Bonnie J. Gordon

Terrarium Bar Opens At Petree Garden Center & Florist

Community invited to create a terrarium at the Terrarium Bar at Petree Garden. Courtesy/Petree photo

A terrarium ready to brighten a local home. Courtesy/ Petree

Petree Garden Center & Florist News:

 A new Terrarium Bar is now open for the community at Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 E Road.

“We serve ‘em on the rocks,” owner Laural Hardin said. “Come in and build your own terrarium. We have lots of cool mosses, rocks and unique containers or pottery to choose from, with the most extensive succulent, cacti and tropical plant selection in the area.”

Create a one-of-a-kind living decor


LAPS Native American Parent Advisory Council Hosts Class Of 2020 Native American Sash Ceremony Via Zoom Sunday

Members of the Class of 2020 receiving sashes Sunday include top left, Leah Mountain, Awan Ellenwood, Stanlee Platero, Nichelle Aguilar, Justin Pena, Riley Fullbright, Colleen Gurule and Zachery Moquino. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC) will host the Second Annual Native American Sash Ceremony, Sunday, May 24 for members of the Class of 2020.

The public is invited to watch the live stream beginning at 4 p.m. The link may be found at


LWV Primary Candidate Forums Now Posted Online

Democratic candidates for Los Alamos County Council participating Monday, May 4 in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. From top left, LWV member Lynn Jones, League Moderator Barbara Calef, and candidates Denise Derkacs, Greg White, Sean Williams and Rodney Roberson. Courtesy/LWV

Republican candidates for CD3 participating April, 30 in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. From top left, LWV member Lynn Jones, League Moderator Ellen Mills, and candidates Alexis Johnson, Harry Montoya and Angela Morales. Courtesy/LWV

LWV News:

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters recently


All New Mexico Public Schools To Close for Three Weeks Starting Monday

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus

New Mexico Public Schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16 amid growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus spoke with Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart Thursday evening. Steinhaus confirmed the closure and told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will issue a statement Friday, with further details.

“Because the LAPS Spring Break is scheduled for the week of March 23, we’ll only have to make up two weeks,” Steinhaus said.

More details about the Los Alamos school

Fifteen Talented Spellers Compete In Los Alamos County Spelling Bee At Chamisa School Wednesday Night

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus poses with County Spelling Bee winners, from left, first place winner 7th grader James Hudlemeyer, second place winner 6th grader Penelope Barry-Hoffman and third place winner 8th grader Veronica Parra Wednesday night at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Hudlemeyer will move to the next round of competition in Santa Fe. ‘My favorite thing about school is that once you learn, you can apply your learning in real life,’ Hudlemeyer said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

There was a fierce battle for third place, with many


Governor Issues Second State Of State Address

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham enters the House Chamber this afternoon at the Roundhouse to deliver her State of the State Address. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State Address this afternoon before a joint session of the House and Senate at the State Capitol. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued her second annual State of the State address today at the Roundhouse.

The governor launched the second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature with a speech