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NDTC Holds Training For Future Democratic Leaders

on November 19, 2019 - 4:27pm
NDTC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) Saturday held a “Blue Bench” training in Albuquerque for more than 60 Democrats who are interested in taking the next step in their political careers.
The training was geared toward Democrats who are planning to run for office, work on campaigns, or work for a state party in the near future. Experts from the NDTC focused on essential aspects of running a campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations. 
“This training is a fantastic example of how

LAPS School Board Work Session At LAMS Thursday

on November 19, 2019 - 9:05am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School Board Work Session is 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.

The meeting is open to the public.


Pledge of Allegiance

Call to Order: President Ellen Ben-Naim will call the meeting to order

Roll Call

Routine Business

  • Approval of Agenda

Recognition by the Board

  • Native American Heritage Month 
  • Naomi Maestas and Staff, Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office

Public Comment for items not on the agenda

Routine Business/Consent Agenda Items

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Regular School Board Meeting on Nov. 12, 2019


Transgender 101 & 201 Presentations For Community

on November 18, 2019 - 3:19pm

LAPS News:

Co-Director Adrien Lawyer of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico will offer his presentation, Transgender 101: A Cultural Humility Training, for the community, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

LAPS staff, parents, youth and community members are encouraged and welcome to attend.

The LAHS Speech Theater is next door to the Auxiliary Gym.

For those who have already attended this initial orientation and are interested in adding to their knowledge, Lawyer will offer Transgender 201, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

NMDOH: Discover, Prevent, Manage Diabetes

on November 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

NMDOH urges New Mexicans to take action against diabetes. Courtesy image


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) urges residents learn the risk factors of diabetes, how to prevent it, and, if diagnosed, how to manage it.

“Of the approximately two million people in New Mexico, more than 567,000 of them have prediabetes,” DOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said. “Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, yet over 50 percent of type 2 cases are preventable. Prevention begins with awareness.”

Prediabetes means a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet

30th Annual SFCC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 7

on November 18, 2019 - 1:34pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will host the 30th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the college’s Main Hallway and Campus Center, 6401 Richards Ave.
The event is free and there is plenty of free parking.
This popular community event features more than 75 artists, with items ranging from fine art to regional handcrafted goods. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair gives students and local artists an opportunity to sell their work directly to the public.

Eight New Mexico Schools To Undergo Transformation

on November 18, 2019 - 7:54am
SANTA FE New Mexico Public Education Department Deputy Secretary of Identity, Equity and Transformation Kara Bobroff has announced that eight schools in four districts will receive a total of $800,000 in grant funds as part of the Indian Education Initiative.
Funded schools for the Indigenous Education Initiative:
  • Cuba Elementary School, Cuba Middle School and Cuba High School in Cuba Independent School District ($250,000);
  • Amy Biehl Community School and Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Public Schools ($200,000);
  • Santo Domingo Elementary and Middle Schools in Bernalillo

LAPS Celebrates Rock Your Mocs Day

on November 17, 2019 - 8:12am

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy, left, introduces Julie Dare Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration at Los Alamos High School. Dare was recently hired as the Native American Liaison for Los Alamos Public School District. Photo by James R. Mountain/

Los Alamos High School students Rock Their Mocs Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration. Photo by James R. Mountain/


Valley Daily Post

Students, parents, administrators, school board members and teachers gathered Thursday in Los Alamos to celebrate and recognize

Night With A Nerd: LANL’s Stephen Schreiber Discusses (Mis)Understanding Radiation Dec. 12

on November 16, 2019 - 9:36pm
BSMA News:
Division Leader Stephen Schreiber, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nuclear Process Infrastructure Division discusses facts vs fiction about nuclear radiation, debunking the myth that all radiation is dangerous, at 6 p.m., Dec. 12, at projectY, 150 Central Park Square.
In fact, Schreiber argues that most people could achieve improved health and vitality by increasing their exposure to radiation. Intrigued? Come learn more!
Admission is free for Bradbury Science Museum Association members and $10 for the general public. Register as space is limited. Bradbury Science

Scenes From 2019 Recycle Fashion Show Hosted By Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division

on November 16, 2019 - 9:47am

The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and Los Alamos Public Schools presented the 2019 Recycle Art Fair and Fashion Show Wednesday evening at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. The annual event included recyclable material crafts, games, art displays, make and take projects, fashion and refreshments. The Environmental Services Division provides solid waste and recycling services to Los Alamos County residents.

