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Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

on October 11, 2017 - 8:28am
Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Photo by Chris Nail
 
MIAC News:
 
Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
 
Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
 
Come throw an atlatl (spear-thrower), shoot bows and arrows, make yucca fiber-string, watch pottery firings, learn about coil basketry, and talk with archaeologists.

Los Alamos Chess Teams Host League Competition

on October 11, 2017 - 8:12am

Los Alamos High School Chess Team members, from left, Donald Poston, Andrew Watson, Andre Popa-Simil, Timothy Martin, Victor Popa-Simil. Henry Poston and Max Corliss competed in the Northern Schools League Competition held Monday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Not pictured are Do Vo, Chance Challacombe and Gus Yeager. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Homeschool Chess Players from Los Alamos who competed in Monday's Northern Schools League Tournament pictured with their Coach Jeff Goettee, back row from left, Sean Pierce and Ethan Pierce, front row, Derek Rodriguez, Desmond Garcia

Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

on October 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
 
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Friday OR Saturday, October 27 or 28 at UNM-LA.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

Los Alamos Japan Project Exhibition Opens At Mesa Public Library Today

on October 10, 2017 - 7:04am

Cranes in the exhibit at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Panel from Los Alamos Japan project display. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project exhibition in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which will be on display through Nov. 21, will celebrate its opening with a reception 4-6 p.m. today.

This exhibit at the Mesa Public Library tells the ongoing story of the Los Alamos/Japan Project—an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima,

Magic School Bus Showing Daily At DynaTheater

on October 10, 2017 - 6:23am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation announces free admission to “The Magic School Bus” showing daily at 10 a.m. in the DynaTheater.
 
The educational series is great for children of all ages, families, and children at heart. Each showing features two episodes of an eccentric school-teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
 
The Busasaurus (S2, Ep3, 23 Sep. 1995)
Topic: Dinosaurs. Ms.

PEEC: Another Night Sky Observation In Valles Caldera

on October 10, 2017 - 6:15am
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer another free chance to observe the night sky from the Valles Caldera this fall. 
 
Saturday, Oct. 14, VALL will open the gates at 6:30 p.m. for this special, free event and close the gates at 8 p.m. to reduce light pollution and enjoy star gazing until 10 p.m. PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.
 
The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest

Here Come The Pumpkins!

on October 9, 2017 - 4:23pm
A passel of pumpkins arrived at 4th and Central Avenue today for the annual Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. The Patch is open every day now through Oct. 31 with pumpkins of all sizes on sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

A barrow full of pumpkins at the LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Lining up the pumpkins. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAHS Choir Pumpkin Patch Opening Soon

on October 9, 2017 - 9:37am

CHOIR News:

The Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch is getting set to open again this year on 4th Street.

The Patch was set to open Sunday is at the mercy of the limited amount of truck drivers available, due to the hurricanes, and the pumpkins aren't arriving until today.

Depending on how late the truck rolls up to the site on 4th Street will determine whether the patch opens today or Tuesday.

LAPS: Notice Of Possible Quorum Tuesday

on October 9, 2017 - 8:54am

Los Alamos High School Senior Parent Night Oct. 12

on October 9, 2017 - 8:15am

LAHS News:

Current Los Alamos High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend Senior Parent Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Speech Theater.

“This is a great opportunity for our counseling staff to meet with students and parents who may still have questions about life after high school,” said Cindy Black, one the guidance counselors at the high school.

Topics to be covered include post-secondary options including career paths, trade and technical schools, two and four year college options and the military, college applications, letters of recommendation, FERPA,

Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

LAHS Class Of 1967 Tours High School

on October 9, 2017 - 7:42am
The Class of 1967 this weekend during an alumni tour of Los Alamos High School conducted by the LAPS Foundation. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Mountain PTA Carnival And 2017 Pumpkin Palooza

on October 9, 2017 - 6:39am

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40+ year-old tradition has become a popular community event.

This year the carnival will feature pumpkin themed activities in the school courtyard with live music, bounce houses, cake walk and a haunted house. There will be a “creature of unusual size” along side delicious Grandma Blue Corn's Kettle organic kettle corn, Papa Murphy's pizza, cotton candy and concessions.

