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People & Community

United Church Memorial Service: Jan Sander Jan. 18

MEMORIAL SERVICE News:

The Memorial Service for Jan Sander is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to one’s favorite charity or to the Compass Housing Alliance, which was Jan’s favorite charity.


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Master Gardener Classes Start Tuesday Feb. 4

Basket of Gold (Alyssum montanum). Courtesy/LAMG

GARDENING News:

For anyone desiring inspiration for this year’s garden or landscaping, now is the time to register for the Master Gardener course offered by the Los Alamos County and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Classes begin Feb. 4 and run through April 25, 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday in Fuller Lodge, and are open to anyone who desires to learn more about gardening.

Each of the 13 classes will be taught by specialists from New Mexico State University and Los Alamos County Agent – Carlos Valdez. A few of the numerous


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On The Job In Los Alamos: On Pajarito Mountain

On the job in Los Alamos early this morning are workers preparing the slopes for skiers on Pajarito Mountain. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Scene of workers on the job this morning preparing the slopes for skiers on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Scene of ski patrol members on the job this morning on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Scene of workers on the job this morning on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Scene of workers on the job as the sun comes up this morning preparing


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National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum Grows Permanent Collection By 258 Artworks In 2019

BFF Dream (2013), Valerie Roybal, mixed media and collage on Masonite. Estate of Valerie Roybal. Courtesy/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE During 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum permanent collection grew by 258 artworks.
 
While some artworks were purchased with the help of the museum’s small acquisitions fund, the majority were generous donations from collectors and artists alike.
 
The mission of the NHCC Art Museum is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret Hispanic works of art from throughout the world that

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LAFRW Hosts CD3 Candidate Karen Bedonie Thursday

LAFRW News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hols its January meeting Thursday, Jan. 9.

The business meeting begins promptly at 11:30 a.m., and all registered Republican women are invited to attend.

Congressional District 3 candidate Karen Bedonie will speak at noon and all county Republicans are invited to attend to hear about and meet this candidate.

Call Cathy Walters at 505.690.2309 for the meeting address. Call Shona Neff at 505.470.3177 for further information.


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Sara Scott Re-elected Los Alamos County Council Chair And Randall Ryti Elected Vice Chair For 2020

This evening during its first meeting of the new year, Los Alamos County Council elects Sara Scott to serve another year as chair and Randall Ryti to serve as vice chair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

At this evening’s first Los Alamos County Council meeting of 2020, Councilor David Izraelevitz nominated and councilors unanimously elected Sara Scott to serve another year as chair. Councilor James Robinson nominated, and council voted 5-2 to elect Randall Ryti to serve as vice chair. Councilor Antonio Maggiore nominated Vice Chair Pete Sheehey to serve as chair


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Journey Into World Of Fractals At Nature Center Friday

Explore the fascinating world of fractals at 7 p.m. Friday in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Journey into the never-ending world of fractals in an amazing tour of science, math and art at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Peter Polko will show the award-winning, full-dome planetarium show “Fantastic Fractals”. This show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractions.

Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining and is appropriate


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Karen Wray Gallery Offers Oil Painting Classes

ART News:

Anyone who has been thinking about learning how to paint can sign up for the Beginning Painting in Oils class taught by artist and gallery owner Karen Wray.

Beginning

This class is ideal for the absolute beginner or for those who want to learn the fundamentals of painting. Wray uses oil as a medium because it is very forgivable, dries slowly and blends easily. Students will learn about the materials, brushes and surfaces or supports, how to mix paints to make the desired color, brush techniques, how to create the illusion of a 3D form on a 2D surface using values, basic drawing and simple composition,


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Mesa Public Library Hosts Photography Exhibit

‘The Cienega’ mounted on gator-board, 70.5” x 40”. Photo by Allen Ruttenberg
 
Allen Ruttenberg

ART News:

Dr. Allen Ruttenberg is exhibiting his photography in a show titledLandscapes of the American Southwest and Photomicrographic PanoramasJan. 4-27 at the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library.

An artist’s reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Ruttenberg is a fine art photographer who specializes in omni-directional panoramas, a method for taking wide-angle images with telephoto lenses. The subject matter includes landscape panoramas of the four-corners states


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Scientists In The Spotlight: Nathan Debardeleben And Linda Anderman At Bradbury Science Museum Jan. 11

Nathan Debardeleben and Linda Anderman. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Scientists in the Spotlight: Nathan Debardeleben and Linda Anderman will meet community members 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bradbury Science Museum.
 
Supercomputing Reliability
 
Nathan Debardeleben, with the Lab’s High Performance Computing Design Group, started designing, programming and tinkering at an early age. At the Lab, Debardeleben uses his knowledge to help build the latest supercomputers and keep them running in tip-top shape—no matter what the environment throws

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NMFOG Statement On Death Of Rob Dean

Rob Dean
 
NMFOG News:
 
The board of directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is deeply saddened by the death of Rob Dean, 65, at his home in Santa Fe Jan. 5.
 
Rob was a longtime editor of the Santa Fe Mexican where he mentored a generation of journalists. He retired from the New Mexican in 2013 and at the time of his death was executive director of Searchlight New Mexico, a nonprofit, investigative journalism organization.
 
A fierce advocate for transparency, Dean received FOG’s highest honor, the lifetime achievement award, in 2013. FOG Board member

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Science On Tap With Hisato Yamaguchi Jan. 13

LANL scientist Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles that is coated with atomic armor one atom thick. A piece of paper is 500,000 atoms thick. Courtesy/BSM
 
BSM News:
 
Science on Tap with Hisato Yamaguchi: a conversation about how this research at Los Alamos contributes to the Lab’s national security mission, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at projectY Cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
 
Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for

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The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4

Film crew at the replica guard gate in Los Alamos. Courtesy/BSM
 
BSM News:
 
The National WWll Museum in New Orleans is presenting the Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4. This interactive streaming exploration will feature live polling and Q&A, so students can participate without ever leaving their classroom.
 
Answering student questions on-location at the WWll Museum will be Sharon Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The experience is geared

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