Climate Change Presentation at Hive Thursday

HIVE News:

Scientist Dr. Liviu Popa-Simil will give a presentation on the ramifications of climate change titled “The Challenges of the Future – A Fork in the Road” based on his book of the same name.

The talk is part of the Hive Brown-bag Lunch Series that starts at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Dr. Popa-Simil’s presentation will begin at noon. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 

This is not a “doom and gloom” scenario and is based on data derived from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which Popa-Simil


AAUW Screens Film on Rape in the Military

AAUW News:

See “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation into what Newsweek has called “the most underreported crime in America”: the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  

The film will be shown in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Bldg. 5) at UNM-LA by the Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.)

The screening is a fundraiser for AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF.) Admission is $10 adults and $5 students. All proceeds will be donated to LAF.

AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with


How is an 8 Year Old Adjusting to World Travel?

Sydney Frazier at the Eiffel Tower in Paris recently. She is the granddaughter of Los Alamos resident Teralene Foxx and is traveling the world with her parents for the next two years. Photo by Jason Frazier


Los Alamos

In October, my youngest daughter Kerri, her husband Jason Frazier, and 8-year-old daughter Sydney began their long planned adventure of traveling around the world (see “Traveling the World” Los Alamos Daily Post, Nov. 29, 2012.)

One of the main questions they were asked before leaving “What about your daughter?” Of course they were taking her


LAHS’s Alexandra Berl Recognized for Volunteerism

LAHS Junior Alexandra Berl. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Alexandra Berl of Los Alamos has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from The 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  

A state-level Certificate of Excellence signifies that Berl was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from New Mexico in this year’s program. She is a junior at Los Alamos High School.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Prudential Spirit of Community


LAHS Students Are Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

LAHS student candidates for 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program: front row from left, Laura Wendleberger and Jessica Bohn and back row from left, Kevin Gao, Aaron Bao, Simon Redman and Johnny Jacobs. Courtesy/LAHS
LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School is honored to announce six students have been selected as candidates for the 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program.  

Students selected include Aaron Bao, Jessica Bohn, Kevin Gao, Johnny Jacobs, Simon Redman and Laura Wendelberger. All students will be invited to submit applications for consideration as


School Board Holds Feb. 21 Executive Session

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

The purpose of the session is to discuss Superintendent Gene Schmidt’s performance evaluation and contract per 10-15-1-H(2) of the “Open Meetings Act – limited personnel matter.

The meeting is closed to the public.


Local Teachers Win Grant for Multicultural Fair


Los Alamos teachers Julie Bulthuis, left, and Renee Mitsunaga received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation for a Multicultural Fair. Courtesy Photo

LAPS News:

Julie Bulthuis, ELL (English language learners) teacher at Chamisa and Pinon Elementary Schools, and Renee Mitsunaga, art teacher at Chamisa Elementary, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation for a Multicultural Fair.

Bulthuis and Mitsunaga hope this year’s fair titled, “Around the World in White Rock: Multicultural Fair/Customs and Cultural Celebrations


Pinon PTO Hosts Fun Run/Walk


Pinon Elementary School PTO will host St. Patrick’s Day-themed Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Pinon Elementary School.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Pinon Elementary School website at

Early registration forms and fees are due March 1. Adults (18 and up) are $10 and $5 for youth. Late registration (after March 1) is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

Sign up by the early registration deadline to guarantee a t-shirt. The community is invited.


More Than 100 People Attend Chamisa Party

Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock celebrated its 45th anniversary with two events Wednesday. The Naval JROTC unit sent an all alumni Color Guard to start off the evening potluck dinner including Kyle Partin, John Gibson, Analicia Ronquillo and Victoria Hypes. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Current Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith greets former Principal Kate Thomas who arrived for the celebration. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

More than 100 party goers attended the evening events at Chamisa Wednesday. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Former Chamisa Principal Cindy Montoya and Cookie Halsted, along with