Today's News

  • LA's Zhao wins Presidential Scholar Award

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 48th class of Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.

    And one of those honored in Los Alamos is senior Andrew Zhao.

    The 2012 Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

  • State's graduation rates dip; LA stays level

    On Friday, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announced the statewide four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2011 dropped to 63 percent, a decrease of 4.3 percent over the year before. 

    Due to federal regulations, the method to calculate the graduation rate changed this year. The new measurement criteria counts student populations left out of prior calculations. This new calculation presents a clearer picture of how many students are graduating in New Mexico.

  • LAESF scholarship winner believes anything is possible

    A year and a half ago, 17-year-old Jacob Leyba was “on top of the world.” Leyba — now a senior at Escalante High School in Tierra Amarilla — was an all-district football linebacker, point guard for the basketball team and a track athlete.

    “I did it all. I was the hot shot,” Leyba said.

  • Fun at the Arts and Crafts fair
  • NCRTD budget hearings delayed

    North Central Regional Transit District budget talks were supposed to begin Friday, but a sore attendance from District Board members caused the meeting to be postponed for another month.

    Attending the meeting were Board Chairman Dan Barrone of Taos, Geoff Rodgers from Los Alamos, and Jon Bulthuis of the city of the Santa Fe.

  • CMRR Plan B now in the works

    Back in February, NNSA deputy administrator Donald Cook issued a memo to LASO Site Office manager Kevin Smith and LANL director Charlie McMillan, detailing FY2013 guidance on the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility Project.

    Basically, it was the Plan B for the CMRR-NF project, which was deferred for five years by the Obama administration.

  • Animal shelter 5-5-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

  • News for retirees 5-5-12

    May 6-12

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.


    Betty Ehart


  • Local students receive award in speech contest

    The Los Alamos Public Schools District Speech Contest was held recently at Piñon Elementary. 

    Winners from the five elementary school speech contests competed in two divisions. The following students won the district contest:

    Serious Division:

  • Opera seeks youth for auditions

    The deadline for applications to audition for the 2012-13 Young Voices program at The Santa Fe Opera has been extended.  

    Applications will now be accepted until May 11.  High school students in grades 9-12 wishing to be heard need only call Program Director, Kirt Pavitt, at 505-946-2402 or email  kpavitt@santafeopera.org.