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Fr. Glenn: Being Set Free

on September 8, 2019 - 7:55am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well, well, well … lookie here. President Trump is coming to town on the 16th. Well … to little ol’ New Mexico anyway. To the cynical observer that’ll be of endless entertainment value in the media for a week or two at least: the love pieces, the hate pieces, the “wish he’d go away!” pieces. Many of the state’s media moguls will be criticized for even mentioning the presence of “he who must not be named”, thereby accused of “promoting” him. But … would it be responsible journalism to neglect one of the biggest stories around, whether one is happy with it or not?

Posts From The Road: Palms To Pines

on September 8, 2019 - 7:53am
Mountain Views: The Palms to Pines Byway leaves streets lined with palm trees in the Palm Springs area to the dry desert landscape when  crossing the mountains. The first signs of fall were spotted at a mountain stop as cottonwood trees along a stream begin to show their autumn colors. Photo by Gary Warren/
Idyllwild: The village of Idyllwild, Calif. sits on the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains and is surrounded by ponderosa pines at an elevation of 5,413 feet. The peaks in the area rise to almost 11,000 feet in  elevation. Photo by Gary Warren/

UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Monday

on September 8, 2019 - 7:51am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the UNM-LA campus at 4000 University Dr.

Agenda items include:

  • Annual review of the UNM-LA By-Laws;
  • Annual review of the Operating Agreement with UNM;
  • Update from the UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair; and
  • Administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA operations.

The meeting is open to the public.

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 8, 2019 - 7:41am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly afternoon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Canyon Road

on September 8, 2019 - 7:28am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunset viewed recently from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Wood & Wire Performs For Sold Out Crowd Tonight

on September 7, 2019 - 9:06pm
Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire is performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Wood & Wire is opening the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Boese Brothers Brewery Opens To Packed House!

on September 7, 2019 - 5:40pm

Boese Brothers Brewery opened at 5 p.m. today at 145 Central Ave., and is packed with people! The brewery will be open until 10 p.m. today, 5-10 p.m. Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday. The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. New Mexico wines will also be available. Additionally, Boese Brothers Brewery will offer a sandwich menu, which includes hot and cold sandwiches and paninis. Courtesy photo

Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central

Repairs And Renovations Continue Near Ruby K’s

on September 7, 2019 - 4:52pm

Workers continue repairs to the sidewalk area at Central Avenue and 20th Street and today are installing a cover above the sidewalk, which will enhance the outdoor eating area in front of Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 9, 2019

on September 7, 2019 - 4:48pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Diamond Dr Paving - San Ildefonso roundabout milling/paving may begin later this week

Residents and businesses along Diamond Drive can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction as Star Paving crews continue the asphalt milling and paving operations daily. Drivers are asked to be cautious when making turns out of side streets adjacent to the work zone, the contractor may be limiting access for left turns out of side streets.

Espanola Humane FurFest Fundraiser Sept. 14

on September 7, 2019 - 2:38pm

Link to an online auction for those unable to attend is here.

United Church Fall Programming Begins Sunday

on September 7, 2019 - 2:05pm

The United Church at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

United Church News:

“Join us at The United Church as we begin our Fall Programming Schedule, growing opportunities for the whole family,” Pastor Keith Lewis said. “We are a warm, family friendly congregation that seeks to grow together as we learn about following Christ in a contemporary society.” 

There are four special offerings beginning Sunday, Sept. 8:

  • Holy Envy;
  • The Fellowship of the Ring;
  • Crown Jewel Chapters of the Epistles; and
  • Living Out Our Faith in the Modern World.

The first is diving into the book Holy Envy, facilitated by

¡Globalquerque! Film Festival At NHCC Sept. 12-26

on September 7, 2019 - 1:32pm

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – In September, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!.

Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Sept. 12, 7 p.m. - ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Canada)

Set on the Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in Quebec, Canada, during the mid-‘70s, Jeff Barnaby’s feature film debut takes place during a period in Canadian history when, by

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 7

on September 7, 2019 - 12:32pm

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the US east coast, AM Sept. 7 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,

UPDATE - Silver Alert: Helen Rael Missing Since Friday

on September 7, 2019 - 12:30pm

Helen Rael, 83, missing since Friday. Courtesy/SFCSO

Update: Silver Alert canceled ... Helen Rael was located and is safe.


The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Helen Rael, a Hispanic female, 83-years-old, five foot two inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rael was last seen wearing a black pants, boots and unknown color shirt Sept. 6, 2019 at the Tesuque Casino in Santa Fe.

Rael is

Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets UNM-LA Monday

on September 7, 2019 - 7:06am

LADP News:

The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 in Building 5 at UNM-LA.

The guest speaker for the meeting is Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas.

The meeting is open to the public.

Scenes From Opening Of Test Tube Community Exhibit At Los Alamos History Museum Friday

on September 7, 2019 - 6:57am

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Cherie Trottier, left, and Historical Society Educator Aimee Slaughter serve up root beer floats and chocolate cokes Friday afternoon in honor of the popular beverages served at Pierotti’s Soda Bar and other establishments during the Cold War era. The sweet treats were part of the opening reception of the museum's temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Open House Sept. 17

on September 7, 2019 - 6:49am


Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is hosting an Open House for the community to visit its new location.

The Open House is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 109 Central Park Square.

NWS: Today’s High Near 81; Tonight’s Low Around 55

on September 7, 2019 - 6:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 81 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 55. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fawn Visits Garden On Obsidian Loop

on September 7, 2019 - 6:32am

Daily Postcard: A fawn visits the garden of a residence on Obsidian Loop earlier this week in Los Alamos. Photo by Ju Yeon Yoo

Fawn visits a garden earlier this week on Obsidian Loop. Photo by Ju Yeon Yoo

Topper Boys Soccer Second In Cernicek Tournament

on September 6, 2019 - 6:18pm

Aiden Semelsburger and Bryan Tarango battle for control of the ball in the first half. Semelsburger scored the goal for the Toppers in the 23 minute. Photo by John McHale/

Victor Popa-Simil leaps over Tiger Goalie Pablo Zarraga to avoid a collision during a goal attempt in the 2nd half. Photo by John McHale/


The annual Louie Cernicek Soccer Tournament was Friday and Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School Field and Sullivan Field. This year there were eight teams invited to participate.

The Toppers played their way through the brackets winning games


2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

on September 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL


Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations themselves

President Trump Visiting Rio Rancho Sept. 16

on September 6, 2019 - 5:23pm

President Donald Trump

RPNM News:

The Republican Party of New Mexico and Chairman Steve Pearce are excited to announce that New Mexico has officially been named a target state by the Trump campaign.

“We’re excited that President Trump and his team sees New Mexico as a state they can flip. We believe that New Mexicans are fed up with the socialist left agenda and are ready to stand with the President as he continues to lower taxes, create jobs, increase pay and employment opportunities for women, minorities and those who traditionally struggle to find good jobs,” Chairman Pearce said.


Pueblo de San Ildefonso Pedestrian Crossing And Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting Event Sept. 11

on September 6, 2019 - 4:52pm

Pueblo de San Ildefonso News:

SANTA FE A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Sept. 11 at for the completed .3 miles of sidewalk that connects with the San Ildefonso Elementary School with the Learning Center/Library and Gymnasium.

The event will begin at the San Ildefonso Day School at 36 Tunyo Po, Santa Fe, N.M. 87506.  

This pedestrian crossing and sidewalk will create a safe place for youth to walk to school and increase their physical activity.

“The pueblo is excited to build this sidewalk to encourage our youth to walk to school,” said Pueblo Transportation Planning


SFNF Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour Saturday Oct. 5

on September 6, 2019 - 4:39pm

Horizontal rock art panel on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The community is invited to join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards Saturday, Oct. 5, to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.

The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

The Glorieta rock art tour is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend, please register in advance by calling the