Carol A. Clark

New Mexico COVID-19 3-Day Total: 647 New Cases, Total 193,987 With 3 Deaths And 175,380 Patients Recovered

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced the Saturday, Sunday and Monday total of 126 new COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reports 1 new case over the 3 days bringing the total to 506 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)
The 3-day update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases April 10, 11 and 12:
  • 227 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases


Los Alamos Airport Terminal Building Closed April 13-16

Los Alamos County Airport Terminal Building at 1136 Airport Road is closed April 13-16. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos County Airport Terminal Building will be closed to the public and pilots April 13-16 as crews work on flooring abatement.

Containment will be set up and cannot be breached until the work is completed and subsequently cleared.

The Terminal Building also will be receiving a new roof beginning April 13. Roof Care anticipates this work will occur for approximately two weeks. The roof work should not impact access to the building.

Direct questions and comments to Wayne


Los Alamos National Laboratory And NVIDIA Announce Next Step In Partnership … Next-generation System Powered By Grace CPU Will Shape Future Of LANL’s Computing Strategy

Los Alamos, NVIDIA and HPE are working together to prove that the next decade’s version of codesign with hardware tailoring will provide unprecedented human understanding far beyond what is possible with the current trajectory. Courtesy/LANL

Particle trajectories in the Southern Ocean near the tip of Africa, colored by the concentration of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon. Los Alamos scientists performed multi-decadal simulations of ocean circulation with the Energy Exascale Earth System Model with imbedded biogeochemistry (BGC), using a high-resolution mesh to focus on mesoscale (10km


Bandelier Marks National Park Week With Fee Free Day


Bandelier National Monument and other National Park Service areas will waive entrance fees Saturday, April 17 to celebrate the start of National Park Week 2021.

Fee free days provide an opportunity to explore Bandelier or another national park for the first time or visit an old favorite. Entrance fee waivers do not apply to expanded amenity fees such as camping.

Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to celebrate America’s


Community Shines In Los Alamos FB4K Bike Collection!

Los Alamos Kiwanians spent time Sunday loading 160 donated bicycles into this U-Haul truck and onto pickups and trailers to transport to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) organization in Santa Fe. Kiwanians helping load the bikes, from left, Morrie Pongratz, Tim Glasco, Doug Hemphill, Don Siebe, Kathy S, Cheryl Pongratz, Don Casperson and Bob Carlos. Not pictured, Steve and Kathy Boerigter and Philo Shelton. Courtesy/Kiwanis

Kiwanians Philo Shelton, Tim Glasco and Doug Hemphill continue loading bikes donated by the community into vehicles for transport to Santa Fe Sunday in the parking lot at


Environmental Sampling On DP Road Begins Today

N3B News:

DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and its contractor, N3B Los Alamos, are preparing for environmental sampling activities beginning today on the south side of DP Road.

In the coming weeks, the public should expect to see approximately 10-15 more vehicles per day, including semi-trucks and 10-wheeler/roll-off trucks. No road closures, delays or detours are expected.

Spotters or signalers with flags may facilitate safe vehicle entry or exit to the site. Operations will occur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Sampling activities are expected to last


United Church Thrift Shop Open Next 3 Wednesdays

The United Church Thrift Shop is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April. Courtesy/UCLA


Good News! The United Church Thrift Shop will be open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April.

COVID-19 protocols are still being observed so shoppers must wear a mask, social distance and use hand sanitizer provided at the door. Up to 11 customers including children will be allowed in the store at a time.

The United Church Thrift Shop is at 2525 Canyon Road, across from the Nature Center. All proceeds from sales help an array of charities in Northern New Mexico.

About the


Eco Station Reuse Area Closes For 2 Weeks Starting Today


The Reuse Area at the Eco Station in White Rock will be closed starting today, April 12 until Friday, April 23.

During the closure, Los Alamos County Environmental Services, PEEC and the Zero Waste Team will be assembling backyard compost kits to be distributed to residents at a later date.

To register to be placed on a list for a free backyard composting kit, visit



Lunch With A Leader: Rep. Christine Chandler Thursday

Rep. Christine Chandler

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters community event, Lunch with a Leader, is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

This month’s leader is Rep. Christine Chandler.

Rep. Chandler will be reviewing this year’s legislative session and discuss her first time introduced and passed sick leave for all workers bill.

Chandler is a lawyer who grew up in Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Smith College, Juris Doctor from the Boston College of Law School and Master of Laws in international and comparative law from the Georgetown University Law Center.