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Dorothy Hoard Shares History With Hikers

on November 8, 2012 - 7:53am

Historian Dorothy Hoard, red vest, speaks to 35 people and two dogs who gathered at Guaje Cemetery before leading them on a hike into Rendija Canyon and the Beanfield Mesa Oct. 27. Woodpeckers and red-tailed hawks kept the hikers company on a day filled with gorious weather and lots of interesting history. Hiker Joyce Nickols, wearing sunglasses, stands next to Hoard. Photo by Felicia Orth

Ascending the Cabra Trail up to Beanfield Mesa with her 35 hikers, Living Treasure, author and local historian Dorothy Hoard led participants around the mesa top, past historic locations and to spectacular

LAHS Students Hold Mock Election

on November 7, 2012 - 3:17pm
From left, Los Alamos High School senior Nicholas Hill cast his ballot as "election workers" Isabelle Coons, senior, and Grace Montano, junior, participate in the LAHS Presidential Mock Election. Photo by Maire O'Neill
LAHS News:
President Barack Obama won the Presidential Mock Election at Los Alamos High School Tuesday, earning 51 percent of the student vote.
Gov. Mitt Romney received 37 percent, Gary Johnson 10 percent and Virgil Goode, Jill Stein and Ross Anderson received less than one percent each.
The election was organized by LAHS government teachers Michael Montano

Rotarians Learn About UNM-LA Accelerate Program

on November 7, 2012 - 2:21pm

Gabrielle Fresquez and Derek Vigil are enrolled in the Accelerate Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

At a lunch meeting Tuesday Nov. 6, Los Alamos Rotarians learned about the Accelerate Technical Training and Job Placement Program, available at six Northern New Mexico colleges, including UNM-Los Alamos.

The program is funded through a grant from the Department of Energy.

Accelerate is a program that trains and retrains people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities in technology related fields while balancing academics

Letter to the Editor: Vaccines - Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation

on November 4, 2012 - 12:35pm
By Dr. Tom Csanadi, MD

As a health care professional who has dedicated my life to the health, well being and safety of children, I am deeply disturbed by a recent story published in the Los Alamos Daily Post and the comments made by (Rep.) Jim Hall concerning childhood vaccinations.

Hall said, “I’m concerned with this intensive business of hitting young children with these medicines in their formative years without fully understanding the consequences.”

As someone who has lived through the devastation of polio, measles, haemophilus, diphtheria, whooping cough and mumps it is stunning that he is

LAPS Choir Boosters Hold Harmony Workshop

on November 3, 2012 - 8:06am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Choir Boosters are presenting a harmony workshop featuring 540 Express from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive.

540 Express is an all-male a cappella group comprised of singers and educators from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The workshop will cover musical literacy, harmony, and tone quality and is open to all students in grades six through 12. Students will perform two pieces with 540 Express at a concert at 7 p.m. at the same location.

Entry fee for the workshop is $20 per student and students will need to

Jan McDonald Plays for LAHS Marching Band Fundraising Dinner

on November 2, 2012 - 8:16am
Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Photo by Greg Kendall/


Nationally recognized trumpeter Jan McDonald will join Los Alamos High School Marching Band Boosters for a fundraiser Italian dinner Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Church's Kelly Hall.

The fundraiser will benefit the LAHS Marching Band.

"Jan McDonald continues to support the Topper Band, which he directed for almost 30 years," event organizer Karen Mehlin said. "We are so excited that he will play for this event."

McDonald received his BA and MA degrees in music education and pursued

Los Alamos Schools Recommended for AdvancEd Accreditation

on November 1, 2012 - 1:11pm


LAPS News:

AdvancEd, which is the global leader in advancing excellence in education through continuous improvement, organization effectiveness and accreditation, completed its review of Los Alamos Public Schools with a recommendation for AdvancEdSystem Accreditation.

If the review team’s recommendation is accepted by AdvancEd, the district will be internationally benchmarked through an official announcement made by AdvancEd in January 2013.

Five positive themes emerged from the accreditation review. Based on information provided, the district has:

Meaningful, intentional