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LAPS: Community Budget Meeting March 19

on March 11, 2018 - 1:11am
LAPS News:
The next Los Alamos Public Schools Budget Meeting is 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the White Rock Branch Library.
Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.
The meeting will include a review of the budget development process and time for community members to ask questions, give ideas and suggest how funds would be best utilized.  
School Board Members will also be discussing the budget during the upcoming School Board Work Session March 29 at the Topper Freshman Academy, as well as during the

Apple Hill String Quartet Residency In Los Alamos

on March 11, 2018 - 1:04am
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency March 22 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
LAAC News:
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency featuring a free master class 3:30-5 p.m. and a gala concert 7-8:30 p.m. March 22 in Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
Called “dashing and extraordinary” by Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts that present interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned

YCC Job Applications Open At The Family YMCA

on March 10, 2018 - 8:33pm

Class Of ‘98 Launches Topper Trot ... Open To Public

on March 10, 2018 - 9:17am

LAHS Class Of ‘98 Reunion News:


To all Los Alamos area friends and supporters ... the 1st ever Topper Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by the Class of ‘98 is now open for registration.


The event is July 7 in Los Alamos as part of the Class of ‘98 reunion activities.


This specific activity is open to the public and proceeds from the event will benefit the LAPS Foundation.


Register here: 

Rotary Hears Plans For Local Polaris Charter School

on March 10, 2018 - 7:52am
LAPS School Board Member Bill Hargraves, acting as a private citizen, and Liz Martineau gave a program recently at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, detailing plans to begin a Polaris Charter School in Los Alamos for 6th-8th grade students. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Rotary Club Seeks Young Leaders For Camp

on March 10, 2018 - 7:24am


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is seeking young leaders (High School Juniors ONLY) with an interest in attending a week long camp in the Manzano Mountains in July. 

Boy’s Camp is Sunday, July 15 to Saturday, July 21. Girl’s Camp is Saturday, July 21 to Friday, July 27.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5520 for the students in New Mexico.

NEA-New Mexico: Election Recommendations For State Treasurer, Attorney General And Secretary Of State

on March 9, 2018 - 10:35am
NEA News:
NEA-New Mexico Announces Election Recommendations for State Treasurer, Attorney General and Secretary of State
National Education Association – New Mexico President Betty Patterson and our elected Education Political Action Committee (EdPAC) announced today our Recommendation to our members of the 2018 re-election campaigns of:
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State;
  • Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer; and
  • Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General.
 “Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Tim Eichenberg, and Hector Balderas are Recommended for their 2018

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture: Thomas Romero On Sustaining Culture And Traditions Tuesday March 13

on March 9, 2018 - 9:48am

Thomas Romero

Los Alamos Historical Society News: 

Thomas Romero, executive director of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, will present “Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area: Sustaining Culture and Traditions” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at historic Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Romero will discuss the work of the Heritage Area, which covers the area of Taos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties. He will focus on the work of the organization over the last four years in creating sustaining partnerships with other cultural organizations.

Livy Snyder Of Los Alamos Awarded Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship In Venice, Italy

on March 9, 2018 - 9:13am
Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has received a Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship. Courtesy photo


Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has been awarded the highly competitive Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship in Venice, Italy for Fall 2018.

The Peggy Guggenheim Internship Program engages students in the daily operations of a museum by engaging with staff members, educating public visitors and participating in museum projects. The internship culminates in the participant delivering a seminar based on their research during their time at the museum.

Snyder grew up in Los Alamos and is

Chamisa Elementary School Student Kyler Young To Attend Southwest District Kiwanis International

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am
Chamisa sixth grader Kyler Young with his art teacher Renee Mitsunaga. Young will represent K-kids of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. Courtesy photo


Sixth grade student Kyler Young from Chamisa Elementary School has been selected to represent the K-kids Club of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. 

K-kids is a service club sponsored by the Kiwanis and led by elementary students, that is designed to teach the value of helping others by taking part in community service projects.

Young was nominated by his peers and art

Pearce Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

on March 8, 2018 - 7:52am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce invites high school students from across New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for this years’ Congressional Art Competition.
Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the country have participated at the local level. 
The winning entry will be displayed on the grounds of the United States Capitol, hanging in the tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos High School Student Miriam Wallstrom Accepted Into United States Senate Youth Program

on March 8, 2018 - 7:13am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with LAHS student Miriam Wallstrom. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Wednesday evening in honoring Miriam Wallstrom of Los Alamos and Aaron Braddock of Carlsbad at a reception celebrating their acceptance into the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Funded by The Hearst Foundation, the United States Senate Youth Program allows high school students to gain an in-depth understanding of the American political process, while strengthening their passion for a career in public

PEEC: Explore Swirls At Family Night March 13

on March 7, 2018 - 12:02pm
Enjoy activities about swirls in nature with Melissa Mackey at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Family Night. Photo from Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
PEEC News:
Tuesday, March 13, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This free program allows kids to enjoy an evening of exploring swirls in nature with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey 6-7 p.m. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.
Children will make marble race tracks to take home at the end of the evening.

LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

New Native American Budget And Policy Institute Seeks To Empower Indigenous Communities To Effect Systemic Change

on March 7, 2018 - 7:15am
UNM News:
SANTA ANA PUEBLO — The new Native American Budget and Policy Institute (the Institute) will launch at an event Tuesday at Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo.
The Institute will conduct research, budget and policy analysis, social justice advocacy, litigation, and community lawyering to empower Native American communities to create self-determined and systematic change that will improve their health, education, and economic well-being.
The Institute is a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy of the University of New Mexico, and the New

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF


A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.

Second Renewable Energy Festival Scheduled For Earth Day Weekend At Northern New Mexico College

on March 6, 2018 - 11:53am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA  After a hugely successful first run, the Renewable Energy Festival returns for a second year on Earth Day weekend, April 20-21, at Northern New Mexico College in Española.
The festival kicks off Friday, April 20, with music and dance performances that celebrate Northern New Mexico’s rich heritage of respect for the environment and sustainable practices.
Saturday, April 21 features educational seminars, hands-on demonstrations and activities on a wide variety of renewable energy topics for the entire family.

Los Alamos County Waste Trucks Presentation At LAPS School Board Meeting

on March 6, 2018 - 11:50am
Kylie Alvarez's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
Philippa Fung's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Students and families of Kylie Alvarez from Chamisa and Philippa Fung from Barranca (now a student at LAMS) gathered at the LAPS school board meeting to get a closer look at their designs on the new Los Alamos County waste trucks.
Superintendent Dr.

Consumer Protection Week FACTS: 'F' Is For Finances

on March 6, 2018 - 11:49am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Hector Balderas urges New Mexico consumers to get the FACTS about their finances.
The New Mexico Office of Attorney General receives frequent complaints of finance-related problems—that is, problems with debt collectors, banks and credit unions, and also the payment of loans, including student loans and mortgages.
Attorney General Balderas advises, “Educating yourself on your own financial strengths and weaknesses is the first step to controlling your financial

LAPS Breakfast Attendees Tour Smith Auditorium

on March 6, 2018 - 7:10am
Those attending the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Public Schools Breakfast donned hardhats for a sneak peak at renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. After some delays, the opening of the facility is near at hand, Coordinator of Bond and Construction Facilities Herb McClean told the group. LAPS is hoping contruction will be completed by the end of March, he said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS's Herb McClean lead the tour of renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Speaker Discusses Concept Of Fake News

on March 5, 2018 - 8:59am
James McGrath Morris prepares to discuss ‘Journalism, Ethics and the War Over Fake News’ Feb. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
James McGrath Morris discusses journalism, ethics and fake news. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Audience members ask questions during the talk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Journalist, author and educator James McGrath Morris was the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting Monday,

SFCC Celebrates International Women's Day March 8

on March 5, 2018 - 7:51am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College Celebrates International Women’s Day with a presentation by Tewa Women United.
Speaker Kathy Sanchez will discuss Indigenous Women’s Rights, history and culture in northern New Mexico 10-11 a.m., Thursday in the Boardroom, Room 223, at 6401 Richards Ave.
The event sponsored by SFCC’s Presidential Diversity Action Committee and Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission,
The celebration continues in Campus Center with speakers and music 11 a.m.

Scenes From LAFD Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday In Bajo Canyon

on March 5, 2018 - 7:45am

Los Alamos Fire Department conducts Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning in Bajo Canyon. Here firefighters retrieve a hose following progressive hose lay, which is used by firefighters to advance systematically in a wildland fire situation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, second from left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, left, join in the classroom portion of Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning at LAFD Station 2 on DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel retrieve hoses following

Events Planned At New Mexico Historic Sites

on March 5, 2018 - 7:39am
NMHS News:
SANTA FE ― New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring:
Saturday, March 24 ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Mexico Art Auction
  • Coronado Historic Site
All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288

Scenes From Cowboy Breakfast Sunday

on March 5, 2018 - 6:58am

A warm fire greets diners Sunday morning at the monthly Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 Capt. Gerald Coriz, left, and crew members line up for breakfast Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets volunteering Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast, from left, Sam Bond, Alex Tuning, Colby Sapp and Trystan Osborn. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Volunteers serve breakfast