K2 Women’s Weekend At Pajarito Mountain Feb. 10-12

Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis present the Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12. Courtesy photo
K2W News:
For the eighth consecutive year, the ladies at Pajarito Ski Hill in Los Alamos are planning northern New Mexico’s best ski party that benefits Northern New Mexico communities!
In carrying on the tradition, Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis are once again presenting the Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12. To date, this non-profit event has raised more than $70,000 in financial assistance to New Mexican women and men diagnosed with breast and women


LAMC’s New Year’s Baby Is Nomi Chang

Los Alamos Medical Center’s New Year’s Baby is Nomi Chang. She is the daughter of mother Misa Cowee and father Jae Chang, was born at 5:55 a.m. Monday and weighed 5 pounds and 4 ounces. The baby and her parents are all doing fine. Photo by Chris Clark/

Father Jae Chang holds his New Year’s Baby Nomi Chang, born Monday morning at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Chris Clark/


Bear Resistant Dumpsters Delivered To LAMC

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule and NMG&F Assistant Chief of Private Land Programs Bob Osborn in front of the three new bear resistant dumpster delivered Dec. 29 to LAMC. Courtesy photo

NMG&F Assistant Chief of Private Land Programs Bob Osborn places a Bear Aware decal on the new bear resistant dumpster at LAMC. Courtesy photo


Three bear resistant dumpsters were delivered Dec. 29 to Los Alamos Medical Center.

These dumpsters are a safety measure in an effort to deter bears from feeding at these dumpsters and to minimize human-bear


Fundraising Dinner For Young Cancer Victim Jan. 7

Valerie Martinez and her son son Xaedyn


Family, friends and co-workers of Valerie Martinez will host a Frito Pie Night fundraising dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

Martinez is a 28-year-old single mom who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in late November. She was immediately sent to University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Colo. to begin treatment for this very aggressive cancer. Her young son Xaedyn attends Pinon Elementary School and is being cared for by her parents during her ongoing treatment. This keeps them


Keep Holiday Food Safe With Four Safety Steps

USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year.
As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.
Even on Holidays, Always Follow the Four Steps to Food Safety 
Clean hands before food preparation by following these simple steps: wet hands, lather with soap, scrub for at least 20 seconds, rinse with clean warm water


Local Chiropractors Host Annual Holiday Luncheon

From left, local chiropractors Dr. Nancy Savoia, Dr. Merry McIntyre and Dr. Gary Storkan gathered for their annual luncheon Wednesday at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate the holidays. They expressed their thanks to the Los Alamos/White Rock community for its continued support and extend their blessings of love, peace and vibrant health to all in 2017. Courtesy photo


LANL: DNA Markers Distinguish Between Harmless And Deadly Bacteria

Scanning electron micrograph of a murine macrophage infected with Francisella tularensis strain LVS. Macrophages were dry-fractured by touching the cell surface with cellophane tape after critical point drying to reveal intracellular bacteria. Bacteria (colorized in blue) are located either in the cytosol or within a membrane-bound vacuole. Courtesy/NIAID
LANL News:
The virulent pathogen that causes the disease tularemia, or “rabbit fever,” was weaponized during past world wars and is considered a potential bioweapon.
Through a new study of the coccobacillus Francisella,


New Mexico DOH Announces New Hours Beginning Monday At Los Alamos Health Office

DOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it is changing the hours of operation and services provided at the Los Alamos Public Health Office due to staffing changes. These new hours go into effect Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

The local clinic at 1183 Diamond Dr. #D will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (closed noon to 1 p.m.), but will be closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Services provided at this clinic will include Children’s Medical Services (children and youth with special health care needs), and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental


LAMC Hosts Annual Holiday Gathering For Physicians

Los Alamos Medical Center hosts a holiday party Tuesday evening at the hospital for its physicians and staff that includes a buffet and music. Photo by Jennifer King

LAMC Interim CEO John Whiteside, center, chats with doctors and staff at Tuesday’s holiday party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guests are treated to a musical medley at Tuesday’s annual event. Photo by Jennifer King

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO Vicki Martinez chats with doctors and staff at the annual physician’s holiday gathering Tuesday evening at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Udall, Heinrich Welcome Critical Funding To Combat Opioid Epidemic In New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the Senate in voting 94-5 for a bill that includes critically needed new resources for New Mexico and other states struggling to treat and prevent the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic.
The funding was included in bipartisan health care legislation called the 21st Century Cures Act and now will be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
The bill sets aside $1 billion for competitive grants to supplement ongoing efforts by states