Enterprise University Features Local Presenters From LANL

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces two upcoming presentations through Enterprise University featuring officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Both presentations are free of charge and open to the public. Those interested in attending may register at https://www.enterprisebank.com/eu-registration.

Steven Renfro


Instructed by Steven Renfro, Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (1-2:30 p.m. MDT)

Managing teams in a modern world is often about providing the proper


Community Asset Awards Pride In A Pandemic: Dr. Cyndi Wells, Ken Nebel And Laura Crucet Are Recognized

Delicious goodies from Pig & Fig Café made by Laura Crucet. Courtesy photo

C’YA Executive Director

There have been many businesses going above and beyond the call of duty, during the last year, but the Champions of Youth Ambitions, (C’YA), will highlight just a few. 

The Pride in the Pandemic series has lasted a few months now, spotlighting the work of people, programs and projects that have made the last year a bit more bearable.

The Community Asset Awards announcements for 2020 kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr Day to highlight many of those of service. Work began


New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Convictions Of Alamogordo Man For His Role In Murder And Other Crimes

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court Monday affirmed the convictions of Robert “Bob” Chavez for his role in killing a man in Alamogordo in 2011 and burning the victim’s body.

In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court rejected Chavez’s arguments in appealing convictions of first-degree murder as an accessory to the killing, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, arson and evidence tampering. Chavez was sentenced to life imprisonment – requiring a minimum of 30 years before becoming eligible for parole – plus an additional 21 years. 



LAPS Foundation: April Showers Campaign For Teachers

Courtesy/LAPS Foundation

By Jenny McCumber
Executive Director
LAPS Foundation

The LAPS Foundation is sponsoring a community-wide campaign throughout April to “Shower” Los Alamos teachers with gifts they have chosen.

Show your appreciation for our teachers by going to this link to donate money for these wish list items.

Don’t want to donate for a specific item? Choose a school-wide project for a specific school or sponsor a Foundation grant! For only $5 per vote, vote for your favorite school. The LAPS Foundation will match per dollar up to $1,000 per school.

Let’s make our teachers feel appreciated!


Topper Boys Basketball Winning Streak Shattered

Wesley Stanfield was under constant pressure as he brought the ball down court. The Sundevils defense held Stanfield scoreless for the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Harrison Frank turns the corner under the Topper basket looking for a teammate to pass the ball to in the 2nd quarter. Frank scored 10 points. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Nico Garcia drives past defenders Garrett May and Marin Rodriguez on his way to the basket. He scored 10 points for the evening. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Basketball Team winning


AG Hector Balderas Secures Prison Sentence Of Woman Who Defrauded Medicaid Program Of More Than $445,000

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

SANTA FE — Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that the Office of the Attorney General has secured a prison sentence for Lolita Begay-Yazzie as a result of her guilty plea to one count of fraud in excess of $20,000, a second degree felony, and one count of Medicaid Fraud for Failure to Retain Documents, a fourth degree felony.

Begay-Yazzie defrauded New Mexico’s Medicaid program of more than $445,000.

The court sentenced Begay-Yazzie to five-and-one-half years in the Department of Corrections, suspending three years, meaning Begay-Yazzie


New Mexico Governor Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday formally enacted adult-use cannabis legalization in the state of New Mexico, signing into law an historic measure approved by the state Legislature after the governor called them into a special session for that purpose late last month.

“The legalization of adult-use cannabis paves the way for the creation of a new economic driver in our state with the promise of creating thousands of good paying jobs for years to come,” Gov. Grisham said. “We are going to increase consumer safety by creating a bona fide industry. We’re


Weekly Fishing Report: April 13, 2021

Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The signs of spring are all around us. Fruit trees are blooming. Daffodils are brightening flower beds. Bees are buzzing around flowers. People are setting out their hummingbird feeders and watching for the first of these little buzz bombs to show up.

Gardens are being tilled in preparation for planting. The white snow of winter is melting and disappearing from the mountains. The streams are swelling with the increased water from the runoff.

With the warming temperatures, more water is opening up for fishing in Northern New Mexico.


Amateur Naturalist: Ashley Pond & Creation Of Los Alamos

Cattle grazing by the newly created cattle pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum

Ranch School boys in canoes in the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum 

Los Alamos

There is a small section of land that was crucial to the creation of Los Alamos and is still important to this day. The section is a rectangle 400 by 600 feet to a side. It has varied from having ponderosa forest to open grass land on it, depending on which decade is considered.

The geologic feature that makes this section significant is its shape. It is a gentle depression in the landscape. There is drop of


Luján Invites Secretary Buttigieg To SpaceShipTwo Launch

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, invited U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to New Mexico for an upcoming launch of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo this summer.

In a letter to Buttigieg, Sen. Luján highlights how the burgeoning commercial space travel industry will benefit New Mexico and the nation.

“The expansion of commercial space exploration holds huge promise and benefits for our country. It will help support government-backed research