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Today's News

  • Tennis: LA ends year at tourney

    ALBUQUERQUE — Patrick Raichur ended the 2008 season in much the same fashion as he ended the 2007 season.

    Raichur, a sophomore, blew through the first two rounds of the state Class AAAA boys individual tournament only to meet up with one of the top players in the state in the tournament semifinals.

    For the second straight year, Goddard’s Matt Neeld bumped Raichur out of the tournament, taking a 6-1, 6-1 win to advance to the title match against Albuquerque Academy’s Andy Cooper.

  • Softball: Toppers bounced at state

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was bounced from the state Class AAAA playoffs Friday morning by the Deming Wildcats.

    Los Alamos dropped it elimination round game to Deming by a final of 12-2 in the double-elimination playoff format.

    This season’s tournament, which was being held at Ricketts Field in Farmington, was won by the Piedra Vista Panthers, who downed Artesia in the title game, 9-0.

  • Anne Elizabeth Springer

    SPRINGER – Anne Elizabeth Springer, 26, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away quietly at home Thursday, May 15, 2008. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Col. and Mrs. Rodman Miller, and paternal grandmother, Margaret J. Springer. Anne was a Gold Award Girl Scout and a 2000 graduate of Los Alamos High School.

  • James Rayford Nix

    NIX – James Rayford “Ray” Nix, age 70, passed away suddenly May 8, 2008, at the Los Alamos Medical Center from complications arising from an injury sustained while traveling in Southeast Asia.

    He was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Natchitoches, La., to Edna and Joe Nix. He lived there until moving to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie-Mellon University in 1956, where he soon discovered his academic passion for physics. He also served as president of the local Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter.

  • Richard Kenneth Van Vleet

    VAN VLEET – Richard Kenneth Van Vleet, 90, of Tyrone, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 7, 1917, on a wheat farm near Pretty Prairie, Kan., to Ora and Velma Van Vleet. Mr. Van Vleet is survived by his current wife, Barbara; one son, Loy of Edwards, Colo.; one daughter, Alice Bair of Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Tech parade

    Albuquerque – Los Alamos National Laboratory gets some special attention each year at Technology Ventures Corporation’s Equity Capital Symposium. The LANL Tech Showcase is the first event on the schedule, followed by the investor reception in the adjoining room and then the Wine and Food Flight Extravaganza, where buyers and sellers begin to bond.

    During this year’s showcase, LANL officials used the occasion to kick off a new tool in their tech transfer kit, the Los Alamos Venture Acceleration (LAVA) Initiative.

  • Never too old: UNM-LA grads celebrate hard-earned degrees

    Pride and inspiration, plenty of humor and surely a little relief filled the UNM-Los Alamos Courtyard Friday for the 27th annual graduation convocation.

    Graduate Paul Howard, 43, certainly won the medal for perseverance – staying the course for 25 years to complete his bachelor’s degree.

    Vowing not to get emotional, Howard kept his word until he thanked his wife.

  • Monitor reporter chosen as NM Press Women president

    ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) elected Carol A. Clark to the position of state board president during its annual conference held recently at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque.

    Clark is the county editor and senior reporter for the Los Alamos Monitor, where she has worked for five years.

    She also produces and hosts “Behind the White Coat: Conversations with Los Alamos Scientists,” which is broadcast on PAC 8 and UCTV.

  • Baseball: LA falls twice to Eagles

    BELEN — Little more could be asked from Zak Walterscheid.

    In the opening game of a three-game set to determine which team would advance to this week’s Class AAAA quarterfinals, Walterscheid threw a gem. He allowed just seven hits and one earned run through 6-plus innings of work.

    But that one earned run was all the Belen Eagles would need against the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team. Another pair of unearned runs would just be gravy as the Eagles took game one of the three-game set 3-0.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers take second in AAAA

    ALBUQUERQUE — For a brief second, Amanda Trujillo tried to hide her smile.

    It didn’t work.

    Despite a less-than-ideal start, Trujillo bounced back to become the fastest sprinter in Class AAAA, winning the 100 meters at Saturday’s state track and field championship, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex.