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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium For ScienceFest Thursday

on July 10, 2019 - 3:46pm

Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Los Alamos Nature Center Thursday as part of Suds & Shows summer movie and beer night series. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The coomunity is invited to watch  2001: A Space Odyssey on Thursday, July 11 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows.”

This event is a part of PEEC’s programming for Los Alamos ScienceFest. Doors will open and beer and wine will be available from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at a cash bar starting at 6 p.m.

Connor Hoch: My Experience As A Leader In Training

on July 10, 2019 - 9:59am
View of Submarine Rock during recent leader In Training backpacking trip. Photo by Connor Hoch/
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

Being a leader is something that can be either exhilarating or catastrophic. Even though a leadership role can be exhausting, it will teach you life experience, leadership and responsibility.

Especially when being a leader at a summer camp like I have. My experience being a Leader In Training (LIT) at the YMCA Camp Shaver has forever changed my perspective of taking care of people.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... So Many Events This Week

on July 10, 2019 - 8:11am

Lauren Sherwood is co-presenting the 8-week program, Paint Strokes Through Grief, 2-4 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

Jane Mackenzie McConnell is co-presenting the 8-week program, Paint Strokes Through Grief, 2-4 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo


Executive Director

This month is flying by already, and so many great new things are happening locally, that I thought I would share a few.

On Wednesday, the White Rock Senior Center will host a presentation by Kendra Henning, on

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019 Is Underway!

on July 10, 2019 - 7:48am
Los Alamos ScienceFest began Tuesday and continues for six days in a row, with a variety of highlights throughout the week.
Friday is themed, “Health Day,” as the events will include many based on, "Fitness in the Great Outdoors". Several local instructors, of a variety of different backgrounds, have teamed up to teach free outdoor classes that will pop up at different spots around town.
The entire schedule is posted on the website, and on the ScienceFest Facebook page.

Nan & Jeffrey Sauer Endow Science Scholarship With Donation To Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on July 9, 2019 - 9:23pm
Nan and Jeff Sauer in their home in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LANLF
Nan Sauer with Nancy & Jeffrey Sauer Scholarship recipient Amadeo Suazo. Courtesy/LANLF
Nancy and Jeffrey Sauer know the importance of education. Through their own experiences, they understand that while some students have clear direction and assistance along the path to college and career, many others, especially those in Northern New Mexico, face greater obstacles to get there.
It is the resiliency of local students, the couple’s lifelong commitment to science, and their desire to support the hopes

UNM; LANL Sign Cooperative Joint Faculty Agreement

on July 9, 2019 - 9:31am

Los Alamos National Laboratory is coordinating with the University of New Mexico with a new joint faculty agreement to increase learning and research opportunities. Image credit, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:


The University of New Mexico (UNM) and Los Alamos National Laboratory signed a landmark Institutional Agreement that provides staff from both institutions unprecedented access to collaborative research and allows for academic appointments for LANL staff and scientific staff appointments for UNM faculty.

Grief Support Group Meets 6 P.M. Thursday

on July 9, 2019 - 7:37am

SFCC Announces Tekla Johnson Is New Director Of Statewide First Born® Program Based At College

on July 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Tekla Johnson

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College announces Tekla Johnson is the new director of the statewide First Born® Home Visiting program – based at the college.

The home visiting educational program supports families with first-born children ages prenatal to three. The program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time and families adopting their first baby.

Warren Houghteling Memorial Scholarships Announced

on July 6, 2019 - 7:18am

The Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced that Jessica Erkkila and Nora Cullinan have been award $1,000 Warren Houghteling Memorial Scholarships. Warren’s love of theatre and devotion to the community will be carried on by these talented young thespians. Courtesy/LALT

Portrait of Warren Houghteling. Courtesy/LALT

Family Fun At Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday

on July 5, 2019 - 4:27pm

Join PEEC for an evening of family fun Tuesday, July 9 at the nature center. The Family Star Party starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night begins at 6 p.m. Both programs are free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, July 9 for an evening of fun and free programming for the whole family.

The evening begins with a Family Star Party at 5:30 p.m. in the planetarium. Astronomer Galen Gisler will show the audience constellations, planets and more. Then, join Melissa Mackey outside at Family Night to enjoy games, activities or crafts.

SFCC Hosts Conference Featuring Leading Child Trauma And Mental Health Expert Dr. Bruce Perry

on July 5, 2019 - 8:48am
Dr. Bruce Perry
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) have partnered to present a conference Sept. 16-17, featuring Dr. Bruce Perry at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
The event includes one day dedicated to an Early Childhood Development Symposium and one day devoted to the annual New Mexico Home Visiting Summit.
Perry is a prominent child psychiatrist and the author of “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog,” a noted book on extreme child abuse.

Leadership Los Alamos Now Accepting Applications For 2019-2020 Class

on July 5, 2019 - 8:23am

Members of the 2018-19 class of Leadership Los Alamos gathered in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building during the local government session. Photo by Martha Katko

Scene from the environment session of 2018-19 class of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko

Leadership Los Alamos News:

Leadership Los Alamos is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 class.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded in 2003 to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos area, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities

Chad The Science Guy Bubble Presentation July 9

on July 5, 2019 - 7:19am

Chad ‘The Science Guy’ will bring a free bubble presentation to the Betty Ehart Senior Center 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1101 Bathtub Row. Families and seniors are welcome to the event to help kick off the 6-day celebration of ScienceFest next week. Jordan Holsapple is seen here enjoying a heads on experience with science. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

PEEC Announces July Events

on July 5, 2019 - 6:47am
PEEC News:
Friday, July 5
Gentle Walk
A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 8:30 a.m. to noon Admission: Free. More information at
Friday, July 5
July Night Sky Show
Learn what is coming up in July's night skies at an interactive tour of the heavens with Galen Gisler. 7 p.m. Admission: $6/adult, $4/child. More information at
Saturday, July 6
Birding at Los Luceros Historic Site, Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited
Spend the morning at Los Luceros Historic Site with local birder Joe Fitzgibbon.

