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Taste Of Knowledge Event Sold Out

on October 12, 2017 - 8:55am
LAPSF News:
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its Taste of Knowledge event being held this Saturday, Oct. 14 has sold out.
 
The Foundation would like to thank everyone who has purchased tickets or made a donation.
 
If anyone else would care to make a donation to support the public schools' teachers, staff, students and facilities, they may do so at lapsfoundation.com/donate.

Atomic City Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater (ACCT) will host a car wash 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos.
 
ACCT's talented and award winning students are hosting their car wash to raise funds for their upcoming February production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.
 
We hope the community will support these talented performers.
 
Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students

AG Balderas Announces Resignation Of APS School Board Member Analee Maestas

on October 12, 2017 - 7:38am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that Analee Maestas resigned from her position with the Albuquerque Public School Board, effective immediately.
 
“Sept. 28, 2017, I served a legal demand, asking Board Member Maestas to resign from her position in light of ongoing investigations related to fiscal mismanagement and because all public officials in the State of New Mexico have the duty to treat their position as a public trust,” Balderas said.

Scenes From LAFD Station 4 Open House

on October 12, 2017 - 7:28am

Daisy Scouts from Troop 10074 participate in activities planned for them at an open house Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Iris Polski tries the driver's seat for size in a fire truck Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Two and a half year old Robby Minotti gets busy pulling rope at the open house Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Dwight Williams, his wife Anna and daughter Ginny at Wednesday's

Los Alamos 4-H Registers 2017-2018 Participants

on October 12, 2017 - 7:13am

Los Alamos 4-H volunteer chief rifle instructor Sha-Marie Arnaudville registers Caleb and Rebecca Moss for 4-H shooting sports Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as their mother, Angela Moss looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez, left, and Michael O'Neill, youth activities coordinator for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club and 4-H archery and shotgun coach were on hand Wednesday to explain 4-H opportunities at the open house. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Maria Smith and Jolene Vigil sat down to chat after they each

Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour Stops At UNM-LA

on October 11, 2017 - 5:37pm
Students in Barbara Yarnell’s Ceramics class wedge the clay in preparation for beginning new pieces. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
Students transfer designs onto clay tiles. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will participate in the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour (LAAST) Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.
 
UNM-LA Instructors Barbara Yarnell and Patrick Harris invite the community to view student work from their ceramics, drawing and painting classes. 
 
“This not only provides the public a chance to meet the student artists and view their

State Auditor Tim Keller On Resignation Of Albuquerque Public School Board Member Analee Maestas

on October 11, 2017 - 1:04pm
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
N.M. LEGISLATIVE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Tuesday, State Auditor Tim Keller responded to the resignation of Albuquerque School Board Member Analee Maestas stating:
 
“After these unfortunate events, Maestas’ resignation helps brings some accountability,” Keller said. “By resigning, she is at least providing the district a chance to be represented by someone who is not connected to the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been going to our kids’ education.

Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

on October 11, 2017 - 8:28am
Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Photo by Chris Nail
 
MIAC News:
 
Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
 
Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
 
Come throw an atlatl (spear-thrower), shoot bows and arrows, make yucca fiber-string, watch pottery firings, learn about coil basketry, and talk with archaeologists.

Los Alamos Chess Teams Host League Competition

on October 11, 2017 - 8:12am

Los Alamos High School Chess Team members, from left, Donald Poston, Andrew Watson, Andre Popa-Simil, Timothy Martin, Victor Popa-Simil. Henry Poston and Max Corliss competed in the Northern Schools League Competition held Monday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Not pictured are Do Vo, Chance Challacombe and Gus Yeager. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Homeschool Chess Players from Los Alamos who competed in Monday's Northern Schools League Tournament pictured with their Coach Jeff Goettee, back row from left, Sean Pierce and Ethan Pierce, front row, Derek Rodriguez, Desmond Garcia

Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

on October 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
 
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Friday OR Saturday, October 27 or 28 at UNM-LA.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

Los Alamos Japan Project Exhibition Opens At Mesa Public Library Today

on October 10, 2017 - 7:04am

Cranes in the exhibit at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Panel from Los Alamos Japan project display. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project exhibition in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which will be on display through Nov. 21, will celebrate its opening with a reception 4-6 p.m. today.

This exhibit at the Mesa Public Library tells the ongoing story of the Los Alamos/Japan Project—an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima,

Magic School Bus Showing Daily At DynaTheater

on October 10, 2017 - 6:23am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation announces free admission to “The Magic School Bus” showing daily at 10 a.m. in the DynaTheater.
 
