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LAHS Seniors Matilde Jacobson And Ben Rees Named Semifinalists In U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

on April 24, 2018 - 5:46pm
LAHS senior Ben Rees is a semi finalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Here, he receives a ‘Compete with Class’ scholarship during the state basketball game held in March. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos High School senior Matilde Jacobson is a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Photo by Samantha D’Anna Photography
Los Alamos High School seniors Matilde Jacobson and Ben Rees are named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Jacobson and Rees are among 630 semifinalists in the 2018 U.S.

Council Candidate Sara Scott Hosts Meet And Greet At Ruby K’s

on April 24, 2018 - 5:45pm

Los Alamos County Council candidate Sara Scott hosts a Meet and Greet this afternoon at Ruby K’s to chat with community members about the issues including local resident Amy Birnbaum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Public Schools Ranked #1 In New Mexico’s Top School Districts Of 2018

on April 24, 2018 - 4:27pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked #1 in New Mexico’s Top School Districts of 2018.

According to, the best district in the state is Los Alamos Public Schools due to being rated an “A” school district and its high graduation rate of 87 percent.

The full ranking and information about their methodology can be found here:

Ranked #2-5 in this list is Logan Municipal Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dora Consolidated Schools and Moriarty-Edgewood School District. is

Scenes From LAAC Kite Building Workshop

on April 24, 2018 - 4:12pm

Los Alamos Arts Council hosted a kite building workshop April 17 at Mountain Elementary School. Here, Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Chris Monteith gets the tools ready to build the kites. The workshop is in preparation for the upcoming Kite Festival May 19-20 at Overlook Park. Photo by Daisy Gorman-Nichols

Students work on building their own kites during the Los Alamos Arts Council's kite building workshop April 17 at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Daisy Gorman-Nichols

Primary Election Series: Candidates Morrison, Ryti, Robinson, Scott And Izraelevitz Speak On Council Goals

on April 24, 2018 - 2:15pm

Five of the six Democratic Primary Election candidates seeking to be their party's nominees for four County Council seats spoke at Kiwanis recently. From left, Timothy Thomas Morrison, Randall T. Ryti, James N. Robinson, Sara C. Scott and David Izraelevitz. The sixth candidate, Quentin David Dimick, had planned to participate, but came down with strep throat and was unable to attend. Photo by Don Casperson

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos held its second Primary Election briefing recently.

League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Elects New Board, Plans Coming Year

on April 24, 2018 - 1:49pm

The new League of Women Voters of Los Alamos Board of Directors was voted into office at the Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 17. Top row from left, Amy Birnbaum, Sandra West, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Ellen Mills, Akkana Peck and Julie Williams-Hill. Bottom row from left, Lynn Jones, Co-presidents Rebecca Shankland and Barbara Calef and 2nd Vice President Leslie Wallstrom. Not pictured are Secretary Rosmarie Frederickson, Jody Benson and Treasurer Kathy Taylor. Photo by Jean Dewart



At its Annual Meeting April 17, the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos elected a new board and

2018 Los Alamos Chamber Business Awards Voting Now Open

on April 24, 2018 - 1:32pm


Nominations for 2018 Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Awards closed April 21. The top five nominated businesses in each category have now moved on to the voting phase. To vote for your favorite Los Alamos Chamber businesses, visit

Voting is open to the public. Only Chamber members in good standing were eligible for nomination.

The awards are:

  • Retail Business of the Year Award
  • Family-Friendly Business of the Year Award
  • Best New Business of the Year Award
  • Woman Owned Business of the Year Award
  • Non-Profit of the