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Get A Flu Shot! Influenza Widespread Across State

on February 20, 2019 - 3:44pm


With influenza (flu) activity remaining steady across New Mexico since the beginning of the year, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminds New Mexicans that it’s not too late to get your flu shot.

Since October, NMDOH has investigated six flu outbreaks in facilities around the state. Children age 4 and younger have been hospitalized for influenza at a higher rate than at this time last year, or any year since the 2009 pandemic. There have been 19 influenza related deaths in adults this year with no confirmed pediatric deaths in residents of New Mexico.

Powder Piles Up At Pajarito Mountain

on February 20, 2019 - 3:39pm
Snow piles up at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/PM
Snow is ready for skiers at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/PM
Pajarito received 17 inches of new snow in the past two days with 14 inches Tuesday alone. And the Open Snow is calling for 8 more inches of snow in the next five days.
Refer to the Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. Images
Upcoming activities
Beer & Bands this Saturday
Beer & Bands is back Saturday Feb. 23 featuring live music from Felix Dos Gatos.

LANL: Collaboration Opportunity To Harness Top Algae Strains For Bioenergy

on February 20, 2019 - 3:16pm

LANL and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • DOE project aims to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts

Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts and to reduce the cost of producing bioenergy from algae feedstocks. 

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Explore Wonders Of ‘Big Honking Telescopes’ Friday

on February 20, 2019 - 2:54pm

Explore the wonders of big telescopes at 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:


Explore the wonders of “Big Honking Telescopes” this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Join Dave North and Akkana Peck to learn why we build extremely large telescopes and what they have told us about our universe. This talk begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.


Most of what we know about the larger universe is the result of ever larger and better optics.

Preparations For Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational

on February 20, 2019 - 2:28pm

Parents and gymnasts gathered last weekend to make final preparations for this weekend’s Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational, hosted by Los Alamos High Flyers. Parents created shout-out candy and toy gifts and will be selling flower bouquets to help support the competitive program. The Dreamcatcher Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Nearly 800 female athletes ranging in age from 5 through 18 including 45 from High Flyers, and 3,000 spectators are expected.

Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Meets Tonight

on February 20, 2019 - 2:09pm


The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in Conference Room 101 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


  • Approval of January Minutes
  • LACAS volunteer input subcommittee progress report – Sally
  • Public survey progress report - Sally
  • Shelter Models subcommittee progress report – Linda
  • Shelter budget subcommittee progress report – Jennifer
  • Facility Improvement Cost Analysis progress report - Wendy
  • Discussion of Development of Recommendations
  • New Business
  • Adjourn Meeting

Aid Sought For Sonic Workers During Renovations

on February 20, 2019 - 9:05am
Scene of roof collapse from the weight of heavy snow Jan. 21 at Sonic on Trinity Drive. According to Sonic, permits are in place and work will continue, weather permitting. Photo by John McHale/
Champions of Youth Ambitions

As we approach Daylight Savings Time, Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) hopes you will help them bring some light into life.

On Jan. 21, our local Sonic experienced a hardship when large amounts of snow caused a roof collapse, closing the business during renovations.

Dem Leaders, Shoppers Don’t Want Food Taxed Again

on February 20, 2019 - 7:35am
Demetrio Martinez and Aurora Hentzen shop Tuesday for poblano peppers in the produce section of of El Paisano Supermarket on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
Mariah Peña and her family shop for groceries Tuesday in a Santa Fe supermarket. Photo by Rebecca Moss/The New Mexican
On a frigid Tuesday morning, Mariah Peña drove from her home at San Ildefonso Pueblo to go grocery shopping in Santa Fe with her son and little sister.
Inside the Market Street supermarket, 7-year-old Damian settled onto his back

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Presents Saints Of Mobility: Holiness Within The Borderlands Feb. 21

on February 20, 2019 - 6:48am
Dr. William Calvo-Quirós
SCAS News:
Saints of Mobility: Holiness Within the Borderlands at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.
Free to SCAS Members - $10 general - $5 students.
Based on a variety of primary and secondary sources, including government juridical proceedings, newspapers, oral narratives, literature, popular music as well as extensive interviews, and ethnographic visits to border shrines over the last 10 years, this presentation investigates the U.S.-Mexico border not only as a physical frontier of socio-economic and political

UNM-LA Hosts LAMTA Piano Recital Sunday Feb. 24

on February 20, 2019 - 6:01am
Los Alamos Music Teachers Association pianists will perform at the LAMTA Sunday Musicale at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA News:
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

County February Personnel Board Meeting Canceled

on February 20, 2019 - 6:00am
The Los Alamos County Personnel Board meeting for February has been canceled. 
The March meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 in Room 110 (Boards & Commissions) at the Municipal Building.
The meeting is open to the public.

