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LAPSF: Three Outstanding Students Awarded The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship

on June 10, 2019 - 9:28am

2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship recipients Aaron Lauritzen, left, Leah Wolfsberg and Jonathan Doorn pose with Becky Sims. Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography,


The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship has been awarded to Jonathan Doorn, Aaron Lauritzen and Leah Wolfsberg.

The scholarship was created to honor long time Los Alamos resident and LANL engineer Jim Sims.

Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams.

SFCC Paramedic Program Accepting Applications

on June 10, 2019 - 9:06am

SFCC News:
  • Earn a Paramedicine Certificate in one year. Applications accepted until 5 p.m. July 31

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications until 5 p.m. July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts Oct. 14.

Applicants must be a currently licensed New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or Intermediate and up-to-date with their certifications. The application fee is $30 and is non-refundable.

Entrance to the program is competitive.

LAHS Practice Field Landscaping Begins Monday

on June 7, 2019 - 5:43pm

It may look like a safe place to practice, but the Los Alamos High School practice field is filled with holes and bare patches. Starting Monday, these unsafe conditions will be remedied. Los Alamos Public Schools has contracted with Los Alamos Landscaping & More, LLC for work on this field adjacent to Griffith Gymnasium. The project is scheduled to take 75 days or longer. The scope of work will include top dressing, reseeding and installing sod in areas of the field that are safety concerns, according to Tommy Castillo, director of facilities.

LANL Experts To discuss ‘The Science Of Vintage Space’ On Santa Fe Institute Panel 4:15-5:15 P.M. June 15

on June 7, 2019 - 4:25pm

Norris Bradbury, left, in front of the Kiwi B4-A reactor used to power a nuclear rocket in the 1960s as part of Project Rover. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:


Los Alamos National Laboratory will host a panel at the Santa Fe Institute's InterPlanetary Festival about the Science of Vintage Space June 15 in Santa Fe.


The event is free and open to the public.


Both current and retired experts from the Laboratory will talk about the critical role LANL played in the early days of the space race, such as developing sensors for satellites to detect nuclear explosions in space that resulted

American Red Cross New Mexico Volunteers Needed ... All Training Provided ... Open House June 18

on June 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
American Red Cross News:
AZTEC The American Red Cross of New Mexico will be recruiting for much needed Disaster Action Team members and disaster responders in northern New Mexico counties.
Our team of dedicated disaster volunteers respond to numerous house fire calls, along with displacements due to flooding and other disasters. We need community members with a passion to help others at their greatest time of need. No experience is necessary, and all training is provided.
An open house event is 3-6 p.m., June 18 at the Santa Fe American Red Cross office at 1213 Mercantile Court

Chartwells: Free Food At Aspen June 10-Aug. 3

on June 7, 2019 - 7:48am
Los Alamos

Chef Laurence Pena, hopes to demonstrate love through service during the summer, to the young people of our community and it all begins Monday.

Aspen Elementary School will be the home of free food, for children under the age of 18, with the help of Chartwells Food Services.

Chartwells provides year-long service to LAPS, and will launch the second annual Summer Food Service Program, Monday through Friday, with some new things in store. The daily opportunity also will include an option for parents to purchase a meal for just $5.

“I want to have

Local Emergency Planning Committee Hosts SKYWARN Spotter Training For Community June 29

on June 7, 2019 - 7:47am

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting a SKYWARN Spotter Training presented by the National Weather Service, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in Fire Station 3, 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock. This class is open to the public. Courtesy/LEPC

LAPS Free Summer Lunch Program June 10-Aug. 3

on June 7, 2019 - 6:39am
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public Schools is hosting a free Summer Food Service Program June 10 to Aug. 3 at Aspen Elementary School.
This free lunch program provides nutritious meals to children 18 and under during the summer when school is not in session.
A full lunch will be provided 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. All meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, and daily menus include a hot protein, fruit, vegetable and milk.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this program for the 2nd year in a row at LAPS,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said.

Museum Hosts Additional Programming Related To Drug: Cost & Consequences Exhibition

on June 7, 2019 - 6:37am
Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events related to Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the US Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through Dec. 8, 2019.
Addiction: 10 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, June 29
Snehal Bhatt, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UNM,
(NM-PBS /Museum Science Café)
Substance abuse disorders represent the single most profound public health crisis of our generation.

Dr. Irina Alvestad Earns Quality Matters Certificate

on June 6, 2019 - 9:45am
UNM-LA: A student accesses an online class offered by Dr. Irina Alvestad in the UNM-Los Alamos Library. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) faculty member Dr. Irina Alvestad received the “Teaching Online Certificate” from Quality Matters (QM), an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online learning.

Forest Stewards Youth Corps Summer Kick-Off

on June 6, 2019 - 9:30am
FSG News:
SANTA FE The Forest Stewards Guild’s Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) summer program has kicked off the 2019 field season with a crew member training.
Twenty FSYC crew members ages, 16 to 19, attended the three-day training that ends today at Hyde Memorial State Park near Santa Fe. The four crews will then spend the following 8-weeks working on U.S Forest Service (USFS) lands and learning from USFS specialists.
The FSYC program is a summer work-earn-learn program for young women and men to help restore New Mexico’s forests and watersheds.

Thomas Intrator Scholarship Winners For 2019 Are Joseph Sarrao And Javier McTeague-Vasquez

on June 6, 2019 - 9:13am

The 2019 Thomas Intrator scholarship recipients Joseph Sarrao, left, and Javier McTeague-Vasquez. Jessica Booton Photography,

LAPS Foundation News:


The family of Thomas Intrator has announced its selection for this year’s Thomas Intrator Scholarship are 2019 Los Alamos High School graduates Joseph Sarrao and Javier McTeigue-Vasquez.


