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Night With A Nerd: Dr. Phil Goldstone On Thinking About Nuclear Deterrence In Today’s World

on August 18, 2019 - 9:01am

BSMA News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Phil Goldstone Sept. 12 as he explores how the invention of nuclear weapons 75 years ago changed international affairs – and also the existential framework of a large portion of the world’s people. 

It's now long beyond the confrontations of the cold war, and the world’s largest weapons stockpiles have been greatly reduced. Yet nuclear weapons issues are now present and rising, with Russia (again), Iran and North Korea looming large in the news—and with the playing field changing weekly, it seems. 

Modern war has held some “conventional”

McClenahan: Los Alamos University Provided Top-Notch Technical Education

on August 18, 2019 - 8:39am

By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

With World War II over in mid-August 1945, uncertainty surrounded almost everything about Los Alamos, from what would happen to the laboratory to what would happen to the many young men who had been assigned there by the U.S. Army.

The Special Engineer Detachment brought in hundreds of GIs with scientific and technical backgrounds to work on all aspects of developing the atomic bombs.

UNM Provost And Vice Provost Visit UNM-LA

on August 18, 2019 - 7:48am

UNM Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez, right, visits with faculty and staff Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James Paul Holloway and Senior Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez traveled to town Thursday to visit UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

At UNM-LA, Dr. Holloway toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and campus leadership. UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall and Pat Soran also attended the meeting.

“UNM is a

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 22-23

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the New Mexico Public Education Commission meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22  and Friday, Aug. 23 at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.

EENM: State Of Education In New Mexico

on August 18, 2019 - 6:46am
Educators Elevating New Mexico
As dedicated teachers in New Mexico's rural communities, we’ve often been discouraged by politicians wildly swinging the education pendulum at our students’ expense.
Talk to other teachers with over 10-years of experience, and they will tell stories of oft-switched policies that don’t fully consider the impact on classrooms.
This time around, we as teacher leaders begged for a smooth transition between administrations. The last nine months have been the most unstable of our careers.  
The uneasy feeling started in 2018 with

Office Of Science & Technology Accepting Applications For New Mexico SBIR/STTR Grants

on August 18, 2019 - 6:40am
NMED News:
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering Small Business Innovation Research (NM SBIR) grant awards up to $100,000 to accelerate commercialization of technologies developed with the aid of the federal SBIR awards.
  • Phase II grants - $100,000; and
  • Phase I grants - $25,000.
This is a competitive grant for New Mexican companies with high-growth potential. To be eligible, companies must have an active Phase I or Phase II SBIR award or a letter of award.

Robotics Night @ Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:44am

Retired Teachers Celebrate NOT Back To School Day

on August 16, 2019 - 4:19pm

Retired LAPS staff, students and teachers went back to school Thursday but retired LAPS staff enjoyed their annual NOT Back to School gathering at Trinity on the Hill. CEO Matt Schmidt and the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union sponsored the space for the event. Courtesy photo

Retired Los Alamos Art Teacher Petr Jandacek shows his creative side at the annual NOT Back to School get together Thursday at Trinity on the Hill. Courtesy photo

LAPS Safety Team Leaders Attend PREPaRE Training

on August 16, 2019 - 2:04pm

LAPS News:

As part of back to school professional development – principals, counselors, nurses and other site safety team leaders attended a day-long training called PREPaRE from the National Association of School Psychologists.

It is a prevention and intervention model designed specifically for the unique school environment.

PREPaRE is one of the first comprehensive training curriculums developed by school-based professionals with firsthand experience.

Specifically, the PREPaRE model emphasizes that, as members of a school safety and crisis team, LAPS administrators and mental health

PEEC: Explore Early Days Of Space Exploration Tonight

on August 16, 2019 - 7:56am
Join Galen Gisler and Peter Polko in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 to explore the early days of human space exploration. Courtesy/NASA
PEEC News:
The first decade and a half of human space adventure was fraught with Cold War tensions, launch failures and tragic accidents, but also some brilliant successes.
Join Peter Polko and Galen Gisler at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 to explore the trials and tribulations of this period of space history in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium tomorrow evening.
Before 1957, there were no artificial

CNN Hero: Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Española

on August 16, 2019 - 7:26am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. Courtesy/CNN

Staff Report

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.

Struggling with HIV and the loss of many friends to AIDS, Montoya moved home to Española in the late 1980s.

Best Of Both Worlds: Asteroids And Massive Mergers

on August 16, 2019 - 6:53am
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have been searching for the bursts of light that could accompany such collisions, which are thought to be the sources of rare heavy elements.
The University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory has partnered with the Catalina Sky Survey, which searches for near-Earth asteroids from atop Mount Lemmon, in an effort dubbed Searches after Gravitational Waves Using ARizona

‘An Afternoon In Provence’ Tickets Still Available; Wine And Food Plus So Much More

on August 15, 2019 - 9:12pm

Preview auction items on the event website. Courtesy/LAPSF


Tickets are still available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock.

The fundraising event is put on by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café as part of A Taste of Knowledge, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools.

Tickets to “An Afternoon in Provence” are $60 and can be purchased at

While the five wine and food pairing stations are the stars of the show, they are not the only attractions.

