Unemployment Insurance Operations Center Closed Thursday And Friday In Observance Of Thanksgiving … UI Tax & Claims System Available Online


ALBUQUERQUE – All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices, including the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Operations Center, will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when extended business hours resume at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30.

The extended business hours


Kelly Myers Exits Real Estate – Thea Smith Nilsson Enters!

Longtime Los Alamos realtor Kelly Myers, left, is retiring and handing over the keys of her business to her niece Thea Smith Nilsson. Courtesy photo

RE/MAX First
Los Alamos

I am writing to announce my retirement from RE/MAX First and real estate. I am proud of my accomplishments over the years; RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Chairman’s Club, and Ranking in top 3 Realtors (based on transactions) in Los Alamos for the past 10 years.

Serving as the President of the Los Alamos Association of Realtors in 2010, and being presented with a Community Service Award in 2019 were also highlights along


Sherry Hooper Of The Food Depot Speaks To Rotary Club

Sherry Hooper

Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“It keeps me awake at night,” admitted Sherry Hooper, executive director of The Food Depot in Santa Fe, referring to the alarming increase in New Mexico households who regularly experience hunger. 

Hooper, who has almost 30 years of leadership experience with food banks, spoke to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Nov. 17 via Zoom.

With a descriptive PowerPoint, Hooper explained how the “pandemic has changed the face of hunger”. There are five food banks in New Mexico, each serving “tens of thousands” each week. 

In addition to The


Morning Glory Open Today And Wednesday … Yum!

Happy Thanksgiving from Morning Glory! Open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Wednesday this Thanksgiving week. Morning Glory will be closed Thursday through Sunday this week to allow employees some time with family. Stop by for breakfast burritos, donuts, pastries, huevos rancheros and lunch items such as burgers and more. Morning Glory is now accepting carry out and curbside delivery orders at 1377 Diamond Dr. Place orders online at or feel free to reach out with questions at 505.662.4000. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: Local businesses need the support of the Los Alamos community


Boomerang Hosts First EVER Online Auction!


Because our shop sells thousands of ‘one a kind items’, we decided that the best way for us to sell online was through an auction!

So, we photographed and listed more than 100 items on our first ever online auction … and there are some great deals to be had!

If this one goes well, and the shut down continues after Dec. 1 (which many think it will) we will host another action to help community members find one of a kind gifts and to help us survive!

There are seven days left to bid, and bidders who spend more than $50 are eligible for free delivery in Los Alamos (to themselves


DNCU Launches Annual Effort To Feed New Mexico Families

DNCU News:

Northern New Mexico financial mainstay, Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) has announced the launch of their annual giving season with Forward Together—an innovative program to help curb hunger in some of New Mexico’s most rural areas.

DNCU is donating funds for every new checking account, auto loan, or home loan they open directly to The Food Depot—northern New Mexico’s food bank.

The campaign to raise funds began Monday and will run through the end of the year. The goal is to raise as much money as possible to help some of the most rural areas in northern New Mexico get the essential meals


Daily Postcard: Pygmy Nuthatches Frolic In Local Pond While Lifting Spirits All Over Los Alamos

Pygmy Nuthatches frolic in a pond Monday and bath in the cool water at a residence on Barranca Mesa as they lift spirits all over Los Alamos. These energetic songbirds forage by climbing pine trunks and branches to search under bark and in needle clusters for insects and seeds. They move constantly and give short, squeaky calls, often mixing with chickadees, kinglets and other songbirds. Pygmy Nuthatches are highly social and breed cooperatively and also pile in to cavities of trees in groups to roost communally on cold winter nights. Source: Photo by Selvi Viswanathan



Vitalant Encourages New Mexicans To Continue Live-Saving Blood Donations Amidst COVID Surge; Stay-At-Home Order


ALBUQUERQUE — As COVID-19 cases are on the rise and New Mexicans are sheltering in place through Nov. 30, Vitalant reminds individuals that blood donation is an essential activity and they are permitted to leave the house to donate at a Vitalant location or blood drive.

Healthy individuals are encouraged to donate live-saving blood, platelets or plasma. Donors can rest assured that Vitalant is taking every necessary safety precaution to keep New Mexicans healthy as they donate.

Additionally, Vitalant is asking anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to help other patients