Obituary: Eugene Earl Dinehart Feb. 4, 1930 – Aug. 13, 2022

EUGENE EARL DINEHART Feb. 4, 1930 – Aug. 13, 2022

Eugene Earl Dinehart, age 92, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022. He was born the younger identical twin on February 4, 1930, in Elkhart, IN.

Being the youngest siblings, “the twins” naturally drew extra attention and their mother enjoyed dressing them alike, having the boys photographed and entered in twin contests. Gene was always on the left. He and his twin brother, James, relished in all the usual pranks and antics of being identical twins.

They graduated from Elkhart High School in 1947 and together proudly enlisted and served in the Read More

Los Alamos Resident John Baillie Receives Award For Extraordinary Volunteerism From New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department

Los Alamos resident John Baillie, center, was presented an award for his extraordinary volunteerism to area seniors. New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department staff Laura Martinez and Neil Segotta presented the award Thursday, Sept 22 on behalf of Aging Network Division Director Denise King. Baillie serves on the LARSO Board of Directors, the state board on aging and is a member of the Lads of Enchantment. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen Read More

Canceled: County Council Regular Session Oct. 11


The regular session of the Los Alamos County Council scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11 is canceled. 

Council is holding three joint virtual work sessions, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12, 13 and 14, with the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the draft Chapter 16 Development Code.

The three joint virtual work sessions are open to the public. Read More

County To Hold Three Joint Virtual Work Sessions To Review Draft Chapter 16 Development Code


Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) and its consultant, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) will present the final draft of the Chapter 16 Development Code to the Planning and Zoning Commission and County Council in three joint virtual work sessions, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12, 13 and 14.

Both the Oct. 11 County Council regular meeting and the Oct. 12 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting are canceled.

Chapter 16 Development Code is the County’s zoning code that defines how a property in specific geographic zones can be used and developed. CDD and DPS have incorporated Read More

County: Tree Trimming Begins Again In White Rock Oct. 3


Tree trimming coordinated by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is set to start up again Monday.

Residents in White Rock may see Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services professionals mitigating hazards and power outages by trimming tree branches growing around power lines.

Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services is under contract with the Electric Distribution Division of the DPU. Department staff are responsible for identifying branches that need attention and will attempt to give residents advance notice via informational door hangers if tree trimmers need Read More

Chamisa Announces Reading/Math Challenge Winners

Summer Math challenge winners, Zain Shrader (3rd); Lucas Drury (2nd) and Sadie Carpenter (1st). Courtesy/LAPS

Summer Reading challenge winners, Samuel Thornton (bike), David Thornton (E-reader), Macy Hand (bike) and  Maeve Madrid (E-reader). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock had an assembly Friday, Sept.16 where winners of the Summer Reading and Math challenges were presented with prizes.

Chamisa has sponsored the Summer Reading challenge for more than 20 years.

Student’s names are entered for four separate drawings for every 1,000 minutes read: two Read More

Volunteers Make National Public Lands Day Successful At Valles Caldera National Preserve

Volunteers removing a portion of the sandbag berm behind the Bond Cabin on National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

Twenty three volunteers assisted by two National Park Service support staff worked on two projects on National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 24. These volunteers made the morning very successful.

Volunteers picked up litter along N.M. 4, which thankfully was less than expected, and removed about half of the sandbag berm behind the Bond Cabin.

The sandbags were put in place in 2013 after the Thompson Ridge Read More

State Police Investigate Homicide In Taos County

Jeremiah Rael charged with murdering girlfriend in Taos County, CourtesyNMSP

NMSP News:

TAOS COUNTY — At around 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to N.M. 518, house number 7051 in Talpa, NM where neighbors discovered a female who had been shot.

Officers arrived on scene to find Brandi Davis, 44, deceased outside her home from an apparent gunshot wound. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to take over the investigation.

Through investigation agents learned there was a history of domestic violence at this house between Davis Read More

Registration Now Open For Barranca Mesa Elementary Trick-Or-Trot 5K Fun Run & Walk

The PTO for Barranca Mesa Elementary will host its second annual Trick-or-Trot 5k Fun Run & Walk Oct. 29. Courtesy/LAPS 

LAPS News:

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for Barranca Mesa Elementary is hosting its second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K Fun Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 29 at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, 57 Loma del Escolar in Los Alamos.

