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Utilities Board Meets Wednesday

on March 18, 2018 - 8:03am
The Board of Public Utilities will hold a regular session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
Complete Board of Public Utilities agenda packets, past agendas, videos, legislation and minutes can be found online at Learn more about the Board of Public Utilities at


Please submit written comments to the Board at Oral public comment is

Earthen Temples: The Life Of Adobe Churches

on March 18, 2018 - 7:59am
Rupert Chambers, Enjarre at San Francisco de Asis. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
Friday, March 23, the Millicent Rogers Museum will open a new exhibit titled Earthen Temples: The Life of Adobe Churches.
A reception will be held at the museum from 1-3 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 25. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will continue until Sunday, June 24.
Earthen Temples: The Life of Adobe Churches—This exhibit will share the story of how parish members come together to care for the adobe churches in their communities.

Fr. Glenn: ‘He Is Inconvenient To Us’

on March 18, 2018 - 7:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the news story about a nativity statue being returned to a church 90 years after it was stolen? Stealing from a church, and thus from God; THAT can’t end well! This reminded of the scriptural story of 1 Samuel 4-6 and the Philistines’ plagues resulting from taking the Ark of the Covenant, ending only after they had returned it to the Israelites. Maybe something similar happened to the one who took the statue in the first place; who knows?

Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event At BeeHive Homes In White Rock Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:40am

Cutting the ribbon Thursday at BeeHive Homes on Longview Drive in White Rock, from left, owner Nate Manning, a local resident, owner Michael Manning and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Natalie Glass

BeeHive Homes owners Nate Manning, left, and Michael Manning with Administrator Jayne Figueroa Thursday morning at the Grand Opening of the company's new White Rock facility. The company provides assisted living for seniors in a home-like atmosphere. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/


One of the 15 rooms at the BeeHive Homes facility in White Rock.

Lenten Ecumenical Series Concludes Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:04am

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will conclude Thursday with Rev. Steve Trout of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos preaching on Psalm 51.

Bethlehem Evangelical Church will be providing the music and officiating for the evening.

This annual series begins at 6 p.m. with a soup and bread dinner provided by The United Church, which is followed by classes at 6:40 p.m. and worship at 7:30 p.m., with childcare provided for children under 5 years of age.

The series takes place at FUMC, 715 Diamond Dr.

Daily Postcard: Bandelier National Monument

on March 18, 2018 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: Scene Saturday afternoon from Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2018

on March 17, 2018 - 11:08am

Courtesy image

St. Patrick's Day News:

Today is St. Patrick's Day, a day that remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.

St. Patrick's Day is fixed on March 17, but may occasionally be moved by Catholic Church authorities. This happened in 1940, so that the celebrations would not fall on Palm Sunday, and in 2008 to avoid Holy Monday, the last Monday before Easter Sunday.

The most common St. Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

Other symbols

BSMA Thanks Los Alamos National Laboratory And Community For Supporting STEM Education

on March 17, 2018 - 10:23am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace makes a purchase during the launch of the Laboratory's 75th annivesary event Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo

The BSMA Gadgets Gift Shop was filled with customers purchasing merchandise commemorating Los Alamos National Laboratory's 75th anniversary. Courtesy photo


BSMA News:


The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) wishes to thank Los Alamos National Laboratory and the community for supporting STEM education outreach efforts in northern New Mexico.

The (BSMA) and the Laboratory hosted a 75th

AG Balderas Announces Start Of White Peak Trial To Defend New Mexicans Access To Public Lands

on March 17, 2018 - 10:21am

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:


TAOS – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General will begin a major trial against a wealthy Texas landowner’s illegal attempts to bar New Mexicans from treasured public lands.

The trial begins Monday in front of Judge Sarah Backus in Taos County over the public's right to use historic roads that provide access to White Peak in Colfax and Mora counties.

The Office of Attorney General Balderas will demonstrate that there are several major public roads that have been used for over a century to

Purgatory Receives 8 inches Of Fresh Snow

on March 17, 2018 - 10:11am

Purgatory Resort is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort


It's a beautiful blue bird day in Durango, Colo., after the latest storm produced 8 inches of snow at Purgatory Resort and another 10 inches possible this weekend.
Fun St. Patrick's Day festivities are planned at Purgatory. In addition to great skiing and snowboarding, guests can enjoy a clam bake with Steamworks Brewing on the ski beach, the McDonald's Cardboard Derby on the tubing hill, a scavenger hunt, and more.
Purgatory has 98 out of 99 trails open and 100 percent of lifts operating.

