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Chamisa Science Night At Bradbury Museum Today!

on February 28, 2017 - 4:39pm

Air Force Research Lab New Mexico Hosts Student Robotics Competition Through March 3

on February 28, 2017 - 4:17pm

EDUCATION News:

KIRTLAND AFB -- Middle school students from around the state will be showing off their robotics skills at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Robotics Challenge Expo this week. Thirty student teams competed to earn a spot at the Expo taking place March 2 at Kirtland.

The students spent the last several months learning computer programming and robotics skills. Working in teams, they completed online assignments and quizzes, with the top scorers qualifying for the Expo.

Cameron Chrobocinski Honors James Joseph Bramble

on February 27, 2017 - 6:10pm
Academic Decathlon winner Cameron Chrobocinski with his father Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report:
 
Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski's son Cameron Chrobocinski, 18, is a senior at King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has been competing in an Academic Decathalon and he and his team made it all the way to Texas State Competition this past weekend in El Paso.
 
Cameron won 1st place in the speech category with a perfect score of 1,000 points in the second most populous state in the nation.

LANL GRT Bill Unanimously Passes First Committee

on February 25, 2017 - 10:32pm

Dist. 43  Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey present HB 332 to the House Business and Industry Committee. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

A bill strongly supported by Los Alamos County that would remove the gross receipts tax exemptions from any non-profit organization who would administer the prime contract of any national laboratory in the state cleared its first committee Wednesday with a unanimous Do Pass vote by the House Business and Industry Committee.

House Bill 332, sponsored by Los Alamos area Rep.

LANL Foundation Announces New Scholarships Program Manager John McDermon

on February 24, 2017 - 10:07am

John McDermon is the new scholarship program manager for the LANL Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation, a non- profit organization, which among other community services provides dozens of local students with scholarships to college, recently hired John McDermon as its new scholarship program manager.

McDermon joins the Foundation staff after nine years as a member of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund advisory committee, where he also served in leadership roles as committee chair and chair of the student ranking sub-committee.

The

LAFD Prepares Six New Fire Units For Service

on February 23, 2017 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel prepare six new trucks for service. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD firefighters train on new fire apparatus at the facility on DP Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Fire Department is in the process of preparing six new fire apparatus for service. 

The six units include:

  • Two Pumper Trucks capable of 1,500/gpm capacity;
  • One Heavy Rescue Truck;
  • One Light Rescue Truck;
  • One Type Four Wildland Engine; and
  • One Type Five Wildland Engine.

The pumpers and rescue trucks are replacements

Among Our Distant Cousins: An Extinct Pig-Turtle With Tusks

on February 23, 2017 - 5:01pm
Christian Kammerer is a paleontologist at the Museum fur Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) in Berlin, studies mass extinctions and the ancestors of mammals. The photo was taken with a timer in the Paleontological Institute in Moscow while he was examining fossils of mammal-related ancestors from the Ural Mountains. Courtesy photo
 
Artist’s recreation of Bulbasaurus by M. Celeskey. Courtesy image

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Naturalists worry about endangered species and the threat of a sixth great extinction in the contemporary world, which some fear might sweep our own

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