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High School Students From Across New Mexico Attend Joint Science And Technology Institute

on August 9, 2019 - 2:23pm
ALBUQUERQUE — Lexi Alcala and Thilo Roelofs of Los Alamos, were two of 31 high school students attending the Joint Science and Technology Institute, an educational opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering and math.
Alcala, daughter of Lisa and Jermain Bracy, and Roelofs, son of Nina and Andreas Roelofs, are students at The Academy for Technology and the Classics in Los Alamos.
Alcala and Roelofs collaborated with mentors and conducted research activities on the University of New Mexico campus.

New School Year ... New Family Member

on August 9, 2019 - 2:19pm
Courtesy photo
ASSE News:
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China and the former Soviet Republics.
Students are anxiously awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019/20 academic school year. Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.

Scene From LAHS Marching Band Evening Practice

on August 8, 2019 - 11:34am

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band practicing Wednesday evening on Sullivan Field. Photo by Mark Lorenc

LAHS Lockout Lifted; Class Registration Resumes

on August 7, 2019 - 2:27pm
Registration resumes today following a 30-minute lockout due to a suspicious package spotted across the street on Diamond Drive. Photo by John
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have cleared the area and the Los Alamos High School Lockout has been lifted following the sighting late this morning of a suspicious package across the street on Diamond Drive.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Cpl.

Senior Centers Host Presentation On The Five Wishes

on August 7, 2019 - 1:22pm
Executive Director

The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers will each host a presentation on The Five Wishes.

The presentations, done in conjunction with Tim Rivera of Rivera Funeral Homes and Jenn Bartram of Final Wishes Known, will take place at each center.

The purpose is to foster discussion for those who need a boost to create such documents. Often many find the process time consuming or financially limiting, and these events hope to solve both issues.

“After all the years of meeting with families under what could be described as the worst

Free Science Saturday: Make A Rain Cloud In A Bottle

on August 7, 2019 - 9:23am
ALAMOGORDO Did you know you could make a rain cloud in a bottle?
Join Museum of Space History Education Director Dave Dooling Saturday, Aug. 10 for Science Saturday. He’ll be offering free hands-on demonstrations that show how weather and air conditioning work by putting the squeeze on gases – or by letting them relax.
Science Saturday is 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater.
Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month.

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Donates $15,000 To Refresh And Refurbish Staff Lounges

on August 6, 2019 - 7:47pm
The staff of the high school, middle school and all the elementary schools except Barranca (which is under construction) were surprised by newly refreshed and refurnished staff lounges! The LAPS Foundation just completed a $15,000 refresh of the staff lounges, which was meant to be a surprise for teachers and other staff when they returned for their first day on Tuesday.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Math Teachers & Coach

on August 6, 2019 - 5:13pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon during lunch at the Blue Window Bistro are a group of Los Alamos High School math teachers, and at right, wrestling coach Lawrence Wilson. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Indian Affairs Dept. Back To School Supply Drive Aug. 6

on August 6, 2019 - 8:20am

Los Alamos High School Key Club Members Attend Southwest District Kiwanis Convention In Arizona

on August 5, 2019 - 6:32pm

LAHS Key Club members Shena Hand and Andrew Watson meet with Kiwanis Key Club Advisor Morrie Pongratz at the Southwest District Kiwanis Convention over the weekend in Chandler, Ariz. Courtesy photo


This past weekend Los Alamos members of the Kiwanis family braved “Excessive Heat Warnings” to attend the Southwest District Kiwanis convention in Chandler, Ariz.

Attendees included Kiwanis President-elect Cheryl Pongratz, her husband and Key Club Advisor Morrie Pongratz and Builders Club Advisor Don Casperson.

The Southwest District Key Club Board of Directors, including Los

NM Public Education Dept. Seeks Teacher Mentors For Governor’s 2019-20 STEM Challenge & Showcase

on August 5, 2019 - 3:23pm


SANTA FE – As New Mexico schools are preparing for the 2019-20 academic year, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is reaching out to high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educators to encourage participation in the first-ever Governor’s STEM Challenge and Showcase.

Over the course of the 2019 summer break, the PED contacted principals and superintendents in all 89 school districts and charter school directors across the state to share information about this exciting opportunity for New Mexico’s students.

Schools wishing to register a student

Local Members Attend International Women’s Forum

on August 4, 2019 - 12:17pm

International Women’s Forum (IWF) members from Los Alamos, Linda Deck, Nancy Bartlit and Carol A. Clark attended the organization’s 3rd quarterly meeting Saturday at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO Lillian Montoya is a member of IWF and hosted the 4-hour event, which included a program on women and aging. Dr. Trent Sensiba, Dr. Lily Love and Dr. James Green presented talks as part of the program. From foreground center, Montoya, Bartlit, Sandra Evenson visiting from Washington, and Deck, who serves as board secretary for IWF. Photo by Carol A.

