Laboratory Retiree Group First Tuesday Breakfast April 4

LRG News:

The Los Alamos Laboraatory Retiree Group (LRG) invites Lab retirees (and potential retirees) to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday,  April 4 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.

For more information, email, call 505.672.3497 or visit Read More

1973 LAHS 50th High School Reunion Sept. 22-24, 2023

Los Alamos High School Class of 1973 will host its 50th Reunion Sept. 22-24, 2023 during Homecoming weekend. Members are encouraged to email Peggy if they haven’t been contacted at Courtesy photo Read More

New Mexico Courts Lift Mask, Physical Distancing March 31


SANTA FE – Masks and physical distancing will no longer be required after March 31 for any person inside a New Mexico courtroom or jury assembly area, the state Supreme Court announced today.

Additionally, jurors will no longer need to answer health screening questions to enter a courthouse. Courts will continue to make masks available to any juror who chooses to wear one, but they are not required.

The Judiciary is lifting its remaining health related COVID-19 protocols in recognition of changes in the pandemic and the March 31 expiration of New Mexico’s declaration of Read More

Zia Credit Union Celebrates 68th Anniversary! 

Zia Credit Union staff and officials gather for a photo Wednesday morning at 1001 Central Ave., in celebration of their 68th anniversary in business serving the community and surrounding area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Credit Union (ZIA CU) is celebrating 68 years in business serving the community and surrounding area.

Through the years Zia CU has expanded services to its members and has grown to include branches in Española and Santa Fe.

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind.

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Los Alamos County CFO Earns National Kudos

Florida’s Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel, left, presents Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio with the Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award during the Association of Governmental Accountants award ceremony in February. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio’s department produces award-winning work, but it also contains award-winning leaders.

For instance, in February, Perraglio traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the Distinguished Read More

Heinrich Calls For Extension Of Federal Programs To Support Local Fire Departments, Cosponsors Fire Grants And Safety Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring the bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act, legislation to extend federal programs that help support local fire departments in New Mexico and across the country.

The bill would reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) through 2030.

The programs are set to expire in the coming years and are used by local fire Read More

Art Opening Friday At Los Alamos Co-op Café

Fiber artist Maria Jonsson with some weavings at the Los Alamos Co-op. Courtesy/Co+op

Co+op News:

What do you call a piece of art that is woven from discarded film strips, or repurposed scraps of metal?

Fiber artist and Los Alamos resident Maria Jonsson calls them “woven paintings” and they are showcased this month in the Los Alamos Co-op Café. The community is invited to the art opening 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Co-op.

Jonsson is a working archaeologist as well as an artist. As a student in Sigtuna, Sweden in the 1980s, she studied hand-weaving, felting, embroidery, and other fiber arts. Read More

Monday Meetup: Welcoming Newcomers To Los Alamos April 3



New to Los Alamos? Looking for local resources and information on your new community? Well look no further: Join LACDC at the Los Alamos Newcomers Meetup! 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and projectY cowork Los Alamos, along with sponsor Zia Credit Union, continue to partner to host the Los Alamos Newcomers Meetup. The events take place the first Monday of each month, or the second Monday if there is a holiday, with the next one to be held Monday, April 3.

Attendees meet at 5:15 p.m. at project Y cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square, where they will answer questions Read More

Los Alamos County Council Adopts Gas Rate Changes


The Los Alamos County Council held a public hearing for changes to the natural gas rate ordinance and adopted the changes proposed by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Tuesday night.

The changes will take effect April 8.

DPU’s natural gas rate includes a fixed portion that covers operating expenses and a variable pass-through component that covers DPU’s actual cost of the natural gas commodity. The changes adopted are all in response to recent volatility in the cost of gas. The fixed rate portion did not change.

“In December, DPU began to see unprecedented increases in the Read More

National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History Hosts Discovery After Dark, Adult STEM Night


ALBUQUERQUE — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (NMNSH) is hosting a science-powered party Friday, April 21. Discovery After Dark will give guests 21+ an opportunity to explore the museum and enjoy hands-on experiments ranging from making slime to liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Visitors will enjoy the museum’s thought-provoking exhibits and participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math fun. Food and beverage trucks will be on-site.

