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Today's News

  • Local man charged with child rape

    A Los Alamos man faces felony child rape charges after admitting to having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.

    Stephen Geisik, 21, is charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor under age 13 — a first-degree felony.

    The unidentified minor is the same who reported construction workers had raped her earlier this year — a claim that was determined to be unfounded.

  • Promotions mark end of holding pattern

    County Administrator Harry Burgess created a stir when he announced three staff promotions and proposed a major restructuring of the Community Development Department (CDD) and the Capital Projects & Facilities Department (CP&FD) during budget hearings last week.

    “Trying to fill vacant positions has been a big task, especially doing it while trying to prepare this year’s budget,” Burgess said. Nine upper management positions have been filled with “acting” staff for close to 18 months, waiting for the hire of a new county administrator. Burgess took up his post in November.

  • LAESF kickoff at Bradbury

    Many supporters of the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund turned out for a kick-off reception Thursday evening. 

  • Future of CMRR meetings in question

    Sometimes, the show must go on.

    NNSA has decided to defer the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility for at least five years.
    Activists rejoiced. Those at LANL and NNSA regrouped.

    End of story, right?

    Not so fast.

    As part of a 2005 settlement between the Department of Energy/LANL and a coalition of community groups, a decision was reached to hold semi-annual meetings to discuss CMRR updates.

    Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge there was another one of those meetings.

    Steve Fong of the Los Alamos Site Office told those in attendance to expect the design deliverables to be completed by the end of the year and that the design was in “closeout mode.”

  • Montoya is best predictor in Tuesday's race

    Theresa Montoya was the top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday.
    Montoya nipped two other runners with good predictions at the race, which took place on North Mesa starting near Brewer Arena.
    At the race, Montoya finished with a 15-second prediction error, topping Ted Romero, who was just 17 seconds off and Tom Sandford, who was 20 seconds off.
    On the 1-mile course, Roy Cope was the fastest finisher with his time of 11 minutes, 44 seconds. Georgia Pedicini finished in 14:12, the fastest female finisher.
    On the 3-mile course, Nathan Romero was the first finisher, clocking a 19:27. Lynn Bjorkland had a 22:31 on the long course.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Week 7 Duke City Soccer League results

    Here are the Los Alamos Football Club’s results from week seven of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls side, the U11 Hotshots 2001 rematch against  Albuquerque United turned out much better than its 6-0 opening game loss, playing the United to a scoreless draw.
    Goalkeepers Anna Lemke and Leah Wolfsberg and midfield duo Amy Littleton and Marie Lee helped preserve the scoreless tie throughout.
    Strikers Alyssa Parker, Alissia Hagenstadt, Paulina Burnside and Sophia Mamula kept the attacking pressure and the defense was led by Shelly Doyle, Kaitlin McGrane and Gloria Torres.
    For the boys, most games were cancelled due to high winds tipping over goals.

  • Bronkhorst, Lucero take third at state

     Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ three optional gymnasts gave a solid finish to their season at the New Mexico State Championships March 17 in Albuquerque.
    Senior Luvina Lucero gave her best performance of the season, taking gold on balance beam, finishing with a final score of 9.375. Lucero took bronze overall with her score of 35.225.
    In the junior age division, Katya Skurikhin earned silver on vault (9.250) and took sixth place overall (35.425) against tough competition.

  • Fishing Report 04-27-12

    Catches of the Week
     
    Ute Lake: April l9, Jon Corn of Roswell caught a 6-pound largemouth bass. He was using a plastic worm. April 20, Mark Murphy of Woodward, OK caught a 4.16-pound walleye. He was using a crank bait.
    Sumner Lake: April 21, Lorenzo Loveless of Albuquerque caught a 3.25-pound crappie. He was jigging a nightcrawler.
    Cochiti Lake: April 22, Joshua Lozano, age 10 from Albuquerque, caught a 30-inch northern pike. He was using a crank bait.

    Send Catches of the Week to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. Include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

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  • U.S. Economy Shows Lackluster Growth in Q1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first three months of this year. Governments spent less, and businesses cut back on investment. But consumers spent at the fastest pace in more than a year.

    The result suggests that the economy will continue to expand, slowly but steadily.

  • Israeli official warns of nuclear arms race

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says the world must prepare to "swiftly and firmly" stop Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons and setting off a regional nuclear arms race.

    In a thinly veiled reference to a military strike, Ehud Barak acknowledges that such an operation would be "complex, risky and unpredictable."

    He warns that a nuclear Iran "would be far more complex, dangerous and immeasurably more costly," both in terms of human lives and financially.