Today's News

  • Senior Olympics: LA will send 30 athletes to state

    The Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games concluded with 30 local athletes participating and qualifying for the State Games.

    The State Games will be held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces July 29-Aug. 3.

    At the local Games this year, 11 women and 19 men ages 50 to 87 competed. So far, 23 of the qualifiers have registered to compete in Las Cruces.

    The most popular sport this year was shuffleboard with 10 registered participants. Horseshoes and table tennis each had eight participants.

  • Baseball: LA wins District 1 All-Star tourney

    Austin Aslin got plenty more help than he’d need Tuesday night.

    Aslin, pitching for the Los Alamos Juniors All-Stars, retired the first seven hitters he faced and allowed just one run as Los Alamos routed Pojoaque Valley 14-1 to take the District 1 baseball tournament Tuesday.

    Behind Aslin, who threw a complete mercy rule-shortened game, Los Alamos pounded out 11 hits in the five innings, opening up a 9-0 edge after just an inning and a half.

    “After we got the lead, we felt pretty confident we’d pull it out,” Aslin said.

  • Working for the worst spy in history

    ALBUQUERQUE — If money is the measure, convicted American spy Robert Hanssen didn’t make much during his 22-year spree trading secrets for cash – especially compared to the devastation he caused the government he was supposed to serve.

  • Interns look to make a splash in business world

    A local insurance company is giving two ambitious students with a knack for customer service a valuable head start in the business world.

    Justin Mazuranich, 18, of Albuquerque and Krista Edwards, 20, of Los Alamos, are currently knee deep in policy reviews and insurance claims, simultaneously answering phones and developing marketing strategies – all part of their daily duties as State Farm interns at Lou Santoro’s agency.

  • Taking the tour: local cyclists gear up for the 36th

    The New Mexico cycling community is in for a treat.

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the longest-running bicycle race in the state July 20: the 36th annual Tour de Los Alamos.

    The 27-mile open highway race that traverses the Hill and White Rock is a “beautiful and challenging course,” as one local volunteer organizer puts it.

  • Zelda Geneith St. Clair

    St. Clair – Zelda Geneith St. Clair of Caon City, Colo., 81, died June 28, 2008, at St. Thomas More Hospital. She was born April 15, 1927, in Anderson, Ind., to Paul Loraine and Sallie Irene (Richards) Cheatham. In 1929, the Cheatham family moved to Caon City where Zelda grew up, graduating from Caon City High School in 1945.

  • Dugald 'Dug' Albert Pinyan

    Pinyan – Dugald “Dug” Albert Pinyan, 82, born in Holtville, Calif., passed away Wednesday night June 18, 2008, in Los Alamos, N.M.

    Dug graduated from Pacific Union College with a B.A. in 1949,and from the University of Washington with an M.A. in biology and undergraduate studies in both chemistry and microbiology in 1952. He went on to graduate from the United States Army Command and General Staff College as a Major in 1971 and continued his education toward obtaining a Ph.D.

  • Our View: Near the bottom of another list

    It seems that every time a national report comes out, New Mexico seems to be near the bottom of it.

    Well, it has happened again.

    According to an annual Kids Count report, our state ranks 48th in the nation for child well-being with poor showings in its teen pregnancy and child death rate, as well as the number of high school dropouts and youths living in poverty.

    And once again, the only places worse than us are Louisiana and Mississippi.

    New Hampshire ranked No. 1 for child well-being.

  • Golf: Atomic City has big field for 2008

    The biggest local golf tournament of the year will be a little bigger this year than it has in the recent past.

    The Atomic City Invitational, which starts with qualifying Wednesday morning, has 120 players scheduled to compete this year, the biggest field the tournament has attracted in four years.

    Wednesday’s qualifying is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. with 37 competitors trying to get into the 16-man championship flight. Thursday’s match play competition begins at 8 a.m.

  • We are still the land of opportunity

    Many people like to spend much of their time working overtime to find anything – and everything – that is wrong with America.

    And while there are issues and concerns we as a people and nation have and must deal with, a very solid case can be made that this is truly the best place there is to live.

    When we have troubles – be it with the government, our leaders or our laws – we deal with them. We don’t bury our heads and pretend those problems don’t exist.