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Today's News

  • LANL: Domenici hailed by lab

    It was a mutual admiration society Monday as Sen. Pete Domenici and senior officials, past and present, of Los Alamos National Laboratory exchanged memories and appreciation.

    Domenici, who is retiring at the end of this year, met with senior managers, took a tour of the laboratory’s Roadrunner supercomputer and held a meeting with Laboratory Fellows before speaking at an all-employee meeting in the classified space of the National Security Science Building, the laboratory reported this morning.

  • Our View: We don't understand

    There is no argument that the council can do what it wants – what it thinks is right. But we think that it should at least be forthright in that process.

    We believe that the council failed to be so in its announcement that it would put the issue of the skate park on its agenda on Aug. 19. We – along with almost everyone else – thought that this meant an honest reconsideration of the project.

  • Calvert, Tribe-Wilson repeat at 2008 Punishment

    Damian Calvert and Jennifer Tribe-Wilson were the big winners at Saturday's Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race.

    The Pajarito Punishment was held on Pajarito Mountain, following courses on Camp May Road and other roads around the area for one lap, then, for the sport, expert and pro divisions, up and down the steep terrain of the ski area.

    Calvert, riding in the men's pro/semi-pro division, topped Michael McCalla by more than four minutes to take the top honors.

    Tribe-Wilson, meanwhile, cross the finish line more than three-and-a-half minutes ahead of Nina Baum.

  • Sports update

    Golf tourney to benefit Children’s Hospital

    The Chip In 4 Kids golf tournament will be held Aug. 22 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament, sponsored by Zia Credit Union, is a scramble format. A shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    Entry fee is $90 per player, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Deadline for registration is Aug. 18.

    Proceeds from the event go to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital.

    For more information, call Jennifer Montoya-Harlow at 663-3572.

    YMCA racquetball league starting soon

  • Running: Doyle wins weekly pace race

    Patrick Doyle was the winner at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race was held Tuesday at Water Canyon Sandtrap off N.M. 4.

    Doyle finished 14 seconds off his predicted time, finishing well ahead of the other predictors in Tuesday’s race. Alexander Romero was second with a 39-second error. Several runners were off by 45 seconds.

  • At four, NMDT is growing up fast

    New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT) School and Performance Company, directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will begin its fifth year of professional-level dance instruction Aug. 18.

    Registration day for the 2008-2009 year will be held 10 a.m.-2 p. m. Saturday at the NMDT studio located at 149 Central Park Square (between Curves for Women and Hair Experts).

    NMDT was founded by Baker-Dillingham in August 2004 at the White Rock Complex.

  • Anti-bullying program targets local schools

    The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico will be implementing an Anti-Bully Program in the middle school in Los Alamos and will continue to reach the elementary schools in Española this school year.

  • Legislators check their (economic) engine

    ESPAñOLA, n.m. – The co-chairman of a state legislative committee said he was interested in how the committee could help continue the “vibrant existence” and “vital economic force” of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Line fluctuations are to blame in recent outages

    Officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced that the third of three momentary blackouts occurred across Los Alamos County was due to fluctuations on the RL 115kV transmission line which brings power to the county.

    Electric Distribution Project Engineer Steve Marez said that all fluctuations and momentary outages influence the performance of the town site electric distribution system. Marez said older direct-bury conductors (circuit 16) on North Mesa failed on Sunday and Thursday, simultaneous with two of the transmission fluctuations from the RL line.

  • Celebration draws all ages out

    Los Alamos County’s annual Festival, Fair and Rodeo weekend winds down today with final rodeo activities at 1 p.m. at Brewer Arena.

    Since early Friday evening, community members and visitors have been treated to music, a parade, crafts, games, food, rodeo events and a variety of vendor information and activities.

    Chamisa Elementary School student Megan Armstrong, 11, was born in Los Alamos and attended Saturday’s parade.