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LAHS Key Club Members Raising Funds To Attend International Convention In Baltimore

on April 18, 2019 - 3:41pm
Los Alamos High School students at recent Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Los Alamos High School Key Club students will paint addresses on local curbs April 24 to raise funds for a trip to the Internantional Key Club Convention this summer in Baltimore. To have the students paint your address on your curb, email keyclub@laschools.net or call 505.709.0887. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
 
By AUDREY NOLEN
LAHS Key Club

Last month, six Los Alamos High School students attended the Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque.

Key Club is the high

NMHU: Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor Of Year

on April 18, 2019 - 9:35am
Sarah Corey-Rivas
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.
 
Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her students nominated her for Professor of the Year. “This award helps me know that the respect and admiration I feel for my students is mutual.”
 
Megan Thursby, a 2018 Highlands biology graduate who was accepted to

Learn About ‘Ringing Rocks’ Of Southwest Friday

on April 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center Friday evening to learn about the Stone Calendar Project and the ‘Ringing Rocks’ of the Southwest. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday to hear about the “ringing rocks” found in the Southwest and northern Mexico.

 

Barber combined a love of nature and science to start the Stone Calendar Project and study rock art sites throughout the region, identifying glyphs that mark specific times of the year using light and shadow interactions.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By REBECCA CHAIKEN
League of Women Voters
 
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
 
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

SFCC: Information Night/Talent Show April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will present a student talent show accompanied by information tables for prospective students to learn about SFCC programs and resources 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the main hallway and Campus Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
Meet with representatives from many SFCC departments while current students show off their talents. Also learn about student support services, including financial aid.
 
Along with traditional fields of study, SFCC offers a wide range of classes including those in biofuels, game design, culinary arts,

LAPS National History Day Students Shine At State

on April 17, 2019 - 8:25am
National History Day students from Los Alamos from left, Logan Black, Kaisa Drew, Maybelle Wilson, Maybelle Wilson and Ashley Miller presented a dramatic performance on the Franklin Expedition to find a Northwest Passage. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Junior Abby Beus will represent LAHS at the NHD national competition June 10-13 in Maryland. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
National History Day students from Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School competed at the University of New Mexico Saturday to determine whose projects will represent New Mexico in the national NHD competition.
 

Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers Open Registration For 3rd Through 8th Grade Students

on April 17, 2019 - 8:02am
YAC News:
 
The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers have opened registration for new families with students in 3rd through eighth grade. Students just finishing second grade are welcome to apply now and begin when the school year ends.
 
The new process for application is available on the Facebook page at Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers. The free membership allows students to attend either the Los Alamos or White Rock Center at anytime.
 
Questions can be directed to staff members at 505.662.9412. Registration is only open to those that attend school in Los Alamos.

New And Returning Student Registration May 6

on April 17, 2019 - 7:58am
Ofc. Chris Ross sees to it that Aspen Students safely cross the street to school. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will begin registration Monday, May 6 for returning students for the 2019-20 school year.
 
On that day, LAPS will send out an email to one parent or guardian per family with instructions for registering their student(s) online.
 
Once they receive this email, parents may log in to the student registration site to complete the online form for each child attending an LAPS school.
 
How to know if your child is a new or returning student:
  • Any

NMHU Receives Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

on April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Victor Ramirez, a Highlands anthropology graduate student, examines a Hopi pottery piece that was donated to Highlands. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters.
 
Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands anthropology program.   
 

SFCC To Close For Spring Holiday April 19-21

on April 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close April 19-21 for Spring Holiday.
 
All campus facilities will be closed, including the college’s child care center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen on Monday, April 22.
 
La Familia Dental Clinic, which is hosted on the SFCC campus, will maintain its normal

Rotary Distinguished Student Of Service: Natalie Aulwes

on April 16, 2019 - 11:34am
Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle, left, presents Los Alamos High School junior Natalie Aulwes with the Club's Distinguished Student of Service Award during its April 9 meeting. Joining Chiravalle and Aulwes are from left, her mother Sheila Aulwes, father Robert McClees and LAHS history teacher John Frost. Courtesy photo
 
ROTARY News:
 
The motto of Rotary is Service above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine Distinguished Students of Service in their junior year of high school each academic year.
 
Students are first nominated by their teachers who

UNM-LA Introduces Common Course Numbering

on April 15, 2019 - 4:46pm

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), in conjunction with The University of New Mexico, is transitioning to the new state Common Course Numbering (CCN) system beginning Fall 2019 semester.

All higher education institutions in New Mexico will share the same CCNs for most of the 100 and 200-level courses, to ease transfers between higher education schools and encourage students to complete higher degrees.

Prior to the new statewide CCN system, the curriculum of required courses (such as English 110) has varied at different colleges, and credits have not always transferred between colleges.

2019 State Science Fair Results: LAPS Students Place In Almost Every Category

on April 15, 2019 - 2:47pm

Los Alamos Public Schools were well represented at the New Mexico State Science Fair held at New Mexico Tech in Socorro last weekend. Courtesy/LAPS

Students who qualified to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., in May include from left, Karin Ebey, Robert Strauss, Charles Strauss, Lillian Petersen and Garyk Brixi. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS Announces 2019 State Science Fair Results:

Students representing Los Alamos Public Schools received more than 30 special awards and placed in almost every category at the New Mexico State Science Fair the weekend of April 6

Teens Take Over The Bradbury Friday Night!

on April 15, 2019 - 8:59am

The Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Courtesy photo

BSMA Teen Advisory Board News:

The first ever Teen Night is happening at the Bradbury Science Museum, 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Created by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) Teen Advisory Board, the event will have free food (catered by Sirphey!), a Bill Nye screening, remote control robots from the local FTC team (the Hawks), trivia and more. All high schoolers are welcome.

