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Today's News

  • Swinhoe tapped for C’YA board

    Claire Swinhoe was recently invited to join the Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) Board of Directors for her love to promote the great youth of the community.
    When asked why she joined, she said, “Having worked with students at the Los Alamos Middle School for almost five years, I met some incredible young people and came to appreciate them for all their amazing qualities, compassion and caring.
    C’YA announces their fundraiser for the month of February, bake a plate of cookies, snap a photo and send it to them or donate $5 to their community youth award fund.
    Then challenge three others to do the same.

  • Redemption plan sought, non-plan offered

    General thinking has slipped into New Mexico’s public dialogue. The two approaches—one from the left, the other from the right or, maybe, center right—aren’t nearly as deeply systemic as this column desires. But, hey, ya gotta start somewhere. For sure, these ideas are orders of magnitude more useful than the narrow ideological menus offered last year by the two parties at their preprimary conventions. The Democrats said: abortion and unions. The Republicans said: no abortion.
    The good deeds come from Alan Webber and Harvey Yates. Both come with a high-level political history. Such history cannot be shed, no matter how hard one tries. Thus, the political history occupies part of the context of the policy thinking.
    Webber, a Democrat, ran for governor in 2014. He finished second in the primary, 12 points behind Gary King who then was trounced by Gov. Susana Martinez. A founding editor of Fast Company magazine, he came to New Mexico after “investors” sold the magazine. Earlier he worked in Oregon alternative media and city and state politics. In Massachusetts Webber edited Harvard Business Review and advised governors including Michael Dukakis.

  • LEDA key to building New Mexico’s economic future

    BY REP. KELLY FAJARDO
    R-Valencia, New Mexico House of Representatives

  • Udall recruiting summer session interns

    U.S. Senator Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C. office.
    For more information and to apply for an internship, visit tomudall.senate.gov/internships.
    During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall’s office in Washington, D.C., will host two summer sessions: May 30 to June 30, and July 3 to Aug. 4.
    Applications and letters of recommendation for either summer internship session must be submitted by March 15.
    “Internships on Capitol Hill offer students a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of our government and experience firsthand how a Senate office works,” Udall said. “These internships allow students to attend committee hearings and House and Senate floor proceedings, give them the chance to learn how to write a press release, research legislation and draft correspondence, and provide an invaluable, educational experience for anyone interested in pursuing a career in government or public service.”
    Students of all majors are encouraged to apply and internships may count toward college credit. Students should check with their respective college or university for requirements.

  • Changes made to LANL Foundation grant process

    The LANL Foundation supports the work of schools, nonprofits and community programs in northern New Mexico through its grants program. Changes have been made to the grantmaking process to assure fair distribution of funds and alignment of outside programs with Foundation strategies.
    Public school districts, nonprofit New Mexico educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblo/Tribal communities are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2,500. The individual grant amount was increased from $1,500 to be more impactful. However fewer allocations will be made, making the process more competitive.
    Grant applications are now accepted quarterly instead of monthly. Deadlines are Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15 and Nov. 15. Award notification and funding will be received within one month of each deadline. Grantees have one full year to spend the money, rather than three months as in prior years.
    There are two types of grants for which an organization, school or program may be eligible. Education Outreach Grants directly support public school children in grades K–12.
    The updated application form and instructions may be found online at lanlfoundation.org/grants.
    For more information, contact LANL Foundation grants coordinator Sally Gallegos at 505-753-8890 or sally@lanlfoundation.org.

  • Assets in Action: Time goes by fast when you have kids

    Today, I hope you’ll indulge me in a lesson in time travel.
    I feel like the most important thing you can learn from me is how fast time goes when you have children. I assume because for adults it becomes a new measure of time. I’m not sure what it is called exactly, “BC,” before children and “AC,” after children, but hopefully you are aware before it is too late.
    If you know me well, the most important thing in life is our children. The bad news for them is that doesn’t mean that we buy them everything.
    Hopefully it does mean we have passed along some wisdom, some life skills, some meaning that all of this daily grind is supposed to be worth it.
    On Saturday, our oldest, Chandler, one of a handful of fine folks that printed this very newspaper you are reading, turns 21. It’s probably the most important age for a young person today. It is also probably the last “celebrated” age.
    Sure we turn 30 or 40 or 50, but the same excitement doesn’t exist until that age is close to a retirement number.
    This beautiful baby boy came into our lives on Feb. 11, 1996 and it seems like yesterday.
    His beautiful blue eyes, just like his dad and these big box like feet, ahh that’s my boy.

  • Bradbury Museum updates displays

     

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  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar 2-8-17

    Art exhibits
    The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, 601 Eubank SE in Albuquerque, will host “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944: An Installation by American Sculptor Jim Sanborn,” through Oct. 8. This special exhibit, created by world renowned sculptor Jim Sanborn – best known for creating the encrypted “Kryptos” sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia – invites visitors to explore and study the recreations of the super secret experiments from the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb program. The museum is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 361 days a year. For information, visit nuclearmuseum.org, or call 505-245-2137.

  • UNM-LA film students get Reel Deal Theater tour

    Jim O’Donnell, director of operations of the Reel Deal Theater, treated students of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos’ Intro to Film Studies class (MA210) to a tour of the projection room Feb. 1, then a viewing of the musical film “La La Land.”  
    A topic of discussion was the transition from film projectors to digital projectors. The students in this semester-long course at UNM-LA have already studied the history of musicals in film.  
    Follow up projects will address how specific techniques employed in the film impact the overall experience for the viewer. “La La Land” has garnered 214 award nominations, and received 144 awards.
    The film also has 14 nominations for the Oscar Awards, which will be announced on Feb 26. Hardy and the students gave the experience behind the scenes at Reel Deal Theater “two thumbs up!”