ECECD Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky Testifies Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee On New Mexico’s Child Care Innovations

Elizabeth Groginsky


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in a hearing titled, “Solving the Child Care Crisis: Meeting the Needs of Working Families and Child Care Workers.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chairman of the committee, invited Secretary Groginsky to testify about New Mexico’s innovative use of federal emergency relief funding during the COVID-19 pandemic to make remarkable progress Read More

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Gives Visitors A Glimpse ‘Behind The Fence’


Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interpreters Samantha Linford and J.T. Stark discuss the cavates, the remains of the ancestral Pueblos behind them, during the May 11 ‘behind the fence’ tour in Pajarito Canyon, which included members of the media and Los Alamos County representatives. Courtesy/LANL

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interpreter Jeremy Brunette discusses Ashley Pond’s cabin during the May 11 ‘behind the fence’ tour. Courtesy/LANL

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Heinrich On Transmission Permitting Reform Legislation

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Facilitating America’s Siting of Transmission and Electric Reliability (FASTER) Act.

The FASTER Act addresses key obstacles slowing down the siting, planning, and permitting process. 

Currently, it can take up to a decade or more to build new high-voltage, interregional transmission lines. Fragmented state, local and federal jurisdiction over transmission siting, lack of coordination and communication Read More

Petree Garden And Los Alamos Landscaping & More Team Up To Beautify Community

Petree Garden Center and Florist General Manager Laural Hardin, left, and Los Alamos Landscaping & More Co-Owner Rachel Wehner stand below the hanging flower baskets that the two businesses teamed up to provide to the community. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Craig and Rachel Wehner, owners of Los Alamos Landscaping & More, ran into an unpleasant surprise in February. Their grower, who was contracted for the flowers and plants to fill the hanging baskets that decorate the lampposts in downtown Los Alamos Read More

New Mexico State Police Participate In Memorial Day C.A.R.E. Operation

NMSP News:

During the Memorial Day holiday, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP)  participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) operation across all roadways within the state. The goal of the traffic initiative is to increase motorist safety and reduce the number of crashes through a strong law enforcement presence.

Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, NMSP increased its patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts on the busiest travel days of the Memorial Day weekend, specifically Friday, May 26 Read More

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Recognizes Scholarship Recipients Marian Stradling And Yunseo Kim

During the May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, President Alison Pannell, left, congratulated two of the Club’s recent scholarship recipients, Marian Stradling, center, and Yunseo Kim, right, both graduates of the Los Alamos High School Class of 2023. Stradling will attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the fall; Kim with attend Columbia University in New York City. A total of six outstanding students were awarded Rotary scholarships during the convocation ceremony held last month at Duane Smith Auditorium. In addition to Stradling and Kim, they are Keturah Sherrill, Read More

Choral Society Performs Inspired Music In June 4 Concert

Los Alamos Choral Society rehearses on a recent Tuesday at Los Alamos United Church. Courtesy/M. Wheeler

Board Secretary
Los Alamos Choral Society

Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) Musical and Artistic Director Mary Badarak shares her thoughts about the upcoming concert:

“Our music for this concert reflects the works of generations of great composers, each of whom created comforting and inspiring music in times of great difficulty. From J. S. Bach through the Romantic Era of Brahms to more contemporary works by Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein, we are performing it here Read More

Approval Request For Class 1 Permit Modification At TA-54 Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) announces new documents have been added to the Electronic Reading Room.

The document(s) have been submitted to fulfill one or more requirements of the Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Members of the public may view these documents and many others at LANL’s Electronic Public Reading Room. Read More

Koval: EGIS Complete Care Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Owner / President / Care Manager
EGIS Complete Care, Inc.

Even with the challenges of COVID-19 and other industries showing a decrease in employees, EGIS Complete Care, Inc., over the last two years, experienced unexpected growth in their number of caregivers!

