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Today's News

  • Youth business gets lift

    Few opportunities are available for young people to explore a career in business. The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation has taken steps to recognize young entrepreneurs and lend a hand in getting an early start through its Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP).

    Since 1985, the program has awarded more than 240 grants to students in the age range of 13 - 19 hoping to launch summer businesses.

  • Blue Star Mothers need donations

    Blue Star mothers of America Inc. is a national veterans’ organization  which supports the men and women serving in all branches of the United States armed forces and their families.
    BSM is a federally chartered, non-profit 501(c)3, non-partisan, non-religious charity which promotes patriotism and support for the military and military families.
    Blue Star Mothers Chapter 4 meetings are held at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at McCurdy school student center conference room, in Española.
    BSM has supported veterans in the past year by hosting a Christmas party in December for local Veterans and distributing 25 gift bags to say thank you for their service.

  • Thank You 06-12-12

    On behalf of the cowpokes who had a knee-slapping-good time at Cowboy Night, May 4, the LA Stable Owners Association wishes to thank the wranglers responsible.  
    First up, thanks to Cyndi Wells (Pet Pangaea) and Georgia Strickfaden (Buffalo Tours) for bountiful donations. The home range at the Posse Lodge provided a perfect setting.  At the chow line, Steve Wallin’s chuck wagon and succulent smoked beef made this an up-town rodeo.  
    Beyond the campfire, Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ cooked up some great beans and vittles. In the back 40, Ron Lucero deftly taught young dudes to rope, which was the high score of the evening.  

  • Be There 06-12-12

    Today
     Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents Owls. See live owls from the Raptor Center, listen to recorded owl calls and go for a short hike to listen for owls in the wild. 6:30 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. No registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Wednesday
    Dances of India, a free performance presented by the Los Alamos Family Y Kathak and Bhratnatyam classes, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The performance is part of the Los Alamos Public Library’s Family Fun Nights.

    Thursday

  • Las Conchas: Fire and water

    Last week, I attended a conference “Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Las Conchas Fire,” sponsored by New Mexico’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.  NM EPSCoR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and this year their focus was to research the impacts of climate change on Northern New Mexico water resources.
    The Las Conchas Fire broadened their focus to the environmental impacts of wildfire--with water and water quality as an important subtext.  The Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire gave the meeting added urgency.

  • Results from Hershey’s track meet

    Here are the results from the local Hershey’s Track and Field meet. Finishing marks were not given.

    Girls 9-10

    Standing long jump
    1. Celeste Chandler
    2. Michaela Gonzales
    3. Neha Sadasivan

    Softball throw
    1. Terri Jaramillo
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Kaitlin Remde

    50 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Celeste Chandler
    3. Jenna Harris

    100 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Michaela Gonzales

    400 meters
    1. Michaela Gonzales

    Boys 9-10

    Softball throw
    1. D’Angelo Gonzales
    2. James Gutierrez
    3. Isaiah Maestas

  • Cross country practice starts Wednesday

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will start summer practices this week and the Los Alamos Middle School’s cross country program will begin the following week.
    Practice for LAHS’ program starts Wednesday. The first practice is at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Practice for LAMS will start 6 p.m. June 20 at Sullivan Field.
    Anyone interested in competing during the fall season is encouraged to attend.

  • Topes Notes 06-12-12

    Isotopes win 4th straight

  • Nadal picks up 7th French Open crown

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal was worried.
    A guy so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open, got a real case of nerves during the 18 hours he and Novak Djokovic waited for the restart of their rain-interrupted final at Roland Garros.
    Instead of focusing on how close he was to winning a record seventh French Open championship, Nadal grew increasingly wary of the other possible outcome: a loss in a fourth consecutive Grand Slam final against Djokovic, who was trying to become the first man since 1969 to collect four straight major titles.

  • Largest homeless shelter in NM has to expand due to economy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The largest emergency shelter in New Mexico, already at capacity every night, is set to expand.

    The Albuquerque-based Joy Junction is scheduled to announce Wednesday plans on building a new dormitory, chapel and women's center.

    The move comes as Joy Junction founder and CEO Jeremy Reynolds says the homeless crisis in the state is the worst he's seen in decades due to the economy.