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Exhibit: ‘100 Years Of Los Alamos Ranch School – The Boys And Their Books’ Opens At Mesa Library Today

on September 7, 2017 - 12:07pm

Big House Library. Courtesy photo

Library News:

A new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library opens at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 7, with a talk by Bathtub Row Press publications director Sharon Snyder.

Bathtub Row Press publications director Sharon Snyder

Entitled “100 Years of Los Alamos Ranch School – The Boys and Their Books”, the exhibit includes books by authors who attended the Ranch School from Snyder’s personal collection. Also included in the exhibit are works of art and books from the Library’s “local author” collection, which is comprised of nearly 500 items.

2017 Condition Of College And Career Readiness: LAHS Demonstrates Significant Progress On ACT Scores

on September 7, 2017 - 11:17am

LAPS News:

Each year, ACT provides an analysis of high school graduates college and career readiness. Based upon the report, Los Alamos High School class of 2017 had higher scores than in the past five years, and higher than the state as a whole.

The ACT is a set of curriculum-based tests to measure educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science, and is used to measure how prepared a student is for the first year of college coursework.

Each section has a benchmark (or the minimum score needed) to indicate that the student will have a 50 percent chance of earning a B

UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Monday

on September 7, 2017 - 8:11am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-LLA at 4000 University Dr.

Action items include a review of the UNM-LA By-Laws and the Operating Agreement with the Regents of UNM.

Other topics of discussion include issues in higher education in New Mexico, enrollment trends for 2017 and fundraising ideas.

UNM-LA Astrophysics Discussion Sept. 19 - Nov. 21

on September 6, 2017 - 2:54pm
Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone is open to all ages. This non-credit class focuses on inquiry and discussion. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos Community Education is once again offering a unique opportunity for all community members - from high school students to retirees - who have an interest in learning more about our universe.

Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning will facilitate the non-credit astrophysics course, which begins Sept. 19 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Beginning Sept. 19 and running through Nov.

Progressive Fighting Systems Of New Mexico Trains In Los Alamos

on September 6, 2017 - 7:30am

Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico athletes with the legendary Martial Arts Instructor Paul Vunak, at the 2017 Edged Weapons Seminar in California. The group trains at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in Los Alamos under Sifu (Instructor) Lawrence Garcia at High Flyers. Sean Leffler, Gloria Ramos, Octavio Ramos, Ian Foti-Landis and Charlene Espinoza were all promoted to the next level in Contemporary Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. For more information visit Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico on Face Book, or call 505.450.2540. Courtesy photo

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‘Media Literacy In A Fake News World’ Sept. 23

on September 6, 2017 - 7:03am
Northern New Mexico Press Women presents “Media Literacy in a Fake News World” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Santa Fe Public Library Southside branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr.
Panel moderator Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, will lead the conversation about fake news with Albuquerque Journal North editor Mark Oswald, Taos News editor Staci Matlock, PBS Newshour correspondent Kathleen McCleery and author James McGrath Morris.
The event is free and is sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library, New Mexico Press Women, the Society of

NMPED Releases School Grades

on September 6, 2017 - 6:52am
ALBUQUERQUE  Aug. 22, the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that 2017 New Mexico Public School Grades are now available.
The results show that schools that have embraced education reforms continue to improve.
“We need to continue doing everything we can to put our students first so they can receive the high-quality education they deserve and go on to succeed in college, the workforce and life,” Gov. Susana Martinez said. “That includes empowering our parents to see how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state.

