Carol A. Clark

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

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 25-28, 2023

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.



Nov. 25 at 12:52 a.m. / Police arrested Brandon Kennard, 42, of White Rock on Joya Loop and charged him with battery against a household member; and false imprisonment.






Nov. 25 at 1:49 a.m. / Police arrested Anthony Thomas Montoya, 32, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding Magistrate Court bench 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