LANL Space Scientist Dan Reisenfeld To Speak At Monthly Periodic Table Monday Sept. 18 At projectY cowork

LANL Space scientist Dan Reisenfeld

LANL News:

At this month’s Periodic Table program, explore heliophysics and learn what’s ahead for the thrilling Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission.

This mission is a multi-institution collaboration that aims to investigate energetic particles’ acceleration and interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium.

Space scientist Dan Reisenfeld will discuss Los Alamos National Laboratory’s role in the project 5:30-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18 at projectY cowork.

The Periodic Table is the Bradbury Science Museum’s casual, Read More

LAHS To Honor 8th Athletic Hall Of Fame Class

Members of the 7th LAHS Athletic Hall of Fame class honored in 2021. This years inductees include Chase Ealey, Katie Schmitt-Gauss, Kevin Dotson, Sarah Lott and Stephen Sydoriak. In addition, Diane Wood Gordon will be recognized as a member of the class of 2021. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Homecoming 2023 starts next week with a host of activities and athletic events, including the induction of the 8th Athletic Hall of Fame class. This year’s inductees are Chase Ealey, Katie Schmitt-Gauss, Kevin Dotson, Sarah Lott, and Stephen Sydoriak. In addition, Diane Wood Gordon will Read More

DPU: Free Sustainable Landscape Design Workshop Series


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is partnering with Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Los Alamos Master Gardeners to present a free Sustainable Landscape Design workshop series.

Transitioning your landscape into meeting your needs while accommodating the resources and support from our local environment isn’t easy for everyone.

This workshop series is designed to present a basic overview – and wealth – of information around six key steps in getting your outdoor space where you want it, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.

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Star Gaze With Pajarito Astronomers At Overlook Park Tonight!

Pajarito Astronomers Club News:

Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Divisions have partnered up with the Pajarito Astronomers for the Dark Night program.

Anyone with an interest in star gazing and the chance to look through a telescope is invited to come out to Spirio Soccer Fields tonight, Sept. 16, at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Volunteers from the Pajarito Astronomers Club will be present with telescopes starting about 8 p.m. until at least 11 p.m. and as late as midnight if there is continued interest.

Sunset is at 7:12 p.m. so it will be dark after 8 p.m. Saturn rises at 6:16 p.m. Read More

White Rock Toys & Gaming Now Art’s Place Toys & Gaming!


White Rock Toys and Gaming, a local gem for gamers, is getting a new name. Over the next couple of months, “Art’s Place Toys & Gaming” will take the place of White Rock Toys and Gaming, but solely in name. The mission, owners and products will remain intact. 

In March 2019, owner James Nelson set out to create a community space for like-minded individuals to gather together, share in tabletop games, and find their people. The goal was realized when he took over a consignment business at the 108 Longview Dr. location in White Rock, and his dream has grown into more than simply a place Read More

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week Sept. 17


SANTA FE — Sept. 17-23 is National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week. The campaign focuses on the importance of properly securing children in an appropriate car or booster seat. To support the nationwide event, the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) will sponsor Car Seat Inspection Clinics from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of National Seat Check Saturday.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle-related injuries remain a leading cause of death for children ages 15 and younger. Read More

Celebration Of Lives: Secundino & Stella Sandoval Oct. 14

Family and friends of Secundino and Stella Sandoval are invited to join in a memorial and celebration of their lives Saturday, Oct. 14 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo


Family and friends of lifelong Los Alamos residents Secundino and Stella Sandoval are invited to join in a  memorial and celebration of their lives Saturday, Oct. 14, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road.

A Rosary will be prayed for the Sandovals at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m.,  reception at 12:30 p.m. in Karen McLaughlin Read More

Del Norte LOV Foundation Announces Fall Grant Cycle

Del NorteLOV Foundation News:

SANTA FE — The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), has announced the opening of its fall 2023 grant cycle.

The Community Grant-Making program charitably contributes to organizations that support youth and families in New Mexico. The fall 2023 cycle of the Community Grant-Making program will evenly distribute a total of $15,000 among six recipients. 

To be eligible for the fall 2023 grant cycle, applicants must:

  • be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Updates Public Health Order Focused On Combating Gun Violence

From the Office of the Governor:

          • Governor also announces Ben Baker as Senior Public Safety Advisor

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an updated public health order today outlining additional measures to combat gun violence in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The governor made the announcement in Albuquerque alongside state legislative leadership and public safety officials Friday.

