PEEC Holds First Planetarium Show Tuesday

Gazing at Saturn at a planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center will host its first planetarium show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at 2600 Canyon Road.

The presentation will introduce beginning stargazers to the planets that can be seen throughout June, and to selected objects of interest that can be viewed using binoculars and asterisms (star patterns) during spring and summer nights. Particular emphasis will be given to the closest approach of Venus with Jupiter that occurs later this month, a conjunction that will not reoccur until August 27, 2016.

It’s important

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Los Alamos School Board Meets Tuesday

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday in the School Board Conference Room at the Administration Building on Trinity Drive.

The agenda includes:

  • Intel International Science and Engineering Winners – presented by Dawn Brown
  • Foreign Language Lab – presented by Louise Gentile and Anita Boshie
  • Statewide Reading Challenge – presented by Jim Hall
  • Student Assessment Report – presented by Pam Miller
  • Technology Innovation Group Update – presented by Kurt Steinhaus and Debbie Smith

When the regular meeting has ended, President Jim Hall will call for an Executive Session

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Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets June 11

LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 11 at Mesa Public Library. 
The topic will be Genealogical Travel with presentations from Roberta Day Idzorek and Rick and Carolyn Wallace. 
Come and learn what to do and what not to do on genealogical research trips.

The traditional no-host dinner before the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at China Moon.

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Café Scientifique Teen Leadership Team Information Night At Time Out Pizza 6:30 P.M. Monday, June 8

Café Scientifique Teen Leaders in action from a previous café where there alway is plenty of fun and food and crazy interesting science topics. Teens interested in joining the Café Scientifique Teen Leaders Team are invited to attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Time Out Pizzeria in downtown Los Alamos. Coming? Sign up at Courtesy/Café Scientifique

Teen Leaders in action from a previous café. Courtesy/Café Scientifique

Teen Leaders in action from a previous café. Courtesy/Café Scientifique

Teen Leaders in action from a previous café. Courtesy/Café

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Family Strengths Network Moving To New Quarters

Family Strengths Network Assistant Director Carie Fanning at the new FSN site on Orange Street. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New home of the Family Strengths Network in the quarters formerly occupied by PEEC. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Family Strengths Network (FSN) is moving to new quarters in July. The organization is taking over the space formerly occupied by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street.

The space belongs to the Los Alamos Public Schools. FSN is leasing space from LAPS

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Register For Skills Basketball Camp

If you are passionate about becoming a better basketball player, then you should attend Skills Camp!
The camps’ mission is to develop fundamental basketball skills. Campers will learn ball handling, triple threat, post moves, rebounding, court spacing, passing, defensive keys, and team offense/defense.
Camps will run about 1.5 hours. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before start time. Bring gym shoes, clothing appropriate for basketball, a basketball and a water bottle. 

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Vacation Bible School At La Vista Church June 8-12

VBS News:

La Vista Church in White Rock is hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS), 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 8 to Friday June 12. This is a free event and open to all children entering Kindergarten up to those who have just completed 5th grade.

The theme is “SHINE” and we anticipate that all of the children involved are going to have a great time singing, dancing, doing crafts and making new friends! The VBS is at the La Vista Church, at 15 Grand Canyon in White Rock.

You can register online by emailing your child’s name, age and any special instructions to or register at

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Leadership Los Alamos Recruiting For 2016 Class

Members of the Leadership Los Alamos class of 2015. Courtesy/LLA

LLA News:

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to grow up as a teen in Los Alamos? Have you wondered about the challenges of education? Have you thought about what it would be like to start and own a business in Los Alamos? Are you curious about water in Northern New Mexico? Would you like to understand more about county and state government? Did you know there are over 200 non-profits in Los Alamos and wonder what it means to be on the Board of Directors? Would you like to hear more about the Laboratory’s involvement in the community?  

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History On Tap Features Bill Hudson At Unquarked The Wine Room In Central Park Square Thursday

Bill Hudson


Los Alamos Living Treasure Bill Hudson is the featured speaker at History On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

At History On Tap, Hudson will share his experiences as a Marine on Iwo Jima, and not just the story of the battle. He will tell stories not found in history books. Bill just celebrated his 90th birthday and is a longtime Los Alamos resident.

