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Rotary 4th Grader Event Raises Funds for Kids

on June 9, 2013 - 1:10pm

Children gather to hear a trivia question at the recent "Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader' fundraiser at Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary Projects Chair Skip King auctions items during the STARS fundraiser June 2 at the Dixie Girl with assistance from Rotarian Tom Nagawiecki. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Laura Loy, left, of STARS presents Rotary President Linda Hull with a check from the 'Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader' June 2 fundraiser during Tuesday's Rotary Club lunch meeting.

Kids Can Experience the Four Elements at PEEC

on June 9, 2013 - 5:52am

PEEC News:

Beloved children’s librarian Melissa Mackey will teach four special classes at PEEC this summer for kids ages 8-12.

Elements will have sessions on earth, air, fire and water. The classes will be held the second and fourth Wednesdays of June and July from 2-3:30 p.m. and costs $8 or $6.50 for PEEC members.

June 12, the theme will be earth, and kids will get to build their own mud town! Mackey will help kids make mini adobe bricks, and will share stories and information about local mud-house building, both modern and ancient.

Cerro Grande Scholarships Awarded

on June 8, 2013 - 8:00am


This is the final year of the Cerro Grande Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to Los Alamos High School Seniors whose homes were a total loss in the 2000 fire and who are graduating in good standing from Los Alamos High School. 

The winners of this year’s awards were enrolled at Mountain Elementary School and were about to complete kindergarten at the time of the fire.

The sale of the book Cerro Grande Canyons of Fire, Spirit of Community has funded this award since 2001.

This year’s winners are Theresa Sandoval and Morgan Schake.

Sandoval plans to become a high school


School Board Holds Three Meetings Next Week

on June 6, 2013 - 7:29am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Los Alamos High School Athletic Conference Room to discuss a specific personnel issue per Section 10-15-1-H(2) of the Open Meetings Act.

The Board will hold its regular School Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater. The agenda for the meeting will be posted at the district office the Thursday before the meeting.

The Board has scheduled a special School Board meeting for 4 p.m.


Three Delegates Represent LAHS at Boys' State

on June 6, 2013 - 7:25am
From left,
Esteban Summers, Daniel Ahrens and Jeremy Goettees, LAHS Boys’ State  Delegates. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Daniel Ahrens, Jeremy Goettee and Esteban Summers represented Los Alamos High School at the American Legion Boys’ State held on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University from May 25 to 31.

There were 120 young men who completed the intense, total immersion in the political party, campaign and election of city, county and state officials. Political party leaders had to lead their party members through the issues, platform and the recruitment of a candidate.


UNM-LA Offers New Mexico Wine Tasting Class This Weekend

on June 5, 2013 - 10:38am

Black Mesa Winery vineyards. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The Community Education Department of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will offer the class, Wine Tasting in Northern New Mexico, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

The wine tasting will take place at the award winning Black Mesa Winery where students will learn about local wines in an outdoor setting. The class explores Italian grape varieties growing in New Mexico.

Visit for directions. The cost of the class is $45 per student.

Liz Berdugo, the instructor, is an Italian licensed sommelier.


Local Students Travel to Europe on Educational Tour

on June 5, 2013 - 8:40am

Students participating in the 2013 European Tour. Front row: Lynn Ovaska (tour leader), Sara Lane, Keiko Tanski, Emily Silks, Adriana Gutierrez, Janali Gustafson, Dana Crooks, Danielle Parsons, Caro Jaime, Morgan Schake, Danielle Ortiz Back row: Amy Neal, Kristin Christensen, Bryce Theesfeld, Kate McCown, Andrew Li, Daniel Dunning, Kyanna Martinez, Gabby Conley-Lopez, Sophia Barkhudarova, and Ben Stewart. (Not pictured, Sean Reardon, Madeline Margevicius, Nick Hill and Nathan Lang.) Courtesy photo

Staff Report

A group of 24 graduated Los Alamos students will going on an educational tour of