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Today's News

  • Track and field: Toppers cruise to big district wins

    As was the thinking going in, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams dominated the District 2AAAA meet this weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys rolled up their ninth-straight 2AAAA title by gathering 223 points, more than triple the score of their next closest opponent, Capital. The Hilltopper girls, meanwhile, scored 263 points, more than four times the total of runner-up Bernalillo.

    Along the way, Los Alamos clinched several more spots in the Class AAAA championship meet, which gets underway Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Running: Romero wins pace race

    Romero wins pace race

    Daniel Romero edged out Mark Makela to win Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Romero finished with a prediction error of just 12 seconds on the 1-mile course, while Makela was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course.

    Tuesday night’s race was the Run to the Reservoir. In all, 26 runners and walkers took part.

    The fastest finisher on the 3-mile course was Laura McClelland with her time of 25:03. On the short course, Alexander Romero was the top finisher with a time of 5:54.

  • Sports update

    Softball selection set for today

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s seeding and selection committee will meet today, although as of press time a meeting time had not been announced.

    The Class AAAA softball tournament will be held in Las Cruces starting Thursday.

    The NMAA will post brackets on its website, nmact.org, immediately following the meeting.

    Girls rugby hosting dinner Thursday

    The Los Alamos girls U19 rugby team will host a chicken enchilada dinner Thursday.

  • County breaks ground on animal shelter

    Construction crews will soon be cropping up near the dog obedience school.

    On Thursday county staff joined county councilors at the future site of the new animal shelter to participate in the official groundbreaking.

    The small group gathered in the empty lot to watch county officials don hard hats and grab shovels in preparation for the event.

  • Bandelier road paving may cause delays

    BANDELIER – Road paving following sewage line replacement may cause traffic delays at Bandelier National Monument.

    “Construction began last September to replace the sewage lines under the main road into Bandelier National Monument,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

    “Installation is complete but now the road on top of the sewage lines must be repaved. This will result in short delays to all park visitors entering and leaving Frijoles Canyon.”

  • Anastasio: Budget request is “pretty good news”

    The Obama administration request will carry Los Alamos National Laboratory for another year, while potentially restoring and raising funding levels for the nuclear non-proliferation mission.

    Employment is expected to decline at no more than the normal rate of attrition, so no lay-offs are in the offing going into another year of a difficult economic situation.

  • Tourism and how we all need to act

    Gov. Richardson kicked off a state conference on tourism saying New Mexico needs to work with neighboring states to attract international visitors to the Southwest as well as increase its efforts to lure film crews to rural parts of the state.

    True enough. But it seems that we need to do a lot more here to make this “business” pay off more.

    Last year, tourism brought about 12 million visitors and an estimated $5.5 billion in revenue to the state. That money supports thousands of jobs and the associated tax revenue from tourism exceeded $351 million.

  • Let’s hear it for mom

    My mother always said that some things are just right and some things are just wrong. As a mathematician, I found it odd that society would preclude fuzzy logic. 

    After all, if two wrongs make a right, why not just take all the wrongs, divide by two and make it right?  Would that be wrong? 

    Well, as usual, Mom was right about some things being wrong. It’s wrong to devote a single day of the year to our mothers. 

  • LDS to offer a special Mother's Day service

    The community is invited to a special Mother’s Day service at the White Rock Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will be held at 366 Grand Canyon. The service begins at 9 a.m. and will include talks by high school students from the congregation: Logan Tietjen, Cora Pack, Zack Wilde, Brianne Fanning and Ethan Clayton.

  • Girls golf: Hilltoppers knock off Sundevils to grab district crown

    TAOS — It was an appropriate finish to the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team on many different levels.

    Los Alamos, as expected, topped Española Valley at the District 2AAAA championship tournament Thursday. Española Valley was the only other school in the district that fielded a team.

    The Hilltoppers won convincingly on a relatively challenging course despite a pretty stiff breeze that didn’t really start up until just about tee time.