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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAPS Science Teachers

on June 17, 2018 - 7:26am

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos Public Schools science teachers taking a break from an in-service day Thursday to have lunch at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Kathy Boerigter, Elizabeth Bowden, Ali Renner, Kate Whitty, Michela Ombelli, Debbie Grothaus, Stephanie Mitchell, Chris Peters and Eva Abeyta. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Annual Iconography Workshop At Saint Job

on June 17, 2018 - 7:13am

Scene from last week's iconography workshop featured 14 participants at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Father Theophan Mackey works on his icon painting during Thursday's workshop. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

Iconography is one of the defining and unique characteristics of the Orthodox Faith. It is also a visual way of entrance into the worship of the Church and a didactic tool.

VBS At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Monday

on June 17, 2018 - 7:12am

Vacation Bible School begins at 9 a.m. Monday at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church at 333 Bryce Ave., in White Rock. For information, visit bapca.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

AG Balderas Proposes Statewide School Safety Plan

on June 17, 2018 - 7:10am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a proposal for immediate action on school safety planning for schools across New Mexico.
 
In a letter sent to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, Attorney General Balderas details the first tier of a multi-tiered plan to bring every school in the state up to a minimum threshold of security within the next school year.

SFCC Hosts I-BEST Info Sessions June 21 & 26

on June 16, 2018 - 10:42am
SFCC News:

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) information sessions, at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, in Room 515 and at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, in Room LL304, West Wing, Santa Fe Community College.

Improve your reading, writing and math skills while earning a certificate in Early Childhood Education, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospitality and Tourism and Community Health Worker. Free event. Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Call 505.428.1926 or 505.428.1748 for information.

 
Prepare for a career by acquiring the skills necessary to do the job,

PEEC: Chick Keller To Lead Wildflower Walk June 18

on June 15, 2018 - 4:37pm
Wildflower expert Chick Keller. Courtesy/Thomas Graves Photography
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn more about wildflowers on the Pajarito Plateau at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 with Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller who will lead his monthly Wildflower Walk.
 
Wildflower Walks are easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller picks a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
 
Attendees meet at 5:30

Chamisa Elementary School And Cortex & Co. Salon Win 2018 Business Recycler Of The Year Awards

on June 15, 2018 - 4:37pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Business Recycler of the Year award is sponsored by the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board.
 
The Business Recycler of the Year Award is a great avenue to promote recycling in the community and get more businesses participating in the recycle program. To become eligible, a business is nominated by a member of the community for contributing to recycling and waste reduction. The nominees are required to submit a brief overview about how their business recycled and reduced waste.

Los Alamos Participants Graduate From Leadership New Mexico’s 2017-2018 Core Program

on June 15, 2018 - 7:52am
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Graig Newell of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services. Courtesy photo
 
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Terry Priestley of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services.

Extension Service: Jam And Jelly Making June 26

on June 15, 2018 - 7:42am

More Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain School

on June 15, 2018 - 7:28am

A group of incoming kindergarten students waits in line for the next activity Thursday during the Safety Town program at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Safety Town participants gather Thursday morning with Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, left, and Cmdr. Preston Ballew in front ot the LAPD bomb truck. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew shows a young Safety Town participant how he remotely controls a robot from inside the LAPD bomb truck. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Governor Announces Plan To Serve Millions Of Meals To Kids This Summer

on June 15, 2018 - 6:16am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced summer food programs offered across New Mexico and urged all New Mexico youth to take advantage of the nutritious meals being provided this summer through CYFD and PED’s summer food programs.
 
This summer, over 2.8 million meals will be served to low-income children.  Since 2011, over 18 million meals have been served to New Mexico youth throughout the state.
 
“Having access to nutritious meals during the summer months gives our children an excellent opportunity to continue getting the essential

SFI: The Nature Of Time – Panel Discussion June 19

on June 14, 2018 - 10:11am
Adolf Hoffmeister, The City of Lost Time (1964). Courtesy/SFI
 
SFI News:
 
What could be more mysterious, more precious, and more fleeting than time?
 
Heraclitus described time as “a game played beautifully by children”, Albert Einstein declared time is an illusion, and Jane Austen wrote that time will explain. Science has sought to explain time in terms of clocks, space, energy, perception, and convenience. Everyone agrees that we do not have enough of it and that we perceive it to be moving faster year by year.
 
This panel discusses the challenges of time in physics,

PEEC: Discoveries Of NASA Kepler Mission Friday

on June 14, 2018 - 8:04am
Joyce Guzik
 
PEEC News:
 
Join Joyce Guzik to discuss the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, in a lecture at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The Kepler spacecraft was launched in March 2009 into an Earth-trailing orbit around the Sun. So far, it has discovered 2,649 planets around other stars.
 
