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SFI: 'Toward A New Understanding Of Aging, Adaptation And The Arrow Of Time' Tonight

on May 21, 2019 - 1:52pm
The Gardens of Ninfa, Italy. Built on the site of a Roman temple to the water nymphs, Ninfa grew into a thriving medieval town of 150 houses. In 1382, it was sacked during Papal wars, and a malaria outbreak left it a ghost town. It is now a public garden. Courtesy photo
 
SFI News:
 
SFI Community Event “Toward a New Understanding of Aging, Adaptation, and the Arrow of TIme” with Jean Carlson at 7:30 p.m. today, May 21 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM.
 
While time and age in standard dynamical systems are treated as simple clocks that run at

LAMS Students Participate In National MathCounts

on May 21, 2019 - 10:00am
The New Mexico team including members from Los Alamos Middle School competed May 11-13 at the National MathCounts in Orlando, Fla. Team members from left, Grant Stanton and Harmony Guan from Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Assistant Coach Do Vo and LAMS team members Alex Livescu and Charles Cai. The 224 final Mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense schools and their coaches were treated to a National Competition experience like no other.

Balderas: Convicted Teacher Gets 108 Years In Prison

on May 21, 2019 - 9:04am
Former teacher Gary Gregor
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that Gary Gregor, the teacher who sexually assaulted multiple students in Rio Arriba County was sentenced to more than a century in prison.
 
In December, AG Balderas successfully secured multiple convictions against Gregor, for sexually assaulting 4th grade students during the 2007-2008 school year at Fairview Elementary School.
 
“Dangerous criminals who harm children deserve to be behind bars,” Balderas said. “We will always fight to give a voice to sexual abuse survivors.”
 

Scenes From LAMS Spring Music Festival

on May 21, 2019 - 8:21am

The Los Alamos Middle School Music Department held its third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. The LAMS concert bands, choir, orchestras and jazz bands performed songs including ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

Registration Open For ‘Night With A Nerd’ June 13

on May 21, 2019 - 7:26am
projectY cowork News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Mel Strong for “Night with a Nerd” 6-8 p.m., June 13 at ProjectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

New Mexico’s “monsoon season” is responsible for about half of its annual precipitation. But why does New Mexico have a monsoon? Why does it start and end at particular times of the year? Why does it vary? How is it changing?

This talk will address these questions and more as the mechanisms behind the monsoon are explored.

Daily Postcard: Which School Is This?

on May 21, 2019 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: Which elementary school is this? Can you spot the bird in the photo? Photo by Mary Snow

More Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 9:35pm

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos. Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing for and responding to an active shooter event. The exercise provided valuable rescue task force training for those involved and gave each entity several ideas on how to improve their preparation and response. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted

Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 6:56pm

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

From the Office of Emergency Management:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in

LAPS Honors Retirees And Outstanding Employees

on May 20, 2019 - 7:29am

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus welcomes teachers, staff and guests to the Los Alamos Public Schools 2019 Retirement Party and Employee Recognition Ceremony Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus with the 2019 Classified Employee of the Year nominees from left, Diana Bequette-Central Office,  Lea Ann Alison-Pinion, Gretchen Graves-Mountain, Robin Dinkel-Chamisa, Joyce Haven-Barranca and Jacqueline Salazar-Aspen.

Mini-Lectures At Demo Garden Fair & Plant Sale June 8

on May 19, 2019 - 7:35am
LAMGA News:
 
The community is invited to hear mini-lectures at the Demo Garden Fair and Plant Sale 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 8 at the Demo Garden across Central Avenue from Mesa Public Library.
 
Learn more about gardening in Northern New Mexico. The Los Alamos Master Gardeners Association is presenting three mini-lectures and clinics:
  • Perennial Selections at 9 a.m.;
  • Insects and Disease at 10 a.m; and
  • Annual Color in the Flowerbeds at 11 a.m.
 
The lectures are by NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Marisa Thompson and Los Alamos County Extension Horticulture Agent Carlos Valdez.

Scenes From ‘They Changed The World: People Of The Manhattan Project’ Book Signing At Bradbury Museum

on May 19, 2019 - 6:49am
Author aj Melnick missed the signing Saturday for her book, 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project', due to illness. Pajarito Press publishers Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn were on hand however, signing books at the Bradbury Science  Museum. They will transport books to Santa Fe so Melnick can sign them, then return them for pickup at the Bradbury. Hopefully, the book signing can be rescheduled at a future date. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Manhattan Project veteran Elizabeth Allred shows off her pages in 'They Changed the World' at Saturday's book signing.

NHCC Childrens Bilingual Book Festival Image Shortlisted For The World Illustration Awards

on May 19, 2019 - 6:37am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The logo/image designed by Albuquerque artist Zahra Marwan for the 2019 National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children's Bilingual Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.
 
The image, titled, "Mi abuela tiene un caballo blanco/My grandma has a white horse," was commissioned by the NHCC and Artful Life and is being considered under the "New Talent" category.
 
Shortlisted illustrators are featured in a catalogue that is distributed worldwide and the image will appear in a prestigious exhibition at Somerset House in London

LAPS Board Approves 6 Percent Raise For All Staff

on May 18, 2019 - 10:23am
NMSBA Award nominees and winners, from left, Steve Boerigter, Samantha Waidler, Scott Johnson, Kathleen Hovey and Melissa Kinman. Not pictured are Catherine Purandananda and Cindy Richard. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Public School Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, May 14; here are the highlights of what was discussed.
 
To begin, LAPS teachers Melissa Kinman and Scott Johnson were presented plaques from the New Mexico School Board Association for supporting excellence in student achievement.

