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  • Prices for 2013-14 tickets announced

     Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic department has announced prices for athletic passes for the 2013-14 school year.

    Passes for the school year will go on sale Aug. 1 at the high school’s athletic office.

    Season pass prices are as follows:

     

    • $125 family pass (2 adults, 2 students)

    • $75 adult pass

    • $30 senior citizen pass (65 and up) or 2 passes for $50

    • $30 student pass (grades K-6) or 2 passes for $50

    • $15 middle school pass for admittance to high school events

    • $10 high school pass for admittance to middle school events

    • $40 football-only pass

    • $50 basketball-only pass

     

    Single game passes will be $5 per LAHS football game, $3 student passes for sports other than football. Middle school passes are $3 for adults and $1 for students. Middle school students can attend middle school events for free with student ID and high school students can attend high school events for free with student ID.

    More information is available by calling the LAPS athletic office at 663-2531.

  • Hotshot girls blank Hot Tamales in DCSL

    In the second week of Duke City Soccer League action, the U12 girls Hotshots had a huge win, posting a 5-0 victory over the Hot Tamales.
    Teamwork was the name of the game for the Hotshots, with four different girls scoring the five goals — Anna Lemke, Amy Littleton, Alix Haley and Leah Wolfsberg.
    Alissia Hagenstadt was the big playmaker, using her speed and agility to create opportunities and assist on 3 of the 5 goals.
    Gloria Torres and Wolfsberg, as goalkeepers, led the Hotshots to their first shutout this season.
    Also last week, the U14 girls Kixx 99 battled the NM Sting to a 0-0 tie.
    In boys competition, the U12 LAFC Celtics posted a solid 2-1 win over the Alameda SC Villa Real Lobos.
    The Celtics played an outstanding game on defense with Jared Carnes, Donovan Atencio and Jack Vandenkieboom shutting down a strong Alameda offense.
    Offensively, Jacob Castille and Gabriel Holesinger each scored a goal for the Celtics in the win.
    The U12 LAFC Atomic City 2001 dropped the NM Rush Azuri 5-2 to notch its first win of the season.
    The U13 Lasers 2000 played two games, beating the Rio Aztecs 4-0 in the first game and blanking the U14 Rio Reapers 1-0 in the second game.

  • Romero is winner at Tuesday's Pace Race

    Only a handful of hardcore runners made it to this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday and was held at the sewage plant road in Lower Bayo Canyon. For the race, only 10 souls braved the snowy, wet conditions.
    The top predictor this week was Ted Romero, who finished with an adjusted error of 42 seconds on the 3-mile course. Romero doubled-up his win, as he was also the top finisher on the long course, crossing n 20:58.
    Linda Vance was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course this week, coming in at 9:53. Vance was the second-best predictor with an error of 60 seconds. Tom Sandford was the fastest male finisher on the 1-mile course, coming in at 11:05.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday at the Cañada del Buey trail in White Rock starting near the Mountain Meadows Playlot. Race time is 6 p.m.
    Interested participants may call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet for more information.

  • LA tops Española Valley in last at-bat

    With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Española Valley Sundevil manager Anthony Alarid made the decision to put Los Alamos No. 3 batter Jared Mang on base via intentional walk.
    That brought clean-up hitter Steven Williams to the plate for the Hilltoppers. Williams, who up to that point had gone 0-for-2, proceeded to rope a fastball into the gap in right-center, bringing the speedy Mang around from first to score standing up.
    The hit gave Los Alamos a 5-4 walk-off victory in a key early-season District 2-4A baseball game Thursday afternoon at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos came back from a 4-1 deficit after 4-1/2 innings, tying up the game with a 3-run rally in the bottom of the fifth, setting up the big finish.
    Williams said he had a pretty good idea what the Sundevils were going to try to do to him to get out of the inning and force extras.
    “I realized they were pounding the outside corner,” said Williams, who had mostly seen pitches on the outer half of the plate in his first three plate appearances. “I saw the right-center gap was open and I got the pitch to hit, right where I wanted it around my waist.”
    Williams’ line drive into the gap rolled to the fence and hadn’t even gotten to the cutoff man by the time Mang skipped home for the winning run.

  • Bandelier to close Alcove House indefinitely

    The National Park Service has closed the Alcove House Site at Bandelier National monument due to concerns over the structural stability of the archeological site and exhibit.

     Historic masonry repairs dating to the 1930s have developed a network of cracks.  In recent days, masonry at this location has become dislodged, raising concern for visitor safety.  The National Park Service is actively engaged in planning repairs for the site.

    On Wednesday, staff from Bandelier’s Vanishing Treasures division was conducting an assessment of the site for future stabilization work, when they discovered that the Kiva structure was showing significant signs of deterioration since they last examined it.

    Masonry had become loosened and the structure was being undercut. Perched at the edge of a niche in a cliff the equivalent of 14 stories above the floor of Frijoles Canyon, the Alcove House Kiva is known for its precarious setting, as well as the breathtaking series of ladders and stairs visitors must climb to reach it.

    Because of its popularity and its location staff returned to the site on Thursday to make further assessments, and recommended closure. Alcove house will be closed until the site can be stabilized, likely for many months.

  • Today in History April 12
  • LA scores walk-off win over Española Valley

    Steven Williams’ line drive double into the alley in right-center field gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team a key walk-off win over the Española Valley Sundevils Thursday.

    Jared Mang scored on the play as the Hilltopper picked up a 5-4 win at Bomber Field.

    Los Alamos trailed by as many as three runs in the game but scored four unanswered runs to win the game.

    The win puts Los Alamos in first place in the District 2-4A race, but the two teams will meet again later this month in Española.

    Read more about Los Alamos’ win in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • North Korea hints it will soon launch a missile

     

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric Thursday with claims it has "powerful striking means" on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

    The latest rhetoric came as new U.S. intelligence was revealed showing North Korea is now probably capable of arming a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.

    On the streets of Pyongyang, North Koreans shifted into party mode as they celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un's appointment to the country's top party post — one in a slew of titles collected a year ago in the months after his father Kim Jong Il's death.

    But while there was calm in Pyongyang, there was condemnation in London, where foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations slammed North Korea for "aggressive rhetoric" that they warned would only further isolate the impoverished, tightly controlled nation.

  • Snedeker, Cabrera tied for Masters lead

     

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters — one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.

    A day filled with high drama before a shot was struck at Augusta National, ended with Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera tied for the lead, and Woods only four shots back. For a few tense hours in the morning, it was not clear if Woods was going to get a chance to play.

    Masters officials discovered late Friday evening that Woods had taken a bad drop in the second round and should have added two shots to his score.

  • Nearly 200,000 eligible for state health credits

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Nearly 192,000 New Mexicans will be eligible for subsidies to help pay for health insurance next year, according to a report an advocacy group released Wednesday.
    The report from Families USA, a Washington-based consumer health organization, said the federal tax credits that take effect Jan. 1 will make health insurance affordable for many working families and young people.
    “The tax credit subsidies are a game-changer,” Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, said in a conference call. “They will make health coverage affordable to huge numbers of families that would otherwise be priced out of the health coverage and care they need.”
    Barbara Webber, executive director of Health Action New Mexico, said New Mexico is one of the states with the most to gain from the new health care laws because of its high numbers of uninsured and underinsured residents.
    “Many of our families have gone for generations without health care coverage,” she said.