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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.

Letter To The Editor: Julia Baker Expresses Gratitude

on November 11, 2019 - 11:31am
By JULIA BAKER
Newly Elected LAPS School Board Member

I have learned so much during this school board campaign.

I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet so many people in our community and discuss their concerns and support for our schools.

I am grateful to live in a town of people who care about our schools, students and staff.

Thank you to the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees for their endorsement. It was an honor to meet with them and with many teachers and school staff throughout the district.

Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets Left Alone In Vehicles

on November 11, 2019 - 8:18am
Graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh, left, and Hajar Abedi position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Courtesy/UOW
 
University of Waterloo News:

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter,

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces Funding For Arrowhead Center For Tribal Businesses, Through NMSU And Navajo Technical University

on November 11, 2019 - 7:44am

Congressional Delegation News:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has awarded an American Indian Business Enterprise grant to the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in conjunction with Navajo Technical University.
 
The $260,000 grant will fund the Arrowhead Center’s support for young Native student entrepreneurs statewide by

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

Troops To Teachers Celebrates Veterans Teaching

on November 10, 2019 - 7:16am
NMPED News:
 
SANTA FE To honor the service of the state’s more than 140,000 veterans, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is highlighting the work of military veterans who have transitioned into the state’s education workforce.
 
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart will be personally contacting individuals Monday, Nov.

SFCC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 10, 2019 - 7:06am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will celebrate Native American Heritage Month through a series of special programs.
 
The Indigenous Peoples Club is organizing a series of special events to celebrate the national Native American Heritage Month.
 
Currently scheduled Native American Heritage Month activities:
  • Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Campus Center: President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, SFCC Data Technician Marvin Gabaldon and SFCC student Jeslyn Rosetta will speak.

Bill Nye Experiment Night At Bradbury Friday Nov. 15

on November 9, 2019 - 5:58am
Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Courtesy/BSM

BSMA News:

It’s Bill Nye Experiment Night Friday, Nov. 15 at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

Hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum Association Teen Advisory Board, Bill Nye Experiment Night provides teens the opportunity to perform experiments featured in Bill Nye videos.

The event includes free food.

The BSMA Teen Advisory Board was created in 2018 by Los Alamos High School senior Eleanor Henderson for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

PEEC: Nature Center Family Fun Tuesday Evening

on November 8, 2019 - 2:49pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for PEEC’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night. The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Both programs are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors New Mexico Bank & Trust and Kiwanis Club.

 

PEEC News:

 

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for an evening of family fun.

 

The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party in the planetarium and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night.

 

Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors:

  • New Mexico

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class UNM-LA Nov. 22

on November 8, 2019 - 2:07pm

‘Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics’ At Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. Nov. 12

on November 8, 2019 - 8:21am

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Joseph Rotblat will be the subject of the next topic in the Los Alamos Historcal Society’s continuing lecture series when Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell delivers “Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics” at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, in Fuller Lodge.

Rotblat was a Polish physicist and a controversial figure. He was the only scientist to voluntarily resign from the Manhattan Project, leaving Los Alamos in December 1944 amid a great deal of U.S. and British government surveillance.

In the mid-1950s,

Record ‘Yes’ Votes For Los Alamos School Bond

on November 8, 2019 - 8:15am
Pinon Elementary School thanks community for its support. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Chamisa Elementary School thanks community for its support. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
The Nov. 5, 2019 election in Los Alamos resulted in a record 82 percent of “yes” votes for the Los Alamos Public Schools general obligation bond.
 
The bond passed 3,609 to 780. During the last bond election in 2017, 79 percent voted in favor of the bond.
 
The general obligation bond will generate $20 million and primarily benefit Chamisa Elementary and Piñon Elementary schools.
 
Next steps include community input sessions and staff

LAHS Astronomy Club Participates In XL Program

on November 7, 2019 - 4:13pm
Local astrophysicist Rick Wallace speaks to students Saturday about human space exploration and living on the space station. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Students gather Saturday at LAHS to hear from guest speakers and learn more about Astronomy. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Astronomy Club, in conjunction with science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Megan Rains, hosted local astronomers and astrophysicists Nov. 2 as part of the Extended Learning (XL) program.

Students not only had the opportunity to learn about a variety of Astronomy topics, but they also joined the Pajarito

Letter To The Editor: Bernstein Thanks Supporters

on November 6, 2019 - 7:24pm
By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
School Board Member-Elect

Thank you.

