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Highlights From School Board Work Session

on October 28, 2014 - 6:03am
The Los Alamos School Board listens as parents express concerns about drug use among local students. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Several parents spoke out about drug problems at the Los Alamos Public Schools during Public Comment at Thursday’s School Board Work Session at Los Alamos Middle School.

One parent said other parents are in denial about drug use in the high school.

“Teachers are seeing students wasted in class. Teachers need education on the symptoms of drug use. The high school is a safe haven for drug use,” he said.


PEEC Offers Nature-Themed Activities Halloween Afternoon

on October 27, 2014 - 11:39am

PEEC News:

School's out for conferences, the kids are at home, and it's Halloween. What to do before Trick-o-Treat begins? Drop-in at PEEC anytime 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for some not-too-spooky, nature-themed activities for kids of all ages.

Costumes are optional, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

The cost to participate is $5 per child, and no advance registration is required. For more information, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of

Second Annual Career Fair At LAHS Nov. 3

on October 27, 2014 - 10:26am

LAPS News:

The Guidance Department of Los Alamos High School will host the 2nd Annual Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in A-wing at which more than 25 career options will be represented by local employers and employees. 

“It’s a great opportunity for students to meet with members of the community who represent the careers they may be interested in pursuing, and learning about what it takes to get there,” LAHS Guidance Counselor Cindy Black said.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Career Fair, contact Connie Goettee in the Career Resource Center at

Los Alamos High School NJROTC Cadets Place First Overall At Golden Anchor Drill Meet

on October 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Cadets competed in the unarmed drill-down at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet. Courtesy/NJROTC
Cadet Lauren Partin goes through her inspection at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet. Courtesy/NJROTC
Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets placed first overall at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet Oct. 18 in Santa Fe. The meet was the first of the year for the cadets.
The drill teams placed second in Armed Regulation and third in Unarmed Exhibition. The Male Color Guard and Female Color Guard team both placed third. 
In the Armed Drill-Down event, Michael Purdy placed second, Rigel Baron

Los Alamos Medical Center Hosts Women’s Healthy Life Symposium And Celebration 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Saturday

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAMC News:

The first-ever Women’s Healthy Life Symposium and Celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Bring a friend, a sister, a neighbor, a mother, or a daughter with you! From breastfeeding and belly dancing to menopause management and yoga, the healthcare providers at LAMC have something to offer every woman.

One of the most-exciting aspects of this first-ever event, is the fact that 17 different physicians and healthcare providers are presenting information, live and in-person.

Strange Attachments On Roof Of New Nature Center Explained

on October 24, 2014 - 9:34am

Solar panel attachments can be seen on the roof of the new nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Driving past the construction site of the new nature center at 2600 Canyon Road, you might think to yourself, “What are those strange things on the roof?”

In fact, they are attachments for photovoltaic (solar) panels. While the funds may not be available to install the panels before the building opens next spring, having the attachments in place will ensure that it is easy to add them when funds become available.

In the meantime, the interior drywall is almost complete, and most of the

GO Bond C Will Provide $500,000 For UNM-LA EMT Classroom Upgrades

on October 24, 2014 - 7:43am

UNM-LA News:

This fall voters in Los Alamos County will have the opportunity to invest in the state’s public colleges and universities without any increase to their property taxes.

General Obligation Bond C (also referred to as GO Bond C) proposes a total of $141,000,000 for New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, of which $500,000 will be allocated to UNM-LA. UNM-LA will add another $250,000 for a total capital investment of $750,000.

These funds will be used to renovate classroom lab space for the EMS training degree program.