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Today's News

  • Lee wins LATC title

    David Lee had a big showing at this year’s Los Alamos Tennis Club championship tournament.
    Lee picked up the men’s A singles flight crown and he and doubles partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the finals of the men’s A doubles before falling.
    The LATC held its annual tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park.
    Lee took on Bill Vigil in the championship match Sunday.
    To get to the final, Vigil beat 2011 runner-up Kevin Mitchell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. But Vigil suffered a muscle injury in the first set of the final against Lee and was forced to retire — Lee was up 4-2 in the set when Vigil was forced to exit.
    On his way to the title, Lee knocked out Ryan Maupin in the semifinal, topping 6-2, 6-1.

  • Today in History for August 1st
  • Los Alamos Ranch School alum, Vidal dead at 86--Video Extras

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

    Vidal also was an alum of the Los Alamos Ranch School.

    But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class.

  • Phelps Takes Record 19th Olympic Medal
  • U.S. Women Take Gymnastics Gold
  • County survey underway

    During the next two weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving phone calls or “person on the street” interviews, asking for their feedback on county government.
    The county has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with county services and programs.
    Whenever possible, the county uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

  • Tax holiday slated for Aug. 3-5

    It is that time of year again for the New Mexico Annual Tax Holiday.
    The dates are Aug. 3-5 and it is a good time to purchase school supplies and clothing without paying tax.
    The New Mexico Legislature established a deduction from gross receipts tax for retail sales of tangible personal property in 2005 and has continued it each year the first weekend in August.
    This is possible because the retailers can deduct the gross receipts tax during this period and therefore can pass the savings onto you for a weekend of tax-free shopping.
    The tax rate for Los Alamos is 7.3125 percent while Santa Fe City has a tax rate of 8.1875 percent.

  • Update 07-31-12

    Otter talk

    Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. today at PEEC. The presentation is designed for families and kids ages 5 and up. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. 

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. today at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

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

    Martian celebration

  • Santa Clara gets $11 million in fed funds

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced Friday that more than $11 million in federal assistance relief is being made available for Santa Clara Pueblo following recent flooding in the area.
    On July 13, the New Mexico officials wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, FEMA Administrator William Fugate and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, asking that federal funding dedicated for flood mitigation and restoration efforts be swiftly released to the tribe.
    At the time, Santa Clara Pueblo had received only $379,000, a fraction of their requested $31 million. Pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno had declared another disaster the week of July 16 following new flooding.

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball Escape Bunker

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend