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Today's News

  • Topes Notes: 07-29-11

    Eveland blanks Omaha
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland threw a complete game shutout as the Isotopes blanked the Omaha Storm Chasers 2-0 Thursday.
    Eveland (11-5) gave up just three hits and struck out six in the contest while walking just one.
       He outpitched Omaha’s Luis Mendoza (7-4), who was nearly as effective, allowing just four hits and no earned runs through 6-1/3 innings.
    The only runs of the game came in the top of the fifth. The Isotopes put the first two men on base via a walk and an error. Later in the inning, after one run had scored, Ivan De Jesus doubled to left field to drive in AJ Ellis.
     

  • Jablin finishes as top predictor

    Michael Jablin was the closest predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Jablin finished just four seconds off his predicted finish time Tuesday night. Tuesday’s Pace Race was held on Mesa Trail starting at East Park.
    Following Jablin, other top predictors included Nathan Romero, who was 14 seconds off and Eric Burnside, who was 43 seconds off.
    At Tuesday’s race, three of the four top finishers were 10 years old or younger.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Dalton Ranch, Colo.

    Pagosa Springs Golf Club
    Monday

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., and Flo Gonzales, Terrero, Colo., 67.

    Second low gross
    Malcolm Rodger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Jerry McKee, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 69.

    First low net
    Ronne Mercer, Albuquerque, and Maurice Bonal, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Phil Allen, Gallup, and Ken Bailey, Pagosa Springs, 74.

    Second low gross

  • Motorcyclist still critical after crash on NM 502
  • Six schools fail to make AYP

    For the third straight year, Los Alamos Public Schools have come up short in the effort to make adequate yearly progress. Of the seven schools in the district, only one — Chamisa Elementary — met the standards set forth by the federal school rating system.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said that even though the majority of schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the schools are the best in the state when it comes to reading and math.

    “Each year the target gets higher,” Assistant Superintendent Paula Dean said. She said each subgroup in a school (which includes male, female, Hispanic and Caucasian students as well as others) has to meet AYP standards, otherwise the entire school will fail.

  • High tech interns learn sustainability

    On Thursday morning, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) student interns gathered at the San Ildefonso Visitor Center, where they met Tribal Council member and Farm Mentor Timothy Martinez.

    The visit to San Ildefonso is one of several field trips for the LANL Student Sustainability Challenge, which is exploring issues like food security with this year’s  theme of “Sustainability is National Security.”

  • Runway rehab winding down

    Those heroic helicopter pilots have flown their magnificent machines with the dangling buckets across Los Alamos skies for what is hoped to be the last time.

    Now that the Las Conchas Fire is 95 percent contained, the two enormous orange C-130 slurry bombers and several smaller firefighting helicopters based at the Los Alamos County Airport are off to fight the next blaze.

    “Helicopters have a specific role in wildland fire fighting,” said Fire Chief Doug Tucker. “Their ability to shuttle water and their pinpoint precision was invaluable to our crews on the ski hill and other areas during the recent fire.”

  • 'Extreme Makeover' comes to NM

    Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover, or a family who simply deserves a home?  If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you.
    Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to New Mexico!
    “We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Supervising Casting Producer Adam Drucker.  
    The show is looking for deserving families in the Santa Fe and Los Alamos area.

  • Los Alamos First United Methodist Church to host Hometown Nazareth

    Los Alamos First United Methodist Church will host a summer children’s event, Hometown Nazareth from Aug. 1-Aug. 5.
    Children will step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids will participate in Bible times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible times snacks, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, and collect Bible Memory makers to remind them of God’s word.
    In addition, everyone will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration — a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

  • Dems, GOP still at loggerheads as clock ticks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House members came to the Capitol on Saturday to even the score with the Senate, preparing to reject Democratic legislation to avert an unprecedented U.S. financial default after senators turned down the House's plan. Three days before the debt-limit deadline, lawmakers and President Barack Obama remained at loggerheads on the debt crisis.

    The House convened for its unusual Saturday session at 1 p.m. EDT.