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Texas A & M Muster In Los Alamos Friday April 21

on April 7, 2017 - 8:27am

COMMUNITY News:

The Texas A & M Muster to remember fellow Aggies is 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 in Craig Hall at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

The guest speaker is William H. Brady, M.D. MBA, MPH, MSc, SPHR. Dr. Brady is a physician and health economist with a medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics, University of Colorado and the University of Utah. He is on the faculties of Texas A&M College of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of Utah.

Dr.

PEEC: ‘Racing To Extinction’ At Reel Deal April 13

on April 7, 2017 - 7:50am
Movie poster for ‘Racing To Extinction’. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, “Racing Extinction”, an undercover documentary exposing the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them from mass extinction.

This film is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and children. Tickets are available at the Reel Deal Theater.

Produced by Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, Racing Extinction brings a voice to the thousands

Legislative Review: A Post-Legislative Series – Part 1

on April 6, 2017 - 10:10am
By STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD
Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Rio Arriba

It always amazes me when I raise my head up for a breath of fresh air after a legislative session to see what varying impressions of the legislature there are in the constituency I represent.  

I had an opportunity to sit down with a man from White Rock at Pig and Fig last weekend for an informed chat about education and economic development.

Athlete Of The Week: LAHS Freshman Henry Poston

on April 6, 2017 - 9:50am

Athlete of the Week: Los Alamos High School freshman Henry Poston. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

Athlete Of The Week: Freshman Henry Poston:

What do you hope to get out of playing golf in high school?  

  • Win a State championship
  • NCAA golf scholarship
  • Strong friendships with teammates

What is your favorite subject in school?

  • PE

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

  • University of Michigan
  • Business

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Henry won the Albuquerque Academy Invite against a very strong field. He is passionate about golf.

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $1.6 Million To UNM To Train STEM Students And Workers For Labs Jobs In Microsystems Technology

on April 6, 2017 - 8:54am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham have announced a funding award of $1.6 million to the University of New Mexico to train STEM workers for jobs specializing in the development of microsystems.
 
The money will go to UNM's Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) program, which provides materials, models, and professional development activities for microsystem technicians to develop a workforce that is prepared for research and development and industry manufacturing positions in this growing

LAFD Seeks Vendors For Wildfire Day At Ashley Pond

on April 6, 2017 - 8:51am
COUNTY News:
 
“Wildfire Day" is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15. 
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department is seeking vendors interested in providing information about fire mitigation and defensible space services. The event is at Ashley Pond Park and vendors will be located in the Justice Center parking lot.
 
Vendors interested in hosting a booth for "Wildfire Day" are asked to contact the Los Alamos Fire Department's Administrative Office at 505.662.8317 or send an email to the event coordinator.
 
Permit forms will be required; interested vendors can visit this link (

More Than 100 Students Receive Scholarships From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on April 5, 2017 - 10:55am

2017 Gold Scholar WilburWang of Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA—Charlyna Gonzales of Peñasco High School, Khaled Khweis of Taos High School and Wilbur Wang of Los Alamos High School are recipients of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund top-level Gold Scholarships.

They are among 111 student winners from the seven-county Northern New Mexico region selected to receive 117 scholarships totaling $660,250.

2017 Gold Scholar Charlyna Gonzales of Penasco High School. Courtesy/LANLF

Scholarships are funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory

Local Women Earn Master Food Preserver Certificates

on April 5, 2017 - 10:06am

Students from Los Alamos Master Food Preservers received their Master Food Preserver certificate Tuesday morning at the NMSU Extension Office. From left, Charlotte Lehman, Claire Swinhoe, Teacher Helen Idzorek, Ronaele Freestone and Bette Christensen. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Jam's, jelly's, green beans, salsas ― preserved goods galore! Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com 

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com 

Spring Wildflower Hike With Craig Martin Saturday

on April 5, 2017 - 9:52am
View of the Rio Grande from Red Dot Trail. Photo by Paul Arendt

Desert Verbena is one of the many wildflowers often bloombing on this hike. Photo by Craig Martin
 
PEEC News:
 
The Red Dot Trail is especially beautiful this time of year a surprising number of plant species that bloom in early spring.
 
Saturday, April 8, Craig Martin, co-author of Plants of the Jemez Mountains, will lead a three-mile hike down the Red Dot Trail and identify flowers found along the way.
 
The hike will traverse the canyon from rim to river and promises to yield as many as 30 species in bloom.

LAPS: Notice Of Possible Quorum Thursday

on April 5, 2017 - 9:44am

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LAVNS: Bereavement Support Services

on April 5, 2017 - 7:06am
Bereavement Support Services
By LAVNS
 
Almost all of us have experienced grief in some form. The loss of a loved one is a universally shared experience, yet we live in a culture that does not encourage an open expression of grief.
 
The common misconceptions surrounding grief include the idea that we will, over time, “move on”, “carry on” and “get over it.” The underlying message with these expressions of condolence is that grief is a process which has a beginning, middle and end and that a particular period of time will cure that condition. Nothing could be further from the truth.

PEEC: Gardening For Backyard Birds Workshop Thursday

on April 4, 2017 - 3:42pm
A mother Brewer’s Blackbird surveys the area from the top of a conifer. Photo by Bob Walker
 
PEEC News:
 
Want to know how to attract more birds to your back yard?
 
The Los Alamos Master Gardeners are working with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to offer a free talk centered around creating a wildlife-friendly landscape from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Master Gardeners Carolyn Mangeng and Bob Walker will share how to make your back yard gardens a haven for native birds and wildlife.
 
