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On The Job In Los Alamos: AJ+ Reporter Jen Cloudy

on February 10, 2019 - 9:28am

On the job in Los Alamos is reporter Jen Cloudy with AJ+, an international multimedia news company launched in 2014 by Al Jazeera Media Network. She visited with the news team Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Daily Post and checked out the most recent print edition. Cloudy said she decided to drive through Los Alamos after visiting friends on the Navajo Nation in the southern part of the state. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAHS Advances To National Science Bowl ... Again!

on February 10, 2019 - 9:25am

Sponsors Kathy and Steve Boerigter with the Los Alamos High School team from left, Michael Chigaev, Elijah Pelofske, Conner Rittner, Steven Zhao (captain) and Do Vo. The team won the regional competition and is going to the National Science Bowl again. This is the ninth time in the last 10 years that the LAHS team has advanced to represent New Mexico at the national competition. Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that tests the knowledge of middle and high school students in all areas of science and mathematics. Courtesy photo

2019 Summer Physics Camp For Young Women

on February 10, 2019 - 9:00am
 
Scene from a previous Summer Physics Camp. Courtesy photo
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New Mexico Consortium, Pojoaque Valley and Los Alamos Public Schools are organizing a two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico.
 
The camp will focus on boosting your understanding of the physics of the Sun, Earth, and everything in between and also introduce you to how to write your resume, interview for a job, and how to make some tasks fun by learning the basics of computer programming.

Daily Postcard: Cooper’s Hawk Perches On Fence

on February 10, 2019 - 8:30am

Daily Postcard: A female Cooper’s Hawk perches on a fence Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

NWS: Today’s High Near 44, Tonight’s Low Around 23

on February 10, 2019 - 8:29am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 23. Courtesy/NWS

UNM-LA Film Class Visits Reel Deal Theater

on February 9, 2019 - 11:35am
Reel Deal Theater owner Jim O'Donnell shows a UNM-LA film class a hard drive that contains a movie and explains that the distributor sends an encryption key to unlock the drive for the time the Reel Deal is renting it. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Group: A few of the students from the UNM-LA Film Studies class met in the Reel Deal lobby with their instructor, Dr. Cathy Hardy, and Reel Deal owner Jim O'Donnell prior to the film. From left, Robert Kiss, Logan Caspersen, Jim O'Donnell, Cathy Hardy, Lydia Kenamond and Maegan Carter (kneeling). Photo by Nancy Coombs
Lydia Kenamond, Robert Kiss and

Scenes From County Drone Mapping Trinity Drive

on February 9, 2019 - 10:17am

Los Alamos County's Geographical Informational System (GIS) staff manuever a drone Friday at 36th Street and Trinity Drive. County Engineer Eric Martinez said staff were mapping Trinity Drive as a result of a recommendation made during the Jan. 3 Transportation Board meeting.

LA School Of Gymnastics Competes At G-Force Meet

on February 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Diamond and Platinum team girls line up at the start of the competition. Courtesy photo
 
Gymnasts Caris Hatler, front, and Danielle Trullue stretch before the meet. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa opened their 2019 competitive season in January at G Force gymnastics on Albuquerque’s west side.
 
One hundred and fifty gymnasts from nine teams across New Mexico and Texas competed in the Xcel competition.
 
Both Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Diamond and Platinum teams won first in the team competition.

Los Alamos Chiropractor Dr. Charles Lenz Selected As UNM-LA SBDC Star Client Of The Year

on February 9, 2019 - 8:55am

Dr. Charles Lenz, owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center, earned the Small Business Development Center's Star Client of the Year award. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has selected Dr. Charles Lenz, DC as the Small Business Star Client of the Year. Lenz is the new owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center.

Lenz purchased Los Alamos Chiropractic Center (LACC) July 1, 2018, which has served the Los Alamos community and surrounding areas for more than 30 years.

National Science Foundation Awards $224,780 Grant To Tibbar Plasma Technologies Of Los Alamos

on February 9, 2019 - 8:39am

NSF News:

Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc. (TPTI) received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant of $224,780 from the National Science Foundation Feb. 1 to develop a plasma heat engine for efficient production of fusion energy.

Over the next year, TPTI will be exploring the properties of oscillating plasmas with the goal of creating an experimental fusion device.

Confining plasma has always been a significant challenge in the development of fusion energy, but Tibbar’s approach is radically different from other fusion systems.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Students Compete In Las Vegas

on February 9, 2019 - 8:29am
DALA Director Stephen Wynne with dancers from left, Elizabeth Merrill, Jadie Gonzales and Avery Hinckley. Courtesy/DALA
 
DALA News:
 
Three local dancers representing Dance Arts Los Alamos, went to the big city of Las Vegas, Nev. for the Feb. 7 Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) dance competition.  
 
