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PEEC: Eclipse Photos And Phantoms At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Sept. 9-10

on September 4, 2017 - 10:03am

PEEC News:

Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and see the full-dome planetarium film Phantom of the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Three local astronomers who watched the eclipse from within the path of totality, will share stories, photos, data and videos from the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 planetarium. Galen Gisler, Rick Wallace and Paul Arendt traveled north to see the recent solar eclipse and gathered photos, video, and data to help study the Sun's inner corona. They are eager to share their experiences and images with the community.

The

Scenes From Hilltopper Band At Friday Night Game

on September 3, 2017 - 7:22am

The Hilltopper Marching Band provides halftime entertainment the Friday night Football Game at Sullivan Field. At 96 members, the band performs an impressive show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Part of the brass section playing in the half time show in Friday night’s football game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Band director Zane Meek speaks with the band after the show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Offers Class On Reformation History And Theology Beginning Sept. 10

on September 3, 2017 - 6:23am
BELC News:
 
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, members of the community are invited to participate in a seven-session class titled “By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism,” offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
 
Using video, discussion, and the book of the same name, Pastor Russ Sorensen will lead participants in exploring the biblical and historical context of Luther’s Small Catechism, the concise and accessible teaching guide he wrote for use in the family home.
 
Luther left a rich and complex legacy through his life’s work,

Governor Announces 110,000 More New Mexico Students Accessing High-Speed Internet In School

on September 2, 2017 - 1:24pm

STATE News:
  • Broadband for Education Initiative Connecting More Students than Ever Before

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that 110,000 more New Mexico students have access to high-speed Internet at school.

The Governor began an initiative to connect every New Mexico student with high-speed Internet at school by the 2018 school year. Since her 2015 announcement, 99 percent of New Mexico’s public schools now have access to high-speed Internet – and the partnerships leveraged through the initiative have reduced costs to connect students by more than 60 percent.

“Every child can

Rotary District 5520 Study Abroad Opportunity

on September 2, 2017 - 6:37am

League Of Women Voters Social Gathering Sept. 7

on September 2, 2017 - 6:26am
LWV News:
 
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites long-term members, new members, and inquiring non-members to a League Social Gathering 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the home of Rosmarie Frederickson at 1372 47th St. off Sandia in the Western Area.
 
One of the League’s missions is to educate its members and others about the government and to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
 
To these ends, political strategist Tarin Nix will speak briefly about how citizens can engage with the New Mexico Legislature, and Councilor Rick Reiss will

Mission To The Asteroid Belt

on September 2, 2017 - 6:12am
Dawn Space Probe Exhibition at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy photo
 
NMMNH&S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has opened a new, one-of-a-kind exhibition about NASA’s Dawn space probe and the amazing discoveries it has made during its 10-year journey through the solar system.
 
This temporary addition to the space science area will be available through mid-2018.
 
Dawn traveled to and explored Ceres and Vesta, the largest objects in the main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

History On Tap: America And The Metric System Sept. 7

on September 1, 2017 - 5:11pm

Los Alamos History Museum News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap for an engaging discussion about the history of the metric system with Linda Anderman.

History on Tap, part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District, is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

For the past five years, Anderman has researched (and blogged about) the history of the metric system and its relationship to the United States.

Auditor Keller And Prosperity Works Launch Working Group On Child Savings Accounts

on September 1, 2017 - 9:06am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
LEGISLATIVE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller and Prosperity Works, a non-profit organization, launched a working group to develop policy and legislative recommendations regarding child savings accounts and financial literacy programs.
 
Child savings accounts have a strong track record of helping kids escape poverty by helping them to learn financial management with funds dedicated to post-secondary education.
 
“We need to use every tool in the toolbox to change the face of poverty in our state,” Keller said.

2017-2018 Public Lecture Series Begins At SAR Sept. 14

on September 1, 2017 - 8:12am
Dr. Melissa Cefkin
 
SAR News:
 
SANTA FE  Images of a future world with driverless cars have fueled popular imagination for decades.
 
