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Today's News

  • Clarification 07-26-11

    The Las Conchas Burned Area Emergency Response team released the acreage burned by jurisdiction last week. The chart said that 133 acres burned on Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory property. Lab spokesperson Jeff Berger emailed to clarify saying that just two acres burned on actual lab property and the rest burned on DOE property. The headline in Sunday’s story indicated that 133 acres burned on lab property.

  • NCRTD interviews 5 candidates

       The North Central Regional Transit District conducted interviews of its five executive director finalists last week.
       Search committee head Rosemary Romero said there will be a conference call Aug. 1 to make a recommendation to the board, which will meet Aug. 5, in the Santa Fe County chambers at 9 a.m.
    Executive director applicants include former Los Alamos County administrator Tony Mortillaro, Greg Trujillo, Joe Briscoe, Harry Montoya and Lauren Reicheldt.

  • Pedestrian hit at Trinity and Oppenheimer

    A 16-year-old Los Alamos girl driving a pick up collided with an 82-year-old Los Alamos woman walking across the intersection of Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer this morning.

    The driver was southbound on Oppenheimer turning left on to Trinity Drive when her truck struck Lois Coffin who was in the east crosswalk heading north, according to police.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department transported Lois Coffin to Los Alamos Medical Center.

    Officials are awaiting results from the Emergency Room but said that the woman suffered "some injuries."

    Police said the driver will be cited.

  • Update 07-26-11

    Bulk item pickup

    Items will be picked up July 25-Aug. 5 in White Rock. Items must be curbside by 8 a.m. each day.

    Court date

    Five members of the Trinity Nuclear Abolition who demonstrated at LANL last month and were arrested for trespassing are set to appear at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday in Magistrate Court.

    Work session

    The Los Alamos County Council is holding a work session on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock

     

  • Man arrested in dry cleaners holdup

    The Los Alamos Police Department has arrested the man suspected of committing an armed robbery at Mountain Air Cleaners, 157 Central Park Square, Saturday morning.
    Joe D. Holcombe, 40, of Nambe was arrested near Trinity Drive and DP Road a few minutes after the robbery was reported.
    The business was equipped with surveillance cameras and LAPD Ofc. Doug Ehlers said officers reviewed the tape and got a description of the suspect.
    “Apparently, he walked in and walked out,” Ehlers said, adding that the man stole about “$200ish.”
    Capt. Randy Foster said a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was immediately issued to patrol units around the county.

  • BPU, CRC on possible collision course

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) and the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) met last night to discuss proposed changes to the charter. Tension filled the air as positions staked out on both sides of the issue expressed their differences face-to-face.

    The position of most members of the CRC seemed to mirror committee member Chris Chandler’s view that the subcommittee had done an “outstanding job” of clarifying the language in Article V, the section addressing the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

    CRC Chair John Hopkins said that the committee had been specifically directed by council to “review utilities, the relationship to general county government, board terms, rate setting process and financial policies.”

  • Police nab two suspects in double stabbing

    Two people have been arrested in the case of a double stabbing on Friday night.

    Daniel H. Rowan, 125 Aragon, and Miriam Rosenblum, 134 Longview Dr., were arrested Saturday at an apartment on Longview Drive in White Rock.

    Rowan, 34, is charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

    Rosenblum, 27, is charged with aiding and abetting a felon.

    The charges stem from a call to Los Alamos police dispatch at 11:30 p.m. Friday reporting a fight in progress and that someone had been stabbed.

    LAPD Cpl. Adam Jung arrived at 939 Iris St., and was advised by witnesses that Ian Cornelius, 24, had been stabbed multiple times.

  • Working in White Rock

    Construction workers lay some asphalt at the corner of Rover and Meadow in White Rock Tuesday morning.

  • Baby died of brain disorder

    Ten months after 11-day-old Grey Vigil of Los Alamos died, the Office of the Medical Investigator has released its autopsy report. The infant was born with a rare brain disorder called hydranencephaly, according to the report, which typically causes death within one year.  

    Baby Grey’s mother, Katrina Vigil, has been a suspect in her baby’s death as early police reports indicated that she hid the newborn in a closet for three days to conceal his birth on Sept. 24.

    Her attorney, John W. Day of Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg &  Bienvenu, LLP addressed the OMI’s findings in an interview this morning from his Santa Fe office.

  • Perils of New Mexico's GOP Senate Primary

    By this time next year, New Mexico Democratic and Republican voters will have chosen their nominees for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the Democrat who was first elected to that seat in 1982.
    Chances are Dems will have settled on either 1st Dist. Congressman Martin Heinrich or state Auditor Hector Balderas.
    Republicans, in turn, will likely have opted for Heather Wilson, a former 1st Dist. Congresswoman, or Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, although two lesser-known GOP hopefuls, Greg Sowards and Bill English, are also running.