McDonald’s Giving Free Breakfast to All Kindergarten Through 8th Graders And Teachers 6-9 a.m. Today!

on September 6, 2017 - 5:29am
NMM News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Participating New Mexico McDonald’s restaurants across the entire state will be providing FREE breakfast to K – 8th graders (children 15 & under accompanied by a parent/guardian) and teachers with their school I.D., 6-9 a.m. today.
Breakfast includes a choice of Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight McMuffin, Apple Slices and 1% White Milk or Minute Maid Orange Juice or Apple Juice. Studies show there is a strong link between a wholesome breakfast and better performance in school!
McDonald’s of New Mexico is proud to partner on this program with Dairy MAX – the

Karen Wray Gallery Offers Beginning Art Classes

on September 5, 2017 - 6:06am
Courtesy/Karen Wray
Courtesy/Karen Wray
Los Alamos

In September, the Karen Wray Gallery is offering two beginning art classes; oil painting and watercolors. The classes take place in the gallery at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2, in Los Alamos.

Several of Wray’s students have their work now featured in the gallery.

Reva Heron: is a featured artist of the gallery. She has been taking classes with Karen Wray since 2014.

“Karen is amazing,” Heron said.

Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Sept. 15

on September 5, 2017 - 5:59am

New Mexico’s Immigrant Youth Participate In ‘Statewide Student Walkout For Immigrant Justice’ Tuesday

on September 4, 2017 - 5:04pm


Tuesday, Sept. 5, hundreds of students, immigrant leaders and allies across the state of New Mexico will participate in a Statewide Student Walkout for Immigrant Justice’ calling for the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and immigrant families nationwide.


The statewide demonstration comes on the same date, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 9 other Republican Attorneys General, set as a deadline for the administrative relief program to be phased-out by the Trump administration –or face a lawsuit to try and rule the program as

PEEC: Eclipse Photos And Phantoms At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Sept. 9-10

on September 4, 2017 - 10:03am

PEEC News:

Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and see the full-dome planetarium film Phantom of the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Three local astronomers who watched the eclipse from within the path of totality, will share stories, photos, data and videos from the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 planetarium. Galen Gisler, Rick Wallace and Paul Arendt traveled north to see the recent solar eclipse and gathered photos, video, and data to help study the Sun's inner corona. They are eager to share their experiences and images with the community.


Scenes From Hilltopper Band At Friday Night Game

on September 3, 2017 - 7:22am

The Hilltopper Marching Band provides halftime entertainment the Friday night Football Game at Sullivan Field. At 96 members, the band performs an impressive show. Photo by John McHale/

Part of the brass section playing in the half time show in Friday night’s football game. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Band director Zane Meek speaks with the band after the show. Photo by John McHale/

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Offers Class On Reformation History And Theology Beginning Sept. 10

on September 3, 2017 - 6:23am
BELC News:
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, members of the community are invited to participate in a seven-session class titled “By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism,” offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Using video, discussion, and the book of the same name, Pastor Russ Sorensen will lead participants in exploring the biblical and historical context of Luther’s Small Catechism, the concise and accessible teaching guide he wrote for use in the family home.
Luther left a rich and complex legacy through his life’s work,

Governor Announces 110,000 More New Mexico Students Accessing High-Speed Internet In School

on September 2, 2017 - 1:24pm

  • Broadband for Education Initiative Connecting More Students than Ever Before

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that 110,000 more New Mexico students have access to high-speed Internet at school.

The Governor began an initiative to connect every New Mexico student with high-speed Internet at school by the 2018 school year. Since her 2015 announcement, 99 percent of New Mexico’s public schools now have access to high-speed Internet – and the partnerships leveraged through the initiative have reduced costs to connect students by more than 60 percent.

“Every child can

Rotary District 5520 Study Abroad Opportunity

on September 2, 2017 - 6:37am

League Of Women Voters Social Gathering Sept. 7

on September 2, 2017 - 6:26am
LWV News:
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites long-term members, new members, and inquiring non-members to a League Social Gathering 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the home of Rosmarie Frederickson at 1372 47th St. off Sandia in the Western Area.
One of the League’s missions is to educate its members and others about the government and to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
To these ends, political strategist Tarin Nix will speak briefly about how citizens can engage with the New Mexico Legislature, and Councilor Rick Reiss will

