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Today's News

  • The colors of freedom

    “I have profound respect for the one sentence of the Declaration of Independence that I’ve actually read.”  (Author unknown)
     This quote does call to question, “Exactly which sentence do people remember?”  My favorite happens to be “They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.”  It’s not often that you get to use a cool word like consanguinity.  Verisimilitude is another favorite of mine (truly it is).
     Anyway, with Independence Day just around the corner, what better way to commemorate the virtues of freedom than sitting back and enjoying the artful lyrics of “Born to Be a Hick,” “Wax the Booty,” and “Killing Brain Cells?”

  • Happy Campers

    Youth football players hit the foam tackling dummies during a workout of the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp. The camp runs from July 9-12 at Sullivan Field. It is for players in grades 4-8. For more information on the upcoming camp, go to topperfootball.com.

  • Juniors play on Saturday

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League Junior softball team is the top seed for the upcoming district tournament.
    The juniors, made up of players ages 13-14, will face the winner of tonight’s game against second-seeded Santa Fe and third-seeded Española Saturday night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    All the games for the double-elimination tournament will be played at 6 p.m. at Santa Fe’s Alto Park.
    The tournament will continue through at least Monday with a final playoff set for Tuesday if necessary.

  • NMAA, MaxPreps ink a 5-year deal

    The New Mexico Activities Association signed a partnership agreement with MaxPreps.com to make the website an “official statistician and digital media partner.”
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made the announcement earlier this week.
    “The NMAA is thrilled about the opportunity to work with MaxPreps and is excited about the services they have made available to both our member schools and communities across New Mexico,” said NMAA executive director Gary Tripp in a press release.
    MaxPreps.com, which is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif., is a unit of CBS.

  • Burnside is the best predictor this week

    Patricia Burnside had the best prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was Tuesday on Barranca Mesa.
    Burnside, competing on the 3-mile course, was off by just three seconds off her actual finish time to top all other predictions. Roxana Candia was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course and Lynn Klugel was off by an adjusted time of 15 seconds on the 1-mile course.
    In all, 27 runners and walkers took part in this week’s Pace Race.
    On the 1-mile course, Zachary Medin finished in 7 minutes, 44 seconds. Camille Rousculp and Melina Burnside both finished in 8:04.
    On the long course, Ted Romero finished in 21:24. Nikol Strother posted a time of 25:32.

  • Fishing Report 06-29-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

    San Juan River: June 22, Gregg Flores of Albuquerque caught a 9-pound rainbow trout. He was using a size 24 red larva on 7x tippet.

    Ute Lake: June 23, Kyle Price caught and released a 4-pound, 9-ounce largemouth bass. June 24, Steve Gill of Navajo Dam caught and released a 4-pound, 1 ounce largemouth bass.

    Abiquiu Lake: June 16, Jacqueline Mirabal of Española caught a 22-inch, 4-pound walleye and a 24-inch, 5-pound walleye. She was trolling a stick bait.

  • July 4 Celebration Still On But No Fireworks

    Press release from Kiwanis Club

     

    Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, in consultation with the Los Alamos Fire Department, in consideration of the dangerously dry conditions embracing Northern New Mexico has decided there will not be a fireworks display in this year's July 4 celebration Event at Overlook Park.

  • Today in History for June 29th
  • Health care ruling leaves NM to decide on Medicaid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor and Legislature face a critical policy choice in the wake of Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a federal health care overhaul and must decide whether to expand the state's biggest health care program to cover an estimated 170,000 uninsured New Mexicans.

    The court ruled the federal government couldn't force New Mexico and other states to expand Medicaid eligibility in 2014 by threatening to withhold federal aid received for the program.

  • Cyclist injured in collision with vehicle on N.M. 4

    A Los Alamos man was injured Wednesday night at mile marker 49 on N.M. 4 when he lost control of the bicycle he was driving and ran into a vehicle driven by a Jemez Springs man heading west.

    LAPD officer Jaime Gonzales said in his report that Fortunato Ferrara of Los Alamos was traveling east on N.M. 4 on his bicycle and coming down the hill and slowing down before the road turned. The report said that Ferrara said he lost control of his front wheel making him move into the opposite lane striking Bo Folks’ Nissan head on.

    The report said that Folks, a Jemez Springs resident who works at LANL, came around the turn when he saw the bicyclist come into his lane and hit him.

    Folks did not complain of injuries and drove his vehicle home.