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LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

New Native American Budget And Policy Institute Seeks To Empower Indigenous Communities To Effect Systemic Change

on March 7, 2018 - 7:15am
UNM News:
 
SANTA ANA PUEBLO — The new Native American Budget and Policy Institute (the Institute) will launch at an event Tuesday 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 is a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy of the University of New Mexico, and the New

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF

LAPSF News:

A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.

Second Renewable Energy Festival Scheduled For Earth Day Weekend At Northern New Mexico College

on March 6, 2018 - 11:53am
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA  After a hugely successful first run, the Renewable Energy Festival returns for a second year on Earth Day weekend, April 20-21, at Northern New Mexico College in Española.
 
The festival kicks off Friday, April 20, with music and dance performances that celebrate Northern New Mexico’s rich heritage of respect for the environment and sustainable practices.
 
Saturday, April 21 features educational seminars, hands-on demonstrations and activities on a wide variety of renewable energy topics for the entire family.

Los Alamos County Waste Trucks Presentation At LAPS School Board Meeting

on March 6, 2018 - 11:50am
Kylie Alvarez's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
 
Philippa Fung's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Students and families of Kylie Alvarez from Chamisa and Philippa Fung from Barranca (now a student at LAMS) gathered at the LAPS school board meeting to get a closer look at their designs on the new Los Alamos County waste trucks.
 
Superintendent Dr.

Consumer Protection Week FACTS: 'F' Is For Finances

on March 6, 2018 - 11:49am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Hector Balderas urges New Mexico consumers to get the FACTS about their finances.
 
The New Mexico Office of Attorney General receives frequent complaints of finance-related problems—that is, problems with debt collectors, banks and credit unions, and also the payment of loans, including student loans and mortgages.
 
Attorney General Balderas advises, “Educating yourself on your own financial strengths and weaknesses is the first step to controlling your financial

LAPS Breakfast Attendees Tour Smith Auditorium

on March 6, 2018 - 7:10am
Those attending the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Public Schools Breakfast donned hardhats for a sneak peak at renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. After some delays, the opening of the facility is near at hand, Coordinator of Bond and Construction Facilities Herb McClean told the group. LAPS is hoping contruction will be completed by the end of March, he said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS's Herb McClean lead the tour of renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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Speaker Discusses Concept Of Fake News

on March 5, 2018 - 8:59am
James McGrath Morris prepares to discuss ‘Journalism, Ethics and the War Over Fake News’ Feb. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
James McGrath Morris discusses journalism, ethics and fake news. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Audience members ask questions during the talk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Journalist, author and educator James McGrath Morris was the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting Monday,

SFCC Celebrates International Women's Day March 8

on March 5, 2018 - 7:51am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Celebrates International Women’s Day with a presentation by Tewa Women United.
 
Speaker Kathy Sanchez will discuss Indigenous Women’s Rights, history and culture in northern New Mexico 10-11 a.m., Thursday in the Boardroom, Room 223, at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The event sponsored by SFCC’s Presidential Diversity Action Committee and Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission,
 
The celebration continues in Campus Center with speakers and music 11 a.m.

Scenes From LAFD Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday In Bajo Canyon

on March 5, 2018 - 7:45am

Los Alamos Fire Department conducts Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning in Bajo Canyon. Here firefighters retrieve a hose following progressive hose lay, which is used by firefighters to advance systematically in a wildland fire situation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, second from left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, left, join in the classroom portion of Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning at LAFD Station 2 on DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel retrieve hoses following

Events Planned At New Mexico Historic Sites

on March 5, 2018 - 7:39am
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE ― New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring:
 
Saturday, March 24 ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Mexico Art Auction
  • Coronado Historic Site
All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288

Scenes From Cowboy Breakfast Sunday

on March 5, 2018 - 6:58am

A warm fire greets diners Sunday morning at the monthly Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 Capt. Gerald Coriz, left, and crew members line up for breakfast Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets volunteering Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast, from left, Sam Bond, Alex Tuning, Colby Sapp and Trystan Osborn. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Volunteers serve breakfast

Los Alamos High School Junior Parent Night Monday

on March 4, 2018 - 11:38am

Heinrich Cosponsors Legislation To Establish Tuition-Free Community College

on March 4, 2018 - 11:32am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored the America's College Promise Act, which would provide two years of free community college and create an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-income students.
 
