LAHS Graduate Zoe Butler To Attend UC Riverside

Los Alamos High School graduate Zoe Butler participating last week in College & Military Day 2021 in Los Alamos. Readers may recall Butler was featured in a May 2020 cul-de-sac graduation ceremony hosted by Champions of Youth Ambitions in White Rock during the pandemic. Butler is leaving soon to attend the University of California, Riverside. Courtesy photo Read More

Posts From The Road: Gateway Auto Museum In Colorado

Gateway Auto Museum: Upon entering the Gateway Auto Museum, visitors are greeted by a 1934 Ford Custom Coupe and a 1955 Nash Metropolitan. The backdrop for the display is auto and oil company advertisements from years past. The museum has over 50 autos on display. Photo by Gary Warren/

Olds F-88: The most prize possession of the museum is a 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept Car. This is the one and only car ever produced and was purchased by John Hendricks in 2005 for 3.24 million dollars. This car is displayed on a circular stage in a room by itself and surrounded by photos and text of the Read More

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Hosts Virtual Military Service Academy Nominations Event

Congressional Delegation News:

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández and Yvette Herrell, and the Office of the First Congressional District brought together representatives from U.S. Military Service Academies Sept. 9 for a virtual Q&A session.

The New Mexico delegation is accepting online applications for nominations to enter an academy in Fall 2022. The conversation was an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to ask questions about the nomination process and attending U.S. Military Read More

NOAA Announces $7.3 Million For Marine Debris Removal, Prevention, Ecosystem Health, Research And More

Plastic bags and other debris on a New England shoreline. Courtesy/Audubon Society Seabird Restoration Program

NOAA News:

NOAA announced $7.3 million in Fiscal Year 2021 grants supporting 25 projects to address the harmful effects of marine debris on wildlife, navigation safety, ecosystem health, and the economy.

With the addition of non-federal matching contributions, the total investment in these marine debris projects is approximately $14.7 million. The grants, selected after a rigorous and competitive review process, are spread across 14 states and territories, as well as 8 international Read More

Scenes From Los Alamos Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Climb

Bag pipe players Mike Henry, left, and Molly Kernery, second from left, of the New Mexico Fire and Police Pipes and Drums perform during opening ceremonies this morning at the Los Alamos Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Climb at the Ski Hill. Photo by John McHale/

A crowd joins Los Alamos Firefighters this morning in their memorial climb up the ski hill on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – to remember and honor the firefighters and others who lost their lives on that tragic day. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Firefighters wore 20 lb. Scott Air-Paks like the ones first Read More

New Mexico Governor On 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by attending an annual commemoration event hosted by Albuquerque Fire and Rescue.

The governor also issued the following statement:

“This harrowing anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the heroism and sacrifice of first responders in every community. I encourage New Mexicans to pause today to feel and convey gratitude in whatever form feels appropriate or is available to you.

“A generosity of spirit, of grace, is important on somber days Read More

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich To Introduce Landmark Legislation To Help Students Complete College

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the College Completion Fund Act, landmark legislation he plans to introduce to promote college completion in a thoughtful, innovative, and comprehensive way, and address longstanding inequities in college access and success.

Heinrich unveiled the legislation during a virtual briefing Friday hosted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), in partnership with TICAS and Results for America, and with support from UnidosUS and Third Way—organizations all dedicated to the Read More

Today Marks 20th Anniversary Of 911 Terrorist Attack

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 911 terrorist attack. At 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six minutes later, the first contingent of New York City firefighters—two ladder and two engine companies—had arrived at the stricken building. They had just begun to climb a stairwell in an effort to reach people trapped on the upper floors, when another hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175, at 9:03 a.m. struck the south tower. The 9/11 attacks not only became the single deadliest Read More

NIST: Department Of Commerce Establishes National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

NIST News:

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has announced that the Commerce Department has established a high-level committee to advise the President and other federal agencies on a range of issues related to artificial intelligence (AI).

Working with the National AI Initiative Office (NAIIO) in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Department is now seeking to recruit top-level candidates to serve on the committee.

A formal notice describing the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC) Read More

Decker: Trip Of A Lifetime…

Los Alamos

It was to be my dream vacation. September 2001, a three-week trip to China – another world to me.

This trip was to combine two of my favorite activities, music and travel. A travel tour company had set up a tour for “community musicians”. We would meet for the first time at an airport in China. There we would get to know each other, rehearse for a few days, then travel to famous places in China and play concerts for local citizens. In one city we were scheduled to actually play a joint concert with a Chinese community band! Very cool!

We were scheduled to take a three-day boat cruise Read More