Today's News

  • 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.

  • Gov. proposes mandatory jail time, no loopholes for DWI offenders

  • Superintendent welcomes teachers, shares school year mission

    Superintendent Gene Schmidt minced few words explaining the financial state of Los Alamos Public Schools due mainly to declining enrollment during the last five years.

    Enrollment has fallen by 100 students from last spring alone.

    The district’s current student population has dipped below 3,100 and that’s down from some 3,500 students in 2004, he said.

    During Schmidt’s talk at Duane Smith Auditorium, he informed teachers that as a way to make up those losses, the district will accept a limited number of out of district students this year.

  • School board passes several policies

    A number of policies were unanimously passed at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

    Policiy1340 – School Building Names allows local schools to be given names compatible with and reflective of the environment and culture of New Mexico. Individual school buildings should have descriptive titles, and the change to this policy approved Tuesday is that it may now include the name of a person who is presently living or is deceased.

  • Boyer: We have not performed

    E-mails have been sent, comments have been submitted and the public has made phone calls to council regarding options for the Trinity Site development, in hopes that council would reach a decision about the project.

    However, after four hours of discussion at the special council session held Thursday night, councilors still have not reached a decision.

    Residents had about three weeks to submit comments to councilors and let them know which of the three choices they would like council to move forward with. The three options are:

  • Mixed Martial Arts: Jemez Pueblo fighter to make pro debut Saturday

    From the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to the cage, the past few weeks has been something of a whirlwind for Victor Masayesva.

    Masayesva, originally from Jemez Pueblo, will make his mixed martial arts debut Saturday at the Rage in the Cage.

    The Rage in the Cage, which takes place at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, has 19 MMA fights scheduled for Saturday night. Bouts start at 7:30 p.m.

    Masayesva is on the undercard. He will face Albuquerque’s Jesse Jallamio in the 145-pound weight class.