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Today's News

  • Health and fitness: Seasonal training is good for gardeners

    This is the time of year when many of you are venturing out of the house and into your yards and gardens.

    While gardening can be a fun and effective way to get some exercise, a little work in the gym will allow you to get even more out of the experience and ensure that you stay injury free all summer long.

    One of the great things I hear is how people’s workouts are positively affecting their lives. And one of the most common statements this time of year is how much more yard and garden work people are able to do if they’ve been exercising.

  • Meeting venue changed

    Those who wish to attend the Tuesday night county council meeting should note that there’s been a change in venue.

    Originally scheduled to be held at the community building, the meeting will instead be held at the town hall in White Rock. As usual, the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 work begins Wednesday

    Starting next week, those who use Diamond Drive will again see a familiar site as construction equipment begins to get moved into the area.

    RMCI, Inc., the contractor who will work on Diamond Drive Phase 3 will begin moving equipment on Monday. However, the actual work will not begin until Wednesday.

    The contractor will begin setting up traffic control on Tuesday. This means that traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Diamond from the Sandia/Orange intersection to Arkansas/38th Street. All traffic will be shifted to the east side of Diamond.

  • Capital ideas seek big bucks: Entrepreneurs bid for early funding at TVC symposium

    ALBUQUERQUE – Fifteen companies vied to attract a dwindling supply of venture capital dollars at the 16th annual Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium this week.

    If there was anything moving up in the high-risk, high-gain territory of new technology offerings, it was happening here.

    Turn-out was considered good, with about 200 participants, TVC organizers said.

  • Soar high at the LAAC’s Kite Festival

    Looking back at your childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with your friends? Gazing at the sky making shapes out of the clouds? How about attending the Los Alamos Kite Festival?

  • Lobbyist spending down this year drops by a third

    Final reports out of the recent legislative session and beyond show that lobbyist spending has dropped significantly so far this year, reflecting the tough economic times confronting businesses and interest groups that hire lobbyists to influence the Legislature and other state officials.

    While we had hoped a new climate of openness was part of that, we tend to doubt it.

    We are not against lobbyists per se as that is nothing more than people getting together to seek to influence their elected officials. That is good.

  • Baseball: LA rallies to win in extra innings

    Heading into this weekend’s action, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team had already snapped one of its most notable dry spell.

    It took the long way, but on Friday and Saturday it broke the other.

    Los Alamos took two of three games from the Moriarty Pintos this weekend at Bomber Field, needing a rally in extra-innings to win the third game and advance to the quarterfinal round of the state Class AAAA tournament, something it hadn’t in three straight postseason appearances.

  • 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.