American Association Of University Women Invites Community To Fall Luncheon 11:30 AM To 1 PM Saturday Sept. 23

AAUW News:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to its Fall Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Fall Luncheon will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.

The lunch will be catered by Ruby K’s and the cost is $15. Please text or email Mary Ann at 505. 660.2259 or to RSVP so she knows how many lunches to order.

During the lunch, a couple of young ladies and their mothers from Los Alamos Middle School who discuss their time at Tech Trek, a camp that AAUW sponsors to introduce women to STEM fields. Helena Whyte Read More

Daily Postcard: Mourning Dove Samples Seeds In White Rock

Daily Postcard: A Mourning Dove spotted Wednesday sampling the bird seed available at a local residence in White Rock. A graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent. Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground; their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying. Source: Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Read More

Gaia’s Pantry – A Valuable Community Resource


          • Zero Waste Tip – Don’t let your food go to waste. Donate excess cooked food, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, non-perishable items, plastic food containers, to Gaia’s food pantry.

What is Gaia’s Pantry?

Gaia’s Pantry serves the community by helping those experiencing food insecurity as well as everyone to reduce their food waste by sharing extra food with others.

Centrally situated in the parking lot of the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N. Sage Loop St., the pantry consists of a 30-cu. ft. bear resistant metal box to house non-perishable food items and small non-food Read More

N3B Contributes $177,535 To Nonprofits In First Half Of 2023

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association instructor works with a student in the Running Start Orchestra for beginning students. Courtesy/N3B

N3B News: 

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) provided more than $177,000 to 31 organizations through the first six months of 2023. This is the fifth consecutive year N3B has supported Northern New Mexico nonprofit programs. In that time, the company has contributed almost $1.1 million to 68 organizations that provide programs related to arts and culture, civic and community development, education, and health and human services.

The groups use Read More

DPU Stabilizes Water Pressure On North Mesa

DPU crews work closely with Curb Services, a Los Alamos County contractor, to get pressure-regulating devices rebuilt in the water supply system on North Mesa. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily Post

The water situation on North Mesa made some residents ask questions. Mainly, what’s up with the erratic pressure and is there enough water to satisfy the needs of future developments?

According to Department of Public Utilities (DPU) officials, the short answer is there is no water supply problem.

Furthermore, Deputy Manager Clay Moseley said, “We can Read More

Perraglio Promoted To Administrative Services Director

Los Alamos County Administrative Services Director Helen Perraglio

Los Alamos Daily Post

Helen Perraglio has just stepped into her new position as Los Alamos County Administrative Services Director and she is wasting no time tackling objectives for the department.

Before her promotion, Perraglio was the County’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for seven years.

A replacement will be recruited but in the interim, Deputy CFO Melissa Dadzie is serving as acting CFO.

Perraglio described Administrative Services as several divisions “smooshed” Read More

Community Services Corner: Community Services At Public Library System

Community Services Department Director
Los Alamos County

Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library are cherished amenities in our community. The library was founded in 1943, just one year after Los Alamos was selected as the site for the Manhattan Project. It was started as a subscription library by 70 couples, each of whom donated $5 for the purchase of books.

The library was created in a small room in the Big House, one of the original buildings of the Los Alamos Ranch School. In 1945, it became a free library when the Army Post Recreational Council handed over financial Read More

Travel: Ascend Pikes Peak On World’s Highest Cog Railway

Board the cog railway at the depot in Manitou Springs. Photo by Debbie Stone

The cog railway. Photo by Debbie Stone

Santa Fe
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Hiking up Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rockies, is an epic accomplishment, as it involves a long, hard, 13.5-mile climb uphill with a gain of about 7,400+ feet in elevation. It’s not for everyone, but thankfully, there are other ways to summit the mountain without having to lace up your hiking boots.

You can drive the distance, which involves nineteen miles consisting of over 150 switchbacks and Read More

Obituary: Amy Darean Jaramillo Martinez March 14, 1961 – Aug. 30, 2023

AMY DAREAN JARAMILLO MARTINEZ March 14, 1961 – Aug. 30, 2023

Amy Darean Jaramillo Martinez, 62, of Rio Chama, NM, went to be with the Lord Aug. 30, 2023.

Amy was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister whose love for the Lord was first in her life. She shared this love with all who knew her. Amy will be remembered for her friendship, kindness, and willingness to help others.

Amy is survived by her husband Manuel, her sons Joshua and David; her mother Irene Jaramillo, Brothers Lorenzo and Diego (Darlene); In-Laws Joe and Florence Martinez, Brothers in-law Joe and Chris (Susan); numerous nieces, Read More

Daniels Scholarship Program Opens Application Period


DENVER, Colo. — The Daniels Fund has announced the opening of its application for the Daniels Scholarship Program, providing a life-changing opportunity for students looking to pursue their higher education dreams.

