Report Reveals New Mexico Lottery And Opportunity Scholarships Could Support Thousands More Students
A recent report reveals that 15,770 students received tuition and fee assistance since 2019. Courtesy/NMHED
SANTA FE – A report published by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) on the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship and preliminary data for the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship reveal that 15,770 students received tuition and fee assistance via these state-funded programs since Fall 2019.
“The demonstrated success of the Lottery Scholarship shows that state aid programs are effective in helping students attain a postsecondary degree,” Acting Higher Education
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The Aquatic Center will be closed beginning Tuesday for HVAC system repairs. Courtesy/LAC
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Larry H. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for HVAC system repairs in order to maintain COVID-19 safety measures and state requirements.
With the increased COVID-19 air circulation requirements, Aquatic Center staff have been closely monitoring the HVAC system to help ensure a safe environment for our swimmers. The air circulation requirements have moved past acceptable levels and require the facility to be closed for the safety of patrons and staff.
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a categorical exclusion (CX) determination to construct and operate a Light Manufacturing Facility to support DOE/NNSA’s Isotope Production Program.
The Light Manufacturing Facility will be used to for the processing of alpha emitting isotopes that will be shipped throughout the country and be used for varying cancer therapies.
The CX is available here.
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Los Alamos Community Winds offering personal serenades for your sweetheart. Courtesy image
The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Valentine Serenades to the community.
What better way to celebrate the international day of love than to have a group of musicians perform at your doorstep?
How many of today’s readers remember from long ago the romantic gesture of a serenade to your wife, girlfriend or significant other, perhaps sung by a barbershop group or a college fraternity?
The Los Alamos Community Winds has come up with a new twist to this and will be offering
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Santa Fe Community College, Kids Campus And Higher Education Center To Close For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2021.
No classes will be held, and no student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center, Kids Campus will be closed.
All SFCC and HEC buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. Online services will resume and Spring 2021 classes will begin Tuesday, January 19. Kids Campus re-opens Jan. 19 and is limited to those who have pre-registered and are following strict protocols.
Spring 2021 registration is encouraged before
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WildEarth Guardians News:
…Rep. Christine Chandler among legislators to introduce Roxy’s Law during 2021 session
…The economics of trapping, the number of species killed by trappers, and environmental harms are among topics covered by report
SANTA FE — WildEarth Guardians and members of the TrapFree New Mexico coalition released a detailed report today that makes an in-depth case for banning traps on public lands.
Touching on a wide array of topics, the report goes into detail on the economics of trapping versus other uses of public lands, common trap types and the injuries
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Many Blue Bus routes begin operating on regular route schedules. File photo
Many North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Blue Bus routes have begun to operate on their regular route schedules.
Seating remains limited to provide social distance and adhere to groups of five or less. Visit the routes section at RidetheBlueBus.com for the latest on all routes.
Face coverings are required to ride the Blue Bus and must remain on for the duration of one’s trip. The NCRTD continues to take aggressive measures to clean and disinfect passenger vehicles daily.
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In times of grief and loss, our school family comes together to support one another.
With that in mind, on Monday, Jan. 11, and Tuesday, Jan. 12, a virtual grief support room will be available to students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clinical staff and school counselors will be able to assist students in processing the news of Josh Miko’s death (LAHS student died in a tragic camping accident over the weekend) throughout both days, using breakout rooms for small groups of students to gather and share.
A separate virtual support session will
Daily Postcard: The sun begins to illuminate homes Sunday on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Amanda Macdonald
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The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.
There are 95 establishments on the Watchlist.
The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that have been required to close, are posted here.
The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. The state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to establishments
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‘The Phoenix will rise yet again … And we will be restored…’ –John Gonzales. Courtesy photo
By JOHN GONZALES
The sun is hiding as the land is darkened
Was sent a harbinger, danger?
The tears of the mourning, of insane raging
the weeping and gnashing of teeth?
The sign in the heavens foretold
Lives lost counted as cost – oh the souls that are lost –
as fools do blunder
do they expect us surrender?
As the birds grow irritated in wild places
Evil strengthened by rage is upon the stage and it casts itself
unto the breach
To desecrate the holy place
as the Griffith arises
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The overnight dusting of snow decorates hanging ristras this morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
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The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets virtually 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
The meeting is open to the public.
To attend, click on the Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/w/94346397705
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By Heather McClenahan
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The public and even some historians often have a romantic view of the Manhattan Project: A few brilliant scientists with thick glasses, dressed in white coats, working feverishly, yet often alone in laboratories where a few “eureka” moments led to the development of the world’s first atomic bombs.
The real story is much more complex, involving more people and more programs than most history books share.
Alex Wellerstein, a historian of the Manhattan Project and nuclear secrecy, working at the Stevens Institute of Technology, estimates
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LANL Foundation News:
SANTA FE — LANL Foundation announces the recipients of its Spring 2021 Career Pathways Scholarship, awarded to those in pursuit of a two-year degree, trade or certificate.
The 22 recent Career Pathways awardees from Northern New Mexico intend to pursue degrees and certifications in high-demand fields, including Nursing, Information Technology, Radiation Technology, Welding, Computer Science and Business Administration.
These scholars are highly motivated to gain the skills and credentials needed to enter the workforce in their career of choice, with the primary
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LAHS Senior Karin Ebey Among Society For Science Top 300 Scholars In Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Society for Science (the Society) Thursday announced the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.
Los Alamos High School senior Karin Ebey is among the winners for her project Climate Change on Crocodilians: Modeling the Effects of Variations in Rainfall on Crocodilians and Their Ecosystem.
The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,760 applications received
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“Our goal is to raise awareness that proper training and socialization are critical to a dog’s wellbeing,” said SFAS Public Information Officer Murad Kirdar. “January is the ideal time to focus efforts on training your newly adopted puppy or older pup that just needs some extra training.”
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Dr. Sandy Farmer of Pfizer Pharmaceutical was the featured speaker via Zoom at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
In his presentation, How the COVID-19 Vaccine Came to Be: A Confluence of Innovation Along Many Dimensions, Farmer outlined the evolution of vaccine development. He explained that although the world’s first vaccine was administered in 1798 to reduce the spread of smallpox, it wasn’t until the late 1960s and into the 1970s that purified forms were steadily developed to eliminate use of live viruses which can generate
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A tall and handsome hawk lands on a wall in the back yard of a residence Friday on Futura Drive in White Rock and is lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. Photo by Pat Kestell
Hawk perches on the wall of a residence Friday on Futura Drive in White Rock. Photo by Pat Kestell
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