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Today's News

  • Running: Pace race draws 50

    Edie May Phillips was the best predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race, hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held at held in Upper Bayo Canyon on North Mesa. In all, 50 runners and walkers took part, the largest number participating in a pace race this season.

    Phillips finished with just a 2-second prediction error in Tuesday’s race. Phillips edged out Christine Doyle, who finished with a 5-second error.

    Other top predictors were Alexander Romero (15 seconds),

  • Baseball: WR 9-10 squad opens state today

    Winning the District 1 9-10 Little League tournament didn’t afford the White Rock All-Stars much when the state baseball tournament bracket was drawn up.

    White Rock was scheduled to take on a team from the Los Lunas area in tonight’s opening game at the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted by Albuquerque’s West Mesa this season.

    Win or lose, White Rock will play Saturday at 2 p.m. The tournament is scheduled to continue through at least Thursday.

  • Softball: White Rock opens state play Sunday

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars will have to wait an extra day to start state tournament play.

    Not that White Rock management is complaining too much.

    White Rock, which won the District 1 tournament earlier this week, will get going Sunday with state tournament play. It received one of four byes in the 12-team tournament, which gets going Saturday at Bayard, near Silver City on the western edge of the state.

  • Our View: State should be energy leader

    A recent article by the Associated Press reports that New Mexico’s largest electric utility is being praised by an environmental group for being ahead in the renewable energy game.

    The Legislature last year began requiring that investor-owned utilities, such as Public Service Company of New Mexico, generate 20 percent of its total retail sales to customers from renewable energy resources by 2020. The standard will gradually rise to that level from a current base of 6 percent.

  • Senators welcome LANL cleanup funds

    An extra $17 million for environmental cleanup activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cleared for release, the Department of Energy informed New Mexico senators Thursday.

    The funding was contained in a defense bill containing supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year.

    Sen. Pete Domenici’s (R-N.M.) announcement said he had worked to secure the funding within a recently enacted emergency supplemental bill and that it would allow progress in environmental remediation at the lab.

  • Production boom faces new challenges

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – The head of a private company developing 3-D and immersive media in Los Alamos said new media deserves special attention in New Mexico in the rapidly changing entertainment industry.

    Peter Rogina, president and CEO of WorldScape Inc. predicted a five-fold increase in 3-D theaters in the next two years and a 10-fold premium in projected revenue for an average new media production ($279 million) compared to the traditional motion picture production ($20 million).

    By new media, he means 3-D, animation and special-effects productions

  • James Robert Neergaard

    NEERGAARD – James Robert Neergaard, 72, of Cookeville passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Masters Home Health Center after a brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville. Dr. Randall Adkisson and the Rev. Charles Hutchinson will officiate.

  • Robert Breckenridge Glascock

    GLASCOCK – Robert Breckenridge “Breck” Glascock passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Breck was born in Gallup, N.M., in 1932, the son of Henry and Virginia Glascock. He graduated from Gallup High School in 1951, and earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1957, whereupon he began his 35-year career with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Breck was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed many hobbies, including fly-fishing and downhill skiing.

  • Animal care mission takes alarming twist

    Left with a choice to board a chicken bus notorious for kidnappings and murder or to pitch and plummet through a ferocious thunderstorm in a small plane, Shayna Whitaker of White Rock, and her business partner Pam Salazar Trujillo of Chimayó, survived the latter.

    The peril developed for the “Zoom and Groom” mobile pet grooming salon owners following a week-long charitable mission to Little Corn Island off the coast of Nicaragua.

  • Dissolving sibling rivalry

    Shooting water guns and playing tennis Wednesday afternoon at Urban Park, these kids seemed as American as any Los Alamos High School students.

    Yet, the dozen or so teens were more than 7,000 miles from home.

    Los Alamos has long held ties with its sister city Sarov, Russia – sometimes as competitors and often as friends.