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Heinrich Presses National Intelligence Director On Russia Sanctions, Cyber Deterrence Strategy

on March 11, 2018 - 1:04am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday on Worldwide Threats.
During the hearing, Heinrich pressed DNI Coats on whether the Intelligence Community had been instructed to provide analysis to support the Treasury Department’s decision not to impose sanctions on Russia despite Congress voting nearly unanimously to pass

Lenten Ecumenical Series Continues Thursday

on March 11, 2018 - 1:03am

The White Rock United Methodist Bell Choir performing at a March 8 worship service. Courtesy photo

FUMC News:

The Lenten Ecumenical Series “For Such a Time as This …” will continue Thursday with Lisa Jo Bezner of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos preaching “The Feast” on Esther 7: 1-4. 

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be providing the music and officiating for the evening.

Adult classes this year will be Virtue and Vice in the Marvel Universe by Father Chris Adams Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church; The Four Acts of Prayer by the Rev.

McQuiston: 'Bells And Whistles' Allow Quality Auto Insurance Policies To Shine

on March 11, 2018 - 1:03am
The Jemez Agency
It’s next to impossible to watch any type of TV programming without seeing a commercial advertising how you can save money on auto insurance. But should you really purchase your auto coverage based upon the cheapest price?
Before I elaborate on this, allow me to ask you a different set of questions:
  • Would you hire an attorney based solely upon who has the cheapest hourly rates?
  • Would you hire a financial planner or investment advisor based solely upon their fees?
  • If you’re like most people, you probably answered these questions with a resounding

Daily Postcard: Families Visit Ashley Pond

on March 11, 2018 - 1:01am

Daily Postcard: Balmy weather Saturday afternoon drew families to Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

YCC Job Applications Open At The Family YMCA

on March 10, 2018 - 8:33pm

NM Environment & Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests To Santa Fe County’s Private Well Owners Saturday

on March 10, 2018 - 11:40am
NMED News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a free Domestic Well Water Testing event in Eldorado at Santa Fe Saturday March 10 and Saturday March 17.
Well owners are encouraged to periodically test their drinking water even though such tests can cost as much as $150. The state’s free well water testing events help save consumers money while educating on safe drinking water.
“The Environment Department provides the advice and assistance that New Mexicans need to ensure that clean drinking water is

Hilltopper Baseball Falls To Hope Christian Huskies

on March 10, 2018 - 11:08am

The Hilltopper baseball team played the second home game of the new season Thursday at Bomber Field on North Mesa. This time they played the Hope Christian Huskies, a premier class 4a team from Albuquerque.  For the first five innings the teams played more or less even until the Huskies hit a two-run home run. That opened a gap that the Toppers were unable to close and lost the contest 1-5. Jacob Rutten was the lead off pitcher. He had nine strikeouts before being relieved at the end of the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/

Vincent Marciano was tagged out at home plate in

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Resolution To Celebrate Latina Women During Women’s History Month

on March 10, 2018 - 10:40am



Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced a resolution to celebrate and recognize the heritage, culture and contributions of Latinas in New Mexico and throughout the United States during National Women’s History Month. 

"New Mexico's rich history has been written in large part by Latina women who defined our values, enriched our culture, and helped our state and nation thrive: activists, teachers, artists, professionals, leaders, thinkers, scientists, public officials," Udall said.

NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty Makes First Visit To Savannah River Site

on March 10, 2018 - 9:31am

Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, who was sworn in Feb. 22 as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), visited the Savannah River Site (SRS) today, getting an up-close look at one of the facilities that plays an integral role in NNSA’s nuclear security mission.

“I promised Sen.

FBI Investigating Homicide Of Navajo Nation Man

on March 10, 2018 - 9:24am

FBI News:

Roger Johnson, 69, of Yah-Ta-Hey, New Mexico, has been positively identified as the victim of a homicide.

His body was discovered Feb. 27 on the Isleta Pueblo.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anybody with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Class Of ‘98 Launches Topper Trot ... Open To Public

on March 10, 2018 - 9:17am

LAHS Class Of ‘98 Reunion News:


To all Los Alamos area friends and supporters ... the 1st ever Topper Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by the Class of ‘98 is now open for registration.


The event is July 7 in Los Alamos as part of the Class of ‘98 reunion activities.


This specific activity is open to the public and proceeds from the event will benefit the LAPS Foundation.


Register here: 

SFCSO Seeks Help Finding Carlos B. Alonso-Villa

on March 10, 2018 - 8:58am

Carlos B. Alonso-Villa wanted by SFCSO


SANTA FE – Carlos B. Alonso-Villa absconded from the scene of an incident Friday in Santa Fe County and has been on the lam ever since.

He is wanted by the Santa Fe County Sheriff for aggravated assault on a Peace Officer and aggravated fleeing of a Peace Officer.

Alonso-Villa has a tattoo on his right forearm with the word “Villa”.

Anyone with information regarding this wanted absconder should call 911 or the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office at 505.428.3720.

