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SFCC: 2017 Edition Of Santa Fe Literary Review

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College will host a free reading and reception to launch the 2017 edition of the Santa Fe Literary Review and to recognize the contributors, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Contributor readings begin at 5:30 p.m.
SFCC students and local, regional, national and international writers will read their work, and contributing artists and authors will sign copies of the Review. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. 
Pick up a free copy

LAPS Saves Over $2 Million In Energy Costs

on October 5, 2017 - 9:17pm

Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Over the past 12 years, Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) has partnered with Cenergistics and, in that time, has saved over $2 million in utility costs. Curtis Terrill, a science teacher at Los Alamos Middle School, has been a classroom teacher by day and Energy Specialist by night for five years.

“Money saved on our utility bills equals more dollars for our classrooms,” Terrill said. “Our energy conscious district employees make our program a success.”

With the continually rising rates for gas and electricity over the past 12 years, LAPS searched for ways to

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

Jennet Conant To Hold Lecture And Book Signing

on October 5, 2017 - 10:14am
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NMHM News:
For over a decade, the best-selling book in the Los Alamos History Museum Shop has been Jennet Conant’s 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
Conant, the granddaughter of Harvard President and Manhattan Project science advisor James Conant, has an abiding interest in World War II that was inspired by her grandfather.
Now she has written a new biography, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist, which was released Sept. 19. Jennet Conant will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

Celebrate World Teachers Day

on October 5, 2017 - 10:06am
LAPS News:
This Thursday is World Teachers Day. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means; so, I join with you in celebrating teachers across the globe. Every day is teachers’ day in Los Alamos! 
As part of the celebration, we are creating a special Webpage to honor you and ... you can use the coupon below for a free ice cream cone at Smith’s. The coupon can be redeemed this month at the Deli counter near Starbucks.
There are countless reasons to thank and appreciate you, here are three:
  • Teachers are creative - they help students

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

SFCC Governing Board Selects Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., As Interim President

on October 4, 2017 - 9:46am
Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Governing Board announces that it has selected Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., as the Interim President of the college. 
The SFCC Governing Board launched a search for the position after President Randy W. Grissom announced his retirement Aug. 4. Grissom’s retirement is effective Oct. 31.
Gov. Board President Linda Siegle said, “We are thrilled to offer the position to Dr. Cervantes.

Bandelier Announces Solicitation For Concession Proposals

on October 4, 2017 - 9:33am
Lunch counter in Frijoles Canyon, c. 1950s. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the release of two prospectuses for the award of two new concession contracts in Bandelier National Monument.
Solicitation number CC-BAND002-18 is for the award of a concession contract to provide food and beverage services from Historic Building 17, and solicitation number CC-BAND003-18 is for the award of a concession contract to provide retail and winter recreation equipment rental services from Historic Building 15.
The NPS seeks to revitalize the Bandelier

High School Seniors In Colorado, New Mexico, Utah And Wyoming Encouraged To Apply For Daniels Scholarship

on October 4, 2017 - 9:32am
DENVER, CO — Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.
The application will be open at 4 p.m. MST from Sept. 29 through Nov. 30, 2017.

"Our founder Bill Daniels established the scholarship program to help outstanding young people who possess tremendous strength of character, leadership potential, the drive to succeed, and a commitment to giving back to the community," explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Oct. 12

on October 4, 2017 - 6:48am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

Ron Smith will present a program on "Descendancy Research - Tips, Tricks and Experiences".

The traditional no-host dinner before the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. that day at the China Moon Restaurant.

School Board Talks Back To PED On Science Standards

on October 3, 2017 - 5:42pm

LAPS News:

Recently, the Public Education Department asked for comments about their proposed science standards for New Mexico public schools. Being that Los Alamos is a community that highly values science, the Los Alamos School Board has written a response to PED.

The School Board recommends adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). (See resolution below)

During last week’s School Board Work Session, board members reviewed and unanimously accepted the draft resolution with feedback about PED’s proposed science standards.

Valles Caldera Geology Field Trip With Fraser And Cathy Goff Oct. 21

on October 3, 2017 - 4:52pm
Geologists Fraser Goff and Cathy Goff on a hike near La Mosca. Fraser wrote the book on Valle geology and Cathy is an internationally known geologist. Photo by David Schiferl
PEEC News:
Explore six areas in the Valles Caldera, Saturday Oct. 21, with geologists Fraser and Cathy Goff.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the volcanology of the preserve and see little-known geothermal springs with the person who literally wrote the book on the Valle's geology.
Explore in the Valles Caldera.

Nature On Tap: Bandelier Bird Banding Thursday

on October 3, 2017 - 8:06am
A banded Flicker takes off after contributing to Bandelier’s research efforts. Photo by Daniel Dorantes
PEEC News:
Join in a discussion about the 2017 bird banding experience with Bandelier biologist Sarah Milligan and bird banding interns Daniel Dorantes and Kim Geissler 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at UnQuarked Wine Bar at 145 Central Park Square.
This program offers a way to hear about the avian research going on in Bandelier and ask any questions about bird species that live in and visit our local national monument.