Other industries may ask “Why?” but it can be explained by a November 2022 survey conducted by AARP Home and Community Preference that states almost 80 percent of US adults, age 50 years and older, want to remain in their homes for the long  term. This will only continue to grow with the aging baby boomer population. Being Read More

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Pinto Beans With Chicos

Video on how to prepare Pinto Beans with Chicos. Video by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

Our vegetable garden has changed over the years. Originally, it was quite varied but after years of harvesting vegetables we did not routinely eat, we began to scale back and focus on staples that were part of our everyday menus. It turned out to be a life saver! Our garden produced enough food to keep our entire family fed during the empty grocery store pandemic scarcity. I learned at my Grandmother’s side how to dry, can, freeze and package food for long-term storage and it turned out to be Read More

Chamisa Teacher Susan Hettinga Awarded First-Ever John And Helen Benson Environmental Educator Award


Los Alamos resident Jody Benson, left, presents Chamisa Elementary School Teacher Susan Hettinga with the first-ever John and Helen Benson Environmental Educator Award during an awards ceremony Monday at Chamisa. Hettinga leads the school’s Green Team, which has garnered several honors in the past including the Los Alamos County’s Business Recycler of the Year award in 2017, the Innovative Project of the Year from the regional chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America in 2018 and was one of the top point getters in 2019 Los Alamos County Eco Challenge. The team has organized Read More

New Mexico Governor To Travel To U.S. Virgin Islands

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday for a personal vacation with the First Gentleman to celebrate their honeymoon and first wedding anniversary.

She is expected to return June 16.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales will assume the role of the governor during her time out-of-state. Read More

Tickets Available Now For Bike & Hike On Pajarito Mountain!


Summer starts at Pajarito Saturday, June 3 with lift-served downhill mountain biking and downhill hiking on the hill.

The cafe will be opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays with all of the Pajarito favorites.

Don’t miss Summerfest, too! Tickets on sale here. Read More

UC Riverside: Biological Cleanup Process Discovered For Certain ‘Forever Chemical’ Pollutants


University of California, Riverside, chemical and environmental engineering scientists have identified two species of bacteria found in soil that break down a class of stubborn “forever chemicals,” giving hope for low-cost biological cleanup of industrial pollutants. 

These bacteria destroy a subgroup of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that have one or more chlorine atoms within their chemical structure, Yujie Men, an assistant professor in the Bourns College of Engineering, and her UCR colleagues, reported in the journal Natural Water.

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Friends Of Los Alamos Pride Profile: Cait Bain

Friends of Los Alamos Pride Member Cait Bain. Courtesy/FLAP

It’s time to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride! This year marks the sixth Los Alamos Pride Week, June 11-17, and the fourth in-person Pride Festival from 3-7 p.m. Friday June 16, on the lawn at Central Park Square (adjacent to Boese Bros and the Y Express). As Pride Week approaches, Friends of Los Alamos Pride would like to introduce its board members — the heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears behind all the county’s Pride festivities. Today, we would like you to meet Cait Bain.

Who are you?

I am a former sexual health educator through Read More

LRG Hosts First Tuesday Breakfast June 6

LRG News:

Lab retirees (and potential retirees) are invited to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Morning Glory Restaurant, 1377 Diamond Drive across from Los Alamos High School.

Morning Glory serves a full breakfast and pastries.

Retirees buy their breakfast; LRG will pay for coffee or tea.

Contact or 505.672.3497 for more information. More information about the LRG can be found here. Read More

County’s Draft Short-term Rental Program Available For Public Review And Comment Through June 18, 2023


On May 17, Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) hosted a public meeting at White Rock Fire Station 3 to present the latest information about its proposed Short-term Rental (STR) Program.

The purpose of the meeting was for CDD staff and contractor Wilson & Company (Wilson) to meet in person with the community, present the draft STR Program and explain how the public input process has thus far been incorporated. Those in attendance had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.  

Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay Read More

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