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Today's News

  • Council to meet, school board on break

    County Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the White Rock Town Hall at 133 Longview to discuss the purchase or acquisition of real property.

  • LAVN get ready to party

    After 35 years of providing home medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, Los Alamos Visiting Nurses have decided the time is right for a party.

    As a result, an open house will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Visiting Nurses office.

    Cake and punch will be served. “(We’re) just inviting everybody to come celebrate,” executive director Sarah Rochester said. “(It’s) kind of a long time to have a business in Los Alamos.

  • Baseball: WR has play-in game Saturday

    Coming off an impressive showing at the District 1 tournament, the White Rock 11-12 All-Stars feel confident heading into the state tournament.

    White Rock will have a ways to go, however, if it wants to get to the finals.

    The state tournament starts Saturday in Los Lunas with White Rock taking on Las Vegas in a play-in game. Should White Rock get through Saturday’s 10 a.m. contest, it will take on the host squad Sunday.

  • Running: Pace race draws 50

    Edie May Phillips was the best predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race, hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held at held in Upper Bayo Canyon on North Mesa. In all, 50 runners and walkers took part, the largest number participating in a pace race this season.

    Phillips finished with just a 2-second prediction error in Tuesday’s race. Phillips edged out Christine Doyle, who finished with a 5-second error.

    Other top predictors were Alexander Romero (15 seconds),

  • Baseball: WR 9-10 squad opens state today

    Winning the District 1 9-10 Little League tournament didn’t afford the White Rock All-Stars much when the state baseball tournament bracket was drawn up.

    White Rock was scheduled to take on a team from the Los Lunas area in tonight’s opening game at the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted by Albuquerque’s West Mesa this season.

    Win or lose, White Rock will play Saturday at 2 p.m. The tournament is scheduled to continue through at least Thursday.

  • Softball: White Rock opens state play Sunday

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars will have to wait an extra day to start state tournament play.

    Not that White Rock management is complaining too much.

    White Rock, which won the District 1 tournament earlier this week, will get going Sunday with state tournament play. It received one of four byes in the 12-team tournament, which gets going Saturday at Bayard, near Silver City on the western edge of the state.

  • Our View: State should be energy leader

    A recent article by the Associated Press reports that New Mexico’s largest electric utility is being praised by an environmental group for being ahead in the renewable energy game.

    The Legislature last year began requiring that investor-owned utilities, such as Public Service Company of New Mexico, generate 20 percent of its total retail sales to customers from renewable energy resources by 2020. The standard will gradually rise to that level from a current base of 6 percent.

  • Senators welcome LANL cleanup funds

    An extra $17 million for environmental cleanup activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cleared for release, the Department of Energy informed New Mexico senators Thursday.

    The funding was contained in a defense bill containing supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year.

    Sen. Pete Domenici’s (R-N.M.) announcement said he had worked to secure the funding within a recently enacted emergency supplemental bill and that it would allow progress in environmental remediation at the lab.

  • Production boom faces new challenges

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – The head of a private company developing 3-D and immersive media in Los Alamos said new media deserves special attention in New Mexico in the rapidly changing entertainment industry.

    Peter Rogina, president and CEO of WorldScape Inc. predicted a five-fold increase in 3-D theaters in the next two years and a 10-fold premium in projected revenue for an average new media production ($279 million) compared to the traditional motion picture production ($20 million).

    By new media, he means 3-D, animation and special-effects productions

  • James Robert Neergaard

    NEERGAARD – James Robert Neergaard, 72, of Cookeville passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Masters Home Health Center after a brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville. Dr. Randall Adkisson and the Rev. Charles Hutchinson will officiate.