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Valles Caldera Van Tour: Fraser & Cathy Goff Sept. 30

on September 21, 2018 - 8:08am
Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff on a field trip driving through the Valles Caldera National Preserve Sunday, Sept. 30.
Participants will examine the volcanology and geothermal springs of the 1.25-million-year-old Valles Caldera. The tour is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and advance registration is required.
The field trip consists of six stops throughout the day. Attendees will park and meet at the Valle Grande Visitor Center promptly at 9 a.m.

League, PEEC And LAHS Prepare To Register Voters

on September 21, 2018 - 7:57am
To observe National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 25, the League of Women Voters will partner with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and send volunteer registrars to the Los Alamos Nature Center throughout the day.
Community members can visit the nature center 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m. to register to vote.
The registrars have all been trained at the County Clerk’s office and will have all the necessary information about voting. National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register voters.

PEEC: Celebrate Autumnal Equinox Friday

on September 20, 2018 - 3:13pm
Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium with a talk from Erica Fogerty that will explore the astrophysical origin of the equinox, as well as its cultural significance throughout the ages.
An equinox happens only twice each year, marking the time when the lengths of Earth’s day and night are exactly the same. Learn about how the autumnal equinox connects to harvest and how it has celebrated around the world.
Erica Fogerty is a computational astrophysicist at LANL’s Center for Theoretical

Rutgers Teaches Caregivers To Focus On Themselves

on September 20, 2018 - 2:08pm
UBHC News:
Family members who care for loved ones with mental or physical disabilities are at risk for increased stress, which can affect not only their health but also the health of the person in their charge. Often, these individuals must balance care with work and other family commitments, leaving little time to attend to their own health and wellbeing.
George Brice of Willingboro, New Jersey, began experiencing from “compassion fatigue” and depression after his father passed away last year, leaving him as the sole caregiver for his sister who lives with schizoaffective disorder.

ProjectY Cowork Member Spotlight: Naly Ramírez Of Se Habla Español

on September 20, 2018 - 2:06pm
Naly Ramírez. Courtesy/Desert Gold Digital Media
projectY cowork News:
projectY cowork Los Alamos member Naly Ramírez began using the space a little over a year and a half ago, in early 2017. She is a local Spanish teacher, teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced-level Spanish language classes to the citizens of Los Alamos and White Rock.
“projectY is not only a professional environment where I can bring my students and teach my classes, but it is also a place where I can find a support network that helps me with ideas and gives me advice on how to achieve my professional

LAPS Pilot Initiative: New Safety Assurances At Events

on September 19, 2018 - 4:40pm

LAPS News:

This is an invitation for comments and suggestions about a pilot safety initiative being implemented this year at Los Alamos Public Schools athletic events.

The pilot program includes a “no re-entry” practice for scheduled games at Sullivan Field, Griffith Gym, Brousseau Gym and Hawk Field. For the safety and security of students and guests, re-entry into athletic events at Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School is currently restricted.

Our increasing focus on safety is aligned with suggestions from local leaders and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise And Donate $8,500 To YouthWorks!

on September 19, 2018 - 8:49am
From left, Youthworks! participant, Youthworks! Executive Director Melynn Schuyler, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and DNCU Web Marketing Specialist Alexandra Pratt. Courtesy photo
DNCU Chief Lending Officer Kerry Stacy, left, Youthworks! kids, Youthworks! Workforce and Personnel Engagement Director Devin Baldwin, DNCU Human Resources Manager Jocelyn Singer-Sargent, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti, DNCU HR Coordinator Leeann Maes, DNCU Member Solutions Manager Jeri Bishop, DNCU VP Human Resources Jo Allen, DNCU Web Marketing Specialist Alexandra Pratt. Courtesy photo
DNCU News:

Mountain Elementary 6th Graders Join PEEC And Bandelier Educators For Bird Banding Training

on September 18, 2018 - 8:40am

Mountain Elementary School 6th graders traveled Friday to Alamo Boundary Trail for bird banding training. Educators from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier showed students how to spot and identify birds as well as how to safely catch, study, band and release them. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Denise Matthews, PEEC Play-based Education Specialist greeted students and led a bird watching hike. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Students shared binoculars and learned to spot birds. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Mountain Elementary

