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NNSA Awards $7 Million Cooperative Agreement To University Of Texas At Austin

on April 26, 2018 - 2:40pm
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has designated a new Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program. 
“These grants ensure a pipeline of world-class scientists trained in areas of relevance to our stockpile stewardship mission,” said Dr. Kathleen Alexander, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation in NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs. 
The University of Texas at Austin Center for

PEEC: Experiential Outings With Michelle Harkey And Sandra West May 12

on April 26, 2018 - 8:48am
Michelle Harkey, Mental Health Counselor, Body-Connection Coach and massage therapist. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center's new outdoor program, Inside-Outside Adventures is a series of four experiential outings for women let by Body-Connection Coach Michelle Harkey and Posture Alignment Coach Sandra West.
Each hike will have activities that surround a theme from a different part of Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are and her 10 guideposts of wholehearted living.

Miera: PED Moving To Privatize Higher Education?

on April 26, 2018 - 8:25am
By Rep. Rick Miera
Fmr. House Majority Leader
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

SANTA FE – Once again, it appears that the Governor, along with the Public Education Department (PED), is using executive power to wreak havoc and destroy public education in New Mexico.

Christopher Ruszkowski, Secretary-Designate of PED, started the mischief by attacking dual-language programs, something I worked tirelessly to pass years ago. After that endeavor failed due to public outcry, he went after science standards.

New Trumpet Students Invited To Open House & Honk-a-thon At Los Alamos Music Academy Saturday Night

on April 26, 2018 - 8:10am

Local trumpet player Mandy Marksteiner is hosting an open house Saturday at the Los Alamos Music Academy on DP Road. Courtesy photo


Does your son or daughter want to learn the trumpet? Mandy Marksteiner is a local trumpet players who teaches private lessons at the Los Alamos Music Academy (LAMA).

She is hosting a free open house 7-8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 where children and their parents can meet her and find out more about taking trumpet lessons.

Scenes From Teddy Bears Picnic At FSN

on April 26, 2018 - 6:47am

Charlie Wolking, aged 3, almost 4, visits the teddy bears with his duck Wednesday at the Family Strengths Network Teddy Bears Picnic. Children listened to stories, sang songs and learned how to live safely in a town with bears. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Wednesday's Teddy Bears Picnic at Family Strengths Network. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Wednesday's Teddy Bears Picnic at Family Strengths Network. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Wednesday's Teddy Bears Picnic at Family Strengths Network.Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAHS NJROTC Passes Annual Inspection

on April 25, 2018 - 9:43pm

The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps during an annual inspection from the Naval Service Training Command Thursday, April 19 in Griffith Gymnasium. Courtesy/LAPS

NJROTC during inspection April 19 in Griffith Gymnasium. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps had two major events Thursday, April 19: an annual inspection from the Naval Service Training Command and an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding cadets.

The Area 9 Manager, CDR Merv Dial, visited the LAHS campus early Thursday morning to

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Presents Awards

on April 25, 2018 - 11:42am

At a recent Rotary Club meeting, three eighth-grade students were selected as winners in the 4-Way Test Essay Competition. The annual contest asks students to reflect upon Rotary's principles as outlined in the 4-Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Pictured are Dr.

UNM-LA Bystander Intervention Workshop April 27

on April 25, 2018 - 9:56am
UNM-LA News:
Solace Crisis Treatment Center Education and Prevention Department Manager Jess Clark presents “Bystander Intervention Workshop: Learning How To Safely Take Action”, 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 in Wallace Hall. 
The goal of Bystander Intervention workshops is to help participants develop bystander efficacy, or the confidence to intervene in a situation of sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Workshop participants will learn about bystander theory and practice different strategies for intervening in various situations, from hearing

2018 Los Alamos Vacation Bible School Listings

on April 25, 2018 - 9:47am

VBS News:

Vacation Bible School schedules for churches in Los Alamos and White Rock include:

