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People & Community

Pig + Fig Café Turns Six Years Old Today!

‘Jan. 19, 2016 … six years ago I opened a quiet little coffee shop in White Rock. Thank you to everyone who has poured love, sweat and tears into this place along with me. It didn’t go unnoticed,’ Pig + Fig Café Owner Laura Crucet. Visit Courtesy image Read More

Winter Wine Tasting At Blue Window Bistro Saturday Jan. 29

Courtesy/Blue Window

Blue Window Bistro News:

Join the Blue Window Bistro for a Winter Wine Tasting 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. 

The Winter Wine Tasting includes 5 Courses, with 5 Paired Wines; $115/person + tax and gratuity.

Seating will be extremely limited (only 40 guests) *Prepaid reservation required.


  • Fig and Prosciutto Salad
  • Baby greens + shaved prosciutto + black figs + goat cheese + creamy poppyseed vinaigrette
  • Poema Cava, Brut, Penedes, Spain NV


  • Fusion Lobster Roll
  • Plantain cake + chimichurri + roasted corn chutney + sliced avocado + poached lobster
  • Mer Soleil
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Hotline Opens To Report Racism And Bullying In Schools

Deputy Secretary Vickie Bannerman


SANTA FE — Students, family members and community members may now report school-based incidents of racial bias by calling a hotline maintained by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) in compliance with 2021 legislation. 

 The Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline – 1.505.226.3911 – went live Monday, the federal holiday marking the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Reports also may be submitted by text, email ( or completing a form online at Read More

PEEC Nature Center And Century Bank Sponsor 2022 World-Famous Backcountry Film Festival Jan. 21-23

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Plateau’s premier environmental education museum is teaming up with one of New Mexico’s original financial institutions to bring the famous Backcountry Film Festival into Los Alamos living rooms again this year, Jan. 21-23.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of all things snowy, winter and wild. This year’s backcountry skiing and adventure short films aim to inspire audience members across the world through stories about the impact and importance of our planet’s winter wildlands.

The Pajarito Environmental Read More

LANL Foundation: 2022 Outreach Grants Applications

LANL Foundation News:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s 2022 Outreach Grants application is now open and accepting proposals for Education and Community Outreach Grants at a $5,000 funding level.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. MT, Feb. 21. Additionally, potential applicants are invited to join the LANL Foundation for a General Help Session: 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 20. Register here:

The LANL Foundation categorizes proposals into two distinct funding groups:

  • Education Outreach
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County: Brief Lane Closures On Trinity Saturday Jan. 22


Los Alamos County announces temporary lane closures of approximately 20 minutes scheduled Saturday, Jan. 22 on Trinity Drive.

The County Information Management Division staff will conduct routine inspections of fiber optics infrastructure located in vaults within the roadway between Knecht and 20th Street.

Motorists can expect brief lane closures 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at three locations on Trinity affecting westbound traffic.

Crews will drop the lane adjacent to the sidewalk just east of the Trinity/Knecht intersection. Subsequently, crews will move to the center Read More

UNM-LA, RDC & Chamber Of Commerce Partner To Help Local Community Develop And Maintain Robust Workforce



The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) announces the “Scholarship for Education and Economic Development” (SEED), in partnership with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) and  Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

An initial announcement was made at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce meeting Jan. 13.

This program will provide scholarships to students working in Los Alamos County intending to help local employers recruit and retain employees, while also developing the knowledge and skills of the individual employees.

The scholarship will Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: Jan 21-27, 2022

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 Jan. 21-27:

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Replay 1-11-22
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. — Los Alamos Senior Center – “Wake up and Move with Natalie”
  • 7 p.m. — The Role of Exercise
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Daily Postcard: Homer And Edna Eating Lettuce At Pond

Beloved geese Homer and Edna are fond of romaine lettuce. This woman said she has been feeding the geese for a couple of years. There is another resident who said he has been feeding Homer romaine lettuce, bread and cracked corn every morning for 14 years. Photo by Don Lepsch Read More

Los Alamos COVID-19 Impact For Week Ending Jan. 18, 2022

Los Alamos COVID Impact:
COVID-19 statistics for the week ending Jan. 18, 2022 impacting Los Alamos County:
  • 2945 tests
  • 431 diagnoses (325 in Los Alamos, 106 in White Rock)
  • 1 death

Source: New Mexico Department of Health. By Eli Ben-Naim.

