Local News

  • 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.

  • Registered sex offender sues local woman

    A bizarre and oft-delayed lawsuit is playing out in a Los Alamos courtroom this week. Jury selection and opening arguments began Monday in the case that has dragged on for more than a year. The combatants in this protracted legal battle include a convicted sex offender and a self-styled crusader who have crossed swords on more than one occasion.

  • Sex offender tells jury he’s learned to identify triggers and control his urges

  • Project plagued by late starts

    County Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman estimated that the Diamond Drive Phase III Project is 16 days behind schedule.  As a result, cold weather may prevent finishing the final step, which would add  an “open grade friction course,” a treatment that helps tires grip the road and reduces the risk of hydroplaning.

  • Check out the latest Police Beat in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor

    Sept. 15

    10 a.m. – Sombrillo Nursing Home reported criminal damage to its generator equipment at 1011 Sombrillo Court. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.


    3:20 p.m. – A 21-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was assaulted on the UNM-LA campus at 4000 University Dr. Her report could not be verified.

    Read the rest of the past week's Police Beat in the  Los Alamos Monitor.



  • Security expert works to heal others

    Following three decades in security, Reuben Peck changed careers and is now a certified massage therapist with a new practice in Los Alamos.

    “I got my first massage 15 months ago and it felt so good and I was just at peace with everything in the world. I thought if I could pass that on to others it would be wonderful,” Peck said. “I checked on schools and found one of the best in the country was in Santa Fe.”

    Peck, 51, interviewed last year with the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing and was accepted.

  • Being a leader is no easy task

    Becoming a leader was never meant to be a walk in the park. To gain even an inch or two of growth seems to require elbow grease, if not getting the hands downright dirty.

    It was one of the first lessons 24 Los Alamos residents, with me included, learned during a two-day Leadership Los Alamos orientation, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque.

    This year’s Leadership Los Alamos will hold seven monthly classes. A graduation will be held on May 7.

  • Fall colors, trail runs, family fun at Pajarito Trail Fest

    The third annual Pajarito Trail Runs Festival will take place on Oct. 10 at Pajarito Ski Area from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The events will feature 10k and 15 Mile trail races, kids’ runs and activities and an opportunity to enjoy a display of fall colors.      

    Registration for 10K and 15 Mile races is open until Oct. 10 at www.active.com.   

    Registration for 10k is $35 and for 15 Mile race is $40 and includes an active.com fee.

    There will be race day registration for an additional charge.

  • Fete for new superintendent this evening

    The public is invited to attend a Community Welcome for new LAPS superintendent, Dr. Gene Schmidt at 7 p.m. this evening at Fuller Lodge.

    Schmidt will make brief remarks about his vision and goals for the Los Alamos School District.

    There will be time to socialize and get acquainted with him and wife Wendy over refreshments.

    Come meet, greet and eat...

    For information, contact Linda Hull at 662-7950.