People & Community

Boerigters Share Experiences Of Generosity & Grace Found Along 5,051-Mile Bike Ride With LAHS Sports Lit Class

Speaking to Los Alamos High School students in Lori Thompson’s Sports Lit classes Jan. 25-26, Steve and Kathy Boerigter of Los Alamos recounted their 5,051-mile tandem bike ride across America where they discovered generosity and grace along the way. The couple began their journey Aug. 2 from the Olympic Peninsula, ending Nov. 13, 2022 in Key West. The Boerigters pledged $1 a mile up to 5,000 miles and challenged the community to join them in supporting the Los Alamos Community Foundation and United Way of Northern New Mexico, which work ‘in tandem’ to support local area nonprofits. Photo by Read More

Los Alamos Jewish Center News: Go Climb A Tree!

Linnea climbs a tree. Courtesy//Rabbi Jack Shlachter

Los Alamos Jewish Center

Go Climb a Tree!

Most of us recently celebrated a new year, the Gregorian new year, which falls on Jan. 1. But many other new years are familiar.

The Jewish calendar provides adherents with numerous new years. Perhaps most familiar is Rosh HaShanah, the annual celebration of the creation of the world, and in particular, of human beings. That holiday occurs in September/October (the Jewish calendar moves around relative to the Gregorian calendar) and is often observed by attendance at synagogue Read More

Daily Postcard: Red-tailed Hawk Sits Atop Tree At Bandelier

Daily Postcard: Driving to or from Bandelier National Monument, it is not unusual to see a large bird sitting upon a telephone pole or at the top of a tree such as this Red-tailed Hawk spotted Saturday. If the bird’s head is a rich chocolatey brown, the wings a dark mottled brown, and the belly pale with a darker band, the bird you see is almost certainly a Red-tailed. Should that bird take flight while you pass by the identification could be confirmed by the bird spreading its distinctive red tail. Red-tails are among the biggest Buteo hawks in North America, second only to the Ferruginous Hawk. They’re Read More

Adobe Theater Presents ‘Inherit The Wind’ Opening March 3

Courtesy/The Adobe Theater

The Adobe Theater News:

Who hasn’t heard of the movie starring Spencer Tracy and Frederick March? And the sequel starring Michael Douglas and Jason Robards?

The Adobe Theater will present the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play, which premiered in 1955 and they are thrilled to bring 28 actors to its stage – it will be quite a feat for director James Cady. Philip J. Shortell and Paul Ford, two of Albuquerque’s finest actors, play the roles of Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan) respectively.

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This Week In Sports: Monday Jan. 30 – Saturday Feb. 4, 2023

Los Alamos High School Hilltopper games are covered by the Los Alamos Daily Post sports team of Gene Mortensen (Voice of the Hilltoppers), Mike Cote, John McHale and Nate Limback.

The Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Monday Jan. 30 through Saturday Feb. 4, 2023:

Jan. 30 Monday

  • Girls Basketball vs Rio Rancho Home – 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Jan. 31 Tuesday

  • Boys Basketball vs Pojoaque Home – 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Feb. 2 Thursday

  • Girls Basketball vs Pojoaque Away – 7 p.m.

Feb. 3 Friday

  • Hockey vs Albuquerque Home – 6:45 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball
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LANL: ‘Making An Impact & How We’re Driving Toward A Sustainable Future’

Community: Making an impact

New data reveals the Laboratory’s positive economic impact on New Mexico. Read the full report here. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) shares a compilation of news stories on “Making an impact and How we are driving toward a sustainable future.”

Operations: How we’re driving toward a sustainable future

Monica Witt, the deputy facility operations director for the Utilities and Infrastructure Division and leader of the Lab’s sustainability program, recently outlined what the Lab is doing to meet the requirement that every federal Read More

North Mesa Gymnasium Discussed At Jan. 26 Work Session

Interior rendering of the proposed North Mesa mixed-use gymnasium near LAMS. Screenshot/

Exterior rendering of the proposed North Mesa mixed-use gymnasium near LAMS. Screenshot/

From left, Acting Superintendent Jennifer Guy, Board President Antonio Jaurigue, Vice President Ellen Specter, Secretary Christine Bernstein and members Melanie Colgan and Sondra Wyman at a work session Thursday at Aspen Elementary School. Screenshot/

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The main business discussed at Read More

Patrick Lysaght Kicks Off SciArt 2023 LASER Series With ‘Come Closer. Look Deeper.’ Talk & Art Experience Feb. 25

Courtesy/Patrick Lysaght

ART News:

SciArt Santa Fe is starting its 2023 LASER series with a talk and art experience by artist/engineer Patrick Lysaght entitled “Come closer. Look deeper: Fluid Flow & Crystal Growth” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Lysaght captures lyrical portraits of entropy, the paradox of exquisite structure spontaneously emerging in the world of increasing randomness and disorder.

