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Today's News

  • Ullmann has best prediction

    John Ullmann was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Ullmann topped 46 other participants in the Watermelon Run, held Tuesday at East Park. Ullmann finished just one second off his predicted finish time, topping Pam Erickson’s 4-second prediction error.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event sponsored by the Roadrunners which is held at various spots around Los Alamos County.
    Other close predictors this week included Ted Romero (10-second error) and Jennifer Reglien (12-second error).
    Daniel Romero posted the fastest time on the 3-mile race, finishing in 20 minutes, 29 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest female finisher with her time of 24:54.

  • Bandelier Shuttle rides again

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a "car-free park" from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.

    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • Barefoot running linked to injury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod.
    The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the road.
    During a training run with a friend along a picturesque bike path near downtown Minneapolis, Carter suddenly stopped, unable to take another step. His right foot seared in pain.
    “It was as though someone had taken a hammer and hit me with it,” he recalled.

  • Fishing Report 06-01-12

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    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and Power Bait for perch.

    Cimarron River: Fishing was good using bead head pheasant tails, Cimarron worms and bead head red San Juan worms. A few fish were also taken on night crawlers and small spinners. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 49 cfs.

  • US economy added 69K jobs in May, jobless rate up--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy looks a lot weaker.

    U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.

    The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It could also damage President Barack Obama's re-election prospects. And it could lead the Federal Reserve to take further steps to help the economy.

  • 1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze--Video Included

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the nation's largest wildfire that has charred acre after acre of timber and brush in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico, shrouding parts of the region in smoke.

    The blaze maintained its rapid growth Friday through what New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez termed "impossible" terrain, as forecasters predicted thunderstorms and dry lightning that could spark even more fires.

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  • Firefighters put out small Jemez Mountains blaze

    A half-acre brush fire broke out Thursday at the Redondo Campground, located at mile  marker 29 along N.M. 4, but was quickly contained, according to the public affairs department of the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The location, which was about 25 miles west of Los Alamos, was a mile south of the campground and smoke was visible in Jemez Springs, Gilman, Jemez Pueblo and portions of  N.M. 4.

    The press release said the fire was 100 percent contained by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. No structures were threatened and the fuels for the fire were Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir.

    Bruce Hill from the Santa Fe National Forest public affairs department said that 11 firefighters on two engines and a water tender put out the fire. The cause remains unknown.

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Bush, Obama on Stage Together Share Laughs

    President Barack Obama shared a stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.