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Today's News

  • NM police checking if teen rape report was ignored

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating whether authorities failed to assist a 16-year-old boy who alleges a Santa Fe man raped him and videotaped it.

    KOB-TV reports the boy has been held in a juvenile facility since breaking into 43-year-old Jacob Pinto's home in 2010. He is now 18.

    According to court documents, the teen told responding officers he was looking for evidence of the assault.

    The teen's attorney says officers arrested him and didn't look into the allegations.

  • Church Listings 06-29-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, 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.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Learning to 'turn the other cheek'

    “I can’t figure how to ‘turn the other cheek’ without being walked on.” — Katie

    “Turning the other cheek” is a radical departure from our “normal” response to insult. Most of us are inclined to want to slap in return.
    Why would Jesus say that the “normal” response (even if it is justified) should not only be resisted, but should be replaced with an offer of the other cheek — and why would he make this one of His important points in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:38-42)?
    Consider these truths:
    Anger and revenge will get you nowhere. They only incite more anger and retaliation. Better, he said, to stop the anger cycle before it goes any further.

  • DPU sends out notice for violation

    The Los Alamos Department of Utilities sent out a notice to all its customers this week, saying it failed to report its monthly disinfectant residuals to the New Mexico Environment Department/Drinking Water Bureau in a timely fashion.
    The deadline for the report was April 10 and the compliance data was not received until April 23.
    The notice assured its customers that the quality of water was not compromised and it was “a failure to meet an administrative requirement.”
    DPU head John Arrowsmith said the delay was because of “human error.
    “We had the data and we send it to them monthly but they recently imposed a quarterly report for the first time and it didn’t get done.”

  • Update 06-29-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    Library meetings

    The Los Alamos County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Mesa Public Library.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 in council chambers.

    Photo exhibit

  • Obamacare reaction along party lines

    On the political front, reaction to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling concerning America’s healthcare overhaul was right along party lines. Democrats rejoiced and Republicans vowed to repeal.

    Locally, Stephanie Garcia Richard (D), running for the State House District 43 seat, applauded the decision.

    “This decision from the Supreme Court is good for us here in New Mexico because we have one of the highest uninsured rates in the nation and highest indigent care expenses per capita,” Garcia Richard said. “As we are able to get more people insured it will reduce the overall costs for everyone in our state.

  • No fireworks at July 4 celebration

    For the second consecutive year, there will be no public fireworks display at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    According to a press release from the Kiwanis Club, the decision was made in consultation with the Los Alamos Fire Department. They cited the dangerously dry conditions embracing Northern New Mexico.

    However, there will be a July 4 celebration.

    All other activities, including Atomic City Transit to the park, will go on as planned. There will be music by the Nomads and Community Winds, a display by the Habanero Skydivers at both 5:00 and 8:15, food vendors, and “Ton O Fun” Bouncy Toys.

    Donations are welcome for the event.    

  • SF Forest to close majority of roads

    A majority of roads and trails in the Santa Fe National Forest are being closed to motorized travel.

    Officials released a plan Thursday prohibiting all unauthorized off-road travel on nearly 70 percent of forest roads.

    Forest supervisor Maria Garcia says under the new plan, about 2,463 miles of roads and trails will be available to vehicles. Another 138 miles of previously unauthorized paths will now be accessible.

    Garcia says the plan was developed from six years of public meetings on alternative routes.

  • Longmire shoot wraps up

    Pajarito Mountain and a quiet residential neighborhood saw some action this week, including shouts of “fire in the hole” as explosives mimicking the sound of gunshots were set off.

    It was all part of a two-day shoot for the new A&E series “Longmire.” The series is based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by bestselling author Craig Johnson. Longmire is played by Australian actor Robert Taylor, perhaps best known for his role as Agent Jones in “The Matrix.”

  • A new way to fight fires?

    SANTA  FE  —  If we don’t improve our firefighting, the Rockies will burn down. Those were the words of retired Los Alamos scientist Chick Keller when interviewed by Capitol Reports.
    Keller has a point. We are not utilizing all the resources our nation has to fight wildfires. Almost every year fires in Western states are setting records for most land burned and that will continue until we get smarter.
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) criticized the Forest Service for its handling of the Ruidoso fire that burned over 200 homes. There appeared to be opportunities to stop the fire in its early stages if the right actions had been taken at the right time.