The educational series is great for children of all ages, families, and children at heart. Each showing features two episodes of an eccentric school-teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
 
The Busasaurus (S2, Ep3, 23 Sep. 1995)
Topic: Dinosaurs. Ms.

PEEC: Another Night Sky Observation In Valles Caldera

on October 10, 2017 - 6:15am
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer another free chance to observe the night sky from the Valles Caldera this fall. 
 
Saturday, Oct. 14, VALL will open the gates at 6:30 p.m. for this special, free event and close the gates at 8 p.m. to reduce light pollution and enjoy star gazing until 10 p.m. PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.
 
The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest

Here Come The Pumpkins!

on October 9, 2017 - 4:23pm
A passel of pumpkins arrived at 4th and Central Avenue today for the annual Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. The Patch is open every day now through Oct. 31 with pumpkins of all sizes on sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

A barrow full of pumpkins at the LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Lining up the pumpkins. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAHS Choir Pumpkin Patch Opening Soon

on October 9, 2017 - 9:37am

CHOIR News:

The Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch is getting set to open again this year on 4th Street.

The Patch was set to open Sunday is at the mercy of the limited amount of truck drivers available, due to the hurricanes, and the pumpkins aren't arriving until today.

Depending on how late the truck rolls up to the site on 4th Street will determine whether the patch opens today or Tuesday.

LAPS: Notice Of Possible Quorum Tuesday

on October 9, 2017 - 8:54am

Los Alamos High School Senior Parent Night Oct. 12

on October 9, 2017 - 8:15am

LAHS News:

Current Los Alamos High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend Senior Parent Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Speech Theater.

“This is a great opportunity for our counseling staff to meet with students and parents who may still have questions about life after high school,” said Cindy Black, one the guidance counselors at the high school.

Topics to be covered include post-secondary options including career paths, trade and technical schools, two and four year college options and the military, college applications, letters of recommendation, FERPA,

Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

LAHS Class Of 1967 Tours High School

on October 9, 2017 - 7:42am
The Class of 1967 this weekend during an alumni tour of Los Alamos High School conducted by the LAPS Foundation. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Mountain PTA Carnival And 2017 Pumpkin Palooza

on October 9, 2017 - 6:39am

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40+ year-old tradition has become a popular community event.

This year the carnival will feature pumpkin themed activities in the school courtyard with live music, bounce houses, cake walk and a haunted house. There will be a “creature of unusual size” along side delicious Grandma Blue Corn's Kettle organic kettle corn, Papa Murphy's pizza, cotton candy and concessions.

The carnical

Garcia Richard: Science Under Threat

on October 8, 2017 - 11:18am
By Rep. STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD
Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe

I represent Los Alamos; where we take science seriously. And here we know two things: we know that we want our students to be taught real science. So why should we teach any other student in New Mexico anything less than that? And we know that if our students are taught anything less than rigorous, demanding scientific theory, then they will be left out.

You may have seen the NM Public Education Department’s version of the science standards described by a national magazine with the headline: “New Mexico doesn’t

LANL Foundation Announces Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Winners

on October 6, 2017 - 2:16pm

Pennie Ballinger

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

Pennie Ballinger of Pojoaque Pueblo, Justina Coriz of Cochiti Pueblo and Jahneah Martinez of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo are the 2017 recipients of Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships provided by the LANL Foundation through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

 ​Justina Coriz 

Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 for members of a local Pueblo or Tribe majoring in accounting, business administration, finance or management information systems degree programs or other business-related field.

LANL Foundation administers

Free Legacy Planning Workshop Oct. 21

on October 6, 2017 - 2:12pm
LACF News:
 
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Animal Protection Voters, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and the Los Alamos Community Foundation are teaming up to offer a Practical Legacy Planning Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Nature Center. The workshop will be presented by Susan M. Morrison, JD, CFP®, APMA®

RSVP to elizabeth@apnm.org or 505.933.1123.
 
The workshop will offer an opportunity to discover answers to estate planning questions and to begin the process of writing your own last will and testament.
 
Issues to be discussed:
  • Who needs a will?
  • What

Asteroid Films And Presentation At Nature Center

on October 6, 2017 - 7:31am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a special planetarium show with Dr. Galen Gisler on asteroid threats at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and will show the popular full-dome film Incoming at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. 
 
These shows reveal the realities about asteroid threats to Earth. The planetarium, inside the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the realities of asteroids: the close calls, current risk, and how we know what to expect.

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