LARSO Receives $12,500 Grant From New Mexico Grown
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) has announced that it has received a $12,500 grant, from the Aging and Long-Term Services, New Mexico Grown program.
New Mexico Grown was introduced to senior centers last year as part of an initiative to work with local farmers and ranchers in New Mexico. It allowed centers to benefit their older populations with fresh fruit, vegetables and New Mexico raised meats, while benefitting the many small businesses across the state.
LARSO worked with three companies over the course of the last year, the two most recent Read More
Update: All Lanes Now Open On Truck Route
Update: All Lanes Now Open On Truck Route.
The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) reports that all lanes are now open on the Truck Route following the shutdown that occurred this morning.
The cause of the shutdown was a dump truck that overturned at the bottom of the Truck Route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9.
One person was transported for injuries.
There was also a diesel spill that LANL Hazmat had to clean up.
Traffic is now flowing smoothly. Read More
New Mexico Supreme Court Vacates Felony Murder Convictions But Affirms Willful & Deliberate Murder Convictions In A Triple Homicide Case
Justice Michael E. Vigil
New Mexico Supreme Court News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree willful and deliberate murder convictions of a northern New Mexico man for the 2018 killings of three people in a home near the community of Dixon in Rio Arriba County.
However, the Court vacated three felony murder convictions that a jury returned against Roger Gage for the same three deaths. The justices concluded that Gage’s convictions of three counts each of first-degree willful and deliberate murder and three counts of felony murder violated constitutional protections Read More
Santa Fe Community College Announces Katie Besser Student Awards
From left: SFCC Foundation Executive Director Kelly Marquez, Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship winner Virginia Gonzales and SFCC Foundation Operations Coordinator Maria Montoya, at the awards celebration in the Rainbow space at Meow Wolf. Courtesy/SFCC
SFCC Professor Genevieve Betts hosting the Katie Besser Awards Celebration at Meow Wolf. Courtesy/SFCC
SANTA FE –– Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) emerging writers, photographers and mixed media artists were recognized during the Katie Besser Awards celebration hosted by Meow Wolf May 11. The Read More
Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project Signed
Forest Supervisor Shaun Sanchez signed the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Thursday. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — Surrounded by State, Tribal, and Local partners Thursday, Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Supervisor Shaun Sanchez and Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor Jeremy Marshall finalized and signed the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project (SFMLRP) EA.
“We want to thank the community for engaging in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and helping us make this project a reality,” Forest Supervisor Shaun Read More
FBI: Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Zuni Man For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Against Children In Indian Country
ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, has announced that a federal grand jury in the District of New Mexico returned an indictment charging Rodney Waikaniwa with multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse against two victims in Indian Country.
Waikaniwa, 51, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo, will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.
According to the indictment, from 2000 to 2013, Waikaniwa allegedly engaged in sexual Read More
Update: One Lane Open On Truck Route … Expect Delays
The dump truck that rolled over this morning at the bottom of the Truck Route. One person was transported for injuries. Courtesy/LAPD
The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) has just announced that one lane is now open on the Truck Route following the rollover of a dump truck this morning. One person was transported for injuries.
Intermittent traffic will now be allowed to travel in both directions but one lane still needs to be closed to mitigate hazardous material spillage.
Expect Delays. Read More
Obituary: Adam Anthony Smith March 23, 1986 – May 18, 2023
ADAM ANTHONY SMITH March 23, 1986 – May 18, 2023
Adam went to our Lord on May 18, 2023, at his mother’s home in Los Pacheco, NM. Adam loved his family dearly. He will be reunited with his father, Albert Smith; Godfather, Phillip Herrera; very dear cousin, Priscilla Herrera (who was like a sister to him); maternal grandmother whom he loved dearly, Bernardita (Bernie) Herrera; paternal grandmother, Eva Quintana of Las Vegas, NM; aunts and uncles Sally and Robert Armijo, Samuel and Anthony Herrera, and Florence Herrera; Great grandparents, Estefanita and Antonino B. Guillen and Teofila Urzua and Read More
LAPS Photo Contest Deadline Friday June 2
The deadline for submissions for the Piñon and Chamisa Elementary Schools Photo Contest is 5 p.m. Friday, June 2.
More information about the contest and how to submit photos may be found here.
Los Alamos Public Schools is scheduled to break ground at Piñon Elementary in late June. The new schools will both feature photographs from the area. LAPS will be selecting photographs for the schools submitted by local residents (students and adults).
Five themes will be used in the new schools to identify classroom wings through the new buildings.
Photos submitted must follow Read More
Couts: Agreement With Mr. Devolder On Bicycle Safety
I’d like to add a little bit to Mark Devolder’s article, which could be subtitled with a paraphrase from his text: “Why you couldn’t pay me enough to ride a bicycle in Los Alamos County.” (link)
Mr. Devolder hits many nails on the head, but I’d like to add a few more. In the spirit of his article, applying makeup with the aid of the rear-view mirror while in motion in morning rush-hour traffic is also double-plus uncool. Mr. Devolder mentions his motorcyclist friend. That’s my theme here, but the hazards are the same for bicyclists, too.
In decades past I was an avid motorcyclist, Read More
Nexus Health Breaks Ground On $100 Million State-Of-The-Art Medical Care Center In Santa Fe
NEXUS HEALTH News:
SANTA FE — Nexus Health, Meridian, and Page celebrated the groundbreaking of a new state-of-the-art, 95,000-square-foot medical office building and comprehensive cancer care center Friday, May 5, at 4200 Beckner Road in Santa Fe.
The facility, to be located on an 18-acre parcel of vacant land in the Las Soleras Master Plan District, will provide affordable, outpatient healthcare services to the growing population of Northern New Mexico. The project, with an overall investment exceeding $100 million, is expected to bring significant jobs and tax revenue Read More
Bids Sought To Relocate USFS Cabin At Purgatory
Columbine Ski Patrol cabin. Courtesy/Purgatory
Purgatory, the US Forest Service, and La Plata County Historical Commission (LPCHC) are accepting proposals from third parties interested in relocating and restoring the Columbine Ski Patrol cabin.
Purgatory is redeveloping the land where the Columbine Ski Patrol cabin is now located to provide additional resort services.
Forest districts were established within the SJNF between 1920 and 1960, including La Plata County’s Columbine District, which covers over 403,000 acres of public lands. Over the years, the Read More
Friends Of Los Alamos Pride Profile: Melissa Goldman
By KELLY DOLEJSI
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 Melissa Goldman.
Who are you?
I work for LAPS, mostly as the Latin teacher at LAHS, though I sometimes teach Read More
Rotarian From Las Vegas, Nev. Visits Los Alamos Club
Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Alison Pannell exchanged club banners Tuesday with visiting Rotarian Keith Thomas of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas Southwest (Nevada) at Cottonwood on the Greens. Thomas is visiting the area with his wife and told members about the projects his Rotary club, chartered in 1965, undertakes to feed homeless people and provide shoes for schoolchildren. Photo by Linda Hull Read More
NMGF: Fish For Free In New Mexico Saturday June 3
SANTA FE — Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico Saturday, June 3, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.
Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 3, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations.
For more information, visit the Department’s website.
“This is a great time to take your family fishing and teach them a skill that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment,” said Mike Sloane, director for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
For information on additional places to fish and what to Read More
County: Summer Junior Golf Course Program Begins June 5
Los Alamos County Golf Course and U.S. Kids Golf have teamed up together to provide kids with skill building sessions that will focus on the scoring shots of DRIVE-CHIP-PUTT.
Students will experience one skill building session and one drive-chip-putt simulation each week.
Pods (classes) are 9-10:30 a.m. beginning Monday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 7 and each Pod will run four weeks. The cost is $75.
Classes are limited so sign up early at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Drive. For more information, contact the Golf Course at 505.662.8139. Read More
PAC 8 Community Media Center: June 2-8, 2023
PAC 8 Community Media Center is available for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing, live streaming and drone photography and videography.
For information, email email@example.com, call 505.662.7228 or visit pac8cmc.com.
PAC 8 Television schedule for June 2-8, 2023:
Friday, June 2, 2023
- 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
- 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
- 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 5-23-23
- 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
- 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
- 6 p.m. — Short Term Rental Public Meeting
- 7 p.m. — Society of Catholic Scientists
Scene Of Overturned Dump Truck At Bottom Of Truck Route
Scene of a vehicle crash this morning in which this dump truck overturned at the bottom of the Truck Route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person was transported for injuries. There is also a diesel spill. Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene. The Truck Route is now closed in both directions … with the western roadblock on East Jemez just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge. Driver’s are instructed to please avoid the area and seek alternate routes. A notification will be provided Read More
Traffic Crash At Bottom Of Truck Route Closes Roadway
UPDATE: The road closure on Truck Route is still in effect; however, the western roadblock on East Jemez is just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge.
A vehicle crash occurred this morning in which a dump truck overturned at the bottom of the truck route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person has been transported for injuries.
There is also a diesel spill.
Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene.
The truck route is now closed in both directions.
Driver’s are instructed to please avoid Read More
NNMC Board Of Regents Vice President Erica Rita Velarde Celebrates Daughter’s Graduation From Her Alma Mater
Devina Gonzales graduates NNMC 20 years after her mother Erica Rita Velarde. Courtesy/NNMC
Board of Regents Vice President Erica Rita Velarde congratulates her daughter Devina Gonzales during Northern’s Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 13. Courtesy/NNMC
ESPAÑOLA — Twenty years after earning her associate degree from Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) in May 2003, Board of Regents Vice President Erica Rita Velarde, PE, presented her daughter Devina Gonzales with her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree at Northern’s Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony Read More