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Explore Moon, Solar System, Universe At Planetarium

on May 5, 2017 - 3:48pm
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center has a special planetarium show at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5, about the moon with Dave North and Akkana Peck.
This moon-focused show will take participants on a tour of our satellite: its phases, features, geology (actually the term is "selenology"), and an assortment of fun facts about our moon.

Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7 at 2 p.m., the film From Earth to the Universe will let attendees embark on a colorful and inspiring journey through the universe.
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit 

SBDC, LANB And Project Y Cowork Present: Understanding Your Financials

on May 5, 2017 - 3:29pm
SBDC News:
Learn the basics of:
  • Income statements
  • Balance sheet mechanics
  • Cash flow
  • Calculating business break-even points
Instructor: Guy Gaffney, VP Credit at LANB
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
  • Fee is $20
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or email with any questions.

Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament May 20

on May 5, 2017 - 11:05am

The Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, May 20. An avid golfer and director of Sage Cottage Montessori School, Host passed away in 2012. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Cheri Host was a die-hard golfer. She used to get up early in the morning and play nine holes while it was barely light outside using glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Her other passion was Sage Cottage Montessori School in White Rock.

Host passed away in 2012 but many people still recall that she got non-profit status for the preschool in 2011 so that she could continue to take

‘Mary Poppins’ Actors Take Show To The Popejoys

on May 5, 2017 - 10:10am
From left, Jessica Erkkila, Nora Cullinon, Eleanor Henderson, Ben Hanlon, Shay, Eben Bold and Laurin Partin. The group are part of the cast and crew of ‘Mary Poppins’. They will travel with the company to participate in the Popejoy Awards next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

The cast of the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “Mary Poppins” will travel to Albuquerque next week to compete in the 2017 Popejoy Awards, which take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Popejoy Hall.

UNM-LA Hosts Event Highlighting Two Programs

on May 5, 2017 - 9:14am

After the demonstrations, Paula Jaramillo meets with Dr. Oldham for advice on course work as she is considering enrolling in one of these programs at UNM-LA. Photo by Mary Martucci/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Monday, UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) held an open house to introduce high school and college students to the Electro-Mechanical and Environmental Technology programs. This was the second event in a series of workshops to heighten awareness of in-demand career opportunities available in the northern New Mexico region.

Around The World In White Rock 2013 & 2017

on May 5, 2017 - 9:07am
First year of implementation through the LAPSF Great Idea Grant in 2013. Courtesy photo
ART News:
The first Multicultural Fair: Around the World in White Rock took place in 2013 when Julie Bulthuis, ELL (English Language Learners) teacher and Renee Mitsunaga, Chamisa Art teacher submitted a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
Subsequently, the success of the event validated funding through the Fine Arts Education Act authorized by our former Superintendent Gene Schmidt.
Every year the event grew to more participants.

Community Invited To LAHS Spring Dance Show

on May 5, 2017 - 8:54am
Melina Burnside Senior Solo Dance. Photo by Nathan Burnside

LAHS News:

The annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Smith Auditorium.

The community is invited to help celebrate these senior students at this evening of dance performances by Los Alamos High School students and guests.

Admission is free to these event.

LAHS Dance 2 Class. Photo by Nathan Burnside
LAHS Juggling Club. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Screenagers Draws Capacity Crowd ... Replays Today

on May 5, 2017 - 8:34am

Parents and youth fill the lobby Thurday evening at the Reel Deal Theater for the showing of the Screenagers documentary. Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative and JJAB provided the showing for free to parents and youth. The documentary explores the impact of screen technology on teens and adults. Plans are being made to show the film again in the fall. A showing will be available for teens at 4:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Courtesy photo

The Screenagers documentary drew capacity attendance Thursday evening for the showing at

Eighteen Area Students Gaining STEM Research Experience At Prestigious Institutions

on May 5, 2017 - 7:16am

Northern New Mexico College students Alondra Villalba and Britney Martinez. Photo by John T. Denne

NNMC News:

Eighteen students from Northern New Mexico College’s Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science programs have secured summer research experiences at prestigious institutions around the country.

