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SFCC Governing Board Elects New Officers

on April 30, 2017 - 9:43pm
From left, Jack Sullivan, SFCC President Randy Grissom, Kathy Keith of LANL's Community Partnership Office, Martha Romero, George Gamble and Linda Siegle. Courtesy photo
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College‘s Governing Board installed new members and elected officersApril 26 at its regular monthly meeting.
The meeting began with the swearing-in of new member George Gamble, Ph.D., by the Honorable Municipal Court Judge Virginia Vigil.
George Gamble, Position #2, is a cultural anthropologist retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he

Letter To The Editor: In Memory Of Jane Gerhart

on April 30, 2017 - 6:24am

Los Alamos

I  know that we thanked Mrs. Gerhart every time she led one of our young family members in band at the Los Alamos Middle School and with her serious business demeanor and greatly loving heart stood for the many years that we had a child or grandchild studying her direction.

She would show them that they, the kids, were being taken seriously by the people before them, ready and full of anticipation of what they had accomplished.

Spring Community Day At Los Luceros Sheep Shearing

on April 30, 2017 - 6:17am

LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Local Boy Scout Troop 122 At Los Luceros Historic Site

on April 29, 2017 - 5:56pm
Courtesy/Greg Noeninckx

TROOP 22 News:

Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 122 hosted a youth leadership training session March 5 at Historic Los Luceros.
In addition to enjoying the facilities and turkeys, the boy scouts cleaned out an irrigation ditch as a service project, helping prepare the location for the growing season.  Youth leaders learned team building and position responsibilities, developing skills to lead their troop and become mature young men to lead in their community. 
“We were thrilled to host the boys of Troop 122,”Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore said.

LANL Foundation Awards $53,000 In Education And Community Grants

on April 28, 2017 - 6:35pm
ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation awarded 21 grants totaling $53,000 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the first-quarter grantmaking period.
Twelve programs received Education Outreach funding that directly supports K–12 public school children. An additional nine Community Outreach Grants were awarded to programs aligned with the LANL Foundation’s mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning but are not directly tied to K–12 public education.

Star Workshop And Phantoms At Planetarium

on April 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center is ending the month with a star workshop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and an exciting astronomy film Phantom of the Universe at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.
The Friday star workshop is a family-friendly two-hour program that starts by charting the major constellations in the planetarium. Then, weather permitting, participants will practice identifying objects and constellations outside the nature center. Educator Jon Lorenz will weave Greek and Southwest Native American star legends of the visible constellations in view.

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

on April 28, 2017 - 5:46pm
LANL’s Motorcycle Safety Committee would like to remind the residents of Los Alamos that May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month.” 
This year, the Committee is driving safety awareness throughout our local community in the form of kid’s motorcycle safety awareness activity and coloring sheets. 
Committee members designed and have distributed the sheets to local restaurants in the Los Alamos area and beyond. We hope that as you visit these establishments, you will take advantage of the safety sheets to promote motorcycle awareness among your family and friends.

History Museum Explores Turn-Of-The-Century Syria In A Post-ISIS World

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Album of Mideast archaeology explorations conducted by Howard Crosby Butler. Courtesy/NMHM
NMHM News:
SANTA FE  As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors will display seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909.
Entitled Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat, the exhibition will include multi-functional information kiosks with insights into Syrian people and culture.

PEEC: Explore A Different Way Of Living

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing a discussion course to Los Alamos developed by the Northwest Earth Institute. 
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World is a six-week discussion course that explores ways to live more deliberately and sustainably. This course meets at the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting May 4-June 8. This free course is open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
In our fast-paced, complex world, more and more people are wondering how to slow down, be

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise $4,510 For Bowl For Kids' Sake; 50 Employees Bowl

on April 28, 2017 - 10:05am

Del Norte Credit Union contribute $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a contribution of $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region. All but $500.00 of the sum was raised by employees – from themselves, credit union members and friends.  In addition, over 50 credit union staff bowled on Saturday, April 22nd at Pojoaque’s Cities of Gold Lanes.

“I am proud that our employees are so committed to raising funds for

Olions ‘Mary Poppins’ Is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

on April 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Mary (Lauren Partin), center,  with Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo) explore the rooftops of London with Bert (Ben Hanlon). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

For those in need of a spoonful of sugar, look no further than the Duane Smith Auditorium, for the Los Alamos High School Olion’s production of  “Mary Poppins”.

Magical nanny Mary Poppins (Lauren Partin) transforms the lives of the Banks family in early 20th century London

Barranca Hosts Bobcat Bonanza Carnival Friday

on April 27, 2017 - 10:15am

Students have fun at a previous Barranca Mesa Elementary School Bobcat Bonanza Carnival. Courtesy photo


Barranca Mesa Elementary School will host the Fourth Annual Bobcat Bonanza Carnival 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday at 57 Loma del Escolar.

