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LAPS: Open Enrollment; In-District Transfer March 2

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will make available the Open Enrollment Application process (for students who reside outside of Los Alamos County) for the 2020-21 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2.

The application will be accessible online at and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

In addition, the In-District Transfer form will be available beginning Monday, March 2 for elementary students who reside in Los Alamos County but wish to transfer to a different school zone.

For more information, contact Sandra Osborn at 505.663.2228


Governor Makes Historic Appointment To Appeals Court

Shammara Haley Henderson


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Shammara Haley Henderson to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Henderson is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 2017. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

She is the first African-American to be appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, according to Aja Brooks, president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.

Henderson also


UNM-LA And Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Beethoven winners from left, Gala Nelson, Malaika Philip, Anuita Dzuiba, Janna Warren and Alyssa Sun. Courtesy photo

Beethoven Winners: Left-to-Right Philippa Fung, Julian Hu, Sean Lo, John Kang, Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo


This year marks the 250th celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

To honor that occasion, the UNM-LA campus has invited the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) to kick off the year at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at UNM-LA in the Student Services Building.

The event features a public piano recital featuring young Los Alamos pianists


Extreme-Risk Protection Order Bill Wins Final Approval

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement Thursday night after Senate Bill 5, “providing law enforcement officers with another proven-effective tool to proactively address the scourge of gun violence in communities all across New Mexico”, passed the House floor by a vote of 39-31:

“This is a tremendous victory for New Mexicans’ public safety. This tool will empower law enforcement to keep our communities safer. It will minimize the plain and unacceptable risks of gun violence and suicide all across New Mexico.



Marilyn Wightman Demonstrates Pastel Painting Feb. 22

‘In The Moment’. Courtesy/Marilyn Wightman

ART News:

Plein air painter Marilyn Wightman will be doing a Pastel Painting demonstration at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

As a participant in the “Six of One” Exhibition underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center, Wightman is known for her pastel landscapes and has used the pastel medium since she was a teenager.

Using her plein air set-up but working from a photo, participants can observe the steps she takes to complete a successful painting.

Wightman is happy to answer questions so feel free to come and see her in action.

Fuller Lodge


Wine, Chocolate & Dancing At Pajarito Saturday

Wine, chocolate and dancing 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Pajarito. Courtesy photo


Pajarito is showing the love this Valentine’s Day with wine, chocolate and dancing.

The event is actually 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and includes: 

  • Chocolate from Rose Chocolatier;
  • Wine from Unquarked; and
  • Music and dancing from El Duo del Sabor “Sol Y Luna” featuring Carlos Fontana the lead singer for Nosotros.

This event is FREE for skiers and snowboarders with a $7 cover charge for nonskiing or snowboarding guests.


NM Delegation, Governor Urge Military Officials To Utilize, Develop State’s Space Assets For U.S. Space Force

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), along with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, sent a letter Tuesday to General John W. Raymond, the first Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force and Commander of U.S. Space Command.

The letter urges General Raymond to utilize New Mexico’s existing public and private sector space capabilities as the United States Space Force develops its infrastructure and


Catch Of The Week: Ransomware On The Rise

Los Alamos


It can cripple global businesses, governments, schools, hospitals, and more; ransomware attacks are on the rise. Read on to learn more about this cyber threat and how you can protect yourself.

According to a recent study by Emsisoft, a security firm that helps companies hit by ransomware, in 2019, there were 205,280 organizations they assisted with recovery from ransomware infections. This is a 41% increase from the year before. Average payments to recover from ransomware (for businesses, not consumers) jumped up to $84,116- more than double what it


PEEC Hosts Unique Valentine’s Day Celebration Feb. 14

Enjoy a unique Valentine’s Day celebration of love in the animal kingdom at the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and explore the love lives of critters near and far. Pig+Fig Café will cater dinner for the evening and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op will provide drinks. Tickets are on sale now. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this Valentine’s Day for a special celebration of love in the animal kingdom.

Enjoy tasty food from Pig+Fig Café and drinks from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op while learning about the love lives of critters near and far.

After attendees enjoy