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Fundraiser Benefits UNM-LA Scholarship Students

on October 18, 2012 - 10:52am

Artists Paul and Melissa Torres share their experiences as students at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The sold-out UNM-Los Alamos Scholarship Fundraiser held Oct. 12 in the UNM-LA Student Center, raised more than $10,000 for student scholarships.

The event included a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer Jody Shepard. More than 150 pieces were auctioned to benefit UNM-LA scholarship students.

“These funds will help support our neediest students,” said event organizer Patricia Boyer, director of Student Services at UNM-LA.

“We have many students who

Council Candidates Address Education at UNM-LA Forum

on October 17, 2012 - 3:22pm

From left, student government representative Santana Garcia-Chang serving as moderator, Republican Marc Clay, Republican Steven Girrens, Democrat Kristin Henderson, Democrat Michael Redondo and Democrat Pete Sheehey. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Education was the topic of a forum for Los Alamos County Council Candidates sponsored by the UNM-LA Student Government Association Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Candidates Marc Clay, Steven Girrens, Kristin Henderson, Michael Redondo and Peter Sheehey attended the forum. Candidate Vincent Chiravalle was unable to attend. 

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Final Day to Buy Rotary Bulbs for Education is Saturday!

on October 17, 2012 - 12:27pm

ROTARY News:

Mark your calendars! The Rotary Club of Los Alamos will host its final day of flower bulb sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 20.

The final bulb sale is being held in conjunction with Fuller Lodge Art Center’s annual “Arts and Crafts Fair” at Crossroads Bible Church.

Rotary members will be outside the church doors selling a selection of red tulips, pink angelique tulips and daffodils for fall planting.

The bulbs have been shipped directly from Holland through Dutch Mill Co.

This sale is one of Rotary’s main fundraisers of the year and provides financial awards

Art Show Opening at Los Alamos Co-op Market

on October 17, 2012 - 9:11am

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the opening of a photography exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

The show, dubbed "Camino de Paz y Cooperación," is a collaborative effort between the Co-op and local photographer Minesh Bacrania and depicts the close connection between Camino de Paz, the Montessori-based school and farm located in Santa Cruz, N.M. and the Los Alamos Co-op.

Bacrania was contracted to deliver in a photo-journalistic style the story of how the 7th-9th graders at the school produce food and other products.

LAHS Marching Band Color Guard Awarded Outstanding Auxiliary

on October 16, 2012 - 9:09am

Los Alamos High School Marching Band Color Guard received the award for Outstanding Auxiliary at the Valencia Classic last weekend.
Back row from left, Coach Kim Kissane, Rebecca Flavin, Gabby Conley-Lopez, Annie Romero, Kyanna Martinez, Kim Pestovich and Coach Edwin Parker. Front row from left, Angelique Castillo and Amanda Milligan. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos High School Marching Band Color Guard earned the Outstanding Auxiliary Award Saturday at the Second Annual Valencia Classic in Los Lunas.

LAHS Girls Golf Team Qualifies for State Championship!

on October 15, 2012 - 5:32pm

Los Alamos High School golfer Faith Koh watches her tee shot on #10 at Santa Fe Country Club today. The Topper boys and girls golf teams are playing in the Hobbs Fall Invitational being co-hosted with Santa Fe High School today. The LAHS Girls Golf Team took First Place with a 386 today. The girls also earned their third qualifying leg, which puts them in the State Championship next May! The boys took third with a 360 and did not earn any state qualifying legs. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s

on October 15, 2012 - 8:04am

Los Alamos High School students Charlie Herman and Haley Henson. Photo by Sopahn Kellogg

 

By Sopahn Kellogg
Los Alamos Daily Post Intern

The Olions have decades of history at Los Alamos High. This fall the thespian club is presenting a play, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s and it is happening this coming weekend.

Tickets are $9 each and the show will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of the new LAHS building.

