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Today's News

  • White Rock pulls off comeback wins to advance

    The White Rock All-Stars pulled off two thrilling wins in the first two rounds of the Majors softball state tournament to advance to this morning’s semifinal round.
    White Rock, which had had little success in its seven years of existence at the state level, was scheduled to play perennial powerhouse Albuquerque Eastdale for the right to advance to the state championship round. The winner of the Majors tournament, which is being played at Kit Carson Park in Taos, will advance to the Little League regionals.
    Hannah Mojica, the winning pitcher in Saturday’s opener for White Rock, had a game-tying hit in White Rock’s final at-bat Sunday to put the team into the semifinals. Morgan Hohner was the winning pitcher Sunday against Las Vegas.

  • Rice Bowl Dinner rescheduled

    The Rice Bowl Dinner, a House of Hope fundraiser for house-building mission trips to Juaréz, Mexico, has been rescheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. July 21 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 12. Kids attending VBS that week at Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be admitted free with a paying adult.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for LA Cares for those in need, following the Las Conchas Fire.
    The Rice Bowl menu will offer rice, chicken teriyaki, stir-fry vegetables, ice cream and fortune cookies, following the VBS theme of “PandaMania, Where God is Wild about YOU!”  

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  • Be thankful more than once a year

    Welcome to Christmas in July. If you don’t celebrate the holiday, don’t stop reading, bear with me for just a minute. I’m going for a theory here, not a theology.
    I’d like us to look at that period of time after Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Day and how it relates to now.
    You see, in November we celebrate a day for which we are thankful for so many things. We acknowledge all of the people and little things that make daily life grand.
    Then the next month follows with a generally cheery attitude, where people get stopped on the street or in the grocery store and asked how they are doing.
    We even send letters or cards to mark the occasion and say a kind word.
    Now we flash back to three weeks ago.

  • Be There 07-19-11

    Wednesday
    Assets In Action and the JJAB will host a fundraiser for Los Alamos High School athletics based on the NBC television show “Minute to Win It.” The event will be from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Auxiliary Gym and admission is $2. Concessions will be sold and participants will be selected from the audience. To learn more call Assets In Action at 661-4846.

    Dances of India, a free performance, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. Los Alamos County Library’s Family Fun Night sponsors the event.

    The July Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday

  • Let us prepare now

    The Las Conchas Fire is mercifully coming to an end. Hopefully monsoon rains will finish it off.  
    But its effects will be long-lasting, and its size (despite the valiant efforts of firefighters) is alarming.
    After the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos National Laboratory held a three-day conference on new concepts in fire suppression.
    It was widely recognized that existing suppression technology was badly outdated. The conference included experts from most agencies involved with fire fighting and research.
    Several very interesting ideas were forthcoming, but perhaps the most important one was a three-agency collaboration proposing to fight fires primarily from the air and at night when most fires are relatively dormant.

  • Viewpoint: Band of recycling fairies and more

    Do you ever wonder what happens to your recycling after you toss it into your roll cart?  
    Is there a band of recycling fairies who utilize their magic powers to sort the materials and generate new products?  Farfetched explanation?  
    Perhaps, but the fact is most people are unaware of the processes involved with recycling. But no worries, I am here to enlighten you.
    In Los Alamos County we have a single-stream recycling collection system, meaning all recyclable materials are mixed together by the resident in one cart and collected.  
    The roll cart is emptied into one of the County’s recycling collection vehicles and brought to the Eco Station.  

  • Softball: WR All-Stars closed out early by Eastdale

    TAOS — The White Rock Little League All-Star Majors couldn’t survive some big hits and some fielding errors early Tuesday morning.

    Playing Albuquerque Eastdale in the state championship semifinals Tuesday morning, White Rock struggled early, allowing seven runs in each of the first two innings. Eastdale never looked back, taking Tuesday’s ballgame 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings.

    The loss dropped White Rock into the loser’s bracket of the tournament. It will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kit Carson Park. Eastdale advances to Thursday’s final round.

    White Rock ace Hannah Mojica started the contest. She lasted two innings, giving up just one earned run.

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