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Heinrich Pressures Wireless Carriers To Utilize Robocall Blocking Technology With No Burden Of Cost To New Mexican Consumers

on June 10, 2019 - 8:35am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to affirm that voice services providers may, by default, block unwanted calls, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter to the heads of AT&T, T-Mobil and Verizon, urging the phone carriers to deploy robocall blocking technologies at no additional charge to New Mexican consumers.
“I know you share my belief that we have a responsibility to ensure that consumers are not unduly targeted or scammed by violators of telemarketing laws,” Sen.

NWS: Today’s High Near 67; Tonight’s Low Around 48

on June 10, 2019 - 8:34am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 48 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation before midnight. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fledgling Raven Takes Snack Break

on June 10, 2019 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: A recently fledged raven takes a snack break from flight training Saturday morning on a rooftop in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daly Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01pm
Runners take off Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Steve Daly had a perfect prediction of 10:30 in the weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatic Center.
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Anders Medin, 9, at 2 seconds off;
  • Libby Nolan, 12, with a 3 second differential and top finisher in the 1

World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-For-Profit Part 4

on June 9, 2019 - 8:28pm
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the previous columns we looked at individual, profit, nonprofit, and government bubbles in a bubble model. All individual bubble, including marriages and families, want to make a profit – the means to satisfy needs as perceived by them.

Profit companies are in business to make a profit collectively, by the owner or shareholders, but not necessarily the employees. The government bubble likes profit making bubbles because they are a source of revenue, noting the individuals are also members of the government.

The legally nonprofit

Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club Adopts Popular Trail

on June 9, 2019 - 8:22pm

Tuff Riders Dylan Boyle and Scott Rolfe with Chris Collord (not pictured) installed a new trail sign in June to recognize the club’s adoption of a section of Perimeter Trail. Courtesy/Tuff Riders

A new trail sign was planted June 1 at the intersection of Mitchell and Perimeter trails. The Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club coordinated the Perimeter Trail adoption with the Santa Fe National Forest.
As trail adopters, the Tuff Riders will maintain the trail by trimming bushes and clearing downed trees, building water bars, and otherwise committing to trail work on

Trinity Drive Roundabout Detours Begin Wednesday!

on June 9, 2019 - 7:59pm


Beginning Wednesday, June 12,  N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) east-bound traffic will be detoured to 4th Street and Central Avenue.

After a full stop, motorists will be able to turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east-bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502.

Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak evening commute times.

West-bound N.M.

Los Alamos Celebrates ChamberFest 2019

on June 9, 2019 - 9:43am
It wouldn't be ChamberFest without the iconic sandpile in the middle of Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust. Kids enjoy the sandpile Saturday at Chamberfest 2019. ChamberFest celebrates local businesses. It is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A winning bean bag toss! Bonnie J. Gordon/
Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers, left, chats with visitors to his booth Saturday morning during ChamberFest 2019 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fr. Glenn: ‘Ordinary’ Time

on June 9, 2019 - 9:31am

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Today (Sunday, June 9) we come to one of most important Christian days of the year and that which closes out the Easter season: Pentecost—commemorating an event described in the Acts of the Apostles chapter 2—an annual commemoration of what Christians hold to be the coming of the Holy Spirit of God upon Jesus’ apostles. At this event the apostles were imbued with wisdom, fortitude and courage with which they went out and taught of Jesus and His Word.

Pentecost is often called the “birthday” of the Christian Church, for the apostles quit hiding in fear and went forth to

2019 Chamber Business Award Winners Announced

on June 9, 2019 - 9:21am

Los Alamos Business Award winners are announced on stage at the ChamberFest sponsored Los Alamos County Friday Night Summer Concert. Courtesy/Chamber




Ten Los Alamos businesses were honored Friday evening by the Chamber of Commerce at the annual Chamber Awards Reception, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union on the lawn at Ashley Pond Park.


Chamber members were nominated by the public and the top five nominated businesses in each category moved on to the voting phase. There were more than 1,100 votes cast by the public.


Winners and Nominees in each category:


Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Festival Schedule

on June 9, 2019 - 9:02am
SFSS News:
This weekend and next weekend is the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a performed reading of Shakespeare’s contemporary; Romeo and Juliet; an artist’s drawing event; a workshop in Shakespeare’s language; community readings.
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
7 p.m., Saturday, June 8
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, written by Francis Beaumont in about 1607. Directed by Karen Machon.
The ISC’s Long Dead But Well Read series produces performed readings of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Liver Down The River Wows Summer Concert Crowd

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01am

The Durango, Colo., based quintet Liver Down the River performs for a large crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert Series. According to the band's website, its 'music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A large crowd gathers for the music of Liver Down the River Friday night at

Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Newly Elected Jicarilla Apache Nation President Darrell Paiz

on June 9, 2019 - 8:49am
IAD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) congratulates Mr. Darrell Paiz on his election as president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
President Paiz previously worked at the Jicarilla Apache Tax and Revenue Department for 33 years. In 2018, Paiz ended his tenure as director when he was elected as a Legislative Council member for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. President Paiz attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
“I am thankful to the Jicarilla Apache Nation members for their confidence in me to serve as their President,” Paiz said.