Think “The Jetsons” or Minority Report. But what might the future hold for the everyday experience any one of us has as we move from place to place?
 
Anthropologist Dr. Melissa Cefkin kicks off the School for Advanced Research (SAR) 2017-18 Public Lecture Series, Designing the Future, with Walk, Don’t Walk: Everyday Interactions with Self-Driving Cars at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2017, at the James A.

Scenes From UNM-LA Welcome Back Day

on September 1, 2017 - 7:59am
Students gather on the steps of the kiva during the “Welcome Back Day” barbeque at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-Los Alamos Student Government hosted a “Welcome Back Day” Tuesday. Students gathered near the kiva to celebrate the second week of classes with hotdogs, games and socializing.
 
UNM-LA students had a chance to relax with hotdogs, drinks and chips provided by the Student Government.  Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
 
A student asks UNM-LA Student Government Advisor Kateri Morris a question while collecting a hotdog. Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
 

Tips To Keep Bears Away From Your Property

on September 1, 2017 - 6:07am
Black bear. Courtesy/NMDG&F
 
Two bears climb a tree recently on Villa Street near Aspen School. Photo by Nancy Johnson
 
By AMOS SMITH
Corporal - Albuquerque Supervisory District
N.M. Department of Game and Fish

“I have a bear visiting my property and getting into my trash and birdfeeders.” This is how most phone calls regarding bear activity start. And believe me, there have been plenty of them in recent weeks and I anticipate many more in the weeks to come. 

I have heard many residents say they have seen more bears this summer in town than in recent years.

Scenes From Boy Scout Troop 122 Court Of Honor

on September 1, 2017 - 5:24am

Boy Scouts and family members recite the Scout motto at the Boy Scout Troop 122 Court of Honor Thursday at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

'Scouts and scouters' gather for a group photo Thursday at the Boy Scout Troop 122 Court of Honor. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Eagle Scout Ethan Aulwes is honored for receiving his Eagle Palm Award during Boy Scout Troop 122's Court of Honor Thursday at United Methodist Church. Also pictured are his mom, Sheila McClees and Dr. Robert McClees.

Critical Incident Stress Management Training Held In White Rock

on August 31, 2017 - 8:51pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees as well as Los Alamos Fire Department staff and community members attend a seminar on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station on N.M. 4. The class was organized by LAFD Chaplain Jennifer Bartram and LANL Occupational Medicine Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines. The speaker was Anne Balboni, Psy. D., State Coordinator/Clinical Director of Rhode Island Stress Management Team, Inc.

Los Alamos Family Council: DWI School Begins Sept. 8

on August 31, 2017 - 10:03am

LAFC News:

DWI School at Los Alamos Family Council begins Friday, Sept. 8.

Registration closes Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Call 505.662.3264, for information or to register.

Nature Center Presents Charles Strickfaden Talk Sept. 5

on August 31, 2017 - 8:53am
Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 to hear a talk by Charles Strickfaden, site manager of the developing Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This free talk is a Sierra Club event, and all are welcome to attend.
 
Visitors often take for granted the collaboration required to start a national park. Thanks to Strickfaden’s work; however, Los Alamos museums have partnered with the National Park Service to preserve local history.

LANL Foundation Works With Eight Northern Indian Pueblos To Strengthen Early Childhood Support Systems

on August 31, 2017 - 8:49am
LANL Foundation early childhood Pueblo Outreach Project team from left, RJ Martinez, Jovanna Archuleta and Anna Marie Garcia. Courtesy/LANL Foundation
 
LANL News:
 
ESPANOLA  The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has begun a project, as a request by the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council (ENIPC) governing board, to help improve the health and early development of children in the eight northern Pueblo communities of Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos and Tesuque.
 
