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  • Dwarf car racing turns into big hobby

    David Hand first set eyes on a dwarf car in 2005 when Jim Shinn entered Hand’s shop, Jona Manufacturing Services on DP Road.

    Shinn asked Hand to fabricate some special parts for him. Hand took one look at the undersized racing vehicle and was hooked.

    “I jokingly asked if he needed a driver and he told me  he had had another car,” Hand said during an interview this morning. “We went down in Rendija Canyon and I drove it around, then started racing for him.”

  • Teaching safety in an inventive way

      Safety is a lesson that can never be ignored, but to capture students’ attention, the presentation needs to be interesting. As one of the winners of Honeywell’s Got 2B Safe! Awards, Mountain Elementary School fifth grade teacher Sue Souza received a $500 Staples gift certificate to assist her in grabbing students’ attention about safety.

    What is her mechanism to accomplish this objective? Puppets.

    Souza said she wants to incorporate puppets in her lesson and wants students to create scripts.

    Why puppets?

  • Golf: Martinson wins women’s crown

    In an attempt to take her game to a higher level, Tami Martinson decided to do some strength training.

    If this week’s play is any indication, her training is going just fine.

    Martinson had a dominant weekend at the Women’s City Golf Championship tournament, turning in the best two rounds in the title flight. Just one day after taking a big 6-shot lead over her nearest competitor, Martinson was nearly as good the following day.

  • Golf: Norman goes back-to-back

    Jason Norman stepped out of a crowded field Sunday to win his second consecutive men’s City Championship.

    Norman picked a great time to turn in the only sub-par round of the tournament, going 2-under Sunday to take control of the leaderboard. He held on to upset his younger brother Curt Norman in the final nine holes by one stroke.

    The City Championship was held this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course. In all, five top local players, including three past champions, were vying for the men’s crown.

  • Golf: Sanchez holds on in Sr. flight

    While Eddie Sanchez had a solid lead heading into the final round of the Senior Men’s City Championship, the defending champ wasn’t going down without a fight.

    Bruce Norman, the 2008 senior’s title holder, was at 2-under in Sunday’s final round of the City tournament, which was held at Los Alamos Golf Course this weekend.

    Norman, trying to battle back from a 5-shot deficit, turned up the heat on Sanchez, but Sanchez picked up birdies on the 11th and 15th holes and wrested his title back from Norman by two shots.

  • Softball: WR reaches Juniors softball semifinal

    The White Rock Juniors All-Star softball team will face Albuquerque Westgate Wednesday night for the right to advance to the state tournament championship round.

    White Rock won a pair of elimination games against Albuquerque Thunderbird and Silver City following an opening round loss to put itself in a position to vie for the state title.

    White Rock needed extra innings to top Thunderbird 10-4. Starting pitcher Dominique Sandoval held Thunderbird off the scoreboard for four innings, bug Thunderbird pushed four runs across in the fifth to tie the game.

  • Martinson’s 78 puts her on top of women’s contest

    When you’re hot, you’re hot.

    And right now, Tami Martinson is swinging about as hot a club as she ever has.

    Just two days after what she called the best round of her career, Martinson fired a 6-over in Saturday’s first round of the Los Alamos Ladies’ City Championship. Her opening round 78 gives her a 6-shot advantage of her nearest competitor heading into today’s second and final round.

    Today’s final 18 holes is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

  • Sanchez going for second seniors title in three years

    The opening round for Eddie Sanchez didn’t end as well as it started.

    But if he finishes up in the same position that he finished Saturday, he will grab his second City senior men’s title in three tries.

    Sanchez will take the lead heading into today’s City Championship Senior Men’s final round after finishing with a 1-over 73 Saturday.

    John Stam and defending senior men’s champion Bruce Norman are within five shots of Sanchez’s lead heading into today’s play.

  • Curt Norman takes early lead at City tournament

    It was probably a good thing for the rest of the field that Curt Norman was a little off his game.

    Despite what Norman characterized as a so-so round Saturday, he sits at the top of the leaderboard in the men’s championship flight of the Los Alamos City Golf Championship. Norman shot a 1-over 73 to take the day one lead ahead of four other top golfers after the first 18 holes.

    The tournament, being played at Los Alamos Golf Course, concludes today. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

  • Trinity Project showing signs of unraveling

    Instead of the sprawling, retail-filled plans for Trinity Place, Los Alamos residents could end up with a big-box store and a parking lot; and that seems to be all right with at least one county councilor.

    Wade Williams, a partner in The Boyer Company, along with Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro, Seth Kirshenberg of the Kutak Rock law firm and Kevin Wager of Jones Long LaSalle, were all in council chambers Thursday night for the special session, which revolved around discussion of Trinity Place.