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New Mexico State Police Arrest High School Teacher For Illegal Relations With Female Students

on August 18, 2018 - 8:56am
James Dee Coulter
NMSP News:
AZTEC New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted in June by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) to investigate evidence resulting from a licensure investigation, which indicated that an Aztec High School teacher had an illegal sexual relationship with at least one female high school student.
The evidence and statements turned over by PED indicated that high school math and philosophy teacher James Dee Coulter, 31, of Aztec had an illicit sexual relationship with at least one 17-year-old female student.
The New Mexico

Upcoming Events At New Mexico Historic Sites

on August 18, 2018 - 5:50am
Front of Fort Stanton Hospital built in 1936. Courtesy photo
NMHS News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites offer a place to experience history where it happened. The following events are planned at the sites during the remainder of 2018.
Dig Giusewa 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 6
Jemez Historic Site, 18160 N.M. 4, Jemez Springs
Explore the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo with archaeologists from New Mexico Historic Sites and Native American tribal members from Jemez Pueblo.

Science On Tap: Sensor Diagnosis Of Infectious Diseases – The Need For Speed Aug. 20

on August 18, 2018 - 5:26am
Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland
The next Science On Tap, “Sensor Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: The Need for Speed” is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at UnQuarked - The Wine at 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, recognizing the global health threat from drug-resistant bacterial infections, have developed a rapid diagnostic tool that promises to revolutionize the way hospitals test for infection.
Join Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, with the Lab’s Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group, for a discussion about

Explore Cub’s Life As Bear Week Kicks Off Aug. 21

on August 18, 2018 - 5:21am
PEEC News:
Learn about the life of black bear cubs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak will give this free presentation about the trials and tribulations of a young black bear’s life to kick off Bear Week at the nature center.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are hosting a series of events throughout the week, culminating with Bear Festival Saturday, Aug. 25.
In this talk, called “A Cub’s Life,” Ratajczak will give an overview of a black bear

LAHS Announces Athletic Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees

on August 17, 2018 - 8:53am
LAHS News:
Individuals who will be inducted into the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame include:
  • Elisa Bonner;
  • Jim Higgins;
  • Eric Boland;
  • Steve Kraemer;
  • Mark Morris; and,
  • Alex Kirk.
The induction will be included in the Homecoming weekend festivities Sept. 28-29.

LAPS: First Day Of School Update

on August 17, 2018 - 7:57am
LAPS Superintendent
On the first day of school, we welcomed 3,737 students to the 2018-2019 school year for the Los Alamos Public Schools.
Enrollment is on an upward trend. We are fortunate to have a highly-qualified teacher in all classrooms. In addition, every school has at least one guidance counselor, nurse and resource specialist.
Safety University was held last week to help prepare for the start of school.

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival Aug. 24-26

on August 17, 2018 - 6:53am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is again partnering with Guanábana Productions on Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2018, an unforgettable weekend of instruction, workshops, lectures, films and dancing under the stars.
This year, the festival returns to its roots with the theme "Home Is Where the Art Is!," highlighting all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is.
Events at the Center are scheduled Aug. 24-26; for tickets to the main Saturday night concert Aug.

PEEC: Explore Dark Matter At Planetarium Friday

on August 16, 2018 - 10:38pm
PEEC News:
Unearth the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17 Galen Gisler will give a talk called “The Dark Side of the Universe” that will explore these phenomena. The following day, the nature center will show the full-dome film “Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter” to dive further into this fascinating subject.
Astrophysicists and cosmologists attempt to understand the universe by studying the radiation that comes to us from outer space.

UNM-LA: Study Classics With Dr. Hans-Peder Hanson

on August 16, 2018 - 4:08pm

Dr. Hans-Peder Hanson at the Coliseum in Rome. Hanson will teach Roman Civilization and Greek Mythology at UNM-LA during the fall semester. Courtesy/Hans Hanson

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA is pleased to welcome Dr. Hans-Peder Hanson a core faculty member in Classics and as the Program Coordinator in General Studies. Hanson earned his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Washington, with a focus on ancient Greek and Latin literature. He also teaches Latin at Los Alamos High School.

Hanson enjoys providing classroom instruction, and encouraging the students to consider things from different

Scenes From First Day Of School This Morning

on August 16, 2018 - 9:47am

A bus deposits students for their first day of school this morning at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos High School Principal Carter Pane welcomes students this morning on their first day of the 2018-19 school year. Photo by John McHale/

Students check the schedule on their first day of school this morning at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by John McHale/

A students checks her schedule on the first day of school this morning at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by John McHale/ 

J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Honors 2018 Scholarship Winners

on August 16, 2018 - 8:30am
Front row. from left, Emily TenCate, mentor; Lawrence Mirabal and Ashlyn Vigil, scholarship winners; Samantha Jones, keynote speaker. Back row from left, Tenisha Williams, mentor; Junseo Kim and Matilde Jacobson, scholarship winners; Benigno Sandoval and Ayobami Shoyinka, mentors; Matthew Quintana, scholarship winner. Not pictured, David Gao, Zoe Hemez, Phillip Martin, Benjamin Rees, Priyanka Velappan. Photo by Chris Hazard
The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) honored its 2018 scholarship winners and their parents Aug.

McQuiston: School Safety Saves Lives

on August 15, 2018 - 3:07pm

The Jemez Agency

It’s back to school time. For many of us parents, we say, thank God.