Introducing Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church

on June 9, 2019 - 8:08am

Immaculate Heart of Mary Pastor John Daniel with staff members from left, David Mutschlecner, Rhonda Simmonds, Norma Parra, Fr. Daniel, Cathy Kohlrust, Caren Stephens and Tirso Arnelas inside the church at 3700 Canyon Road. Established in 1946, IHM is a Catholic Church of the Roman Rite serving the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock. Learn more at Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Immaculate Heart of Mary Pastor John Daniel outside the church at 3700 Canyon Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Seventh-Generation New Mexican Mark Roper Named Division Director For State Economic Development

on June 9, 2019 - 7:49am
NMED News:
SANTA FE A seventh-generation New Mexican with a long background in government and community service has been named Division Director for Economic Development, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Friday.
Mark Roper has been the team leader for community, rural and business development for the Department since October 2014. He has also worked in radio marketing, communications and government.
As head of the Economic Development Division, Roper will oversee programs for economic assistance, job training, MainStreet, International Trade, and Science and

NWS: Today’s High Near 78; Tonight’s Low Around 46

on June 9, 2019 - 7:45am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 78 with partly cloudy skies and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Over Griffith Gymnasium

on June 9, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set Monday evening over Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Carol A.

Udall, Heinrich Bill Directs Trump Administration To Meet Standards Set By Paris Climate Agreement

on June 8, 2019 - 2:22pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 43 of their colleagues in introducing legislation in the Senate to direct the Trump administration to meet the standards established by the historic Paris Climate Agreement and to mitigate the long-term damage caused by the Trump administration’s anti-environment actions.
The International Climate Accountability Act would prevent the president from using funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Pre-Concert Scenes At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 8:19am
Secret City Summer Concert Series Co-producer Monica Griego thanks Moving Arts Espanola for its Mexican Folklorico performance Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Entertainment geared to young people is presented at 6 p.m. each Friday prior to the opening and headline acts at the summer concerts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd begins to gather for Friday night's concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Concert-goers perch on the rocks Friday at Ashley Pond Park waiting for the show to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Matthew B. Mascareñas Named Securities Watchdog

on June 8, 2019 - 8:12am
SANTA FE – New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Superintendent Marguerite Salazar Thursday announced that Matthew Bouillon Mascareñas has been named director of the Securities Division.
Bouillon previously served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Colorado Department of Law in Denver where he represented the Colorado Commissioner of Securities in civil and administrative litigation and acted as counsel to the Colorado Banking Board and Banking Commissioner.
Bouillon will oversee a division that seeks to preserve and strengthen a free and competitive securities

New Mexico Delegation Announces $13.8 Million For Construction; Maintenance Projects At 16 Local Airports

on June 8, 2019 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $13,810,189 in federal funding for construction and maintenance projects at 16 New Mexico airports.
\The funding will support critical rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance projects to repair and improve local airports across New Mexico.
“These regional airports are economic lifelines for their

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets At UNM-LA June 10

on June 8, 2019 - 7:52am
Democratic Party News:
The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The meeting is open to the public.

Folklorico!: Moving Arts Espanola Presents Dances From Jalisco Ahead Of Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on June 8, 2019 - 7:47am
Moving Arts Espanola presents a Mexican Folklorico dance performance from the state of Jalisco. The dancers performed at 6 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion before the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the dance performance.

Fort Union Days Special Event June 15-16

on June 8, 2019 - 7:43am
NPS News:
WATROUS  Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days free public event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday June 16.
This year, programs and activities will include the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers, New Mexican folkloric dancing by Los Zapateados Dancers, cannon firing demonstrations, musket firing programs and a 19th-century military encampment.
There also will be interactive children’s activities, including a mock soldiers’ drill with wooden muskets.

HSFF Presents Lecture By Susan Williams On Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden At El Zaguán July 11

on June 8, 2019 - 7:39am
The Garden at El Zaguán in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
Susan Williams
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the July Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Susan Williams on Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden at El Zaguán.
The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, in the sala of HSFF's El Zaguán located at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe.
THIS IS AN ENCORE PRESENTATION of the lecture that was given at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens in 2018.
The reserved spots will fill up fast.