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LAESF: 116 Northern NM Students Receive $773,500 From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on June 24, 2019 - 5:56pm
Gold scholarship award winner Estrella Torres from Nambé Pueblo is interning in the Materials Science Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LAESF News:

Graduating seniors Estrella Torres of Pojoaque Valley High School, Zachary Ginn of Taos High School and Leina Gries of Santa Fe’s Desert Academy will head to college in the fall with an extra $5,000 per year in scholarships provided by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

These three recipients of the top-level $20,000 Gold Scholarship are among the 116 students in Northern New Mexico receiving 122 awards

PEEC: Meet Adult And Baby Goats At Los Alamos Nature Center 6:30 P.M. Wednesday June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 5:36pm

Meet goats of all shapes and sizes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this evening of fun! Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to meet adult and baby goats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This Summer Family Evening program features Debbie Wood of Second Bloom Farm, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and their goats.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see goats up close, learn about how goat milk is used and hear about what goats need to live happily on the Pajarito

Enterprise Bank & Trust Hosts Reception For Seven Scholarship Recipients And Their Families

on June 24, 2019 - 1:49pm
Gathered for a special reception honoring scholarship recipients Thursday, from left, Enterprise Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Enterprise President - Los Alamos Region Liddie Martinez, EVHS students Amadeo Suazo and student Ryan Trujillo, PVHS student Haley Perez, LAHS students Phoenix Dendera and Anna Lemke and PVHS student Estrella Torres. Not pictured is McCurdy Charter School student Isaiah Trujillo. Courtesy photo
 
Enterprise Bank & Trust News:
 
The 2019 Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholars gathered Thursday, June 20 with their families and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholarship Selection

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

LAPS: Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

on June 24, 2019 - 11:39am

LAPS News:

Online registration for kindergarten at Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools is now available through the Los Alamos Public Schools website.

Registration is an important step to ensure your student has a spot in an elementary school for the upcoming school year.

For more information on how to enroll, go to http://laschools.net/home/registration/.

Children who turn five before 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 15.

Direct questions to Sandra Osborn at

NMED Launches Technology Transfer Assistance Grants

on June 24, 2019 - 9:47am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures.
 
The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to business startups.
 
“There is a substantial amount of research being done at the National Laboratories and Universities in New Mexico that can be commercialized,” said

New Mexico Libraries Offer Space-Themed Programs

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Courtesy photo
 
NMSL News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Library has identified this year’s statewide Summer Reading theme,A Universe of Stories, to tie into the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
 
Public libraries around the state will be offering space-themed programs as well as offering incentives encouraging children, teens and adults to read all summer long.
 
Participating in a summer reading program has been proven to help students prevent the “summer slide” which is a significant drop in test scores between school years.

Human Rights Day Camp For Kids July 1-19

on June 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Moving Arts Española News:

ESPAÑOLA––Kids and youth from across the Española Valley will converge for a Human Rights Day Camp at La Tierra Montessori School this summer to learn about their own human rights.

“Less than 1 percent of juveniles throughout the world know anything about their human rights and neither public nor private schools are doing much to rectify the situation. This is a major reason current human rights abuses against children have reached an all-time high.” –Kids for Global Peace

In a move toward promoting self-advocacy and empowering the youth of Española Valley,

Taste Of Knowledge Offers Two Opportunities This Year

on June 24, 2019 - 8:28am
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAPSF News:
 
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge.
 
The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit

Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

on June 24, 2019 - 8:14am
Louise Williams, of PED's College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy photo
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of 13 months of work to obtain this

New Mexico Game & Fish: Conservation Officers Graduate From Law Enforcement Academy

on June 23, 2019 - 6:22am
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officer graduates Kayla Brauer, Travis Bessett and Montana Tidwell. Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:

SANTA FE Three New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officers graduated June 14 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Farmington.

The department’s graduates of the 20-week law enforcement training academy:

  • Kayla Brauer;
  • Travis Bessett; and
  • Montana Tidwell.

Notably, Brauer earned the title of class valedictorian and the exemplary performance award in a class of 30.

In addition to attending the law enforcement academy,

‘Jesus Prayer’ Summer Study At Saint Job Of Pochaiv

on June 23, 2019 - 5:47am
Saint Job of Pochaiv News:
 
Over the next three months the women of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, a group called Pages and Prayers, will be studying the Jesus Prayer: “Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
 
The study will start with a showing of the movie “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 25.
 
For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of Eastern Christianity have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around a simple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Norris J.

Local Actress Nora Cullinan On Broadway Monday!

on June 22, 2019 - 5:03pm
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan will perform on the Broadway stage Monday, June 24 in the Jimmy Awards. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan bested 10 other New Mexico female high school students for the title of Best Actress in the Enchantment Awards May 4 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, winning the opportunity to work with Broadway professionals and perform on a Broadway stage in the Jimmy Awards® in New York City.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program impacts more than

LAMC Hosts M.A.S.H. Program For Area Students

on June 22, 2019 - 11:28am

Flight Nurse Rachel Medvin goes over the items in the medic pack used on Classic Air Medical during the Los Alamos Medical Center hosted Multiple Avenues for Successful Healthcare (M.A.S.H.) two-day program June 10-11. The goal of the program for upcoming high school juniors and seniors in the area is to expose local students to the multiple career opportunities available in their hometown hospital. This program involves interactive work including a CPR class and other activities.

