Today's News

  • Teaching the teachers

    Ponderosa Montessori School is now the only school in New Mexico certified to train teachers in the Montessori method under the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). Ponderosa director Joan Ellard has worked in the field of Montessori education and teacher training since 1984, and has owned the school, formerly Sage Montessori, since 2002.

  • Elementary students prove their computing skills

    Three of the four teams at Aspen Elementary School that competed in the Supercomputer Challenge earned awards for their efforts.

  • So you want to be a leader?

    So you want to be a leader? Think you have what it takes to assume control?

    For six years, Leadership Los Alamos has helped locals develop the necessary skills and May 8, the newest crop of leaders celebrated graduation.

    So just what does it take to be a leader?

    William Phillips, who was the keynote speaker, said leadership requires having an open mind, being aware of the interdependency of all things, having a passion for leadership and helping others and learning compassion.

  • Almost becoming a tragic figure

    Thursday in  Rio Rancho it was just like a campaign rally of old. Cheers echoed inside the high school’s gymnasium as President Obama held a town hall meeting.

    While we might wish that his presidency had a little less of the campaign style and more of a presidential flavor to it, it is what it is.

    But there was one thing that was different from the campaign – where was the governor?

    During Obama’s campaign stops, Gov. Richardson was right there, front and center. He was the ringmaster, leading the charge.

  • What an Earth Day!

    More than 1,000 people are expected to participate this weekend in the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) 10th annual Earth Day.

    Eco Station tours, a talk on Charles Darwin, Saturday’s Earth Day Festival and giant garage sale were all activities included in this year’s event.

    This is the fourth year PEEC board member Peter O’Rourke has chaired the event. “We’re getting pretty good at it,” O’Rourke said. “Things went very smooth this year and we had a record number of 36 exhibitors this year.”

  • Superintendent highlights past year’s challenges

    The economic crisis hadn’t hit when Assistant Superintendent Mary McLeod agreed to serve as superintendent for a year before retiring this July.

    In the months that followed, McLeod has successfully battled the Legislature against a funding formula threatening to cost the district $2.5 million, championed a bond election desperately needed to maintain aging school facilities and gave struggling students an alternative to dropping out.

  • Police Beat Through May 6

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    April 23

    8:09 a.m. – A 47-year-old Los Alamos man reported someone stole his flat-bed trailer parked on Eastgate Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

  • Mary McLeod Day honors outgoing superintendent

    Mary McLeod Day held Friday to honor the widely popular superintendent included a community picnic at Fuller Lodge. Students across the district performed one last time for her before she retires in July.

    No one wants McLeod to leave but she has said it’s time following four decades in the educational field.

    Administrators, staff, students and community members turned out to say goodbye and thank McLeod for her service.

    She agreed to run the district for one year after James Anderson retired last July to allow time to find his replacement.

  • Take time to thank a peace officer

    National Police Week provides communities across the United States with seven special days each year in which to honor and thank police officers for their courage and dedication.

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a presidential proclamation setting aside a week in May as National Police Week and May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

  • Police Beat through May 13

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records.

    May 7

    2 a.m. – Film Festival reported someone broke into its store at 3801 Arkansas St. The estimated loss is $1,484.

    10:59 p.m. – Jesus Javier Ruelas, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested on Diamond Drive and charged with aggravated DWI.

    May 8

    6:24 a.m. – Los Alamos Lodge reported a burglary in the office at its establishment at 2201 Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.