This Year’s Dog Jog Is Coming Soon!


The Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (LAFOSCA) Dog Jog will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Rover Park in White Rock.

Early registration ends April 7, register early and save! To download a registration form, click here.

Photos from 2022 Dog Jog can be viewed here.

The Dog Jog is one of the annual fundraisers for LAFOSCA of which programs include financial assistance and advice for pet owners regarding issues such as spay and neuter, extraordinary medical expenses, behavior issues, housing and other support due to unexpected life circumstances that, if unaddressed, Read More

Pajarito Mountain Adds Bonus Weekend April 1-2!

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is extending its operations to this weekend, April 1-2. Guests may purchase lift tickets as low as $29 at


With the help of 129″ of snow this winter season, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is extending its operations to this weekend, April 1-2! Guests may purchase lift tickets as low as $29 at

The mountain has a 38″ base of snow.

“Conditions are amazing for this time of year,” General Manager Tom Long said.

The cafe will only offer packaged snack foods this weekend. Read More

Funeral Mass & Reception For John Ramsay At IHM April 1

John Ramsay


John Ramsay of Los Alamos passed away at his home this last December 29, 2022.  

A funeral Mass for John will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church in Los Alamos, NM on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

A reception will follow immediately for fellowship, and the family will depart for a private interment at Guaje Pines Cemetery at 12:30 pm. John’s full obituary is posted at Rivera Funeral Home website.

Please attend to celebrate John’s life or leave a message of condolence for the family at Read More

Pets Of The Week: Meet Little Rock And David

Little Rock is a sweet, small, 7 lb. 2-month-old Aussie mix fresh from loving foster care and available for adoption in the Puppy Patch at Ojo Santa Fe. Apply for Rock at to schedule a meet and greet at the resort in Santa Fe. This little boy goes home neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and with six months of free heartworm prevention. Visit or call 505.753.8662. Courtesy/EH

David is a handsome hunk of orange tabby who loves to redecorate his cardboard box – he has an educated and whimsical eye for texture and shape, and prefers a shabby Read More

State Auditor Joseph Maestas Releases Updated ‘At-Risk’ Lists Adding Third Component For Non-Compliant Local Public Bodies

State Auditor Joseph M. Maestas

From the Office of the State Auditor:

SANTA FE— The Office of the State Auditor of New Mexico announces today the release of the updated “At-Risk” List that alerts the public agencies that have not filed annual audit reports required by law or that are otherwise at risk of being noncompliant with state financial reporting requirements (At-Risk Lists | NM Office of the State Auditor (

This year’s “At-Risk” List now includes a new, third component list. The first component list highlights specific categories of entities that have not filed timely financial Read More

Mountain Capital Partners Begin Operating Golf Courses

Golf Club and Bison Golf Club in Show Low, Ariz. Courtesy/Silver Creek

MCP News:

The Southwest’s largest ski resort management company is taking on a new venture: golf. This week, Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) announced its purchase of Silver Creek Golf Course, which includes the oversight of neighboring Bison Golf Club, both located in Show Low, Ariz.

Separated by less than 20 miles in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona, the 6,813-yard Silver Creek Golf Club and 6,413-yard Bison Golf Club share ties to PGA Golf Pro Lloyd Harvey: Silver Creek was formerly owned and operated by Harvey, Read More

Palace Of The Governors Closes Temporarily To Public As Construction Reaches Critical Juncture Today


New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) announces that, for four days starting Tuesday, March 28, the Palace of the Governors and courtyard will temporarily close to the public. Construction on rooms within the Palace has reached a critical juncture, and to maintain standards of safety and quality visitor experience, NMHM has decided to limit access to the construction area.

The rest of the History Museum, including the Domenici Building and Chávez Library Building remain open.

“Great headway is being made on interior rehabilitation of the Palace of the Governors,” NMHM Executive Read More

Rep. Leger Fernández Leads House Bill To Rename Gallup Veterans Clinic For Staff Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura

U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández introduced a bill to rename the Gallup Veterans Affairs clinic for the late Staff Sergeant Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, who died Nov. 29, 2022. Senator Martin Heinrich is leading the companion bill in the Senate with Sen. Ben Ray Luján.

