New Mexico Delegation Addresses Shootout In Red River

New Mexico Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) issued the following statement in response to shootings Saturday in Red River:

“We are heartsick over the shootings yesterday in Red River, New Mexico. Our thoughts are with those injured and the families of those we have lost. We are immensely grateful for the quick action by law enforcement officers and the heroic work of first responders and health care providers. Read More

New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Hosts Graduation For 53 Certified Police Officers

DPS Secretary Jason R. Bowie

DPS News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico welcomed 53 new certified police officers Thursday to the law enforcement community at a New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) graduation.

The police officers represented 23 city, county, tribal, university and state (game and fish, state parks, attorney general’s office, etc.) agencies.

The 53 police cadets crossed the dais at the Santa Fe Indian School Gymnasium receiving their New Mexico police officer’s certification, and then immediately were administered the oath of office, completing their transformation from everyday Read More

Tales Of Our Times: Groves Saw In Oppenheimer A Rare Mix Vital To The Mission

Los Alamos 

Our town eagerly awaits the release of the movie “Oppenheimer” in the U.K. and U.S. July 21. Townsfolk know that Oppenheimer’s genius fit well with the different genius of General Leslie Groves, played by Matt Damon in the film. Many of us wonder which parts of the story the film will tell. Full disclosure: My wife Nancy chaired the committee whose work resulted in the life-size bronze statues of Oppenheimer and Groves engaging in Los Alamos life since 2011. See the two at work and “Oppie” at his April birthday below.

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the wartime Read More

Summer Art Camps Begin Soon At Fuller Lodge Art Center

Scenes from Summer Art Camps at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

Summer Art Camps are back at Fuller Lodge Art Center, offering weekly, monthly or drop in registrations for most events, weekly art themes taught by favorite teachers, standalone camps, outdoor activities, fun Fridays and more.

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) made summer camp easier than ever for parents who asked. No more sorting through a myriad of registration dates and trying to coordinate to avoid repeat classes, now parents just select the times they want camp and their cildren get to spend a week making art. Read More

Obituary: James D. Higgins Aug. 7, 1935 – May 25, 2023

 JAMES D. HIGGINS Aug. 7, 1935 – May 25, 2023

James D. Higgins, (Jim) also known to many as “Coach” is once again dancing with the love of his life, Elizabeth, on the beautiful streets of Heaven. 

He is rejoicing and wrapping his arms around his beautiful daughter Claire. Coach left this life for his eternal life in the early morning hours of May 25, 2023, with his family by his side.  

Coach was born August 7, 1935, in Dallas Texas to Winnie Higgins.  As a youngster, he lived in many different cities, finally settling in Hobbs, NM where he graduated from Hobbs High School and met his soul mate. 

After his Read More

Daily Postcard: Red Crossbill Spotted Near Mountain School

Daily Postcard: A male Red Crossbill is spotted Saturday near Mountain Elementary School on North Road. A fascinating finch of coniferous woodlands, the Red Crossbill forages on nutritious seeds in pine, hemlock, Douglas-fir, and spruce cones. Their specialized bills allow them to break into unopened cones, giving them an advantage over other finch species. Because conifers produce seeds unpredictably, Red Crossbills sometimes wander (or “irrupt”) far beyond their usual range. They nest wherever and whenever they find abundant food, sometimes even in winter. Several types of Red Crossbill Read More

Heinrich, Luján, Stansbury: $2.2M In Federal Funds For Cancer, Drug Abuse, Addiction Research, Health Centers In New Mexico

Congressional News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) are welcoming more than $2 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The $2,229,543 will support cancer treatment, drug abuse and addiction research and improvements to health centers in New Mexico. 

“This much-needed federal funding will help us in the fight to end cancer and the opioid epidemic in New Mexico,” Heinrich said. “We must continue to improve access to addiction treatment services and Read More

Billy Bob Thornton Draws Massive Crowd To Opening Of 2023 Summer Concert Series Friday Night At Ashley Pond

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters kick off the 2023 Summer Concert Series drawing a massive crowd Friday night to Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Nate Limback/

A massive crowd turns out for Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters on opening night of the 2023 Summer Concert Series Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Nate Limback/

DK & The Affordables rock the crowd as they open for Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters Friday evening at Ashley Pond. Photo by Nate Limback/

DK & The Affordables. Photo by Nate Limback/ Read More

Obituary: Miles Weaver Sept. 30, 2005 – May 20, 2023

MILES WEAVER Sept. 30, 2005 May 20, 2023

It is with profound heartache that we share the unexpected passing of our son, Miles Weaver, on Saturday May 20, 2023.

