http://www.lamonitor.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 'Caveman' still needs a lawyer http://www.lamonitor.com/content/caveman-still-needs-lawyer <img src="http://www.lamonitor.com/sites/www.lamonitor.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roy_moore_0.jpg" alt="Roy Moore" title="Roy Moore" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Roy Moore, the man that was recently arrested for growing 43 marijuana plants in his house, made an appearance in court late last week.<br /> The hearing was about acquiring a public defense attorney, since Moore, did not seem have one yet.<br /> As Moore was listing his reasons for having the court assigning him an attorney, some other information about his circumstances were revealed, as well.<br /> Moore, who was conciliatory and polite during the hearing, also tried to explain to the magistrate court judge that he had a &ldquo;growers card&rdquo; for his marijuana plants but it was recently expired. He also was about to explain why the plants were in his house when the judge, Magistrate Court Judge Mateo Page, abruptly cut him off.<br /> &ldquo;Before you say any more about that, as you were advised during your first appearance, you have a right to remain silent. Any statements you make in court can be used against you,&rdquo; Page said. &ldquo;Those are things you need to discuss with your attorney.&rdquo;<br /> Moore, 67, also revealed that he had health problems, mainly that the right side of his body is &ldquo;destroyed&rdquo; as well as problems with his right lung.<br /> Open Space plan to be discussed http://www.lamonitor.com/content/open-space-plan-be-discussed <p> On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council will again consider whether to adopt a new Open Space Management Plan.<br /> Council meets at 7 p.m. in chambers.<br /> The plan &mdash; which has taken 15 years to come to fruition &mdash; came before council in February, but had to be tabled when the hard-stop time of Friday meetings curtailed councilor discussion.<br /> Councilor questions during that February meeting could indicate some opposition to the proposed plan. The main concern appeared to be a proposal to create open space corridors by adding several parcels to the current open space.<br /> With the exception of a few small parcels, most of the space included in the plan is already protected by zoning.<br /> Councilors asked whether having so much open space would leave room for development, room to expand recreational parks and whether it would curtail such things as drilling wells.<br /> A total of 10 members of the public spoke at the February meeting, including two Planning and Zoning commissioners. One of the P and Z commissioners contended that provisions in the open space plan were &ldquo;in direct conflict&rdquo; with other county plans. Another felt the amount of open space proposed would hinder diversification of the economy.<br /> Storm-y Friday http://www.lamonitor.com/content/storm-y-friday <img src="http://www.lamonitor.com/sites/www.lamonitor.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/track-skyler.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> Hilltopper tracksters Skyler McCall and Michaelle Sutton were among the Los Alamos contingent at Friday&rsquo;s Cleveland Storm Relays.</p> NCRTD has extra routes http://www.lamonitor.com/content/ncrtd-has-extra-routes <p> The North Central Regional Transit District will be running an extra route Friday to accommodate walkers to Santuario de Chimay&oacute;.<br /> NCRTD&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blue Buses&rdquo; will have additional buses going along its regular Espa&ntilde;ola-Chimay&oacute; route, district officials announced.<br /> This coming Friday is Good Friday, a day commemorated by Christians as the traditional day Jesus Christ was put to death, just prior to Easter Sunday. Numerous Christians in New Mexico observe the day by trekking on foot to El Santuario on Good Friday and the days leading up to it.<br /> NCRTD said two ADA-accessible buses will run on a continuous loop throughout the day. The buses will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with the first bus leaving at 8 a.m. and the second leaving at 8:30 a.m.<br /> The buses will depart from the Santa Claran Hotel in Espa&ntilde;ola. The route will run from N.M. 76 with designated stops to and from Chimay&oacute;.<br /> The route concludes at the Benny Chavez Center at the County Road 98 turnoff.<br /> NCRTD said delays are likely on those routes to accommodate the pilgrims walking toward Chimay&oacute;, so normal bus riders should plan accordingly.<br /> NCRTD provides free service in several counties and pueblos around northern New Mexico, including Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos.<br /> HAWC observatory to study the most energetic phenomena known http://www.lamonitor.com/content/hawc-observatory-study-most-energetic-phenomena-known <img src="http://www.lamonitor.com/sites/www.lamonitor.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hawc-detector-small.jpeg" alt="The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, located 13,500 feet above sea level near Volcán Sierra Negra, in Mexico, celebrated its opening in a ceremony a week ago." title="The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, located 13,500 feet above sea level near Volcán Sierra Negra, in Mexico, celebrated its opening in a ceremony a week ago." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Supernovae, neutron star collisions and active galactic nuclei are among the most energetic phenomena in the known universe.<br /> These violent explosions produce high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays, which can easily travel large distances, making it possible to see objects and events far outside our own galaxy.<br /> Construction is now complete on the newest tool available to study these explosive events and learn more about the nature of high-energy radiation. The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, located 13,500 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mexico&rsquo;s Volc&aacute;n Sierra Negra, will soon begin collecting data at full capacity. The milestone was marked with an inaugural event at the observatory last week.<br /> &ldquo;The HAWC observatory will detect the highest energy photons ever observed,&rdquo; said Brenda Dingus, the principal investigator of the U.S. Department of Energy funding for HAWC and a research fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. &ldquo;These photons point back to astrophysical sources that accelerate particles to energies millions of times higher than man-made particle accelerators. These photons could also be produced by dark matter, which would tell us about these as yet unknown type of fundamental particles that compose most of the mass of the universe.&rdquo;<br /> Update 3-29-15 http://www.lamonitor.com/content/update-3-29-15 <p> Future Resources</p> <p> The Future Energy Resources Committee will have a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be at the Municipal Building, room 200.</p> <p> County Council</p> <p> The next meeting of Los Alamos County Council is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.</p> <p> Egg Splash</p> <p> The annual Egg Splash event will take place at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center April 4. It will start at 1 p.m. There is a limit of 150 participants 16 years of age and younger. Tickets are on sale. For more information, call 662-8170.</p> <p> Photographers</p> <p> There will be an opening reception for the Los Alamos Photographers Show Monday. The reception will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The show will run through May 2 at the library.</p> <p> NanoDays</p> <p> Bradbury Science Museum will take part in the nationwide NanoDays event that starts Friday. The event focuses on nanotechnology, which is technology built the size of atomic or subatomic particles. Both presentations and hands-on demonstrations are planned at the Bradbury. NanoDays events run through April 12.</p> Local Briefs 3-29-15 http://www.lamonitor.com/content/local-briefs-3-29-15 <p> &lsquo;Caballo Blanco&rsquo; movie showing April 21</p> <p> The feature-length documentary &ldquo;Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco&rdquo; will premiere at the Reel Deal Theater April 21.<br /> &lsquo;Caballo Blanco,&rsquo; whose real name is Micah True, is most famous for his work with the Tarahumara Indian tribe of northern Mexico and was a chief organizer of the Copper Canyon Ultramarathon, which has been competed in by local runners in the past.<br /> True died in southern New Mexico, in the Gila wilderness in 2012, shortly after the 2012 Copper Canyon race.<br /> Sponsoring the premier is the Los Alamos running club, High Altitude Athletics. That group sponsors local events such as the Jemez Mountain Trail Run and the Valles Caldera runs.<br /> Proceeds from the premiere will go to benefit the Wally Walters Memorial Scholarship and the Aaron S. Goldman Scholarship, as well as Volunteer Task Force work and other local causes.</p> <p> Meeting on resiliency is Thursday</p> Pace Race Season Returning http://www.lamonitor.com/content/pace-race-season-returning <img src="http://www.lamonitor.com/sites/www.lamonitor.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pace_race_3-29.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Runners take off from the start of one of the late Pace Races of the 2014 season. The 2015 Pace Race season is scheduled to begin April 7 and will be run along the Canyon Rim Trail. Pace Races are open to anyone interested. For more information, visit the Roadrunners&rsquo; website, atomicrunners.com.</p>