RE/MAX First Raises $8,300 For Self Help Inc.

Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor, left, accepts a check of fundraising proceeds from Chris Ortega and Megan Ortega at RE/MAX First. Courtesy/SHI


RE/MAX First and the residents of Los Alamos stepped up for their neighbors this holiday season, raising $8,300 to help local non-profit organization Self Help, Inc.

The fundraising came as a critical time for Self Help, which made the decision to forgo its annual Salvation Army bell-ringing fundraiser last year due to COVID-19 concerns. In a typical year, holiday bell-ringing would have provided emergency aid for


DPU Shares Environmental Survey Results With Board


Results of a survey conducted by Triton Polling & Research on behalf of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) were shared with the Board of Public Utilities at the Wednesday, Jan. 20 monthly meeting.

A sample of Los Alamos citizens were asked to indicate their level of either support for or opposition to DPU’s environmental goals.

The survey concludes that the majority of respondents support all environmental goals adopted by the Board in October 2020.

Seventy-seven percent of citizens express support for DPU’s goal to be a carbon-neutral electric provider


A Letter Of Gratitude From The Family Of Joshua Miko

Thank you from the family of Joshua Miko:

Our family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support following our son’s fatal accident on January 9th. While we hope to be able to thank many of you in person, we do not want to delay expressing our deep appreciation for the friends, neighbors and even strangers who demonstrated their caring and love in so many ways that helped us get through these first difficult days.

In addition to the much-appreciated thoughts, prayers, hugs, cards, flowers, visits, food deliveries, generous memorial donations, and more, it was especially heartwarming to hear


Construction On New Waste Water Treatment Plant In White Rock Expected To Get Underway This Year

Aerial view of the wastewater treatment plant that has run its course in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) worked to keep it operational, but the White Rock Wastewater Treatment Plant has outlived its usefulness.

Residents learned about the treatment plant’s replacement during a virtual public hearing Thursday night.

“The current White Rock wastewater plant was built in 1960s,” DPU Engineering Project Manager Clay Moseley said. “It’s served its functional life. I think we gotten everything


Kick Off Great Kindness Week With Happy Heart Hunt

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invites the community to kick off the Great Kindness Week with the Los Alamos Happy Heart Hunt.

There is no better time to remember the importance of small acts of kindness and finding the positive moments. Make a Happy Heart and put it in your window for the Happy Heart Hunt! 

Cut out a heart of any size from any material (craft paper, cardboard, wrapping paper, newspaper, fabric or other.). Decorate your heart with a positive message or just leave it blank, and then tape your heart to a street-facing window to show your love to all.

Then, as you’re driving


Bandelier Switching To Charge Card Only Payments Feb. 1


Bandelier National Monument will join many other national park sites in the modernization of their fee collection programs by transitioning to charge card only payments.

The modernization collection program begins Monday Feb. 1, 2021 and includes for park entrance fees and campground fees as well as Interagency Pass purchases.

Best ways to pay entrance fees at Bandelier:

  • Online prior to visiting through;
  • By credit card at the automated fee machines at the park entrance station or inside the shelter at Tsankawi;
  • In-person at the Visitor Center with credit


Enterprise Bank Provides Holiday Meals To Local Seniors

Annual Enterprise Bank & Trust luncheon for seniors … a Grab & Go due to COVID. Courtesy/LARSO

Loree Lynch greeting seniors at annual Enterprise Bank & Trust luncheon event. Courtesy/LARSO

Aliki Benjamin at annual Enterprise Bank & Trust luncheon event. Courtesy/LARSO


A portion of the Enterprise Bank & Trust philosophy is that its role in the community isn’t just about banking.

This was on full display when Enterprise employees not only honored a tradition of serving lunch to seniors but allowed it to take place even though it would take place like never


Change In International Travel Takes Effect Tuesday


Los Alamos County residents should be aware of a recent change in international travel that takes effect Tuesday, Jan. 26.

A COVID-19 test will be required no more than three days ahead of a departing international flight back into the United States, in order to show negative test results to the airline prior to boarding.

Anyone with coming up international travel should review the information on the CDC website here.