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County Planning Zoning Commission Meets March 27

on March 21, 2019 - 10:25am

Los Alamos Rotarian Mike Katko On Writing Pursuits

on March 21, 2019 - 10:21am

In honor of Rotary International Literacy Month, Los Alamos Rotarian Mike Katko recently described his pursuits in writing and read from his book of poetry, Skies and Other Things, and introduced his forthcoming novel, Big Medicine, Pretty Water. Katko, who is the oldest of seven children, was born in Spain. He served in the Vietnam War; was a construction worker; owned the popular Los Alamos restaurant, Tony’s Pizzeria; and was a school teacher and principal for 17 years. Katko’s book of poetry may be purchased through Wilhelmena Press at Photo by Linda Hull

2019 National Senior Games June 14-25 In Albuquerque On Track To Beat Record For Athlete Participation

on March 21, 2019 - 10:10am
NSG News:
ALBUQUERQUE The 2019 National Senior Games, June 14-25 in Albuquerque, is on track to beat all previous participation records.
The games are open to athletes age 50 and higher that have qualified in the games last year. However, there are three open categories, where any athlete can compete: the 1,500 meter power walk, the 5K power walk, and the triathlon relay team. Registration for this year’s games closes April 2.
The previous participation records were set at the National Senior Games in Louisville, KY in 2007 and in Orlando, FL in 1999. In those two games,

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Family YMCA

on March 21, 2019 - 9:52am

On the job in Los Alamos are Family Y Welcome Center Representative Dakotah Hamilton and Member Services Director Estrella Pinkerton assisting Brad Plohr to register his sons for Summer Camp Tuesday at The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

LAHS Counselors To Host Sophomore Parent Night

on March 21, 2019 - 9:52am
LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School will host Sophomore Parent Night at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 8 in the Speech Theater.
Parents of current LAHS sophomores and students are invited to this informative evening.
“Sophomore Parent Night gives students and parents an opportunity to learn what we as counselors are doing in the classroom with the sophomores in the months of March and April, as well as providing a review of this information for parents,” said Cristin Haake and Dawn Watkins, school counselors at LAHS.

Marriage Announcement: Wendelberger–Smyth

on March 21, 2019 - 9:25am

Elizabeth Wendelberger of Los Alamos and James Smyth of Milwaukee, Wis., were married Nov. 17, 2018 at the Basilica of St. Josephat in Milwaukee, Wis. Photo by Northbound Photography

Wedding News:

Elizabeth Marie Wendelberger and James Patrick John Smyth were married Nov. 17, 2018 at the Basilica of St. Josephat in Milwaukee, Wis. Reverend Robert Letona was the Celebrant who presided over the wedding ceremony.

The bride wore a satin ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and gold beaded waist, accompanied by a cathedral length veil. Her attendants wore dusty blue floor-length gowns.


Military Working Dog Boris To Retire March 26

on March 21, 2019 - 9:12am
KAFB News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE Military Working Dog Boris, a 9-year old German Shepherd, retires from the military at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 on Hardin Field on Kirtland AFB.
Born June 3, 2009 in the Netherlands, Boris completed the Department of Defense’s Military Working Dog Program and Narcotics Detection Training at Lackland AFB. After graduating in 2011, Boris was reassigned to Kirtland AFB.
Boris has served at the base for eight years as a patrol and narcotics detection dog.

St. Paddy’s Day Lunch At White Rock Senior Center

on March 21, 2019 - 8:39am

Scene from St. Patrick’s Day at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from St. Patrick’s Day at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from St. Patrick’s Day at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Tammy Jimines
Los Alamos
I had my first lunch at the White Rock Senior Center on St. Patrick’s Day and, as the luck of the Irish would have it, they were serving Corned Beef and Cabbage. 
The room was filled with green -- green sweaters, green shirts, green beads, green flashing necklaces and green hats.

FBI: Marysol Pena Wanted For Alleged Involvement In Drug Trafficking Organization

on March 21, 2019 - 8:20am
Marysol Pena should be considered armed and dangerous. Courtesy/FBI
FBI News:
The FBI is looking for Marysol Pena, who is wanted for her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking organization that operated in New Mexico as well as other states.
Pena, 28, faces federal charges of conspiracy, distribution of 50 grams and more of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, distribution of 40 grams and more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Fentanyl, and aiding and abetting.
A federal arrest warrant was issued Feb.

Chamber Music Of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak April 6

on March 21, 2019 - 7:43am
SSF News:
Serenata of Santa Fe holds the Chamber Music of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
David Felberg & Ruxandra Marquardt, violin
Alice Norris, viola
Dana Winograd, cello
Patrick Neher, double bass
Pamela Epple, oboe
Reserve tickets here.

