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Key Club Bake Sale Fundraiser In LANB Lobby

on October 20, 2017 - 4:53pm

Los Alamos High School Key Club members, from left, Andrei Popa-Simil, Shimada Kaoru, Mackenzie Rogers and Mikala Bucklin this afternoon in the lobby at Los Alamos National Bank. The students are selling baked goods as a fundraiser and customer Linda Goforth is stocking up. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Common Cause NM Best In Government Awards

on October 20, 2017 - 9:20am
CCNM News:
 
Common Cause New Mexico will honor elected officials, citizens, student advocates, journalists and good government partners at its annual luncheon at noon, Dec. 2 at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd in Albuquerque.
 
The cost of the luncheon is $30, and registration is through act.commoncause.org/nmlunch17 or by calling 323.6399 and leaving your name, phone number and number of tickets.
 
Every year, Common Cause recognizes the contributions of outstanding citizens and elected officials who have made the year a bright one for good government and

LAPS Students Create Libraries For Kenyan Schools

on October 20, 2017 - 9:01am
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COMMUNITY News:
 
Each of the seven Los Alamos pubic schools is well on its way to creating school libraries in Kenya. Chamisa, Barranca and Pinon elementary schools have already reached the 1,000+ book goal. Mountain and Aspen elementary schools are very close to that goal, while Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School are still actively soliciting books so they, too, can create 1,000 book libraries.
 
Book donations (preschool-8th grade reading level) can be dropped off at any of these school.

ISA And Honeywell To Co-Host Web Seminar

on October 20, 2017 - 8:16am
ISA News:

 

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Corporate Partner, Honeywell Process Solutions, will co-host a free webinar Nov. 3 on how to address cybersecurity concerns in gas metering and data management.
 
The webinar, which is noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature two automation experts: Pierre Dufour, Global Product Marketing Manager at Honeywell Process Solutions; and Steve Mustard, automation consultant.
 
“In today's highly connected world, with increasingly sophisticated electronic threats, it is unrealistic to assume natural gas delivery systems

LAHS Graduate Danekah Olguin Heading To Japan

on October 20, 2017 - 8:14am

Los Alamos High School 2017 graduate Airman Danekah Olguin. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 2017 graduate Danekah D. Olguin completed basic military training in August at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

 

She completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values and physical fitness as well as basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Methods To Help Teens Become Safer Drivers

on October 20, 2017 - 8:09am

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CDC News:

Learning to drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk.

Know the Facts

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens.
  • More than 2,300 teens (ages 16‒19) lost their lives in car crashes in 2015—that’s six teens every day.
  • Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
  • Driver inexperience is a main cause of fatal crashes for teen drivers.
  • The number one threat to teens’ safety is driving or

Secret City Kitchen Serves Up Tasty Fare

on October 20, 2017 - 8:05am

Jeremy Varela, owner of Secret City Kitchen, serves up a meal at the restaurant. Photo by Serenity Maestas/ladailypost.com

By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

Secret City Kitchen is one of Los Alamos’ secret restaurants and it's located in Building 2 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus.

High school and college students of Los Alamos consider this one of the best places to go to for lunch, since their location is convenient and their prices are affordable.

Secret City Kitchen opened in September 2015. Jeremy Varela is the owner.

PED Tweaks Proposed Science Education Standards

on October 19, 2017 - 5:12pm
Public Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski addresses the crowd during a reception Oct. 10 at the LAPS School Board Meeting Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) appeared to backpedal Tuesday on proposed changes to the New Mexico Science Education Standards, which are at odds with the Next Generation Science Standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences.

New Mexico would be the 19th state to adopt the Standards.

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LASCU Celebrates International Credit Union Day

on October 19, 2017 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union staff serves a barbecue lunch to members today at their 1900 Diamond Dr. location in celebration of International Credit Union Day. From left, CEO Matt Schmidt, Loan Officer Bethany Hayward, Member Service Representative Robin Desjardins and Executive Vice President Diane Smith. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LASCU Executive Vice President Diane Smith chats with credit members during today's barbecue lunch. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

A crowd begins to gather for a barbecue lunch served by Matt Schmidt and Bethany Hayward today at Los

Los Alamos High School Key Club Bake Sale Oct. 20

on October 19, 2017 - 10:49am

Los Alamos High School Key Club will be running a bake sale in the lobby of LANB 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. The money they raise will go to the African Library Project. Recently, as part of the African Library Project, high schoolers have made efforts to collect 1,000 books to create a library for a girls school in Kenya. Every school in the district also plans to reach this goal, in an effort organized and spearheaded by former teacher Sharon Allen. The money that the Key Clubbers raise at the bake sale will go to the shipping costs for the books.

Last PEEC Co-founder Steps Down

on October 19, 2017 - 6:49am
 
PEEC Co-founder Michele Altherr stepped down from her position on the board earlier this month. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
The idea for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) originated in 1999. That year, a community meeting was held to gauge people’s interest in establishing a nature center. At that meeting, 100 people showed up, including Michele Altherr. ​
 
“It really wowed people that this idea was something people were interested in,” she said.

LANL: Returning Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

on October 19, 2017 - 6:30am

LANL News:

Applications are now being accepted for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund (RCRS) January 2018 Awards. Deadline is Nov. 28.

Kathy Keith, Executive Director of the LANL Communities Partnership Office asked members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday to spread word of the scholarship in their individual communities.

