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LAHS Homecoming Court Asks Community To Participate In 'Court For A Cause'

on September 16, 2019 - 3:33pm
LAHS Homecoming Court from left, Zoe Butler, Ogden Berry, Ariel Edkin, Alex Moulton, Cory Liechty, JD Carson, Maddie Ovaska, Hunter Swavely, Ellie Oldham, Luc Chavez, Ona Gartz. Not pictured: Jacob Majors. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS FOUNDATION News:
 
All the schools are a buzz this week with Homecoming activities. There are the usual spirit days, a Homecoming parade, football game and dance, but this year there will be a new Homecoming tradition.

Gessing: No Need For New Permanent Fund

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when they convene in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

With nearly $8 billion available in 2020, the general fund budget will be up nearly 27 percent over just two years. Even fans of bigger government have to be concerned about the rapid rate of government expansion in such a short period of time.

What should be done to solve this very nice problem to have? 

Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists In 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

on September 16, 2019 - 8:55am

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Los Alamos High School includie Dara Armstrong, Talia Ben-Naim, Sean Dougherty, Eleanor Henderson, Emily Holmes, Cinlong Huang, Eli Iramk-Bent, Malea Joyce, Dimitri Lopez, Gopal Nadiga, Trystan Osburn, Juan Romero, Neha Sadasivan and Cameron Waters. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Friday the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Fourteen semifinalists are seniors at Los Alamos High School including: Dara Armstrong, Talia

LAHS 2019 Homecoming Week Activities Sept. 16-21

on September 16, 2019 - 8:19am

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LAHS News:

This week Los Alamos will don green and gold to celebrate Homecoming 2019.

“It’s that time of the year when everyone is a Topper,” said Jonathan Lathrop, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. “Our Student Leadership team has been very busy planning a lot of activities to celebrate this tradition.”

The week begins Monday, Sept. 16 with the Billy Bob Volleyball game. Senior boys play volleyball while members of the LAHS Volleyball team act as coaches and referees. The game begins at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gymnasium.

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DerbyCon 2019: Finish Line – ‘Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened’

on September 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Opening ceremony at DerbyCon, the InfoSec conference Sept. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
DerbyCon panel on ‘DerbyCon Story Time’. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

I’ve been in cybersecurity for a little over a year, and I decided it was about time I went to an InfoSec conference.

Defcon/Black Hat in Vegas sounded intimidatingly huge; I wanted something less terrifying. A friend suggested DerbyCon.

GOP Hosts Annual Constitutional Day Dinner Oct. 5

on September 15, 2019 - 8:40am

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Steinhaus: ‘No Tax Rate Increase’ Bond Election For Our Schools

on September 15, 2019 - 7:56am
By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools
 
 
Here are five reasons to vote “YES” on November 5th to renew our school bonds: no tax increase - it is all about the students, improved safety and learning spaces are needed, the proposal is fiscally responsible, Los Alamos schools have strong community support, and the School Board has kept their promises to voters.
 
1. No increase in tax rates, it is all about the students - voter approval of the school bond means that property tax rates will remain the same in Los Alamos - no tax increase.  Let's support our children and

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