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Today's News

  • LAFD Battalion Chief on administrative leave after DUI arrest

    Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna has been placed on administrative leave following a report on Saturday morning that he had been arrested in Albuquerque for suspected drunk driving. Sterna was not on duty at the time.

    "The Los Alamos Fire Department upholds the highest standards and code of conduct for its officers. We understand that the public places their trust in us to behave in a professional, law-abiding manner, both on and off duty," said Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes this afternoon. "Following our investigation into the situation, we will take appropriate action as needed."

    Records indicate Sterna, 36, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint on Eubank Boulevard.

  • Flash Flood Watch Noon to 10 p.m. today

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.

    * FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

  • Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal in Final Race
  • Something to Chew On

    White Rock-Los Alamos’ Sarah Chiri blows a bubble gum bubble in the dugout prior to her team’s opening round game of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament in Santa Fe Friday. White Rock-Los Alamos fell in extra innings of the opening round and will play again at noon today.

  • Update 08-05-12

    Pancake breakfast

    There will be a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Posse Lodge, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. The price is $7 per person.

    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. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Outdoor Notes 08-05-12

    Young wildlife don’t need rescuing

    Some wildlife throughout New Mexico have become stressed and or displaced by drought conditions or most recently by wildfires.
    While at first glance the animals may appear to be lost or abandoned, they usually do not need to be rescued. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is asking people not to rescue animals such as deer fawns, elk calves, bear cubs, baby birds, or others that may appear to be lost, injured or abandoned. 
    Most often, the wild mothers hide their babies while they forage or drink. Usually, mothers are closer than you think.

  • Sports Update 08-05-12

    Girls soccer tryouts start Aug. 13

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School girls soccer program are scheduled to begin Aug. 13. Tryouts are open to any girl entering LAHS during the fall.
    The opening morning session of tryouts is Aug. 13 at Sullivan Field from 7-9 a.m. and the opening afternoon session is from 4:30-7 p.m. Review of participation rules and procedures will be conducted at the morning session.
    All players must have soccer shoes, shin guards and bring their own water. Additionally, interested players must have all required medical forms on file with the LAHS athletic office to participate.
    For more information, call head coach Jiri Kubicek at 662-4865.

    Splash ‘n’ Dash returns Wednesday

  • WR-LA All-Stars drop regional opener

    SANTA FE — In the first round of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament, it looked like the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars were in good position to advance to the quarterfinals.
    WR-LA took a solid 4-0 lead early in the ballgame and the favorites from Vidalia, La., had gotten just one ball out of the infield.
    But Vidalia came back to score five unanswered runs, including the tying run in the seventh and the winning run with two outs in the eighth to take a 5-4 extra-inning victory and advance in the regional tournament Friday.
    Santa Fe Metro Little League is hosting the regional this year and, as such WR-LA got an automatic entry since it was the champion of Santa Fe Metro’s district.

  • Fishing Report 08-03-12

    Northeast

     

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.  

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using brassies, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs.

  • Delay in scientific ghost town stirs skepticism

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Pegasus Global Holdings' surprise announcement that it was pulling out of plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in eastern New Mexico is stirring skepticism of the private firm's grandiose plans for transforming 15 square miles of this largely rural state into a next-generation research center.

    Lea County had been working closely with the company after winning the bid to house the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation. But "when we started pressing for details, that's when they decided to look elsewhere," county manager Mike Gallagher said.