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RDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

on October 4, 2012 - 11:27am

RDC News:

Regional Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for their Accelerate - Technical Training and Job Placement program in the category of Partnerships with Educational Institutions for communities with populations of 200,000 - 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is being held Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Houston, Texas.

“We recognize Regional Development Corporation for creating innovative and successful

National Merit Names Commended Students

on October 2, 2012 - 9:10am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Principal Sandy Warnock announced today the students named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program:

  • Daniel Hill,
  • Gabriel Intrator,
  • Johnny Jacobs,
  • Simona Martin,
  • Emily McClenahan,
  • Danielle Parsons,
  • Maria Sandoval,
  • Jessica Bohn, and
  • Samuel Baty.

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional

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PEEC, Reel Deal Team Up for 'The Big Year'

on October 2, 2012 - 12:26am

Courtesy Photo

Reel Deal & PEEC News:

The Reel Deal Movie Theater and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are bringing back their popular partnership to show nature films over the fall and winter months. 

The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 with a showing of The Big Year.

“This is the perfect film to kick off the series,” Katie Watson of PEEC said. “It’s a birding film, so it will appeal to our many birders in Los Alamos, but it also stars Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, so fans of these actors, even if they aren’t birders, will want to watch it, as well.” 

No Cook Noodle Night Oct. 3

on October 1, 2012 - 11:37pm
Photo by Claire Swinhoe
 
BAND BOOSTER News:

Los Alamos High School Band Boosters are hosting a "No Cook Noodle Night" 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Trinity on the Hill's Kelly Hall at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive. 

With an eat-in or carry-out option, the menu includes lasagna with meat and red sauce, spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, penne with Alfredo sauce (meatless), macaroni and cheese and rice noodles with gluten-free Asian sauce. Dine-in meals include salad, bread and a cookie.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and available in advance or at the door.

Down the Rio Grande: A Paddlers Perspective of Rocks and Rapids

on October 1, 2012 - 6:23am

LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY News

The Los Alamos Historical Society announced its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”  Visit http://www.losalamoshistory.org/Events.htmfor a schedule and for a synopsis of each lecture.  Lectures are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of the Fuller Lodge. The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Los Alamos National Bank and the members of the Historical Society. The October lecture is a journey down the Rio Grande by geologist and award-winning author, Paul Bauer, associate

Beginning Fencing Starts Tuesday at the Y

on September 30, 2012 - 11:20pm
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The new YMCA Beginning Fencing class will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 for those with no previous fencing experience.
 
Enrollment is for anyone above the age of 10. The class will cover basic footwork, fundamental blade skills, rules of engagement and some bouts.
 
All necessary equipment is provided by the YMCA. Registration cone be done at the YMCA front desk or on-line at www.laymca.org.
 
For more information or questions, contact Tom Hill, 672-1058

'Education is Hope' Screened in Los Alamos

on September 30, 2012 - 11:09am

Film Producer Will O'Donnell and Editor Holger Waschinski. Photo by Karen Kendall

Staff report

On Saturday night, the Reel Deal Theater presented a free screening of the grassroots film Education is Hope. The film was produced locally and filmed in Kenya by Will O'Donnell  and Dylan Westfall. The documentary film highlights the efforts of the International Peace Initiatives (IPI) to provide opportunities for children to attend school. Holger Waschinski of Pac8 edited the movie.

Will O'Donnell and Fredah Rajab, a young woman featured in the film, were on hand before and after the

'Autumn in Provence' Tops $5,000 for Kiwanis Scholarships

on September 29, 2012 - 7:52pm

Kiwanian First Vice President/Event Chair Karen Kendall welcomes nearly 100 people to Saturday night's "Autumn in Provence" wine dinner fundraiser at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos hosted the event, which raised $5,700, including $1,000 scholarship donation by Kurt Steinhaus on behalf of LANS, LLC and Director Charlie McMillan of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Kiwanis is the local service club with a focus on youth projects. Founded in January 1948, Kiwanis is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

SFI: Three Lectures, Three Nights...

on September 29, 2012 - 11:33am

The Santa Fe Institute presents the Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series

Three lectures, three nights ... The Many Faces of Complexity

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, & 4.

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Lord Robert May

Baron May of Oxford; professor, zoology, Oxford University and Imperial College; former president of Britain's Royal Society and former chief scientific advisor to the UK Government; member, Santa Fe Institute Science Board.

Abstract: Renowned scholar,

YMCA Offering Flamenco Dance for Beginners

on September 28, 2012 - 9:17am

FAMILY YMCA News:

A new Flamenco Dance for Beginners class begins at the Family YMCA in October:

YMCA members and non-members, men and women, boys and girls ages 10 and up welcome.

Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement.

The dance comes from Southern Spain and is the unique art of the gypsies which combines the sounds and movements of Europe, India, and Northern Africa.

Flamenco Dance is accompanied by guitar, hand-clapping, singing and the

LAMS New Bus Loop Officially Opens

on September 27, 2012 - 8:58pm

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn and Transportation Coordinator Keith Rosenbaum welcomed the first buses as they arrive Wednesday morning at LAMS new bus loop. Buses now arrive to the much anticipated bus loop through Hawks Drive rather than North Mesa. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Public Schools bus drivers Kevin Herron and John Stam chat with Los Alamos Middle School Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez, Construction Manager, Ron Zorcher and Curtis Dehaas. Courtesy Photo

Buses lined up perfectly in the Los Alamos Middle School bus lane Wednesday afternoon.
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Garcia Richard: State Education Reform Must Start with Early Reading

on September 27, 2012 - 10:03am

Column by Stephanie Garcia Richard, Democratic Candidate for State Rep, District 43

As kids from Los Alamos and around the state get back to school, and the election season begins to gear up, the important role of education in our state’s future becomes more and more apparent. 

