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LAPS: Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

on June 24, 2019 - 11:39am

LAPS News:

Online registration for kindergarten at Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools is now available through the Los Alamos Public Schools website.

Registration is an important step to ensure your student has a spot in an elementary school for the upcoming school year.

For more information on how to enroll, go to http://laschools.net/home/registration/.

Children who turn five before 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 15.

Direct questions to Sandra Osborn at

Obituary: Fred L. Ribe Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 11:15am

FRED L. RIBE Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

Dr. Fred L. Ribe died at his residence at El Castillo in Santa Fe, June 19, 2019 following a long life of science, family, outdoor recreation and friendships. He would have been 95 in August.

Fred was born August 14, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Viola Crowell Ribe and Otto E. Ribe. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas then attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering before joining the US Navy during World War II.

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Hilltoppers 2019 Fall Sports Schedules Announced

on June 24, 2019 - 10:13am

Los Alamos High School football players take to the field in 2018. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Hilltopper Football Fall Schedule: 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23 at Espanola; 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30 Home v. Taos; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, Home v. Pojoaque; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at Bloomfield; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, Home v. Gallup; 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hope Christian; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Valencia; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, Home v. Santa Fe High; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at Home v. Capital; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1 at Del Norte.

LAHS boys soccer scene. Photo
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Udall, Heinrich Propose Amendments To Protect And Strengthen Nuclear Safety Board Oversight Mission In Major Defense Bill

on June 24, 2019 - 10:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have proposed three amendments to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major defense policy bill, to protect and strengthen the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (DNFSB) critical safety oversight mission at New Mexico’s Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.
 
The amendments filed by the senators to the NDAA would help ensure that the DNFSB continues to provide strong oversight to protect public health and safety, including the workers at New Mexico’s national security

Artists; Contributors Named For 2019 Governor’s Awards For Excellence And Lifetime Achievement

on June 24, 2019 - 9:54am
Nicolas Otero, Los Lunas artist, retablo Santo Nino de Atocha. Courtesy photo
 
Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo artist, clay scultpure, Special Girl. Courtesy photo
 
NMA News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Arts Commission announced Thursday the artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2019 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
 
“Art is intimately woven into the fabric of our great state,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Artists uplift us, inspire us and tell the stories that define us.
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NMFA Development Finance Programs June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 9:52am
NMED News:
 
The NMFA is an economic engine for New Mexico. Join a discussion with the organization and learn about financing opportunities for economic development and infrastructure projects, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26. Register here.
 
NMFA experts will use the discussion to deep dive into their programs including: New Markets Tax Credits, Local Government Planning, Public Project Revolving Loan Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Water Project Fund.
 
This is your chance to ask your questions and learn from the experts!

Upcoming Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events

on June 24, 2019 - 9:50am
 
SFSS News:
 
Here’s what’s happening this weekend and next during the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a staged reading of a new play based on Henry the Fourth; an open rehearsal; editing Shakespeare; and of course the ongoing community readings out loud.
 
Courage! To The Field!
7 p.m., Sunday, June 23
 
Courage! To the Field! is a new play written by Else C. Went.
 
Directed by Ariana Karp.
 
Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music.

NMED Launches Technology Transfer Assistance Grants

on June 24, 2019 - 9:47am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures.
 
The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to business startups.
 
“There is a substantial amount of research being done at the National Laboratories and Universities in New Mexico that can be commercialized,” said

New Mexico Libraries Offer Space-Themed Programs

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Courtesy photo
 
NMSL News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Library has identified this year’s statewide Summer Reading theme,A Universe of Stories, to tie into the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
 
Public libraries around the state will be offering space-themed programs as well as offering incentives encouraging children, teens and adults to read all summer long.
 
Participating in a summer reading program has been proven to help students prevent the “summer slide” which is a significant drop in test scores between school years.

Home Country: It Just Happened

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It just happened, you know? One of those serendipitous coincidences that occur when planets line up or you foolishly store oily rags together. It just … happened.
 
Ardis Richardson was looking through the Soup ‘R Market for an egg beater for her mom. Not the electric kind. The turn-the-handle kind. She picked one up and tried it out, causing the friendly little metallic whir that good egg beaters make.
 
What was serendipitous, however, was Anita Campbell not six feet away in the next row thumping pumpkins.

How The Hen House Turns: Shared Emotion

on June 24, 2019 - 9:41am
Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In his Great Course on animals, Donald Moore gives us this definition of animal: “a multicellular organism that eats other animals.”
 
Of course that includes us humans. His first session begins by noting shared characteristics in animals, then different methods of reproduction, then various ways animals have devised in order to raise their offspring safely.
 
Most go to great lengths--like fish who use their own mouths to protect their young. Others retain the fetus until it is quite alert.

Human Rights Day Camp For Kids July 1-19

on June 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Moving Arts Española News:

ESPAÑOLA––Kids and youth from across the Española Valley will converge for a Human Rights Day Camp at La Tierra Montessori School this summer to learn about their own human rights.

