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  • Sports Update 10-04-12

    Pickleball group playing at YMCA

     

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an afternoon pickleball group at its gymnasium.

    Pickleball is a tennis-like sport which uses wood paddles and a Whiffle ball that's played on a badminton court.

    The pickleball group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA. Price for participation is $5 for YMCA members, $10 for nonmembers.

    More information on the group is available by calling the YMCA at 662-3100.

     

    Yum Run returns Oct. 27

     

    The eighth annual Ruby K's Yum Run is scheduled for Oct. 27.

    The Yum Run includes a 5K run/walk event and a 10K run/walk, as well as a 1K non-competitive fun run. All races start and finish at Ruby K's on Central Avenue.

    Price for participation is $30 per person for the 5K and 10K races or $90 per family and $15 per person or $35 per family for the 1K. All proceeds from the races will go to benefit LA Cares.

    Entry forms are available online at rubykbagel.com or may be picked up at Ruby K's Los Alamos Fitness Center, the YMCA or Mesa Public Library.

     

    KRSN to air girls soccer game

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s girls soccer game between Los Alamos and La Cueva.

  • State Notes 10-04-12

    Lobos named MW runners of week

  • LA sweeps Bernalillo to open 2-4A

    In dispatching one of its toughest foes with a bang Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in its district opener.
    Los Alamos was dominant for two-plus sets and pulled things together well enough to close out the third set against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The big hitters upfront were again on their game for the Hilltoppers, outgunning the Spartans at the net, while the Spartans’ biggest weapons had relatively quiet nights.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant in sets one and two, taking those 25-10 and 25-12.
    The Spartans regrouped after falling behind early in the final set, but the Hilltoppers, who started off the third set much the same way they had the first two, cooled off considerably, but still prevailed to take a 25-20 decision and claim the sweep.
    “In our first two games, our energy was really up,” Los Alamos libero Danielle Ortiz said. “We started off with a good lead, but in the third game we were a little relaxed. We started to let up a little bit, but we pulled through and we finished on a good note.”

  • LAPD makes two drug arrests

    The Los Alamos County Police Department made two drug arrests last week as part of a ongoing investigation that stemmed back over a year ago, where several drug arrests were made due to subjects manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Two females, Doe Chapman, 55, and Chliuyen “Cyd” Shockey, 38, both of Los Alamos, were arrested Sept. 26.

    Both were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Shockey also had additional charges for possession of several different types of controlled medication without a prescription.

    Both females were arrested at separate locations simultaneously, while LAPD detectives and patrol officers moved quickly and obtained search warrants.

    LAPD Capt. Randy Foster said overall, approximately 47.7 grams of methamphetamine was seized, as well as $1,410 in cash. The price of methamphetamine can vary, however. The street value of the meth seized can go anywhere from $2,800 to $4,700 for that amount.

    “I am very proud of the hard work on this case by all officers and detectives that were involved. The results of their hard work will have a long lasting positive impact on this community,” Foster said.

  • LANL tops records in first year of accelerated shipping

    In the first year of an effort to accelerate shipments of transuranic (TRU) waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Los Alamos National Laboratory topped its own record with 59 more shipments than planned, and it also became one of the largest shippers of this type of nuclear waste in the country.

    “Our goal this fiscal year was to send 184 shipments to WIPP,” said Lee Bishop, TRU waste manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office, “and we finished the fiscal year in September with 230 shipments, surpassing Los Alamos’ all-time record by nearly 60 shipments.”

    Los Alamos’ previous record was 171 shipments, set last year.

    In an agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the Department of Energy, Los Alamos has committed to removing 3,706 cubic meters of TRU waste stored above ground by June 30, 2014.

    The Laboratory removed 916 cubic meters of waste from its stored inventory this year, more than its goal of 800 cubic meters. It plans to more than double that effort during fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1, with a goal of shipping 1,800 cubic meters by the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013. The final 1,106 cubic meters will be shipped by June 30, 2014.

  • Today in History for October 4th
  • Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

    DENVER (AP) — Little more than a month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that telegraphed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. The president, intent on keeping his momentum from stalling, is warning Americans that his GOP rival's policy prescriptions for a fragile economy are more fantasy than reality.

    Standing toe-to-toe with the president for the first time in the campaign, Romney held his own and more at a time when there already were signs that the race is tightening in some of the battleground states where Obama has enjoyed an advantage. Obama kept his cool and signaled that he won't let up on his message that Romney's plans on taxes, health care, the deficit and more just don't add up.

    "It's fun," Romney declared well into Wednesday night's 90-minute faceoff, clearly relishing the back-and-forth.

  • 10 things to know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

    1. IT'S SHOW TIME FOR OBAMA, ROMNEY

    The candidates spar aggressively in their first debate over taxes, deficits and the best way to create jobs.

    2. THE TRUTH, PERHAPS, BUT NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH

    AP's fact-checking Calvin Woodward says both candidates leave out inconvenient facts.

    3. TENSIONS RISE ALONG A VOLATILE BORDER

    Shelling from Syria strikes a village in Turkey, killing five civilians. Turkey fires back with artillery and NATO condemns the Syrian attack.

    4. STATE DEPARTMENT OPENS BENGHAZI REVIEW

    Clinton pledges a full inquiry into whether security was adequate at the U.S. consulate where ambassador was killed.

  • Police catch suspected juvenile arsonists in Graduation Canyon

    Emergency services received a call there was a fire in Pine Canyon around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

    When firefighters from the Los Alamos Fire Department arrived, they saw a rapidly spreading 30-by-30 foot fire and quickly put it out.

    “We had it under control in about 10 minutes,” Deputy Chief Justin Grider said.

    During the course of the investigation, the Los Alamos Police Department also arrived on the scene and tracked down two 12-year-old boys, headed west on Pine Street. They allegedly confessed to the crime, and were detained and arrested.

    According to Grider, the juveniles used piles of pine cones and lighters to set the blaze, which was located in Graduation Canyon between Pine Street and Manhattan Loop.

  • SF man claims $1M Powerball prize

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man has come forward to claim a $1 million prize in the multi-state Powerball game.

    New Mexico Lottery officials say Michael Vigil was one winning number away from taking the $40 million jackpot in last Saturday's drawing.

    Still, he's the state lottery's seventh millionaire so far this year.

    Vigil told lottery officials in Albuquerque that he plans to use his prize to pay bills, visit family out of state and travel abroad.