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Postponed: Los Alamos-Japan Institute Presents Pearl Harbor And Paper Cranes At UnQuarked Now Dec. 10

on October 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
Los Alamos-Japan Institute Director Dr. Judith Stauber with Masahiro Sasaki of Hiroshima. Courtesy photo
Join the Los Alamos-Japan Institute for Culture On Tap Monday, Dec. 10. This event is part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District and takes place at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
The discussion, “Pearl Harbor and Paper Cranes,” is an interactive informal community conversation led by Los Alamos-Japan Institute Director Dr.

Letter To The Editor: American Association Of University Women Supports Independent Ethics Commission

on October 26, 2018 - 2:26am
AAUW-Los Alamos Co-Facilitators and
Nina Thayer, Public Policy Chair

Constitutional Amendment #2 on the November ballot will provide New Mexico with an independent Ethics Commission. A change in Senate leadership in 2017 allowed the bill creating the commission to come up for vote. It passed both houses of the legislature and now comes before the citizens of New Mexico.

The amendment provides for a 7-member commission: 1 appointed by the governor, 1 appointed by each of the house and senate majority and minority leaders and 2 appointed by the first five,

PEEC Awarded Clif Bar Grant For Passport Program

on October 25, 2018 - 1:32pm

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center, the non-profit organization that operates the Los Alamos Nature Center, recently received a grant from the Clif Bar Family Foundation to support the popular Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program.

The funding from Clif Bar will help PEEC continue to print and provide prizes for Passports I and II and go toward producing a third edition of the Passport, which PEEC hopes to debut at Earth Day Festival in 2019. Sustained funding to support all three Passport programs comes from the local Delle Foundation.

This is the second year in a

Jessica Sanders Is 2019 NM Teacher Of The Year

on October 25, 2018 - 12:53pm

2019 New Mexico Teacher of the Year Jessica Sanders is a NMHU alumna who teaches science  at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell. Courtesy photo

NMHU News:

  • ‘Teaching science is my passion.’ –Jessica Sanders, 2019 Teacher of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NM – A New Mexico Highlands alumna said she loves going to teach every day ready to empower young scientists to pursue science careers.

New Mexico’s Public Education Department has selected Jessica Sanders, a science teacher at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School, as its 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Licia Hillman is the principal at Berrendo Middle School,

Pajarito Astronomers Hold Final Dark Night Nov. 3

on October 25, 2018 - 10:33am

Pajarito Astronomers News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding their final County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2018 at starting at 6 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, Nov. 3 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park, weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

The planets Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, Neptune and Uranus will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the fall and early-winter constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

First Headmaster Laid Foundation For Los Alamos Ranch School Success

on October 25, 2018 - 8:41am

Los Alamos Ranch School’s first headmaster, Fayette Samuel Curtis, Jr. Courtesy photo

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Sociey

With the recent ceremony in Graduation Canyon to honor Los Alamos Ranch School Headmaster Lawrence Hitchcock, it seems fitting to also remember the first headmaster who charted the course in the formative years of the school.

In 1917, Ashley Pond Jr. opened his ranch school with a brochure titled An Outdoor School for Boys that advertised a “regimen to produce complete health and a strong and resilient constituton.” When Fayette Samuel Curtis Jr.

SBA New Mexico Graduates 16 Small Business Executives From 2018 Emerging Leaders Program

on October 24, 2018 - 1:28pm
SBA News:
ALBUQUERQUE Sixteen New Mexico small business executives have successfully completed the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2018 Emerging Leaders Program.
Ten participants completed the seven-month program Oct. 10 in Albuquerque and six participants completed the program Oct. 15 in Las Cruces.
“Emerging Leaders fosters a learning environment that accelerates the growth of high-potential small businesses and has a positive ripple effect on the economy of New Mexico,” said John Garcia, SBA New Mexico district director.

UNM-LA: Panel Discussion ‘Violence Against Women In The Community: Challenges And Solutions’ Thursday

on October 24, 2018 - 7:39am

UNM-LA News:

Kristy Nadler will present a program featuring a panel discussion of “Violence Against Women in the Community: Challenges and Solutions”

Nadler’s program is 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Jeannette Wallace Room, Building 5 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The community is invited to attend this program.

