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Texas A&M Dignitaries Meet With Alumni, Visit LANL

on January 12, 2019 - 8:28am
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp tells a room full of alumni the latest news about their school at an alumni gathering Thursday in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Laboratory Director Thom Mason with LANL Statistician and 2017 Texas A&M graduate Mary Frances Dorn at Thursday's Aggie Alumni Event in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A room full of Texas Aggies greeted Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Chairman of the Board of

UNM-LA Collaborates With Innovation Academy

on January 12, 2019 - 8:18am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is partnering with The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy to offer “Create. Sell. Bank” this spring at UNM-LA.

This online course will address issues related to designing and establishing online businesses. Students will be exposed to a variety of innovation processes to help assist them as they consider a product/business concept.

The class will cover intellectual property basics, marketing processes, and how to create customer profiles, email lists, product landing pages and marketing automation.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Presents ‘A Look Ahead At 2019 Nuclear Hotspots Around The World’ Lecture Saturday In Los Alamos

on January 11, 2019 - 9:23am

Dr. Siegfried Hecker

Los Alamos Historical Society

Although the North Korean nuclear crisis took a bit of a breather in 2018, the rest of the world turned more dangerous.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker will review developments around the world and look ahead at 2019 during the Second Annual Alice and Lawry Mann Lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos.


Mountain First Graders Show Entrepreneurial Spirit

on January 11, 2019 - 8:55am
Mountain teacher Scott Johnson's students with bags they sold to raise money for Heifer International and Self Help Inc., and hold up a check they presented to Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
They may only be first-graders but Mountain Elementary School teacher Scott Johnson’s students are already entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
In an email to the Los Alamos Daily Post, Johnson explained that last year his class founded a business to earn profits to donate to charities.

Project Lit Book Group Kicks Off At Los Alamos High School With Funding From LAPS Foundation

on January 10, 2019 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos High School teachers gather for the first adult Project Lit Book Group meeting, an initiative funded through a grant from the LAPS Foundation. From left, Stephanie Hailey (English), Shannon Seitz, Margo Batha, Elizabeth Bates (German), Michelle Holland (English), Kristine Coblentz and Therese Mueller (Spanish). Not pictured: Lucy Belian (Guidance) and Annette Garcia-Sehorn (Business). The goal for this group is to introduce LAHS staff members from all departments to the books that students are reading in the student Project Lit Group, and to encourage staff to discuss the books

LANL: More Stable Light Comes From Intentionally ‘Squashed’ Quantum Dots

on January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Novel colloidal quantum dots are formed of an emitting cadmium/selenium (Cd/Se) core enclosed into a compositionally graded CdxZn1-xSe shell wherein the fraction of zinc versus cadmium increases towards the dot's periphery. Due to a directionally asymmetric lattice mismatch between CdSe and ZnSe, the core, at top right, is compressed more strongly perpendicular to the crystal axis than along it. This leads to modifications of the electronic structure of the CdSe core, which beneficially affects its light-emission properties.

Science On Tap: ‘Accobeam & How Technological Innovations Using Sound Are Changing What Is Seen’

on January 10, 2019 - 11:19am
LANL Scientist Dr. Vamshi Chillara
LACD News:
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 at UnQuarked Wine Room.
This discussion will feature Dr. Vamshi Chillara of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Acoustics and Sensors Team.
Are you interested in how current research at Los Alamos is improving biomedical imaging and long-range undersea communications?

Secretary Toulouse Oliver To Provide Second Year Of Sexual Harassment Trainings For New Mexico Lobbyists

on January 10, 2019 - 10:18am

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will provide two lobbyist trainings for the 2019 New Mexico legislative session covering lobbyist registration, reporting requirements and sexual harassment.

The trainings are 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 10 and 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in room 238 of the Bataan Memorial Building in Santa Fe.

“These sexual harassment trainings are part of my ongoing commitment to ensure that the Roundhouse is a safe space for everyone who works

LAPS Unveils Resource Center For School Employees

on January 10, 2019 - 9:43am

Kathryn Vandenkieboom shows features of the new LAPS employee resource center during a tour of the facility Tuesday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus gave School Board members a sneak peek Tuesday evening of the new employee resource center, named The Source.

The Source, which is across the parking lot from the School Administration Building, will be available to all school employees.

LAPS Systems, Curriculum Mapping, and Data Analysis


Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Jan. 17

on January 10, 2019 - 9:38am
LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard.
The program will be a presentation and discussion entitled A Genealogical Practicum of My Recent Research in Pennsylvania, by Kent Parsons.  
The traditional no-host social dinner will convene ahead of the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.

STEM Educator’s Evening At New Mexico Museum Of Space History: Free Demos, Dinner, Door Prizes Jan. 17

on January 10, 2019 - 9:03am
STEM education is much more than sitting in class, it takes hands-on activities to help spark young imaginations like these two Rocketeer Academy cadets gearing up for fun and learning. Teachers are invited to the museum Jan. 17 for a free Educator’s Evening, showcasing the many STEM based programs that the museum’s education department offers. Courtesy/NMMSH
Sometimes seeing things in action helps make everything click.

Explore Discoveries Of NASA’s Kepler Mission Friday

on January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center to discuss the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission and preview first results from the TESS spacecraft. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join local scientist Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission.

The spacecraft was officially retired in October 2018, and Guzik will highlight a few of the many discoveries of the mission and preview first results from the follow-up TESS spacecraft, which launched in April 2018.

