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Smith’s Marketplace Donates $5K to PEEC's Capital Campaign

on August 15, 2014 - 12:32pm

Smith's Marketplace Director Erik Boehm presented a $5,000 check this morning to Executive Director Katie Watson of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for their Capital Campaign, which is helping support the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Watson explained that Smith's Marketing Vice President Marsha Gilford told her that everywhere she went in the community during a July visit, people told her how much they loved PEEC and this donation is the largest among the many the new store has contributed to community organizations.

Arson Did Not Damage Pinon Elementary's Spirit

on August 15, 2014 - 8:56am

Police are searching for the person or persons who set fire to playground equipment at Pinon Elementary School Wednesday night. 'We are all sad here about what happened but did not let it ruin our spirits and the so many positive celebrations in the students' first day of school," teacher Christine Peters told the Los Alamos Daily Post. 'We are a family at Pinon and will overcome this and we will continue to provide our students an outstanding educational experience.' Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact police at 505.662.8222. Photo by Chrstine Peters

Fire set Wednesday

Retirees Celebrate 'NOT Back to School' Thursday

on August 15, 2014 - 8:14am

Celebrating Thursday's 'NOT Back to School' breakfast, Inez Ross and Bill Hudson gather with other retired educators. Hudson founded the annual event 40 years ago. He called a few retirees and they called others, and it grew into the big event it is today. Many thanks go to retiree Judy Crocker who has been the organizer of this annual event for years. The retirees share breakfast at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill, meet new retirees and visit after their no agenda, no dues, no obligation meeting. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster


Pinon Elementary School Playground Vandalized

on August 14, 2014 - 3:06pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos School Superintendent Gene Schmidt announced moments ago that the school district has posted a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism overnight to the Pinon Elementary School playground on Grand Canyon in White Rock.

Police and members of the Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a call of a fire on the Pinon playground that came in at approximately 1:28 a.m., today from a resident who called Fire Station 3 on N.M. 4.

Police Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, Det.

School is Back in Session!

on August 14, 2014 - 10:18am

Aimee Morrison is Piñon Elementary School's favorite crossing guard. Her smiling face and happy waves have greeted students and parents for several years at the Sherwood/Grand Canyon intersection. She enjoys wearing silly hats for the kids, and today's hat says, 'Welcome Back!' in honor of the first day of classes for the 2014-15 school year. Photo by April Nolan

School Board Seeks Candidates For Vacant Seat

on August 14, 2014 - 8:29am

Los Alamos School Board from left, President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, Jim Hall, Secretary Matt Williams, Vice President Kevin Honnell and David Foster who recently resigned. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The August meeting of the Los Alamos School Board was Tuesday at the Administration Building Conference Room.

The meeting opened with a short recognition ceremony for David Foster who is leaving the School Board. Foster represented District 3. He is moving from Los Alamos. School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie thanked Foster for his service to the District.


Juniors and Seniors Invited to 'College Search 101'

on August 14, 2014 - 7:34am
Louise O’Brien and Joanna Gillespie from the LAPS Foundation meet with Connie Goettee from the LAHS Career Resource Center to plan 'College Search 101.' Photo by Morrie Pongratz 


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has partnered with Connie Goettee from the Los Alamos High School Career Resource Center to present “College Search 101” at 6 p.m., Friday in the Lower Commons at LAHS.

The Foundation has recruited a dozen recent grads to share their college search experience with current juniors and seniors.