PEEC: Explore World Of Black Holes Oct. 26-27

on October 24, 2018 - 7:17am
Explore the world of black holes this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center. At 7 p.m. Friday, join Aycin Aykutalp to learn about her recent research on infant massive black holes in the early universe. At 2 p.m. Saturday, watch the full-dome film ‘Black Holes’. CourtesyPEEC
PEEC News:
Explore the world of black holes at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Aycin Aykutalp will discuss her research on possible pathways for the formation of massive seed black holes in the early universe and on Saturday, Oct.

SFCC FAFSA Assistance Oct. 29 Through Nov. 2

on October 24, 2018 - 6:35am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College students and prospective students can get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during SFCC’s Fall 2018 FAFSA Fest.
The FAFSA Fest runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2 in Room 202 – the Financial Aid computer lab – on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
The FAFSA form is the required first step in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid.

Youth Activity Centers Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest In Final Stretch

on October 24, 2018 - 5:54am

YAC News:

Tuesday marked the official nation-wide start to Red Ribbon week and the Los Alamos and Youth Activity Centers poster contest is in the final stretch.

The third through eighth grade facilities have taken time throughout the campaign to encourage healthy choices, educate families and demonstrate how much fun there is to have on their journey.

“I remember each year there was a County-wide poster contest held here in the Community Building for Red Ribbon Week when I was a kid,” YAC Director Jordan Redmond said.

Youth Activity Centers Prepare For Unity Day Oct. 24

on October 23, 2018 - 1:41pm


YAC News:

The Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers are working with youth in 3rd through 8th grades to prepare for Unity Day Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The community is encourages to wear orange to show support for anti-bullying, inclusion, acceptance and kindness. Today also marks the start of Red Ribbon Week and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
A poster contest runs during the 10-day period and community youth are welcome to participate.
Direct questions to 505.662.9412.

Students May Apply Now For Traditional & Nontraditional Scholarships From LANL Foundation

on October 23, 2018 - 11:48am

  • Scholarship Applications Now Accepted: Awards Available for Graduating High School Seniors, Undergraduates & Nontraditional Students

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2019 awards in two categories.

High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Application deadline for traditional four-year scholarships is Jan. 22, 2019, with awards announced in spring.

Excellence in Teaching Award: Call For Nominations To Honor Teachers In Rio Arriba County & Pojoaque

on October 23, 2018 - 10:20am


Española — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to honoring teachers in Rio Arriba County, this year educators in Pojoaque also are eligible.

An engraved plaque and $1,000 prize will be given to seven teachers in honor of their dedication and to bring encouragement and support to the education profession.

The program is offered by the nonprofit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA), the Laboratory’s protective force contractor.

Qualified nominees must have taught at their

DEA & Museum Work With Team Of Local Partners

on October 23, 2018 - 9:34am
DEA Task Force meeting Sept. 13 at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Photo by Mary Ann Hatchitt
DEA Museum exhibition: Drug Costs & Consequences. Courtesy/DEA Museum
DEA Museum exhibition: Drug Costs & Consequences. Courtesy/DEA Museum
ALBUQUERQUE An impressive panel of federal and local law enforcement, state agencies, justice, school system, medical fields, behavioral health, addiction and aftercare treatment organizations, faith-based groups, involved community sponsors like Blake’s LotaBurger, and a representative of the funeral industry have

Scenes From Los Alamos Girls Discovery Workshop

on October 23, 2018 - 9:02am

Thirty nine girls, grades 6-9, attended the Girls Discovery Workshop Saturday at UNM-LA. During the opening session Lisa Zuhn, Kristine Coblentz and Naomi Maestas describe how the idea for the Girls Discovery Workshop was formed. Courtesy photo

UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney welcomes the group. Courtesy photo

Cristina Olds, Emily Holmes and Whitney Spivey lead the Involved session discussing how to become an engaged citizen. Courtesy photo

Phenomenal girls! Courtesy photo

Girls participating in the INSPIRE Session. Courtesy photo

Jaden McFadden demonstrates her gaming gear

Los Alamos Mountaineers: Talk On Adventures In East Greenland At Nature Center Tuesday Evening

on October 22, 2018 - 6:12pm

Learn about Eiichi Fukushima’s adventures in East Greenland at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting beginning by 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This talk is free open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting and hear about Eiichi Fukushima’s trip to East Greenland in 1971.

