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  • Leisure pool prediction is deemed unrealistic

    I have noticed an absence of factual presentations regarding the upcoming $3 million bond election for a new leisure swimming pool, so I read the county’s feasibility study.
    The total cost of the pool will be $6.1 million, or slightly more than $2,000 per square foot of pool area.
    Although limited by land area, the designers conceived an attractive facility to compensate for the cold tomb-like qualities of the existing Olympic-size pool. However, some practical questions remain.
    The bond is $3 million, but I conclude the continuing subsidy for operating costs will make the cost of the bond look small.

  • We've lost a leprechaun

    New Mexico lost one of its most pleasant citizens recently with the death of former state Rep. Tom Foy. If ever a person could be said to always have a smile on his face, it was Tommy, or Tommie, depending on how his friends wanted to spell it.
    To my knowledge, he always spelled his name Tom but seemed to have no objection to the diminutive form. He was diminutive.
    Many thought of him as a leprechaun. But Tom didn’t need to prove he was a tough guy.
    He played football in high school and then survived the horrors of the Bataan Death March and Japanese hell ships and prison camps. Tom didn’t seem to mind talking about his war experiences and the pleasant look on his face didn’t seem to change even then.

  • St. Pius takes over top 4A girls spot

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. St. PIus X (11)    123    2
    2. Los Alamos (2)    108    1
    3. Academy            101    4
    4. Farmington           84    3
    5. Piedra Vista          68    6

  • Little movement in 4A polls this week

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (16)    169    1
    2. Aztec (1)          144    2
    3. Valencia           132    3
    4. Los Lunas         111    4
    5. Artesia             107    5

  • XC teams at home on Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will host a slew of solid competition Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Hilltoppers are set to host the Los Alamos Invitational. The junior varsity races are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. with the varsity races getting going at 4:10 p.m.
    Friday’s race will be the first of two straight contests Los Alamos will host at the golf course. Los Alamos is also the home team for this year’s District 2-4A championship meet. That race is scheduled for Oct. 28.
    “They’re really excited,” Hilltopper head coach Kathy Hipwood said. “Everybody gets really excited for the home meet.”

  • LA wins, earns 2-4A title Wednesday

    The pressure is officially off.
    Combined with an upset loss by the Española Valley Sundevils against the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers clinched the District 2-4A title with its victory over the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday.
    Los Alamos had little trouble with Santa Fe at Griffith Gymnasium, taking a 25-14, 25-11, 25-19 sweep. The win improved Los Alamos’ record to a spotless 6-0 in district.
    Española Valley, meanwhile, was the only team left in 2-4A that had a mathematical shot at Los Alamos, albeit a slim one. That shot evaporated with its three-set loss to Capital. Prior to that victory Wednesday night in Santa Fe, Capital had been winless on the district season.

  • Out and About 10-20-11

    Art openings

    Hunter Kirkland Contemporary presents, “Current Work: Abstract Expressionist Oil Paintings,” by Peter Burega. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

    Pecos artists James Touché, James Peterson and Linda Storm will celebrate the grand opening of their Canyon Road Gallery from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at 836 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an opening reception for combined media, paintings and sculpture by Bruce Dorfman and Rachel Stevens. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will run through Nov. 18.

    Auditions

  • Top 10 Singles 10-20-11

    1. Someone Like You, Adele

    2. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    4. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    7. We Found Love, Rihanna
    8. Without You, David Guetta
    9. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    10. You and I, Lady Gaga
     

  • Best Sellers 10-20-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak
    2. “Bogus,” Karla Oceanak
    3. “Cahoots,” Karla Oceanak
    4. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak and Kendra Spanjer
    5. “Heroes of Olympus,” Rick Riordan
    6. “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “Machinery’s Handbook,” Erik Oberg
    9. “The Holy Spirit,” Billy Graham
    10. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin (local author)

  • This week on PAC-8, Oct. 21-27

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 21, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-11-11)
    02:30 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul Nurse – Great Ideas of Biology
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Homesteads on the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, October 22, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV