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LAPS: New Leadership At Chamisa And LAMS

on June 18, 2019 - 8:57am
New Chamisa Principal Craig Washnok
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce that Craig Washnok has accepted the position of principal of Chamisa Elementary School and Andy Ainsworth has accepted the position of assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School.
 
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanked the interview committee for their thoughtful work and noted that they had a strong pool of candidates.
 
Washnok has a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Northern Illinois University.

PEEC: Celebrate Bats At Nature Center Wednesday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:48am
Learn about the history, behavior and biology of bats Wednesday at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Celebrate North American bats Wednesday, June 19 at Summer Family Evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Justin Stevenson from Fightwns will join participants at 6:30 p.m. to tell them about the life history, behavior and biology of bats. Several native species will be on hand, so the audience will have the unique opportunity to see these beautiful and amazing mammals up-close and in person.
 
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer

Pierotti Family Scholarship Extends History Of Helping Community

on June 17, 2019 - 8:46pm
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairman Dennis Gill presents a Lou and Lee Pierotti Scholarship check to Jillian Bennett while her father, Langdon Bennett, looks on. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the 11 graduating seniors chosen for 2019 scholarships handed out by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be speaking to the club about their plans for the future. Seven of the scholarships awarded will be funded by Kiwanis itself. The other four are family-financed.

Applications Offered For John And Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund And Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society

on June 17, 2019 - 2:20pm
SCHOLARSHIP News:
 
The Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society is accepting applications for scholarships available through the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society.
 
Applications are open to current and incoming medical students who have spent the majority of their lives in Los Alamos or Rio Arriba counties. 
 
Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, to fill out a scholarship application form and to send a copy of their medical school transcript.
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NNM Teachers Complete National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Training Sponsored By BSMA

on June 17, 2019 - 11:38am

Fifteen Northern New Mexico teachers celebrate completing Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification training during a workshop sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum Association. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) recently sponsored the National Geographic Educator Certification training for 15 Northern New Mexico teachers.

Alisha Lindsey, a National Geographic Educator and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow lead the training session at Los Alamos Middle School. Lindsey is a middle school teacher in Denver, Colo.

During the training, educators

‘UNASHAMED’ SALTeens 2019 Tour 7 P.M. Tuesday

on June 17, 2019 - 10:10am

COMMUNITY News:

SALTeens, which stands for “Singing and Living Truth,” will present the Gospel in music and drama at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Christian Church at 92 East Road.

SALTeens is a summer high school program of Dallas Christian College.

Students are selected by audition for voice, instrumentation and tech support. It is a lively, compelling performance. The Christian Church’s own Lauren Partin, who was a SALTeen for four years, is now on staff with SALTeens helping prepare this year’s performers.

PMI 2019 Professional Development Day June 21

on June 17, 2019 - 7:33am

PMI News:

PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter and PMI Rio Grande Chapter are presenting a joint Professional Development Day.

This event 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Santa Fe Community College.

The costs is $75 for all Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande chapter members anytime before June 19.

5.5 PDUs will be available to attendees.

Register here.

Scenes From Local Young Life Organization

on June 16, 2019 - 10:49am

The local Young Life organization has a goal to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. This is done by building bridges of friendship and earning the right to be heard, sharing life and faith and allowing teens the opportunity to make an informed decision about who Jesus is. The programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of the organization and also the term used for the program with high school students. The program for middle school students is called WyldLife.

SFCC: Chaine des Rotisseurs Dinner June 20

on June 15, 2019 - 1:31pm
SFCC News:
 
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Santa Fe Chapter presents a fundraising dinner benefiting Cooking with Kids and SFCC Culinary Arts students at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
All chefs are inducted members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs:
 
  • Jerry Dakan, SFCC Lead Chef-Instructor
  • Peter O’Brien, Inn of the Anasazi
  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts LLC
  • Fernando Olea, Sazón
  • Evan Doughty, Santa Fe Brewing Co.
  • Kyle Pacheco, Santa Fe School of Cooking
  • Jen Doughty, Jimmy D’s
  • Cristian Pontiggia, Sassella
  • David Flores, Lucky Goat

LAPSF: First Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship Winners

on June 15, 2019 - 12:27pm
2019 Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship winners Marin Kelly and Elijah Velasquez. Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com/
 
LAPS FOUNDATION News:
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the first ever Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship.
 
They are Elijah Velasquez and Marin Kelly. The scholarships were awarded based on students meeting an academic requirement and having participated in track or cross country.
 
The scholarship is named for Larry Baca, a renowned coach in Los Alamos for 30 years and member of the Los Alamos High

Rotary: Distinguished Student Neha Sadasivan

on June 15, 2019 - 10:08am
LAHS junior Neha Sadasivan, center, is honored as a Distinguished Student of Service by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, joined here by Rotary President Vincent Chiravalle and her mother Anagha Dandekar. 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 positive contributions to the their high school and/or in the

PEEC: Dickman Details Rattlesnake Encounter Tuesday

on June 15, 2019 - 9:28am
Join local author Kyle Dickman at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about his rattlesnake encounter. This presentation is open to the public and free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April of 2017, writer Kyle Dickman of Los Alamos went on a wildflower walk in Yosemite with his family, including his then 3-month-old son.
 
On that outing he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The next six hours were harrowing. After being extracted by helicopter from the canyon, he spent eight days in the hospital.
 
Join Dickman for a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m.

