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Why Zero Waste?

on July 14, 2018 - 7:25am

Members of the Zero Waste Subcommittee meeting recently at the Los Alamos County Eco Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

ZWLA News:

Did you know that Los Alamos has a Zero Waste Subcommittee (ZWLA)? This group started as a subcommittee of the Environmental Sustainability Board and now welcomes participation from others who want to contribute to the Zero Waste aspect of environmental sustainability.

There are representatives from the Los Alamos High School Eco Club, Sierra Club and Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Anyone interested in attending a meeting should email

POSTPONED: La Vista Drive In White Rock Closed Friday

on July 13, 2018 - 11:33am

This project is postponed until further notice: DPU will close La Vista Drive just east of Yosemite to all traffic Friday at La Paloma in White Rock. Courtesy/DPU

UPDATE: This project is postponed until further notice.


Gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will close La Vista Dr. just east of Yosemite to all traffic Friday at La Paloma in White Rock.

The day-long closure is to permit crews to repair a natural gas line in the roadway. Work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and anticipated to wrap-up by 4 p.m. Friday.

La Paloma will remain open to both

Governor Announces Sixth Consecutive Year Of Record-Breaking Tourism Growth

on July 13, 2018 - 7:36am
Gov. Susana Martinez announces New Mexico's 2017 visitation numbers Wednesday in Albuquerque at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017 – breaking the record set in 2016 of 34.4 million by one million visits. This growth marks a rise of 5.6 million trips over 2010, a 19 percent increase since Martinez took office in 2011, and the sixth straight year New Mexico has shattered its record.
“When more people come to New Mexico it means they’re spending

Smart Design With Suzette: How To Save Money On Bathroom Remodels

on July 13, 2018 - 7:30am

A before and after shot of a renovated bathroom. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

As some of you may know, besides having my design business, I have become a Realtor. I am working with Paula Glover on her team at Re/Max First of Los Alamos. I feel it’s a perfect compliment to design – to help buyers imagine what a home could be to reflect their needs and desires – to help see the potential.

With that being said, many buyers are shocked at the condition of some of our homes here. However, homebuyers and homeowners should stay open-minded about remodeling.

Road Work Resumes Between Truck Route And ‘Y’

on July 12, 2018 - 4:09pm


Paving work will resume Friday, July 13, on N.M. 4 between the truck route and the White Rock “Y” interchange with N.M. 502.

This work will result in just one lane open throughout the weekend with a pilot car to escort traffic in both directions from early morning to late afternoon.

Friday commuters may want to consider using the Main Hill Road as the most efficient route to get to and from Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Regarding the project on N.M.

Tobacco Use Among New Mexico High School Students At All-Time Low

on July 12, 2018 - 7:58am


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports that rates of cigarette smoking by New Mexico high school students are lower than ever before - dropping by more than 50 percent over the last decade.

According to data from the 2017 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), youth cigarette smoking has dropped from 24.2 percent in 2007 to nearly one in 10 (10.6 percent) New Mexico high school students in 2017.

Usage rates for other tobacco products including cigars, chew/spit tobacco, and hookah (a large water pipe used to smoke tobacco) have also fallen to historic