Vehicle Crash Near Totavi Backs Up Local Area Traffic

Traffic News:

Traffic on N.M. 4, Trinity Drive and Central Avenue has been heavily impacted early this evening due to a vehicle crash at Mile Marker 8 near Totavi

Santa Fe Police responded and have cleared the scene and traffic is now flowing smoothly again.

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New Mexico State Police Assigning Extra Officers To Bernalillo County To Tackle Violent Crime 


NMSP News:

BERNALLIO COUNTY – In the wake of the increase in violent crime in Bernalillo County, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be sending additional officers to assist local agencies in criminal enforcement.

NMSP said it is and will continue to be committed to proactively protecting the citizens of New Mexico. The extra State Police officers assigned to the area will focus on carrying out traditional proactive policing to stop violent crime and take violent criminals off the street. Officers will conduct traffic and criminal enforcement operations like saturation Read More

New Mexico Governor Issues Statement Following Today’s Court Decision On Gun Violence Public Health Order

From the Office of the Governor: 

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement following the court’s issuance of a temporary restraining order today regarding certain provisions of the public health order on gun violence:

“Today a judge temporarily blocked sections of our public health order but recognized the significant problem of gun violence in this state, particularly involving the deaths of children. 

“I refuse to be resigned to the status quo. As governor, I see the pain of families who lost their loved ones to gun violence every single day, and I will never stop fighting Read More

David Kunsberg Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather for Tuesday’s ACRR Pace Race held on the Canada Bonito Trail. Courtesy/ACRR  

Runners take off at Tuesday’s ACRR Pace Race held on the Canada Bonito Trail. Courtesy/ACRR 

ACRR News:

David Kunsberg was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner’s (ACRR) weekly pace race held on the Canada Bonito Trail up by the ski hill at 9 seconds off his predicted time. 

Other accurate predictors were: 

  • Jan Velechovsky with a 47 second differential;
  • Tony Borek recording a 126 second difference;
  • Jacky Atkins at 150 seconds off as well as the first-place finisher on the 1-mile course with a time
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Los Alamos Concert Association Opens 77th Season Sept. 23

Frisson Winds will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 77th season Sept. 23. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

Frisson Winds, one of America’s great touring wind ensembles, will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 77th season at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with music for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, and piano. 

Joined by acclaimed pianist Marika Bournaki, Frisson Winds will perform sextets by Beethoven, Roussel and Poulenc. The program will also include Debussy’s seductive Syrinx for solo flute and a rousing trio for flute, clarinet, and bassoon by Valerie Coleman.  Read More

Obituary: Loretta ‘Sam’ Olivas April 14, 1935 – Sept. 9, 2023

LORETTA ‘SAM’ OLIVAS April 14, 1935 – Sept. 9, 2023

Long time Los Alamos resident Loretta “Sam” Olivas passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, peacefully, with her family watching over her. 

Loretta was born in Low Gap, Arkansas April 14, 1935 and moved to Los Alamos when she was 10 years old with her mother, Kathryn Byrd, who was in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She like to tell the story of once picking up a gentleman’s hat that was blown away, who then told her, “Thank you, you can call me Oppie”.

Loretta was a majorette in high school, twirling and dancing until graduating in 1955. After graduating Read More

Update On Los Alamos County Leisure Lagoon Schedule



Since Aug. 5, the Los Alamos County Leisure Lagoon has been under construction to install tench drains into the floor, which required cutting and removing of concrete.

While the project has gone relatively smoothly, as with any construction project there have been some delays. In order to provide the public with properly repaired and cleaned space, the re-opening of the Leisure Lagoon is delayed until Oct. 16, 2023.  

LAC would like to remind everyone that the main pool and therapy pool are open during the week and are now open 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.  

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Obituary: A.J. Robinson Feb. 16, 1940 – Sept. 11, 2023

A.J. ROBINSON Feb. 16, 1940 – Sept. 11, 2023

A.J. Robinson, born February 16, 1940, in Delwin, Texas, died Sept. 11, 2023 in Albuquerque. 

He joins his beloved wife, Janet, in rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery. AJ is survived by his three children, Jennifer Robinson (Fred Lewis), Andra Ridout (Brian Ridout), Cody Robinson (Lindsey Robinson) and two grandchildren Lillian Ridout and Alexander Ridout. 

After the completion of his Army service in Germany, during the Vietnam war, AJ and Janet were long standing residents of Los Alamos, NM where he worked as a carpenter, building trades instructor Read More

Happening This Week At SALA: Sept. 14-16, 2023

SALA News:

SALA Event Center is thrilled to present a week jam-packed with captivating events that cater to diverse interests in our community.

Thursday, Sept. 14:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem: This is your last chance to catch this popular show, scheduled at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Mental Health Matters: At 6:30 p.m., join us for a crucial series in recognition of suicide prevention month. This series is a collaborative effort of the LAPS Prevention Program, Los Alamos JJAB, the Los Alamos County Municipal Court, and the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. On the same day, we will
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PAC 8 Community Media Center: Sept. 15-21, 2023

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center is available for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing, live streaming and drone photography and videography.

