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Pro And Anti Rec Bond Advocates Make Case At League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Forum

Darren Meadows speaks for the rec bond during Tuesday’s League of Women Voters forum at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Shin speaks against the rec bond and shares her time with Lisa Brenner who also is against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Brenner speaks against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Advocates for and against the $20 million recreation bond currently in the hands of voters, spoke at the Los Alamos League of Women Voters meeting


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Los Alamos Boys Tie For Fourth At State

Nathaniel Ortega completes the handoff to Isaac Timmerman in the 4×100 m relay prelim. In the May 13 final, the Los Alamos team of Nic Dowdy, Ortega, Timmerman, and Kevin Maresca (all seniors) placed 2nd with a time of 43.22 seconds. Ortega also placed 3rd in the 400 m with a time of 50.01 seconds, 4th in the 200 m with a time of 22.96 seconds, and anchored the 2nd place 4×400 m relay (with Miroslav Betts, Kai Coblentz, and Elijah Velasquez). Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Liam Johnson was State Champion in the pole vault, clearing 15′ and taking three close attempts at a state record

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Los Alamos County Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres Retires

Los Alamos County Golf Club Head Pro Donnie Torres retires this week after 33 years at the course. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Few people retire having done exactly what they wanted to do from when they were 14 years old. Los Alamos County Golf Club head golf professional Donnie Torres is one of those people. He retires this week after 33 years of service to Los Alamos County, all of it at the golf course.

Torres began picking up golf balls at the course when he was 12 years old. His parents were both golfers and when he was 13, his father


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2017 Special Election Update

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office is providing an update to the special election for the recreation bond. On May 2, there were 13,484 ballots mailed to registered voters, to date, the Los ALamos County Clerk’s Office has received 6,025 returned ballot envelopes and five unsigned ballot envelopes.

There are still a few more opportunities to return your voted ballot to the County Clerk. You may hand deliver your voted ballot in the proper signature envelope until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.


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Letter To The Editor: Clarification Of Rec Bond Funding Options

By Edward Birnbaum
Los Alamos
 
I attended Tuesday’s “Lunch With A Leader” at Mesa Public Library in which the proponents and opponents of the $20 million Recreation Bond (deadline to vote: Tuesday, May 23) presented their arguments for and against and answered questions. My thanks to Karyl Ann Armbruster and the League of Women Voters for arranging this opportunity to hear from both sides.

Both sides seemed to agree that the improvements and new recreational facilities proposed would benefit many children and adults in the community. Several of the proponents emphasized how


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LAMS Announces Athletes Of The Year

LAMS students gather to hear the annual Athletes of the Year recipients announced Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAMS 2017 Athletes of the Year,  from left, seventh grader Ryan Aldaz, eighth grader James Rodriguez, seventh grader Norissa Valdez and eighth grader Michaela Gonzales. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos Middle School Athlete of the Year Awards were presented Wednesday to a seventh and eighth grade male student athlete and a seventh and eighth

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Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond … Facts Not Factions

By TOM TIERNEY
Los Alamos

I found it an interesting curiosity that Tony Fox and Darren Meadows accused me of Falsehoods without providing any factual counter-arguments. (link)

In my prior letter, I voiced my concern that the County’s proposed Recreation Center would probably result in small business failures because the County would be competing unfairly with existing small businesses. My expressed concerns were rooted in the City of Santa Fe data that shows numerous business closures occurred when the Genoveva Chavez Community Center was created.

My observations are based on the following


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Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Coverage

By BRYAN BENNETT
Los Alamos

I just want to say, “Thank you” to George Morse of the Los Alamos Daily Post for the excellent article (link) on the LA Girls Track & Field team and their exciting second place finish at the State Meet.

Job well done, both to an amazing team and to Mr. Morse.


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Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Are Saturday May 20

Runners in the Jemez Mountain Trail Race climb up the Camp May Road Trail. This year’s races are Saturday, May 20, with more than 600 runners taking to the local trails. Courtesy/JMTR

The runner’s ‘drop bags’ are transported from the Posse Lodge, where the Jemez Mountain Trail Races begin, out to the half-way point for the 50 mile runners to have access to extra gear such as rain coats and warm clothes. Courtesy/JMTR
 

By MARGIE STOCKTON
JMTR

The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are a wonderful community event that start and finish at the Posse Lodge and take full advantage of our beautiful


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Letter To The Editor: Using One’s Vote On Rec Bond As Revenge For Unrelated Issue Is Not Rational

By JANINE TULENKO
Los Alamos

 

I too found Patrick Brenner’s email to County Councilors regarding the Rec Bond issue to be quite disturbing. I seldom feel the need to respond, and I do not know Patrick Brenner, but his verbal attack on County Councilors, etc. truly seemed like the rantings of a genuinely unstable individual. I am so relieved that he was not elected to County Council when he ran.
 
