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Join PEEC For Family-Friendly Evening Tuesday

on April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
PEEC News:
PEEC is hosting two free family-friendly events Tuesday, April 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
A PEEC educator will lead a Family Star Party at 5:30 p.m. in the planetarium and introduce kids to constellations, planets and more in an informal setting. Families also are invited to join Melissa Mackey 6-7 p.m. for Family Night to enjoy making a unique craft in the classroom.
No registration is required for either event and families are invited to come to one or both of these offerings.

Los Alamos High School Graduate Alisha Lindsey Named National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

on April 7, 2019 - 10:25am

LAHS graduate Alisha Lindsey at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. has been named a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. She is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. Photo by JT Hardin

National Geographic Society News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Alamos High School 1997 graduate Alisha Lindsey has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education.

Lindsey is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. She teaches seventh- and

SFCC Readings In The Library Series For Spring 2019

on April 7, 2019 - 9:01am
SFCC News:
The Creative Writing Program at Santa Fe Community College Library and will host a series of readings of original works throughout April and May.
All readings are free and open to the public.
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. Fiction writers present their work with instructor Julia Goldberg.
  • 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 16. Women Write: An Interactive Writers’ Panel. An interactive panel featuring Julia Goldberg, Jennifer Love, Kate McCahill, Jade McLellan and Alisa Valdes.
  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. Portfolio: SFCC students present their work with instructor Julia

NMDOT Child Passenger Safety Clinic April 12

on April 6, 2019 - 1:55pm
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Car Seat Inspection Clinic from 1-3 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Albuquerque Fire Station #7, 5715 Central Ave., NW.
This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats.

NIST: Sustaining Innovation Through Technology

on April 6, 2019 - 7:15am
Courtesy/Mountain Valley of Cascadia
Maryruth Butler
NIST News:
When it received the Baldrige Award in 2016, Kindred - Mountain Valley (now Mountain Valley of Cascadia) had the distinct honor of seven consecutive years of five-star quality ratings—the highest possible—from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS; less than 1 percent of skilled nursing facilities nationwide achieved the five-star rating over that same period of time).
Now, a few years later, Executive Director Maryruth Butler explains that the skilled nursing center in rural Idaho has continued to

Rose Pruning Workshop With Carlos Valdez April 13

on April 6, 2019 - 7:10am

Rose Pruning Workshop in 2018 with Carlos Valdez. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Garden Club invites the public to attend a rose pruning workshop with Carlos Valdez from the County Extension Office. The workshop will take place in the Memorial Rose Garden at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13.
Carlos will teach attendees how to prune, clean and care for the roses. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and if you have pruners bring them. It will also be helpful if you have a bucket to put cuttings in.
No registration is

Scenes From Commissioner SGR And Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame Presentation To LAHS iVOTE Club

on April 5, 2019 - 9:47am

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame talk politics with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. The women commented on how astute the students were with their questions during the q&A portion of the presentation. Photo by John McHale/

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame speak with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High

AFT New Mexico Reacts To Signing Of Legislation To Empower Hourly And Licensed Classified Educators

on April 5, 2019 - 9:34am
AFT New Mexico News:
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez and NM Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-13) released the following statements:
“The signing of House Bill 47 is welcome news for thousands of educational employees in New Mexico’s public schools.
“By respecting the work performed by educational assistants, transportation workers, custodial and maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, clerical workers, and other critical educational employees, New Mexico is sending a meaningful message that job security matters and all

LAHS Pegasus Hosts Spring Sale Saturday April 27

on April 5, 2019 - 9:01am
LAPS News:
Do you have too much stuff? Are your closets overflowing with clutter? Is your garage in need of some attention? Could you use some extra cash?
Then finish up your spring cleaning and come to the Los Alamos High School Pegasus Spring Flea Market Saturday, April 27 in the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot.
For just $20, you can reserve a 10’ x 10’ space to sell your treasures. You keep the proceeds and support Pegasus at the same time.
Pegasus is the annual Los Alamos High School literary magazine, featuring poetry, short stories, illustrations and photos by

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Key Education Bills

on April 5, 2019 - 8:40am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday signed key public education legislation into law, providing significant funding increases for evidence-based programs like K-5+ and extended learning time, raising educator salary levels in the state’s three-tier licensure system and establishing a framework for community schools across New Mexico that will provide crucial wraparound health and wellbeing services to children and families in need, among other critical reforms.
Surrounded by students, educators, advocates, legislative sponsors

Seventy Seven Students Take Field Trip To Visit Bradbury Science Museum Thanks To LANB

on April 5, 2019 - 8:39am
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) provided the bus transportation last week for 77 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

BSMA News:

Students from Okhay Owingeh and Santo Domingo Pueblos lat week participated in a hands-on engineering challenge and explored the Bradbury Science Museum galleries in search of engineered artifacts.

“As the students explored the museum galleries and focus on engineered artifacts, they gain an understanding of how engineers make the world a better

SFCC: Consider Career In Respiratory Care April 12

on April 5, 2019 - 8:18am
SFCC News:
Anyone considering a career in respiratory care is encouraged to attend the Respiratory Care Program “Meet the Department” event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12 in Room 433 in the Santa Fe Community College Health and Sciences Center, 6401 Richards Ave.
Get information, advising and assistance with an application.
Respiratory therapists who earn a degree find good jobs with excellent salaries in hospitals, emergency rooms and more. If possible, bring a copy of unofficial transcripts. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 1.
For more information, visit

NMSA Offers Full-Major Creative Writing & Literature

on April 4, 2019 - 1:08pm
NMSA News:
SANTA FE New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) will now offer Creative Writing and Literature as a full Major, alongside current majors of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, beginning fall 2019.
Applications for the inaugural cohort are open and 20 New Mexico 9th graders will be accepted into the program.
Applicants to NMSA are screened solely on measures of passion, promise and aptitude in the arts; formal arts training and academic background are not considered in the audition process.

