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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

Youth Activity Centers Welcome Back Class Of 2019

on May 14, 2019 - 12:32pm
The Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock welcome back students from the Class of 2019 for FREE cookies and drinks after school Wednesday, May 15. The 3rd through 8th grade students hope to hear stories about their educational journey, memories of their time at the activity centers or just watch  the big kids play pool, foosball, ping pong or air hockey.

Local Rotarians Clean Up LAHS Memorial Garden

on May 14, 2019 - 12:07pm

In preparation for summer, a crew of Rotarians worked in chilly and inclement weather Saturday to clear and clean the Memorial Garden at Los Alamos High School. The garden, which was supported by funding from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Public Schools, was dedicated in December 2012 to honor students who lost their lives while enrolled in high school. From left, Rotarians Chuck Tallman, Kurt Steinhaus, Mike Katko, Skip King with grandsons Blake and Ryder and Rotarian Oliver Morris. Photo by Linda King

Jazz Camp Summer 2019

on May 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Courtesy photo
In a unique event, sponsored by the Los Alamos Jazz Project, May 9, the award-winning Eisenhower Middle School Jazz One, directed by Aaron Lovato, from Albuquerque, performed alongside the Los Alamos Middle School Jazz One, directed by Ryan Finn, at the Los Alamos/Eisenhower Big Band Side-by-Side Concert.
In the same performance, both groups also performed together under guest conductor, Dr. Frank “Pancho” Romero, professor of trumpet and director of Jazz Ensembles, at New Mexico State University.

Los Alamos Rotary Announces Essay Winners

on May 14, 2019 - 11:29am
From left, Rotary Essay Competition Chair Andrea Cunningham, Rotary President Vincent Chiravalle with student essay winners Andrea Chapman, Philippa Fung, Charles Wallace and LAMS Language Arts teacher Brian Appell. Photo by Linda Hull
The 4-Way Test is a set of guidelines Rotarians aspire to live by: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
To encourage thoughtful analysis of these guidelines, Rotary Clubs around the world host writing competitions for students to describe how

LAHS Senior Elijah Velasquez Signs Letter Of Intent

on May 13, 2019 - 6:49pm

Los Alamos High School senior Elijah Velasquez signed a letter of intent May 2 with Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. to run track, field and cross country. He has been a key member of the LAHS track and cross country teams over the past four years and has emerged as a top contributor throughout his senior season. Velasquez is the defending New Mexico State Champion in the 800m. He will begin attending Queens University in August. Courtesy photo

Scenes From 2019 UNM-LA Graduation Ceremony

on May 13, 2019 - 5:45pm
The second largest graduating class in UNM-Los Alamos history crossed the stage Friday at the Duane Smith Auditorium to receive their diplomas. While enrollments in higher education around the state continue to decline, UNM-LA is experiencing three consecutive years of significant growth. This semester there were 1,146 students enrolled in academic courses at UNM-LA. UNM-LA granted awards to more than 100 top students earning degrees. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
UNM-LA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cynthia J.

Science On Tap: A Conversation With Dr. Cathy Wilson About The Impact Of Thawing Arctic Permafrost

on May 13, 2019 - 5:22pm

Creative District News:

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at project Y cowork, 150 Central Park Square.  

This discussion will feature Dr. Cathy Wilson of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Wilson is an observational and computational hydrologist and geomorphologist working with the Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

Elizabeth Bates Graduates From UNM School Of Law

on May 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Elizabeth A. Bates received her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree (summa cum laude) May 11 from the UNM School of Law during graduation commencement ceremonies. She is the daughter of current LANL employee Kathleen Gorman and former LANL employee Bob Bates. Bates passed the New Mexico Bar examination in February and is a practicing attorney in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Sen. Tom Udall Holds ‘For The People Act’ Forum

on May 12, 2019 - 8:50am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, left, hosts a forum Saturday at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque to discuss his efforts to enact a sweeping package of reforms that will fight corruption, fix broken politics and make government work for all Americans. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall held a forum Saturday on the For The People Act, his landmark legislation to reform democracy, at Central New Mexico Community College where he discussed his efforts to enact sweeping legislation that will fight corruption, fix broken politics and

Notice Of UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting May 13

on May 12, 2019 - 8:49am
UNM-LA News:
The next UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
Agenda items include:
  • a presentation by a Community Internship Collaboration student;
  • an update on the formation of an Advisory Board temporary committee to focus on strategic initiatives and community relations; and
  • administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA activities.
The meeting is open to the public.

Free Seminar ‘Branding Bold Part II’ May 17

on May 12, 2019 - 8:12am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts the seminar “Branding Bold Part 2”, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17 in Room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
In today’s fast-moving, brand-driven world it’s critical for every business to have a clear understanding of their brand and target customers. Knowing what makes a business unique and differentiated from the competition will ensure a great experience for the right customers in the market place.
Big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon know the secrets to capturing market share.

