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Earth Day Festival At Los Alamos Nature Center April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 10:29am

Fun and entertainment for all ages will be available at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

Scene from previous PEEC Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

The festivities include delicious food, the debut of the new Passport to the Pajarito Plateau, fun activities and exciting entertainment.

Rotary Members Participate In Holi Festival

on April 20, 2019 - 9:31am

Rotarians Laura Gonzales, Jessie Conrad and Jim Nesmith celebrate Holi Day, a communal celebration of colors, during Sunday festivities at Fuller Lodge. The event was sponsored by Sirphey owner Prashant Jain. Members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos were on hand to tell participants about Rotary International's impressive success in eradicating polio worldwide with small exceptions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria where war and distrust of Western medicine limit vaccination programs. Polio is a contagious virus that causes muscle wasting and paralysis. It is easily preventable. In the

NMT Students Launch Experimental Rocket

on April 20, 2019 - 8:10am
NMT Rocket Design Team, Faculty Advisor and WSRDs launch crew. Courtesy photo
NMT News:
SPACEPORT AMERICA, NM At 8:19 a.m., MDT, Sunday, April 13, The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) Rocket Team launched the latest of its student rockets from the Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area.
The rocket was developed jointly by NMT and White Sands Research and Developers (WSRDs), a Las Cruces certified Woman Owned Small Business specialized in aerospace R&D.

Bethlehem Church Screens Stolen Childhood April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 8:07am

Los Alamos Robotics Team To World Championships!

on April 19, 2019 - 12:17pm
Team 4153, known as Project Y, with their robot at a recent competition. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y is headed for the World Campionships in Houston, Texas.

“Our team has met the challenges and rigors of the competition, head-on,” team member Max Pasulka said. “We were a finalist at the El Paso competition of more than 50 teams, and made it to quarterfinals at the Amarillo meet.

Teens Take Over Bradbury Museum 5-7 p.m. Today!

on April 19, 2019 - 12:06pm

The Bradbury Science Museum Association Teen Advisory Board gathers to organize Teens Take Over The Bradbury night set for5-7 p.m. today! Front row from left, Sam Cirigliano, Victor Popa-Simil, Emily Holmes, Eleanor Henderson, Natalie Aulwes, Neha Sadasivan and not pictured Ogden Berry, Elizabeth Frost, Elijah Pelofske and Sonya Svyatskaya. Back row from left, Filippo Delzanno, Jamie Cull-Host, Steven Bullock and Noah Lyons. Courtesy photo

The Family YMCA Kathak Class April 21

on April 19, 2019 - 10:24am

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Names Lisa Zuhn As Executive Director

on April 19, 2019 - 10:18am

Lisa Zuhn, photographed here at Ashley Pond recently, is the new executive director of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is excited to announce that they have selected Lisa Zuhn as executive director.

The executive director is a newly created position for JJAB to address recent structural changes and assist with the long-term goals of the organization.

JJAB Board Chair Jordan Redmond explains, “In an effort to enhance Board involvement and ensure smooth operations of JJAB’s direct services and

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Presents Distinguished Student Of Service Award To LAHS’s Emily Holmes

on April 19, 2019 - 7:59am

Rotary Club President Vince Chiravalle welcomes Distinguished Student of Service Emily Holmes, a  junior at LAHS, to the April 16 Club meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Linda Hull

Emily Holmes, selected by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service, accepts a certificate of recognition from Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle. Her parents, Rich and Nan Holmes, join in the congratulations along with Louise Foliot, the LAHS French teacher who nominated Holmes for the award. Photo by Linda Hull


Rotary Club of Los Alamos


LAHS Key Club Members Raising Funds To Attend International Convention In Baltimore

on April 18, 2019 - 3:41pm
Los Alamos High School students at recent Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
Los Alamos High School Key Club students will paint addresses on local curbs April 24 to raise funds for a trip to the Internantional Key Club Convention this summer in Baltimore. To have the students paint your address on your curb, email or call 505.709.0887. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
LAHS Key Club

Last month, six Los Alamos High School students attended the Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque.

Key Club is the high

NMHU: Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor Of Year

on April 18, 2019 - 9:35am
Sarah Corey-Rivas
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.
Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her students nominated her for Professor of the Year. “This award helps me know that the respect and admiration I feel for my students is mutual.”
Megan Thursby, a 2018 Highlands biology graduate who was accepted to

Learn About ‘Ringing Rocks’ Of Southwest Friday

on April 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center Friday evening to learn about the Stone Calendar Project and the ‘Ringing Rocks’ of the Southwest. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday to hear about the “ringing rocks” found in the Southwest and northern Mexico.


Barber combined a love of nature and science to start the Stone Calendar Project and study rock art sites throughout the region, identifying glyphs that mark specific times of the year using light and shadow interactions.

