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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.

  • The Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years

    Thursday marks 50 years since Mick Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones, and the group is marking its half-century with a book and an exhibition of photographs of the band at Somerset House in London.

  • Judge OKs Rooftop Missiles During Olympics
  • UNM-LA to offer programs for younger students

    UNM-LA will host “University Experience,” from July 23-27. This program is a newly designed and invigorated version of what was once called “Children’s College.”  
    This program includes two components, the “University Adventures” program for students entering grades 4-7 and “University Explorations” for older students entering grades 7-12.  Seventh graders may select either program, depending on their interests.

  • Fire restrictions eased throughout state

    Effective this morning the Santa Fe National Forest moved from Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to no fire restrictions forest-wide, to include the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Current monsoon rains and favorable weather forecasts are allowing for the complete lifting of fire restrictions.
    “We’ve experienced some of the driest conditions this forest has seen in many years,” said Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor, Maria T. Garcia. “The monsoon rains are a very welcome relief, and I’m glad to see conditions improve enough to lift fire restrictions throughout the forest.”
    Forest visitors are still encouraged to use caution with campfires and other sources of ignition.

  • Update 07-12-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18-20 for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    LANL meeting

    A public meeting for the LANL Individual Permit For Storm Water will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Cities of Gold Conference Center in Pojoaque.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

    Coalition meeting