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UNM-LA Pauses To Remember Umpqua Community College

on October 13, 2015 - 9:00am

UNM-LA students, faculty and staff paused for a moment of silence last Thursday to remember their friends and colleagues at Umpqua Community College in Roesburg, Ore. This was part of a national effort among community colleges across the country to recognize those lives forever changed by the tragedy there. Courtesy/UNM-LA

LAHS Students Thank Metzger's Mobile Employees

on October 13, 2015 - 6:47am
LAHS students thank Metzger's employees. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
“Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” Mother Teresa 
Sometimes we think that teenagers today don’t notice the little things, but recently the students of Los Alamos High School, not only noticed, but took the time to say thank you, in a variety of ways.
As Metzger’s employees wrapped up their time across the street from LAHS, the students sent them off with a thank you card, small token of their appreciation and a fond farewell surprise visit in late September.

Santa Fe Community College Halloween Fest Oct. 30

on October 13, 2015 - 6:12am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College‘s annual Halloween Festival is 3:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, on campus, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
This safe and fun event includes free trick-or-treating, music, games and more.
The campus comes alive with trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, games, face painting and cakewalks – all in the Main Hallway and Campus Center. The SFCC Dental Program will provide free toothbrushes.
The afternoon’s activities are sponsored by SFCC’s Student Government Association, Student Clubs, Office of Student Development and Conference Services as an

Questioning Science Of Gender Difference... Oct. 14

on October 13, 2015 - 6:05am
Cordelia Fine, ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) hosts a community lecture on "Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective" with Cordelia Fine, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 14, at James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road.
For decades, science has told us that biology defines gender differences. But what if the scientists – and popular culture – have got it wrong?
Fine explores the literature, from studies in scientific journals to the latest

Dig The Past: Celebrate National Fossil Day Oct. 14

on October 13, 2015 - 5:56am
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Explore the world of ancient creatures that once roamed the Earth at one of the many programs taking place across the country for National Fossil Day Oct. 14.
The National Park Service and partners across the country will host events and programs throughout the week that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.
“Fossils not only offer clues to the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes, but also spark our curiosity and discovery,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.

Family Night At Nature Center Tuesday

on October 12, 2015 - 6:44pm
This bunting is teaching biologists about its migration. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 is Family Night at Los Alamos Nature Center. Bandelier biologists will lead activities to simulate how they catch, measure, band, and release birds in the field.
Don’t worry, no real birds will be inconvenienced. Kids will also have the chance to make their own bird bands. Family Nights at the Nature Center are free thanks to generous sponsorship by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.
Every Tuesday, the nature center is open for exploring the exhibits until 8 p.m.

UNM-LA Participates In Los Alamos Art Studio Tour

on October 12, 2015 - 10:39am

Barbara Yarnell, left, and advanced student Sufong Milonni hard at work in the UNM-LA ceramics studio. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

For the first year ever, UNM-LA will be stop #6 along the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour (LAAST). Fine art students’ drawings, paintings, and ceramics will be on display and for sale to the public.

2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, with 20 artists’ studios open across the city.

Instructors and students will host an all-day reception Saturday serving snacks and drinks in the Jeanette O.

Ride The Bus Wednesday ... Help LAPS

on October 12, 2015 - 10:26am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is once again asking the community for help.

Oct. 14 is the 40th day of school and this means that the Public Education Department counts for all eligible students who are on the bus that day to calculate  transportation funding for LAPS for the year.

All eligible students who ride at least once Oct 14 will be given a certificate for a free ice cream cone. Last year students helped to increase LAPS funding for transportation by $122,000 dollars!! 

Please help to encourage all eligible students to ride the bus Oct. 14.


Mountain PTA Halloween Carnival Friday Oct. 16

on October 12, 2015 - 7:10am

The Mountain PTA annual Halloween Carnival scares up some spooky fun. Courtesy photo


Ghosts, goblins and other Halloween creatures of all shapes and sizes will appear at Mountain Elementary School 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40 plus year-old tradition is a community event. Students, staff and parents created many of the original games and activities, and some are still in use.

LAHS Choirs October Pumpkin Patch Opens Sunday

on October 10, 2015 - 7:51pm

The Los Alamos High School Choirs October Pumpkin Patch OPENS SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Columbus Day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30-6 p.m., Wednesday 12:30-6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Canyon School southeast parking lot at 1100 4th St. Find the perfect pumpkin and participate in Gourds and Wee Bees, Coloring Corner, Halloween Coloring Books, photo opportunities and more. Photo by Leslie Bucklin


PEEC Events Through Monday

on October 10, 2015 - 7:18pm

From Earth to the Universe Film Poster

PEEC News:

Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a show in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium: a full-dome feature film From Earth to the Universe at 2 p.m. Sunday. The nature center also will be open  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Whether you want to enjoy the wildlife observation room, get a head start on holiday shopping, help the kids explore the Satch & George Cowan Children’s Discovery Area, or enjoy a planetarium show, the Los Alamos Nature Center is a great place to

LAHS Choirs October Pumpkin Patch Opens Saturday

on October 9, 2015 - 10:20am
LAHS News:
The 2015 Los Alamos High School Choirs October Pumpkin Patch opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and runs through Oct. 31.




