Chamber Of Commerce And LACDC Staff Turn Out For College And Military Day

Ryn Herrmann and the staff of the Chamber of Commerce and LACDC turn out for College and Military Day in support of Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA). Courtesy/C’YA

C’YA News:

Ryn Herrmann and the staff of the Chamber of Commerce and LACDC turn out for College and Military Day Sept. 8 in support of Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA).

They also hosted the traveling Military Mail for Troops Box, which now moves to White Rock. The White Rock Presbyterian Church will now host the box through the end of September.

The box welcomes all contributions of letters, drawing, cards or even donated postage Read More

Los Alamos County Launches Community Survey To Inform Climate Action Plan


Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule invites  individuals who live or work in Los Alamos County to visit to participate in a community survey launched today.

Survey results will be used to inform the first-ever Climate Action Plan, an important step in shaping the county’s commitment to reduce environmental impacts and prepare for a more sustainable and resilient future. The survey is open until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Gurule explains that the survey is anonymous, although if survey takers choose, they may provide a name Read More

LACF Encourages Community Volunteering With Day Of Service

Volunteers June Fabryka-Martin, Celeste Raffin, Craig Martin, David Hampton and County staff liaison Jessica Morgan with just some of the debris they removed Aug. 19 while cleaning up Rendija Canyon. Courtesy/LACF

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) is encouraging the community to participate in a Day of Volunteer Service this Saturday, September 23. Organizations offering volunteer opportunities include Family Strengths Network, White Rock Senior Center and Los Alamos County Open Space and Trails.

Since establishing the Volunteer Los Alamos website at Read More

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents: An Evening of Classics Concert & Silent Auction Tonight!


Los Alamos Arts Council presents “An Evening of Classics Concert & Silent Auction” 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 19, at Fuller Lodge.

Jennifer Perez and Tjett Gerdom present an evening of classics, accompanied by Natasha Stojanovska. This will be an evening to remember and will benefit the Month of Arts and Culture programming in October.

Tier 1 & 2 Tickets include early access at 5:30 p.m. to a cocktail reception, with beer and wine by Bathtub Row Brewing Coop and catered hors d’oeuvres. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with art, football tickets and more. Each of Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: Sept. 22-28, 2023

PAC 8 News:

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, call 505.662.7228 or visit

PAC 8 Television schedule for Sept. 22-28, 2023:

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023

  • 6 a.m. Democracy Now! – Live
  • 1 a.m. The Thom Hartmann Program
  • 11 a.m. County Council Meeting Replay 9-5–23
  • 3 p.m. Democracy Now!
  • 5 p.m. PAC PAGES – Los Alamos  County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. Adult Vaccines in Primary Care: Impact on Disease Prevention
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Los Alamos Choral Society 2023 Season Begins Sept. 26

Los Alamos Choral Society rehearses for a spring 2023 concert. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Choral Society

Los Alamos Choral Society invites all interested singers to join us for our 2023-24 season!

We are an amateur choral group that has been singing in Los Alamos since November 1943. We encourage any one, regardless of age or musical background, who enjoys singing and seriously wants to participate in the production of choral music, to join our choral society. Join with us in the challenge and thrill of performing the great works of classical and modern composers. We perform in Read More

Zia Credit Union Invites Community To Chile Roasting Days

Zia Credit Union News:

          • Los Alamos Scheduled For Wednesday, Sept. 20

 Zia Credit Union is celebrating all things local, and what’s more quintessential New Mexico in the fall than roasting green chile? As part of its “Think Like a Local” campaign, Zia CU is partnering with local businesses throughout the fall to highlight all things New Mexico. First up is a series of Chile Roasting Days.

Espanola-based Santa Cruz Farms and Greenhouses will be roasting its fresh chiles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each of Zia’s three locations as follows:

  • Los Alamos Branch, 1001 Central Ave. – Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Santa
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Community Invited To Paletas Con Presidente Balderas

NNMC President Hector Balderas. Courtesy/NNMC

NMMC News:

ESPAÑOLA — The community is invited to Paletas con Presidente Balderas at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 26 at the Event Center on the Española campus for a State of the College Update “Soaring to New Heights 2023.”

In keeping with Northern New Mexico College’s (NNMC) commitment to sharing important information about the Northern’s work with the community, President Balderas will provide an overview of the highlights and accomplishments from the past quarter and share exciting opportunities for the future.

Paleta definition: frozen treat Read More

JEC Clean Energy Workforce Hearing Wednesday Sept. 20

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Wednesday, Sept. 20, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will hold a hearing titled “Growing the Economy of the Future: Job Training for the Clean Energy Transition” to explore clean energy workforce development at 2:15 p.m. ET  Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Witnesses will testify on ways to support and diversify the rapidly growing clean energy workforce, the need for investment in educational and apprenticeship pathways to clean energy jobs, and maintaining American Read More

Teatro Paraguas ‘United In Blood: The Revolutionary Music And Poetry Of Chile’ Oct. 13 At NHCC In Albuquerque

United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile, opens Oct. 13. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas


Teatro Paraguas presents United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile, opening Friday, Oct. 13 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque for one weekend.

