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New Mexico History Museum Explores Turn Of The Century Syria In A Post ISIS World

on June 27, 2017 - 11:48am
Portrait: Femme arabe Syrienne, photograph by Bonfils ca. 1899 – 1900. Courtesy/NMHM

Album of Mideast archaeology explorations conducted by Howard Crosby ButlerPortrait: Femme arabe Syrienne, photograph by Bonfils ca. 1899 – 1900. Courtesy/NMHM 

 

NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors displays seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909.
 
Entitled Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat, the exhibition

Community Members Invited To Register By June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 27, 2017 - 6:07am

Kim Sherwood is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Scenes From Y Summer Camp And iCARE Camp

on June 27, 2017 - 5:57am

Y Camp kids creating their Superhero identities. Courtesy photo

Y Camp’s laser maze. Could you make it out? Courtesy photo

Y News:

Y Summer Camp at the Los Alamos Family YMCA runs through July 28 and includes sports, wellness activities, eco-activities, science, group games, dramatic arts, arts and crafts, service projects, guest speakers, swimming, free play, field trips and much more.

Y Camp (Grades K-6th) Y Camp reinforces learning all summer long with fun, interactive reading, science and arts projects.

Kids get the opportunity to explore a specialized theme each week during the

SFCC And Santa Fe Higher Education Center Closed On Independence Day

on June 27, 2017 - 5:53am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
 
All campus facilities at both locations will be closed. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
 
The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen Wednesday, July 5.
 
Each year, SFCC is a sponsor at the annual

Police Chief Reads To Kids During Safety Town Today

on June 26, 2017 - 4:59pm

Los Alamos Police Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reads Safety Town books to this year's upcoming Kindergarteners today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Chief Dino Sgambellone reads Safety Town books today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD brings out its robots to show the kids. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD robots on display. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Kids wait their turn to get in the front seat of an LAPD car to learn about the internal operations of a police car. Photo by Chris

Exploding Universe Talk And Film At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

on June 26, 2017 - 4:11pm
 
PEEC News:
 
Ever wonder what types of cosmic events shaped the Universe? Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the importance of novae and supernovae Friday, June 30, after a presentation of the film Exploding Universe. This special show is at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
 
Exploding Universe, a film that uncovers the cosmic events that shaped the Universe, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 in the planetarium. The film explores a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide, and protons give birth to life as we know it.
 
The Los

LAF&SF Features Bob Reinovsky Wednesday

on June 26, 2017 - 9:29am

The community is invited to attend the LAF&SF talk by Bob Reinovsky Wednesday at 1738 N Sage Loop. Courtesy/ESA/Hubble, NASA

LAF&SF News:

Bob Reinovsky continues the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, June 28 by speaking on “Hopelessness”. 

The theme of the summer series talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”.

The meeting formats include a light supper at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions. These talks are in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Church at 1738 N Sage Loop in Los Alamos.

Dan

LAHS Graduate Samantha Miller Makes History

on June 26, 2017 - 8:33am

Los Alamos High School NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team members from left, Jacob Torres, Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller and Stephanie Nielsen. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School 2017 graduates Holly Hayes, left, and Samantha Miller are joining rifle teams at University of Alabama-Birmingham and University of Texas-El Paso respectively. Courtesy photo

 

NJROTC News:

Samantha Miller, a 2017 graduate of Los Alamos High School, recently signed her way into history in becoming the first to earn a scholarship for rifle from LAHS, according to LCDR Wes Shumaker.

Mountain Teacher Michele Altherr Participates In Panel Discussion On Charter And Traditional School Divide

on June 25, 2017 - 5:06pm

Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr, center, participates in a panel discussion on the Charter and Traditional School Divide at the 2nd Annual Public School Leadership Conference put on by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The event was June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Notice Of Possible Quorum: Los Alamos School Board

on June 25, 2017 - 8:32am

LAPS News:

Notice of Possible Quorum: Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Barranca Design Public Meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 27 in the Barranca Elementary School Gymnasium at 57 Loma del Escolar.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.

