Gov. Lujan Grisham Marks Start Of Pride Month 2023

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday celebrated the beginning of Pride Month by renewing promises to the LGBTQIA+ communities in New Mexico.

For more than 40 years, the LGBTQIA+ community in Albuquerque has marked June as the anniversary of the protests and riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1975. This year, the Human Rights Alliance marks the 30th anniversary of the Pride celebration in Santa Fe and Farmington is hosting a Pride in the Park event.  

Gov. Lujan Grisham continued the long tradition of activism and allyship during the last Read More

Daily Postcard: Bobcat Watches Hikers On Las Conchas Trail

Daily Postcard: This beautiful bobcat sits peacefully observing the many hikers out Memorial Day weekend enjoying the Las Conchas Trail in the Jemez. Photo by Ron Roybal

Scene along the Las Conchas Trail in the Jemez Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Ron Roybal Read More

Santa Fe National Forest Under Flash Flood Warning

SFNF News:

  • Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the Cerro Pelado burned area

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Cerro Pelado burned area within the Santa Fe National Forest. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks, streams and ditches in the burned area.

Other counties within the SFNF are under weather advisories including a Flood Watch for San Miguel County.

“Our first priority is always the safety of our employees, the public and our communities,” Forest Supervisor Shaun Sanchez said.

With abundant moisture Read More

Rep. Chandler: New Mexico Has Much To Celebrate This Pride Month

By Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos)
Dist. 43
New Mexico House of Representatives

Like many people, I have watched with growing alarm as state legislatures in places like Texas, Florida, and Nebraska pass laws rolling back hard-fought freedoms and rights for the LGBTQ+ community. As a New Mexico lawmaker, I knew my colleagues and I had a responsibility to prevent the same thing from happening here.

Over the last several months, we have heard from constituents, community members, and advocates worried that they or someone they love might suddenly lose access to life-saving healthcare Read More

PAC 8 Students Create ‘Duckumentary’ On Ed The Goose

PAC 8 summer video camp students are creating a documentary this week on Ed the goose. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Summer video camp started at PAC 8 this week and students chose to do a documentary on Ed the goose. Students learned videography, audio and editing in the first class of the season at PAC 8.

Openings remain in classes for students aged 9-14. Class size is limited to six students per teacher. Sessions cost $125. Scholarships are available for families with two students in the same class. 

Visit the PAC 8 website at for a complete schedule of classes.  Read More

Heinrich Introduces Bicameral Legislation To Build A More Resilient, Reliable Electric Grid


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation to incentivize the construction of new electric transmission infrastructure to meet our decarbonization goals and support the energy transition, while building the clean energy workforce of tomorrow. U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) will introduce companion legislation in the House.

The Grid Resiliency Tax Credit Act will provide a targeted 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) to support investments in large-scale transmission Read More

Bandelier Mandatory Summer Shuttle Service Starts June 14

Bandelier begins free mandatory summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon June 14. Post file photo


After a brief delay, Bandelier National Monument is beginning its free summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon on June 14, 2023.  

“We are pleased to offer this service to our visitors as in past summers,” Superintendent Patrick Suddath said. “This is one of our busiest times of the year. Parking and traffic congestion in Frijoles Canyon is a chronic issue and the shuttle service helps us to alleviate that. Atomic City Transit and Los Alamos County have been invaluable partners Read More

Cleaning & Fog Sealing At Municipal Building Parking Lot Friday And Saturday June 2-3


GM Emulsion along with Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be cleaning the Municipal Building parking lot 8 a.m. to noon this Friday, June 2, in preparation for fog sealing. This will not impact parking Friday.  

Saturday, June 3, weather permitting, the Municipal Building lot, as well as the diagonal spots along Iris Street will be closed for fog sealing. Signs will be posted. 

All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot by close of business Friday, June 2. This includes the diagonal spots along Iris Street. The County will be moving all department, motor pool Read More

Los Alamos Chamber: 2023 Business Of The Year Recipients

Los Alamos Daily Post

Eight local businesses have been voted the favorite in their category by the community through the annual Chamber Business Awards program:

  • 2023 Best New Business of the Year Award: SALA Los Alamos Event Center;
  • 2023 Family-Friendly Business of the Year: Little Studio on the Mesa;
  • 2023 Financial Institution Business of the Year: Del Norte Credit Union;
  • 2023 Non-Profit of the Year: PEEC – Los Alamos Nature Center;
  • 2023 Restaurant of the Year: Muy Salsas;
  • 2023 Retail Business of the Year: Pet Pangaea LLC;
  • 2023 Service Business of
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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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Every place has a story to tell, but Los Alamos Read More

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/

Los Alamos Daily Post

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

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