Los Alamos School Board Meeting Highlights Jan. 14

Newly elected School Board members from left, President Ellen Ben Naim, Secretary Julia Baker, Vice President Christine Bernstein and board members Dawn Jalbert and Steve Boerigter. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board met Tuesday, Jan. 14 for a regular school b and the first meeting for new board members Julia Baker, Christine Bernstein and Dawn Jalbert. 

Outgoing board members Andrea Cunningham, Bill Hargraves and Jennifer McCumber were recognized by Board President Ellen Ben-Naim with a framed photo and Nambe ware. Ben-Naim thanked each of the outgoing board members


DPU Seeks Volunteers For Conservation Committee

DPU News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be updating its energy and water conservation plan this year to meet state and federal requirements.

As part of this process, DPU is inviting customers to volunteer to participate in a committee to develop conservation initiatives to recommend to the Board of Public Utilities.

Los Alamos businesses and citizens who are interested are encouraged to complete a survey of interest online.

The businesses link is: and the citizen link is:


Play With Clay At Fuller Lodge Beginning Jan. 31


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ART News:

Play with Clay is a new five-week clay art and wellness experience open to everyone age 14 and older.

The classes begin 3-6 p.m., Jan 31 at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

The Art Center Clay Studio will allow participants the opportunity to learn about wellness, coping skills and the benefits of art making, while being creative in the clay studio.

Sessions include mental health wellness education and clay instruction led by local art therapy interns Jane McConnell and Lauren Sherwood. New participants are welcome every week but must reserve


Watch ‘These Are the Voyages’ At Nature Center Tonight!

PEEC News:
The community is invited to watch “These Are the Voyages” at 7 p.m. today in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin, or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. We will highlight three such endeavors with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience, and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation at this event. Join Peter Polko for an introduction to these


Southwestern College Art Therapy Students Host Weekly Grief And Transition Group At Senior Center

Southwestern College Art Therapy students Lauren Sherwood and Jane McConnell are hosting a weekly grief and transition group. The sessions are 2-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The group will continue through March 12 and all adults age 50 and up are welcome. The group is a safe place to discuss any type of loss and no art experience is necessary. Direct questions to 505.662.8920. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos Teen Center Closing Early Today

Los Alamos Teen Center News:

The Los Alamos Teen Center will open at noon and close at 6 p.m. today due to weather conditions.

The normal closing time is 11 p.m. Fridays but  the center does not want its staff or newly licensed teen members out on the roads once the temperature drops this evening.


Topper Boys Basketball Seriously Challenge Chargers

The Topper Boys Basketball team traveled Tuesday night to Albuquerque to play the Academy Chargers. The Chargers are ranked the number one team in New Mexico and the Toppers had upset on their minds as the defense held the Chargers to 23 points in the first half and went to the locker room with the lead in the game 24-23. The offense played even with the Chargers until the closing minutes of the contest when the Chargers made several free throws to win the game 55-50. The Toppers continue to show improvement. Their next home game is Jan. 23 against Moriarty. Matthew Owen splits the tough Charger defense