Opening Reception For ‘Sculpture Vessels’ Wednesday

on September 18, 2018 - 6:25am
ART News:
The opening reception for “Sculptural Vessels,” an exhibit of ceramics by Sharon Brush, is 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the UNM-LA Library.
Refreshments will be served.
Featured artist Sharon Brush is a new ceramics instructor here at UNM-LA. Her hand built works will be on display Sept. 19 through Nov. 1 in the Library.
Come to the opening and talk with the artist!

Northern Foundation Annual Gala Nov. 10

on September 18, 2018 - 6:07am
NNMC News:
Save the date for Espanola Valley’s social event of the year: The Northern Foundation 23rd Annual Gala, Saturday Nov. 10 at Ohkay Owingeh Convention Center.
Have a grand time and help raise scholarship money to create futures for Northern New Mexico College students and the communities of the Espanola Valley.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and auction items are being assepted. For information, contact Robin Duran at 505.747.2218,

Student Donates Celestial Tree Sculpture To Highlands

on September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Fine arts senior Mary Miller stands with her sculpture, Celestial Tree, that she donated to Highlands. Courtesy/Ali Romero/Media Arts
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM An 11-foot-tall steel tree sculpture depicting the total solar eclipse of 2018 is planted firmly in the earth in front of New Mexico Highlands’ Burris Hall, thanks to a donation from a fine arts student.
The university’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve fine arts senior Mary Miller’s Celestial Tree sculpture installation in front of the fine arts building.
“Trees are used as a symbol that connects us to

Tech Trek Summer Camp For Seventh Grade Girls Comes To New Mexico For Fifth Year

on September 17, 2018 - 12:53pm
Tech Trek NM, a residential summer camp focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for ascending 8th  grade girls, was conducted June 10-16 on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, sponsored by the American Association of University Women New Mexico. Courtesy photo
Madelyn Crotzer. Courtesy photo
LAMS News:
Los Alamos Middle School student Madelyn Crotzer attended Tech Trek NM June 10-16. She reflected on her camp experience to AAUW Los Alamos Branch members during their annual lunch Saturday, Sept. 15.
Participants were nominated by their science or math teacher.

‘Learning To LOVE The Word Like Mary’ Women's Breakfast Featuring Speaker Sonja Corbitt At IHM Oct. 6

on September 16, 2018 - 6:11am

Sonja Corbitt

IHM News:

Popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt will be the featured speaker at a special breakfast just for women 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.
Through reflections on Mary, two talks given by Corbitt will explore ways that women can deepen their daily prayer life and find spiritual nourishment in sacred scripture.

Anderson Overlook Draws Tourists, Artists, Students

on September 16, 2018 - 6:10am

Tourists were busy taking selfies and artists painting the panoramic view Saturday at Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A group of students and their professor from New Mexico Tech in Socorro on a field trip Saturday to examine local geology across the road from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter To The Editor: Response To Written Communication By Shelbi Simeone-Montoya

on September 16, 2018 - 5:58am
Los Alamos

I almost never respond to letters to the editor in any newspaper, but this time I am emailing in response to Ms. Montoya and her recent letter about teaching licensure to strongly suggest she find a good proofreader for her future written communication.

As a former teacher, I longed for a writing conference with her before she hit “send” on her letter, or at the very least, a red pen to correct the many, many grammar, usage and mechanics issues with her letter, not to mention the issues with writing clarity. What a mess!

If you are going to write publicly about

NHCC Hosts Bless Me, Ultima Reading Oct. 14

on September 16, 2018 - 5:58am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will present a beginning-to-end reading of Rudolfo Anaya's acclaimed novel, Bless Me, Ultima Sunday, Oct. 14.
The reading will take place in the NHCC Art Museum where an exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición, enters its final month.
Over 40 dignitaries, New Mexico authors, youth (including school students), adults and elders will read, each for 15 minutes, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The reading is free and open to the public with museum entrance fee.