June 11-15 Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
3900 Trinity Dr., 505.662.5107   
Monday-Friday,  9 a.m. to noon
Theme: Rolling River Rampage
Ages K-6th, youth as helpers
June 12-14 The Christian Church
92 East Road, 505.662.6768
Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Theme: Pet Palooza
Free! Fun! Festival! For families with children
June 18-22 Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
333 Bryce Ave. White Rock, 505.672.3364
Monday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.
Theme: Turned Around
Free, ages 4-12, (kids

Highlands Faculty Recognized For Excellence

on April 25, 2018 - 8:49am

Highlands University President Sam Minner, left, and his wife Joan Minner speak with media arts and technology professors Mariah Hausman Fox, right, and Angela Meron who are among the faculty recently recognized for academic excellence. Courtesy/NMHU

NMHU News:

Las Vegas, N.M. – During an April 18 reception, faculty members at New Mexico Highlands University received recognition for academic excellence ranging from scholarly research papers to conference presentations.

“The main driver of learning outcomes in a university is the quality of its faculty,” Highlands University President Sam

LAHS Seniors Matilde Jacobson And Ben Rees Named Semifinalists In U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

on April 24, 2018 - 5:46pm
LAHS senior Ben Rees is a semi finalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Here, he receives a ‘Compete with Class’ scholarship during the state basketball game held in March. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos High School senior Matilde Jacobson is a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Photo by Samantha D’Anna Photography
Los Alamos High School seniors Matilde Jacobson and Ben Rees are named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Jacobson and Rees are among 630 semifinalists in the 2018 U.S.

Los Alamos Public Schools Ranked #1 In New Mexico’s Top School Districts Of 2018

on April 24, 2018 - 4:27pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked #1 in New Mexico’s Top School Districts of 2018.

According to, the best district in the state is Los Alamos Public Schools due to being rated an “A” school district and its high graduation rate of 87 percent.

The full ranking and information about their methodology can be found here:

Ranked #2-5 in this list is Logan Municipal Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dora Consolidated Schools and Moriarty-Edgewood School District. is

Scenes From 28th Annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Awards Ceremony

on April 24, 2018 - 4:13pm

Scene from the 28th Annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Awards Ceremony this morning at the Los Alamos Church of Christ at 2323 Diamond Dr. More than 30 awards and recognitions were presented to high school students at the event. Also, more than $18,000 in scholarships was awarded along with some $5,000 in cash given to participants during an action-packed computer random drawing. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos High School student Lillian Petersen receives the Community Impact Award for her project, Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery from

FBI Albuquerque Teen Academy Deadline May 2

on April 24, 2018 - 6:36am
FBI News:

High school students are being offered a chance this summer to see what life is like working for the FBI in Albuquerque, but they better hurry.

The FBI Albuquerque Teen Academy allows high school students (rising 11th and 12th graders for the 2018-2019 school year) an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI.

The Teen Academy is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 25-29 at the FBI Field Office in Albuquerque.

Explore Art And Science On Hike To Upper Crossing

on April 24, 2018 - 5:28am

Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey on a hike 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will tie together science and nature to highlight changes in the Pajarito Plateau. Photo by Beth Cortright


PEEC News:


Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey at 8:30 a.m., April 28 on a hike to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will merge science and art to highlight changes on the Pajarito Plateau.


During the hike, Sweat and Haffey will discuss forest ecology and provide a glimpse into how Bandelier National Monument manages its resources.

LAHS Key Club Sweeps Awards At District Convention

on April 23, 2018 - 5:58pm

Members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club with Sponsors Kathy Boerigter, Morrie Pongratz and Don Casperson. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club swept the awards at the 63rd Annual Southwest District Convention  April 13-15 in Chandler, Ariz.

The District Convention is a way to train new members and vote on the 2018-2019 board. Training sessions included topics like fundraising, service projects and ways to get other members involved.

