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Call For Pets To Visit Los Alamos Teen Center

on May 23, 2017 - 9:28am

Courtesy/LATC

Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

Los Alamos Teen Center is hosting de-stress activities for teens over the next couple weeks as Los Alamos High School heads into finals week and wraps up the school year.

The Teen Center is seeking puppies, kittens and any other cute, socialized animals to visit the Teen Center May 23, May 25, May 30 and June 1. Pet owners are asked to accompany their pets for the entire visit.

The Teen Center is looking for animal visits 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. on the dates listed above.

What better way to support local teens through this time of

On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

LACF: Training On Volunteer Recruitment Thursday

on May 23, 2017 - 7:12am

LACF News:

Volunteer recruitment will be the topic at 5 p.m. Thursday at the nonprofit training session at UNM-LA’s Wallace Hall, hosted by Los Alamos Community Foundation:

  • Preparing Your Nonprofit to Participate in  the “Volunteer Fair At Chamberfest”
  • Thursday, May 25, 5 p.m.
  • UNM-LA, Wallace Hall in Bldg. 5

Martha Katko of Leadership Los Alamos will discuss best practices when recruiting volunteers and give tips for avoiding pitfalls after a potential volunteer has expressed interest.

Nebulae And Monsters At Nature Center Planetarium

on May 23, 2017 - 7:11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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​PEEC News:

Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the glowing patches of dust and gas in the sky and more during his presentation about Nebulae and their significance in the galaxy, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Sea Monstersa film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in planetarium. The film follows fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is

William O'Donnell Of Los Alamos Receives MD Degree

on May 22, 2017 - 6:08pm

LAPS Executive Session And Work Session Thursday

on May 22, 2017 - 5:55pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber will call an executive session to order at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Los Alamos Middle School to discuss limited personnel matters regarding complaints about the administration as allowed in the New Mexico Open Meetings Act NMSA1978 Section 10-15-1(H)(2).

A School Board Work Session is scheduled to follow.

Work Session Agenda:

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LANL Foundation Kicks Off Annual LAESF Campaign

on May 22, 2017 - 5:05pm

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Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, left, speaks with scholarship winners from Los Alamos High School including Louisa Belian Andy Shen and Wilbur Wang. Belian will pursue pre-med and international relations at the University of California Berkeley. Shen will study applied mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles. Both are $5,000 Bronze Scholars. Wang is a top-level $20,000 Gold Scholar pursuing a degree in molecular biology at Princeton. Photo by Richard C. Robinson/LANL

 

Several of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund award winners attend the fundraising

2017 STAR Scholarship Awarded To Jennifer Necker

on May 22, 2017 - 4:55pm

Jennifer Necker. Photo by Tara Key

PEO CHAPTER AK News:

Jennifer Necker, Los Alamos High School senior, is the recipient of a 2017 STAR Scholarship. Nominated by Los Alamos PEO Chapter AK, Necker, who will graduate with honors, was successful in an extremely competitive, nation-wide field of applicants.

Recommended for her outstanding academic, leadership, extracurricular and service activities, Necker plans to study marine chemistry and environmental science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her goal is to earn a doctoral degree.

Beyond this, she said, “My career aspirations

Northern New Mexico College Nursing Student Soraida Sanchez Awarded 2017 Nightingale Scholarship

on May 22, 2017 - 8:01am
Ellen Trabka, Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, presents 2017 Nightingale Nursing Scholarship recipient Soraida Sanchez with a $1,000 check. Courtesy/NNMC
 
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA  Northern New Mexico College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) student, Soraida Sanchez, was one of five associate degree nursing program students in the state to be awarded this year’s $1,000 Nightingale Scholarship. 
 
Nightingale scholarships are funded through a grant from the Nurse Excellence Fund of the New Mexico Board of Nursing, and are based on academic achievement, professional

African Library Project Founder To Address Aspen Students And Community Members Monday Morning

on May 21, 2017 - 6:58am

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw

EDUCATION News:

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw is conducting a presentation Monday morning for all Aspen Elementary School students.

Her presentation is 9:15-10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

Community members interested in hearing her inspirational talk about making a difference in the world by sending 1,000-book libraries to schools all over Africa are welcome to attend.

The Los Alamos community has supported the project over the past year by donating enough books (more than 11,000) and funds ($5,500) to create 11 libraries

Los Alamos Nature Center Cuts Ribbon On New Exhibit ‘Landscaping For Our Climate’

on May 20, 2017 - 10:18am

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has funded the first outdoor exhibit at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Thomas Graves

Participating in the May 13 ribbon cutting at the Los Alamos Nature Center, from left, Beth Cortright, Jonathan Creel, Siobhan Niklasson, Sue Watts, Erick Peterson, Kate Barrere, Mary Carol Williams, Bob Walker, Selvi Viswanatha, Bob Dryja and Jack Richardson. Photo by Thomas Graves

PEEC News:

Thanks to support from the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities, the Los Alamos Nature Center has an outdoor sign dedicated to explaining the

On The job In Los Alamos: At Aspen Elementary School

on May 19, 2017 - 5:53pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Aspen Elementary School Special Education team members, front from left, Shannon Trujillo, Kathleen Hovey, Olivia McQuigg and Luna Serrano. Back row, from left, Jennifer Washnok, Angelic Martinez, Trey Pereyra and Katie Rosenbaum. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Public Schools Recognizes Employees

on May 19, 2017 - 4:53pm
Los Alamos Public School employees and friends gather Thursday at Fuller Lodge to recognize outstanding employees and honor retirees. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Language Arts Teacher Michelle Holland is the Los Alamos nominee for New Mexico Teacher of the year. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Certified Employee of the Year Karri Hatler is a speech language pathologist at Los Alamos Middle School. She has been with the District for 17 years. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The nominees for Certified Employee of the Year.

