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Today's News

  • Youth Team Targets Campus Smokers

    Members of the Los Alamos Youth Action Team – comprised of Los Alamos High School students – attended Tuesday’s council meeting to urge the county councilors to include tobacco in drug-free zones surrounding schools and to help with enforcement of smoking prohibitions.
    Coordinator Katie Bridgewater introduced seven team members, who took time out from studying for finals to address the council. Each presented a different aspect of the issue.
    Jessica Montgomery’s perspective was the most personal.

  • Religion listings 05-27-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • First Baptist Church offers children’s activities

    First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive, is sponsoring three weeks of children’s activities in June. Vacation Bible School, “The Big Apple Adventure,” will be from 8:45 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 6-10.
    The classes will feature Bible stories, missions, games, snacks, crafts, contests and prizes.  It is free and open to those who have finished grades K through 6. Call the church office at 662-3712 to register.

    Backyard Bible Clubs

  • Bible Answers: Love for enemies sparks query of bin Laden

    “The news the past few weeks has been disturbing for someone who believes that we are to love our enemies.  How do I think about bin Laden and love for enemies at the same time?" — Christopher

    When Jesus instructed His followers to love their enemies (Mt. 5:44-48), He established an ideal that is scarcely possible. It is not our natural inclination nor is it typically within our ability to love unconditionally those who are bent on our destruction.
    The ideal still stands, however. Consider this: He was not telling His hearers to disregard harm done or to overlook potential danger from one’s enemies.
    He was, rather, extending to them a high calling: earnestly desire the redemption of your enemies.

  • Baseball: Lobos upend Utes, will play in title game

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team beat Utah 6-5 Thursday night and is one win away from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship and the automatic bid that would return UNM to the NCAA postseason.
    The Lobos, who struggled throughout the year in finding ways to win close games, picked up their third straight one-run, upset victory in the MWC tourney. The sixth-seeded Lobos have knocked off No. 3 BYU 5-4, No. 1 TCU 4-3 and No. 2 Utah by a single tally.
    Jacob Nelson, who was the hero of Tuesday’s win over BYU, muscled a two-strike single through the infield on the right side to score DJ Peterson for what would become the game-winning run.

  • Running: Weeks is the best Pace Race predictor

    Bob Weeks was the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at Piñon Park. Tuesday’s race featured a staggered start, where slower predictors started ahead of faster predictors.
    Weeks, on the 1-mile course, missed his prediction by just two seconds. Weeks needed the good prediction, however, as Jackie Marr (three seconds), Ted Romero (three seconds) and Daren Jones (four seconds) were immediately behind him.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday. That race will start at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.
    For more information about the next race, call 662-2856. For information about the Atomic City Roadrunners, visit www.atomicrunners.com.

  • Fishing report 05-27-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 738 cfs. Fishing is reported as fair for brown and rainbow trout. Recent rains and snow melt will affect water clarity. Fly anglers are having good success with bead-headed pheasant tails, prince nymphs and copper john’s all size 14-16. Worms, salmon eggs and Panther Martins are also working. The river was stocked with 175 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

  • Football: LA prepares for upcoming season

    There is a lot of work to be done before fall rolls around and the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program isn’t wasting any time in getting at it.
    And while getting prepped for the 2011 football season is first priority, setting the groundwork for years to come is also at the top of the to-do list.
    Los Alamos is wrapping up its second week of spring workouts this week, hoping the extra work will pay off this season.
    Teams around New Mexico have the opportunity this season to hold spring workouts. The New Mexico Activities Association, which governs most interscholastic sports at the middle school and high school levels, approved spring workouts early this year in order for teams to get a jump on mandatory practice, which will start Aug. 1.

  • Just A Wag 05-27-11

    LAMC improvements

    Word is that Los Alamos Medical Center has installed a $400,000 heating and air conditioning unit in its operating room area.
    We’ve also heard that the hospital is investing a substantial amount of money to enhance its neonatal care division.
    This includes the hiring of a top-notch neonatal director.
      Send us your wags
    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  
    The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Economic stimulus outcome not dramatic but measurable

    New Mexico’s economic stimulus money will begin to peter out in July. From the numbers, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act didn’t live up to our biggest expectations, which were very big, but it defied predictions by pessimists.
    In a nutshell, stimulus funding didn’t jumpstart our economy, but it kept the bottom from falling out and bought us some time. If you were one of the people who got or kept a job supported by stimulus money, and you’re now about to be unemployed, it’s at least a better time to be job hunting than it was in the depths of the downturn.