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LANL: Student Teams Showcase Computing Projects

on April 19, 2018 - 8:43am

More than 200 New Mexico students and teachers will come together April 23-24 at Los Alamos National Laboratory to showcase their computing research projects. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • The Supercomputing Challenge is project-based learning geared to teaching a wide range of skills including computational thinking and computer programming.

More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will come together April 23-24 at Los Alamos National Laboratory to showcase their computing research projects at the 28th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“One of

Krik Krikorian Speaks At United Church Anniversary

on April 19, 2018 - 8:31am

Nerses 'Krik' Krikorian speaks on the church history during church services on Anniversary Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos. The churched marked its 70th anniversary in November. Krikorian was born in Turkey in 1921. He was brought to North America at the age of four, escaping the aftermath of the Armenian genocide. After graduating from college, Krikorian worked for Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, NY during World War II. In 1946, he was approached to work at Los Alamos to build polonium initiators for one year.

Los Alamos School Board Adopts 2018-19 Budget With 4.5 Percent Raise For All Staff

on April 19, 2018 - 7:32am
Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 

The Los Alamos School Board adopted a $37,953,364 million operational budget for the 2018-19 school year at its Tuesday baord meeting.

 
The budget reflects parent, student, staff and community priorities and is designed to meet the mission and eight focus areas in the LAPS Strategic Plan.
 
The first three focus areas are:
  • Student Well-Being;
  • Student Learning; and
  • Teacher and Staff Well-Being and Excellence.

Read the LAPS Strategic Plan here.

The Board plans to provide a much needed 4.5 percent raise for all staff starting July

RE/MAX Broker Of The Month: Meet Kelly Myers

on April 19, 2018 - 7:27am

Kelly Myers

RE/MAX First News:

Los Alamos is a wonderful place to live, but let’s face it, the housing market is brutal and that can make buying, or even selling a house, stressful!  

Kelly Myers has 32 years of experience as a mother, 22 years of experience in education as a public school teacher and more than 13 years in real estate as a licensed Realtor. She is a native of Los Alamos and has lived in this community for more than 50 years, so she really does know LA! Her dad was a former superintendent with the Los Alamos Public Schools and the Duane W. Smith Auditorium is named for him.

Annual Aggie Muster In Los Alamos Saturday

on April 19, 2018 - 7:24am
Courtesy/Evelyn Mullen‎
 
AGGIE News:
 
Muster will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Craig Hall at the United Church at 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
The event is $12 per person and $5 for children under 12 years of age, with no more than $30 per family, and includes a BBQ dinner along with desserts.
 
To RSVP, call Elizabeth Smith '15 at 210.544.1162 or email smit41616@gmail.com.
 
The Muster Tradition

Century-old roots provide the basis for Muster as Aggies know it today. It has changed, yet the Spirit in which it was established remains the same.

National Parks Adventure Premieres On PEEC’s New Planetarium Projector April 21

on April 19, 2018 - 7:04am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is bringing the National Parks Adventure to its planetarium at 2 p.m., April 21 after the Earth Day festival and will be the first full-dome film to be shown on the new planetarium projector.
 
The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Millions have packed up the family to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, to share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.
 
A MacGillivray Freeman

Adobe Brick Making Community Days In May

on April 19, 2018 - 7:00am
Get dirty in Santa Fe for four days in May at Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Courtesy photo
 
HSFF News:
 
For the first two Saturdays of the month – May 5 and May 12 – staff and volunteers will set up the hands-on workshop/demonstration in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors with the third and fourth Saturdays – May 19 and May 26 – hosted at San Miguel Chapel.
 
All Saturday events will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and people of all ages are welcome to visit, ask questions and participate in making traditional adobe bricks.

UNM-LA Summer And Fall Class Registration Open

on April 19, 2018 - 6:57am
Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil advises UNM-LA student Selina Archuleta, who is working on a Liberal Arts degree with a focus on Psychology. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Registration for summer and fall 2018 credit classes is underway at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). 
 
Summer classes begin June 4, and the fall semester begins Aug. 20. Early registration is advised as classes have seating limits. Registration is available online or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the UNM-LA campus.
 
UNM-LA provides an exceptional quality of

Kala Vandana Dance Performance April 22

on April 19, 2018 - 6:48am
 
ART News:
 
The Community is invited to a free showcase of Bharatanatyam an East Indian classical dance form at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.
 
The performance is expected to last about an hour Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form considered to be almost 2000 years old. The dancers in traditional costumes and jewellery communicate the story through facial expressions, neck and eye movements, interpretive hand gestures and intricate footwork set to music and a specific set of rhythmic beats.

12th Annual Authors For Literacy Event April 28

on April 19, 2018 - 6:47am

SFCC Spring Readings May 3

on April 19, 2018 - 6:40am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts Spring Readings with faculty and staff reading 5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Library at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
This event is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
 
Email for more information, visit sflr@sfcc.edu or call 505.428.1903.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Exhibitors Register Free Until May 31

on April 19, 2018 - 6:32am
Scence from a ScienceFest day with attendees enjoying STEAM-related exhibits. Courtesy photo
 
Scence from a ScienceFest day of a STEAM exhibitor talking with a young attendee. Courtesy photo
 
SCIENCEFEST News:
 
Each year, thousands flock to Los Alamos for the three-time award-winning ScienceFest, which celebrates New Mexico’s past and present contributions to science and fosters science curiosity for future generations.
 
This year’s event is sponsored by New Mexico Magazine and runs July 11-15 with a “Science Rules in Los Alamos” theme.
 
Discovery Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rev. Gordon Gibson Presents Virtual Civil Rights Tour

on April 19, 2018 - 6:10am
Rev. Gordon Gibson, right, with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., center. Courtesy photo
Rev. Gordon Gibson. Courtesy photo
 
Unitarian Church News:
 
Rev. Gordon Gibson will present “The Civil Rights Movement in Several Pictures, Selected Stories, and Maybe a Couple of Songs” Saturday, April 28 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
 
Rev. Gibson is one of the founders of the Living Legacy Project and will take people on a "virtual" Civil Rights Pilgrimage. His presentation will use photographs from some of the places and people of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and Mississippi.
 

Locally Celebrated Pianist Performs Brown Bag Concert

on April 19, 2018 - 5:43am
Pianist Charles Lieou peforms May 2 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 

LAAC News:

Local pianist and scientist Charles Lieou will perform a varied program of Classical and Romantic music for solo piano noon May 2 at Fuller Lodge. The concert is free.

The program will include music of Mozart, Ravel and Brahms.

Lieou is a native of Hong Kong and a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In And Around Town: April 19

on April 19, 2018 - 5:38am
 
In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

THURSDAY, April 19

Los Alamos Council on Cancer's Community Seminar

Los Alamos Council on Cancer will host host a free community seminar titled, "New Breakthroughs in Melanoma and Its Treatments",  at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

FRIDAY, April 20

Los Alamos Community Foundation Annual Conference
The Los Alamos Community Foundation will hold its Annual Conference for Nonprofits:

Daily Postcard: American Robin Visits 48th Street

on April 19, 2018 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: American Robin spotted perching in a tree Wednesday on 48th Street ... Spring is here ... maybe? Photo by Donna Reil

Spring Fling For Pianists At UNM-LA Sunday

on April 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Performers in the Feb. 22 Musicale, front row from left, Henry Gans, Lenny Svyatsky, John Kang, Gala Nelson, Anna Simikov and Emily Xu. Back row from left, Daniel Kim, Karin Eby, Philip Ionkov, Jack Ammerman, Evan Strohmeyer, Philippa Fung, Betty Kang and Yunseo Kim. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

The UNM-LA Campus continues its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service through their sponsorship of the Sunday Musicale Recital Series, presented at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 22, by students of teachers in the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).

Frequently in attendance

Jemez Springs Hosts Earth Day Cleanup Event, Evening Star Party April 21

on April 18, 2018 - 3:37pm
JEMEZ SPRINGS News:
 
In honor of Earth Day, Jemez Sustainable Solutions in Jemez Springs, New Mexico is hosting its annual cleanup event 9 a.m. to noon, April 21, along the Jemez Mountain Scenic Byway, and invites the public to participate.
 
That evening at 8 p.m., the Village in cooperation with the Pajarito Astronomy Club will host the Village’s first star party in years. The day time clean up event will take place between the Trail House in Cañon, NM at mile marker nine - along the Jemez Mountain Scenic Byway - and continue past Jemez Springs to La Cueva, NM at mile marker 35.
 

LA Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:33pm

FSN: Bystander Intervention Training May 12

on April 18, 2018 - 3:31pm
FSN News:
 
Resolve, formerly IMPACT Personal Safety, a nonprofit organization dedicated to violence prevention, will be holding Speak Up, Speak Out: Module 1, a bystander intervention training, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. in Los Alamos.
 
Teens and adults will learn and practice different strategies for intervening -- whether it is someone we know telling an offensive joke or making a concerning comment, or an instance of harassment or violence we witness in public.

Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast May 19

on April 18, 2018 - 3:26pm

NMED Hearing On Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Discharge Permit Slated For Thursday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:25pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider Discharge Permit DP-1132 prepared in response to a discharge plan submitted by the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

Community Service Project At Tsankawi April 22

on April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
NPS News:
 
White Rock Cub Scouts Pack 326 will hold a service project at 2 p.m., April 22 at Tsankawi.
 
The service project includes dispersing pottery collection piles at Twankawi Ruin. This event not only showcases a local Cub Scout Troop performing a community service, but may educate the public to proper etiquette at local archaeological sites.
 
A Bandelier archaeologist will be at the event to help educate Cub Scouts on the importance of the project.

LAHS Students Shine At National Latin Exam

on April 18, 2018 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
In March, Latin students at Los Alamos High School participated in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Four students won gold medals, Four students won silver medals and sixstudents earned Magna Cum Laude certificates. Overall, 22 students won a medal or certificate.
 

Gold Summa Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: William McTeigue
  • Latin II: Jessica Thompson, Anna Lemke, Elijah White
 
Silver Maxima Cum

LACF Annual Conference For Nonprofits Friday

on April 18, 2018 - 8:43am
LACF News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Foundation annual conference for nonprofits Sharing our Vision: Getting the Community Involved is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Room 230, Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos. The cost is free.

Attendees will receive a full day of programming on topics pertinent to the work of the local nonprofit community. RSVP to attend this event to rachel@losalamoscf.org. See the agenda here.

Funding Opportunity:

The Los Alamos chapter of 100 Plus Women Who Care is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations interested in being considered for one of

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