Venancio Aragon Presents Virtual Artist Talk Nov. 19

SAR News:

Join Santa Fe, New Mexico’s School for Advanced Research (SAR) for a virtual artist talk and studio tour with renowned Navajo weavers and textile artist Venancio Aragon, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. 

Diné/Navajo weaver Aragon is SAR’s 2020 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. Aragon presents on his unique and stunning creations and his efforts to document the structures of lesser known and rarely practiced techniques seen in the Indian Arts Research Center’s textile collection. 

“I’ve always grown up with the mind frame that nobody tells you what to weave,

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Stratodynamics And University Of Kentucky To Conduct Test Flights At Spaceport America In New Mexico

The HiDRON at an altitude of 27km. Note the earth’s curvature is exaggerated by the use of a wide-angle lens. Courtesy/Stratodynamics

Spaceport America News:

Stratodynamics Inc. and research collaborators from the University of Kentucky will conduct a multi-flight campaign along with engineers from autopilot developer UAVOS starting early December at Spaceport America.

The two-week campaign is the culmination of an experimental NASA Flight Opportunities project to validate a new method of real time, forward sensing turbulence detection developed by the University and NASA Langley.

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LAPS Hosts ‘Rock Your Mocs’ Week Virtual Activities

LAPS hosts ‘Rock Your Mocs’ week Nov. 16-20. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is hosting a virtual “Rock Your Mocs” week Nov. 16-20. 

Students are encouraged to post related photos and videos to social media each day:

  • Monday is Rock Your Mocs Day;
  • Tuesday, students are encouraged to share the work of their favorite Native American artist. The work can be art, music, poetry or more;
  • Wednesday is Traditional Native American Food day when students can post a photo of their favorite traditional food;
  • Thursday is Dress Your Best in both traditional and modern clothing; and
  • Friday,

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Fred Harvey Weekend Includes Seven Lectures Nov. 12-15

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three programs:

The annual Fred Harvey History Weekend presented by the New Mexico History Museum will be held completely online this year.

The 11th annual event will run Nov. 12-15 and consist of seven engaging lectures. The opening lecture, introduced by History Museum Executive Director Billy Garrett, will feature an introduction to Fred

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PEEC Hosts Virtual Turkey Talk Tuesday Nov. 17

Join PEEC Tuesday to learn about the Wild Turkey, where it’s found in New Mexico and its conservation story. Register at Also, tune in for PEEC’s astronomy talk Friday on primordial black holes. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Did you know that Wild Turkeys live in New Mexico? In Los Alamos County, they’re tricky to find, but have been spotted everywhere from White Rock Canyon to Bandelier National Monument.

Learn more about these birds and their conservation story in a talk at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17 from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Patt Dorsey from

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LAPS Returns To 100% Remote Learning Model Monday

From Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Editor’s note: Dr. Steinhaus sent the following message today to parents:

Dear LAPS Parents and Families

At 1 p.m. today, the Governor held a press conference about COVID-19 and the increasing number of positive cases across the state. 

The COVID 11-13-2020.jpg presentation slide includes: “Beginning Monday, for two weeks, New Mexico will re-enact the most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions.” 

The second slide COVID 11-13-2020 resources.jpg is a listing of key statewide resources. 

Attached is

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HU: Three Brothers Build Successful Technology Careers

From left, NMHU alumni Eric, Jason and Shaun Alarid shine in the tech world. Courtesy/NMHU

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — Three brothers and New Mexico Highlands University alumni grew up with a passion for computer science and technology, developing video games together as children.

All three have built successful professional careers based upon this early computer interest and their Highlands education.

Eric Alarid, 45, Jason Alarid, 43, and Shaun Alarid, 42, all found their niche in the computer science and technology world.

The brothers said that growing up in poverty, primarily in Northern

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Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey Earns State Award

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey displays the state award for education writing she earned in the 2019-2020 New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) Better Newspaper Award Contest. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey earned a 2019-2020 state writing award recently from the New Mexico Press Association.

Her winning story was published Dec. 19, 2019 in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link), and detailed Los Alamos Middle School Art Teacher Lisa Fisher’s seventh-grade class project in which her student’s

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Topper Football Team Hits The Weight Room

Coach Reiss and the rest of the coaching staff is busy wiping down the equipment before the next squad of players arrives to work out Monday in the weight room at Los Alamos High School. The team is split into 3 squads to meet the social distancing requirements for coach/player ratio. Photo by John McHale/

Jackson Blair works out on the squat-bench-press. Photo by John McHale/

Malachi Laski works out on the bench press as Coach Cotter times the work-out. Photo by John McHale/

Diego Hinojosa working hard to lift the weight to his toes in this exercise.