United in Blood is a fully staged performance celebrating the artistic, social and political vision of four of Chile’s most beloved musicians and poets: Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. Though not all four knew each other, several of them did, Read More

FBI: Recidivist Sex Offender Gets Over 44 Years In Prison

FBI News:

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, announced Friday that Matthew Lee Dale Taylor was sentenced to more than 44 years in prison.

Taylor, 32, of Hobbs, pled guilty in Federal Court July 19, 2023, to transportation of child pornography, possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children, and being a registered sex offender committing a felony sex offense involving a minor.

According to court records, Dec. 6, 2021, the FBI Read More

Banned Books Week: ‘Let Freedom Read!’ Oct. 1-7, 2023

AFT New Mexico President Whitney Holland. Courtesy/AFT NM

Whitney Holland
AFT New Mexico

Every year, groups who support access to reading designate an entire week of advocacy, information, and education around Banned Books. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, educators and readers of all types — in shared support of the Read More

Obituary: Erica Diane Mertz March 31, 1990 – Sept. 15, 2023

ERICA DIANE MERTZ March 31, 1990 – Sept. 15, 2023

Erica Diane Mertz passed away Sept. 15, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 33.

Erica was born March 31, 1990 in Augusta, Georgia. She later moved with her family to New Mexico where she attended Los Alamos High School.

For the past two years Erica shared a group home in Belen. Erica had an infectious smile and laugh that she reserved for only the most special moments. Her happy place was in the water, where she felt a sense of freedom from her disability. Erica often expressed herself through movement, from swimming, to bopping to her favorite Read More

Congress Passes Rep. Leger Fernández Bill To Rename Gallup Veterans Clinic For Staff Sergeant Hiroshi Miyamura

Corporal Hiroshi ‘Hershey’ Miyamura

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congress passed S. 475, which is the Senate version of legislation that U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández introduced in the House. This legislation will rename the Gallup Veterans Affairs clinic for the late Corporal Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, who died Nov. 29, 2022.

Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan led the companion bill in the Senate. S. 475 previously passed the Senate and now goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“The call of service is one that a Read More

Los Alamos Geological Society To Meet In-Person Tuesday

Los Alamos Geological Society is set to meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Courtesy/LAGS

LAGS News:

The Los Alamos Geological Society (LAGS) announces the return of its in-person meetings. Club meetings are usually held 7-8 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Christian Church, 92 East Road in Los Alamos. Light refreshments are provided. LAGS covers a wide range of topics related to the interest and study of geology, mineralogy, paleontology and related subjects. The community is invited, and welcomed, to attend all general club meetings.

Tuesday’s talk will feature guest speaker Daniel Read More

Obituary: Gary Alan Fillmore Sept. 1, 1938 – Sept. 9, 2023

GARY ALAN FILLMORE Sept. 1, 1938 – Sept. 9, 2023

In the early afternoon of Saturday, September 9, 2023, Gary Alan Fillmore departed on his final trip to the West, chasing the sunset and leaving behind an adoring family and many, many friends grateful for a lifetime of laughter and shared adventures. Gary had recently celebrated his 85th birthday doing what he loved most, spending a warm San Diego afternoon surrounded by his family and friends.

Gary was a native of San Diego, California growing up in the neighborhood of Bay Park and forging life-long friendships there. The cars, music, and lifestyle Read More

National Park Service Approves Valles Caldera National Preserve’s Front-Country Infrastructure Improvements

Map of Valles Caldera’s front-country roads, trails and landmarks. Courtesy/NPS/M. Shelley

NPS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Valles Caldera National Preserve’s upcoming Front-country Infrastructure Improvements Project. The park will now be able to make accessibility upgrades to existing facilities, increase access to the park’s cabin district, and install outdoor interpretation exhibits in the park’s front-country.

“By making much needed improvements to existing infrastructure at the park, we Read More

Swatch Salon Offers Nail Art And Stress-Free Atmosphere


When Lydia Duffy began working in cosmetology five years ago, she didn’t yet know exactly where it would take her.

She had always been drawn to creative work – through her other business Citrus & Honey, which produces handmade fiber arts, as well as through singing and piano playing – but when she began working in salons, she found a passion for nail art.

“I did hair for a small portion of time, but I just always kept coming back to nails,” Duffy said.

Duffy wanted the flexibility of being her own boss and the pride of owning her own small business. Swatch Salon Nail Lounge Read More

‘To Make, Unmake And Make Again’ Debuts Oct. 6 At New Mexico Museum Of Art

Rick Dillingham, Globe, 1977, kiln fired reassembled glazed ceramic, 8 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 11 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of the Richard James Dillingham Estate, 1996 (1996.22.1). New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy/NMDCA


SANTA FE — What defines an artist? For Rick Dillingham (1952-1994), it was more than art and the pieces he created. He was a maker, collector and community builder.

New Mexico Museum of Art explores the multifaceted aspects of Dillingham’s work as an artist, community activist and anthropologist in their latest exhibition To Make, Unmake and Make Read More

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