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  • Nadal, Sharapova ousted at Wimbledon


    LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.

    Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match points before finally succumbing on the seventh with — what else? — a missed shot.

    And in the most striking sight of a memorable day of departures by past Wimbledon champions, Serena Williams couldn't get the ball over the net in a doubles match with her sister Venus, stopping after three games because of what was called a viral illness.

    All in all, Tuesday was chock-full of significant events, and the most noteworthy winner had to be 144th-ranked Nick Kyrgios of Australia, who used 37 aces and a have-no-fear approach to beat Nadal 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 for a quarterfinal berth.

    "I was in a bit of a zone out there," said Kyrgios, the lowest-ranked player to beat the No. 1 man at any Grand Slam tournament in 22 years.

    "You've got to believe you can win the match from the very start, and I definitely thought that," the 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) Kyrgios said. "I'm playing some unbelievable tennis on the grass."

    That's for sure.

  • County Briefs 07-01-14


    44h Army Band to perform in LA


    The New Mexico Army National Guard’s 44th Army Band will culminate its Northern New Mexico summer tour of free concerts this week with performances in Santa Rosa, Los Alamos and Albuquerque.  

    The 44th, led and conducted by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wendy Reyes and 1st Sgt. Ralph Harris, will perform in Santa Rosa at the Courthouse Gazebo at 7 p.m. today;  Los Alamos downtown at Ashley Pond,  at 7 p.m. Wednesday. and in Albuquerque for a July 4 Independence Day patriotic concert at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Louisiana at 5 p.m. 


  • Airport offers free round-trip flights for completing survey


    During July, Los Alamos County Airport (LAM) is teaming up with Atomic City Transit to promote the new commercial air service being offered between Los Alamos and Albuquerque. 

    LAM will give away five free-round trip flights on New Mexico Airlines, the company under contract to the county that provides commercial airline service between LAM and Albuquerque’s Sunport.

    To enter, individuals riding the free Atomic City Transit buses to/from the Kiwanis Fireworks show at Overlook Park on Independence Day will need to complete a short survey, which is also the entry form. 

    The airport will print 2,250 surveys asking a few questions about the individual’s use or knowledge of the airline service.

  • Central Avenue Construction


    Starting today, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to 20th Street, to Trinity, and back to eastbound Central at 15th Street.  Pedestrian access will be on the north side of Central. On-street parking on Central will be closed, please use alternate parking in the area. The contractor plans on working a day and night crew in an effort to complete this section of the project within the first 60 days of the construction. When possible, use alternate business entrances including those along Deacon, 15th Street, and 20th Street. 

  • Bandelier to host naturalization ceremony


    July 4 is traditionally the day when Americans celebrate our freedom and independence. 

     This year, building on the success of the last two years’ events, Bandelier National Monument is proud to partner with the United States Citizenship and Naturalization Services to host a naturalization ceremony at the park. Fifteen candidates from 12 countries, after working for years to fulfill their requirements, will be taking the oath and becoming the newest citizens of the United States.

    Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday,   Superintendent Jason Lott will be the keynote speaker, along with speeches by Harry Burgess, Los Alamos County Administrator, and a representative from the office of United States Senator Martin Heinrich.  

  • Update: Diego Fire now 50 percent contained

    Friday 7-4-2014, 8:00 PM
    Fire Information: (575) 638-0081

  • Japanese minister to come to LA


    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill recently traveled to Japan to participate in the Smart Community Summit 2014, where they learned that the county’s Smart Grid project had attracted the attention of Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Midori Matsushima. 

    Matsushima plans to visit Los Alamos on July 11 to tour the project. Arrowsmith is retiring as head of DPU, but will be on hand to greet the minister. 

    New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, DPU’s collaborator and major funder on the $52-million project, is under that ministry. Williams-Hill believes that the minister’s interest was sparked by the fact the Los Alamos is the first of NEDO’s projects completed. NEDO has concluded its research on the Smart Grid and Smart House, and the county now owns that infrastructure.  NEDO also has projects underway in Canada, Ireland, India, Australia and Hawaii. 

  • Gates: 'Science can help solve world's problems'


    He might not be the most powerful or wealthiest person to ever visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but he certainly would be in the team picture.

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates toured the lab and city Monday before addressing a capacity crowd of nearly 700 people who packed the National Security Sciences building that afternoon.

    Gates, whose early work at Microsoft has since morphed into much of the computer technology used in the lab, spent most of his 40-minute appearance discussing the work that has been done by the foundation he co-chairs with his wife Melinda in the fields of education and world health.

  • Crews repairing NM 4 water main break


    Public Works crews were expecting to complete road repairs by 4 p.m., however, they are not going to make it … It now appears that the road work will not be completed until after 6 p.m. this evening. Traffic is reduced to one lane. Evening commuters who usually use Pajarito Road are advised to select an alternate route such as the truck route (East Jemez).


    Previous story: DPU Water crews worked until 2 a.m. Tuesday to replace a corroded section of water main that blew Monday afternoon.  

     Public Works crews are bringing State Road 4 back up to grade before paving the eastbound lane and then moving to pave the westbound lane.

     Traffic control devices remain in place until road work is complete.  County officials state that repairs could take all day; crews will work until the Road is repaired.  

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