“Less than 1 percent of juveniles throughout the world know anything about their human rights and neither public nor private schools are doing much to rectify the situation. This is a major reason current human rights abuses against children have reached an all-time high.” –Kids for Global Peace

In a move toward promoting self-advocacy and empowering the youth of Española Valley,

Aging & Long-Term Services Secretary Appoints New State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

on June 24, 2019 - 9:21am
NMALTS News:
 
SANTA FE Aging & Long-Term Services Secretary Alice Liu McCoy has announced the appointment of Linnea Forsythe as New Mexico’s state long-term care ombudsman.
 
“A strong ombudsman program is critical to protecting the health, safety and rights of New Mexico’s most vulnerable population—residents of nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other long-term care facilities,” said McCoy, announcing Forsythe’s appointment during Older Americans Month.
 
“This department is establishing a high bar for the quality of care provided by nursing homes and all long-term care

Taste Of Knowledge Offers Two Opportunities This Year

on June 24, 2019 - 8:28am
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAPSF News:
 
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge.
 
The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit

Luján Announces $400 Million For Women’s Health

on June 24, 2019 - 8:25am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) has announced that the House will consider his effort to invest $400 million in the Title X family planning programs that support the health needs of women and families.
 
More than 190 House Democrats signed onto Luján’s push for the Title X funds, which have been systematically cut by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration. In New Mexico, there are 67 health care clinics that receive Title X funding.
 
Title X offers health care and support to women

Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

on June 24, 2019 - 8:14am
Louise Williams, of PED's College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy photo
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of 13 months of work to obtain this

Attorney General Hector Balderas Urges Congress To Take Action To Protect Integrity Of America’s Elections

on June 24, 2019 - 7:45am
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — In expressing his “significant concern regarding the persistent threats to our election systems,” Attorney General Hector Balderas joined 21 attorneys general around the country to urge Congress to take action to protect the integrity of America’s elections.
 
In a letter addressed to key U.S.

LAF&SF Features Bob Fuselier 6 P.M. Wednesday

on June 24, 2019 - 7:41am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak on ‘Neuroscience and Emotions’ this Wednesday at the LAF&SF at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Los Alamos scientist Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series (LAF&SF).

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul” and Hoffman spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak this Wednesday on “Neuroscience and Emotions”.

Fuselier’s abstract states: In his landmark publication

Udall Statement On Reports That Iran Will Exceed Uranium Enrichment Limits From 2015 Nuclear Deal

on June 24, 2019 - 7:33am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Iran announced it would exceed uranium enrichment levels previously agreed to under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
 
The news comes just over one year after the Trump administration withdrew the United States from the JCPOA and started its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, including the restarting of crippling economic sanctions that had been reversed in exchange for nuclear program

Construction Underway At Century Bank In Los Alamos

on June 24, 2019 - 7:20am

Rendering of Century Bank’s Los Alamos branch expected to open in late summer at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Courtesy image

Century Bank News:

Century Bank recently began construction on its first Los Alamos branch. The branch, at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center, is expected to open in late summer.

The office will have an urban, modern feeling to it and feature Universal Bankers for personalized client needs.

NWF: Migration Connectivity Legislation Would Help Wildlife Thrive In Modern Landscapes

on June 24, 2019 - 6:54am
NWF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia recently lays out an innovative strategy to address the ongoing fragmentation of wildlife habitat from man-made barriers.
 
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would create a national program for maintaining wildlife migrations, movements, and wildlife corridors to ensure that wildlife will face fewer struggles to reach food, water, shelter and breeding sites.
 
“Americans overwhelmingly want to see wildlife thrive on our cherished public lands, but more than one third of

NIST: Unidentified Museum Objects V

on June 24, 2019 - 6:53am
Three unexplained technological oddities for your examination. Courtesy/NIST Museum
 
NIST News:
 
In celebration of National Inventors Month 2019 (yes, it’s a thing), we’re highlighting some curious inventions currently cooling their heels in the NIST museum’s basement storage area.
 
These innovations, created some decades ago, have been safely preserved and protected by the stalwart staff of the NIST museum. Trouble is, we’re not entirely sure why these particular inventions were … invented.
 
Welcome back to Unidentified Museum Objects, our sporadically recurring series that

Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living ... Welcome

on June 24, 2019 - 6:52am
By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
Los Alamos member of
The International Behaviorology Institute
 
Welcome to the first of many columns exploring some of the mysteries of life and living, especially some behavior–related mysteries.
 
Each column will include where to find more information. And each column provides some basics of a scientific account for its mystery.
 
Behaviorology, the little known 100-year-old natural science of behavior, supplies the informing science.

Carved & Cast: 20th Century NM Sculpture, On View At New Mexico Museum Of Art Through July 28

on June 24, 2019 - 6:51am
Raymond Lopez, Carreta de la Muerte, May 1999, ash, pine and basswood with paint, fiber and a ribbon, 17 × 11 3/8 × 24 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2005 (2004.2.8). Photo by Blair Clark © Raymond Lopez
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Museum of Art’s (NMMoA) 20th-century sculpture exhibition, Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture, will extend its run through the summer until July 28.
 
The exhibition takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 12 To June 15, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 5:53am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

GEOFFRY MARQUEZ

June 12 at 12: 21 a.m. / Police arrested Geoffrey Marquez, 22, of Los Alamos in Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

DIANNA M. OLIVAS

June 12 at 11:47 p.m. / Police arrested Dianna M.

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