World Futures: Education – Part One

on November 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In 2016, I created a list of 18 areas that I believed needed to be addressed concerning the future of earth and humanity.
Number 11 on the list was “what do we teach people – adapting machines to IQ levels.” When making a presentation, I shortened it to simply what do we teach people and, quite unexpectedly, was verbally “assaulted” about it.
The input presented stated that in addition to “what,” we had to include “how.” Since I had been personally involved in some pioneering work with distance learning and computer-based training, how

Explore Climbing Adventures In Patagonia Nov. 19

on November 16, 2019 - 7:27am
Josh Smith and Aaron Miller discuss climbing trip in Patagonia at Mountaineers meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Hear about Josh Smith and Aaron Miller’s adventures rock climbing in Patagonia at the November Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The presentation starts at about 7:15 p.m., the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.
This talk is free to attend and open to the public.
In January 2019, Smith and Miller packed their bags for Patagonia with hopes

Elyas Dezendorf Wins 2019 Hunger Walk Logo Contest

on November 15, 2019 - 6:42am
Aspen Elementary School 6th grader Elyas Dezendorf wins the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot Logo Contest. Courtesy photo
The winning logo for the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot created by Aspen Elementary School 6th grader Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot

The winner of the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot Logo Contest has been announced.

Elyas Dezendorf, a 6th grader at Aspen Elementary School, won the honor of having his design printed on the front of hundreds

UArizona Moon Researchers Helped NASA Nail Apollo 12 Pinpoint Landing

on November 14, 2019 - 12:57pm
A view of Apollo 11 landing sites in the Sea of Tranquility or Mare Tranquillitatis. Photo by Pete Lawrence
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Eagle swooped over the craggy, monochromatic terrain, keenly searching for a smooth landing place. Nothing but an unwelcoming host of craters and boulders streamed below. Pushing its limits, it flew on.
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, in what could be considered one of the greatest human accomplishments. But with its fuel nearly drained, the Eagle landed nearly four miles from the intended landing site.

SFCC: Shooter-On-Campus Drill Nov. 20

on November 14, 2019 - 7:18am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Rd) will hold a shooter-on-campus drill from approximately 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. 
The HEC community will participate in a campus wide shooter-on-campus drill. The drill will be a coordinated effort among students, faculty and staff in partnership with county and city emergency response agencies.
Neighbors and passersby of the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road, may observe participating emergency response vehicles on site.

NIST: Light At End Of Nanotunnel For Future Catalysts

on November 14, 2019 - 7:10am
The new nanoreactor allows us to investigate individual catalytic active nanoparticles isolated in separate liquid-filled nanotunnels. Illustration: Sune Levin and Nature Communications. Courtesy/Chalmers
Chalmers University of Technology News:
Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology.
The results are published in

UA: Mysteries Behind Interstellar Buckyballs Answered

on November 13, 2019 - 2:10pm

An artist’s concept depicting the presence of buckyballs in space. Courtesy/NASA / JPL-Caltech

UA News:

Tucson, Ariz. — Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called “buckyballs” – complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure – throughout interstellar space.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation in a study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Carbon 60, or C60 for short, whose official name is Buckminsterfullerene, comes in spherical molecules consisting of 60 carbon atoms organized

Rotary Presents Annual Community Funding Awards

on November 13, 2019 - 11:46am

Gathered at the weekly Rotary meeting Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Rotarian and Community Funding Director Lesley Harelson, LAMS teacher Jessica Dixon, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau, Healing America’s Heroes volunteers Eddie Crain and James Barber and Rotarian and Community Funding Committee Chair Jean Gindreau. Photo by Linda Hull


At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos presented Community Funding Awards to three area nonprofit organizations. 

