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Scenes From 'Around The World' Multicultural Fair

on May 6, 2015 - 11:36am
Norissa Valdez and Isabelle Romero pose in the photo booth. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
The fourth annual Around the World in White Rock took place on April 22, at Chamisa Elementary.
Chamisa and Pinon Elementary Schools brought together more than 30 cultural presentations through informational booths by parents, students, and community members, student research projects, artwork, and performances.
Abouda Family represented Algeria and Malawi. Here is Elias Abouda in Algerian cultural attire. Courtesy photo
African drummers lead by Fred Simpson makes music with the

PAC 8 And PEEC Collaborate For Summer Video Classes

on May 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Kids get together and sing songs with pianist in the PAC 8 studio. Courtesy/PAC8
Kids learn how to film at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/PAC8
PAC8 News:
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering 18 video classes this summer. An exciting new addition this year is that PAC 8 will be partnering with PEEC in six of its video sessions.
In the “Outdoor Fun” classes, kids will show their point of view about favorite outdoor locations around Los Alamos.

SFI: Chaos To Complexity Creative Collaboration May 30

on May 6, 2015 - 8:58am
SFI Professor Mirta Galesic
SFI News:
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) explore the creative process in art and science through a discussion between SFI Professor Mirta Galesic and artist Raven Chacon, moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame. 
Mirta Galesic is Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute, and an adjunct researcher at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.
Galesic studies how simple cognitive mechanisms interact with properties of the

Register For 2016 Spring Break Trip To Washington, D.C.

on May 5, 2015 - 10:05am
Los Alamos 8th graders visit Washington, D.C. during Spring Break. Courtesy photo


It's time to sign up for next year's annual 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C.

This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.

The trip has been a highlight for students in the 8th grade at LAMS for more than 30 years. Sign up online at using ID Number 116072 or call 1.800.468.5899 using the same ID number.

The trip will include sightseeing in and

2015 SOC Los Alamos Scholars Announced

on May 5, 2015 - 9:29am

SOC News:

Española—Ten high school seniors from northern New Mexico will be honored this month as 2015 SOC Los Alamos Scholars representing rural communities across the extended Rio Arriba County region.

For 18 consecutive years, SOC Los Alamos has helped students from this rural region achieve their dreams of pursuing a higher education by providing scholarships for young men and women earning top scores in the program’s competitive process.

Each of the senior scholars will receive $1000 scholarships which will help the students cover the costs of their first successful semester in

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Outstanding 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Aspen Elementary School Teachers!

on May 5, 2015 - 8:19am

By Aspen PTO

The Aspen PTO would like to thank the outstanding 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers of Aspen Elementary School this Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8):

  • Amy Gilbert;
  • Ronda Harmon;
  • Tammy Moore;
  • Stacy Martens;
  • Jennifer Diesburg-Lathrop;
  • Jenny Gallegos;
  • Heather Coy;
  • Ivanna Austell; and
  • Chelly Young.

These nine teachers have more than 160 years of combined teaching experience (more than 200,000 combined hours working directly with children in the classroom) and have educated and inspired from 180-520 students each. 

Most of them have a Master’s Degree in education and/or National Board

Time Trekkers Summer Camp For Kids June 15-19

on May 5, 2015 - 8:14am
Time Trekkers summer camp fun. Courtesy/NMHM
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers.
Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more.
Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to

Explore The Slot Canyons Of Abiquiu May 9

on May 5, 2015 - 8:06am

One of Abiquiu’s beautiful slot canyons. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

New Mexico is home to dozens of slot canyons, which provide for peaceful hikes and beautiful surroundings.

New Mexico outdoorsman Doug Scott will guide a small group to discover some amazing slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, through an outing offered by PEEC at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9.

The group will explore several slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, which is where Georgia O'Keeffe drew much of her artistic inspiration.

Great Conversations Held Sunday At the Betty Ehart Center

on May 4, 2015 - 12:59pm
Guests at Great Conversations pick up their appetizers. The event raised funds for the LAPS Foundation. The annual event was held Sunday at the Betty Ehart Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAPSF Executive Director Joanna Gillespie with incoming LAPSF Board President Morrie Pongratz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Presenter Stephanie Sydoriak led her table in a discussion of 'Learning Resilience at Any Age.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, center, presented his vision to from left, Fran Berting, Karyl Ann

DNCU Announces Scholarship Program Recipients

on May 4, 2015 - 12:40pm

DNCU News:

SANTA FE ― Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico's hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2015.

The seven winners each will receive $1,000 toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2015.

“We are deeply committed to supporting young people in New Mexico as they make significant advances toward a brighter future,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “While financial literacy is a core DNCU philosophy, education in all its dimensions is just as important. We wish the winners well.”

“I am


Pollen And Clouds: April Flowers Bring May showers?

on May 4, 2015 - 10:02am

A tree that holds pollen grains, which a new study finds might seed clouds. The new research shows that when the pollen gets wet from these trees, it breaks down into smaller particles that can hold condensation for cloud formation. Photo by Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study shows that the grains might also seed clouds.
The unexpected findings demonstrate that these wind-carried capsules of genetic material might have an effect on the

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education Schedule Outlines Summer Program For Youth Activities

on May 4, 2015 - 9:48am


UMN-LA News:

Residents of Los Alamos, White Rock and Española should have received the UNM-LA Community Education schedules for Summer 2015 in their mailboxes by now.

