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Bridge The Gap: Next Step Launched At Teen Center

on May 25, 2016 - 10:57am
A new service organization was born last Saturday at the Los Alamos Teen Center.
The program has one simple goal: utilize the power and knowledge of high school students to bridge the information gap between New Mexico communities. It is called Bridge the Gap: Next Step, connecting trained LAHS mentors with their NM peers, high school seniors, to give counsel and exchange information on post-high school steps, including college, scholarships, or jobs. 
Started by high school senior Rebecca Cai and led soon by fearless near-seniors (Louisa Belian, Kallie Funk,

Sanchez-Gagne: Why I Am Running To Be Your DA

on May 25, 2016 - 10:55am
Democratic Candidate
District Attorney

I am a native Santa Fean and life-long Democrat. I have worked as a career prosecutor for 20 years, having prosecuted hundreds of cases including violent crimes of child abuse, human trafficking and sexual assaults. I wrote New Mexico’s human trafficking law and prosecuted the first cases of human trafficking. Victims, regardless of their immigration status, are now able to receive benefits and resources to start a new life. I am responsible for the first state international extradition from Mexico.

Coaching Café’: Your Life Is Yours...

on May 25, 2016 - 10:33am
Los Alamos
The world is full of opportunities, but sometimes over-thinking life can get in the way.
Dismissing life can create stress. Shifting your life from Default to Design is about choosing a destination and taking one step at a time to get there. Shortcuts may not be an option if you are looking for sustainable change. Awareness to the process is a beautiful place to start, and inspired action is the next important step.
Here, then, are 10 tips to help you start designing your life:
Be Grateful for what you have. When you pause to remember what you

Solo Exhibition With Works By David Santiago May 28

on May 25, 2016 - 10:27am
'Together' by David Santiago. Courtesy photo
ART News:
Solo Exhibition featuring New Works by David Santiago with opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the brand new Beals & Co. Showroom at 830 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Freckleface, a new series of female portraiture where each work is built atop a wood panel hand-picked by the artist. Santiago uses a variety of mediums- primarily charcoal and pastel, but also acrylic, ink, and makeup, bringing them to life.
The woman of Santiago seem to stare right back at you, blushing with awareness, they reveal a transparency

Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter Receives 2016 Best Of Los Alamos Award

on May 25, 2016 - 9:56am


Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter has been selected for the 2016 Best of Los Alamos Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Los Alamos Award Program.

In support of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which has a defined purpose of dedication "to advancing the state-of-the-art in the management of projects," the PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter was founded in 1995 and commits to:

VISION - The PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic organization of dedicated Professional Project Managers dedicated to serving the business and

Anna Tompkins Wins VFW’s Voice Of Democracy

on May 25, 2016 - 9:40am

VFW Post 8874 Commander Roger Anaya and Morrie Pongratz at last night’s event at Duane Smith Auditorium announced the winner of the Los Alamos VFW’s Post 8874 Voice of Democracy award. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme was: My Vision for America. Courtesy photo

Anna Tompkins is the recipient of the Los

CIR: 'Europe's Economic Divide' Thursday

on May 25, 2016 - 9:14am
CIR News:
International Lecture Series #4 presents "Europe's Economic Divide" with speaker Dr. Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 1600 St. Michael's Dr.
Dr. Gary Hufbauer is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and formerly a Senior Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that, Dr.

LAHS Seniors Megan Bucklin And John Rees Receive Rotary Scholarships

on May 25, 2016 - 8:35am

Rotarian Judy Goldie, chair of the Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee, introduces award recipients Megan Bucklin, The Great Expectations Award, and John Rees, The Service Award. Bucklin plans to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall; Rees will head to Stanford. Both students, graduating Los Alamos High School seniors, received $2,500 at Tuesday evening’s convocation at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Hal Davis

Davenport Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 25, 2016 - 8:26am

Ted Romero, center, is the top finisher on the 3 mile course with a 20:57 in Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race. Courtesy/ACRR

Participants get moving in Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Beth Davenport is the top predictor in the weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race on the Canada Del Buey trail in White Rock. She was 3 seconds off her predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were Heidi Bjorklund and Zach Medin tied at 4 seconds off, Nikol Strother with a 5 second differential as well as the fastest female on the 3

Trump Draws Thousands To Rally In Albuquerque

on May 25, 2016 - 1:23am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump draws thousands to a rally this evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski of Los Alamos and his son JJ at Tursday evening's rally for Donald Trump at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by Jacqui Chrobocinski

Thousands turn out Tuesday evening for the Donald Trump rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally Tuesday  evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

President Bill Clinton Stumps For Wife In Española

on May 25, 2016 - 12:06am

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, today at the plaza in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

A crowd of 300-500 people gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife Hillary today in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

XQ The Super School Project: The Weight Of Expectation Is Heavier In Los Alamos

on May 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
Courtesy photo
By Anne Kiehl Friedman
XQ Team Member

Isn’t it interesting the way light always brings its shadow? Nowhere has the inescapable duality of existence been more on display than Los Alamos, New Mexico, the fourth stop on our XQ: The Super School Bus Tour.

We’re set up in a parking lot next to Ashley Pond. The pond looks man-made, just too perfect to exist naturally. The pond is round, surrounded by immaculate green grass, and just the right number of ducks paddling as if in a choreographed water ballet.

