Snyder: Oldest Continuously Used Building In Los Alamos

The Guest Cottage as it appeared in 1942. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archive

The Guest Cottage, 2018. Photo by Todd Nickols

Los Alamos Historical Society

For more than a century, the oldest continuously used building in Los Alamos has served at different times as an infirmary, a guest cottage, living quarters, a shelter for skunks, and a museum and gift shop. As we might expect, a building that has existed on the plateau for that long has stories to tell!
Referred to as the Guest Cottage for most of its existence, the building can be documented as far back as 1918 in records


UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Virtually April 14

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, using Zoom technology. 

This is the annual special meeting related to the UNM-LA budget.

Agenda items will include an overview of the FY22 Budget, confirmation of the approved Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21 and approval of the FY22 Operating Budget.

Anyone interested in attending this public meeting, utilizing Zoom, should contact Laci Taylor at for additional information.


VCNP: Light Pollution, The Environment, And Us…

Moths flock to man-made light sources, like this outdoor light, instead of orienting to the moon. This is just one example of how artificial light can interrupt the natural behaviors of wildlife. Photo by Mohibul Hoque

Valles Caldera National Preserve
(With contributions from Monique Schoustra and Starr Woods) 

Humans and animals have always relied on the stars for seasonal awareness, navigation, and understanding. But increases in artificial lighting and light pollution cost us our connection to the past and produce devastating effects on our own health and our environment.


Community Donates Bicycles To Children In New Mexico


Community members began dropping off donated new and used bicycles and bicycle accessories shown here Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall on Canyon Road, and continued dropping off donations today. The goal is to give 500 bicycles free of charge and each with a free helmet to children in New Mexico through the non-profit organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz, in partnership with Kiwanis. Learn more and find out about helping in other ways here: Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis

Kiwanians Tim Glasco, Chery Pongratz, Roger Stutz and Roger’s wife, Dr.


Chile Line Foods, LLC Donates $5,000 To United Way!

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).

Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive


Topper Boys Soccer Season Comes To An End

Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines receives a point-blank shot and makes the save. Photo by John McHale/

Filippo Delzanno and Danny Ross battle for control of the ball. Photo by John McHale/

Westley Parker heads the ball downfield over Case Manifold. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team ended their season with a loss to Albuquerque Academy 1-2 in the Semifinal State Playoff Game Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

The Academy Chargers have a very strong program and have always been a challenge


Community Winds Offers Mother’s Day Serenades

LACW News:

Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families.

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community.

Again, partnering with Flowers by Gillian and The Rose Chocolatier, LACW is offering a performance of three musical selections for $42 with the optional add-ons (for $10 each) of a beautifully wrapped long stemmed rose and a gift box of four delicious chocolate truffles.
“Our Valentine’s Day Serenades were extremely