Today's News

  • Kirk, Ealey set to take part in All-Star games this week

    A pair of top-shelf Los Alamos High School athletes will be making their final appearances of their prep careers this week.

    Former Los Alamos athletes Alex Kirk and Taylor Ealey will be taking part in North-South All-Star contests.

    The North-South All-Star contests are sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA hosts the North-South series annually, which pit the top graduating players in the state in various prep sports.

  • Rugby: Dinkel goes to national trial

    It took awhile for Liz Dinkel to figure out what sport she wanted to take part in, but once she did, she became pretty darn good at it.

    So much so, Dinkel was recently invited to a prestigious camp.

    Dinkel, a Los Alamos resident, took part in the USA Women’s 7s rugby trial session last weekend. Dinkel, a standout rugby player for the Los Alamos Rugby Club for several years, was invited by USA Women’s Eagles head coach Ric Suggitt to take part in the three-day camp held at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

  • Putting around town

    Los Alamos’s Miniature Golf Course is open for play.

    Located at the recently upgraded East Park, the course is open for anyone at no charge who has their own putter and ball.

    Scorecards are available at the park in a wooden box near the start of the course, as well as at the Aquatic Center front desk.

    Those who don’t have a putter or ball can rent them at the Aquatic Center for $2.

    The idea for building a mini golf course came about from Parks Manager Dick McIntyre when the East Park Master Plan was being updated several years ago.

  • Relay for life says thanks to Los Alamos

    We are closing out our 2010 Relay For Life and I want to send a very big thank you to the community of Los Alamos.  

    We raised approximately $36,000 during our fundraising efforts this year for the American Cancer Society.  

    I want to thank the many relay teams that braved the rain to walk 18 hours around the pond.  

    The walking wasn’t always easy, but the dedication and honor shown toward those who are fighting cancer and those we have lost was profound.  

    The business community was enormously generous this year.  

  • What gets measured

    By the sheerest coincidence, I have just read two books that turned out to share a theme: the power of statistics. “Moneyball,” by Michael Lewis, is about major league baseball.  

    “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder, is about the physician Paul Farmer, who revolutionized medical care in rural parts of Haiti and other remote places.

    Both books describe revolutions in the practice of a discipline because of a revolution in what gets measured and somebody’s bull-headed insistence that it is critical to measure the right things.

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  • Take a journey to self discovery

    An adventure awaits Los Alamos youth as Missoula Children’s Theater presents “King Arthur’s Quest,” but this isn’t just a journey into the fantasy world of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It’s an opportunity for young people to develop self-esteem and confidence onstage.

    The adventure begins with auditions at 9 a.m. Monday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The production is open to anyone in 1st through 12th grade. There is no fee to audition.

  • Take a trip to the past: Celebrate history in Jemez Springs

    Perhaps one of the biggest privileges of living in Los Alamos is that there is a multitude of attractions that are only steps away from your front door.

    My parents and I recently took advantage of Los Alamos’ geographic location and headed to Jemez Springs.

    Jemez Springs may only be a stone’s throw away from Los Alamos, but it felt hidden and secluded once we arrived in its town limits. The towering mountains that surround Jemez, along with a dense curtain of pine trees, made us feel as though we were miles away from surrounding communities.

  • Wedding: Manning-Potter


    Jennifer Louise Manning and Rudolf H. Potter exchanged marriage vows in front of friends and family on June 12th, 2010 at the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, Montana.  The brother of the groom, Rev. Dr. Jaiya John performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Morgan and Donna Manning of Billings, Montana. The groom is the son of Jim and Darlene Potter of Los Alamos.

  • Assets in Action: Take some time off this summer

    This week, let’s talk about boundaries and expectations in the schools, in local business and in the life of the student.

    As the topic relates to schools, I want to caution school staff not to spend the next 2-3 weeks in the classroom prior to the official start of school. If you aren’t required to be back in the building yet, try to stay away as much as possible.