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  • News for Retirees 02-03-13

    Feb. 3-9, 2013
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Lemon cod
    12:15 p.m. Better breathers
    1:30 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Pork asada
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Eggplant over pasta
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chili dog
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Sabrina,” 1995

  • Don’t miss AP Night

     Students and parents are invited to attend the second annual AP Night at Los Alamos High School, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.
    The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the ’Topper Theater.
    Attendees will then be able to meet with teachers and students to learn more about AP and honors course offerings at LAHS.
    Representatives from the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will also be on hand to discuss the dual credit/concurrent enrollment program.
    All LAHS students must take an AP class, an honors class, an online class, or a dual credit class to graduate.
    “AP Night provides students and parents a great opportunity to learn more about the AP program at the high school and what we have to offer in preparing students to be successful in college,” said Principal Sandra Warnock. “With registration for the 2013-2014 school year fast approaching, this is the perfect time to talk with our knowledgeable staff before selecting courses for next year.”
    AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school. At the end of the course, students are required to take the AP exam. Currently, LAHS offers more than 20 AP courses, five honors classes and four dual credit courses on campus in addition to UNM-LA offerings.

  • 2013 Los Alamos County Science Fair results

    Editor’s note: Below are a portion of this year’s science fair results. Because there was such a large volume of results, they will be published over a few days.

    Animal science
    Junior Division,
    grand award
    First place
    Megan Dahl, Chamisa Elementary, LANL Participation Award $10
    Second place
    Hannah Coy, Aspen Elementary, LANL Participation Award $10
    Third place
    Philo Shelton, Aspen Elementary, LANL Participation Award $10
    Honorable mention
    Xavier McTeigue, Aspen Elementary, Pajarito Environmental Education Center $30, Sierra Club, Pajarito Chapter student membership

    Tazler Smith, Aspen Elementary, Mountain PTA $10

    Devin Simpson, Barranca Elementary, Barranca PTO $5

    Behavioral and Social Science
    Junior Division
    First place, Junior Life Sciences Grand Award
    Sam Menefee, Mountain Elementary, LANL Participation Award $10
    Second place
    Janessa Gonzales, Piñon Elementary, Mountain PTA $10
    Third place
    Josh Stein, Aspen Elementary, LANL Participation Award $10
    Third place
    Hannah Carrara, Los Alamos Middle School, Superintendent’s Choice Award, Haagen Dazs certificate, Mountain PTA $10

  • Update 02-03-13

    Movie premier

    The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Fixing trash cans

    The Environmental Services Division announced it will fix trash and recycling roll carts free of charge. For more information, call 662-8163.

    Sierra Club

    Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak on “Securing a future without coal in New Mexico,” at the LASE/Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in media room 203, building two at UNM-LA.

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    Send press releases, photos and videos to laeditor@lamonitor.com or contact the newsroom at 662-4185.

    Pancake breakfast

    The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger.
     

  • Spoiler alert! The Ravens will win

    I’ll admit it.
    I’ve been back and forth on this a hundred times. I’ve checked the injury report. I’ve compared stats. I busted out the divining rod and poked some goat entrails with it.
    In fact, as I sat down to write this, I very nearly talked myself out of this pick.
    But, like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I won’t back down.
    Ladies and germs, the Baltimore Ravens will win today’s game.
    In case you hadn’t heard, Super Bowl Some Roman Numeral is today. It’s kind of a big deal.
    This one has been a tough one to call for me. I literally couldn’t even decide what I wanted to eat for the game, let alone decide who I thought was going to win. Of course, the food associated with the game is just as important as the game itself but that’s another issue.
    My dilemma boils down to this: my head says the San Francisco 49ers should win. My gut says the Baltimore Ravens.
    And, since my gut is bigger than my head, I have to go with Baltimore. Just kidding. That was just one factor in my decision.
    Actually, my thought process was more along these lines: I generally like the team that seems to have its mojo working heading into the playoffs. By that standard, the 49ers should be a shoo-in.

  • On Schedule 02-03-13

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Hope Christian, varsity, 6 p.m.; Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls, 8:30 a.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs 02-03-13

    Beginning fencing class returns

    The YMCA’s beginning fencing class will start Tuesday at the YMCA’s gymnasium.
    The class is for those with no previous fencing experience. It is open to interested persons 10 years or older.
    Instruction will include basic footwork, fundamental blade skills and rules. Some bouting for beginners is also scheduled.
    All equipment for the class will be provided.
    More information is available by calling Tom Hill at 672-1058.

    Renegades to visit ice rink again

    The New Mexico Renegades semiprofessional hockey team will host the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday.
    The Renegades, a Junior A team located who play in Rio Rancho, compete in the Western States Hockey League Mountain Division.
    More information can be obtained by calling the ice rink at 662-4500.

    Women’s Weekend starts Friday

  • Marr sets three U.S. swim records at Olympic Club

    One of the most prolific age-group swimmers in the country, Jackie Marr, is at it again.
    Marr, a local competitor who holds numerous master’s-level world and U.S. records, recently captured three more national titles. Competing at The Olympic Club national meet last month, Marr earned U.S. bests in her age group in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 1500-meter short course freestyle events.
    Just as impressive, Marr earned all three titles in the same swim.
    Marr was swimming in just one event, the 1500 freestyle, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Her split times in the 1500 — roughly equal to one mile — were good enough to give her the U.S. titles.
    “I thought I did really good,” Marr said. “I got tired doing flip-turns at the end.... I felt good, but I almost wish I could swim it over again.”
    As is usually the case for the fiercely competitive Marr, she wanted more. Specifically, she wanted to break her age group’s world short course record in the 1500, the time of which she has written on an index card: 23 minutes, 54.74 seconds.
    Marr recently turned 70, which now places her in the 70-74 age group at the master’s level. The first year of joining an age group is generally the prime chance swimmers have to make their marks.

  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Alamogordo 57, Mayfield 30

    Atrisco Heritage 74, Highland 58

    Belen 75, Valencia 46

    Bernalillo 51, Santa Fe 49, OT

    Bosque School 48, East Mountain 38

    Carrizozo 51, Santa Fe Waldorf School 36

    Clovis 82, Hope Christian 68

    Dora 73, Melrose 41

    Elida 53, Tatum 44

    Gallup 61, Grants 44

    Hobbs 99, Artesia 53

    La Cueva 70, Albuquerque Academy 65

    Las Cruces 49, Gadsden 27

  • Had your winter Phil? Check Groundhog Day forecast

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — It's Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil has made his prediction. He says expect an early spring.

    With thousands watching on Gobbler's Knob in west-central Pennsylvania, the furry rodent emerged from his lair Saturday but didn't see his shadow.

    Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn't see his shadow, spring will come early. At least that's what the Inner Circle says — the group that dons top hats and tuxedos on Groundhog Day each year to oversee the ceremony.

    Inner Circle president Bill Deeley says that after "consulting" with Phil, he makes the call in deciphering what the world's most famous groundhog has to say about the weather.