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U.S. Rep. Luján Addresses Women’s History Month

on March 5, 2015 - 12:11pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on Women’s History Month, which is celebrated during the month of March.

“Women’s History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and achievements that women have made in every aspect of our society. As we celebrate the progress that has been made, we must continue to push for greater equality, not only for women today, but also for the next generations of women.

“We must continue to fight for fairness in the

Del Norte Credit Union Establishes Partnership With Pueblo Of Pojoaque Poeh Cultural Center

on March 5, 2015 - 12:05pm

Poeh Center art on DNCU instant debit cards. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

  • Includes DNCU Poeh Center Scholarship Fund and Instant Debit Card Imagery
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is proud to support the northern New Mexico communities in which it operates. To further this mission, DNCU has forged a relationship with The Poeh Cultural Center and Museum to aid The Center’s vision for helping in the continuation, preservation, and revitalization of Pueblo traditions and advancing respect for Pueblo history and culture.
Elements of the partership include the establishment of a DNCU

Obituary: Margaret R. Hilton June 20, 1920 – Feb. 22, 2015

on March 5, 2015 - 11:37am

MARGARET R. HILTON June 20, 1920 – Feb. 22, 2015

Margaret R. Hilton was born June 20, 1920 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma and passed away Feb. 22, 2015 in Pueblo, Colorado.

Margaret’s husband Lee was an explosives expert in the U.S. Army.  He was recruited to Los Alamos, N.M. in 1943 to work on the ”Manhattan Project” and 1945 Margaret and their daughter, Rebecca, moved from Missouri to join him in Los Alamos. Margaret and Lee were High School sweethearts – she would have followed him anywhere.

Margaret spent many years as a stay-at-home wife and mom, raising three children.


VIDEO: Heinrich Advocates For Laboratory Directed Research And Development Program

on March 5, 2015 - 11:19am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


  • Funding for LDRD helps advance security missions at LANL and SNL

WASHINGTON, D.C - During a Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., discussed the importance of funding for the U.S. Department of Energy's Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program. A list of Wednesday's witnesses can be found here.

Heinrich is advocating to increase LDRD funding up to a level of 10 percent.

OBITUARY: Juanita C. Weber March 3, 2015

on March 5, 2015 - 11:04am

JUANITA C. WEBER March 3, 2015

Juanita C. Weber, age 93, a resident of White Rock, passed away on March 3, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Weber, daughter Deborah Scroggins and grandson Trent Johnson.

She is survived by her sons Gerald Weber Sr., (Pam) and Joseph B. Weber, granddaughters Amanda Weber, Sherri Harner, grandsons, Gerald Weber Jr., Aaron Freeseha, Ian Scroggins, Colin Scroggins, Ethan Scroggins, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited on Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Joseph Hall in White Rock at 7:00 p.m.


Los Alamos Board Of Registration Reviews List Of 1,259 Inactive Voters For Removal

on March 5, 2015 - 10:42am

Los Alamos County Board of Registration members from left, Kim Thomas, George Chandler and Audra Short. Courtesy/Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos County Board of Registration (the board) met Tuesday and Wednesday to review the list of inactive voters (1,259) to ascertain whether they meet the criteria to be purged from the voter rolls.  

The list of voters was compiled through efforts of the the New Mexico Secretary of State and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, (NVRA). The board, consisting of Audra Short, George Chandler and Kimberly Thomas, was appointed by

Rare Photo Of Legendary New Mexicans Comes To History Museum

on March 5, 2015 - 9:27am

A rare carte de visite depicting Ceran St. Vrain, Dick Wootton and José Maria Valdez. Courtesy/NMHM

NMHM News:

A carte de visite from the dawn of photography

SANTA FE—The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives has acquired a rare carte de visite depicting Ceran St. Vrain, Dick Wootton and José Maria Valdez.

Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek obtained the ca. 1865 image from Cliff Mills, a photographer, collector and dealer who has sold his own and historical images on the Santa Fe Plaza for 20 years.

“I come from an old Taos family,” Mills said. “I’m pretty sure Valdez was a relative.

Class Of 2016 Presents Prom 2015: Moonlight Sonata

on March 5, 2015 - 9:10am

LAHS News:

Final plans are underway for holding the LAHS Prom at Buffalo Thunder Resort. The Prom will be held Saturday, April 25. A welcome reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner service beginning at 7:30 p.m., with the dance ending at midnight.

