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Learn About Family Scouting Opportunities March 6

on February 28, 2018 - 6:29am

AFT New Mexico Endorses Statewide Races

on February 27, 2018 - 6:57am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Senator Howie Morales released the following statements:
“Today we are proud to announce our union, the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico, have voted to endorse Michelle Lujan Grisham for Governor of New Mexico and Howie Morales for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.
“Each of these candidates have a proven track record of advocating for a strong system of

Giant Arachnids Take Over Atomic Science Museum ... School Children Line Up For Chance To Handle Them

on February 26, 2018 - 4:49pm


It sounds like the setting for the next Spiderman movie, but Chamisa Elementary School’s annual Science Night is even more fun than a radioactive spider bite!

The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos will open its doors for Chamisa students and their families 6-7:30 p.m. today and admission is FREE.

A sample of this year’s highlights include:

  • Wade Harrel from the Harrell House of Oddities in Santa Fe, who will bring his travelling collection of insects, spiders and all things creepy-crawly.
  • Volunteers from The Wildlife Center of Espanola with their rescued birds of prey.

PEEC: Night Sky Show And Astronomers Friday

on February 26, 2018 - 9:59am

PEEC News:
Want to learn more about what is visible in the night sky this month or see a planetarium film about black holes? At 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, Paul Arendt will introduce celestial objects in the March night sky along with some recent discoveries in astronomy.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, the full-dome film We are Astronomers will play on the planetarium dome. Both of these shows take place in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
During the night sky show, images of celestial objects will be projected onto the planetarium dome.

Ross Van Dusen Reads To Pinon Elementary Students

on February 26, 2018 - 9:42am

New Mexico children's author and illustrator Ross Van Dusen, came to Pinon Elementary School Thursday to read his book titled "How the Crocka Dog Came to Be" to K-2nd graders. He engaged students with his lively, animated reading, demonstrated how to draw Crocka Dog (the main character), and then let students illustrate their own Crocka Dogs. The students and staff at Pinon were thrilled to have him here! Courtesy photo

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Cold Day For Live Fire Training

on February 25, 2018 - 9:39pm
Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department B-Shift conducting live fire training in chilly conditions today at Station 2 on DP Road. Courtesy photo

LAMS Aids Student Transition To Middle School

on February 25, 2018 - 7:43am

LAPS sixth graders got the chance recently to become familiar with the ins and outs of their future school. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The transition from elementary to middle school can be intimidating, but thanks to the Los Alamos Middle School team, sixth graders got the chance to become familiar with the ins and outs of their future school.

The goal is to prepare the current sixth grade students for middle school.

In order to ease this transition, LAMS organized a few events for students to get a taste of middle school.


Michael Aslam Becomes Eagle Scout March 2

on February 25, 2018 - 7:06am
Michael Aslam and Scout Leader Steve Mosier have worked side by side since Aslam was a Cub Scout. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Los Alamos High School sophomore Michael Aslam, will formally be presented his rank of Eagle Scout March 2, at an award ceremony, at the Historic Fuller Lodge.

Aslam along with members of Troop 122 worked to construct raised planter beds for the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

“I came up with this idea while meeting with the volunteer leader at the Senior Center,” Aslam said.

New Native American Budget And Policy Institute launches Tuesday

on February 25, 2018 - 7:05am

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty News:

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — The new Native American Budget and Policy Institute (Institute) will launch Tuesday, Feb. 27 with the swearing in of its Governance Council at a reception at Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo.

The Institute will conduct research, budget and policy analysis, social justice advocacy, litigation, and community lawyering to empower Native American communities to create self-determined and systematic change that will improve their health, education, and economic well-being.
The Institute seeks to forge an unprecedented collaborative

FSN: Zumba Kids Jr. Class Preview Monday

on February 25, 2018 - 6:56am


FSN News:

Family Strengths Network will have a free preview of its new class: Zumba Kids Jr, 3-3:45 p.m. Monday Feb. 26 at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

The class officially begins Monday, March 5 and is designed for kids ages 2.5-5 years and their parents/guardians.

Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid friendly routines. They break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

Science Meets Comics At Bradbury Museum March 3

on February 24, 2018 - 6:02am
BSM News:
Comics expert Jeff Benham from 7000 B.C. leads a lecture at 10 a.m. on the history and use of science in comics.
Attendees can come just for the lecture, or make a whole day of it by adding in a tour of the Museum (led by Museum Director Linda Deck) and then take part in a workshop that helps them create their own science-based comic.

Registration is required for both the lecture and the lecture/tour/workshop combination:

Los Alamos Fire Dept. EMS Division Chief Ben Stone Receives Master’s Degree, Prepares For PhD Program

on February 24, 2018 - 5:52am

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division Chief Ben Stone has received his Master of Science degree in Fire Service Leadership and Domestic Preparedness from Grand Canyon University and is preparing to pursue a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. In 2016, Stone received his BS in Emergency Medical Services with a minor in Fire Science from the University of New Mexico. Also, in 2016, he became an EMS Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

100+ Women Who Care Donate $4,760 To Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Imagination Library Project

on February 23, 2018 - 5:06pm
100+Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to raising funds for local non-profits, gathered Thursday at the Posse Lodge. Members contribute $100 at quarterly meetings to fund the effort, choosing one non-profit by vote at each meeting to receive the funds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Family Council Program Director Cheryl Pongratz thanks 100 Women for their contribution last quarter to her organization.

