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Today's News

  • New hunting, fishing rules take effect this month

    SANTA FE — Springtime marks the beginning of a new April 1-March 31 “license year” for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish each season – and it’s always a good time to bring hunters and anglers up to date on any rule changes. This year, some of those changes are significant:
    • Military discounts: Starting this year, New Mexico residents who are active-duty military or veterans will receive 50 percent discounts on all licenses, permits and stamps. Documentation is not required at the time of purchase, but may be requested later.
    • OK on bow fishing: Bow fishing now is a legal means to take game fish in reservoirs and lakes that are open to fishing.
    It is not allowed in special trout waters, rivers or streams. Fishing with crossbows is not permitted.
    Prior to going out, be sure to confirm that local ordinances or laws allow for the use of bows.
    • Bear and cougar pelt tagging: The pelts of all harvested bears and cougars must be accompanied by a license and properly tagged by a Department of Game and Fish conservation officer or staff at an area office.
    Beginning this year, hunters who appoint a designee to present their bear or cougar hide for tagging must first report the harvest to a conservation officer themselves.

  • Derby Dames accepted as WFTDA apprentice

    The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) recently announced that the Los Alamos Derby Dames have been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
    “After five years of bringing roller derby to the community of Los Alamos, LADD is proud to be included in the Apprentice program hosted by our governing body, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. This will lead to increased training opportunities and gameplay as well as bring increased national exposure to our small town. We look forward to working hard through this process and are grateful for all the support our community as show us along the way so far,” said Brandi Engeman, League President
    As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Los Alamos Derby Dames join the ranks of more than 300 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.
    WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

  • Police: 2 injured after canister explodes in car in Española

    ESPANOLA (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured after a substance in the vehicle they were riding in exploded in Española.

    New Mexico State Police say the explosion occurred around 11 a.m. Friday.

    They say the Jeep was carrying canisters of an explosive substance and one canister ignited, causing the explosion.

    The Jeep caught fire after the explosion.

    Two people in the vehicle suffered burns and were transported to an Española hospital. Their names and conditions aren't immediately available.

    State police say the scene has since been contained and their investigation into the explosion is ongoing.

  • Today in history April 15
  • Church Listings 4-15-16

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated with a classic liturgy each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:15 a.m. and Christian Education for all ages at 10:30 a.m.  A service of Midday Matins with Communion is celebrated at 11:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors, Rev. Bruce Kuenzel and Rev. Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

  • Texas A&M Aggie Muster set for April 21

    Texas A&M Aggies from around the world will gather for the annual Aggie Muster memorial service. Los Alamos area Aggies will gather at 6 p.m. April 21 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road, in Craig Hall, the building nearest the west parking lot.
    The speaker will be James G. Ivey ‘73 of Houston. He is a founder, senior officer and board member of Pintail Energy, a petroleum exploration and production company. Ivey served in the U. S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired with the rank of Colonel.
    Dinner will be barbecue with all the fixings. Suggested donation is $10 per person with children under age 10 free. RSVP by April 19 to Nancy Bliss at  Bliss.nd@gmail.com. Contact David Powell at dwpowell68@msn.com or 662-5877 for more information.

  • Texas A&M Aggie Muster set for April 21

    Texas A&M Aggies from around the world will gather for the annual Aggie Muster memorial service. Los Alamos area Aggies will gather at 6 p.m. April 21 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road, in Craig Hall, the building nearest the west parking lot.
    The speaker will be James G. Ivey ‘73 of Houston. He is a founder, senior officer and board member of Pintail Energy, a petroleum exploration and production company. Ivey served in the U. S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired with the rank of Colonel.
    Dinner will be barbecue with all the fixings. Suggested donation is $10 per person with children under age 10 free. RSVP by April 19 to Nancy Bliss at  Bliss.nd@gmail.com. Contact David Powell at dwpowell68@msn.com or 662-5877 for more information.

  • Golf course parking lot work to begin Monday

    Construction of the final phase of the golf course parking lot is scheduled to start on Monday. The contractor, GM Emulsion, will install a perimeter fence around the eastern portion of the main parking lot for safety.
    Patrons of the golf course will be allowed to use the western portion of the parking lot and overflow parking areas.  
    As large trucks will be hauling base and asphalt materials into the work area, drivers and patrons are asked to use caution. Works hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The project is scheduled for completion by May 27, weather permitting.   
    For information, contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or send an email to lacpw@lacnm.us.

  • P and Z: Plan needs more public input

    The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission heard a report on the first round of public input on revisions to the county’s Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday. Architectural Resources Consultants (ARC) Principal Planner Stephen Burstein and Tim Karpoff, independent planner and facilitator from Karpoff & Associates, updated the commission on the input received in public meetings and an online survey to which 100 people responded.
    One of the commissioners’ major concerns was how few people participated. Only 65 people attended the first three meetings.
    “They are obviously the ones who had the most interest or a specific agenda,” Commissioner Philip Kunsberg said. “But to proceed on the principal that the recommendations of those 65 people should guide this whole process, I question whether that’s the way to go.”
    Commissioner Ashley Mamula offered another perspective.
    “Sixty-four people are not a lot of people in a county where there are a lot of opinions, but those are the people who cared enough to come forward and give their input, and I think their input is important,” Mamula said, noting that several people attended more than one meeting.

  • Cliff-diving driver nabbed for DWI

    A Los Alamos resident accused of purposely driving off a cliff with his girlfriend in the car in 2014, was arrested for DWI Saturday.
    Zachary Sanchez, 31, was stopped by Los Alamos police at the intersection of Canyon Road and Rim Road for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. Police reports indicate that he allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of .16 or more.
    Sanchez was out on a conditions-of-release order for alleged “great bodily harm by vehicle (driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug and driving with a revoked license, DWI related).
    The charges stem from an August 2014 incident where he allegedly drove himself and his girlfriend over a 200-foot cliff near Anderson Overlook on NM 502. According to court documents, he is supposed to stand trial for that incident sometime in May or June of this year.
    According to court documents, the girlfriend was severely injured in the incident. During his arraignment, state prosecutor Natalie Perry accused Sanchez of purposely causing the crash.
    “The scary part of this is that the evidence shows it was intentional,” Perry said. “There’s a witness that saw him on the side of the cliff that saw him slowly drive off of it, there were no brake lights.”