Mission To The Asteroid Belt

on September 2, 2017 - 6:12am
Dawn Space Probe Exhibition at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has opened a new, one-of-a-kind exhibition about NASA’s Dawn space probe and the amazing discoveries it has made during its 10-year journey through the solar system.
This temporary addition to the space science area will be available through mid-2018.
Dawn traveled to and explored Ceres and Vesta, the largest objects in the main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

History On Tap: America And The Metric System Sept. 7

on September 1, 2017 - 5:11pm

Los Alamos History Museum News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap for an engaging discussion about the history of the metric system with Linda Anderman.

History on Tap, part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District, is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

For the past five years, Anderman has researched (and blogged about) the history of the metric system and its relationship to the United States.

Auditor Keller And Prosperity Works Launch Working Group On Child Savings Accounts

on September 1, 2017 - 9:06am
State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller and Prosperity Works, a non-profit organization, launched a working group to develop policy and legislative recommendations regarding child savings accounts and financial literacy programs.
Child savings accounts have a strong track record of helping kids escape poverty by helping them to learn financial management with funds dedicated to post-secondary education.
“We need to use every tool in the toolbox to change the face of poverty in our state,” Keller said.

2017-2018 Public Lecture Series Begins At SAR Sept. 14

on September 1, 2017 - 8:12am
Dr. Melissa Cefkin
SAR News:
SANTA FE  Images of a future world with driverless cars have fueled popular imagination for decades.
Think “The Jetsons” or Minority Report. But what might the future hold for the everyday experience any one of us has as we move from place to place?
Anthropologist Dr. Melissa Cefkin kicks off the School for Advanced Research (SAR) 2017-18 Public Lecture Series, Designing the Future, with Walk, Don’t Walk: Everyday Interactions with Self-Driving Cars at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2017, at the James A.

Scenes From UNM-LA Welcome Back Day

on September 1, 2017 - 7:59am
Students gather on the steps of the kiva during the “Welcome Back Day” barbeque at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos Student Government hosted a “Welcome Back Day” Tuesday. Students gathered near the kiva to celebrate the second week of classes with hotdogs, games and socializing.
UNM-LA students had a chance to relax with hotdogs, drinks and chips provided by the Student Government.  Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
A student asks UNM-LA Student Government Advisor Kateri Morris a question while collecting a hotdog. Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA

Tips To Keep Bears Away From Your Property

on September 1, 2017 - 6:07am
Black bear. Courtesy/NMDG&F
Two bears climb a tree recently on Villa Street near Aspen School. Photo by Nancy Johnson
Corporal - Albuquerque Supervisory District
N.M. Department of Game and Fish

“I have a bear visiting my property and getting into my trash and birdfeeders.” This is how most phone calls regarding bear activity start. And believe me, there have been plenty of them in recent weeks and I anticipate many more in the weeks to come. 

I have heard many residents say they have seen more bears this summer in town than in recent years.

Scenes From Boy Scout Troop 122 Court Of Honor

on September 1, 2017 - 5:24am

Boy Scouts and family members recite the Scout motto at the Boy Scout Troop 122 Court of Honor Thursday at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

'Scouts and scouters' gather for a group photo Thursday at the Boy Scout Troop 122 Court of Honor. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Eagle Scout Ethan Aulwes is honored for receiving his Eagle Palm Award during Boy Scout Troop 122's Court of Honor Thursday at United Methodist Church. Also pictured are his mom, Sheila McClees and Dr. Robert McClees.

Critical Incident Stress Management Training Held In White Rock

on August 31, 2017 - 8:51pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees as well as Los Alamos Fire Department staff and community members attend a seminar on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station on N.M. 4. The class was organized by LAFD Chaplain Jennifer Bartram and LANL Occupational Medicine Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines. The speaker was Anne Balboni, Psy. D., State Coordinator/Clinical Director of Rhode Island Stress Management Team, Inc.