Los Alamos High School student Avery Hinckley, 14, has been dancing since he was 4 years old. His goal is to one day become a professional ballet dancer. Los Alamos Middle School student Jadie Gonzales, 14, has been dancing since she was 7 years old.

2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series: ‘The Brain: It’s More Than You Think’ Saturday Feb. 23

on February 9, 2019 - 7:56am
2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series: The Brain: It’s More Than You Think Feb. 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Courtesy/NMMNHS 
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE As part of the programming associated with the new traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story, which opens Saturday Feb. 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the museum’s 2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series theme is, “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.”
 
Brain: The Inside Story draws on research and technology to present recent findings in neuroscience, highlighting

Taos Actor Brings ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ To Los Alamos Performing Arts Center Saturday Feb. 16

on February 9, 2019 - 7:42am

COMMUNITY News:
  • An immersive comedy about depression and the lengths we’ll go for those we love

 

The Performing Arts Center will host visiting artists from Taos in a performance of Every Brilliant Thing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

 

You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital because, says Dad, “she’s done something stupid.” So you start to make a list – everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for. Number 1: ice cream. Number 2: water fights. Number six: roller coasters. Over years, the list grows, evolves, and takes on a life of its own.

 

Developed

LAPS: Bus Safety Campaign Starts Monday

on February 9, 2019 - 6:52am
Los Alamos Public Schools bus lot. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will kick off its school bus safety campaign Monday. This campaign will encourage drivers in Los Alamos to be extra vigilant and stop when the stop arm is extended.
 
Running the stop arm and flashing red lights of a school bus is not only against the law, it also endangers the safety of students getting on and off the bus.
 
Over the next few weeks, LAPS will be promoting bus safety in the schools and across the community. Los Alamos County is presenting a proclamation to
LAPS naming the week

Daily Postcard: Buck Relaxes On Sycamore Street

on February 9, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A buck is spotted relaxing and soaking up the afternoon sunshine Friday on Sycamore Street in Los Alamos. Photo by David C. Guenther

NWS: Today’s High Near 39, Tonight’s Low Around 20

on February 9, 2019 - 6:31am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 39 with mostly cloudy skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

On The Job In Los Alamos: Transferring Film At PAC 8

on February 8, 2019 - 9:01am

On the job in Los Alamos is volunteer Bob Dryja transferring movies on film to digital media Thursday afternoon at the PAC 8 studio at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Dryja has volunteered at PAC 8 for about three years and said he mainly digitizes old films. Most of the content he receives is ‘classic family home movies’ although he occasionally sees someone’s vacation footage. Dryja also volunteers at other organizations including the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and leads programs at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Los Alamos Genealogy Association Meets Feb. 21

on February 8, 2019 - 8:45am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the White Rock Public Library on Sherwood Boulevard.

The program is “Coming Soon to a Genealogical Problem Near You”, focusing on new resources and exciting new technology for family history research.

The traditional no-host social dinner is just ahead of the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.

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LANL Foundation: Nineteen Northern New Mexico Students Receive $28,500 In Scholarships

on February 8, 2019 - 7:31am

Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Española — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation recently awarded $1,500 Scholarships to 19 nontraditional students from Northern New Mexico.

Regional College/Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarships support individuals seeking a certification or two-year degree from a local accredited college, university or trade school after a gap in formal education.

The RCRS program is part of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), the largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico with funding primarily contributed by LANL

Daily Postcard: View Wednesday On Main Hill Road

on February 8, 2019 - 7:03am

Daily Postcard: View Wednesday afternoon heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NWS: Today’s High Near 38, Tonight’s Low Around 20

on February 8, 2019 - 6:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 38 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 7 Years Old Today!

on February 7, 2019 - 4:33pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 7-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and world ... it is a privilege to bring you the news each and every day! Photo by Erika Clark

Staff Report

Today marks another milestone in the history of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper as it celebrates seven years of delivering local news at lightning speed.

Award-winning journalist Carol A. Clark launched the Los Alamos Daily Post at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.

LANL Foundation: New Team To Lead Northern New Mexico’s Largest Scholarship Program

on February 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

From left, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Manager Mike Ammerman, Program Associate Sarah Gissinger and Vice President of Advancement & Scholarship Tony Fox. Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education in Northern New Mexico, welcomes two new staff members to its scholarship program.

Mike Ammerman joins the Foundation as scholarship program manager, transitioning into the position from John McDermon who is retiring in March.

Local Democratic Party Meets Monday At UNM-LA

on February 7, 2019 - 11:59am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

The meeting is open to the public.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Community Game Night

on February 7, 2019 - 11:48am

BBBS News:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a community game night 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The community is invited attend and play board games and video games in the Planetarium.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves 56 children in the Los Alamos and White Rock communities through its community based and school based programs.

The organization is always looking for quality volunteers interested in defending the potential of local youth.

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