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Cerro Pelado Fire 40% Contained; Residents And Employees Urged To Remain Vigilant

A news release from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office and the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office. JOINT NEWS RELEASE. The Cerro Pelado fire grew just 11 acres Saturday night, continuing a string...
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On The Job In Los Alamos: At North Mesa Stables

On the job in Los Alamos is Amy Rogers loading her horse Bert last Wednesday with assistance from friend Louis Schulte at the North Mesa Stables. Schulte estimated that 85 percent of the horses had been evacuated out of the stable area. Schulte, Meghan Ryan and Lisa Reader worked with the County Emergency Management Department to assist licensees to evacuate their animals off the hill when the Cerro Pelado Fire was barely contained. Schulte thanks Dr. Larry Nolan of High Desert Equine and Dr. Shannon Subasi for their caring assistance during this time. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Guided Tour Offered For Los Alamos Photo Club’s Photo Show Tuesday Evening

Photos from last year’s Los Alamos Photo Club’s show. Courtesy image. Last week, the Cerro Pelado fire was threatening Los Alamos county. As a result, Los Alamos County facilities, including Mesa Public Library, and the Step Up Gallery, were closed. Now that the Cerro Pelado fire is not such an immediate threat to the community, Los Alamos County facilities will reopen on Monday, May 16.

Sad Scene Sunday From Near Cordova

This view Sunday afternoon of the smoke plume from near Cordova saddened the Los Alamos Reporter. The Los Alamos County community is holding up all those who have been affected by this tragic early wildfire season. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Cagliostros The Cat Is Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

Tina Nisoli takes her cat Cagliostros for a walk Saturday in Pinon Trails in White Rock. Cagliostros, 3, is adjusting well to his harness and lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. The handsome feline is a member of the Nisoli family. Photo by Joyce Wolfe.

Thank You Los Alamos For Supporting LAHS 2022 Prom, ‘The Garden Gala’

Decorations for the Los Alamos High School Garden Gala Prom at Buffalo Thunder were purchased with donations from parents and members of the community. A wish list was created on and donors were able to order items and have them delivered to LAHS. Staff and students converted the items into these wonderful displays. Courtesy photo.

Grandma gets honorary degree for aiding New Mexico community

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An 84-year-old woman has received an honorary degree from Northern New Mexico College for her contributions to the small community north of Española. The degree was awarded Saturday to Socorro Herrera. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the great grandmother and is known for feeding the elderly, singing at weddings and running Socorro’s Restaurant, a staple of the little town whose customers have included former President Barack Obama and famed actor John Travolta. Herrera was born in the same house in Hernández where she operates the restaurant for the past 28 years. She married at 16, had the first of her four children by the time she was 17 and didn’t graduate from high school back then. Herrera now is on her way to holding a diploma from the Peñasco Independent School District.

Scenes From Los Alamos Police Memorial Ceremony

Los Alamos Police Department Detention Officer Cpl. Pete Garcia lowers the flag to half-staff to honor fallen officers during a Memorial Ceremony this morning at 2500 Trinity Dr., in the north Justice Center parking lot as part of National Police Week 2022. Photo by John McHale/ Chief Dino Sgambellone addresses...

On The Job In Los Alamos: Entrepreneur Brayden Stidham

On the job in Los Alamos is young entrepreneur Brayden Stidham, 18, clearing away branches recently at a local residence as a service of his business, ‘Need A Hand’. Photo by John McHale/ Los Alamos Daily Post. Los Alamos High School senior Brayden Stidham, 18, graduates in...

Graduation Piano Recital At Fuller Lodge Sunday May 22

The community is invited to hear Los Alamos High School seniors and pianists Phillip Ionkov, Aaron Philip and Jennie Gao perform their graduation recital 6 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo. COMMUNITY News:. Fuller Lodge concert hall will open its doors 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 for the graduation...

Hilltopper Cabaret – A Musical Theater Revue Wednesday

The community is invited to attend the first Hilltopper Cabaret – A Musical Theater Revue, presented by the Los Alamos High School Choirs. This performance is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The students will sing and dance...

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

LOS ALAMOS N.M. (AP) — Lighter winds allowed for the most intense aerial attack this week on multiple wildfires in New Mexico, including the biggest U.S. wildfire burning northeast of Santa Fe. West of Santa Fe, residents remain on alert as a fire slowly creeps toward the city of Los Alamos. That's where scientists at a U.S. national security lab are charged with assessing apocalyptic threats, including wildfires. Public schools remained closed there Friday as many residents prepared for possible evacuations. In Southern California, where a fire that has destroyed at least 20 homes in the coastal community of Laguna Niguel, the mandatory evacuation area was scaled back Friday from 900 residences to 131.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Hosts First Annual Volunteer And Board Member Appreciation Event

The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) held its first annual Volunteer and Board Member Appreciation April 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Pictured are, from left, LACF Board member Frances Chadwick, Joanna Gillespie and Katie Bruell. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ David Izraelevitz, president of the Los Alamos Community...

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Papa Murphy’s

On the job in Los Alamos is Jeremy Sneed, Lee Hollon and Carrie Garcia Wednesday at Papa Murphy’s as they prepare to open with a variety of pizzas and side for lunch or dinner. Papa Murphy’s is at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Suite B. For information, click here or call 505.661.7171. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Liseth Garay At UbiQD

On the job in Los Alamos recently is Liseth Garay, VP of Finance and Administration at UbiQD. Garay has worked for the company since 2017. UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr. is an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security. Its quantum dots enable industry leaders to harness the power of light. UbiQD’s first product, UbiGro®, is a layer of light that helps plants get more from the sun. ‘Working at UbiQD I get to learn about all of the technology that we are developing from a non-scientific side,’ Garay said. Learn more about UbiQD at #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/