United Church Fall Programming Begins Sunday

The United Church at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

United Church News:

“Join us at The United Church as we begin our Fall Programming Schedule, growing opportunities for the whole family,” Pastor Keith Lewis said. “We are a warm, family friendly congregation that seeks to grow together as we learn about following Christ in a contemporary society.” 

There are four special offerings beginning Sunday, Sept. 8:

  • Holy Envy;
  • The Fellowship of the Ring;
  • Crown Jewel Chapters of the Epistles; and
  • Living Out Our Faith in the Modern World.

The first is diving into the book Holy Envy, facilitated


¡Globalquerque! Film Festival At NHCC Sept. 12-26

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – In September, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!.

Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Sept. 12, 7 p.m. – ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Canada)

Set on the Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in Quebec, Canada, during the mid-‘70s, Jeff Barnaby’s feature film debut takes place during a period in Canadian history


UPDATE – Silver Alert: Helen Rael Missing Since Friday

Helen Rael, 83, missing since Friday. Courtesy/SFCSO

Update: Silver Alert canceled … Helen Rael was located and is safe.


The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Helen Rael, a Hispanic female, 83-years-old, five foot two inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rael was last seen wearing a black pants, boots and unknown color shirt Sept. 6, 2019 at the Tesuque Casino in Santa Fe.

Rael is believed


Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum’s temporary exhibit, ‘Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony. Martineau said the statue


Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets UNM-LA Monday

LADP News:

The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 in Building 5 at UNM-LA.

The guest speaker for the meeting is Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas.

The meeting is open to the public.


Scenes From Opening Of Test Tube Community Exhibit At Los Alamos History Museum Friday

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Cherie Trottier, left, and Historical Society Educator Aimee Slaughter serve up root beer floats and chocolate cokes Friday afternoon in honor of the popular beverages served at Pierotti’s Soda Bar and other establishments during the Cold War era. The sweet treats were part of the opening reception of the museum’s temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos. The exhibit, which is sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust, explores social life in Los Alamos during a period when the town was striving to


Topper Boys Soccer Second In Cernicek Tournament

Aiden Semelsburger and Bryan Tarango battle for control of the ball in the first half. Semelsburger scored the goal for the Toppers in the 23 minute. Photo by John McHale/

Victor Popa-Simil leaps over Tiger Goalie Pablo Zarraga to avoid a collision during a goal attempt in the 2nd half. Photo by John McHale/


The annual Louie Cernicek Soccer Tournament was Friday and Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School Field and Sullivan Field. This year there were eight teams invited to participate.

The Toppers played their way through the brackets winning games


2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL


Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations


President Trump Visiting Rio Rancho Sept. 16

President Donald Trump

RPNM News:

The Republican Party of New Mexico and Chairman Steve Pearce are excited to announce that New Mexico has officially been named a target state by the Trump campaign.

“We’re excited that President Trump and his team sees New Mexico as a state they can flip. We believe that New Mexicans are fed up with the socialist left agenda and are ready to stand with the President as he continues to lower taxes, create jobs, increase pay and employment opportunities for women, minorities and those who traditionally struggle to find good jobs,” Chairman Pearce said.

The Republican


Pueblo de San Ildefonso Pedestrian Crossing And Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting Event Sept. 11

Pueblo de San Ildefonso News:

SANTA FE A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Sept. 11 at for the completed .3 miles of sidewalk that connects with the San Ildefonso Elementary School with the Learning Center/Library and Gymnasium.

The event will begin at the San Ildefonso Day School at 36 Tunyo Po, Santa Fe, N.M. 87506.  

This pedestrian crossing and sidewalk will create a safe place for youth to walk to school and increase their physical activity.

“The pueblo is excited to build this sidewalk to encourage our youth to walk to school,” said Pueblo Transportation Planning Manager


SFNF Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour Saturday Oct. 5

Horizontal rock art panel on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The community is invited to join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards Saturday, Oct. 5, to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.

The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

The Glorieta rock art tour is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend, please register in advance by calling the Pecos


Letter To The Editor: Let’s Lay Cause Of Mass Shootings Where It Belongs … Violent Videos; Permissive Parenting

Los Alamos

People cite readily available guns and mental illnesses as the causes of mass shootings, but has anyone ever considered the effects of the violent shoot-em-up video games that our youth have been playing for years? 

I believe there is a direct correlation, but no one ever mentions that possibility, and no one has investigated the number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that these shooters spent killing people virtually, on the computer screen, before they went out and killed people for real.

Let’s lay the cause of mass shootings where it belongs –


Boese Brothers Brewery To Have Soft Opening Saturday And Sunday

Boese Brothers Brewery, 145 Central Ave., will open for business this weekend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Business News:

Sam and George Boese, owners Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central Park Square, received their certificate of occupancy and will have a soft opening Saturday and Sunday. The brewery will be open 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday.

The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. New Mexico


NOAA Satellite Images: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 6

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian along the SE USA coastline, hours before sunrise Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,


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