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Fifty Taos 2nd Graders Tour Bradbury Science Museum

on April 17, 2017 - 5:20pm

Fifty Ranchos Elementary School 2nd graders on a field trip Thursday to the Bradbury Science Museum, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Staff Report

Fifty 2nd graders from Ranchos Elementary in Taos took a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday, April 13 thanks to the generous sponsorship of bus transportation provided by Los Alamos National Bank.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association, the museum's non-profit education outreach partner, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Bank, is providing the much needed

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes And Naval Postgraduate Program Target Safe Travel

on April 17, 2017 - 7:41am

Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes is taking part in the Naval Postgraduate Program and is enlisted as a member of a small working group that consists of a TSA agent, California Highway Patrol captain, Fairfax, Va., Fire captain, Seattle Police commander and deputy chief of the Tucson Police. As a class assignment, Hughes and his group have written several columns related to travel with the focus on how to be safe while traveling.

Here is the first column in the series:

Hello current and future travelers, welcome aboard!

Governor Signs Bills For Students In State's Care

on April 17, 2017 - 6:57am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has signed two bills that will improve support for students in the state’s care. The legislation was developed in collaboration with young people who have had foster care or juvenile justice experience and their insights were critical to ensuring this legislation would provide meaningful help for system-involved students.
The Governor’s action places New Mexico at the forefront of a growing movement to improve educational outcomes for children in foster care, homeless students, and those involved in the

Los Alamos Nature Center Open Today

on April 16, 2017 - 7:18am

Pasqueflowers, also known as Easter flowers, are one of the signs of spring that can be found on local trails this time of year. Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center to find a trail and learn more about local flora and fauna. Photo by Terry Foxx

PEEC News:

This weekend is a great time to enjoy nature and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help. The nature center is open on Easter 1-4 p.m. today, Easter Sunday and the community is invited to stop by to look for signs of spring.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is open on holidays except: Thursday holidays, July 4th, Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1.

Free Savvy Caregiver Course In White Rock

on April 16, 2017 - 7:12am
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in White Rock offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
“The Savvy Caregiver Program” is a FREE seven-session course presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The course is 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, May 4 through June 15. The classes will be hosted at the White Rock Senior Center 133 Longview Dr. The classes are open to all citizens of White Rock and surrounding communities.
To register or for more information call or email LARSO at 505.662.8920 or the

New Chamisa K-Kids Club Collects Books For African School Library

on April 15, 2017 - 6:35am
Chamisa K-Kids show off some of the books they have collected for Bwaila LEA School in Zomba City, Malawi, Africa. Courtesy photo


The new Chamisa School K-Kids Club is collecting books to create a 1,000 book school library for the Bwaila LEA School in Zomba City, Malawi, Africa. This is being done in cooperation with the African Library Project. (Learn more at ).

The project  has created more than 2,000 school libraries in English-speaking African schools over the last 10 years.

During the next month, the students will be collecting new and

Key Club Fills Eggs For Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

on April 14, 2017 - 7:03am
LAHS Key Clubbers gather April 8 including Paulina Burnside, Sophia Jeffery, Morgan Jones, Marin Kelly, Elyse Phillips, Catherine Rousculp, Miriam Wallstrom and Leah Wolfsberg help stuff Easter eggs for the Easter Eggstravaganza set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. These girls are all members of Los Alamos Key Club, a club at the High School that strives to serve the community through various projects. Over the course of the morning, 20,000 eggs were stuffed. The egg stuffing took place at Fire Station No.