Los Alamos High School Yearbooks And Living Treasures Profiles To Be Digitize On Kiosks

on August 15, 2019 - 10:15am
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Enterprise Bank & Trust have partnered to give the entire community access to Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Yearbooks and Living Treasures profiles in a new digital format. 
Thanks to a generous donation by Enterprise Bank & Trust, the LAPS Foundation is arranging to purchase two large touch screens to display the content, one for the lobby of LAHS and another one for the bank lobby.
LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy explained that several years ago the LAPS Foundation

In And Around Town: Aug. 15, 2019

on August 15, 2019 - 10:11am


  In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to 

FRIDAY Aug. 16

Summer Concert Series: Jimmy Stadler Band
The Youth Performance featuring Justin Sanchez starts at 6 p.m., Austin Van performs at 6:30 p.m. and The Jimmy Stadler Band performs at 8 p.m.  at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op.

Scenes From First Day Of School At Mountain

on August 15, 2019 - 10:00am

A crosswalk guard on the job this morning ensuring students cross the street safely to Mountain Elementay School at 2280 North Road. Photo by John McHale/

Students exit a bus and head into their first day of school for the 2019-20 school year this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Students check out class schedules on the first day of school this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Students pose for a first day of school photo this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos School Bond Election Will Fund Remodeling Of White Rock Schools If Passed By Voters

on August 15, 2019 - 8:49am
Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim updates the Board on the upcoming school bond election during Tuesday's School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

During the summer, the Los Alamos School Board passed a motion to go forward with a School Bond Election on Nov. 5, the day of the election for School Board and the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

According to School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, cost was an important reason.

Registration Required For Free Estate Planning Workshop At 2:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 22

on August 15, 2019 - 7:11am
YMCA News:
Local attorney Shay Burns Kendricks is providing a free overview of the legal considerations families and survivors face upon the passing of a loved one.
She will present practical advice on estate planning at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at The Family YMCA, but space is limited to the first 40 registered.
Those interested in attending should stop by the Y or call 505.662.3100 to register.
This presentation will open with a 12.5-minute comedy by playwright Robert Benjamin.

First Day Of School At Barranca Reveals New Building

on August 14, 2019 - 4:39pm

A sneak peek into the new two-story building at Barranca Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

A look at the new two-story building at Barranca Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

On the first day of school, Barranca Elementary will be opening the doors to a new two-story building.

The project is on budget and is especially designed for the school’s project-based learning.

The new rooms include up-to-date technology to enhance the learning process.

The two-story building includes a new lobby which gives the school a single point of entry for enhanced security.

Robinson Talks About Bears At Rotary Meeting

on August 14, 2019 - 4:12pm
County Councilor James Robinson, co-founder of Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, talks bears at the Tuesday Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Linda Hull
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
This is the perfect time to celebrate our bears! Los Alamos County has declared August 2019 as Bear Month, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear, the New Mexico cub whose rescue from a wildfire in the Capitan Mountains started a dedicated movement to protect our forests.
With that in mind the Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently invited County Councilor James Robinson,

McQuiston: School Is Back In Session So Drive Safely

on August 14, 2019 - 3:58pm

The Jemez Agency

It’s back to school time and for many children, school is already in session.

This is the time of the year when we say goodbye to the leisurely summer traffic, and start sharing the road with hurried parents, new teen drivers, student pedestrians, and school buses. Not only do we want to send our kids off to school safely each day, but it is equally important that each of us make it to and from work safely. Why not start this school year by sharing the following safety tips from the National Safety Council:

Be extra vigilant in school zones and

Third Annual Bear Festival At Nature Center Aug. 24

on August 14, 2019 - 3:38pm

Celebrate Bear Festival Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center with PEEC and LEWF. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features hands-on activities and education for all ages. Plus, join them the evening before at 6 p.m. for the ‘Eat Like a Bear’ buffet dinner. Courtesy/PEEC

Scene from a previous Bear Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This  month, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are once again partnering to present an annual, one-of-a-kind celebration of black bear neighbors at the Bear Festival.

The event is now in its

PEEC: Haaland To Speak On Green New Deal Aug. 21

on August 14, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland
PEEC News:
The community is invited to hear U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland discuss why she thinks the Green New Deal is a needed bold solution to protect the future of communities, the country and planet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This event will be held outside of the center and guests are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. The talk is free to attend and no advance registration is required. The Los Alamos Nature Center is at 2600 Canyon Road and is operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

Invitation To Informational Meeting For Upcoming Los Alamos School Board Elections

on August 13, 2019 - 5:13pm
Members of the 2017 School Board from left, Vice President Steve Boerigter, Andrea Cunningham, Secretary Jenny McCumber, President Ellen Ben-Naim and Bill Hargraves. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
For the Nov. 5 election in Los Alamos, there will be three School Board seats on the ballot.
The seats include District 3 (Aspen Elementary), Position 3 Board Member; District 4 (Barranca Elementary and Los Alamos Middle School), Position 4 Board Member; and District 5 (Mountain Elementary and Los Alamos High School), Position 5 Board Member.
All positions are