The Junior class is thrilled to have an opportunity to make the Prom truly a special event as it represents for many, the first formal social event of this kind that many get to experience. Our High School is recognized as a top high school in the country. We work hard and our students go on to do great things.

Learn To Address Problem Barking Today

on March 5, 2015 - 8:57am


BARK, BARK! What is Your Dog Telling You? Join Sue Barns at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC), 246 East Road, for a free presentation of why dogs bark and what can be done about it.

Dogs have a lot to say, and some do it by barking a lot! There are many ways to reduce excessive barking, which is usually the result of fear, excitement or boredom.

This presentation will cover the various reasons dogs bark, what to do (and not to do) to reduce excessive barking.


Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents 'Baroque Holy Week'

on March 5, 2015 - 8:20am
Deborah Domanski

SFPM News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Pro Musica’s beloved Baroque Holy Week concerts return this April, featuring the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble performing works inspired by the secular and the divine in the historic Loretto Chapel.

Vocalists Kathryn Mueller and Deborah Domanski will join the Ensemble for the final piece on the program, Pergolesi’s transcendent Stabat Mater.

Kathryn Mueller

There will be three performances:

  • 7:30 p.m. April 2;
  • 7:30 p.m. April 3; and
  • 6 p.m. April 4.

Tickets $20, $35, $45, $65 at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 505.988.4640, Tickets


Infant/Child CPR And First Aid Class March 14

on March 5, 2015 - 8:10am

FSN News:

Learn basic infant and child CPR and first aid to be calmer and more prepared in the event of an emergency.

Certified CPR instructor Steve Bond teaches CPR for infants under 1 year old and children ages 1 year to eight years. He will teach an Infant/Child CPR And First Aid class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14 at Family Stengths Network (FSN) in Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive.

The cost is $40/individual; $55 if certification is required, and $5/family; must be requested at least one week in advance. Register online at

SBDC Hosts Tax Webcast March 19

on March 5, 2015 - 7:59am

SBDC News:

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department presents a free new business tax webcast 9 a.m. to noon, March 19 in Wallace Hall at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. 

The Los Alamos Small Business Development Corporation is hosting the webcast, which will focus on several issues including gross receipts and compensating tax programs.

Call 505.662.0377 or go to to register.

'A Night Of Hindustani Music' March 7

on March 5, 2015 - 7:48am
Devotional singers Mark and Terra Choplin. Courtesy photo
 UCLA News:
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (UCLA) presents "A Night of Hindustani Music and Traditional Indian Storytelling" with Mark and Terra Choplin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
Mark and Terra Choplin are devotional singers, trained in India, who specialize in traditional Indian story-telling, and classical Indian instrumental, or Hindustani music. They will be presenting the ancient story of the Hindu holiday Holi; the story of the boy, Prahlada, in a way of telling called Katha.
Part of the program will

'I Hear Fine … You’re Just Mumbling – March 21

on March 5, 2015 - 7:43am

HLAA News:

SANTA FE – Is hearing loss hurting communication with your family or friends? The Santa Fe Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will show a DVD by Sam Trychin, Ph.D., a nationally-known psychologist who has helped hundreds of people with hearing loss cope better. 

The DVD illustrates both good and bad communication scenarios, with time for audience discussion interspersed. Spouses, partners and family members are encouraged to attend.

The meeting is free and open to all. No reservations are required. It will be held at 10 a.m.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 5, 2015 - 7:38am
Real Deal Theater  

This Friday we are opening Oscar winner, Selma for one week only and follow it the next week with Still Alice. Chappie, from the director of District 9 will open this Friday.

We will hold Focus and McFarland USA for another week. Whiplash and Kingsman will end this Thursday.

Don’t miss out on Academy Award winner Whiplash. I saw it last night and it had some of the finest acting I’ve seen – a very intense film.

Movie poster for 'Selma.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

SELMA is the story of a movement.

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales Start This Weekend

on March 5, 2015 - 7:30am
Girl Scout News:

This is the first weekend of Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales and new apps are available to locate booths in Los Alamos and White Rock. 

  • FAQ sheet about the cookie sale here;
  • Link to further media files, including graphics here;
  • Find Cookies Now! Download cookie finder app on phone or enter zip code in "Cookie Locator" on;
  • Download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder App through Google Play or the App Store; and
  • Enter zip code in the Cookie Locator here.
Peggy Sanchez Mills, CEO Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails: “We are so excited about the start of this

How The Hen House Turns: Early Years Make A Difference

on March 5, 2015 - 7:16am
How the Hen House Turns
Early Years Make a Difference

Offhand, I can think of six living beings whose lives were shaped—even defined—by their early years.

