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First Students Graduate From New PCA And CNA Certificate Programs At UNM-Los Alamos

on May 25, 2017 - 8:10am

Los Alamos Medical Center Environmental Services employee Maria Victoria Rygh earned her Certified Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Attendant certificates. LAMC CEO John Whiteside, left, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart attended her graduation May 12 and congratulated her on her achievements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAMC's Maria Victoria Rygh, right, with other CNA and PCA graduates at the May 12 ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The first students enrolled in the

LAHS Athlete Of The Week: Phillip Martin

on May 25, 2017 - 8:07am

LAHS Athlete of the Week Phillip Martin. Photo by Blake Wood


Los Alamos High School junior Phillip Martin has been selected the Athlete of the Week.

What is your favorite subject? 


What do you hope to get out of running Cross Country for LAHS?

I run cross country to be part of a great community at my school, full of really caring and supportive people. So not only do I hope to watch my teammates and myself improve, but I also hope to form strong, long-lasting friendships.

Where do you want to go to college and what do you want to study?

I want to go to Cornell

Daily Postcard: RE/MAX Balloon Visits Aspen School

on May 25, 2017 - 7:28am
Daily Postcard: RE/MAX of Los Alamos Associate Broker Ian Maes with sons Gavin and Logan and the RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen Elementary School. This is the second year in a row Maes has brought the balloon to Aspen. Some of the students' favorite questions: How high can the balloon go? Where is the restroom? Is there anyway the balloon can pop? How fast can it go? Courtesy photo
Students check out the RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen School. Courtesy photo

PEEC Offers Class With Local Artist Lisa Coddington

on May 24, 2017 - 8:21am

Hedge hog cactus by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on drawing and watercolor using botanical and natural subjects 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday June 1 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels and is limited to 13 students. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, nature-inspired art.

 Participants will explore pencil and watercolor techniques that portray plants and animals.

UNM-LA Offers Summer Differential Equations Class

on May 24, 2017 - 6:49am



UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is offering MATH 316 Applied Ordinary Differential Equations this summer semester, June 5-July 27. Taught by Dr. Irina Alvestad, the course will cover first and second order equations, the Laplace transform, systems of first order differential equations, nonlinear equations and stability, and applications.

This course will benefit students studying engineering, physics, mathematics, physical and biological sciences, environmental science, economics and finance, and anyone interested in learning about ways to mathematically model


Award-winning Authors Speak At Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting June 8

on May 24, 2017 - 6:45am
LAGA News:
Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts, award-winning authors of the new Genealogy Checklist book, will be the guest speakers at the Los Alamos Genealogical Association, at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos at 2400 Central Ave.
All are welcome – beginners and advanced searchers. Topics covered will be all the resources needed for a search from experienced users – libraries, archives, bibles, census, oral history, old pictures, the Mormon Library Archives,, DNA, and more. The event is free and open to the public.

LAHS Students Present Fine Art In The Night Sky

on May 24, 2017 - 6:40am

LAPS Foundation Grant Enables Santa Fe Artist To Lend Expertise And Inspiration To LAMS Students

on May 23, 2017 - 11:50am

LAMS students glaze their ceramic pieces. Photo by Pamela Messer

A student’s work of art. Photo by Pamela Messer


Earlier in the school year, Santa Fe artist Pamela Messer visited Los Alamos Middle School on several occasions to work with the students and teachers on creating ceramic masterpieces. These visits were made possible in great part by a $1,500 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The students learned to make, glaze and fire ceramic pieces, and the teachers used the experience to assess the possibility of installing a new kiln at the Middle School.

Ute Indian Museum Grand Opening June 10

on May 23, 2017 - 10:51am

The Ute Indian Museum grand opening celebration is June 10. Courtesy/


With approximately 200 artifacts, the exhibits will feature artifacts that have never been on display including a velvet dress belonging to Chipeta and a painted hide.

Objects that highlight contemporary Ute life including a beaded cell phone case, an oil rig drill bit, and a Bear Dance shawl will also be displayed. Many beloved artifacts will return to the museum, especially belongings of Ute leaders Chief Ignacio, Chief Buckskin Charley, Chief Ouray and Chipeta.

“We are

Call For Pets To Visit Los Alamos Teen Center

on May 23, 2017 - 9:28am



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









Courtesy Image


​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:

4. Routine Business/Approval of Agenda  Approval of Agenda



LANL Foundation Kicks Off Annual LAESF Campaign

on May 22, 2017 - 5:05pm


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


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


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/

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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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.


Governor Announces 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

on May 19, 2017 - 7:51am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
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/
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.