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Today's News

  • A vision of Trinity Site with a few requirements

    I believe that there are some essential requirements and considerations that must be addressed before any other requirements for the Trinity Site.

    1. The Trinity Site must permanently increase our tax base. Without this increase, we will never be able to enhance the amenities in this community.

    2. The Trinity Site should have a core store that provides the missing essential shopping needs of Los Alamos. Unless this core store covers these shopping needs, our citizens will continue to shop off the Hill to the detriment of the entire retail community.

  • Movie features a timeless love

    Time traveling always looks so great, or at least what is revealed in movies. “The Time Machine” offered a view of a very distant future, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” showcased awesome historical events and the little boy in Disney’s “The Navigator” got to fly around on a really cool looking space ship.

  • Boys soccer: LAHS grad to play in Texas

    Los Alamos High School 2009 graduate Will Schoonover will continue his soccer career into the college ranks.

    Schoonover, a top utility player in his career who spent much of his senior season at the fullback position, is starting his preseason workouts with Hardin-Simmons University.

    Schoonover finished his senior year with 7 goals and 4 assists. His 18 points made him the fifth-leading scorer on the team despite playing the majority of his 2008 minutes on the Hilltoppers’ back line.

  • A diet that worked for me

    OK, the cat’s out of the bag. I drink a tea made from Slippery Elm Bark, Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel and Blessed Thistle. It tastes like dirt. I eat a handful of pumpkin seeds, take multi-supplements and drink a glass of wine each day.

    Why do I do this? I did it because it could cure my cancer and because it meant the difference between being able to stay on a clinical trial or not.

    I bet my doctor is groaning as she reads this: “She thinks tea and wine are going to cure her. She’s a fruit loop! And I thought she was so sensible.”

  • 16th kids triathlon results

    Nearly 120 young athletes took part in Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon.

    The kids triathlon, which celebrated its 16th year this year, was held in and around Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The event is for participants 14 years of age and younger.

    Each of the five age groups had different lengths of bike, running and swim legs in the non-continuous event.

    Here are the results from Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon. Results are listed as bike time, run time, swim time, total time. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

  • Starting the year off right

    On July 24, teens from Los Alamos, Española and Pojoaque gathered at Northern New Mexico College El Rito Campus for the Joining and Understanding Now, Teens Overcome Separation (JUNTOS) annual youth summit.

    The purpose of the summit was to discuss a plan of action for JUNTOS’ involvement in the 2009-2010 school year.

    Many issues were addressed at the summit including what JUNTOS hopes to accomplish this year as well as how to become better recognized in the communities.

  • Tennis: Whicker is double winner at LATC’s tournament

    Matt Whicker took top honors in the men’s singles draw and half the top honor in the men’s doubles draw at this weekend’s Los Alamos Tennis Club Tournament.

    The tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park. It included players from all across northern New Mexico, some coming as far away as Moriarty and Rio Rancho.

    Whicker took a three-set victory in the men’s final, coming back from a set down against Kent Brown. Brown took the opening set 6-3, but Whicker swept the final two sets to take the title, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Sports update

    Meeting for mid-school tennis set for Wednesday

    An organizational meeting for the middle school club tennis team is scheduled for Wednesday.

    The meeting is for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students interested in playing fall tennis, along with parents of interested players. It is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Mesa Tennis Courts, located directly behind Sullivan Field.

    For more information on the girls tennis club, call Bruce Cottrell at 660-1440. For more information on the boys tennis club, call Giri Raichur at 310-0429.

  • Impure but prized is the Rio Grande water allotted to cities and counties under the San Juan-Chama (SJC) Diversion pact. Los Alamos County’s share is 1,200 acre feet (390 million gallons), which county government foresees pumping from White Rock Canyon.

  • Judge denies registered sex offender’s appeal

    The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled against local resident Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives in his appeal of a Santa Fe District Court, which ordered him to register as a sex offender with the New Mexico Sex Offender Registry.

    Vives, 44, pled nolo contendere or no contest in Florida in 1992 to charges he engaged in a sex act with a child under 18 years old.