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LAHS Students Excel On National German Exams!

on May 28, 2016 - 9:20am
LAHS teacher Anita Boshier’s National German Exam students proudly show off their medals and certificates. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Forty six Los Alamos High School students medaled in the 2016 National German Exam for High School Students with 22 students winning gold medals!
LAHS German Exam students also won special recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance. Students received this award after scoring in the 90 percentile on the level 2, 3 and 4 2016 National German Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

Jewell Announces $10 Million For Projects To Increase Wildfire Resilience Across America

on May 27, 2016 - 6:48am
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
DOI News:
BOISE, ID  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced $10 million in funding to help increase the resiliency of critical landscapes across the country to better mitigate the impacts of wildfire and climate change.
The Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program is a new approach to achieve fire resiliency and help restore public lands nationwide through multi-year investments in designated landscapes.
Launched last year, the program incorporates goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and

Los Alamos County Swings To Democratic Majority

on May 26, 2016 - 2:08pm

Longtime Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos holds the letter she received from President Ronald Reagan in 1987 congratulating her on her efforts toward creating a Republican majority in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

President Ronald Reagan wrote a letter to longtime state and local Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos in 1987, congratulating and thanking her for her efforts toward gaining a Republican majority of registered voters in Los Alamos County.

“I was surprised to receive the

Los Alamos MainStreet Receives National Award!

on May 26, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Los Alamos MainStreet contingent from left, Ryn Hermann, Suzette Fox, Kelly Stewart and Philo Shelton at the national awards presentation May 23 in Milwaukee. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox holds her national award. Courtesy photo

No need to travel to Disneyland or watch fictional Mayberry on “The Andy Griffith” show to experience Main Street USA. Just visit downtown Los Alamos!

Los Alamos MainStreet was selected as a winner of the 2016 Great American Main Street Awards, chosen by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust

Udall On Passage Of Chemical Safety Reform

on May 26, 2016 - 9:41am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed passage in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 403-12 of landmark reform of the nation's broken chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).
Udall authored the reform bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, with Senator David Vitter (R-La.) to finally enable the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the thousands of chemicals manufactured each year and used in common household items  including known carcinogens and highly

Bill Clinton Brings Message Of Unity To Española

on May 25, 2016 - 3:50pm
President Bill Clinton shakes hands with the crowd Tuesday at the plaza in Española after his speech promoting the presidential candidacy of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
President Bill Clinton on the stump for wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Tuesday evening in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife, Hillary Clinton, at a rally Tuesday in Española.

A laundry list of Democratic candidates and office holders, including Attorney

Trump Draws Thousands To Rally In Albuquerque

on May 25, 2016 - 1:23am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump draws thousands to a rally this evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski of Los Alamos and his son JJ at Tursday evening's rally for Donald Trump at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by Jacqui Chrobocinski

Thousands turn out Tuesday evening for the Donald Trump rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally Tuesday  evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

President Bill Clinton Stumps For Wife In Española

on May 25, 2016 - 12:06am

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, today at the plaza in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

A crowd of 300-500 people gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife Hillary today in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

XQ The Super School Project: The Weight Of Expectation Is Heavier In Los Alamos

on May 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
Courtesy photo
By Anne Kiehl Friedman
XQ Team Member

Isn’t it interesting the way light always brings its shadow? Nowhere has the inescapable duality of existence been more on display than Los Alamos, New Mexico, the fourth stop on our XQ: The Super School Bus Tour.

We’re set up in a parking lot next to Ashley Pond. The pond looks man-made, just too perfect to exist naturally. The pond is round, surrounded by immaculate green grass, and just the right number of ducks paddling as if in a choreographed water ballet.

Nature Center Talk: Dr. Roger Wiens Reveals Discoveries From Curiosity Mars Rover

on May 24, 2016 - 7:46am

Curiosity rover’s three-year journey reveals fascinating information about the history of Mars. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Dr. Roger Wiens will discuss the search for life on Mars at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. His talk will reveal discoveries from the Curiosity rover’s journey and the next steps for exploring this intriguing planet. This is a free talk organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

Dr. Roger Wiens discusses Mars at Tuesday talk. Courtesy/PEEC

The 1-ton Curiosity rover has been trekking toward the 3-mile-high Mt.

Heinrich Secures Major Gains For National Labs, Military Bases, Defense Industry, And Border Security

on May 24, 2016 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced provisions he secured in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that benefit New Mexico's men and women in uniform, military installations, national laboratories, border security, and job creation throughout the state.
The bill was reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday and will now advance to the full Senate for consideration.

Scenes From Plaque Dedication At Post Office

on May 23, 2016 - 12:03pm
Officials and community members gather Friday afternoon for the plaque dedication ceremony at the Los Alamos Post Office at 199 Central Park Square. Photo by Chris Clark/
Officials unveil the new plaque, from left, Councilor Pete Sheehey, Museum Director Emeritus Hedy Dunn, Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather Reed McClenahan and Los Alamos Historian Nancy R. Bartlit. Photo by Chris Clark/


Officials and community members gathered Friday afternoon for a

View Bernie Sanders' Speech Delivered At SFCC

on May 23, 2016 - 10:42am
Bernie Sanders speaks to the overflow crowd Friday at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

PAC 8 recorded the speech given by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Thursday at Santa Fe Community College. Click the link to watch the video:

How To Celebrate National Pet Month In May

on May 23, 2016 - 10:33am
PET News:
Now in its 27th year, National Pet Month is a celebration of the mutual benefits shared between people and their pets.
For rescue-animal advocate Cheryl Smith, who founded a non-profit that assists pets in need, the May observance is a time to recognize many of the things that really matter in life.
“How we treat the most vulnerable animals in our society says plenty about who we are as individuals,” says Smith, a public defender who has cared for rescue animals since childhood and believes they can help humanity as much as humans help them.

