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Today's News

  • Man arrested in dry cleaners holdup

    The Los Alamos Police Department has arrested the man suspected of committing an armed robbery at Mountain Air Cleaners, 157 Central Park Square, Saturday morning.
    Joe D. Holcombe, 40, of Nambe was arrested near Trinity Drive and DP Road a few minutes after the robbery was reported.
    The business was equipped with surveillance cameras and LAPD Ofc. Doug Ehlers said officers reviewed the tape and got a description of the suspect.
    “Apparently, he walked in and walked out,” Ehlers said, adding that the man stole about “$200ish.”
    Capt. Randy Foster said a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was immediately issued to patrol units around the county.

  • BPU, CRC on possible collision course

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) and the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) met last night to discuss proposed changes to the charter. Tension filled the air as positions staked out on both sides of the issue expressed their differences face-to-face.

    The position of most members of the CRC seemed to mirror committee member Chris Chandler’s view that the subcommittee had done an “outstanding job” of clarifying the language in Article V, the section addressing the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

    CRC Chair John Hopkins said that the committee had been specifically directed by council to “review utilities, the relationship to general county government, board terms, rate setting process and financial policies.”

  • Police nab two suspects in double stabbing

    Two people have been arrested in the case of a double stabbing on Friday night.

    Daniel H. Rowan, 125 Aragon, and Miriam Rosenblum, 134 Longview Dr., were arrested Saturday at an apartment on Longview Drive in White Rock.

    Rowan, 34, is charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

    Rosenblum, 27, is charged with aiding and abetting a felon.

    The charges stem from a call to Los Alamos police dispatch at 11:30 p.m. Friday reporting a fight in progress and that someone had been stabbed.

    LAPD Cpl. Adam Jung arrived at 939 Iris St., and was advised by witnesses that Ian Cornelius, 24, had been stabbed multiple times.

  • Working in White Rock

    Construction workers lay some asphalt at the corner of Rover and Meadow in White Rock Tuesday morning.

  • Baby died of brain disorder

    Ten months after 11-day-old Grey Vigil of Los Alamos died, the Office of the Medical Investigator has released its autopsy report. The infant was born with a rare brain disorder called hydranencephaly, according to the report, which typically causes death within one year.  

    Baby Grey’s mother, Katrina Vigil, has been a suspect in her baby’s death as early police reports indicated that she hid the newborn in a closet for three days to conceal his birth on Sept. 24.

    Her attorney, John W. Day of Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg &  Bienvenu, LLP addressed the OMI’s findings in an interview this morning from his Santa Fe office.

  • Perils of New Mexico's GOP Senate Primary

    By this time next year, New Mexico Democratic and Republican voters will have chosen their nominees for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the Democrat who was first elected to that seat in 1982.
    Chances are Dems will have settled on either 1st Dist. Congressman Martin Heinrich or state Auditor Hector Balderas.
    Republicans, in turn, will likely have opted for Heather Wilson, a former 1st Dist. Congresswoman, or Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, although two lesser-known GOP hopefuls, Greg Sowards and Bill English, are also running.

  • Getting virtual learning right

    Expanding virtual learning opportunities  is a critically important step for New Mexico.
    Virtual schooling was a critical component of the “Florida Model” for education reform, which helped transform achievement across student sub-groups there from nearly worst to first within a decade.
    The Florida Reform model has since been adopted by Gov. Susana Martinez — with good reason.
    Academic outcomes indicate the state’s traditional schooling system is not up to the task.
    New Mexico ranks 49 in fourth-grade reading proficiency; 48 in eighth-grade math proficiency; and 50 in graduation rates. Poor funding does not explain such poor performance.

  • NFL players, owners reach deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Let’s talk Peyton Manning touchdown passes, not antitrust lawsuits.
    Finally, 4½ months after the NFL’s first work stoppage in 24 years, Commissioner Roger Goodell could say the words fans awaited: “Football’s back.”
    With a frenzy.
    Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith both used that phrase Monday while announcing their agreement on a 10-year deal to end the lockout that began in March.
    Players could report to team facilities today for physicals, meetings and to pick up playbooks. Training camps begin on Wednesday for 10 teams, with the other 22 starting workouts throughout the rest of the week.

  • Norman storms back to win title

    Curt Norman posted the best score of the 2011 City Championship tournament Sunday to claim his second consecutive title.
    Norman, who was a shot behind day one leader Ted Ball heading into Sunday’s second round, posted a 4-under 68 to run away with the 2011 title. Norman finished with a two-day total of 143, easily outdistancing Ball.
    Ball, who had the low round of 74 on a generally high-scoring round Saturday, finished Sunday’s round with a 6-over 78 on his attempt to win his first ever City title. His two-day total of 152, however, was still good enough for second place.

  • Colby wins playoff to claim senior men's crown

    John Stam had the second-low round of the entire tournament Sunday to get himself back in contention in the senior men’s City Championship, but Brian Colby held on to take the 2011 title.
    Colby won a playoff over 2010 senior men’s champion Reid Griffith to take the 2011 City title. Colby and Griffith both finished with a two-day total of 150 shots.
    Following Saturday’s first day of the tournament, Colby was down one stroke to Griffith, but pulled even with Griffith Sunday with his round of 76. Griffith finished with a 77 Sunday.