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Today's News

  • Aquatomics get autographs

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swimmer Kalen Melton gets a T-shirt autographed by a Japanese Olympic hopeful as Alana Goodwin (right) and Onnolee Englert-Erickson (rear) watch. The LA swim team hosted visiting Japanese swimmers at a pasta dinner.  The Japanese team, which had one backstroker in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has candidates for the 2012 London Olympics in the breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke events.  The Japanese Olympic swimming trials will be held in early April. Aquatomics swimmers got autographs of several swimmers on their swim caps and T-shirts and presented the Japanese visitors with small protocol gifts. The delegation departed for Japan on March 8 after nearly three weeks training in Los Alamos.

  • Two more CIP projects advance

    Two more capital projects cleared the hurdle of the county’s evaluation and oversight committee on Thursday evening, but not without serious consideration and nearly five hours of debate. The projects now move to County Administrator Harry Burgess for his consideration to include in the FY2013 budget for design/build funding.

    First up was the White Rock Civic Center Complex. Project consultant Steve Kells of Kells and Craig Consulting in Albuquerque, showed the complex design, which brings together four functions — senior center, youth center, activity center and library — in a complementary arrangement as a new civic center complex for the community.

  • Maximizing the value of business

    Many business owners dream of selling their business at a price that will pay them in retirement what they earned while working. The ones who achieve this goal start planning and preparing well before retirement by saving a portion of personal income from the business in retirement accounts and diverse investments and by managing the business so it’s offered for sale at the peak of its success.
    Not everyone needs to earn the same amount of money in retirement as he did while working, but many business owners hope to get as much money as possible for their business so they can invest in other income-generating instruments. That requires the business to be valued as high as possible.

  • Remembering Diamond Tooth

    SANTA FE -- Diamond Tooth Miller wasn’t as bad a guy as I thought. To begin this month, we talked about the Occupiers’ raucous demonstration at a Santa Fe dinner meeting for conservative lawmakers. That led to some reminiscences about other legislative rowdiness over the years.
    The column ended with a faulty remembrance of Diamond Tooth Miller shooting the chief justice of the state Supreme Court in the lobby of La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe. I ended with admitting I couldn’t find reference to the event on the Web or in any of my trusty reference books.

  • Toppers advance in tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team jumped on the Highland Hornets early during Thursday’s opening round of the Andres Arguello Memorial Tournament.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the first inning and three more times in the fourth as it cruised to a 10-3 victory.
    Thursday’s win moved the Hilltoppers into the tournament semifinal round where they were scheduled to take on host St. Pius X this morning. Results of that game weren’t available at press time.
    The tournament continues through Saturday in Albuquerque.
    Hilltopper manager Mike Gill said he’s particularly happy that his team is getting the ball in play during the early part of the season, part of the reason the Hilltoppers have had success so far.

  • Ski Report 03-09-12

    Angel Fire
    51-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 71 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    30-inch base of variable conditions. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    50-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    50-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    44-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    46-inch base of packed powder. 3-1/2 inches of new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Basketball Roundup 03-09-12

    Broncos advance to 4A title game again

  • Fishing Report 03-09-12

    Northeast

     

    Charette Lakes: Fishing is fair for trout and perch.
    Cimarron River: More water is open from the Palisades to Ute Park but water level is very low.

    Clayton Lake: The lake has been recently stocked with trout but fish are not biting yet. No report on walleye.

    Conchas Lake: Fishing for walleye is good at about 50 to 60 feet with minnows. Water temp is 49 degrees.

    Costilla Creek: Still iced over.

    Coyote Creek: The creek is still iced over.

  • Off the Hill 3-8-11

    Comedy

     

    Jeff Dunham takes his characters on his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

  • Sony Pictures pulling out of Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sony Pictures Imageworks is closing its downtown Albuquerque studio this July when the company’s lease expires.

    Sony spokesman Don Levy declined to discuss reasons for the closure, but said the nearly 60 workers at the studio in Albuquerque will be offered jobs at other Sony facilities in Canada and the Los Angeles-area.