Jaret McDonald Presents Talk On Famine to Feast

on May 24, 2016 - 4:22pm
Jaret McDonald of Famine to Feast in Los Alamos presented a talk this morning about his nonprofit organization to members of Self Help, Inc., Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Social Services, First Born, Los Alamos Retirement Service, JudyGails Place and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. McDonald and his wife Jennifer founded the organization designed to help people with extra food connect with those in need of food. McDonald, a candidate for county council, presented his talk in the upstairs conferance room at Smith's Marketplace.

Obituary: Jason W. Ott May 4, 1982 – May 12, 2016

on May 24, 2016 - 3:59pm

JASON W. OTT May 4, 1982 – May 12, 2016

Jason W. Ott, 34, died on May 12, 2016, of injuries suffered in an accident in Arizona.

Jason was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 4, 1982 and was a 2001 graduate of Los Alamos High School. Jason is survived by his mother, Kathleen Veenstra and partner Grady Stem; his father Will Ott and wife Cindy; his sister Julia Toler, husband Josh, and Jason’s adored nieces and nephews Ava, Grey, Griffin, Norah and Ingrid; his sister Emily Veenstra-Ott and fiancé Kevin O’Neal; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jason was an immensely talented


Deepening The Heart: Morning Of Meditation Friday

on May 24, 2016 - 3:35pm

YMCA In Search Of 20 Male Volunteers

on May 24, 2016 - 3:33pm
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA’s Reach and Rise Mentoring Program is actively searching for male volunteers.
At this time, our waiting list has a waiting list! There is a large group of Los Alamos youth who are severely underserved and desperately need the influence of a strong, positive, consistent influence in their lives.
Volunteers need to be 23 years of age (or older), able to pass fingerprint/driving record checks, commit to 15 hours of training (over the course of 4-5 weeks) and spend 1-3 hours per week with a child for one year. No other special skills required!

Shop On The Corner At TOTH Wednesday

on May 24, 2016 - 3:20pm
Shop on the Corner, the thrift shop in the lower level of the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will have a $5 a bag clear-the-racks sale 8:30 p.m. to noon Wednesday, May 25.
Everything must go in preparation for shop's June closure. The Shop will re-open July 13.

Junior Ranger Camp June 2-3

on May 24, 2016 - 3:11pm
Jr. Ranger Camp. Courtesy photo
FUNM News:
WATROUS, NM  Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Junior Ranger Camps 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2 through Friday, June 3. 
The camps are geared for children ages 7-12, with the June 2nd camp targeted towards children between the ages of 7-9, and the camp on June 3rd reserved for children 10-12. The camps will allow area youth to discover the culture of 19th century life in the American Southwest, and the lasting impacts of Fort Union on land and the people who called it home.

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Results

on May 24, 2016 - 2:55pm
Start of the Jemez Mountain Trail Run 50 Kilometer race. Photo by Blake Wood
JMTR News:
Jemez Mountain Trail Run Results:
15 Mile Run
1. Patrick Smyth (Santa Fe) 1:40:03 
2. Jason Schatz (Santa Fe) 2:01:24 
3. Peter Vigneron (Santa Fe) 2:04:25 
1. Erica Baron (Los Alamos) 2:02:56
2. Sophia Torres (Cordova, NM) 2:06:50
3. Natalie Severy (Santa Fe) 2:07:44
50 Kilometer Run
1. Logan Ott (Los Alamos) 5:09:14 
2. Holden Rennaker (Durango, CO) 5:35:02 
3. Jonah Brown (Missoula, MT) 5:38:38 
1. Ruth Senior (Albuquerque)

Nature Center Talk: Dr. Roger Wiens Reveals Discoveries From Curiosity Mars Rover

on May 24, 2016 - 7:46am

Curiosity rover’s three-year journey reveals fascinating information about the history of Mars. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Dr. Roger Wiens will discuss the search for life on Mars at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. His talk will reveal discoveries from the Curiosity rover’s journey and the next steps for exploring this intriguing planet. This is a free talk organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

Dr. Roger Wiens discusses Mars at Tuesday talk. Courtesy/PEEC

The 1-ton Curiosity rover has been trekking toward the 3-mile-high Mt.

Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Events And Shows For 2016-17 Season

on May 24, 2016 - 7:23am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2016-17 season.

ACCT Summer Workshops

ACCT's jam-packed season begins in August with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops are 9-11 a.m., Aug. 1-5 in two locations at the high school. The Dance, Acting and Music workshops are in the Topper Theater Monday-Wednesday. The workshops will then move to Smith Auditorium Thursday-Friday for the Stagecraft/Prop and Makeup workshops.

ACCT Director

Daily Postcard: White Lilacs Bloom On Walnut Street

on May 24, 2016 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: White Lilacs in bloom Monday on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/

Heinrich Secures Major Gains For National Labs, Military Bases, Defense Industry, And Border Security

on May 24, 2016 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced provisions he secured in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that benefit New Mexico's men and women in uniform, military installations, national laboratories, border security, and job creation throughout the state.
The bill was reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday and will now advance to the full Senate for consideration.

Nambe Iris: Garden Open House & Sale May 28-29

on May 24, 2016 - 7:06am

Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center Launches National Search For Executive Director

on May 24, 2016 - 7:04am
SANTA FE  The Lensic Performing Arts Center has launched a national search for an executive director. Arts Consulting Group, the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry, has been retained by The Lensic’s board of directors to lead the executive search process.
The executive director will oversee operations, staff, and fundraising activities at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit, member-supported organization