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Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Outdoor Classroom Dedicated at Chamisa Elementary School

on May 31, 2014 - 12:07pm
Principal Deborah Smith and Morrie Pongratz of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, dedicate the new geodesic dome greenhouse Friday at Chamisa Elementary School. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Principal Deborah Smith shows Chamisa students how the solar vents in the greenhouse roof open and close to regulate the temperature inside the greenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post 
A new Geodesic Greenhouse outdoor classroom was dedicated Friday at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Volunteers constructed


PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings Kick Off With 'Living With New Mexico’s Wildlife' June 3

on May 31, 2014 - 8:18am
A family learns about New Mexico’s wildlife at PEEC.
Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Summer break is upon us, and that means that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is getting ready to start up its Summer Family Evenings again. The Summer Family Evenings take place 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday throughout June and July.

Summer Family Evenings are always free to attend for PEEC members; the cost varies per program for non-member families. On June 3, the cost for non-PEEC members will be $10 per family, regardless of how many are in a family.

The June 3 program will feature a visit

Parents and Staff Cook For LAHS Seniors

on May 30, 2014 - 1:21pm

Sarah Brewer, Chad Lauritzen, Leonard Lujan, Marc Clay and Gerry Washburn joined with parents and staff to cook for the LAHS senior picnic today at East Park. Congratulation Class of 2014. Courtesy photo

Senior class advisors Stephanie Pittman and Connie Goettee organized the senior picnic. Seniors are decorating ceramic tiles that they will give as their gift to the school. Courtesy photo


PEEC Brings Back Popular 'Hiking Los Alamos 101'

on May 30, 2014 - 8:31am
Participants in last year’s Hiking Los Alamos 101 learn about local wildflower species from expert Chick Keller. Courtesy/PEEC
Hiking Los Alamos 101 participants will explore the Camp Hamilton Trail, which is steeped in Ranch School history. Courtesy/PEEC


When Los Alamos County first approached PEEC with the idea of offering a Hiking Los Alamos 101 series, to introduce long-term residents and newcomers to the trails around Los Alamos, PEEC staff questioned whether there would be enough interest in such a program.

What they discovered was that there is a huge demand for

LAHS Seniors Receive Scholastic Scholarships From New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association

on May 29, 2014 - 11:53am

Sheriff Marco Lucero presents $600 scholastic scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors Maria McTeigue and Sidney Ellis Wednesday evening. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriffs’ Office has announced the 2014 New Mexico Sheriffs’ Associations Scholarship winners. 

Wednesday evening, Sheriff Marco Lucero presented two scholastic scholarships Los Alamos High School graduating seniors Maria McTeigue and Sidney Ellis. Each student received a $600 scholarship.

The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association sponsors golf tournaments each year, whereby each County

Share Summer Fun at Library with Fizz-Boom-READ

on May 29, 2014 - 11:30am



Where can children and teens go to see the circus, sing-along to Frozen, Skype with authors to discuss books, visit Camp Half-Blood, experience hands-on science and art activities, and have fun all summer long? At Los Alamos County Library System’s summer reading program Fizz-Boom-READ!

Fizz-Boom-READ, two months of programs for all ages at Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library, launches at 6 p.m. Monday, June 2 with a return visit of the Clan Tynker circus troop.

Jeremy Goettee is Rotary Student of the Month

on May 29, 2014 - 7:42am
Immediate Past President Linda Hull presents Rotary Student of the Month Jeremy Goettee with a certificate as AP chemistry teacher Kathy Boerigter, whom he chose as the most influential teacher in his life, left, and his mother look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
Jeremy Goettee, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Goettee is the son of Connie and Jeff Goettee and brother of Maxwell and Reuben Goettee.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school