Susan Eddings Perez Gallery Presents Fireside Chat Dec. 1

Susan Eddings Perez Gallery hosts its third annual Fireside Chat Dec. 1. Courtesy/Susan Eddings Perez Gallery

Susan Eddings Perez Gallery News:

Susan Eddings Perez Gallery presents its third annual Fireside Chat, 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

Galleries along Canyon Road will come together to host a smorgasbord of seasonal festivities, including farolitos, bon fires, live music, seasonal refreshments, and, of course, an incredible selection of art.

So grab a coat and a hat and come out for this joyful winter event and meet the artists. Read More

County Non-essential Facilities On 2-Hour Delay Friday


Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne has ordered a delayed opening at 10 a.m. for all non-essential County government employees Friday, Dec. 1, due to hazardous weather conditions.

Some County services and facilities may be impacted:

  • Atomic City Transit fixed route service will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Friday morning. For specific route information, visit, or check the ACTracker.
  • The Aquatic Center plans to open at 10 a.m.
  • The Ice Rink will have a delayed opening depending on weather conditions. An update will be provided Friday morning,
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More Manufacturers Pick New Mexico Borderplex For Expansion

Courtesy/Monti Incorporated

EDD News:

SANTA TERESA — The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced today that two more companies have been awarded state economic assistance to boost manufacturing expansions and create jobs at New Mexico’s international Borderplex in Santa Teresa.

The newest additions to Santa Teresa are Coast Aluminum and Monti Inc.

Investing in New Mexico’s international border to improve infrastructure and expand global trade has been a priority for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as the state continues to diversify the economy. New Mexico is seen as a strategic Read More

Home Country By Slim Randles: It’s All About Timing

Home Country

The secret to training any animal is simply timing, says the former cowboy who was unable to teach his horse to jump a two-by-four. But that was long ago, of course, and today, the wisdom age gives us makes these training secrets available to those who will accept them.

Just take our beagle, Minnie. To be fair, she lives in a one-dog house. But she also lives with three cats. It’s not that Minnie is intimidated. When she is approached by a cat who isn’t sufficiently awed by her wonderfulness, what she’s doing isn’t cringing, she’s merely practicing her third-grade atomic Read More

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Friday

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) will be on a 2-hour delay on Friday, Dec. 1.

Ice formed from freezing temperatures overnight will need to be cleared from campus grounds. Read More

Los Alamos WinterFest: Weekend Of Holiday Magic & Festive Fun For All Ages Kicks Off Friday

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Los Alamos WinterFest takes place this weekend, Dec. 1-3, with a variety of holiday festivities for the entire family. Find the full schedule at

The highlight of the weekend is the annual Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday Dec. 2. Organized by the Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, the parade marches along Central Avenue beginning at 6 p.m., with this year’s theme, “Winter Around the World”. Central Avenue from the roundabout to Oppenheimer will be closed 4-8 p.m. for the festivities.

Judges this year include Samizdat Read More

Op-Ed: Climate Change … A Different Perspective 

Los Alamos

On Oct. 31, 2021, the PBS weekend news ran a story on climate change from Portland, Maine. The story was about the increasing water levels in the Gulf of Maine which are now occasionally covering historic piers in Portland. The cause of this phenomenon is believed to be increasing temperatures in the Gulf of Maine due to climate change. The irony of this is that in the past 30 years the lobster population in the Gulf of Maine has quadrupled, also a result of the increasing water temperatures. In short, Portland lobstermen are directly benefiting from climate change. That was Read More

New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society’s John Taylor Speaks At Los Alamos Rotary Meeting

Steam locomotive engine AT & SF 2926. Courtesy/Rotary

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

John Taylor, a representative from The New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society, spoke via Zoom from Albuquerque to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Oct. 31

His presentation centered on the restoration of steam locomotive engine AT & SF 2926, which was delivered to the Santa Fe Railway in 1944.

“She was one of the last of her type,” Taylor said, “and also one of the largest and most advanced. She regularly hauled passenger trains at 100 mph between Kansas City, Albuquerque, Read More

Gessing: What’s Next For EV’s Now That EIB Adopted Mandate?


Rio Grande Foundation

After four long days of testimony and public comment the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) decided recently to move forward with Gov. Lujan Grisham’s plan to follow California’s “clean vehicle” standard.