The RCRS awards scholarships to motivated students who are returning to a formal education after a hiatus for other pursuits such as trying different careers, the military or business

SFCC School Of Business Open House Nov. 2

on October 19, 2017 - 5:34am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts School of Business Open House 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Room LL322. 
 
Meet the faculty, learn about the degrees and certificates offered and get on-the-spot advisement for the Spring semester.
 
For more information, contact Chair of the Business Department Kathleen Finn-Brown, 428.1745 or kathleen.finnbrown@sfcc.edu.

YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Through Oct. 24

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 who would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
 
Registration for this program is open until Oct 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2. Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

EM Manager Doug Hintze Briefs RCLC Board

on October 18, 2017 - 11:11am

Doug Hintze, head of Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office addresses Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members Friday at their quarterly meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Topping the list of main priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 is enhancing oversight and maintaining focus on safety, efficiency and transparency, said Doug Hintze, manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office.

Hintze told board members at the Regional

Nominations Sought For Rio Arriba County Excellence In Teaching Award

on October 18, 2017 - 9:09am

LANL FOUNDATION News:

 

Española — Nominations are now accepted for the Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award. An engraved plaque and $1,000 prize will be given to seven teachers in Rio Arriba County in honor of their dedication and to bring encouragement and support to the education profession.

The program is offered by the nonprofit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA), the Laboratory’s protective force contractor.

“Centerra–Los Alamos is proud to again partner with the LANL Foundation on the Excellence in Teaching Award.

LANL Targets Higher Education; Workforce Planning

on October 18, 2017 - 7:41am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Partnership Office Executive Director Kathy Keith and Technology Transfer Division Leader Dave Pesiri address the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board meeting Friday in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory is focusing on higher education and workforce planning for Northern New Mexico, Kathy Keith, executive director of the LANL Community Partnerships Office told the Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday at their quarterly

CCA Welcomes Civil Rights Photographer Danny Lyon

on October 18, 2017 - 7:31am

CCA News:
One of America’s leading photographers of the 20th century, Danny Lyon will appear at the Center for Contemporary Arts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, to discuss his work and screen his classic New Mexico film WILLIE.
 
This very special program is part of Radical Southwest, a film series created in conjunction of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum through Feb. 11, 2018.
 
Details:

 
Danny Lyon presents WILLIE, followed by on-stage interview
Radical Southwest: A Film Series, presented by New Mexico History

LAHS: Financial Aid/FAFSA Night Oct. 17

on October 17, 2017 - 5:41pm
 
LAHS News:
 
Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Speech Theater.
 
All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.
 
The guidance counselor team of Cindy Black, Cristin Haake and Cassandra Olivas-Chaves, and Jenny Duran, Financial Aid Officer at UNM-LA, will provide information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Scholarships, Grants, Work Study programs and loan programs.
 
“This is an important first step for seniors and parents in planning how to pay

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Reacts To NM PED Hearing On Proposed Science Changes

on October 17, 2017 - 11:20am
President Stephanie Ly
 
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Today, hundreds of New Mexicans spoke out against the proposed science curriculum changes being proposed by the New Mexico Public Education Department, Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski, and Governor Susana Martinez.

NMDOT Encourages Teen Safety On The Road During National Teen Driver Safety Week

on October 17, 2017 - 11:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages teens to drive safely and urges parents to talk to their teens about safe driving habits during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 15 – 21.
 
“It is so important that parents are consistently talking to their teens about safe driving habits – this week and every week,” said NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church. “It can help save lives on the road.”
 
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 – 18 nationally.

UNM-LA, Attracting And Nurturing Volunteers: A Conversation Thursday

on October 17, 2017 - 11:13am

LACF News:
Next LACF Nonprofit Training: Attracting and Nurturing Volunteers: A Conversation Diana Martinez, Los Alamos Family YMCA and Todd Nickols, Los Alamos Historical Society 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, UNM-LA, Lecture Hall (Bldg 2).

Please join us for this interactive panel discussion, led by leaders of two local organizations with robust volunteer programs. We will discuss the joys (and pains) of engaging the community in our nonprofit efforts. Among the topics we may touch on are:
  • How to recruit and retain volunteers for your organization
  • Different ways to recognize the work of your

SFCC Hosts STEM Conference Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 7:10am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Community College hosts Fall 2017 Santa Fe Expanding Your Horizons featuring keynote address, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshops for girls in fifth through eighth grade led by women professionals, and a STEM & College Fair.
 
Conference begins from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. The workshops will be in classrooms and labs primarily in the West Wing, upper and lower levels. The STEM & College Fair runs from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms.
 
About 200 fifth- through eighth-grade girls will

Coalition Of LANL Communities Board Hears From University Of Texas

on October 17, 2017 - 7:08am

University of Texas consultant Susan Rogers chats with San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor James Mountain at Friday's Coalition of LANL Communities Board meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

A representative of the University of Texas (UT) told the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday that the university is looking forward to submitting a successful bid to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

Susan Rogers, a longtime former UT staff member and now a consultant said the

Future Aviators Attend Young Eagles Flight Rally

on October 17, 2017 - 5:44am
All smiles for Hannah Hsu and pilot Amy Ross as they return to the terminal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Finley Ingle, 11, is very excited to finally get a ride in a W10 Tail Wing home built plane, built by pilot Logan Ott's grandfather. Finley said the W10 Tail Wing is his favorite airplane and he had done a lot of reading about it and to get to take a flight on it was a dream come true. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By TINA ANDRES
Experimental Aircraft Association
 
There were big smiles on the faces of 39 children at the Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday morning at

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