CIR: Special Cuba Briefing Oct. 10

on October 3, 2017 - 7:50am
CIR News:
Hear Amb. Vicki Huddleston offer CIR members a special briefing on Cuba at 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the CIR Conference Room at 413 Grant Ave., Suite D in Santa Fe.
The talk is free to CIR members and $5 for nonmembers. Parking is available on the west side of the Wells Fargo building.
What exactly is happening in the famed island nation these days? From Friday's NY Times: "Just when it seemed that Cuba was on track to become something of a routine destination for Americans, tensions and tactics reminiscent of the Cold War have once again complicated travel to

County Libraries Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

on October 3, 2017 - 7:22am



It’s a fiesta! Join Los Alamos County Libraries to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month starting Tuesday.

Observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as a way to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, the libraries will celebrate with a week of bilingual programs for children.

This includes music and movement programs and storytimes in Spanish and English for children 0-6 and a special afterschool event for kids 6-12 with a story and activity in Spanish and English. 

Programs will happen in White Rock and Los Alamos and there will be

State Archaeology Fair In Taos Oct. 14

on October 3, 2017 - 7:22am
SANTA FE — Would-be archaeologists can be part of a mock excavation at the Oct. 14 New Mexico Archaeology Fair held this year in Taos at the Millicent Rogers Museum.
Presented by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Department of Cultural Affairs, the fair is a chance for children and adults to experience activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years. At the same time, they can learn techniques developed over the last 150 years that have helped us better understand the lives of some of New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants.

Another Aleppo: Lecture By Author Claudette Sutton

on October 2, 2017 - 5:22pm
Author Claudette Sutton’s grandparents and their children, on the patio outside their home in Aleppo, around 1946. Courtesy/NM History Museum
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” on exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum through Nov. 3, 2017, author Claudette Sutton will give a lecture exploring her family’s Syrian roots 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
Claudette Sutton will take you back to a lost place and time: Aleppo, Syria, in the early twentieth century, when her father was growing up in one of the

AFT-NM: Early Endorsements For 2018 Election

on October 2, 2017 - 3:36pm

AFT-NM News:
  • Statewide Candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer and Attorney General are Champions for Educators and Working New Mexicans

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and AFT-NM Committee on Political Education Chair Sara Attleson announced that AFT-NM’s Executive Committee, in late September, voted to endorse the 2018 re-election campaigns of:

  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State;
  • Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer; and
  • Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General.

The decisions were based on the candidate's

Mentoring Café Gives Students Taste Of Science

on October 2, 2017 - 2:42pm

Scott Crooker from LANL’s High Magnetic Field Laboratory demonstrates magnetic principles to students from Santa Fe Indian School at the recent STEM Mentoring Café at the Bradbury Science Museum. In this DOE initiative, middle schoolers try hands-on demonstrations, learn about how the scientists got their start, and find out what they are  working on. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • In show-and-tell chats with Los Alamos researchers, Santa Fe Indian School students try out hands-on science in the DOE education initiative

More than 100 eighth-grade students from Santa Fe Indian School received

Live Entertainment To Accompany Tapas And Wine At Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
LAHS student Jenna Espinoza (front row, right) will perform a type of folk dance from Spain called Sevillanas, which is similar to Flamenco. Courtesy photo
Ryan Finn and the other members of his jazz quartet will perform Oct. 14 during Taste of Knowledge. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
On the evening of Oct, 14, the old De Colores restaurant will be transformed into a Spanish scene for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge.
Event-goers will be treated to scrumptious Spanish tapas prepared by Pig+Fig and boutique wines to complement each

Los Alamos Rotary Club Welcomes Youth Exchange Student Julian Baier Of Austria

on October 2, 2017 - 7:47am

Vincent Chiravelle, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, welcomes Rotary Youth Exchange student Julian Baier of Austria during Baier’s presentation Sept. 26 about his hometown, Neustift , a village of 70 people in lower Austria. Baier, 17, will be hosted by the Rotary Club in Los Alamos through the school year. He has two older sisters who also were Rotary Youth Exchange students; his cat, Jeanie, has an Instagram account with more than 6,500 followers. Baier has just joined the Los Alamos High School Golf Team and has interests in business, marketing and computer science.

IRS Reminds Parents, Students To Explore Education Resources On

on October 2, 2017 - 6:24am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that there are many tax benefits available to them, and the easiest way to learn more about them is through the education resources available on
Besides tax credits such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, there are other education-related tax benefits that can help reduce a taxpayer’s tax liability. Savings plans, such as 529 plans, also offer tax-free ways to save for a student’s qualified education expenses.
Student Loan Interest Deduction

Geology Outing With Patrick Rowe Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 6:20am
A Pebble Pup and parent show off what they found while exploring the windmill site with Patrick Rowe last fall. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Local geologist Patrick Rowe will lead an outing to the Cabezon Peak area in search of geological treasures at two sites Saturday, Oct. 14.

Participants can expect to find minerals and marine fossils at the windmill site, and Shark’s Tooth Ridge is aptly named for the fossilized teeth from five species of Cretaceous Period sharks that the group will find.

SFCC Autumn Poetry Readings Oct. 11

on October 2, 2017 - 5:13am
SFCC News:
Poet Marjorie Power will read from her extensive collection, including Seven Parts Woman published in 2016 by WordTech Editions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. in the Santa Fe Community College Library.
SFCC students also will read original work.
For information on this free event in the SFCC Library, 6401 Richards Ave., call 505.428.1903 for information.