Posts From The Road: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument In The Sonoran Desert Of Arizona

Last Light: The last light of day covers the desert mountains while cacti and other plants fall into the shadow in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. Photo by Gary Warren/
Afternoon Light: Beautiful late afternoon light colors the hillsides in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Photo by Gary Warren/
Formerly of Los Alamos
The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument sits in southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert.
The park is more than 500 square miles and


NMDOT Tips To Stay Safe On Roads Over Holiday

SANTA FE The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates as many as 278 people may be killed in crashes between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Last year at Christmas, 37 percent of fatal crashes involved alcohol. That number rose to 39 percent on New Year’s Eve.
In addition, this year during Christmas and New Year’s Eve combined, more than 30,000 people could be seriously injured in crashes, according to the NSC.
To make the holiday travel safer, NMDOT recommends:
  • Buckling up;
  • Designating a sober driver;
  • Avoiding distracted driving, including hands-free;


December: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the country throughout the month of December, which has been recognized as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month for the 39th consecutive year.

During this month in 2018, 839 people died in alcohol-related crashes, representing 29 percent of all traffic deaths, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were especially dangerous, when drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in just two days, accounting for nearly


Letter To The Editor: Luján Out Of Touch

Republican Candidate
U.S. Senate

By endorsing abortion during Advent, New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján has demonstrated just how far apart he is from Christians and Catholics.

As Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Jesus’ life on Earth, Ben Ray Luján celebrates something very different. Mr. Lujan favors ending the miracle of life before it has a chance – or a choice. This is so blatantly offensive; it makes you wonder if he is writing off New Mexico’s Christians and Catholics.

NARAL has awarded Luján a 100 percent pro-abortion score for his votes in Congress.


Europe 2020 Fundraiser Underway At Century Bank

From left, Los Alamos High School students Matt Kuehn, Katie Herrmann, Abby Beus and Sophie Mamula invite the community to buy coffee to support the annual educational trip to Europe. The fundraiser is underway until 5 p.m. today at Century Bank in the Smith’s Marketplace shopping center. Christmas crafts are available for free as well. Courtesy photo


Shop On Corner Hosts Final Sale Of 2019 Wednesday

TOTH News:

The Shop on the Corner thrift shop will host its last sale of the year 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The Clear the Racks sale features two bags for $5. The Corner Store boutique offers inventory at half price.

The thrift store reopens Jan. 8, on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Espicopal Church at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.


Scenes From 2019 Luminaria Walk At Stables Sunday

The Annual North Mesa Stables Luminaria Walk Sunday evening featured to the delight of young and old, a quiet walk through of the stables open house, campfires (‘luminarias]), and plenty of s’mores and opportunities to interact with horses, goats, sheep, cows and other stable animals. Photo by John McHale/

Scene Sunday evening from the Annual North Mesa Stables Luminaria Walk. Photo by John McHale/

Scene Sunday evening from the Annual North Mesa Stables Luminaria Walk. Photo by John McHale/

Scene Sunday evening from the Annual North Mesa


On The Job In Los Alamos: LARSO Advisory Council

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) Advisory Council meeting this morning at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. The LARSO Advisory Council has met monthly for more than 25 years. The LARSO mission is to provide service, fellowship, instruction and advocacy for retirees and senior citizens. Learn more here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Community Helps Children’s Christmas Bazaar Succeed

An elf assists children shopping at the annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy/TOTH
TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar Chair

I would like to thank the Los Alamos community for its generosity in supporting the 17th annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church during the Winterfest weekend. You were generous with giving of your time and your donations.

At least 85 people helped with set up, baking, greeting, wrapping (30 wrappers wrapping all at the same time!), helping children select


International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27

Martin Schoeller, left, with Yad Vashem Chair Avner Shalev have embarked on a commemorative project to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. As Holocaust survivors continue to age, this may be one of the last opportunities to record their images. Courtesy/YV

Yad Vashem News:

Throughout 2020, the world will be marking the 75th anniversary to the end of World War II. Starting Jan. 27, 2020, which is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center will be involved


Study: Cheapest & Most Expensive New Mexico Rents

PPR News:
For most families, finding an affordable place to live is one of their top priorities, along with schools, jobs, transportation and healthcare.
In New Mexico, the median monthly rent is $782, though this number varies widely depending on the area of the state in question. has released a new study on the New Mexico Communities With the Cheapest Rent using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The study lists the New Mexico areas with the 50 lowest and 50 highest median monthly rent costs.

The 10 Cheapest Communities:


Posts From The Road: London Bridge In Arizona

Bridge Span: The London Bridge spans 930 feet across the Bridgewater Channel in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Photo by Gary Warren/

Major Attraction: Today the London Bridge is a major tourist destination when visiting Lake Havasu City. Shown is a waterside walkway and some of the development along Bridgewater Channel. Restaurants, shops, a marina and tours are just a few of the many attractions that visitors can enjoy. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos

 The road to London Bridge travels through Arizona! The bridge


Fr. Glenn: Learning From Others

By Fr. Glenn Jones

An interesting—and edifying—evening.

Here in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe—as in many other dioceses around the U.S.—we have quite a number of non-native-born priests—from Vietnam, Mexico and Latin America, Spain, and Africa, to name just a few places of origin (not even to mention myself, originally from Texas, which sort of counts. And, by the way: I ain’t got no accent; it’s y’all that talk funny! 😉

Anyway … I attended a dinner hosted by our Nigerian priests the other evening, and a most enjoyable evening it was. It wasn’t so much the food they had prepared (though it was quite


Annual Christmas Tubas Concert At TOTH Dec. 21

The sound of brass instruments playing Christmas carols is a staple this time of year. When those instruments are tubas and euphoniums, the sound has a more mellow character. Hear the Christmas Tubas perform in a free concert 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

The Christmas Tubas perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo


Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Electric Vehicle Accord

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and seven other governors have reaffirmed their partnership to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure along major highways in the Intermountain West and released voluntary minimum standards for those charging stations.
Gov. Lujan Grisham signed the new REV West Memorandum of Understanding, along with governors from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. The document updates a similar agreement signed in October 2017 with a goal to ensure drivers can


Sullivan Field House Gets Underway – Parking Limited

Rendering of the Sullivan Field House project. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Starting Monday, Dec. 16, parking at Sullivan Field will be limited due to the start of construction of the Sullivan Field House.

Students are encouraged to utilize school buses, public transport or carpool with friends. Access to parking will be limited due to construction during the next nine months.

For safety reasons, please do not enter the fenced off area.

Los Alamos Public Schools appreciates everyone’s understanding while Sullivan Field receives this much needed construction.