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Today's News

  • Today In History, April 10
  • Santa Clara Pueblo to receive funds for wastewater facility

     

    State and federal representatives will present two checks totaling $2.675 million to tribal leaders during a groundbreaking and grant signing ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at Santa Clara Pueblo. The money will be used to help replace and upgrade the tribe’s aging wastewater treatment system.

    “Our current system is more than 30-years old,” said Santa Clara Governor Michael Chavarria. “The upgrades are badly needed, not only to handle the increasing volume from our growing community, but for the health and safety of our tribal members.”

    Repairs and upgrades will be done in phases beginning in the main village, then the East Housing Area and wrapping up in the West Housing Area with work expected to be finished over the next several years. These funds are for Phase 1A of the overall system repairs.

    Several state and federal dignitaries will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony, including:

    • Patrice Kunesh, Deputy undersecretary for USDA Rural Development

  • LAPD warns of telephone scam

     

    Los Alamos police are on the lookout for a man who has, so far, defrauded area residents out of more than $10,000.

    According to LAPD-PIO Officer Preston Ballew, the man presents himself as police officer from either Los Alamos County or Santa Fe County, and uses that false identification to extort money from his victims.

    “The common false stories which are being used are; you have missed court or mandatory jury duty and now have a warrant for your arrest. Another story is, we have your son/daughter/grandchild/spouse in custody and in order to get out of jail you need to send a gift card or gift card numbers to pay for the bond,” Ballew said in a press release. “Another common story is posing as a relative asking for money to get out of jail, because they were in a car with drugs. The male will tell you not to disclose this to any other person. A police officer will never tell you to not disclose information.”

    The money is then stolen when, after the victim buys the cards, they get in contact with the “police officer” again. The “officer” will ask the victim to read them the numbers off the back of the gift card.

  • UConn wins women's title

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles.

  • Contenders ready for Masters without Tiger

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.
    Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy. Adam Scott.
    It was typical of any Tuesday at Augusta National, except for the scoreboard to the right of where they were walking. The board has the names of all 97 players in the field, with blank boxes to put their scores when the tournament begins. On the far right side of the board is a list of this year's noncompeting invitees.
    Tommy Aaron. Doug Ford. Tiger Woods.
    "It's a weird feeling not having him here, isn't it?" said Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion and the chief foil for Woods over the years. "He's been such a mainstay in professional golf and in the majors. It's awkward to not have him here. I hope he gets back soon. I hope he's back for the other majors. As much as I want to win — and I know how great he is and tough to beat — it makes it special when he's in the field and you're able to win."

  • Isotopes down Reno

     

    Joc Pederson homered for the third time in five games to tie it in the sixth inning, and the Albuquerque Isotopes scored an unearned run in the ninth to down the Reno Aces 4-3 Tuesday afternoon.

    The Isotopes (4-1) have won four straight games.

    Pederson had yet another eventful day: walked in the first inning; made a diving catch in the secondinning to rob Tyler Bortnick of a single; doubled in the third inning; justmissed catching Didi Gregorius’ drive to deep left-center in the fifth inning, which Gregorius turned into an inside-the-park home run; and smashed a massive home run to straight away center in the sixth inning.

  • Krohn, Kratzer capture Pace Race

     

     The weekly pace race was held on the Lower Bayo Canyon Road near the N.M. 4 and 502 junction and Susan Krohn and David Kratzer were the top predictors at 18 seconds off their estimated time.  

    They were followed by Erik Leonard with a 20 second differential with Bill Rice and Bob Reedy next tied at 24 seconds off.

    Ted Romero was the fastest finisher in the 1 mile run with a time of 6:25 with Isolina Viloria the top female at 10:06.  In the 3 mile run Nikol Strother had the best time of 20:44 and the first male was Zach Medin recording a 24:25.

    Next week’s race will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the County Ice Staking Rink on West Road in Los Alamos Canyon.  One- and three-mile courses will be available.  For more information call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website at:  atomicrunners.com.

  • Be There 04-09-14

     

    Today

    “Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through April 26.  

    Thursday

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 

     

  • People in the news 04-09-13

     

    The Project Management Institute was recently awarded Los Alamos resident John Jones PMI Region 7 volunteer of the year. Jones is a PMI chapter board member.

    The award recognized his contributions during the 2013 calendar year. 

    The board said that as vice president of programs, Jones had reached out to the membership of the Otowi Bridge PMI chapter, asking what changes they wanted.

    Based on membership responses, Jones initiated quarterly dinner meetings and arranged for high quality presenters at these events. 

    Jones also spearheaded New Mexico’s inaugural International Project Management Day (IPMD) event last November in collaboration with the Rio Grande chapter of PMI. 

  • Family Strength Network offers latest programs

     The Family Strength Network offers programs to help teens and young adults throughout the year. The next round of classes and workshops are available now for registration. Some classes are have been going on since the beginning of the year, however anyone may register for a session until the program ends. Anyone who can’t make the times listed can call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to be notified of future classes.