Diversity Week International Recipe: Day 2 China

Instant Pot Chicken Congee with condiments. Courtesy/KokHeong McNaughton

Recipe by KokHeong McNaughton

KokHeong McNaughton is Asian American, born and raised in Malaysia and became a naturalized US citizen. She has lived in Los Alamos for more than 45 years.

McNaughton is retired, with her immediate family around her and living in the same neighborhood within walking distance from one another. She enjoys gardening and cooking and has been teaching Taiji and Qigong in Los Alamos for many years.

Chicken Congee is the Chinese version of Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is easy to digest and is therefore


Los Alamos County Snowplows Out In Force Clearing Roads

Los Alamos County snowplows are out in force this morning clearing roadways throughout the community including here on Diamond Drive. Streets are snow packed and icy. Conditions are dangerous and motorists are urged to stay off the streets if at all possible. Photo by John McHale/


County Services And Facilities On 2-Hour Delayed Opening


Los Alamos County services and facilities are on a 2-hour delayed opening today due to continuing heavy snowfall.

Facilities will open at 10 a.m. today.

Roads around the County are slick and icy; County crews are working to clear streets as soon as possible.

Motorists are urged to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary.


Pig + Fig Closing Tonight To Celebrate 5 Years In Business!

Today’s Box Lunch includes chicken salad with chicken breast, apples, celery, onions, fresh herbs and mayonnaise on butter croissant; Sea salt potato chips; Fresh-baked cookie and choice of drink. Order online here or call 505.672.2742. Take it home, or enjoy it on the restaurant patio. Courtesy/Pig + Fig Café

Pig + Fig Café News:

Pig + Fig Café is offering lunch today but will close at 5 p.m. for a small staff gathering to celebrate its 5th anniversary.

Five years ago, on Jan. 19, 2016, Pig + Fig Cafe opened in an 1,800 square foot strip mall location.

They had 20 seats, 20 menu items and five employees.


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


Fr. Glenn: Killing With Kindness

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Almost daily—or even more often—we can get stuck in perplexing situations.  What to do…what to do?  Which is the better path?  Even when we are consciously trying to discern what is right and good, there can be so many different factors to be weighed, throwing us into mental debate and moral quandary.  Even when the rules are rigidly fixed, the ol’ black and white can get gray in a hurry.

Obviously, what a person may ask us to do—or even beg us to do—is not necessarily the best thing … for anyone. For instance, you parents of young kids at home (and sometimes older kids NOT at home!) may


Posts From The Road: Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Lagoon and Pier: Fishermen fish from a pier at one of the three lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, Ariz. The large cottonwood trees surround the picnic area in the distance. Photo by Gary Warren/

Campground: Our campsite in the campground at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. There are tent sites as well as cabins to rent while staying at the park. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is just outside of Cottonwood, Ariz. on the Verde River.

One may wonder the origin of the name Dead Horse


World Religion Day: High Atlas Foundation Grows Trees In Nurseries Built On Moroccan Jewish Community Land

Aberrahim is the caretaker at the Akrich nursery, the first of the High Atlas Foundation’s fruit tree nurseries built on land lent in-kind by the Moroccan Jewish Community. Courtesy/HAF

High Atlas Foundation News:

Today is World Religion Day, and the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) is celebrating its interfaith fruit tree nurseries, which are built on land lent in-kind by the Moroccan Jewish community and are enhancing livelihoods for Muslim farming families around Morocco.

These nurseries champion the notion that Morocco’s multicultural past and present, and the preservation of it, should


On The Job: ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team

On the job Thursday are members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team from the Bradbury Science Museum. The team gathered in a local driveway to mock up the layout of their trailers. From left, Stacy Baker, Jonathan Creel, Jennifer Cline and BSM Director Linda Deck. They are developing two trailers in which to travel to festivals, STEM events and schools and universities around New Mexico. The trailers will carry experiential components that Lab staff will use to help people understand what LANL scientists are working on to make a better tomorrow.