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Active Shooter Training Underway At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 11:08am

UNM-LA News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training until 12:30 p.m. today in Building 2 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise.

The building will reopen at 12:30 p.m. today.


RoboRAVE And NNM Science Showdown Saturday

on March 2, 2018 - 10:46am

The community is invited to attend this event and support the youth throughout Northern New Mexico as they show off their talents and skills in the area of robotics. Courtesy image

Pinon Elementary Student Wins ACT Drawing Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 9:40am
Pinon Elementary School Student Josh Gratz, front row center, and his classmates show their appreciation to Atomic City Transit Tuesday morning. Gratz won the drawing contest Atomic City Transit held recently in recognition of its 10 year anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Pinon Elementary School Third Grader Josh Gratz’s artwork can be spotted around town.

Chamisa Elementary School Student Wins First Place In 2018 Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 8:53am

Chamisa Elementary School student Lia Rushton holds up her entry for the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest. Ruston won first place. Courtesy photo.


LAPS News:


Lia Rushton from Chamisa Elementary School placed  first in the elementary division of the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest.


The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month during March, which encourages support for quality school art programs. To promote Youth Art Month, the CFAE coordinates activities at the national level and the primary event is the State Flag Program.



The Family YMCA's Summer Y Camp & 2018-2019 After-School Programs Registration Drive Begins Monday

on March 2, 2018 - 8:01am

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA’s Summer Y Camp and 2018-2019 After School programs begins at 8 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Y at 1450 Iris St.

During the registration drive, March 5 through May 4, each program’s $25 registration fee is waived. Also, the Y is hosting an Early Bird Y Camp special, March 5-31, where $100 will be taken off the “All Summer” registration option.

Financial assistance applications are available for both programs and can be accessed at or at the Y’s front desk.

Full fee registration begins May 5. For more information contact the Y at

New And Improved Open Enrollment For Los Alamos Public Schools Begins March 5

on March 1, 2018 - 5:42pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Open Enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted beginning 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 5.

The enrollment window will close at 5 p.m. Friday, May 4.

This year, LAPS has made the process easier by providing two options:

UNM-LA CEO Greets New UNM President

on March 1, 2018 - 5:35pm

The University of New Mexico hosted a welcoming event today for its new president Dr. Garnett Stoke, left. UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney spoke briefly with Stokes and commented afterward, ‘There was a lot of optimism at the event ... we all look forward to working with Dr. Stokes.’ Courtesy/UNM-LA

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative Community Book Read Session 3

on March 1, 2018 - 10:46am

Fuller Lodge Workshop Series With Roberta Remy

on March 1, 2018 - 10:44am
This Spring, the Art Center has a long list of classes for students of all ages. Many of the instructors have become a household name within the art community. We’d like to introduce another fantastic artist and teacher, award-winning artist Roberta Remy, whose work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the US, Brazil and Europe.
Remy, who will be teaching an upcoming pastel course designed for adults and teens, attended Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League of New York.

Los Alamos Heart Council Presents Free Community Seminar March 6

on March 1, 2018 - 6:40am

Los Alamos High School And LAPS Foundation Team Up To Reach Math Students At All Levels

on February 28, 2018 - 12:30pm

LAHS math student Bryce Gentile uses the IXL tool in class. Courtesy photo


A screenshot of the teacher’s report in IXL. The tool makes it easier for teachers to help students at all levels of learning. Courtesy photo



By Melanie McKinley 
LAPS Foundation Board Member

One of the hardest things about being a teacher is differentiating instruction to reach students at all levels. By the time students reach high school, the gaps in their learning can become especially problematic.


UNM-LA Advisory Board Meets Monday

on February 28, 2018 - 10:32am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.

Agenda items include the election of officers, tuition and fee proposal for 2018-2019, and an update on fundraising activities.

Administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA activities also will be presented.

PEEC Planetarium Pushes For The WOW!

on February 28, 2018 - 7:43am


PEEC astronomers, from left, Galen Gisler, Chick Keller, Paul Arendt and Rick Wallace check out the capabilities of a projector in Bremerton, Wash., that they are asking the community to help them purchase for the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Since the opening of the Los Alamos Nature Center in April 2015, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has strived to give people a wow experience in the planetarium.

Learn About Family Scouting Opportunities March 6

on February 28, 2018 - 6:29am

AFT New Mexico Endorses Statewide Races

on February 27, 2018 - 6:57am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Senator Howie Morales released the following statements:
“Today we are proud to announce our union, the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico, have voted to endorse Michelle Lujan Grisham for Governor of New Mexico and Howie Morales for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.
“Each of these candidates have a proven track record of advocating for a strong system of

Giant Arachnids Take Over Atomic Science Museum ... School Children Line Up For Chance To Handle Them

on February 26, 2018 - 4:49pm


It sounds like the setting for the next Spiderman movie, but Chamisa Elementary School’s annual Science Night is even more fun than a radioactive spider bite!

