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Today's News

  • New Mexico aviation infrastructure graded C-

    New Mexico has a seaplane base. It’s one of 61 airports open to the public, according to the 2005 Report Card on New Mexico Infrastructure from the New Mexico Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
    The report said our aviation infrastructure, graded C-, is ahead of the national average of D+.
    This is as it should be; with the least amount of surface water of any state, we have a seaplane base.
    Wikipedia places the base on Conchas Lake, near Tucumcari, and says it’s owned by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. This figures; the Corps messed up the New Orleans levees, but managed a seaplane base in the desert. The base brings new meaning to puddle jumping.

  • Running: Pace Race returns Tuesday following a two-week layoff

    After an unexpected two-week hiatus, the Atomic City Roadrunners hit the ground running this week.
    The Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday night in White Rock. The race route went along Sherwood Boulevard and Piedra Loop and included the usual 1- and 3-mile courses.
    It was a good turnout Tuesday following the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    “We had 31 people show up, which is good,” Roadrunners’ official Ted Williams said. “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and were glad to be back.”
    The club had hoped to run July 5 but with  local trail closures and several regular competitors still trickling back into town, having the race wasn’t practical.

  • Football: New CBA could come very soon

    NEW YORK (AP) — Significant progress on a major sticking point in the NFL labor impasse — soaring rookie salaries — during marathon talks Thursday raised hopes that a tentative agreement could perhaps come within 24 hours, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
    They cautioned, however, that other key issues remained for owners and players to resolve, including free agency and new offseason workout rules.
    After meeting for nearly 15 hours Thursday, Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith, players and owners were back at the negotiating table Friday as they attempted to end the first work stoppage since 1987.

  • Baseball/Softball: County sending 4 teams to state

    Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball teams had big showings at the District 1 playoffs.
    A pair of baseball teams and a pair of softball teams will move on to state competition later this month after winning the District 1 titles.
    In all, nine District 1 All-Star titles were on the line.
    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars won the ages 9-10 softball title, while the White Rock 11-12s were the district champs in the 11-12 softball division.
    In baseball, Los Alamos Little League’s 11-12s defeated Pojoaque Thursday night to claim that district title. Pojoaque led 2-0 after one inning but Los Alamos tied up the game and scored what would be the winning run in the sixth.

  • Golf: Senior Men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Taos and Black Mesa:

    Taos Golf Club, June 28

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 74.

    Second low gross
    Charles Sorenson, Rociada, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 73.

    Second low net
    Reid Griffith, Los Alamos, 74.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Hugh Bundy, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 82.

    Second low gross
    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 83.

    First low net
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 66.

    Second flight

  • Golf: Match-play tourney will be played on Labor Day weekend

    The Atomic City Invitational is back on the schedule.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres said the event has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend.
    The ACI, the oldest match-play tournament in the state, had originally been scheduled around the Independence Day holiday, but was postponed when Los Alamos was evacuated during the Las Conchas Fire. Since 1950, the tournament has only been canceled once, in 2000 following the Cerro Grande Fire.
    The tournament is the biggest golf event of the year and has attracted numerous golfers from around the state.

  • Top 10 Movies 07-14-11

    1.  “Transformers; Dark of the Moon” weekend gross, $47 million
    2.  “Horrible Bosses,”  weekend gross,
    $28.3 million
    3.  “Zookeeper” weekend gross, $20 million
    4.  “Cars 2,” $15.2 million
    5. “Bad Teacher,” weekend gross,
    $8.9 million
    6.  “Larry Crowne,” weekend gross,
    $5.9 million
    7.   “Super 8,” weekend gross, $4.8 million

    8.  “Monte Carlo,” weekend gross,
    $3.8 million

    9.  “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” weekend gross, $3.1 million

  • Out and about 07-14-11

    Art openings
    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens from 1-4 p.m. July 17 with a public reception at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. This exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will be on view (by appointment) through mid-October. This exhibition will include railway ephemera as well as artifacts from the Couse collection related to the paintings. For an appointment to view the exhibit and/or tour the Couse home and studio call 575-751-0369.  

    Art shows
    The Young Natives Show will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 and 24 in the Palace of the Governors Courtyard. The event is free.

  • LA Happenings 07-14-11

    Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 07-14-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    3. Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6.   The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    7.  E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
    8. How to Love, Lil Wayne
    9.  Good Life, OneRepublic
    10. Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae