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Legislative Review: A Post-Legislative Series – Part 1

on April 6, 2017 - 10:10am
Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Rio Arriba

It always amazes me when I raise my head up for a breath of fresh air after a legislative session to see what varying impressions of the legislature there are in the constituency I represent.  

I had an opportunity to sit down with a man from White Rock at Pig and Fig last weekend for an informed chat about education and economic development.

Athlete Of The Week: LAHS Freshman Henry Poston

on April 6, 2017 - 9:50am

Athlete of the Week: Los Alamos High School freshman Henry Poston. Photo by Blake Wood


Athlete Of The Week: Freshman Henry Poston:

What do you hope to get out of playing golf in high school?  

  • Win a State championship
  • NCAA golf scholarship
  • Strong friendships with teammates

What is your favorite subject in school?

  • PE

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

  • University of Michigan
  • Business

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Henry won the Albuquerque Academy Invite against a very strong field. He is passionate about golf.

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $1.6 Million To UNM To Train STEM Students And Workers For Labs Jobs In Microsystems Technology

on April 6, 2017 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham have announced a funding award of $1.6 million to the University of New Mexico to train STEM workers for jobs specializing in the development of microsystems.
The money will go to UNM's Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) program, which provides materials, models, and professional development activities for microsystem technicians to develop a workforce that is prepared for research and development and industry manufacturing positions in this growing

LAFD Seeks Vendors For Wildfire Day At Ashley Pond

on April 6, 2017 - 8:51am
“Wildfire Day" is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15. 
The Los Alamos Fire Department is seeking vendors interested in providing information about fire mitigation and defensible space services. The event is at Ashley Pond Park and vendors will be located in the Justice Center parking lot.
Vendors interested in hosting a booth for "Wildfire Day" are asked to contact the Los Alamos Fire Department's Administrative Office at 505.662.8317 or send an email to the event coordinator.
Permit forms will be required; interested vendors can visit this link (

More Than 100 Students Receive Scholarships From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on April 5, 2017 - 10:55am

2017 Gold Scholar WilburWang of Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LANLF


ESPAÑOLA—Charlyna Gonzales of Peñasco High School, Khaled Khweis of Taos High School and Wilbur Wang of Los Alamos High School are recipients of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund top-level Gold Scholarships.

They are among 111 student winners from the seven-county Northern New Mexico region selected to receive 117 scholarships totaling $660,250.

2017 Gold Scholar Charlyna Gonzales of Penasco High School. Courtesy/LANLF

Scholarships are funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory

Local Women Earn Master Food Preserver Certificates

on April 5, 2017 - 10:06am

Students from Los Alamos Master Food Preservers received their Master Food Preserver certificate Tuesday morning at the NMSU Extension Office. From left, Charlotte Lehman, Claire Swinhoe, Teacher Helen Idzorek, Ronaele Freestone and Bette Christensen. Photo by Chris Clark/

Jam's, jelly's, green beans, salsas ― preserved goods galore! Photo by Chris Clark/ 

Photo by Chris Clark/ 

Spring Wildflower Hike With Craig Martin Saturday

on April 5, 2017 - 9:52am
View of the Rio Grande from Red Dot Trail. Photo by Paul Arendt

Desert Verbena is one of the many wildflowers often bloombing on this hike. Photo by Craig Martin
PEEC News:
The Red Dot Trail is especially beautiful this time of year a surprising number of plant species that bloom in early spring.
Saturday, April 8, Craig Martin, co-author of Plants of the Jemez Mountains, will lead a three-mile hike down the Red Dot Trail and identify flowers found along the way.
The hike will traverse the canyon from rim to river and promises to yield as many as 30 species in bloom.