Carol A. Clark

Community Invited To Parade Honoring WWII Veteran Sunday

WWII Navy Veteran Rodney Peterson of White Rock would have turned 97 Sunday. His daughter organized a parade to honor him that will take place even though he passed away Thursday. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Los Alamos resident Cheryl Lucero is hosting a community parade Sunday to honor her father Rodney Peterson, a WWII Navy Veteran.

Lucero had planned the parade to celebrate her father’s 97th birthday Sunday – but he passed away Thursday morning.

“It would mean so much to us, his family, for all of you to still parade by the Beehive in White Rock on Sunday as planned to celebrate the life of this


Hispanic National Bar Association Establishes Special Committee On Law Enforcement Reform And Racial Justice

HNBA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has established a Special Committee on Law Enforcement Reform and Racial Justice in response to the recent deaths and historic racial injustice faced by Black Americans and people of color.

The Special Committee consists of legal experts from law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education.

These 17 Committee members will review existing policies and provide recommendations to the HNBA on reforms to nationwide law enforcement practices as well as advise on other related efforts to expand


World Futures: Distance Learning And Teaching – Part One

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the fall of 1989, the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group in the Los Alamos Nation Laboratory held a distance learning conference at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M.

At the time, the two dominant terms were distance education and distance training. Distance education was the dominant terminology used by the formal education system, led by the University of Wisconsin.

In contrast, distance training seemed primarily the purview of government instructional bodies, particularly the military, plus motivated private companies.


Scenes From Annual 4th Of July Memorial Flag Carry Parade

Scene this morning from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive in honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Thank You! Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of the flag raising this morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of spectators honoring the flag this morning  during the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of a spectator saluting the flag this morning at the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carr. Photo by VaLynn


‘Hunker Down’ KRSN Radio Performance 12:30 P.M. Today

Pat Beck rehearsing the ‘HUNKER DOWN’ radio play. Courtesy photo


What’s the best way to spend the 4th of July, well, “Hunker Down,” of course.

“Hunker Down,” is a play written by Robert Benjamin of Los Alamos. The old school radio show performance will play at 12:30 p.m. today on KRSN AM 1490 or FM 107.1.

Feel free to turn on the radio or stream it from anywhere in the world at

The 20-minute theater production, will be performed by Pat Beck and Jim Sicilian.

 Jim Sicilian rehearsing the ‘HUNKER DOWN’ radio play. Courtesy photo

“While sheltering in place, a widow


New Mexico State Police To Enforce Penalties On Citizens Non-Compliant With Emergency Public Health Order

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will continue to respond, investigate and potentially cite citizens or businesses that refuse to comply with the amended Emergency Public Health Order.

June 30, 2020 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the Public Order to July 15, 2020, which requires all New Mexicans to wear personal protective face covering while in public.

New Mexico State Police will ensure the public and places of business adhere to this mandate.

Officers will issue a citation to individuals who intentionally disregard the Public Health Order face covering requirements


Home Country: We’re All In The Same Boat This 4th Of July

Home Country

“Ain’t the same, is it?” asked Windy. He sipped some more coffee.

“Know what you mean,” Doc said. “Doesn’t seem right, somehow.”

“Guess we got to, howsomever.”

“Afraid so.” Doc sipped some coffee, too. “But you know, there isn’t a Fourth of July parade that’s worth your life.”

To be honest, the elder folks in our community prolonged the Fourth of July plans until the last minute. I think it’s a sign of our great trust in science, scientists, and our doctors that made us wait so long before shelving the parade this year.

But if you look at it from another angle, it actually brings