This is also 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 residential

School Safety Forum Aug. 30

on August 15, 2018 - 8:43am

Los Alamos Middle School Hawk Hangout Friday

on August 15, 2018 - 8:05am
Time out for Pizza sponsored a STEM Solar Smores project, for National Smores Day Friday at the Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers. This Friday the DWI Council and Rotary Stars will host a special event for Los Alamos Middle School students 6-9 p.m. at the Los Alamos Youth Center. Free burgers and drinks will be served to the first 80 students showing their ID or a print out of their class schedule. Call 662.9412. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
YAC News:
This Friday, the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center and the DWI Planning Council, will host a very special Hawk Hangout

Meow Wolf Announces Educator Appreciation Program

on August 15, 2018 - 7:03am
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SANTA FE Meow Wolf recognizes the importance of educators, administrators and school staff in the community and also recognizes that New Mexico has some of the nation’s lowest teacher salary rates.
The company will support New Mexico educators by offering an ongoing discount and also bring other Santa Fe businesses into the Educator Appreciation Program, which launched Aug. 14.
The Educator Appreciation Program offers a 50 percent discount to all New Mexico K-12 public educators and school administrators who show their school ID card.

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $3.5 Million In NSF Grants To UNM For Transmission Electron Microscope, Professional Development For HS Teachers

on August 15, 2018 - 6:43am
UNM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Monday two funding awards to the University of New Mexico (UNM), totaling $3.5 million, from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The awards will enable UNM to acquire a transmission electron microscope for state-of-the-art research, and will fund the creation of an online professional development program for high school science and mathematics teachers. Together, these initiatives aim to enhance science and computer education for students across New Mexico.

Police Officers Issue Back To School Safety Reminder

on August 14, 2018 - 4:09pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to take a moment and remind motorists that school starts Thursday, Aug. 16.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions into another school year. 

LAPD also reminds motorists to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading. This pertains to traffic traveling in both directions.

Let’s work together to ensure this school year is not only safe but fun.

New Mexico Historical Chronology Released

on August 14, 2018 - 8:22am
New Mexico Centennial author Don Bullies. Courtesy photo
RGB News:
Don Bullis, award-winning author and named as the New Mexico Centennial Author, will debut his new book – New Mexico Historical Chronology on:
  • 1:15 p.m., Sept. 4 – Meadowlark Senior Center (Rio Rancho)
  • 6 p.m., Sept. 4 - Bookworks (Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ALB.)
  • 1 p.m., Sept. 16 – Treasure House Books & Gifts (Old Town, Alb.)
The Chronology is possibly the largest book ever published in New Mexico at 1028 pages. It will be a great aid to students, teachers, and historians.

Raw Chocolate Crafting With Zia Energetics Tuesday

on August 13, 2018 - 8:50pm
CO+OP News:
Raw Chocolate Crafting class with Jesse and Johanna Boudreau of Zia Energetics, LLC, is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Los Alamos Co-op Market.
Learn about the nutritional benefits of raw chocolate and techniques for crafting chocolate delicacies out of cacao. This class includes two recipes, a hands-on demonstration of preparation of the recipes, and samples for tasting.
The event is $20 for Co+op member and $25 for non-members. Register and pay in advance of this event at the Co+op.

LANL Director To Speak At UNM-LA Fundraiser

on August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm

LANL Director Dr. Terry Wallace

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board and the UNM-Los Alamos Fundraising Committee will host “An Evening with Dr. Terry Wallace” Aug. 15 at Fuller Lodge.

Wallace is the 11th director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

The evening begins with a reception at 6:15 p.m., with h’oeuvres catered by Secret City Kitchen and beverages served by the Pajarito Brewpub.

UNM-Los Alamos Notice Of Possible Quorum

on August 12, 2018 - 9:28am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos has scheduled “An Evening With Dr. Terry Wallace” fundraiser 6:15-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15  at Fuller Lodge, 3200 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

A quorum of UNM-LA Advisory Board members may be present, however no action will be taken.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Scholarship Winners

on August 12, 2018 - 8:46am
Scholarship winners honored during an Aug. 8 reception at the LANL Foundation. Kneeling from left, Marisa-Ann Lopez of Santa Fe, studying culinary arts at Santa Fe Community College, Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholar; Kamille Chavez of Los Alamos, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College, Regional College/Returning Student Scholar; Olivia Yesenia Schollenberger of White Rock, studying science at University of New Mexico, Regional College/Returning Student Scholar; Mara Penfil of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College, Regional College/Returning

LAHS Class Of 1968 Holds 50th Reunion Sept. 28-29

on August 12, 2018 - 8:27am


Los Alamos High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion starting Friday, Sept. 28 and running through Saturday, Sept. 29.

The schedule for Sept. 28 includes:

  • 1-3 p.m. Registration at Fuller Lodge
  • 3-4 p.m. Homecoming Parade starting at Canyon School
  • 4-7 p.m. Dinner at Fuller Lodge. The dinner will be catered by Pig+Fig
  • 7 p.m. Homecoming Football Game  at Sullivan Field

The schedule for Sept. 29 includes:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Tour of Los Alamos High School
  • 5-9 p.m. Dinner at Cottonwood on the Greens  

For more information, visit

S’mores, Songs, Games And More During Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday Night

on August 11, 2018 - 10:50am

Family Night begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center and includes s’mores around the campfire along with songs, games, crafts and more. Courtesy image

PEEC News:

The community is invited to enjoy s’mores around the campfire, sing songs, play games and make crafts at 6 p.m. Tuesday during Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey will lead this evening of outdoor family fun. Family Nights are free thanks to generous sponsorship from Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night at the nature center.

Game & Fish Offers Special Hunter Education Camp At Philmont Scout Ranch Near Cimarron

on August 11, 2018 - 10:19am
CIMARRON The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification for free.
To hunt legally in New Mexico, youths under 18 years of age must first successfully complete a hunter education course or be registered in the department’s Mentored-Youth Hunting Program.
The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a responsible adult, also registerd for the camp. It will be conducted the weekend of Sept.