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Teens Learn About Mars Rover From Roger Wiens

on July 23, 2016 - 7:57am
Team Intergalactic checks out a Mars Rover exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo
YMCA News:

Members of Española YMCA Teen Center’s “Team Intergalactic” spent an afternoon with Dr. Roger Wiens, the ChemCam/SuperCam principal investigator of the Mars Rover, at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.

Dr. Wiens educated the group on the design and function of the Mars Rover, to include internal and external working parts. The teens enjoyed their time and wealth of information shared by Dr. Wiens, a YMCA representative said.

The team expressed its thanks to Dr.

McMillan: Workforce Turnover At Lab Bodes Well For Community

on July 22, 2016 - 6:01pm

Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, Kim Davis Lebak, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office manager and Douglas Hintze, DOE/EM Los Alamos Field Office manager, listen to a comment from an audience member during Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. Courtesy/LANL

Brittany Baker, center, of Los Alamos' Business Systems Solution Center, along with Alex Ortiz, left, of the Plasma Theory and Applications group and Sam Biggs of the Weapons Test Engineering group, all spoke at Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. All three are Northern New Mexico area students. Courtesy/LANL



PEEC: Local Storytellers Tell Tales On The Trails July 30

on July 22, 2016 - 11:38am
PEEC News:

The community is invited to join storytellers Terry Foxx and Kimberly Gotches at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30 for a walk around the beautiful landscape of northern New Mexico.

The easy one-mile trek will stop at four different outdoor locations near the Los Alamos Nature Center and Kinnikinnik Park, and participants can enjoy stories and activities along the way. Adults and children are welcome to attend.

Meet in front of the Los Alamos Aquatic Center near the Kinnikinnik Park trailhead.

Jonathan Neal: My Top Ten Most Joyful Memories Of Teaching Elementary School In Los Alamos

on July 22, 2016 - 8:45am
Jonathan Neal and his third grade students memorized the Gettysburg Address. Courtesy photo


  • Jonathan Neal, a third-grade teacher at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, just completed his fifth year teaching. In this feature he describes his ten most joyful moments he has experienced while teaching in Los Alamos.

Dear Los Alamos and Barranca Mesa Community,

The past five years serving as a teacher at Barranca Mesa Elementary School have provided me with some of the most magical, memorable, sweet, and fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had.

I have decided to move on to the next

LAHS Class Of 1956 Returns To Los Alamos!

on July 22, 2016 - 8:14am
Members of the Los Alamos High School Class of 1956 were in Los Alamos the weekend of July 15-18 to celebrate their 60th Reunion. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Class President David McAGillivry and his wife Barbara (LAHS Class of 1957). The two were high school sweethearts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

The LAHS Class of 1956 was back in town last weekend to celebrate their 60th Reunion. The class originally had 82 members and 25 of them were on hand for the reunion.

“We managed to locate all but five members of our class,” David

Learn About Wildland Fire Fighting Wednesday

on July 22, 2016 - 7:38am
Wildland fire truck.Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

What does it take to be a wildland fire fighter? What equipment do they use? What can kids do to prevent wildfires from starting? On Wednesday, July 27, bring the family to find the answer to these and lots of other fire-related questions! Beginning at 6:30 p.m., local wildland firefighters will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate how to use their firefighting equipment and let families see their fire engine.

Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), and

Planetarium Film: 'Black Holes' July 23-24

on July 22, 2016 - 7:36am
Poster for 'Black Holes.' Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Ever wonder what it would be like to voyage through the galaxies in search of black holes? Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) new planetarium film, Black Holes, explores a place where time stands still, universal order breaks down, and the the unimaginable becomes reality.

This family-friendly film will play in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetariumat 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

Black Holes will also play in the nature center planetarium at 2 p.m. July 30, Aug. 13, and Aug. 14.

Tickets may be