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  • Vargas has the best prediction

    Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It went from Firemen Park near Arizona Avenue, including the nearby trails.
    Vargas had a finish time just six seconds off her predicted time in the race. Vargas topped Bob Westervelt, who was 18 seconds off his predicted time. Katie Gattiker was the only other participant who finished with a prediction error of under one minute.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Daniel Romero, who posted a time of 5:27. Isolina Viloma was the fastest female competitor with her time of 9:04.
    On the 3-mile course, Alexander Romero finished in 21:12. Emily Pittman had a time of 24:53 on the long course.

  • Hey Now, You're All-Stars

    The final North-South All-Star games wrapped up this week. Among those taking part were David Knapp (above), representing the 4A/5A North football team and Nick Baker (left), who was selected for the North All-Star basketball team. To participate, athletes must have graduated from high school and excelled for their prep teams.

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association results from its stroke-play tournament at Dalton Ranch July 24, and its 2-man scramble and stroke-play tournaments at Pagosa Springs July 25-26:

    Dalton Ranch
    July 24

    Championship flight

    1st low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 84
    2nd low gross: John Hudson, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 75

    First flight

    1st low gross: Jeff Brown, Los Alamos, 82
    2nd low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 84
    1st low net: Joe Cheavens, Durango, Colo., 69

    Second flight

    1st low gross: Don Rickelman, Durango, Colo., 87
    2nd low gross: Phil Allen, Gallup, 87

  • Games' First Double-Amputee 'Remarkable Athlete'

    Oscar Pistorius, the Games' first ever double-amputee competitor, says he deserves to be in London. Christopher Nowak, Director of National Veterans Sports Programs, explains the challenges Pistorius will face against 'able-bodied' athletes.

  • Mars Landing: Curiosity Rover Set to Land Sunday
  • US economy adds 163K jobs, rate rises to 8.3 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a sign that the economy and hiring remains sluggish.

    The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June.

    July's hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month this year — enough to keep up with population growth but not enough to drive down the unemployment rate.

  • Today in History for August 3rd
  • Girrens replaces Waterman on GOP council ticket -- updated

    The Los Alamos County Republican Party Central Committee met Thursday to choose a replacement for Roger Waterman, who withdrew from the race for county council July 23.

    Longtime Los Alamos County resident Steven Girrens was the unanimous choice. Girrens is married to current council chair Sharon Stover. Stover, along with Councilor Mike Wismer, decided not to run for reelection.

  • Chihuahua Finds 2 Girls Lost in Georgia Woods
  • NM taxpayers shell out nearly $8 million for redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico taxpayers shelled out nearly $8 million for the politically divisive, once-a-decade task of drawing new district boundaries for the Legislature, Congress and other elected offices, according to state records.

    The expenses exceeded the nearly $7 million in total adjusted for inflation costs for redistricting after the 2000 census. Actual costs were $5.2 million at the time.