\The event will take place at his new gallery, Entropy, where the audience will be able to see exquisite large format images of the fluid flow and crystal growth concepts described in the Read More

Museum Of Indian Arts & Culture Announces 2023 Living Treasure & Legacy Award Recipients

Anthony Lovato of Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo is the 2023 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure Award. Lovato is a master of tufa metal casting is known for his corn design jewelry and canteens. Courtesy/Lillia McEnaney

MIAC News:

SANTA FE — Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) has announced its 2023 Living Treasure and Legacy Award recipients.

These awards are part of the annual MIAC Native Treasures Art Market and honor Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture. 

Anthony Lovato (Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo) Read More

Rev. Laura Loving Joins United Church As Director Of Children’s Ministry

Rev. Laura Loving to the ministerial staff. She was recruited specifically to focus on children’s programs due to the growing number of youth in the United Church.

By Georgia Strickfaden
United Church of Los Alamos

Rev. Laura Loving

The United Church, especially the children, are joyfully welcoming the Rev. Laura Loving to the ministerial staff. She was recruited specifically to focus on children’s programs due to the growing number of youth in the United Church.

Loving is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister and has served as a pastor, educator, children’s curriculum writer, retreat Read More

2023 Los Alamos County Science Fair Results

1st place 2023 Science Fair Winner Daniel Kim with LAHS Principal Carter Payne. Courtesy/LAPS

Elementary School Science Fair winners and participants. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Elementary Award Winners by Category: 

Earth Science:

  • HM- Julian Delorey, “Impact Craters from Asteroids” – Barranca; and
  • HM- Mrs. Littleton’s 2nd Grade Class, “Observing the Water Cycle”, LAOLA.

Life Science:

  • HM – Sebastian Holtkamp, “Best Growing Conditions”, Chamisa;
  • 3rd- Oliver Saenz, “The Rise of Yeast”, Chamisa;
  • 2nd- Sequoya Ke & Benji Minko, “Effects of Different Liquids on a Type of
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Atomic City Transit Issues Detour Of Route 1 & 2M Due To Traffic Signal Repairs On Central

Atomic City Transit Route 1 and 2M inbound will initiate a detour due to traffic signal repairs on Central. Courtesy/ACT

ACT News:

Due to traffic signal repairs on Central Avenue, Route 1 and 2M inbound will initiate a detour; left on Knecht, right on Trinity and right on 20th, returning to Central Ave. 

Bus stops inbound #116, Central and 15th St., #119 Central Ave & 20th St. have been closed.  As well as bus stop outbound # 145 Central Ave & 20th St., # 146 Central Ave and 15th St. have been closed. The maps below display the re-route.  This closure is expected through the end of the day.  

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Shaun Sanchez Named New SFNF Forest Supervisor

SFNF Supervisor Shaun Sanchez

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region welcomes Shaun Sanchez, who has been selected as Forest Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).

Sanchez comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he was the Deputy Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

In his new role, he will oversee the management, conservation and enhancement of 1.6 million forested acres across six counties in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges.

“Shaun’s experience and expertise will be an asset to the forest,” Southwestern Regional Read More

Topper Company Comes Out On Top At LAHS NJROTC Area Manager Inspection

Topper Company in formation. Photo by John McHale/

NJROTC saluting the flag during the presentation of colors. Photo by John McHale/

By C/LTJG Miranda Lopez
Public Affairs Officer

The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) completed its annual Area Manager’s Inspection the morning of Friday, Jan. 20.

During the event, cadets were under strict review of personal grooming requirements and military bearing, as individuals and as a unit.

“AMI went very well and I am beyond proud of Topper Company for showcasing all their hard work and dedication. Read More

Update: Central Remains Closed For Traffic Signal Repair

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews are on the job repairing a damaged traffic signal following an accident earlier this morning at Central Avenue and 15th Street. Photo by Clara Clark/

Scene of crews on the job repairing a damaged traffic signal following an accident earlier this morning at Central Avenue and 15th Street. Photo by Clara Clark/

Update: Central Avenue closure likely to remain in place all day.


Central Avenue from Knecht to 20th Street remains closed tp traffic today while Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews repair Read More

Traffic Alert: Central Avenue Closed Due To Vehicle Accident


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews have closed Central Avenue due to a traffic accident that knocked down a traffic signal.

The closure includes Knecht Street to 20th Street.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic is being detoured to Trinity Drive and to Canyon Road at 4th or 6th Streets.

The intersection of Central Avenue at 15th Street is closed. The accident occurred in this vicinity.

The intersection of Iris Street and Central also is closed.

Vehicle traffic is urged to avoid the area if possible and if not, then to slow down in this location and watch for detour signs, crews Read More

Art Opening At Los Alamos Co+op Market Jan. 28

A painting created by Artist Imelda Klingler who will be featured at the art opening in the café of the Los Alamos Co+op Market noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Courtesy/LACM

LACM News:

Artist Imelda Klingler is featured at the art opening in the café of the Los Alamos Co+op Market noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

Using pallet knives on her acrylic pieces gives Klingler’s work a textured, sculptural feel. All pieces are original, one-of-a-kind artworks, and are available for sale. Klingler’s show will be up at the Co+op Cafe through late February.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Co+op’s Read More

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