“The call of service is one that a select few among us choose to answer,” Rep. Leger Fernández said. “Staff Sergeant Miyamura chose to answer it twice. He volunteered to serve not only in World War II, but also in the Korean War, where he was imprisoned for 27 Read More

LANL: The Woman Behind The Curious Invention Of Modern Software

Klára Dán von Neumann, her spouse, John, and their dog, Inverse. John von Neumann was a mathematician who also worked at the Los Alamos Lab. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The year 1945 marked not only the birth of the Atomic Age, but also the birth of modern computer programming. The first fully electronic computing machine, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), came online in December 1945. But programming the ENIAC was an excruciatingly difficult task. Klára Dán von Neumann, who joined the Laboratory at Los Alamos after WWII, helped to revolutionize the process, creating Read More

Governor Signs Education Savings Plan Uses HB 342 Passed With Unanimous Support By New Mexico Legislature


ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 342—Education Savings Plan Uses—the legislation was signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham March 16, 2023 and will go into effect June 16, 2023.

With the bill signed into law, New Mexicans utilizing a 529 education savings account authorized by the New Mexico Education Trust Board—such as The Education Plan®—can now elect to receive a tax deduction for contributions used to pay for additional federal qualified education expenses, including:

  • Up to $10,000 per year to cover expenses for tuition in
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Obituary: Charles Lee Builta March 17, 2023


It is with immense sadness that the family of Charles “Chuck / Chuckles / Chuckie” Lee Builta announces his unexpected and peaceful passing on March 17, 2023, at the young age of 51. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones until the very end.

Charles was well known for his bright smile, amazing sense of humor, and well – his mohawk of course. Due to his ceaseless compassion and selflessness, he was loved and cherished by countless friends and family. Many people use the saying “he would give you the shirt off of his back”, but not many people knew someone who would Read More

Gov. Michelle Lijan Grisham Signs Senate Bill 4 Making Universal Free & Healthy School Meals The Law Of The Land 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs Senate Bill 4 with co-sponsors Sen. Leo Jaramillo and Sen. Michael Padilla today at Pinon Elementary School in Santa Fe. Photo by David Lienemann


SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed Senate Bill 4, ensuring all students have access to free and healthy school meals, alongside students at Pinon Elementary School in Santa Fe.

The bill is sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla and Sen. Leo Jaramillo and passed unanimously through the Legislature.

“Today, New Mexico is leading the nation by not only providing free healthy school Read More

McQuiston: FCW … Why You Want Forward Collision Warning In Your Car

Jemez Insurance Agency
Serving Los Alamos since 1963

Forward-collision warning systems (FCW) are an innovative safety technology in cars that can help reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. Available with many new car models, FCW systems are a popular feature in helping to reduce the number and frequency of these accidents.

What Is FCW?

A forward-collision warning system uses sensors in your vehicle to scan the road ahead of you for obstacles such as other vehicles, fixed objects, and even pedestrians. While you’re driving, FCW measures the speed and distance of your vehicle Read More

LAMS 8th Grader Tate Plohr Headed To State Science Fair

Los Alamos Middle School 8th grade student Tate Plohr placed 2nd in the Junior Division Physics & Astronomy category at the Regional Science Fair held earlier this month at New Mexico Highlands University. He will be competing April 14-15 at the State Science Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Courtesy/LAPS Read More

In Settlement With EPA And NMED, Matador Production Company To Resolve Clean Air Act Violations From Oil And Gas Wells

NMED News:

SANTA FE — Matador Production Company has agreed to pay a penalty and ensure compliance with both state and federal clean air regulations at all 239 of its New Mexico oil and gas well pads to resolve liability alleged in a civil complaint filed today under the Clean Air Act and state regulations.

The complaint, filed jointly by the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), alleges that Matador failed to capture and control air emissions from storage vessels; comply with inspection, monitoring, and Read More

FBI: Shiprock Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse And Possession Of Child Pornography

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 Monday that Allan Wilson pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country and possession of child pornography.

Wilson, 64, of Shiprock, N.M., and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to his plea, sometime between Oct. 4 and Nov. 28, 2019, Wilson engaged in abusive sexual contact with a minor while she was spending Read More

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