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Today's News

  • Anti-nuclear activities

    Friday in Santa Fe:

    • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Art exhibit at El Museo
    • Workshop on non-violent direct action (relating to activities planned for Mon. Aug. 6.
    Saturday in Santa Fe:

    • Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Conference schedule:
    • 9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Ceremonial opening and blessing: Las Mujeras Hablan
    • 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Nuclear Weapons 101: With Jay Coghlan, Scott Kovac, and Marylia Kelley
    • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: The Bridge From Nuclear Weapons to Nuclear Power: Linda Gunter
    • 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Community Stories of the Nuclear Legacy: with Las Mujeras Hablan, Tina Cordova*, and Kristen Iverson

  • Protesters coming to LA

    With anti-nuclear groups coming to town Sunday and Monday to mark the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, residents can expect a little more edge and passion to the protests and events, thanks to the national “Occupy” movement.

    “This year, we’ve had lots of participation because of the Occupy movement,” co- organizer Bud Ryan said. “This year, we have more than 30 volunteers helping us.”

  • Love of entrepreneurs

    “The pool of hysterics” is my new home, according to an early reviewer of my column disputing President Obama’s assertion that entrepreneurs “didn’t do it” when it came to building businesses.  
    Want hysterics? From the left, try the riff on the notion that the tea party is a conspiracy created by Wall Street investment bankers. A young university teacher went on and on about this at a recent social gathering.
    On the right, there are the nuts who give Libertarians a bad name. They start with dumping the Federal Reserve and demonstrate their pro-gun positions by strapping on a pistol and strutting around town, behavior I see as rude and arrogant, however legal.

  • Medicaid issues are also New Mexico issues

    This is the second — somewhat delayed — column on Medicaid.  This column discusses Medicaid’s future in New Mexico.  The June 28 PPACA decision by the Supreme Court makes the Medicaid issue even more timely and important.
    Let’s start with a review of Medicaid’s importance and its basic structure.  Medicaid matters for two major reasons.
    First, it provides about 560,000 New Mexicans with health coverage.  Second, health care is the fastest growing part of New Mexico’s budget and Medicaid funding is the largest component of that item.

  • All-Stars heading to regional tourney

    It will be a full month since the last time the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team took the field when it starts the Southwest Regional championship tournament.
    The Little League regional tournament starts Friday in Santa Fe. The WR-LA team will take on the Vidalia, La., All-Stars, the Louisiana state champion, in the opening round Friday at noon.
    All of the tournament games will be played at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe. WR-LA, which won the District 1 tournament, got an automatic bid into the regional since District 1 is the host district this year.

  • Sports Update 08-01-12

    McInroy scores an ace at LAGC

    She wasn’t playing in the Los Alamos City Championship this weekend, but Rhonda McInroy might consider it next year.
    McInroy scored a hole-in-one at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday. She picked up her ace on the No. 8 hole.
    The hole-in-one came from the red tees, 115 yards out. McInroy hit the shot with a 6-iron.
    Witnesses included McInroy’s husband, Bob, Mike Ryan and Darlene Rich.

    Volleyball, racquetball registration is open at YMCA

  • LA fall sports get going this month

    Monday, the first official practice of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program will get going in preparation for its first game at the end of the month.
    Los Alamos High School’s fall sports programs officially get in full swing this month, although non-mandatory pre-preseason workout sessions have been going for most of the summer in preparation for the fall.
    While the Hilltopper football team is the first to get its preseason officially underway, it will be the next-to-last sport to have its first contest of the fall season. Los Alamos’ varsity will host Pojoaque Aug. 31.

  • Lee wins LATC title

    David Lee had a big showing at this year’s Los Alamos Tennis Club championship tournament.
    Lee picked up the men’s A singles flight crown and he and doubles partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the finals of the men’s A doubles before falling.
    The LATC held its annual tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park.
    Lee took on Bill Vigil in the championship match Sunday.
    To get to the final, Vigil beat 2011 runner-up Kevin Mitchell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. But Vigil suffered a muscle injury in the first set of the final against Lee and was forced to retire — Lee was up 4-2 in the set when Vigil was forced to exit.
    On his way to the title, Lee knocked out Ryan Maupin in the semifinal, topping 6-2, 6-1.

  • Today in History for August 1st
  • Los Alamos Ranch School alum, Vidal dead at 86--Video Extras

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

    Vidal also was an alum of the Los Alamos Ranch School.

    But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class.