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  • 08-14-11 News for retirees

    Aug. 14-20, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked fish
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users

  • LAM members find slick rock in every direction

    The members of Los Alamos Mountaineers have been going to the canyon country since at least the 1970s. Bill Priedhorsky has been one of their regulars and is now in his fifth decade of canyon exploring in southeast Utah and northeast Arizona. With any luck, he will make his 100th trip in 2014 or sooner. So what is the excitement about? At the Wednesday meeting of the LAM, Priedhorsky will tell the story of one canyon adventure, Antone Ridge, while making the point that the story of one says something about the adventure of all.

  • Spitzbergen/Svalbard, an Arctic wonderland

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Steve Becker, PhD, of Los Alamos National Laboratory will give a talk titled, “Spitzbergen/Svalbard, an Arctic Wonderland.”
    In July 2010, Becker took a National Geographic Cruise of the Spitsbergen/Svalbard Island Complex located north of the Arctic Circle. The cruise had good weather and conditions allowing the cruise participants to see polar bears, walrus, reindeer, birds and whales, incredible glaciers and geology.
    Those on the cruise experienced the midnight sun and entered the polar ice cap. Becker will show a 30-minute DVD giving the highlights of the voyage and then show photos from his CDs.

  • Seeds For Change

    There are food drives and blood drives, but it’s likely that very few have ever heard of a seed ball drive.
    Local Boy Scout and Los Alamos Youth Leadership member Jin Park has organized a “seed ball drive,” to take place Aug. 20, in Los Alamos and White Rock.
    “In wake of our evacuation and the continuing flames of the Las Conchas fire, I figured something could be done to help restore vegetation to burned areas,” Park said. “The idea came in the form of seed balls.”
    Park, a Los Alamos High School senior, athlete and musician, is organizing the community project as part of his requirements for Eagle Scout.

  • Local teens show off their skills

    The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting the Second Annual State Youth Shotgun Competition Aug. 27.
    Local organizer Mike O’Neill and Mark Gruber of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish have been working on the event for several months.
    “The purpose of the competition is to bring together youth shotgun teams from across New Mexico to compete in trap, skeet, and bunker trap”, O’Neill said.
    “We hope to have at least 10 teams comprised of both boys and girls aged 12 to 17.”
    The local teams were formed three weeks before the first state competition last year. Los Alamos had the only female entrants in the 2010 competition and will have even more girls competing this year, O’Neill said.

  • State Notes 08-12-11

    Lobo women’s soccer finishes second in MWC poll

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobo women’s soccer team was selected to finish second in conference play in the 2011 preseason coaches’ poll.
    The results of the poll were announced Wednesday.
    The San Diego State Aztecs finished first in the poll, voted on by the coaches in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs finished with 34 points and picked up four first-place votes.
    UNM finished right behind San Diego State, earning 33 points and three first-place votes. UNLV was third in the balloting with 24 points.

  • Bridgewater wins again in Pace Race

    Haley Bridgewater was again the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly even hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday starting at the San Ildefonso Playlot on Barranca Mesa.
    Bridgewater, who had a near-perfect prediction last week, missed her finish time by just nine seconds. Bridgewater topped Jamie Jablin (17 seconds) and David Kratzer (26 seconds) to win.
    The fastest finishers on Tuesday’s 1-mile course included Noah Bridgewater, who completed the course in 9 minutes, 15 seconds. The fastest female finisher on the short course was Marin Kelly with a time of 9:17.
    On the 3-mile course, Jablin had a time of 21:00, while Katie Gattiker was the fastest female finisher with a time of 33:03.

  • Janecky appears in national gymnastics magazine

    Local gymnastics coach Louise Janecky was featured in the July issue of “Techinque,” the official publication of USA Gymnastics University.
    Janecky was featured in the publication for her participation in the USGA’s inaugural Junior Olympic Team Coaching Certification and Training Camp. The camp took place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center at Karolyi’s Ranch, Texas, in May. The camp was invitation-only for coaches with prior Level 2 coaching certification.

  • Santa Fe's Fiorina wins State Amateur title

    Chanet Fiorina cruised to a big victory to claim her first New Mexico State Amateur Championship Thursday.
    Fiorina, from Santa Fe, rolled to a decisive 6 and 4 win over Albuquerque’s Nancy Romero in the finale of the state match-play tournament. The tournament concluded Thursday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Fiorina, one of the top prep players in New Mexico last year, closed out each of her three state tournament matches early, but her biggest win came against Romero, a well-respected amateur.
    Meanwhile, the youngest player in the field, Darian Zachek of Deming, bounced back from a 1-up loss in the first round to win her final two tournament contests, including Thursday’s victory over Tami Martinson, one of Los Alamos’ top competitors.

  • Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement

    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

    The divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the so-called individual mandate, which is considered the centerpiece of the law, siding with 26 states that had sued to block the law. But the panel didn't go as far as a lower court that had invalidated the entire overhaul as unconstitutional.