Los Alamos Garden Club Rose Pruning Workshop Saturday

Los Alamos Garden Club free Rose Pruning Workshop is 10 a.m., Saturday. Courtesy/LAGC

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club has rescheduled its free Rose Pruning Workshop for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24.

The workshop will be held at the Fuller Lodge Memorial Rose Garden and lead by Carlos Valdez of the Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Office.

This is an excellent workshop for anyone interested in learning how to properly prune roses. Valdez will teach attendees how to prune, clean and care for roses.

Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and

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Olions To Perform Murder On The Orient Express

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Olions will perform Murder On The Orient Express live in Duane Smith Auditorium 7 p.m. April 22, 23 and 24, and a matinee at 2 p.m. April 24.

About Murder On The Orient Express:

“Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in

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New Mexico Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation Partners Offer Students With Disabilities Virtual High School-To-Work Transition Fairs


SANTA FE — In an effort to ensure New Mexico’s high school juniors with disabilities continue to receive ongoing support as they consider various career paths, the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NMDVR) and partner agencies will be holding virtual high school-to-work transition fairs throughout the spring. 

Students and their parents are invited to drop in and visit online exhibitor “booths” to learn about career transition programs  and services for students with disabilities.  

“Connecting with New Mexico’s high school students with disabilities and

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LAPS School Board Notice Of Possible Quorum

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) Board may attend the Virtual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7 p.m. Monday, April 19. 

A quorum of the school board may be present, however, no action will be taken.

This meeting is not open to the public.

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LAPD: 2021 Safety Town For Kindergartners Runs June 7-11

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) in collaboration with Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department, invite parents to register their new kindergarteners for Safety Town.

Changes to this year’s program:

  • Safety Town will be held at Los Alamos Middle School June 7-11;
  • Safety Town will run 9-11 a.m. daily; 
  • Campers must be able to wear a mask at all times;
  • Campers must bring their own water bottles;
  • The program is limited to 45 students; and 
  • COVID-Safe practices will be followed.

The County Parks and Recreation Department will provide additional

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Local Internet Provider Aids LAPS With High Speed Access


LAPS News:

Local internet provider LANet aided Los Alamos Public Schools in the recent shift from remote learning to in-person learning with a gracious donation of high speed internet access.

Owner Allan Saenz reached out to district leadership with an offer to provide 1GB of bandwidth, free of charge, for the remainder of the school year. Working with district technology staff, Saenz and his team were able to install and configure the necessary hardware in just a few days.

“The added bandwidth provided by LANet has allowed our students and teachers to continue using the multitude

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LAMS Students Hold Supplies Drive For Homeless May 8

LAMS News:

Bella Blair, an 8th grader at Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) and her partner Caden Fichtl are doing speech and debate this year for their final.

They were challenged to find a problem in the community and they chose the homeless population in Santa Fe in need of supplies/covid supplies. 

They have come up with a plan to hold a drive May 8 at LAMS. 

Blair and Fichtl will collect items such as unused/unopened face masks, UNUSED blankets, New socks, jackets, UNUSED feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, TRAVEL SIZE toothpaste, UNUSED hand sanitizer, UNOPENED nonperishable food, UNUSED

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LAPS: April Is Underage Drinking Awareness Month


LAPS News:

April is Underage Drinking Awareness Month and Los Alamos Public Schools is sharing information about why teenagers drink, Los Alamos County student data, and the important role parents play.

Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.

Why Do So Many Young People Drink?

As children mature, it is natural for them to assert their independence,

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LAHS Class Of 1969 Awards Logan Black $3,000 Academic Scholarship To Pursue Teacher’s Education Degree

The Los Alamos High School Class of 1969 is awarding its 2021 $3,000 scholarship to Logan Black, a graduating senior at LAHS so he can pursue his teacher education degree. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Logan Black, a 2021 graduating senior at Los Alamos High School, has made the most of his academic experience as a student leader, a student voice on the LAPS School Board, a state and national qualifier in student competitions and as a volunteer in the community.

