Shop On The Corner Says Thank You

Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

The staff at Shop on the Corner thrift store on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, thanks all the shoppers, donors, volunteers and friends for their most successful year in 2019.

The thrift store raised $50,000, all of which was donated to more than 20 nonprofit organizations in New Mexico.

The staff looks forward to seeing the community again 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

All of the profits from this week’s sales will go to relief aid for earthquake and fire victims in Puerto Rico and Australia. Some

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Topper Boys Basketball Fall To Artesia Bulldogs

Gavin Compos worked his way down court in a game played Saturday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Toppers started out hot and had a 20-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Bulldogs, who had a tough game against the Pojoaque Elks the night before, started to come to life and ended up winning the game 66-57. Compos had 12 points for the game. The boys next home game is Jan. 23 against the Moriarty Pintos. Photo by John McHale/

Matthew Owen was the leading scorer for the Toppers with 15 points for the night. Photo by John McHale/

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NHCC Launches History Festival: ‘Mundos de Mestizaje’

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present its first History Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22.

This multigenerational event will include workshops, lectures, temporary murals, middle and high school contests and other events for all ages. 

All events are inspired by the theme of mundos de mestizaje and the famous buon fresco of the same name, by artist Frederico Vigil. “Mundos de Mestizaje,” one of the largest concave murals in North America, depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history, from Europe to Mesoamerica to the U.S. Southwest, illustrating

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Community Invited To Diversity Week Events Jan. 19-24

International dances will be performed during Diversity Week Jan. 19-24. Courtesy photo

Book Club readings 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

One Los Alamos News:

One Los Alamos invites the community to celebrate Diversity Week Jan. 19-24, 2020, proclaimed by the County, with a series of art and cultural events.

All events are free and open to all.

One Los Alamos Books by Women of Color Book Club:

  • 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, Rooms 2&3, 3rd floor

This is an ongoing book club open to all. Can’t always commit to a book club? You

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NMSP: Man Arrested In Police Shooting Involving Otero County Sheriff’s Office And New Mexico Game And Fish

Thomas Ryan

NMSP News:

CLOUDCROFT — The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting Dec. 28, 2019 involving the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico Game and Fish.

State Police agents learned that around 7:30 p.m., the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and NM Game and Fish responded to a domestic violence incident at 55 West Side Road in Cloudcroft. 

When Otero County Deputy Troy Thompson and Game and Fish Officers Corey Smith and Kurtis Felix arrived at the residence, they made contact with Thomas Ryan, 54, of Cloudcroft who was standing on

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LAHS Athlete Alex Geyer Signs LOI With William Penn

Los Alamos lacrosse athlete Alex Geyer signed a letter of intent Friday to play Lacrosse with William Penn University last Friday. In attendance for the signing are from left, his Los Alamos High School Coach James Miller and William Penn Coach Luke Christensen and family and friends. William Penn is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Geyer is the second Los Alamos lacrosse athlete to receive a college scholarship. Peter Janke signed with Benedict Collage in Kansas. Photo by John McHale/

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FBI: Larry Hopkins Pleads Guilty To Firearm Charge

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who also is known as Johnny Horton Jr., 70, of Flora Vista, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A grand jury indicted Hopkins April 24, 2019 for this offense. 

In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted committing this offense in San Juan County by possessing nine pistols, rifles and shotguns Nov. 28, 2017.  Hopkins also admitted possessing ammunition after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon and South Dakota, including illegal weapon possession

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Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts Talk Tuesday

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Both Sandia Corporation and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory published recruitment and brand awareness advertisements in Physics Today and Scientific American from 1956–1964.

