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  • Sports Update 04-20-12

    Atomic Man registration is open online

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29. Registration is open online at active.com.
    The Atomic Man run-bike-run competition starts and ends at Piñon Elementary School. Participants may take part in either the Little Boy division (4K run, 15K bike, 4K run) or the Fat Man division (10K run, 40K bike, 5K run). The Little Boy race will start at 8 a.m. and the Fat Man at 8:30 a.m.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.

    Jim Thorpe Race set for June 16

    Registration opens this week for the fifth annual  Jim Thorpe 5K Race.

  • Duke City Soccer League results from Week 6

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Football Club during week six of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls’ side, the U13 Kixx 99 girls beat AYSO Challenge “Eruption” 2-0.
    Midfielders Alix Hailey, Kayla Parker, Rachel Thoma and Kenidee Hatler controlled the field for the Kixx as well as coming up big on offense.
    For the Kixx 99, goalkeeper Sam Faulk earned the shutout, finishing with six saves, while Claire Ticknor and Madison Koller led the defense controlling the back field.
    Parker scored the first goal and Maria Sandoval beat two defenders to put the ball in the back of the net for the second goal.
    In boys’ games, the U16 Lasers 96 lost 3-0 to undefeated Alameda.

  • Topes Notes 04-19-12

    Isotopes top I-Cubs again

  • Kratzer is top predictor Tuesday

    Bob Reedy had a great prediction at Tuesday’s Pace Race. David Kratzer had a better one.
    Kratzer was the winner of this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race. Kratzer finished with an error of just three seconds on the 3-mile course Tuesday.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event held at various locations around Los Alamos County.
    Contestants make predictions on their finish time prior to the race.
    This week’s race was at the Cañada del Buey trail in White Rock. In all, 20 runners and walkers participated.
    All the top predictions this week came on the long course. Following Kratzer, Reedy finished with an error of just four seconds. Tom Sandford had a prediction of just 12 seconds on the long course.

  • Fishing Report 04-20-12

    Catches of the week

     

    Heron Lake: April 9, Vern Lucero of La Cienega caught a 24 ½-inch, 17-pound lake trout. He was using a Yozuri crystal minnow. April 11, Jesse Salazar of Espanola caught a 24 ¼-inch, 9-pound, 2-ounce lake trout. He was jigging a white tube. April 13, Norma Wolfley of El Vado caught a 30 ¾-inch, 14-pound, 3-ounce lake trout. She was trolling a Big Mac lure. 

    Ute Lake: April 14, Franco Vallejos of Albuquerque caught a 3.82-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a smallie beaver. Kris Bosley of Amarillo caught a 4.02-pound smallmouth bass. Art VanNostrand caught a 5.09-pound largemouth bass. He was using a spinner bait. All three bass were released.

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  • Tracing roots to Mexico

    Some 2010 Census numbers report where New Mexico’s Hispanics trace their origin. That Hispanics are 46 percent of New Mexicans isn’t news. Add Native Americans (9.4 percent), African Americans and Asians, and New Mexico is a majority minority state by a fair margin.
    Of our Hispanics, 62 percent in 2010 trace themselves to Mexico. The percentage was 43.1 in 2000. That’s news.
    A mere 37 percent of Hispanics are those of the northern villages who provide the conventional image of New Mexico. These folks trace themselves to Spain or simply say they are “other.”
    The census questions were: “Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?” and “What is this person’s race?”

  • VP Martinez? Don’t mention it

    Presidential election years are fraught with traditions masquerading as “news” and Gov. Susana Martinez has been caught up in one of the most durable of them.
    They take many forms, these traditions, and they assert themselves at different stages in the selection of the major parties’ presidential nominees. Their persistence, however, is because political journalists attached to major news outlets dutifully resurrect them on cue every four years.
    With Mitt Romney having now nailed down the 2012 Republican nomination, we are once again at that point where the Great Mentioners of Mediadom entertain themselves with speculation about the  putative GOP nominee’s options for a vice presidential running mate.