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. 

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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


Los Alamos National Laboratory 2020 Year In Review

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Daily Post

Looking back over 2020, Director Thom Mason said it is the 13,000 Laboratory employees that he is most proud of … how they have stepped up and met the challenges of a global pandemic.

LANL Director Thom Mason

Just shifting that large number of employees from working onsite to working remotely was quite an endeavor and Mason commended the employees on having adapted so well.

“Those employees that had to be onsite were safer by not having more people here,” he said during a recent


National Nuclear Security Administration Job Fair Jan. 27


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although candidates will have the opportunity to register and submit resumes the day of the event.

The registration link is available here.

During the virtual job fair, candidates will have the opportunity to browse videos about the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) sites. From the virtual lobby, attendees can visit hiring booths, view information for each NSE