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Roger This: How To Stop Worrying And Have More Fun With Bombs

on March 2, 2017 - 4:45pm

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is not only inspiration for Loony Tunes, but is probably going to be confirmed this week as Secretary of Energy, at which point his lack of qualifications will become downright scary.

As one of Trump’s typical cabinet appointments, Perry will most likely come into office with outstanding conflicts of interest, including his stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the builders of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. As of Feb. 23, the company’s stock, according to Market Watch, had gone up 14.5 percent since Jan.

Join March For Science At State Capitol April 22

on March 1, 2017 - 11:47am

MARCH FOR SCIENCE News:

The March for Science champions science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress, and prosperity. They unite April 22, Earth Day, as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for the freedom of science in the interest of the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

“The March for Science is a celebration of science, and of public engagement with science, but it’s not only about scientists,” says march organizer Daniel Larremore.

Chamisa Science Night At Bradbury Museum Today!

on February 28, 2017 - 4:39pm

Air Force Research Lab New Mexico Hosts Student Robotics Competition Through March 3

on February 28, 2017 - 4:17pm

EDUCATION News:

KIRTLAND AFB -- Middle school students from around the state will be showing off their robotics skills at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Robotics Challenge Expo this week. Thirty student teams competed to earn a spot at the Expo taking place March 2 at Kirtland.

The students spent the last several months learning computer programming and robotics skills. Working in teams, they completed online assignments and quizzes, with the top scorers qualifying for the Expo.

Cameron Chrobocinski Honors James Joseph Bramble

on February 27, 2017 - 6:10pm
Academic Decathlon winner Cameron Chrobocinski with his father Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report:
 
Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski's son Cameron Chrobocinski, 18, is a senior at King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has been competing in an Academic Decathalon and he and his team made it all the way to Texas State Competition this past weekend in El Paso.
 
Cameron won 1st place in the speech category with a perfect score of 1,000 points in the second most populous state in the nation.

LANL GRT Bill Unanimously Passes First Committee

on February 25, 2017 - 10:32pm

Dist. 43  Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey present HB 332 to the House Business and Industry Committee. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

A bill strongly supported by Los Alamos County that would remove the gross receipts tax exemptions from any non-profit organization who would administer the prime contract of any national laboratory in the state cleared its first committee Wednesday with a unanimous Do Pass vote by the House Business and Industry Committee.

House Bill 332, sponsored by Los Alamos area Rep.

LANL Foundation Announces New Scholarships Program Manager John McDermon

on February 24, 2017 - 10:07am

John McDermon is the new scholarship program manager for the LANL Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation, a non- profit organization, which among other community services provides dozens of local students with scholarships to college, recently hired John McDermon as its new scholarship program manager.

McDermon joins the Foundation staff after nine years as a member of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund advisory committee, where he also served in leadership roles as committee chair and chair of the student ranking sub-committee.

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