Lunch With A Leader: Global Warming Express Aug. 20

on August 4, 2019 - 10:46am
The League of Women Voters' Aug. 20 Lunch with a Leader community event is 11:45 a.m. in Mesa Public Library and will feature Genie Stevens from the Global Warming Express.
Stevens was born in New York City and grew up surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, on Cape Cod and then, Nova Scotia. She attended Dalhousie University in Canada, Emerson College in Boston, Harvard University in Cambridge and the University of New Mexico for studies in Theatre Direction, Education, Psychology and Cross-Cultural Communication.
Stevens has lived, for the most part, in New Mexico since

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Announces Launch Of Mac Watson Register Fellowship Honoring Contributions

on August 4, 2019 - 7:09am
Alan ‘Mac’ Watson. Courtesy/HSFF
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation Board of Directors and staff launch the Mac Watson Register Fellowship in honor of the many contributions that Watson has made to the historical and architectural preservation of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.
Historic Santa Fe Foundation recognizes his dedication and service as a volunteer and on the Board of the Foundation and many other preservation efforts.
Alan ‘Mac’ Watson, a Santa Fe native, received an AB in English Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA and a PhD from the University of New

SFCC Services & Fitness Center Opening Late Aug. 8

on August 2, 2019 - 9:17am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s services including academic advising, registration assistance and the cashier’s office as well as the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 due to a campuswide staff and faculty meeting.
The SFCC Continuing Education Office will be closed for the full day Aug. 8 for staff training and development.
SFCC’s Kids Campus will be open for regular operational hours Aug. 8. The Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, will observe regular hours to accommodate the partnership

Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living ... Behavior And Contingencies

on August 2, 2019 - 8:51am

Los Alamos  
A member of The International Behaviorology Institute

Last time we took a quick look at contingency causes of behavior through the oversimplified “A—B—Cs of behaviorology.” A slightly more realistic formula, “A—B—P,” refers mostly to events in time and stands for “Antecedents—Behaviors—Postcedents.” We will quickly see this develop into many fully realistic versions, a common one of which is “Evocative Stimulus—Response—Consequential Stimulus.”

Such variables are the starting point, the most basic starting point, for beginning any investigation about any

PEEC: Discover World Of Real-Life Zombies Aug. 6

on August 2, 2019 - 8:47am
Andrew Bartlow will give a presentation at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore how some parasites have evolved to manipulate their hosts and turn them into their own zombie bodyguards. In this photo he is on Mindoro Island in the Philippines on a museum collection trip where he was one of the parasitologists who went to collect parasites from birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join Andrew Bartlow at the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Aug.

SFCC Announces Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos Is Associate Vice President For Student Success

on August 2, 2019 - 8:47am
Thomasinia Gallegos-Ortiz
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos is the new associate vice president for Student Success. She has served in higher education in a variety of capacities for 22 years.
The majority of Ortiz-Gallegos’ experience has been at New Mexico Highlands University. Most recently, she served as NMHU’s registrar. For four years (2013-17), she was the director of NMHU’s program at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center. From 2007 to 2013, she was the Director of Academic Support.
Other positions she held at NMHU

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 6

on August 2, 2019 - 8:12am

Workforce Solutions Department Funding Will Support Training For High-Demand Jobs At LANL And N3B

on August 1, 2019 - 9:52am

Officials and students gather Tuesday morning at NNMC for the announcement of a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post


Valley Daily Post

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the Department of Higher Education, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B), Northern New Mexico College and University of New Mexico–Los Alamos held a joint press conference Tuesday at NNMC to announce a new program

Highlands University And LANL Success Story

on August 1, 2019 - 8:47am

Monte Roybal. Courtesy/LANL

Highlands University News:

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Monte Roybal, a New Mexico Highlands computer science graduate student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has landed a coveted permanent software developer position at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), calling it a dream come true.

Roybal is among six Highlands University graduates with a Master of Science in computer science whom LANL hired during early spring semester 2019.

“The most interesting thing about working at LANL is continually adding to my ‘bag of tricks’ in regard to computer science skills,” Roybal

Back-To-School Bike Maintenance Clinic

on August 1, 2019 - 7:57am

Public Comment Sought On Draft Environmental Assessment For Clovis Shooting Range Construction

on August 1, 2019 - 7:49am
NMGF News:
CLOVIS The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of the Clovis Wing-shooting Complex and Archery Range at Ned Houk Park.
The EA analyzes potential effects on physical, biological and cultural resources and socioeconomic conditions that may result from the implementation of the project. The EA also incorporates other federal, state and local environmental policies and regulations and is prepared in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Environmental Policy Act

Learn August’s Night Skies At Planetarium Friday

on July 31, 2019 - 5:18pm

Learn what is coming up in August’s night skies this Friday, Aug. 2 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Paul Arendt will lead this tour of the heavens, which begins at 7 p.m. The nature center also will show the full-dome film 'National Parks Adventure' at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Learn what will be coming up in August’s night skies this Friday, Aug. 2 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

DOE: DIII-D University Collaborators Receive Funding

on July 31, 2019 - 8:08am
The inside of the tokamak at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego. Courtesy photo
DOE News:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday $14 million in awards to 10 universities across the country to pursue fusion energy research at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego, Calif.
A major goal of the research is to develop and test innovative methods for understanding and sustaining high-temperature fusion plasmas, a key enabling step towards making fusion a virtually limitless source of practical energy.
The projects range from