Luján Named To Conference Committee On Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic

on May 23, 2016 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has been appointed to a conference committee that will work to complete legislation addressing the opioid crisis that is hurting communities in New Mexico and across the country. 
Conference committees are formed after the Senate and House each pass its own bills in order to work out differences between the legislation.
“The drug crisis is one that touches communities throughout New Mexico, robbing friends, family, and neighbors of a brighter future.

Memorial Day Celebration At Guaje Pines Monday

on May 23, 2016 - 9:25am


The community is invited to attend the annual Memorial Day Celebration hosted this year by the Elks at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30 at Guaje Pines Cemetery.


Opening Salute

  • Los Alamos High School NJROTC

Welcome and Introduction by the Master of Ceremonies

  • Robert Villa Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks #2083

March on the Colors

  • Los Alamos High School NJROTC

Flag Raising

  • Los Alamos High School NJROTC

National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”

  • Lauren Partin

Pledge of Allegiance

  • Boys and Girls Scouts of America


  • Fr.

Harvey Yates Elected National Committeeman And National Delegates Elected At New Mexico GOP 2016 Quadrennial Convention

on May 22, 2016 - 10:11am

RPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – After months of planning, the Republican Party of New Mexico's 2016 Quadrennial Convention Saturday at Sandia Resort & Casino was a huge success. The use of an electronic voting system meant that voting was organized, easy and efficient and results were tabulated in record time. 

Harvey Yates elected National Committeeman. Courtesy Photo

“Our months of planning this important event paid off,,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Debbie Maestas.

President Clinton To Campaign For Hillary In Española

on May 22, 2016 - 9:43am

Bill Clinton to stump Tuesday in Española. Courtesy/wikipedia


President Bill Clinton will campaign Tuesday for Hillary Clinton in New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary.

President Clinton will hold a public event in Española where he will discuss why Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to raise wages and break down all the barriers holding New Mexico families back.

Information on President Clinton’s Wednesday stop planned in Albuquerque will be forthcoming.

President Bill Clinton Española Event:

  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Plaza De Española, 706 East Bond

Bernie Sanders Brings Populist Message To Santa Fe

on May 21, 2016 - 12:55pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a packed crowd during his campaign rally Friday afternoon at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Rally goers react to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Friday during rally at SFCC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 3,000 New Mexicans felt the Bern Friday during a campaign rally at Santa Fe Community College.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took time before his speech in the SFCC Fitness Education Center to

Udall Advances Priorities Of NM Farmers And Ranchers, Rural Communities In Agriculture Funding Bill

on May 21, 2016 - 8:19am
WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday in advancing an Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration funding bill that makes critical investments in agriculture and nutrition programs to support New Mexico families and rural communities.
The bill sets the Fiscal Year 2017 budgets for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. 
"Farming and ranching are part of our heritage and a key economic engine for New Mexico,

Heinrich Meets With U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland, Urges Republicans To Do Their Job

on May 21, 2016 - 7:05am
Sen. Martin Heinrich meets Judge Garland. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday May 19, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
"Judge Garland and I had an extensive conversation, which shed light on his distinguished record and thoughtful judicial philosophy. I will continue to thoroughly consider his nomination for our highest court," Heinrich said.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Rally Underway At Santa Fe Community College

on May 20, 2016 - 3:53pm

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. He is speaking first to the crowd left standing outside the packed Fitness Center where he will speak in a few minutes. Check back at for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. Check back at for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Security is tight

Los Alamos Staff Help Improve U.S. Capability To Detect Underground Nuclear Explosions

on May 20, 2016 - 8:42am
LANL geophysicist Catherine Snelson
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory staff were instrumental in the fifth conventional explosion experiment as part of the NNSA’s Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series.
The SPE series, conducted at the Nevada National Security Site, advances the United States’ verification mission for detecting and understanding underground nuclear explosions.
“The goal of SPE is to understand the generation of S-waves from explosive sources,” said Catherine Snelson, a geophysicist at Los Alamos that led the Laboratory’s team.

LAHS Intel ISEF Results

on May 19, 2016 - 11:33am

Los Alamos High School students Sophia Li (10th grade) and Jovan Zhang (12th grade) recently placed 4th with their team project in the Computational Biomedical and Bioinformatics Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 7-13 in Phoenix, Ariz. Zhang is a three-time Intel Finalist and winner. He and Li represented the State of New Mexico and competed against 1,760 students, in grades 9-12th, from 76 countries, regions and provinces across the globe for $5 million in prizes and awards.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz To Dedicate NSTX-U At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

on May 19, 2016 - 9:51am

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will dedicate the upgraded National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U) at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The NSTX-U is the nation’s newest fusion energy experiment, a spherical tokamak that explores the creation of high-performance plasmas at temperatures hotter than the center of the sun. The event will include a tour of the NSTX-U facility and the dedication ceremony.

Secretary Moniz will deliver remarks at the dedication and will be joined by Sen. Cory Booker and Rep.