Rotarian and Committee Chair Jean Gindreau introduced the

Council Proclaims Nov. 4-9 LAHS Key Club Week

on November 13, 2019 - 10:17am

From left, Past Kiwanis President Philo Shelton, Don Casperson, Key Club Mentor Shelley Clark, Morris Pongratz, Key Club President Victoria Nisoli and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation that designates Nov. 4-9 as Key Club Week. The proclamation was made during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Nov. 4-9 as Los Alamos High School Key Club Week during its Tuesday night meeting.
WHEREAS: Key Club International, under the guidance of the Kiwanis

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Members Of Congress Introduce Legislation To Support Student Veterans

on November 13, 2019 - 7:35am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
The Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act would require that Veterans Affairs work-study wage match the local minimum wage if higher than the state minimum wage - ensuring that student veterans are paid fairly for their work.
Full time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are

LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project Receives $1,197,675 Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

on November 13, 2019 - 7:24am
Kyle Lynn Martinez and daughter Rosslyn are participants in Taos Pueblo’s Tiwa Babies home visiting program, one of many early childhood programs supported in collaboration with the LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF
Tiwa Babies staff unpacks the new laptop that will assist them with program documentation. From left, Katherine Chavez, Jackie Martinez, Aspen Mirabal and April Winters. Courtesy/LANLF
ESPANOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project has received

Students And Teachers Share Inspiration At Barranca

on November 12, 2019 - 5:23pm
Students and teachers gathered at Barranca Mesa Elementary School Saturday morning to apply and paint inspirational sayings around the school. Students from left, Lynnea Jones, Haven Rathburn and Anelia Inglis paint in the Skip sidewalk project. Photo by John McHale/
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus applies an inspirational saying to the mirror in the boy’s bathroom. Photo by John McHale/
Painting the ‘Mirror Me’ sidewalk. Photo by John McHale/
Barranca Mesa Elementary School Principal Gina Terrazas applying an inspirational saying to a

LAHS Students Train At Rose Chocolatier

on November 12, 2019 - 3:09pm

LAHS student Hannah Stafford assists with making cupcakes. She and her classmates learn valuable job skills by training at businesses like Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS teachers Robyn Collom, left, and Analicia Ronquillo work the register at Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS 

From left, LAHS students Kristin Valdez, Fred Martinez, Dominique Trujillo, Micah McCown and Gabriel Cournoyer in front of Rose Chocolatier during a training session. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students from the classes of Robyn Collom and Analicia Ronquillo experience new work-based

Author Phil Rink Releases Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills

on November 12, 2019 - 8:45am

Cover for the newly released book, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. Courtesy photo

BOOK News:

Author Phil Rink released his new book for children and young adults Monday, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. It is the eighth book in the Jimi & Isaac series.

In their biggest adventure yet, Jimi & Isaac need to make everybody get along, or at least keep everyone from fighting with each other. But they don't know what to do, and the people that think they know what to do are quickly making everything worse. Jimi and Isaac are getting blamed for the incredible spiral of disaster as the kids in their

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Nov. 21

on November 12, 2019 - 7:57am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the White Rock Public Library.

The program features a presentation by Irma Holtkamp, “Are AncestryDNA ThruLines True Lines? – Some Strategies for Determining Accuracy of your Ancestry DNA Matches”.

A no host social dinner is 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig on Sherwood Boulevard preceding the meeting.

PEEC: Full Moon Hike And Potluck Dinner Wednesday

on November 11, 2019 - 2:59pm

PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart host a full moon hike and potluck dinner Wednesday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Photo by Beth Cortright

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday Nov. 13 for a full moon night hike and potluck dinner.

Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, for the potluck dinner. PEEC will provide water, cups, plates and utensils.