The BSMA Teen Advisory Board was created this year by Los Alamos High School junior Eleanor Henderson for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Duncan Fuehne Signs With Colorado School Of Mines

on April 14, 2019 - 6:20am

Duncan Fuehne signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado for the coming school year. He is surrounded by his family Friday in the lobby of Los Alamos High School including father David Fuehne, mother Holley Trellue, brother Kendall Trellue and sister Dani Trellue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Duncan Fuehne and his family Friday following his signing of a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in the lobby of Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Opens Application Process For Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 14, 2019 - 6:19am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies.
 
Throughout April and May, members of Udall's staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2020.
 
Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S.

LAPS Renovates One Of Its Leased Spaces

on April 14, 2019 - 6:17am

LAPS recently completed renovations to one of its leased facilities in Building 6 on the UNM-LA campus. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools recently completed renovations to one of its leased facilities in Building 6 on the UNM-LA campus.

This 11,002 square foot space is leased out to the Los Alamos National Laboratory and is one of three facilities LAPS leases to the Lab. The space was vacated during the renovation and LAPS is pleased to be able to return the space to them on time as scheduled.

Renovations include new carpet, freshly painted walls and stained doors, new

In And Around Town: April 15

on April 12, 2019 - 4:59pm
 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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
MONDAY, April 15
 
Science on Tap
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at UnQuarked Wine Room. This On Tap will feature a conservation conversation with Dr. Sven Vogel about the Ram's Horn wire gold specimen and DAHRT capabilities at the Lab.
 
TUESDAY, April 16
 
Lunch With A Leader
The League of Women Voters’ community

Los Alamos County; Local Business Offer Education For Safe And Fun Dog Walking Excursions

on April 12, 2019 - 7:33am
Nik Ramburn and Cait Fischer with one of their dogs. Ramburn and Fischer recently started their business, Good Dog Pack Hikes and Training. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Spring’s arrival means warmer temperatures and longer days and as a result signifies the growing desire of pet owners to click the leash on their pets and head to the trails.

But before dogs and their owners head off on their hikes or walks, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Los Alamos County Code includes the following requirements:

SFCC Hosts ‘One World. Many Cultures!’ April 16

on April 12, 2019 - 6:41am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts “One World. Many Cultures!” multicultural event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 in the main hallway and SFCC Courtyard.
 
This free event is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Advisory Council in conjunction with the Student Government Association, Student Activities, Student Ambassadors and Enlace.
 
The resource fair will include entertainment, booths and information. Call for 505.428.1686 information.

All Aggies And Their Families Invited To Muster

on April 11, 2019 - 10:26pm

LOCAL News:

All Texas Aggies and their families are invited to muster at 6 p.m., April 22 in Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Use the Rose Street entrance; an elevator is available.

Guest speaker will be  Ann Huskinson, who will give a presentation titled, “Gig ‘Em from an Aggie Wannabe!”

A BBQ dinner with all the fixings will be served. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for young Aggies 6-12 and it is free for wee Aggies 5 and younger.

RSVP by April 16 to Nancy Bliss at 505.660.8642 or Lauryn Hoch at lauryn.a.smith@aggienetwork.com.

Science On Tap With Dr. Sven Vogel April 15

on April 11, 2019 - 10:09pm
Dr. Sven Vogel will discuss the Ram's Horn wire gold specimen and DAHRT capabilities at the Lab at Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at UnQuarked Wine Room. Courtesy photo
 
SCIENCE News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
This On Tap will feature a conservation conversation with Dr. Sven Vogel about the Ram's Horn wire gold specimen and DAHRT capabilities at the Lab.
 
Recently, researchers at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) had the unique opportunity to

Judges Needed For Int’l. Science & Engineering Fair

on April 11, 2019 - 4:25pm
A scene from a previous International Science and Engineering Fair. Courtesy photo
 
ISEF News:
 
Judges are being sought for the International Science and Engineering Fair May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.
 
Judges are needed for all categories, but they are desperately needed in Energy: Chemical, Energy: Physical Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Animal Sciences.
 
Descriptions of all of the categories can be found here.

Two useful flyers with information on judging. One is general for all judges:

LAPS Hosts ‘Health & Safety Information Session’ For Families 5:30-6:30 P.M. Today

on April 11, 2019 - 7:41am
Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
Have you ever seen a JUUL? Do you know what wax is? How about a Xany bar? Do you know that dabbing is more than the latest new dance move? Have you ever seen something suspicious and wondered who you should tell?
 
If you have no idea what these terms refer to or have questions/concerns about emerging trends with e-cigarettes, prescription and illegal drugs, this information session is for you!
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will host an informational meeting to learn more about these important topics as well as its new Say Something Anonymous Reporting

Megan Thursby Accepted To Five Doctoral Programs In Biomedical Sciences With Full Financial Rides

on April 11, 2019 - 7:30am
Megan Thursby
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University 2018 biology graduate Megan Thursby had the enviable challenge of choosing from five doctoral programs in biomedical sciences that accepted her, all offering full financial rides.
 
“I’m interested in biomedical sciences because the field is always changing because technology is providing us with tools to investigate answers to questions we have about the human body and its dysfunction,” Thursby said.

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