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On The Job In Los Alamos: Presenting Grief Support

on June 30, 2019 - 8:31am

On the job in Los Alamos: Annette Gates MEd OM of Golden Willow with Founder/Director Ted Wiard Ed.D LPCC CGC introducing grief support information during a program June 27 at Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos at 1627 A Central Ave. They discussed the dance of the limbic and frontal lobe and the emotional guidance scale detailing upward and downward spirals. These programs are held periodically to help people grieving the loss of a loved one. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

County: 2019 Zero Waste Champions Of The Year

on June 30, 2019 - 8:18am
To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board sponsored the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award.
This award was previously known as the Business Recycler of the Year Award; however, the award program was expanded to include other sustainability initiatives such as water and energy conservation and overall waste reduction.
To become eligible, an organization is nominated by a member

State Program Trains 2,300 Workers At 70 Companies

on June 30, 2019 - 7:48am
NMED News:
SANTA FE A start-up that helps retailers compete with Internet sellers and a company that builds unmanned solar aircraft are among the firms awarded job-training grants in June, said Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes.
The most recent grants went to seven companies to train 52 workers in areas from chemistry to electronics and tech assembly to solar installation.
The June awards are the last of the 2019 Fiscal Year for the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), one of the top employee-training programs in the United States.

NMA: T.I.M.E. Exhibit At UNM-LA July 1 – Aug. 31

on June 29, 2019 - 6:22am
NMA News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and UNM-Los Alamos present T.I.M.E. – Temporary Installations Made for the Environment exhibit, July 1 through Aug. 31 on the Los Alamos campus.
New Mexico artists were invited to create temporary artworks inspired by the natural landscape, artistic and cultural heritage and history of innovation in the community of Los Alamos. A committee of Los Alamos community members selected the theme of Aha! and five artworks based on this theme.
Installations will be on display at various locations on the UNM-LA

Nature On Tap: Jon Hayes On Bird Conservation July 1

on June 28, 2019 - 4:40pm

Jon Hayes from Audubon New Mexico will discuss the conservation of birds in New Mexico at Nature On Tap 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 at projectY cowork Los Alamos. Courtesy/LACD



The community is invited to join Jon Hayes from Audubon New Mexico for a presentation on the conservation of birds in New Mexico at Nature On Tap 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 at projectY cowork Los Alamos.

Hayes will discuss the unique avian diversity found in the Land of Enchantment on species assemblages of three different habitat types:

  • Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands;
  • Riparian Forests; and

Car Wash Underway Today & Saturday At Sullivan Field

on June 28, 2019 - 11:14am

A car wash is underway until noon and again 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with the same hours Saturday in the parking lot at Sullivan Field. Cars cost $8 and trucks cast $10 and all proceeds go to support the volleyball program at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

Scene from the car wash underway until noon and again 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with the same hours Saturday in the parking lot at Sullivan Field. Cars cost $8 and trucks cast $10 and all proceeds go to support the volleyball program at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the car wash underway

Los Alamos Hilltopper And Second Lieutenant Kyle Partin Returns Home An Air Force Pilot

on June 28, 2019 - 7:00am
Second Lieutenant Kyle Partin of Los Alamos standing in front of a T-1. Courtesy photo
T-6. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
He started as a Chamisa Cheetah, ended up a stellar NJROTC Hilltopper and now Second Lieutenant Kyle Partin returns home as a newly minted Air Force pilot.
Partin attended Texas Tech University as a mechanical engineering student and ROTC cadet. His schooling involved leadership training opportunities and developing skills needed for military life.

UNM-Los Alamos Campus Closed July 4-5

on June 28, 2019 - 6:45am
The UNM-LA campus will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close Thursday and Friday, July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day.
There will be no classes or activities and buildings will be closed.
In addition to the federal July 4 holiday, UNM President Dr. Garnet Stokes approved Friday, July 5 as a holiday in recognition of UNM employees.

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief; Fire Marshal Complete National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program

on June 27, 2019 - 8:12am

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department congratulates Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald and Division Chief-Fire Marshal Wendy Servey on their graduation from National Fire Academy (NFA) and completion of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO).

Division Chief-Fire Marshal Wendy Servey

NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program is a 4-year program that provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration.

PEEC: Watch 'Interstellar' And Explore The Science Behind The Film June 27-28

on June 27, 2019 - 7:24am

Watch ‘Interstellar’ tonight at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The movie is part of the nature center’s Suds & Shows summer movie and beer night series. Beer and wine are available from Pajarito Brewpub starting at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy outside before the show. Then, join Peter Polko at 6 p.m., Friday in the planetarium to explore the science behind the film. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:
Watch “Interstellar” this evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for PEEC’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows.”
Doors open

How University Of Arizona Guided Men To The Moon

on June 27, 2019 - 5:56am
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into some of the oldest mysteries about the moon, the earth and the solar system.
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Only a handful of people were seriously studying the moon when President John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that Americans would walk on its surface by the decade's end.
Among them was a small group of researchers at the University of Arizona.
The UA team imaged and mapped the lunar surface, which

Kiwanis Club Supports Local Robotics Team

on June 26, 2019 - 5:37pm

Kiwanis Club President Philo Shelton presents a $600 check to Rita Bronson for ‘The Quadrumaniacs’, a local robotics club competing in July at the Mountain State Championship in Fairmont, W. Va. Photo by Don Casperson
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

Los Alamos Kiwanis President Philo Shelton presented Rita Bronson a $600 check from the club June 25 to support “The Quadrumaniacs, First Lego League Team 146” comprised of seven Los Alamos students competing July 11-15 at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W. Va.

