Obituary: Ernest (Tito) Ulibarri Jr. Sept. 18, 2023


Ernest (Tito) Ulibarri Jr., age 91, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, carpenter, superintendent and mentor residing in White Rock, New Mexico, passed away of natural causes. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 18, 2023.

He was born in Park View, New Mexico, in 1931, to Ernesto and Maria Ana Ulibarri. Ernest attended school in Tierra Amarilla until an injury sustained by his father required that Ernest leave school to help support the family.

Later he went to work in the construction industry, Read More

Reminder: LAMC Flu Shot Drive Thru Event Saturday!

LAMC News:

Reminder: It’s flu season and Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is ready to support the community. LAMC’s Flu Shot Drive Thru event is 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22.

Use the Trinity Drive entrance to get to LAMC’s back lot, where RN’s and medical assistants will be ready to answer any questions and distribute flu shots upon your arrival.

Please consider the following:

  • You must be 18 years of age to receive the flu shot;
  • Ages 65+ can get this shot, the higher dose is preferred for that age group;
  • Short sleeves are preferred, so you are ready to receive the dose as you pull up; and
  • 4 people per
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Senators Luján, Thune Announce Bicameral Effort To Evaluate Universal Service Fund

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and John Thune (R-S.D.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, respectively, announced U.S. Reps Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, respectively, have joined the Universal Service Fund (USF) Working Group.

Launched earlier this year in the Senate, this bipartisan working group was established to evaluate and propose Read More

VIDEO: Thanks To AI, Los Alamos High School Graduate Alexandr Wang Became Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever

Watch this video to learn how 2014 Los Alamos High School graduate Alexandr Wang became the youngest self-made billionaire ever. Read the story about Wang published in the Los Alamos Daily Post on May 22, 2014 detailing how he was named to the United States Physics Team here. Wang was also a 2014 LANL Foundation Gold Scholar and recipient of a $20,000 college scholarship. Read More

JEC Chairman Heinrich On August CPI Data

Sen. Martin Heinrich

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that prices measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.6% in August compared with the 0.2% increase in June and July.

Data also show that annual prices grew only 3.7%, down sharply from the peak rate of 9.1% last June.

“American families are still feeling the effects of inflation, and we have work left to do to lower the costs of groceries, housing, and other Read More

LAMC: Breast Cancer – Be Aware And Take Action

Los Alamos Medical Center News:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed nationally every October to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and to provide education regarding the most common symptoms and associated risk factors for the disease.

By staying informed and taking preventive action to fight breast cancer, we can help to minimize the effect this disease has on women in our communities.

In recognition of this important health observance, we asked Glendon Cook, MD, a Family Medicine Physician at Los Alamos Medical Center, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions Read More

New Mexico Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Qualified Expert Witness’ Requirements Of Indian Child Welfare Act

Justice David K. Thomson

New Mexico Supreme Court News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court today clarified how New Mexico courts must determine whether expert witnesses are qualified to testify in child custody proceedings involving Native American children.

Under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), courts cannot place a Native American child in foster care or terminate parental rights without evidence supported by testimony of a “qualified expert witness”(QEW) in two areas:

(1) whether it is likely there will be serious emotional or physical damage to the child by remaining Read More

Life After 50: Retirement Goals … I Believe In Music!

The Lads of Enchantment, from left, Maurice Sheppard, Dick Heaton, Stan Bennett and Stan Brown with Bernadette Lauritzen, center. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Los Alamos

I can die happy at any moment, but more on that at the end. I’d like to throw my support behind 100% fond of being able to retire. I had some goals, so I wasn’t led down a path of no return and by the end of November I will meet the goals.

First of all, I was determined NOT to sit on any Board of Directors during my first year. I kid you not, that my office chair wasn’t even warm to the touch when I was asked to do so for four different Read More

Jimenez & Wallin: State Must Continue Historic Investments In Families And Kids

NMVC Action Fund Executive Director &
NMVC Executive Director

With great opportunity comes great responsibility. As was the case earlier this year, the Governor and Legislature will again have significant revenue to allocate once they meet in January of 2024. At a recent legislative hearing, Secretary of Taxation and Revenue Stephanie Schardin Clarke spoke eloquently about both the opportunity and the responsibility. She said the state is “building a bridge from peak oil” to income that is more predictable and sustainable. Such a bridge is built on investments Read More

Photography Night At The National Museum Of Science & History To Host An Exploration Of Nuclear Science And History Through The Lens Of Local Photographers

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NMNSH


ALBUQUERQUE — Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (NMNSH) 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, to photograph captivating images of the Museum in the evening.