This presentation is free and open to the public and starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. The Mountaineers’ regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

SFCC: HEC Night Open House Oct. 25

on October 22, 2018 - 7:19am
SFCC News:
Start planning an academic future at HEC Night Open House 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at SFCC’s Campus Center, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
Meet with college representatives from SFCC and HEC partner institutions New Mexico Highlands University, Northern New Mexico College, University of New Mexico, and the newest partner, Bellevue University.
Pick up information onfinancial aid, support services and academic programs.
Attendees also will be able to tour SFCC educational facilities (Medical Sim Labs, Trades and Advance Technologies Center, Culinary Arts, William

New Lensic Arts Education Program: Magic In SFPS Special Education Classrooms Nov. 5-9

on October 21, 2018 - 8:20pm
SANTA FE — Educator and illusionist Kevin Spencer, an authority on using magic to teach students with special needs, will present his Hocus Focus learning workshops Nov. 5-9 in Santa Fe public schools.
Spencer comes to Santa Fe through a Lensic Artist Residency and The Lensic’s Performing Arts Education program.
Spencer will teach 50-minute sessions in more than 21 special education and inclusive classrooms at 14 Santa Fe schools.

LACF: Training On Increasing Charitable Impact Nov. 1

on October 21, 2018 - 7:08am
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) announces nonprofit training event "Strategies for Increasing Your Charitable Impact" at 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in Building 2, Room 230 at at UNM-LA.

The community is invited to join LACF for this joint event with Los Alamos National Bank, and hear from Trust Officer Dean Cross on ways to incorporate planned giving and legacy giving strategies into your organization's fundraising efforts.

Los Alamos Citizens Are Firefighters For A Day

on October 20, 2018 - 5:07pm
Most days they're County Councilors, scientists, school employees, County staffers or reporters, but Saturday they were firefighters for a day at the LAFD training facility on DP Road. The Los Alamos County Fire Department provided around 25 locals, including Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey, an opportunity to suit up and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. Here, one of the participants climbs the training tower. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Going up the tower. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The crew hoists the climber into the air.

SFCC Halloween Festival With Free Trick-Or-Treating

on October 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College‘s annual Halloween Festival is 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
This safe and fun event includes free trick-or-treating, music, games and more.
The campus comes alive with trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, games and prizes - all in the Main Hallway and Campus Center. There also will be a haunted house ($3 admission fee) and an escape room ($5 admission fee).
The afternoon’s activities are sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development, Student Activities and Conference Services

LAPS Unity Day: Wear And Share Orange Oct. 24

on October 19, 2018 - 9:42am
Third grade student Bianca Perraglio holds a poster she made for Aspen's Bully Prevention Poster Contest. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Unity Day is Wednesday, Oct. 24 and the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.
The goal of Unity Day is to come together against bullying and stand united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Bullying is one of the top concerns of the Los Alamos Public Schools’ Prevention Program.

Thanks To Many For Taste Of Knowledge Success!

on October 19, 2018 - 7:55am
LAPS Foundation student board members Maddie Ovaska and Isaac Ronning address the crowd at the Foundation’s recent fundraiser, A Taste of Knowledge. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Event goers during live auction portion of the LAPSF fundraiser. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Attendees including Jill Cook and Liz Cavasos, left, check out the silent auction items, generously donated by local businesses to raise funds for the LAPSF. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Once again, Los Alamos came out to support public education at this year’s Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual

PEEC Hosts Wilderness First Aid Course Nov. 3 & 4

on October 18, 2018 - 4:15pm

Earn Wilderness First Aid certifications at a two-day course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. Participants will receive their WFA certification, which is good for two years. Register now at or by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505.662.0460.

Jeff DeBellis from SOLO Wilderness Medical School will teach this class.