Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Pinto Beans With Chicos

Video on how to prepare Pinto Beans with Chicos. Video by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

Our vegetable garden has changed over the years. Originally, it was quite varied but after years of harvesting vegetables we did not routinely eat, we began to scale back and focus on staples that were part of our everyday menus. It turned out to be a life saver! Our garden produced enough food to keep our entire family fed during the empty grocery store pandemic scarcity. I learned at my Grandmother’s side how to dry, can, freeze and package food for long-term storage and it turned out to be Read More

Chamisa Teacher Susan Hettinga Awarded First-Ever John And Helen Benson Environmental Educator Award


Los Alamos resident Jody Benson, left, presents Chamisa Elementary School Teacher Susan Hettinga with the first-ever John and Helen Benson Environmental Educator Award during an awards ceremony Monday at Chamisa. Hettinga leads the school’s Green Team, which has garnered several honors in the past including the Los Alamos County’s Business Recycler of the Year award in 2017, the Innovative Project of the Year from the regional chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America in 2018 and was one of the top point getters in 2019 Los Alamos County Eco Challenge. The team has organized Read More

New Mexico Governor To Travel To U.S. Virgin Islands

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday for a personal vacation with the First Gentleman to celebrate their honeymoon and first wedding anniversary.

She is expected to return June 16.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales will assume the role of the governor during her time out-of-state. Read More

Tickets Available Now For Bike & Hike On Pajarito Mountain!


Summer starts at Pajarito Saturday, June 3 with lift-served downhill mountain biking and downhill hiking on the hill.

The cafe will be opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays with all of the Pajarito favorites.

Don’t miss Summerfest, too! Tickets on sale here. Read More

UC Riverside: Biological Cleanup Process Discovered For Certain ‘Forever Chemical’ Pollutants


University of California, Riverside, chemical and environmental engineering scientists have identified two species of bacteria found in soil that break down a class of stubborn “forever chemicals,” giving hope for low-cost biological cleanup of industrial pollutants. 

These bacteria destroy a subgroup of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that have one or more chlorine atoms within their chemical structure, Yujie Men, an assistant professor in the Bourns College of Engineering, and her UCR colleagues, reported in the journal Natural Water.

Unhealthful Read More

Friends Of Los Alamos Pride Profile: Cait Bain

Friends of Los Alamos Pride Member Cait Bain. Courtesy/FLAP

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 Cait Bain.

Who are you?

I am a former sexual health educator through Read More

LRG Hosts First Tuesday Breakfast June 6

LRG News:

Lab retirees (and potential retirees) are invited to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 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.

Contact or 505.672.3497 for more information. More information about the LRG can be found here. Read More

County’s Draft Short-term Rental Program Available For Public Review And Comment Through June 18, 2023


On May 17, Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) hosted a public meeting at White Rock Fire Station 3 to present the latest information about its proposed Short-term Rental (STR) Program.

The purpose of the meeting was for CDD staff and contractor Wilson & Company (Wilson) to meet in person with the community, present the draft STR Program and explain how the public input process has thus far been incorporated. Those in attendance had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.  

Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay Read More

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.

LAPD News:

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

SFCC News:

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

SFNF News:

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

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, 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

LAPD News:

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


LAPS News:

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

Los Alamos

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

Courtesy photo


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

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