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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fishing Report 07-13-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Cochiti Lake: July 4, Lee Scott of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch, 10-pound northern pike. He was fishing from the bank and working the rocky shoreline with a Rooster Tail.

    Elephant Butte Lake: July 6, Randy Campbell of Sandia Park caught and released a 5.19-pound largemouth bass. He was using a crank bait. Randy also reported catching several 3- to 4-pound walleye on crank baits.

    Bluewater Lake: July 7, Nathan Pratt of Bernalillo and Valerie Tsosie of Albuquerque caught and released several tiger musky ranging from 24 to 36 inches. They were trolling a Strike King deep diver in a shad color.

     

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  • Outdoor Notes 07-13-12

    Deer poachers convicted and fined

    ALBUQUERQUE – Two Los Lunas men convicted of poaching a deer were ordered to pay $699 in fines and $500 in civil penalties to reimburse the state for the loss of the deer.
    Andrew Montoya, 41, was charged with three criminal counts of poaching after he shot and killed a deer while hunting near Ladrone Mountain with his father in November of 2011.
    Andrew Montoya was not licensed to hunt deer at the time. He was convicted earlier this month of hunting without a license, unlawful killing and unlawful possession of a deer. He was ordered to pay $876 in fines and civil penalties and was sentenced to 360 days of probation.

  • 'Dream' Dog Park Unveiled in Alabama

    It's a good time to be a dog near Birmingham, Alabama. `Modern Family' star Eric Stonestreet helped on Thursday to help introduce a $500,000 dog park.

  • Today in History for July 13th
  • New Mexico Finance Authority faked 2011 audit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Finance Authority, which makes billions of dollars in loans for public projects, faked its annual audit that was sent to creditors and investors for 2011, the state auditor said Thursday.

    The revelation shocked state officials and raised questions about both the potential fallout and what the false document might have been trying to hide.

  • LA man arrested in Montana on child sex charges

    Thomas Rahn, a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee, was arrested in Bozeman, Mont., last week, and charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

    Rahn, who was in Montana on business for three weeks,, was arrested by Bozeman police on a $50,000 cash only bond warrant.

    According to the arrest warrant, the crimes occurred between June 24 and July 2 at Rahn’s Sandia Avenue home in Los Alamos.

    On July 5, Detective Paige Early of the Los Alamos Police Department received a CYFD intake report via e-mail regarding alleged physical abuse and sexual molestation of two brothers, ages 6 and 8 by their father Thomas Rahn.