United Church: ‘Monday Night At The Pit’ Begins June 5

Scene from a previous ‘Monday Night At The Pit’  volleyball game at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/UCLA

United Church of Los Alamos News:

This summer, The United Church of Los Alamos continues the 75-year tradition of offering a place where young Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) interns, graduate students and the like meet, eat and play volleyball at “Monday Night at the Pit”.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, students are invited to meet and greet, enjoy a tail-gate picnic and play volleyball at The United Church’s sand volleyball court.

Each Monday in summer, the congregation and friends Read More

LAMS Student And Artist Alfred Bolin-Ryan To Attend New Mexico School For The Arts For 2023-2024 Session

Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) artist Alfred Bolin-Ryan created this art project for the Los Alamos JJAB office,  and will be attending New Mexico School for the Arts in the visual arts program as a 9th grade student for the 2023-2024 school  year. Bolin-Ryan’s art covers both sides of the door with the message of welcoming all to the Los Alamos  JJAB offices. Courtesy/JJAB Read More

Dannemann: Welcome Relief On Gross Receipts Tax

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New Mexico doctors got a bit of relief in an amendment to the tax law enacted this past session.

Doctors have had to pay New Mexico gross receipts tax on co-pays and deductibles – the portion of the bill paid by the patient. That was eliminated by this law.

It used to be worse. Until the late 1990s, we required gross receipts also on the portion paid by the insurance company. A 2022 report by the New Mexico Medical Society said New Mexico is one of only 4 states that tax medical services in any way (the others are Ohio, Michigan and Read More

(VIDEO) UNM’S Chicana/o Studies Brings The Ancient Art Of Traditional Healing To The Community

UNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Registration is well underway for the Chicana and Chicano Studies (CSS) Department’s Traditional Medicine Without Borders class at the University of New Mexico.

Offered in the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters, it is the only class of its kind in the country that is taught year-round in both English and Spanish.

According to CSS administrators, the wildly popular summer class, Traditional Medicine Without Borders Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico, fills up quickly, and this year is no exception.

Curanderismo is a traditional form of healing that has Read More

Memorial Day: America’s Most Solemn Holiday…


Today is Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

9 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day:

Memorial Day and its traditions may have ancient roots

While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates Read More

Family To Hold Gathering In Remembrance Of Miles Weaver June 1 At Los Alamos High School Auto Shop


In honor of Miles Weaver, the family extends an invitation to any who knew and loved him, or are affected by the loss of such a beautiful young person, to join in remembrance 1-3 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at the Los Alamos High School Auto Shop.

Miles was a junior at Los Alamos High School who passed away Saturday May 20, 2023.

See the obituary for Miles Weaver here. Read More

County Zipper Merge Signage Being Added To N.M. 502

Drivers in the right lane shown here are encouraged to continue to the ‘Merge Point’ just west of the Crossroads Bible Church driveway, where drivers in both lanes should alternate in ‘zipper’ fashion into the single lane. Courtesy/LAC


The evening commute heading east out of Los Alamos townsite via Main Hill (N.M. 502) has been extra congested lately.

Public Works has been investigating ways to help alleviate some of the congestion that starts east of the roundabout and backs up through Trinity Drive and Central Avenue generally between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Read More

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service 50th Anniversary June 3!


Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) is excited to announce its 50th anniversary on June 3, 2023. Founded in 1973 by Sarah Rochester, LAVNS has been providing high-quality in-home skilled nursing care, hospice care, wound care, and physical therapy services to patients in Los Alamos and the surrounding counties for half a century.

Over the past 50 years, LAVNS has become a trusted name in the healthcare industry, thanks to its dedicated staff and commitment to patient care. The organization has grown from a small team of nurses to a full-service home healthcare agency with Read More

LARSO Introduces New Coaching Team For ‘Matter Of Balance’ Fall Prevention Program For Seniors

The new Matter of Balance fall prevention coaching team, from left, Judy Lovejoy, Kate Cleveland, Bernadette Lauritzen and Loretta Stubbs. Photo by Lucas Fresquez


The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO), which operates both senior centers, added a new team to the program last week.