The popular dunk tank returns again this year as well as the bouncy castles, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course.

The Hill Stompers band will be on hand to entertain and brighten the atmosphere and of course, there will be lots of games.

LAHS Grad Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

on April 27, 2017 - 8:43am

Anna Scott, a senior majoring in chemistry at Montana State University, inspects a vial containing a protein for enzyme research on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Bozeman, Montana. Scott recently won a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez
MSU News Service

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University student who would like to contribute to renewable energy efforts throughout her career in research has received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Anna Scott, a senior and 2013

LAHS Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

on April 26, 2017 - 7:09pm

A ceremony today at Los Alamos High School honors student athletes Elena Abeyta, left, and Samantha Miller who signed letters of intent to compete at the college level. Photo by John McHale/

Elena Abeyta signed a letter of intent today to compete in Track & Field with Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. Photo by John McHale/

Samantha Miller signed a letter of intent today to compete in Rifle at UTEP in El Paso, Texas. Photo by John McHale/

LAHS Students Excel On National German Exams!

on April 26, 2017 - 6:49pm
Several of LAHS German teacher Anita Boshier's National German Exam students proudly show their medals and certificates! Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Twenty six Los Alamos High School students from German level 3 and 4 earned medals in the 2016 National German Exam for High School Students. Twelve of those students won
gold medals and 11 students won silver medals.
Several LAHS German Exam students also won special recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance.

Aspen’s K-Kids Help Eliminate Tetanus

on April 26, 2017 - 9:03am

Aspen Elementary School’s K-Kids just completed a week-long fundraiser for Project Eliminate. Courtesy photo

A chain with 555 links, each with a syringe graphic, was created and draped throughout the hallways of Aspen School giving a visual representation of how many moms and babies have been saved from the disease. Courtesy photo


Aspen Elementary School’s K-Kids just completed a week-long fundraiser for Project Eliminate – and initiative of Kiwanis International to help rid the world of the deadly disease tetanus.

Money was collected in classrooms every day for a week and

Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at

It is

Young Poets Take Stage At White Rock Library Saturday

on April 26, 2017 - 8:32am

Some of the poets who will present their poems at 1 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard. Back row from left, Erica Keevama, Sara Lily Johnson, Angelie Baker, Santana Torrez, Jaymes Boe, Patrick Irish, Liam Johnson, Jessica Gallegos, Alexandra Timmermans and Philipa Chadwick. Front row from left, Allison Wagner, Malakai Coblentz, Logan Lathrop and Allison Thompson. Not pictured: Evan Oro, Ellie Hayward, Anna Niamh Short, Adriana Ortiz, Kilkee Flynn, Christina Montgomery, Akashanand Dighe, Daniel Castano and Robert Renfro. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos High School Sophomore Emily Jones Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

on April 26, 2017 - 7:52am

LAHS student Emily Jones with her winning art. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday that Emily Jones, a sophomore at Los Alamos High school, is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

NJROTC LCDR Wes Shumaker Announces Retirement

on April 26, 2017 - 7:51am
LCDR Wes Shumaker with his wife Jane, is retiring after 15 years at LAHS. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After 15 years, LCDR Wes Shumaker has announced his retirement as Senior Naval Science Instructor for the Los Alamos High School NJROTC program.

When Shumaker first came to LAHS in 2002, LCDR Dwight Rawls had been the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) for the previous three years. LCDR Hopkins had been the first SNSI and was in charge of the unit for many years.

LANL: Jaqueline L. Kiplinger To Receive Award For Pioneering Contributions To Chemistry

on April 26, 2017 - 7:49am

Jaqueline Kiplinger is the recipient of the 2017 Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Iota Sigma Pi society to recognize advances in uranium and thorium chemistry  

Jaqueline Kiplinger, Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow within the Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry Group, is the recipient of the 2017 Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award given triennially by Iota Sigma Pi (the National Honor Society of Women in Chemistry). The award recognizes contributions to chemistry that have had widespread significance to the scientific community or

Unique Collaboration Results In New UNM-LA Class Focusing On Federal Lands

on April 26, 2017 - 7:27am

Jeremy Sweat, Chief of Resource Management at Bandelier, will teach Introduction to Conservation and Land Management. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

This summer UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a new one credit college course focusing on federal conservation and environmental policy.

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age

on April 26, 2017 - 7:22am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and JJAB are excited to bring the film SCREENAGERS to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month.

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. One of the goals of the Healthy Schools Initiative is to raise awareness about the challenges families face and to offer opportunities for community members and school staff to discuss ways to support the well-being of our youth.

The public

On The Job In Los Alamos: Eva Pacheco At LAHS

on April 26, 2017 - 7:21am

On the job in Los Alamos: The face of Los Alamos High School is receptionist Eva Pacheco. Photo by Maire O'Neill/