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LAFD: Learn To Save A Life During CPR/AED Training

on February 21, 2019 - 8:20am

LAFD News:

February is American Heart Health Month. Each year more than 790,000 Americans have a heart attack and nearly 15 percent will die as a result.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart.

Time is a critical component to surviving a cardiac event, with every moment that passes, the chances of survival diminish tremendously. Moments count during a cardiac event.

The amount of heart muscle damaged is directly proportionate to the amount of

Scouts BSA Program Now Available In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2019 - 6:48am

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2 at a recent meeting. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

This  month, the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls from fifth grade through high school into a newly named program called Scouts BSA, which allows girls the opportunities boys have, including becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

The move comes a year after girls from first to fifth grade were allowed to join Cub Scouts.

The Scouts BSA program is now available in Los Alamos.

NHCC Art Museum Opens Qué Chola March 8

on February 21, 2019 - 6:34am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Qué Chola, opens Friday March 8, with a reception in the Art Museum 6-9 p.m., and closes Aug. 4.
The exhibit features Cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates the Chola as a symbol of strength, power and resilience in the face of racial, gender and economic adversity.
The term Chola is commonly used to refer to women of a particular subculture in the U.S. often characterized by cultural pride, tough behavior and a distinctive style.

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 6:24am
Max Rodriguez, left, and Sebastian Hatcher look up to the balcony of the Capitol Rotunda before performing music with other students from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School Wednesday in Albuquerque in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
Zoelle Strober, a student from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School in Albuquerque, plays the violin during a musical performance Wednesday at the Capitol in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
By The New Mexican
Days left in the session: 23
Confirmations: The Senate voted 31-0 Wednesday to confirm Kate O'Neill, the former

LAPS Students Heading To Regional Science Fair

on February 20, 2019 - 3:57pm

Lillian Petersen and Garyk Brixi were named Grand Award in the Environmental Science Senior Division for their project, ‘A Novel Computational Tool to Inform Cost-Effective Nutrition Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa’. They will next compete at the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science & Engineering Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is sending 50 students to the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science & Engineering Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.

Students qualified for the regional

Explore Wonders Of ‘Big Honking Telescopes’ Friday

on February 20, 2019 - 2:54pm

Explore the wonders of big telescopes at 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:


Explore the wonders of “Big Honking Telescopes” this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Join Dave North and Akkana Peck to learn why we build extremely large telescopes and what they have told us about our universe. This talk begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.


Most of what we know about the larger universe is the result of ever larger and better optics.

UNM-LA Hosts LAMTA Piano Recital Sunday Feb. 24

on February 20, 2019 - 6:01am
Los Alamos Music Teachers Association pianists will perform at the LAMTA Sunday Musicale at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA News:
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

New Mexico School For The Arts Exhibition March 1-29

on February 19, 2019 - 2:57pm
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host the exhibition Decomposition with works by 14 New Mexico School for the Arts students 5-7 p.m., March 1-29, with the opening Friday, March 1 at HSFF's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
NMSA's Junior Visual Artists are organizing their first ever thematic exhibition in this lovely historical building, the James A. Johnson House, also known as HSFF's El Zaguán on Canyon Road.
Students will be creating fresh new works inspired by the title and theme of decomposition.

Proposal On How Regents Are Picked Advances

on February 19, 2019 - 1:38pm
A proposed constitutional amendment to create a nominating commission for university regents cleared the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. The vote was 7-3.
The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces, said an independent body of nominators, and not the governor alone, should establish a field of candidates to serve as regents.
Senate Joint Resolution 6 would require the nominating commission to submit three names for each regent seat to the governor, who then would make her selections from the field.
"This is the heart of reform,"

LAPS Invites Parents To CHAAT Sessions

on February 19, 2019 - 11:54am
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public Schools invites parents with elementary aged children to attend a free two-part info session on creating healthy attitudes around technology (CHAAT) in the home.
The CHAAT sessions will be hosted at Chamisa Elementary School library in White Rock:
  • Session 1 is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26; and
  • Session 2 is 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. (Families must attend Session 1 to attend Session 2).
In part one, District Site Tech Administrator Salvador Zapien will lead a discussion about the effects technology has on development and behavior in students

Chiravalle: Crab Fest Supports Local Projects

on February 19, 2019 - 8:53am
By Vincent Chiravalle, President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is having its 10th annual Crab Fest fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (the intersection of Trinity and DP Road).