Four Matter of Balance coaches were trained by Maine Health, in an evidence based fall prevention program that begins this week. The class is designed in 4 or 8 sessions and is a “cognitive re-training” learning tool with some mild exercises, which helps seniors re-think situations that Read More

NMSP: Shooting By Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Red River

Jacob David Castillo of Rio Rancho
Charged with an Open Count of Murder

NMSP News: 

RED RIVER –The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Investigations Bureau was called Saturday, May 27, to investigate a shooting in Red River that occurred during the 2023 Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally. 

NMSP agents learned that at around 5 p.m., May 27, gunshots were reported to have been fired in the area of east Main Street in Red River. Officers arrived to find two deceased individuals and six injured individuals.

Five of the injured individuals were transported to local hospitals, where one was later pronounced Read More

Posts From The Road: Unique Nine Pin Fischer Bowling Club

Fischer Bowling Club: Bowlers arrive to compete in nine pin bowling at the Fischer Bowling Club in Fischer, Texas. The club is more than 100 years old. Photo by Gary Warren/

Four Lanes: The Fischer Bowling Club facility consists of four lanes, which look similar to any other bowling alley except for one difference; there are no pins set in any of the lanes. This photo was taken before bowling began and the pin setters had not yet set the pins. The pin setters are not electronic but the task is handled manually by local teens employed by the club. Photo by Gary Warren/ Read More

Fr. Glenn: The Light Of Truth

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

A blessed (and safe!) Memorial Day weekend to all. Please remember reverently those for whom Memorial Day is dedicated—those who have given their lives in the service of our nation. As mentioned here last week, there are few better descriptions of the ideal of dedicated service men and women than in General Douglas MacArthur’s last speech to the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. If you want to have more of an “immersion” experience of Memorial Day, listen to the general’s speech, watch the video of Chris Stapleton’s national anthem from this year’s Superbowl, Read More

Los Alamos Middle School Advanced Engineering Design Students Take Field Trip To Yeamans’ Machine Shop

Pat Yeamans shows LAMS Advanced Engineering Design students a CNC machine tooling a part during a recent field trip to his shop at 162 Eastgate Dr. Courtesy/LAPS

Greg from Yeamans’ Machine Shop shows LAMS Advanced Engineering Design students a metal lathe. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Two groups of students from Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) recently visited Yeamans’ Machine Shop at 162 Eastgate Dr. to learn about precision machining and careers in advanced manufacturing. 

“The kids in each group that came asked great questions,” Owner Pat Yeamans said. “It was nice to see their interest.” Read More

UC Riverside: Non-Native Plant Thrives In Singed Soil

Stinknet. Photo by John Scheuring

UC Riverside News:

Though prescribed burns reduce wildfire threats and even improve habitat for some animals, new research shows these fires also spread stinknet, an aptly named weed currently invading superblooms across the Southwestern U.S. 

Stinknet, also called globe chamomile, is native to South Africa, but is commonly seen in photos of California’s colorful superblooms. “Not all flowering plants are indicative of a healthy ecosystem,” Loralee Larios said, UC Riverside assistant botany professor and study co-author. “This one isn’t.”

In addition Read More

Girl Scouts Deliver Cookies To Los Alamos Animal Shelter

Los Alamos Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena receives the gift of donated cookies on behalf of the shelter, from members of Girl Scout Troop 10762 of Los Alamos. While delivering the cookies, the Girl Scouts had the opportunity to hold and snuggle some of the residents Friday afternoon at 226 East Road. To learn more about the shelter and cats and dogs available for adoption, click here. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena creates balloon pets for members of Girl Scout Troop 10762 during their visit Friday afternoon to the shelter. Photo by John McHale/ Read More

Heinrich, Luján Introduce Legislation Seeking Healing ‘For Stolen Native Children And Their Communities’


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and more than two dozen colleagues in introducing the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act, legislation that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.

Originally introduced in 2020 with then-U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the bill would establish a formal commission to investigate, document, and acknowledge past injustices of the federal government’s Indian Read More

New Series: Background To The Movie ‘Oppenheimer’

The Romero Cabin near Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Judson

Presented by the Los Alamos Historical Society and Team Oppie

Historical Background: Chapter 1, The Pueblo People and the Homesteaders

As the opening date approaches for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated major motion picture, Oppenheimer, it seems like a good idea to offer a series of short articles on the historical background to the story and the characters presented in the movie. The list of characters is based on the cast as shown in the movie’s website. These articles will be brief introductions; Read More

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