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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Diamond Drive project hits a speedbump

    Snarled traffic, uncooperative drivers and delays ranging from 40-50 minutes plagued those traveling Diamond Drive and the surrounding streets earlier this week.

    Left turns within the Diamond Drive Phase 3 project are now prohibited. This went into effect on Thursday. Right turns are permitted, however.

  • Not your average beauty queen

    Ellen Kress, a 2009 Los Alamos High School graduate, has always had a knack for being on the stage. She helped run the Olions this year and took part in several productions. On Wednesday, Kress is going a step higher than just limelight. She is reaching for the crown.

    Kress will carry the title of Miss New Mexico in the Miss National U.S. Scholarship Pageant. The competition will be held Friday in New Orleans. Miss National U.S. is a new organization; it was established in 2007.

  • Learn how to break free from physical pain Monday

    Pain can serve as shackles. People feel imprisoned by it because their extreme discomfort prevents from them doing whatever they wish. Eventually, some may turn to the doctor’s office for a prescription to break those invisible shackles.

    A presentation titled, “Your Pain: How to Tell Your Story,” will help Los Alamos residents free themselves from pain.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Put your best foot forward

    This week we take a look at assets in your every day life. A majority of what we look at through the assets lens is focused at youth and how to make this a wonderful community for them.

    Today, I want you to consider the scenario of Assets in your daily life, with our focus on the work place, the employee lounge, the boardroom, cafeteria or even your desk. Then I want you to think about where you eat lunch?