Cultivating Coders Offers Graduating Seniors Free Coding Boot Camps And Paid IT Training

on May 12, 2019 - 8:10am
ALBUQUERQUE High Schoolers across the state will graduate this month. Myriad opportunities await them, perhaps the most enticing of which is New Mexico’s own Cultivating Coders’ Coding Boot Camp.
Students ages 17-29 are invited to join a cohort with peers, from every walk of life, for a free computer coding camp in Albuquerque, starting in September. In collaboration with TechHire New Mexico, Cultivating Coders is making tech education accessible to everyone.
“Cultivating Coders passion is working with communities to build a strong and very innovative

LAMS Spring Music Festival May 16

on May 12, 2019 - 7:41am

Twelve Hundred NM Students Simulate Life On Mars

on May 12, 2019 - 7:40am
KAFB News:
ALBUQUERQUE — More than 1,200 fifth-graders participated in one of New Mexico’s most exciting STEM events last week, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Mission to Mars.
Students from 37 New Mexico schools had the chance Friday to experience life on the Red Planet, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Participating students spent months in the classroom learning about Mars and put their knowledge to use in this large-scale simulation.

Waffle Breakfast Supports Robotics May 18

on May 12, 2019 - 7:39am

Scenes From Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

on May 12, 2019 - 7:29am

Kindergarten students from the Los Alamos Public Schools were treated to the annual Teddy Bear Clinic Friday at Los Alamos Medical Center. The program gives students a better understanding of the emergency services available to the community and to build confidence and familiarize them with how these services work. The first stop as the students arrived was to receive a backpack containing a small teddy bear and other goodies. The students were filled with excitement. Photo by John McHale/

In the emergency room nurse Claire Garrett treats Teddy for a hurt leg.

Native Fish In The Classroom Field Day Today

on May 11, 2019 - 10:06am
FWS News:
The Native Fish in the Classroom program is a hands-on, semester-long project that allows students to raise native fish in their classrooms.  
For several months, students learn about the life history and issues facing our native fish. Students are responsible for feeding, maintaining aquariums and filter equipment, monitoring water quality, and monitoring the overall health of their fish.
The Native Fish in the Classroom Field Day is the culmination of their time with the fish. During the Field Day, students will release their fish and says their goodbyes.

Rotary Distinguished Student Of Service: Tiana Lopez

on May 11, 2019 - 9:58am

From left, Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle congratulates LAHS junior Tiana Lopez as she receives the Distinguished Student of Service Award Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Green. Lopez is accompanied by her teacher Lori Thompson, her mother Shannandoah Lopez and family friend Justin Ramsey. Photo by Linda Hull


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recognized Tiana Lopez as a Distinguished Student of Service at its weekly meeting Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens.

Lopez has made service part of her life and also is a well-rounded student, maintaining an impressive grade-point

2019 JRMF Mathematics Festival At NNMC May 17

on May 10, 2019 - 9:44am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA STEM Santa Fe has announced that for the first time the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) is coming to Española Friday, May 17 on the campus of Northern New Mexico College (NNMC).
Since first held at Google in California in 2007, this festival has successfully sparked the imagination of students and teachers alike to the joy and beauty of mathematics all over the world.
STEM Santa Fe has brought this festival to New Mexico for the first time in 2017 and has been holding it annually in Santa Fe.

Deadline Is Friday To Volunteer As 'Actors' For County-Wide Emergency Exercise At UNM-LA

on May 9, 2019 - 4:33pm


Los Alamos County will be conducting a County-wide active shooter exercise Saturday, May 18 at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos campus at 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos.

The campus will be closed May 18 for the exercise, which is being conducted in order to test and improve the County’s overall preparedness in responding to an active shooter event. The County has received 15 applications to be volunteers as “actors” in the exercise, but would like to have more participation from the community.

Exercise activity will take place over approximately seven hours

Discover What’s Coming Up Night Skies In May

on May 9, 2019 - 2:03pm
Learn what is coming up in May’s night skies this Friday, May 10 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Paul Arendt will lead this tour of the heavens, which begins at 6 p.m. The nature center also will show the full-dome film 'EXPLORE' at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Learn what will be coming up in the night sky during the month of May this Friday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
Paul Arendt will lead an interactive tour of the heavens highlighting the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily

LANL Director And Higher Education Dept. Cabinet Secretary To Speak At UNM-LA Convocation Ceremony

on May 9, 2019 - 9:20am
LANL Director Dr. Thom Mason
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Thom Mason is the honored guest speaker and Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department Dr. Kate O’Neill is the keynote speaker at the 38th UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Convocation Ceremony at 6 p.m. May 10, in Duane Smith Auditorium.
“We are excited that both Dr. Mason and Dr. O’Neill have accepted our invitation to speak to our graduates,” UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney said. “Their willingness to participate in the ceremony

Foxx And Martin Publish Third Volume Of ‘Plants Of The Jemez Mountains’

on May 9, 2019 - 8:47am

Authors Teralene Foxx and Craig Martin with the two most recent volumes of ‘Plants of the Jemez Mountains’ during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos authors Teralene Foxx and Craig Martin recently published the third in their series of books titled “Plants of the Jemez Mountains”.

The third volume focuses on the Sunflower Family. This family of flowering plants is so large it gets its own book, Martin said.

This book follows “Volume 2, Flowering Plants” published in 2018