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  • Los Alamos girl found

    Rosa Betts, 17, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was found Friday night after missing for close to 30 hours.
    A family spokesman and Los Alamos Police Friday confirmed she had been located.
    Betts had been missing since 11 a.m. Thursday, according to her father Stephen Betts of Los Alamos.
    “We showed her photo to some teens today and they said they had seen her. But the last time her parents saw her was at the high school,” Stephen Betts said.
    Betts said police were notified Thursday night.
     

  • News Briefs 08-17-14

    Gas company to perform maintenance

    New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) will be performing maintenance/system improvement work on the gas transmission line in the Los Alamos area on Monday through Wednesday.
     The work will require the “blow-down” of the natural gas transmission line near the Forest Service boundary and Solana Road (southwest of the Quemazon subdivision) on Tuesday morning Aug. 19. Depending on wind direction, there is a possibility that area residents may be able to smell natural gas and hear the hissing noise from the release of gas. The actual process will take less than 15 minutes with most of the noise happening early during gas release. This is a routine operation to work on the gas transmission line and the “blow down” does not present a safety hazard to the public.

    GOP meeting scheduled for Thursday

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the UNM-LA Wallace Hall, Room 505. The program will be a forum on the proposed charter change to restructure county utilities.
    Advocates both for and against will present their cases and respond to questions. A regular business meeting will follow. For more information, call Robert Gibson, 662-3159. 

  • Entrepreneurs with panache

    The Summer Youth Business Grant Program recently wrapped up the summer by recognizing their young leaders with some treats and a chance to showcase their business. Three winners were selected to receive additional funds to continue their business. Adele Mitchell, JonMichael Weaver and Savannah Martinez each received additional awards to make additions to their programs.
    The top winner JonMichael, a LAHS Senior and the owner if Buddy’s beans received $350 and will continue on to a regional competition called Start Up in September at the Los Alamos Science Fest. Check out his Buddy’s beans, locally roasted coffee on Facebook. The event was sponsored by the LACDC, the LANS Community Programs Office and the Feynman Center, UNM-LA and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA).

  • Rain eases drought in state

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Recent rains are easing the pain of drought across New Mexico. The latest map released by federal forecasters highlights a spot in southeastern New Mexico where drought has disappeared.
    The area represents less than 2 percent of the state, but the development is significant since it has been more than two years since an area that large or larger has been drought-free.
    There are still pockets where extreme drought is holding on in the northwest and southwest, but those areas have been shrinking. More than one-third of New Mexico was dealing with extreme to exceptional drought three months ago. Now, it’s just over 7 percent.
    Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the best chance for rain this weekend is in the mountains and across the east.

  • YMCA youth soccer league taking registrations

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Little Youth Soccer League.
    The league will run from Aug. 25-Oct. 3. Competition will be at fields in Los Alamos and White Rock.
    Little Youth Soccer is open to players ages 3-6.
    Price for participation is $40 for YMCA members, $60 for nonmembers. Registration closes Tuesday.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

  • Miller, Moseley are tops at triathlon

    It hasn’t been because of a lack of competition, but it’s been very tough to catch up to Liz Miller at the Los Alamos Triathlon for several years now.
    Miller, one of Los Alamos’ top multi-sport athletes, held off another tough challenge from Santa Fe veteran athlete Mary Uhl to win her third consecutive women’s triathlon title Saturday.
    The triathlon celebrated its 40th running this year. It features a 20-kilometer bike leg — which goes down and back Pajarito Road on Los Alamos National Laboratory property — followed by a 400-meter swim in the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center pool followed by a 5-kilometer run.
    Miller was the first woman out on the course Saturday morning, which actually isn’t an enviable position because it’s tougher to judge by how much one is leading or trailing at any given point in the race.
    But Miller posted a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 27 seconds, which was close to a minute and 45 seconds better than Uhl, who went out second in the women’s race.
    There was less than 45 seconds separating the two following the bike portion and about 50 seconds between them following the swim before Miller put it away in the final leg.

  • Results from 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon

    Here are the results from the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Elite men

    1. Clay Moseley, 1:03:35; 2. Robert Browning, Albuquerque, 1:06:11; 3. Orion Staples, 1:11:04.

    Elite women

    1. Liz Miller, 1:11:27; 2. Mary Uhl, Santa Fe, 1:13:16; 3. Kim Katko, 1:14:45; 4. Amy Lee, 1:18:54; 5. Kori Mannon, Elephant Butte, 1:19:18; 6. Lynn Bjorklund, 1:21:20.

    Men 15-19

    1. Joseph Harris, 1:32:49; 2. Quinn Abfalterer, 1:33:31.

    Men 20-24

    1. Clark Smith, Santa Fe, 1:17:25; 2. Jesse Martinez, Española, 1:33:44.

    Men 25-29

    1. Logan Ott, 1:12:46; 2. Ryan Smeltzer, 1:13:31; 3. Adam Martinez, Hernandez, 1:13:49; 4. Russell Bainbridge, 1:13:52; 5. Ben Eftink, 1:33:49.

    Men 30-34

    1. Josh Coleman, 1:06:15; 2. Daniel Seitz, 1:19:07; 3. Colby Blauwkamp, Albuquerque, 1:21:01; 4. Britton Lambson, 1:24:15; 5. Michael Cayton, Rio Rancho, 1:27:31; 6. John Chicoine, 1:35:16.

    Men 35-39

    1. Shane Treadway, Albuquerque, 1:06:39; 2. Scott Baily, 1:15:05; 3. Ryan Hess, Sandia Park, 1:29:02; 4. Joseph Palmer, 1:36:54.

    Men 40-44

  • Moseley, Miller win at LA Triathlon

    Local top athletes Clay Moseley and Liz Miller won Saturday morning’s Los Alamos Triathlon.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon had its 40th running Saturday. It features a 20K bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5K running leg.
    Miller, for her part, earned her third consecutive victory. She came in with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds.
    Moseley, the 2013 runner-up at the triathlon, finished in 1:03:35.
    More information on the triathlon will be in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
     

  • Tuesdays at the Pond features Bronach Celtic Blues band

     

    Bronach Celtic Blues band will take the stage at Ashley Pond 7 p.m. Aug. 19 for a one‑hour concert featuring modern twists on traditional jigs, reels and airs. Bronach Celtic Blues is a trio based in Los Alamos. The group includes Jonathan Dowell on electric mountain dulcimer, Tessa Dowell on bodhran (Irish drum) and pennywhistle, and David Sarnowski on guitar.

    This show is part of the summer “Tuesdays at the Pond” concert series by the Los Alamos Creative District.
    The group’s next concert will be at the Labor Day Festival, 1 p.m. Aug. 30 in Jemez Springs.
    For more information, visit facebook.com/BronachCelticBlues. 

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