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

Melissa Goldman


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

NMGF News:

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 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 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
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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.

LAPD News:

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

NNMC News:

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

FBI: Albuquerque Man Gets 7 Years For Armed Robberies

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 today that Justin Bryant Koch was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

Koch, 34, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty on Feb. 1, 2023, to one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. Upon his release from prison, Koch will be subject to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the plea agreement and other court records, at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2020, Koch entered the Oasis Convenience Store Read More

Daily Postcard: Local Cockapoo Rawley Forster Turns 2!

Daily Postcard: Local Cockapoo Rawley Forster celebrates his second birthday Tuesday and by the expression on his face,  really liked the looks of his slice of lemon birthday cake! (He only had one small bite with no frosting.) Photo by Art and Deanna Forster Read More

Participants Present Projects For LANL Postdoc Entrepeneur Accelerator Program

Los Alamos Daily Post

Whether proposing economical ways to capture carbon emissions or computing technology that could perform brain-like tasks, participants in the University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Postdoc Entrepreneur Accelerator program offer cutting-edge ideas to address a wide range of issues.

During the Postdoc Entrepreneur Accelerator final presentations May 18, Harshul Thakkar, Luis Chavez Atayde, Michael Saccone and Madeline Bolding revealed their projects that they had been working on for the past Read More

Coffis Brothers Headline Summer Concert Friday At Pond

The Coffis Brothers, Jamie and Kellen Coffis set to perform Friday night at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

From Sancre Productions:

  • The Coffis Brothers Perform Friday in celebration of the 2023 Los Alamos ChamberFest
  • The American Legion is the Official Afterparty Spot

After last week’s record breaking crowd of 8,500 attendees for Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County Community Services Department started off the season with a huge bang!

Special thanks to TechSource, Longenecker and Associates, Merrick, SMSI and the Pueblo Read More

Owners Continue Operating Party To Go! LLC Through End Of 2023 To Train New Owners Who Take Over January 2024

By VaLynn  Purvis
Party To Go! LLC
Hi again Los Alamos family! I realized I didn’t explain very well that we WILL be working this entire year, 2023, and will continue to enjoy spending time with you and your families.
The plan is to train the next owner during the summer to make the transition easier when they take over in January 2024.
We appreciate all those who have reached out to us to either schedule parties, or ask about the business transition, or to give some loving hugs!
We have high hopes for a fabulous transition that the community will love! Thanks for your patience and understanding! Let the
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LAHS Graduate Megan Martinez Set To Pursue Animal Science At New Mexico State University

LAHS Graduating Senior Megan Martinez. Courtesy/Kris Martinez


Megan Martinez, a graduating senior from Los Alamos High School, is all set to begin her next adventure at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

This fall, she will be joining NMSU’s Animal Science program, where she’ll be diving headfirst into her passion for animals. Martinez’s dream of becoming a veterinarian will begin taking shape in Las Cruces. 

Throughout her high school journey, Martinez has achieved multiple accomplishments as a Hilltopper. Martinez was a four-year Varsity Cheerleader and was selected Read More

Governor Appoints Weisler New Mexico State Police Chief

W. Troy Weisler

From the Office pf the Governor:

SANTA FE – Govr Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the appointment of W. Troy Weisler as the 23rd New Mexico State Police Chief effective Saturday, June 24, 2023.

He will succeed New Mexico State Police Chief Tim Q. Johnson, who was appointed in 2019. Chief Johnson is retiring after 23 years of service to the state.

Deputy Chief Weisler serves as the Deputy Chief for Strategic Development, Special Projects, Communications and Recruiting and is a 21-year State Police veteran. He has worked in every division of the Department of Public Safety’s Read More

Obituary: Thomas Anthony Lopez May 18, 2023


Thomas Anthony Lopez, 75, of White Rock, New Mexico sadly passed away early on the morning of May 18, 2023, after a lengthy fight with cancer. He passed peacefully in his sleep at home with his wife, Marie Lopez, son Martin Lopez and daughter Carla Cantu.

Tom served his country through his work as an Electronics Technician at Los Alamos National Laboratory for over 40 years and through his collaborations with other laboratories throughout the country. Tom spent a year in France with his family while he worked on an International project at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Read More

Volunteers Sought For National Trails Day Woodland Trail Work Project On Saturday June 3


Los Alamos County Open Space and Trails is working to maintain Woodland Trail and seeking volunteers to assist. The volunteers will work in small groups to fix sections of eroded trail, hauling fill dirt and building drain dips.

Meeting Time:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3.


  • Woodland Trailhead at Arizona Avenue and Woodland Road.

What To Bring:

  • Please wear boots, gloves, long pants, long sleeved shirt and eye protection and bring water and snacks for the day.

What’s Provided:

  • Los Alamos County will provide all the tools necessary for the project, including hard hats.
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Robinson: Reorganization 20 Years Ago Produced Dysfunctional Department Of Cultural Affairs

All She Wrote
© 2023 New Mexico News Services

Long-time State Archeologist Eric Blinman recently sued the state, his former boss and the governor over his firing in February. The abrupt termination of the well known and respected Blinman produced a public outcry and petitions of support, along with complaints about Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego, who’s fired a string of directors.

When we talk about what makes New Mexico unique, we talk about culture, heritage and history. Archaeologists are the people who discover and explain it all. This Read More

Pets of the Week: Meet Mella And Bryan

Mella is mellow and magnificent! This sweet 3-year-old gal was invited to a ewcent adoption event, and she couldn’t have been more relaxed and easy going – she takes everything in stride. Mella’s adoption fee is waived and she goes home spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and with six months of free heartworm prevention. Española Humane is open to walk-in adopters 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 505-753-8662 or visit www.espanolahumane.orgCourtesy/Española Humane

Bryan is a creamsicle of cat, an absolutely adorable orange tabby who is the life of the shelter’s lobby – cats Read More

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