‘Laser Beatles’ is one of 12 laser light shows offered at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC will host 12 laser light shows in its new planetarium during July.
Thursday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 15, there will be at least two laser light shows daily. Experience a feast for the senses in these dazzling and captivating laser light programs. Classic music fans will see how laser light transforms favorite bands, with separate shows dedicated to the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Pink Floyd: “Dark Side of the Moon” and Pink Floyd: “The Best of Echoes.”
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Applications are now being accepted for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships.
These awards support the growing need for accountants, financial analysts, and business information system professionals within Pueblo/Tribal communities.
Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to two qualified applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in business-related fields from an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Students must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties of Los Alamos, Mora,
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Spring and summer are wonderful times to enjoy the abundant wildflowers.
Sometimes however, the weather does not cooperate, or a wildflower blooms at a time or location that is not convenient for viewing. But this shouldn’t stop local residents from knowing local wildflowers!
The Jemez Mountain Herbarium houses 950 species of local plants. Its curator, Chick Keller, is offering to take interested visitors on a virtual wildflower walk using specimens from this collection, allowing visitors
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Nature On Tap is 5:30 p.m. today at UnQuarked Wine Room, at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
The speaker is Jessica Clayton, who will be discussing the science and beauty of the aurora borealis. Nature performs beautiful light shows that dance across the sky. The group will hear about the science behind this mysterious phenomenon, known as the aurora borealis. The group will discuss what causes aurora to display such striking colors and why we need scientists to study them.
Clayton is a physicist and educator. She earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University
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SANTA FE – Beginning July 1, New Mexico adult learners have seen a one-third drop in fees to take the GED test.
The exam will now cost $20 per test subject, or $80 for all four test subjects. Students will continue to have the flexibility to pay for one test at a time, and they’ll continue to receive two free retakes.
First-time test-takers in New Mexico may also take advantage of a national program that gives a $10 discount off of their first test subject. The national program runs through July 31, and all students have to do is enter the promo code GETSTARTED10 when they schedule
The UNM-Los Alamos campus. Courtesy/UNM-LA
Changes are afoot at UNM-Los Alamos, and they’re all for the convenience of the students. As of Monday, July 6, UNM-LA Student Services and Business Services will trade office locations: Student Services was previously located in the lower level of Building 2 and will now be in Building 1. Business Services will be in the lower level of Building 2.
“The move will place enrollment and service departments right in the center of campus and in closer proximity to one another,” said UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director Kathryn
CLAREMONT, Calif. — Two Los Alamos students graduated May 17 from Harvey Mudd College.
Martin Loncaric received a bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics, graduating with distinction and departmental honors in mathematics. He attended Los Alamos High School.
Alexander Kent Kendrick received a bachelor of science degree in physics, graduating with distinction. He attended Los Alamos High School.
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Through his LACDC Youth Business Grant, Junseo Kim is ready to teach his knowledge of tennis to elementary and middle school students this summer. Courtesy photo
If the doldrums of the dog days of summer have kids cloistered in their rooms complaining of nothing to do, then Junseo Kim can help you get them out of the house and onto the courts, the tennis courts.
Kim, a Los Alamos High School sophomore and member of multiple tennis teams is a new recipient of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Youth Business
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The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Board Meeting at noon today in the School Administration Board Room to discuss the temporary continuation of the School District’s agreement with the Family YMCA.
A memorandum of understanding with the union on classified employees also is on the agenda.
The Board will then go into executive session to discuss contract negotiations between the union and LAPS.
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Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy enjoys the Kinder Safety Town Graduation Ceremony with Instructional Assistants Susie Bustos, Sara Cooper, and Alyssa Van Anne. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Sgt. Jordan Redmond worked in conjunction with Los Alamos County and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) to organize the first Los Alamos Kinder Safety Town program.
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone initiated the program based upon his attendance at a similar program when he was a five-year old student. Courtesy/LAPS
Students in the two-week
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ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage:
“By writing four words, ‘It is so ordered,’ Justice Anthony Kennedy, on behalf of the majority of the Supreme Court of the United States, ushered in marriage equality for all Americans.
“Today’s ruling sends a strong message to students in New Mexico who have same-sex parents and for educators who are in same-sex relationships
Mario’s aspiration was to attend college to become a welder; Josh applied for a security guard position at a casino and Maggie wanted to join the Navy.
All three found that they wouldn’t even be considered for these programs without their high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) credential.
“Life happens and people may find they could really benefit from getting a HSE,” said Program Manager
There’s no better time than the present to learn to save a life.
UNM-LA Community Education is offering a one-day certification course on CPR and basic first aid called EMS 193 AED/CPR/First Aid Training, taught by Joe Candelaria, 9:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in room 612 at UNM-LA.
Candelaria is director of the UNM-LA Fire Science Program and a Los Alamos Fire Department certified instructor. The class fee is $95 and may be taken for one hour of credit.
Cardiac arrest strikes more than 300,000 people every year in the
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess assured the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education Thursday evening of the County’s continuing support in spite of three years of budget reductions.
“Council has continued to set aside $500,000 for the schools every other year,” he said during the meeting in the LAPS Administration Building. “Council remains committed
The community is invited to a star party at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
First, visitors will start the evening off in the planetarium to get oriented. Next, everyone will head outside to observe the night sky through telescopes. The summer sky shows off the Milky Way, which is the galaxy seen edge-on from its center way out into its spiral arms.
During the program, Chick Keller will talk about what is known of the galaxy’s spiral shape and show where dust clouds obscure much of it.
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPSF) hosted its first “A Taste of Knowledge” fundraising event Saturday, June 20 at the Golf Course Community Building.
The grassy area with mature trees shaded guests as they mingled and tasted a variety of wines from around the world and a creative mix of microbrew beers from northern and central New Mexico. The wine and beer tastings were paired with appetizers provided by Cottonwoods on the Green restaurant.
National Speech and Debate Tournament champions from Los Alamos Malcolm Carr, left, and Mike Peters on right, at the NSDA June 13-19 in Dallas, Texas. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Team Blue, World’s Debate 2015 National Champions, from left, Areeq Abd-Allah of La Cueva High School, Ani Nadiga of Los Alamos High School, Jessica Berry of Albuquerque Academy and Sajila Hossain of La Cueva High School. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team is pleased to announce that Ani Nadiga, Los Alamos High School Class of 2015, is part of a winning team at