The carnical

Garcia Richard: Science Under Threat

on October 8, 2017 - 11:18am
By Rep. STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD
Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe

I represent Los Alamos; where we take science seriously. And here we know two things: we know that we want our students to be taught real science. So why should we teach any other student in New Mexico anything less than that? And we know that if our students are taught anything less than rigorous, demanding scientific theory, then they will be left out.

You may have seen the NM Public Education Department’s version of the science standards described by a national magazine with the headline: “New Mexico doesn’t

LANL Foundation Announces Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Winners

on October 6, 2017 - 2:16pm

Pennie Ballinger

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

Pennie Ballinger of Pojoaque Pueblo, Justina Coriz of Cochiti Pueblo and Jahneah Martinez of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo are the 2017 recipients of Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships provided by the LANL Foundation through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

 ​Justina Coriz 

Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 for members of a local Pueblo or Tribe majoring in accounting, business administration, finance or management information systems degree programs or other business-related field.

LANL Foundation administers

Free Legacy Planning Workshop Oct. 21

on October 6, 2017 - 2:12pm
LACF News:
 
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Animal Protection Voters, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and the Los Alamos Community Foundation are teaming up to offer a Practical Legacy Planning Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Nature Center. The workshop will be presented by Susan M. Morrison, JD, CFP®, APMA®

RSVP to elizabeth@apnm.org or 505.933.1123.
 
The workshop will offer an opportunity to discover answers to estate planning questions and to begin the process of writing your own last will and testament.
 
Issues to be discussed:
  • Who needs a will?
  • What

Asteroid Films And Presentation At Nature Center

on October 6, 2017 - 7:31am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a special planetarium show with Dr. Galen Gisler on asteroid threats at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and will show the popular full-dome film Incoming at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. 
 
These shows reveal the realities about asteroid threats to Earth. The planetarium, inside the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the realities of asteroids: the close calls, current risk, and how we know what to expect.

SFCC: 2017 Edition Of Santa Fe Literary Review

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College will host a free reading and reception to launch the 2017 edition of the Santa Fe Literary Review and to recognize the contributors, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Contributor readings begin at 5:30 p.m.
 
SFCC students and local, regional, national and international writers will read their work, and contributing artists and authors will sign copies of the Review. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. 
     
Pick up a free copy

LAPS Saves Over $2 Million In Energy Costs

on October 5, 2017 - 9:17pm

Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Over the past 12 years, Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) has partnered with Cenergistics and, in that time, has saved over $2 million in utility costs. Curtis Terrill, a science teacher at Los Alamos Middle School, has been a classroom teacher by day and Energy Specialist by night for five years.

“Money saved on our utility bills equals more dollars for our classrooms,” Terrill said. “Our energy conscious district employees make our program a success.”

With the continually rising rates for gas and electricity over the past 12 years, LAPS searched for ways to

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

Jennet Conant To Hold Lecture And Book Signing

on October 5, 2017 - 10:14am
Courtesy image
 
NMHM News:
 
For over a decade, the best-selling book in the Los Alamos History Museum Shop has been Jennet Conant’s 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
 
Conant, the granddaughter of Harvard President and Manhattan Project science advisor James Conant, has an abiding interest in World War II that was inspired by her grandfather.
 
Now she has written a new biography, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist, which was released Sept. 19. Jennet Conant will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

Celebrate World Teachers Day

on October 5, 2017 - 10:06am
 
LAPS News:
 
This Thursday is World Teachers Day. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means; so, I join with you in celebrating teachers across the globe. Every day is teachers’ day in Los Alamos! 
 
As part of the celebration, we are creating a special Webpage to honor you and ... you can use the coupon below for a free ice cream cone at Smith’s. The coupon can be redeemed this month at the Deli counter near Starbucks.
 
There are countless reasons to thank and appreciate you, here are three:
  • Teachers are creative - they help students

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
LIBRARY News:
 
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
 
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
 
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
 
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

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