M, Tu, Th, F - 3:30-6 p.m.
Wed - 12:30-6 p.m.
Sat & Sun - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Columbus Day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m 
Canyon School South Parking Lot
4th Street & Central Avenue
Los Alamos
Ranging from $.50 to $45
Average Mid-sized Pumpkin $18 to $20
Sold by size, not by weight
30-35 percent goes directly to the LAMS/LAHS Choir Program
Donations welcome!
Cash or Check
Credit Cards/Paypal possible, but

German Student Attends Los Alamos High School

on October 8, 2015 - 1:07pm

Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany discusses her life back home during a recent presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Hal Davis

LAHS student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany shares reasons why she wanted to be a Rotary exchange student. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany is attending Los Alamos High School this year under an exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

In a recent presentation to members of the local Rotary Club gathered at

Little Forest Playschool Fall Resale Saturday

on October 8, 2015 - 11:45am

Los Alamos Dentist To Lecture In China

on October 8, 2015 - 9:01am

Dr. Daniel Meyers


Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Daniel Meyers of Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics in Los Alamos has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics and will share these strives with the world – literally.

Meyers will present a lecture titled, “The Evolution from Orthodontics to Clinical Orthodontic Medicine” at the BIT’s Second Annual World Congress of Oral and Dental Medicine Nov. 2 in Dalian, China. Specifically, he will discuss contemporary concepts of care in orthodontics with next generation technology.

“To be a part of that I

Upcoming Programs For Family Strengths Network

on October 8, 2015 - 8:33am
FSN News:
Family Strengths Network is providing an assortment of upcoming events:
Early Childhood Parenting Class (age 0-4)

Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Dates: Mondays and Fridays, Oct. 19, 23, 26, 30 and Nov. 2
Instructor: Karen Brown
Cost: $40/individual or couple. Financial aid available, please ask!
Child Care: Available on-site at no extra cost. Must be requested at least one week in advance.
Registration Required: Online at

Learn to respond to temper tantrums, set boundaries, and establish healthy control without resorting to anger, threats, nagging, or exhausting power struggles.
We will

Professional Development Day At LAPS Oct. 9

on October 7, 2015 - 8:57pm
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Although school is not in session for students Oct. 9, staff members of Los Alamos Public Schools will be busy participating in professional development sessions in order to gain new skills and knowledge to implement into their classrooms and throughout the District. 

There are 45 different sessions being offered to staff members Friday.

Some of the highlights include:


  • First Aid/CPR type training:  (not certification, but on the topics of Bleeding Control for the Injured followed by Heart Start; and
  • CPI for staff

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry 2015

on October 7, 2015 - 7:57am


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair" to:

  • Tomas Lindahl Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK;
  • Paul Modrich Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; and
  • Aziz Sancar University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The cells’ toolbox for DNA repair

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and

Threat Closes Espanola Valley High School

on October 7, 2015 - 7:47am

Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez

Staff Report

Due to threats posted Tuesday on social media about a potential shooting at Espanola Valley High School, Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez has cancelled today’s classes.made the decision Tuesday evening

Early Tuesday morning, the school learned of the threat on social media and police were able to determine that the student who made that threat attends a neighboring school. Their investigation continues.

In a briefing Tuesday afternoon with staff, law enforcement advised the district to either institute a lockdown or school closure for today.

LANL Foundation Education Grants Available

on October 7, 2015 - 5:58am


The LANL Foundation offers Educational Outreach Small Grants to school districts and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement, and support for classroom instruction and student learning.

Los Alamos Public Schools Prepares Care Package For Schools And Community Of Roseburg, Ore.

on October 6, 2015 - 5:51pm
Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

To everyone in the Los Alamos Public Schools,

LAPS is already into the 8th week of school. Based upon conversations with students, staff, and parents, we are off to a great school year. Yeah! 

Your hard work and dedication to students is noted and greatly appreciated.   

Now to the topic of Roseburg, Ore. Many in the district feel a special connection to the people of Roseburg because Gerry and Audrey Washburn recently moved to that community.

AFTNM/ATF Lawsuit Against NMPED Concludes With Motion For Preliminary Injunction Today

on October 6, 2015 - 2:16pm
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation’s District Court lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department concludes today with the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
This lawsuit seeks to provide relief to educators across New Mexico by pausing, and eventually seeking to prevent the use of high-stakes testing in the evaluation of education professionals.
It is the belief of AFTNM and ATF that the current evaluation system, imposed by Public Education Department rule, is unsound, untested, and

Mary Martucci, Ph.D., Named UNM-LA Science Department Chair

on October 5, 2015 - 10:16am

Newly named UNM-LA Science Department Chair Mary Martucci, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Mary B. Martucci, Ph.D., who has served as an adjunct chemistry professor at UNM-LA since the 2013 summer semester, was recently named Science Department Chair.

With a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Martucci brings a wealth of knowledge to the position.


Lecture On Past, Present And Potential Future Of America’s Red Rock Wilderness Oct. 6

on October 5, 2015 - 9:43am

Cedar Mesa Ruins 2. Photo by James Kay

PEEC News:

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the US are found in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah, yet, most of this magnificent region lies unprotected.

Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will show stunning images of Utah’s red rocks Tuesday, Oct. 6, as she tells the story of a citizens’ campaign to protect this area, an important resource for outdoor recreation and history. This lecture is 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia Leads Hike In Prescribed Burn Site Behind Nature Center Oct. 6

on October 4, 2015 - 9:13pm

Smoke plume from the prescribed burn Sept. 28, one hour after initial ignition. Courtesy/PEEC

Smoke rising up from the forest a few hours after the prescribe burn started. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Was the recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia will answer these questions and more Tuesday, Oct. 6 during a guided hike into the burned area.

The hike will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned.