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‘Innovation’ Word Of The Day For Air Force

on August 25, 2019 - 6:22am
KAFB News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Air Force Research Laboratory Tech Engagement Office honored AFRL scientists and engineers who are moving technology out of the laboratory into industry for commercialization purposes.
 
This was the second year for the AFRL New Mexico Innovation Awards event. It was held Aug. 9 at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park where AFRL in partnership with UNM now occupies more than 3,000 square feet of office and innovation laboratory space.
 
“The Tech Engagement Office facilitates and encourages the growth of technical transfer,” Director

Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

on August 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Members of the Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y, Zach Koehn, left, and Carter Noeninckyx operate the team's ball tossing robot during Robotics Night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Koehn and Noeninckyx said their team built the robot in six weeks.They added that competively, thus has been its best year, going all the way to the World's Competition in April in Houston, Texas. They competed against 400 teams.

Scenes From 2019 Bear Festival At Nature Center

on August 25, 2019 - 6:18am

Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson takes part in the third annual Bear Festival, which sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The event featued booths, arts and crafts activities for children and a presentation about bears by wildlife biologist. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

PEEC Adventure Programs Manager Beth Courtright, left, and PEEC Volunteer Ana Saenz keep busy during the Bear Festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Delaney Ulrich, left, and Siena Rolfe

LA Historical Society: ‘Time Travelers’ For Children

on August 25, 2019 - 6:15am
Courtesy/LAHS
 
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
 
Registration is open now for fall sessions of Time Travelers, the after-school, drop-off program for elementary school students from the Los Alamos Historical Society.
 
Time Travelers sets students on an adventure of exploration, investigating our local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities.
 
Time Travelers will meet in September, October and November. Sessions for 1st-3rd grade students meet second Wednesdays, and sessions for 4th–6th grade students meet third Wednesdays.

PEEC: ‘Superpower Dogs’ Premieres Aug. 31

on August 25, 2019 - 6:15am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Don’t miss the premiere of the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium’s new full-dome film “Superpower Dogs” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31.
 
“Superpower Dogs” is the latest documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare. Local sponsor Pet Pangaea LLC is bringing this exciting film to Los Alamos.
 
“Superpower Dogs” follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the

Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fall 2019: Fire And Fuels Program Kick-Off

on August 25, 2019 - 6:07am
FSG News:
 
SANTA FE The Forest Stewards Guild’s Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Fall Fire and Fuels program kicked-off the 2019 field season with a crew member training.
 
Sixteen FSYC crew members ages, 18 to 25, attended the three-day training Aug. 19-23, at Cottonwood Gulch Foundation’s basecamp in Thoreau, N.M. The two crews are now spend the following 11-weeks working on U.S Forest Service (USFS) lands and learning from USFS specialists.
 
The FSYC program is a work-earn-learn program for young women and men to help restore New Mexico’s forests and watersheds.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden ‘Bio Reverie’ Sept. 7

on August 25, 2019 - 6:03am
Bird walk at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. CourtesySFBG
 
SF BOTANICAL GARDEN News:
 
SANTA FE Cienegas, or marshlands, are unique and rare in the Southwest, and are disappearing due to land misuse and invasive species moving in.
 
Just south of Santa Fe, on land owned by El Rancho de las Golondrinas, lies the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, a cienega managed by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Botanical Garden staff are launching a 24-hour Bio Reverie Sept. 7, during which they are identifying as many species of flora and fauna as possible.
 
“We are extremely lucky to have a

Silent Auction For Taste of Knowledge Is Now Live!

on August 24, 2019 - 7:13pm

LAPSF News:

The online silent auction for Taste of Knowledge is now live! It will close at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

There are 62 silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Even those not attending the event can place their bids on auction items at www.tok.givesmart.com.

Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities.

To participate in the online silent auction, visit www.tok.givesmart.com and click Register to Participate.
 

Hawks Football Team Holding Car Wash This Morning

on August 24, 2019 - 10:03am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Football Team are hosting a carwash this morning at the Shell Station on Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer and are shown here making LAFD vehicles shine. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Udall, Heinrich, Haaland Announce $295,375 For CNM Community College To Expand ABQid Seed Fund

on August 24, 2019 - 9:56am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $295,375 to Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to enhance and develop the ABQid Seed Fund, which will support a diverse, inclusive population of entrepreneurs and business owners in Central New Mexico.
 
The project will expand the ABQid Seed Fund by merging two non-profit organizations -- ABQid and CNM Ingenuity -- under the umbrella of CNM to support entrepreneurs and

Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Announce $750,000 To NMSU To Develop Clean Energy Workforce

on August 24, 2019 - 7:54am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $750,000 to New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) College of Engineering to create the Innovation and Commercialization for Regional Energy Workforce (I-CREW).
 
The I-CREW program will focus on accelerating clean energy technology and developing a statewide clean energy workforce.
 
“This funding will harness New Mexico’s unique strengths as a state to foster

County Council Presents Proclamation To C’YA Aug. 27

on August 24, 2019 - 7:23am
Deb Snow
 
CYA News:
 
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), will be recognized at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Aug. 27 with a proclamation for youth and community development, as the new school year begins.
 
The proclamation helps to highlight the work C’YA does based on the Search-Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets* and building community.
 
