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County Planning Zoning Commission Meets June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

On The Job In Los Alamos: CenturyLink Technician

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

On the job in Los Alamos is CenturyLink Broadband Technician Brad Gibbons working Friday at a home in White Rock is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

NWS: Today’s High Near 67; Tonight’s Low Around 48

on June 10, 2019 - 8:34am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 48 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation before midnight. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fledgling Raven Takes Snack Break

on June 10, 2019 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: A recently fledged raven takes a snack break from flight training Saturday morning on a rooftop in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daly Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01pm
Runners take off Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Steve Daly had a perfect prediction of 10:30 in the weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatic Center.
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Anders Medin, 9, at 2 seconds off;
  • Libby Nolan, 12, with a 3 second differential and top finisher in the 1

Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club Adopts Popular Trail

on June 9, 2019 - 8:22pm

Tuff Riders Dylan Boyle and Scott Rolfe with Chris Collord (not pictured) installed a new trail sign in June to recognize the club’s adoption of a section of Perimeter Trail. Courtesy/Tuff Riders

A new trail sign was planted June 1 at the intersection of Mitchell and Perimeter trails. The Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club coordinated the Perimeter Trail adoption with the Santa Fe National Forest.
As trail adopters, the Tuff Riders will maintain the trail by trimming bushes and clearing downed trees, building water bars, and otherwise committing to trail work on

Trinity Drive Roundabout Detours Begin Wednesday!

on June 9, 2019 - 7:59pm


Beginning Wednesday, June 12,  N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) east-bound traffic will be detoured to 4th Street and Central Avenue.

After a full stop, motorists will be able to turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east-bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502.

Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak evening commute times.

West-bound N.M.

Los Alamos Celebrates ChamberFest 2019

on June 9, 2019 - 9:43am
It wouldn't be ChamberFest without the iconic sandpile in the middle of Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust. Kids enjoy the sandpile Saturday at Chamberfest 2019. ChamberFest celebrates local businesses. It is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A winning bean bag toss! Bonnie J. Gordon/
Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers, left, chats with visitors to his booth Saturday morning during ChamberFest 2019 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

2019 Chamber Business Award Winners Announced

on June 9, 2019 - 9:21am

Los Alamos Business Award winners are announced on stage at the ChamberFest sponsored Los Alamos County Friday Night Summer Concert. Courtesy/Chamber




Ten Los Alamos businesses were honored Friday evening by the Chamber of Commerce at the annual Chamber Awards Reception, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union on the lawn at Ashley Pond Park.


Chamber members were nominated by the public and the top five nominated businesses in each category moved on to the voting phase. There were more than 1,100 votes cast by the public.


Winners and Nominees in each category:


Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Festival Schedule

on June 9, 2019 - 9:02am
SFSS News:
This weekend and next weekend is the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a performed reading of Shakespeare’s contemporary; Romeo and Juliet; an artist’s drawing event; a workshop in Shakespeare’s language; community readings.
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
7 p.m., Saturday, June 8
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, written by Francis Beaumont in about 1607. Directed by Karen Machon.
The ISC’s Long Dead But Well Read series produces performed readings of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Liver Down The River Wows Summer Concert Crowd

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01am

The Durango, Colo., based quintet Liver Down the River performs for a large crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert Series. According to the band's website, its 'music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A large crowd gathers for the music of Liver Down the River Friday night at

Introducing Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church

on June 9, 2019 - 8:08am

Immaculate Heart of Mary Pastor John Daniel with staff members from left, David Mutschlecner, Rhonda Simmonds, Norma Parra, Fr. Daniel, Cathy Kohlrust, Caren Stephens and Tirso Arnelas inside the church at 3700 Canyon Road. Established in 1946, IHM is a Catholic Church of the Roman Rite serving the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock. Learn more at Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Immaculate Heart of Mary Pastor John Daniel outside the church at 3700 Canyon Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

NWS: Today’s High Near 78; Tonight’s Low Around 46

on June 9, 2019 - 7:45am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 78 with partly cloudy skies and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Over Griffith Gymnasium

on June 9, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set Monday evening over Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Carol A.

