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Today's News

  • Running: Marr wins this week’s pace race

    Jackie Marr was the top predictor at Tuesday’s pace race.

    The pace race, sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, started at Piñon Park in White Rock and continued on the nearby bike path. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

    This week’s pace race featured a staggered start, with the slower predictors starting first. Those with perfect predictions would finish at the same time.

  • Challacombes have top Games outings; track campers take part in sprint challenge

    Chelsea Challacombe had the top finish in the midget division’s high jump and shot put competition at this year’s New Mexico Games.

    Meanwhile, Zoe Challacombe won three events in the Games’ bantam track and field competition.

    The New Mexico Games’ meet was held May 31.

    Zoe Challacombe took top honors in the 800 meters, high jump and shot put in the bantam division. She posted an 800 time of 3 minutes, .94 seconds.

  • DVD describes criminal career of con man

    While billion-dollar swindles like Bernard Madoff’s make the national news, most investment fraud is a local crime committed close to home.  In most cases, the victims are friends, business acquaintances and relatives of the perpetrator.

    Such was the case with Henry Rivera, a Taos con artist who scammed more than 50 New Mexicans out of millions of dollars before he was indicted on more than two dozen counts of securities fraud in 1994.

  • Singing the blues

    American music has its roots in the blues and Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is offering a chance to hear the music that has sprouted so many other genres. John Németh will be featured in the concert, which start at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

    Németh describes his concerts as “high energy, lots of improvisation in the show and they’re going to hear great songs.”

  • Pajarito to give bikers and hikers a lift

    The absence of snow on Pajarito Mountain does not mean that the ski area is closed for business.

    The chairlifts are still open and the slopes are not empty as they wait for the winter months.

    No, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is keeping busy. Take this weekend, for instance, one of the ski lifts will be in operation for two days of hiking and biking.

    The lift will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fee for bikers is $20 and for hikers, the price is $10. The fee covers the whole day.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: The lure of the open road

    My college English professor once said that when you are traveling, it is not actually the destination that matters but what occurs along the way.

    I’ve always had the travel bug in me – I’ve boarded trains, planes, ships and traveled in automobiles to destinations throughout the world and I’ve concluded that my professor was right.

    My favorite part of any trip is that stretch of time spent getting to a particular place.

  • Pianist to perform at Fuller Lodge

    Pianist Anna Fedorova has played music all over the globe and  is now sharing her music with Los Alamos. Fedorova will perform a concert, which is a first in a series of Masterpianist recitals, at 6 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    She will perform works by Chopin, Brahms and Mussorgsky. As a special treat, the final performance will be a piano duet between Fedorova and Los Alamos High School graduate Rodion Efremov. They will perform Brahms’ “Two Hungarian Dances.”  

    Efremov describes the program as solo piano romantic works.

  • Power to women!

    If you haven’t seen aj Melnick’s exhibit, “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, there is no need to panic that the opportunity has slipped through your fingers.

    The museum is extending the exhibit through the end of July, with  a possibility that it will remain at the historical building through the end of August.

    “I think it’s a very attractive show that appeals to a wide spectrum of people,” Hedy Dunn, director of the museum, said.

  • Golf: Norman family takes 1st, 2nd

    Bruce Norman’s team was just edged out by Bruce Norman’s team in the 2-person best ball competition via a scorecard playoff.

    Norman, playing with son Curtis, finished with an overall score of 67 in the Father-Son-Daughter Best Ball competition held Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Bruce also coupled with his son Jason Norman to equal that same mark of 67.

    The two Norman teams held off the team of Brad King/Skip King, which shot a 74, ending up in third place in gross score at the event.

  • Health and fitness: Sciatica can be treated, prevented

    Sciatica is a painful condition in the lower back and the legs caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve.

    The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord, to the hip area, down the back of each leg and to the feet.

    Sciatica isn’t a physical disorder itself but rather a symptom of some other problem. It comes from a compression of the sciatic nerve and causes pain in the lower back and pain or tingling in the legs down to the feet.