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Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser

on April 18, 2014 - 9:23am


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the first in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations.” LAPSF Director Joanna

Public Invited to LAPS Budget Discussion Wednesday

on April 18, 2014 - 8:04am

LAPS CFO John Wolfe. File photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invites the Los Alamos community to a discussion on the LAPS Fiscal Year 15 (FY15) budget at 5 p.m., April 23 in the Topper Theater at the Los Alamos High School. 

The discussion will address the FY15 NM Public Schools funding bill recently signed by the governor and requirements of the legislation to fund predetermined staff pay raise percentages, medical benefit premium increases, and retirement fund contribution increases; other known LAPS district cost increases not included in the legislation will be


14 Years in the Making, Nature Center Becomes a Reality: Public Invited to Groundbreaking April 22

on April 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Rendering of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The groundbreaking ceremony is 4 p.m., April 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has grown from humble beginnings, when a dozen citizens gathered around a dining room table to dream about ways to celebrate the natural world of Los Alamos.

PEEC’s inception took place on Earth Day in 2000 and since then, the people of Los Alamos have made PEEC a home for nature on the Pajarito Plateau.

Meet PEEC Volunteer Sue Watts

on April 18, 2014 - 7:20am
Sue Watts
PEEC Featured Volunteer

Sue Watts has spent a good part of her adult life working as a volunteer for organizations ranging from Girl Scouts of America to an urban community center in Birmingham, Ala., to Stephen Ministries.

In her work with the Girl Scouts, she helped girls and adults to develop their appreciation of nature, to look deeper and to see natural things that they might not otherwise see. In addition, she taught many leaders how to take troops camping and trekking on long trips.

When family brought her to Los Alamos, Sue was able to transfer her passion and experience

LAPS Prevention Office Works With MADD Against Underage Drinking

on April 18, 2014 - 7:00am

LAPS News:

This week, the Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Office hosted Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for some community education opportunities with more planned for next week.

Selena Hardy, a 2003 Los Alamos High School graduate and a program specialist for MADD-NM was on hand Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations for parents and hands on activities for youth.

Hardy shared her message about the program and trained school staff for an upcoming project to be done with local businesses. Ben Lewinger, the state executive director for MADD has been in the non-profit sector for 14

Luján Visits UNM-LA on STEM Tour

on April 17, 2014 - 1:19pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján toured the UNM-LA campus Tuesday as part of his STEM Tour of northern New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, right, talks with robotics students about their projects at UNM-LA Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District visited UNM-Los Alamos Tuesday as part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Tour of northern New Mexico.

Luján met with students and educators and to discuss the need to encourage

Don’t Miss the Bobcat Bonanza Carnival at Barranca Mesa Elementary School April 25!

on April 16, 2014 - 11:06am

Join in the fun at the Bobcat Bonanza carnival 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Barranca School. Courtesy photo


Bring the family and come on down to the Bobcat Bonanza, a blowout carnival not to be missed. The event is 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, 57 Loma del Escolar.

Win prizes at the April 25 Bobcat Bonanza. Courtesy photo

The Bobcat Bonanza will feature food, carnival games, a bouncy castle, face painting, and even a dunk tank with “celebrity” guests in the dunk seat.