Los Alamos County Accepting Applications To Fill One Vacancy On Board Of Public Utilities

on March 10, 2018 - 8:26am


Los Alamos County is accepting applications until April 12 to fill one position on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). 

Comprising five voting members, the BPU governs the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), a county-owned utility that provides Los Alamos with electric, water, natural gas and wastewater services. The selected individual will fill a position to be vacated July 1 due to an expiring term. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 12. 

Interested parties can complete the online application at All

Greater Chaco Advocates Descend On BLM

on March 10, 2018 - 8:14am


Celebrating Lease Sale Deferral, Pressing for Permanent Protections and Planning ... #ItsNotOver

SANTA FE – Dozens of Greater Chaco advocates rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Santa Fe Wedensday to claim victory over last week’s announcement that parcels slated for auction near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would be deferred until further action.

Impacted community members delivered resolutions from Navajo Nation Chapters and Pueblos, and more than 200,000 public comments pressing for a moratorium on fracking in the region,

Rotary Hears Plans For Local Polaris Charter School

on March 10, 2018 - 7:52am
LAPS School Board Member Bill Hargraves, acting as a private citizen, and Liz Martineau gave a program recently at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, detailing plans to begin a Polaris Charter School in Los Alamos for 6th-8th grade students. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Balderas Sues Massive Solar Company For Defrauding New Mexicans, Jeopardizing Their Home Ownership

on March 10, 2018 - 7:37am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday he filed a lawsuit against Vivint Solar, Inc., and related companies (“Vivint”).
Balderas’ lawsuit claims Vivint was engaging in unfair and unconscionable business practices including clouding titles to consumers’ homes, fraud and racketeering in connection with its residential solar power purchase agreements and solar equipment.
Through its investigation, the Office of the Attorney General has learned there are hundreds of clouded titles and thousands of Vivint

County: Notice Of Possible Quorum March 13

on March 10, 2018 - 7:30am

Udall Urges Trump To Support Historic Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs, Invest In New Mexico Communities

on March 10, 2018 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement Wednesday in support of a Democrat-led proposal to invest in roads, bridges, schools, universal broadband, public lands, and clean energy:
“I have long argued that we need a robust, long-term infrastructure plan to strengthen our communities, help us prepare for the future, and create thousands of jobs in New Mexico and across our country.

National Plant A Flower Day Monday, March 12

on March 10, 2018 - 7:28am
Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day with the Los Alamos County Community Services Department. 
Pick up a FREE packet of Wildflower Seed Mix Monday, March 12 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, Aquatic Center, Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library or the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building.
BLOOM! Story Times are 10:10-10:40 a.m., March 14 at the White Rock Branch Library for ages 0-5, and 10:30-11 a.m., March 15 at Mesa Public Library for ages 3-5.

Rotary Club Seeks Young Leaders For Camp

on March 10, 2018 - 7:24am


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is seeking young leaders (High School Juniors ONLY) with an interest in attending a week long camp in the Manzano Mountains in July. 

Boy’s Camp is Sunday, July 15 to Saturday, July 21. Girl’s Camp is Saturday, July 21 to Friday, July 27.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5520 for the students in New Mexico.

Joint County Officials Meet And Greet Tuesday

on March 10, 2018 - 7:24am

State Police: Fatal Crash Near Chimayo

on March 10, 2018 - 6:59am
NMSP News:
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY  At about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, New Mexico State Police officers in Española were alerted to a single vehicle crash on County Road 98 near Chimayo.
Officers arrived to find a silver Honda passenger car that had struck a barbed wire fence. The driver, Rudy Sandoval, 42, of Hernandez, was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Daily Postcard: Sundog Spotted Above Bomber Field

on March 10, 2018 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: A sundog is spotted Thursday evening above Bomber Field. A sundog is a concentrated patch of sunlight occasionally seen about 22° to the left or right of the Sun. Sundogs often form in pairs on either side of the Sun when sunlight refracts through icy clouds containing hexagonal platecrystals aligned with their large, flat faces parallel to the ground. Source: Photo by John McHale/

Venice Baroque Orchestra Concert Is Cancelled

on March 9, 2018 - 5:02pm

LACA News:

Due to flight delays, the Los Alamos Concert Association cancelled tonight's performance featuring the Venice Baroque Orchestra. The concert was to be held at 7 p.m., today at Crossroads Bible Church.

If the concert association can reschedule this concert, it will widely publicize the new date, time and venue in regional newspapers, e-mail notices, on its website and on its telephone message line.

If the concert association is unable to reschedule this concert for later this season, it will offer several possible options to ticket holders.

Obituary: Catherine Elizabeth Gubernatis Dannen

on March 9, 2018 - 5:00pm


It is with great sadness that the family of Catherine Elizabeth Gubernatis Dannen announces her passing, on Tuesday, March 6th 2018, in Montgomery, AL., at the age of 41 years. Catherine’s passing was a result of complications stemming from treatments associated with battling cancer.

A native of Los Alamos, and Los Alamos High School Class of 1995 Graduate, Catherine attended Mount Holyoke College of South Hadley Massachusetts for undergraduate studies.