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  • Sex offender says he learned to control urges

    In day two of the defamation case underway in District Court, registered sex offender Ted Vives told jurors he learned during three years of therapy how to control the urges that led him to have sex with a student in Florida in 1990.

  • LANB donates $50,000 to United Way

    Once again, Los Alamos National Bank thrills the crowd of non-profit service organizations throughout Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties with a $50,000 donation to United Way.

    United Way Board President Jill Cook and board member Dara McKinney, both LANB officials, presented the check to campaign chair Ralph Damiani this evening at a FAN Club event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

    View photos of the big event in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Sex offender issue has taken heavy toll on families

    Spouses took the stand today describing the impact the five-year clash between registered sex offender Ted Vives and community activist Linda Hull has had on their lives.

    Read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Testimony reveals heavy toll on families

    Spouses took the stand Wednesday describing the impact the five-year clash between registered sex offender Ted Vives and community activist Linda Hull has had on their lives.

    Paula Vives spoke of the fear and humiliation she has endured in the community and at work since marrying registered sex offender Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives a couple of years ago.

    She told the jury she and Vives talked through his criminal past before they married.

  • CMRR Rad-Lab is up

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s projected Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility is still very much alive, despite obstacles that line its way to an uncertain future.

    Another in a series of peaceful, court-imposed meetings Wednesday night brought together officials in charge of LANL’s CMRR facility and a group of “interested parties,” among other members of the public.

  • Councilors hedge bets on future fuel prices

    The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night approved a new arrangement to purchase discounted natural gas within a long-term plan.

    Councilors voted 4-1 in favor of authorizing John Arrowsmith, the county’s director of public utilities to sign an agreement for Los Alamos, along with the New Mexico Municipal Energy Acquisition Authority (NMMEAA) to enter into a pre-paid natural gas transaction with a variable gas discount structure that could save Los Alamos residents an estimated $750,000 a year in gas for the next 30 years.

  • Frugal Friday offers food related fun

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is hoping residents will take advantage of the center as it presents its final Frugal Friday this week. The food related fun is a chance for the senior center to spotlight the chefs during National Senior Center month.

    The day in the life of these chefs starts much earlier than for others. Chef Fred Ortiz and Chef Michael Mason begin their day when the sun comes up, in order to serve the seniors each day.  

  • Breaking News: Jury deliberation in Vives vs. Hull case ends at 5 p.m. without decision

  • Schools' e-mail system down

    The Los Alamos Public Schools e-mail system is down due to a server hardware failure.

    The District is working with vendors to fix the problem and restore service as soon as possible.

  • Registered sex offender takes local woman to court

    A jury was selected and opening arguments and initial questioning began today in a case that due to repeated postponements and cancellations has dragged on for more than a year.

    Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives, a registered sex offender, filed a complaint in early 2008 charging longtime Los Alamos resident Linda Hull with intentional interference with contractual relations, infliction of emotional distress, false light invasion of privacy and malicious abuse of process for speaking publicly of his sex-offender status.