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Today's News

  • Slow start to snow season

    The first water supply forecast for 2013 reflects both a slow start to the 2012-2013 snow accumulation season, as well as a storm track that has only intermittently targeted the New Mexico mountain regions so far this winter.
    A dry autumn coupled with the late start to winter weather conditions add up to a disappointing early runoff forecast for New Mexico.
    Forecast flows for the Rio Grande include 47 percent of normal into Cochiti Lake and 37 percent at Elephant Butte Lake. Other Rio Grande Basin reservoir forecast inflows range from 64 percent of normal at El Vado Lake to 41 percent of normal at Jemez Canyon Reservoir.
    Inflow to Santa Rosa Lake is expected to be 39 percent of normal while in the San Juan Basin, Navajo Reservoir is expecting 62 percent of normal inflow.
    Precipitation across New Mexico during December 2012 ranged from well below normal in the southeast plains to above normal in the north central mountains and the far northwest. Water Year 2013 precipitation, October through December 2012, was well below normal across the southern two thirds of New Mexico and below normal in the northern third of the state.

  • It’s almost time for the science fair

    Perhaps one of the most cohesive and flawlessly run programs in the community is on the horizon and if you have the time, talent or financial means, the Los Alamos County Science Fair has a place for you.
    The county science fair, slated for Jan. 26, is clearly down to a science and there’s no better place to put on a show than Los Alamos.
    Dawn Brown has taken the event to new heights, enlisting volunteers — and if you always wanted to be involved, this is the time of year to jump in with both feet.
    “The judges will judge our students for regional awards, as well as locally donated awards and prizes,” Brown said.
    Individuals with particular backgrounds including math, physics, computer sciences, earth and environmental sciences, engineering, animal sciences or in the areas of medicine and health, can be helpful, as judges are still needed.
    Los Alamos Public Schools will utilize a total of 100 judges from the community.
    Currently, the program is still in need of about 20 judges for the event at Los Alamos High School.
    “LAHS is the gem of our public school system,” Brown said. “It was very exciting for us to host our science fair at such a wonderful venue.

  • Animal Shelter 01-13-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

  • News for Retirees 01-13-13

    Jan. 13-19, 2013
    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
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Fish
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m. Mac users group
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Baked ham
    1 p.m. Bingo
    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: Potato bar
    Noon Lunch talk:
    Dr. Shephard
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9:30 a.m. LARSO Board mtg.
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken fajitas
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast beef
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “The
    Natural,” 1984

  • People in the News 01-13-13

    The names of more than 1,440 candidates for degrees for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Kansas have been announced by the Office of the University Registrar, including Matthew DeVore, of Los Alamos.
    He received a doctorate in chemistry.
    Graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred in December based on work completed during the fall semester.

    Jenny Lauren Tumas of Los Alamos has been named to the president’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester.
    Tumas is majoring in communication studies.
    To be named to the president’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average. Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success.  

  • On Schedule 01-13-13

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Memorial Middle School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos Quad, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls basketball: Sandia at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Sandia, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

  • Sports Briefs 01-13-13

    WRLL sign-up starting this week

    A pair of registration sessions for the upcoming season of White Rock Little League baseball and softball is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
    WRLL registration will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. The sessions are scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. Additional registration sessions will be Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, also at Time Out Pizza.
    All boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 (on April 30 for baseball and Dec. 31, 2012 for softball) are eligible to play.
    Additional information and online registration information is available by visiting eateamz.com/wrll2.

    Workshop for prospective college athletes set

    Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms will host a workshop for athletes interested in playing sports at the collegiate level.
    The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the LAHS speech theater. Any student and parents of students in grades 8-12 is invited to attend.
    Topics covered will include NCAA and NAIA high school course requirements, clearinghouse information, SAT and ACT testing and recruiting information.
    More information about the workshop can be obtained by calling 663-2531.

  • LA wrestlers finish second at Academy

     The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team had some big performances en route to a strong second place finish at Albuquerque Academy.

    Cory Geyer, Arnoldo Ortiz and Brian Geyer won their weight classes Saturday to lead Los Alamos to the second place finish in the tournament behind Class 5A Eldorado. The tournament featured 6 teams from Class 5A and 4 more from Class 4A.

    Cory Geyer earned three pins in three bouts to win the 160-pound championship. Brian Geyer also pinned out his opponents, rolling to the 170-pound title.

    Brian Geyer, who is having a huge season for the Hilltoppers so far, was named the upper weight classifications’ outstanding wrestler of the tournament for his win and overall performance in the 182-pound bracket.

    The outstanding wrestler award is chosen by all the coaches of teams participating in the tournament.

    Los Alamos took just eight wrestlers to Academy but ended up with five wrestlers in the championship round.

    Along with Ortiz, who had to scrape together a win in overtime of the 170 championship, Chandler Lauritzen finished as the runner-up at 132 pounds and Lane Saunders did likewise at 152 pounds.

  • ’Topper offense has cold shooting night

     In a critical Class 4A contest, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team found itself with some good looks throughout Friday’s game.

    Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers couldn’t convert on those chances.

    The Hilltoppers shot a meager 11 of 54 from the field and managed just eight points combined in the second and third quarters as they were routed by the St. Pius X Sartans in Albuquerque.

    St. Pius had a consistent scoring game throughout Friday’s contest to win 50-32.

    The victory by St. Pius (7-4) not only snapped Los Alamos’ four-game win streak, but gave the Sartans what could be an important head-to-head tiebreak advantage should the two teams be vying for similar playoff seeding next month – a not-implausible scenario.

    The Hilltoppers (9-7) were without starters Hayley Each and Marissa Larribas Friday night. They relied mostly on veteran Erin Kirk, who finished with 15 points.

    Following Kirk, however, no one else for Los Alamos finished with more than 5 points.

  • LA boys, girls win big at home Saturday

     The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams were both big winners in their home pool Saturday.

    The Hilltopper boys scored a whopping 512 points to cruise to a big victory at the Los Alamos Invitational at the Larry R. Walkup Center. Also Saturday, Los Alamos’ girls picked up six event victories as they won big over runner-up Farmington.

    Sarah Lott was a two-event winner for Los Alamos and earned three state meet qualification times as well. Lott made the cut in the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle leading off the 400 freestyle relay.

    It was a huge day for Lott, who also helped Los Alamos’ 200 medley relay team to a victory to open the meet.

    Along with Lott, Anna Wermer won and earned a state qualification time in the 200 freestyle and Kaitlin Bennett did likewise in the 500 freestyle.

    On the boys side, Connor Schultz won both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events, earning his way to state in both events as well.

    Los Alamos’ boys got a pair of victories from Trey Pereya while Alex Jaegers, Nick Greenfield and Max Reidys also earned wins.

    In diving, Madeline LeScourenec won her second consecutive event, finishing with a total of 195.70.

     

    Girls

     

    Team scores