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2019 Hilltopper Golf Tourney Saturday Sept. 14

on August 13, 2019 - 2:27pm

Lead Director Of Special Olympics Seeks To Focus On Character Qualities Of Its Global Athletes

on August 13, 2019 - 8:41am
CMRW News:
 
The Special Olympics began in 1968 and has amassed more than 6,000,000 athletes around the world.
 
Today, there are programs in more than 170 nations with numerous sporting events occurring globally. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Lead Director of the Special Olympics International Board, Professor William P. Alford, says he’d personally like to see a few innovations by the organization in the future.
 
“I would hope that we can expand our efforts to show the world the courage, the ingenuity, the determination, the humor, the comradeship,

Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native For Internship

on August 13, 2019 - 8:17am
Los Alamos High School graduate Miriam Wallstrom
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Miriam Wallstrom for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Miriam worked closely with the legislative team on a range of issues.
 
“U.S. Senate Interns gain invaluable experience and first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the nation’s legislative process,” Udall said. “It has been a pleasure working with Miriam this summer.

Española YMCA Teen Center Awarded $25,000 Gift For Tutoring & Development

on August 13, 2019 - 7:33am

Scene from activities at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/YMCA

 

Scene from activities at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/YMCA

 

YMCA News:

 

Española Christmas came in July for the Española YMCA Teen Center in the form of a $25,000 grant award from the Lineberry Foundation.

 

"The Lineberry Foundation support has been instrumental in helping the Española YMCA Teen Center provide teen programming that helps youth be creative, innovative, and driven to make positive choices for their success," EYTC Director Ben Sandoval said.

 

The Y opened and has operated the

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sheri Foley Of Gadgets

on August 13, 2019 - 7:18am
On the job in Los Alamos last Tuesday is Manager Sheri Foley of Gadgets, the gift shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Governor Names Education Secretary

on August 12, 2019 - 7:16pm
New Cabinet Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the new secretary of the New Mexico Public Education Department, Ryan Stewart.
 
Surrounded by the education agency’s deputy secretaries, a diverse cohort of deeply experienced New Mexico educators and administrators, Lujan Grisham touted Stewart’s work as an educator and reformer in California and Pennsylvania at a Capitol news conference.
 
“I’m thrilled to introduce Secretary Stewart to New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said.

LAPS: New Family Orientation Aug. 14

on August 12, 2019 - 5:40pm

LAPS News:

Anyone new to Los Alamos, or with a student attending one of the Los Alamos Public Schools for the first time, is invited to attend the New Family Orientation noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the gymnasium Aspen Elementary School. 

This is an opportunity to learn more about the schools, the community and local organizations and meet school district leaders and community partners.

The orientation includes time for questions.

Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m., ahead of the orientation.

For more information, call 505.663.2222 or email d.larson@laschools.net.

LANL Donates Working FERMIAC Replica To Bradbury

on August 12, 2019 - 5:36pm
People can see the original 1947 FERMIAC at the supercomputing exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum, but it's safely behind glass. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Office of Experimental Sciences has donated  a replica of  the FERMIAC - a mechanical device for tracing out neutron transport paths on a table-top blueprint - to the Bradbury Science Museum. Enrico Fermi built the original after the end of the Manhattan Project.

Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils Student Artwork

on August 12, 2019 - 10:08am

An ‘Unveiling’ of new murals to be placed in the front foyer as well as one of the Imaging rooms took place Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos Medical Center. The murals were created by students in the Los Alamos High School Honors Art Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, LAHS Art students Gabriella Tepley and Erin Scott and LAMC CEO John Whiteside at the mural unveiling event Thursday in the lobby at LAMC. Courtesy/LAMC

Gabriella Tepley is a member of the LAHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

UA: New Lens For Life-Searching Space Telescopes

on August 12, 2019 - 8:16am
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory is a world leader in the production of the world’s largest telescope mirrors. In fact, it is currently fabricating mirrors for the largest and most advanced earth-based telescope: The Giant Magellan Telescope.
 
But there are size constraints, ranging from the mirror’s own weight, which can distort images, to the size of our freeways and underpasses that are needed to transport finished pieces.

Introducing New Classified LAPS Employees

on August 12, 2019 - 8:14am

Superintendent Kirk Steinhaus welcomes the new classified, nonteacher employees and introduces Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy, left, Pinion Principal Ivan Austel, Topper Freshman Academy Principal Jill Gonzales and LAHS Principal Carter Payne. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Introducing New Classified LAPS Custodial Staff

on August 12, 2019 - 8:13am

New Los Alamos Public Schools Custodial Staff. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

New Los Alamos Public Schools Custodial Staff. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

New Los Alamos Public Schools Custodial Staff. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus Helps Teachers Move Furniture Following Construction Delays And A Flood

on August 11, 2019 - 11:07pm

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus helps kindergarten teacher Becky Littleton move furniture today at Barranca Mesa Elementary School after teachers were delayed getting into their classrooms due to construction delays and then a flood. Photo by Sue Henninger

Kelly Trujillo Named New ARMAS Director At Highlands

on August 11, 2019 - 8:51am
Kelly Trujillo
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Kelly Trujillo is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS) at New Mexico Highlands University.
 
