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County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

on January 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
The future site of Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950. The May

NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

on January 10, 2020 - 9:06am

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMORGORDO An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.
 
Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.
 
“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2 Hour Delay

on January 10, 2020 - 7:07am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is on a 2-hour delay today.

LAPS encouraged the community to exercise extreme caution on the slick roads and walkways.

UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on January 10, 2020 - 6:13am
UNM-LA News:
 
Due to inclement weather, the UNM-LA campus will open at 10 a.m. today.

In And Around Town: Jan. 10, 2020

on January 10, 2020 - 5:39am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

FRIDAY Jan. 10

“The Neverending Story”

“The Neverending Story” opens  at 7:30  p.m., Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets at the door, CB FOX, Brown Paper Tickets. ”The Neverending Story” (Die unendliche Geschichte) is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, first published in 1979. There have been a number of adaptions, including a ballet and several

In-Depth Marketing And Communications Workshop For Nonprofits Jan. 22

on January 9, 2020 - 4:11pm

LACF News:

Is your non-profit organization looking to set or reset its marketing and communications plan?

The Los Alamos Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

This workshop will examine your organization's current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. You will develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience. 

LACF

Notice Of UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meeting Jan. 13

on January 9, 2020 - 3:58pm
UNM-LA News:
 
The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
 
Agenda items include the installation of recently elected board members, the election of officers, resource materials for the advisory board, an update on the CIC program and administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA operations.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on January 9, 2020 - 7:07am
JJAB News:
 
The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Room 631, Building 6 at UNM-LA.
 
The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.
 
The public is welcome to attend.

Study: Deforestation Changing Animal Communication

on January 9, 2020 - 6:57am

Howler monkey. Courtesy/UofW

University of Waterloo News:

Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study.

This study, led by an anthropologist at the University of Waterloo, offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviors in response to different types of forest edge areas.

Working in a tropical lowland rainforest in Costa Rica, the researchers examined how human-caused forest habitat changes have affected vegetation and, in turn, the rate and length of howling by the group-living

Master Gardener Classes Start Tuesday Feb. 4

on January 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Basket of Gold (Alyssum montanum). Courtesy/LAMG

GARDENING News:

For anyone desiring inspiration for this year's garden or landscaping, now is the time to register for the Master Gardener course offered by the Los Alamos County and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Classes begin Feb. 4 and run through April 25, 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday in Fuller Lodge, and are open to anyone who desires to learn more about gardening.

Each of the 13 classes will be taught by specialists from New Mexico State University and Los Alamos County Agent – Carlos Valdez.

SFCC, SF Higher Education Center Closed Jan. 20

on January 8, 2020 - 7:41am
Santa Fe Community College campus. Courtesy/SFCC
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. Both campuses will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 21, which is the first day of classes for the spring semester for SFCC.
 
The college’s child care center, Kids Campus, and gym, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, also will be closed. The fitness center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Jan.

Northern New Mexico College Partners With LANL To Develop; Provide Training For Lab Employees

on January 7, 2020 - 10:55am

NNMC News:

 

ESPAÑOLA – Northern New Mexico College has partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop and provide training to enhance the skills of current lab employees.

 

Beginning this month, continuing education courses in mathematics for technicians and basic blueprint reading, will be delivered face-to-face at LANL to employees in the Detonator Production Division. 

 

The development and delivery of these courses is made possible by a $458,000 contract with LANL to deliver 360 hours of instruction to at least 50 technicians over the next two years.

 

“Northern New

Science On Tap With Hisato Yamaguchi Jan. 13

on January 7, 2020 - 6:54am
LANL scientist Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles that is coated with atomic armor one atom thick. A piece of paper is 500,000 atoms thick. Courtesy/BSM
 
BSM News:
 
Science on Tap with Hisato Yamaguchi: a conversation about how this research at Los Alamos contributes to the Lab's national security mission, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at projectY Cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
 
Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for the Finishing

SFCC Offers English As A Second Language Classes

on January 7, 2020 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
 
Do you want to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, we have classes for you!
 
The ESL Program at Santa Fe Community College offers English as a Second Language classes beginning Jan. 27 to any adult who wants to learn English.
 
