Today's News

  • Today in History for August 8th
  • Film critic Judith Crist dies at 90

    NEW YORK (AP) — Judith Crist, a blunt and popular film critic for the "Today" show, TV Guide and the New York Herald Tribune whose reviews were at times so harsh that director Otto Preminger labeled her "Judas Crist," has died. She was 90.

    Her son, Steven Crist, said his mother died Tuesday at her Manhattan home after a long illness.

    Starting in 1963, at the Tribune, Crist wrote about and discussed thousands of movies for millions of readers and viewers, and also covered theater and books.

  • Raw Video: Oil Refinery Fire Aftermath
  • Rahn makes first court appearance

    Los Alamos resident Thomas Rahn made his first appearance in Los Alamos Magistrate Court today to face charges that he molested two children.

    Rahn, accompanied by his attorney, entered a “no plea” since they were felony charges. Rahn was arrested in July when Los Alamos County Police issued a warrant for his arrest based on a report given to them by the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department.

    Rahn was charged with two counts of first -degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, and two counts of criminal second-degree sexual contact with a child under 13.

    His lawyer, Marc W. Edwards, accompanied him to court as well as a friend and supporter Robin Gurule.

  • LA hosts sectional bridge tournament
  • Be There 08-07-12

    Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

    The Los Alamos Farmers Market will host an ice cream social at 9:30 a.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Los Alamos County Fair entries are due today. They will be accepted from 2-6 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your articles. The Fair book with detailed listings is available online at losalamosextension.nmsu.edu/fair.html or at the Los Alamos Extension Office in the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. Suite A. For information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

  • Assets in Action: Summer vacation winds down

    Time is fleeting and you still might need to squeeze in some fun.
    Take this last week to do something fun, something just plain silly, something memorable.
    If your budget permits, get out of dodge and go do something different.
    Head up to Water World, in Denver and take advantage of a great water park. It was rated as one of Forbes Magazine’s, coolest water parks.
    Let your hair down and have a really good time. Try and surf, making a total fool of yourself and take pictures of your adventures. See what a hydro-magnetic water coaster is, if you feel the need for some science along the way. They even added a family buffet if you need to chow down while there.

  • Police Beat 08-07-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested; served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 26

    10:38 p.m. ­­–– A 46-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a burglary of her vehicle in the 100 block of La Mesa Circle.

    July 27

    4:09 p.m. –– Donavan Vanwijkweijer, 18, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court, 2500 Trinity Dr.
    July 29

  • Update 08-07-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m, Aug. 15 at 170 Central Park Square.

    Movie in the Park

    The final 2012 Movie in the Park is set for Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog” (rated G) will be at Ashley Pond starting at dusk. Movies in the Park are sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation department.

    County Council

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

    Regional coalition

    The Regional Coalition Business meeting will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Rio Arriba County Courthouse.

    Rodeo time

  • Scientists, residents cheer Mars landing

    NASA’s Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

    As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen on Monday, scientists and engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion let out “oohs” and “aahs.” The recording began with the protective heat shield falling away and ended with dust being kicked up as the rover was lowered by cables inside an ancient crater.

    It was a sneak preview since it’ll take some time before full-resolution frames are beamed back depending on other priorities.