In practice that means New Mexico’s car dealers will have to increase sales of EVs in New Mexico from the current 3 percent of all new vehicles to 43 percent by summer of 2026 and 82 percent by summer of 2031. 

That may seem like a long time away, but the summer of 2026 is less than 3 years from now. New Mexico’s car dealers are the ones with the most Read More

Scenes From Brenda Fleming Book Reading At Long Pour

Brenda Fleming had a great turn out for her book reading at the Long Pour cocktail lounge in Los Alamos Tuesday Nov. 28. She read for 25 minutes from her book Short Front Legs: Observations of the Human Species from a Tired Mother. Proceeds from the book sales were donated to Family Strengths Network. Fleming’s book talks about the hilarities of humanhood, and is available on Amazon as a paperback, hardcover, Kindle, and very soon, an audio book. Courtesy/Brenda Fleming

Scene from Author Brenda Fleming’s book reading held Tuesday Nov. 28 at the Long Pour cocktail lounge in Los Alamos. Courtesy/Brenda Read More

County: Safety Tips For Power Outages From Big Winter Storms

COUNTY News: Big winter storms are known to result in power outages. While the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is working hard to keep everyone’s power on, anyone who does lose power should make sure to be careful when using alternative heat sources and practice portable generator safety. Once everyone in the household is safe, check in with others in the neighborhood to make sure they are okay. Visit Courtesy/LAC Read More

Alert: Fraudulent Phone Calls Regarding Contempt Orders Resurface In District Of New Mexico

United States District Court News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has recently been notified of individuals being targeted with a new phone scam. The targets have been told they are in contempt of court for failure to appear in federal court.

The scammer may ask for personal identifiers or for immediate payment of fines, but this information is not always made during the initial call. This scam call is fairly sophisticated, and may use information from government websites or the name of an actual judge or employee of the U.S. District Court to legitimize Read More

De-stress December Programs At County Libraries


The Los Alamos Public Library System will be hosting two workshops in December to help the community face the busy season and year-end festivities with calm and focus.

Gwen Kalavaza will lead a workshop on “Being Present” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at the White Rock Branch Library. Kristine Coblentz will host an evening of “Less Stress, More Ease” ” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at Mesa Public Library.

Kalavaza’s workshop, “Being Present”, will explore ways to find peace amongst the chaos and to appreciate the season. Through visualization and energy awareness, participants will become Read More

Teach Plus New Mexico: Data is Key to Student Growth

Teach Plus New Mexico

One of the best administrators I have ever worked with grounded every decision in the essential question: “Is this what’s best for kids?” To get to the answers, she skillfully used data as a tool for school, teacher, and student growth.

Whether it was tracking student behaviors, attendance rates, or having teachers track classroom growth and proficiency on short cycle assessments and classroom assignments, she helped me to understand that the answers to almost any question or assumption I might make about a student could be discerned by analyzing the data Read More

Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents The Diderot Quartet Jan. 14

The Diderot Quartet. Courtesy/Santa Fe Pro Musica

The Diderot Quartet. Courtesy/Santa Fe Pro Musica

SFPM News:

SANTA FE — In the new year Santa Fe Pro Musica (SFPM) continues their String Quartet Series with the celebrated period instrument ensemble, the Diderot Quartet.

Through the music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Caroline Shaw this concert explores Bach’s profound legacy across continents and centuries.


Why Historical Instruments?—Conversation and Demonstration

10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art | FREE

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Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Announces 2023-2024 Grant Recipients


ESPAÑOLA —The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area (NRGNHA) announces the selection of its 2023-2024 grant program recipients, a testament to its commitment to nurturing and promoting the profound cultural, historical and natural legacy of Northern New Mexico.

Established with a vision to fortify the preservation of this region’s unique traditions and practices, these grants symbolize an investment in the vitality of local communities and their invaluable heritage.

Emphasizing the essence of cultural preservation, the NRGNHA has awarded grants to an array of dedicated Read More

Wintry Scene Viewed Today From Mountain Village Condos

Wintry scene viewed today from Mountain Village Condominiums on Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Wintry scene viewed today from Mountain Village Condominiums on Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ Read More

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