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Scenes From Community Bike Party

on May 18, 2019 - 10:17am

From left, Rhiannon Laakso-McIntyre of Beanie's Bike Shop, Public Works Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan and Julie Aldersebaes take part in the Los Alamos County's Community Bike Party Friday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. The event was part of Bike to Work Week, which started Monday. The bike party featured a bike rodeo, refreshments and a demonstration of how to use a bike rack. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Co+Op Market Outreach Coordinator Kate Gallaugher stands beside the Honesty brand bike the co+op raffled during the Community Bike Party.

Suspect Captured Following State Police Officer Involved Shooting In Southwest Albuquerque

on May 18, 2019 - 8:42am
Jesus Arenivar
NMSP News:
ALBUQUERQUE A New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Metro Surge Operation that brought 50 State Police officers from around the state to Albuquerque was the participant in an officer involved shooting Thursday in southwest Albuquerque near Sunset Gardens Road SW and Corregidor Drive SW.
At around 7 p.m. the State Police officer was patrolling in southwest Albuquerque when he encountered a stolen silver SUV near City View Drive SW and Rim Drive SW.

Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree Of Doctor Of Public Service From Navajo Technical University

on May 18, 2019 - 8:01am
New Mexico Sen. John Pinto receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Sen. Pinto has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the United States of America.
Sen. Pinto has served as a member of the New Mexico Senate since 1977, making him one of the longest-serving Native American legislators in U.S.

Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote To Reject Hedge Fund Takeover Of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Newspapers

on May 18, 2019 - 7:53am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country.
The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid.

‘A Matter Of Balance’ Health Program May 20-June 17

on May 18, 2019 - 7:24am

U.S. 84/285 Camel Rock Exit 175 Bridge Rehabilitation ... Lane Closures Begin Monday

on May 18, 2019 - 7:23am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Hasse Contracting Co. will resume work after winter suspension.
The contractor continues bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. 84/285 at mile marker 175.00 Camel Rock Exit 175. The contractor will overlay the bridge. This project is scheduled to be completed mid-June; weather permitting
Starting Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22, the U.S. 84/285 southbound lanes at the Camel Rock Exit 175 will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to the on and off ramps during this time.
Thursday May 23 and

Santa Fe Wind Orchestra: ‘Masks & Machines’ May 26

on May 18, 2019 - 7:20am

Lunch With A Leader: Zero Waste Talk May 21

on May 18, 2019 - 7:17am
LWV News:
Lunch with a Leader, a community event will be at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May  21, at Mesa Library.
Five LA residents who are truly leaders in the field of ZERO WASTE wil be the speakers.

NWS: Today’s High Near 56; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on May 18, 2019 - 7:17am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 56 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s probability of precipitaion around the state as well as wind conditions. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset At Quemazon

on May 18, 2019 - 7:05am

Daily Postcard: Sunset at Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Peregrine Falcon Rescued In Los Alamos

on May 17, 2019 - 4:55pm

This Peregrine Falcon was rescued Tuesday morning in Los Alamos. The falcon will become an education bird for the Raptor Center. It must have flown into the power lines and burnt off part of her wing and appeared to be hopping across the property and down into the canyon to get back to its nest. A smaller bird flew to her and then flew away. Dr. Kathleen Ramsey said the recued falcon is healthy. Courtesy photo

Youth Activity Centers: New Director Crystal Hollon

on May 17, 2019 - 4:12pm

Crystal Hollon

LAFC News:

Crystal Hollon has been selected as the new Director of the Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers.

Hollon, who started May 1, was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1995. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICW) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from New Mexico Highland’s University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work.

“I am excited to have Crystal joining our team,” said Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond.


PEEC: Two Community Events This Weekend

on May 17, 2019 - 3:57pm
Join PEEC this weekend for two community events! On Saturday, May 18 PEEC’s educators will be at a community picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site in Española. Sunday, May 19, stop by the nature center for a community seed swap. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two community nature-themed events this weekend! Saturday, join PEEC at Los Luceros Historic Site for a community picnic and to learn about pollinators.

Omega Bridge Closure Date Pushed To June 7-9

on May 17, 2019 - 3:56pm

NNSA Project Update:

The dates pushed to June 7-9 on the Omega Bridge/East Jemez Road Work with full road closure on weekends.

The road closures for East Jemez Road that had to be canceled for last weekend (May 10-12) due to inclement weather have been rescheduled for June 7-9.

Direct questions or concerns about the project to

To visit the County's Road Construction page with much more information about the NMDOT N.M. 502 Roundabout and Reconstruction Project and the N3B TA-21 Clean Up Project on DP Road: link here.