Classes are taught at Santa Fe Community College, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, and El Camino Real Academy. Morning and evening classes are at SFCC; classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and El Camino Real Academy are only given in the evenings.
 
New students must attend ONE of

The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4

on January 7, 2020 - 6:21am
Film crew at the replica guard gate in Los Alamos. Courtesy/BSM
 
BSM News:
 
The National WWll Museum in New Orleans is presenting the Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4. This interactive streaming exploration will feature live polling and Q&A, so students can participate without ever leaving their classroom.
 
Answering student questions on-location at the WWll Museum will be Sharon Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The experience is geared for grades 7-12.

TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on January 6, 2020 - 5:10pm

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.

League Essay Contest Honors 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage ... 1920 – 2020

on January 6, 2020 - 10:45am

Courtesy/LWVLA

LWVLA News:

A hundred years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification of the Nineteenth Amendments allowing women the right to vote.

To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private or home schools.

The essay topic is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage?

Afterparty: An Interactive Book Talk At ProjectY Jan. 18

on January 4, 2020 - 10:41am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Styx Chyx present an interactive book talk with Peter Callan, author of the Amazon best-selling book "Prepare to Die! And Other Stuff Nobody Told You", 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square.
 
This event is FREE and open to the public.
 
Register online to confirm your attendance: https://bit.ly/TheStyxChyxinLA
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
 
What to expect:
  • The basics of end-of-life planning, demystified;
  • Information regarding your options about the stuff nobody told

LARSO: Driver Safety Training In White Rock Jan. 9

on January 4, 2020 - 6:23am

Driver safety training for those over 50 is 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center. Courtesy/LARSO

LARSO News:

Driver’s Safety should be a new learning tool for adults in 2020.

If “driver’s ed for adults” is in your cards, the local senior centers are here for you.

A cadre of local teachers offer many trainings throughout the year in both the Los Alamos and White Rock facilities. This month, White Rock will play host to the training 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9. The 4-hour course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The course is open to those 50 years of age and over.

This month

PEEC: Intermediate Snowshoe Outing Next Jan. 11

on January 4, 2020 - 5:43am
Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11. Jean Dewart will lead this point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead. Registration is required and space is limited. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11.
 
Participants will complete a point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead, covering 4.5 miles and about 800 feet of elevation gain. Registration

Attorney General Office To Conduct School Safety Trainings At Española Public Schools Jan. 6

on January 4, 2020 - 5:41am
From the Office of the Attorney General News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Friday that the Office of the Attorney General will host school safety trainings in the Española Public Schools Monday, Jan. 6.
 
The all day trainings come as part of Attorney General Balderas’ commitment to provide safety training to the schools in the wake of recent controversial events giving rise to student safety concerns.
 
Teachers and administrative staff members will receive presentations from experts on issues of treatment of disabled students in school settings, using

Looking Forward In 2020: A Message For The New Year

on January 3, 2020 - 5:42pm
By Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Editor’s note: LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus sent the below message to staff this afternoon:

Here are five timely topics facing students and staff in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 2020. With this message, I am reaching out to seek your ideas about how to plan for the future and ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive.

Introduction

Your comments about these pressing issues will be used in updating our LAPS strategic plan and school-level DASH Plans. In addition, your thoughts will help with the ongoing process of

Canvas And Chamomile Painting Class Jan. 9

on January 3, 2020 - 6:50am

The Canvas and Chamomile painting class is 4 p.m., Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center and 1:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. the cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. No experience is necessary. For registration and questions, call 505.412.1534. Courtesy photo

Registration Open For PEEC Forest Explorers Club

on January 2, 2020 - 3:24pm

Registration is now open for PEEC’s Forest Explorers club. This program meets 1-4 p.m. every other Wednesday Jan. 22-April 29 and is for children ages 5 to 8. Photo by Denise Matthews

PEEC News:

Registration is now open for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s afterschool club Forest Explorers.

This program provides the opportunity for children, ages 5 to 8, to go on hikes from the nature center for child-directed play in the canyons, creeks and surrounding forest.

This program meets 1-4 p.m. every other Wednesday, Jan.

RAPS Retreat For LAMS & LAHS Students Feb. 1

on January 2, 2020 - 3:03pm

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