PEEC & LARSO To Collaborate On Outdoor Equity Listening Forum For Older Adults

Outdoor equity is the belief that all individuals, regardless of age or incomes, should be able to experience the outdoors. Courtesy photo

LARSO Executive Director
PEEC Executive Director

Outdoor equity is the belief that all individuals regardless of age or income should be able to experience the outdoors in a way that is safe, welcoming, convenient, affordable and culturally relevant.

The National Institutes of Health indicate that, “Physical activity (PA) provides health benefits in older adults. Research suggests that exposure to nature and Read More

Fuselier: The Month Before Christmas

Los Alamos

‘Twas a month before Christmas
And all through the nation
The people were anxious
And manning their stations.

When Big Money decided
It’s that time of year
To grant all a reprieve,
From their anger and fear.

Big Money’s no fool;
He’d grown strong and, yes, bold.
But his streets were in need
Of more layers of gold.

He deserved it, you see,
He worked hard this past year.
Installing his minions
With false pride and big fear.

It took hard work to buy
All those hearts and those minds.
They came from everyone,
You and me, all peoples, all kinds.

They came from the rich.
They came from
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LAPS: Ride The Bus On Friday!

Los Alamos Public Schools bus fleet. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Friday, Dec. 1 is the 80th day of school and Ride the Bus Day!

Los Alamos Public Schools is encouraging all eligible students to ride the school bus to or from school on Friday. This initiative not only helps the environment, but also funds the LAPS Transportation Department.

Two days a year, the New Mexico Public Education

Department has each school district tally student ridership for transportation funding: once in December and again in February. The second Ride the Bus day during the 2023-2024 school year will be Wednesday, Feb. Read More

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Hold 30 Day Public Comment Period For Draft Galisteo Dam Master Plan


ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Albuquerque District, hereby informs the public that the 2023 Draft Galisteo Dam Master Plan (MP), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Environmental Assessment (EA) are available for public review.

The public is invited to view information found here, discussing the draft master plan development process, proposed land classifications for Galisteo Dam, and instructions for public participation.

The 30-day public comment period will begin Nov. 30, and end Dec. 29, 2023. The draft MP, EA, FONSI, comment form Read More

Learn How To Join Los Alamos Ski Racing Club Dec.10

Scene of Los Alamos Ski Racing Club. Courtesy/LASFC


Learn how to join the Los Alamos Ski Racing Club (LASRC) at 4 p.m., Dec. 10. The Zoom meeting code is 83108349108.

The LASRC will be having an informal zoom meeting to welcome new skiers with existing members and coaching staff. Interesed skiers are invited to join the meeting and ask questions.

With winter in the air and snow on the mind, the LASRC team will be starting the training season Jan. 6, 2024. However, with Pajarito opening Dec. 22, LASRC might have some earlier training to start Dec. 30, 2023. Read More

Obituary: Shirley Ann Loewenstein March 27, 1936 – Nov. 11, 2023

SHIRLEY ANN LOEWENSTEIN March 27, 1936 – Nov. 11, 2023

Shirley Ann Loewenstein, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away surrounded by family and friends Saturday Nov. 11, 2023.

Shirley was born in Kearney, Nebraska March 27, 1936, to Elbert & Delia (Fox) Loewenstein. She attended Los Alamos High School graduating in 1954 and then received several advanced computer certifications for her work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Tech Supervisor & Systems Specialist.

She retired in 1990 after 35 years of service and moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to family. Over the Read More

Rotary Hosts Fellow Rotarian Rob Pannell Of Perth, Australia

Rotary recently welcomed Rotarian Rob Pannell from Perth, Australia. Photo by Linda Hull

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

During the Nov. 28 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Rotarian Rob Pannell spoke about the projects undertaken by Rotary-Southern Districts of Perth, Australia, where he serves as Club President. Among them are community grants, awards that highlight youth excellence, and the Nakivale Refugee Camp in Uganda.

The camp supports more than 130,000 refugees, “mostly from the Congo, Sudan and Somalia”. The Rotary project “provides self-sustainable income-producing Read More

Common Cause Report Documents Influence Of Alcohol Industry On New Mexico Decision Makers

CCNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Common Cause New Mexico (CCNM) released a new report  Wednesday examining the influence of the alcohol industry on New Mexico politics, government and legislation.

