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Crowd Gathers For Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught Lecture At Fuller Lodge

on June 24, 2017 - 6:17am

A crowd turned out Thursday at Fuller Lodge to hear Professor John Haught lecture on ‘Science, Religion, And Cosmic Purpose’. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

A crowd gathered at Fuller Lodge Thursday evening to hear Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught, lecture on “Science, Religion, and Cosmic Purpose”.

Professor Haught addressed the question of whether the universe may reasonably be said to have a purpose. Professor Haught said that evolution has shown us that there is a cosmic drama or story and it is still unfolding.

Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

PEEC: Summer Family Evening Offers Hands-on Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 28 for an evening of hands-on experiments courtesy of Explora Museum. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Investigate nature through hands-on activities at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The Explora Museum of Albuquerque will share a variety of nature experiments that teach conservation principles. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

 This Summer Family Evening is a great way to delve hands-first into nature with the Explora Museum.

The Curious Case Of The Warped Kuiper Belt

on June 23, 2017 - 7:36am
A yet-to-be-discovered, unseen ‘planetary mass object’ makes its existence known by ruffling the orbital plane of distant Kuiper Belt objects, according to research by Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The object is pictured on a wide orbit far beyond Pluto in this artist's illustration. Courtesy/Heather Roper/LPL
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal.
 
This object

Three Mountaineers’ Stories: Staycation Ideas June 27

on June 23, 2017 - 7:17am
One of the magnificent views from San Juan Basin. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Everyone looking for ways to make summer exciting and accessible is invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, June 27, to hear a trio of talks about staycation ideas.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will share three of their favorite local expeditions. To start, Sue Barns guidesthe audience through the San Juan Basin.

SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

on June 23, 2017 - 7:12am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through Aug. 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

Los Alamos Medical Society Offers Medical School Scholarships

on June 22, 2017 - 4:29pm

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL SOCIETY News:

Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall this year are invited to apply for scholarshiop funds. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society

Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

Outbound Youth Exchange Student Hanna Littleton Speaks At Rotary Club Of Los Alamos

on June 22, 2017 - 6:44am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently welcomed guest speaker Hanna Littleton. Littleton will spend her senior year of high school in Germany as an outbound Youth Exchange student. She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Rotary District 5520. Her study abroad begins in August and will conclude next summer. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is just one of many opportunities in leadership and world understanding that Rotary offers students. Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Tony Chan

Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

SFI: The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion July 18

on June 22, 2017 - 4:57am
SFI News:
 
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, The InterPlanetary Project's kick-off event is a panel discussion at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe.
 
Panelists will consider questions like these: What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? How should we address the most pressing problems of Earth to tackle a challenge at this scale? What will success mean for future generations?

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

AGU: Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

on June 21, 2017 - 7:33am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed.
 
Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health, particularly to the lungs and heart.
 
“Burning biomass produces lots of pollution.

SFCC Announces Veterans’ Scholarship Recipients

on June 21, 2017 - 6:53am
Frances Jessop. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that Wyetta Bradley and Frances Jessop were awarded Veterans’ scholarships.
 
The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

Wyetta Bradley. Courtesy photo
Frances Jessop was “a Navy brat,” who moved numerous times throughout her childhood. Her father served for 23 years with the U.S. Navy including service during the Vietnam War.

BBBS Drive For Matches Golf Tournament July 15

on June 20, 2017 - 3:02pm
 
By KELLY MYERS, Co-Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been matching caring adults with kids for more than 115 years.  It’s the only thing they do and they do it really well. An adult (Big) is professionally matched with a child (Little). Once they are matched they begin a relationship, typically meeting once per week. 

I am the co-chair for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Board of Directors, currently serving 115 children – 56 in Los Alamos and 59 in Rio Arriba.

Knights Of Columbus Awards LAHS Scholarships

on June 20, 2017 - 9:32am

K of C News:

Ten Los Alamos High School 2017 graduating seniors have received scholarships from the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 3137.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit organization that raises funds for charitable causes. Funding for the annual LAHS graduating senior scholarships is generated by holding a fun-loving golf tournament at the Los Alamos golf course every September that is supported by the participation of many Los Alamos community members and local businesses.

A total of $8,750 was available for scholarship awards this year including a

Atomic City Children's Theater Workshops June 26-30

on June 20, 2017 - 8:42am

Children participate in a stagecraft/prop day workshop. Photo by Zazu Puppet/ACCT

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater will kick off its fundraising season June 26-30 with ACCT Summer Workshops.

ACCT Co-Directors Daren Savage and Annemarie Brown are happy to offer young people in Los Alamos the opportunity work with material from ACCT’s upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.

A different workshop will be offered each day including Dance, Singing, Acting, Prop Building and Makeup.

 LAPS will continue to offer ACCT as an official after-school program, but

Vacation Bible School At Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church June 25-30

on June 20, 2017 - 8:25am

Vacation Bible School is is June 25-30 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos is June 25-30. This year’s Day Camp theme is “Breaking all the Rules: Following Jesus’ Lead!”

Young adult counselors from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp and Bethlehem’s pastors will be leading the bible studies, which center on how God’s call for us to love sometimes goes against what the world tells us to do.

Queen Of The Hill Coding Workshop At UNM-LA

on June 20, 2017 - 6:52am

Celestina Perea, left, and Nora Cullinan work with Neale Pickett at Queen of the Hill 2017, a coding workshop for girls in grades 7-11, held Saturday at UNM-Los Alamos. The 17 attendees split into four teams and competed for points in codebreaking, steganography, sequence prediction, and base arithmetic. Later the girls focused on individual interests. For example, one participant focused on the fundamentals of cryptography, while another attendee worked with graduate students to delve into network protocol analysis. Photo by Sharon Hurley/UNM-LA
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PEEC: Upcoming CaveSim Adventure! June 24

on June 20, 2017 - 6:51am
Try your hand at caving at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Ready to test your spelunking skills? Delve into a simulated world of caves 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This is the perfect opportunity to crawl through 60-foot tunnels, observe vertical rope climbing demos, and practice rescue missions. The electronic simulator will track your movements so you can learn what it takes to access some of the most remote places on Earth.

Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain Elementary

on June 19, 2017 - 9:21pm

Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy and Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone check in participants at Safety Town this morning. Safety Town’s mission is to provide the opportunity for students entering kindergarten to learn about safety in their school, community and neighborhood. They will learn strategies to keep themselves safe and have opportunities to practice basic safety procedures in new situations including fire safety, bicycle safety, animal safety, gun safety, stranger safety, pedestrian safety, bus safety and drug safety. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Camp Invention At Barranca Elementary

on June 19, 2017 - 9:09pm

Camp Invention participants check out the duct tape supplies this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Secilli Keeler works with her Camp Invention group this morning at Barranca. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Camp Invention this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Camp Invention this morning at Barranca Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Camp Invention tools ready to go. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Kayti Herring sets the ground rules for her
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Pajarito Astronomers Hold Dark Night June 24

on June 19, 2017 - 3:32pm
PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:
 
The Pajarito Astronomers is holding a County sponsored Dark Night at 8:30 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, June 24, at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its rings and moons should be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Los Alamos History Museum: Suspended Moment

on June 19, 2017 - 3:15pm

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