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Today's News

  • Football: Owens practices with Bengals for first time

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Terrell Owens arrived fashionably late, received a white jersey with his favorite number, and got a smattering of applause for doing even the simplest thing.

    Every catch was an event.

    A few thousand fans showed up for Owens' first practice with the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him to a one-year deal on Thursday evening, then got a glimpse of what the 36-year-old receiver has left.

  • The one thing that never dies

    When I was a kid, growing older seemed to be the best thing that could ever occur. At some point, however, this attitude changed. I now respond to aging with a mixed bag of emotions.

    Sure, you are given certain privileges such as a driver’s license and entry into R-rated movies, but there seem to be more aches and pains as you grow older.  

    During a recent trip to visit my grandparents in Boca Raton, Fla., I learned the scales shift back and forth between the pros and cons as you progress further and further in life.  

  • Celebrate the younger generation in August

    The month of August is known as the time to head back to school in Los Alamos.

    This year, the Los Alamos County Council will also recognize the month as Assets Month with an official proclamation during their upcoming meeting.

    The goal of a formal proclamation is to bring attention to the community-wide objective of creating a healthy community for youth where they not only survive but thrive.

    The work is done locally with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce through Assets In Action.

  • Lions Club volunteer drivers a giving group

     Living alone and no longer able to drive, I was recently faced with the need to go to Santa Fe for medical treatment three days a week for six weeks.

    I was relieved and heartened to learn that the Los Alamos Lions Club maintained a volunteer driver program to meet just such a need and was able to avail myself of that program.

  • Frito Pie dinner, ice cream social a great success

    I want the community to know that the Frito Pie Dinner/Ice Cream Social fundraiser put on by the women of the House of Hope, Vacation Bible School and the Rainbow Trails Day Camp of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches was a resounding success!  

     Thanks go to so many, but first off, thank you to the Monitor (Kirsten Laskey’s articles), KRSN (Nancy Coombs interview) and RSVP at the senior center for their support and getting the information out to our community.  

  • The band played on

    In early June, our minds were filled with visions of the coming summer months. Vacations to plan. Gardens to weed. Garages to clean out. As we soak up what’s left of the summer sun (and rejoice at the monsoons finally arriving), it’s difficult to even think back to June, isn’t it?  Well, let’s give it a shot.

  • Governor mulls pardon for Billy the Kid

    SANTA FE — The showdown between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has fascinated the American public for nearly 130 years with its classic, Old West storyline of the frontier lawman hunting down the notorious gunslinger.

    As it turns out, the feud isn’t completely over.

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering granting a posthumous pardon to Billy the Kid, angering descendants of Garrett who call it an insult to recognize such a violent outlaw.

  • Survey: Drugs not often used at school

    What goes through the minds of teen drug users?

    Members of the Youth Mobilizers, Y program, created a survey to find out.

    The survey was conducted in January and February. High school graduates Josh Dolin and Emi Weeks, senior Katarina Juarez and junior Myles Gurule each took a role in the survey. The Mobilizers interviewed 50 high school students who were thought to use drugs or drink alcohol.

    “It was surprising how honest people were,” Weeks said.

    The survey results showed:

  • Tennis: LATC hosting tournament at Urban Park

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club will once again be hosting its championship tournament this weekend.

    LATC’s tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park, is expecting 40 participants this year for its men’s and women’s draws.

    Saturday’s play starts at 8 a.m.

    Tournament director Bob Tonelli said most of the participants in the men’s side are from Los Alamos but the women’s side will have several out-of-town competitors included.

  • Running: Romero picks up win at pace race Tuesday

    Nathan Romero was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race, held Tuesday, started at Piñon Park in White Rock.

    Romero finished the race just 17 seconds off his predicted finish time Tuesday, topping next-closest finisher Bob Weeks by four seconds. Karen Thorn was 35 seconds off.

    Ben Rees was the top finisher on the 1-mile course Tuesday, completing the short course in 6:27. Jackie Peckham was the top female finisher with her time of 28:15.