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Today's News

  • Into the wild blue yonder

    From conquistadors to outlaws, the Land of Enchantment has beckoned explorers for thousands of years. Today, the next generation of explorers has its eye on New Mexico; however, its sights are set on outer space. Spaceport America has captured the imagination of scientists and science fiction enthusiasts alike, and are now offering the public a sneak peek into the future of aerospace.  
    Tours of the Spaceport depart from Truth or Consequences and travel first through the lands of Kit Carson and Geronimo, sharing the vivid history of this hot, desolate land. Tourists will feel as though they are on a trip to nowhere as they pass by field after field of brush and American Bison.   

  • Remembering many valiant battles lost

    Around Memorial Day, as we remember those who fought to preserve our safety and freedom, let’s take a moment to remember those who fought, and lost, a no less valiant battle, their battle with cancer.
    I often think about my friends, and those that I’ve known and lost, and ask why?
    Why did they lose their battle and I’m still here? Why did my friend, who was diagnosed at the same time as me, lose her fight and yet I remain in remission? Why do some suffer and others not? They were good people. They didn’t deserve it. No one does. In fact, cancer survivors are the most wonderful people I know.

  • Trying to make sense of it

    Amid the news of Osama Bin Laden’s killing, and the extreme public reaction in Pakistan, it is worth asking, “Do all Muslims support jihad killing of innocents?” and “What human rights do Muslim majority nations allow?”
    We regularly read about the denial of voting rights, civil rights, public education or free speech for women and minorities in Muslim nations, such as Iran’s killing of members of B’nai Brith, an offshoot sect of Islam that many Muslims consider a heresy.
    But how much of this repression of basic human rights is due to the “culture” of national governments and how much is due to the religion of Islam?

  • State Notes 05-26-11

    Lobos stun Horned Frogs in MWC second round

  • Fencing: LA club sends 5 to Santa Fe

    Jack Stafurik was the top local epeeist at the Santa Fe Challenge fencing tournament.
    The tournament was hosted earlier this month by Santa Fe Prep school and attracted some of the top fencers from New Mexico and neighboring states. The Los Alamos Fencing club sent five of its top fencers to the event.
    Stafurik was 14th out of 28 fencers in the senior mixed epee division, beating out LAFC’s coach, Tom Hill, who finished 20th.
    Stafurik also finished sixth in the veteran combined epee.
    Other competitors from LAFC were Nicolas Voss, Mark Gulley and William Gulley.
    Hill said the tournament was a good experience for the younger fencers in the group, particularly Mark Gulley in the Class D and under mixed epee.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments this week. Monday’s tournament was held at Four Hills Country Club in Albuquerque and Tuesday’s was held at Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

    Monday’s results

    First flight

    First low gross
    Robert Schneider, Santa Fe, 79.

    Second low gross
    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 80.

    First low net
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 71.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Gary Aycock, Santa Fe, 88.

    Second low gross
    Guy Peterson, Santa Fe, 91.

    First low net
    Bob Spurlock, Albuquerque, 70.

  • Sports update 05-26-11

    Soccer camp registration ends Monday

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer program will hold its annual soccer camp starting June 6.
    Deadline for registration for the first session is Monday.
    The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-9. Session one will be at Urban Park and session two at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session, $50 for both.
    The first session will run from June 6-10. Session two will be from June 20-25.
    For  more information, visit www.laschools.net/athletics or call Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • Tennis: LA team is 2nd at sectionals

    A team from Los Alamos placed second in the Southwest Sectionals tennis competition.
    Los Alamos’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 Senior Ladies took part in the tournament, which was played in Albuquerque. Teams from El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Las Cruces also participated.
    At the sectionals, Los Alamos finished with a record of 3-2, winning six of 11 tiebreaker sets and pushing the undefeated Tucson squad to a 10-8 third set tiebreaker before falling in the final match.
    Los Alamos was captained by Lorraine Vasilik.
    Lee Harris and Mary Alei were undefeated at the sectionals, winning nine matches between them. Vasilik earned three wins and Elizabeth Keating won twice.

  • White House unveiling plans to curb regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House would eliminate requirements for trapping polluting vapors at gasoline stations and let employers and hospitals file fewer reports as part of a plan it announced Thursday to ease regulatory burdens on business.

    More than four months after President Barack Obama ordered agencies to weed out rules that stifle economic growth, the administration on Thursday released some details of hundreds of regulatory changes that the White House said could save businesses billions of dollars and tens of millions of hours of work.

  • Obama, Medvedev meeting shows continued mistrust

    DEAUVILLE, France (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev emerged from private talks Thursday unable to show progress on the contentious issue of missile defense, underscoring an enduring mistrust underlying the U.S.-Russia relationship despite gradual thawing.

    Obama's top Russia adviser Mike McFaul put the problem plainly after the meeting with the Russians: "They don't believe us," he said.