The team includes three boys and four girls.

Highlands University School Of Education Offering $525,970 In Teacher Education Scholarship Funds

on June 26, 2019 - 11:46am


NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education is offering $525,970 in teacher education scholarships, thanks to awards from two New Mexico Higher Education Department programs.

In its 2019 session, the New Mexico State Legislature approved $10 million for the Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship Act, with Highlands receiving $479,853.

Also in 2019, the legislature approved $510,000 for the new Grow Your Own Teacher Act, with Highlands receiving $46,117.

“With both these scholarship programs we want to recruit, prepare and support the next

NMEW Hosts Ethics In New Mexico Event July 15

on June 26, 2019 - 8:17am
NMEW News:
New Mexico Ethics Watch (NMEW) will present Ethics in New Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going, a multi-faceted event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday July 15, at the UNM Continuing Education Center on University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.
The event will feature former Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court Richard Bosson, former New Mexico State Sen.

SFCC And SFHEC Closed Independence Day

on June 26, 2019 - 7:53am
 SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
All campus facilities at both locations will be closed. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center, Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
The SFCC main campus, 6401 Richards Ave. and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road will reopen Friday, July 5.
Fall 2019 Credit class registration continues

Upcoming Moving Arts Summer Workshops

on June 26, 2019 - 6:50am

LAPS: Get Out & Active With Summer Challenge Card

on June 25, 2019 - 6:13pm

Superintendent of School

The Los Alamos Public Schools have been working with Los Alamos County and our community partners to promote getting out and getting active this summer.

As part of the campaign - an engaged and connected community is a thriving community - we have developed a Summer Challenge Card, which lists a number of places and events within Los Alamos County. We are inviting families to visit and engage with these community locations.

Here’s how it works: visit six or more locations listed on the card.

NEA Grant Recognizes Transformative Words Without Walls Program Tailored For Prison Inmates

on June 25, 2019 - 6:54am
Words Without Walls is a collaborative project between Chatham University, the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House. Courtesy photo

NEA News:

Chatham University has been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), recognizing the 10th Anniversary of Words Without Walls, a collaborative project between Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House.

The NEA received 1,592 Art Works applications for its second major funding round of fiscal year 2019, and it approved more than $80 million in grants for


LAESF: 116 Northern NM Students Receive $773,500 From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on June 24, 2019 - 5:56pm
Gold scholarship award winner Estrella Torres from Nambé Pueblo is interning in the Materials Science Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL


Graduating seniors Estrella Torres of Pojoaque Valley High School, Zachary Ginn of Taos High School and Leina Gries of Santa Fe’s Desert Academy will head to college in the fall with an extra $5,000 per year in scholarships provided by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

These three recipients of the top-level $20,000 Gold Scholarship are among the 116 students in Northern New Mexico receiving 122 awards

PEEC: Meet Adult And Baby Goats At Los Alamos Nature Center 6:30 P.M. Wednesday June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 5:36pm

Meet goats of all shapes and sizes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this evening of fun! Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to meet adult and baby goats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This Summer Family Evening program features Debbie Wood of Second Bloom Farm, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and their goats.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see goats up close, learn about how goat milk is used and hear about what goats need to live happily on the Pajarito

Enterprise Bank & Trust Hosts Reception For Seven Scholarship Recipients And Their Families

on June 24, 2019 - 1:49pm
Gathered for a special reception honoring scholarship recipients Thursday, from left, Enterprise Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Enterprise President - Los Alamos Region Liddie Martinez, EVHS students Amadeo Suazo and student Ryan Trujillo, PVHS student Haley Perez, LAHS students Phoenix Dendera and Anna Lemke and PVHS student Estrella Torres. Not pictured is McCurdy Charter School student Isaiah Trujillo. Courtesy photo
Enterprise Bank & Trust News:
The 2019 Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholars gathered Thursday, June 20 with their families and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholarship Selection

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

LAPS: Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

on June 24, 2019 - 11:39am

LAPS News:

Online registration for kindergarten at Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools is now available through the Los Alamos Public Schools website.

Registration is an important step to ensure your student has a spot in an elementary school for the upcoming school year.

For more information on how to enroll, go to

Children who turn five before 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 15.

Direct questions to Sandra Osborn at

NMED Launches Technology Transfer Assistance Grants

on June 24, 2019 - 9:47am
NMED News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures.
The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to business startups.
“There is a substantial amount of research being done at the National Laboratories and Universities in New Mexico that can be commercialized,” said

New Mexico Libraries Offer Space-Themed Programs

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Courtesy photo
NMSL News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Library has identified this year’s statewide Summer Reading theme,A Universe of Stories, to tie into the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Public libraries around the state will be offering space-themed programs as well as offering incentives encouraging children, teens and adults to read all summer long.
Participating in a summer reading program has been proven to help students prevent the “summer slide” which is a significant drop in test scores between school years.