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NJROTC Welcomes MSgt. Phil Carter To Program

on September 16, 2014 - 7:54am

LCDR Wes Shumaker traveled to Camp Perry, OH with three female precision air rifle marksmen who call themselves 'Commander's Angels.' From left, JoAnna O'Neill, Shumaker, Holly Hayes and Samantha Miller. Also competing were David Murphy and Sam Wolfe. Courtesy photo
MSgt. Phil Carter and Cadet Gianna Maggiore inspect Cadet Sarah Steinman's uniform last week at the unit.
Courtesy photo
By Cadet JoAnna O’Neill, Public Affairs Officer
LAHS Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

As Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps heads into its 31st year, Senior

School Board Swears In Nan Holmes Tuesday

on September 14, 2014 - 7:36am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the School Board Room, 2075 Trinity Dr.

The agenda includes the swearing in of new school board member Nan Holmes and discussion of the timeline and expectations for the search for a new superintendent.


ScienceFest Mixes Learning With Fun

on September 14, 2014 - 7:27am
Young builders create sturctures in the Geodesic Dome Make-a-Thon Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Youngsters participate in an experiment at the Krazy Science booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Team Y High School Robotics group puts on a demonstration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
ScienceFest crowd fills Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Girl Scout Troop 116 offered face painting at ScienceFest. Photo by Bonnie J.

Bradbury Science Museum Hosts ScienceFest Events

on September 13, 2014 - 1:57pm
The Bradbury Science Museum has hosted events all week long as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest, which ends this evening. The audience listened Friday evening to a talk called,
Hidden in Plain Sight: Augmented Reality. Augmented reality used to be 'science fiction', but it’s not fiction anymore. Imagine the ability to look at an object and, with augmented reality, open hidden information with special 'eyes' that let you see amazing things. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Chick Keller has been on the forefront of climate change science, education and communications for more than

Los Alamos County Airport Hosts 'Science of Flight'

on September 13, 2014 - 1:20pm
Thomas Spickermann of the Experimental Aircraft Association is assisted by Mariam Tracy in demonstrating how airplane flight works during the Civil Air Patrol and EAA presentation of 'The Science of Flight' this morning at Los Alamos County Airport as part of ScienceFest. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors check out personal aircraft and talk with pilots this morning at the Los Alamos County Airport. Some of the planes on display were built by their owners. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Civil Air Patrol cadets with their plane. Bonnie J. Gordon/

UNM-LA and JJAB to Hold Six-Class Series on Parenting

on September 13, 2014 - 8:04am

Cyber Safety and Technology will kick off the six-class series on parenting Sept. 18. Photo/iStock

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has joined forces with the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), to put on a six-class parenting series called Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents.

Kristine Coblentz, Coordinator and Facilitator of the program said, “This new class series is designed for parents and caregivers of elementary school aged children.

Funding for LAMS Speech and Debate Team Draws Crowd to Tuesday's School Board Meeting

on September 12, 2014 - 4:46pm
Members of the Hawk Talkers Middle School Speech and Debate Team and their supporters packed Tuesday's School Board Meeting to ask the Los Alamos School Board for help in paying for travel to tournaments. They currently have no funding and are therefore unable to compete. The Los Alamos Hill Talkers High School team has been helping them with funds, but the LAMS program has become so successful (around 90 students are involved) they need $3,000-$7,000 to travel to competitions. Although sports teams at Los Alamos Middle School have a travel budget, this popular activity does not.

NancyAnn Holmes Tapped For School Board Vacancy

on September 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
NancyAnn Holmes, new District 3 School Board Member, gives her opening statement during Thursday evening's selection process. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Board members Jim Hall, center, and Kevin Honnell congratulate NancyAnn Holmes on her selection as the District 3 representative on the School Board. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board has chosen NancyAnn (Nan) Holmes to serve the remainder of David Foster’s term representing District 3 on the Board.

Foster resigned because he is moving from


Learn Ins-and-Outs of Geocaching Sept. 19

on September 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
A group geocaching near the PEEC Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Have you heard about geocaching and want to learn more or don’t know what it is, but like hiking and adventure? Coleen Meyer, an experienced and passionate geocacher, will teach the ins-and-outs of geocaching in a free program 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at PEEC.

