Habitat For Humanity Thanks Metzger’s & Community

Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos Store Manager Curtis Cruz presented Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware Store Manager Mark Hughes in White Rock with a certificate of appreciation for the many years of generous contributions Metzger’s has made to the local community. Habitat for Humanity is grateful for all they have received from local businesses, residents and volunteers in the White Rock and Los Alamos areas and wants to wish the community very happy holidays. Courtesy/Habitat For Humanity


Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Restricts Hunting Near South Valley Neighborhoods

ALBUQUERQUE In an effort to increase public safety in the South Valley and shield family homes from stray bullets, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard today announced a restriction on hunting and trapping on 212 acres of state trust land along the Rio Grande Bosque, adjacent to Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in Bernalillo County.
Access to nearly 9 million acres of state trust land for hunters and other sportspeople is set out in an agreement between the New Mexico State Land Office and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF).


Governor Backs Balanced Pension Reform Proposal

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
From the Office of the Governor
  • Bill will incorporate retiree concerns into task force recommendations
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham endorsed an essential and equitable public employee pension reform proposal today that accommodates the concerns of current and future state of New Mexico retirees while establishing safeguards against the effects of future economic downturns.
Key legislative leaders also voiced support for the proposal, which is scheduled to be heard Wednesday at the legislative


The Season Of Giving At Del Norte Credit Union Brings Smiles To Local Communities

DNCU News:

  • Following the cooperative spirit of People Helping People, DNCU makes the holidays brighter with several initiatives starting on International Credit Union Day and through the month of December

SANTA F— Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative reinforces their mission of Improving Lives in the last months of the year by calling it their Season of Giving.

Although the credit union supports and sponsors initiatives, events, and causes year-round, the last few months of the year are filled with joy and warmth for the DNCU team. It all starts


Chamber Ribbon Cutting At ABBA Technologies Dec. 5



The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Abba Technologies with a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the actual ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 102 Central Park Square.

Abba Technologies is an IT advisory and solutions firm that has been in business 26 years. They started their business working with the national laboratories and since then have expanded throughout the nation to include customers from state agencies to municipalities to educational entities and private businesses.


Their core practices include IT Virtualization,


Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2020 Discuss Youth

Leadership Los Alamos participants Nathan Romero and Beverly Purtymun during the youth session Nov. 15 at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy/LLA
LLA Youth Session facilitators from left, LAPS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz, Los Alamos Teen Center Director George Marsden and Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond. Courtesy/LLA
LLA News:
The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 gathered Nov. 15 at the Los Alamos Teen Center to discuss youth. 
The class was challenged before the session to think back to their youth


NM Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces New Legislative Liaison Michaelene Kyrala of Los Alamos

Michaelene M. Kyrala
DCA News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has announed that Michaelene M. Kyrala of Los Alamos is the department’s newest Legislative Liaison.
Kyrala comes to DCA with a wealth of experience in government and legislative relations. She was born and raised in Los Alamos. She went on to study in Beirut, Lebanon, where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a dual concentration in international and comparative politics. While studying abroad, she lived with her grandmother and uncle


Consider The Gift Of Education On Giving Tuesday

Los Alamos High School chemistry students use virtual reality headsets made possible by a grant from the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo
LAHS Junior
LAPS School Board Student Member
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, what better way is there to kick off the holiday season than with a charitable donation?
Sure, we may all feel bad about splurging on goods for ourselves, but there is a way to stop the shame and guilt–through giving. “Giving Tuesday,” the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a nationwide movement built on the premise of giving back.


NMSP: 2019 Thanksgiving C.A.R.E Operation

NMSP News:
During the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all roadways within the state. 
The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday weekend, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.
The NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts. Because of the increased


NMSP: Felix Romero Surrenders Peacefully

Felix Romero

NMSP News:

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Around 11 a.m. today, Felix Romero walked into the New Mexico State Police Office in Las Vegas, N.M. and surrendered peacefully.

Romero, 22, had escaped Nov. 30 from the Miguel County Detention Center. He broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility.

Romero was incarcerated to the facility for an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear and a probation violation. Romero has a history of trafficking a controlled substance, battery on a peace officer, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and criminal damage


Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette For Energy Secretary

Dan Brouillette

Western Caucus News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy:

“Dan Brouillette’s track record of success and service makes him the ideal person to fill the void left behind by Rick Perry at the Department of Energy,” Gosar said. “Brouillette has been a tireless advocate for President Trump’s energy dominance agenda and will hit the ground running on day one. As we continue to strengthen America’s domestic energy independence, I am grateful to have


ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Experts Wednesday


projectY cowork is hosting a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.

At the beginning of the event each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses. After introductions, attendees will breakout with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their needs. 

“We encourage all small


Live In Los Alamos: Max Gomez; Leslie Stevens Dec. 29

Musician Max Gomez performs Dec. 29. Courtesy photo
New Mexico’s own Max Gomez makes his fifth annual visit up the Hill Dec. 29 to bring his folk-Americana to the good people of Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. 
Gomez has won a loyal following among locals with his heartfelt lyrics, unorthodox finger-picking on the guitar and willingness to recruit others to entertain his followers in town. 
He will once again be backed by some of the finest musicians in New Mexico and will bring a rising talent who he works with in his new base of Los Angeles, Leslie


Four Short Films About Manhattan Project National Historical Park Debut Tuesday At Nature Center

Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 to see the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, and followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies.

This event is free


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