Zia Credit Union Invites Community To Free Security Webinar

Zia Credit Union News:

Are you concerned about cybersecurity, phone and/or text fraud, and protecting your financial accounts? It’s a hot topic, and fraudsters are only getting more sophisticated. In fact, New Mexico victims reported losing $12.7 million in 2021, according to a news release from the FBI’s Albuquerque office.

Zia Credit Union invites the community to attend a free online webinar 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, to hear some real-life examples and learn easily actionable tips for protecting yourself.

This webinar, which is being presented in partnership with Read More

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Recognize Police

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) members Mary Wilhoit, Linda Bullock, Patricia Granich, Cheryl  Sedlacek, Jennifer McKerley, Valerie Fox and Cathy Walter presented a Gift Basket to Cmdr. James Rodriguez on Thursday morning, May 18, in front of the police station in recognition of the department’s outstanding service to the community of Los Alamos. This gift was presented during National Police Appreciation Week. Courtesy/LAFRW Read More

Obituary: Virginia Klebesadel June 11, 1938 – June 1, 2023

VIRGINIA MAE KLEBESADEL June 11, 1938 – June 1, 2023

Virginia Mae Klebesadel (née Erckfritz), age 84, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on June 1, 2023.

Born in Alden Township near Harvard, Illinois on June 11, 1938, Virginia lived on a farm and was educated in a one-room schoolhouse until she moved to Sharon, Wisconsin in 1950. After graduating from Sharon High School in 1956, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin State College-Whitewater.

Married in 1959 to Ray Klebesadel of Shawano, Wisconsin, they moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1960. They raised their family in El Valle Read More

Los Alamos Newcomer Meetup 5:15 PM Monday June 5

The monthly Los Alamos Newcomers Meetup that is organized by the Chamber, MainStreet and  projectY cowork space and sponsored by Zia Credit Union, is 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, at 150 Central Park Square. These meetups are held the first Monday of every month, or the second Monday if there is a holiday. The Meetup is at projectY where folks can meet other newcomers and chat with some locals to get insider information about living in Los Alamos. Then the group moves across to the Tub where organizers buy the first round. This is a great resource for new hires, or anyone new to town. Learn more here. Courtesy/LACDC Read More

Senators Heinrich, Luján Welcome Air Force Decision To Make Kirtland AFB Its Preferred Location For Space Delta 11


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) are welcoming the announcement that the Department of the Air Force has selected Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. as the preferred location for Space Delta 11, a new training mission that will fall under the U.S. Space Force Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM).

“Landing the Space Delta 11 mission at Kirtland Air Force Base is a big deal for New Mexico. It will bring hundreds of jobs into our state and grow the space and defense ecosystem that we’ve been investing in for years,” Heinrich Read More

LANL Materials Scientist Yu Seung Kim Named Battelle’s 2023 Inventor Of The Year

Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer, right, presents Battelle’s 2023 Inventor of the Year award to LANL Materials Scientist Yu Seung Kim. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • LANL’s Yu Seung Kim honored for innovative fuel cell research

Yu Seung Kim, a Los Alamos National Laboratory materials scientist, was recently honored as Battelle’s Inventor of the Year. The annual award is given by Battelle to recognize inventors from Battelle and the national laboratories it manages, which in addition to Los Alamos include Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, the National Renewable Read More

National Scleroderma Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter To Host ‘Albuquerque Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma’

Scleroderma Foundation News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Individuals living with and affected by scleroderma will join together at 8 a.m., June 25, at Mariposa Basin Park, 6401 Taylor Ranch Dr. NW in Albuquerque, to take part in the first  Albuquerque Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk.

Scleroderma is a rare rheumatic disease that affects connective tissue and the vascular system, producing excessive collagen that causes fibrosis in the skin (localized) or in internal organs (systemic sclerosis).

The disease can cause disfigurement and disability. For some, it’s life-threatening. There is no Read More

Rotary: James Wernicke Speaks About Kilimanjaro Climb

During the May 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Rotarian James Wernicke walked members through his January 2022 adventures in Tanzania during which he and his father climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Located in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenya border, Mt. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano, the highest mountain on the African continent. Together father and son summited Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, Uhuru, at 19,371 ft. Sporting a Tanzania shirt, Wernicke described the week-long climb and the challenges and exhilaration of trekking through five habitat zones along the Machame Read More

FBI: Three Albuquerque Men Charged For Shooting Spree Targeting Homes Of Four Elected Officials

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced Thursday that an indictment was unsealed charging Solomon Peña and his accomplices, Demetrio Trujillo and Jose Trujillo, for a shooting spree targeting the homes of four elected officials. A federal grand jury indicted all three defendants May 24, 2023.

Solomon Peña, 40, is charged with conspiracy, Read More

PED Literacy Conference Features Mascot & Children’s Book


PED News:

SANTA ANA PUEBLO – Literacy is taking flight in New Mexico, featuring a book written by a Public Education Department leader and the unveiling of a mascot.