The schedules also are available in area newsstands as well as online at

Parents will be excited to see the class lineup for the popular UNM-LA Summer Program for Youth, which has been expanded to include hands-on STEM related learning activities for children entering the first through tenth grades.

Children’s College, serving children entering the


A Look On The Brighter Side Of Global Warming

on May 3, 2015 - 3:36pm
Scientist Chick Keller speaks at a symposium on climate change held at St. John's College in Santa Fe. Photo by Roger Snodgrass
Audience members listen to speakers at the symposium on climate change. Photo by Roger Snodgrass

The threat of catastrophic global warming is still very much upon us, but according to some knowledgeable speakers on the eve of Earth Day 2015, there are a few new grounds for encouragement despite the prevailing gloom.

“I don’t think there is any serious debate about the science anymore,” said former U.S. Sen.

Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

on May 3, 2015 - 10:20am
Alan Lightman
Professor of the Practice of the Humanities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SFI News:

SFI Community Lecture presents: The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew by Alan Lightman at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

Can science prove the existence of God? Is this universe we inhabit the only one? Can a religious experience be scientifically proven?

How To Prevent Dog Bites

on May 3, 2015 - 9:46am

Dr. Bob Fuselier


Preventing dog bites is everyone’s responsibility whether you are a dog owner or not. Dr. Bob Fuselier, of the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, will provide a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) building at 246 East Road in Los Alamos. 

Dr. Fuselier’s dog-bite awareness lecture promotes proper greeting of dogs and their owners, offering adults and children easy-to-remember steps to avoid becoming a dog-bite victim.

Kiwanis Provides Support For PEEC's 'Nature Playtimes'

on May 3, 2015 - 9:33am

Katie Watson of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) attended Kiwanis April 21 for a special event. Linda Daly of the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Committee, right, and Kiwanis President Steve Boerigter presented Watson with a $1,000 check for PEEC. The money will support a morning program called 'Nature Playtimes' that should draw children and their family members to the new Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road this summer. Watson said, 'I appreciate so much your generous support.' Photo by Don Casperson

Scenes From Barranca Bobcat Bonanza Carnival

on May 2, 2015 - 11:45am
Goopy fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Ready for takeoff. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Framed! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Going down! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Up in the air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gamers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Carnival goers head for home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Three Performances Remain For LAHS Olions A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare!

on May 2, 2015 - 10:23am

Devon McCleskey and Kate Margevicius performing Friday night in the 2015 Olions production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare! There are two performances left: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Marja Graham. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Rosemary Vigil and Eben Bold. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Monica Clarke. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Devon McCleskey and Morgan Ferry. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Hawks FTC May 8

on May 2, 2015 - 10:06am

Members of the Hawks FTC robotics team. Courtesy photo


Friday is that day in the week where everyone is worn out and no one feels like cooking. Well, May 8is a spaghetti dinner hosted by Hawks FTC, your Los Alamos robotics team.

Only $5 per plate, unless you bring a family of five, then it’s $20. Of course, children two and under eat free. Also, dinner comes with entertainment, a live demonstration by our award-winning robot, EPIC.

This fun and easy meal will be served 6-8 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the Hawks

Rotary Student Of The Month Is John Rees

on May 2, 2015 - 9:43am

Rotarian Bethany Douglas presents LAHS junior John Rees with a Student of the Month award. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community. As a part of Rotary International, the oldest service organization in the world and with over 1.2 million members, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos gratefully acknowledges the contributions Students of the Month and their families make to our community, a principle reflected in the organization's motto, Service Above Self. Photo by

LANL Farewell Reception Honors Kurt Steinhaus

on May 1, 2015 - 8:50pm

During a special farewell reception at UNM-LA Thursday evening, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, shakes hands with former Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus who left the Lab today to begin his new position Monday as superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Communications and Government Affairs Division Leader Lisa Rosendorf honors Kurt Stenhaus at his farewell reception Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Kurt Steinhaus calls on

New Horizons Center Visitors Receive Sweet Reward

on May 1, 2015 - 4:59pm
Sweet treats at Saturday's New Horizons Center open house in White Rock. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Saturday, New Horizons Center opened its doors to the community and offered a sweet reward for those who accepted the invitation.

Ice cream sundaes were served at the pre-school and after-school care center next to the White Rock United Methodist Church. In addition to ice cream, children played on the center’s playground, got their faces painted and checked out the center’s different classroom materials.

Darlene Tanski, director of

Learn About NM Waterfalls At Nature Center Talk

on May 1, 2015 - 11:18am

A New Mexico waterfall. Courtesy PEEC

PEEC News:

There are hundreds of high, beautiful, perennial-flowing waterfalls in the Land of Enchantment, and Doug Scott is widely recognized as the expert on the subject.

Scott returns to PEEC to give a presentation on the topic at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the new Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

Scott has been exploring New Mexico since he was a young child.

Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

on May 1, 2015 - 10:08am

Marc Kuchner, PhD, astrophysicist speaks June 4-5 at LANL. Coutesy photo


Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

SANTA FE – Never before in the history of our planet has it been more important for scientists to connect with the nonscientific public.

For example, a whopping 97 percent of all scientists agree that human activity is causing our climate to change. But pseudo scientists and special interests have dominated the debate so that only 40 percent of all Americans believe that the Earth’s warming is primarily due to human activity, according to a 2014 Pew Poll.