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  • Los Alamos goes 1-2 at regionals

    After beating Colorado in its first game, the competition only got tougher for Los Alamos at the southwest junior regional softball tournament.
    Lauren Harris hit two home runs and drove in six runs to help Los Alamos beat Colorado 19-7 Friday. After the big win, Los Alamos was limited to two runs in its next two games and finished 1-2 at the regional championship.
    Los Alamos lost to Texas East, 17-0, on Saturday.
    Los Alamos was then eliminated from the tournament with a 12-2 loss to Louisiana on Sunday.
    New Mexico’s state champs, La Plaza Little League of Las Vegas, also went 1-2 at the regional tournament in Santa Fe. Louisiana knocked them out of the tournament, as well.
    New Mexico lost its first game, 6-3, against Texas West.
    New Mexico came back and beat Arkansas 13-7 in an elimination game.
    Louisiana, however, ended New Mexico’s run. Louisiana beat New Mexico 13-8 Monday.
    Texas East then beat Louisiana 19-6 to reach the championship game against its in-state rival, Texas West.
    Texas West reached the championship by winning all three of its games, which included a 13-3 win over Texas East.
    Texas East entered the championship with a 3-1 regional record.
    The winner will advance to the Little League World Series.
     

  • Kirk, Armored Athlete, fall in round of eight

    Kirk and his team, the Armored Athlete, won’t be getting a million-dollar payday.
    After winning its first three games of The Basketball Tournament, Armored Athlete was one of the final eight teams in the running to win the tournament’s title and the cash.
    Ants Alumni, a team made up from players that captured the 2013-2014 NBA D-League Championship, however, ended the Armored Athlete’s run Saturday night, 76-72.
    The Ants Alumni took a two-point lead into halftime, 36-34.
    Despite Armored Athlete sinking nine-of-16 three-point attempts after the break, Ants Alumni won the second half by two points, as well.
    Kirk played 12 minutes in the loss. He grabbed four rebounds and scored eight points.
    Ants Alumni also beat the tournament’s inaugural champs, the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni. It will play Arizona’s Team 23 in the semifinals Saturday in New York City.
    That game, and Sunday’s 1 p.m. million-dollar championship, will be televised on ESPN.
     

  • Let's Spend the Night Together

    Possibly the biggest crowd of the season came out Friday night for Satisfaction, a tribute band that covers the Rolling Stones.

    Satisfaction played as part of the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Satisfaction featured performers who dressed up as the Stones, one of the most recognizable bands of the rock era, including frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards.

    This coming Friday is Los Alamos Monitor Night at the Summer Concert Series. The concert will feature Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a funk band from New Orleans.

  • Today in history July 28
  • Oppenheimer Lecture

    A near-capacity crowd came to hear the 45th annual J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture Monday night at the Duane Smith Auditorium. This year’s lecturer was Dr. Alan Guth from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who talked about his theory of inflationary cosmology, a possible explanation of how the universe, or possibly universes, came to be.

  • Elevator to be discussed Wednesday

    There will be a public meeting Wednesday to discuss an update on the proposed elevator at Fuller Lodge.

    The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. It will be led by Los Alamos County’s design consultant, Mullen-Heller.

    Los Alamos County reported “significant public feedback” from the original proposal to put an exterior elevator at Fuller Lodge. The county said Mullen-Heller has come back with two alternative concepts, both of which would place an elevator inside Fuller Lodge and those concepts are ready for public presentation and public review.

    The meeting is informational-only and members of the Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will be in attendance to hear the presentation, as well as listen to any additional public comments.

    The county said no decisions will be made at Wednesday’s meeting.

    After the meeting, the concepts will be posted on the project webpage and available for further comment through the County’s Open Forum.

    The county said the board plans to revisit this topic at a future meeting.

    For more information, visit the county’s website, losalamosnm.us, or call the Community & Economic Development Department at 662-8120 or 662-1873.
     

  • Cone Zone 7-27-15

    For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.
    This information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

    Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

    Roadway and utility work continues on 43rd Street and 44th Street which includes water line tie ends and concrete work. Sidewalks from the 43rd Street south and 44th Street south cul-de-sacs are under construction pedestrians are asked to use other routes into park. Pathway from 43rd north to Ridgeway will be under construction.
    43rd Street (north) will be closed to thru traffic starting today for milling operations and water line installation.
    Roads will be closed except for local residents and emergency vehicles.

    20th Street/Fuller Lodge Improvements:

  • Los Alamos eliminated from regional championships

    After beating Colorado in its first game, the competition only got tougher for Los Alamos at the southwest junior regional softball tournament.

    Los Alamos lost to Texas East, 17-0, on Saturday.

    Los Alamos was then eliminated from the tournament with a 12-2 loss to Louisiana on Sunday.

    As of Monday morning, four teams were still in contention to win the region and qualify for the Little League World Series. New Mexico and Louisiana were both 1-1 and were scheduled to play each other. The winner of that game will take on Texas East (2-1) in the semis.

    Texas West (3-0) has already secured its spot in the championship.

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