“There's no question that in order to continue to grow our economy, we must have a well-educated and well-trained workforce,” Heinrich said.

Governor Signs Bill to Ensure More Efficiency In School Budgets And Support At-Risk Students

on March 4, 2018 - 7:31am

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez

POLITICAL News:

SANTA FE – Last night, a bill to ensure more efficiency in school budgets was signed by Gov. Susana Martinez.

House Bill 188, sponsored by Rep. George Dodge (D-Santa Rosa), amends the Public School Finance Act to allocate funds more equitably among schools.

“We need to ensure that every child has access to a quality education, regardless of their background or their zip code,” Rep. George Dodge said. “This bill gives more funding to schools with higher numbers of at-risk students, and to schools with more experienced staff.

Nature Center Talk: Jean Dewart On Pacific Crest Trail

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
Jean Dewart on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Jean Dewart will share her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, where she covered 235-miles in Oregon.
 
Regardless of all the difficulties in this endeavor, Jean spent six months training with multiple experimental loads in her backpack, pouring over route maps, and planning resupply positions. Not only will her presentation cover the stories of the trail, but Jean will also share how to prepare for such a hike.
 
Jean is a Los Alamos hiker,

Save The Date For LAHS 40 Year Reunion

on March 3, 2018 - 8:46pm

Chamisa Elementary Science Night At The Bradbury

on March 3, 2018 - 6:44am
Wade Harrel from the Harrell House of Oddities in Santa Fe, brought his travelling collection of insects, spiders and all things creepy-crawly Monday to the Bradbury Science Museum for Chamisa Elementary School’s annual Science Night. Sponsored by the Chamisa PTO, Science Night provides an opportunity for students to learn about a variety of science and technology topics through interactive displays by a variety of community organizations and Museum staff. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Students watch a demonstration.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A student

Scenes From Active Shooter Training At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 10:12pm

UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil and Los Alamos High School Resource Officer Cpl. Adele McKenzie chat prior to active shooter training today at the college campus. An online active shooter course is required annually for faculty and staff and the campus has an active security and safety committee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie teaches Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald how to use a toy gun before he participated in an activity during today's active shooter training. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Officers

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Meyer

on March 2, 2018 - 12:13pm

ScienceFest 2018 Committee Seeking Festival Participants, Offering New 'Impact Training'

on March 2, 2018 - 11:35am
 
SCIENCE FEST News:
 
The ScienceFest 2018 Committee is currently seeking science and tech companies (with a fun demo or showcase of their work) to participate in Discovery Day (previously known as "Festival Day") from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
 
Award-winning Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day is full of interactive activities, tours and exhibits to engage people of all ages in science. Festival producer Los Alamos MainStreet is partnering with businesses and organizations to present the festival at Los Alamos’ Ashley Pond.

Active Shooter Training Underway At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 11:08am

UNM-LA News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training until 12:30 p.m. today in Building 2 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise.

The building will reopen at 12:30 p.m. today.

 

RoboRAVE And NNM Science Showdown Saturday

on March 2, 2018 - 10:46am

The community is invited to attend this event and support the youth throughout Northern New Mexico as they show off their talents and skills in the area of robotics. Courtesy image

Pinon Elementary Student Wins ACT Drawing Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 9:40am
Pinon Elementary School Student Josh Gratz, front row center, and his classmates show their appreciation to Atomic City Transit Tuesday morning. Gratz won the drawing contest Atomic City Transit held recently in recognition of its 10 year anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Pinon Elementary School Third Grader Josh Gratz’s artwork can be spotted around town.

Chamisa Elementary School Student Wins First Place In 2018 Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 8:53am

Chamisa Elementary School student Lia Rushton holds up her entry for the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest. Ruston won first place. Courtesy photo.

 

LAPS News:

 

Lia Rushton from Chamisa Elementary School placed  first in the elementary division of the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest.

 

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month during March, which encourages support for quality school art programs. To promote Youth Art Month, the CFAE coordinates activities at the national level and the primary event is the State Flag Program.

 

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