Española Company PMI Wins $52 Million Subcontract With Los Alamos National Laboratory

PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, with LANL Director Thom Mason this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española for a major new Lab contract. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

LANL Director Thom Mason, right, shakes hands with PMI CEO Eric Quintana this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

LANL News:

Española-based Performance Maintenance Inc. (PMI) has won a five-year, $52 million subcontract to provide janitorial services and supplies to Los Alamos National Laboratory, with the award marked by a signing ceremony this morning attended by LANL Director


‘Giffords’ Endorses Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Giffords, the gun safety organization led by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for United States Senate from New Mexico.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“I’ve known Ben Ray Luján to be a tireless advocate for New Mexico ever since I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress. He understands that progress does not happen unless you bring people together around a common goal. Ben Ray brings that perspective to his advocacy to address America’s gun violence


Council Proclaims May 19-25 EMS Week

EMS staff members as well as Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, and EMS Division Chief Ben Stone, center, accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti, right, during the Tuesday night council work session. The proclamation declares May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week during its Tuesday night council worksession at the White Rock Fire Station.
Councilor Randall Ryti read


Udall Presses U.S. Forest Service Chief On Budget Cuts, Wildfire Funding, Other New Mexico Priorities

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Also questions USFS on maintaining wildlife corridors and discusses his legislation to promote reforestation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Wednesday pressed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen on “President Trump’s wholly insufficient” budget proposal for the USFS, which would undercut the Forest Service’s ability to combat catastrophic wildfires in New Mexico and


Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert May 19

The Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert conducted by Steven Paxton and featuring pianist Cindy Little is 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.
Guest performers from Los Alamos Middle School orchestra program. Special guest Angel Gabriel of the Joy Crew Community Singers.
Tickets from CB FOX or at the door, $15 for adults, and students are free.
On the first half of the program the chorus will perform works by Viadana, Dello Joio, and Los Alamos composer Frances Meier, concluding with selections from the musicals


New Nonprofit Helps County Animal Shelter

From left, Senior Public Safety Aide (PSA) Robert Aragon, Los Alamos County Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena and PSA Jacob Hill show their appreciation to For the Animals Founder Jib Benett, shown here with dog Jax. For the Animals is a nonprofit that will solicit and collect donations to cover extraordinary medical expenses, supplies and other items for the animals at the local shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos resident Jib Bennett established a new 501(c)3 organization, For the Animals, to support the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

For the


Kiwanis Prepares For White Rock Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Chairman John Arrowsmith will be manning the griddle 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Preparing for a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast like the one scheduled Saturday, May 18, in White Rock, is a big job. For one thing, it involves a giant grocery list.

In a telephone interview Tuesday, Pancake Breakfast Chairman John Arrowsmith said that on Monday, May 13, he purchased the food. The major items, bought from a food service, were as follows:

  • 75 pounds of pancake


Los Alamos Medical Center Names Carlos Branch 2019 Mercy Award Winner

LAMC 2019 Mercy Award winner Carlos Branch

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center recently announced Carlos Branch has been recognized as the hospital’s 2019 Mercy Award winner.

The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.  
The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2001 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer. The award is the highest


Pajarito Press Releases Latest Title

Historian and author Nancy Bartlit and graphic artist and history buff Marc Rayburn are the people behind Pajarito Press. Their latest release is They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project by Santa Fe author aj Melnick. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

A book signing for “They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The book is published by Pajarito Press, which is a collaboration between two history buffs,


Tuff Riders Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

The 8th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 and at a different location this year: the Pueblo Gym at 1900 Diamond Dr.
This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed or garage, and participating helps support the Los Alamos Tuff Riders.
Those who are looking for gear to help them enjoy the summer are likely to find what they need at a great price. The Tuff Riders will have knowledgeable volunteers, including bike mechanics, on hand to help.
The swap isn’t limited to bikes—a


Aspen 6th Graders Conduct Trash Clean Up Day

Aspen Elementary School 6th grade teacher Christine DuBois and her students Wednesday clean up the Aspen School campus. These bags do not include the recycle trash that had already been put in the bin. The consensus is the students had a blast doing this community service project! Courtesy photo


Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘The Mustang’

Los Alamos
“The Mustang” pairs a violent prison inmate with a raging mustang caught in the wild. The director of this film subtly juxtaposes the spirit of the horse against that of the man, so we are moved by the parallels. Few could tame (or “break”) this horse, much less communicate with it in a meaningful way. Both have known wild times as well as fear. Both are captives.
This is the first feature length film by French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnere. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts opens an internal world at center stage, but what dialogue he has is in


Roxana Candia Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Roxana Candia was the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development with a 9 second differential off her predicated time as well as the top female finisher on the 1 mile course with a recorded time of 8:53.  
Other accurate predictors:


World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-for-Profit – Part 1

Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Inferring from the title, one might anticipate this series is about businesses. It is and it is not.
It is in that as humanity developed, trade became essential. It is not because humanity has a need to survive and that requires working together in an “organized” manner. Perhaps this is better visualized with the bubble model I am fond of.
Checking today, there are 7.7 billion living people on the world. These are individual bubbles bouncing around with dependence on other bubbles and the “fluid” they are in. When people get together


RSF Welcomes Investigation Into Chinese State Television Network CGTN For Airing Forced Confessions

Former British journalist and private investigator Peter Humphrey was detained in China in 2013 and forced to confess to alleged crimes on air in 2014. Courtesy/RSF
RSF News:
RSF welcomes the launch of an investigation by the United Kingdom’s audiovisual regulation authority (Ofcom) on Chinese state television network CGTN for airing forced confessions.
The United Kingdom’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced May 9 that they are investigating China Global Television Network’s (CGTN) possible violation of broadcasting regulations. The Chinese state channel


Los Alamos Rotary Youth Exchange Student Lisa Schutt Of Switzerland Presents Program On Academic Year

Youth Exchange student Lisa Schutt of Switzerland, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, presented a program May 14 about her academic year at Los Alamos High School as it now comes to an end. She will return home to Maeinfeld in three weeks. Schutt said that highlights of her year here included making so many new friends in Los Alamos and through Rotary Youth Exchange activities across the state, visiting the Grand Canyon and San Diego, attending Homecoming and being on the Rotary Club float in the parade, and discovering breakfast burritos. Based upon school requirements


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