LAHS Girls Soccer Team Continues Perfect 5-0 Record!

Mackenzie Echave takes a direct kick. Photo by Nate Limback/

Katie Osburn passes the ball to the mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Team hosted the Taos Tigers Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

They continued their perfect 5-0 record in district play with a 3-0 win over the visiting Taos Tigers.

Paetyn Miller opened the scoring in the first half on an assist from Tara McDonald. McDonald scored late in the first half on a direct kick.

The Toppers came out strong in the second half when Laila Carter assisted a Read More

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Trujillo Issues Statement In Recognition Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month


SANTA FE — New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo releases the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to remind our communities and people that there is help available. Oftentimes, domestic abuse is not discussed in our Tribal communities; as Secretary of the Indian Affairs Department, I remain committed to changing that narrative and to bringing attention to these critical issues that disproportionately impact our relatives and communities. We must work Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: Oct. 22-28, 2021

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 Oct. 22-28.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Replay 10-19-21
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. — Music in Dementia Caregiving Relationships
  • 8 p.m.
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Daily Postcard: Chipmunks Visit Pond On Barranca Mesa

Daily Postcard: A pair of chipmunks visit a pond in the back yard of a residence Wednesday morning on Barranca Mesa. Chipmunk bodies are 5-6 inches long and have a tail that’s 3-4 inches long. As chipmunks scamper along the ground, they hold their tail in the air. Seeds, berries, nuts and fruit are the mainstays of a chipmunk’s diet, but they also eat insects, insect larvae, slugs, snails and earthworms. Occasionally they will even eat the eggs of small birds—such as sparrows and juncos—in addition to frogs and small snakes. Chipmunks possess cheek pouches in which they store food before depositing Read More

Big, Bright Hunter’s Moon Viewed Tonight From Los Alamos

The Hunter’s Moon, viewed tonight from Los Alamos, marks the first full moon of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere. October’s full moon will remain big and bright in the night sky through Thursday. Source:, Photo by Nate Limback/ Read More

Los Alamos Federation Of School Employees Issues Statements In Support Of Inclusion And Diversity In Schools 


Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) Union Co-Presidents Christine Engelbrecht and Trey Pereyra released the following statements today to the community:

“Recent, disturbing efforts are emerging in our community to remove any references to representation, literature, events, or celebrations regarding LGBTQ+ History Month or National Coming Out Day. This has given public educators cause for pause and concern. Sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes in New Mexico, and it is abhorrent to educational professionals in the Los Alamos Public Read More

Los Alamos Outlasts Pojoaque Valley, Grabs First Place In District Volleyball Race

Ashley Hammond delivers one of her 10 spike kills for the night in the 1st set. Photo by John McHale/

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Like most matches between the two teams, the volleyball showdown between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Tuesday night went down to the wire.

And, much like most of the recent contests between the two teams, the Hilltoppers prevailed.

Los Alamos bounced back from a very slow start Tuesday to win sets two and three, then outlasted Pojoaque Valley in a contentious fifth set to win 22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 24-26, 15-12.

That Read More

NMSP Issues Missing Person Advisory For Ben Damon

Benjamin C. Damon last heard from Sept. 16. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

TAOS – The New Mexico State Police is asking for assistance in locating Benjamin C. Damon, 38, a Caucasian male, 6’1” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. 

He was last seen Sept. 12, 2021, at the Joy Junction Homeless Shelter in Albuquerque. His last contact with his family was Sept. 16, 2021.

Damon was last seen wearing khaki pants, a multi-colored sweater and boots. His whereabouts are not known.

Damon is missing and believed to be in danger if not located.

Anyone with information on this Missing Endangered Read More

First Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race Oct. 23

Register Today For Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race Taking Place Oct. 23 in Los Alamos, NM


Cyclists aged 18 and under are invited to attend the first Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race Saturday, Oct. 23.

The Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race is a 9-mile cross-country mountain biking competition presented by Southwest Nordic Ski Club, Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team and Pajarito Mountain.

“We’re thrilled to welcome competitors to Los Alamos and encourage all interested youth to take part in this race that will be scenic, challenging and fun,” Read More

Luján Introduces Bill To Hold Tech Platforms Accountable For Algorithmic Promotion Of Extremist Content

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced the Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act (PADAA) to hold large social media companies accountable for using computer algorithms that promote harmful and dangerous content that leads to offline violence. U.S.

Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill narrowly amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to remove liability immunity for a platform if it Read More

Olivia Schmidt Wins 1st At USA Climbing Competition

Los Alamos High School freshman Olivia Schmidt on the podium for her 1st place win in the Female Youth B age group Saturday Oct. 16 at the USA climbing competition at Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos High School freshman Olivia Schmidt competed in a USA climbing competition Saturday Oct. 16 at Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque.

The competition is referred to as the “Yank-n-Yard”.

Schmidt secured 1st place in the Female Youth B age group by flashing (competing a climb on the first attempt) four of six climbs and completing an additional climb Read More

McCullough: Time Is Now For Higher Education Possibilities

Candidate For Position 2
UNM-LA Advisory Board

Some interesting news from 2021…

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, about 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, 2021–-2.9% of the US workforce. Though loss of workers occurred across all industries in the US, the most significant took place, interestingly enough, in the food services.

Certainly the pandemic has played a significant role—people just stopped going to work or were told not to come back. Subsequent higher than normal unemployment benefits enabled people to have more cash than usual (aided Read More

Chart 520: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Oct. 20

This chart displays the vaccination status of New Mexicans by age group. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

This chart displays the vaccination status of New Mexicans by ethnicity/race. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

State Veterans Home Residents Treated To Parade Nov. 6


Residents of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences (TorC) will be treated to a special first responder parade at noon Saturday, Nov. 6.

The parade is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS), the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department (ALTSD), New Mexico State Police, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Truth or Consequences Police Department. 

It begins at the intersection of South Broadway and Myrtle Street, near the Albert J. Lyon Event Center, featuring vehicles from nearly 20 first responder, law enforcement, Read More

LAAC Pumpkin Glow & Masquerade Recital Return Oct. 30!

A scene from a previous pumpkin carving party hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The community will once again be treated to an evening of glowing jack-o-lanterns Saturday, Oct. 30.

Starting at 6 p.m., the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) will present its 19th annual Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. The event features hundreds of pumpkins carved by community members. Everyone is encouraged to participate no matter their carving skills. Even the simplest of carved jack-o-lanterns looks pretty fantastic glowing in the dark!

The Los Alamos Arts Council will Read More

In Message To Parents Interim Superintendent Reiterates LAPS Will Continue To Support All Students And Staff

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jennifer Guy sent the following letter Tuesday to parents:

Yesterday, (Monday) I attended a meeting with superintendents from across the state. As I listened to the struggles other schools and communities are having, I realized that the challenges we are facing are not unique but I believe we can be unique in our ability to come together, tolerate differences, and support our children. We can continue to prioritize emotional, academic, and physical safety in our schools.

We currently have a robust political debate in Los Alamos

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‘El Piano De America’ Raul Di Blasio At The Lensic Nov. 17

Raul Di Blasio. Courtesy photo


Argentine pianist-composer Raul Di Blasio has been enchanting audiences worldwide for decades. At 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, he will once again be enchanting the audience of Santa Fe with an “Intimate Piano” concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Born in Zapala, Argentina in 1949, beginning his musical training at age 6; initially studying latin musical traditions like tango and bossa nova. As he grew, he was further influenced by the great classical European composers.

Dubbed “El Pianista de todos” (The People’s Pianist”), he moved to Miami Read More

DEA Holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Effort To Turn Tide Against U.S. Opioid Epidemic

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23.

This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.

According to a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a majority of people who misused a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that last year, more Read More

N3B Los Alamos Excavates Contaminated Soil In 7 Canyons

Tessa Hermes, assistant project manager and senior geologist with N3B subcontractor TerranearPMC, assesses excavation of contaminated soil near one of LANL’s Cold War-era underground explosives firing chambers. The site is part of N3B’s Southern External Boundary Campaign to clean up Lower Water Canyon. Courtesy photo

N3B News:

In a campaign involving several canyons impacted by historical weapons research and development at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), environmental professionals with N3B Los Alamos have collected more than 3,100 soil samples and excavated more than Read More

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