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Today's News

  • Los Alamos students fare well in SBA

    Los Alamos Public School District students fared far better than their colleagues statewide in the 2012 New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.
    More than 194,00 New Mexico students in third through eight grade and tenth and eleventh grades took the SBA last spring.
    This was the first year 11th grade students needed to achieve a standard composite score in math and reading as a requirement for graduation in 2013.
    According to reported test scores, of the 270 Los Alamos 11th graders who took the exam, 79 percent were considered proficient or higher in reading and 83 percent were considered as much in math.

  • High water takes out bridges at Bandelier

    An evening rain in upper Frijoles Canyon Wednesday sent high water down Frijoles Creek, washing away three temporary bridges in Bandelier National Monument. Bridges along the trail to Alcove House and the second bridge on the Falls Trail were taken out by rushing waters.

    The high water also closed N.M. 501 and sections of N.M. 4 temporarily.

    Chief Ranger Tom Betts said the temporary bridges were designed for such events.

    “Our talented trail crew designed split log and rail bridges which are very simple and very cost effective,” Betts said. “We built them knowing they would wash away at some point.”

  • Visitors center contract will be reworked

    In an eleventh hour decision, council voted to table the contract authorizing the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) to “staff, manage, and operate two tourist information centers and the Los Alamos Meeting and Visitor Bureau (LAMVB).”

    Council’s motion directed staff to re-draft the contract “to further clarify contract expectations and performance regarding partnership activities associated with recreational and formal competitive events held in Los Alamos.”

    According to the staff report, “LAMVB has successfully provided visitor services for more than 13 years and demonstrated a solid record of performance of all contractual requirements.”

  • Local man jailed on child sex charges

    Los Alamos resident Thomas A. Rahn, 54, is still being held by the Bozeman Police Department in Montana on sexual abuse charges, and is scheduled for an extradition hearing July 16 at the W.W. Lessley Law and Justice Center in Bozeman.

    According to Randy Foster, a captain with the Los Alamos Police Department, if Rahn chooses to waive extradition, the LAPD will bring him back to Los Alamos to face charges within 10 days from the date of the extradition hearing.

    Rahn is accused of two counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a minor and is being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond, with a "hold for New Mexico" status.

  • Church Listings 07-13-12

    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: Having a conversation with God

    “If there was one thing God would say to me today, what would it be?” — Joy

    Often we want God to speak to us directly, offering guidance, solving problems and providing answers to the “big” questions that confront us. Actually, God does address us individually — our problem is we do not often listen very well.
    Generally, God speaks through the inspired record of His revelation of Himself to humanity — a book we call the Bible. Through a wide variety of literary styles and genre, God covers a lot of issues.
    Truth and reality, law and grace, freedom and responsibility, justice and mercy, judgment and forgiveness and holiness and purity are all encompassed within his message to us.  

  • Why you need a social media will

     By most estimates, over half of adult Americans haven’t written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to make financial and health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated. And now we can add another necessary, but probably overlooked legal document: a social media will.
    That’s right, in this age of email, password-protected accounts and social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, the U.S. Government, of all sources, recently pointed out why it’s important for people to leave instructions for how they want their online identities handled after death.

  • Virtute et Veritatem

    Did I ever tell you about my being one of the soldiers raising the flag over Iwo Jima?  Or that I received two silver stars?  And five purple hearts for being wounded in battle multiple times?  I was awarded the US Navy Cross, the US Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, and I received the US Marine’s Medal of Honor for throwing myself on a grenade and saving the lives of my platoon.
    Oh yeah, I also defended the Alamo, fought in the Battle of Verdun, and led the charge up San Juan Hill.
    Well, maybe I’m stretching the truth a bit.  Okay, outright lying is more like it.  But I’ve got justice on my side!
    Or more accurately, Justices.

  • Left-handed Ace

    Eddie Sanchez, seen here driving off the first tee at Los Alamos Golf Course earlier this month, scored an ace on July 4 on LAGC’s 17th hole.

  • Thompson wins the Pace Race

    Darla Thompson had the top predictions in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was Tuesday starting at Piñon Park in White Rock.
    Tuesday’s race was a staggered-start event. Participants with the slowest predicted times began the race first, followed by the predictors with the fastest times.
    Thompson was just two seconds off her predicted finish time on the 1-mile course, topping the next-closest predictor, Bob Weeks, who was nine seconds off. There were four other participants — Richard Thompson Jr., Jackie Marr, Lynn Kluegel and Duane Marr — that finished within 16 seconds of their predicted time on the 1-mile course.