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NNMC Student Arts Showcase Dec. 5-6

on November 18, 2018 - 9:47am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College's Student Arts Showcase is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 5-6, in the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts (CFA). 
The art show will feature student works in drawing, painting, pottery and photography, weaving, bultos and retablos, tinwork and spanish colonial furniture.
An opening reception with the artists is noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. Refreshments will be served.
Film & Digital Media Arts students will present their final film projects 1-3 p.m., Dec. 5, in the CFA Theatre. There will be an art sale 11 a.m.

Mountain Elementary School PTA Says THANK YOU!

on November 17, 2018 - 4:47pm

Mountain PTA members Mhairi McKay-Smith, Kristy Ortega, Ramey Sallaz and Chris Jordan. Courtesy photo


During this time of giving thanks, the Mountain Elementary School PTA would like to thank the teachers, staff, families, community businesses and sponsors who supported our fall fundraising drive and school events.

Because of you, we’ve been able to host our Family Breakfast, a Halloween Carnival for the community, and FUNd Run and Silent Auction for our teachers, students, and families.

So many thanks to be given - to all our Mountain families and friends, volunteers,

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Wins National Award

on November 17, 2018 - 9:18am
ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos Schools Credit Union is among several New Mexico credit unions that have won national awards for community service, member service and financial education at both statewide and national levels.
Los Alamos Schools Credit Union won 1st place in The Louise Herring Award in the less-than-$50 million category for its internal programs and services that benefit membership.
"Credit union professionals from across the nation judged New Mexico's credit unions the best in their size categories, and we couldn't be more proud.

LAPS Foundation Appreciation Week Nov. 26-30

on November 17, 2018 - 8:45am
Scene from Summer Reading Challenge at Chamisa Elementary School. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
To show its gratitude to the LAPS Foundation for 13 years of support, Los Alamos Public Schools is celebrating Foundation Appreciation Week Nov. 26-30.
The goal of Foundation Appreciation Week is to spread the word about what the Foundation does for LAPS and how it supports the students, teachers and staff at the elementary schools, middle school and high school.
During this season of giving and good cheer, LAPS asks the community to consider making a donation to further the mission

SFCC Native American Heritage Month Event Nov. 19

on November 17, 2018 - 8:07am
SFCC News:
The Native American Heritage Month Celebration opening ceremony and traditional hoop dance and dance groups is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in the Santa Fe Community College, (SFCC) Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.
Guest speaker A.J. Goldman will present on his project with Lucia Palmero titled UNCOVERING America at 11 a.m. (
This is a free event. Call 505.428.1835, for more information.

Spots Available In Time Travelers Children’s Program

on November 16, 2018 - 5:34pm

Scene from the October session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos History Museum News:

There are still a few spots open for the Nov. 28 session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum.

Time Travelers sets students on an adventure of exploration, investigating local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities. The program is for students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades and meets 1:15–3 p.m. in Fuller Lodge.

Time Travelers

TechSource To Match Online Donations To LAPS Foundation Including New Text-To-Give Feature

on November 16, 2018 - 3:13pm

Donations to the LAPS Foundation foster innovation and growth in Los Alamos Public Schools, including three new 3D printers such as this one at LAMS last spring. Courtesy/LAPSF



TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered, science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, LLC, has announced that it will match all online donations to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPS Foundation), up to $5,000, through Dec. 31, 2018.

This includes the LAPS Foundation’s new text-to-give feature, which makes it easy to contribute by texting

Los Alamos School Board Meeting Summary

on November 16, 2018 - 6:56am

Standing from left, Los Alamos Heart Council Chair Phil Gursky, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and LAMC CEO John Whiteside donate an AED to provide potentially life-saving first aid for students and spectators at Sullivan Field. Courtesy photo

School Board member Stephen Boerigter listens as Los Alamos High School science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Stephanie Mitchell present information about the transition to Next Generation Science Standards in classroom instruction. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School’s Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Nov.

NHCC Opens Proposal Process For 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season

on November 15, 2018 - 9:22am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched its second performing arts proposal process to determine its Performing Arts Season that runs between June 2019 and July 2020.
All performing artists who would like to present a show at the NHCC during that time period are required to submit a proposal form no later than midnight Dec. 21, 2018.
Additional information along with links to the forms can be found in the proposal guidelines, and the NHCC will be holding informational sessions at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov.

Stump PEEC’s Astronomers At Planetarium Friday

on November 15, 2018 - 8:05am
PEEC News:
The community is invited to test its knowledge of astronomy this Friday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium during a “Stump the Astronomers!” panel.
This event begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 16 and will feature 10 local astronomers. Bring along the toughest astronomy-related questions and get ready for an evening of fun.
Astronomer Rick Wallace will be the MC for the evening and the panel will include Paul Arendt, Steve Becker, Chick Keller, Akkana Peck, Dave North, Dan Reisenfeld, Jonas Lippuner, Jonah Miller and Peter Polko.

LACF Hosts Upcoming Nonprofit Training Opportunities

on November 15, 2018 - 7:19am
LACF News:
Upcoming nonprofit training opportunities provided by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) include:
  • Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems;
  • New Mexico Principles and Practices Guide Information Session; and
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable.
Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems
In follow up to the August training session, which introduced the concept

Letter To The Editor: Now It Can Be Told – Thank you, Christine Chandler!

on November 14, 2018 - 11:46am
UNM-LA welding student

During her 2018 election campaign for the New Mexico House Dist. 43 race, Christine Chandler emphasized her support for all education, highlighting the training at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos for emergency medical technicians, machinists, welders, etc.