The 5K starts at 9 a.m., and the 1-miler begins at 10 a.m.

Monsters of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate.

“Wear your best costume and join in the most fun event of the Halloween season!”

Registration is $35 for teens and adults, Read More

Register Now To Participate In Los Alamos Job Fair Set For Thursday Oct. 13 At Fuller Lodge


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Los Alamos Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.

Sponsored by TechSource and Los Alamos County, the Job Fair is free to all employers and job seekers. Businesses may visit the Los Alamos Chamber website to register, and do not need to be a current Chamber member to participate.

Please note that space is very limited. Employers should sign up early to participate. If you cannot attend, please email your job listing to the Chamber and it will be promoted at the Job Fair and online.

No registration is needed Read More

Environmental Activist/Actress Jane Fonda Joins Re-election Event For New Mexico Land Commissioner Garcia Richard

Gathered at a campaign fundraiser for Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Thursday in Santa Fe, from left, Garcia Richard with supporters Maggie Charsley, Ellen Mills, Karyl Ann Armbruster, environmental activist/actress Jane Fonda and supporter Andrea Determan. Fonda said she was so impressed by Garcia Richard’s accomplishments in her first four years as land commissioner that she wanted to be an active participant in her re-election and success. As the first woman, Latino and educator elected to serve as land commissioner, Garcia Richard oversees 9 million surface acres and Read More

COVID-19 Omicron Booster Clinic: Only Ages 18+ Oct. 3


In conjunction with Los Alamos County, Premier Medical Group (PMG) is holding a COVID-19 bivalent Omicron booster clinic Monday, Oct. 3.

While previous notices indicated the clinic would be available for ages 12+,  PMG is only able to provide the Pfizer Omicron booster for eligible individuals ages 18 years and up.

PMG clarified that the Pfizer Omicron booster for ages 12+ falls under the umbrella of a pediatric vaccine. Unfortunately, for this region they are unable to provide the Omicron booster for this age group at the Oct. 3 event. They are, however, working on the ability to Read More

Los Alamos County CDD Updates FAQs To Assist Small Business Recovery Assistance Program Applicants


Los Alamos County is pleased to announce that more than 50 local small business owners have submitted applications for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through Los Alamos County’s online Small Business Recovery Assistance Program,

Sept. 1, the County’s Community Development Department launched an application process with the goal of providing financial assistance to those local small businesses that have struggled due to the negative economic impacts caused by COVID-19 restrictions. Applicants able to demonstrate eligibility will have the Read More

Celebration Of Life For Ron Randolph Nov. 10

Ron Randolph Feb. 12, 1949 – Jan. 5, 2020 (link)

From the Family:

We have been waiting a long time to celebrate having Ron in our lives, but now we can: November 10th.

There will be a short service at Santa Fe National Cemetery (501 N Guadalupe St.) at 1 p.m., so he can finally get the 21-gun salute he so deserves.

After this service, about 1:30 p.m., there will be a Celebration of Life at Berardinelli McGee Event Center in Santa Fe (1320 Luisa St). Get your stories and memories of Ron together to bring and share.

You are welcome to attend one or both of the services.

Note: Dress is casual. Please no perfume Read More

Tickets Still Available For Sunday’s Taste Of Knowledge!


LAPS Foundation News:

Last call to get tickets to Taste of Knowledge 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. 

An incredible menu will be offered with five dining stations:

  • Soft fresh-baked pretzels with beer cheese sauce;
  • German potato salad, cucumber salad in dill crème fraiche, fresh sauerkraut;
  • Crispy fried cutlets of pork loin, potato dumpling pasta, brown mushroom gravy;
  • Summer sausage, bratwurst, butterkase, sweet brown German farmer’s bread and fresh fruit; and
  • Traditional apple strudel slices and chocolate hazelnut petit fours for dessert.

A selection of Read More

Atomic City Transit Route 3 Service Suspension Continues


Atomic City Transit (ACT) will continue its suspension of Route 3 transit service until the completion of Canyon Road construction.

While ACT officials initially believed services could be reinstated by Monday, Oct. 3, transit operator vacancies continue to affect operations. 

Transit staff strategically decided to continue the suspension of Route 3 after concluding that this Route had the least impact on ridership since Route 1 could accommodate these same riders with thirty (30) minute service. 

Riders who typically utilize Route 3 are advised to instead use regular service Read More

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