On The Job In Los Alamos: At Time Out Pizzeria

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is General Manager Tony Colletti of Time Out Pizzeria. Time Out Pizzeria offers a plethora of lunch and dinner options and an expansive salad bar to assist with those healthy New Year’s resolutions. The eatery at 157 Central Park Square is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and closed Sundays. For information, call 505.662.7261. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/



Posts From The Road: White Sands National Park

Footprints: At first glance the footprints appear to be in snow but that is not the case. The footprints were left by a park visitor climbing to the top of a sand dune. Photo by Gary Warren/

Admiring the View: A group of visitors admire the view from the ridge of a sand dune as they look across miles of dunes near the San Andres Mountains in southern New Mexico. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos


Our country’s newest National Park is right here in New Mexico! White Sands National Monument officially became White Sands National


Fr. Glenn: Overturning Tables

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Several years ago there prevailed among Christian youth groups a very applicable adage by which to live one’s life: “WWJD”—“What Would Jesus Do?” Since Christians (ostensibly, at least) long to fashion their own lives in the love and charitable principles that Jesus taught and demonstrated, WWJD always before a Christian’s mind’s eye and, indeed, should be the governing principle of his life. But, as a Facebook post I saw once stated rather humorously, what lay in the realm of possibilities of “WWJD” is overturning tables.

I happened upon Jesus’ table tipping episode (Matthew


Rotary: Toni Batha Shares Peace Corps Experience

At Rotary Jan. 10, Toni Batha describes her experiences serving in the Peace Corps. Photo by Linda Hull


Toni Batha, a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY, described her recent experiences serving in the Peace Corps in the southwestern African nation of Namibia during a presentation Jan. 10 to the Rotary Club. 

Although she had “expected to live in a mud hut”, she was assigned to Eheke, a small community with many modern conveniences in north-central Namibia. After extensive Peace Corps training, she taught English to 10th-12th grade students in classes of 35-40 and led


RTD MLK Holiday Schedule And Closures

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) “Blue Buses”, will not be in service Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

The RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route to Ski Santa Fe, the 341 TSV Green Route to Taos Ski Valley and the 800 Angel Fire route will be operating Monday.


County Monitoring Weather Conditions … No Changes For Facilities Or Services Yet


Update 6:15 a.m.: The Chamber of Commerce breakfast set for 7:30 this morning featuring County Manager Harry Burgess with a recap of 2019 has been canceled due to the UNM-LA delayed opening. LANL and Schools are on delayed opening.

No changes for County facilities or services at this point; however, the current forecast for snow indicates the storm that had been expected overnight may now begin moving in from the south to arrive in Los Alamos around 10 a.m. today.

Snow and Ice crews in the County Traffic Division are monitoring the situation to keep local roads safe today.

The County


NWS: Today’s High Near 35; Tonight’s Low Around 18

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 35 with a 90 percent chance of snow before 2 p.m., then rain and snow. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 18 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Courtesy/NWS
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s probability of precipitation around the state. Courtesy/NWS


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is Ruby K’s Melanie Metzler assisting Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos Funeral Specialist Lane Karmiol with one of the many bagel specialties. Ruby K’s is at 1789 Central Ave. and open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Ruby K’s at 505.662.9866. Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with after hours by appointment at 1627 A. Central Ave. For information, call Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos


Posts From The Road: Smokey Bear Historical Park

Smokey Bear Historical Park: The Smokey Bear Historical Park on a two acre site in central Capitan features educational displays and videos, which tell the story of Smokey and fire prevention. Photo by Gary Warren/

Smokey Bear: A wooden carved sculpture of Smokey Bear stands in the Smokey Bear Historical Park. The sculpture features Smokey in his familiar Ranger hat and blue jeans. Photo by Gary Warren/

Fallen Firefighters: A new memorial was added to the park in May 2019. This sculpture honors Wildland Firefighters and fire support personnel from New Mexico


Fr. Glenn: ‘Take The Wheel!’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What a world. Is this politician/celebrity/person being truthful or not? Or rather … is he simply seeking to further his own interests at the expense of others? It’s anyone’s guess. After all, we are deluged daily by the deceitful—scamming phone calls (“Let that warranty run out already!”), e-mails (“Boy, those foreign princes sure are generous!”), faked pictures and documents on unsocial media, etc. Sigh.

Now, we Catholics remember John the Baptist especially this weekend as we close the Christmas season on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospels tells us that John


Theophany Blessing Of Ashley Pond 2020 Jan. 19

Scene from Blessing of the Water at Ashley Pond Theophany 2015. Courtesy photo

Theophany. Courtesy photo 

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas).

But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.

When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had


Freedom Church Begins Love Los Alamos Series Today

Freedom Church News:

Freedom Church of Los Alamos launches its “Love Los Alamos” series at 10:30 a.m. today in the Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium at 2182 33rd St.

“Come be a part of a movement! God is doing something big in Los Alamos through Freedom Church and we can’t wait to see all that he wants to do in you and through you in 2020!” Freedom Church Pastor Mike Brake said.

At this event, Pastor Brake intends to share powerful keys to living 2020 to its fullest potential and how to experience the change in one’s life that people are longing for.

“God loves everyone in Los Alamos … we love everyone


State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.


Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living … Dogs And Neighbors

A Los Alamos member of The International Behaviorology Institute


Why these columns? Because human behavior causes global problems and solving these problems requires changes in human behavior. So everyone needs to know something about the natural science of human behavior.

Have you ever heard, or said, “Is there no end to the bothersome behaviors of others?” Since examples abound, we will let a short list stand for them all. For instance, does your mate fail to treat the toothpaste tube the way you prefer? Does a neighbor’s lawn left unattended for weeks or months


Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC


Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

Los Alamos Daily Post

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc. on the Canyon Walk apartment


Military Plane Conducts Training At Los Alamos Airport

A HC 130J Combat King military plane begins its descent this morning onto the runway at Los Alamos County Airport. The plane, which flew from Kirtland Airforce Base in Albuquerque, conducted a training session at the local airport, County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres said. He explained that Los Alamos Airport was selected for the training because of its high altitude and short runway. The plane conducted two landings and two takeoffs at the airport. Military aircraft are a somewhat familiar sight at the airport; Humphres said typically the airport sees one to two military flights a month


McQuiston: Tips To Check Tire Tread For Safety

The Jemez Agency

Tire problems are thought to be a factor in one out of 11 vehicle crashes. Blowouts, tread separation, under inflation, and worn treads—the grooves in your tires that offer stability and traction—are some of the tire problems associated with these crashes.

Like a pair of sneakers that get more slippery with use, your tires lose their ability to grip the road as their treads wear down. Checking your tire treads can help keep you safer on the road. It only takes a few minutes, and some spare change.

Putting the Brakes on an Age-Old Debate About When to Replace Tires


United Church Memorial Service: Jan Sander Jan. 18


The Memorial Service for Jan Sander is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to one’s favorite charity or to the Compass Housing Alliance, which was Jan’s favorite charity.