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Today's News

  • County receives funds from DOT

    Los Alamos will get more than $377,000 in state road monies.

    The New Mexico Transportation Commission has approved more than $20 million in Local Government Road Funds to improve city and county roads, school bus routes and public school parking lots across the state.

    The county is slated to receive $81,885 from the County Cooperative Agreements for FY 2009-2010 to go toward pavement rehabilitation and improvements of various county roads.

  • Forming friendships through service and soccer

    The Honduran soccer team bested Team USA in early June.

    Fortunately, this was not preparation for the World Cup, but a friendly game between a group of teens from Los Alamos and youth from the orphanage in Honduras where they were visiting.  

    Ten high school students and their four adult chaperones from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish spent the first week of their summer vacation at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos or Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras.

  • School board wrestles with struggling sports programs

    A bleak but not hopeless picture of school sports and other extra-curricular activity programs was the topic of a presentation by Athletic Director Vicki Nelms Thursday evening.

    While the district is some $35,000 in debt between sports and other activities, Nelms made it clear that no sport or program will be “completely wiped off the map.”

  • Running: Marr wins this week’s pace race

    Jackie Marr was the top predictor at Tuesday’s pace race.

    The pace race, sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, started at Piñon Park in White Rock and continued on the nearby bike path. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

    This week’s pace race featured a staggered start, with the slower predictors starting first. Those with perfect predictions would finish at the same time.

  • Challacombes have top Games outings; track campers take part in sprint challenge

    Chelsea Challacombe had the top finish in the midget division’s high jump and shot put competition at this year’s New Mexico Games.

    Meanwhile, Zoe Challacombe won three events in the Games’ bantam track and field competition.

    The New Mexico Games’ meet was held May 31.

    Zoe Challacombe took top honors in the 800 meters, high jump and shot put in the bantam division. She posted an 800 time of 3 minutes, .94 seconds.

  • DVD describes criminal career of con man

    While billion-dollar swindles like Bernard Madoff’s make the national news, most investment fraud is a local crime committed close to home.  In most cases, the victims are friends, business acquaintances and relatives of the perpetrator.

    Such was the case with Henry Rivera, a Taos con artist who scammed more than 50 New Mexicans out of millions of dollars before he was indicted on more than two dozen counts of securities fraud in 1994.

  • Singing the blues

    American music has its roots in the blues and Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is offering a chance to hear the music that has sprouted so many other genres. John Németh will be featured in the concert, which start at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

    Németh describes his concerts as “high energy, lots of improvisation in the show and they’re going to hear great songs.”

  • Pajarito to give bikers and hikers a lift

    The absence of snow on Pajarito Mountain does not mean that the ski area is closed for business.

    The chairlifts are still open and the slopes are not empty as they wait for the winter months.

    No, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is keeping busy. Take this weekend, for instance, one of the ski lifts will be in operation for two days of hiking and biking.

    The lift will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fee for bikers is $20 and for hikers, the price is $10. The fee covers the whole day.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: The lure of the open road

    My college English professor once said that when you are traveling, it is not actually the destination that matters but what occurs along the way.

    I’ve always had the travel bug in me – I’ve boarded trains, planes, ships and traveled in automobiles to destinations throughout the world and I’ve concluded that my professor was right.

    My favorite part of any trip is that stretch of time spent getting to a particular place.

  • Pianist to perform at Fuller Lodge

    Pianist Anna Fedorova has played music all over the globe and  is now sharing her music with Los Alamos. Fedorova will perform a concert, which is a first in a series of Masterpianist recitals, at 6 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    She will perform works by Chopin, Brahms and Mussorgsky. As a special treat, the final performance will be a piano duet between Fedorova and Los Alamos High School graduate Rodion Efremov. They will perform Brahms’ “Two Hungarian Dances.”  

    Efremov describes the program as solo piano romantic works.