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Today's News

  • Running: Klimczuk wins at pace race Tuesday

    Tomasz Klimczuk earned a spotless prediction at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race started at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

    Klimczuk finished in 8:08, his exact predicted finish time, running on the 1-mile course Tuesday night, outforecasting Ted Romero (14-second error) and AJ Markela (54-second error), both of whom were running on the 3-mile course.

  • But I digress...Warning: Don't snort dog kibble!

    We got new cell phones the other day.

  • Peace in the Valley

    COMMON GROUND Bob Parmenter, chief scientist of the Valles Caldera National Preserve said he will work with the WildEarth Guardians Saturday on a fence removal project involving 14 miles of old sheep fence and unnecessary barbed-wire fences on the preserve. In order to reduce impacts on wildlife movements (especially elk calves that can’t get through sections of the fences). Some of this sheep fence (net wire) has been on the Preserve for nearly a century and serves no purpose now – hence, the need to remove it. 

  • County to apply for broadband funding

    An item placed on the consent agenda and slated for quick approval was pulled and put on the regular agenda for discussion during Tuesday night’s county council meeting.

    Councilor Ralph Phelps pulled the item pertaining to the approval to submit an application for a broadband infrastructure grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for further discussion.

    Members of the Regional Economic Development Initiative have identified broadband as northern New Mexico’s number one infrastructure priority.

  • Feast your eyes on the County Fair and Rodeo

    At first look, it may appear the fair and rodeo is all bull riding and roping cattle. Look a little closer and you will realize there is much more to feast the eyes on.

    The festivities begin with a little pool. A pool tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Additionally, the county fair exhibits will be displayed at 5 p.m. Friday at Mesa Public Library.

    Paula Roybal-Sanchez, of the Los Alamos County Extension office, said 23 people have registered to show 76 items.

  • New film in the works for Bandelier

    Bandielier National Monument will be undergoing a rehabilitation project beginning Aug. 17, but there will be a number of rewards and improvements when it is all over.

    One new feature will be a new introductory film for visitors, as a part of a long-term plan for upgrading the interpretive experience at the historic Visitor Center.

  • Multi-sport: Splash N Dash ends for the season

    With the Los Alamos Triathlon quickly approaching, the Triatomics have been doing what they can to get community athletes ready.

    The Triatomics Multisport Club wrapped up its official training season for the Los Alamos Triathlon Wednesday night. The club hosted its final Splash N Dash event of the season with a total of 41 athletes taking part.

  • Sports briefs

    Chelsea and Zoe Challacombe advance to national meet

    A pair of sisters from Los Alamos took part in the recent National Junior Olympic meet at Greensboro, N.C.

    Both Zoe Challacombe and Chelsea Challacombe advanced to the national meet in the high jump. Chelsea placed 15th overall in the bantam girls division while Zoe was 18th in the midget girls division of the meet.

    Zoe finished the bantam girls competition by clearing 3 feet, 7-1/4 inches. The event was won by Missouri’s Carlie Queen with a leap of 4-7.

  • Waiting for an apology

    Dear Editor,

    I was saddened and disappointed to hear Obama speak so disparagingly about physicians at his news conference on July 22, 2009.  He stated that if a child had a bad sore throat or repeated sore throats, a pediatrician might look at the reimbursement system and see that he or she could make more money by taking the tonsils out.  

  • Local economy needs action

    Dear Editor,

    For most folks, the problem is not enough shopping. We’re not talking luxuries, just basics. One grocery, no shoe store, no toy store, no stand-alone pharmacy, limited availabilities of stuff.

    It is time we think outside the box – be it a Big Box, or the bigger box that our dependency on the lab has put us in. Nor do we want only those science and tech businesses that pay no less than $60,000/year, as proposed by Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.