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  • State Briefs 03-18-12

    Man found not guilty in crash arrested again

    SANTA FE (AP) — Santa Fe County jail records show a man who was acquitted of charges in a 2009 crash that killed four teenagers and seriously injured a fifth is facing a new drunken driving charge.
    Records show 30-year-old Scott Owens was booked early Saturday after being arrested by a Santa Fe police officer on charges of aggravated DWI and speeding.
    He’s being held on a $2,000 bond.
    Owens’ trial related to the 2009 crash ended last April with jurors finding him not guilty.
    Authorities had alleged he was driving in the wrong lane just after midnight on June 28, 2009 when he ran into the teens’ car. His blood-alcohol content was double the legal driving limit.

  • Sports Schedule March 19-24

    Tuesday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys tennis: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Carlsbad Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Saturday

  • High winds clocked in excess of 60 mph at LA Airport

     At 1:55 p.m. a wind gust of 63 mph was recorded at Los Alamos Airport. Gusts of 40-50 mph have been common throughout the late morning and early afternoon as a storm front approaches from Arizona.

    WIND ADVISORY WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...

    * LOCATION... THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND THEIR WEST SLOPES.

  • Wedding: Brewer-McClure

    Carla Brewer and Lynn Brewer of  Los Alamos are happy to announce the marriage of their son Travis Brewer to Megan McClure, daughter of Patrick and Jana McClure of Los Alamos.
    Travis and Megan Brewer were married on Jan. 1, 2012 at the Christian Church in Los Alamos.
    Both Travis and Megan are residing in Murfeesboro, Tenn., attending Middle Tennesse State Univerity.

  • Sewer issues plague some homeowners

    In early February, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) sent a letter to 2,438 customers with a potential risk of sewer backups, encouraging them to install backwater valves if their system was lacking one.

    DPU began investigating after finding that four homes that experienced sewer backups should have been equipped with backwater valves. Only one was, and that one was not functioning properly.

    A topographical survey was used to determine which sites could be at risk by being below grade of the nearest upstream manhole. DPU estimates that an average of five homes a year experience sewage backups that could have been prevented with backwater valves.

  • Science Fair Winners

    Los Alamos High School junior Holly Erickson took the grand award in the senior division at the Northeastern Regional Science Fair at New Mexico Highlands University March 3, while sophomore Joe Abeyta and senior Adrian Abeyta placed second and qualified for state competition.

  • Doonesbury's that did not make the print edition

    The Los Alamos Monitor was one of many newspapers that ran replacement ‘Doonesbury' comic strips this week instead of a series that uses graphic imagery along with language to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. 

     In the attachments below, you can read the week's worth of Doonesbury.  

  • VIDEO: Today in History
  • Winter Storm Warning until Midnight Tonight

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON TODAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH TODAY.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • VIDEO: Apple Devotees, Protesters Line Up for IPad

    Apple's latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries Friday, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy one.