“Still Under the Influence” is the second in a series of “Follow the Dots” reports on the alcohol industry by the non-partisan organization. The first was published in 2004.

The report’s release comes on the heels of the veto of last year’s small tax increase on alcohol and in advance of another attempt at an excise tax increase in the 2024 legislative session. The larger context includes New Mexico’s ranking Read More

U.S. Commerce Bureau Data Shows Outdoor Recreation Industry Continues To Bolster New Mexico

New Mexico has nine downhill ski resorts in the state of varying sizes and is also a popular destination for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Courtesy/ORD


SANTA FE — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2022 exhibiting outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy.

The outdoor recreation economy in New Mexico grew 1.8 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to the BEA. This year’s report also shows that outdoor recreation creates $2.4 billion in value added for New Mexico and accounts Read More

Award-Winning ‘Oppenheimer After Trinity’ Launches On Streaming Services

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy production photo

Oppenheimer After Trinity News:

            • Documentary Offers Rare, Intimate View of Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer After Trinity—a Cannes World Film Festival winner for Best Historical Documentary—will now be offered on streaming services, including Apple TV, iTunesGoogle TVVudu, Fandango, YouTube TV, Spectrum and X-Box.

Created by Larry L. Sheffield—a Phoenix-based descendent of a Manhattan Project worker—the documentary film showcases the real story of Oppenheimer, featuring rare footage and photographs, along with compelling Read More

County Climate Action Plan Survey Results Now Available Online



Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule is sharing with the community the Climate Action Plan survey results, available now on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study website. The survey results will inform the first-ever County Climate Action Plan and provide input regarding how the County should direct funding.

Gurule explains that the survey, held in September 2023, asked responders to prioritize their environmental concerns, identify measures the county could implement, and how the County should approach climate mitigation. Survey results Read More

Alert: Police Urge Caution As Winter Storm Approaches Los Alamos County

LAPD News:

As Los Alamos County braces for a winter storm forecast to begin this evening, Nov. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department is urging motorists to use caution when traveling in winter weather.

LAPD Urges Motorists To Follow These Tips:

  • Decrease your speed – Speed is a leading factor among winter crashes.
  • Increase the distance between you and the next vehicle – Additional distance will allow for the extra time needed to stop.
  • Check the tread on your tires – Good tire tread should be 6/32 or deeper. Consider replacing older tires or rotating your tires.
  • Replace worn windshield
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Council Updates County Manager Finalists List As One Candidate Withdraws … Community Invited To Meet Remaining Two Candidates Thursday Dec. 7 At Los Alamos Nature Center


The Los Alamos County Council received notification on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from County Manager finalist Gretchen Cassini of her decision to withdraw from consideration for the position.

As such, Council has confirmed the shortlist of candidates for the County Manager position moving forward are:  

  • Tracey Jerome, Senior Deputy City Manager for the City of El Paso, Texas; and  
  • Anne Laurent, Deputy County Manager for Los Alamos County, New Mexico.

Finalists will meet with the public at a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at Los Alamos Nature Center, Read More

LA Cares Thanks Generous Community Of Los Alamos!

Scene from the food drive that was held by the Postal Workers for the benefit of LA Cares. Courtesy/LA Cares  

Scene from the food drive that was held by the Postal Workers for the benefit of LA Cares. Courtesy/LA Cares  


Thank you to the generous community of Los Alamos County! 

The food drive that was held by the Postal Workers for the benefit of LA Cares was a huge success! We are still working on figuring out the total amount of pounds of canned goods, but just know that it is enough to get us through several months of food distributions.  

Thank you to the volunteers who assisted the postal Read More

New Mexico Governor Establishing Advisory Council To Implement Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons State Response Plan


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is establishing an advisory council to support the state’s ongoing work to implement the New Mexico State Response Plan released in 2022.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Advisory Council will be led by tribal and state leadership, law enforcement agencies, advocates and family members who have experienced the loss of a missing and murdered person.

Gov. Lujan Grisham appointed Pueblo of Pojoaque Gov. Jenelle Roybal and Picuris Gov. Craig Quanchello to lead the Advisory Council. Govs. Roybal and Quanchello are in the final Read More

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