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LAHS Graduate Megan Martinez Set To Pursue Animal Science At New Mexico State University

LAHS Graduating Senior Megan Martinez. Courtesy/Kris Martinez


Megan Martinez, a graduating senior from Los Alamos High School, is all set to begin her next adventure at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

This fall, she will be joining NMSU’s Animal Science program, where she’ll be diving headfirst into her passion for animals. Martinez’s dream of becoming a veterinarian will begin taking shape in Las Cruces. 

Throughout her high school journey, Martinez has achieved multiple accomplishments as a Hilltopper. Martinez was a four-year Varsity Cheerleader and was selected Read More

Laura Woodroffe Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace

Runners gather Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race held at East Park. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners take off Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race held at East Park. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News: 

Laura Woodroffe was the top predictor in the weekly pace race held at East Park with a 8 second differential off her predicted time. She was also the best female finisher in the 3 mile distance recording a 22:51. 

Other accurate predictors were: 

  • Elizabeth Atkins and Lynn Bjorklund tied at 9 seconds;
  • Ryan Smeltzer with a 10 second difference;
  • Travis Gibson at 17 seconds off; and
  • David Kinsberg with a 18 second differential. 
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Opus OP Presents ‘Discovering The Music Of Bach’ June 10

Conductor and Educator Oliver Prezant

Opus OP News:

SANTA FE — Join conductor and educator Oliver Prezant and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh for an in-depth look at a Prelude and Fugue from Bach’s celebrated Well Tempered Clavier

During the program, Prezant will lead an interactive exploration of the music, as we look at how Bach works his material to create a brilliant, character-filled Prelude. Then they’ll examine the short melody that begins the Fugue and follow its twists and turns as it appears and reappears throughout the piece.

McIntosh will demonstrate a variety of approaches Read More

Mountaineers Talk Features 71 Years Of Adventure May 23

Bob Cowan, John Sarracino, Bill Johnson and Scott Rogers on Ixtaccihuatl. Photo by Bob Cowan, January 1982

Los Alamos Mountaineers

The May 23 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. Norbert Ensslin will speak about “71 Years of Adventure — A History of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.”

The Los Alamos Mountaineers were founded in 1952 by a small group of mountain climbers and friends who had a love of the outdoors. Since that time, via monthly meetings, speaker programs, climbing schools and roughly 1000 scheduled trips, the Mountaineers have served Read More

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Green Chile Cheddar Souffle

Video on how to prepare a Green Chile Cheddar Souffle. Video by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

One of my favorite things to do in the spring is to plan a morning brunch in the garden to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. While souffle is not a traditional New Mexican dish, this green chile cheddar cheese souffle has all the elements to christen it such and invite it to our table frequently. The cloud-light texture, gooey cheese and spicy flavor is the perfect dish to pair with the scents of a flowering garden and birdsong. This recipe is really easy!

I think souffle has been Read More

Scenes From Toppers Hosting 2023 District Golf Tournament

Nolan Bell tees off on #2 in the District Tournament played Monday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. The boys tied for second with Valley. Photo by John McHale/

Mickey Velasquez-Saiz takes his fairway shot on #1. Photo by John McHale/

Angus Smith lines up his tee shot on #2. Photo by John McHale/

Gabby Mowrer takes her tee shot on #17, she finished in the top five. The girls finished in second place. Photo by John McHale/

Bella McTeigue putts out on #16. Photo by John McHale/

Sophia Sanders taps in her putt on 18. Read More

Los Alamos Chamber Shares Upcoming Business Events


Upcoming Chamber Events:

AllerPops Launch Party Celebration
4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at SALA Event Center (2551 Central Ave)
New Mexico Startup Expanding Worldwide! Join in to celebrate the Beginning of the End of the Allergy Era. Register to attend!
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware White Rock Grand Reopening
8 a.m.-6 p.m. with 1 p.m. Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, May 13
Join in to celebrate the Grand Reopening of Metzger’s White Rock location, after their renovation! Enjoy free hot dogs and brats at 11am, while they last, and cake after the 1pm Ribbon Cutting! Get ready for Mother’s Read More

New Mexico Film Office And Stowe Story Labs Extend Deadline For Training For Emerging Screenwriters

NMFO News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) is partnering with Stowe Story Labs to provide the second edition of “New Voices New Mexico,” the training program for emerging New Mexican screenwriters.

The program will be administered in three parts over six months by Stowe Story Labs Founder and Director David Rocchio and is designed to support emerging screenwriters in developing foundational skills necessary for writing feature film or television scripts. 

The “New Voices New Mexico” inaugural program ran in 2022 and aims to help emerging screenwriters and filmmakers learn skills Read More

New Mexico Joins National Computer Education Organization

NMPED News:week to join the

SANTA FE — New Mexico is one of seven new states this Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, dedicated to education equity in schools across the country.

The new members, which also include Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, elevate the organization to 29 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. Collaborating with the U.S. National Science Foundation and, the alliance partners with each of them to boost student participation in quality computing programs.

As the Public Education Department’s Math Is Me Read More