Good News Clubs Start In Schools Next Week

LAPS News:

The Good News Clubs in Los Alamos elementary schools are starting next week.

These clubs are non-denominational Bible clubs featuring Bible and missionary stories, songs, memory verses, snacks, games, contests and prizes, and are free for students K-6.

The clubs meet once a week right after school until 5 p.m. at the following:

  • Aspen on Mondays, starting Sept. 9, in the library;
  • Barranca on Thursdays, starting Sept. 12 in the music room;
  • Chamisa on Thursdays, starting Sept. 12 in the library;
  • Mountain on Mondays, starting Sept. 9 in room 404 (Mrs. Schaefer); and
  • Pinon on Tuesdays,


AG Balderas Announces Phase 1 Results Of Statewide Violent Fugitive Round Up ‘Operation Steel Net’

Mugshots of individuals arrested during phase 1 of phase I of Operation Steel Net. Courtesy/NMAG

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Ongoing Operation Targets Dangerous Criminals Accused of Violent Crimes and Sex Offenses in Rural & Urban Communities

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas, in coordination with Seventh Judicial District Attorney Clint Wellborn, Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Socorro County Sheriff’s Office, Region V Drug Task Force, Region


Rep. Antonio ‘Moe’ Maestas Speaks At National Conference On Importance Of Expungement Laws

Rep. Antonio ‘Moe’ Maestas

New Mexico House Democrats News:

SANTA FE – Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque) presented at a policy roundtable on New Mexico’s passage of the Criminal Record Expungement Act at the Criminal Justice Legislative Convening Thursday Nashville, Tenn.

The convening was hosted by the Coalition for Public Safety, a bipartisan coalition of American advocacy groups that works to address some of the nation’s most pressing criminal justice reform issues. Rep. Maestas was invited to speak as a national stakeholder because of his ongoing commitment to criminal


Explore Geology Of Valles Caldera Saturday Sept. 14

Local geologists Cathy and Fraser Goff will lead a PEEC van tour Sept. 14 of the geology of the Valles Caldera. Courtesy/PEEC

VCNP News:

The community is invited to join local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on a PEEC field trip driving through Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Participants will examine the volcanology and geothermal springs of the 1.25-million-year-old Valles Caldera — the world’s type example of a resurgent caldera.

The trip will consist of six stops and take most of the day. Participants will meet promptly at 9 a.m. at the Valles Caldera


Highlights From Aug. 29 School Board Work Session

School Board member Andrea Cunningham, center, was presented a certificate and hard hat by School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, left, for her outstanding contributions to the Barranca Elementary School construction project. Also on hand for the presentation was Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, right. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board met Thursday, Aug. 29 for a work session.

The agenda included:

  • Review of options to address what is best for elementary and middle school students and consider anticipated student enrollment increases;
  • Summary of the student


Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, left, chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel.


Manhattan Project National Historical Park Offers Tours At Los Alamos


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Oct 4, in Los Alamos.

Registration for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will consist of four tours of 25 people each, each lasting three hours. The LANL event complements the Oct 5, Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, N.M. 



Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall chats with scientists during his tour Wednesday at Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium


Council OKs Ordinance For Land Transfer To LAPS


LAPS News:

The Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Aug. 27 to approve an ordinance for the transfer of 2.02 acres of land to the Los Alamos Public Schools.

This change will improve:

  • Student and staff safety;
  • Coordination with UNM-LA and the Los Alamos community; and
  • Options for construction of a new Field House at Sullivan Field.

The new ordinance was published Aug. 29. After that, Los Alamos County will prepare the deed, which will be presented to the Los Alamos School Board for review and acceptance on Oct. 15. 

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African Serval Wild Cat Spotted Near Hyde Memorial State Park In Santa Fe Is Captured

An African serval has been captured in Santa Fe near Hyde Memorial State Park. Courtesy/NMG&F

NMG&F News:

SANTA FE – The search for the African serval spotted near Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe has ended with its safe capture.

Conservation Officer Manuel Overby caught the approximately 30-pound male Sub-Saharan African animal early Thursday morning in a live cage and transported it to the Albuquerque BioPark for evaluation and safe keeping while a permanent home is determined. Officers also will attempt to identify the origin of its escape.

“Our residents did the right thing


Chamber Breakfast Featuring U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Underway This Morning At UNM-Los Alamos

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd gathered this morning at the Chamber Business Breakfast scheduled to run until 9 a.m. at UNM-Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Attending the Chamber Business Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA from left, LAHS student Rachel Hamilton, N3B President/Program Manager Glen Morgan, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, N3B Director of Stakeholder Affairs Kristin Henderson and Executive Director Patrick Sullivan of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Courtesy photo

Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján this morning


Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Oct. 23

Rosalie Heller was a major contributor to the arts in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council presents the second “Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture.” This event is to honor the many contributions of Heller to life and music in Los Alamos.

The speaker this year is writer, lecturer and curator James M Keller. He will present his talk, “Living Within Our Music,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. A light reception will follow the lecture.
Heller made major contributions to classical music in Los Alamos. She taught and inspired more


Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans with Green Chile. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Pinto Beans. Photo by Liddie Martinez


Espanola Valley

When the summer heat begins to fade and the light winds stir up the last of the blooming flowers, I remember the early autumn work that capped off my summer vacations as a kid. We would begin to pack and store the veggies we had dried on framed screens: rings of squash, dried green chile that had been roasted and peeled, peeled and cored apples cut into half-moons that Grandma called orejones because they resembled ears and the countless mason jars filled with the fruit


Dr. Cook: Lower Your Cholesterol, Lower Your Risk

By Glendon Cook, MD,
Los Alamos Family Care, Los Alamos Medical Center

“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.

And while the more one hears about something, the easier it can be to become desensitized to it, it’s important to stay aware of the critical effect that cholesterol can have on your overall health – and especially your heart.

While your body certainly needs cholesterol to make hormones and digest fatty foods, high levels of it become a case of “too much of a good thing.”



Obituary: Inez Evangeline Christensen Nov. 1, 1925 – Sept. 2, 2019

INEZ EVANGELINE CHRISTENSEN Nov. 1, 1925 Sept. 2, 2019

Inez Evangeline Christensen passed from this life and entered the presence of her Savior Jesus on September 2, 2019 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  Surrounded by her loving family, Inez received a body free of cancer and dimmed vision.

Inez was born in Antelope, Montana to Theodore Raymond Knutson and Inga Evanger Knutson on November 1, 1925 and grew up in rural North Dakota as the oldest of 16 children.  She graduated from Kenmare High School in North Dakota and went on to pursue a nursing career, which was cut short to marry her sweetheart


Sneak Peek At New Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Taking Shape & Scheduled To Open In Late September

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton in the new Century Bank office opening later this month in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers install glass in the new Century Bank Branch Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene of work underway at the new Century Bank Branch Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The new Los Alamos Branch of Century Bank is nearing completion and scheduled to open later this month.

VP/Branch Manager Karen


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