Today's News

  • U.S. reaches World Cup semis

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The United States defeated China 1-0 on Carli Lloyd’s goal in the 51st minute Friday.
    The win sends the second-ranked Americans to a semifinal on Tuesday in Montreal against top-ranked Germany.
    Germany beat France on penalty kicks after a 1-all tie in the quarters.

    Turf troubles

  • Sports Briefs 6-28-15

    Firecracker 5K
    The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run on July 4.
    The 5K is open to people of all ages that want to walk, run or jog in the festive event.
    Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in youth, adult, adult 60-plus and dog jogger divisions.
    The best-costumed participant will also win bagels for a year from Ruby K’s.
    All participants will get the annual Fun Run T-shirt and are eligible to win random door prizes.
    The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th to Canyon. Then it goes west on Canyon toward the aquatic center and all the way to Diamond. The route then makes a U-turn at the crosswalk and returns to the YMCA along same route, running with traffic.
    Early registration, prior to July 4, at the YMCA, 1450 Iris Street, is encouraged. Race day check-in on July 4 is from 7-7:45 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. The price is $30, or $20 for YMCA members, and $10 for youth under 14 years old.
    Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and takedown, registration check-in, traffic control and to help award prizes. The volunteers will be given race T-shirts.
    Register for the race or sign up to volunteer at the YMCA, or call 662-3100 for more information.

  • T2 reaches mid-point

    Halfway through its season in the United Soccer League Pro (USL), the Portland Timbers 2 (T2) are right on the bubble to get into the playoffs.
    With a 5-7-2 record, T2 is currently tied for sixth out of 12 teams in the USL Pro’s Western Conference. The top six teams in each conference will make the playoffs.
    Los Alamos native, Andy Thoma, is one of five Portland Timbers players who are on loan to T2.
    The Portland Timbers play in the Major League Soccer; the USL Pro is MLS’s minor league. The USL Pro has been around awhile, but this its first season as MLS’s minor league and also T2’s first season of existence.
    Thoma starts for T2 as a defender. This is the 22-year old’s first year as a pro. The Timbers drafted him in the second round, 24th overall, in the 2015 MLS Super Draft from the University of Washington.
    Playing 90 minutes a game for T2, however, should prepare him to eventually move up since the organization can customize his development.
    The Timbers have the sixth most points out of the 20 MLS teams with a 7-6-4 record. The Timbers also have one of the more loyal fan bases in the MLS. One particularly popular activity is after the Timbers score a goal at Providence Park a lumberjack revs up his chain saw and slices a circle off a giant tree to give to the player who scored.

  • Today in history June 27
  • Cone Zone 6-26-15

    For information about the projects listed below, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.
    This information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

    Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

    Weather permitting, crews will begin paving 42nd Street starting Monday. Access will be restricted from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Flagging operations along Sandia Drive will be in effect for construction equipment access. The county is asking residents to park on the north side (west bound lane) of Sandia Drive during work hours. Caution is also urged for those walking near the construction zone. Crew members will be available to escort residents through the work zone. Upon completion of the work and favorable weather, 42nd Street is scheduled to reopen to traffic July 1.
    Utility work on 44th Street and 42nd Street is ongoing. Both streets are currently closed, but available for resident use.

    On Saturday at 7 a.m. through Sunday at 7 a.m., 40th Street will be closed from the roundabout to UNM-LA parking lot for placement and curing of an asphalt seal coat.
    Electric Line Replacement at 39th Street and Trinity

  • Update 6-26-15


    There will be free camping at Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground Saturday. Reservations are not needed but park entrance fees apply. Call 672-3861 for details.

    Swim meet

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host the Nick Nogar Invitational swimming meet Saturday and Sunday. The facility will be closed to the public both days, but will resume its normal schedule Monday. Call 662-8170 for information.

    Farmers market

    The Los Alamos Co-op Farmers Market will return Saturday. The market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the co-op on Entrada Drive.


    The Los Alamos Police Department will host “Coffee With a Cop” Monday at the Morning Glory Bakery on Diamond Drive. The public can meet with the police officers from 8-10 a.m.

    Science Cafe

    The PBS Science Café will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Bioligist Stephen Fettig will host a talk about birds and their lives, which will be followed by a screening of the first episode of “Earthflight.”
    in the planetarium. Registration is required at PBS’ website but the event is free.


  • Church listings 6-26-15

    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. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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.
    Church of Christ

  • How should Christians feel about war?

    “Is there a biblical model for how Christians should think about war?” — Katrina

    The Old Testament, of course, is rife with examples of war in which the enemy of God’s people is to be utterly wiped out (Deut. 20:16-18; Josh. 6:17-21). Some debate exists regarding whether or not the Israelite practice of the “ban” (i.e., “dedicated to God for the purpose of utter destruction”) is any way a justification for modern warfare.
    We will note here only that ancient Hebrew regulations concerning war represent a step forward from surrounding cultures in which wanton marauding and murder were the norm. Such passages do not serve as evidence of God’s approval or preference for killing (see Ex. 20:13).
    The subject is fraught with ambiguities. Argument may be made that Jesus did not forbid the soldier from being a soldier (Matt. 8:5ff; Luke 3:14). He recognized the harsh realities of this broken world with its wars and rumors of war (Matt. 24:6-7).
    Simultaneously, war is always an evil. Conflict is the result of human passions (James 4:1-3) and, in its essence, is not compatible with Christian life.
    So, there are principles that guide Christian thought in this arena.

  • Waterloo bicentennial came and went without notice

    Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.” —Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, June 19, 1815
    The Battle of Waterloo — a series of bloody encounters between French, Anglo-Dutch, and Prussian armies fought over four days — culminated with Napoleon’s final defeat on June 18, 1815.
    It was a major historical event, and yet its bicentennial has come and gone essentially without notice.
    From 1789 until 1815, wars of the French Revolution and the era of Napoleon wrested Europe from the era of “limited warfare” (from 1648 until the French Revolution) into a modern era of enormous bloodletting intensified by the rise of nationalism and the Industrial Revolution. It was a historical perfect storm unleashed in full fury a century later in two global wars.
    The aftermath: the terror-stricken world of today.
    Anglo-Dutch forces under Sir Arthur Wellington suffered 15,000 casualties. Napoleon’s army lost twice that number, including 7,000 captured. England’s Prussian ally suffered 7,000 dead. Napoleon, declared an international outlaw by the Congress of Vienna, finally was consigned to the remote south Atlantic rock of St. Helena, where he died in 1821.

  • Atomic City Transit running to 4th of July festivities

    Los Alamos County announced Thursday the schedule for the Atomic City Transit buses going to and from the annual fireworks show.
    The Independence Day celebration, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, will again be at Overlook Park in White Rock.
    According to the county, buses will start running at 4 p.m. and run continuously between Sullivan Field, the White Rock Visitor Center and Overlook Park.
    Immediately following the fireworks show, buses will shuttle attendees back to the visitor center and Sullivan Field as quickly as possible, until all people who road the buses to the show have left Overlook Park.
    “This is a terrific event for the community, and Atomic City Transit is pleased to provide transportation support,” said Ken Smithson, the county’s transit manager, in a press release announcing the schedule. “An event like this is often the first time — perhaps the only time — that individuals are exposed to public transportation, and our intent is to make it a pleasant experience for all.”
    The county will roll out three new 35-foot-long, low floor transit buses for July 4.
    Check Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information on the Independence Day celebration events.