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SFI Seminar: Werner-Washburne to Discuss Mentoring for Life

on July 11, 2014 - 7:59am

Margaret Werner-Washburn

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m., today, July 11, by Margaret Werner-Washburn, University of New Mexico, speaking on the topic, “Mentoring for Life: Getting from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” in the Collins Conference Room at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

The host for the evening will be Ginger Richardson.

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center in Santa Fe. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity.

Kiwanis Club Presents Hannah Dye and Jeremy Goettee With Scholarships

on July 10, 2014 - 7:57am

From left, Kiwanis President Karen Kendall, Jeremy Goette, his mom Connie Goette, Hannah Dye, her mom Catherine Dye and her dad Robert Dye. Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Hannah Dye and Jeremy Goettee with scholarships at a recent Tuesday meeting.

Both Hannah and Jeremy were very active in Key Club by participating in Breakfast with Santa, Pancake Breakfasts and offering support in many other community activities such as the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

PEEC to Host Exclusive 'Take Wing' Tour of Smart House for Capital Campaign Donors

on July 9, 2014 - 8:59am

Energy-efficient 'Smart House.' Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has lined up several exclusive small-group "Take Wing" tours of the Smart House, as a "thank you" to donors for their gifts of $150 or more to its capital campaign.

The first tour is scheduled for 4-5 p.m., Friday, July 11. Eligible donors can sign up at PEEC’s website or by calling PEEC. Space is limited to 15.

The capital campaign is raising funds for the exhibits and gardens at the new Los Alamos County Nature center, slated to open in Spring, 2015. PEEC has reached roughly 85

AGU: Martian Salts Must Touch Ice to Make Liquid Water

on July 9, 2014 - 8:31am

Mars Atmospheric Chamber at the Space Research Building, University of Michigan. Courtesy/AGU

AGU News:

Researchers from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), partnering with the University of Michigan, have shown in chambers that mimic Mars’ conditions, that small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures.

Liquid water is an essential ingredient for life as we know it.

Free Class on Medical Emergency Preparedness with Essential Oils July 15

on July 9, 2014 - 8:22am


A class on essential oils will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Coaching Café, Community Bank Building, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 210 in downtown Los Alamos.

Those experienced with essential oils and those new to the product are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to use essential oils for medical emergencies in the outdoors and for other uses. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, visit

Essential oils were originally used by ancient cultures.

New Principal of Mountain Elementary Announced!

on July 8, 2014 - 3:48pm

Jennifer Guy

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has announced that Jennifer Guy has been selected to serve as the next principal of Mountain Elementary School.

Guy most recently served Los Alamos Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher at Pinon Elementary School.

“I am very honored and excited to join the Mountain staff and community,” Guy said. “I look forward to working with staff, students, and parents to continue to foster the level of excellence and love of learning that has been established at Mountain.”

Guy brings a variety of educational experience to her new position.


LANL Foundation's Susan Herrera Receives Luminaria Award

on July 8, 2014 - 7:43am

Susan Herrera

NMCF News:

New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) has announced its 2014 Luminaria Awards, a proud NMCF tradition paying tribute to outstanding individuals from throughout the state who make a profound difference in their communities.

Luminarias are selected because they motivate, inspire and support the dreams of others, promote diversity and equity, and build community strength through their leadership and vision while embodying the values of NMCF.

Seven awards will be presented at the NMCF 2014 Luminaria Galaon Nov. 1, at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Among this