Black served as president of the school’s Distributive Education Club preparing emerging student leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing,

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Los Alamos County Library System Youth Services Offers ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Reading Program

Desmond Jibben, 4, with some help from his parents Zach and Janessa, recently finished the ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ reading program. Children can sign up for the ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ reading program at the Los Alamos County Library System website or Beanstack at or Direct questions about library youth programs or services to 505.662.8258 or

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Enterprise University Features Local Presenters From LANL

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces two upcoming presentations through Enterprise University featuring officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Both presentations are free of charge and open to the public. Those interested in attending may register at

Steven Renfro


Instructed by Steven Renfro, Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (1-2:30 p.m. MDT)

Managing teams in a modern world is often about providing the proper

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LAPS Foundation: April Showers Campaign For Teachers

Courtesy/LAPS Foundation

By Jenny McCumber
Executive Director
LAPS Foundation

The LAPS Foundation is sponsoring a community-wide campaign throughout April to “Shower” Los Alamos teachers with gifts they have chosen.

Show your appreciation for our teachers by going to this link to donate money for these wish list items.

Don’t want to donate for a specific item? Choose a school-wide project for a specific school or sponsor a Foundation grant! For only $5 per vote, vote for your favorite school. The LAPS Foundation will match per dollar up to $1,000 per school.

Let’s make our teachers feel appreciated!

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Los Alamos Hilltopper Swimmers Prevail In Double Dual Meet Against Rio Rancho And Cleveland April 10

The Hilltoppers qualified four boys for state in this heat of 200 IM April 10 at Rio Rancho, from second to right, Takuma Shiina, Andy Corliss, Orion Henderson and Max Corliss. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimmers prevailed in a double dual meet against Rio Rancho and Cleveland at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center Saturday, April 10.

Girls team scores were Los Alamos Hilltoppers 209, Rio Rancho Rams 99, and Cleveland Storm 80.

Boys team scores were Los Alamos Hilltoppers 240, Rio Rancho Rams 65, and Cleveland Storm 62.

The Toppers competed well up and down the

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UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Virtually April 14

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, using Zoom technology. 

This is the annual special meeting related to the UNM-LA budget.

Agenda items will include an overview of the FY22 Budget, confirmation of the approved Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21 and approval of the FY22 Operating Budget.

Anyone interested in attending this public meeting, utilizing Zoom, should contact Laci Taylor at for additional information.

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VCNP: Light Pollution, The Environment, And Us…

Moths flock to man-made light sources, like this outdoor light, instead of orienting to the moon. This is just one example of how artificial light can interrupt the natural behaviors of wildlife. Photo by Mohibul Hoque

Valles Caldera National Preserve
(With contributions from Monique Schoustra and Starr Woods) 

Humans and animals have always relied on the stars for seasonal awareness, navigation, and understanding. But increases in artificial lighting and light pollution cost us our connection to the past and produce devastating effects on our own health and our environment.

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Governor Signs Bills Benefiting Students, Higher Education


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed several budget and policy measures that will benefit higher education students, support workforce development, and fund key initiatives at public and Tribal colleges and universities across New Mexico.  

A top administrative priority, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship will receive $18 million to support part-time and non-traditional students as well as recent high school graduates in pursuing certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees at public and Tribal colleges and universities in New Mexico. The scholarship

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Public Invited To Input & Info Session On LAPS Budget

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools invites the public to attend a community input and information session about the LAPS budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Join the Zoom Meeting here.

“We value ideas from our staff, parents and community members.  They have traditionally provided valuable insights about student and staff well-being and academic success as part of developing the district budget,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said. “We hope you will join in this important discussion.” 

The agenda will begin with a summary of legislative actions impacting

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PEEC, Historical Society, County Library: Growing Together

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are teaming up to bring programs about gardening to the community. There will be a series of five workshops, lectures, and events in April and May. 

Gardening and farming have always been part of life on the Pajarito Plateau, from Ancestral Puebloans to Homesteading Farms to Victory Gardens of WWII and the Master Gardeners and hobbyists of today.

In 1944, the community created a space for victory gardens east of the Fuller Lodge lawn. These

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New Mexico Students Offered Surveillance Testing For COVID … Goal To Test 1% Per Week On Voluntary Basis

PED News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has announced that New Mexico public school students will be offered school-based COVID-19 testing opportunities as a further tool to enhance safety amid the continuing pandemic.

Student testing is completely voluntary and at no cost to students. Districts and charter schools will implement student testing programs as soon as possible but no later than the week of April 26.

Students who show proof of being fully vaccinated and students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days will not be asked to participate. 

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