The evening will feature special photography lectures, food trucks and Bombs Away Beer Company, along with full access to the Museum’s exhibit area, including the nine-acre Heritage Park, which features stunning aircraft. The cost is $15.00 per Read More

New Mexico State Police Begin Proactive Operations Targeting Violent Criminals In Albuquerque

NMSP Chief Troy Weisler

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) began a series of proactive operations Sept. 19 in the Albuquerque area.

Officers are focusing their efforts on apprehending wanted violent felons and suppressing violent crime by targeting criminals believed to be involved in criminal activity in the Albuquerque area.

The public can expect to see an increase in NMSP officers in Albuquerque over the coming weeks as the operation intensifies, and additional NMSP  officers are brought into the area. Working closely with federal and local law enforcement partners, Read More

New Signage Installed At Findlay Insurance Agency

New signage has been installed recently for business owner Yuri Findlay at Findlay Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance, 1362 Trinity Dr. A, near Viola’s restaurant. Photo by Yuri Findlay

New signage installed for Findlay Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance, near Viola’s restaurant. Photo by Yuri Findlay Read More

Los Luceros Historic Site Announces New Manager

Los Luceros Historic Site Manager Michelle Zupan

LLHS News:

ALCALDE — Los Luceros Historic Site (LLHS) has found its new manager. After months of searching, New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS) has brought on Michelle Zupan to look after the site. 

“We are thrilled to have Michelle assume leadership of our incredible staff!”  NMHS Executive Director Dr. Patrick Moore said. “We are so deeply fortunate to have someone with a truly remarkable list of accomplishments and credentials in leading historic site operations join our operations. She is a perfect fit for Los Luceros and Historic Sites as Read More

New Oppenheimer Documentary Connects LANL’s First Director To Mission Today

LANL Senior Historian Alan Carr and other Lab historians provided insights about Oppenheimer for the documentary. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

A new documentary released by Los Alamos National Laboratory connects J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project to the Lab’s mission today. 

Created by the Lab’s National Security Research Center and Multimedia Production Group, “Oppenheimer: Science, Mission, Legacy” is a one-and-a-half-hour documentary made up of three episodes that include interviews with experts and feature Oppenheimer-related materials from the NSRC’s unclassified Read More

Review, Notice Of Completion Of Off-Site Waste Shipments For 3rd Quarter FY-23 Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) announces new documents have been added to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract Electronic Public Reading Room.

All legacy cleanup documents required to be posted after April 30, 2018, are available on the site linked above.

For legacy cleanup documents that were posted prior to April 30, 2018, please visit the LANL electronic public reading room:

  • Review, Notice of Completion of Off-Site Waste Shipments for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 for Los Alamos National Laboratory, as Required by the Federal
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United Church Thrift Shop Hosts Halloween Sale Sept. 30

Autumn flowers at The United Church greet shoppers on the way to Graves Hall for this Saturday’s Halloween Sale. Courtesy/UCLA

United Church News:

Saturday, Sept. 30 all-things autumn and Halloween will fill Graves Hall at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road, for the annual Halloween re-sale. This is the place to get a thrifty head-start on costumes, decorations, clothes, books and miscellaneous goods for the autumn holidays.

Parking is by the Thrift Shop across the street from the Nature Center. Find the big Halloween Sale by following the signs to Graves Hall up the elevator in the Christian Read More

Three New Mexico Schools Win National Blue-Ribbon Schools Award

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona


SANTA FE — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will recognize three New Mexico schools—Lincoln Elementary in Gallup, Lydia Rippey Elementary in Farmington and Monte Vista Elementary in Albuquerque—for their exemplary high performance over the past years with the Blue-Ribbon School Award from during his announcement from Washington, D.C.   
U.S. Department of Education’s Blue-Ribbon School Program recognizes public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps. Read More

Hilltoppers Varsity Girls Soccer Falls To Sue Cleveland

Margaret Steinkamp celebrates with teammates after her goal. Photo by Nate Limback/

Topper goalkeeper Mika Stanfield had a great performance with 18 saves in the match. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers varsity girls soccer team hosted Sue Cleveland Saturday at Sullivan Field.

The Chargers relentless offense proved too much for the Toppers. Early in the second half, Margaret Steinkamp scored the only Topper goal of the game.

The final score was 4-1 in favor of the Chargers.

Kylee Lavato attempts to cutoff a pass midfield. Read More

Oso Internet Solutions Celebrates $5.78 Million Connect New Mexico Program Grant

CNM News:

PINE HILL — Oso Internet Solutions celebrated its landmark $5.78 million grant from the Connect New Mexico Program Wednesday with the Ramah Navajo Community. What sets this broadband project apart from others in the state is the considerable distance between homes in Ramah Navajo Chapter, making digital connectivity even more critical.

This transformative project is set to connect 109 un and underserved members in Ramah Navajo and the Pine Meadows communities through the installation of 49 miles of high-speed fiber infrastructure, complementing two other federal initiatives Read More

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