The scholarship honors Thomas Intrator, who was a distinguished plasma physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He encouraged, fostered and practiced a sense of curiosity.

Scenes From LAHS Senior Appreciation Night 2019

on June 6, 2019 - 8:31am

Senior Appreciation Night took place Saturday and these hearty Kiwanis volunteers welcome weary teens back to the Betty Ehart Senior Center with a 2:30 a.m. breakfast. Some Kiwanis members were at the first SAN 35 years ago. Courtesy photo

Members of the Church of Latter Day Saints volunteered many hours, preparing games, food and fun for celebratory seniors of the class of 2019. Courtesy photo

Money, money, money. Haley Capon celebrates her winnings with fake funds at the Party To Go Money Machine. Courtesy photo

This Topper Trio celebrates in style as the night lingers on to celebrate

Los Alamos High School Class Of 1984 Reunion July 12

on June 6, 2019 - 7:42am

Be Cool: Tips To Help Beat The Heat And Have A Safe And Healthy Summer

on June 5, 2019 - 3:28pm

Sharon Radcliffe

LAMC News:

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll.

However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.

Heat Safety

Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.?

“It’s essential that we stay heat smart,” said Los Alamos Medical Center Chief

Jeff Todd New President & CEO Of UNM Foundation

on June 5, 2019 - 6:59am
Jeff Todd
UNMF News:
ALBUQUERQUE The UNM Foundation announced Tuesday that it has selected Jeff Todd as its new president and CEO.
Todd, who was selected following an extensive six-month nationwide search, will begin his duties Sept. 1.
Todd has more than 30 years of advancement leadership experience in higher education, including fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer and board engagement, marketing, and communications.

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Recognizes Scholarship Winners And ‘Educators Of Distinction’

on June 5, 2019 - 6:52am
The 11 recipients of LAPS Foundation 2019 Scholarships. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography
Leah Wolfsberg, Margo Batha and Javier McTeague-Vasquez. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography
Duncan Fuehne and Jenny Diesburg-Lathrop. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation recognized 11 outstanding students in May for their demonstrated service contributions to the students and community of the Los Alamos Public Schools.
Each student received a scholarship and was asked to write an essay about an Educator of Distinction - someone

Enterprise Bank Provides 796 Students With Visit To Bradbury Science Museum In Spring 2019

on June 4, 2019 - 4:25pm

Students from McCurdy Elementary enjoy visiting the Bradbury Science Museum recently. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Enterprise Bank (EB&T), formerly Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), recently provided transportation for 796 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum during Spring 2019.

The BSMA/EB&T partnership has enabled students from northern New Mexico Title 1 Schools to travel to the museum and visit Los Alamos.

"Providing students from Title 1 schools with a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum has been an amazing

PEEC: Explore New Mexico’s Wetlands 7 P.M. Today

on June 4, 2019 - 10:49am
Learn about New Mexico’s wetlands and the wetlands mapping project at 7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Learn about New Mexico’s wetlands at 7 p.m. today, June 4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Emile Sawyer from the Wetlands Program at the New Mexico Environment Department will introduce the audience to the state’s wetlands and provide an overview of the process of mapping and characterizing local wetlands resources.
This talk is free to attend.
The staff of the Wetlands Program at the New Mexico Environment Department is in the

Meet A Wolf At Nature Center 6:30 P.M. Wednesday

on June 3, 2019 - 4:41pm

Meet a wolf at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This Summer Family Evening event features Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings in 2019. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for its first Summer Family Evening of the year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary will be at the nature center with one of its wolf ambassadors for the evening.

The Sanctuary’s staff will talk about wolves and their diet, hunting

LAPS School Board Work Session Update

on June 3, 2019 - 8:46am
Students from left, Ashley Miller, Abby Beus, Kaya Loy and Mikalh Adams representing Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School at National History Day, along with club sponsors Brent Collom and Caroline Haagenstad, were recognized by the School Board during Thursday’s work session. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
During the recent Los Alamos School Board work session at Mountain Elementary Principal Jennifer Kieltyka presented a year in review slide show highlighting events at the school, including the successful Fun(d) Run, Thanksgiving lunch, Winter dance and Spelling Bee

Rotary: Distinguished Student Carlos Chacon-Cuesta

on June 3, 2019 - 8:28am
Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle recently presented a Distinguished Student of Service Award to Carlos Chacon-Cuesta, who was joined by his parents Isabel Cuesta and Luis Chacón. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus
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 community,

Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit Is Keynote Speaker At Symposium On Preservation Of US Military Heritage

on June 3, 2019 - 8:24am

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit

Staff Report

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit of Los Alamos is the keynote speaker at the National Center for Preservation and Training (NCPTT)  and the National Museum of the Pacific War for a three-day symposium, June 4-6 in Fredericksburg, Texas.

The symposium focuses on the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War.

Bartlit’s talk includes details of when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Bartlit was in kindergarten at the time in New Jersey.

Aspen Free Summer Lunch Program

on June 2, 2019 - 7:08pm

Scenes From Hawk-To-Topper Shaving Cream Battle

on June 2, 2019 - 9:20am

Each year the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Hawk-to-Topper event at Urban Park providing students with food, fun jumps and a much needed dousing by the Los Alamos Fire Department following the students all out battle with shaving cream. The annual event marks the transition from Los Alamos Middle School to Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/

Talk about a fun time! Photo by John McHale/

They got me good! Photo by John McHale/

Hold on I missed a spot! Photo by John McHale/

Great memories!