“I’m going to continue pushing to make sure that all of us are using every resource available to put an end to this public health emergency with the urgency it deserves,” Gov. Lujan Grisham Read More

New Mexico MainStreet Awards Certification To Seven Leaders Including Jacquelyn Connolly Of Los Alamos

NMMS 2023 Certified Executive Directors, from left, Nolan Ojeda (Alamogordo), Jacquelyn Connolly (Los Alamos), Ilka Villarreal (Mora), Eyenid Manzo (Carlsbad), Morgan Fox (Artesia) and Daniel Gutierrez (NMMS). Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

CARLSBAD — New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced Wednesday seven MainStreet leaders have earned Executive Director Certification, marking the completion of a comprehensive training and skills development process. Certification is granted to affiliated NMMS leaders who successfully complete training on the Main Street Approach™, fundraising Read More

Los Alamos County Community Service Department Seeks Feedback For Several Identified Amenities


The Los Alamos County Community Service Department (CSD) is seeking feedback for several identified amenities within Los Alamos, Canyon Road Tennis Courts, Canyon Road handball wall, Nina Marsh Tennis Courts, Orange Street playlot and Loma Linda Playground.

CSD is looking at the use of these facilities to determine if they are the best use for the community.

In an effort to gather input, posters have been set-up at these locations providing a brief description and QR code to take the survey.

These discussions are based on the analysis of the Integrated Master Plan, which was approved Read More

Los Alamos County Police Cmdr. Daniel Roberts Graduates From 2023 FBI National Academy

LAPD News:

Los Alamos County Police Cmdr. Daniel Roberts is graduating today from the FBI National Academy (FBINA).

“Several of our Senior Staff have now had the opportunity to receive world class training at the FBI Academy,” Chief Dino Sgambellone said. “This training covers a wide range of issues impacting law enforcement today and represents our on-going commitment to continuous improvement. As our Operations Commander, Daniel will utilize this training to improve our operations and service delivery. I am very proud of Daniel and congratulate him on this accomplishment.”

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Meow Wolf: New Mexico Skies To Get A Whole Lot Weirder


SANTA FE — The New Mexico skies are about to get a whole lot weirder. Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based art and entertainment company, presents “Skyworm” the company’s artist-designed hot air balloon taking its inaugural flight at the grandest ballooning event on Earth, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 

Save the date! Meow Wolf will unveil “Skyworm” at a press conference at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Additional information will be provided the week of Sept. 25. 

“We are thrilled to be part of Balloon Fiesta, the beloved New Mexican tradition,” Read More

Skolnik: West Nile And New Mexico – What Is The New Mexico Department Of Health Doing?

White Rock

Although the burden of disease and deaths from West Nile virus is low, this disease still concerns people, especially when infected birds die and are found on or around school grounds, among other places.

To date, we have received no communications from the NM Department of Health or Los Alamos County about what either is doing to address West Nile virus in either Los Alamos or in the state. 

In this light, I wrote to the Deputy Secretary of Health, Dr. Laura Parajon, about this matter and she kindly passed my questions on to Dr. Chad Smelzer, the Deputy State Epidemiologist. Read More

Mountain Elementary School FUNd Run Set For Sept. 20

The annual Mountain School fundraiser, the FUNd Run, will be held Sept. 20. Courtesy/LAPS 

Scene from a past FUNd Run, annual Mountain School fundraiser. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The annual Mountain Elementary School fundraiser, the FUNd Run, will be held Sept. 20. 

This is an exciting event for Mountain Elementary School because the entire student body as well as the staff gets to participate. Everyone goes to Urban Park on that day to walk/run laps and listen to music.  Even our mascot joins us! It is a great community building day.  

The money raised will go towards field trips, teacher grants, Read More

Alumni News From LAPS Foundation HillHopper Homecoming Saturday Sept. 23

By Jenny McCumber
Executive Director
LAPS Foundation

Homecoming is right around the corner! LAPS Foundation is excited to join Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op to host HillHopper Homecoming again this year.

While high school students are enjoying the homecoming dance on Saturday night, Sept. 23, alumni of Los Alamos High School and LAPS staff are invited to come to Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, 5-7:30 p.m., for a relaxing evening with beer and gyros. Come and visit with old friends and the teachers who made an impact on your life! Enjoy music by Eryn Bent and band and the LA Hillstompers.

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Moving Hearts Gala: A Night Of Celebration And Empowerment In Northern New Mexico

Students in the guitar class at Moving Arts Española preparing for their end of semester Performance. Courtesy/MOE

Gymnastics students stretching before their end of semester performance at Moving Arts Espanola this past summer. Courtesy/MOE

ARTS News:

ESPAÑOLA — The annual Moving Hearts Gala is set for Saturday, Sept. 23 at Moving Arts Española in Ohkay Owingeh. It is an evening of celebration, curated performances, delectable cuisine, and a gathering of individuals who share a passion for uplifting the youth of Northern New Mexico. The event is accompanied by an online auction that will Read More

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