The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students.
 
“My whole career has been about mentoring, whether it’s in a laboratory setting or a classroom,” Trujillo said. “I see highly successful tiers of mentoring at ARMAS, which are always fantastic learning opportunities.

One Step Closer To Finding Answers ... Virtual ‘Universe Machine’ Sheds Light On Galaxy Evolution

on August 11, 2019 - 7:48am
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence? How do they grow and change over time? The science behind galaxy formation has remained a puzzle for decades, but a University of Arizona-led team of scientists is one step closer to finding answers thanks to supercomputer simulations.
 
Observing real galaxies in space can only provide snapshots in time, so researchers who want to study how galaxies evolve over billions of years have to revert to computer simulations.

NMDWS: Twenty Students Successfully Graduate PESCO Welding Apprenticeship Program

on August 11, 2019 - 7:33am
NMDWS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE A two-phase earn-while-you-learn Welding Boot Camp and Apprenticeship Program in Farmington has been implemented with 20 individuals successfully completing the first five weeks.
 
This program was made possible in partnership between the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS), San Juan College, Process Equipment & Service Company, Inc. (PESCO), and the New Mexico Workforce Connection.

 

The first phase of the program consisted of a five-week Welder Boot Camp, put on by PESCO and San Juan College, that teaches basic welding skills, safety

LAPS Regular School Board Meeting Aug. 13

on August 11, 2019 - 7:15am

Letter To The Editor: Gratitude For YHRY Success

on August 10, 2019 - 9:12am
By Sarah M. Crotzer and Madelyn G. Crotzer
Sisters and Co-founders of Youth Helping Refugee Youth
 
This summer’s Youth Helping Refugee Youth (YHRY) drive to collect supplemental school-related items was a wonderful success! A huge thank you to all the youth and adults who contributed in some way to the effort!
 
Donations included 160 new pairs of teen boy socks, 216 new pairs of teen girl socks, 92 twin-packs of antiperspirant deodorant, 89 new earbuds, and 22 Walmart gift cards ($25 each, for use in purchasing class-specific items).
 
Also included were uplifting stickers, small

LAPS Welcomes New Teachers

on August 10, 2019 - 8:40am

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus welcomes new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year last week during a meeting at the LAPS Boardroom. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPS welcomes 23 new certified staff members. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Names, positions and locations of new certified staff members.

TCHS: Public Lecture On White Sisters Legacy

on August 10, 2019 - 8:33am
Elizabeth White. Courtesy/TCHS photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 public lecture “The Legacy of El Delirio: The White Sisters' Remarkable Legacy” presented by Nancy Owen Lewis, Scholar in Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.
 
The lecture is sponsored, in part, by the Historical Society of New Mexico and its Speaker's Bureau. The program takes place in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. The talk is free and open to the public.
 
In the mid 1920's, Elizabeth

Special Kids & Family Day At NM Wildlife Center

on August 10, 2019 - 8:18am
CourtesyNMWC
 

Courtesy/NMWC
 
NMWC News:
 
ESPANOLA Bring the family to play and explore the wild world 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at New Mexico Wildlife Center.
 
Admission is free for the entire family.
 
The event begins with live family-friendly music by award-winning children’s musician Andy Mason (andymasonmusic.org). Offering songs in English and Spanish, Andy will have kids and adults dancing and singing along while learning something, too.
 
The day continues with ongoing, fun and wild hands-on activities involving feathers, bird beaks, animal tracks, and

County On Tips For Zero Waste School Supplies

on August 10, 2019 - 8:11am
COUNTY News:
 
It is time for back-to-school shopping: backpacks, scissors, filler paper, and pencils by the ton, not to mention new clothes.
 
It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy, supply list in hand, especially on tax-free weekend.
 
Here is a look at school supplies, the waste they generate and explores some sustainable alternatives.
 
Most kids use a backpack and lunchbox for school. When you go to a store, they have all the kids’ favorite characters on them, and the kids want something new and different.

Business Financing: A Pathway To Success Aug. 14

on August 10, 2019 - 8:06am

PEEC: Fun Family Friendly Evening Tuesday Aug. 13

on August 10, 2019 - 7:59am
At Family Night, participants gather around a campfire (weather permitting), roast marshmallows and enjoy songs, games or crafts Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to attend an evening of family fun Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party, sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Then, families can join Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey, 6-7 p.m., at Family Night, sponsored by Kiwanis Club.

Back To School 2019 Special Section Now Online

on August 9, 2019 - 3:10pm

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