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SFI: The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion July 18

on June 22, 2017 - 4:57am
SFI News:
 
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, The InterPlanetary Project's kick-off event is a panel discussion at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe.
 
Panelists will consider questions like these: What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? How should we address the most pressing problems of Earth to tackle a challenge at this scale? What will success mean for future generations?

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

AGU: Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

on June 21, 2017 - 7:33am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed.
 
Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health, particularly to the lungs and heart.
 
“Burning biomass produces lots of pollution.

SFCC Announces Veterans’ Scholarship Recipients

on June 21, 2017 - 6:53am
Frances Jessop. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that Wyetta Bradley and Frances Jessop were awarded Veterans’ scholarships.
 
The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

Wyetta Bradley. Courtesy photo
Frances Jessop was “a Navy brat,” who moved numerous times throughout her childhood. Her father served for 23 years with the U.S. Navy including service during the Vietnam War.

BBBS Drive For Matches Golf Tournament July 15

on June 20, 2017 - 3:02pm
 
By KELLY MYERS, Co-Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been matching caring adults with kids for more than 115 years.  It’s the only thing they do and they do it really well. An adult (Big) is professionally matched with a child (Little). Once they are matched they begin a relationship, typically meeting once per week. 

I am the co-chair for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Board of Directors, currently serving 115 children – 56 in Los Alamos and 59 in Rio Arriba.

Knights Of Columbus Awards LAHS Scholarships

on June 20, 2017 - 9:32am

K of C News:

Ten Los Alamos High School 2017 graduating seniors have received scholarships from the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 3137.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit organization that raises funds for charitable causes. Funding for the annual LAHS graduating senior scholarships is generated by holding a fun-loving golf tournament at the Los Alamos golf course every September that is supported by the participation of many Los Alamos community members and local businesses.

A total of $8,750 was available for scholarship awards this year including a

Atomic City Children's Theater Workshops June 26-30

on June 20, 2017 - 8:42am

Children participate in a stagecraft/prop day workshop. Photo by Zazu Puppet/ACCT

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater will kick off its fundraising season June 26-30 with ACCT Summer Workshops.

ACCT Co-Directors Daren Savage and Annemarie Brown are happy to offer young people in Los Alamos the opportunity work with material from ACCT’s upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.

A different workshop will be offered each day including Dance, Singing, Acting, Prop Building and Makeup.

 LAPS will continue to offer ACCT as an official after-school program, but

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