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Ski Santa Fe Delays Ski Season Opening

With dry and warm conditions continuing, Ski Santa Fe will postpone the start of the 2012-13 ski season until after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to an announcement from the ski area.

“Our snowmakers are working hard, and we have had a tremendous start to this year’s snowmaking,” the news release said. “We are hopeful for a great ski season, and with any significant snowfall we could be ready to open within 48 hours.”

Current information is available at www.skisantafe.com.

3 at LANL Honored As Laboratory Fellows

Three members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory scientific staff are being honored with appointment as Laboratory Fellows for 2012: Charles Farrar, Steven Elliott and Mikhail Shashkov.

Nominees were ranked on the basis achievements in programs of importance to the LANL; a fundamental or important discovery that has led to widespread use; and recognition as an authority in the field, including an outstanding record of publications.

Farrar, of the Los Alamos National Security Education Center, is a pioneer in structural health monitoring, a relatively new field, that focuses on continuous monitoring of in-service systems. Farrar established the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School and leads the Engineering Institute.

Elliott, of the Physics Division’s Neutron Science & Technology group, is a world leader in the field of weak interactions, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. His work has been at the center of the discovery of neutrino mass — one of the most important discoveries in fundamental physics in the past several decades.

Shashkov, of Computational Physics Division’s Methods and Algorithms group, is a world leader in and developer of modern arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian methods for high speed, multi-material flows that are the heart of advanced simulation and computation program for NNSA and LANL weapons calculations.

Las Cumbres Agency Gets Federal Grant

Las Cumbres Community Services has won a federal grant to provide services and support to children and families who have experienced psychological trauma.

It joins the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of services for children and families who experience traumatic events. With this new funding, Las Cumbres can more thoroughly address services for children up to age 6 who have experienced trauma. The agency has two facilities in Española, children’s programs in Santa Fe, and an office in Chama. Plans include regular outreach, focus groups, training and education for children and their families.

The grants are awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Southside Library Offers Web Classes

The Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, is offering a series of workshops on developing Internet skills.

Classes include:

♦ Dec. 4, Basic Internet Searching — An introduction to website navigation, using a browser, Web addresses, and searching the internet.

♦ Dec. 11, Basic Internet Email — Set up a free email account on the internet, send and receive messages, attach documents, and much more.

♦ Dec. 18, Computer Skills for Job Hunters — An intermediate class about Internet job searching (must have an email account and experience searching the Internet).

All workshops will be held 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required and starts today. Call 955-2820 to register or to get more information.

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