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  • Rodgers new vice chair

    In a unanimous decision, the Los Alamos county council voted Geoff Rodgers in as vice chair Tuesday evening. The position was vacated when Ron Selvage resigned last week.

    A procedure for filling Selvage’s council seat also received unanimous support. Staff was directed to solicit letters of intent from those interested in the position, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Council will appoint one of the candidates in a special session Sept. 6.

    Rodgers recused himself from council’s first business item on the agenda: a recommendation regarding a public access and use plan for the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Rodgers’ wife is employed at the preserve.

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  • Bicyclist slightly injured in collision with vehicle on Diamond

    A bicyclist was treated for minor injuries by the Los Alamos Fire Department this morning after colliding with a car at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Sandia.

     LAPD deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said the bicyclist was heading southbound on Diamond and the car was making a left turn from northbound Diamond to Sandia. Purtymun said the driver of the car failed to yield to the bicyclist and the driver was cited. Purtymun added that the bicyclist refused transportation to the Los Alamos Medical Center.    

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  • Rahn makes first court appearance

    Los Alamos resident Thomas Rahn made his first appearance in Los Alamos Magistrate Court today to face charges that he molested two children.

    Rahn, accompanied by his attorney, entered a “no plea” since they were felony charges. Rahn was arrested in July when Los Alamos County Police issued a warrant for his arrest based on a report given to them by the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department.

    Rahn was charged with two counts of first -degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, and two counts of criminal second-degree sexual contact with a child under 13.

    His lawyer, Marc W. Edwards, accompanied him to court as well as a friend and supporter Robin Gurule.

  • LA hosts sectional bridge tournament
  • Update 08-07-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m, Aug. 15 at 170 Central Park Square.

    Movie in the Park

    The final 2012 Movie in the Park is set for Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog” (rated G) will be at Ashley Pond starting at dusk. Movies in the Park are sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation department.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Regional coalition

    The Regional Coalition Business meeting will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Rio Arriba County Courthouse.

    Rodeo time

  • Anti-nuke activists speak out

    Ashley Pond was the scene of a day-long anti-nuclear rally Sunday, as speaker after speaker came to the podium to speak out against the primary purpose of Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as nuclear warfare in general.

    The event was sponsored by Nuke Free Now.

    Activist Robert Chavez told the crowd why it was important to teach youth about nuclear disarmament.

    “The kids, that are growing up now, today, they are going to be the leaders of this community” he said. “They have to be informed now; no matter how old they are, even if they are just little kids.”

  • Cops bust 6 protesters

    Six protesters in Los Alamos to mark the 67th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan were arrested Monday in an early morning demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The demonstrators were given several warnings by law enforcement officials prior to their arrest.
    Traffic slowed to a crawl as the Los Alamos National Laboratory was open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.

    Badges were physically checked at the laboratory’s vehicle access points. Those without badges were directed around the laboratory via N.M. 4. Traffic was backed up past the Omega Bridge and down Diamond and Trinity Drives.