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Today's News

  • Retiring fire officials honored

    Colleagues, county and laboratory officials and local residents packed Fuller Lodge Tuesday in a send-off for Fire Chief Doug Tucker and Fire Marshal Michael Thompson to honor their years of service to the community.

    Thompson officially retired July 29 and Tucker is set to leave his post Oct. 6.

    “Something I’d like everyone to remember – one fire doesn’t make a hero, one event doesn’t make a hero – both of these guys are career heroes,” said Police Chief Wayne Torpy, who served as master of ceremonies for the two-hour farewell event.

    Integrity, character and leadership were predominating themes used to describe Tucker and Thompson by each person who took to the podium during the celebration.

  • Analysis grossly misportrayed

    A recent letter by Steven Gray grossly misportrayed the Los Alamos Transportation Board’s analysis of the 502 design options.  
    This letter will address some of Mr. Gray’s comments as well as represent what the board actually did in carrying out its mission to advise the Los Alamos County Council on transportation matters.
    Although Mr. Gray wrote “...(the) Transportation Board announced that they had a perfect solution to traffic on Trinity Drive — traffic circles.”

  • House Majority Whip defends sluggish redistricting pace

    From recent articles it appears that there is a concern about how legislation is moving through the House of Representatives and the Senate.  
    The comments I have heard criticize the pace at which the legislators are hearing bills and the priority on redistricting versus non-redistricting issues.  
    Let me clarify the intent of this special session and how this process unfolds.  
    First, redistricting is complicated. Not only are we considering over 20 redistricting plans with considerable discussion, legislators from areas throughout the state are meeting in smaller groups to further discuss districts within their regions.   

  • Sports Update 09-21-11

     

    KRSN to air boys soccer game Thursday

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday's Los Alamos Hilltopper-Eldorado Eagle boys soccer game.

    Thursday's game will start at 4 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Gene Mortensen, the "Voice of the Hilltoppers," will announce the game live.

    The game can also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

     

    LAGC hosts Oktoberfest

     

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its Oktoberfest event Oct. 1.

    The event will include a blind draw, best-ball tournament, food and German-style draft beer. Golf begins at 9 a.m.

    For information or to sign up, call the LAGC pro shop at 662-8173.

  • ´Toppers bounce back from slow start to upend Spartans

    It wasn’t the kind of performance a top-rated team was supposed to have against a huge underdog in the first half Tuesday night.
    Instead of packing things up and heading for home at halftime of Tuesday’s girls soccer game between the heavily-favored Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Bernalillo Spartans, the Hilltoppers were trying to figure out why they still had a zero on the scoreboard.
    Los Alamos, which looked to be sleepwalking through most of the first half, finally got on track in the second half, attacking the Bernalillo goal consistently and finding the net en route to a win 4-0 in its District 2-4A opener. Los Alamos scored three times in about nine minutes during the second half and tacked on a late goal for good measure to top the Spartans.

  • LA opens district season with 4-1 win vs. Bernalillo

    In its District 2-4A boys soccer opener, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers were facing a team that’s something of an X-factor.
    The Hilltoppers hosted the Bernalillo Spartans Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Spartans, who came in with a near-.500 record and boasted one of the top scorers in Class 4A, made the contest a little more interesting, halving the Hilltoppers’ lead midway through the second half.
    But Los Alamos scored a pair of unanswered goals later in the second half to take a 4-1 victory over Bernalillo. Ryan Kniss, who also had an assist Tuesday, scored with about 13 minutes remaining and Colin Stone added another goal right at the end of regulation to seal the win.

  • American hikers freed from prison leave Iran--video extra

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies left Tehran on Wednesday bound for the Gulf state of Oman, closing a high-profile drama with archfoe Washington that brought more than two years of hope then heartbreak for the families.

    In the end, however, Iran's clerics opted for a near mirror image of last year's release of a third American captured with the other two — opening the doors of Tehran's Evin prison in exchange of $500,00 bail each while Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was preparing for the spotlight in New York for the U.N.'s annual gathering of world leaders.

  • Obama: No short cut to peace in Middle East

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that there could be no short cut to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as he sought to head off a looming diplomatic crisis for the Middle East and U.S. policy there.

    "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. — if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now," the president said. "Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians who must live side by side. Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians — not us — who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them."

  • Judge tosses Ala. challenge to election monitoring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to election monitoring for racial discrimination required under the Voting Rights Act.

    U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled against Shelby County in Alabama, which sued the Justice Department to stop the monitoring mostly across the South.

    The county said it should no longer need federal approval before changing even minor election procedures such as moving a polling place or redrawing school district lines.

  • Mexico horror: Gunmen dump 35 bodies on avenue--video extras

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Suspected drug traffickers drove two trucks to a main avenue in a Mexican Gulf coast city and dumped 35 bodies beneath an overpass during rush hour as gunmen stood guard and pointed their weapons at frightened drivers.

    Horrified motorists trapped at the scene grabbed cell phones and sent Twitter messages warning others to avoid the area on a thoroughfare near the biggest shopping mall in Boca del Rio.

    The gruesome scene Tuesday was a sharp escalation in drug violence in Veracruz state, which sits on an important route for drugs and Central American migrants heading north.

    The Zetas drug cartel has been battling other gangs for control of the state.