During my nearly 20 years in Los Alamos I have voted for County Councilors on both sides of the political aisle – so this comment is in no way a partisan issue, nor a reflection of my opinion

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Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday’s 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo
 

SPORTS News:

 
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday’s pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
 
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
 
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they

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Community Invited To Cheer On Special Olympics Athletes And Police In Torch Run Thursday

SPORTS News:

The community is invited to cheer on Special Olympics Los Alamos athletes and Los Alamos Police Department personnel as they head out towards the Jemez Thursday morning on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to local organizer LAPD Cdr. Oliver Morris.

Participants will leave the Justice Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. and head west on Trinity Drive and onto West Jemez Road and the members of the public can show their support along the way. Park Rangers from Bandelier National Monument will join the run this year.

LAPD is raising funds again this year for the annual Torch Run,


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Community Invited To Chat With Two Councilors At Los Alamos Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Farmer’s Market. 

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by with comments, concerns or questions. Voter Information Booklets for the upcoming May 23 Recreation Bond Election will be available at the booth.

Other Council-hosted booth dates include:

  • June 15;
  • July 20;
  • Sept. 14; and
  • Oct. 19.

The Council also hosts a booth during the County Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 12.


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Los Alamos Girls Track & Field Take Second In State

The LAHS Girls Track & Field team placed 2nd in the 5A State Championship. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Becca Green was State Champion in the shot put with a throw of 37′ 6-3/4″, and placed 3rd in the discus with a throw of 113′ 4″. Photo by Blake Wood

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In a close competition, every point counts. Every inch, every second, even every fraction of a second can mean the difference between winning and second place.
 
The Los Alamos High School girls track and field team learned that lesson in the hardest

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Registration Opens For Los Alamos Tennis Clinic

SPORTS News:

Registration is now open for the Los Alamos Tennis Clinic, which is a fundraising event for the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams.

  • For: ages 4-15 (including USTA QuickStart for ages 4-10)
  • Session 1: Date: June 5-9
  • Session 2: Date: Aug. 7-11
  • Times and Section:
  • Section 1: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Ages 4-8)
  • Section 2: 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Ages 9-15)
  • Where: Mesa Tennis Courts behind Sullivan Football Field
  • Instructed by: the Los Alamos High School Tennis Teams and Coaches
  • Cost: $40 (each player will receive a LAHS tennis clinic t-shirt)

To Sign Up: Email child’s name, age, session


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Letter To The Editor: Patrick Brenner’s Toxic Email

By KHALIL SPENCER
Los Alamos
 
Wow. I read former Los Alamos County Council candidate Patrick Brenner’s email to all seven councilors and immediately figured out why he never made it from council candidate to elected councilor.
 
Indeed, as Joyce Anderson stated, Mr. Brenner’s hostile rhetoric is definitely NOT a better way for LA!

Khal “a less toxic rabble rouser in LA” Spencer.


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Los Alamos Adult Softball League Seeks Umpires

 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Adult Softball League is looking for both full-time and substitute umpires.
 
The umpires will be paid $25 per game via direct deposit within the week.
 
Anyone interested should contact losalamossoftball@yahoo.com for more information.

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Letter To The Editor: CIP And Bonding Process Flawed

By JIM REDMAN
Los Alamos
 
The way Councils spend the taxpayer’s Capital Improvement Fund is flawed and the current bond process lays bare just about everything that is wrong with the CIP process.

Suggesting to softball players, golfers and others that unless they support the bond issue they won’t get improvements is misleading. Associated with the bond is $13 million of CIP money, so money available for recreation.

 
Nominally we’re supposed to consider that some sort of matching funds for the bond although it’s all taxpayer money. That

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Letter To The Editor: In Appreciation Of The Post

By ROB BARAN
Los Alamos
 
I wanted to take a break from the lively debate to thank the editor of the Los Alamos Daily Post for posting all of these varied opinions in their unabridged, passionate entirety!

This is the first town I have ever seen where the Press is open and accessible, and so heavily relied on. I am glad to see such a healthy, vibrant, and civic forum.

You’ve been putting these opinion pieces up at your own cost, but it has been an invaluable service. Regardless of how the vote turns out, thank you for making ALL (pro and con) of our voices heard!


 

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