New Mexico high school seniors are encouraged to apply to become a 2024 Daniels Scholar at by 4 p.m. (MST) Oct. 15 to be considered for the scholarship.

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for motivated students to attend the college of their choice. The scholarship can be used at any two- or four-year nonprofit, Read More

NMSP: Albuquerque Man Arrested For Aggravated Battery Upon Peace Officer

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Sept. 11, 2023, the New Mexico State Police Auto Theft Unit was called to assist the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit in regard to numerous calls involving a suspicious pickup truck at a 7-11 gas station in the area of Coors Blvd and Gun Club.

NMSP agents located the pick-up truck, which was occupied by Louie Cadena, (27) of Albuquerque at the 7-11 Gas Station on Coors Blvd and Gun Club. As agents attempted to make contact with Cadena, he began to ram multiple police units in an attempt to flee the scene.

Agents deployed non-lethal munitions. Cadena exited Read More

New Mexico History Museum Launches Statewide Questionnaire To Better Understand The Diverse Experiences And Perspectives Of Every New Mexican

The New Mexico History Museum opened in May 2009 andhas become one of the state’s most popular museums. Its main entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave., just north of the Santa Fe Plaza. Photo by Monica Meehan, NM/DCA

NMHM News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) is thinking about its place in the lives of New Mexicans and wants to better understand the diverse experiences and views of every visitor. 

NMHM is a hub for New Mexico history and culture, bringing many perspectives together in a communal space. As the museum looks to the future, it wants to hear from people across the state about its work so Read More

Heinrich Convenes First Bipartisan Senate AI Insight Forum

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Founder and Co-Chair of the Senate AI Caucus, hosted Congress’ first-ever AI Insight Forum, bringing together a balanced, diverse, and bipartisan group of lawmakers and experts to help accelerate the committee process to build consensus around responsible AI policy.

Heinrich led the Forum with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).

Heinrich and his colleagues who were joined by 22 top experts involved in the development and deployment Read More

Poetry Reading By Genevieve Betts At SFCC Library Oct. 19

‘A New Kind of Tongue’ book cover by Genevieve Betts. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Library presents Genevieve Betts: Poetry Reading from her poetry collection: “A New Kind of Tongue.” at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 on Zoom.

About the book: As a collection, Betts’ “A New Kind of Tongue” includes poems that are sometimes quirky, sometimes lyrical, sometimes edgy and sometimes humorous. Language—our understanding of it, its regionality, and its many intricacies—is a main theme rooted within the book’s strong sense of place. Between the East Coast, specifically Brooklyn, Read More

Jemez Mountains Internet To Celebrate $5.9 Million Grant With Community Event In Ohkay Owingeh Today

JMI News:

ESPAÑOLA — Jemez Mountains Internet (JMI), a division of Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc., (JMEC) announced that it was awarded a $5.9  million grant from the second wave of the Connect New Mexico Pilot Program.

JMI will match the grant for a total of nearly $12 million in funding to launch its buildout of high-speed internet services.

There will be a celebration event with JMI and the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 14, at the Ohkay Casino and Resort in Ohkay Owingeh. 

“We are thrilled to receive this grant which will enable JMI to begin construction Read More

Los Alamos Kiwanis To Celebrate Community Week With Aluminum Can Collection Saturday At Sullivan Field

Kiwanis Club News:

The week of Sept. 16-23 is Celebrate Community Week when all community service organizations are encouraged to participate in projects that support the community.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is going to hold its bi-monthly aluminum can collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Sullivan Field.

Los Alamos High School Key Club members will support Kiwanians in this project. Aluminum donations are welcome, but we are also happy to pay a small amount for aluminum. Proceeds go to youth projects, especially high school scholarships.

This is a Kiwanis project that’s as old Read More

Purgatory Oktoberfest: Celebration Of Seasonal Flavors

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo


Join Purgatory’s Oktoberfest celebration, presented by Sky Ute Casino 12-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at Purgatory Base Area. Revel in the season’s best brews, delightful live music, and stunning vistas – all wrapped up in an authentic Oktoberfest ambiance.

$10 tickets, includes a custom 19.5oz mug and first beer. Purchase tickets in advance and skip the line the day of the event.

Custom Beer Mug & First Beer on Us: Attendees receive a 19.5oz custom beer mug and a ticket for their first beer.

Multiple Brew Stops: Additional beer Read More

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