Meyer will start the program by describing geocaching and explaining how to play the game. Then she will briefly talk about the history of the technology. Key points Meyer will cover include: GroundSpeak's website and setting up an account,

Homecoming! ... 50th Reunion of LAHS Class of ’64

on September 12, 2014 - 11:34am

Rick Nebel’s ‘55 Chevy 'stealth truck' is totally outrageous under the hood sporting a 6-71 supercharger with two Holley 4-barrel carburetors, 18-inch-wide rear tires and noisy side pipes. Well maybe the 'stealth' concept didn't work out real well, but it’ll be playin’ the American Graffiti soundtrack Sept. 19 as a very spectacular member of the Class of ’64 Homecoming Parade entry - Go Toppers! Courtesy photo


Los Alamos is puttin’ on the Ritz as it welcomes some of its kids back home ... okay, so they’re a bit older, still, they’re kids at heart.

Members of the Los Alamos

LAHS Staff Presents 2014 Donation Wish List

on September 12, 2014 - 10:05am

LAHS News:

Click here to see this year's Los Alamos High School Staff's 2014 Donation Wish List.

Put the name of the recipient on the donated item. It can be taken to the Main Office or delivered directly to the staff member.

Any questions should be directed to the individual staff member.


Los Alamos School Board Appoints NancyAnn Holmes to Fill Vacancy

on September 11, 2014 - 8:37pm

NancyAnn Holmes

LAPS News:

In a special meeting this evening, the Los Alamos School Board voted to appoint NancyAnn Holmes to fill the remainder of David Foster's term, which ends in March.

Foster served in Position #3 and resigned in August to move to San Diego, Calif.

Read the full story in Friday's Los Alamos Daily Post.


Community Invited to LAHS's Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Sept. 21

on September 11, 2014 - 10:53am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Fuller Lodge.

This event is open to the public with tickets available from the LAHS Athletic office for $25.

The inductees for the Class of 2014 include:

  • Walt Arnold;
  • Lynn Bjorkland;
  • Burt Buehrer;
  • Carol Cady;
  • Louie Cernicek;
  • Bob Cox;
  • Steven Craven;
  • Turk Griffith;
  • Bill Hudson;
  • William Daniel McWilliams;
  • Gene Mortensen;
  • Morrie Pongratz; and
  • Anthony Sandoval.

ScienceFest: Youngsters 'Reverse Engineer' Computers

on September 11, 2014 - 9:48am
Youngsters 'reverse engineer' a computer Wednesday at Time Out Pizza. by taking apart the computers, the young engineers learn how they were put together. The Bradbury Science Museum organized the event as part of ScienceFest 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Volunteers help the young engineers discover how the computer they are disassembling works. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Explore Unusual Locations With Experts Fraser and Cathy Goff

on September 11, 2014 - 9:43am
Sulphur Springs. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Two of the many Take Wing events that PEEC is offering exclusively to those who donate $150 or more to its capital campaign, are coming up soon and filling up fast.

Saturday, Sept. 20, donors will have the chance to visit the numerous geothermal hot springs at the unusual Sulphur Springs. Husband and wife team Fraser and Cathy Goff will lead the tour and interpret the geology of the area, which they have studied extensively.

The Goffs will lead another tour Monday, Sept.

School Board Will Interview Candidates For Position #3 Vacancy at 5:30 p.m. Today

on September 11, 2014 - 7:25am

LAPS News:

The School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 11 in the School Board Room, Administration Offices 2075 Trinity Dr..

The agenda includes interviews with candidates for School Board District Position # 3 for the open School Board position.

The candidates include:

Candidates include:

  • Shelby Redondo;
  • Caroline Boyle;
  • NancyAnn Holmes; and
  • Keeley Miller Power.

The School Board may take possible action to choose the member for School Board District Position #3.

The School Board will hold a School Board Retreat 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.