‘Sometimes We Tell The Truth’ Author Bethany Rose Click Awarded June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship

on June 25, 2017 - 6:59am
Bethany Rose Click, awarded June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Jessica Booton Photography www.jessicabootonphotography.com/
 
LAPS News:
 
The Friends of the Los Alamos County Libraries, in partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, last month awarded the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship to Bethany Rose Click for her review of the book Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
 
The scholarship was created to honor those who love books.

SFCC Partners With Northern New Mexico College In Three Baccalaureate Programs

on June 25, 2017 - 6:48am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that it is partnering with Northern New Mexico College at the Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, to offer three new opportunities this fall for people in Santa Fe to earn bachelor degrees. 
 
"NNMC faculty and staff are very excited to partner with SFCC in this project,” NNMC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Ivan Lopez Hurtado, Ph.D. said.

Los Alamos To Host Free Caregiver Presentation July 17

on June 25, 2017 - 6:25am
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 17. It will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center on 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis (505).473.1297 or at dldavis@alz.org. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Raises Funds For Educational Scholarships

on June 24, 2017 - 4:58pm

From left, Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Det. Daniel Roberts chat with local archery instructor Mike O'Neill Friday evening at the Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo By Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Ty Morris, 9, and Sierra Morris, 6, with the bike being raffled by LAPSA to raise funds for scholarships. Photo By Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) is conducting a raffle for six prizes including a Coleman Trail200 gas-powered mini-bike and helmet.

Tickets are $10 each and are available for purchase at the Friday

Crowd Gathers For Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught Lecture At Fuller Lodge

on June 24, 2017 - 6:17am

A crowd turned out Thursday at Fuller Lodge to hear Professor John Haught lecture on ‘Science, Religion, And Cosmic Purpose’. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

A crowd gathered at Fuller Lodge Thursday evening to hear Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught, lecture on “Science, Religion, and Cosmic Purpose”.

Professor Haught addressed the question of whether the universe may reasonably be said to have a purpose. Professor Haught said that evolution has shown us that there is a cosmic drama or story and it is still unfolding.

Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

PEEC: Summer Family Evening Offers Hands-on Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 28 for an evening of hands-on experiments courtesy of Explora Museum. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Investigate nature through hands-on activities at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The Explora Museum of Albuquerque will share a variety of nature experiments that teach conservation principles. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

 This Summer Family Evening is a great way to delve hands-first into nature with the Explora Museum.

The Curious Case Of The Warped Kuiper Belt

on June 23, 2017 - 7:36am
A yet-to-be-discovered, unseen ‘planetary mass object’ makes its existence known by ruffling the orbital plane of distant Kuiper Belt objects, according to research by Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The object is pictured on a wide orbit far beyond Pluto in this artist's illustration. Courtesy/Heather Roper/LPL
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal.
 
This object

Three Mountaineers’ Stories: Staycation Ideas June 27

on June 23, 2017 - 7:17am
One of the magnificent views from San Juan Basin. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Everyone looking for ways to make summer exciting and accessible is invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, June 27, to hear a trio of talks about staycation ideas.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will share three of their favorite local expeditions. To start, Sue Barns guidesthe audience through the San Juan Basin.

SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

on June 23, 2017 - 7:12am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through Aug. 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Offers Scholarships

on June 22, 2017 - 4:29pm

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CARE CLINIC News:

Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall this year are invited to apply for scholarshiop funds. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society

Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

Outbound Youth Exchange Student Hanna Littleton Speaks At Rotary Club Of Los Alamos

on June 22, 2017 - 6:44am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently welcomed guest speaker Hanna Littleton. Littleton will spend her senior year of high school in Germany as an outbound Youth Exchange student. She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Rotary District 5520. Her study abroad begins in August and will conclude next summer. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is just one of many opportunities in leadership and world understanding that Rotary offers students. Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Tony Chan

Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

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