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Today's News

  • Johnson and Romero are top finishers

    Jeff Johnson and Ted Romero were the top finishers at the next-to-last Splash ‘n’ Dash event of the summer.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a bi-weekly event hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics geared for those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. The final Splash ‘n’ Dash of the summer is scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
    The events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Johnson was the fastest finisher on the long course — a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run — during the July 25 Splash ‘n’ Dash, finishing in a time of 26 minutes, 18 seconds. On the shorter course — which included a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run — Romero finished in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

  • Morgan may be new face of U.S. soccer

    LONDON (AP) — First-time Olympian Alex Morgan already has her defining moment: A game-winning goal in overtime that put the U.S. women’s soccer team into the gold medal match.
    And it came on a header, the very skill that was supposed to be a weakness in her game.
    The lightning-fast striker brings beautiful goals to game at the formative age of 23. Long after Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone and the other vets have retired, it’s a reasonable bet that Morgan will be the face of the U.S. national team.
    “She’s still a genetic freak, in my opinion,” Wambach said. “She makes plays that you don’t expect anybody to make.”

  • Sports Update 08-08-12

    Hawk football meeting is Thursday

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk football program will hold an orientation session Thursday. The orientation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brousseau Gymnasium.
    Any students entering seventh or eighth grade interested in playing football for LAMS is encouraged to attend. The orientation process will include turning in all necessary participation paperwork, issuing of equipment and information on the Hawks’ football program.
    Eighth grade players should show up by 5 p.m. and seventh grade players by 6 p.m.
    For more information, email Daren Jones at d.jones@laschools.net.

  • Bicyclist slightly injured in collision with vehicle on Diamond

    A bicyclist was treated for minor injuries by the Los Alamos Fire Department this morning after colliding with a car at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Sandia.

     LAPD deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said the bicyclist was heading southbound on Diamond and the car was making a left turn from northbound Diamond to Sandia. Purtymun said the driver of the car failed to yield to the bicyclist and the driver was cited. Purtymun added that the bicyclist refused transportation to the Los Alamos Medical Center.    

  • Rodgers elected vice chair of council

    In a unanimous decision, the Los Alamos county council voted Geoff Rodgers in as Vice Chair Tuesday evening. The position was vacated when Ron Selvage resigned last week.

    Council also voted unanimously on a procedure for filling Selvage's seat. Staff was directed to solicit letters of intent from those interested in the position, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Council will select a candidate in a special session on Sept. 6.

  • Today in History for August 8th
  • Film critic Judith Crist dies at 90


    NEW YORK (AP) — Judith Crist, a blunt and popular film critic for the "Today" show, TV Guide and the New York Herald Tribune whose reviews were at times so harsh that director Otto Preminger labeled her "Judas Crist," has died. She was 90.

    Her son, Steven Crist, said his mother died Tuesday at her Manhattan home after a long illness.

    Starting in 1963, at the Tribune, Crist wrote about and discussed thousands of movies for millions of readers and viewers, and also covered theater and books.

  • Raw Video: Oil Refinery Fire Aftermath
  • Rahn makes first court appearance

    Los Alamos resident Thomas Rahn made his first appearance in Los Alamos Magistrate Court today to face charges that he molested two children.

    Rahn, accompanied by his attorney, entered a “no plea” since they were felony charges. Rahn was arrested in July when Los Alamos County Police issued a warrant for his arrest based on a report given to them by the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department.

    Rahn was charged with two counts of first -degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, and two counts of criminal second-degree sexual contact with a child under 13.

    His lawyer, Marc W. Edwards, accompanied him to court as well as a friend and supporter Robin Gurule.

  • LA hosts sectional bridge tournament