Jenn Bartram

Alire Christmas Trees Unavailable This Season

Andrew Alire, owner of Alire Christmas Trees in 2018 with one of his large trees won’t be selling Christmas trees this year in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Carson National Forest, El Rito District, recently announced commercial permits for cutting Christmas trees will not be issued this year due to the potential threat to the Mexican spotted owl, which is listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Alire Christmas Trees owner Andrew Alire said that due to this announcement, he won’t be selling his trees this year in the parking lot at the Knights of Columbus at Trinity Drive and


New Mexico Bowl 3-Day Ticket Sale Nov. 20-22


All tickets are reduced $5; orders entered into VIP drawing

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Bowl is running a three-day ticket sale Wednesday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Nov. 22, offering fans discounted tickets and a chance to win a VIP experience. 

Tickets eligible for the $5 off promotion include the Lower Bowl tickets (normally $40) and North End Zone General Admission tickets (normally $25) also are included in the three-day sale.

Each order during this sale will automatically be entered into a drawing for VIP prizes. The grand prize is a VIP parking pass, four passes to the ESPN


LAHS Students Train At Rose Chocolatier

LAHS student Hannah Stafford assists with making cupcakes. She and her classmates learn valuable job skills by training at businesses like Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS teachers Robyn Collom, left, and Analicia Ronquillo work the register at Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS 

From left, LAHS students Kristin Valdez, Fred Martinez, Dominique Trujillo, Micah McCown and Gabriel Cournoyer in front of Rose Chocolatier during a training session. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students from the classes of Robyn Collom and Analicia Ronquillo experience


Self Help Begins Annual Bell-Ringing Fundraiser

Morrie Pongratz of Los Alamos is a bell-ringer in 2018. Courtesy/Self Help


Did you know?

Los Alamos County has its very own Salvation Army outpost—Self Help, Inc, a longstanding local nonprofit serving people in need.

The Salvation Army contracts with Self Help to implement an emergency assistance program for Los Alamos County. This means that all Salvation Army funds raised locally stay local, and are used by Self Help to help people in Los Alamos County who are struggling with needs such as food and shelter!

Red-clad Salvation Army bell-ringers raising money for those in need


Governor Issues Special Thank You To Veterans

From the New Mexicans for Michelle Campaign:

Veteran’s Day is our nation’s day of remembrance to honor America’s military service members and veterans, living and dead, active and retired, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.

We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. Today’s holiday in their honor is just a small token of the gratitude we should all feel. 

To our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen on active duty, thank you for the risks you take and the sacrifices you make every day.

To all the veterans out there, we honor you! Thank you for your service


PEEC: Full Moon Hike And Potluck Dinner Wednesday

PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart host a full moon hike and potluck dinner Wednesday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Photo by Beth Cortright

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday Nov. 13 for a full moon night hike and potluck dinner.

Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, for the potluck dinner. PEEC will provide water, cups, plates and utensils. Attendees


On The Job In Los Alamos: At High Mesa Dental Arts

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Reed Canon of High Mesa Dental Arts with his new high-tech dental device recently at his White Rock location. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram at

About High Mesa Dental Arts:

Dr. Reed Canon of High Mesa Dental Arts recently discussed the advantages of the new technology offered at both Los Alamos and White Rock locations.

High Mesa Dental Arts now provides CEREC®, a high-tech dental device that allows the patient to go from diagnosis to walking out of the office with their new crown in place, all in the same day.



CBC PAC Endorses Ben Ray Luján For US Senate

NAMBE The Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Wednesday endorsed Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate:
“The Congressional Black Caucus is proud to support Ben Ray Luján to be the next Senator from New Mexico. A progressive champion for people of color, Ben Ray helped elect the most diverse Congress in history that is now legislating on priorities that will help uplift all Americans,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Gregory Meeks. “We know that with Ben Ray in the Senate, we’ll have a partner who champions health care, education,