“We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit,” NMNSH President/CEO Jennifer Hayden said. “Our Discovery Read More

New Mexico State Police Investigate Homicide In Mora

NMSP News:

MORA — The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Investigations Bureau was contacted March 28, 2023 to investigate a homicide at a residence in Mora. 

Investigators learned that around 7:30 p.m., Mora County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 15 County Road A037 for a report of a disorderly disturbance involving a gun.

Deputies arrived at the residence to find Jacob Alcon, 20, walking out of the residence armed with a rifle. When Alcon was given commands to drop the weapon he ran back into the home and barricaded himself inside a room.

Deputies entered the home to find Alcon’s brother Jerome Alcon, Read More

DVS Cabinet Secetary Donnie Quintana Issues National Vietnam War Veterans Day Message

Proclamation from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham honoring our Vietnam War veterans. Courtesy/DVS

DVS News:

March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day—the date set aside by Congress for our nation to honor our men and women who served in the United States military during the Vietnam War.

It was on this date 50-years ago—March 29, 1973, that the last American military service member was pulled out of South Vietnam, and the last American prisoners-of-war were released.

More than nine million Americans served in our military during that war. Of this total, 2.7 million served in Southeast Asia. Read More

Sen. Heinrich Votes To Repeal Iraq War Authorizations

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after voting to pass legislation he cosponsored to repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) against Iraq:

“Congress has the significant responsibility to authorize when and where we send troops into battle. It’s in the Constitution.

“The Iraq war authorizations have far exceeded their lifespan, created risk of misuse by the previous administration.

“Today, after years of calling on Congress to act, I’m proud to be part of the bipartisan Read More

Beloved Junior Docents Program Returning To New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science In June

Kids participate in the Junior Docents program at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science. This popular program is returning to the Museum in 2023! Courtesy/NMMNHS


ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) has announced that its Junior Docents program is returning to the Museum this summer! 

Starting June 5, rising 7th through 12th graders will have the opportunity to learn about science while also developing the public engagement skills that go along with being a museum docent. Since Junior Docents began in 1991, more than 1,000 teens Read More

Luján Delivers Floor Speech Highlighting Support For New Mexico Small Businesses

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor highlighting Senate Democrats’ support for small businesses in New Mexico and across the country.

WATCH: Luján Delivers Senate Floor Speech Highlighting New Mexico Small Businesses

An excerpt of Sen. Luján’s speech is below: 

For the past two years, the Senate Democratic majority and the White House have made it our mission to support and revitalize the small businesses that are the backbone of our local communities.

We’ve been hard at work building economic Read More

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Testifies To U.S. Senate About State Of Elections In 2022 And Beyond

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver


WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver testified Tuesday in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration during their hearing on “State and Local Perspectives on Election Administration.” She testified alongside Robert Evnen (Nebraska Secretary of State), Howard Knapp (South Carolina State Election Commission), Derek Bowens (Durham County Board of Elections) and Marcia Johnson (Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law).

As referenced in her written testimony, Secretary Read More

Council Honors Former Magistrate Judge Pat Casados

Council Vice Chair Theresa Cull presents former Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, center, with a certificate honoring her for her work as Magistrate Judge as husband Jeff Casados stands by her side at Tuesday night’s meeting. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County Council honored former Magistrate Judge Pat Casados with a special Certificate of Recognition for her excellent and longtime work on the bench, at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

Vice Council Chair Theresa Cull read the Certificate of Recognition:

WHEREAS, the Honorable Pat A. Casados was elected by the citizens of Los Alamos Read More

New Mexico State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting Involving Española Police Department

NMSP News:

Española – The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Investigations Bureau was asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in Española involving the Española Police Department (EPD).

State Police agents learned that just before 7 p.m., EPD officers received a report of a Ford F-150 parked in the road, blocking traffic at 322 North Riverside Dr., in front of Century Bank.

Officers arrived to find the F-150 facing north in the southbound lanes, blocking traffic. The sole occupant, Hilario Baca, 56, of Velarde, was in the driver’s seat armed with a rifle. As EPD officers Read More

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