Julia Baker Announces Run For School Board

on June 22, 2019 - 9:13am

Julia Baker intends to run for school board. Photo by Stephanie Jagielski Photography

COMMUNITY News:

Julia Baker has announced her intention to run for Los Alamos School Board in the 4th District, which includes the North Mesa and Barranca neighborhoods.

Baker and her family have lived in Los Alamos for 13 years. Having benefited from the hard work and volunteerism of others in the community, she said she feels that now is a good time to give back and that her skills can best be used on the school board.

Baker has a degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University and taught

Christine Bernstein Running For LAPS School Board

on June 21, 2019 - 8:25am
By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
Candidate For Los Alamos School Board
 
My name is Christine Bernstein and I am running for LAPS School Board.
 
When people ask me why I am running for School Board, I provide reasons that inspire long conversations I enjoy having and will continue to have with members of this community. I am running for LAPS school board because I want to be a voice for teachers, students and parents. I want to be a voice for all.
 
In my 23 years as a teacher, I have wondered why others are making decisions about my job who do not know nor do the work of a teacher.

SFCC Continuing Education Dept. And Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Co-Host Grantsmanship Training Program

on June 20, 2019 - 9:21am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will co-host a Grantsmanship Training Program Aug. 5-9 on SFCC’s campus at 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
The intensive, five-day, hands-on workshop for nonprofit and government grantseekers will guide participants step by step through all stages of planning programs, researching funding sources and writing proposals.
 
The Grantsmanship Center will conduct the course.

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Seeks Business Mentors For Fall 2019 Semester

on June 20, 2019 - 8:24am
A previous Community Internship Collaboration graduation event with mentors Laura Loy and Ken Holmes. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA partners with local businesses in the Community Internship Collaboration to provide meaningful work experiences for students while developing a future skilled workforce for the region. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) announces the continuation of the Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) program in the Fall 2019 semester.
 
UNM-LA is seeking local business partners to expand the range of

Leading Planetary Scientist Amy Mainzer Joins UA

on June 20, 2019 - 7:32am
Amy Mainzer
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — Amy Mainzer, one of the world's leading scientists in asteroid detection and planetary defense, will join the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory as a professor of planetary sciences this fall.
 
Mainzer comes to the UA from the Science Division at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she has worked as a senior research scientist specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy.
 
"We are the only university in the world currently leading a NASA sample return mission to an asteroid, and Amy is among the

LAPSF: 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship Awarded To Anna Lemke

on June 20, 2019 - 7:23am
Anna Lemke with the book she reviewed to win the 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com/
 
LAPSF News:
 
The Friends of the Los Alamos County Libraries, in partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, have awarded the 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship to Anna Lemke for her review of the book An Unseen Angel: A Mother’s Story of Faith, Hope and Healing After Sandy Hook by Alissa Parker.
 
The scholarship was created to honor those who love books.

World Futures: Polling, Voting, Surveying, Choosing, Influencing, And Statistics – Part Two

on June 20, 2019 - 7:22am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing large quantities of numerical data and inferring proportions of the whole from a representative sample.
 
If you or I are a member of the representative sample, how truly correct is our response based on knowledge, thought, facts, and precision? If the question is do you prefer red or blue, the validity of the response is solid assuming we understand the meaning of red and blue – are they colors or representations of something else? It also assumes we do not have a color recognition impairment.

Rotary: Distinguished Student Eleanor Henderson

on June 20, 2019 - 6:59am
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, President-elect Phil Dabney, left, recently presented a certificate of achievement to Distinguished Student of Service Eleanor Henderson. Her parents Brad Henderson and Kristin Henderson joined in the recognition ceremony. Photo by Linda Hull
 
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 are asked to select those who:
  • have given

In And Around Town: June 24, 2019

on June 20, 2019 - 6:59am
 
 
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
 
TUESDAY June 25
 
LA Mountaineers Meeting
Learn about Tom Jungst’s experiences as an extreme skier and climber at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, at 2600 Canyon Road. The meeting begin at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
 
WEDNESDAY June 26
 
Faith and Science Series: Bob Fuselier

SFCC Presents Maasai Beading Class July 9

on June 19, 2019 - 6:25am
Maasai beaded necklace with beaded medallion. Courtesy/SFCC
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading Continuing Education class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
 
Lasoi is a Maasai designer and beading expert from the Kitengela community in Kenya, just outside Nairobi city and on the southern border of the Nairobi National Game Park. Under the auspices of Acacia Moyo, (www.acaciamoyo.org) she has been invited to participate in the International Folk Art Market this year,

Kiwanis: Family Scholarships Honor Special People

on June 19, 2019 - 5:51am
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

All of the family scholarships awarded by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club honor the memories of very special people—but they also emphasize slightly different qualities in students.

Dennis Gill, 2019 chairman of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee, noted that all of the scholarship applicants accepted by Kiwanis must be not only good scholars but also very involved in community service. Once the applications from these students are in hand, the committee considers all of the applicants, rates them, and then awards the family-funded scholarships as

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