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LAHS Class Of 1969 Donates To J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Scholarship

From left, Class of 1969 Alumni and educator Yvette McFarland, Class of 1969 Alumni Abel Chavez, J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) Scholarship Chair Alison Pugmire, Class of 1969 and educator Shelley Roberts and JROMC Treasurer Ron Wilkinson hold up a $7,000 check donated to the JROMC Tuesday morning at the Los Alamos History Museum. The class of 1969 donated the money to establish a scholarship for students planning to pursue a degree in education. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

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The Los Alamos High School Class of 1969, which celebrated its 50th


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Explore Event Horizon Telescope Image Of Black Hole

Join George Wong at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium to explore the Event Horizon Telescope’s image of a black hole and what scientists have learned from it. In addition to this talk, PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 Saturday in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever direct image of a “black hole shadow,” which opened the door to an exciting new phase of scientific discovery.
 
Join George Wong at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 in the Los Alamos Nature Center

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LAPS Thanks Voters For Passing School Bond

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanks community ‘for investing in the future of our students and our schools’. Courtesy/LAPS

From Los Alamos Public Schools:

Los Alamos voters: thank you for voting to pass the $20 million general obligation bond (GOB) for Los Alamos Public Schools! 

Money raised by the GOB will primarily be used to refurbish and improve Chamisa and Piñon elementary schools.

“Improving our facilities is an important part of providing students with a quality education,” LAPS School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim said.

Over the past 10 years, Los Alamos Public


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NMHU: Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project At International Museum Conference

Highlands media arts students designed a new resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center. Courtesy/HU Media Arts
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site Nov. 5-8 at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego.
 
The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways.
 
Being selected to present at the Museum Computer Network conference is competitive.

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2019 Unofficial Election Results For Los Alamos School Board, School Bond And UNM-LA Advisory Board

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building thanks Los Alamos for supporting better schools and brighter futures by passing the School Bond in today’s election and by a large margin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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The Los Alamos County Clerk has issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Unofficial Election results for School Board in Districts 3, 4, and 5, UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4 and the School Bond.

Los Alamos School Board Election Results

  • Dist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 Winner
  • Dist. 3 Morrie

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Small Group Gathers To Await Election Returns

A small group is gathered this evening in Council Chambers awaiting election results in the 2019 school board, school bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections. From left, Maslyn Locke, Meagan Green, Carrie Walker, Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment and PED Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Clerk Reports 31 Percent Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening on this screen in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening at election central inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The County Clerk’s Office reports that 4,432 people cast ballots in this election out of the 14,496 eligible to vote or 31 percent.


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2019 Election Polls In Los Alamos County Have Closed!

The 2019 election polls closed at 7 p.m. for Los Alamos School Board, LAPS School Bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board. Election volunteers from left, Republican Election Judge Mark Strong, Declined to State Election Judge Ysabel Meana, Democratic Election Judge Zoe Robles, Democratic Presiding Judge Linda Fox, Democratic Election Clerk Lynn Jones and Student Election Clerk Luc Chavez gather for a photo as the polls close in the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Scenes From Los Alamos County Vote Centers Today

Scene today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Voters are electing members to the UNM-LA Advisory Board and Los Alamos School Board. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be reporting this evening as elections results come in at www.ladailypost.com. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Residents cast their ballot today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christi and Frank Gac voting today inside


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LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Honors Donors

LANL MSC President Graig Newell welcomes the crowd as LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and Hacienda Home Center owner Joseph Sanchez look on at the Oct. 10 gathering at the Rio Chama in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL MSC Vice President and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez addresses the crowd and introduces the premiere of a video that showcases three of the grant recipient projects that the MSC has funded. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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SFCF Awards $10K Grant To Española Teen Center

Teenagers from the Española YMCA Teen Center participate in the Harvest Youth Parade. Courtesy/YMCA
 
YMCA News:
 
ESPAÑOLA A $10,000 grant award from the Santa Fe Community Foundation to the Española YMCA Teen Center will be used to help guide local youth toward healthy choices and positive behaviors.
 
