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Community Learns About Polaris Charter School

on March 14, 2018 - 6:56pm
LAPS Teachers Scott Johnson, center, and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt, right, discuss the Polaris Charter School with community members Saturday at a local residence. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
Retired LAPS teacher Sharon Allen opened her home Saturday afternoon to the community and committee members developing the Polaris Charter School.
The purpose of the informal meeting was to help attendees better understand the proposed charter school and answer their questions.
Committee members who attended the

100+ Women Who Care Donate To JJAB Imagination Library Project

on March 14, 2018 - 6:44pm

Bennett’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts graciously sponsored the 100+ Women Who Care meeting in February. During this event, the women raised almost $4,500, which was then awarded to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program of Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. From left, Lisa Zuhn of JJAB, Alison Bennett, Cindy Koeler of JJAB, Jasmine Acosta of Bennett's and Kristy Ortega of 100+ Women Who Care and RE/MAX First. Photo by Leland Lehman/

New Mexico Garden Clubs – District 2 – Summit Garden Club Prepares For Spring Convention

on March 14, 2018 - 6:37pm

Summit members Nancy Nunnlley, left, and Christine Munk prepare a corn husk wreath. Courtesy photo

A sample table decoration. Courtesy photo

Summit Garden Club News:

New Mexico Garden Clubs – District 2 – Summit Garden Club are preparing for their annual Spring Convention April 4-6 at Buffalo Thunder Resort

The event program is “Revitalizing Traditional Agriculture for Spiritual and Human Need through the Preservation of Traditional and Heirloom Seeds” by Clayton Brascoupe.

Clayton Brascoupe is director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association.

UNM-LA Invites Public To Screening Of PBS Point Of View Film On Diversity In The U.S. Monday

on March 14, 2018 - 6:14pm

UNM-LA News: 

  • UNM-LA Begins Documentary Film Festival on Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) instructor Dr. Renae Mitchell will screen the PBS film “All the Difference” at noon Monday, March 19.

In conjunction with her class AMST 185: Intro to Race, Class and Ethnicity, Mitchell is screening three different PBS Point of View films; each provides an in-depth look at the lives of people outside of the stereotypical American norm. Local community members are invited to attend the screenings and are welcome to stay for class discussions after the films

“All the Difference”

Local Prayer Walk/Gun Turn-In Event Saturday

on March 14, 2018 - 6:04pm

Pastor Steve Trout announces prayer walk/gun turn-in event at 9 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo


At the special Voices of Los Alamos meeting March 12, Pastor Steve Trout with the First United Methodist Church announced an upcoming prayer walk/gun turn-in event.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at the First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr.

The guns will be collected by the nonprofit group New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, which will destroy the firearms onsite.

The pieces of the guns will be sent to the

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 16-22

on March 14, 2018 - 5:26pm
PAC 8 Television schedule for March 16-22:
Friday, March 16, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 3-06-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos Heart Council – Fantastic Voyage Through Your Heart – New Ways to Treat Heart Disease
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, March 17, 2018 
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, March 18, 2018

LAHS Shows Solidarity To Florida High School

on March 14, 2018 - 5:02pm

Students and staff, Los Alamos Public School administrators, community members and organizations such as the League of Women Voters participated in a school walkout this morning at Los Alamos High School. The walkout was to show solidarity to the shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and to voice support for ending violence in schools.