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  • Isotopes score four in ninth to beat Salt Lake

    After giving up the lead in the top of the ninth, the resilient Albuquerque Isotopes (47-57) scored four runs in the bottom of the inning for a 7-6 walk-off victory against the Salt Lake Bees (41-63) Tuesday night at Isotopes Park.
    After four consecutive singles to begin the inning, Tim Smalling scored the winning run on a passed ball.
    The first eight innings of the game were tightly contested.
    After Albuquerque jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Tommy Murphy two-out RBI single in the first, Salt Lake took a 2-1 lead with two runs in the fifth inning.
    The Isotopes and Bees traded runs in the sixth before the ’Topes were able to tie it at three in the seventh inning on a Brock Bond double.
    The ninth inning, however, provided all the fireworks for the night. Salt Lake plated a trio of runs in the final frame, highlighted by a two-run homer.
    Kyle Parker, Tommy Murphy, Roger Bernadina and Smalling recorded four straight singles to begin the ninth and cut the Isotopes deficit to 6-5.
    Bond then stepped in and picked up his third hit of the night, an RBI single to tie the game at six.
    With runners on first and third, the second pitch to Rafael Ynoa escaped the catcher, giving Albuquerque a 7-6 victory.

  • Local golfers win in Pagosa

    Three Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association (NNMSMGA) tournaments took place in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, on July 14-16.
    Los Alamos golfers continued to do well on the tour.
    The first day featured a two-man best ball tournament.
    Los Alamos’ Ron Krantz and Santa Fe’s Don Holifield teamed up to win the second flight. They shot a 72 gross score.
    Los Alamos’ Ken Koch and Alamosa, Colorado’s Dean Boice shot a 73 gross score to finish second in the first flight.
    Krantz also landed closest to the pin on the sixth hole while Don Pompeo landed closest to the pin on the 11th hole.
    On July 15 the players competed individually.
    Krantz finished second in the second flight with a gross score of 85.
    Jim Steedle won the fourth flight with a 93 gross score.
    Pompeo was the third flight’s net winner with a 65. Pompeo also landed closest to the pin again, this time on the fourth hole.
    Bob Quick, meanwhile, landed closest to the pin on both the sixth and the 12th holes.
    On the final day in Pagosa Springs, no local golfers were among the top finishers in their respective flights. Koch, however, landed closest to the pin on the 11th hole.
     

  • Woodroffe just misses her prediction

    Laura Woodroffe had the best prediction in Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    Woodroffe only missed her predicted time by 3 seconds.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race — the Lawrence E. Wangen Memorial Race — was held on the trails behind the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The race included one-mile and 5K routes on dirt trails and a one-mile paved course.
    The second best prediction belonged to Zach Medin, who was 8 seconds off.
    Joan Williams recorded a 12-second difference. Bob Weeks was 15 seconds off his prediction.
    In the one-mile races, 11-year-old Jason Pieck finished first in 9 minutes, 41 seconds. Savanna Strother was the top female. The 7-year-old finished with a time of 11:31.
    Ted Romero was the fastest finisher in the 5K, recording a 23:58. Roxana Candia was the fastest female. She finished in 26:28.
    Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will start at 6 p.m. The races will begin at the San Ildefonso play lot, which is located on Barranca Mesa at the junction of San Ildefonso and Barranca Road.
    One-and three-mile paved courses will be available.
    For more information call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, atomicrunners.com
     

  • Today in history July 29
  • Vehicles collide near guard post

    A traffic accident involving three vehicles occurred in front of the West Jemez Road guard post a few minutes ago.
    There was a chain-reaction rear-end collision involving the vehicles — one of which was a government vehicle — near the security checkpoint near the intersection with Camp May Road. One of the vehicles was attempting to turn left onto Camp May Road when it was struck.

    A reporter on the scene said an occupant on one of the vehicles was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center. There was no report on possible injuries to the occupant.

  • Machines may help with chile crop

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — A group of investors and inventors are set to launch a test run they believe could save New Mexico chile.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the group this week plans scaled-up trial runs of mechanized harvesting and de-stemming of green chile.
    Experts and farmers say mechanization is the best way to halt, and even reverse, a long-term trend of declining chile acreage in New Mexico.
    Federal numbers showed overall chile acreage harvested across New Mexico fell in 2014 to a 43-year low.
    The trial runs involve harvesting machines made in the U.S., as well as an Israeli company.

  • Update 7-28-15

    County Council

    Los Alamos County Council will have a regular meeting Tuesday in council chambers. Meeting time is 7 p.m.

    Nature Center

    A presentation, “Art, Wind and Fire,” will be given at Los Alamos Nature Center starting at 7 p.m. today
    The event is free.

    Football practice

    The official opening of preseason football for Los Alamos High School is Aug. 3. Anyone in grades 9-12 may play. Interested players must have completed a physical examination before being eligible to participate. For more information, contact Garett Williams at ga.williams@laschools.net.

    Brewing

    Bathtub Row Brewing will host its “Full House Party” starting at 3 p.m. Friday at its location in Central Park Square. Local beers and several local bands are scheduled to play Friday and Saturday. For information, call 500-8381.

    Grand Opening

    The White Rock Library and Youth Center grand opening is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at their new location at Sherwood Boulevard and N.M. 4. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

    Flight rally

  • PBS to air 'The Bomb'

    Albuquerque PBS affiliate channel 5, KNME, will air a documentary on the atomic bomb tonight.
    The documentary, “The Bomb,” is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The two-hour documentary will highlight the path humans took to harness the power of atomic energy.
    According to PBS, “The Bomb” will feature newly restored footage of nuclear weaponry that was only recently released by the government. Also included will be rarely seen footage from bomb tests through the 1950s and 1960s.
    Of course, much of the primary research work for the construction of the atomic bomb, which was a key instrument in ending World War II in Japan, was done in Los Alamos.
    “The arc of this story is filled with fascinating breakthroughs, agonizing human dilemmas, and unintended consequences,” said Bill Margol, senior director of Programming and Development for PBS. “‘The Bomb’ provides a comprehensive look at the nuclear age and offers a chance for current generations to understand the indelible impact this discovery and invention had, and continues to have, on all of us.”
    On Wednesday, there will be a presentation on NOVA, the long-running PBS series, entitled “Nuclear Meltdown Disaster,” about the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan.

  • Non-traditional students awarded

    ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation recently awarded 15 $1,000 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.
    The awards, according to the foundation, go to help nontraditional students return to formal education to expand their opportunities or pursue new careers with a certification or two-year degree from an accredited college in northern New Mexico.
    Funding comes from donations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Scholarships are administered by the LANL Foundation with student selection and program oversight provided by an advisory committee of volunteer donors.
    This year’s recipients included:

  • Investment office will reopen on Wednesday

    The Shelly A. Wiemann office of Edward Jones Investments will have a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday.
    The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at its location, 555 Oppenheimer Drive, suite 206.
    Prior to the ribbon-cutting, there will be an open house at the office, starting at 3 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
    Wiemann recently assumed responsibility for the Los Alamos office of the investment firm.
    “I am excited to take over the Edward Jones office in Los Alamos,” Wiemann said in a release announcing the event. “I know the people of this community have come to rely upon our firm to provide them with sound investment advice that is geared toward individual investors. I will strive to continue our tradition of excellence here.”
    Prior to joining Edward Jones, Wiemann was an associate financial advisor with an insurance company.
    According to her bio, Wiemann has many years of personnel management and data analysis experience, which was a natural progression of her education at the University of Minnesota.
    Wiemann earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial psychology in 2004.