‘A Light For Josh Miko’ Ceremony Honors Local Youth

‘A Light For Josh Miko’ event this evening honoring Troop 22 Scout Joshua Miko, 17, who died Jan. 9 in a tragic camping accident. Scout members of Troop 22 and Troop 122 lit luminarias in front of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road in memory of their friend. Photo by John McHale/

Members of Troop 22 light luminarias during the event. Photo by John McHale/

Troop 22 Scouts Kenneth Inbody, left, and Grayson Wiesner light luminarias to honor their friend Scout Josh Miko. Photo by John McHale/

Troop 22 Scouts fill the luminaria bags with sand


Scene From ‘A Light For Josh Miko’ Event At IHM

Gathered for the ‘A Light For Josh Miko’ event, team members are setting up luminarias this afternoon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. From left, Troop 122 Eagle Scout Coen Noeninckx, Troop 22 Assistant Scoutmaster Celina Morgan, Troop 122  Star Scout Caleb Moss and Scoutmaster Greg Noeninckx. The community dropped off luminaria bags with special messages to honor Troop 22 Scout Joshua Miko, 17, who died Jan. 9, 2021 in a tragic camping accident. The team will light the luminarias in front of IHM today at dusk. The Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Life After 50: The Gift Of 2020

From left, Bailey Martinez, Bernadette Lauritzen and Marie Vigil, from the Youth Activity Center delivering chocolates to senior center staff in December. Photo by Gabe Vigil

Executive Director

Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization

I’m sure the first thought is that 2020 was no gift at all, but I beg to differ.

You see, as the director of the local senior centers, we were often in a pickle, throughout the last 10 months, this Wednesday, the 13th. The gifts that kept giving, can never be repaid by myself or my staff.

It started with asking for toilet paper, when the


Chapter BC. P.E.O. Donates Compassion; Fruit To LA Cares

Los Alamos Chapter BC, P.E.O. officers Sue Bombardt, Beth Riker and Diana Little present fruit to LA Cares. P.E.O. International promotes post-high school education for women through grants and scholarships. Linda Burns has served for 23 years as secretary of LA Cares, the food pantry for needy residents of Los Alamos County. Burns also is a Los Alamos Living Treasure and an active member of Chapter BC. Years ago, this P.E.O. chapter made the compassionate decision not to exchange holiday gifts, but rather to contribute to LA Cares. Annually, chapter members brought bags of non-perishable


League Of Women Voters Lunch With A Leader Thursday

LWV News:

At noon Thursday Jan. 21, the League of Women Voters community event, lunch with a Leader will feature Lonna Rae Atkeson.

Atkeson is a professor and Regents Lecturer in Political Science at the University of New Mexico where she also directs the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy and the Institute for Social Research.  

She will be talking about the upcoming 60-day Legislative Session.

Atkeson also is a member of the MIT Data and Election Science Board (MEDSL) and the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers. Her research focuses on election


One Los Alamos Celebrates MLK, Jr. With Diversity Week

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Today marks Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which is a federal holiday. Courtesy/

By Madhavi Garimella
On behalf of One Los Alamos

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know


On The Job In White Rock: Fallon And Chandler At Smith’s

On the job Saturday are James Fallon and Celeste Chandler checking out and bagging groceries for customers at the Smith’s Food and Drug at 31 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. One  can always count on enjoying a good pun and a smile with Fallon and Chandler when having the good fortune of receiving their assistance at check out. Photo by Jenn Bartram/