Los Alamos High School Athletes Liam Johnson And Liz Lockhart Sign Letters of Intent

on April 13, 2017 - 3:56pm

​Two of the outstanding athletes at Los Alamos High School signed letters of intent Wednesday. Liam Johnson signed to go to the University of Northern Colorado to participate in the men's track and field program and Liz Lockhart will attend Colorado State University, Pueblo to participate in the women's track team. Photo by John McHale/


SBDC Marketing Workshop April 19 & May 3

on April 13, 2017 - 8:48am
SBDC News:
SBDC Los Alamos and project Y cowork present:
A Marketing Workshop
  • Nice: Standing out in a crowd
  • In my own lane: Finding others like me
  • Content marketing: I thought I was marketing my business
  • Putting it all together: If you build it, they will come
  • Email marketing: Everyone has an email address
Instructor: April Sheris
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 and Wednesday, May 3
Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
Fee is $20.00. Please register at:
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or 

UNM-LA Advisory Board Holds Annual Budget Meeting

on April 13, 2017 - 8:13am

UNM-LA Advisory Board members from left, David Sutton, Board President Steve Boerigter, Michelle Hall, Pat Soran and UNM Branch Campus Liaison Jerry Dominguez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM Los Alamos Advisory Board met Monday, April 10 in a Special Meeting to take action on the proposed fiscal year 2018 operating budget.

The Special Meeting to review and approve the upcoming budget occurs every year in April, but this year, with the seriousness of the state economy and the recent line item veto actions that eliminated funding to higher education by Gov.


Community: Peterson Family Visits Little Free Library

on April 13, 2017 - 7:42am

Leave a book ... take a book ... Leia Peterson, 5, visits the Little Free Library this week at the corner of 45th and 46th Street. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Leia Peterson, 5, waits patiently as her brother, Samuel, 8, selects a book while their mother, Gina looks on at the Little Free Library this week at the corner of 45th and 46th Street. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Nature Center Features Weekend Films

on April 12, 2017 - 7:11am
PEEC News:
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the stories behind star colors at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sea Monsters, a film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play in planetarium. The film follows fossil hunters to remote locations as the hunters excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month: 10 a.m.

Ninth Annual Pegasus Flea Market April 15

on April 12, 2017 - 7:03am
LAHS News:

Do you have too much stuff? Are your closets overflowing with clutter? Is your shed or garage in need of some attention? Could you use some extra cash?
Get ready for some spring shopping fun!  It is time for the bi-annual Pegasus Flea Market. Pegasus, Los Alamos High School's art and literary magazine, will be hosting it's ninth swap meet.
When: Saturday, April 15 for one-stop treasure hunting!  
Where: LAHS Duane Smith Parking Lot on Diamond Drive
Time: 8 a.m. - ?
To reserve a space at the Rummage Sale:
Deliver or mail reservation and payment of $20 to
  • Los

Fifty-Four Los Alamos High School Students To Be Honored At Phi Beta Kappa Banquet April 23

on April 11, 2017 - 9:51am

2017 Banquet Guest Speaker Dr. Roger Wiens. Courtesy photo


By Valerie K. V. Wood
Los Alamos

Sunday evening, April 23, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 61st annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States and has about 240 members in Los Alamos County (2 percent of the county’s adult population). 

The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa Members and their guests, is 5:50 p.m. at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos and catered by The Blue Window.

The Class of 2017

LAHS Boys Tennis Team Honors Coach Lloyd Wilton

on April 10, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Los Alamos High School Boys Tennis Team pays homage to their Coach Lloyd Wilton, (Big Papa) today at Urban Park. Wilton is kneeling in front of a picture the team put on the wall of him from his days as a student at LAHS. Photo by Marianne Anaya

PEEC: Dr. Jonathan Dowell Presentation Tuesday

on April 10, 2017 - 4:58pm
PEEC News:
Dr. Jonathan Dowell of ReefNews, will make a 40-minute presentation, "Life on the Reef," with colorful pictures and stories about the amazing creatures that make up the coral reef.
Since 1997, Dr. Dowell has photographed thousands of creatures while visiting reefs from the Netherlands Antilles to the Marshall Islands. You'll see a Goby cleaning the teeth of a Moray Eel, Groupers that would swim up and look you in the eye, Angelfish in all the colors of the rainbow, and even giant Sharks.