Interviewing some of the cast members I asked them a

Café Scientifique Looks at Ethical Hacking Oct.18

on October 14, 2012 - 6:38am
CAFE SCIENTIQUE News:
 
Local teens are invited to attend Café Scientifique NM set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA in the Building 4 Computer Lab.
 
Neale Pickett of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present the talk, "Ethical Hacking and Codebreaking: A Hands-on Tutorial and Contest."

In early 2009, Iran's uranium enrichment program—widely believed to be aimed at developing a nuclear weapon—was set back at least two years and billions of dollars by a computer virus from the United States.  

The New Zealand-based Megaupload site has millions of dollars of equipment and

Awesome Rummage Sale in Espanola Today

on October 13, 2012 - 9:56am
POJOAQUE HIGH News:
Fund Raising Event for European Travel Club
 

High school students from the European Travel Club at Pojoaque Valley High are putting together what promises to be an amazing rummage sale this mornng in Espanola.

This is one of many fund raising events planned to raise money for an educational trip to Europe. Enriching their studies and broadening their understanding of other people and cultures, the students will visit England, France and Germany this summer.

Beginning at 8 a.m.

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Local Athlete Back on Team

on October 13, 2012 - 8:25am

By Kirsten Laskey

When rolling papers and a plastic baggy were discovered in a Los Alamos High School (LAHS) student’s car, it resulted in a month-long suspension and removal from LAHS's football team for a year.

Whether Los Alamos Public Schools responded to this situation correctly was debated during the school board meeting Tuesday night.

After hearing several presentations made by student and football player Grant Washburn, his family, coach and one of his teachers, the school board voted 3-2 to overturn the Washburn’s expulsion from the football team.

In an e-mail to the Los Alamos

Toppers Shut Out Spartans 34-0

on October 12, 2012 - 9:22pm

Los Alamos Toppers beat the Bernalillo Spartans 34 to 0 at Bernalillo for the Toppers opening district conference game. File Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

 

 

Rotary Club Student of the Month: Janali Gustafson

on October 12, 2012 - 12:59pm

Rotary Student of the Month Janali Gustafson. Photo by Don Taylor

ROTARY NEWS:

Janali Gustafson, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS) was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for September. 

Gustafson is the daughter of Sarah and John Gustafson and the sister of Elena and Nathaniel.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. 

In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition. 

Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their

Española YMCA Teen Center launching Audio Engineering Program

on October 12, 2012 - 12:04pm

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YMCA News:

ESPAÑOLA – Teens will be able to record their lyrics and music this fall thanks to support from three funders.

The grants are enabling the conversion of an office into a recording studio and will purchase equipment including an electric drum board, keyboard beat mixer, microphones and other recording equipment.

The Presbytery of Santa Fe, in support of a recommendation from their Mission in the North Committee awarded $5,000 toward the audio engineering program and in support of the center’s cultural creative arts classes.

The Pojoaque Valley Fund of the

Letter to the Editor: Support UNM-LA GO Bond 'C'

on October 12, 2012 - 9:26am

By Dr. Cedric D. Page, Executive Director
University of New Mexico – Los Alamos

As Executive Director of University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, I want to outline the benefits to the UNM-Los Alamos campus of General Obligation Bond “C” in the Nov. 6 General Election, and why it makes sense to the citizens of Los Alamos.

If Bond C passes in the Nov. 6 General Election, the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos will receive $500,000 for renovations and upgrades to its science labs.

Bond projects have a positive impact on local economies as the money spent recycles several times, and the

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UNM-LA Postpones January 2013 Mil Election

on October 11, 2012 - 10:39am

UNM-LA News:

After several meetings with UNM administration and the UNM Board of Regents, UNM-Los Alamos was advised to postpone its resolution question for an operational mil increase until later in 2013. 

This decision was reached by the UNM Board of Regents with the desire that UNM-Los Alamos have a successful election and in consideration of the uncertainty in the economy and with federal budget decisions and their impact on Los Alamos National Laboratory employment and the Los Alamos community.

