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  • Topes Notes 08-11-11

    Homestand closes with loss
    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a dismal homestand with a loss Wednesday night to the Salt Lake City Bees.
    With the Isotopes trying to tread water in the PCL American South division with about three weeks remaining in the regular season, they could only manage three wins in eight games at Isotopes Park, including Wednesday night’s 10-7 loss.
    Albuquerque still has eight games remaining with division-leading Round Rock, five of them at home, but trail Round Rock by nine games.

  • Romero, Fiorina win and advance to final

    Nancy Romero and Chanet Fiorina survived the semifinal round of the New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament Wednesday.
    The match play tournament concluded today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s results weren’t available as of press time.
    Romero and Fiorina met this morning in the championship after picking up wins in Wednesday’s semifinal round. Romero nipped defending state champion Marisa Bautista 2 and 1 while Fiorina picked up a solid 4 and 3 victory over Rosemary McKeown.
    Fiorina closed out her first round opponent, Kathy Smith, early Tuesday, winning 3 and 2, while Romero needed extra holes to top Susan Daniels in the first round.

  • LA blanked in 4A preseason rankings

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team appears to have something to prove to the rest of Class 4A this season.
    The Hilltoppers, who open their season Aug. 27 at Pojoaque, didn’t garner a single vote in the first New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll of the year. The polls were released Wednesday.
    Los Alamos, which is coming off a 4-6 season, went 3-1 in District 2-4A, finishing second in that race but failed to make the state playoffs. However, some unanswered questions about the team, most notably how it will fill the quarterback spot after the departure of Kory Balog, remain heading into the 2011 season.

  • Early season games are moved to WR

    Things are still progressing at Sullivan Field, but not quite as quickly as was hoped.
    Los Alamos High School has had to move some early fall season games from Sullivan Field to White Rock, but athletic director Vicki Nelms said she thinks work should be completed in time for one of the school’s premier fall events.
    Sullivan Field, the longtime home of Los Alamos’ football and soccer teams, is getting its old natural grass surface replaced with artificial surface.
    Work began on Sullivan Field just days after the 2010-11 sports season finished.

  • Top 10 Movies 08-11-11

    1.  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” weekend gross,
    $54.8 million
    2.  “The Smurfs,”  weekend gross,
    $20.7 million
    3.  “Cowboys and Aliens,” weekend gross, $15.7 million
    4.  “The Change-Up,” $13.5  million
    5. “Captain America: The First Avenger” weekend gross, $13 million
    6.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” weekend gross, $12.4 million
    7.   “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” weekend gross,
    $12 million

    8.  “Friends with Benefits,” weekend gross, $4.6 million

    9.  “Horrible Bosses,” weekend gross, $4.5 million

  • Out and about 08-11-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for Eric Boyer and Charlotte Fousts’s “Color and Contours,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The exhibit, steel wire mesh sculpture and mixed media on canvas and paper, runs through Aug. 25.

    An opening reception for the Santa Fe show, “Objects of Art,” will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia (in the Santa Fe Rail Yard). The cost is $50 at the door. For more information, call 660-4701 or visit SantaFeShow.com.

    Exhibits

  • LA Happenings 08-11-11

    Music
    “SuperSax New Mexico” will be from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Tickets are $20 at the door.

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a jazz night at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 featuring the Bob Jones Quartet. The cost is $15 per person, dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 08-11-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    3. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    4. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer
    5. How to Love, Lil Wayne

    6.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    7. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars
    8. Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae
    9. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
    10. The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

     

  • LALT to hold auditions for 'An Inspector Calls'

    Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. will hold auditions for its November production, “An Inspector Calls.” Auditions will be from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Callbacks will be Tuesday evening.
    LALT encourages anyone interested to audition. The play will feature English accents, but even if yours is not perfect at audition time, no worries, there’s plenty of time to work on it before the show opens.
    “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestly is almost a “ghost story” about an English Family in 1912. The family at first seems very common and happy, with an upcoming wedding to be planned.

  • PEEC offers hike to Graduation Point

    Janie O’Rourke will lead a hike for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 9 a.m. Saturday to Graduation Point. The hike will start at the Walkup Aquatic Center and is free and open to the public.
    The hike is a fairly level, out-and-back of about three miles total distance, and will about three hours to complete. A geologist will also be on hand.
    The hike begins behind the aquatic center and heads east along a new trail built just below the north edge of Los Alamos Mesa. This trail hugs the side of the mesa and offers views into the canyon and out to the east. While most of the trail is level, it does have a few short, steep sections and occasional precipitous drop-offs on one side.