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Central Avenue

on February 20, 2019 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls on Central Avenue Tuesday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 31, Tonight’s Low Around 16

on February 20, 2019 - 5:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 31 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 16. Courtesy/NWS

T-Rex Spotted Strolling In Snow On Diamond Drive

on February 19, 2019 - 7:20pm

A pair of Tyrannosaurus rex spotted this afternoon strolling across the fill on Diamond Drive. No wonder they went extinct, strolling in the snow is not their thing. The T-Rexes asked to remain anonymous ... for good reason. Photo by John McHale/

New Mexico School For The Arts Exhibition March 1-29

on February 19, 2019 - 2:57pm
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host the exhibition Decomposition with works by 14 New Mexico School for the Arts students 5-7 p.m., March 1-29, with the opening Friday, March 1 at HSFF's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
NMSA's Junior Visual Artists are organizing their first ever thematic exhibition in this lovely historical building, the James A. Johnson House, also known as HSFF's El Zaguán on Canyon Road.
Students will be creating fresh new works inspired by the title and theme of decomposition.

Ice Rink Opens 4 p.m. For Hockey Practice Only

on February 19, 2019 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will open at 4 p.m. today for hockey practice only.

Adult skate and public skate will resume Wednesday ... presuming no significant additional snowfall occurs overnight.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on February 19, 2019 - 1:54pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Espanola City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate in Espanola.

Agenda items include a LANL Legacy Cleanup overview presentation by N3B.

The meeting is open to the public.

About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

The Regional Coalition is comprised of nine cities, towns, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and

Fatal Flaws Documentary Postponed To Noon Saturday

on February 19, 2019 - 1:39pm

IHM News:

The Fatal Flaws documentary scheduled to be shown this evening has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The community is invited to watch the documentary at noon Saturday in the IHM Parish Hall. Lunch will be served before the showing.

Los Alamos Under A Snow Day ... Hip Hip Hooray!

on February 19, 2019 - 12:04pm

Los Alamos woke up to a thick blanket of snow this morning and residents are making the most of it! Here the Jafarov family is clearly having a ton of fun sledding today at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/

Members of the Jafarov family demonstrate the agony and the ecstasyof sledding this morning at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/   ‘’  

A man armed with a snow blower clears sidewalks late this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/

A row of cars covered with snow this morning on Trinity Drive.

LAPS Invites Parents To CHAAT Sessions

on February 19, 2019 - 11:54am
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public Schools invites parents with elementary aged children to attend a free two-part info session on creating healthy attitudes around technology (CHAAT) in the home.
The CHAAT sessions will be hosted at Chamisa Elementary School library in White Rock:
  • Session 1 is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26; and
  • Session 2 is 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. (Families must attend Session 1 to attend Session 2).
In part one, District Site Tech Administrator Salvador Zapien will lead a discussion about the effects technology has on development and behavior in students

Los Alamos County Services And Activities Updates

on February 19, 2019 - 11:34am

The Los Alamos County Municipal Building during the last snow storm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The latest updates on Los Alamos County services and activities affected by inclement weather conditions:

  • Los Alamos County is open today;
  • The Los Alamos County Council meeting is still a go for 6 p.m. today;
  • Trash pickup is running as scheduled today;
  • The Los Alamos Teen Center is operating noon to 5 p.m. today, not their normal operating hours of noon to 8 p.m., due to the snow storm; and
  • All Atomic City Transit peak services are canceled today due to road conditions.

Teatro Paraguas Presents El Coqui Espectacular And The Bottle Of Doom April 11-28

on February 19, 2019 - 10:55am
El Coquí cast. Courtesy photo
A Nuyorican comic book artist down on his luck becomes the city's newest superhero in El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, written by Matt Barbot and directed by Roxanne Tapia.
Alex Nuñez (Miles Blitch) searches to discover his Boricua identity and prove to himself that he is not just “Sorta Rican” – the stereotype assigned to him by his erstwhile high school bully Junior/current nemesis El Chupacabra (Ricky Mars). So he becomes El Coquí, a superhero named for the iconic Puerto Rican tree frog, who protects Sunset

Los Alamos & White Rock Senior Centers Closed Today

on February 19, 2019 - 10:46am


Both the Los Alamos and White Rock Senior Centers are closed today due to all the snow.


YMCA Announces Delays And Cancellations

on February 19, 2019 - 10:27am

Y News:

Due to weather conditions, The Family YMCA is scheduled to open at noon today. There will be no morning Child Watch and Fitness Class is expected to begin at noon … weather permitting. Check back for updates and stay safe.

Snow Scenes At Chapel Apartments This Morning

on February 19, 2019 - 10:20am

A blanket of snow covers the parking lot, vehicles, trees and shrubs this morning at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Snow scene this morning at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh