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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/ladailypost.com

There was a fierce battle for third place, with many


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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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

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


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‘The Neverending Story’ Is Truly Magical At LALT

Ygamul the Many and her children are menacing but somehow adorable in ‘The Neverending Story’. Photo by Zachery Baker

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON

Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Adults, bring every available kid. Kids, drag your adults to this show. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story,” opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center and it’s truly magical.

The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by Mimi Adams. Adams has a lot of experience directing kids and it really pays off in this production.

A huge cast of around 30,


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‘Between Earth And Sky’ By Dana Salmond At Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery Closes Sunday

Lindsay Provan, left, celebrates her artist mom, Dana Salmond, at Opening Reception of  ‘Between Earth and Sky’ at Mesa Public Library’s upstairs gallery. The show continues through Sunday. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Los Alamos artist Dana Salmond celebrated more than 30 years of diverse creativity at her solo show’s opening reception Saturday,  Dec. 7. The exhibition, “Between Earth and Sky: Paintings, Mixed Media Constructions and Ceramics” runs through Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

The art pieces on display traces Salmond’s


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Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Concert Dec. 14

LASO News:
 
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) celebrates the season with its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.
 
The concert is free, with donations sincerely appreciated, and all ages are warmly welcomed.
 
Conductor Tjett Gerdom has chosen a combination of classic and newer holiday repertoire. Excerpts from The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite for more than a century, open the concert.
 
The ballet, based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann and with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was first produced in St. Petersburg, Russia,

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