In alignment with the National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, the students will be associated with a research project in their field of study at a host institution, where they will work closely with the institution’s faculty and other

LAHS Latin Students Win Medals And Certificates On National Latin Exam

on May 4, 2017 - 10:23pm

Award winners on the National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo


Latin students at Los Alamos High School participated in the 2017 National Latin Exam in March. Seven students won gold medals, three won silver medals, and six earned Magna Cum Laude certificates. Overall, 22 students won a medal or certificate.

Gold Summa Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: Marissa Smith
  • Latin II: Annika Davenport, Catherine Rousculp, Isabella Stephens, Carter Begnaud
  • Poetry III: Kevin Parkinson
  • Poetry IV: Zephram Tripp

Silver Maxima Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: Aidan Nakhleh
  • Latin II: Andres Vigil

Amateur Naturalist: Arrival Of Spring Along Ranch School Trail

on May 4, 2017 - 3:31pm
A whiptail lizard warming itself in the sunshine. Photo by Robert Dryja

Los Alamos

The winter snows in Acid Canyon have largely melted away by mid-March. Only a few patches of ice remain the bottom of the canyon in its narrowest section and where it remains shaded throughout the day.  he Ranch School trail going down Acid Canyon similarly is largely free of snow.  

Mountain lover and Kinnikinnick are evergreen plants growing along the trail and no longer have snow around them. Their leaves are as green as at the start of winter.

First Bear Festival May 13

on May 4, 2017 - 3:25pm
New Mexico’s First Bear Festival May 13 at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak

PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation (LEWF), New Mexico’s first Bear Festival is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. There will even be a scent dog demonstration to show the abilities of a dog’s nose. A bear’s nose is about seven times better than a Bloodhound’s nose, allowing bears to smell about 2,100 times better than humans!

Last summer, black bears made headlines in Los

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band

on May 4, 2017 - 9:23am

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus directs the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band in the National Anthem Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert: Thank You To Community

on May 4, 2017 - 9:07am
Dr. Zee speaking at her recent fundraising event concert to help with her medical expenses. Photo by Kateri Morris
Hosting Dr. Zee Benefit Concert was truly a gift and the organizers are grateful for the opportunity to serve a wonderful cause.  Dr. Zee has touched many students with her gift of teaching and as students, we had the opportunity to take one of her classes. When we heard that Dr. Zee was going into treatment, we tried to think of small ways to show our support for her.

Aspen School Hosts Australian Arts Night

on May 4, 2017 - 8:23am

Students, families and staff gather for Australian Arts Night at Aspen School. Courtesy photo

Students play digeridoos around a campfire during Australian Arts Night in April at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
The students and families of Aspen Elementary School were treated to an Australian Adventure Wednesday night, April 19. 
Under the capable direction of Aspen’s specials teachers, Britt Williams (art), Andrea Dowdy (music), Jeff Lloyd (library) and Mark Guider (P.E.), the hallways of the school became an awesome immersion into Australian culture.

LANB Brings 73 Santa Fe Students To Bradbury

on May 3, 2017 - 8:58am
An Ortiz Middle Schooler enjoys the hands-on Nuclear Safeguards exhibit. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSM Educator Liz Martineau demonstrates the magnets display to some Ortiz Middle School students. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSMA News:
Los Alamos National Bank made it possible for 73 Ortiz Middle School students to travel to Los Alamos recently and enjoy the Bradbury Science Museum.
"I am so happy to have the students here!

