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Today's News

  • People in the News 06-24-12

    James Coburn, son of Martha Perkins of Santa Fe and Steven Coburn of Los Alamos, has been named to the academic honor roll for bloc four and five of the current school year at Colorado Timberline Academy.

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    Jonathan Vander Wiel of Los Alamos was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the LeTourneau University dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.

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  • Local engineering firm offers scholarship

    Merrick and Company, a local engineering firm, has announced the award of the first Merrick Engineering Scholarship in collaboration with the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.
    Merrick awarded the scholarship to Santana Garcia-Chang of Los Alamos. Garcia-Chang is a 2011 graduate of Questa High School and is currently attending UNM-LA in pursuit of her civil engineering degree. Merrick Vice President and Los Alamos Office Manager Scott Gustafson and UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Kate  Massengale presented the award.
    Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Christie, Jr. and Vice President Nuclear Services and Technology John Buckle also represented Merrick.

  • Students help Santa Fe shelter

    During the school year, the fashion design class at Los Alamos High School worked on various projects, to include constructing pillowcases for the battered women’s shelter in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Quilting donated the fabric used to make the cases.

  • Births 06-24-12

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • June 6: A boy, Elijah Xavier Dinkel, born to Maria and Dominic Dinkel
    • June 7: A girl, Leah Jo Walker, born to Elizabeth and Joe Walker
    • June 14: A boy, Noah Phoenix Young Peyton Noland, born toKryzstyna and Philip Peyton Noland

  • Government can be efficient at times

    SANTA FE — What a great example of governmental efficiency and transparency. With a mere telephone request, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief political advisor was able to get a list of all nonunion teachers in the state along with their school email addresses.
    It required considerable work by at least two divisions of the Public Education Department. It was done so fast and efficiently that the PED information officer proudly attached an email message that went to his boss, the governor, her chief of staff and, of course, her chief political advisor.

  • Program offers free tech help

    In the 29 years since he bought Santa Fe-based Herbs, Etc. from its founder, herbalist Daniel Gagnon has worked hard to meet demand from the more than 2,000 U.S. retailers that carry the liquid herbal extracts and herbal medicines he manufactures.
    Because quality control was critical to establishing and maintaining the company’s reputation, Gagnon imposed rigorous anti-microbial standards for his potions.
    Traditionally, Gagnon eliminated unwanted microbes by processing his herbs with water and alcohol. But in 2000, he developed a way to remove the alcohol to produce an alcohol-free product using olive oil and soft gel encapsulation.

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on Monday

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Update 06-24-12

    Football camp starts July 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper youth football camp is scheduled for July 9-12.
    The camp is for players in grades 4-8. Players and coaching staff will be on-hand to teach football techniques.
    Registration is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Information and registration forms are available at www.topperfootball.com.

    Nogar meet resumes today

    The Nick Nogar Altitude Invitational swimming meet will continue today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The annual swim meet will resume competition this morning at 9 a.m. Teams from around the region, mostly comprised of youth swimmers, compete in the annual event.
    The aquatic center will resume its regular schedule Monday.

  • Wimbledon men’s draw a 3-way race

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he’ll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.
    None of the other 125 men in the field can honestly say the same.
    It’s tough to imagine anyone outside that trio winning this year’s championship at the All England Club, where play begins Monday.
    “They’ve, you know, been pretty selfish about Grand Slam titles for a little bit,” said 2003 U.S. Open champion and three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick.
    They sure have.
    It has been either Nadal or Djokovic has won each of the past nine major tournaments.