I am so grateful to have had this experience running for School Board for the Aspen District and I owe so much to so many people that have helped to make this happen.

I first want to thank my opponent, Morrie Pongratz, who made this a fun and challenging race. He was a formidable opponent and I am glad to have had this opportunity to grow and learn.

I want to thank the community. I am so grateful for your support and votes, for welcoming me into your homes and having conversations on your doorsteps.

LAHS Class Of 1969 Donates To J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Scholarship

on November 6, 2019 - 5:22pm
From left, Class of 1969 Alumni and educator Yvette McFarland, Class of 1969 Alumni Abel Chavez, J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) Scholarship Chair Alison Pugmire, Class of 1969 and educator Shelley Roberts and JROMC Treasurer Ron Wilkinson hold up a $7,000 check donated to the JROMC Tuesday morning at the Los Alamos History Museum. The class of 1969 donated the money to establish a scholarship for students planning to pursue a degree in education. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Staff Report

The Los Alamos High School Class of 1969, which celebrated its 50th year

Explore Event Horizon Telescope Image Of Black Hole

on November 6, 2019 - 5:01pm
Join George Wong at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium to explore the Event Horizon Telescope’s image of a black hole and what scientists have learned from it. In addition to this talk, PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 Saturday in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever direct image of a “black hole shadow,” which opened the door to an exciting new phase of scientific discovery.
 
Join George Wong at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov.

LAPS Thanks Voters For Passing School Bond

on November 6, 2019 - 3:10pm

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanks community ‘for investing in the future of our students and our schools’. Courtesy/LAPS

From Los Alamos Public Schools:

Los Alamos voters: thank you for voting to pass the $20 million general obligation bond (GOB) for Los Alamos Public Schools! 

Money raised by the GOB will primarily be used to refurbish and improve Chamisa and Piñon elementary schools.

“Improving our facilities is an important part of providing students with a quality education,” LAPS School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim said.

Over the past 10 years, Los Alamos Public Schools has,

NMHU: Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project At International Museum Conference

on November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Highlands media arts students designed a new resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center. Courtesy/HU Media Arts
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site Nov. 5-8 at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego.
 
The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways.
 
Being selected to present at the Museum Computer Network conference is competitive.

2019 Unofficial Election Results For Los Alamos School Board, School Bond And UNM-LA Advisory Board

on November 5, 2019 - 8:54pm

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building thanks Los Alamos for supporting better schools and brighter futures by passing the School Bond in today's election and by a large margin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Clerk has issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Unofficial Election results for School Board in Districts 3, 4, and 5, UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4 and the School Bond.

Los Alamos School Board Election Results

  • Dist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 Winner
  • Dist.

Small Group Gathers To Await Election Returns

on November 5, 2019 - 8:33pm

A small group is gathered this evening in Council Chambers awaiting election results in the 2019 school board, school bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections. From left, Maslyn Locke, Meagan Green, Carrie Walker, Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment and PED Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Clerk Reports 31 Percent Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots

on November 5, 2019 - 8:07pm

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening on this screen in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening at election central inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The County Clerk's Office reports that 4,432 people cast ballots in this election out of the 14,496 eligible to vote or 31 percent.

2019 Election Polls In Los Alamos County Have Closed!

on November 5, 2019 - 7:18pm

The 2019 election polls closed at 7 p.m. for Los Alamos School Board, LAPS School Bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board. Election volunteers from left, Republican Election Judge Mark Strong, Declined to State Election Judge Ysabel Meana, Democratic Election Judge Zoe Robles, Democratic Presiding Judge Linda Fox, Democratic Election Clerk Lynn Jones and Student Election Clerk Luc Chavez gather for a photo as the polls close in the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Los Alamos County Vote Centers Today

on November 5, 2019 - 4:50pm

Scene today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Voters are electing members to the UNM-LA Advisory Board and Los Alamos School Board. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be reporting this evening as elections results come in at www.ladailypost.com. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Residents cast their ballot today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christi and Frank Gac voting today inside the

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Honors Donors

on November 5, 2019 - 11:12am

LANL MSC President Graig Newell welcomes the crowd as LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and Hacienda Home Center owner Joseph Sanchez look on at the Oct. 10 gathering at the Rio Chama in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL MSC Vice President and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez addresses the crowd and introduces the premiere of a video that showcases three of the grant recipient projects that the MSC has funded. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
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