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Today's News

  • Raw: Pope Francis Celebrates Palm Sunday
  • Snowstorm Takes Aim at Plains, Midwest
  • Today in History for March 24th
  • Roadrunners kicking off 40th year of racing

    Unlike longtime member Stan Kosiewicz, the Atomic City Roadrunners’ running club doesn’t mind keeping count how long it’s been around.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners, a local running club, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. It officially kicks off its 40th season April 2.
    The Roadrunners host the Pace Race, which is a weekly 1- or 3-mile race at various spots around Los Alamos County, held during daylight-savings-time hours.
    The Pace Races are every Tuesday night and winners aren’t judged by who crosses the finish line first but who can most closely predict their actual finish time.
    The club’s president – a title he’s not completely comfortable with even though he’s been the contact person for 10 years – is longtime member Ted Williams. Williams, who is one of the longest-tenured competitors in the club, said he still has a lot of fun even after all this time.
    “We have people in their 80s doing this and we have little kids in strollers,” Williams said. “I never tire of it. I never get bored. I’m very enthusiastic about it and I hope to do this for a long time.”
    The Roadrunners started their weekly events in 1974. The Pace Race was set for Tuesdays, which happened to be a convenient time for the most number of people.

  • On Schedule 03-24-13

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Track and field: LAMS at Memorial Middle School Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday

    Softball: Los Alamos vs. Rio Rancho at Kristin Griego Invite (Rio Rancho), varsity, TBA.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Miyamura at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m

    Baseball: Miyamura at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, noon and 2 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Kristin Griego Invite (Rio Rancho), varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, boys and girls JV, TBA.

  • Pet heart health and heartworms

     The heart is a complex organ and it is important for pet owners to be aware of the diseases it can develop.
    Pet owners should be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease so that they can provide their pet with the best possible care.
    “Humid spring and summer days may cause dogs and cats to suffer more from mosquito bites that can lead to heartworm disease,” said Dr. Sonya Gordon, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
    “Dogs have a high risk of heartworm infection, but cats are also susceptible to the disease.”
    Pets become infected when a heartworm-infested mosquito bites the animal, transmitting the heartworm larvae into the tissue of the pet.
    As the larvae develop they travel through the tissue and ultimately settle in the blood vessels of the lungs, which leads to the development of heartworm disease.
    “Heartworms should really be called lungworms because the adult worm typically lives in the blood vessels of the lungs, not the heart,” said Gordon.

  • Startup weekend sets ideas in motion

    Developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts gathered March 1-3 in Santa Fe for a marathon of brainstorming, team building and product testing aimed at transforming entrepreneurial impulses into viable ventures.
    More than 60 people showed up for the inaugural Startup Weekend Santa Fe, a 48-hour intensive, immersive collaboration known to the tech world as a hackathon. Participants pitched 32 ideas for marketable products or services, formed 16 teams around the most feasible ideas and ended the weekend with 10 groups presenting projects to judges.
    A proposal to develop a broadcast platform for amateur sporting events — dubbed SportXast by its Santa Fe and Los Alamos team members — emerged the winner. Prizes included a trademark package — with free consultations, trademark search and filing fees — from Leverage Legal Group, an event sponsor; a two-month membership in the Santa Fe Business Incubator’s small-business program; a small-business membership in the New Mexico Technology Council, a member-driven organization of tech-savvy innovators; and free admission to the next Startup Weekend, tentatively set for mid-June in Albuquerque.
    The judges identified
    ZymoStat as a runner-up. ZymoStat’s creator hopes to revolutionize the home-based craft-brewing industry.

  • Update 03-24-13

    P and Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers. Among the topics discussed will be LAPS U-Haul and the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold a regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. Among the topics discussed will be the graffiti law.

    CRC meeting

    The Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee will hold its first meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 27, in the Community Building’s Training Room. This will primarily be an organizational meeting to appoint a chair and vice-chair and review the scope of work. The public is welcome to attend.

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  • Garcia Richard speaks out on first legislative session

    First in a series

    The Los Alamos Monitor asked Stephanie Garcia Richard a series of question about her first term as a representative in House District 43. The legislative session ended last week and Garcia Richard returned to her job as a teacher in Pojoaque.

    What are your overall thoughts about your first term as a legislator?

    I came into this position with the highest of hopes of the change I could influence as a member of the New Mexico House. I ran on issues that mattered to residents of House District 43 and while we may not have resolve on every single issue, great strides were made in a few areas that deserve to be highlighted.
    I fought hard to ensure our schools and teachers have equal access to resources, successfully passed the Technology Research Collaborative for LANL, voted to close the tax loophole for out-of-state businesses, voted against the legislator email shield bill that ends transparency in the Legislature, voted to keep the film and television industry in New Mexico, voted to increase minimum wage, and supported the Fair Pay for Women Act. 

    What were some of the positives of the session?

  • Randall gets set to take LACDC reins

    Scott Randall is no stranger to success, but some of his wins have been hard-fought and fraught with political pitfalls.

    Randall’s career is about to take a different tack when he steps in to replace Kevin Holsapple as the executive director of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation April 1.

    “What we liked was his record of success in economic development in several communities, and the fact that those communities were often about the size of Los Alamos or had some of the similar issues that we’ve had from the standpoint of economic development,” said LACDC board member Bill Wadt, who led the search team.

    Randall himself gave the economic development aspect of the position as his top reason for wanting the job.

    “I was attracted to the whole mission and the whole function of the organization. Economic development has been a cornerstone of my career,” Randall said.”While I’ve been in city management and public administration for 38 years, economic development has been my passion.”

    Wadt highlighted some of Randall’s accomplishments that particularly attracted the board.