New Mexico State Police Youth Academy June 24-30

on April 23, 2018 - 5:44pm
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police Training & Recruiting Bureau is excited to announce its 2018 Youth Academy, June 24-30 at the NMSP Academy in Santa Fe.
The purpose of this program is to reinforce positive values including leadership, citizenship, discipline, and accountability with New Mexico youth. The Academy will also provide students with insight regarding the policing profession and seek to improve understanding and cooperation between young people and law enforcement.

Northern Student Awarded Nightingale Scholarship

on April 23, 2018 - 1:47pm
From left, Northern's Interim Associate Degree Nursing Program Director Chris Young, scholarship winner Kendra Gallegos and Northern Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ellen Trabka. Courtesy photo
Northern Associate Degree Nursing student Kendra Gallegos has been awarded the 2018 Nightingale Scholarship by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence.
Gallegos, who is completing her freshman year, was one of 20 outstanding nursing students from across the state to receive the $1,000 award to assist them in the pursuit of their nursing degrees.

First League Candidate Forum For 2018 Primary Election: UNM-LA May 3

on April 23, 2018 - 1:25pm


The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites the public to the first of two candidate forums to introduce candidates running in the June 5 Primary Election. This forum is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at UNM-LA, with refreshments and conversation with the candidates at 6:30 p.m.

This first forum is for the six Democrats running for County Council and the two Republicans running for County Sheriff. The candidates for County Council (four positions open) are David Izraelevitz, Quentin David Dimick, Sara C. Scott, James N. Robinson, Randall T.

Registration Opens For New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Sciences Summer Camps For Children

on April 23, 2018 - 12:50pm
Students examine display at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
ALBUQUERQUE  Registration is now open for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Sciences summer camp programs. The camps are for grades K-5 as indicated.
Kindergarteners must have experiences in full-day classes before attending. 
  • Young Explores Camp: Wild Weather & Curious Climatology, June 18-22 (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.) – Become a meteorologist for a week - adventure through lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms. K-2 & 3-5 sections;
  • Da Vinci –

Rotary Club Hears Funding Needs, Honors Student

on April 23, 2018 - 11:01am

At the April 17 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, six regional organizations make short presentations about their recent initiatives and funding needs. Of the six finalists, four will be selected to receive $500 each from the Rotary Club.

Northern Holds Heritage Arts Show & Reception

on April 23, 2018 - 8:49am


NNMC News: 


Northern New Mexico College is holding a Heritage Arts Show to highlight the work of continuing education students on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts in Española.


The show will be preceded by a reception 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 where community members can meet Northern’s student artists.


The art show will feature Spanish Colonial Furniture, Fiber Arts, and Retablos/Bultos created as part of Northern’s continuing education courses in heritage arts.


While there is some formal

Community Invited To Duane Smith Auditorium Re-Opening Ceremony 6 P.M. Thursday

on April 23, 2018 - 8:37am

The community is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Duane W. Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday at 1300 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/LAPS

The newly improved Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The community is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Duane W. Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday at 1300 Diamond Dr.

Light refreshments will follow the brief ceremony.

The Duane Smith Auditorium, originally called the Civic Auditorium, was built in 1950. It stood as the main facility in which local organizations could host plays

Scenes From PEEC 2018 Earth Day Festivities

on April 22, 2018 - 7:23am

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Chair James Robinson who also is a candidate for Los alamos County Council, holds an owl at Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's

Mountaineers Talk: Exploring Iceland On Skis April 24

on April 21, 2018 - 7:10am
During the April Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting, Andy Thien will give a presentation about his two-week skiing trip on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. Courtesy/Andy Thien
PEEC News:
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a presentation by adventurer Andy Thien. His presentation is Tuesday, April 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The Los Alamos Mountaineers’ meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. Thien’s talk will start by 7:15 p.m.
After reading about the backcountry skiing on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, Andy Thien and five friends planned a