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Early Morning Seminary

on September 17, 2017 - 5:58am
Tamyra Smith teaching freshman seminary class. Photo by Deborah Fillerup Weagel
By Deborah Fillerup Weagel, PhD
  • LDS Los Alamos High School Students Participate In Morning Seminary Program

During this past school year when many residents in the Los Alamos area were still sleeping, about 40 young high school students arose at approximately 5-5:30 a.m. Almost every day high school was in session, these teenagers started their morning by attending seminary at 6:20 a.m. This year they studied The New Testament.

These students are part of a much larger international program established by

Daily Postcard: Bear Visits Walnut Street

on September 17, 2017 - 5:54am

Daily Postcard: A bear is spotted on the hunt for a picnic basket Saturday morning on Walnut Street. Photo by Gerald Antos

Daily Postcard: A bear is spotted Saturday morning at a home on Walnut Street. Photo by Gerald Antos

Youth Team Hosts Dinner Over Diamond Sunday

on September 16, 2017 - 12:20pm

From left, Cheryl Pongratz of Los Alamos Family Council, Morrie Pongratz of LAHS Key Club, Pinon Teacher Jodi Hughes and Fire Chief Troy Hughes at a previous Dinner Over Diamond event. Courtesy photo


United Way Youth Team News:


Hello! My name is Onnolee EnglertErickson and I am the 2017 chair for the United Way Youth Team. I am so honored to be in this position and to be able to work with the Youth Team in order to produce this year’s events. We have been working very hard to prepare the events this year.

LAPS Foundation Presents Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on September 16, 2017 - 11:59am
Tapas. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that it will hold its popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the old De Colores restaurant location.
The theme this year is “Experience the Food and Wine of Spain”. Pig+Fig’s Chef Laura Crucet will create scrumptious Spanish tapas, which will be paired with unique boutique Spanish wines.
True to its name, Taste of Knowledge will not only be fun and entertaining, but it will be educational as well.

Los Alamos Rotary Club Accepts Funding Requests

on September 16, 2017 - 11:52am


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has announced that it is looking to fund, up to $500 each, service projects in Los Alamos and around northern New Mexico.

Applications for the fall round will be accepted now through Oct. 13. The application form can be found on the Rotary Club’s website at

All projects will be considered, but particular attention will be given to projects that fall into one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:

  • Maternal & child health;
  • Basic education & literacy;
  • Economic & community development;
  • Peace & conflict

Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Cadets Host Pinion School Cub Scout Pack #326 At Educational Session

on September 16, 2017 - 11:02am

Scouts join the CAP Cadets in reciting the Pledge to Allegiance during an educational event Monday at the Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy/CAP Major Dan Gabel

CAP Major Mark Peters answer questions from Cub Scouts while CAP Cadets watch Monday at the airport. Courtesy/CAP Major Dan Gabel

CAP News: 

Cadet members of the Los Alamos Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol hosted the Pinon Elementary School Cub Scout Pack #326 Monday evening at the Los Alamos County Airport.

Twenty Cub Scouts along with family members learned about the programs available through Civil Air Patrol.

Joint Council And DPU Board Meeting Tuesday

on September 16, 2017 - 10:14am


The Los Alamos County Council is holding a joint meeting with the Department of Public Utilities Board beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Councilors and DPU board members will share the dais in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., during this special session.

This joint meeting stems from the fact that Council leadership has requested that each Board/Commission or Committee Chair make a presentation to the Council once a year focused on what has been completed and what they are working on, and what challenges or opportunities they see coming up in the