People & Community

Los Alamos High School Senior Alex Livescu Awarded Honorable Mention In Nationwide Scholarship Competition

Alex Livescu

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) student Alex Livescu was awarded Honorable Mention and a $1,000 Scholarship in the Next Gen Personal Finance Payback Challenge Scholarship Competition.

He was one of 40 students across the country to be selected for the prize.

In November, students enrolled in Financial Literacy at LAHS participated in Next Gen Personal Finance’s (NGPF) Payback Challenge, which is a simulation that mimics the types of choices that college students have to make regarding their personal finances. After playing the game, students wrote a short essay Read More

Los Alamos High School Prom Committee Seeks Community’s Help Alleviating Expenses

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) prom committee would love the community’s help in alleviating some of the prom expenses in order to keep the ticket prices down for students.

To help them, please use this Amazon wish list: 2023 Enchanted Forest Prom Wish List.

If you order something, please use the “wish list address” to send the items directly to the prom committee.

The prom committee also is looking for businesses to sponsor some of the larger expenses like the photo booth, the music DJ, or even tables of students (10).

If there is a business interested in sponsoring, please contact Read More

2023-2024 Course Selection At LAMS & LAHS Begins Feb. 6

LAPS News:

Course Selection for the 2023-2024 school year is fast approaching for students who will be attending Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School in the fall.

Current 6th and 7th grade students:

Current 6th grade students will visit Los Alamos Middle School on Monday, Feb. 6. That same day, students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Hawk Sampler 5:30-7 p.m. Attendees should meet at 5:30 p.m. in the LAMS gymnasium.

Current 6th and 7th grade students will be able to access Electives Course Selection following the Hawk Sampler.

LAMS also will host a Special Read More

LARSO Honored With Proclamation For 25 Years Of Service

Ukulele group performs during lunchtime. Photo by Gabe Vigil

County Council honors LARSO with a proclamation Tuesday night for 25 years of service. Photo by Gabe Vigil


The festivities have begun as the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) accepted a proclamation Tuesday night from the Los Alamos County Council. The non-profit is celebrating 25 years of service to the senior centers and commUNITY.

Staff kicked off the celebration with a free lunch of 150 meals served between both centers Friday and additional meals for Home Delivered, often called Meals on Wheels Read More

Los Alamos High School’s Ann Stewart Earns National Distinction As Certified Master Athletic Administrator

LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. Courtesy/LAPS


The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has announced that Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Ann Stewart has been recognized by the association as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Stewart has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and ongoing professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process Read More

Los Alamos Police Warn Of Express Scripts Phone Scam

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is warning the community about a new scam circulating the area. Officers have received reports that individuals are getting called from Express Scripts asking for personal identifying information such as birthdates and Social Security numbers.

In December, many LANL retirees were notified that Smith’s/Kroger Pharmacies would no longer be affiliated with Express Scripts because of a breakdown in contract negotiations over medical prescription prices. Scam artists are using this information to try and get information from those affected.  Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Los Alamos Teen Center

On the job in Los Alamos at the Los Alamos Teen Center recently are floor staff Sabria Hankins, left, and Jaecob Lackas and Assistant Director Crystal Hollon, center. The Teen Center at 475 20th St. Suite C serves high school students and offers a variety of programs and events. For more information, visit Photo by Connor Hoch/ Read More

LAPS School Board: Meet Christine Bernstein

Los Alamos School Board Secretary Christine Bernstein

LAPS News:

Christine Bernstein marked the start of her fourth year this month  representing District 3 on the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Board.

Bernstein was elected Board Secretary at the Jan. 10 board meeting. She also is a board representative on the Budget, Finance and Audit committee, LAC/LAPS/UNMLA Executive Leadership, Facilities Master Plan Work Group, Project Steering Committee for North Mesa, Calendar committee, Superintendent Evaluation committee and the Strategic Plan committee.

