Today's News

  • Today in history May 30
  • Woman sentenced in hotel incident

    A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman was sentenced recently for her part in a February altercation with police officers, where the woman, Rebecca Meagan Redondo, and another man, Samuel J. Nasise, fought with officers and allegedly attempted to grab at items on the officers’ utility belts during the fight.
    The sentencing was Wednesday in Magistrate Court.
    According to documents, police responded to a domestic dispute at the Comfort Inn Hotel in Los Alamos one night in late February.
    According to police reports, when officers inquired and the couple opened their hotel room door, a fight ensued between one of the officers and Nasise.
    Redondo tried to join in, but was held back by one of the officers.
    As the fight between Nasise and the officer escalated, the officer detaining Redondo went to help, and that’s when Redondo joined in the fight.
    As a result of the altercation, Redondo was charged with two counts of battery upon a police officer, two counts of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and one count of disorderly conduct.
    In a plea bargain worked out between Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist and Redondo’s defense attorney, David M. Chacon, charges in the case were significantly reduced.

  • Library's summer reading program kicks off Monday

    “Every Hero Has a Story” is the summer theme at the Los Alamos County Library System. Join the Los Alamos County Libraries Summer Library Club during the kickoff Monday at Ashley Pond. Clan Tynker will start the party at 6 p.m.
    As school lets out for summer, it’s a good for children, teens, parents and caregivers to get involved in all the fun of the Summer Library Club.
    “One thing we’re really excited about is how we’ve revamped our summer programming,” said Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services. “We want to make the program engaging and active so we’re expanding beyond reading. This year the Summer Library Club will encourage participants to write reviews, visit museums, attend library programs and stop by to visit the library every week to participate in challenges. And reading is still part of the program because we encourage parents and kids to think of summer as a time for kids to be empowered by the ability to choose their own reading. No more reading for tests or points, summer is all about books kids wants. Library staff is here to recommend and share the fun stuff. It’s going to be an amazing time.”

  • Cougar is spotted on Friday

    A cougar was sighted near El Gancho Street close to Guaje Pines Cemetery Friday night.
    Police are urging those with pets and small children to take precautions.
    It was unknown whether the cougar that was sighted was the same one Game and Fish officials are looking for. Traps were set up near Los Alamos Airport to try to snare a cougar that killed two dogs earlier this month and attacked other dogs.

  • People in the News 5-31-15

    Sophia Rose Stroud received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine during the commencement and hooding ceremony on May 8.  
    Stroud was selected by the faculty as the outstanding neurology medical student in the Class of 2015.
    She will begin her residency in pediatric neurology at Oregon Health and Science University.

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    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Jillian Lane of Jemez Springs, Lindsay Roach of Los Alamos, Daniel Steward of Los Alamos and Michael Walker of Los Alamos.

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    Amethyst Collins, of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Collins was initiated at Eastern New Mexico University.

  • Births 5-31-15

    May 5: A girl, Adah Mae Leyba-Moya, born to Shayleen Lujan and Justin Leyba-Moya
    May 14: A boy, Jerome Baca, born to Alicia and Emilio Baca
    May 15: A girl, Naveah Faith Martinez, born to Samantha Bachicha and Brandon Martinez
    May 16: A girl, Alicia Narae Gallegos, born to Maria A. and Wilfred L. Gallegos
    May 18: A boy, Vincent Wilbur Naranjo, born to Kara Baca and Nolan Naranjo
    May 19: A boy, Aaden Michael Griego, born to Stephanie and Daniel Griego
    May 27: A boy, Wyatt Eugene Lambson, born to Jenny and Britton Lambson

  • News for retirees May 31-June 6

    May 31-June 6, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior civic discussion group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    Noon        Grief  support
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Lemon cod
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters

  • Animal shelter 5-31-15

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:


    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who needs a peaceful indoor home. She came into the shelter several years ago as one of a kitten litter being cared for by a big gentle cat. That “mama” cat turned out to be a gentleman. Both he and Annie became part of a household. Because of medical care now needed by their owner, Annie had to come back to the shelter, now as a grown-up girl.

  • Commencements, causes and campus free speech

    When my daughter told me that Mark Ruffalo — an actor and leftist activist — would be receiving a prestigious prize at her 2015 commencement at Dickinson College, I was dismayed but not surprised.
    Dickinson, an elite liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania, is a hotbed of “sustainability” which permeates virtually everything it does, from curriculum to architecture to what’s featured in its quarterly magazine. It came as no shock that Dickinson chose Ruffalo to receive its $100,000 prize for “global environmental activism.”
    My dismay came from the sinking suspicion that the commencement experience was likely to be a series of unending left-wing bromides. On this score, neither Ruffalo, nor Sam Rose, who introduced him, disappointed. Rose, the prize’s benefactor, claimed that man-made climate change, not ISIS nor terrorism nor illegal immigration nor [fill in the blank], is the main threat to humankind.
    He was dismayed, too, that there’s anyone on Earth who doesn’t wholeheartedly accept the left’s premises about climate change. So, argued Rose, we need to bring people around, “by hook or by crook,” to recognize these indisputable truths. In other words, when it comes to saving civilization from itself, the ends justify the means.

  • Word on the Street 5-31-15

    Teen Pulse staff writer Katherine Wang asked graduating students,“What are your plans after high school?”