The Kepler Mission launched in

False Alarm Triggers Evacuation At Los Alamos High

on January 9, 2019 - 12:46pm

Students and staff were evacuated, and Los Alamos Firefighters responded to an alarm triggered late this morning at Los Alamos High School at 1300 Diamond Dr. It turned out to be a false alarm and students and staff returned to class without incident. Photo by John McHale/

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum At Legislative Dinner

on January 9, 2019 - 11:30am

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Legislative Dinner 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Delta in Espanola.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.


New Cooking School Aims To Educate Kids About Healthy Food In Fun Way At Little Sprout’s Kitchen

on January 9, 2019 - 8:58am
Little Sprout’s Kitchen owner Kelly Parker at home in her kitchen in White Rock. The eight members of Parker’s Spice Girls cooking club made the dishes pictured here. Courtesy photo
When White Rock resident Kelly Parker retired after a long career as a graphic designer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she began searching for ways to fill her time.
She volunteered in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. She traveled to Portugal and worked on a farm. And now, she’s starting a new venture right in her own home: Little Sprouts Kitchen.
Via Little

Steinhaus: HUGE Thank You To Los Alamos Community For Making Today's Return To School A Success!

on January 8, 2019 - 3:18pm
Volunteers make today's return to school a success. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Public Schools

Thanks to our wonderful school employees and community volunteers, today's return to school was a success. Students arrived safely and classes are back in session.

The most major challenge due to weather was having to temporarily relocate three science classrooms that received water damage from frozen pipes.

Over the last few days, volunteers from throughout Los Alamos helped with snow removal at schools and brought snacks to refuel those clearing pathways.


NM Awarded $5.4 million Preschool Development Grant

on January 8, 2019 - 2:11pm
SANTA FE — The state of New Mexico has been awarded a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist in efforts to build a high-quality early learning system for families and young children.
The Children, Youth and Families Department is designated as the lead agency for the grant — formally called the Preschool Development Grant, Birth to Five. CYFD applied collaboratively with the Department of Health and Public Education Department. The one year award includes the option of applying for additional funding for additional years.

SFCC Continuing Education Open House Jan. 15

on January 8, 2019 - 7:09am
Santa Fe Community College at 6401 Richards Ave. Courtesy/SFCC
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education is hosting open house about the wide variety of classes for life-long learners.
Meet instructors and sample culinary delights prepared by SFCC instructors and much more during the Continuing Education open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Room 131 at Santa Fe Community College at 6401 Richards Ave.
For more information, visit here or call 505.428.1676.

Snow Removal Efforts Underway In Tsikumu Village

on January 7, 2019 - 8:15pm


Los Alamos County will be mobilizing snow removal crews beginning today to the Tsikumu Village area and the work will continue until all streets in the village are passable.

The efforts will include snow plowing and removal by truck to an offsite location. Atomic City Transit services will remain open; however, services will work around the snow removal efforts.

Residents are asked to use caution around the operation and to remove vehicles from the roadway and park vehicles in driveways.

Los Alamos County thanks you for your patience.

Direct questions and comments to the

Youth; Low-Income Communities Would Benefit From Outdoor Equity Fund In 2019 Legislative Session

on January 7, 2019 - 5:50pm
LAS CRUCES Low-income youth and their families could soon have expanded opportunities to access state parks, federal public lands, and a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities as part of a statewide and national coalition effort to establish an Outdoor Equity Fund in the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session.
New Mexico State Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-35) will introduce the bill, which is tied to the creation of a New Mexico Office of Outdoor Recreation, a priority economic development initiative that New Mexico Gov.

Sunflower Bank ABC Program Supporting Education Kicks Off It's 18th Year With New Benefits

on January 7, 2019 - 5:48pm
SBFN News:
DENVER, Colo. Sunflower Bank’s annual signature ABC Program has raised more than $1.2 million since 2001 for local schools and students in its Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities.
The ABC Program runs Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019 and supports approximately 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Recipients use the ABC Program funds for much needed educational supplies, equipment and books.
“We believe in solving problems and making possibilities a reality for our customers and our communities,” Sunflower Bank Chairman

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting Postponed To Jan. 14

on January 7, 2019 - 10:08am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting scheduled for this evening is postponed until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus at 4000 University Dr.

Agenda items include a brief overview of requests/expectations for the next legislative session and administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA activities.

The meeting is open to the public.

Michael Moore Of Los Alamos Completes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Sea Year At USMMA

on January 6, 2019 - 5:39am


Kings Point, NY – Midshipman Michael Moore, son of Patricia and Murray Moore of Los Alamos recently completed Sea Year training at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, NY. 

Moore was nominated by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Moore is a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

“The World is Our Campus” is emblematic of Sea Year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's signature training program where midshipmen spend one year training aboard ocean going vessels.

Midshipman Moore traveled to Europe, Alaska and the

Los Alamos School Board Meets Tuesday Jan. 8

on January 6, 2019 - 5:39am

SFCC Offers ESL Classes At Many Locations

on January 6, 2019 - 5:30am
SFCC News:
Do you want to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you speak no English at all, or if you know a little or a lot of English, we have classes for you!
Santa Fe Community College will offer English as a Second Language courses to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session prior to registration. The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses. The registration fee of $25 can be applied to more than one course and includes all class materials.
The classes will be offered at