Kepler has also examined brightness variations for hundreds of thousands of stars, revealing many new variable star types and providing data for researchers to infer the size, mass, age, and interior structure of stars, a field known as “asteroseismology.” Joyce

Students Earn LAHS Diplomas & UNM-LA Certificates

on June 13, 2018 - 5:11pm

UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney presents graduate Samantha Levings with her UNM-LA certificate after she received her high school diploma from Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus. Dr. Rooney also presented certificates to Alexander Bullock and Michaela Robertson. All three students completed the requirements for the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate at UNM-LA while also attending high school. Courtesy/Don Taylor's Photography

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Update School Dress Codes To Reflect 21st Century Values

on June 13, 2018 - 11:57am
By LAURA MULLANE
On behalf of 74 other signatories

This week, 75 parents, students, and recent graduates of the Los Alamos Public School system sent a letter to the superintendent and school board expressing concern that the dress codes at the individual schools as they are currently written and enforced unfairly target girls with the following negative consequences:

  • It sexualizes girls at a young age.
  • It publicly humiliates them.
  • It sends the message that it is acceptable for adult teachers and staff—including adult men—to judge their clothing choices and, by extension, their bodies.

Celebrate Father’s Day With Culture And Nature Picnic

on June 13, 2018 - 11:29am

The third Culture and Nature community picnic is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at Los Luceros Historic Site. To celebrate Father’s Day, families can participate in a fishing workshop and enjoy their own picnics. Other activities include a Curanderismo presentation and tours of the property. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:  

 

Celebrate Father’s Day by learning to fish at a family fishing workshop. Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, New Mexico Historic Sites and Amigos de Los Luceros for this fun and free community event and picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site 11 a.m.

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum: Darwin And Beyond

on June 13, 2018 - 10:08am

Chick Keller

LAFASF News:

On Wednesday, June 20, Chick Keller presents the third talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series. The title of Keller’s talk is “Darwin and Beyond”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

Our current understanding of how the Earth came to be filled with different, but apparently related, animals is that they evolved from simple organisms to the very complex ones we see today. Thus, complex life (including humans) appeared gradually through evolution.

Local Speech And Debate Team Ends Stellar Season

on June 13, 2018 - 9:42am
The JMHS Duo Interpretation Team of Annika Davenport and Caleb Schultz visit with other teams before a competition round at the New Mexico District Tournament in March at Albuquerque Academy. Courtesy photo
 
JMHS News:
 
The Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team (JMHS) will end its 2017-2018 season next week with a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the site of this year’s National Championship Tournament.
 
The National Tournament is hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and will run from June 17 to June 22. There Caleb Schultz will compete in Humorous

Scenes From Safety Town At Mountain School

on June 13, 2018 - 9:08am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. James Keane guides a young cyclist during Tuesday morning's Safety Town activities at Mountain Elementary School. More than 100 incoming kindergarten students are participating in the program, which runs through Friday. Safety Town is designed to teach participants safety in areas ranging from what to do in case of a fire to stranger danger. Watch for more photos and news from Safety Town later in the week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department dispatchers Seth Martinez, left, and Mario Pratti show Safety Town participants what a 911 call

Graduate Geology Student Conducts Research On Santa Fe River Water

on June 12, 2018 - 3:15pm
Highlands geology graduate student Ryan Mann uses GPS to mark the location where he collected water samples and streamflow measurements on the Jemez River for a geomorphology class at the university. Courtesy photo
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM A New Mexico Highlands geology graduate student will conduct a hydrogeology research study of the lower Santa Fe River that aims to measure the quantity and quality of the water as it flows into the Rio Grande.
 
Ryan Mann, a 41-year-old Albuquerque native and Santa Fe resident, received a grant from the New Mexico Water Resources Research

Forest Seeks Underprivileged Youth For Opportunities

on June 12, 2018 - 8:23am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) seeks youth to develop who are 18 years of age or older, and interested in natural resource protection.
 
In exchange, students will acquire potential life-changing experiences that can lead to life-long careers.
 
The SFNF, in partnership with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, will take approximately 15 students on a week-long learning adventure in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, August 5 to 12.
 
“The goal is to expand their horizons and show how other forests manage their resources, which can be in very different

Help Youth Develop Resilience Over Summer Break

on June 12, 2018 - 7:52am
Dr. Ken Ginsburg
 
Youth Resiliency Committee News:
 
In the past two weeks the community has experienced the great schedule change that comes with the end of another school year. Teachers and students celebrated school year achievements and then those students began their 10-week break looking for relaxation and fun.
 
This 10-week period can create a challenge for many families but also is an opportunity for youth to develop independence. This period of independence allows youth to grow into resilient and successful adults. To watch Dr.

UNM-LA: Free Cyber-Puzzles Workshop For Girls

on June 11, 2018 - 11:38am

UNM-LA News:

Girls entering grades 7-11 in fall 2018 are invited to participate in a no-cost day-long computer security learning event at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).

The event, called Queen Of The Hill (QOTH) meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. QOTH is organized by Neale Pickett, a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Topper Tennis Fundraiser Clinics

on June 11, 2018 - 11:12am

New Mexico Tech Reps. Visit Los Alamos June 18

on June 11, 2018 - 11:10am
NMT News:
 
New Mexico Tech representatives will be visiting Los Alamos the week of June 18. The purpose of the visit is to increase collaboration in both education and research.
 
The visit will kick off with an Alumni reception at 6 p.m., June 20 at Unquarked. The reception will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The alumni reception will be hosted by Dr. Stephen Wells (President), Dr. Douglas Wells (Vice President of Academic Affairs), Dr. Van Romero (Vice President of Research), and Dr. Lorie M.

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