The Pueblo Outreach Project is funded by a $1,066,240 grant from the

State Auditor Finds Nearly $20 Million In Funds To Support Charter Schools Lacks Tracking, Accountability

on August 31, 2017 - 7:31am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE State Auditor Tim Keller has released a Risk Review of Administrative Support of Charter Schools.
 
The report from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) reveals a lack of transparency and accountability for funds withheld from charter schools intended to provide administrative support to safeguard education dollars at those schools and help them succeed.
 
Over a five-year period, nearly $20 million was withheld from charter schools, much of it which cannot be tracked to specific expenditures to support those schools.
 
Charter

FSU Researcher Studying Ways To Treat Spinal Cord Injuries At Cellular Levels

on August 30, 2017 - 9:32am
FSU News:
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Supported by a new $800,000 National Science Foundation grant, Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Yi Ren is studying the immune response to spinal cord injuries and how cellular functions contribute to paralysis and organ dysfunction.
 
While instant paralysis is an obvious point of fear in spinal cord injuries, a great deal of the damage actually takes place after the initial trauma.
 
“Most of the research being done by scientists who focus on spinal cord injuries is about trying to prevent the secondary injury from happening,” said

SFCC Continuing Education Open House Sept. 6

on August 30, 2017 - 8:26am
SFCC News:
 
Ever wanted to learn Spanish? Ever dream of working with clay, painting or drawing, “one day?” Ever wanted to impress your friends with your creations in the kitchen?
 
Find out about these offerings and much more during the Continuing Education open house from 4-6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6 at Santa Fe Community College, in Room 131, 6401 Richards Avenue.
 

Historic Route 66 Featured At Special Collections Library Sept. 16

on August 30, 2017 - 7:51am
RGB News:
 
You are all invited. There will be a talk about and book signing for the new book – Historic Route 66: A New Mexican Crossroads.
 
Essays on the Hispanic Heritage of Old Highway 66, by Joseph P. Sanchez and Angelica Sanchez Clark – from 10:30 – Noon, Saturday Sept. 16, 2017, at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library, Botts Hall auditorium at 423 Central NE Albuquerque, right on dear old Central Avenue - Route 66!
 
The history of Historic Route 66 is much more than a line on a map; it is about the heritage of a people who lived along it.

Tragic Trails Debuts In Los Lunas Sept. 16

on August 30, 2017 - 7:06am
RGB News:
 
You are all invited. There will be a talk about and book signing for the new book by John Taylor and Richard Melzer – Tragic Trails & Enchanted Journeys from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Teofilo's Restaurante in Los Lunas. It is located at 144 Main St NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031. It is open to the public.
 
In this, the third anthology of stories from the Rio Abajo, Richard Melzer and John Taylor have collected another twenty-four tales of people, places, and events that have shaped New Mexico history.

Serena Birnbaum Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

on August 29, 2017 - 6:49am
Serena Birnbaum earned her Girl Scout Gold Award and her project was to build risers in the choir room at LAHS. Courtesy photo

Serena Birnbaum
COMMUNITY News:
 
Los Alamos High School graduate Serena Birnbaum has received her Girl Scout Gold Award, which is equivalent to a Boy Scout Eagle achievement.
 
Her project envolved building a new set of permanent risers in the choir room at Los Alamos High School, which will benefit choir students for many years to come.

NMSA Receives Sixth ‘A’ From PED

on August 28, 2017 - 2:16pm
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is proud to announce that it has received its sixth consecutive “A” grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department for school year 2016-2017.
 
Eric Crites, NMSA Head of School, congratulated the dedication and skill of the school’s faculty, and the motivation and diligence of its students, citing both as primary factors in the ongoing academic success that has characterized the school since it opened in 2010.
 
“NMSA students demonstrate every day that hard work in a dual-curriculum, rigorous academic and mastery arts

SFCC And Santa Fe Higher Education Center To Close Labor Day, Sept. 4

on August 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4.
 
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 Tuesday, Sept. 5.
 
Late-starting Fall 2017 Credit and Continuing Education

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