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Los Alamos Mountaineers Collect Entire Ford Bronco’s Worth Of Coats And Camping Gear For Homeless Shelter

on December 15, 2019 - 8:00am

The Los Alamos Mountaineer’s coats and camping gear drive Saturday was a tremendous success. Los Alamos Mountaineer members Kei Davis and Lisa Biehl here at Sullivan Field collected an entire Ford Bronco’s worth of donations from the community. The items will be distributed to area homeless shelters. Courtesy/LAM

Fr. Glenn: Learning From Others

on December 15, 2019 - 7:26am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

An interesting—and edifying—evening.

Here in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe—as in many other dioceses around the U.S.—we have quite a number of non-native-born priests—from Vietnam, Mexico and Latin America, Spain, and Africa, to name just a few places of origin (not even to mention myself, originally from Texas, which sort of counts. And, by the way: I ain’t got no accent; it’s y’all that talk funny! ;)

Anyway … I attended a dinner hosted by our Nigerian priests the other evening, and a most enjoyable evening it was.

State Historic Preservation Office Approves Final Design Of New Mexico Museum Of Art Vladem Contemporary

on December 15, 2019 - 7:26am
Northeast View, New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary © DNCA, llc/StudioGP, 2019. Courtesy photo
NMMA News:
SANTA FE Following a recent review of the design for the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the architectural team presented a final design that, in the words of lead architect Devendra Contractor “enhances the overall aesthetic and functionality of Vladem Contemporary” and preserves the historic integrity of the surrounding area.
The SHPO review was state-mandated under the New Mexico Cultural Properties Act.

Paint Holiday Candle At White Rock Senior Center

on December 15, 2019 - 6:33am


The community is invited to paint a holiday candle 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the White Rock Senior Center.

You can enjoy a cup of tea, while painting in a step by step, guided painting event for

Beginners and experienced artists are welcome to attend this step by step, guided painting session, which includes a cup of tea.

The fee is $25 for senior center members and $30 for nonmembers.

Register at or call Susanne Harrison at 505.412.1534.

Annual Christmas Tubas Concert At TOTH Dec. 21

on December 15, 2019 - 6:17am

The sound of brass instruments playing Christmas carols is a staple this time of year. When those instruments are tubas and euphoniums, the sound has a more mellow character. Hear the Christmas Tubas perform in a free concert 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

The Christmas Tubas perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

County Council Regular Session Dec. 17

on December 15, 2019 - 6:11am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold a regular session 6 p.m., Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

To read the full agenda, click here.

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 17

on December 15, 2019 - 5:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with partly sunny skies and a 40 percent chance of scattered snow showers and tonight’s low around 17. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts a winter storm will shift across the state today and tonight with strong winds, much colder air and several inches of snow across the northern high terrain and northeast plains. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Clouds Silhouette Trees At Sunset

on December 15, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: Clouds with silhouetted trees at sunset color the sky recently in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Alire Christmas Trees For Sale At K Of C Parking Lot

on December 14, 2019 - 12:14pm

After the recent announcement in the Los Alamos Daily Post that Alire Christmas Trees wouldn’t be selling trees this year, owner Andrew Alire said he was inundated with requests to reconsider. Carson National Forest, El Rito District, had announced commercial permits for cutting Christmas trees would not be issued this year due to the potential threat to the Mexican spotted owl, which is listed under the Endangered Species Act. So, after so many requests, Alire decided to travel to Moriarty to try his luck obtaining trees.

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Electric Vehicle Accord

on December 14, 2019 - 12:08pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and seven other governors have reaffirmed their partnership to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure along major highways in the Intermountain West and released voluntary minimum standards for those charging stations.
Gov. Lujan Grisham signed the new REV West Memorandum of Understanding, along with governors from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

No Injury Collision On Trinity At 20th This Morning

on December 14, 2019 - 10:23am
A collision with no injuries reported has occurred this morning on Trinity Drive and 20th Street. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area to allow police to clear the scene. Photo by John McHale/

Wright Brothers Institute, AFRL Begin New Partnership With Office Of Secretary Of Defense

on December 14, 2019 - 10:16am
WBI News:
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) have officially partnered to examine future Air Force capabilities.
This $1 million agreement will leverage WBI’s Artificial-Intelligence-based platform, Wright-AI (Advanced Intelligence) to analyze and predict disruptive, emerging technologies that may have a military application and impact the future battlespace.

PEEC: ‘National Parks Adventure’ 2 P.M. Today

on December 14, 2019 - 10:12am
The Los Alamos Nature Center will show the full-dome film ‘National Parks Adventure’ at 2 p.m. today. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center will play the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” at 2 p.m. today.
This stunning film explores the beauty of our national parks from new perspectives and provides a sweeping overview of the national parks’ history. This film was brought to Los Alamos by PEEC’s sponsors CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and the Delle Foundation with additional funding from the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Seating is limited so

World Futures: Education Revisited Part One

on December 14, 2019 - 10:12am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the series Education we looked at its growth and content concluding that there might be a need for restructuring of both the curriculum and the process.