Ricky the Roadrunner will make an inaugural appearance at the 2023 Literacy and Humanities Summer Convening titled “SoaRing to New Heights With the Science of Reading” on Tuesday and Wednesday. National and state speakers will spotlight the Science of Reading across content areas from cradle to high school, providing educators tools and resources to engage students in literacy.

The bilingual picture book that Read More

Gov. Lujan Grisham Marks Start Of Pride Month 2023

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday celebrated the beginning of Pride Month by renewing promises to the LGBTQIA+ communities in New Mexico.

For more than 40 years, the LGBTQIA+ community in Albuquerque has marked June as the anniversary of the protests and riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1975. This year, the Human Rights Alliance marks the 30th anniversary of the Pride celebration in Santa Fe and Farmington is hosting a Pride in the Park event.  

Gov. Lujan Grisham continued the long tradition of activism and allyship during the last Read More

Daily Postcard: Bobcat Watches Hikers On Las Conchas Trail

Daily Postcard: This beautiful bobcat sits peacefully observing the many hikers out Memorial Day weekend enjoying the Las Conchas Trail in the Jemez. Photo by Ron Roybal

Scene along the Las Conchas Trail in the Jemez Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Ron Roybal Read More

Santa Fe National Forest Under Flash Flood Warning

SFNF News:

  • Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the Cerro Pelado burned area

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Cerro Pelado burned area within the Santa Fe National Forest. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks, streams and ditches in the burned area.

Other counties within the SFNF are under weather advisories including a Flood Watch for San Miguel County.

“Our first priority is always the safety of our employees, the public and our communities,” Forest Supervisor Shaun Sanchez said.

With abundant moisture Read More

Rep. Chandler: New Mexico Has Much To Celebrate This Pride Month

By Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos)
Dist. 43
New Mexico House of Representatives

Like many people, I have watched with growing alarm as state legislatures in places like Texas, Florida, and Nebraska pass laws rolling back hard-fought freedoms and rights for the LGBTQ+ community. As a New Mexico lawmaker, I knew my colleagues and I had a responsibility to prevent the same thing from happening here.

Over the last several months, we have heard from constituents, community members, and advocates worried that they or someone they love might suddenly lose access to life-saving healthcare Read More

PAC 8 Students Create ‘Duckumentary’ On Ed The Goose

PAC 8 summer video camp students are creating a documentary this week on Ed the goose. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Summer video camp started at PAC 8 this week and students chose to do a documentary on Ed the goose. Students learned videography, audio and editing in the first class of the season at PAC 8.

Openings remain in classes for students aged 9-14. Class size is limited to six students per teacher. Sessions cost $125. Scholarships are available for families with two students in the same class. 

Visit the PAC 8 website at for a complete schedule of classes.  Read More

Heinrich Introduces Bicameral Legislation To Build A More Resilient, Reliable Electric Grid


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation to incentivize the construction of new electric transmission infrastructure to meet our decarbonization goals and support the energy transition, while building the clean energy workforce of tomorrow. U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) will introduce companion legislation in the House.

The Grid Resiliency Tax Credit Act will provide a targeted 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) to support investments in large-scale transmission Read More

Bandelier Mandatory Summer Shuttle Service Starts June 14

Bandelier begins free mandatory summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon June 14. Post file photo


After a brief delay, Bandelier National Monument is beginning its free summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon on June 14, 2023.  

“We are pleased to offer this service to our visitors as in past summers,” Superintendent Patrick Suddath said. “This is one of our busiest times of the year. Parking and traffic congestion in Frijoles Canyon is a chronic issue and the shuttle service helps us to alleviate that. Atomic City Transit and Los Alamos County have been invaluable partners Read More

Cleaning & Fog Sealing At Municipal Building Parking Lot Friday And Saturday June 2-3


GM Emulsion along with Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be cleaning the Municipal Building parking lot 8 a.m. to noon this Friday, June 2, in preparation for fog sealing. This will not impact parking Friday.  

Saturday, June 3, weather permitting, the Municipal Building lot, as well as the diagonal spots along Iris Street will be closed for fog sealing. Signs will be posted. 

All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot by close of business Friday, June 2. This includes the diagonal spots along Iris Street. The County will be moving all department, motor pool Read More

Los Alamos Chamber: 2023 Business Of The Year Recipients

Los Alamos Daily Post

Eight local businesses have been voted the favorite in their category by the community through the annual Chamber Business Awards program:

  • 2023 Best New Business of the Year Award: SALA Los Alamos Event Center;
  • 2023 Family-Friendly Business of the Year: Little Studio on the Mesa;
  • 2023 Financial Institution Business of the Year: Del Norte Credit Union;
  • 2023 Non-Profit of the Year: PEEC – Los Alamos Nature Center;
  • 2023 Restaurant of the Year: Muy Salsas;
  • 2023 Retail Business of the Year: Pet Pangaea LLC;
  • 2023 Service Business of
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