Scenes From Summer Concert Starring Coffis Brothers At Ashley Pond

The Coffis Brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis performing on stage Friday night at the Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park in celebration of the 2023 Los Alamos ChamberFest event held Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe, runs every Friday at Ashley Pond Park through Sept. 1. For a full listing of concert performances, sponsors and venue information, visit See the Official 2023 Series Promo Video, which profiles the 2023 lineup made possible by sponsors and community supporters. Watch the Read More

LALT Hosts Auditions For ‘Romeo And Juliet’

LALT News:
Teens and adults are invited to audition for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” – Los Alamos Little Theatre’s (LALT) September production and 2023-2024 season opener – for, as Friar Laurence says, “this alliance may so happy prove.”
Directors Kelly Dolejsi and Eric Bjorklund will audition actors noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the theater at 1670 Nectar St.
Preceding auditions, a reading of the play will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the theater.
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Posts From The Road: Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg: A mural on the wall of a downtown business depicts Wickenburg’s western roots and how settlers arrived in the area on foot, by horse, by wagon, or later by train. The Wickenburg community embraces its western heritage. Photo by Gary Warren/

Thanks: This sculpture entitled ‘Thanks For the Rain’ by Joe Beeler sits in a park area adjacent to the Desert Caballero Western Museum in Wickenburg, Ariz. The historic downtown area of the city is filled with sculptures, murals and other artwork depicting Wickenburg’s history. Photo by Gary Warren/

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Fr. Glenn: The Big Three

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Many non-Christians (and even Christians who have not been well instructed) are often curious about many of the teachings of Christianity—terms, principals, theology, etc. Today (6/4/23), and every first Sunday after Pentecost, we Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity—this greatest and most difficult mystery of our faith to contemplate. And to call it a “mystery” does not mean that the answer does not exist, but rather that humanity cannot find the answer in fullness, but like a treasure hunt that never ends, are given only clues to its ultimate solution Read More

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s New Poem To Fly Into Space Aboard NASA’s Europa Clipper Set To Launch In October 2024

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón


U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is revealing a new poem that will fly into space aboard NASA’s Europa Clipper mission on a year’s long journey to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.

The poem, first shared publicly during a special reading at the Library of Congress, will be engraved on the spacecraft set to launch in October 2024.

Now members of the public are invited to add their names to fly with the poem — like a message in a bottle from Earth — traveling billions of miles as the mission investigates whether the ocean thought to lie beneath Europa’s Read More

Cone Zone: Week Of June 5, 2023


The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at 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.

Let’s work together!

Have you seen the new message board and signage Public Works installed near the N.M. 502  roundabout? The signs are to Read More

Scenes From LAVNS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, 109 Central Ave., celebrated its 50th anniversary during ChamberFest Saturday. LAVNS Executive Director Jack Allison, RN, center, snips the ceremonial ribbon along with his staff and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann and Member Services Manager Sam McRae, right. During the past 50 years, LAVNS has become a trusted name in the healthcare industry, thanks to its dedicated staff and commitment to patient care, and recently received a $250,000 donation from the estate of Art and Nancy Freed. The organization has grown from a small team of nurses Read More

Rock Out And Beat The Heat With Two New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science Special Summer Programs


ALBUQUERQUE – For this summer season, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) has announced that a pair of much-loved programs – Mineral Mondays and Relaxed Nights – are returning for June and July, with a focus on geology and space science. 

“One of our priorities as a museum is ensuring that our high-quality space science and geology information is accessible to as many audiences as possible,” NMMNHS Executive Director Dr. Anthony Fiorillo said. “And these programs help us bring our educational material to a wide variety of visitors during the summer months.” Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sharing Creativity At Village Arts

On the job in Los Alamos are Village Arts Owner Ken Nebel and his mom Kathy Nebel assisting a customer with his purchases Saturday at 216 DP Road. Village Arts is a family-owned business established in 1983. “We are proud of our commitment to meeting the needs of all artists and art appreciators in Los Alamos and the surrounding community,” Ken said. Village Arts specializes in custom framing and also has a selection of desktop frames and framing supplies. The shop is continually expanding its arts and crafts supplies to meet the needs of all ages and interests. Village Arts also houses a rotating Read More

Houck: And Even More Downsizing Considerations

By David Houck
Qualifying Broker
Atomic Realty

Do you have so much stuff you have forgotten what you have? A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year – you don’t need it. Be realistic. Take a hard look at each item in your home. Identify the things that are most useful or loved and keep those but if you haven’t used something in more than a year, give it to family / friends, sell it, donate it, or throw it away.

Gift family and friends, sell items you don’t need and donate items. Doing this helps to clear space, and there’s satisfaction in knowing that your old items will benefit others.

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Scenes From ChamberFest 2023

Hillstompers wow the crowd during ChamberFest Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Along with live music, local businesses hosted booths, children played in the popular sand pile sponsored by Enterprise bank & Trust and enjoyed the bouncy houses by Party to Go!, pets cooled off in doggie pools and the crowd lined up for lunch provided by local food vendors. The annual event wrapped up a bit early due to a fierce thunderstorm that doused the crowd with rain and hail. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Children play in the sandpile, a staple of ChamberFest, during the event Saturday in downtown Read More

Luján, Colleagues Introduce Resolution To Recognize May As Stroke Awareness Month


WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution to recognize each May as Stroke Awareness Month.

The resolution encourages continued coordination and cooperation between the federal government, researchers, families, and the public to improve prognoses by increasing access to timely treatments for individuals who suffer strokes.

“I never thought having a stroke would happen to me – until it did. Now more than ever, I understand the importance of increasing Read More

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Speaks To Rotarians About Fentanyl Crisis Plaguing Los Alamos And New Mexico

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone speaking to Rotarians Tuesday about the fentanyl crisis plaguing New Mexico, including six suspected overdose deaths so far this year in Los Alamos. Photo by Linda Hull

Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone spoke at the May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos held at Cottonwood on the Greens. Invited in tribute to local law enforcement, Chief Sgambellone was accompanied by Deputy Chief Oliver Morris, a Rotarian.

Chief Sgambellone addressed the New Mexico fentanyl crisis, which has brought Read More

All Shall Be Well: Optimism

Clergy from left, Deacon Cynthia Biddlecomb, retired; Pastor Nicolé Ferry, Assistant Rector Lynn Finnegan and Pastor Deb Church. Courtesy photo

By Deacon Cynthia Biddlecomb

“Pessimism is an evolutionary dead end.” So proclaimed Dr. John F. Haught, invited speaker at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Dr. Haught was expanding last Wednesday on the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, renowned Jesuit geologist and theologian. On Tuesday evening, Dr. Haught’s presentation had imagined Teilhard in conversation with Albert Einstein about Time and the Future; the two scientists Read More

Broadway Producer Cory Brunish At ChamberFest

Corey Brunish (center), award-winning Broadway producer and guest speaker Saturday at SALA, visits with JROMC members Galen Gisler and Wendee Brunish at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee’s table at ChamberFest. Oppenheimer T-shirts are free with a $20 gift to the JROMC. Photo by JJ Mortensen Read More

JEC Chairman Martin Heinrich On May Jobs Report 

Senator Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. 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 nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 in May and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%.

The unemployment rate was 5.6% for Black workers, 4.0% for Hispanic workers, 3.3% for white workers, 2.9% for Asian workers, and 5.1% (not seasonally adjusted) for American Indian and Alaska Native workers.    

“Today’s job numbers demonstrate the resilience and Read More

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