UNM-LA Student Danna Mayer-Llamas Named Coca Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Danna Mayer-Llamas

UNM-LA News:

Danna Mayer-Llamas, a student at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

Earlier this year, Mayer-Llamas was nominated to the New Mexico PTK All-State Academic Team. PTK is an international honor society that celebrates the academic achievements of students at 2-year schools and provides opportunities for students to grow as scholars and leaders. Students are nominated to the academic team by their college


Governor Signs New Mexico Special Education Ombud Act

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Monday a measure establishing an office within the Developmental Disabilities Council to advocate for the educational rights of students seeking special education services.

The special education ombud will serve as an independent advocate and watchdog for public school students and provide comprehensive support for families navigating the special education system. Duties will include ensuring that students and parents receive complete and accurate information about the student’s rights, adequate


New Mexico Governor Greets Students At Aspen School

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and student greeters 6th grader Analise Natal and fifth grader MJ Martinez welcome Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this morning to Aspen Elementary School. Photo by John McHale/

Aspen Elementary Principal Michele Alther, center, Sen. Leo Jaramillo, second from right, and others walk with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, left, and Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, right, this morning as she tours Aspen. Photo by John McHale/

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto


Governor Signs Impact Aid Legislation, Boosting Financial Support For Many New Mexico Public Schools

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Measure provides certain school districts with access to more than $60 million; tribal leaders herald the long-awaited breakthrough

SANTA FE — Alongside tribal leaders from all across New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday afternoon signed historic legislation ending credits for impact aid payments in the public school funding formula, providing school districts with federally impacted land access to more than $60 million to better serve their students, including many Native Americans.

In addition, a recurring $67 million appropriation


County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board & Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Virtually April 9


The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board and Tourism Implementation Task Force meets 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 virtually on Zoom.

The meeting is open to the public.

APRIL 9, 2021 Revised Final Agenda.

Find the link for the meeting here.

Webinar ID: 988 7383 6248


Reminder: Watch For Students Returning To School Monday

LAPS News:

Students will be heading back to full in-person learning Monday, April 5 at all Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) sites.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions from remote learning to in-person.

Motorists are reminded to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading, as well as students crossing to school in crosswalks.

Each and every driver can do their part by remembering school bus safety rules and tips:

  • First, drive slowly


New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science Hatches ‘Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs And Babies’ Online Exhibition

Baby Protoceratops at Tiny Titans Dinosaur Eggs and Babies exhibit at NMMNHS. Courtesy/NMMNHS 


ALBUQUERQUE — A new online exhibit has emerged from a popular installation currently on view at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS).

Visitors to the museum’s website can now take a virtual tour of the in-person exhibition “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies”, which boasts New Mexico’s young dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period, such as the Bisti Beast, Pentaceratops, and Parasaurolophus, includes unique fossils, and addresses how dinosaurs


Los Alamos Nature Center Reopens Monday April 12

Los Alamos Nature Center reopens with limited hours beginning April 12. Photo by Patrick Coulie

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) announces that the Los Alamos Nature Center will reopen Monday, April 12.

There is a lot that goes into figuring out how to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 safe practices while still allowing for a fun and educational experience for visitors.

If all conditions stay the same as they are now, the nature center will open a limited number of hours and days: 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


In And Around Town: April 1, 2021

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

Registration for Spring Master Gardener’s Classes Open through April 2
Click here
for more information.

2021 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women Registration Open
A free, virtual experience including hands-on experiments that can be done from home. Deadline April 9. Click here for more information.
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