LAMC Releases Community Benefit Report

on March 21, 2019 - 7:42am

World Futures: Electricity And Other Energy – Part 3

on March 21, 2019 - 7:39am
World Futures Institute
Human beings need energy to exist in some manner, either just get by or live a more rewarding life.
As humanity we need energy to collectively choose our paths. Historically we found a great source of energy in the chemical bond of various forms of matter and evolved. We saw the internal combustion engine emerge as a highly useful tool to do work. It has been around longer than all of the living human beings of today.
With it, however, we began emitting large quantities of C)2, especially as our ingenuity was applied and our population grew –

Community Invited To Lent Fish Fry At IHM Friday

on March 21, 2019 - 7:33am

Con Alma Invites Nonprofits Improving Health To Apply For Grants Through April 24

on March 21, 2019 - 7:28am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation invites nonprofits that improve health in New Mexico to apply for grants that support their work toward sustainable solutions to their communities’ health challenges.
Con Alma, the state’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to health, opened its annual grant cycle today.
Nonprofits can apply for grants starting March 20 until 5 p.m. April 24. Last year Con Alma awarded $665,000 to nonprofits working toward a healthier New Mexico.
Nonprofits can apply for grants online at This year applicants need to select from a

NWS: Today’s High Near 49, Tonight’s Low Around 36

on March 21, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 49 with a 70 percent chance of showers likely and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunrise Over White Rock

on March 21, 2019 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise paints the sky early this morning over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Leadership Los Alamos Participants Learn About LANL Economic Development Impact

on March 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
The 2019 Leadership Los Alamos class recently held its Economic Development Session where they heard presentations from LANL Associate Directors about LANL's economic impact. At the table is LeAnne Stribley, LANL Associate Director for Business Management and Kathye Segala, Associate Director for Capital Projects. The session was chaired by LANB Market President Liddie Martinez.

Interior Provides Over $291 Million In Conservation Funding For States And Tribes To Clean Up And Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

on March 20, 2019 - 3:22pm
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2019 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).
This year’s grants will provide more than $291.2 million [1] for states and tribes to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal lands.
“These grants are a great example of Interior partnering with states, Tribes, and local governments to provide resources for conservation efforts and infrastructure and public safety improvements,

Catchy Tunes At Community Singalong At Fuller Lodge

on March 20, 2019 - 1:26pm

Broadway performer DS Magid


Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m., April 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.

The Singalong will be fun for everyone, with no solos, no rehearsals and no special skills needed.

DS Magid’s enthusiasm for all things theatrical has never waned, from her early career singing on Broadway, right through stints as a director, producer, musical director, and award-winning

Explore Discoveries Of Cassini Mission To Saturn

on March 20, 2019 - 11:41am
Learn about the Cassini Mission to Saturn at 7 p.m., Friday at the Nature Center. Plus, watch the full-dome film 'Incoming!' at 2 p.m., Saturday. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The community is invited to join Dan Reisenfeld at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to learn more about what scientists have discovered from the Cassini mission that orbited Saturn.
NASA and the European Space Agency had a spacecraft at Saturn sending back a continuous stream of images for 13 years. The Cassini mission orbited Saturn 2004 to 2017 and made what is described as spectacular

New Mexico Land Office: March Lease Sales Generate Nearly $5 Million … State Lands Are Open For Business

on March 20, 2019 - 10:28am


SANTA FE – The State Land Office held its monthly online oil and gas lease sales, raising $4.9 million for New Mexico schools, hospitals and colleges.

Twenty-four tracts of land were offered, 22 of which were closed for bid. Closed bids included 4,285 acres in Chaves, Lea and Eddy counties. The aggregate bid amounted to an average per-acre price of $1,444.56.

“With each monthly lease sale since I took office, we continue to uphold our constitutional obligation to fund our schools, hospitals, and colleges.

UNM-LA Student Attends Coding Workshop Overseas

on March 20, 2019 - 10:17am
Rique Fernandez will meet students from the United States, India and the Netherlands at a hackathon conference in Rotterdam. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) student Rique Fernandez has been invited to attend a computer coding workshop in the Netherlands.
Along with nine other students from Albuquerque, Espanola and the Navajo Nation, Fernandez will be in Rotterdam March 16-24 to participate in Cyberheros, a “hackathon” event produced by Cyberworkplace, an organization that provides cyber security and teaches coding skills to youth.
Fernandez is

Los Alamos Public Information Meeting & Open House On NM 502 Roadway Reconstruction Tonight

on March 20, 2019 - 10:14am

Map of the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction project. Courtesy/NMDOT


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is hosting a public information meeting and open house on the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction at 5 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave.

Public Meeting Purpose: NMDOT is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the roadway reconstruction improvements to CN 5100650R3 on N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) MP 1.257 to MP 2.053 in Los Alamos County.

Meeting Overview: NMDOT representatives, Souder, Miller & Assoc.

Lawmakers Back Secret Lottery

on March 20, 2019 - 9:48am
One of the worst decisions states ever made was to take over gambling businesses.
Mobsters used to run the numbers games. In big cities, heads of crime syndicates called this form of gambling "the policy racket."
And they were the policy kings. Organized crime made millions off the masses that gambled nickels and dimes on the slender chance of winning a jackpot.
We still have plenty of criminals, organized or not. But state governments long ago took over the numbers games.