PEEC: Games, Food, And Prizes March 20

on March 17, 2018 - 10:03am
PEEC News:
Want to putt-putt your way through the nature center? From 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Division is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center and putting up a putt-putt course, playing a planetarium film, making smores over a campfire, and setting up a velcro golf course for the evening.
There will be drawings for prizes, including free passes to the pool or ice rink and more. It is a great way to learn about the latest recreation news and enjoy a fun, free evening. This family-friendly event is open to all ages.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading/Book Launch By Larry Goodell April 22

on March 17, 2018 - 10:02am
Larry Goodell. Photo by Lenore Goodell
Teatro Paraguas News:
Teatro Paraguas will host a book launch and poetry reading with Larry Goodell reading from his new book Nothing to Laugh About, at 2 p.m., Sunday April 22 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Admission is free.
Larry Goodell is from Roswell originally and has been living and working in Placitas since 1963 when he started Duende Press.

‘Cabin Fever Festival’ Now Slated For March 24

on March 17, 2018 - 9:53am
CFF News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Officials at the Village of Jemez Springs announced that the recently postponed Cabin Fever Festival in Jemez Springs will now take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. 
The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 24 but Village officials postponed it in anticipation of inclement weather based on forecasts.
All previously scheduled activities that day will take place at their originally scheduled times.

Lecture By Conchita Thornton Marusich April 7

on March 17, 2018 - 9:51am
TCHS News:
The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture by Conchita Thornton Marusich on her great-great- grandfather, William Wolfskill in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.
Her talk for the Society is part of the Taos Arts Council Consortium 2018 marketing theme “Taos: Cultural Crossroads of the West.”
William Wolfskill was a trailblazer of the Santa Fe Trail in 1822 and the Old Spanish Trail in 1830. Conchita Marusich will focus primarily on William's early life as a trapper and

Heinrich, Klobuchar Lead Letter Warning Against DHS Cuts To Mass Transit Security

on March 17, 2018 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led a group of Democratic Senators in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warning against cuts to a critical mass transit security program that safeguards Americans while traveling, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports like check-in and baggage claim areas, and other transportation facilities like train stations and bus depots.
In the letter, the Senators raise serious concerns over DHS's Fiscal Year 2019

SFCC Collective Vision Exhibit At The Roundhouse East Rotunda Gallery Opens April 20

on March 17, 2018 - 9:49am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Faculty members from Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts are featured in an upcoming exhibit at The Capitol Art Foundation East Rotunda Gallery, juried by Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art Foundation.
The exhibition opens with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the East Rotunda Gallery at the Roundhouse, State Capitol on the corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. The reception will be catered by students of SFCC’s Culinary Arts program.

Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Plan To Leverage Trade And Investment To Build A Stronger Economy

on March 17, 2018 - 9:48am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced a three point plan to create New Mexico jobs by attracting foreign direct investment, building a stronger export economy, and increasing activity at New Mexico’s ports of entry.
“International trade and investment can be driving forces in strengthening our economy and positioning New Mexico as a leader in job creation,” Lujan Grisham said.

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 17, 2018 - 9:48am
The On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays!
Start your week off with interesting conversations and libations. This week join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space, at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

Pearce Introduces Bill To Improve Access To Housing For Rural Communities

on March 17, 2018 - 9:46am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has introduced H.R. 5287, the Preserving Access to Rural Installment Transactions for Years (PARITY) Act, to improve access to safe and affordable housing for people in rural communities.
Due to new federal government regulations, banks in rural towns across the nation have exited the market, leaving potential homeowners with few credit options for financing their purchase.

NNSA Extends Public Comment Period For Draft Environmental Assessment

on March 17, 2018 - 9:44am
NNSA News:
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is extending for 30 days the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment of Proposed Changes for Analytical Chemistry and Materials Characterization at the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (Draft EA). 
NNSA made the Draft EA available for public comment on February 21, 2018. The public comment period for the Draft EA has now been extended to April 25, 2018. This extension is being made in response to public and stakeholder requests for additional review time.
The Draft EA is available

Notice Of Possible Quorum For Los Alamos School Board Budget Committee Meeting March 23

on March 17, 2018 - 9:42am


Members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education may attend the Budget Committee meeting noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Office at 2101 Trinity Dr. in Suite V.

A Quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on March 17, 2018 - 9:27am
Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in Suite 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
A. Minutes from the Arts in Public Places Board Meeting on February 22, 2018
A. White Rock Pottery Project - update on plaque 

Cinema Cindy Reviews: A Wrinkle In Time

on March 17, 2018 - 9:11am
Los Alamos

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a sweet and courageous film based on the tween novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1962, the book has been a favorite read. But never has it been imagined as quite so colorful and fantastical. The story has a great message—when faced with darkness in the world: Be the Light; Be a warrior.

This is the tale of an adventure taken by 11-year-old Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid (who was Emily in 12 Years a Slave). She, her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of the movie Belle) are still