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New Mexico Educators Find Virtual Teaching Easier With New Canvas ‘Learning Management System’


SANTA FE — Students in Elsie Espinoza’s fifth-grade class in Deming can now open a video to review any lesson or instruction she’s given in case they missed it the first time or just need to hear something again. 

Espinoza delivers lessons virtually because her school is in the remote learning mode. But now she can videotape those lessons as she gives them and store them on the Canvas learning management system for playback whenever needed. 

That’s one of Espinoza’s favorite features of Canvas, the software suite provided at no cost this fall by New Mexico’s Public Education Department

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PEEC In-Person Shopping Day At Nature Center Thursday

In-person shopping 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday outside on the patio of the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

In-person shopping 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday outside on the patio of the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), to shop the gift shop in-person 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday, Nov. 12 outside on the patio.

To encourage social distancing, PEEC will be limiting one household per display table at a time, and masks will be required. Shoppers can browse PEEC’s selection

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LAPS: North Mesa Housing Update

LAPS News:

The idea for a proposed North Mesa Housing project stemmed from the County’s 2019 Housing Market Needs Analysis, which found a need for more than 1,300 rental units and more than 375 houses.

It also indicated an acute shortage of housing for the “missing middle”, households with income ranges between $60,000 and $100,000.

Table 1 provides a summary of the steps in the planning process. One step for the Los Alamos School Board and County Council in the consideration of this project is the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA provides a structure and parameters

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Los Alamos National Laboratory And New Mexico State University Sign Agreement For Joint Appointments

NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu and Director Thom Mason and Deputy Director John Sarrao of Los Alamos National Laboratory championed the new agreement. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Staff-and-faculty exchange will build bottom-up collaborations and workforce pipeline

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason and Chancellor Dan Arvizu of New Mexico State University (NMSU) today announced the signing of a new institutional agreement to enable joint appointments. 

“The Laboratory is pleased to work with partners like NMSU to build scientific and engineering collaborations that mutually

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Announces Winner Of National Prize Challenge To Defeat Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome

A brown bat suffering with white-nose syndrome. Courtesy/USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News: 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that a team of six researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz are the winners of a national prize challenge to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), a lethal wildlife disease that has killed millions of bats in North America and pushed some native bat species to the brink of extinction.

The Service’s White-nose Syndrome Program launched the challenge in October 2019 as part of a multi-faceted

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UNM-LA Releases Spring 2021 Schedule Of Classes

The University of New Mexico – Los Alamos campus at 1000 University Dr. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico – Los Alamos (UNM-LA) announces the release of its spring 2021 schedule of classes.

The course schedule is now available online here.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, the majority of courses will be taught online, with some courses scheduled in a hybrid format where part of the course is taught online and part is taught in person on the campus at 1000 University Dr.

There are a few courses scheduled to meet in person for the duration of the course.


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Dr. Patricia Trujillo Appointed Deputy Secretary At New Mexico Higher Education Department

Dr. Patricia Trujillo


…Trujillo Brings Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement Expertise

SANTA FE –  Dr. Patricia Trujillo has been appointed deputy secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED).

Trujillo formerly served as founding director of the Office of Equity she oversaw programming to address access and inclusion for historically underrepresented populations in higher education.

Key initiatives included leading development of co-curricular assessment and student learning outcomes for cultural sustainability, creation of student support

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UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Virtually Monday

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board is meeting virtually 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

Agenda items include an update on UNM-LA’s operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus priorities for 2020-2021 and administrative reports from each member of the Executive Team.

To attend this public meeting via Zoom, contact Laci Taylor at for additional information.

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Class Of 2020 Virtually Completes Leadership Los Alamos

The members of the Class of 2020 complete their Leadership Los Alamos program virtually due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Courtesy/LLA

Leadership Los Alamos

In times like these, leadership becomes even more important to our communities. The Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) class of 2020 recently held its last session virtually led by Phil Bryson from On The Edge Productions.

Program completion was delayed due to the pandemic; however, the observation and growth opportunities for leadership learning were enhanced by this delay. 

Throughout the program the class had an opportunity

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New Mexico Activities Association Foundation To Award An Additional $20,000 In Student Scholarships During 2020-2021

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Activities Association is excited to announce that the NMAA Foundation has increased its annual scholarship awards from $22,000 in 2019-2020, to $45,000 for 2020-2021. 

The Foundation’s Board of Directors made this decision due to the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic during this unique school year.

Twenty additional $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to New Mexico students in an effort to support even more kids during these difficult times.

With the already established annual scholarships and these additional “Together We Rise

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