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  • More wet weather expected; Flash flooding a possibility

     

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a high probability of heavy rainstorms that may cause potential for more flash flooding in Northern and Central New Mexico, including Los Alamos.

    The advisory said clusters of storms will develop first over the mountains, then a broad cluster or line of storms should sink slowly southward in the vicinity of the central mountain chain during the evening and overnight hours.

    The timing should be between noon and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

    Impacts include:

    ·      Stronger storms will produce torrential downpours with rain at rates over 1 inch per half hour

    ·      Many locations have saturated soils from recent heavy rains, and these locations will need only moderate rain for flash flooding to develop today.  This includes the Las Conchas, Whitewater- Baldy and Little Bear burn scars.

  • Flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday

     

    .. FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

  • Church Listings 08-01-14

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • Bible Answers: How to be chosen for salvation

    “Are some chosen for salvation while others are not?”

  • Standardized tests are the wrong way to go

    As mothers helping to lead the fight against harmful policies inflicted on our children in New Mexico and Tennessee, we felt compelled to respond to the July 24 opinion piece written by education leaders Hanna Skandera and Kevin Huffman that appeared in the Washington Post.
    In classrooms across New Mexico and Tennessee, standardized tests are taking away valuable classroom learning. Of the 174 days our children attend school in New Mexico, 76 of those days are impacted by some standardized test or another. In Tennessee, teachers estimate that at least 1/3 of the year is devoted to testing or test preparation.
    Meanwhile, classroom budgets in New Mexico and Tennessee have shrunk while class sizes have increased. Millions are being diverted to standardized test companies. Skandera holds much-needed revenues hostage by requiring districts to agree to give certain tests like DIBELS in order to receive “grant money.”
    Despite what Huffman and Skandera claim, parents and teachers have never said the old way our states evaluated teachers is the only way to do so. What we have said is that linking a teacher’s evaluation score to standardized tests is the wrong way to go.

  • Clubbing the graduation rate

    Newspapers recently cheered the announcement by the United States Department of Education that, for the first time in U.S. history, high school graduation rates had exceeded the 80 percent threshold.
    This is fantastic news! Just think, one out of five students doesn’t graduate! Now that is truly a reason to celebrate!
    Hmmmm, when you say it that way, it doesn’t prompt the masses to start dancing in the streets, does it?
    And when you consider the additional fact that a significant percentage of those who do graduate are not “college ready,” there’s even less reason to start shooting off fireworks. Less than half of students entering college are sufficiently prepared for college level coursework.
    And so I found it very encouraging when I read another report about how high school clubs aid in educational progress. It’s not hard to understand why joining a club would help improve a student’s class work. Much of the difficulty students encounter in high school has little to do with what’s written in textbooks and much more to do with the learning environment in which they are immersed for four years.
    Joining a single club can significantly improve a student’s chance of graduating. What more reason do we need that that to strongly encourage our students to join a club?

  • Hey Now, You're All-Stars

    Here are the members of the 2014 Los Alamos Junior All-Star softball team. Bottom row, from left: Katelynn Thorn, Shelby Milligan, Jayde Tucker, Lauren Harris, Katlyn Terp, Jordan Jaramillo, coach Audra Tucker. Back row, from left: coach Terran Robertson, Michaela Robertson, Reyna Lucero, coach Michaela Christensen, Kasia Povijua, Mackenzie Kieltyka, Savannah Martinez, manager Robbie Harris.

    The Los Alamos All-Stars will compete in the southwestern regional tournament starting Saturday morning. The tournament will be played at Santa Fe’s Alto Park. The winner of that tournament advances to the Little League World Series. michael p. young/Courtesy

  • Isotopes open series Saturday

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will wrap up their road trip tonight in Sacramento ahead of its quick, four-game set at home this weekend.
    The Isotopes will take on the Tacoma Rainiers starting Saturday. The home series is scheduled to continue through Monday in Albuquerque.
    Albuquerque’s current road swing hasn’t gone as well as the team had hoped. Albuquerque was held to just two runs Wednesday night, then was shut out Thursday by Sacramento.
    With that 5-0 loss, the Isotopes slipped to 9-1/2 games back of the Las Vegas 51s in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern standings, the same deficit they faced in the division at the All-Star break.
    Prior to Wednesdsay’s and Thursday’s losses, the Isotopes had gone 11-4 in their previous 15 games.
    Only about a month remains in the regular season for PCL teams.

  • Fishing Report 08-01-14

    Northwest
     
    Abiquiu Lake: Night fishing was fair to good using liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, jerk baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using jig and craw and jig and curly tail combinations over 20 to 30 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

    Animas River: Water flow near Aztec Monday morning was 306cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, crank baits and suspending jerk baits for tiger musky. Ken and Kathy Roberts of Tucson had a great time here mid-month. It was the highlight of a three-week trip, which included stops at Quemado, Cochiti and the Taos area lakes, and streams where they had a great time fishing, enjoying the scenery and meeting nice people. Ken caught and released 16 tiger musky with the biggest being 36 inches. He was using swim baits and spinner baits and fishing the east side of the lake. 
We had no reports of catfish or trout. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use baitfish at this lake. 

    Brazos River: Trout fishing was slow.