UNM-Los Alamos looks forward to partnering with the UNM administration and the UNM Regents

PEEC Offers Guided Tour of Wetland Preserve Oct. 21

on October 11, 2012 - 7:13am

The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her popular guided tour of the ecological treasure, leaving noon Sunday, Oct. 21 from PEEC, 3540 Orange St.

This small preserve, located near Rancho de las Golondrinas just south of Santa Fe, has several ecological niches, ranging from scrub desert to the lush vegetation of the cienega (Spanish for "marsh".)

This range supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life.

U.S. Marine Corps Presents Casey Stavert with Academic Achievement Award

on October 10, 2012 - 8:52am

Staff Report

Casey Stavert (Pvt 1Class) of Los Alamos has received a “Meritorious Mast” for academic performance from the United States Marine Corps during his recent graduation ceremony from the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Stavert was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High school in 2008. 

His award reads, “You consistently performed your duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner by scoring higher on the written tests and on the performance evaluations than any of your peers, making you the academic leader for the company with an overall

Accidents in North American Mountaineering: What We Have Learned

on October 10, 2012 - 8:24am

MOUNTAINEER News:

Jed Williamson knows how people get in trouble in the mountains. He has been the chair of the Safety Advisory Council and the editor of the American Alpine Club’s annual report Accidents in North American Mountaineering since 1974. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, Williamson will present an overview of his vast knowledge of moving through the mountains with other people, what works and what goes wrong.

His presentation will include detailed analysis of the many factors that add up to an accident, not just weather and terrain, but human fallibility in

Herbal Remedies for Children at PEEC Oct. 13

on October 10, 2012 - 8:22am

Herbalist Kristi Beguin. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Visit PEEC from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 to learn about effective herbal remedies for children. 

Kristi Beguin, an experienced herbalist, will give a talk on how to use herbal medicines to treat common childhood illnesses and enhance children’s immunity.

Participants in the class will learn how they can be in charge of their family's health and wellness concerns using common herbal remedies.  

They’ll also learn to tune in to their intuition about health and wellness, and learn how to quickly respond to those childhood

UNM-LA Student Government Sponsors Forum

on October 9, 2012 - 4:30pm
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The public is invited to attend a candidates forum sponsored by the UNM-LA Student Government Association from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the new Lecture Hall-Building 5.
 
Candidates for Los Alamos County Council will share their philosophies on the K-20 education continuum and strategies for achieving effective education opportunities in Los Alamos.
 
2012-13 Student Government Association members will pose questions and moderate this forum.
 
All UNM-LA students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as well as the general public.
 

PEEC Talk: How Las Conchas Fire Affected Valles Caldera Oct. 16

on October 9, 2012 - 9:07am

Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to come to PEEC from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 to hear how the Las Conchas Fire affected the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Rebecca Oertel, a Forest and Range Plant Ecologist at the VCNP will present the talk.

Oertel grew up in Los Alamos, obtained a degree in biochemistry, and has worked in the Jemez Mountains Area for the past 18 years as a biologist. 

Although she has been at the VCNP for only one year, her extensive experience in the Jemez Mountains includes 11 years as a Biologist at Bandelier

County's Student Shooter Drill Draws Praise

on October 8, 2012 - 11:36am

During this morning's emergency response exercise at Los Alamos High School, police captured the crazed student shooter and placed her in the back of a patrol car for transport to jail. She explained her reason for killing six students and injuring 29 others during her shooting spree was that she had a "really lousy time" at the recent homecoming dance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Officers arrive at the scene of this morning's simulated mass shooting at Los Alamos High School and prepare to enter the building where a female student is on a rampage shooting

Toppers Beat Academy 29-25

on October 7, 2012 - 1:31pm

Arnaldo Ortiz carries the ball. File Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Hilltoppers beat Albuquerque Academy 29 to 25 Saturday at Academy. Senior Arnaldo Ortiz scored two touchdowns and rushed for a season high of 219 yards. 

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