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Historic ‘#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit’ Featuring Woman In Stem From New Mexico: Dr. Harshini Mukundan Of LANL

Dr. Harshini Mukundan, an #IfThenSheCan ambassador, microbiologist, and team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her work focuses on developing diagnostics of infectious diseases. She leads and participates in projects aimed at developing rapid detection and diagnostics assays for breast cancer, influenza, toxic panels, and others. In addition to her research, she mentors the future minds of science and advocates for women and underrepresented groups in STEM. Courtesy photo

STEM News:

DALLAS — Designed to activate a culture shift among young girls by inspiring them to pursue


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Heinrich Announces ‘Kids To Parks Day’ Resolution

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Friday the bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors and promote healthy outdoor recreation by designating May 15, 2021 as National Kids to Parks Day.

First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the 11th annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at state parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.

“Connecting kids to the outdoors inspires them to become future conservationists and,


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LAHS Seniors Jose Garcia And Kevin Roybal Earn Robotics Certifications From UNM-LA Through LAECCA Program

LAHS senior Jose Garcia will receive his high school diploma and certification in robotics from UNM-LA. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS senior Kevin Roybal will receive his high school diploma and certification in robotics from UNM-LA. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Two seniors from Los Alamos High School (LAHS) will receive their high school diploma and a certification from UNM-Los Alamos on graduation day, May 29.

Jose Garcia and Kevin Roybal will be certificated in Robotics. They have been members of the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) since their freshman year.

They both applied


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SFNF: Cuervito Fire Behavior Remains Low To Moderate

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be conducting hand and aerial ignitions in the coming days.

This operation is part of a management strategy to use this lightning-caused wildfire to achieve significant benefits on the ground and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future.

Surrounding communities may see an increase in smoke as smoke settles into low areas at night and in the early mornings. 

Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger


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Anne Hillerman Reads Her New Book Stargazer May 27

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Anne Hillerman

COUNTY News:

Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman reads from Stargazer, her new book, Thursday May 27 at Los Alamos County Library System.

Register HERE or on the events page and calendar of the library website: www.losalamoslibrary.org. This presentation will be live-streamed via zoom.

Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.

What begins as a typical day for Officer


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Obituary: Frank P. Welch March 15, 1931 – May 1, 2021

FRANK P. WELCH March 15, 1931 – May 1, 2021

Frank P. Welch, 90, of Sun City West, AZ, and Los Alamos, NM, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home May 1, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Mark Stephen Welch, his parents Archibald and Josephine Welch, his sister Margaret Herold and his brothers John and Michael Welch.

Frank was born in Davenport, Iowa, March 15, 1931, and was one of 8 children. The family business was a successful local gas station and Frank and his brothers all helped out there. Frank attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport and earned a degree in Accounting.

On a drive


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County/Nambe Drugs Host Mass Vaccination Clinic Sunday

COUNTY News:

Nambe Drugs and Los Alamos County remind the community that a mass vaccination clinic is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the Los Alamos High School Gymnasium at 1300 Diamond Dr.

Individuals 12 years or older are eligible to schedule an appointment, while there are still openings, using the special event code: SGAMDVU once logged into their profile on the New Mexico Department of Health COVID Vaccine registration site.

Approximately 1,500 Pfizer vaccines have been secured for the event.

Prior to arriving to the clinic, individuals with scheduled appointments are advised


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SFNF Will Implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Due To Extreme Drought And High Fire Danger May 24

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions forest-wide on Monday, May 24, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and high fire danger.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the very real risk of human-caused wildfire, protect natural and cultural resources, and enhance public and firefighter safety.

The Lincoln and Gila National Forests implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions in April, and the Carson National Forest plans to implement Stage


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 223 New Cases, Total 200,650 With 1 New Death And 185,779 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials announced today 223 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new case so the total is now 526 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 1 new death today in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 223 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state


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LAFRW Shows Appreciation For LAPD During National Police Week

To show their appreciation in conjunction with National Police week, the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women presented the LAPD with gift boxes. From left, LAFRW President Terra Fullbright, Trish Granich, Donna MacDonald, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Theresa McCorkhill, Det. Joseph Robinson and Lucille Bonner. Courtesy/LAFRW

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women recently held their May general meeting. To the enjoyment of all the ladies, Mia Larsen, pictured with her grandmother Trish Granich, recited ‘The Fateful Day’  by Fremont Sawade about Pearl Harbor. Courtesy/LAFRW


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