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Today's News

  • Racket Man

    Stephen Townsley of Los Alamos goes for an overhead volley for the Hilltoppers during a match against Cleveland. The Los Alamos boys and girls tennis teams will face Albuquerque Academy Saturday.

  • Sports Update 04-06-12

    Atomic Man returns April 29

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29 in White Rock.
    The Atomic Man run-bike-run competition starts and ends at Piñon Elementary School. Participants may take part in either the Little Boy division (4K run, 15K bike, 4K run) or the Fat Man division (10K run, 40K bike, 5K run). The Little Boy race will start at 8 a.m. and the Fat Man at 8:30 a.m.
    Registration is open at active.com.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.

  • Bjorkland wins first Pace Race of season

    Lynn Bjorkland was the best predictor in the season-opening Pace Race.
    The Pace Race season opened Tuesday. It continues through Daylight Savings Time and is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners club.
    Tuesday’s race was held at Canyon Rim Trail. Despite the winterlike weather, Roadrunners official Ted Williams said the turnout was a good one.
    Bjorkland finished with a time of 23 minutes, 50 seconds on the 3-mile course, just 10 seconds off her predicted finish time. She was also the second-fastest runner on the 3-mile course.
    Other top predictors included Bob Weeks (13-second differential), Roy Cope (23 seconds) and Michelle Jones (65 seconds).

  • Week 4 results from Duke City Soccer League play

    Here are the results for Los Alamos-area teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League last week:

    In girls competition, the U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 decision over the Rio Vista Blackhawks. Goals were scored by Marie Lee off an assist from Alissia Hagenstadt and by Hagenstadt following a shot by Amy Littleton that was deflected to Lee for the assist.
    The Hotshots’ defensive effort was led by Shelly Doyle, Alyssa Parker, Leah Wolfsburg and Anna Rose Matuszak. Good ball distribution from Anna Lemke and Littleton was also key in the win.
    The U14 Kixx99 played a doubleheader this week. Albuquerque United 99 put in two late goals and Kixx99 was not able to answer in the first game. In the second game, Kixx99 topped Durango, Colo. 4-2.

  • Topes Notes 04-06-12

    The Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early three-run lead in their season opening contest Thursday.

    The Omaha Storm Chasers scored four runs in the seventh to take the lead and never looked back as they downed the Isotopes 8-4 at Werner Park.

    Thursday's game was the first of eight on the road for Albuquerque to start the 2012 season. Its home opener is set for April 13.

    Albuquerque left 14 runners on base through the first six innings and only scored one run after the fourth inning. Albuquerque had eight hits in the contest and drew a whopping 10 walks but went just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

  • Fishing Report 04-06-12

    Catches of the week

     

    San Juan River: March 24, Tia Hernandez of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch brown trout. She was fishing below Cottonwood campgrounds and using a worm.

    Navajo Lake: March 31, Donna Herrera of Farmington caught a 9.50-pound northern pike. She was using a tube. Mike Kitts of Farmington caught a 9.65-pound northern pike. He was using a reaction bait. Mike Tafoya of La Plata caught a 4.62-pound largemouth bass. Johnny Johnson of Farmington caught a 4.96-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a reaction bait. April 1, Dalton King of Aztec caught a 3.96-pound largemouth on a jerk bait and two northern pike about 9 pounds each on spinner baits.

     

  • A peep of a cottontail

    There’s an old joke about a farm boy who sneaks into the chicken coop one night and paints all the eggs different bright colors.
     The next morning when the rooster walks in, he sees all the colored eggs.  The rooster promptly storms outside the coop and kills the peacock.
    Easter is a fascinating holiday, full of tradition, folklore and calories.  Despite its religious significance, its history is entrenched in myth and ritual, the most prominent of course being a Harvey-like rabbit that sneaks into your house at night to leave chocolate and eggs for your kids.  
    Kind of like that creepy old guy up north who knows when they’re sleeping, knows when they’re awake.

  • Can’t pay your taxes?

    If you’re worried you won’t be able to pay your income taxes by this year’s April 17 filing date, don’t panic; but don’t ignore the deadline and certainly don’t wait for the IRS to reach out to you first. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also significantly lower penalties you might owe the government.
    By not filing your 2011 federal tax return or asking for an extension by April 17, 2012, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically  –  usually an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month you’re late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. But file your return/extension on time and the penalty drops tenfold to 0.5 percent.

  • Church Listings 04-06-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Self-defense as explained in the Bible

    ”I know about Bible verses that teach forgiveness, loving enemies, trusting God and not killing another human, etc. But is there a biblical justification for self-defense when your home and family are threatened?”—Robert

    There are several ways to approach this question:
    The “natural theologian” would claim that in nature, the instinct of all animals is to protect the nest and the young.
    One deduces from this fact that self-defense is hard-wired into our existence.  This “instinct” is consistent with a biblical faith that places a high value on home and family.