Dynofit CEO Demonstrates Biofeedback Through Video Gaming

on September 10, 2014 - 5:15pm
Rohan Loveland of Dynofit Inc. shows how the video game he designed can be used as a biofeedback devise to teach muscles to flex or relax. Electrodes are placed on the muscle and the person uses a flex or relax motion to play the game. Suzette Fox, executive director of Los Alamos MainStreet gets hooked up to play the game with her thumb. Loveland still wears the electrodes he used to play the game with his eyebrows. The event, Biofeedback: Game Your Brain. was held at Diamond Mix Workspace Monday and was part of Science Fest 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAMS Students Create Wall of Awesomeness

on September 10, 2014 - 4:27pm
Seventh graders who helped create Wall of Awesomeness. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzin
Eighth graders who helped create the Wall of Awesomeness. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzin

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Student Council, along with several WEB Crew leaders put together the Wall of Awesomeness as part of the school's suicide prevention activities.

One of the notes on the Wall of Awesomeness. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzin

The original concept from Los Alamos High School 2014 graduates Faith Glasco and Elizabeth Hjelvik continues at LAMS with students answering two questions: What


Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists in 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

on September 10, 2014 - 4:07pm

The 14 LAHS students named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program pictured with LAHS Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist, front left, and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn, front right, and from front, left to right, Sally Grindstaff, Leyla Akhadov, Sarah Wallstrom, Sara Stubben, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy. Back, left to right, Daniel Ben-Naim, William Zhao, Colin Redman, Harrison Williams, Alexander Swart, Benjamin Reichelt, AJ Makela and Vincent Tang. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

LAHS News:

Today officials of National Merit Scholarship

Los Alamos Students Take Top Prizes At 2014 New Mexico State Fair!

on September 10, 2014 - 1:38pm

Jordan Duran, left, and Caemlyn Tripp, right, of Los Alamos High School with their art teacher Mary Grace. Photos by Stephanie Rittner

Eliana Rodriguez of Chamisa Elementary School and her art teacher Renee Mitsunaga. Photos by Stephanie Rittner

From left, Art teacher Renee Mitsunaga, Eliana Rodriguez, Jordan Duran, Caemlyn Tripp and art teacher Mary Grace. Photos by Stephanie Rittner


Three students from Los Alamos Public Schools won prizes for the artwork they entered into the 2014 Students Art exhibit at the state fair.

Eliana Rodriguez of Chamisa Elementary School

LAHS Choir Golf Tournament Fundraiser Seeks Sponsors

on September 9, 2014 - 2:48pm

Participants Sought For Los Alamos High School Ballroom Dance Fundraiser

on September 9, 2014 - 2:33pm

Los Alamos High School Ballroom Dance students. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Ever dreamed about learning how to dance? Never had time? Now it’s your chance!

As a part of fundraising efforts for the Los Alamos High School Dance Program, Ballroom Dance students and their teacher Natasha Barkhudarova will be offering four weekly sessions of Rumba Dance Classes for Beginners, starting Sept. 16.

Classes will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, at Los Alamos High School Topper Theater.

Everybody is welcome to join the class and no partner is required.

Entreprenurial Teen Grand Challenge Participants Wow Judges

on September 9, 2014 - 12:13pm
The Quality Mobile Small Engine Repair Team from Espanola took First Place in the Entreprenurial Teen Grand Challenge and received $400 to build their business. The event was held Monday at UNM-Los Alamos as part of Los Alamos ScienceFest 2014. Judges were impressed by the achievable goals outlined in their proposal. Seven teams from around northern New Mexico competed in the Challenge, presenting their business plan to a panel of six judges. Team members, from left, Alejandro Atencio, Joshua Lopez and lead mechanic Xena Martinez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Second place

Four Candidates Vie For School Board Vacancy ... Interviews Set For Thursday

on September 8, 2014 - 2:55pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 in the School Administration Board Room, 2075 Trinity Dr.

The Board will conduct interviews with the four candidates vying for School Board Position #3, recently vacated by David Foster who is moving out of town.

Candidates include:

  • Shelby Redondo;
  • Caroline Boyle;
  • NancyAnn Holmes; and
  • Keeley Miller Power.

The Board may select a new board member at Thursday's meeting or may defer the decision to a later date.


PEEC: Call For Trail Photos For New Nature App

on September 8, 2014 - 11:32am

Quemazon Trail. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

While the walls are going up and the roof is raised, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to bring together all the elements that will make the much anticipated Los Alamos County Nature Center a great new resource for the local community.

PEEC is working with professionals to design not only the exhibits, but also an exciting new app that will be one of the highlights of the new center. The app will provide trail recommendations, and PEEC is calling on members of the community to submit photographs of local trails to be used for the app.