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Cooking Skills Class At Teen Center Thursday

on April 26, 2016 - 7:11pm

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Fuller Lodge Art Center Takes Over Nature Center Tonight

on April 26, 2016 - 2:51pm
Bean and seed bottles are a fun and artistic way to learn about the Earth’s crust. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Full Lodge Art Center will spill the beans from 6-7:30 p.m., Tonight, April 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Tonight is community night, a free, family friendly event with hands-on activities. Tonight, the art center would like help creating a permanent nature mural using seeds and beans. Participants will learn about the Earth’s crust by creating their own bean bottles.
 
This artistic evening will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

Authors Of 'The Rise And Fall Of The KGB In America' To Lecture On Soviet Espionage May 19

on April 26, 2016 - 11:02am
Los Alamos, part of the vast government project to create the first atomic weapons. Courtesy photo
 
SFCIR News:
 
SANTA FE  Recursos de Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) presents "The KGB and Soviet Espionage," a lecture by John Haynes and Harvey Elliott Klehr, two leading experts in Soviet espionage.
 
The lecture is 5-7 p.m., May 19 at the Forum on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art & Design.
 
People generally think that the Soviet espionage against the American atomic project was highly successful.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on April 26, 2016 - 10:59am
JJAB News:
 
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Note the date change.
 
Jonathan Lathrop will give a presentation about the Link Crew mentoring program at Los Alamos High School. All are welcome to attend.
 
Agenda:
 
1. Welcome – Alan Kirk, Chair
 
2. Introductions – All in attendance
 
3. Approval of Minutes – March minutes
 
4. Presentation – Link Crew, LAHS, Jonathan Lathrop
 
5. Budget/Financials – County Budget Hearings, FY17 program budget requests by May 6
 
6. Family Resource Advocate / Youth
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Scenes From Sunday Drive Through Gilman Tunnels

on April 26, 2016 - 10:58am
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Finding A Contemporary Voice: The Legacy Of Lloyd Kiva New And IAIA

on April 26, 2016 - 10:55am
Melanie Yazzie, 'The U.S. Government Will Never White Wash My Grandparents.' Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999 (1999.15.213).
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of Institute of American Indian Arts faculty and the legacy of the institution's first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIAincludes work from IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present.
 
New (Cherokee, 1916-2002) was the school's first Arts Director and later institution

SFCC Hosts Free Jobseekers Workshop May 4

on April 26, 2016 - 10:54am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will host a free jobseekers workshop sponsored by BACK TO WORK 50+ to assist community members in navigating the State Personnel Office (SPO) online application process for state employment opportunities.
 
The workshop will be presented from​ 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, May 4 in Room 216 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
Join state recruitment manager H.C. Hawkins of the SPO Career Services Bureau to learn the ins-and-outs of completing the online job application for State of New Mexico employment.

Letter To The Editor: Skandera Chairs PARCC Governing Board

on April 26, 2016 - 10:52am
By DOUG REILLY
Los Alamos
 
In November 2015, PED Secretary Hannah Skandera became chair of the Governing Board* of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). 
 
Before she became chair, she was a member of the board. We’re well aware of the fuss over TESTING in New Mexico schools. We've been hearing a rather constant battle between the PED and NM teachers and administrators about the PARCC testing program and the grading of teachers and schools based on test scores.
 
This even led to lowering the grades of someschools based on the percentage of students taking

Balderas Expresses Grave Concern Over Loss Of Critical Services For Women In Northern New Mexico

on April 26, 2016 - 10:52am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE — Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter to the CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron, members of the Las Vegas City Council, and members of the San Miguel County Commission, regarding Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s recent closure of its obstetrics program.
 
The resulting loss of critical services for women creates an unacceptable gap in care for mothers across northern New Mexico.
 
“Having grown up in a small community north of Las Vegas, I am well aware that this regional hospital is the patient
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Free Class For Teens 3:30-5 p.m. Today

on April 26, 2016 - 10:24am

Los Alamos Town Hall Targets Community Safety

on April 26, 2016 - 10:04am

First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett

COMMUNITY News:

First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett is hosting a Town Hall Meeting facilitated by Bill Wadt that targets community safety issues.

“Every community in the First Judicial District has unique public safety considerations. Since becoming your District Attorney I have received calls from the Los Alamos community voicing their growing concern about public safety,” Padgett said.

Space Fence: Advancing Way To ID And Track Junk

on April 26, 2016 - 9:39am

The geographic separation and the higher wave frequency of the new Space Fence radars will allow for the detection of much smaller microsatellites and debris than current systems. Courtesy/Lockheed

HSNW News:

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies earlier this month completed the construction and walk-through of the 7,000 square-foot radar receive array structure which is part of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence radar system.

With the array structure complete, the General Dynamics Space Fence team will dismantle the 700,000-pound steel structure and ship it to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall

McQuiston: Driving And Texting ... Who Does It More?

on April 26, 2016 - 9:19am
ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Now is a great time to talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving. Most anti-texting-while-driving campaigns focus their message on teenagers, and presumably should. Teens have the least driving experience and it seems like they are on their phone 24/7.

According to a 2011 Pew Internet study, 18 to 24-year-olds averaged more than 100 text messages per day. This is four times the average for 35 to 44-year-olds, and 10 times the average for 55 to 64-year-olds.

