Stratodynamics And University Of Kentucky To Conduct Test Flights At Spaceport America In New Mexico

The HiDRON at an altitude of 27km. Note the earth’s curvature is exaggerated by the use of a wide-angle lens. Courtesy/Stratodynamics

Spaceport America News:

Stratodynamics Inc. and research collaborators from the University of Kentucky will conduct a multi-flight campaign along with engineers from autopilot developer UAVOS starting early December at Spaceport America.

The two-week campaign is the culmination of an experimental NASA Flight Opportunities project to validate a new method of real time, forward sensing turbulence detection developed by the University and NASA Langley.


LAPS Hosts ‘Rock Your Mocs’ Week Virtual Activities

LAPS hosts ‘Rock Your Mocs’ week Nov. 16-20. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is hosting a virtual “Rock Your Mocs” week Nov. 16-20. 

Students are encouraged to post related photos and videos to social media each day:

  • Monday is Rock Your Mocs Day;
  • Tuesday, students are encouraged to share the work of their favorite Native American artist. The work can be art, music, poetry or more;
  • Wednesday is Traditional Native American Food day when students can post a photo of their favorite traditional food;
  • Thursday is Dress Your Best in both traditional and modern clothing; and
  • Friday,


Fred Harvey Weekend Includes Seven Lectures Nov. 12-15

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three programs:

The annual Fred Harvey History Weekend presented by the New Mexico History Museum will be held completely online this year.

The 11th annual event will run Nov. 12-15 and consist of seven engaging lectures. The opening lecture, introduced by History Museum Executive Director Billy Garrett, will feature an introduction to Fred


PEEC Hosts Virtual Turkey Talk Tuesday Nov. 17

Join PEEC Tuesday to learn about the Wild Turkey, where it’s found in New Mexico and its conservation story. Register at Also, tune in for PEEC’s astronomy talk Friday on primordial black holes. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Did you know that Wild Turkeys live in New Mexico? In Los Alamos County, they’re tricky to find, but have been spotted everywhere from White Rock Canyon to Bandelier National Monument.

Learn more about these birds and their conservation story in a talk at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17 from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Patt Dorsey from


LAPS Returns To 100% Remote Learning Model Monday

From Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Editor’s note: Dr. Steinhaus sent the following message today to parents:

Dear LAPS Parents and Families

At 1 p.m. today, the Governor held a press conference about COVID-19 and the increasing number of positive cases across the state. 

The COVID 11-13-2020.jpg presentation slide includes: “Beginning Monday, for two weeks, New Mexico will re-enact the most heightened level of statewide public health restrictions.” 

The second slide COVID 11-13-2020 resources.jpg is a listing of key statewide resources. 

Attached is


HU: Three Brothers Build Successful Technology Careers

From left, NMHU alumni Eric, Jason and Shaun Alarid shine in the tech world. Courtesy/NMHU

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — Three brothers and New Mexico Highlands University alumni grew up with a passion for computer science and technology, developing video games together as children.

All three have built successful professional careers based upon this early computer interest and their Highlands education.

Eric Alarid, 45, Jason Alarid, 43, and Shaun Alarid, 42, all found their niche in the computer science and technology world.

The brothers said that growing up in poverty, primarily in Northern


Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey Earns State Award

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey displays the state award for education writing she earned in the 2019-2020 New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) Better Newspaper Award Contest. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey earned a 2019-2020 state writing award recently from the New Mexico Press Association.

Her winning story was published Dec. 19, 2019 in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link), and detailed Los Alamos Middle School Art Teacher Lisa Fisher’s seventh-grade class project in which her student’s


Topper Football Team Hits The Weight Room

Coach Reiss and the rest of the coaching staff is busy wiping down the equipment before the next squad of players arrives to work out Monday in the weight room at Los Alamos High School. The team is split into 3 squads to meet the social distancing requirements for coach/player ratio. Photo by John McHale/

Jackson Blair works out on the squat-bench-press. Photo by John McHale/

Malachi Laski works out on the bench press as Coach Cotter times the work-out. Photo by John McHale/

Diego Hinojosa working hard to lift the weight to his toes in this exercise.


New Mexico Educators Find Virtual Teaching Easier With New Canvas ‘Learning Management System’


SANTA FE — Students in Elsie Espinoza’s fifth-grade class in Deming can now open a video to review any lesson or instruction she’s given in case they missed it the first time or just need to hear something again. 

Espinoza delivers lessons virtually because her school is in the remote learning mode. But now she can videotape those lessons as she gives them and store them on the Canvas learning management system for playback whenever needed. 

That’s one of Espinoza’s favorite features of Canvas, the software suite provided at no cost this fall by New Mexico’s Public Education Department


PEEC In-Person Shopping Day At Nature Center Thursday

In-person shopping 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday outside on the patio of the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

In-person shopping 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday outside on the patio of the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), to shop the gift shop in-person 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Thursday, Nov. 12 outside on the patio.

To encourage social distancing, PEEC will be limiting one household per display table at a time, and masks will be required. Shoppers can browse PEEC’s selection