The Crab Fest is a great opportunity to enjoy family-style all-you-can-eat crab legs and prawns (and chicken), participate in live and silent auctions, and help raise money for service projects both in our own community and internationally.

Los Alamos Public Schools Closed Today Due To Snow

on February 19, 2019 - 8:21am

Los Alamos Public Schools is closed today due to snow and all after school activities are canceled. The LAPS School Board Work Session scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled at a later date. Courtesy/LAPS

UNM-Los Alamos Closed Today Due To Snow

on February 19, 2019 - 7:59am

UNM-Los Alamos campus. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Due to inclement weather, UNM-Los Alamos is closed today.

NWS: Today’s High Near 23, Tonight’s Low Around 9

on February 19, 2019 - 7:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 23 with an 80 percent chance of snow and total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 9 with a wind chill value as low as -1. Courtesy/NWS

LAPS On Two-Hour Delay Tuesday

on February 18, 2019 - 8:57pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools are on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Motorists are urged to allow extra time and exercise extreme caution while traveling to school.

UNM-LA On 2-Hour Delay Tuesday

on February 18, 2019 - 7:25pm
UNM-LA News:
Due to inclement weather, UNM-Los Alamos will delay opening campus until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Student Liaisons To School Board Visit Roundhouse

on February 18, 2019 - 7:02pm
Los Alamos High School student liaisons to the LAPS Board of Education are on the floor of the House of Representaives today hosted by Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, center. The students did not miss school today during their visit to the state capitol because they were off for Presidents Day. Students include seniors Sonyia Williams and Priscilla Marquez and Juniors Justin Pena, Ogden Berry, Zoe Butler and Ethan Rushton. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus

LAHS students attend the Senate and House Education committees and participate in debates about institutional materials; they also met with

House Committee Passes $462M Infusion For Education

on February 18, 2019 - 4:49pm
Courtesy image
The House Education Committee on Saturday unanimously advanced a bill that would appropriate $452 million in new public school funding in the coming fiscal year for at-risk students in New Mexico and millions more for small schools.
The action comes as lawmakers and the governors are drafting an overall state budget for fiscal year 2020 that includes a $400 million to $500 million infusion for education to help fulfill a state District Court ruling in a lawsuit that says New Mexico has shortchanged several groups of students

UNM-LA Campus Closing At 4 P.M. Due To Snow

on February 18, 2019 - 3:24pm

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Campus will close at 4 p.m. today due to inclement weather.

No evening classes will be held.

DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open

on February 18, 2019 - 7:15am
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has opened its 2019-2020 DNCU Scholarship Program.
For the past nine consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped more than 70 deserving local area students with a combined $74,000 in scholarship funds.
This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to continue

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 21 & Feb. 23

on February 18, 2019 - 6:54am

UNM-LA Offers Entrepreneurs Free Training Sessions

on February 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Susan Cornelius
UNM-LA News:
Community members are invited to UNM-Los Alamos for free entrepreneurial training sessions offered by The New Mexico Rainforest University Center.
Monday, the second lecture of the spring 2019 University Center Seminar series will be live-streamed 10-11 a.m. in room 626 on the UNM-LA campus.
Sandra Begay
Sandra Begay will address “How to Generate a Business Idea,” including brainstorming, identifying opportunities, and validating a business idea using market research.

PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

on February 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Launches STEM Education Docent Program This Month

on February 17, 2019 - 10:38am
BSMA News:
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is looking for volunteers for their latest endeavor, a docent program dedicated to supporting educational programs at the Bradbury Science Museum.
If you’re interested in giving of your time and expertise alongside the Bradbury staff, have a passion for science or education, enjoy working with school-aged children and adolescents, and can pass a background check, the BSMA’s new STEM Education Docent program may be a great fit for you.
More information and application forms are available here.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Recruits Summer Interns For His Office In Washington, D.C.

on February 17, 2019 - 6:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or communications experience to apply forsummer internships in his Washington, D.C. office.
During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two five-week summer internship sessions: May 28 to June 28, and July 1 to Aug. 2. There also may be limited availability for students who prefer an internship for the full summer, May 28 to Aug.