State Police To Conduct Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across New Mexico In April 2023

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of April 2023.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events to reduce impaired driving-related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.

These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

Note: Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage Read More

Los Alamos County Board Of Public Utilities Meets April 5


The Board of Public Utilities will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in Council Chambers. 

Members of the public may view proceedings online or attend and provide public comment in person or via Zoom.  

The agenda is attached and the complete packet, Zoom link, Webinar ID and call-in mobile/phone numbers are available online. Read More

McQuiston: Why Homeowners Insurance Premiums Are Rising And What You Can Do About It

Jemez Insurance Agency
Serving Los Alamos since 1963

Most people can and should expect their homeowners insurance rates to go up this year.

Several factors are behind the rising rates. Increasing frequency of severe weather events are causing more serious damage and more costly insurance claims. The rising cost of building materials, supply chain issues and unfilled jobs due to COVID-19 disruptions are driving up the costs of home repairs.

In this article, we’ll explain some key factors causing home insurance rates to rise and what you can do to help rein in your costs.

What Read More

Poetry Out Loud State Champion Rutendo Musharu Will Represent New Mexico In National Recitation Contest

Rutendo Musharu, a senior at United World College-USA High School in Montezuma, was named the 2023 New Mexico Poetry Out Loud champion. Courtesy/DCA

DCA News:

SANTA FE — Rutendo Musharu, a senior at United World College-USA High School in Montezuma, was named the 2023 New Mexico Poetry Out Loud champion.

In May, Musharu will represent New Mexico in the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C.

Musharu won the state-level contest March 5, outscoring six other contestants during her first appearance in Poetry Out Loud. She performed “How to Triumph Like a Girl” by Ada Read More

Atomic City Road Runners Delay Start Of Season A Week

ACRR News:

Due to weather concerns, the Atomic City Road Runners Club (ACRR) has delayed the start of its 49th season to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead across from the Los Alamos Co-operative Market on East Road (N.M. 502).

1 and 3 mile distances will be available. (Weather permitting, of course, since it’s been a rather erratic, uncharacteristic Winter/Spring season so far in the area.)

The Club will update information shortly depending on the weather, visit

Membership forms are available on the ACRR website or available at the race and call

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Luján, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Safeguard Consumers With Opt-In Requirement



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) in introducing the Consumer Online Payment Transparency and Integrity (Consumer OPT-IN) Act, bicameral legislation to protect consumers from online free trial scams and hard-to-cancel recurring-payment programs.

This legislation puts the onus on companies, not consumers, when it comes to extending subscriptions and memberships, including requiring a shift from “opt-out” conditions to “opt-in.” This legislation complements Read More

Skolnik: School Attendance – Are Kids Really Going To Disneyland?

White Rock

School Attendance – A Critical Issue

The Los Alamos Public Schools have faced exceptionally high rates of absenteeism this year, compared to the pre-COVID 2018/19 school year. Every school but our middle school has had increases in the share of children missing 5 to 10% of school days, compared to the 2018/19 school year. At our elementary schools, the share of children missing this number of days has gone up by between 29% and 84%, compared to 2018/19. The share of elementary children missing 10 to 20% of all school days has gone up this year by about three times in two Read More

Corrected Column On Property Tax Lightning

Los Alamos County Assessor

Aarrg!  Let me start with the most abject apology I can muster from the depths of a chastened heart. I inadvertently sent for publication an early version of this document in which changes to calculations had not been properly saved. I do apologize to you, and to Carol and the Daily Post for sullying their pages. Please believe that the professional appraisers in the Assessor’s office are a lot more careful with your tax dollars than I was with this column.