African American Read-In At Mesa Library Saturday

on February 23, 2018 - 7:02am

Students from Catherine Puranananda’s class at Los Alamos High School participating in an African American Read In earlier this month. Photo by Melissa Mackey


Mesa Public Library is hosting an African American Read-In 1-2 p.m., Saturday.

“Families are invited to join us at the library on Saturday afternoon as we celebrate the National African American Read-In,” library staff member Melissa Mackey said.

There will be games and rhymes in addition to books and book recommendations for everyone. All ages are welcome to attend.

“It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday

LAHS Key Club Bake Sale At LANB Today, Saturday

on February 23, 2018 - 7:01am
The Los Alamos High School Key Club is conducting a bake sale today and Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank to raise money for the Lupus Foundation.
The bake sale will run most of the day today and until noon Saturday.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 200,000 people a year within the United States. This sometimes devastating disease can include symptoms like fatigue, joint pain and abnormal blood clotting.
The Lupus Foundation is devoted to finding the cure and was a cause that struck the Key Clubbers as something they wanted to raise

Reforming The Lottery: Our Voices Matter

on February 22, 2018 - 3:41pm
Think New Mexico News:
The Lottery Scholarship went through quite the journey this past legislative session and provided a lesson in negotiation for student leaders of ASNNMC and other New Mexico universities.
In 2008, the New Mexico legislature passed a law that guaranteed at least 30 percent of lottery revenues to college scholarships. Prior to that law, the Lottery was only delivering about 23 percent of all their revenues to scholarships. For the past three years the Lottery and lobbyists for the multinational gaming companies that contract with the Lottery have unsuccessfully

Two Students At Espanola Valley High School Arrested After Making Shooting Threats

on February 22, 2018 - 3:40pm
Española Valley High School. Courtesy photo
Valley Daily Post
Staff Report

The Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that two Española Valley High School students have been arrested after making the threat: “let’s shoot it”.

At 8:45 a.m. today, deputies working with the School Resource Officer assigned to the school were already on the campus as a preventive measure when the threat was reported to officials.

Duane Smith Auditorium Delay Explained

on February 22, 2018 - 12:55pm

An electrical room at Duane Smith Auditorium Wednesday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

View from the hallway near the bathrooms Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

The lobby area at Duane Smith Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Delays in the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium have caused the Los Alamos Light Opera production of  “Guys and Dolls” to move its performances to March 22-24 and change the location to Crossroads Bible

Crowd Packs UnQuarked To Hear About ATHENA

on February 22, 2018 - 7:35am

LANL scientist Jennifer Harris discusses the ATHENA project during Wednesday evening's Science on Tap event at Unquarked in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

A crowd packs Unquarked in Central Park Square Wendesday evening the hear about the ATHENA project underway at LANL. Courtesy photo

LANL's ATHENA is designed to simulate organ systems such as liver, heart, lung and kidney. Courtesy photo

Creative District News:

Despite snowy weather conditions Wednesday night, more than 50 people attended the Science On Tap to hear Jennifer Harris talk about the ATHENA project underway at Los

UNM-Los Alamos On 2-Hour Delay Today

on February 22, 2018 - 7:35am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is on a 2-hour delayed start time today due to winter weather conditions.

Alert: Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay

on February 22, 2018 - 6:04am

LAPS News Alert:

All Los Alamos Public Schools will start two hours later this morning due to weather conditions.

Girls Scouts Hosts Camp CEO April 6-8

on February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm


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It’s time to get your G.I.R.L. on! Unleash your go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leaderTM powers at Camp CEO weekend.


The camp kicks off 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 and continues 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Camp Elliott Barker, 79 Westridge Road in Angel Fire.


Camp CEO will provide girls with empowering activities and mentoring from professional women.

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Secilli Keeler

on February 21, 2018 - 12:55pm

Chris Carson Talks On A History Of Los Alamos Schools At UnQuarked Feb. 28

on February 21, 2018 - 12:42pm
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UPDATE: The community is invited to hear a School Talk by Chris Carson, A History of Los Alamos Schools.
The talk is 5-6 p.m . Feb. 28 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

YMCA: Little Youth Basketball Registration Grades K-1st Open Until March 2

on February 21, 2018 - 11:54am
YMCA News:
Registration is open for the YMCA’s developmental co-ed Little Youth Basketball program.
Practices and games are two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock March 6 through April 19.
This program provides and introduction to basketball for girls and boys. Mini-sized balls will be used on 8’ baskets to allow players to learn proper shooting technique. Focus will be on developing coordination and learning the basic rules of the game.
Volunteer coaches and team parents needed. The Y keeps the teams small so all get plenty of skills practice and play time.