He has taught and coached here and in Puerto Rico, has competed in the Senior Olympics at the national level, and at age 65 was part of the team that swam the

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LAPS Announces New Assistant Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, Transportation Director

New Assistant Superintendent Diane Katzenmeyer-Delgado

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce Diane Katzenmeyer-Delgado as the incoming Assistant Superintendent. Katzenmeyer-Delgado is scheduled to start on June 11. Her goal as a school leader is to support students and staff to be lifelong independent learners.

Katzenmeyer-Delgado’s 25 years of professional experience in New Mexico education include 11 years as an administrator. She has served as a building principal, district office administrator, and assistant superintendent in Pojoaque.

Her background

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Los Alamos Daily Post Awards Liberal Arts Scholarship

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus congratulates Sopahn Kellogg Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium on receiving a liberal arts scholarship from the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo
Staff Report
During the annual scholarship awards event Wednesday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium, the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper awarded a scholarship to a Los Alamos High School graduate pursuing a liberal arts education.
A panel reviewed the applications, which included an essay from each of the students detailing why they believe a liberal arts education is important.

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SFI: Citizen Science Project

Marc Kuchner
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) seminar “The Citizen Science Project” is 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Noyce Conference Room.
Abstract: The citizen science project is searching for new planetary systems among the 747 million sources observed by NASA’s WISE mission.
Disk Detective volunteers have already performed 1.2 million classifications, searching a catalog 8x the size of any similar survey.
Relying on the same capabilities

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Expert Doug Scott To Discuss Slot Canyons Of NM

One of Abiquiu’s slot canyons. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

New Mexico has some beautiful slot canyons to explore, and outdoorsman Doug Scott knows how to find them. Scott will return to the Nature Center at 7 p.m. today, June 2, with an all-new presentation about the slot canyons of New Mexico.

Scott has documented more than 100 slot canyons in New Mexico, and in this talk he’ll show photographs of many of them and talk about where and how to find them. 

Scott has been exploring New Mexico since he was a young child. He started the Taos Mountain Outfitters in 1972 and was a commercial whitewater

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Proclamation Recognizes Los Alamos National Laboratory For Community Educational Investments

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, left, shakes hands with Rio Arriba County Commission Chairman Barney Trujillo after receiving a plaque during a presentation at a Rio Arriba County Commission meeting Thursday in Española. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The Rio Arriba County Commission presented Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan with a plaque during a presentation at a Rio Arriba County Commission meeting Thursday in Española.

The commission also presented McMillan a proclamation thanking the Laboratory for its community educational investments.

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Rotary Student Of The Month Is Talia Dreicer

Talia Dreicer
Los Alamos Daily Post

Talia Dreicer is the newest Rotary Student of the Month. Her community service, scholastic achievements and attitude towards her peers and learning were recognized during last week’s club meeting at the Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant.

Dreicer is a varsity cross country runner, a Link Crew Leader who helps incoming freshman adjust to life in high school, and a  Pajarito Environmental Education Center volunteer.

She also maintains a 4.0 GPA and strives to help improve her peers’ nutritions.

In her essay for

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Registration For Dog Training Classes Begins June 4

Courtesy photo
Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin June 4. 
Classes this session will include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Beginning Agility, Self-Directed Practice, Continuing Scent Work, and Recall, and will begin the week of July 13. There are now three easy ways to register!  
1. In-person on June 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at LADOC (246 East Road, near East Park. Please bring vaccination records, registration form, and payment.

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JJAB Sponsors Summer Mindfulness Session

JJAB News:
Summer is the perfect time to slow down and recharge from the busy year. How would you like to take this time to:
  • Focus more and stress less
  • Feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
  • Enhance your performance in work or sport
  • Increase your enjoyment of life
  • Connect with others?
A mindfulness class might be just right for you! The JJAB, in cooperation with UNMLA, is offering a free four week intro to mindfulness class. This class is geared toward teens and adults, no experience necessary.
Previous students are welcome to attend as a way to refresh their

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