What is taught and how it is taught are fundamental to the development of new adults that direct and control the future of humanity. Society has an obligation to provide this education if it wants to sustain itself.

Whether formally defined or not, becoming a new adult is linked to the completion of secondary education or an alternative, but it does not imply having the skills for a

Snyder: Tom Lehrer Has Connections To Los Alamos

on December 14, 2019 - 10:02am

A few of Tom Lehrer’s album covers. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society

Not long ago an idea was put forth to play some appropriate music in the Hans Bethe House where our Cold War history is told. The songs of Tom Lehrer were mentioned as a possibility, with much agreement.

Immediately, I was taken back to memories of my college years in the late 1960s when my friends and I listened to his music.

Study Finds New Mexico No. 8 In Youth Cyberbullying

on December 14, 2019 - 9:54am
PPR News:
A new study found New Mexico is the No. 8 state when it comes to young people experiencing cyberbullying, with 5,765 reported victims. The national average is 4,300 cyberbullying victims per state.
Victims of cyberbullying are twice as likely to commit suicide. As revenge porn, catfishing and online shaming increase, adults must find solutions to this new threat to American youth. has released a study on Cyberbullying Youth Victims by State using the latest data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the number of youths age

Topper Girls Basketball Team Falls To Valencia 34-38

on December 14, 2019 - 9:45am

Anna Abeyta reaches for a loose ball under the Jaguars basket. The Toppers struggled on both defense and offense throughout the game Tuesday evening in the Valencia High School Gymnasium. They were not able to convert their shots from the field or the free throw line, which led to the loss to the Jaguars 34-38. Photo by John McHale/

Michaela Gonzales tries to get a shot in the first quarter but is closely guarded and fouled by a Jaguar defender. Photo by John McHale/

Janee Montoya tries to break out of the pack as Zoe Brown attempts to steal the ball.

LAMC Working To Provide OB Coverage In 2020

on December 14, 2019 - 8:54am
Ellen Ben-Naim of First Born Program of Los Alamos
Los Alamos Daily Post

Information and misinformation have been circulating on social media concerning the status of the OB Department at Los Alamos Medical Center. Most recently there have been comments posted that the OB Department will close down Jan. 1, 2020.

Program Manager Ellen Ben-Naim of First Born Program of Los Alamos shared her concerns Friday afternoon with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

“I am extremely concerned on many levels about the possibility of losing Labor and Delivery and

New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Signs Career Pathway Agreement With U.S. Forest Service

on December 14, 2019 - 8:52am
Forest Supervisor James Duran, left, and Secretary Bill McCamley sign an agreement Wednesday in Taos. Courtesy photo
TAOS The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S. Forest Service in Taos to provide a career pathway program for participants in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC).
RMYC is an AmeriCorps program where participants gain valuable experience in the skills that employers, like the U.S. Forest Service, need by maintaining public lands.
The program will involve staff from Carson National Forest

Santa Fe Community College: Fall 2019 Dean’s List

on December 14, 2019 - 8:48am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College has announced the names of the students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2019 semester.

New Mexico Congressional Delegation’s PFAS Legislation Included In National Defense Bill

on December 14, 2019 - 8:02am
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes the New Mexico delegation’s bill, H.R.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Assisting First Responders

on December 14, 2019 - 7:42am

On the job Monday at Fire Station 3 in White Rock is Carl Russell, DMin, MA, LPCC a volunteer from the New Mexico Crisis Support Team (NMCST). Russell offered to facilitate a critical incident debriefing for local first responders involved in the recent tragedies in Los Alamos and White Rock. The NMCST is comprised of 15 volunteer mental health professionals, clergy and peer support personnel who have received special training to intervene with individuals who have experienced a critical incident or traumatic event. Learn more here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Four Years After Paris Climate Accords, Udall Joins Shaheen, Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Voicing Support For Global Efforts To Combat Climate Change

on December 14, 2019 - 6:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a group of bipartisan senators in a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in support of the organization’s global efforts to mitigate climate change.
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) is currently convening a meeting on the historic Paris Climate Agreement in Madrid. Earlier this week, Udall joined a group of senators in calling on President

Joe Illick & New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Perform At Lensic Dec. 31

on December 14, 2019 - 6:32am
Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak Dowlatshahi
Augustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao Yang
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker and violinist Phoenix Avalon.
New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition.

BLM New Mexico Issues Policy To Reduce Wildfire Risk Around Power Lines On Public Lands

on December 14, 2019 - 6:03am
BLM News:
SANTA FE Building on the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires through active management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office issued a new policy Friday to limit fire risk from power lines crossing BLM-managed public lands.
The policy provides guidance for effective vegetation management within and adjacent to electric transmission and distribution line rights-of-way, also known as ROWs.
“This policy will reduce the risk of wildfire associated with vegetation conditions in and around powerline rights-of-way by