The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos will open its doors for Chamisa students and their families 6-7:30 p.m. today and admission is FREE.

A sample of this year’s highlights include:

  • Wade Harrel from the Harrell House of Oddities in Santa Fe, who will bring his travelling collection of insects, spiders and all things creepy-crawly.
  • Volunteers from The Wildlife Center of Espanola with their rescued birds of prey.

PEEC: Night Sky Show And Astronomers Friday

on February 26, 2018 - 9:59am

PEEC News:
Want to learn more about what is visible in the night sky this month or see a planetarium film about black holes? At 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, Paul Arendt will introduce celestial objects in the March night sky along with some recent discoveries in astronomy.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, the full-dome film We are Astronomers will play on the planetarium dome. Both of these shows take place in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
During the night sky show, images of celestial objects will be projected onto the planetarium dome.

Ross Van Dusen Reads To Pinon Elementary Students

on February 26, 2018 - 9:42am

New Mexico children's author and illustrator Ross Van Dusen, came to Pinon Elementary School Thursday to read his book titled "How the Crocka Dog Came to Be" to K-2nd graders. He engaged students with his lively, animated reading, demonstrated how to draw Crocka Dog (the main character), and then let students illustrate their own Crocka Dogs. The students and staff at Pinon were thrilled to have him here! Courtesy photo

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Cold Day For Live Fire Training

on February 25, 2018 - 9:39pm
Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department B-Shift conducting live fire training in chilly conditions today at Station 2 on DP Road. Courtesy photo

LAMS Aids Student Transition To Middle School

on February 25, 2018 - 7:43am

LAPS sixth graders got the chance recently to become familiar with the ins and outs of their future school. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The transition from elementary to middle school can be intimidating, but thanks to the Los Alamos Middle School team, sixth graders got the chance to become familiar with the ins and outs of their future school.

The goal is to prepare the current sixth grade students for middle school.

In order to ease this transition, LAMS organized a few events for students to get a taste of middle school.


Michael Aslam Becomes Eagle Scout March 2

on February 25, 2018 - 7:06am
Michael Aslam and Scout Leader Steve Mosier have worked side by side since Aslam was a Cub Scout. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Los Alamos High School sophomore Michael Aslam, will formally be presented his rank of Eagle Scout March 2, at an award ceremony, at the Historic Fuller Lodge.

Aslam along with members of Troop 122 worked to construct raised planter beds for the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

“I came up with this idea while meeting with the volunteer leader at the Senior Center,” Aslam said.

New Native American Budget And Policy Institute launches Tuesday

on February 25, 2018 - 7:05am

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty News:

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — The new Native American Budget and Policy Institute (Institute) will launch Tuesday, Feb. 27 with the swearing in of its Governance Council at a reception at Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo.

The Institute will conduct research, budget and policy analysis, social justice advocacy, litigation, and community lawyering to empower Native American communities to create self-determined and systematic change that will improve their health, education, and economic well-being.
The Institute seeks to forge an unprecedented collaborative

FSN: Zumba Kids Jr. Class Preview Monday

on February 25, 2018 - 6:56am


FSN News:

Family Strengths Network will have a free preview of its new class: Zumba Kids Jr, 3-3:45 p.m. Monday Feb. 26 at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

The class officially begins Monday, March 5 and is designed for kids ages 2.5-5 years and their parents/guardians.

Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid friendly routines. They break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

Science Meets Comics At Bradbury Museum March 3

on February 24, 2018 - 6:02am
BSM News:
Comics expert Jeff Benham from 7000 B.C. leads a lecture at 10 a.m. on the history and use of science in comics.
Attendees can come just for the lecture, or make a whole day of it by adding in a tour of the Museum (led by Museum Director Linda Deck) and then take part in a workshop that helps them create their own science-based comic.

Registration is required for both the lecture and the lecture/tour/workshop combination:

Los Alamos Fire Dept. EMS Division Chief Ben Stone Receives Master’s Degree, Prepares For PhD Program

on February 24, 2018 - 5:52am

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division Chief Ben Stone has received his Master of Science degree in Fire Service Leadership and Domestic Preparedness from Grand Canyon University and is preparing to pursue a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. In 2016, Stone received his BS in Emergency Medical Services with a minor in Fire Science from the University of New Mexico. Also, in 2016, he became an EMS Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Photo by Maire O'Neill/