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Today's News

  • Child rape case heads to court

    The case of alleged child rapist Stephen Geisik is advancing to District Court.

    The Los Alamos man’s preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday was waived and Judge Pat Casados requested that case be bound over to the higher court. Geisik, 21, is charged with five counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor under age 13 —a first-degree felony; and two counts of contributing the delinquency of a minor — a fourth-degree felony.

    The case will likely be transferred next Wednesday once the district attorney files the appropriate paperwork.

  • Crews mop-up Colorado Peak--updated with more info and photos

    When fighting wildfires, there is always a sense of urgency.

    But with the Colorado Peak Fire that started Wednesday about five miles south of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and eight miles west of White Rock, the pressure was even greater.

    Incident Commander Chris Stevens said there was about a 48-hour window to get a handle on this fire because high winds were expected to hit the area today and Saturday.

    Stevens, who lives in California, also knows that citizens in Northern New Mexico and especially Los Alamos are on high alert after last year’s Las Conchas Fire and the Cerro Grande Fire back in 2000.

  • McMillan: CMRR vital

    Second of a series

    Former White House aide Jon Wolfsthal this week suggested that the architects of the plan to put the plans for a new Chemistry Metallurgy Research facility on ice were none other than LANL director Charlie McMillan and his Livermore and Sandia counterparts.

    “This was the lab directors coming to NNSA and saying, ‘We think we can save you money’ -- perhaps an unprecedented step – and saying, ‘We think we can do plutonium work without building the CMRR in New Mexico,’” Wolfsthal said at an Arms Control Association panel discussion in Washington.

  • Deference to doting dads

    A day of recognition.  A day of relaxation. A day of spilt lighter fluids, burnt fingers, steaks charred beyond recognition, and ubiquitous outdoor cursing.  Yes, it’s that time of the year again.  Father’s Day is nearly upon us.
      Its history is often debated.  Most references credit Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, for the inception of Father’s Day. Having been raised by her father, she decided that fathers should have a day of celebration just like mothers.  The idea was quickly encouraged by lobbying charcoal and grill companies and the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.  

  • What is LAGRI really rebelling against?

    In the movie “The Wild One”, a teen malcontent played by Marlon Brando is asked, “Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?” and he replies “Whaddaya got?”

  • Church Listings 06-08-12

    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.

  • A look at the Orthodox Church and ethnicity

    Why is the Orthodox Church ethnic? — M.F.

    Part 1
    The Orthodox Church is not ethnic. However, it is true that a complex history in America has given the impression that it is for certain ethnic groups. This is far from the truth.
    There are many who have never heard of the Orthodox Christian Church. Those who think of it as a place where Greeks or Russians go. It’s eastern, thus too foreign. This is a gross over simplification. To understand we must review history.
    Christ’s saving work occurred in Israel, and thus, the church began in the east. All the ancient Orthodox Churches are the direct descendants and heirs of the ancient Christian gatherings.

  • Greens of Summer

    Los Alamos wide out Seth Drop tries to evade a defender from Española Valley during a 7-on-7 passing league game Thursday at Santa Fe. Santa Fe High, Capital and Santa Fe Indian School also took part. The Hilltoppers play in the touch-football league, which has games every Thursday this month.

  • Run the Caldera is this weekend

    Just three weeks after one of the most punishing footraces in the southwest comes another punishing race.
    The Run The Caldera 10K is scheduled for Saturday while the marathon and half-marathons will be run Sunday. All the races start and end at the Banco Bonito Staging Area.
    Saturday’s 10K starts at 9 a.m. The marathon goes off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    This is just the second year of the Run the Caldera’s 10K. The marathon and half-marathon will be in their seventh year.
    The races all feature elevations over 8,000 feet and the marathon features more than 2,100 feet of elevation change throughout.

  • Romero is dual winner Tuesday

    On a tough-to-predict course, Alexander Romero nipped Nikol Strother for the best prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday. The race was held on the New Pipeline Gutbuster course in Quemazon. In all, 24 runners and walkers took part.
    Romero, who was a dual winner this week, was off by 28 seconds from his predicted finish time Tuesday. Strother had the next-best prediction with a 31-second error and Amy Regan had a 32-second error.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Melinda Burnside, who finished in 9:48. Zachary Medin finished the course in 10:22.
    On the 3.2-mile course, Romero had the fastest finish (26:01). Regan finished in 29:28.