Not surprising information – we know teens text more frequently than their elders.

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over Pajarito Acres

on April 26, 2016 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds brewing Monday evening over Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jaret McDonald

LAHS Track And Field Results From Harper Invitational

on April 26, 2016 - 7:30am
Elijah Velasquez, shown here in the 110 m hurdles, made the final of the 300 m hurdles, finishing in a time of 42.86 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Eighth grader Jazmine Tuning qualified for State in the high jump with a leap of 5' 0". Photo by Blake Wood
 
James Beauparlant completes the handoff to anchor Kevin Maresca in the 4x100 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood
 
SPORTS News:
 
The LAHS Boys and Girls Track & Field teams posted a number of new state qualifying marks at the Harper Invitational, held Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.
 
For the Boys, Hayden Walker qualified for State in the 1600
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Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge May 1

on April 26, 2016 - 6:53am

Los Alamos Senior Olympics Competition Underway

on April 26, 2016 - 6:38am
5k/10K Road Race and 5k Race Walk Qualifiers, from left, Ruth Doyle, Ted Williams, Jackie Marr, Inez Ross, Duane Marr, Richard Thompson, Darla Thompson, (Laura McClellan not shown). Courtesy photo
 
LASO News:
 
The Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games are underway and will run until May 14.
 
Late registration is $25 at the front desk of the YMCA on Iris Street. Next week is Bowling competition. Coming up is Air Gun (rifle and pistol), Dance, 8-ball pool, Track and Field, Horseshoes, Huachas, Shuffleboard and Table Tennis.
 
For information, contact Assistant Coordinator Ann ReVelle at 505.662.3526.
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Community Honors Three Los Alamos Living Treasures

on April 25, 2016 - 9:38pm
Nina Thayer speaks about 2016 Living Treasure Nona Bowman during Sunday's annual event at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The annual Living Treasures of Los Alamos ceremony Sunday afternoon drew a standing room only crowd to the Betty Ehart Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
2016 Living Treasures of Los Alamos
By COLLEEN OLINGER
 
NONA BOWMAN. Photo by Jim Gautier

If you lived in Los Alamos any time during the last 35 years, you were bound to see a small, dark-haired, cheerful woman pitching in at a community project downtown, or

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Drop-In Prayer Room Cancelled Tonight

on April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

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Leadership Los Alamos Honors Art Brown; Ron Wilkins

on April 25, 2016 - 10:59am

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the future of Los Alamos, is pleased to recognize two outstanding leaders: LLA alumni Art Brown and community member Ron Wilkins. 

Beginning in 2015, LLA alumni have nominated outstanding leaders in the community. One award is given to a LLA program graduate and one is given to a community member at large.

Art Brown

Brown is a 2008 LLA graduate whose passion for youth has enriched Los Alamos.

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Family Photo Day At FSN May 3

on April 25, 2016 - 10:49am

Family Photo Day is May 3 at FSN. Photo by Samantha D’Ann

FSN News:

Looking for simple solutions to getting the family’s professional portraits made? Bring the family and the smiles to Family Strengths Network for Family Photo Day Tuesday, May 3.

Local photographer, Samantha D’Anna, is bringing her talents to FSN and is excited to create beautiful family portraits.

Call 505.662.4515 for prices and to schedule a sitting at FSN, 3540 Orange St.

Proceeds from the event will help FSN to continue in its mission of strengthening families and building community.

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Letter To The Editor: Slow Down In School Zone Please!

on April 25, 2016 - 10:13am
By Concerned Parent
Los Alamos
 
Parents and residents on North Mesa, please  SLOW DOWN in the school zone.
 
I drive my daughter to school at Los Alamos Middle School almost every morning and parents and residents are not slowing down in the blinking school zone.
 
If you are five minutes late to work that is much better than the possibility of hitting a child. PLEASE SLOW DOWN!

Report: 10 Percent Of New Mexico Kids Have Had Incarcerated Parent

on April 25, 2016 - 9:55am

NMVFC News:

Stress of incarceration contributes to child poverty, homelessness, hunger

ALBUQUERQUE—More than 5 million children in the United States have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives, including 52,000 kids in New Mexico—10 percent of New Mexico’s child population—according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

New Mexico’s percentage of children with incarcerated parents is not only higher than the national average of 7 percent, but only two states—Indiana (11 percent) and Kentucky (13 percent)—have higher rates than New Mexico.

Daily Postcard: Scene From PEEC's Earth Day Event

on April 25, 2016 - 9:54am

Daily Postcard: Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Paulina Burnside

Los Alamos Celtics Tie Top-Ranked U16 Boys Team In The State

on April 25, 2016 - 9:20am

By LAYSL Coaching Staff

In Duke City Soccer action, the Boys U-16 LAFC Atomic City United tied the undefeated and top-ranked Rio Rapids SC Rapids.

The team came back from a 1:2 half-time deficit and tied the game 2:2. Both goals for the Los Alamos team were scored by Danny Castano. Goallie Adam Listwan saved the tie with several outstanding saves.

The Los Alamos Football Club U14 co-ed Celtics were overtaken by the Corrales Caution 4-3 in a hard fought match.

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