C’YA celebrated its 5th birthday in June, but have worked to keep the assets top of mind for 11 years. When funding for the program was discontinued, C’YA was created as a non-profit, to continue the mission.
 
The work includes;

In And Around Town: Aug. 23, 2019

on August 23, 2019 - 4:09pm

 

  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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com 

FRIDAY, Aug. 23

Eat Like A Bear Dinner
 
Interactive and educational buffet-style “Eat Like a Bear” dinner, featuring foods that make up a black bear’s diet including salmon from Pig + Fig Café. The event, hosted by PEEC and LEWF, is 6 p.m. at the nature center and will help educate guests about how bears acquire food both in the wild and in backyards. Tickets are on sale now at

Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy In Cold War Los Alamos ... Opening Reception Sept. 6

on August 23, 2019 - 11:28am

Los Alamos Historical Society volunteers take a sneak-peek at the new temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit 4-6 p.m., Sept. 6. Courtesy photo

Taste Of Knowledge Event Is Sold Out; Online Silent Auction Is Open To Everyone

on August 23, 2019 - 10:30am
LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its popular fundraiser, A Taste of Knowledge, has sold out for the third year in a row.
 
The LAPS Foundation partners with Pig + Fig Café to put on the wine and food pairing event, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools. It’s not too late to participate, however. This year the silent auction is all online, and so even non-event goers can place their bids on auction items at www.tok.givesmart.com.

The 62 silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and organizations can now be previewed on

New Mexico Public Education Commission Denies Application Of Proposed Los Alamos Charter School

on August 22, 2019 - 6:55pm
The Public Education Commission listens to statements from the board of the proposed Polaris Charter School today at the Public Education Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Proposed Polaris Charter School board members await a decision of the PEC on their charter application. From left, Ken Holmes, Elizabeth Martineau, Bill Hargraves and Robert Gibson. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Commission voted to deny the charter school

LAFRW: 2019 Constitution Day Essay Contest

on August 22, 2019 - 7:14am
LAFRW News:
 
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) is sponsoring its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest.
 
Students in grades 4-12 who reside in or attend school in Los Alamos County may enter to write a winning essay and win cash:
  • $300 high school;
  • $200 middle school; and
  • $100 grades 4-6.
 
Constitution Day, Sept. 17, celebrates the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it protects. The Constitution Day Essay Contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express original, thoughtful ideas in essay writing.

Rotary: Girl Scout Video Project Benefits Bandelier

on August 21, 2019 - 2:49pm

At a recent Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian and Girl Scout leader Laura Loy, left, introduced members of Troop 10635 as they presented two videos the troop created about preserving the archaeological ruins at Bandelier National Monument. The Scouts, including Megan Harden, Kaya Loy, Emily McLaughlin and, not pictured, Marissa Mieirdierks, attend Los Alamos Middle School. A 30-second video will run soon at Reel Deal Theater; the other, a two-minute video, will be featured at the Bandelier Visitors Center. The video production, a 50-hour project, which was funded by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos

SFCC And SFHEC Closed On Labor Day Sept. 2

on August 21, 2019 - 2:23pm
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2.
 
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 will also be closed.
 
The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3.
 
Late-starting Fall 2019 Credit and Continuing

LAPD Cmdr. Ballew And Sgt. Ross Graduate From Northwestern Executive Management Program

on August 21, 2019 - 9:20am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew and Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program.

This three-week program, the third in a series of law enforcement leadership programs, provides the policy-making executive with an

LAHS 2019 Homecoming Parade Friday Sept. 20

on August 21, 2019 - 8:36am
LAHS News:
 
LAHS Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Canyon Complex parking lot at Central Avenue and 4th Street.
 
The parade route travels west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road.
 
These roads and other access roads will be closed during the parade.

Red Cross Offers Students Back To School Safety Tips

on August 21, 2019 - 6:58am
American Red Cross News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The school bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.
 
“While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed to school for the first time,” Regional Communication Manager Jim Gilloon said. “Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1.

Los Alamos Charter School Fate Decided Thursday

on August 20, 2019 - 6:01pm

EDUCATION News:

The Public Education Commission meeting to vote on the application of Polaris Charter School to be chartered by the State of New Mexico is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 in Mabry Hall, 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

Polaris is applying for a state charter in Los Alamos to serve grades 6-8 and represented by founders, Elizabeth Martineau, Bill Hargraves, Scott B. Johnson, Branden Wilman-Kozimor and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt.

A report prepared by New Mexico Public Education Department staff recommends denial of the application, however, this is only a recommendation and the

On The Job At FBI National Academy: Oliver Morris

on August 20, 2019 - 10:41am

On the job at the FBI National Academy is Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris. As a part of the FBI National Academy program, Cmdr. Morris traveled to New York City recently to visit New York Police Department (NYPD) Police One Plaza headquarters. ‘We learned about how precinct commanders address crime in their area and are held accountable through ‘compstat’. We were able to view a joint operations center and viewed how NYPD and various public safety partners manage emergencies.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 20, 2019 - 8:37am
 
BSMA News:
 
Robotics teams from regional schools, along with local robotics groups, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
 
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust.
 
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico - Los Alamos.
 
LANL Scientist Samuel Clegg will present current research on the Mars Chem-Cam on the

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