Scenes From Community Bike Party

From left, Rhiannon Laakso-McIntyre of Beanie’s Bike Shop, Public Works Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan and Julie Aldersebaes take part in the Los Alamos County’s Community Bike Party Friday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. The event was part of Bike to Work Week, which started Monday. The bike party featured a bike rodeo, refreshments and a demonstration of how to use a bike rack. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Co+Op Market Outreach Coordinator Kate Gallaugher stands beside the Honesty brand bike the co+op raffled during the Community Bike Party. Photo by


Suspect Captured Following State Police Officer Involved Shooting In Southwest Albuquerque

Jesus Arenivar
NMSP News:
ALBUQUERQUE A New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Metro Surge Operation that brought 50 State Police officers from around the state to Albuquerque was the participant in an officer involved shooting Thursday in southwest Albuquerque near Sunset Gardens Road SW and Corregidor Drive SW.
At around 7 p.m. the State Police officer was patrolling in southwest Albuquerque when he encountered a stolen silver SUV near City View Drive SW and Rim Drive SW. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver, later identified as Jesus Arenivar,


Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree Of Doctor Of Public Service From Navajo Technical University

New Mexico Sen. John Pinto receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Sen. Pinto has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the United States of America.
Sen. Pinto has served as a member of the New Mexico Senate since 1977, making him one of the longest-serving Native American legislators


Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote To Reject Hedge Fund Takeover Of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Newspapers

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country.
The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid. Alden Global Capital has a history of buying local papers only to then turn around and dismantle them by firing reporters


U.S. 84/285 Camel Rock Exit 175 Bridge Rehabilitation … Lane Closures Begin Monday

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Hasse Contracting Co. will resume work after winter suspension.
The contractor continues bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. 84/285 at mile marker 175.00 Camel Rock Exit 175. The contractor will overlay the bridge. This project is scheduled to be completed mid-June; weather permitting
Starting Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22, the U.S. 84/285 southbound lanes at the Camel Rock Exit 175 will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to the on and off ramps during this time.


Lunch With A Leader: Zero Waste Talk May 21

LWV News:
Lunch with a Leader, a community event will be at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May  21, at Mesa Library.
Five LA residents who are truly leaders in the field of ZERO WASTE wil be the speakers. Sue Barns will talk about the Zero Waste Los Alamos team and food waste; Angelica Gurule will discuss recycling in general in the county and our efforts towards zero waste events (including concerts and other events); Tiffany Pegoda and Elchin Zafarov will educate us about composting; and our own Jody Benson will talk about what the Zero Waste Restaurant Team has discovered about what some


NWS: Today’s High Near 56; Tonight’s Low Around 37

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 56 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s probability of precipitaion around the state as well as wind conditions. Courtesy/NWS


Letter To The Editor: Response To Visal And Little

Los Alamos

This is a response to Mr. Visal and Mr. Little on a new Wendy’s. I, for one, am happy to see that someone is thinking about opening a Wendy’s in Los Alamos. This represents a $2,000,000 to $3,500,000 investment in our community. I think it is great that someone is willing to make that kind of investment.

If you would prefer to have a KFC or Taco Bell, there is an easy way to fix that problem. Go purchase a franchise and open one yourself. Both KFC and Taco Bell have been tried up here before, and both of them failed. You might want to find out why that happened before you invest.


Peregrine Falcon Rescued In Los Alamos

This Peregrine Falcon was rescued Tuesday morning in Los Alamos. The falcon will become an education bird for the Raptor Center. It must have flown into the power lines and burnt off part of her wing and appeared to be hopping across the property and down into the canyon to get back to its nest. A smaller bird flew to her and then flew away. Dr. Kathleen Ramsey said the recued falcon is healthy. Courtesy photo


Youth Activity Centers: New Director Crystal Hollon

Crystal Hollon

LAFC News:

Crystal Hollon has been selected as the new Director of the Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers.

Hollon, who started May 1, was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1995. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICW) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from New Mexico Highland’s University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work.

“I am excited to have Crystal joining our team,” said Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond. “Her experience, skills, and attitude are valuable additions for the Los Alamos Family


PEEC: Two Community Events This Weekend

Join PEEC this weekend for two community events! On Saturday, May 18 PEEC’s educators will be at a community picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site in Española. Sunday, May 19, stop by the nature center for a community seed swap. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two community nature-themed events this weekend! Saturday, join PEEC at Los Luceros Historic Site for a community picnic and to learn about pollinators. On Sunday, visit the Los Alamos Nature Center for


Omega Bridge Closure Date Pushed To June 7-9


NNSA Project Update:

The dates pushed to June 7-9 on the Omega Bridge/East Jemez Road Work with full road closure on weekends.

The road closures for East Jemez Road that had to be canceled for last weekend (May 10-12) due to inclement weather have been rescheduled for June 7-9.

Direct questions or concerns about the project to

To visit the County’s Road Construction page with much more information about the NMDOT N.M. 502 Roundabout and Reconstruction Project and the N3B TA-21 Clean Up Project on DP Road: link here.


Snyder: An Old Wooden Bridge – A History Lesson With Mysteries

The Glen Woody Bridge as it looked on a spring afternoon in 2006 when rafts could have passed underneath. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

The high water level from this year’s snowmelt and runoff makes it easy to see why the nickname ‘Decap Bridge’ is popular with rafters, who sometimes must portage their rafts around this obstacle. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Glen Woody Bridge never fails to catch the eye of travelers driving north on NM 68 along the Rio Grande toward Taos. That old wooden suspension bridge looks as though it might fall into the


Letter To The Editor: Response To ‘No To Wendys’

Los Alamos
Mr. Visel, Los Alamos County Council and Los Alamos P&Z,
I’m an extremely regular fast food eater (almost every work day), and completely agree with Mr. Visel — we absolutely do not need another hamburger place.
It would be easier to count places that DON’T serve hamburgers than it would be to count the ones that do.
PLEASE get us some variety of fast food. In addition to those mentioned by Mr. Visel, I’d also like to propose a Popeye’s Chicken, Wienerschnitzel, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Arby’s,


Obituary: Douglas Avery Williams Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

DOUGLAS AVERY WILLIAMS Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

Douglas Avery Williams, a resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully May 4, 2019 at his home in White Rock, in the company of his family.

Douglas was born August 18, 1928 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, son of James Lowell Williams and Dorothy Pearl Wallace and brother of Peter Oliver Williams. With the untimely passing of his mother, he then acquired a gathering of stepbrothers: Bruce, Berkeley, Ronald, Roger and Eric Eastman, sons of Lowell’s second wife, Marie Barker Williams.

Douglas graduated in 1946 from Westfield High School


Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler And County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Brief Council On 2019 Legislative Session

Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler present a briefing about the 2019 legislative session during Tuesday night’s council work session at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


“It’s like a total good news story,” NM District 43 Representative Christine Chandler told Los Alamos County Council regarding the 2019 legislative session.

She explained, during the council’s Tuesday night work session held at the White Rock Fire Station, that the state’s revenues


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