AFTNM Respond To Budgetary Vetoes

on April 10, 2017 - 4:53pm
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“As expected, though unnecessary, Governor Martinez vetoed large swaths of the responsible, bi-partisan budget passed during the recent legislative session. Our union had hoped Governor Martinez would come to her senses and do what is best for New Mexicans, but her actions confirmed what many observers had long suspected – her line-item vetoes were less about ideology and more about settling petty scores with the Legislature.
“Governor Martinez’s vetoes

LAHS Sophomore Parent Night Tonight!

on April 10, 2017 - 12:54pm
LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School will host Sophomore Parent Night beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 10, in the Speech Theater. Parents of current LAHS sophomores and students are invited to this informative evening.
“Sophomore Parent Night gives parents an opportunity to learn what we as counselors are doing in the classroom with the sophomores in the month of April, as well as providing a review of this information for the students,” said Cassandra Olivas Chavez and Cristin Haake, school counselors at LAHS.

LAPS Announces Three Finalists For LAHS Principal

on April 9, 2017 - 4:37pm

LAPS News:

The upcoming school year will bring new leadership to Los Alamos High School. A committee made up of LAHS teachers and staff have narrowed the pool to three candidates.

Laura Jeffery:

She is the principal of Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe Public Schools. She has 10 years of Administrative Experience, which also includes assistant principal of Rio Rancho High School. Her teaching experience includes HS Special Education, grades 10-12 in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Algebra. She also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army.


Letter To The Editor: Governor's Glowing Picture Of Education At Odds With Data

on April 9, 2017 - 4:27pm
Los Alamos

What a glowing picture of education in New Mexico as presented by Governor Martinez in her April 2 announcement of changes to the teacher evaluation system - what many teachers feel is a tiny step in the right direction to simply superficial. 

Reading on through her missive, what should I believe - the Governor’s rosy picture of public education in New Mexico, or various education review evaluations that appear annually? For instance, the one reported on by Kim Burgess, Jan. 4, 2017, Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer, Study: NM ranks 49th in quality of education

Bears Are Back In Town!

on April 9, 2017 - 7:13am


By Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

It is one of the most wonderful times of the year and the bears are back in town after a long winter rest. The bears are beginning to prepare to regain the weight lost during their hibernation. That means the community will start seeing them around local neighborhoods looking for easy sources of food.

This paw print found by Ty Horak is estimated to come from a 350 lb. bear. Courtesy/LEWF

Bears always come with some fear ... fear of the predator in one's back yard ... so the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation is sharing some

LAPS Teachers Among Excellence In Student Achievement Award Recipients

on April 9, 2017 - 6:46am


The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Student Achievement Awards.

Three LAPS teachers are among those receiving the NMSBA award, including, from left, Megan Lee, Heidi Schembri and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt.

The awards, sponsored by NMSBA, are presented to individuals selected by local boards of education throughout New Mexico who have played an important role in improving student achievement in their local school district.

For additional information on the NMSBA Student Achievement Award Program, contact Executive

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador For Young People's Literature, To Launch 'Reading Without Walls'

on April 9, 2017 - 6:43am
Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will launch his Reading Without Walls reading program during a Library of Congress event April 10  in Washington, D.C.
The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Attendees will be seated on a first-come, first served basis.  
The program will be an informal conversation between Yang and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, followed by a question-and-answer period with local students. 
Reading Without Walls, a concept Yang introduced during his inauguration as National

NNMC: Demetria Clichee Selected For 10-week Undergraduate Research Experience

on April 8, 2017 - 6:43am
Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee. Courtesy photo
NNMC News:
Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee is selected for the 10-week undergraduate research experience with: Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure To Research. Courtesy photo
About the BLAISER
Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) is strongly committed to attract students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the Health Disparities in Southern of Arizona and the border region.

Helicopter Parenting: Male And Female College Students React Differently To Misguided Parenting

on April 8, 2017 - 6:31am
SMU News:
DALLAS (SMU)  Male and female college students react differently to misguided parenting, according to a new study that looks at the impact of helicopter parenting and fostering independence.
Measuring both helicopter parenting as well as autonomy support — fostering independence — was important for the researchers to study, said family dynamics expert Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, (SMU) and an author on the study.
“Just because mom and dad aren’t helicopter parents, doesn’t necessarily mean they are