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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pop opera: ‘Letter’ arrives stamped with fiendish passion

    Pop!

    That’s the opening note of “The Letter” the Santa Fe Opera’s newly commissioned production that opened this week. A flimsy pistol shot repeated five more times demands immediate attention.

    Then, over a dead body and around a woman in a nightgown, a non-stop bullet train rolled through.

    There was never any question about who did it. Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a plantation-owner in British Malaya, pursues her victim in from the veranda and shoots him again and again.

  • Returning to LA

    The first time Texan Americana musician Ray Wylie Hubbard came to Los Alamos, there was a cloud hanging over the town, literally.

    The Cerro Grande Fire had just finished rampaging through the area and people were anxious to see what  had happened to their houses, family and friends.

    Despite the dour situation, Hubbard’s memories of the place are pleasant.

    He described the crowd as being “warm and generous.”

    “We had a great time,” Hubbard said.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: The vices and virtues of television ee^

    TV can be a real hazard – a roadblock on the path toward accomplishing any item on a to-do list. I’ve known people who avoid the contraption altogether because it makes them drift away from productivity. As a child, I took an art class at the local recreation center and I remember the teacher proudly commented her TV was stowed away in a closet and was only brought out in times of dire need – to watch landmark events in action or the newest big disaster.

  • Shedding light on New Mexico

    “Impressionism in New Mexico,” the current exhibit at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, truly embodies ACFL’s underlying philosophy: To enrich the human imagination through nurturing and supporting visual arts.