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Senate Democratic Leaders Rebut Regents’ Version Of HSC Takeover

on April 29, 2016 - 7:39am
NMSD News:
In their guest column published April 7, three of UNM Board of Regents, Regents Doughty, Lee and Fortner made a number of inaccurate assertions about the recent reorganization of the UNM Health Sciences Center medical complex (HSC). We believe readers deserve clarification.

They have repeatedly claimed that they dissolved the HSC Board of Directors—in an extremely abrupt and secretive way—because the HSC has become too independent. They have also asserted that it is not part of what they describe as “one university”.
This assertion overlooks some inconvenient facts.

Pressure Canning Class At TOTH May 20

on April 29, 2016 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Swimmer Sarah Lott Qualifies For Nationals

on April 28, 2016 - 9:48pm

Los Alamos swimmer Sarah Lott is on track to qualify for Olympic Trials this summer in Nebraska. Photo by Ranee McElderry Stewart


Los Alamos Daily Post

Video clip from New Mexico state championship - winning the 200 Free race: Click here. 

Los Alamos High School senior Sarah Lott is ranked 23 in the Nation for the 100m Free for the 2015-2016 season for females 17-18 years of age (World Record Holder - Katie Ledecky is 1st). Lott, 18, wowed the crowd last month with her impressive swims at the 2016 New Mexico High School State Championship in Albuquerque.

She started

Aspen Elementary; Los Alamos Middle School Students Take First In 26th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

on April 28, 2016 - 4:04pm

Aspen Supercomputers from left, Max Corliss (7th), Ming Lo (5th), Andy Corliss (6th) and Phillip Ionkov (6th). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Andy Corliss, Phillip Ionkov, Ming Lo of Aspen Elementary, and Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle School won first place for their project, “Solving the Rubic’s Cube 2.0,” Tuesday, April 26 at the 26th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The "Aspen Supercomputers" created a three-dimensional simulation of a Rubik’s cube, a national favorite brain-bending puzzle, as well as an implementation of a cube-solving algorithm.

Understanding The Syrian Tragedy: Causes And Dynamics Of The Uprising May 1

on April 28, 2016 - 8:20am
Dr. Bassam Haddad, George Mason University
CFIS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  It’s been nearly five years since Syrian rebels took up arms against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and today more than 250,000 people are dead and millions more have fled the country as a result of the bloody conflict.
Dr. Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason, will attempt to put the ongoing Syrian war in perspective for a New Mexico audience during a lecture at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium.

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery Presents Arts And Design Student Exhibition May 5

on April 28, 2016 - 8:09am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE –– Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by students of the Arts & Design program at Santa Fe Community College.
The exhibition opens with a reception from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, May 5. Selections from coursework in Architectural Design, Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion Design, Fine Woodworking, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Santero Carving and Sculpture are featured. More than 120 pieces of student work are on display in the Visual Arts Gallery. 
Awards for the Arts and Design student show are generously

Books For Babies Project Exceeds Expectations

on April 27, 2016 - 12:43pm
Barranca Elementary School students gather with hospital staff this morning at Los Alamos Medical Center to celebrate the student's success in raising $622 for their ‘Books for Babies’ Service Project. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAMC Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart congratulates students this morning on the success of their service project. Photo by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

Barranca Mesa Elementary School 1st through 4th grade students set a goal of $500 for their “Books for Babies” Service Project.

UNM-LA Hosts Free Jazz Concert Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 11:54am
Lenny Tischler stands in front of a mural on the UNM-LA campus. Tischler is an adjunct lecturer at the college. He also teaches jazz in Santa Fe. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
Lenny Tischler will perform “Freedom Work: Folk Forms and Variations” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Student Center (Building 2) at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
The public is invited to attend this free performance, which serves as the culmination of UNM-LA’s “April is for the Arts” celebration.
“Freedom Work” evolved from a single piece to a 5-part suite over the course of two decades.

More Scenes From Saturday's Earth Day Festival

on April 27, 2016 - 8:33am

Scene from the annual Earth Day Festival hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from PEEC's annual

Community Celebrates Earth Day At Nature Center

on April 27, 2016 - 8:24am

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Earth Day Festival hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day Festival.

