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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pajarito Brewpub & Grill

on June 6, 2017 - 5:50am

On the job in Los Alamos: Cyd Shockey, bartender at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill pours a stiff drink for a customer. The brewpub is at 614 Trinity Dr. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Smart Design With Suzette: Remodeling A Living Room – Storage, Design And Who To Hire

on June 5, 2017 - 8:08am
Cozy living room. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

Here we are in the fourth and final article of remodeling a living room.

We‘ve discussed determining your needs; identifying your style; budgets; floor plans and layout; lighting, flooring and architectural details. Now we will conclude with storage, design and who to hire.

Storage and Organization

Depending on the age of your house and its layout, you may or may not have storage in the living room.

If you do find yourself with a closet here, count your lucky stars.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum 2017 Summer Series Presents Talk By Gerry Wood Wednesday, June 7

on June 4, 2017 - 10:40am

Nels Hoffman speaking at the May 31 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF News:

This summer the non-denominational Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) is presenting a series of talks by local speakers. The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”.

Gerry Wood is next in line to speak and he will address “The Science of Hope” at the Wednesday, June 7 forum. Wood had a 35-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory after obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wednesday's forum includes a light

Former Cop Robert Bustamante Ordained A Priest

on June 4, 2017 - 8:39am

Former police officer and Marine Robert Bustamante, who spent the summer of 2016 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Alamos, was ordained a priest Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Archbishop John C. Wester blesses Dcn. Robert Bustamante duirng the Ordination Mass Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM, center, blesses Robert Bustamante as did all the priests present at the Mass of Ordination Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fr. Glenn: Bon Voyage

on June 4, 2017 - 7:34am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

‘Tis the season of spring … of leafing, of flowering, of hatchlings spreading newly-fledged wings to eagerly, yet nervously, fly the nest … under watchful and anxious eyes of parents fluttering above, squawking: “Careful not to fall; it’s a long way down!” “Watch out for predators!” “Be wary of eating things that bite back!”

“Dude … what’s with your parents?”, squeaks the little chick from a neighboring nest. “They’re always that way,” is the response. “They don’t know crickets from crawdads, and always on our case!

Pastor Granillo: Muddy Words

on June 4, 2017 - 6:41am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (NIV James 1:19-20)

It can be frustrating when you feel as if others don’t understand what you are saying. The truth may simply be that, even though we don’t recognize it as easily, we are not conveying our message in a way that others can receive it.

Communication, real communication, seems to be desperately missing from our world. So, what can we do?

NMDOT Announces Update To State Rail Plan

on June 3, 2017 - 6:00am


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation recently announced the development of an updated state Rail Plan. The 2018 Rail Plan will describe the current state of New Mexico’s rail system, articulate a strategic vision for the future of the rail system, and identify projects and funding sources to support that vision.
The contract to complete the Rail Plan was awarded in April. The Department anticipates that the development of the Rail Plan will continue for eighteen months, concluding in the fall of 2018.
In order to support the Rail Plan’s development, NMDOT is