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Steven Calhoun is Rotary Student of the Month

on June 9, 2014 - 6:38am

Rotary President Jim Nesmith presents Student of the Month Steven Calhoun with a certificate and $100 check at Tuesday's Rotary meeting in the Manhattan Project Restaurant as his mother Sharon Calhoun looks on. This is the final Student of the Month scholarship to be presented until Rotary begins the program again in the fall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Steven Calhoun, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Calhoun is the son of Sharon and Michael Calhoun and brother of Chris.


Rotary Club Presents Five Scholarships Tuesday

on June 8, 2014 - 10:16am

At Tuesday's weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos presented scholarships to, from left, Chip Mielke, Emma Lathrop, Emilee Jones, Sidney Ellis and Steven Calhoun. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

PEEC Forum Wednesday: Learn How Los Alamos Can Become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

on June 8, 2014 - 7:49am
A bear visits a local home. Photo by Hari Viswanathan

PEEC News:

What do butterflies, birds, bears and bindweed have in common? They will all be discussed in a wildlife habitat forum to be held at PEEC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. Each local wildlife enthusiast on the panel will discuss his or her respective topic, and then together they will give community members a better idea of how we can give these species a better environment by making Los Alamos a certified Community Wildlife Habitat, an initiative that is already well-underway.

LAHS's Faith Glasco Awarded Los Alamos Kiwanis Club Scholarship

on June 7, 2014 - 10:09am
The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Los Alamos High School student Faith Glasco with a scholarship award Tuesday in memory of longtime Kiwanian Jay Wechsler. Faith will attend New Mexico State University to study biochemistry with a pre-med intent. From left, Karen Kendall, Kiwanis President; Allie Glasco, sister; Tim Glasco, dad; Faith and Becky Oretel, Jay Wechsler's daughter. Faith was selected because of her strong participation in Key Club. She served as vice president and co-chaired Suicide Prevention Week and participated in the Kiwanians' Foster Childrens Christmas Program, and was

PEEC Summer Family Evenings Explores Earthquakes in our Backyard

on June 7, 2014 - 7:47am
Members of the Los Alamos Seismic Hazards Team examine a fault for evidence of earthquakes in Chupaderos Canyon north of Los Alamos in 2001. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Could there be earthquakes in Los Alamos? There have been earthquakes in the past, and could be more in the future.

PEEC's Summer Family Evenings presents "Earthquakes in our Backyard" 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. Learn about how, where, and when earthquakes occur around Los Alamos, through a combination of discussion, cool images, and hands-on activities. Drop in anytime throughout the program.

Presenter Emily

School Board Meets Tuesday

on June 6, 2014 - 9:33am

LAPS News:

The School Board has scheduled a Regular School Board Meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday June 10 at 2075 Trinity Drive, Suite V.

 The agenda includes, among other items:

  • Recognition of John Wolfe for seven years of service
  • Policy Review
  • Construction update for Aspen Elementary
  • Canyon Complex Remodel, Funding Request for Construction
  • Presentation on the 20 Year Facility Master Plan
  • Memorandum of Agreement with the Los Alamos Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel and the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees

Ten Outstanding Students Awarded LAPS Foundation Scholarships

on June 6, 2014 - 8:06am


Ten outstanding students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship.  Each student demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school careers.  Winners chose an Educator of Distinction; this is an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools. 

Cheryl Smith-Ecke and Kristen Heartling. Photo by Michael P. Young Photography

Kristen Haertling was awarded the Rynd Award, named for Ed and Betty Rynd, a couple with a