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High School Ethics Essay Contest Deadline April 30

on March 31, 2019 - 8:04am
NMEW News:
New Mexico Ethics Watch (NMEW), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting ethics in governance and public life, announced its annual high school ethics essay contest.  
Open to high school juniors and seniors across the state, in public and private high schools, as well as home-schooled students, the contest topic asks students, “What does being ethical mean to you?”
In the three years NMEW has been in existence, the organization has produced reports and materials based on research regarding the Financial Disclosure Act (requiring elected and appointed officials to report

Barranca Reunification Exercise Set For Wednesday

on March 30, 2019 - 1:26pm

LAPS holds its first state-required off site evacuation drill Wednesday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

At Los Alamos Public Schools, student and staff safety comes first and Barranca Mesa Elelmentary School is the first school to practice the state-required off site evacuation drill to evaluate preparedness in the event of an emergency.

LAPS will conduct this exercise in an effort to prepare all local schools for successful reunification with parents.

The reunification exercise is 10:30 a.m.

New Mexico Announces Funding For Conservation Innovation Grants

on March 30, 2019 - 12:58pm
Graduate student Vesh Thapa and NMSU-ASC farm staff Landon O’Rear collecting soil samples for soil health testing. Courtesy/NMSU
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Mexico is accepting applications for Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) to fund innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies.
NRCS uses CIG to accelerate the transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches that address some of the state’s most pressing natural resource concerns.

Ashley Pacheco Receives PhD In Human Genetics

on March 30, 2019 - 10:19am

Ashley Pacheco


Ashley Pacheco received her PhD in Human Genetics, March 15, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Pacheco is the daughter of Lawrence and Yvonne Montoya of White Rock. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2004 and the University of New Mexico in 2008.

Pacheco is married to Aaron Pacheco from Los Alamos. The couple has a 21-month-old son Henry and live in Aurora, Colo.

PEEC: Explore Science Of ‘Interstellar’ 7 P.M. Today

on March 29, 2019 - 7:11am
Join Peter Polko to explore the science and science-fiction in the film ‘Interstellar’ at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
When the film “Interstellar” came out, it was touted as the first physics-based science-fiction film. But not every part of it is plausible.
Join Peter Polko beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to dive into the film. Polko will discuss which parts are scientifically accurate and which are pure sci-fi.
Polko will explore how the storytelling choices in

Champions Of Youth Ambitions Awarded $1,500

on March 29, 2019 - 6:50am
Chad Lauritzen, known as the Sci Guy does science with students from Dixon Elementary. Courtesy photo
C’YA News:
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has received a $1,500 award from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Board of Directors in support of educational hands on science, youth development and the Community Asset Awards.
“The LANL Foundation appreciates how Champions of Youth Ambitions celebrates community assets and achievements, and works to bring quality enrichment education to youth in Los Alamos,” C’YA Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen said.

SFCC Governing Board Selects Rowley As President

on March 29, 2019 - 6:42am
Rebecca K. Rowley, Ph.D
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s Governing Board announces that it has selected Rebecca K. “Becky” Rowley, Ph.D., as the ninth president of the college.
Rowley has been president of Clovis Community College since 2011. Prior to becoming president, she was executive vice president (Academics and Student Services) at CCC. Before moving into administration, she taught English as a fulltime faculty member at Clovis Community College for seven years.
Since 2015, Rowley has been chair of the New Mexico Independent Community Colleges (NMICC). As

Nature On Tap: Science Vs. Science Fiction April 1

on March 29, 2019 - 6:32am
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Creative District for a special April Fool’s Day edition of Nature on Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 at UnQuarked Wine Room.
PEEC's team of astronomers will present several stories and facts to the audience and it's up to audience members to decide which is science and which is science fiction.
After hearing all the presentations, audience members will vote on which they think are real and which is the work of someone's imagination.
On Tap is a series of discussions hosted at UnQuarked in

Two LANL Researchers Win Women In Tech Awards

on March 28, 2019 - 9:18am

New Mexico Technology Council 2019 Women in Technology Award recipients Laura Monroe, left, and Janette Frigo. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Electrical engineer and mathematician recognized as outstanding contributors to STEM fields

Two researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were recognized with 2019 Women in Technology Awards by the New Mexico Technology Council.

Janette Frigo, an electrical engineer with the Laboratory’s Intelligence and Space Research division, and Laura Monroe, a mathematician with the Laboratory’s High-Performance Computing division, were recognized for their

SFCC: EPA Environmental Job Training Program April 9

on March 28, 2019 - 8:07am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will present two information sessions on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the Administration Building/Eagle Café area on the Northern New Mexico College campus, 921 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española.
The free five-week intensive training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 20 through June 21, at NNMC in Española.
An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are

Community Invited To UNM-LA Job Fair

on March 27, 2019 - 4:27pm

projectY Cowork Community & Marketing Manager Burgandy Brock learned about her position when she attended the 2018 UNM-LA Job Fair. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are hosting a free job fair 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in the Student Center in Building 2 on the UNM-LA campus.

The job fair features approximately 25 area employers looking to fill current and future positions in their workforce or offering information about internship positions.

UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the greater northern New Mexico

Around The World In White Rock April 3

on March 27, 2019 - 2:45pm


LAPS News:

The public is invited to travel around the world in two hours during the 8th annual Multicultural Fair at Chamisa Elementary School at 5 p.m. April 3.

Presented jointly by Chamisa Elementary and Piñon Elementary Schools, the fair offers attendees the opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity in the local community through dance, music, crafts and food tastings.

Students receive a passport to visit the many countries represented at the fair.

Santa Fe World Affairs Forum: Symposium April 11-12

on March 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Santa Fe World Affairs Forum – Annual Symposium “Rising Authoritarianism: Can Democracy Meet the Challenge” Thursday and Friday, April 11-12 in the Jemez Rooms of the Main Administration Building at Santa Fe Community College.
As a new era of international strongmen emerges, this symposium, focuses on Europe, Latin America and the US to examine the global authoritarian threat, its underlying causes, and how authoritarianism can be countered. 
LACACIS members are eligible for the two-day $95 member discount, which includes breakfasts and lunches and a Meet the Speaker

‘Sacred Land, Sacred Water’ At Nature Center April 2

on March 27, 2019 - 8:10am
‘SACRED LAND, SACRED WATER: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley’ screens free at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center and the director will give a Q & A after the film. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Sierra Club and Voices of Los Alamos for a special screening of the film “SACRED LAND, SACRED WATER: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The screening is free to attend and director, editor and producer Lewis Jacobs will be available for a Q & A session after the film.

Meet The Scientists! The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition Is Hosting An interactive Workshop April 3

on March 26, 2019 - 8:41am

The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is hosting a workshop 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Courtesy photo

SFFC News:

SANTA FE ― The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is hosting a workshop based on the recent report “A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States.”

The workshop is 3-6 p.m.

LANL Foundation Hires Sylvan Argo As Grants Manager

on March 25, 2019 - 5:21pm

Sylvan Argo


Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education in Northern New Mexico, welcomes Sylvan Argo as Grants Manager.

This new position was created to broaden the foundation’s grantmaking impact, build community connection and accommodate program growth.

Argo is a dedicated advocate for social equity, youth voice and redefining success and achievement.

School Board Work Session Update: March 21

on March 25, 2019 - 12:43pm

Bailey McVay, a 5th grader at Mountain Elementary School, is pictured with her parents, Troy and Tina McVay, and Mountain Principal Jennifer Kieltyka, left, at the School Board work session. Bailey recently had her head shaved to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. She was recognized by the School Board for being an inspiration to her classmates and the community. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School’s Board met for a work session Thursday, March 21 in the library at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

This was the first work session

Chamisa Elementary Hosts Multicultural Fair April 3

on March 25, 2019 - 11:32am

Los Alamos Seventh Grade Student Kaya Loy Receives 2019 Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award

on March 25, 2019 - 10:33am

From left, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Emily McLaughlin, 2019 Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award recipient Kaya Loy and  Ranger Sara Milligan. Courtesy/Friends of Bandelier

Kaya Loy
For the Friends of Bandelier

Friends of Bandelier have instituted a Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award. This first year of the award is given to an enthusiastic and conservation minded 7th Grader, Kaya Loy. 

Kaya is the daughter of Bob and Laura Loy of Los Alamos.

Historic Churches Of New Mexico By Frank Graziano

on March 24, 2019 - 7:42am
HSSF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents a lecture, book launch, book signing and reception for Frank Graziano on the event of his new publication Historic Churches of New Mexico Today.
The talk, “Researching and Writing Historic Churches of New Mexico Today”, is scheduled for at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 21in the sala of HSFF offices lat 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2 in Santa Fe.
There is no admission for the talk, but due to limited seating, RSVP is required.
Following the talk is a reception and Graziano will sign copies of his new Oxford University Press book Historic

New Mexico Highlands Media Arts Technology Students Programming App For Los Alamos Trails

on March 24, 2019 - 7:05am



NMHU News:


New Mexico Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area.


The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones.

Retreat With Immaculee Ilibagiza IHM Hall April 5-6

on March 24, 2019 - 7:02am

Change In Grading Schools Dies In Legislature

on March 22, 2019 - 8:42am
Kevin Mccullough, a dual-language fifth-grade teacher at Sweeney Elementary School, gives a lesson March 13 about state finances. Students discussed how they'd spend an expected $1.1 billion budget surplus. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
Two bills that would have created new guidelines for grading New Mexico's teachers stalled during the just-completed legislative session, but the state Public Education Department will continue to transition away from the evaluation system implemented by the administration of former Gov.

Scenes From BSMA Night With A Nerd

on March 22, 2019 - 6:48am

Community members gather March 14 at Fuller Lodge for the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) presentation of Night With A Nerd. Featured speaker Tim Koeth presented ‘The Physicists in the Basement of the High Castle’, an intriguing talk about the race between WW2 United States and Germany to build the world’s first atomic weapon and how the United States succeeded where others failed. for more information about the BSMA. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Community members at Fuller Lodge for the BSMA presentation of Night With A Nerd.

NMHU Alumna To Speak At Commencement

on March 22, 2019 - 6:18am
Felicia Ortiz
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 11.
Ortiz is a Las Vegas, Nev., entrepreneur who earned her B.A in business administration and accounting cum laudefrom Highlands in 2001. She completed her MBA in 2006 at the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.