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  • Sports Update 07-24-11

    Long course meet will be at aquatic center
    The Larry R. Walkup Center will host the 2011 Long Course state swimming championship Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Approximately 400 swimmers are expected to take part in the event, including several swimmers from Los Alamos.
    Preliminary events will start at 9 a.m. all days with finals set for 5 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
    The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

  • Clemens, Bonds sagas are too familiar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seems you can’t put a baseball star on trial without a mistrial.
    Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens remain perfectly bookended, each with seven major awards, one mistrial and no guilty verdict assured of sticking.
    Victor Conte, whose Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative sparked the government investigations of drugs and athletes, has had enough.
    “It’s a huge waste of federal taxpayer dollars at this point,” he said Thursday during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know the tab, but probably tens of millions of dollars at this point.”

  • Griffith has low round of day one

    Halfway through the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, the 2010 senior men’s champion is atop the leaderboard.
    And he wouldn’t be at the top of just the senior men’s leaderboad, either.
    Reid Griffith turned in the low round of the day Saturday in all flights. Griffith held off Brian Colby to take the lead after the opening 18 holes of the City tournament.
    Griffith finished with a 73, which would’ve placed him on top of the other two men’s flights as well. However, Colby isn’t far behind, as he finished with a 74, a score that would’ve tied him for the lead in the men’s championship flight.
    The tournament concludes today. Tee time is 9 a.m.

  • Women’s champ holds lead

    When things are going well, things are going well.
    Two-time defending women’s City champion Tami Martinson, who is in the lead after the first round of the 2011 City tournament, got a cherry on top of her round Saturday. Martinson hit the first ace of her career on the eighth hole, rolling a shot right over a bunker and straight into the cup.
    It was a big day for Martinson, who holds a four-stroke lead heading into today’s final round of the City Championship, which is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s round is scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Ball takes one shot lead in City Championship

    With several players struggling in the opening round Saturday, Ted Ball took advantage.
    Ball connected with some big shots off the tee in the first round of the Los Alamos City Championship to finish with a 74, the low round of the opening 18 holes at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    On a day that most players in the clubhouse said the course was playing considerably longer than usual, Ball came through with his driver, which went a long way to secure the first round edge for him.
    The 64th annual City Championship tournament continues through today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Following the conclusion of the 36-hole event, the top gross and net scores from each of the tournament’s three flights will face off in a nine-hole shootout.

  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Los Alamos vicinity

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WEST CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 445 PM MDT

    * AT 136 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY... OR ABOUT 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Cone Zone 7-24-11

     

    Public Works Projects:

    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call

    662-8150.

     

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011

     

    Eastbound Trinity remains closed; use Canyon. 

     

    Eastbound Trinity Drive traffic from southbound Diamond or Western Area will be detoured

    at Diamond to Canyon Road & 39th or Canyon & Oppenheimer. Consider using the Canyon &

    Oppenheimer detour to access Trinity Drive at a signalized intersection.  Northbound Diamond traffic may access Trinity via the slip lane in front of the hospital.

  • Man arrested in stick-up of local dry cleaners

    The Los Alamos Police Department has arrested the man suspected of committing the armed robbery at Mountain Air Cleaners, 157 Central Park Square, Saturday morning.

    Joe D. Holcombe, 40, of Nambe has been charged with armed robbery.

    The business was equipped with surveillance cameras and LAPD Ofc. Doug Ehlers said officers reviewed the tape and got a description of the suspect.

    “Apparently, he walked in and walked out,” Ehlers said, adding that the man stole about "$200ish.”

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

  • Firefighters extinguish White Rock house fire

    The Los Alamos Fire Department knocked down a fire burning in a house at 431 Pruitt in White Rock Friday evening.

    The owners were not at home when the fire broke out, Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said at the scene.

    Neighbors called the fire department about 7:45 p.m. to report the blaze that apparently originated in a bedroom of the home.

    Smoke was pouring from the structure, but firefighters have been able to rescue four dogs and several cats from the residence, and bring the fire under control.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    It's been a busy day for firefighters who were called at 1:35 p.m. Friday to a house fire on Rim Road.

  • Firefighters respond to blaze on Rim Road; no injuries

    Firefighters rushed to the scene at 915 Rim Road off 15th Street at 1:35 Friday afternoon to find a basement filled with smoke and partially engulfed in flames.

    Homeowner Jennie Richardson was in the basement, heard the smoke alarm, turned and saw smoke, ran outside and called 911.

    “The response was wonderful,” Richardson said. “The fire department got here so quickly and they were able to rescue my three dogs and get them safely outside.”

    Fire Marshal Michael Thompson, who is six days from retirement, said an individual was in an upstairs bedroom. He was not able to go downstairs due to heavy smoke so firefighters extended a ladder to the upstairs balcony and he was able to get out safely.