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Today's News

  • Sheriffs Office may be eliminated

    In recent weeks, it has come to light that some members of the Los Alamos County Council would like to pursue modifications to the city-county charter to do away with the position of Los Alamos County Sheriff.   
    The motives behind such a move are unclear.  
    The County Sheriffs Office has received written notification of this action.  Thus far, we have not seen a publicized announcement of the council’s intentions in this matter.  
    The county sheriff is an elected position. If the council decides to move forward, one would hope that it is done through a referendum and voted upon by the general public.  
    This editorial is to alert voters and help educate the public.

  • Off-season work

    Construction at both Sullivan Field (above) and Griffith Gymnasium continued last week. Crews remain busy readying the two main Los Alamos High School competition venues for play this fall.

    Sullivan Field will be getting a new artificial surface for football and soccer, while the facade of Griffith Gym is being redone.

    Work is expected to be completed around the start of the 2011-12 school year.

     

  • Sports Update 06-26-11

    First Splash N Dash is Wednesday

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place Wednesday starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Bumpers registration ends Monday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Bumpers youth volleyball program.

  • Tennis: Federer, Nadal and Williams all advance

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams — players with a combined 12 Wimbledon titles — all won in straight sets Saturday to move into the fourth round and keep up their pursuit of even more championship trophies at the All England Club.
    Six-time champion Federer beat David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to move closer to equaling the record of seven Wimbledon singles titles held by Pete Sampras and 1880s player Willie Renshaw. Two-time winner and defending champion Rafael Nadal committed only three unforced errors in a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory over Gilles Muller, a 92nd-ranked wild card from Luxembourg.

  • Fishing report 06-26-11

    Anglers!
    Got a fish tale to tell? Let us know!
    Send your stories/photos to lasports@lamonitor.com.

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 2,210 cfs. The river is muddy and still flowing fast with runoff. No fishing report.
    Chama River: Upper section flow is 411 cfs. and below El Vado, the flow is 412 cfs. Fishing is slow in the upper Chama with woolly buggers and various bead-headed nymphs reported to be working best. Below El Vado, trout fishing is fair using Panther Martins and Z-rays for browns and salmon eggs for 13-15 inch rainbows.

  • State Notes 06-26-11

    UNM women’s football clinic set

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Lobo Football Women’s Clinic will be July 29 in Albuquerque.
    The clinic will be from 6:30-10 p.m. at the UNM Football Complex. Registration will continue between now and the event and walk-ups will be welcomed.
    The clinic is available for women of all ages and is designed to give an all encompassing look into the game of football.
    Price for participation is $40.
    For more information, call the Lobo football office at 505-925-5700.
    A $40 fee is required for all participants. Please call the Lobo Football Office to register at 505-925-5700. The clinic will accept walk-ups Friday evening.

    Aggies Nohara tops the nation in slugging percentage

  • Senior Olympics: Locals headed to National Games

    Los Alamos’ senior athletes will send three representatives to the National Senior Games this month.
    The National Senior Games started June 16 and will continue through the remainder of the month in Houston. The Games include events in 19 athletic categories varying from golf to bowling to triathlon.
    Individuals making the trip to Houston from Los Alamos include Jackie Marr, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.
    To earn their way to nationals, athletes must qualify in both local and statewide events.
    Marr is one of the most accomplished senior swimmers in the country and has numerous records to back it up. This will be Marr’s final year in competing in her current age category, 65-69.

  • LANL's MDA-T clean up could hit $1 billion

    Clean up costs for a 2.2-acre parcel of land located inside TA-21, known as Material Disposal Area (MDA) T at Los Alamos National Laboratory could be as high as $1 billion, according to the Department of Energy, although no accurate estimate can be given until a survey is completed.

    MDA-T is near the eastern end of DP Road. Environmental remediation activities at TA-21, including MDA-B, located across from businesses along DP Road on the southern side, have been underway since 2009.

  • Church listings 06-24-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. 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, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Update 06-24-11

    LAPS is on TV
    Mountain Elementary School will be featured at 5 a.m. Monday on the Discovery Channel in a special edition half hour show called The Profiles Series.

    Applications accepted
    Applications are being accepted through July 15 for the 2011-2012 Leadership Los Alamos program. Visit http://leadershiplosalamos.memberlodge.com/

    CRC meeting
    The Charter Review Committee will meet in Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m. Monday and the main topic of discussion will be possible charter changes to the office of the county sheriff.

    Film series