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Column: Homecoming Havoc

on September 16, 2012 - 5:04am

Photo: Annika Bronkhorst
By Sopahn Kellogg
LAHS Sophomore

With the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance just around the corner, the Homecoming Committee is putting on the final touches and working out some last minute kinks. The dance is Saturday, Sept. 22.

Annika Bronkhorst, a sophomore this year and part of the Homecoming Committee, talked to the Los Alamos Daily Post to provide insight on the happenings of the Homecoming setup.

When asked about what was the most difficult part of getting Homecoming off the ground, Bronkhorst said, “Definitely I would say the shopping.

Downtown Buzzed with Activities Friday Before Today's Next Big Idea Festival

on September 15, 2012 - 8:01am

Engineers from Proctor & Gamble give a preview of the CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 Corvette Friday evening as part of today's Next Big Idea festival. The Corvette will be on display 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Mesa Public Library parking lot during. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council candidate Steve Girrens, right, got a tour under the hood of the CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 Corvette. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Councilor Sharon Stover got to sit behind the wheel of the CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 Corvette and rev its engine. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
A crowd gathers

Justin Black Chosen Teacher of the Year!

on September 14, 2012 - 11:56am

Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith with physical education teacher Justin Black, the 2012 "Teacher of the Year" are surrounded by students this morning. Photo by Debra Snow

LAPS News:

Justin Black, who serves as Chamisa Elementary School physical education teacher, was chosen as the New Mexico Association for Health Physical Education and Dance Elementary Physical Education "Teacher of the Year" for 2012.

Black will receive the award at the Oct. 11 state conference.

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Among the Nicest Gifts...

on September 14, 2012 - 10:27am

Delta Kappa Gamma member Eileen Trujillo and Los Alamos Medical Center Unit Supervisor Denise Martinez unpack the newest collection of children’s books given to the families welcoming a new member. Courtesy photo

Among the Nicest Gifts
By Judy Crocker


Down the street, the painting job went smoothly, and there were loads of boxes arriving. Family friends came last weekend for a baby shower, and the crib had arrived on time.

The local members of Delta Kappa Gamma – Rho Chapter were especially pleased to add a valuable gift to the baby’s new room – a specially-selected book for the start of

Los Alamos Public Schools Deals With Rocky Situation

on September 13, 2012 - 11:27am

DPU employees Stephen Abeyta and Joe Olivas turn the valve that releases gas to Los Alamos Middle School following a recent leak. LAPS's Jeff Sargent wearing a vest and Michael Herrera to his left, coordinated the work. Courtesy/LAPS

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Middle School construction project has had to hurdle over some obstacles including contractor conflicts and a gas line leak. Now, the project has encountered a rocky situation - literally.

David Wharram of Gerald Martin, which serves as the owner representative for the project, explained to the Los Alamos Public Schools Board

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Los Alamos County Among 100 Best Communities for Young People

on September 12, 2012 - 12:56pm

Chamisa students, teachers, administrators, County officials and community members gather for a group photo following today's big announcement that County today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS News:

  • Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being

Los Alamos County today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING.

The national award was given to Los Alamos County to recognize its outstanding

LAHS Students Among National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

on September 12, 2012 - 12:01pm

Los Alamos High School semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program include in front row from left, Kevin Gao, Janali Gustafson, Christina Moore and Laura Wendelberger. Back row from left, Aaron Bao, Cary Bronson, Nathaniel Hall, Jessie Zhao, Jack Mockler and Thomas Henderson. Not shown are Eric Begnaud, Caitlin Haynes and Orli Shlachter. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58 annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school

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