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Community Town Hall Regarding Vacant Buildings Jan. 24


Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Denise Derkacs and Councilors David Izraelevitz and Sean Williams invite community members to participate in a town hall regarding proposed Ordinance 02-323.

The proposed ordinance addresses vacant commercial buildings and their impact on the Los Alamos and White Rock commercial districts.

Scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, the town hall will be held via Zoom:

In support of the Council’s goal to promote economic vitality, the ordinance outlines a process to identify, register, regulate and Read More

Los Alamos High School Junior Yunseo Kim Selected A New Mexico Delegate For 2022 US Senate Youth Program

LAHS Junior Yunseo Kim


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Los Alamos High School student Yunseo Kim and Logan High School student Micah Renee Lightfoot of Tucumcari will join Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Ben Ray Luján in representing New Mexico March 6-9 during the 60th annual USSYP Washington Week.

Kim and Lightfoot were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who will each also receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Read More

SFCC And AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Open Online Appointments For Tax Assistance And Preparation Feb. 1 Through April 13

The Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road. Courtesy photo

SFCC News:

  • Online appointments required for tax-preparation, no walk-in appointments

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announce they will offer tax assistance and preparation via online appointment.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. Appointments may be made at

Community members will be asked to either pick Read More

RPLA Invites Community To Hear Republican Candidates For Governor, Lt. Gov. & Congress Discuss Platforms Thursday

Republican Party of Los Alamos

Greetings Los Alamos, you are invited to our monthly Republican Party of Los Alamos (RPLA) Central Committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Open Door Bible Ministry at 2101 Trinity Dr. A-2 in Los Alamos.

This will be a special meeting as we will be having several guest speakers: Gubernatorial candidate Ethel Maharg, Lt. Gubernatorial candidates Pat Lyons and Anastacia Golden Morper, and CD-3 candidate Steve McFall.

The candidates will be speaking about their campaigns and what they intend to achieve if elected. 

This meeting Read More

CSD: Integrated Master Plan Focus Group Meeting Feb. 3


The Los Alamos County Community Services Department (CSD) is using a professional consulting service to assist in the development of an Integrated Community Services Master Plan.

This plan will identify and assess existing programs, services, facilities, gaps, and look at future needs, and then integrate these findings into an actionable plan among the key areas of parks, cultural services, social services, recreation, open space, trails, and library.

The desire is to produce a 7- to 10-year road map to systematically invest, improve programs and services, establish best Read More

NM KIDS COUNT Data Book Release Set For Jan. 19


ALBUQUERQUE — The 2021 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book will be the subject of a virtual press conference Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The focus of the Data Book this year is on the need to ensure that the recession recovery is equitable along racial, ethnic, and gender lines.  

This annual accounting of child well-being in the state tracks several indicators across four domains: economic security, education, health, and family and community. Indicators include issues such as child poverty and food insecurity rates, parental employment and education levels, and teen birth rates.

The report Read More

Family, Friends & Community Celebrate Muy Salsas Opening

Holding the ribbon from left, LACDC Chair Jim Hall, Julio Martinez, Owner Gisel Martinez, cutting the ribbon Julia Martinez, Patrice Corral Owner, Owner Christine Martinez, Chef Alonso Rico and Elsa Corral. Photo by John McHale/


The Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Muy Salsas, 1315 Trinity Dr., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Jan. 14.

Christine Martinez, who owns the restaurant along with her sister Gisel and mother Patricia Corral described the opening as “a dream come true”. Read More

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Dan Ungerleider Jan. 20

County Economic Development Administrator Daniel Ungerleider

LWV News:

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters (LWV) next community event, Lunch with a Leader, is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 via Zoom.

This month’s leader is Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Dan Ungerleider.

Ungerleider is a certified city planner with more than 30 years experience in public and private sector planning. Since earning his BS Degree in Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University, Ungerleider has been an active member of the community and economic development planning community. Read More

Eastbound Right Lane Closure On Diamond Wednesday


Wednesday Jan. 19, Los Alamos County traffic electricians will repair a streetlight damaged due to a vehicle accident at the corner of 36th Street and Diamond Drive.

The eastbound right lane will be closed between 39th and 38th streets to just past 36th Street.  

Motorists will be directed to merge to the left eastbound lane on Diamond Drive at 38th Street. Please follow all traffic devices and slow down in the work zone.

Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Direct questions to Traffic Electrician Lead Chris Montoya at 505.662.8113, 505.690.9023 Read More