Before Lucy goose came to the Hen House “for safe keeping,” she was raised by 4-H girls in Wyoming. As a result, she hissed at husband Don but was friendly to all my female friends. She felt quite comfortable standing around with them as they gathered at the chicken pen to visit the latest occupants.

She also enjoyed choosing music for the recorder players sitting in a circle on Joy Drake’s patio.

'Of Gods and Men' Shows Thursday At Library

on March 4, 2015 - 11:22pm

Movie poster for 'Of Gods and Men.' Courtesy/Mesa Public Library


The film “Of Gods and Men,” winner of a Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will air at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central.

It is presented as part of the Library’s Free Film Series, which shows a film on the first Thursday of each month.

“Of Gods and Men” is the story of French monks from the Cistercian order who live in the Tibhirine monastery in Algeria, in a place revered by Muslims and Christians alike.

Police Release Details Of N.M. 4 Mobile Home Incident

on March 4, 2015 - 4:55pm

The driver hauling a moblie home Tuesday attempted a U-turn on N.M. 4 and in the process, broke two axels and wheels and the hitch attached to his trailer, causing a massive traffic backup during rush hour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD News:

Commander Oliver Morris of the Los Alamos Police Department released details of Tuesday's incident regarding the single-wide mobile home bocking N.M. 4 at approximately mile marker # 66:

The call came in at 4:56 p.m. of a semi-truck “broke down” on N.M. 4 just south of the intersection of the Truck Route.

Los Alamos Police Have Unionized

on March 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
Labor Management Relations Board members monitoring Tuesday's election include Eppie Trujillo, standing and Trey Frazier. LMRB member Felicia Orth also was in attendance. Courtesy photo
The official secret ballot used in Tuesday's election. Courtesy photo
Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday's International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.
Nineteen voters cast yes ballots and one voter cast a no ballot.

LAPS Superintendent Urges Students And Parents To Participate In PARCC Tests

on March 4, 2015 - 12:12pm
Los Alamos Public Schools
Open Letter to Students and Parents:

We have been made aware of campaigns on social media and other media sources encouraging students to participate in walkout protests of PARCC tests. Los Alamos Public Schools respect the rights of individuals to demonstrate as long as the demonstrations are safe, orderly, and respect the rights of their fellow students to participate in testing without being disrupted.

One of our Board non-negotiable goals is safe and civil campuses and we expect students who may choose to protest to

Bella Robertson Wins Dog Jog Logo Contest

on March 4, 2015 - 12:10pm
Bella Robertson's 2015 Dog Jog logo design. Courtesy image

LAFS News:

The 18th annual Dog Jog is April 25 in White Rock and as part of the annual festivities, the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter holds a logo contest for children in grades 3-6.  
Bella Robertson and her dog Jake. Courtesy photo
The competition is always fierce! This year, after careful consideration, the judges chose the original artwork of Bella Robertson, a fifth grader at Aspen Elementary School. Bella Robertson chose her dog, Jake, as her subject.

LAFRW Meets March 12

on March 4, 2015 - 11:54am


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its regular monthly meeting noon-1 p.m., March 12 at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr. 

All registered Republican Women are urged to join us. 

Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe, a shelter for abused women and children that does a lot of retraining and counseling). 

For further information, contact Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.



Letter To The Editor: Poor Traffic Control Caused Mobile Home Traffic Jam

on March 4, 2015 - 10:48am
Coming from White Rock yesterday, I was caught in the mobile home traffic jam. While of course frustrated with the mobile home tractor driver's poor judgement and even worse driving ability, I bit the bullet, turned around, and drove back around through the lab and down the truck route to head home to Santa Fe.
What really frosts me, and what I am writing about, is the poor response from the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD). When I initially turned around on Hwy 4, the Hwy 4/truck route intersection was open and moving.

Improvised Explosive Device Recovered In Taos

on March 4, 2015 - 10:18am

NMSP News:

TAOS COUNTY - The New Mexico State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team assisted the Taos Police Department regarding a call involving an improvised explosive device at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The EOD Team recovered a destructive device at the Dream Tree Transitional Living Shelter and rendered it safe. All materials found were taken into evidence and an investigation is underway. The possibility of filing any charges is pending the outcome of that investigation. 

Direct questions relating to the investigation of this case to the Taos Police Department at 575.758.2216.