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Today's News

  • Community: Sports getting back on track after fire

    Rarely is a wildfire good for grass, but in the case of the Los Alamos Golf Course, the Las Conchas Fire could’ve hardly been more beneficial.
    The fire, which prompted an evacuation of the town two weeks ago when it threatened to get into the townsite, was just what the doctor ordered for the LAGC vegetation, which was struggling to get into its normal summer condition.
    “We were being faced with the worst drought, with the worst wind and with the worst winter. You talk about three strikes,” said LAGC head professional Donnie Torres.
    However, because the course’s normal foot traffic was absent, course crews were able to water just about as much as they wanted to and the holes, particularly the greens, healed up quite well.

  • Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that the judge had ruled out of bounds.

    U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence against his orders in the second day of testimony.

    Walton scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing to determine whether to hold a new trial. He told jurors he was sorry to have wasted their time and spent so much taxpayer money, only to call off the case.

  • NM man indicted for handing out semen-tainted yogurt

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a New Mexico man on charges he handed out semen-tainted yogurt samples at a grocery store.

    Thirty-two-year-old Anthony Garcia was indicted Wednesday on charges of adulterating food and making false statements to federal investigators. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

    Garcia is accused of handing out tainted yogurt samples at a Sunflower Market in Albuquerque in January.

    Officers responded to the store after a woman called to report an employee had given her what she was told was a yogurt sample. The woman told police she believed it was actually a bodily fluid.

  • Wambach lifts US to final in 3-1 win over France--video extra

    MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Somehow, the Americans seem to find a way to win.

    And more often than not, Abby Wambach has something to do with it.

    With time running out and France giving the United States all it could handle and then some, Wambach's winner in the 79th minute put her teammates at ease and set off celebrations on two continents. The 3-1 victory Wednesday night has the Americans in the World Cup final for the first time since 1999, which also just happens to be the last time the United States won soccer's biggest prize.

  • Suspect allowed to view child porn in Wash. jail--video extra

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say they're outraged that a former pilot who's already admitted molesting young boys is being allowed to watch videos he made of the abuse while he sits in jail awaiting trial.

    "The whole thing is just dirty," said Pierce County Sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer on Wednesday. "Now that victims know he's going to be watching this, they're going to feel victimized again. This is our call to action to get the law changed."

  • PEEC offers soap-making class Sunday

    For those tired of smelling smoke, relief is right around the corner. From noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a chance to learn how to distill lavender and make all-natural soap at the Second Bloom Farm in White Rock.

  • Historical Society and PEEC team up for book signing

    Seeing a forest fire up close and being forced to evacuate their homes can cause confusion and concern among children. The Los Alamos Historical Society is teaming with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to help children and adults come to a better understanding of forest fires and recovery with a reading, book signing and hands-on activities, as well as a fire recovery talk for adults from 2-4 p.m. July 30 at PEEC.
    After the Cerro Grande fire devastated Los Alamos in 2000, the Historical Society worked with local ecologist Terry Foxx to publish a children’s book, “ The Forest and the Fire.” This illustrated book, written in poetic verse, allows children to see that fire is a natural part of forest ecology.

  • Be There 07-13-11

    Thursday
    A poetry gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library.

    Talk on Climate Change by Chick Keller at 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a barbecue at 6 p.m. at the home of Dr. Ann Wadstrom, 253 San Juan.  Members and potential new members are invited. Hamburgers and drinks will be supplied. Members, please bring a salad or dessert. Spouses, friends and family are welcome. For more information call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Wadstrom at 662-7578.

    Friday

  • Blair awarded Kiwanis scholarship

    The Kiwanis recently awarded former Los Alamos High School student Shannon Blair, a scholarship. Blair graduated in May and plans to attend Whitman College and was active in Los Alamos Youth Leadership and was selected as the recipient of the Clendenen Student Athlete of the Year award.
    Pictured left to right, Blair’s parents, Steve and Barbara Blair;  Blair, President of Kiwanis Fran Berting; and Kiwanis Key Club Mentor Morrie Pongratz.

     

  • County continues mitigation efforts

     The county’s pavement crews continue to work this week in Los Alamos Canyon to install barriers around the Los Alamos Ice Rink. Their efforts are all part of post-wildfire emergency actions being taken immediately to protect the facility, should rainfall expected from the onset of monsoons endanger the canyon because of the severely burned watershed as a result of the Las Conchas wildfire.
    At this time, Los Alamos Canyon is the primary canyon of concern for the County, because the watershed above the canyon was so severely damaged.