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Today's News

  • Pesky peacocks pose problems for Newton’s neighbors in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Wayne Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman’s 40-acre ranch have become roosting, roaming pests.

    Residents who live near Casa de Shenandoah claim peafowl from the ranch wander the neighborhood — squawking, scratching family cars and creating a traffic hazard.

    “We heard something on our roof that scared us to death,” April Juelke told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We thought a burglar was breaking in, but it was a bunch of peacocks.”

    The Juelkes and others say the birds roost at the ranch. The couple say their Labrador retriever, Reginald Winthorp, has twice had intestinal illnesses that they blame on bird droppings.

    Newton’s lawyer, Jay Brown, said the birds aren’t Newton’s.

     

    “We’ve never bought a peacock. We’ve never brought in a peacock,” Brown said.

  • Mountaineers meeting set for Tuesday

     The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host speakers and adventurers Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier at their meeting that starts at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center.

    Gallagher and Krier will give a presentation about “Adventures in the Alps: Mont Blanc and Matterhorn.” The two speakers will talk about the several days of acclimatization in the French and Swiss alps that they spent climbing peaks and traversing glaciers to prepare for ascents of Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. They experienced fabulous weather and good health, and drank quite a bit of Génépi and overindulged on gelato. This talk describes the gorgeous setting and routes for their two weeks of alpine climbing.

    The social at 6:45 p.m., followed by reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7 p.m. Program starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Community Calendar

    TODAY

    Feature Film: “Black Holes” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes! Cost is  $6 for adults, $4 for children. 

    MONDAY

    Nature Playtimes at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free. 

    TUESDAY

    Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Committee Day.

     

    A Mountaineer’s Story: Climbing the Alps at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Meet an adventurer. Be inspired. Plan your next expedition. Free.

    The local chapter of the AARP will have a meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center classroom. The public is invited to the Senior Housing Forum with a panelist of Realtor Kelly Myers, contractor Carl Thomas, Cynthia Goldblatt from Aspen Ridge, Paul Andrus, Andrew Harnden and Steve Brugger. Coffee and juice will be offered beginning at 9 a.m.

    FRIDAY

  • News for Retirees

    Nov. 20-26

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations: by 10 a.m. for lunches.

     

    Betty Ehart

     

     

    MONDAY

    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10 a.m. Senior Civic Discussion Group

    10 a.m. Advisory Board Meeting

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Manhattan Clam Chowder

    6 p.m. Argentine Tango Dancing

  • Experience leads LA to 2016-17 season

    The last two seasons, the Los Alamos boy's basketball team was enforced by a plethora of young players.

    Those players are now juniors and seniors and they are the leaders of the program.

    The Hilltoppers begin their 2016-17 season by hosting Valencia at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Griffith Gym.

    "We've been telling them since last summer that it's their program now," said Mike Kluk, who's entering his fourth season as Los Alamos coach. "It's critical that they step up and own it. They're all upperclassmen now and we're starting see a bit more maturity compared to last year."

    Every player on the Los Alamos roster this season is either a senior or junior.

    One of the experienced pieces that the Hilltoppers will rely on in 2016-17 is 6-foot junior guard Jack Stewart.  

    "There's been a lot of potential these past couple seasons and we're just looking to build off of that," Stewart said. "We're all maturing so I think it's going to be good this season."

    Kluk said he implemented a new offensive scheme during the offseason. And the team has adapted well to the new offense, according to Kluk.

  • Births

    Nov. 8 —A girl. Mae Taylor Casleton. Emily and Dave Casleton.

    Nov. 10 — A boy. Born to Saaish Trideep Rajale. Shikha Sharma and Trideep Ragale.

    Nov. 12 —A boy. Logan John Huber. Born to Katharine and Keith Huber.

    Nov. 13 — A girl.  Elizabeth Marie Madril. Born to Kerry and Patrick Madril. 

  • ‘Toppers swimming places 2nd in Barney Relays

    The boys and girls Hilltoppers did just that finishing in second place, respectively, at the Peter B. Barney Memorial Relays on Saturday in Albuquerque. Host Albuquerque Academy’s boys and girls squads placed first in the meet. 

    The Hilltoppers were led by the mixed 8x50 yard freestyle relay team, which not only finished in first place, but it also broke the Barney Relays record. The Los Alamos mixed 400-yard freestyle relay finished in second. 

    On the girl’s side, the Hilltoppers 200-yard backstroke relay team finished in first with a combined time 2:17.12. The 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard individual medley relay teams both earned second place finishes. The 200-yard butterfly relay and 200-yard freestyle relays teams placed in third. 

    The Los Alamos girls finished with 130 total points. 

    The 200-yard medley relay team led Los Alamos on the boy’s side with first place finish (3:24.13). 

    In the 400-yard individual medley relay and the 200-yard medley relay, the Hilltoppers finished in second place. The 200-yard freestyle and breaststroke relay teams placed third, while Los Alamos got a fourth-place finish from the 200-yard backstroke relay team. 

  • LASG to host ‘Elf Magic’ Dec. 3

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics will be hosting its annual day of “Elf Magic” on Dec. 3, this year.
    The public is invited to watch.
    The day begins with the boy’s team meet. Level 4-7 boys will be competing at 9 a.m. on all six men’s competitive events: floor exercise, vault, high bar, parallel bars, rings and pommel horse. DJ Repp, a graduate student at UNM in sports medicine, an intern at UNM hospital, a former collegiate gymnast at the University of Minnesota, a USA Gymnastics certified judge and a native New Mexican will be officiating.  
    Then at 11:30, the level 1, 2 and 3 boys and copper girls will have their meet/parent show.
    This is the first opportunity of the season for these gymnasts to qualify up a level and/or onto the competitive teams.
    Then at 1:30 p.m., the 2016-2017 girls’ competitive team, divisions Bronze-Platinum (JO levels 3-6 equivalent), will be competing.
    After all three meet sessions are over, all LASG gymnasts are invited to participate in annual Los Alamos Light Parade and ride on the LASG float.  
    Following the parade all girls competitive team level gymnasts (Bronze-Platinum) are invited to the annual girls’ team sleepover at the gym.
    This is a warm up to the USA Gymnastics competitive season, which begins in early January.

  • Commuters advised to take truck route

    A one-car crash on NM 502 has indefinitely snarled traffic as the accident has taken up one lane of the highway. Medics, police and fire crews are on the scene. Injuries have been reported.

  • Two-car collision at Trinity and Central