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Cultural Affairs Department Continues To Offer Educational And Inspirational Programming For All Ages Online

The virtual exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Screenshot/ladp

DCA News:

SANTA FE — The museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) each week offer a series of online educational and inspirational programs designed for all ages to be enjoyed at home.

Listen to the newest installment of the podcast “La Hilacha: Words and Memories,” produced by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. In this episode, History and Literay Arts Director Valerie Martinez interviews six members of the Barelas Youth Art


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Los Alamos High School Senior Katie Herrmann Rescues Simon Her Dog And In Doing So Misses Her Graduation

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 senior Katie Herrmann reaches her little dog Simon and carries him to safety and in doing so she missed her graduation ceremony Friday at the high school. Courtesy photo

The elusive Simon, with LAHS graduating senior Katie Herrmann and her mother Ryn Herrmann. Katie missed her graduation ceremony but rescued Simon from an area cliff. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

As Los Alamos High School senior Katie Herrmann and her mom Ryn Herrmann were getting out of their car Friday in the high school parking lot for Katie to walk in her graduation ceremony, her little dog


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LAHS 2020 Graduate Talia Ben-Naim Celebrates At Pond

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduate Talia Ben-Naim celebrates Friday at Ashley Pond following her graduation ceremony at the high school. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduate Talia Ben-Naim tosses her cap into the air Friday at Ashley Pond following her graduation ceremony at the high school. Courtesy photo


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Scenes From LAHS Class Of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Class of 2020 graduate Coty Liechty celebrating her graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. All 279 seniors will graduate during three days of unprecedented ‘individual’ graduation ceremonies (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) that conclude today. Watch for more coverage of the ceremonies in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Jonathan Baca during his graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Isabella Delgado during her graduation ceremony Thursday


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LAHS Parade Of Graduates Begins 10 A.M. Saturday

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will wrap up “Celebrate Our Seniors” month with a Parade of Graduates starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

The community is invited to celebrate the seniors’ accomplishments and show Topper Pride as members of the Class of 2020 proceed along Diamond Drive.

Social Distancing restrictions are in effect and public gatherings are still not allowed, so everyone participating is encouraged to stay in their vehicle and be especially mindful to wear masks and maintain a six-foot physical distance from any other non-household members.

The parade will begin at the


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Continued Court Oversight Of Yazzie/Martinez Needed

By BARBARA CALEF
Co-President LWVLA
Vice-President LWVNM

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM) urges Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Public Education Department (PED), and the Legislature to withdraw their motion to dismiss court oversight of the Yazzie/Martinez Compliance and to invest in priority funding for education in New Mexico. 

Strengthening educational systems and funding education at this time has the potential to support the economic recovery and development needed in the State.

In July, 2018 Judge Sarah Singleton issued a Decision and Order in the Yazzie/Martinez


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More Scenes From LAHS 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Class of 2020 graduate Abby Hatch during her graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. All 279 seniors will graduate during three days of unprecedented ‘individual’ graduation ceremonies (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) that conclude today. Watch for more coverage of the ceremonies in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Abril Romero during her graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Abril Romero with her family following her graduation ceremony


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Chamisa Elementary School Parade 6 P.M. Today!

CHAMISA News:

The Chamisa Elementary School community is invited to cheer and support the graduating 6th grade students, as they parade down the street in decorated cars. 

The parade begins at 6 p.m. today, May 29.

Spectators are reminded to wear face masks and observe 6 foot social distancing while lining the parade route.

Chamisa Elementary School 6th graders and their families will start at Chamisa and travel south on Meadow Lane toward Overlook Park:

  • Turn onto Bryce Avenue and travel the length of Bryce;
  • Turn onto Rover Boulevard toward Grand Canyon;
  • Turn onto Grand Canyon and travel toward

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Proud Home Of Topper Senior Emily Holmes

Topper Senior Emily Holmes in front of her Los Alamos home with her Class of 2020 yard sign and Scholarship Recipient sign. Every senior at Los Alamos High School was given a yard sign as part of a month long schedule of activities to honor them. The governor ordered all the schools in New Mexico closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic so LAPS and the community are finding ways to honor the graduates. Holmes is heading to UC Berkeley in the fall to study anthropology. She is the daughter of  Rich and Nan Holmes. Courtesy photo

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