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Participate In Christmas Bird Count Sunday

on December 11, 2018 - 3:03pm

Participate in the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count this Sunday, Dec. 16 by spending the day counting and identifying every bird you see!  This event is perfect for birders of all skill levels and is free to participate in. Email Mouser Williams at to sign up. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Participate in the world’s longest-running citizen science project this Sunday, Dec. 16 by joining the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Volunteers will spend the day counting and identifying every bird they can see.

LAMS PTO Fundraiser At Papa Murphy’s Monday

on December 11, 2018 - 10:47am


The Los Alamos Middle School PTO will hold a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser Monday, Dec. 17.

For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphy's will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphy's that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.

The PTO is a positive, supportive group for Los Alamos Middle School, dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff.

LATC End Of Semester De-Stress Activities

on December 11, 2018 - 5:52am

PEEC: Los Alamos Nature Center Receives 2018 Top HAT Award For Outstanding Attraction

on December 10, 2018 - 7:46am

The Los Alamos Nature Center has received the Top HAT Award for Outstanding Attraction from the New Mexico Hospitality Association. PEEC Educator Sandra West, right, accepted the award for PEEC. Courtesy/NMHA

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center has received the 2018 Top HAT Award for Outstanding Attraction from the New Mexico Hospitality Association.

This statewide award was presented to the nature center Nov. 8 at the Hospitality Association’s annual Top HAT Awards Gala.

Culture On Tap: Pearl Harbor Paper Cranes Tonight

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am
 LACDC News:
The community is invited to join the Los Alamos-Japan Institute (LAJI) for Culture On Tap tonight, Dec. 10. This event is part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District and takes place at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room in 145 Central Park Square.
The Los Alamos-Japan Institute invites scientists, survivors, veterans, peacemakers, artists and educators to participate in an interactive community conversation about the shared atomic legacy between Los Alamos and Japan.

UNM-LA Student Center Brimming With Activities

on December 9, 2018 - 2:44pm

UNM-LA held Student Services Walk-in Hours 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center. Assisting at the booth are Financial Aid Officer Jenny Doran, left, and Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Rademacher. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA held its Winter Culteral Gathering Thursday in the Student Center, which included a potluck celebration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMHU: Rodgers Hall Renovation Contract Awarded

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am
Historic Rodgers Hall by Sean Weaver/Highlands University
Baker Architecture & Design. Courtesy photo
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS The New Mexico Highlands Board of Regents awarded the primary construction contract for the historic Rodgers Hall renovation to Franken Construction Company at a public hearing Nov. 19.
Over the years, Franken Construction of Las Vegas has completed historical renovations at Highlands such as the award-winning McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building that was finished in 2016 for the Media Arts and Technology Department.
“The total construction contract

SFCC And SFHEC Announce Winter Break Closures

on December 8, 2018 - 8:36am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Winter Break from Sunday, Dec. 16 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available during this time. Snow removal and grounds maintenance will not be operational during this time. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road)

LAHS Winter Dance Show Wednesday Dec. 12

on December 8, 2018 - 8:19am

LANL Director Thom Mason Works With Students During Hour Of Code Project At School In Española

on December 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason volunteered for the Hour Of Code project this afternoon at Tony E. Quintana Elementary in Española. The program was presented to the combined 6th grade classes of Nancy Martinez and Danita Quintana. This program provides a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify ‘code’ and show that anyone can learn the basics.

NMHU: Prof In Anthropology’s Paper Sheds Light On Nontraditional Students

on December 7, 2018 - 3:53pm
Orit Tamir
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor will publish a research study that sheds new light on what matters morally to nontraditional college students 25 and older.
Orit Tamir authors the paper, “On Being Nontraditional Students: What Really Matters,” that will be published in the scholarly journal, Teaching and Learning Anthropology.
“My major finding is that nontraditional students’ primary motivation is not necessarily to get a degree,” Tamir said. “They go to school for many different reasons.

NMHU: Cristina Durán Appointed To Governor-Elect’s Transition Team

on December 7, 2018 - 10:08am
Cristina Durán
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Governor-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed the dean of the New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social Work to her government transition team.
Cristina Durán will serve on the transition team for New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
“My focus on this team will include training and preparation of social workers in child welfare as well as supervision and licensure among social workers within CYFD,” Durán said.

PEEC: Explore December’s Night Skies 7 p.m. Today

on December 7, 2018 - 10:06am
Explore what is coming up this month in the night skies this evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:

Paul Arendt will give an interactive tour of the heavens starting at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 7 and will highlight the planets and constellations that will be visible throughout the month.

Additionally, the nature center will show the full-dome film “We Are Stars” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8.

Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will all be visible in December.

UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:39am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is on a 2-hour delay today.

The campus will open and classes will resume at 10 a.m. today.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:17am


Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run 5K & 1 Mile At LAMS Sunday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:22am

LAHS students play holiday tunes for the runners in the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Band is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run Sunday, Dec. 9 to raise money for the LAHS band program.

The fun run includes the choice of a 5K or 1 mile run and is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons by featuring live music along the routes. LAHS students will play holiday tunes for the runners.

Costs are $30 for the 5K (race day registration is $35) and $10 for the mile. Both of the fun runs start and end at Los Alamos Middle School.

NMAA Announces Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2019’

on December 6, 2018 - 8:13am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2019 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame.
The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon is scheduled for noon Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel at 5151 San Francisco Road NE in Albuquerque.
The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place at halftime of the 6:30 p.m. game, March 14, 2019, during the State Basketball Championships at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque.
The 2019 Inductees:
Don Gerheart

UNM-LA Winter Break Closure Dec. 21 To Jan. 1

on December 6, 2018 - 7:27am
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus at 4000 University Dr. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close for winter break Friday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.
There will be no classes or activities, and buildings will be closed.
The UNM-LA campus, at 4000 University Dr., will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2 and spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 14. The UNM-LA Library will reopen Jan. 2 for student and community use.
UNM-LA is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college

Meet Los Alamos Fire Department’s New Paramedics

on December 6, 2018 - 2:19am
LAFD EMS Division

A paramedic is a health care professional responsible for providing emergency medical assistance to patients in their homes and while transporting to a hospital. Paramedics are the first line medical personnel that treat everything from heart attacks to injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

LAFD paramedics respond to our community’s 911 calls. As the first healthcare providers at the scene of emergency situations, they collaborate with local emergency physicians and the police to evaluate critical situations.

Luján On 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winner

on December 6, 2018 - 2:16am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) has announced that Terrell Toldeo and Elias Trancosa, both seniors at Santa Fe Indian School, are this year’s winners of the Congressional App Challenge in New Mexico’s third Congressional district.
Toldeo and Trancosa’s app, “Naruto Self Defense,” teaches people to express and defend themselves through hand signs used by the main character in the Japanese manga series, “Naruto.” The app was created to help students feel more comfortable with self-expression.
“Congratulations to Terrell

Udall, Hatch Introduce Smoke Free Schools Act To Combat E-Cigs In Schools

on December 5, 2018 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced The Smoke Free Schools Act of 2018 to help school districts and local education agencies combat the surge of e-cigarette use in schools.
The legislation would ban e-cigarette use in educational and childcare facilities, and clarify that state and local education agencies can use grant funding for e-cigarette prevention programs.

Project VeX Robots Enter Vex IQ Challenge Finals

on December 5, 2018 - 9:43am

Los Alamos Robotics Team named,Project VeX is made up of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Last weekend, they traveled to the Vex IQ Challenge in Pinetop, Arizona. Project VeX entered five robots and out of the 45 robots entered, four made it all the way to the Finals! Robot #87544D, created and driven by Filip Velisavljevic and Cam McDonald earned the highest honor, the Elementary School Excellence Award’. Courtesy photo

Project VeX team members hold trophy.Courtesy photo

Project VeX team members at competition. Courtesy photo

TechSource Donates $5,000 To LAPS Foundation

on December 4, 2018 - 4:01pm

From left, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy, TechSource CEO Brian D'Andrea and LAPS Foundation Fundraising Chair Karen Hawkins. TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, donated $5,000 to education in Los Alamos through the LAPS Foundation. The money will be used to foster innovation and growth in the public schools. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to support the local schools, visit

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Trains With UNM Ski Team At Red River Ski Area

on December 4, 2018 - 7:21am

The Los Alamos Ski Racing Team is training with the UNM Ski Team at Red River Ski Area. The University of New Mexico Ski Team has been a top academic and athletic team since 1970 (men) and 1974 (women). Its mission is to provide excellent opportunities for male and female students as they participate in a top level intercollegiate ski program as part of their academic experience at the UNM. Its team has won 14 NCAA Team trophies and consistently has the highest team GPA of all UNM Athletic teams.

SAR Lecture: Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads And Ritual Power Jan. 24

on December 4, 2018 - 7:16am
SAR News:
SANTA FE A sunray perfectly pierces a spiral rock formation marking the summer solstice; a shadow on a long South wall calls in the equinox. These astronomical alignments, embedded in the structures and roads across the Chaco Canyon region, provide insights into the pre-Colombian Puebloan culture.
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to share exciting new developments on one of North America’s most influential archeological sites in the next Creative Thought Forum lecture.