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The Pain Free Athlete: Is Surgery the Answer for Your Musculoskeletal Pain?

on June 2, 2013 - 7:59am

Jessica Kisiel
The Pain Free Athlete
 Is Surgery the Answer for Your Musculoskeletal Pain?

When we hurt we often assume the worst. We become afraid and tentative with our bodies, telling ourselves that this much pain indicates major damage and will require a significant intervention to heal.

This is especially true with new pain that doesn't seem to have a cause. The possibility of surgery quickly comes to mind and we panic, seeking immediate relief and answers from our medical provider.

Sometimes, there is a clear cause for the pain and treatment is direct and

Start Your Golf Cart For Strong Kids Golf Classic

on June 2, 2013 - 7:45am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 15.

Check in and games begin at noon and 1 p.m. kicks of the Shotgun Start/Scramble.

Participation in this annual tournament helps 80 youth attend the Y’s summer camp and after school program, and assists 174 adults and children to have access to healthy programs and activities at the Y.

Click here to see the Golf Classic brochure for all the details.

Register online now, or complete the attached form and deliver to the YMCA, 1450 Iris St.

For individuals unable to participate in the tournament

Golf Tournament Seeks Sponsors

on June 1, 2013 - 9:57am

Members of the Boys and Girls Club. Courtesy photo


Get ready for the  28th Annual 3-IN-1 Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico.

This fun golf tournament is actually three games in one. The first six holes are a scramble, the next eight holes are a low gross low net and the last four holes are a scotch foursome.

Participationwill help fund the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico's after school and summer programs. If you cannot participate this year, we hope that you will consider sponsoring a child.  

To learn more about

Roller Derby Today at the Ice Rink

on June 1, 2013 - 9:42am


Scouts Backpack San Pedro Parks Wilderness

on June 1, 2013 - 9:25am
From left, Martin Naud, Aaron Robinson, Sam Bond, Will Jean, Patrick Jean, Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Mosier, Thomas Mosier, George Margevicius, Christopher Bond, ASM Alan Bond, Darren Naud and Duncan Fuehne. Photo by  Holly Trellue

BSA News:

During the Memorial Day weekend, nine Scouts and four adults from Troop 122 took a two-night, 20-mile backpack trip deep into the heart of the San Pedro Parks wilderness in the western Jemez Mountains.

Once past San Gregorio Reservoir, the Scouts encountered few others as they trudged through deep snow on shady parts of the trails and swampy riparian

Repair Work to Cause Temporary Closure of Bandelier's Alcove House

on May 31, 2013 - 10:44am
One of the ladders leading up the cliff to Alcove House, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

For months, the stonework of the kiva at Alcove House (formerly known as Ceremonial Cave) in Bandelier National Monument has become more and more unstable.


Recently that part of the alcove was fenced off as a temporary measure so visitors could go up the ladders and enjoy the rest of the alcove while staying clear of any rocks that might break off from the weakened kiva walls.