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Presents Lectures Next Wednesday And Thursday July 10-11

on July 4, 2019 - 1:33pm

Professor Warren Brown

LAF&SF News:

Next week the Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum presents two lectures by Professor Warren Brown.

Brown is director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute and professor of psychology in the Department of Doctoral Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.

Professor Brown has co-authored several books including Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will. Oxford, U.K., Oxford University Press, 2007.

Professor Brown’s talk Wednesday, July 10 is entitled Did My

ScienceFest Special Section Now Online!

on July 3, 2019 - 6:12pm

Click on the image to read the ScienceFest special section. It may take a moment to load.

ScienceFest 2019 Kicks Off Tuesday July 9

on July 3, 2019 - 7:57am
LACD News:
The time of year has arrived when we celebrate the hard work and innovation of a community of educators, with ScienceFest 2019.
Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District with the duo of Kate Cleveland and Jennifer Loveless, unofficially dubbed Loveland, have gotten things off to a great start.
Cleveland, along with the rest of the LACDC squad have formed a team effort behind the planning and execution of this year’s events. Their tireless crews are eager to energize visitors, vendors, and patrons to partake of their six-day event.

PEEC: Birding At Los Luceros Historic Site Saturday

on July 3, 2019 - 7:16am
Join local birder Joe Fitzgibbon and PEEC July 6 for a birding trip to Los Luceros Historic Site. The group meets at 6:15 a.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center for this outing. Registration is required and space is limited. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Spend this Saturday, July 6 birding at Los Luceros Historic Site near Alcalde with local birder Joe Fitzgibbon.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center partners with Los Luceros Historic Site and Fitzgibbon to host these walks quarterly. Event attendees will meet at 6:15 a.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center and carpool to Los

SFI: ‘Swarm Engineering Across Scales’ July 9

on July 3, 2019 - 7:03am
Andrew Lincoln Nelson, Robot 18 (2008) from the series entitled 'The Living Machines'.
SFI News:
Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Community Event: "Swarm Engineering Across Scales" with Sabine Hauert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
Birds do it, bees do it. Even ants and fish in the sea do it. When certain individuals group together, they create a “swarm intelligence”— a collective brain capable of solving complex problems, which would be insurmountable for an isolated individual.
In the world of artificial

On The Job In Los Alamos: Artist Paul S. Torres

on July 2, 2019 - 8:31am
On the job in Los Alamos Monday is traditional contemporary digital artist Paul S. Torres of San Ildefonso Pueblo with his work now available at the Secret City Kitchen on the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Dr. His prints (8x10 and 13x17), cards and logos are available framed and unframed. For information, visit or call 505.423.2985. Torres also works at Secret City Kitchen, which will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Jazz Project Completes 1st Summer Camp

on July 2, 2019 - 6:59am
Los Alamos Jazz Project middle school students performing June 21 in the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAJP
Los Alamos Jazz Project high school students performing June 21 in the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAJP
The Los Alamos Jazz Project completed its first ever Summer Jazz Camp June 21 with two big band performances at the pavilion in Ashley Pond Park. 
The first set was performed by a group of elementary and middle school students, followed by a second set performed by high school students.

Free Hunter Education At Camp Wehinahpay Aug. 9-11

on July 2, 2019 - 6:36am
NMG&F News:
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification free of charge.
The camp is open to youth ages 10 and over who are accompanied by a participating adult. It will be conducted the weekend of Aug. 9-11, at the beautiful Camp Wehinahpay Boy Scout Camp in the Sacramento Mountains east of Alamogordo.
Participants are responsible for their own camping gear for this opportunity, but Friday dinner through Sunday lunch meals are provided.

LAPS: Online Registration For 2019-20 Now Open

on July 1, 2019 - 2:46pm

LAPS News:

Now’s the time to register students for the 2019-2020 school year. Online registration is open on the Los Alamos Public Schools’ (LAPS) website.  

All returning students must complete the online enrollment process.

For all students who attended LAPS last year: complete the Returning Student Application (This is for students who currently reside in Los Alamos County or are an approved out-of-district student.) Families must provide two proofs of residency when registering their student.

If your child previously attended a Los Alamos Public School and you have moved out of Los

Enchanted Evening 2019 Features Women In STEM

on June 30, 2019 - 3:10pm

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck served as master of ceremonies at the at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails (GSNMT) annual fundraiser, Enchanted Evening, Saturday evening at the Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Jennifer Harris specializes in biosecurity at LANL and was the keynote speaker GSNMT annual fundraiser Saturday at Sandia Resort. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck served

Teachers Union: Salary Agreement For 2019-2020

on June 30, 2019 - 8:36am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE — After months of negotiations, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) announced a tentative agreement with the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) on raises for certified employees.
“While contract talks continue on other terms and conditions of employment, I am proud to say that all APS educators we represent will return to work next school year with significant salary increases.