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  • Honkytonk spirits

    The rumors persist that the old Line Camp building in Pojoaque is haunted. The building has been standing for nearly 100 years and has been host to a variety of businesses. It has served mainly as a tavern, with many locals having fond memories of their visits there.

    Recently, an older gentleman who has been associated with the Line Camp for years shared some of the stories and experiences related to the historical building. Some stories are chilling and some are related to local folklore. However, one thing is certain — the tumultuous history of the place has left a mark on this old wooden building.

    The Tavern Cat
    There once was an old drunkard who practically lived at the tavern. He was a permanent fixture at the bar. After many years of patronage, the old man acquired an illness that kept him away from his beloved tavern. He was bedridden and eventually passed away.

  • People in the News 10-21-12

    Chandra Kluk graduated in May from the University of Colorado Physician Assistant Program with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies.
    The National Commission subsequently certified her for Certification of Physician Assistants in June. Kluk recently accepted a PA-C position with Grand Valley Urgent Care in Grand Junction, Colo.
    She is the daughter of Emily and Mike Kluk of White Rock.

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    Tony Buchen, a Los Alamos native is showing his work at Virtual Artspace in Santa Fe.
    He received his degree, summa cum laude in physics, from the University of New Mexico and did graduate work in Brookhaven, N.Y. In 1980, he began a collaboration with Santa Fe artist Jeralyn Goodwin, which he has continued to date. Working exclusively in cyberspace, they are creating sculptures as 3D models.
    The works at the studio — photos, videos and sculptures — represent three ways of experiencing a virtual object.

  • News for Retirees 10-21-12

    Oct. 21-27
    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
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish (salmon)
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing guest Virginia Murphy
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1:30 p.m.    Friends meeting
    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: Chicken fajita
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY

  • Animal Shelter 10-21-12

    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
    Autumn — This spayed female is one of those rare breeds that doesn’t come around very often — a New Mexico Brown Dog. She is housebroken and leash-trained, just don’t try to force her to be friends with any dog smaller than her.
    Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a total sweetheart. He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.
    Bear — Large year-old male Heeler-mix. Housebroken, people oriented. Reported to be good with dogs.
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.

  • PEEC hosts Halloween events

    Drop into Pajarito Environmental Education Center between 1-4 p.m. Oct. 31 for a creepy, crawly Halloween.  There will be games, crafts, a spider-hunting walk and from 2-3 p.m., see live creatures from the Harrell House of Natural Oddities.
    Halloween at PEEC will be unlike any other.  Children and adults alike will enjoy getting in the holiday spirit making crafty owls, spiders, bats and more to decorate for the season.  
    And what better way to enjoy the crisp, fall air than a short hike?  Participants will search for spiders on the nature trail and use magnifying glasses to find the smaller critters.  
    Then stay out on the lawn for games like Ghost in the Graveyard, Capture the Ghoul and Spooky Scavenger Hunt.
    The Harrell House of Natural Oddities was the hit of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings. More than 100 people came to see their fascinating critters, which include tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, giant cockroaches and crabs.
    PEEC has invited the Harrell family back for Halloween, which is the time to take another look at these creepy creatures.  The Harrell House will be open for viewing from 2-3 p.m.

  • Births 10-20-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Sept. 18: A girl, Ruth Eleanor Partin, born to Kristen and Ben Partin
    Sept. 22: A girl, Cadence Ellise Towles, born to Valerie Lopez and LeRoy D. Towles
    Sept. 26: A boy, Makaleb Le’roi Herrera, born to Natalie Theresa Herrera
    Oct. 4: A girl, Yalexa Elena Perea, born to Maria and Francisco Perea

  • LA blasted in critical 2-4A game

    For the second straight week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was involved in a game that, on paper, appeared to be a pretty even match.
    For the second straight week, that seemingly well-matched game turned into a blowout. There was one big difference this week, though: it was the Hilltoppers on the wrong end of that blowout.
    The Santa Fe Demons scored two touchdowns in 1:06 span at the end of the first half and two more touchdowns in 1:30 at the start of the second half. The Hilltoppers mounted something of a comeback in the third quarter, but it wouldn’t be nearly enough as the Demons crushed the Hilltoppers 62-30 at Sullivan Field.
    Los Alamos simply had no answer for the Santa Fe running duo of quarterback Jordan Booth-Homer and tailback Anthony Abeyta.
    Abeyta, one of the top rushers in Class 4A, ran for 215 yards — a number that would’ve been significantly higher if not for him taking a 30-yard loss on a botched punt snap — and three touchdowns, while Booth-Homer went for 90 yards on 11 carries, including three touchdowns on four attempts running the ball in the second half.

  • ’Toppers pick up win in home finale

    The end of the season, as virtually any coach will tell you, is when you want to have your team peaking.
    That is the strategy the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is employing as the end of the 2012 season nears, and that team may be right on schedule. And with a mammoth-sized game this week, the Hilltoppers will be looking for any advantage they can get.
    Los Alamos, in its final tune-up game Saturday afternoon for what is likely going to be a war Tuesday night in Santa Fe, got two second half goals to drop the Piedra Vista Panthers. Rohun Iyer headed in a corner kick in the 53rd minute and Cooper Christensen tacked on an insurance goal in the 70th minute as Los Alamos blanked Piedra Vista 2-0 at Sullivan Field.
    Saturday’s victory over Piedra Vista, a Class 4A team from District 1, was also Senior Day at Sullivan Field. A gaggle of Hilltopper seniors were making their final regular season appearance in front of their home crowd, among them Nick Thoma, who scored the team’s first goal on the new Sullivan Field turf in 2011.
    Against Piedra Vista, Los Alamos wanted to make sure everything was in working order so it was ready to play Capital Tuesday night. Capital, which currently holds the District 2-4A lead, topped Los Alamos 1-0 Oct. 6 and can clinch its second straight district title with a win at home.

  • LA blanks Piedra Vista Saturday, 2-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a shutout against a solid Class 4A team on the road Saturday.
    Los Alamos earned goals in each half as it topped the Piedra Vista Panthers 2-0 in Farmington, one of two tune-up games the Hilltoppers (15-3) have scheduled late in the regular season to get set for the upcoming playoffs.
    Katelyn Leslie scored late in the first half and Amy Neal tacked on an insurance goal in the second half while Los Alamos’ defense posted its 11th shutout victory this season.
    “I’m very happy with the game,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “You never know what’s going to happen when you come up here. 2-0 is a solid win. We didn’t give them any opportunities.”
    With just two remaining games, Los Alamos is on the very short list of teams that could get the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs. Saturday’s win over Piedra Vista (8-8), which played well in the nondistrict season but has struggled against tough District 1 competition, could boost the Hilltoppers’ chances of grabbing that top seed.
    Los Alamos locked up its sixth consecutive district title last week with a 4-1 win over Santa Fe, a game in which Kubicek was unimpressed with his team’s execution.

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