Scenes From Community Bike Party

on May 18, 2019 - 10:17am

From left, Rhiannon Laakso-McIntyre of Beanie's Bike Shop, Public Works Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan and Julie Aldersebaes take part in the Los Alamos County's Community Bike Party Friday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. The event was part of Bike to Work Week, which started Monday. The bike party featured a bike rodeo, refreshments and a demonstration of how to use a bike rack. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Co+Op Market Outreach Coordinator Kate Gallaugher stands beside the Honesty brand bike the co+op raffled during the Community Bike Party.

Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree Of Doctor Of Public Service From Navajo Technical University

on May 18, 2019 - 8:01am
New Mexico Sen. John Pinto receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical University. Sen. Pinto has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the United States of America.
 
Sen. Pinto has served as a member of the New Mexico Senate since 1977, making him one of the longest-serving Native American legislators in U.S.

PEEC: Two Community Events This Weekend

on May 17, 2019 - 3:57pm
Join PEEC this weekend for two community events! On Saturday, May 18 PEEC’s educators will be at a community picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site in Española. Sunday, May 19, stop by the nature center for a community seed swap. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two community nature-themed events this weekend! Saturday, join PEEC at Los Luceros Historic Site for a community picnic and to learn about pollinators.

Los Alamos Municipal Court Hosts Elementary School Students For Mock Trial Experience

on May 17, 2019 - 1:41pm

The Los Alamos Municipal Court hosted 64 5th and 6th graders from the Aspen and Chamisa Elementary Safety Patrol and the Pinon Elementary Upstander Group for a mock trial experience May 10. After the trial, the students were divided into four different juries – who all came to different conclusions regarding the outcome of the case. Courtesy photo

Norma Libman: Crypto-Jews And Conversos June 2

on May 17, 2019 - 11:33am
NMJHS News:
 
SANTA FE Journalist Norma Libman, who has published more than 500 articles over 20 years on crypto-Jews and Conversos, will talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona Road in Santa Fe.
 
Libman's topic: "The Story of the Story: What I Wrote and Why." She has written on Chinese women writers of Nu Shu and diaries of pioneer women.
 
Libman's talk is sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
 
For information, contact NMJHS 505.348.4471 or admin@nmjhs.org.

Chamisa School Creates Kindness Rock Garden

on May 17, 2019 - 10:48am
The entire student body and staff pose with a kindness rock Wednesday at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
 
Deepa Pawar and 4th graders putting together a heart shape. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
 
Chamisa Counselor Michaelangelo Lobato shows his rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
 

CHAMISA News:

 
The Chamisa K-Kids’ Kindness Rock Garden was dedicated Wednesday, May 15. Back in November, Kiwanis Sponsor - Roger Stutz, Chamisa Advisors - Michaelangelo Lobato and Renee Mitsunaga led the highly motivated K-Kids Club to initiate the Kindness Rock Garden.  
 

Waffle Breakfast To Support Robotics Saturday

on May 17, 2019 - 10:37am

LAPS Partners With Rio Rancho, Farmington Districts To Implement Ed-Fi Data Standard & Technology Suite

on May 17, 2019 - 9:49am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has partnered with Rio Rancho and Farmington Districts to secure grant funding to modernize their IT architecture, opening opportunities for increased use of data to more effectively support educators, parents and students.

Through coordinated efforts, the three school districts will implement the Ed-Fi Data Standard and Technology Suite, giving teachers easy and secure access to student data in real time through a data dashboard.

With this dashboard, LAPS will be more easily able to address questions like, "Are students improving over time?" and "Are

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Aspen 6th Graders Conduct Trash Clean Up Day

on May 16, 2019 - 7:26am
Aspen Elementary School 6th grade teacher Christine DuBois and her students Wednesday clean up the Aspen School campus. These bags do not include the recycle trash that had already been put in the bin. The consensus is the students had a blast doing this community service project! Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Rotary Youth Exchange Student Lisa Schutt Of Switzerland Presents Program On Academic Year

on May 16, 2019 - 6:35am

Youth Exchange student Lisa Schutt of Switzerland, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, presented a program May 14 about her academic year at Los Alamos High School as it now comes to an end. She will return home to Maeinfeld in three weeks. Schutt said that highlights of her year here included making so many new friends in Los Alamos and through Rotary Youth Exchange activities across the state, visiting the Grand Canyon and San Diego, attending Homecoming and being on the Rotary Club float in the parade, and discovering breakfast burritos. Based upon school requirements in

Everyone Safe Following Tip To ‘Say Something’ Anonymous Reporting App And Lockdown At LAMS

on May 15, 2019 - 6:31pm
Los Alamos Middle School is a serene scene last this afternoon. The school went into lockdown at 10:56 this morning based on a tip to the Say Something annonymous reporting app. Courtesy/LAPS
 
From Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools
 
Based upon a tip from the Say Something anonymous reporting app, the Los Alamos Middle School went into "lockdown" at 10:56 this morning. 
 
School officials immediately began working with the Los Alamos Police Department first to focus on student and staff safety and then to fully investigate the tip.

‘A Matter Of Balance’ White Rock Senior Center May 20

on May 15, 2019 - 6:45am
WRSC News:
 
Monday, May 20, the White Rock Senior Center will host a course titled, “A Matter of Balance.”
 
The evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. The class includes; eight two-hour sessions, led by Master Trainers. The team includes; Maria Francis, Sharon Tolleson and Judith Rhodes.
 
The program is designed for adults age 60 and older who may be concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling or for those who just want to improve their

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