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Atomic City Transit Celebrates 10 Years!

on October 25, 2017 - 10:09am

Atomic City Transit personnel are handing out cookies and water today at Los Alamos Transit Center to celebrate its 10th anniversay of servng the Los Alamos community. Employees at this morning's celebration, from left, Annet Acomb, Amy Danforth and Nanett De La Torre. Photo by Chris Clark/

Cookies and bottles of water for community members in celebration of the Atomic City Transit's 10 years of service in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/

Study: 2017’s Best Cities For Vegetarians & Vegans

on October 25, 2017 - 6:53am
With Nov. 1 being World Vegan Day and research showing that skipping meat can save the average person at least $750 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians.

To determine the best and cheapest places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest cities across 15 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness.
The data set ranges from the share of restaurants serving meatless options to the cost of groceries for vegetarians to salad shops per capita.

Home Country: Hunting Season

on October 24, 2017 - 1:50pm
Home Country
Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.
Jasper lives full-time out at the diggin’s with his dog, Arthur, of course, so he has only to walk about 100 feet from the cabin to do his hunting. That’s one of the marvels of it.
If he sees a nice buck, he might shoot it. Hey, he enjoys venison like everyone else, of course.

Road Paving Underway On NM 4 Through Wednesday

on October 24, 2017 - 7:24am


Final paving of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and Hwy 502 is scheduled for today and Wednesday.

To minimize traffic disruption, the Department of Public Utilities' contractor will coordinate paving of lanes to occur at times with the least traffic.

Paving of southbound lanes are scheduled for this afternoon (two-way traffic will be maintained). Late Wednesday morning, paving of the northbound lane will occur and should be completed before 3:30 p.m. with two-way traffic again will being maintained.​

Halloween Buzz Bus Offers Free Rides Saturday!

on October 23, 2017 - 10:59am


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are partnering once again to provide free safe ride services this Saturday, Oct. 28 in Los Alamos.

Ride service will be available 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations will be accepted starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Call 661-RIDE(7433) to request a ride. First come, first served, so call early!

Lunch Available During LAHS Conferences Oct. 25

on October 23, 2017 - 5:14am

LAHS News:

During the Los Alamos High School conferences Oct. 25, Chartwells Food Services will offer a limited lunch.

Coffee and teas and other grab and go items will be sold in the lobby throughout the morning.

Direct questions to Chef Mia Holsapple at 409.877.3911.

How The Hen House Turns: Some Thoughts On The Anthropocene

on October 23, 2017 - 4:52am
DeeDee and Scooter. Courtesy photo
How the Hen House Turns
Have we arrived in the new Anthropocene Age for Mother Earth? Have we humans left an indelible mark on our planet, one that has changed the planet for all time?
I think of the huge rafts of plastic waste on Earth’s oceans, the threat to giraffes and so many other beings close to extinction. Then I read about New Mexico’s former Gov. Bill Richardson and his work with The Humane society to “…end all experiments on chimps … to outlaw cockfighting, and to end all horse slaughter in North America.”