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Files Petition To Form New Unit At Highlands University

on April 27, 2016 - 7:46am
AFT News:
LAS VEGAS  The American Federation of Teachers New Mexico released the following statements in response to the recent representational campaign at Highlands University:
“We stand behind the staff at NMHU and their desire to be recognized as a bargaining unit in our union, and we support their right to organize for fair wages and better working conditions.

Nature Center Presents 'We Are Stars' To Show Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 7:40am
PEEC News:
From the makers of We are Astronomers, comes an exciting film that explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) new planetarium film, We are Stars, connects life on earth to the evolution of the universe by investigating the chemistry of stars. This family-friendly film will premiere at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium, Astrophysicist Dr. Richard Wallace will give a talk and be available to answer questions.
Richard Wallace has a Ph.D.

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
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.

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
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

Free Class For Teens 3:30-5 p.m. Today

on April 26, 2016 - 10:24am

Learn About Min Yasui's Fight For Justice

on April 25, 2016 - 8:24am

Thief Steals Wooden Passport Post To Pajarito Plateau

on April 24, 2016 - 12:43pm

Someone stole this wooden post in Acid Canyon for PEEC's Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A thief has stolen the wooden post in Acid Canyon for PEEC's Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program.

PEEC will replace the post as soon as the announcement plates are remade. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the police at 505.662-8222.

Information about the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program:

Starting April 23, the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau is a fun program to get families outside, exploring

LAHS Graduate Dr. Leslie Hayes To Be Recognized At White House As ‘Champion Of Change’ April 29

on April 24, 2016 - 12:16pm

By White House Media Affairs:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House is recognizing 10 individuals from across the country Friday as “White House Champions of Change for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery” including 1982 Los Alamos High School graduate Leslie Hayes, MD.

Dr. Hayes is the daughter of longtime Los Alamos resident Ann Hayes and works for El Centro Family Health in Espanola as a family practitioner. El Centro Family Health is a community health center with clinics located throughout northern New Mexico, a rural, underserved area. While Dr.

AG On DOJ Findings Of UNM’s Handling of Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

on April 24, 2016 - 11:21am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

  • The Attorney General expresses concern over DOJ findings, and publicly announces efforts being undertaken by his office to help address the problem of sexual violence on New Mexico college campuses

ALBUQUERQUE - Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a statement Friday in response to the release of DOJ findings on the University of New Mexico’s handling of alleged sexual assaults on its campus.

findings indicate that although UNM has made positive steps toward better handling allegations of sexual assault, it is still out of compliance with Title

Local Expert To Lead Monthly Wildflower Walks

on April 24, 2016 - 9:45am

Wildflowers along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator, Chick Keller, will lead the first Wildflower Walk of the season, at 5:30 p.m., Monday.

Wildflower expert Chick Keller, right, leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric

These monthly outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time.

Olions Serve Tasty Fare In ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

on April 24, 2016 - 8:02am
The Knights Who Say Ni! baffle King Arthur and Patsy in 'Spamalot.' Photo by Elene Giorgi
ir Galahad (Daniel Sarrao) and The Lady of the Lake (Evelyn Wohlbier) perform 'The Song That Goes Like This.' Photo by Elena Giorgi
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School Olions rendition of “Monty Python's Spamalot" opened Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium to loud guffaws and wolf whistles.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was originally a 1975 feature film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by those masters of surreal and silly British comedy from

UNM-LA Offers Class On Staging Your Home For Sale

on April 24, 2016 - 7:46am
Before and after photos of a bathroom that has been readied for showing by Alana Light. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education Department is offering the class “Stage Your Home for Sale” 12:30-4:40 p.m., Saturday, April 30.

Join Alana Light to learn about the most important things to do to the home before listing it on the market. Light’s business, A La Carte Design, is based in Santa Fe and serves clients throughout northern New Mexico.

“Buyers and appraisers agree that staging a property for sale makes a difference," Light said.