This presentation, part of the Master

UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Thursday

on April 4, 2017 - 12:06pm

Udall Opens Application Process For Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 4, 2017 - 12:04pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

  • Service academy information sessions Begin April 13

Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he has begun accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April and May, members of Udall's staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2018. The first session will be held on April 13 in Santa Fe.

Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S.

Four LAHS Students Win Coveted Spots At ISEF

on April 4, 2017 - 11:22am

LAHS students heading to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 14-19  in Los Angeles, from left, Alex Ionkov, Priyanka Velappan, Lillian Peterson and Sophia Li. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Four Los Alamos High School students recently won coveted spots to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 14-19, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif. Winners of all expense paid trips to the Intel Fair are Sophia Li (11th grade), Lillian Peterson (9th grade) and team project of Priyanka Velappan and Alex Inokov (11th grade).

This is the 13th straight year

Op-Ed: When Native Students Succeed, NM Thrives

on April 4, 2017 - 10:56am
By Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos
Chairwoman of the House Education Committee
and
Rep. Derrick J. Lente, D-Sandia Pueblo

 

When Native American students succeed, the state of New Mexico thrives. This principle was the driving force behind House Bill 484. House Bill 484 would have provided a mechanism for New Mexico’s Native American students to obtain the culturally relevant support they need to achieve academic success, helping to close the achievement gap and instilling the importance of education after high school.

 

But last week, Gov.

Northern New Mexico College Financial Report Released By Office Of The State Auditor

on April 3, 2017 - 11:57am

Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey

NNMC News:

Española—Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey asked the College's auditors that this year’s annual audit of NNMC’s finances be as thorough as possible, because he wanted a road map of everything about the College’s business processes that could be improved upon.

The report is now available on the State Auditor’s website here.

President Bailey is happy to answer any questions from the community at 505.747.2140.

Letter To The Editor: Pay Equity Makes ‘Cents’

on April 3, 2017 - 9:36am
By JUDY PRONO
Public Policy Chair
AAUW-Los Alamos 

Equity pay makes “cents” … that’s an understatement. In fact, for women in the workplace, pay equity would increase lifetime earnings by as much as $2 million for those with graduate degrees and by more than $1 million for those with undergraduate degrees.

That would mean more money to pay off student loans, put food on the table, and save for retirement. And pay equity isn’t just a women’s issue—it’s a family issue.

Governor Announces Teacher Evaluation Changes

on April 2, 2017 - 5:36pm

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced changes to the teacher evaluation system that were created with support and input from teachers across the state.

Under the revised system, the number of grace days will double from three to six and the weight of student achievement growth will be set at 35 percent and observations will be increased. Teachers requested that these policy changes be kept for the next five years to continue to create stability.

“Our teachers have spoken, and we’ve listened,” the Governor said.

Honey Bee Workshop At Nature Center April 9

on April 2, 2017 - 6:07am

Honey bee on a dandelion. Courtesy/Dorothy Brown

Honey bees swarming above a hive. Courtesy/Dorothy Brown

PEEC News:

Ever wondered what goes on in the life of a busy bee? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m., April 9 with Dorothy Brown at the Los Alamos Nature Center about the biology and colony dynamics of honey bees. This is a great introduction for anyone curious about these non-native pollinators.

 What is happening inside the seemingly crowded honey bee colonies? Brown will discuss the three castes of honey bee and how they contribute

State Science & Engineering Fair Underway Today

on April 1, 2017 - 12:36pm
Today 21 Los Alamos Public School students are competing at the New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair. The local students qualified for the state fair by earning top spots atMarch 4 Northeastern New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair. Judging concludes this afternoon with an awards ceremonies beginning at 6 this evening. Courtesy photo

Open Book: And God Said...

on March 31, 2017 - 9:56am

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

 
The Humanities class at our high school includes a unit about world religions, and it’s been fun to participate as one of the invited speakers who speak about their religious tradition.

Each year, the students are very polite and inquisitive about my lecture on Judaism, and I am totally exhausted by the end of the day. I have no idea how a teacher can do this, five days a week, month after month.

I try to start my lecture with two apologies: Judaism accommodates a spectrum of observance and philosophies so I can’t help but color the presentation by my own

NHCC Accepting Applications For Herrera Internship Benefiting Hispanic, Female Students

on March 31, 2017 - 9:18am

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is accepting applications for the Herrera Internship that provides scholarships to Hispanic, female students who complete an internship with the NHCC. Latina students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for this scholarship by May 15, 2017, and scholarships will be awarded in June. Applications are available on nhccnm.org/learn.

“I'm pleased to work collaboratively with the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation on the development of a fund that will provide internship opportunities for deserving Latinas

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Los Alamos High School Graduate Kevin Johnson Becomes CEO Of Starbucks April 3

on March 31, 2017 - 8:58am
LAHS 1978 graduate Kevin Johnson, left, takes the helm of Starbucks April 3 from retiring CEO Howard Schultz. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School 1978 graduate Kevin Johnson will become chief executive office and assume full responsibility for Starbucks global business and operations April 3. 

Johnson, his sister Kerry Hinsch and brother Dr. Tim Johnson all grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from LAHS. Dr. Tim Johnson, an optometrist at Eye Associates of New Mexico, still resides in Los Alamos.

SFCC Hosts Fantastic Futures Career, Education And Training Resource Fair April 5

on March 31, 2017 - 6:32am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College hosts its annual career, education and training resource fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in the Main Hallway and Jemez Rooms on the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
There will be more than 60 employer representatives from local, regional and national businesses related to health care, hospitality, government, retail/management, law enforcement and more.

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