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

SFCC: Information Night/Talent Show April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will present a student talent show accompanied by information tables for prospective students to learn about SFCC programs and resources 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the main hallway and Campus Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
Meet with representatives from many SFCC departments while current students show off their talents. Also learn about student support services, including financial aid.
Along with traditional fields of study, SFCC offers a wide range of classes including those in biofuels, game design, culinary arts,

LAPS National History Day Students Shine At State

on April 17, 2019 - 8:25am
National History Day students from Los Alamos from left, Logan Black, Kaisa Drew, Maybelle Wilson, Maybelle Wilson and Ashley Miller presented a dramatic performance on the Franklin Expedition to find a Northwest Passage. Courtesy/LAPS
Junior Abby Beus will represent LAHS at the NHD national competition June 10-13 in Maryland. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
National History Day students from Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School competed at the University of New Mexico Saturday to determine whose projects will represent New Mexico in the national NHD competition.

Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers Open Registration For 3rd Through 8th Grade Students

on April 17, 2019 - 8:02am
YAC News:
The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers have opened registration for new families with students in 3rd through eighth grade. Students just finishing second grade are welcome to apply now and begin when the school year ends.
The new process for application is available on the Facebook page at Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers. The free membership allows students to attend either the Los Alamos or White Rock Center at anytime.
Questions can be directed to staff members at 505.662.9412. Registration is only open to those that attend school in Los Alamos.

New And Returning Student Registration May 6

on April 17, 2019 - 7:58am
Ofc. Chris Ross sees to it that Aspen Students safely cross the street to school. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public Schools will begin registration Monday, May 6 for returning students for the 2019-20 school year.
On that day, LAPS will send out an email to one parent or guardian per family with instructions for registering their student(s) online.
Once they receive this email, parents may log in to the student registration site to complete the online form for each child attending an LAPS school.
How to know if your child is a new or returning student:
  • Any

NMHU Receives Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

on April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Victor Ramirez, a Highlands anthropology graduate student, examines a Hopi pottery piece that was donated to Highlands. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters.
Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands anthropology program.   

SFCC To Close For Spring Holiday April 19-21

on April 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close April 19-21 for Spring Holiday.
All campus facilities will be closed, including the college’s child care center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen on Monday, April 22.
La Familia Dental Clinic, which is hosted on the SFCC campus, will maintain its normal

Rotary Distinguished Student Of Service: Natalie Aulwes

on April 16, 2019 - 11:34am
Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle, left, presents Los Alamos High School junior Natalie Aulwes with the Club's Distinguished Student of Service Award during its April 9 meeting. Joining Chiravalle and Aulwes are from left, her mother Sheila Aulwes, father Robert McClees and LAHS history teacher John Frost. Courtesy photo
The motto of Rotary is Service above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine Distinguished Students of Service in their junior year of high school each academic year.
Students are first nominated by their teachers who

UNM-LA Introduces Common Course Numbering

on April 15, 2019 - 4:46pm

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), in conjunction with The University of New Mexico, is transitioning to the new state Common Course Numbering (CCN) system beginning Fall 2019 semester.

All higher education institutions in New Mexico will share the same CCNs for most of the 100 and 200-level courses, to ease transfers between higher education schools and encourage students to complete higher degrees.

Prior to the new statewide CCN system, the curriculum of required courses (such as English 110) has varied at different colleges, and credits have not always transferred between colleges.

2019 State Science Fair Results: LAPS Students Place In Almost Every Category

on April 15, 2019 - 2:47pm

Los Alamos Public Schools were well represented at the New Mexico State Science Fair held at New Mexico Tech in Socorro last weekend. Courtesy/LAPS

Students who qualified to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., in May include from left, Karin Ebey, Robert Strauss, Charles Strauss, Lillian Petersen and Garyk Brixi. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS Announces 2019 State Science Fair Results:

Students representing Los Alamos Public Schools received more than 30 special awards and placed in almost every category at the New Mexico State Science Fair the weekend of April 6

Teens Take Over The Bradbury Friday Night!

on April 15, 2019 - 8:59am

The Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Courtesy photo

BSMA Teen Advisory Board News:

The first ever Teen Night is happening at the Bradbury Science Museum, 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Created by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) Teen Advisory Board, the event will have free food (catered by Sirphey!), a Bill Nye screening, remote control robots from the local FTC team (the Hawks), trivia and more. All high schoolers are welcome.

The BSMA Teen Advisory Board was created this year by Los Alamos High School junior Eleanor Henderson for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Duncan Fuehne Signs With Colorado School Of Mines

on April 14, 2019 - 6:20am

Duncan Fuehne signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado for the coming school year. He is surrounded by his family Friday in the lobby of Los Alamos High School including father David Fuehne, mother Holley Trellue, brother Kendall Trellue and sister Dani Trellue. Photo by John McHale/

Duncan Fuehne and his family Friday following his signing of a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in the lobby of Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Opens Application Process For Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 14, 2019 - 6:19am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies.
Throughout April and May, members of Udall's staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2020.
Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S.