Snyder: An Old Wooden Bridge - A History Lesson With Mysteries

on May 17, 2019 - 3:40pm

The Glen Woody Bridge as it looked on a spring afternoon in 2006 when rafts could have passed underneath. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

The high water level from this year’s snowmelt and runoff makes it easy to see why the nickname 'Decap Bridge' is popular with rafters, who sometimes must portage their rafts around this obstacle. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Glen Woody Bridge never fails to catch the eye of travelers driving north on NM 68 along the Rio Grande toward Taos.

Obituary: Douglas Avery Williams Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

on May 17, 2019 - 3:10pm

DOUGLAS AVERY WILLIAMS Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

Douglas Avery Williams, a resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully May 4, 2019 at his home in White Rock, in the company of his family.

Douglas was born August 18, 1928 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, son of James Lowell Williams and Dorothy Pearl Wallace and brother of Peter Oliver Williams. With the untimely passing of his mother, he then acquired a gathering of stepbrothers: Bruce, Berkeley, Ronald, Roger and Eric Eastman, sons of Lowell’s second wife, Marie Barker Williams.

Douglas graduated in 1946 from Westfield High


Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler And County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Brief Council On 2019 Legislative Session

on May 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler present a briefing about the 2019 legislative session during Tuesday night's council work session at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


"It's like a total good news story," NM District 43 Representative Christine Chandler told Los Alamos County Council regarding the 2019 legislative session.

She explained, during the council's Tuesday night work session held at the White Rock Fire Station, that the state's revenues are very healthy and as a result, legislators were

Planning & Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on May 17, 2019 - 2:50pm


The Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building’s Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave.

The attached is the agenda packet

Find the agenda for the meeting here, and there will be paper copies available this afternoon at the window of the planning department at the Municipal Building.

#NewMexicoTrue Hits 1 Million Posts On Instagram

on May 17, 2019 - 2:42pm
NMT News:
The New Mexico True brand, through tagging and sharing of #NewMexicoTrue on Instagram, has officially reached the 1 million post milestone.
“There are literally a million reasons to visit New Mexico,” Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said. “Surpassing the 1 million mark with #NewMexicoTrue on Instagram demonstrates how this brand has created memorable, authentic experiences for so many visitors and residents alike.”
Since the early days of #NewMexicoTrue at the turn of 2016, New Mexico has seen record-breaking growth in visitation and visitor spending.

Heinrich, Portman Introduce Bill To Require Digital Engineering Careers Within U.S. Armed Forces, Bolster Artificial Intelligence

on May 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, the co-founders of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), introduced the bipartisan Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act, which would modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by adding a recruitment focus and establishing military career tracks for digital engineering.
The Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act is in response to recommendations from the defense industry and senior military leaders that the DoD emphasize digital

Los Alamos Municipal Court Hosts Elementary School Students For Mock Trial Experience

on May 17, 2019 - 1:41pm

The Los Alamos Municipal Court hosted 64 5th and 6th graders from the Aspen and Chamisa Elementary Safety Patrol and the Pinon Elementary Upstander Group for a mock trial experience May 10. After the trial, the students were divided into four different juries – who all came to different conclusions regarding the outcome of the case. Courtesy photo

Udall-Requested EPA IG Report Shows Pruitt’s Six-Figure Abuse Of Taxpayer Dollars For Luxury Travel

on May 17, 2019 - 1:39pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, responded to the release of a report Udall requested from the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) detailing former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s abuse of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary luxury travel.
The IG report found, among other things that: former Administrator Pruitt spent nearly $1 million on travel in just over 10 months, $124,000 of which was in

Los Alamos Lacrosse Takes 3rd Place

on May 17, 2019 - 1:26pm

Los Alamos fought hard in U10's and U12's with the U14's taking 3rd place in the tournament. The mission of Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse is to provide the opportunity for youth in northern New Mexico to play the fast-paced, exciting, and FUN game of lacrosse. We are dedicated to developing lacrosse skills in young athletes of all abilities and are committed to protecting the integrity of the game. We strive to create a positive experience for all players by promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for coaches, players, and officials.

Pokemon Game In White Rock Open To All May 18

on May 17, 2019 - 1:24pm
Courtesy/White Rock Toys and Collectibles

Everyone is welcome to come play Pokemon next Saturday, May 18th starting at 4 p.m. at White Rock Toys and Collectibles.
The winner gets four free booster packs and a GX Mega card. Bring a deck or buy one at the store.
White Rock Toys and Collectibles is at 108 Longview Dr. in White Rock behind Smith's between Beehive Homes and High Mesa Dental.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 8 to May 14, 2019

on May 17, 2019 - 12:23pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


May 8 at 2:41 a.m. / Police arrested Lenaya Ashley Martinez, 23, of Ohkay Owingeh at 2500 Trinity Dr. and charged her with DWI.





May 8 at 3:22 a.m. / Police arrested Rena Montoya, 33, of Ohkay Owingeh at 2500 Trinity Dr. and charged her with DWI and driving while license is suspended or revoked.




May 9 at 11:57