Los Alamos property owners by now will have received their 2023 Notices of Valuation (NOV) from Read More

White House Honors Former Los Alamos Nuclear Chemist Darleane C. Hoffman With Enrico Fermi Presidential Award

Darleane C. Hoffman

LANL News:

          • One of the highest science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. government

Darleane C. Hoffman, a nuclear chemist who spent a significant part of her career at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been honored with the Enrico Fermi Presidential Award, which is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Hoffman is recognized for scientific discoveries advancing the field of nuclear and radiochemistry, for distinguished service to DOE’s missions in national security and nuclear waste management, and for sustained leadership Read More

Los Alamos Animal Shelter: Tucker Is Searching For A Home

Handsome Tucker is soft and cuddly and adorable. He is a 21-month-old Persian cat presently rooming at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter while  searching for a person or family to adopt him. He encourages those interested in meeting him to stop by the shelter at 226 East Road or call 505.662.8169. Photo by John McHale/ Read More

AGU: Venus Has 50 Times More Volcanoes Than Previously Mapped


Radar and high-resolution imagery let researchers map edifices smaller than 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter, resulting in nearly 50 times as many volcanoes than had been mapped previously. The work, which puts more than 85,000 volcanoes on the map, is critical for understanding the planet’s volcanic activity.

Intrigued by reports of recent volcanic eruptions on Venus? WashU planetary scientists Paul Byrne and Rebecca Hahn want you to use their new map of 85,000 volcanoes on Venus to help locate the next active lava flow.

Their study was posted online ahead of print Read More

Help Clean Up Los Alamos Saturday April 29!

Despite steady rain during the 2022 Clean Up Los Alamos Day, Rotarians participated by tending the Memorial Garden at LAHS, a partnership between the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and LAPS, honors students who passed away while enrolled at the high school. It was dedicated in December 2012. From left, Stacey Castille, Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany Hannes Wiertzema and Rotarians Oliver Morris, Dan Castille, Tim Bullock and Elizabeth Allen. Photo by Matt Allen


Los Alamos County Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board invite the community Read More

Obituary: Richard V. Carlson March 16, 2023

RICHARD V. CARLSON March 16, 2023

Richard V. Carlson passed away on March 16, 2023, from complications from a long battle with Parkinson’s. Dick was born in Kenosha, WI to Vernal and Kathryn.

Dick was a younger brother to Susan and an older brother to Mary. He had fond memories of growing up helping out on his grandparent’s farm. The family moved to Edina, MN and Dick graduated from Edina HS in 1962. He attended Valparaiso for undergraduate work and then went on to study physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology and then earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota in 1975.  Through Read More

Call For New Mexico Indigenous Youth Council Applications For 2023-2024


IAD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department’s (IAD) Indigenous Youth Council (IYC) is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 IYC cohort.

They invite submissions from Indigenous youth in New Mexico aged 16 to 25 who would like to serve on the council during the next phase of work. 

They seek Indigenous youth who want to be heard and represented in crucial decision-making processes and ensure that their concerns are addressed in tribal and state issues. By advancing the IYC’s objective and purpose of increasing support for Indigenous youth’s holistic Read More

Luján Joins Legislation To Name Future Interstate Ports-To-Plains Corridor From Laredo, Texas To Raton, New Mexico As ‘Interstate 27’

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) to formally name the Ports-to-Plains Corridor as Interstate 27.

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) is introducing the legislation in the House.

“I was proud to work together with Sen. Cruz to designate a portion of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor as an addition to the interstate system last Congress. We are continuing to work together to support the development of this corridor in New Mexico and Texas. Read More

27th Annual Los Alamos Photographers’ Show Opens April 3


The Los Alamos Photographers’ Club hosts its 27th Annual Show April 3-27 in Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 3 at Step Up Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit includes a wide variety of approaches to photography and subjects ranging from expansive landscape and skyscape vistas to wild animals, exotic vegetation and flowers to international portraits. In addition to highlighting current work of Los Alamos Photo Club members, the opportunity was given to other photographers Read More

Downtown Albuquerque Rail Yards To Be Headquarters For New Mexico Media Academy

From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that the downtown Albuquerque Rail Yards will be the new headquarters for the New Mexico Media Academy, a collaborative workforce development initiative that will equip New Mexico residents with the advanced skills they need to work in the film and television industry. 

With a focus on the burgeoning digital media ecosystem in the state, the historic downtown Albuquerque Rail Yards will be the instructional headquarters for the media academy. A satellite campus will be located in Las Cruces Read More

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