DPU Reminds Residents To Keep Meters Clear Of Snow

DPU reminds residents to maintain access to and clear snow and ice off meters. Courtesy photo

DPU News:

With the recent snowfall in Los Alamos, officials with the Department of Public Utilities would like to remind customers to maintain access to and clear snow and ice off meters.

This will ensure that DPU can bill customers on actual meter reads rather than estimating reads.

Meter Technician Supervisor Edgar Castillo asks customers to check gates if meters are in the backyard. 

“Make sure your gate can open and close without obstruction of snow and ice,” he said. “Clearing your meters of snow

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Watch ‘These Are the Voyages’ At Nature Center Tonight!

PEEC News:
The community is invited to watch “These Are the Voyages” at 7 p.m. today in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin, or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. We will highlight three such endeavors with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience, and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation at this event. Join Peter Polko for an introduction to these

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Southwestern College Art Therapy Students Host Weekly Grief And Transition Group At Senior Center

Southwestern College Art Therapy students Lauren Sherwood and Jane McConnell are hosting a weekly grief and transition group. The sessions are 2-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The group will continue through March 12 and all adults age 50 and up are welcome. The group is a safe place to discuss any type of loss and no art experience is necessary. Direct questions to 505.662.8920. Courtesy photo


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Book Signing For The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes Cookbook Friday Jan. 24

Pajarito Press News:

Author Liddie Martinez has had many requests for more opportunities to meet her and see her cookbook and have it signed.

The next event is 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at PMI, Performance Maintenance, Inc., 835 N. Paseo De Onate in Española, right next door to Northern New Mexico College.

In The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes (Pajarito Press LLC), Martinez shares her grandmother’s recipes, passed down for generations, that sustain northern New Mexicans and their way of life, through the kitchen. In her unique new cookbook, The Chile Line, you will discover

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SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Day

Scene from Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/Kyle Maxwell

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 20 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged

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New Mexico State Game Commission Announces New Member Sharon Salazar Hickey Of LANL


SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission announces its newest member Sharon Salazar Hickey.

Hickey serves as a program manager for the Associate Laboratory Director for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards and Security whose goal is to protect and preserve people, the environment, resources and information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Leading the Office of Institutional Policy, Hickey has extensive experience in policies and procedures, government contracts, employment law and alternative dispute and conflict resolution.

Hickey is a native

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Baked Goods With Bernadette: Legislative Session

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Baked Goods with Bernadette has a theme for the two upcoming events next week.

The discussion group will focus on the Legislative Session, which begins Tuesday. The brief chat will highlight easy ways the community can help the local senior centers as they prepare for funding issues.

The events usually include homemade baked goods and last just 30 minutes:

  • Jan. 21 12:30 White Rock Senior Center; and
  • Jan. 23 12:30 Betty Ehart Senior Center

For information, call 505.662.8920 or email

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Letter To The Editor: County Snow Removal Crews Deserve Our Thanks And A Raise

Los Alamos

I write to express my appreciation to county snow removal crews.

This season, they have worked both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and now they’re working again overnight. It is hard work, the hours are bad, and it takes a lot of time and expertise.

I am currently sitting in my pleasant living room while the snow stays comfortably outside.

I think it is important for citizens to keep in mind that the reason they are warm and safe at home is other human beings. There are lots of people performing essential labor that’s easy to forget about when done right.

In this case, it

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Northern Host Community Celebration Honoring MLK

NNMC News:

Española — The community is invited to a celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 in the Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College.

This event is free and open to the public, family friendly, and will include exhibitors for community resources, entertainment by Moving Arts Española and a talk about Black history in New Mexico.

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Letter To The Editor: Bringing Back The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

Los Alamos

An “Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act” bill is being introduced to the State Legislature by our Governor and her fellow Democrats this month.

Putting Lipstick on a Pig doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a Pig. No matter how you name it, it is still a “Red Flag Law” and it’s pure garbage legislation at its worst!

“No law shall be passed that does NOT allow ‘Due Process’ or gives the accused the right to know who their accuser is.” It should provide court-appointed counsel to respondents who can’t afford lawyers or choose not to hire them. Legal representation is

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Plan 4 Jazz Quartet At Bathtub Row Saturday


The Plan 4 jazz quartet performs 7-10 p.m., Saturday at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

The Plan 4 jazz quartet plays a range from jazz standards to contemporary compositions, arrangements and interpretations.

Plan 4 is comprised of Los Alamos musicians Jim Gattiker (sax), John Frary (drums) Carl Greeff (Guitar) and Dave Rogers (bass). 

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Topper Boys Basketball Seriously Challenge Chargers

The Topper Boys Basketball team traveled Tuesday night to Albuquerque to play the Academy Chargers. The Chargers are ranked the number one team in New Mexico and the Toppers had upset on their minds as the defense held the Chargers to 23 points in the first half and went to the locker room with the lead in the game 24-23. The offense played even with the Chargers until the closing minutes of the contest when the Chargers made several free throws to win the game 55-50. The Toppers continue to show improvement. Their next home game is Jan. 23 against Moriarty. Matthew Owen splits the tough Charger defense

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Los Alamos County On 2-Hour Delay Today


Due to heavy snow overnight, Los Alamos County facilities and services are on a 2-hour delay this morning.

Crews are working on clearing main roadways and public parking lots.

Residents are asked to avoid traveling on roads to allow the Traffic and Streets Division crews time to conduct snow removal operations.

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NWS: High Near 39; Tonight’s Low Around 17

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 39 with patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m. and a 40 percent chance of snow showers, possibly mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight mostly  clear with a low around 17. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts additional snowfall around the state today. Courtesy/NWS

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