In those advertisements the laboratories mobilized tropes, symbols and art of an “American Southwest Imaginary.” Those efforts included a Los Alamos advertisement series featuring artistic interpretations by New Mexican artists of phenomena such as clandestine nuclear testing and plasma containment, as well as references to conquistadores in a Sandia advertisement.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is Ruby K’s Melanie Metzler assisting Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos Funeral Specialist Lane Karmiol with one of the many bagel specialties. Ruby K’s is at 1789 Central Ave. and open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Ruby K’s at 505.662.9866. Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with after hours by appointment at 1627 A. Central Ave. For information, call Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos

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World Futures: Education Revisited – Part Three


Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Welcome to 2020 and part three of this series. Since the year is 2020, we should all have perfect vision of education, be able to optimize it and ensure happiness for the 55 million students enrolled in the United States primary and secondary school systems.

Yet from performance figures gathered about our schools, we know our vision is not 2020.

In part one of this series it was stated that the education system is populated by school administration, classroom teachers, on-line teachers, class and lesson creators, students, parents, politicians,

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Topper Girls Basketball Log Sixth Win In-A-Row!  

Becca Green was the leading scorer for the Toppers with 18 points in a game played Thursday evening in Griffith Gymnasium against the Las Vegas Cardinals. Green also had a big night on defense and was the major force under the basket. The Toppers got off to a slow start, but by the second quarter gained momentum and rolled away to win 56-34. This was their 6th win in a row bringing their record to 9-6. The Topper Girls next home game is Thursday against Manzano. Photo by Nate Limback/

Watch video here: Video By Nate Limback/

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ski Patrol Debriefing

On the job in Los Alamos from left, Ski Patrol Volunteer Representative (Director) Bill Purtymun, New Mexico Crisis Support Team Facilitator Dr. Deb Boheman and Chaplain/Crisis Support Team Facilitator Eleni Fredlund prepare for a debriefing for the Pajarito Ski Patrol Jan. 4 in the Conference Room at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. The Ski Patrol assisted with a recent, difficult rescue endeavor at the ski hill and the management wanted to offer a Critical Incident Stress Management meeting for all of the responders of that incident. More than 10 participants took advantage of the benefits

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Funeral, Interment Of Unaccompanied Veteran Jan. 15

James H. Griffin


Rivera Family Funeral Home in Española is announcing the funeral and interment of an unaccompanied Veteran, James H. Griffin, who passed away, alone in his Los Alamos, New Mexico home, on September 9, 2019. He was born on April 7, 1932.

Griffin will be escorted from Rivera Family Funeral Home of Española at noon Wednesday, Jan. 15 and taken to the Santa Fe National Cemetery for burial with military honors at 12:45 p.m. All are encouraged to attend both the procession and the burial.

Griffin does not have any known living next-of-kin; therefore, the on-site representative

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Audit Gives Highest Rating To Los Alamos County

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio


Los Alamos Daily Post

An independent audit conducted for the Los Alamos County FY2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report delivered some good news to Council.

Janet Pacheco Morton of Morton Accounting Services presented the audit findings at the council meeting Tuesday night, and County Deputy CFO Melissa Meyer presented financial highlights for the FY2019 CAFR. Council unanimously accepted the report.

Pacheco Morton said the audit issued a clean opinion for the County’s financial

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New Mexico Climate Innovation Challenge Jan. 18


  • Showcase to Highlight New Mexico Student Climate Change Adaptation Solutions
  • Prizes to be awarded for elementary, middle and high school categories

SANTA FE – New Mexico students and their climate adaptation solutions will take the stage Jan. 18 during the upcoming Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) Student Showcase.

The CIC Showcase is the culmination of science-based climate adaptation and resiliency curriculum created and produced by Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas (CAVU).

The CIC program uniquely puts students in the driver’s seat and asks them: what behaviors

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FBI Files Federal Arrest Warrant For Rico-Ruvira

Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira

FBI News:

The FBI has filed a federal arrest warrant charging Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

Chaves County Magistrate Court in Roswell issued a state felony arrest warrant Jan. 8 charging Rico-Ruvira with one count of murder, after he allegedly killed a woman in Roswell and is believed to have fled with their 3-year-old son.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico issued a federal arrest warrant Friday for Rico-Ruvira.

Rico-Ruvira, 32, is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

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