Udall, Luján, Lujan Grisham Join Over 130 Members Of Congress Urging Education Secretary To Reinstate Student Loan Protections

on May 2, 2017 - 10:12pm
WASHINGTON D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Congressman Ben Ray Luján and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham this week joined more than 130 members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to reverse a recent decision to rescind Obama-era efforts on student loan servicing reforms.
The reforms include new consumer protections for borrowers and improvements to the quality of federal loan servicing.
“Your decision to rescind these [initiatives]—including the guidance making servicers’ past performance and record of compliance with

Consumer Protection Presentation At UNM-Los Alamos

on May 2, 2017 - 3:56pm

There have been incidences of stolen credit card numbers in Los Alamos. Courtesy Images

UNM-LA News:

UNM alumni Shaylyn Garcia Roy and Patrick Stewart are hosting “Consumer Security: Protecting the Citizens of New Mexico” Thursday, May 4 at UNM-Los Alamos in the Building 2 Lecture Hall.

Shaylyn Garcia Roy, Community Outreach Director for the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Courtesy Images

The event begins with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by the presentation.

The UNM Alumni Association and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office are joining forces to

The Service Lives On In Senior Appreciation Night

on May 2, 2017 - 2:33pm
Former Acting Chief Gary Bequette Los Alamos Police Department and his daughter Diana. Courtesy/YMCA
Courtesy/Los Alamos Monitor
The Family YMCA

In 2010, tears in his eyes, 71-year-old Gary Bequette sat and watched his adult daughter as she volunteered to help senior graduates get in and out of overstuffed sumo wrestling suits. He smiled as the teens pushed, bounced off and jump upon one another.

“I am so thankful that this is continuing,” he told his daughter Linda Bequette.

PEEC: Start Off May With A Bird Walk Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 1:01pm
Enjoy nature and learn about local birds from bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds you see and hear every day.
At 7 a.m., Saturday, May 6, join long-time Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon for hike in Lower Water Canyon. This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds. Sightings may include the Black-throated gray warbler and Hepatic tanager.
Joe Fitzgibbon has always been passionate

Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA


Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

AAUW-NM Announces First Mission In Action Award

on May 2, 2017 - 6:31am

Dr. Tinka Gammel, left, representing the New Mexico Network of Women in Science in Engineering receives the Mission in Action Award from AAUW-NM Awards Chair Sheila Portillo at AAUW’s annual state convention Saturday evening in Los Alamos. Courtesy/AAUW-NM


AAUW-New Mexico has announced that the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering (the Network) is the first recipient of its Mission In Action Award.

Awards Chair Sheila Portillo presented the award Saturday evening at AAUW’s annual state convention in Los Alamos to Dr.

Carter Payne Selected Los Alamos High School Principal

on May 1, 2017 - 7:52pm
Carter Payne in the LAHS Lobby has been selected to serve as principal effective July 1. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Carter Payne has been selected to serve as the new principal of Los Alamos High School effective July 1.

Payne is a New Mexico native. He taught science and was an assistant principal in Las Cruces before moving to Los Alamos in 2010. Payne taught physics at Los Alamos High School before becoming assistant principal in 2012. He was named principal of the Topper Freshman Academy in 2016.

School Board President Jenny McCumber said, “I am pleased that staff followed a very


Summer Physics Camp For Young Women June 5-16

on May 1, 2017 - 6:21pm
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pojoaque Valley High School and the American Physical Society would like to invite young women attending high school in Northern New Mexico to join them for a two-week "Summer Physics Camp for young women”.
  • When? 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 5-16.
  • Where? Pojoaque Valley High School
The camp will focus on boosting local young women's understanding of the physics of the Sun, Earth, and everything in between.
Daily activities will include demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments, and discussions with female

Scenes From Annual Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

on May 1, 2017 - 5:25pm

The X-Ray lab nurse at LAMC introduces her assistant to students from Mandy Ferran’s class at Pinon Elementary School during the annual Teddy Bear Clinic this morning at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by John McHale/

Students from Pinon Elementary School with their teacher Karen Forsyth check out the emergency room this morning as part of the Teddy Bear Clinic at LAMC. Photo by John McHale/

The LAMC nurse shows students what bones look like inside the body through an xray. Photo by John McHale/

Classic Air Medical Pilot Brandon Saver discusses