When I mentioned that UNM-LA was submitting a proposal for a certificate welding program and that local monetary contributions were listed in the application to show strong local support, Chris Chandler immediately sent a check for $500 a few weeks before the election. No photo op.

Era Of Megafires: Evening Of Film, Fire, Discussion

on November 14, 2018 - 6:57am
SFFC News:
The Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition, the Forest Stewards Guild, North 40 Productions, New Mexico Counties, and the City of Santa Fe are pleased to bring the Era of Megafires to Santa Fe.
The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
The Era

UNM-LA Designated EMT National Registry Test Site

on November 13, 2018 - 5:45am
At the Advanced Adult Airway station, student Michael Crockett demonstrates his skill for proctor Kenny Anderson. Photo by Steve Dawald

Student Joe Martinez performs CPR on the manikin at the Cardiac Arrest Management station, observed by proctor John Bialy. Photo by Steve Dawald


UNM–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) was recently designated as a test site for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.

The University is now authorized to offer Basic, Advanced and Paramedic Psychomotor National Registry exams. Tests will be scheduled and coordinated as needed.


UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on November 12, 2018 - 6:36am

UPDATE: Due to the continuing winter storm, UNM-LA will remain closed today.

UNM-LA News:

Because of inclement weather, the UNM-Los Alamos campus will open at 10 a.m. today.

Due to observance of Veterans Day, there are no classes, but offices will open at 10 a.m. today.


Recycle Fair And Fashion Show Nov. 14

on November 12, 2018 - 6:01am

STEM Boomerang Planned In Albuquerque Dec. 20

on November 12, 2018 - 5:56am
ALBUQUERQUE — For the second year in a row, business, academic and economic development and government leaders from the city, state and region will converge at The University of New Mexico meet with recent, highly-trained STEM professionals who are in and out of New Mexico.
The purpose of the STEM Boomerang is to connect the dots between the many highly-paid job opportunities that exist in New Mexico in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other technical areas and graduates from New Mexico who may wrongly believe that the state has little

HSNW: Unhackable Computers

on November 12, 2018 - 5:52am

Unhackable computer under development with $3.6M DARPA grant. Courtesy/U-M

HSNW News:

  • Relying on firmware security rather than software patches

By turning computer circuits into unsolvable puzzles, a University of Michigan team aims to create an unhackable computer with a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Todd Austin, U-M professor of computer science and engineering, leads the project, called MORPHEUS.

LAHS Project Y Team Host Women In STEM Night

on November 9, 2018 - 10:37am

Dr. Mandie Gehring speaks to LAHS students Thursday about ‘Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM’ at the Project Y STEM Center. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team, Project Y, hosted a talk Thursday by Dr. Mandie Gehring at the Project Y STEM Center on “Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM” to LAHS students.

Dr. Gehring discussed her career in nuclear physics, why it is fun to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the challenges she faced to obtain her PhD, and generally shared her passion about physics with the high school students.

The talk was

Family Members Invited To Share LAPS Turkey Meals

on November 9, 2018 - 9:19am

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Chartwells Food Services continues its mission of “eat. learn. live.” and is serving Thanksgiving lunches at all seven school sites throughout the district.

The difference is that when this lunch bell rings, they hope to include family members, too. Family members can use this opportunity like a “TBT-Throwback Thursday” and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches.

“Mountain had a great process for lunches, dividing them into

Explore Quasars, Galactic Nuclei, Black Holes Tonight

on November 9, 2018 - 7:58am
Learn the history of quasars at 7 p.m. today in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium and view the full-dome film 'Exploding Universe' at 2 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join Paul Arendt and Rick Wallace for a discussion of the history of Quasars at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Arendt and Wallace will take the audience through the history of quasars since their discovery in the 1950s and also examine active galactic nuclei and black holes at this talk.
Quasars, or quasi-stellar radio sources, were one of the most hotly debated enigmas in

SFCC: Spring Semester Registration Opens Nov. 13

on November 8, 2018 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces registration for Spring Semester classes will open Tuesday, Nov. 13.
There are dozens of certificate and associate degree programs offered at SFCC – during the day, night, weekends and online. Registration is ongoing through Jan. 18. Spring classes begin Jan. 22, 2019.
Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D. said, “The college recognizes that people are always looking for a new job or new skill to increase their pay. We’ve got many flexible programs designed to meet their busy schedules.

UA: Aging A Flock Of Stars In Wild Duck Cluster

on November 8, 2018 - 7:51am
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Do star clusters harbor many generations of stars or just one? Scientists have long searched for an answer and, thanks to the University of Arizona's MMT telescope, found one in the Wild Duck Cluster, where stars spin at different speeds, disguising their common age.
In a partnership between the UA and the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute, a team of Korean and Belgian astronomers used UA instruments to solve a puzzle about flocks of stars called open clusters.
Astronomers have long believed that many open clusters consist of a single

November Is Native American Heritage Month

on November 7, 2018 - 8:45am

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here students rock their mocs as part of Rock Your Mocs week, which happens Nov. 12-16. The Betty Ehart Senior Center has a display of native pictures in puzzles from Florence Riebe. The puzzles will be displayed throughout the month. The local Youth Activity Centers celebrate Native students and staff with a display highlighting local pueblos. The displays will be expanded throughout November. Courtesy photo

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LAHS Marching Band Dazzles Crowd At Halftime

on November 5, 2018 - 1:52pm

Los Alamos High School Marching Band presents a specular halftime show at Friday night’s football game at Sullivan Field. The show called ‘Blood Moon’ was directed by Zane Meek and meant to evoke an ancient ritual. The change in color of the moons was about the mood of the music shifting from plaintive to primitive. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the LAHS Marching Band halftime show Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the LAHS Marching Band halftime show Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/