Bernstein is originally from Read More

LAHS Wrestlers Take 2nd At Pojoaque Girls Invitational

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Topper Girls Wrestling team takes 2nd place Saturday at the Pojoaque Girls Invitational. Back row from left, Head Coach Emily Tew, Molly Castille, Natalie Crawford, Wendy Sheppard, Xylin Patterson, Olivia Van De Water, Claire Bullock, Coach Ben Stone. Front row from left, Gala Nelson, Emmeline Weaver and Jade Blackhart. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Jade Blackhart claps her fists and secures her grip as she overtakes her opponent on the way to victory. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

LAHS Girls Wrestling News:

The Los Alamos High Read More

Village Arts Is For The Birds!

‘For the Birds’ exhibit is perched on the gallery walls at Village Arts through the end of March, featuring the work of two dozen artists and more than 40 pieces inspired by our fine feathered friends. Courtesy/VA

‘For the Birds’ is on display through the end of March at Village Arts, 216 DP Road. Courtesy/VA

‘For the Birds’  art show at Village Arts features the work of two dozen artists and more than 40 pieces inspired by our fine feathered friends. Courtesy/VA


Fly over to Village Arts for some great bird watching at the exhibit “For the Birds”!  This exhibit features the work Read More

County Public Meetings For Hazard Mitigation Plan Feb. 8-9


Los Alamos County Emergency Management (EM) Division is working with Integrated Solutions Consulting (ISC) to hold two in-person public meetings regarding the importance of hazard mitigation planning and an overview of the County’s Plan.

Citizens are encouraged to attend either meeting 5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 8 at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos or noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 9 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 at 129 N.M. in White Rock.  

The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented before a disaster occurs to reduce risk Read More

AARP Free Tax-Aide Services In Los Alamos Feb. 9-April 14

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide News:

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, is offering services in Los Alamos again this year.

The services provided by volunteers from the community are intended primarily for senior citizens and lower income taxpayers. 

While AARP Foundation Tax-Aide said it greatly appreciated the space Century Bank provided for the last two years they are now able to offer services in-person this year downstairs at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

With the exception of a few days, appointments will be taken Read More

Scenes From Pajarito Mountain Ski Area This Afternoon

Scene this afternoon from Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy/webcam

Scene this afternoon from Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy/webcam

Scene this afternoon from Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy/webcam

Scene this afternoon from Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy/webcam Read More

Skyeanne Webb Receives 2023 Spirit Of The West Award

Skyeanne Webb took the top prize for the CommUNITY Asset Awards on Saturday. Webb is a special education teacher for the Aspen Tigers. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Natali Steinberg and Carie Fanning of the Family Strengths Network took the Director’s Choice award for representations of 2022. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Champions of Youth Ambitions

Saturday was a great day for educators and do-gooders of all kinds as a small ceremony was held for the annual CommUNITY Asset Awards.

The Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) program has held this awards ceremony virtually the last Read More

Topper Boys Basketball Comes Up Short Against Sundevils

Rick Valdez controls the tip off to start the game against the Española Sundevils Thursday night in Griffith Gymnasiun. Photo by Nate Limback/

Niko Garcia had a big night scoring 17 points making him high point man for the game. Photo by John McHale/

By Mike Cote
Los Alamos Daily Post

All the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team needed to do was hang on for just about half-a-second more to pick up a big win over the Espanola Valley Sundevils.

But at the buzzer, Española Valley’s Jaydn Martinez hit a catch-and-turn 3-pointer to pull off an improbable Read More

American Federation Of Teachers NM Commends PED Secretary Dr. Kurt Steinhaus For Lifetime Of Service To New Mexico Public Education

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

AFT NM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico (AFT NM) President Whitney Holland issued the following statement to mark the retirement of Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary:

“Today’s news of the retirement of Dr. Kurt Steinhaus will leave an enormous gap in the work and vision of the New Mexico Public Education Department.

“I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Steinhaus as a local union leader in Los Alamos. Our professional relationship extended beyond service to the students and families of Los Alamos Public Read More

Historic Preservation Advisory Board To Meet Feb. 1


The Los Alamos County Historic Preservation Advisory Board is set to meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The agenda packet for this meeting is now available on the county website. Read More

County Board Of Public Utilities Holds Work Session Feb. 1


The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Council Chambers and virtually on Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public. 

Find the agenda to this meeting here: Feb. 1, 2023 BPU Agenda.

Find the link to this meeting here. Read More

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