Player of the Year for baseball.
    The medium-sized list includes schools that compete in divisions with generally between 1,000 and 2,000 students.
    Mang was the only player from New Mexico to earn the honor, which included 30 ball players on both the first team and second team.
    Los Alamos reached the state semifinals in the spring. Mang finished with a .559 batting average, 33 runs scored and five home runs. On the mound, he recorded a 7-1 record with a 0.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 52.1 innings pitched.
    Mang signed his letter of intent to play college ball for the University of New Mexico next year.
     

  • Today in history July 24
  • Police Beat 7-24-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 16

    6:38 a.m. — Kenneth Weahkee, 40, of Santa Fe was arrested for marijuana possession (less than one ounce) on N.M. 4.

    1:35 p.m. — Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at the intersection of N.M. 4 and N.M. 502.

    5:49 p.m. — A 42-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was the victim of burglary from a vehicle on Peach Street.

    July 17

    12:34 a.m. — Terrence Steck, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested by police for unlawful use of a license, driving while privilege to do so is revoked.

    1:12 a.m. — Amanda Tapia, 25, of Los Alamos was arrested for driving with a suspended license or revoked at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Ridgeway Drive.

    4:30 a.m. — Stephanie Montoya, 38, of Santa Cruz was arrested through a magistrate bench court warrant at the Los Alamos police station.

  • Romak leads Aces past 'Topes

    Former Isotope Jamie Romak paced the Reno Aces (46-52) to an 8-4 victory against the Albuquerque Isotopes (44-54) Wednesday night at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada.

    Romak signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks in November 2014. Since then, he has demolished the Isotopes, with whom he played the 2014 campaign. In 15 games this season with Reno, Romak is 18-for-55 with 14 runs scored, two doubles, a triple, five home runs, 17 RBI and 12 walks against Albuquerque. His fifth-inning three-run homer gave the Aces a 5-4 lead that they would not relinquish.

    Trevor Story continued his recent hot streak and is still an extra-base machine for the Isotopes. He finished Wednesday night’s game 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. The infielder now has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with four runs scored, three doubles, three home runs and six RBI over four games. Since joining Albuquerque, 13 of Story’s 19 hits are for extra-bases.

    The Isotopes and Aces will play the finale of this four-game series Thursday night at 8:05 p.m. MT. Left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey (2-3, 4.61 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill for Albuquerque, while Reno will go with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 3.35 ERA) on the mound.

  • Los Alamos to induct Hall of Fame class during Homecoming

    During Homecoming weekend 2015, Los Alamos' athletic department will be inducting its second Hall of Fame class.

    The inductees for the Class of 2015 include Brian Corrie, Paul Maley, Steve Myers, Ric Rojas, Bob Scott and Tracy Shipman Henderson.

    Inductees are invited to join the school in the Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 11 and they will be introduced at the football game versus Moriarty later that night.

    A banquet will also be held in their honor at LAHS at noon on Sept. 12. This event will be open to the public. Tickets will be available at the LAHS Athletic office for $25.

     

  • PAC 8 schedule July 23-30, 2015

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, July 24, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 7-07-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00    PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
     with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, July 25, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, July 26, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, July 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program