LAMS Announces Athletes Of The Year

on May 19, 2017 - 9:01am
LAMS students gather to hear the annual Athletes of the Year recipients announced Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAMS 2017 Athletes of the Year,  from left, seventh grader Ryan Aldaz, eighth grader James Rodriguez, seventh grader Norissa Valdez and eighth grader Michaela Gonzales. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Middle School Athlete of the Year Awards were presented Wednesday to a seventh and eighth grade male student athlete and a seventh and eighth grade female student athlete.

The

Governor Announces 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

on May 19, 2017 - 7:51am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
PLACITAS — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge, which helps students maintain and improve their reading skills over the summer months when they aren’t in class.
 
“This is a great way to keep kids reading all year long – even when they’re not in school,” Martinez said. “Not only does the reading challenge prepare students to hit the ground running in the new school year – it’s also a fun way for them to learn more about our state.”
 
The New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is open to

Rotary Club Honors Local Students

on May 19, 2017 - 6:58am

Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers are guests of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Margo Batha, who has been the speech and debate team coach for eight years, and graduating seniors Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin. DeCroix and Mauldin are co-captains of Interpretation events and both are National Qualifiers in Duo Interpretation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Interpretation Duo Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin perform ‘That’s How I Remember It’ by Don Zolidis at the Rotary lunch.

JJAB Youth Advocates Available All Summer

on May 19, 2017 - 5:54am
JJAB Youth Advocates from left, Caron Inglis, Eagle Sandoval, Cindy Koehler, Katy Fellows and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Youth Resource Specialists and Family Resource Specialists with the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will be available throughout the summer to help children, teens and their families even when school is not in session, according to JJAB Coordinator Lisa Zuhn.

 Family Resource Specialists work with children newborn through elementary school and their families while Youth Resource Specialists work with middle

NNMC Awards Gilberto Romero With Honorary Degree

on May 18, 2017 - 9:37am
Long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero receives an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Photo by John Denne
 
NNMC News:
 
Northern New Mexico College awarded long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities May 13, in recognition of his services to the communities of northern New Mexico.
 
Romero, who was born and raised in Santa Fe, is renowned for his nearly five decades of tireless work and activism for underprivileged and underrepresented

Los Alamos History Museum Offers More Guided Tours

on May 18, 2017 - 8:34am
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Historical Society has announced the addition of guided tours of the Los Alamos Historic District at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to the ones offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The new tours began May 16 and continue throughout the summer.
 
“We have been very pleased with the response this year to our guided tours,” Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols said. “Visitors to Los Alamos are eager to hear about our world-changing history from our local guides who know it.

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Forensic Audit Of Bernalillo Public Schools

on May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller has released a forensic audit of Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS).
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated the audit after the Town of Bernalillo Police Department requested assistance to investigate financial irregularities at two schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also was notified. The audit identified the apparent theft of about $50,000 over a two and a half year period by a former bookkeeper at W.D. Carroll Elementary and La Escuelita Pre-School.
 
“We see our fair share of fraud, but it’s especially

Heinrich Marks National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week and recognize the important work of teachers in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
The resolution recognizes the roles and contributions of the teachers in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States. 
 
“In New Mexico and across the nation, teachers make a lasting impact on students,” Heinrich said.

Connor Dale Receives Community Youth Award

on May 17, 2017 - 5:24pm

Mike Dale, son Connor Dale and C'YA Board Member Claire Swinhoe pose to celebrate Connor's good work in the community. He received a gift bag and certificate. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

The Community Youth Award for April was presented to Los Alamos High School student Connor Dale.

Dale was recognized for his giving nature to benefit a fundraising event for a local community member, kindness extended to neighbors and for being a good role model for neighborhood children.

Famous And Unusual Gravesites In New Mexico

on May 17, 2017 - 9:11am
Gravesite for Billy the Kid. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society has announced its program on “Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico” by Dr. Richard Melzer, Professor of History at UNM-Valencia, 2 p.m., June 3, at 118 Cruz Alta Road., in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
 
The program is open to the public and free of charge. This talk is part of the Taos Arts and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme, Taos Stories and Legends.
 
The talk will include the graves of Billy the Kid, perhaps one of the most well-known in New Mexico, Pat

Four LAHS Students Compete At Intel ISEF

on May 17, 2017 - 8:53am

LAHS juniors Priyanka Velappan, Alex Ionkov and Sophia Li and freshman Lillian Peterson are competing this week at the Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, Calif. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Four Los Alamos High School students are competing May 14-19 at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, Calif.

LAHS juniors Priyanka Velappan, Alex Ionkov and Sophia Li, along with freshman Lillian Peterson won all expense paid trips to Intel ISEF by winning Grand Awards at the Northeastern New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair and the New Mexico State Science and Fair.

SBDC: 'Understanding Your Financials' Workshop Today

on May 17, 2017 - 8:47am
 
SBDC News:
 
The Small Business Development Center at UNM-LA will be hosting an "Understanding Your Financials" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, May 17 at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square.
 
The workshop, with Los Alamos National Bank's Guy Gaffney, will cover the basics of income statements, balance sheet mechanics, cash flow and calculating business break-even points. 
 
There is a $20 registration fee. To register, visit http://www.nmsbdc.org/ los-alamos.aspx
 
Direct questions to Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or lantrip@unm.edu

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