LAPS June 11, 2019 School Board Meeting Update

on June 15, 2019 - 9:06am
At the school board meeting Tuesday, School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, left, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for providing a space to host AP exams this year. Nan Holmes and Fr. John Daniel were on hand to receive this recognition. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Data Analyst Erin Middleton presents latest results of Climate Survey during school board meeting. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Public School Board met for a regular session Tuesday evening in the School Boardroom.

AG Balderas Announces $2.7 Million In Debt Relief For 252 Former New Mexican ITT Tech Students

on June 15, 2019 - 8:56am
Attorney General Balderas
 
AG News:

 

Mexico as part of a 43 state multistate settlement. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 22,000 former ITT students.

 

“As Attorney General, I am committed to protecting New Mexican families from out-of-state monetary predators,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said.

Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel Retires More Than 100 American Flags To Complete Eagle Project

on June 14, 2019 - 6:20pm
Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel and his team fold a flag in preparation for its disposal during a special Flag Retirement Ceremony at 10 a.m. today at Fire Station #2 on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A firefighter helps the scouts hoist a large flag onto the flames. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scout James Cassel, center, reads a poem honoring the flags to be retired as members of his team look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel

Scenes From LAPD’s Safety Town 2019

on June 14, 2019 - 8:28am

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its annual Safety Town program this week at Mountain Elementary School. Monday, participants learned about animal control, water and outdoor safety. Tuesday the students learned about fire safety and 911. Wednesday, the program was about bus and pedestrian safety. Thursday was police day with gun safety, bicycle safety training, a robot exhibit and a visit by the State Police K-9 unit with Whistler, a dog who helps recover evidence by smell. Bicycle safety and obeying the traffic laws was taught on the bike course supervised by Cpl. James Kearne, Cpl.

Take A Tour Of Stonehenge At Nature Center Friday

on June 13, 2019 - 5:13pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend to learn about Stonehenge and Sea Monsters. Akkana Peck and Dave North will lead a discussion on Stonehenge at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14. The nature center will show the full-dome film 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure' at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Take a tour of Stonehenge and some of its relatives this Friday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Dave North and Akkana Peck will discuss what Stonehenge and similar monuments can — and can’t — tell us about ancient astronomy. This talk begins at 6 p.m.

LAPS Board Of Education Discusses Possible Renovation Of White Rock Schools

on June 13, 2019 - 7:25am

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus points to a poster describing how the Los Alamos Public Schools has kept its promises to the public in its use of past bond funding. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board discussed possible building projects for 2020 and beyond to be funded through a GO Bond election and state matching funds Tuesday at its Regular School Board Meeting.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus pointed out that time is relatively short, since the school district has decided to combine its

JJAB Meets At UNM-LA Wednesday, June 19

on June 12, 2019 - 4:32pm

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in Building 5 at UNM-LA.

The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.

The public is welcome to attend.

Two Los Alamos High School Students Selected For 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 12, 2019 - 10:36am

Meghan Romero and Tianna McNiel-White, winners of the 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com/

EDUCATION News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation have announced that Tianna McNiel-White and Meghan Romero are the winners of the 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a two or four-year degree at a college, university or technical-vocational program. It is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr.

PEEC: Meet Cowboys And Horses 6:30 P.M. Today

on June 12, 2019 - 7:19am
Learn about cowboys and their horses at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Summer Family Evening at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center features a talk about cowboys and horses of Northern New Mexico.
 
Gene McCracken will be at this event with two horses and discuss what role horses play in a cowboy’s life. This is a great opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and ask an expert any questions about horses.
 
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings in 2019, at

MRM Free Summer Drawing Classes For Teens

on June 12, 2019 - 7:14am
 
MRM News:
 
The Millicent Rogers Museum is hosting a Taos Arts Club/Teen Art Studio summer drawing classes.
 
The classes are available for free to all youth ages 12-19, and complimentary materials will be available if needed thanks to a generous grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.  
 
Join the Millicent Rogers Museum as a member and receive great benefits. Memberships are tax-deductible and come with a variety of perks based on your member level.
 
All memberships come with free admission to the museum, a 10 percent discount in the store, and discounts on certain special

Tiny Light Box Opens New Doors Into Nanoworld

on June 12, 2019 - 7:10am
Using a box of stacked atomically thin layers of tungsten disulphide, Chalmers researchers have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. Courtesy/Denis Baranov/Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology
 
Chalmers University of Technology News:
 
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel.
 
Using a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which

Los Alamos Jazz Project Summer Camp June 17-21

on June 11, 2019 - 11:02am

The Los Alamos Jazz Project is hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School June 17-21. Courtesy photo

 

 
By LINDSAY ALEXANDER
LAMS
Los Alamos Jazz Project
 
During the week of June 17-21, the Los Alamos Jazz Project will be hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School.

 

As the camp kicks off on Monday, June 17, Mariano Morales and Friends, a seven-piece salsa jazz group from Albuquerque, headed by pianist Mariano Morales, will be performing 7-8:30 p.m., at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

 

This event is open to the public, and concert admission is $10

Learn Spanish At BSLI’s Innovative Immersive Retreat At Northern New Mexico College July 14-19

on June 11, 2019 - 9:02am
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA — The Bilingual Strategies Language Institute (BSLI) and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) Continuing Education announce an innovative Spanish Immersion Retreat in the beautiful Española Valley in Northern New Mexico, July 14-19.
 
How many times have you thought about polishing your Spanish language skills?
 
Immerse yourself in this five (and one half) day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., class, that uses a common sense, communicative approach to language instruction.
 
This ‘whole-language’ methodology — learning Spanish like we learned our first language, by listening and

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