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School Board Adopts $5 Million Bond

on April 12, 2012 - 11:10am

LAHS student Holly Erickson, right, Northern New Mexico International Science and Engineering Fair Qualifier with alternate LAHS Freshman David Murphy, won an all expense paid trip for herself and her sponsor to the International Fair May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. Erickson will compete against 1,500 students from across the globe for $2.5 million in prizes and awards. Photo by Art Brown

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education adopted a $5 million bond, the final installment of the school district’s $40 million designated bank qualified bonds for construction

Breastfeeding 101

on April 11, 2012 - 7:51pm
Breastfeeding 101, led by board certified lactation consultants affiliated with La Leche League of Los Alamos, will discuss latch and positioning, baby cueing, what to expect the first few days of breastfeeding, and dad's role in the breastfeeding relationship, Saturday, April 14, 1-4pm, at Family Strengths Network, 1990 Diamond Dr.  The class is $30 and includes a copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.  La Leche League is a separate nonprofit organization, not affiliated with Family Strengths Network or its programs. Call 661-7102 or email for more information

LAPS Creates Asset Manager Position

on April 10, 2012 - 9:01pm

Joan Ahlers introduced herself to the Los Alamos County Council explaining that she was just hired to the newly created position of Asset Manager for Los Alamos Public Schools. More details to follow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Tonight's County Council Presentations Feature Youth

on April 10, 2012 - 7:58pm

County News:

Los Alamos High School student Alexander Castille is presenting a distracted driving survey to the County Council that he and members of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership team conducted through spending time on strategic intersections around towncounting the motorists who were chatting on their cells, applying make-up, smoking and exhibiting other distracted behaviors. Most drivers were doing something other than just driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos High School students Alexandra Berl, speaking, and Olivia Snyder, Tessa Snyder and teacher Nora

LAHS Robotics Team to 'show its stuff'

on April 10, 2012 - 8:22am

The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team will ‘”show its stuff” — 120-lb. basketball-throwing robot and all — at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday April 24 in the UNM-Los Alamos Student Center. Kenny’s BBQ will be open during this event. Photo by TK Thompson/

Party for PEEC Will Benefit Nature Programs

on April 9, 2012 - 8:46pm

A smorgasbord of traditional Native American dishes served at previous annual benefit parties for PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

The annual benefit party for the Pajarito Environmental Educational Center, the nature center in Los Alamos, is being held at the Hilltop House Hotel from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday April 22.

This is the 13th year for PEEC’s involvement in the community-wide Earth Day Festival with its fund-raising effort.

For the last three years, Felicia Orth has been the chef extraordinaire at the Party for PEEC.  

In 2010, she prepared food of the Native American period of our history. 


Associate Degree Students Inducted into Honor Society

on April 9, 2012 - 7:10pm

UNM-LA News:

Jeff Bold is inducted into Phi Theta Kapp as PTK Advisor Dr. Zandree Stridham and UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page offer congratulations. Courtesy/UNM-LA

Nine new members were inducted into Beta Zeta Chi, the UNM-Los Alamos chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), on Friday, April 6.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of the two-year college that recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students.

It provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for scholarly