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Heinrich Congratulates Two New Mexico Students On Acceptance To Prestigious US Senate Youth Program

on March 10, 2017 - 10:02am

From left, James Michael Valerio of Taos, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and  Irene Tenaya Fernald of Las Cruces. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined in honoring New Mexico students Irene Tenaya Fernald of Las Cruces and James Michael Valerio of Taos at a reception wednesday celebrating their acceptance into the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). 

“I congratulate Irene Tenaya Fernald and James Michael Valerio on their acceptance into the highly competitive and merit-based United States Senate Youth

Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center March 14

on March 10, 2017 - 8:37am

The community is invited to enjoy activities with Melissa Mackey, 6-7 p.m. March 14, at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Family Night. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Tuesday, March 14 is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities, 6-7 p.m., with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey.

The nature center will be open for exploring the exhibits until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center and thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free to all.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Jack Stafford Receives General Billy Mitchell Award At Monday’s Promotion Ceremony

on March 10, 2017 - 8:12am
CAP Cadet Jack Stafford, right, receives his Mitchell Award Monday from Major Mark Peters. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
LTC Annette Peters recognized Cadet Master Sergeants Zach Lang, Juan Romero and Gabe Fox at Monday night's ceremony. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
CAP cadets at Monday's award ceremony, front row from left, Malcolm Olsen, Jacqueline Lang, Ty Swavely, Juan Romero, and Bryce Gentille. Back row from left, Caleb Britton, JD Downing, Zach Lang, Gabe Fox, Jack Stafford and Silas Morgan. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Newly Elected Los Alamos School Board And UNM-LA Advisory Board Sworn In

on March 10, 2017 - 7:07am
From left, newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board members Sheila Schiferl, Michelle Hall and David Sutton with newly elected Los Alamos School Board members Ellen Ben-Naim and Stephen Boerigter. Los Alamos County Municipal Judge Alan Kirk administered the Oath of Office to the new members Monday at the Los Alamos Justice Center. They will take up their duties at the next meeting of their respective boards. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Barranca's Kindergarten Roundup April 5

on March 9, 2017 - 9:41am

Local Students Excel In New Mexico Children’s Bible Quizzing Competition

on March 9, 2017 - 9:11am

Coaches Katrina Granillo, left, and Cindy Byerly with from left, Sienna Granillo, Hannah Granillo, Alex Byerly and Kyle Granillo. Courtesy photo


Sienna Granillo, 10, Kyle Granillo, 9, Alex Byerly, 8, and Hannah Granillo, 6, of White Rock recently represented the La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock at the District level of the New Mexico Children’s Bible Quizzing. The quiz meet took place Saturday, March 4 in Albuquerque.

The children competed against 40-50 other participants from all around New Mexico.

Meet Ali Renner, New LAHS Physics Teacher

on March 8, 2017 - 5:16pm

Ali Renner, the new Conceptual Physics teacher at Topper Freshmen Academy. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Ali Renner began teaching Conceptual Physics, Jan. 30, at the Topper Freshman Academy at Los Alamos High School.

Her path to landing the job started with a walk around Ashley Pond. Renner was hanging out with her kids and a friend. Her friend introduced her to Carter Payne, Topper Freshman Academy Principal.

She told him that she used to be a physics teacher. That got his attention.