Today's News

  • 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?

  • Two days in the Crow’s Nest

    My camera has taken me to some pretty great experiences in the past years and this last weekend was no exception. Aug. 8-9, I had the privilege of perching my cowgirl boots in the Crow’s Nest, high above the rodeo at Brewer Arena. The Crow’s Nest is the announcer’s stand above the bucking chute opposite the grand stand.

    The county sponsors the rodeo with assistance from the Pony Club and Krystal Zellner, a county employee.

  • Los Alamos Triathlon: Archer, Peterson defend their elite division titles

    Los Alamos is turning into Jeff Archer’s home away from home, in just about every sense of the phrase.

    Archer, who currently resides in Boulder, Colo., took his second straight men’s title at the Los Alamos Triathlon Saturday. Archer won the men’s overall competition with his time of 1 hour, 32.55 seconds, defending his 2008 title at the event.