For information, email, call 505.662.7228 or visit

PAC 8 Television schedule for Sept. 15-21, 2023:

Friday, Sept. 15, 2023

  • 6 a.m. Democracy Now! – Live;
  • 1 a.m. The Thom Hartmann Program; 
  • 11 a.m. County Council Meeting Replay 8-29-23;
  • 3 p.m. Democracy Now!
  • 5 p.m. PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates;
  • 6 p.m. Adult Vaccines in Primary Care:  Impact on Disease Prevention
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Los Alamos Police Department Welcomes New Officers

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ladislas Szado’s son Toshiro pins a badge on his lapel during a special ceremony held Tuesday morning in the Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by John McHale/

Ladislas Szabo is sworn in as the newest corporal of the Los Alamos Police Department by Magistrate Judge Catherine Taylor during a ceremony held Tuesday morning in the Justice Center. Photo by John McHale/

Cpl. Ladislas Szado signs paperwork to make his new position official. Photo by John McHale/

New Animal Control Ofc. Fanny Capolungo is sworn Read More

Response To NMED & EPA Comments & More Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) announces new documents have been added to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract Electronic Public Reading Room.

All legacy cleanup documents required to be posted after April 30, 2018, are available on the site linked above.

For legacy cleanup documents that were posted prior to April 30, 2018, please visit the LANL electronic public reading room:

  • NPDES Permit No. NM0030759 – Certification of Installation of Enhanced Control Measures for CHQ-SMA-1.02 and M-SMA-12.9 (Link)
  • NPDES Permit No. NM0030759 – Certification
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Eastern New Mexico University Sees Largest Enrollment Growth In Last Decade


ENMU News:

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University released enrollment data Friday, Sept. 8; the results showed the most significant enrollment growth in the last decade. With a first-time freshman class up 14.4%, new transfer students up 16.5%, and total graduate enrollment up 3.3%, overall enrollment increased to 5,398, a 5.7% increase from last year.

Full-time students for both undergraduate and graduate classes are up, leading to an 8.4% increase in student credit hours, adding over 4,000 more student credit hours compared to the 22-23 school year.

“We are very excited Read More

New National Public Defense Workload Standards Released

LOPD News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Tuesday’s release of the National Public Defense Workload Study updates case and workload limits from the 1970s for today’s legal world.

The new study reinforces what public defenders have long been saying: public defenders across the county — including those in New Mexico — have far more clients than they can ethically represent, resulting in serious consequences for clients, communities and the people who work in the court system.

“Today’s report is a stark reminder that the criminal court system in New Mexico is unsustainable in its reliance on overburdened public Read More

NNMC Welcomes National Latino Behavioral Health Association Thursday

NNMC News:

ESPAÑOLA — The National Latino Behavioral Health Association’s Connecting Our Voices invites the community to the premiere of our Summer Youth Interns’ 2023 Public Service Announcement premiere and roundtable at the Northern New Mexico College Center for the Arts.

A light lunch and networking opportunity will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, followed by the PSA viewing and roundtable Q&A.

These powerful PSAs were created by youth for youth and focus on substance abuse prevention and mental health awareness. Interns from the Summer 2023 cohort ranged in age Read More

Walking Stick Clings To Screen Door In Pajarito Acres

A Walking Stick is spotted clinging to the screen door Monday on the porch of a residence in Pajarito Acres. This group of Stick insects (Diapheromera femorata) contains about 600 species; 16 of these are natives of America – all grotesque insects with slim green or brown sticklike bodies, and slender legs, which are delicate and easily broken. Some varieties, when they lose a leg, promptly grow another, slightly smaller … When approached they remain motionless and thus often escape detection. They feed on various leaves. Source: From Insects of America: 90 colored illustrations, by
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Gessing: Questions About Gov’s Use Of Executive Power

Rio Grande Foundation

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently gained national headlines for her public health order, which essentially banned carrying a gun in Bernalillo County, the State’s largest county by population. Her justification for this dramatic action was a recent shooting outside Isotopes Park, but residents of Bernalillo County and Albuquerque face and have faced these issues for years.

Each time a criminal uses a gun to kill or steal it is a frustrating and sad event. Both the causes and solutions are complicated and controversial. No matter Read More

Bull Moose Captured In Downtown Santa Fe

The bull moose captured Tuesday morning by NMGF and City of Santa Fe Animal Services Officers near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Rosario Boulevard in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMGF

NMGF News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMGF) staff and City of Santa Fe Animal Services Officers captured a bull moose was Tuesday morning by near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Rosario Boulevard. The moose was relocated to suitable habitat in northern New Mexico.

According to Colonel Tim Cimbal, NMGF received a call from Animal Services at approximately 8:10 a.m., Tuesday morning reporting Read More

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