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Los Alamos Teachers Join Massive Protest in Santa Fe

on July 20, 2012 - 9:49am

Los Alamos Federation of School Employees President, Ellen Mills, center, LAFSE Vice President and State AFT Vice President Ryan Ross and LAFSE Treasurer Virginia Kachelmeier joined Colleen Goddard, Addie Jacobson and Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos and several hundred people from across the state protesting Santa Fe Wednesday against a teacher evaluation proposal in play at the governor's office. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster 

By Karyl Ann Armbruster

Hundreds of teachers, instructional assistants, parents, retirees, students, legislators and other community members from Las Cruces to

Tom Betts to Share his Bush Pilot Adventures Monday

on July 20, 2012 - 8:17am

Bandelier's Chief Ranger Tom Betts will talk Monday at Mesa Public Library about his life and times as a bush pilot in Alaska. Courtesy photo

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

Celebrate America's national treasures with a talk and slide show by Bandelier National Monument’s Chief Ranger Tom Betts about his life and times as a bush pilot in Alaska 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23.

This National Parks Night event is in conjunction with the current exhibit of photographs of national parks in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie

PEEC Selected for National Museum Assessment Program

on July 20, 2012 - 7:58am

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP.) 

Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower PEEC to better serve the citizens of Los Alamos by helping it to meet and exceed the highest professional standards of the museum field.

The $4,000 cost of this program will be completely funded through the grant received.

The program is funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and throughout its 30 years has been

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Column: Area Ponderosa Pine Trees Appear to be Dying; Should You be Concerned?

on July 18, 2012 - 12:48pm
Column by Carlos Valdez
Los Alamos Extension Horticulture Agent

The sudden appearance of drying needles, dead branches, or even dead Ponderosa Pine trees can alarm anyone, especially homeowners. 

Damage occurs throughout New Mexico where Ponderosa Pine is found growing, but is most severe in the urban setting, on the fringe of forested areas, and on shallow, rocky, or droughty soil types.

That describes Los Alamos to a tee. Trees growing near roads or in areas of soil disturbance or abundant competing vegetation are most frequently affected.

According to Danny Norlander, New Mexico

Portables Leave LAHS Monday Bound for LAMS

on July 18, 2012 - 11:21am

LAPS News:

..."and away they go!" Portable classrooms leave Los Alamos High School Monday headed to their new home at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy/LAPS

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SFI: Seminar on The Immune System Detects Intruders by Randomly Migrating Detectors

on July 18, 2012 - 11:06am

SANTA FE INSTITUTE News:

Monday, July 23 • 12:15 p.m. • Medium Conference Room

The Immune System Detects Intruders by Randomly Migrating Detectors

Rob J. De Boer
Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics, Utrecht University; SFI External Professor

Abstract: The immune system is a distributed system where billions of individual cells, each carrying a unique receptor (detector), scavenge the body to detect the presence of pathogens (intruders) in any of its tissues.

The very few cells detecting a pathogen will expand, generating a large clone of effector cells that together become capable of

Sheriff Presents Scholarship to Local Student

on July 17, 2012 - 11:56pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presents an $800 scholarship check to Brandon Williams on behalf of the  the 2012 New Mexico Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Award. Willliams plans to attend Western New Mexico University and study Zoology. He also served as a member of the NJROTC at Los Alamos High School and was active in Football and LaCrosse. From left, Deputy Sheriff John Horne, Sheriff Marco Lucero, Brandon Williams and Undersheriff Eric Ringquist. Courtesy photo

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