The Center was awarded the funding in alignment with the foundation’s educational success and career pathways priorities.
 
“We are very grateful that the Santa Fe Community Foundation recognizes and supports educational resources for youth. They are helping us

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Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

NM Indian Affairs Department News:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. 

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department’s homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at: stephanie.salazar@state.nm.us


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Free Presentation On ‘The Basics Of Alzheimer’s Disease’ In Dixon 6-7 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 11

Alzheimer’s News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Dixon, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” presentation is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. The event will be hosted at the Embudo Valley Library, 215 NM-75, Dixon, NM 87527. The class is free and open to all citizens of Dixon and surrounding communities.
 
For more information, call 800.272.3900 or contact Regional Manager Beth Hamilton at behamilton@alz.org. For directions call 505.473.1297.
 
“The Basics

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Don Taylor Photographs LAHS Class Of 2020

Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor takes a photograph of the Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 gathered Wednesday morning on Sullivan Field. The is the 10th consecutive year that Taylor has donated his time and talent to provide a special photograph to the senior class for their yearbook. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Letter To The Editor: Bernstein Addresses Voters

By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
Dist. 3 School Board Candidate (Aspen)

Only a few more days left until the election!

I have had a great time walking around town and talking to people! I have learned so much about our town and the people in it. It has been a pleasure speaking with so many of you. 

I have been invited into homes, sat with people, been given pears and other items. This is one kind and generous place.

I am still walking and knocking, but if I have not made it to your door, please feel free to let me know and I will stop by and introduce myself!

I can be reached at electchrisbernstien@gmail.com or at


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LAPS Going Green With LED Lights

Courtesy/LAPS
 
Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
In a continued effort to introduce environmentally conscious practices, the Los Alamos Public Schools purposefully replace all fluorescent light bulbs with LED lights.
 
LED bulbs are considered “green” because they are more energy efficient and have a longer life than typical fluorescent bulbs, which makes them cost-efficient in the long run. 
 
The lights in Aspen Elementary’s gym were the first to be replaced. There has also been complete exterior retrofitting to LED at Los Alamos Middle School, Mesa Complex

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NMMSH: Free Science Saturday Program Nov. 9

NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Bring your magnifying glasses, flashlights, and even sunglasses to Trip the Light Fantastic—literally—at Science Saturday at 10 a.m., Nov. 9 in the Tombaugh Education Building at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
 
“Our Education Department can’t wait to show off their new optics bench for Science Saturday. Attendees will get to play with the basics of light, cameras, and projectors,” Museum Director Chris Orwoll said. The optics bench, a donation from Explora! in Albuquerque, will be set up in the front classroom of the Tombaugh Building

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Madeline Williamson Named Teacher Of The Year

Los Alamos piano teacher Madeline J. Williamson named 2019 Teacher of the Year. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Madeline J. Williamson, Los Alamos piano teacher, has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PTMNM).
 
She will receive the award at the organization’s state conference Nov. 8, during the banquet to be held at The Marriott Albuquerque, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Williamson is an outstanding piano teacher, an active member of the Los Alamos Piano Teachers (LAMT), of the Music Teachers National Association

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SFCC Receives $3 Million Five-Year Grant

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that it is one of 43 institutions across the country to receive a $3 million five-year, U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) grant.
 
SFCC’s Title V DHSI Project, Minority Academic Pathways to Success (MAPS), seeks to build systemic institutional capacity to implement the Guided Pathways model – a transformational approach that removes barriers Hispanic and low-income students face in achieving post-secondary success.
 
Project objectives include

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Aspen Elementary School Serves Up Something New: Zero Waste Lunches

From left, Aspen Elementary School Cafeteria Manager Patrick Jaramillo, Principal Michele Altherr and Director of Dining Services for Chartwell K12 Laurence Peña stand in front of the many thank you letters students have written in appreciation of Aspen’s zero waste lunch program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
BY KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 

Students in Los Alamos Public Schools’ Eco Clubs came up with a great idea last year; to institute a zero-waste school lunch program.
 
The idea gathered more momentum to be implemented


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