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Today's News

  • JPJ complex takes shape

    Masonry block is beginning to cover the bare exterior walls and windows are being hoisted up to fill empty holes in the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

    Things seem to be taking shape as crews work diligently to construct the new facility on the corner of Oppenheimer and Trinity.

  • Bomb teams cover state through collaboration

    ALBUQUERQUE — Six bomb squads are scattered throughout the state. The Los Alamos Police Department, Albuquerque Police Department, Santa Fe, Doña Ana County, Farmington and the New Mexico State Police each house specially trained bomb teams.

  • Running: Roy Cope tops weekly pace race

    Roy Cope finished as the top predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race is a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Tuesday’s race was run at American Springs, near Bandelier National Monument.

    Cope finished just 2 seconds off his predicted finish time at the race. As good as Cope’s prediction was, however, he just nipped competitors Alejandro Romero (3 seconds), Michael Jablin (5 seconds), Gil Butler (7 seconds) and Aaron Goldman (12 seconds).

  • Moving right along at Crossroads Bible

    For a while the two church buildings stood side by side – the 50-year-old building and the young one growing up beside it. Then suddenly the old building laid crumbled in piles and the young church continued to develop.

    The old may have been done away for the new, but whatever form it is in, Crossroads Bible Church is striving to follow the same objectives as it has in the past.

  • Golf: Osden is 11th at Sun Country

    Golfer Jonathan Osden of Los Alamos tied for 11th place in the Sun Country PGA 12 & Under Championship.

    That tournament, which concluded Wednesday, was held at the University of New Mexico North Course in Albuquerque.

    Osden finished with a 47 in Tuesday’s first nine-hole round, then a 43 in the Wednesday’s second round. His score of 90 tied him with two other players.

    Evan Macias of El Paso, Texas, won a playoff over fellow El Paso resident Jeffrey Miller and Santa Fe’s Ben Albin to win the event. Macias finished 2-over par.

  • Health care needs a reformation

    How should we reform the health care system in the U.S. in which all citizens are stakeholders? The U.S. takes pride in being the best in many ways, but by many measures of health outcome categories, it ranks well below nearly all developed countries. Not only does the U.S. score badly in the quality of healthcare outcomes, it is off the charts for dollars spent for healthcare services.

  • But I digress: I apologize for apologizing

    I would like to formally apologize for my personal involvement in the mindless destruction of cities and cultures during the slaughter of over 17 million people by the Timurid Empire during the late 14th century.

    I also freely admit that I did absolutely nothing and said nothing to stop the atrocities committed during the third Mithridatic War (73-63 B.C.).

  • Carol Lee appointed to lead New Mexico’s FBI

    ALBUQUERQUE – Director Robert Mueller appointed Carol Lee Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI in April. She was hired to replace Thomas McClenaghan who retired earlier this year.

    Lee brings a rich combination of knowledge and experience to her new post. She most recently served as a section chief in the Office of International Operations at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  • Golf: City Championship final results

    Here are the final results from the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Men’s championship flight

    Jason Norman, 75-70-37—182

    Curt Norman, 73-75-35—183

    Cheylan Gresham, 74-75-41—190

    Cale Jones, 76-80—156

    Tim Johnson, 84-84—168

    Men’s first flight (net)

    Henry Stam, 69-68—137

    Larry Rich, 67-72—139

    Scott Marriott, 68-72—139

  • Sports briefs

    Abeyta heads to nationals

    Local youth track and field athlete Elena Abeyta is taking part in the National Junior Olympics Championships this week.

    The Junior Olympics event is currently being run in Greensboro, N.C. and will continue through Sunday.

    Abeyta, 10, placed in the top six in her age group in three events at the regional track and field meet held earlier this month in Provo, Utah. She finished second in the long jump, second in the 100 meters and sixth with her 400 relay team.