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


New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Demands Couy Griffin Resign From Otero County Commission

From the Office of the Attorney General:

Office of the Attorney General to Seek Removal if Griffin Fails to Resign

SANTA FE  – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that he has demanded that Couy Griffin resign from the Otero County Commission.

In a letter sent to Griffin Saturday, the Attorney General demanded his resignation on multiple grounds, including accusations that he has misused public office for personal gain, has neglected his duties as a county commissioner, and because of his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the United States Capitol.

The letter


FBI Takes Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Into Custody This Afternoon For His Alleged Role In Capitol Riots

 Arrested this afternoon for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Tularosa, founder and president of Cowboys for Trump seen here in 2019 in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/YouTube

FBI News:

U.S. Capitol Police notified the FBI this afternoon that they had detained Couy Griffin, 47, of Tularosa (Griffin is an Otero County Commissioner.)

Griffin was the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Albuquerque FBI Division for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. 

The FBI Washington Field Office has taken Griffin into custody. 

Additional information


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


FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office Prepare For Potential Violence, Ask Public To Send information, Photos Or Videos

The FBI’s Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building and assaulted federal law enforcement personnel Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Anyone with information regarding these individuals, or anyone who witnessed any unlawful violent actions at the Capitol or near the area, is asked to contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to verbally report tips. You may also submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant online at


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls For Investigation Into White Supremacy And Extremism In Ranks Of The Military

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2021) – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and 13 Democratic senators are calling for the Department of Defense to investigate and address white supremacy and extremist ideology in the ranks of the military following the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

Several of the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol have been identified as active duty servicemembers, reservists, retirees, and veterans.

“The issue of white supremacy and extremist ideology within the ranks


Republican State Leadership Committee Calls For Peace And Healing Ahead Of Jan. 20, 2021 Presidential Inauguration

RSLC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today released the following statement condemning violence and civil unrest:

“From the devastating riots in cities across the country last summer to the vile attacks on the U.S. Capitol last week, political violence has shaken America to her core.

“As we near next week’s peaceful transition of power – the pillar of any free democracy – the RSLC urges every American in Washington and in the states to take personal responsibility and act in a civilized manner.

“No degree of frustration or disappointment excuses violent


LAHS Senior Named To All-National Concert Band

LAHS Senior Griffin Light is the only student selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School Senior Griffin Light has been selected as a Flute 1 in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble.

Light is the only student selection from New Mexico.

“I’m ecstatic at having been selected, and although there have been moments where I’ve doubted myself and even occasionally considered the possibility that this was


Luján Meets With Interior Secretary-designee Deb Haaland

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Lujan:

NAMBÉ – U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after meeting with Interior Secretary-designee, U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico:

“I was honored to speak with Secretary-designee Deb Haaland this afternoon to discuss our shared priorities and how we can deliver results for New Mexicans. Together, we discussed protecting New Mexico’s sacred sites, bridging the digital divide across rural and Tribal communities, and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Congresswoman Haaland’s historic nomination underscores