Schools and classrooms may not share top billing in this season’s political debates, but it’s one of the most important issues for me.

Maybe that’s because I’m on the front lines. I teach third grade and have been a classroom teacher for over ten years.

Science Education Solutions Awarded $2.6 Million Grant

on September 27, 2012 - 10:01am
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced Wednesday that Science Education Solutions of Los Alamos will receive a $2.6 million award from the National Science Foundation. 
 
Science Education Solutions, owned by Michelle Hall of Los Alamos, is active in a wide range of programs to help learners of all ages discover and understand the world through science, will use the funding to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with high school students.
 
“Educating students in the STEM fields is vital to a stronger

Travel the State with Presenter Bill Dunmire Thursday

on September 26, 2012 - 10:19am

By Kirsten Laskey

New Mexico is unique to the rest of the nation in many senses including the amount of unspoiled natural landscape in the state.

Viewing these expansive open spaces is a real treat, although it would probably require some lengthy car trips.

On Thursday, however, Los Alamos residents can tour their state by simply heading down to Mesa Public Library. Bill Dunmire is the featured speaker for this month’s Authors Speak and his talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Dunmire served 28 years in the National Park Service, mostly as a naturalist in a number of parks

Proclamation Recognizes '100 Best Communities' Award

on September 25, 2012 - 7:57am

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz presents a proclamation to Bernadette Lauritzen and School Superintendent Gene Schmidt on behalf of the Council Monday evening in recognition of the "Best 100 Communities" for youth designation awarded to Los Alamos by America's Promise Alliance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Homecoming Parade Winners

on September 24, 2012 - 3:19pm

HOMECOMING PARADE WINNERS:

  1st Place: LA Girls Soccer.  Photo by Leslie Bucklin via Facebook.

  2nd Place: Dance Arts of Los Alamos.  Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

  3rd Place: LAHS Football.  Photo by Salvador Zapian/ladailypost.com.

 

SFI Colloquium: Algorithms, Equations and Logic

on September 24, 2012 - 8:14am


Martin Davis
Professor Emeritus, Courant-NYU; Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, Sept. 26 • 3:30 p.m. • Noyce Conference Room

Abstract: In this talk, meant for a general audience, surprising relationships, will be explored among the three concepts listed in the title, including unsolvable problems and Gödel undecidability.

The discussion will include philosophical considerations.

Note: We are unable to accommodate members of the public for SFI's limited lunch service; you're welcome to bring your own.

SFI Host: Cris Moore

http://www.santafe.edu/gevent/detail/science/827/

The

Botanist Jack Carter Leads PEEC Workshop

on September 24, 2012 - 7:09am

Botanist Jack Carter, at right in blue, with Mark Jones, left, at Saturday's workshop at PEEC. Photo by Felicia Orth

PEEC News:

Noted botanist Jack Carter gave a workshop Saturday morning at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on tree and shrub identification using the latest edition of his book, Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico (Mimbres Publishing, 2012.)

Nearly 20 people from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Taos participated, learning new botanical words and gaining confidence in their identification of New Mexico flora, including roseberry juniper, big joint-fir, desert willow,

LAHS Graduate Creates Documentary on Kenya

on September 22, 2012 - 1:20pm

The public is invited to a free screening of "Education is Hope" about Kenya by William O'Donnell and Dylan Westfall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Reel Deal Theater. Courtesy/RD

REEL DEAL News:

Former Los Alamos High School student William O’Donnell, produces the film Education is Hope, tracing the impact of education in Kenya on students, their family, and their community.

There will be a free public screening at the Reel Deal Theater at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Education is Hope is a grassroots film that will transport you to a hard country where poverty and back-breaking labor

Calling All High School Students Who Want to Study Overseas: Meet Sept. 26 in LAHS Speech Theater

on September 20, 2012 - 1:14pm
St. Olaf's Church in Estonia: The tallest building in the world between 1549 and 1625. Courtesy photo
 
ROTARY News:
 
High School students ... would you like to study in France? Or Australia or Belgium or Brazil? How about Chile or Denmark or Estonia? Or would you prefer Finland, Germany or the Netherlands?  Curious about Peru, Sweden, Switzerland or Taiwan? 
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos, which sponsors Youth Exchange programs overseas, will make a lunchtime (11:15 a.m.) presentation Wednesday, Sept.
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Art it Up!

on September 20, 2012 - 6:44am

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

Fall art classes are starting at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Wednesday afternoon art classes for children in grade 1-6 joyfully continue! Most classes are one week only.

There are a variety of classes for adults and teens, offered both in multi-week formats and single day workshops. Nurture your creativity!

A sampling of classes:

  • Latex Masks--Alison Chilen
  • Sculpture Basics--Cruz Lopez
  • Foundation Drawing--Lisa Coddington
  • Write On! Calligraphy -- Thelma Hahn
  • Botanical Drawing and Watercolor--Lisa Coddington
  • Animal Textures in Pencil- Heather Ward
  • Flower

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