Today's News

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: A very happy birthday to you

    Birthday parties have always been a big deal in my family. Since I was young, the dining room is always decorated with streamers and balloons and we are given the privilege of selecting the dinner menu, served on my great-grandmother’s hand-painted china.

    When my sister and I were little, we always requested a spaghetti dinner. When we were older, it was my mother’s triple layer chocolate cake that we constantly chose for dessert.

    Besides presents to the birthday person, my mother handed out goodie bags for each member of the family.

  • Rising stars shine in ‘Don Giovanni’

    Following another spectacular sunset, a new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” opened at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday night, 222 years after its Prague premier.  A young cast of mostly fresh faces (five of the eight roles were SFO debuts, and three were former apprentices) took on this challenging classic, with varying amounts of success.

  • Pros and cons on KRSN radio antenna

    Not in the park

    Dear Editor,

    With regards to the P&Z Commission’s decision not to grant KRSN a special use permit to put a radio antenna up in Loma Linda Park. I want to thank all the people who showed up to either support or oppose the decision. Lots of testimony was heard and both sides presented good cases. Contrary to what KRSN has said on the radio, everybody who wanted to speak was given an opportunity to speak. That is the law.

  • Swimming: Miles goes the extra mile at the state Senior Olympics

    Local swimmer Dan Miles has so much bling, even Michael Phelps might get jealous.

    The 88-year-old has swept the New Mexico Senior Olympics for the past decade, winning nearly every event he has entered and setting state records in many of them.

    “Dan Miles has won 10 gold medals every year for the past 10 years,” fellow Senior Olympic swimmer Bill Hudson explained. “Nobody has ever beaten Dan. Dan is a natural master swimmer and he has competed on the national level and on the international level.”

  • Cross country: Hipwood named to All-Time RMAC men’s team

    Los Alamos High School cross country coach Rob Hipwood has received another big honor for his collegiate career.

    Hipwood was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Men’s Cross Country Team.

    The All-Time RMAC teams were chosen in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the conference. RMAC celebrated its 100th birthday in March and is the fourth-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the country.

    Hipwood was a national champion cross country runner for Adams State College (Alamosa, Colo.) during the mid 1980s.

  • White House honors young quantum theoretician

    Ivan Vitev knew he had been nominated for a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers because he was asked to provide curriculum vitae very quickly for the review process.

    Two months later, when the first in a staggered list of awards was announced, he didn’t see his name and assumed that he had not been selected.

  • Denish running hard to become state's next governor

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish didn’t mince words when saying she has no interest in working outside the state.

    “I’m not job shopping – I want to be governor. I’m not interested in going to Congress or the Senate,” she told local Democrats Tuesday. “I want to be governor for eight years to do everything I can beyond my incumbency…because that’s really the job…the long term impact.”

    Polls rank Denish the front runner to replace Gov. Richardson who term limits out at the end of 2010.

  • Council upholds P&Z decision

    County Council heard an appeal at Tuesday night’s meeting regarding architectural design standards.

    Before the appeal was heard however, council recognized the county’s Pavement Division for the awards they won and their participation in the First Annual New Mexico Association of Counties’ Public Works Affiliate Equipment ROADEO. Lino Salazar and Billy Vigil of the county’s Pavement Division accepted the award from Councilor Sharon Stover.

  • Senior men’s golf results from recent tournaments

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from its tournaments July 6-8.

    Black Mesa Golf Course, July 6

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 76.

    Second low gross

    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 78.

    First low net

    John Mikkelsen, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second low net

    Nick Brown, Clayton, 70.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Jim Haas, Española, 82.

  • The Next Level: Jordan Schoonver named track captain at Colby College

    Jordan Schoonver named track captain at Colby College

    Jordan Schoonover, a 2007 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has been named as a captain for the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team at Colby College.

    Colby College is a Division III school located in Waterville, Maine.

    In the 2009 indoor season, Schoonover earned All-New England D-III honors by finishing seventh in the pentathlon at the New England Championship Feb. 21.