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Today's News

  • Medicaid debate rises to forefront

    I attended a Medicaid conference in Washington, D.C. on June 27 and 28.  The non-partisan Council of State Governments organized the conference for state legislators to address ongoing growth in Medicaid costs and expected changes in Medicaid programs.  
    This is the first of two columns on Medicaid.  This column discusses the current program.  The next column will discuss Medicaid’s future in New Mexico.  The June 28 PPACA decision by the Supreme Court makes these issues even more timely and important.

  • Accuracy, relevance sought

    A boring sameness of errors, misstatements, baseless assertions and irrelevance pervades discussions of New Mexico’s economy and what to do about it. Lea, Eddy and Chaves counties are the big exception.
    The most recent sinner is one of the good guys, Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation. His op-ed is posted at www.riograndefoundation.org.
     (Disclosure: I worked with Gessing when RGF owned the former print incarnation of my Capitol Report New Mexico publication.)
    New Mexico doesn’t attract businesses, Gessing claims.
    That’s just not true. April brought the announcement that avionics supplier

  • Sports Update 07-11-12

    Sanchez earns ace on July 4

    For the second year in a row, Eddie Sanchez scored an ace at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Sanchez hit a hole-in-one on the No. 17 hole at LAGC on Independence Day. Sanchez was using the same club, a 5-hybrid, that he hit his hole-in-one on March 26, 2011.
    Sanchez’s ace on the 167-yard, par-3 was witnessed by his match play opponent Jamie Aslin, along with John Stam and Mark Sandoval.

    Indoor soccer tourney hosted by Y

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an indoor soccer tournament July 21-22.
    Teams of four will face off in one of several divisions, adult men, adult women, coed, high school coed and youth.
    Price for participation is $15 per player.

  • Topes Notes 07-11-12

    Ace pitcher John Ely rewarded with trip to All-Star Game

  • LA Majors fall to Española in semifinal

    It could be a long road to hoe for the Los Alamos All-Star Majors baseball team.
    Los Alamos was tripped up by the Española All Stars in the semifinals of District 1 tournament, going on this week at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa. Los Alamos now drops into the loser’s bracket in that tournament and needs to win three straight contests to grab the district title.
    Los Alamos, which knocked off Santa Fe Metro Sunday to advance to the semifinals, will face Pojoaque in an elimination game tonight. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Pojoaque defeated a big-hitting Santa Fe American squad Tuesday night to stay alive in the loser’s bracket.

  • Raw Video: Ohio Freight Train Derails

    A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning.

  • Giant Blowout: NL Routs AL 8-0 in All-Star Game
  • Today in History for July 11th
  • Kiwanis awards scholarship

    The Kiwanis Club presented a scholarship to Megan Kelley, a Key Club member who is planning to attend the University of California-Santa Barbara to study physics. Kelley has performed in many ballets with Dance Arts Los Alamos.
    Pictured from left to right are: Dan Casperson, Morrie Pongratz, Megan Kelley, Lori Kelley and Craig Kelley.

  • Police Beat 07-10-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    June 28

    10:53 a.m. — A 62-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim of criminal trespassing in the 3800 block of Gold Street. The estimated damage is unknown.
    June 30

    5:26 p.m. — A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of breaking and entering in the 200 block of El Conejo.
    July 1