Bandelier: Upcoming Project Work & 2020 Shuttle Season


The paved 1.2-mile Main Pueblo Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument has been walked upon by hundreds of thousands of visitors over the last few decades.

The trail, which provides access to dozens of Ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites, is showing the impact of weather, time, and traffic.

Finally, this summer the Main Pueblo Loop Trail will be getting a much-needed face lift. Work is scheduled to begin May 1 and expected to last about 4-6 months.

“Although the outcome is a much nicer and more accessible trail, there will be impacts for visitors who come


Los Alamos Police Dispatcher Erica Rock Graduates New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy As Valedictorian For Public Safety Telecommunicator

From left, Los Alamos Consolidated Dispatch Center Supervisor Katherine Stoddard, Police Dispatcher Erica Rock and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. Dispatcher Rock graduated Feb. 21 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy as Valedictorian for Public Safety Telecommunicator Class 146. Her grade point average was a 99.07. ‘We are very proud of Erica and of all our Dispatchers. Dispatching can be a very difficult job and I applaud anyone who chooses such a challenging career,’ Chief Sgambellone said. Courtesy/LAPD


PEEC Hosts Leap Day Celebration Friday And Saturday

PEEC invites everyone to enjoy a showing of the full-dome film ‘Superpower Dogs’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. (Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.) Courtesy/PEEC


The community also is invited to join astronomer Galen Gisler 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a Leap Day potluck followed by night sky viewing. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC

 PEEC News:

On this evening before leap day, join astronomer Galen Gisler in


Serenata Concert: French Tangle March 8

SSF News:

Serenata Santa Fe presents ‘French Tangle’ at 3 p.m., Sunday March 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. 

Music of Poulenc, Debussy, Boulanger, Faure & Ravel.

Performers include Ruxandra Marquardt, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; and Judith Gordon, piano.

Reserve tickets here.


Update: JFK Memorial Ticket Booth At Sullivan Field

The John F. Kennedy Memorial ticket booth at Sullivan Field prior to a football game in the fall of 2019.  The two square plaques on the sides provide details on the Presidential visit. Courtesy

Historic Preservation Advisory Board News:

The John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial ticket booth at Sullivan Field has been demolished. Never fear, though, because there is a nice plan for preserving and restoring this important piece of the unique history of Los Alamos.

President John F. Kennedy visited Los Alamos Dec. 7, 1962. He visited the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to discuss Project Rover, the


Health Department Remains On Alert For Coronavirus


A New Mexico Department of Health weekly advisory

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

While there remain no cases in New Mexico, the virus has spread to 11 countries outside of China, and “community spread” has increased or been detected in several countries, including South Korea, Iran and Italy.

Community spread means that cases have been confirmed with no travel to China and no known contact with another case of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this


On The Job In Los Alamos: Crab Fest King Visits Zia CU

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Zia Credit Union is local ‘Crab Fest King’ Skip King who stopped by to visit with fellow Rotarians Marketing/Business Manager Laura Loy, left, and Branch Manager Natalia Tretiak. Zia Credit Union is selling tickets for the 11th annual fundraiser, which King brought to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos from his former club in California. Customer Service Representative Aaron Hinojos holds tickets still available for the event, which is 5:30 social hour/cash bar and 7 p.m. dinner including all you can eat crab/prawn this Saturday at the Knights of Columbus


Council Honors Los Alamos Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips

From left, Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Mike Lippiatt, Interim CSD Director Linda Matteson, Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips, County Councilor Randall Ryti and Parks and Recreation Division Manager Dan Erickson show off Phillips’ two Top 50 Kids Coach awards. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips is a multi-award winner. Not only does Phillips hold numerous awards but he is a two-time recipient of the Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Golf, which is the highest distinction