Pre-Concert Scenes At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 8:19am
Secret City Summer Concert Series Co-producer Monica Griego thanks Moving Arts Espanola for its Mexican Folklorico performance Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Entertainment geared to young people is presented at 6 p.m. each Friday prior to the opening and headline acts at the summer concerts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd begins to gather for Friday night's concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Concert-goers perch on the rocks Friday at Ashley Pond Park waiting for the show to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets At UNM-LA June 10

on June 8, 2019 - 7:52am
Democratic Party News:
The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The meeting is open to the public.

Folklorico!: Moving Arts Espanola Presents Dances From Jalisco Ahead Of Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 7:47am
Moving Arts Espanola presents a Mexican Folklorico dance performance from the state of Jalisco. The dancers performed at 6 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion before the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.

HSFF Presents Lecture By Susan Williams On Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden At El Zaguán July 11

on June 8, 2019 - 7:39am
The Garden at El Zaguán in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
Susan Williams
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the July Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Susan Williams on Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden at El Zaguán.
The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, in the sala of HSFF's El Zaguán located at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe.
THIS IS AN ENCORE PRESENTATION of the lecture that was given at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens in 2018.
The reserved spots will fill up fast.

NWS: Today’s High Near 80; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 8, 2019 - 6:57am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 80 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Giant Yucca Blooming In White Rock

on June 8, 2019 - 6:47am
Daily Postcard: A giant yucca was spotted blooming Thursday at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos County Clerk Announces Bid For Reelection

on June 7, 2019 - 5:49pm
Los Alamos County Clerk

I am honored to announce my bid for re-election for the office of Los Alamos County Clerk as a Democrat in the 2020 election.

During my time in the office, I have been dedicated to making elections more accessible for eligible voters and supporting legislation that removes barriers to democracy. I have changed my voter registration to the Democratic Party because I feel their values most align with the work I have done.

Voting is a constitutional right, and I pledge to continue to pave a clear way for citizens to carry out that right.

LAHS Practice Field Landscaping Begins Monday

on June 7, 2019 - 5:43pm

It may look like a safe place to practice, but the Los Alamos High School practice field is filled with holes and bare patches. Starting Monday, these unsafe conditions will be remedied. Los Alamos Public Schools has contracted with Los Alamos Landscaping & More, LLC for work on this field adjacent to Griffith Gymnasium. The project is scheduled to take 75 days or longer. The scope of work will include top dressing, reseeding and installing sod in areas of the field that are safety concerns, according to Tommy Castillo, director of facilities.

Edward Jone Financial Planner Celebrates CFP® Certification Thursday Night At Karen Wray Gallery

on June 7, 2019 - 5:23pm

Cathy Shisler of Edward Jones, left, and Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann celebrate Wiemann's certification as a Certified Finnancial Planner (CFP®) Thursday night at the Karen Wray Gallery. Wiemann said earning this certification means that she can serve a broader set of needs for her clients. In order to become a CFP®, Wiemann said she had to take eight different exams. Wiemann decided to throw a party for all her clients at the Karen Wray Gallery because her office is too small to hold everyone. Wiemann's office is at 555 Oppenheimer Dr.

Concrete Work On Broadview And Estates June 12-30

on June 7, 2019 - 5:18pm


Crews will be placing new sidewalk on the east side of Broadview Drive.

The anticipated duration of construction is June 12 through June 30.

The new sidewalk will be from Estates Drive to San Ildefonso Road. New curb ramps also will be placed on the north and south sides of Estates Drive at the intersection with Broadview Drive.

Residents are urged to use caution around the crews and equipment.

Call 505.662.8113 or email with questions or concerns regarding this project.



Cone Zone: Week Of June 10

on June 7, 2019 - 5:11pm


The Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects

Road Striping - Los Alamos & White Rock:

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping local roadways to replace faded markings for traffic safety. Crews are working east on Trinity and east on Canyon/Central to East Road at the edge of Los Alamos. Once they have completed striping in Los Alamos, they will move to White Rock. Work will continue until main roadways are finished; all work is expected to wrap up mid-July.