Heinrich, Luján Welcome Over $3.2 Million In Federal Funding To Revitalize Airport Infrastructure In Carlsbad


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced $3,206,168 in federal funding to support infrastructure upgrades at Cavern City Air Terminal in Carlsbad. The funding will be used to reconstruct 5,830 feet of runway, allowing the airport to better maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and minimize foreign object debris.

“Airports like Cavern City Air Terminal strengthen New Mexico’s connection to tourism, commercial aviation, and business opportunities across our state,” Heinrich said. “It Read More

Governor Announces Law Enforcement Training Assistance Fund: Dedicated Investment Supporting New Officers At Small Law Enforcement Agencies Across New Mexico

From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was joined by law enforcement leadership and elected officials at the CNM Law Enforcement Academy Tuesday to announce the new Law Enforcement Training Assistance Fund, a dedicated investment in supporting new officers at small law enforcement agencies statewide.

“We are breaking down every barrier possible for the men and women who want to dedicate their lives to protecting New Mexicans, as well as the departments they serve,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “This administration will continue invest in New Mexico officers Read More

Posts From the Road: Greycliff Mill

Greycliff Mill: This is the view when driving onto the Greycliff Mill property in Greycliff, Mont. The main building on the grounds is the mill itself, which also houses a coffee shop and seating where visitors are encouraged to stay awhile. In the background are the grey cliffs, for which the town and mill are named. Photo by Gary Warren/

Water Wheel: The water wheel is located on the side of the Greycliff Mill. Water flows through a wooden trough from the water tank in the back of the building to power the wheel. Photo by Gary Warren/

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Fr. Glenn: A Two-Edged Sword

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

The history buff will likely encounter videos of World War II while perusing streaming menus and on Facebook pages. It never fails to strike us how such a great tragedy as that war and the resulting death of so many people occurred essentially due to the ambitions of a very few, as has happened for millennia. Hitler and Mussolini and essentially primarily a military junta in Japan during WWII, the Caesars, Alexander, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, and so many others, great and small. Megalomania is an awful, and awfully destructive, thing.

However, ambition is bad—and even evil—if Read More

Los Alamos Mountaineers Contributes To Art Murals

Los Alamos Mountaineer member and artist Melissa Bartlett works on the mural for the Canyon Rim Trail Tunnel. Courtesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers

Los Alamos Mountaineers

The Los Alamos Mountaineers new art mural joins the others in the tunnel, which goes under N.M. 502 and connects to the Canyon Rim Trail. The mural commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Los Alamos Mountaineers and features cartoons of favorite mountaineer activities such as hiking, canoeing, llama backpacking, skiing and scaling rocky slopes.

The artwork was done by three mountaineers who also are Read More

Op-Ed: Misconceptions Regarding Golf Course Improvements

Los Alamos

I have read a number of letters and op-eds related to the golf course improvements. Many of these have created some misconceptions regarding the effort.

Council appropriated CIP funds in 2017 to complete as many golf course deferred maintenance items as possible and address the driving range safety concern. So far these funds were used in 2020 to replace the old irrigation system and now $1.9M remain.

Last fall the P&RB advised Council to use the remaining funds ($1.9M) on deferred maintenance items like tee boxes, sand traps, greens, cart paths and areas in disrepair. Read More

Singer Tony Kamel Performs Live At Fuller Lodge Aug. 18


Live in Los Alamos presents Houston-born singer and songwriter Tony Kamel live at historic Fuller Lodge 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

The doors open at 6 p.m. for this event, which welcomes all ages.

Click here to purchase tickets:

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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 8, 2022


Public Works Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Canyon Road Reconstruction

TLC Plumbing and Utility, under contract with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department has completed Read More

Two All-America Swimmers Orion Henderson And Kelly Wetteland Head To University of Arizona

Orion Henderson and Kelly Wetteland with All-America certificates at Walkup Pool. Courtesy photo


Orion Henderson and Kelly Wetteland, Los Alamos Class of 2022, were both recently named to the High School All-America swimming team, the only New Mexico swimmers to receive this honor for the 2021-22 school year.

Henderson made All-America in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley; Wetteland made All-America in the100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.

Henderson is the son of Kevin and Karen Henderson of Los Alamos. Both parents were intercollegiate swimmers.

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Governor Bolsters New Mexico State Police Presence In Albuquerque After Fourth Muslim Man Killed

From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that she will send additional state police to Albuquerque after a Muslim man was killed Friday. The death is the fourth murder of a Muslim man in Albuquerque in recent months, and police believe they may be connected.

“I am angered and saddened that this is happening in New Mexico, a place that prides itself on diversity of culture and thought. This is not who we are,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “We will not stop in our pursuit of justice for the victims and their families and are bringing every resource to bear Read More

BJS Releases Statistical Tables Showing Federal Deaths In Custody & During Arrest In 2020

DOJ News:

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2020 – Statistical Tables.

This report presents statistics on deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention and incarceration in the United States.

This report is the third in a series in response to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (P.L. 113–242) that requires federal law enforcement agencies to report information about the death of any person who dies while detained, under arrest, being arrested or in the custody of federal law Read More

SFNF: Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round – Risk & Danger In Post-Fire Environment

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The recent devastating wildfires and subsequent flash flooding are fresh in the minds of many New Mexicans – it can feel debilitating to grieve the loss of lives and property while the risk of danger remains.

There are a number of services available and actions that can be taken to help protect families and property in fire-affected areas. In cooperation with their partners, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is sharing the “Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round” campaign message for August: Risk and Danger in the Post-Fire Environment.

After Wildfire, A Guide for Read More

SFCC Announces English As A Second Language Classes

SFCC News:

Do you want to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you speak no English at all, or you only know a little, or even if you know a lot of English, SFCC has classes for you.

Santa Fe Community College will offer a 12-week English as a Second Language session from Aug. 29 to November 18 to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session to register for classes.

The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses. There is a $25 registration fee for the upcoming Fall 2022 term. The classes are free. Classes Read More

Governor Announces Financial Relief For New Mexico Businesses Through Wildfire Grant Program

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announcing today in Las Vegas, N.M. the launch of the Wildfire Business Assistance Grant Program. Courtesy photo


…Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000 for businesses damaged by fire

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the launch of the Wildfire Business Assistance Grant Program, which will provide emergency assistance to New Mexico business owners and self-employed individuals whose businesses were physically damaged or saw reduced revenue due to recent wildfires.

Gov. Lujan Grisham authorized the Economic Read More

Scenes From Summer Concert With Wildflowers & Katy P

The Wildflowers lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie performing  at the Summer Concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. The Wildflowers, a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute band, headlined the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The Wildflowers performing Friday in the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

A music fan takes in the sounds at the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

High energy New Mexico band Katy P and the Business opened for The Wildflowers at Friday night’s summer concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Read More

Home Country: Popcorn Went To Poppin’

Home Country

“You know it used to be even hotter than it is right now, don’t you?” Windy looked up from his lunch. Oh boy, professorial mood. We’re gonna get it. “I used ta pack mules, a-course. Well, I packed ‘em ‘til the accident, anyway.”

“Accident, Windy?” Dang it, Dud, you’ve done it now.

“Nobody can say I don’t love them little mules, but that accident took all the packin’ enthusiasticals right outta me.

“Over in Death Valley it was. Summer. Hotter’n … well, you know. I was takin’ the pack mules out each day with the lunches all packed on ‘em fer these dudes. Kinda fun.

“Jest why these Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: Dr. Daniel Reed At Rio Grande Foot & Ankle Specialists


On the job Monday are Dr. Daniel Reed and Receptionist Kelly Shutt at Rio Grande Foot and Ankle Specialists at 1475 Central Ave. Suite 150. Rio Grande Foot and Ankle Specialists also have locations in Santa Fe and Taos. For information, visit or call 505.662.2020. #worklosalamos, #wherediscoveriesaremade, Photo by Jenn Bartram/ Read More

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