Miles Andrew Weaver was born on Friday, September 30, 2005 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He grew up in White Rock, NM loving everything from the kite festivals to July 4th festivities. He went to elementary school at Pinon, then to Los Alamos Middle School and finally was a junior at Los Alamos High School.

Miles was a joyous kid, funny and friendly. As a young child, he loved bubbles, playing soccer, and looked up to his big brother, Leeson. He enjoyed Read More

Scenes From Jemez Mountain Brewhouse 1st Anniversary

Jemez Mountain Brewhouse owners, patrons and members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce cheer the Chamber member businesses’  successful first anniversary today in Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo

Jemez Mountain Brewhouse owners, from left, Scott Johnson, Jef Bold, David Martinez and Eben Bold celebrate their successful first year in business in Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo

Scene from today’s celebration of the first year anniversary of the Jemez Mountain Brewhouse. Courtesy photo Read More

Unemployment Insurance Operations Center Closed Monday


ALBUQUERQUE — All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when business hours resume at 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 30. The business hours of the Unemployment Insurance Operations Read More

Mountaineers To Hold Second Knot Tying Class Wednesday

Students learn knot tying with the help of Mountaineer instructors at the first session of the knots class. Courtesy/Mountaineers

Los Alamos Mountaineers

Have you always wanted to learn how to tie safe, efficient, and correct knots? Proper knots are essential to rock climbing at all levels. They are used for anchors, tying rope to a harness, rappelling, joining two pieces of rope, and dozens of other uses. They are also useful in everyday life, for safely and securely suspending things, tying things down, towing, and even tree cutting.

As a last session of their climbing Read More

Dannemann: Cannabis Is Not Without Risk

Triple Spaced Again
© 2023 New Mexico News Services

New Mexico has passed the one-year anniversary of legalizing recreational adult-use marijuana. The news releases were bursting with excitement. Government and business leaders were celebrating, saying the industry is off to a great start.

These announcements focused only on the business side – lots of money, lots of tax revenue – not mentioning the effects on New Mexico consumers.

In one year, New Mexico had $300 million in adult-use cannabis sales. The state issued around 2,000 cannabis licenses, including 633 retailers, Read More

LAMS Hosts Shaving Cream/Suds Field Day For Graduates!

LAMS graduates covered in bubbles enjoy the fun of bounce houses, bubbles and more courtesy of Party To Go! during the 8th grade graduation field day Friday outside the school. LAMS hosts this event for the graduating 8th graders every year on the last day of school. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Los Alamos Fire Department rinses off the shaving cream and suds covered graduates Friday at LAMS. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

LAMS graduates celebrate with shaving cream melee Friday. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

A LAMS graduate covered in suds at Friday’s event courtesy of Party To Go! Photo by VaLynn Purvis 

Scene from Read More

NMSP: Missing/Runaway Jazlynn Jimenez Macha Of Alcalde

Jazlynn Jimenez Macha

NMSP News:

ALCALDE – The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) is asking the public for assistance in locating Jazlynn Jimenez Macha, 15, of Alcalde.

Macha is 5’6” tall, weighs 110 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the Wendy’s parking lot in Española. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants, and a black hoodie.

Macha was last seen in a red Pontiac Grand Am with Julia Gonzales and an unknown male subject.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jazlynn Jimenez Macha is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police Read More

Concordia Santa Fe Wind Orchestra Concert

Concordia Santa Fe’s Wind Orchestra presents ‘Tales as Old as Time’  Sunday at St. Francis Auditorium. Courtesy photo

CSF News:

Concordia Santa Fe’s (CSF) Wind Orchestra presents its second concert of 2023, entitled Tales as Old as Time 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28 at St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe.

Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. John P. Lynch of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the 40-member ensemble’s performance will feature works by Samuel Barber, Harrison J. Collins, Hirokazu Fukushima, Vincent Persichetti, Kenneth Hesketh and Ralph Hultgren.

Admission is free, with donations Read More

U.S. Army Awards Verus® Research $203 Million Contract


ALBUQUERQUE — Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces its largest contract to date.

The company was awarded a $203 million ceiling increase on its current indefinite delivery indefinite quality (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The Test and Evaluation Non-Kinetic (TEN-K) contract enables Verus Research to further improve the U.S. Department of Defense’s ability to test the effectiveness Read More

Free Bike Repair Clinic For Kids Saturday June 3

Courtesy/Los Alamos Chinese Christian Fellowship


Members of the Los Alamos Chinese Christian Fellowship are holding a community service free Bike Repair Clinic for Kids 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3 at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Community members are invited to bring their child’s worn-out bikes to the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos where the team will fix them up for free.

Bike mechanics interested in volunteering for the Bike Repair Clinic are encouraged to stop by to help. Read More

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