People & Community

LARES Task Force Seeks Members For Subcommittees


The Los Alamos County Resiliency, Energy and Sustainability Task Force (LARES) is seeking letters of interest to appoint up to 15 community members to serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Natural Gas Reduction
  • Electrical Demand & Supply
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Community Planning & Zoning
  • Waste, Consumption & Natural Resources

There are five subcommittees with two – three task force members on each subcommittee. There will be a representative of the main Task Force, chairing each subcommittee and providing a report back to the main Task Force.

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Daily Postcard: Broad-Winged Hawk Spotted In White Rock

Daily Postcard: A broad-winged hawk is spotted perched in a tree where it scared away small birds Thursday afternoon in White Rock. The broad-winged hawk is a small raptor with stocky build, wide wings and hooked bill. It has a mottled brown head and upperparts that can feature tints of copper. It has a short, squared tail with bands of black and white, yellow legs and white underparts streaked with brown. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Broad-winged hawk spotted in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

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Toppers Varsity Girls Soccer Clinch Division Win With Victory At Home Against Taos Tigers

Topper Katie Osburn uses her body to bock an incoming pass to a Tiger player. Photo by Nate Limback/

Tara McDonald scores on a corner kick in the second half. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team faced off against the Taos Tigers Thursday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

The game was scoreless in the first half, with evenly matched offense and defense on both sides.

Midway through the second half, the Toppers finally broke through the Tigers’ defense and found the back of the net four times before the game concluded.

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White Rock Presbyterian Church Invites Community To Virtual Easter Vigil Premiering At 8 p.m. Saturday April 3

Pastor Deb Worley in front of White Rock Presbyterian Church in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

WRPC News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC ) invites the Los Alamos community to share in a time of worship during Holy Week with a virtual Easter Vigil.

The service will be available on YouTube premiering at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3;  Click here for the link. The service can be viewed on demand after its premiere.

WRPC at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock welcomes people of all ages, from all faith backgrounds, younger and older, of all ethnicities and cultures, new to the Christian

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Scenes From Topper Varsity Soccer Vs. Rio Rancho Rams

Aaliya Walker fights for possession mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback/

Lily Shevitz heads a ball down field into Rams’ territory. Photo by Nate Limback/

Olivia Bell passes the ball up-field to a teammate. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Girls Varsity Soccer team faced off against the Rio Rancho Rams Tuesday night at Sullivan Field.

The Rams scored early and, despite strong defense by the Toppers, continued a relentless attack. They accumulated four additional goals to end the game at 0-5.

The Toppers played

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Topper Boys Basketball Wins Big Over Valencia Jaguars

Harrison Frank turns the corner closely guarded by Eric Lopez. Harrison was the Toppers leading scorer with 20 points of which 3 were 3 point baskets. Photo by John McHale/

Wesley Stanfield had a big night on both defense and offense with 16 points, which included 2-3’s. Photo by John McHale/

Niko Garcia brings the ball down court past the key guarded by Mariano Perea. Niko had 8 points for the contest. Photo by John McHale/


The Topper Boys Basketball Team hosted the Valencia Jaguars Wednesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium for their

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PEEC: Enterprise Bank Steps In To Save The Day!

Free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True. Courtesy/PEEC

Enterprise Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez

PEEC News:

The free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True has been so popular that all of the compost bins were spoken for, when Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez reached

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United Way Of Northern New Mexico Serving Los Alamos And Rio Arriba Counties Seeks Executive Director


The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, is seeking a full-time energetic and results–oriented professional to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of UWNNM administering, coordinating, and directing its day-to-day operations.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall administration and management of UWNNM in achieving its mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director manages, either directly or through staff, contractors

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United Church Of Los Alamos Celebrates Easter Virtually

The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road across from the Nature Center. Courtesy/UCLA

UCLA News:

The United Church of Los Alamos (UCLA) invites everyone to join them for a joyous celebration of the Resurrection and Communion at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, online at or Youtube/UnitedChurchofLosAlamos

The community also is invited to join United Church, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, for streamed worship services at

Recorded Sunday morning services are also televised 7 p.m. Sundays on PAC 8.

The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road across

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Y Favorites And New Intense Fitness Classes Begin Monday

PowerUp at the Y beginning Monday, April 5. Courtesy/YMCA

Y News:

With health restrictions loosening and because of high demand, Silver Sneakers, a favorite senior fitness class, will be resuming live in-person classes at The Family YMCA, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5.

That week the Y also will add more LesMills-branded classes such as BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT to its suite of offerings.

Y Fitness Coordinator Sylvie Johnson said that people hesitant to join the live Silver Sneakers program may still take the same class virtually with instructions online at


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LACF Announces Jumpstart Fundraising Cohort

LACF News:

Six area non-profit organizations have been selected by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) to participate in Jumpstart, a year-long fundraising capacity building program.  

The Jumpstart Fundraising Program is funded by Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) and Network For Good.

“To be successful, nonprofit organizations have to run sound, effective businesses in addition to delivering services to their clients,” said N3B Senior Communications Specialist Todd Nelson. “We’re pleased to partner with LACF to help drive impact in the region through philanthropy,

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County Council Shares Ideas For Downtown Areas



From top left: Los Alamos County Council Chair Randall Ryti, Council Vice Chair James Robinson and Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz. From bottom left, Councilors David Reagor, Denise Derkacs and Sean Williams. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council passed on purchasing the CB Fox and Reel Deal Theatre properties but the goal to revitalize the downtowns in Los Alamos and White Rock is not abandoned.

The councilors shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post a variety of ideas for the path the County should

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New Co-Op Park Opening Adjacent To LASCU On Central

Rendering of Co-Op Park planned for 10th and Central Avenue adjacent to LASCU. Courtesy image

Co-Op Park south facing stage and donor wall … visit the GoFundMe campaign here. Courtesy image

Staff Report

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) CEO Matt Schmidt said, “We’re starting with a park – but we’re bringing a worldwide movement to Los Alamos.”

The new Co-Op Park will be built in cooperation with the members of Keep It Co-Op, the association of New Mexico credit unions and co-operative businesses. Working together, they are investing in their communities, serving their members,

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Scott: Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of eligible residents have registered with the New Mexico Department of Health

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Los Alamos Property Owners Asked To Review Notices

County Assessor

I would like to inform property owners that the County Assessor’s office is mailing out Notices of Property Value. 

The purpose of these notices is to inform you of the current ownership, legal description, applicable exemptions, and the valuation placed on your property.

Upon receipt of this notice, please read and verify that all information is correct.

The Los Alamos County Assessor’s office is on a one-year valuation cycle. As established by law, property assessments for the 2021 Tax Year are determined at 2020 market levels. The taxable status date is fixed

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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Cracker Pudding

Cracker Pudding. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Cracker Pudding video. Created by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

When I was a kid, there was one dessert that repeatedly made my mother’s special request list. Each kid in turn asked for it for their birthdays; It was a recipe that I grew up with and requested of my mother myself and yet, until I wrote my cookbook, I confess that I had never made it.

It was eaten at every baptism, confirmation, wedding, funeral, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinner and so, I never had to learn how to make it because mom always delivered. I’d watched

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