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Today's News

  • Register now for dog training classes

    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the  Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin Sept 4. Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Beginning Agility, Beginning Rally, Recall, Competitive Obedience, Conformation and the parRENT Free Club (for kids) and will begin the week of Sept 24.
    Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served, so timely registration is advised.
    Registration materials must be postmarked by Sept 14.

     

  • News for Retirees 08-26-12

    Aug. 26-Sept. 1
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Pork chop
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    No low vision/hearing
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chef salad
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    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: Oven baked chicken
    Noon        Paula Sanchez    
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Tire pressure check

    THURSDAY

  • Animal Shelter 08-26-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.
    Naney — Senior brown-and-white English Hound-mix. Owner going abroad. Needs a quiet retirement home. Has reasonable doggy manners. Would be a nice, calm companion in a quiet home.  Will have some tumors removed and a good dental next week.
    Phoebe — Young, black female Spaniel-mix. temperament testing shows no aggression or guarding issues. Enjoys being around people. Her choice is not to share her new home with another dog or cat.
    Seren — Shepherd-mix, still very nervous without her owner, who had to move away for a job. Bonds strongly with a single owner.

  • Births 08-26-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Aug. 1: A boy, Grady William Nackers, Christina and William Nackers  

    • Aug. 2: A girl, Hazel Bryn Torres, born to Kaylee and Aaron Torres

    • Aug. 4: A girl, Charlotte Sofia Moro, born to Lauren and Erik Moro

    • Aug. 7: A boy, Gabriel Vincent Elca, born to Divina Anunciado and Aridel Elca

    • Aug. 7: A girl, Emily Q. Huang, born to Wenjing Oiu and Chen Huang

    • Aug. 8: A boy, Elijah Ben Arellano, born to Faith Martinez and Jerome Arellano

    • Aug. 9: A girl, Joslynn Marie Romero, born to Alicia Herrera and Eric Romero

    • Aug. 10: A boy, Lucius Kang, born to Ni Ni and Zhongbo Kang

    • Aug. 13: A girl, Mia Bella Sandoval, born to Brittany and Frank Sandoval

    • Aug. 14: A girl, Jazmine Lynette Martinez, born to Cassandra Jordan and Juan Martinez

  • LA looking to bounce back from disappointing year

    Now that the new car smell effect of winning the state Class 4A title two years ago wore off for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, it is able to see itself in a different light.
    In 2010, the Hilltoppers ended their 24-year state championship frustration to claim a boys soccer title. But in 2011, the Hilltoppers learned the hard way that the only thing tougher than winning a championship is defending it.
    At least one senior on the talent- and experience-rich Hilltoppers, thinks the 2011 season can be summed up in one game, its regular season finale against Capital. And his summation isn’t a positive one.
    “That game, how do I say this? People went in and they didn’t want to play,” said forward Ryan Maestas. “Some people were scared. We couldn’t live up to the hype like we needed to. We weren’t ready to play that opponent on that day, and when Henry (Steinkamp) got hurt, that was completely demoralizing.”
    A new season for Los Alamos’ boys soccer team has arrived, however. It will get the 2012 season started at home Tuesday against Bosque School.

  • Old-Fashioned Jamboree

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team saw some live preseason action at the Española Valley Jamboree Saturday, A dozen teams from around northern New Mexico took part in the Jamboree at Edward Medina Gymnasium.

  • On Schedule 08-26-12

    Monday

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Bosque School at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bosque School at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Cleveland at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invite, Los Alamos vs. Belen, 9 a.m.; Clovis vs. Goddard, 9 a.m.; Piedra Vista vs. Roswell, 11 a.m.; Farmington vs. Bernalillo, 11 a.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at University of New Mexico Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C team, TBA.

    Football: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invite, TBA.

  • Boston makes big swap with LA

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Dodgers on Saturday, parting with the high-priced stars in a nine-player trade that was the biggest swap in Los Angeles’ history.
    The floundering Red Sox also Boston also sent infielder Nick Punto and cash to the Dodgers. The Red Sox acquired first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named.
    “We continue to do everything in our power to strengthen our team for the stretch drive in an effort to reach the postseason,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. “This trade today exemplifies ownership’s commitment to making the team as good as possible not only for 2012 but for many seasons to come.”
    The Dodgers are chasing San Francisco for the NL West title and are in the midst of the wild-card race. The trade came less than a week before the Aug. 31 deadline for teams to have players under their control in order for them to be eligible for the postseason.

  • NMFA oversight? The buck keeps moving

    It seems nobody was minding the store at the New Mexico Finance Authority.  
    Still attempting to learn how a fake audit could get past management and board, the Associated Press found that two Cabinet secretaries on the board never attended a meeting. Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis did send representatives. Environment Secretary David Martin attended about half. Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration Tom Clifford attended most of the meetings.
    Aha! The buck stops here.
    Well, no, it keeps on moving.
    Barela has said he serves on 31 boards, commissions, and task forces and is actively involved in about a half dozen. Other Cabinet secretaries have similar demands. What does this say for the quality of their time on NMFA business?
    Bemis has said the board relies heavily on the NMFA staff, and that’s true across the public and private sectors. So maybe the buck stops there.

  • H. Clifton fondly remembered

    SANTA FE — Hoyt Clifton arrived in Santa Fe just a few years after I got here in 1965.
    It seemed as though he was the New Mexico elections expert from the beginning but his obituary says he was just the voting machine specialist for the first few years.
    It’s interesting. Clifton came to Santa Fe because of his knowledge of handling the huge 850-pound voting machines of the day. Today, we are back to a pencil and paper.
    As long as I can remember when anyone had a question about elections they called Hoyt.
    He could explain anything in the election code because he had written most of it. If it was a complicated question, he would patiently explain the background and the problem it was designed to correct.
    Many amendments to the election code are introduced every year. Those who worked with Clifton say he could look at any bill and immediately be able to explain what the sponsor was trying to do.
     One day I called the Secretary of State’s Office and the secretary of state herself answered the phone.
    She said Hoyt was not there but that she could help me. I’m sure she could have helped but I was so accustomed to talking with Hoyt that I said to just have him call Jay Miller went he got back.