AFT New Mexico Applauds Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Signing Community School Legislation

on April 4, 2019 - 9:25am
AFT News:
SANTA FE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“With today’s signing of House Bill 589, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved our state forward towards the realization of a more robust structure of community schools and the wrap-around services our students, families, parents and communities need for healthy and stable neighborhoods.
“Making a transition to a fuller and systematic embrace of the community school model of education reinforces the belief that community schools aren’t just for education, but

Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Espanola Shares Program Success At Los Alamos Rotary Club Meeting

on April 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Espanola (MAE), spoke Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Montoya described the growth and success of the nonprofit since it opened its doors in 2008 to the children and youth of the Española Valley and the surrounding communities. MAE provides ‘high quality, affordable performing and visual arts education’ plus free meals and academic support for ages 3-18. MAE programs promote ‘the creative, physical, academic, social and emotional health and well-being’ of its many participants.

Atomic Film Series Launches First Film Of 2019 April 10

on April 4, 2019 - 8:48am
The community is invited to watch the first film of this year’s Atomic Film Series at 7 p.m., April 10 in historic Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Historical Society News:
Join the Los Alamos Historical Society April 10 for the first film of this year’s Atomic Film Series at 7 p.m. in historic Fuller Lodge. The Atomic Film Series fosters discussion about the ways we continue to live with atomic legacies. Grab some fresh-popped popcorn in the lobby when you arrive, and then settle in for a great movie you won’t see anywhere else. There is a suggested donation of $5.
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PEEC: Explore April’s Night Skies Friday

on April 4, 2019 - 8:46am
Learn what is coming up in April’s night skies at a talk at 6 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Learn what is coming up in April’s night skies this Friday, April 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
Astronomer Steve Becker will give audience members an interactive tour of the heavens that will highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. The talk begins at 6 p.m. and is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.
The April Night Sky

LAPS Offers Assessment System Webinars Participation

on April 3, 2019 - 4:07pm

LAPS News:

As part of its “Re-envisioning New Mexico’s Statewide Assessment System” process, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED) is gathering input on best practices for measuring student success within New Mexico’s statewide assessment system.

This covers all tests, including PARCC, SBA, NMASR, NMAPA, Istation, and ACCESS, as well as the frequency of testing and what educators and PED do with test scores.

There have been ten in-person meetings and now, in order to gather information from people who were not able to attend those in person meetings, PED Director of

Scenes From LAMS Annual Washington, D.C. Trip

on April 3, 2019 - 7:11am
Los Alamos Middle School 8th graders in front of the Capitol Building during this year’s annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. Sign up is underway for next year’s LAMS 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. A $49 deposit is required to secure a reservation on this educational trip to the Nation’s Capital. Reservations can be made at using trip I D# 173688 or by calling 1.800.468.5899. See Facebook, LAMS Washington DC Trip to see pictures of this year’s and previous year’s trips. Call Roberta Cocking at 505.670.0679 with questions. Courtesy photo

LAHS Grad Laura Beach To Receive National Award

on April 2, 2019 - 11:00am

2019 ADA Award of Merit recipient Laura Beach


The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. will present the 2019 ADA Award of Merit to journalist and author Laura Beach, whose scholarship, journalistic acumen, and broad understanding of the complicated world of art, antiques, and design have benefited dealers, curators, collectors from all over the United States and beyond.

This award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of American fine and decorative arts and the business of buying and selling antiques.

NMHU: New Career Clothing Closet For Students

on April 2, 2019 - 10:12am
New Mexico Highlands University Board Of Regents Chairman Leveo Sanchez, right, hands a suit to Tranquilino “Kino” Hurtado, director of NMHU Career Services, as part of a clothing drive to help NMHU students when they are applying for jobs. Regent Sanchez donated numerous suits and shoes to the drive. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM The Highlands University Career Services Office has started a free career clothing closet to help the university’s students look their best at job interviews.
“With their other college expenses, many students

Sixty Students Visit Bradbury Thanks To Rotary Club

on April 2, 2019 - 9:53am
Students from Amy Beihl Community School during a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum for which the Los Alamos Rotary Club sponsored the transportation expenses. Courtesy photo
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), the Los Alamos Rotary Club recently sponsored the transportation expenses for three 5th grade classes from Amy Biehl Community School in Santa Fe to visit the Bradbury Science Museum.
The students divided into three groups and took turns touring downtown Los Alamos, stopping for lunch at Ashley Pond Park and visiting the

NMMNHS Hosts ‘This Is Your Brain’ Dance April 19

on April 2, 2019 - 9:34am
Dinosaur at Dusk outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy/NMDCA


ALBUQUERQUE ― Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the “This is your Brain on Dance” happening 6-10:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” Museum Executive Director Margie Marino said.

County-Sponsored Astronomy Dark Night April 6

on April 2, 2019 - 8:48am
Pajarito Astronomers News:
The Pajarito Astronomers is holding its first County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2019 starting at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.  
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.
The moon and the planet Mars will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the late-winter and spring constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

PAC 8 Auction Underway ... Bid Early And Often

on April 2, 2019 - 8:24am
Scene from a PAC 8 video class shooting at Ruby K's Bagel Cafe. Courtesy photo
Scene from a PAC 8 video class shooting at the Los Alamos History Museum. Courtesy photo
Auction item. Courtesy photo
PAC 8 News:
The annual PAC 8 online auction fundraiser is underway. PAC 8 is a nonprofit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction goes to scholarships for students, PAC 8 internships and other worthy programs.
President’s Challenge
PAC 8 Board of Directors President Dave Schiferl will match each dollar donated to PAC 8 with one of his own, up