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  • Sports Update 03-23-12

    Skurikhin wins Level 7 all-around

    Katya Skurikhin of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics picked up four gold medals at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges’ optional meet earlier this month.
    Skurikhin dominated the Level 7 junior division, earning first place in the vault competition (9.30), uneven parallel bars (9.35) and floor exercise (9.15). Skurikhin also earned first all-around with her score 35.80.
    The competition was held at Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque.
    Also at the event LASG Level 7 gymnast Luvina Lucero took third place on balance beam and was fifth in the all-around competition.

    Sr. Olympics sign-ups are open

  • LA sends 2 players to Belen

    Only two Los Alamos Hilltopper golfers were able to attend this spring’s opening tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos’ Johnny Osden and Jin Park took part in the Abbie Paz Invitational, held at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in Belen.
    Turnout at the tournament was very low due to state standardized testing going on this week. Only one participating school fielded a full team going in.
    Osden shot a 91 on the day, which placed him fourth overall in the boys event. Park finished with a 98.
    Martin Campbell of Belen had the low round of the boys tournament, shooting an 84. Colby Kerr of Los Lunas had an 85.

  • Toppers, Spartans meet in district openers

    The District 2-4A baseball and softball seasons officially get going for Los Alamos Saturday and both in the same spot.
    Both the Hilltopper teams will meet up for big doubleheaders against what has been their toughest district rival in recent years. Los Alamos will square off against the Bernalillo Spartans for twin twinbills in Bernalillo.
    The Spartan softball team has been as good as any team in 4A so far. The Spartan baseball team has limped out of the gate but could turn its season around in a hurry with a good showing against Los Alamos.

  • Fishing Report 03-23-12

    Northwest

    Abiquiu Lake: There have been very few anglers on the lake. Fishing has been slow for all species.
    Albuquerque area drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque and Bernalillo Drains was slow. We had no reports from Corrales, Peralta or Belen.
    Bluewater Lake: The lake is free of ice and fishing for trout has been good for anglers using corn and yellow Power Bait . Fishing for tiger musky has been fair using in-line spinners, swim baits and jerk baits for musky up to 36 inches. The surface water temp was about 38 degrees.

  • VIDEO: Coroner Says Whitney Houston Died From Drowning

    More than a month since she was found dead in the bathroom of her hotel room on the eve of the Grammys, Whitney Houston's death was ruled an accidental drowning. Heart disease and chronic cocaine use also contributed.

  • New Mexicans feel pinch at gas pump

    New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices
    SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN,Associated Press

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline.

    With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want leaders in Washington to do something about it. A gallon of regular unleaded is averaging $3.71 in New Mexico, and it's higher in rural areas.

    Families are reconsidering summer trips, and some businesses plan to charge customers for mileage because they can no longer absorb the prices.

  • Political craziness abounds in state, nation

    SANTA FE – The year 2012 is turning out to be a very weird political year.
    It began with the GOP presidential contest. The race began in typical fashion for a party with no incumbent. A field of about eight potentially viable candidates went to Iowa.
     Rep. Michelle Bachmann won the summer 2011 Iowa straw poll.  Then Rick Santorum won the Iowa primary caucuses in January 2012. Gov. Romney won New Hampshire and Newt Gingrich won South Carolina.
    That set a record for an even race. Usually by Super Tuesday in early March, the field had narrowed to one favorite. But this time four candidates remained. And now in late March, four candidates vow they are in all the way.

  • ACA is bad for the state

    The U.S. Supreme Court will shortly discuss the ACA, the latest abbreviation for the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, pejoratively named Obamacare. Defenders of the law like State Senator Dede Feldman say the law is good for both New Mexico and the U.S. They argue that a) it brings lots of money into our state; b) creates new jobs; c) increases insurance coverage; and d) eliminates the exclusion for pre-existing condition.
    ACA may bring large buckets of federal dollars into New Mexico, but that money will be spent on bureaucracy, not on patients. ACA is likely to increase jobs – 38,000 to 47, 000 new bureaucrats, regulators, insurance adjusters, IRS investigators, and compliance officers, but not one new nurse or doctor.

  • Be There 03-22-12

    Today
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

  • Barranca fourth-grader wins 2012 Dog Jog Logo Contest

    The competition for the 2012 Dog Jog Logo Contest was tough, but after sorting through what was thought to be the most entries seen in years, one submission stood out.
    Kaylee Rogers, a fourth grader at Barranca Elementary School created the winning design for the 2012 Dog Jog Logo contest.
    Rogers said she entered the contest because she likes to draw and thought it would be fun to enter, but was inspired by her dog Penny.
    Rogers and her family adopted Penny from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter more than a year ago. In addition to her interest in drawing, Rogers also like arts, music and baton twirling.