LANL: Lectures Explore Impact Of Particle Accelerators

on September 14, 2018 - 2:54am
Bruce Carlsten
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bruce Carlsten will explore the ways particle accelerators can improve our lives in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning Sept. 17 in Albuquerque.
“Particle accelerators have a range of applications, from fighting cancer to processing food and enabling key scientific discoveries,” said Carlsten, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Engineering Sciences Directorate.
“Simple accelerators can be as small as dental X-ray tools while large ones like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can stretch over miles

SFI: 'Limits Of Computers In Science And Society'

on September 14, 2018 - 2:52am
Plans for Charles Babbage's analytical engine. Courtesy photo
SFI News:
Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series: "Limits of Computers in Science and Society" with Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute at 7:30 p.m., Monday Sept. 24 and Tuesday Sept. 25, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W. San Francisco St. Santa Fe, NM.
The Limits of Computers in Science and Society
Computers, algorithms, and artificial intelligence have touched every aspect of our society, from science, to communication, to the justice system. But despite
their enormous power, computers have fundamental

SFCC: 'The Roads Most Traveled' Oct. 5

on September 14, 2018 - 2:52am
SFCC News:
The community is invited 12:15–2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 to Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave., for a photo presentation and talk "The Roads Most Traveled" with Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist, Don Bartletti, who will share his experiences and photographs documenting human migration,
After almost four decades working along the U.S./Mexico border, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Don Bartletti believes migration for survival is as old as humanity, unstoppable as the wind and frequently misunderstood.

Sydney Andrews Receives DOE Graduate Fellowship

on September 13, 2018 - 10:53am

Sydney Andrews


AMES, Iowa – Sydney Andrews from Los Alamos is attending graduate school at Stony Brook University this fall on a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship.

Andrews is one of fewer than 6 percent of applicants to receive the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Andrews is studying toward a doctoral degree in Astrophysics.

The fellowship, administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Keeping High Quality Teachers In The Classroom

on September 13, 2018 - 9:41am
Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow
It was a hard conversation to have with my 8th grade students in February about how they would feel if I wasn’t their teacher the rest of the year. Our discussion was one I posed as hypothetical as I contemplated leaving my school of four years, the only school I’d known, to an administrative intern position.
“If you leave, I don’t know what I’ll do!”, was a quote from one of the students in my room during our weekly lunch advisory sessions.This was one of the 10 students in my homeroom class whose rapport with

Los Alamos Historical Society Intern Studies Cold War

on September 13, 2018 - 9:23am

Los Alamos High School graduate Kallie Funk’s summer job as an intern for the Los Alamos Historical Society gave her the opportunity to research Cold War history in the society’s archives, a topic that is a good fit with her college major, political science. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society Intern

I was born and raised in Los Alamos. My mom was as well, so I have always thought I knew everything there was to know about Los Alamos and its history.

However, after I accepted a research internship at the Los Alamos Historical Society earlier this year, I quickly

NMEC Fall College Day At LAHS Today

on September 13, 2018 - 9:18am

Learn How Known Universe Has Grown Over Time

on September 13, 2018 - 9:03am

Dave North and Akkana Peck at 7 p.m. Friday to learn about how the ‘Known Universe’ has grown over time thanks to breakthroughs in astronomy. This is the first in a series of planetarium talks at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Go back in time this Friday evening to learn about how perceptions of reality have grown over time through breakthroughs in astronomy.

Dave North and Akkana Peck are giving the first in a series of planetarium talks that will explore how the “Known Universe” has increased in size over time.

St. John’s College Cuts Tuition In Half For Residents

on September 12, 2018 - 1:27pm
St. John's College. Courtesy photo
SJC News:
St. John’s College, a private liberal arts college with two campuses in historic state capitals, Annapolis, Md., and Santa Fe, is taking bold steps to become one of the most affordable private liberal arts colleges in the country.
Today, the third oldest college in the United States, and Forbes magazine’s number one best college in New Mexico, announced it is moving away from ‘prestige pricing’ and a tuition-centered financial model and is launching a new philanthropy-centered financial model to make the school more affordable and