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LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Hayley Schake On Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 22, 2017 - 8:35am

Hayley Schake at LAHS in 2014 signing to attend Hastings College on a track scholarship. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

EDUCATION News:

HASTINGS, Nebr. – Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2016 semester. Hayley Schake of Los Alamos is named to the list after she earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Schake graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2014 and received a track scholarship from Hastings College.

For the semester, 359 students from 18 states were named to the Dean’s List, with 216 students achieving a 4.0 grade point.

New Mexico Celebrates School Choice Week

on January 22, 2017 - 8:33am

EDUCATION News:
  • The Land of Enchantment plays key role in National School Choice Week, Gov. Martinez issues proclamation.

SANTA FE –– National School Choice Week begins today in New Mexico and across the country. There are 190 events planned in the Land of Enchantment to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in New Mexico, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.

The Big Outdoors Program Invites Adults To Help Children Enjoy Nature

on January 21, 2017 - 12:49pm
Helping children create fun experiences outside is a rewarding way to share the value of nature. PEEC staff lead backpacking trips for youth and families, one of many ways to get kids outside. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Want to help kids get outside? There will be an informational meeting about The Big Outdoors, a new program organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. 
 
The Big Outdoors will give adults concerned about children’s disconnect from nature a chance

Letter To The Editor: Reply To Mr. Wiggins

on January 21, 2017 - 9:54am

By JIM HALL
President, LAPS School Board
Candidate for re-election

I was somewhat disappointed to read the recent letter by Mr. Wiggins (link). In reply, I support anything that (1) increases our ability to hire and retain excellent teachers, and (2) facilitates student success, regardless of who occupies Legislative or Executive positions. I believe all current Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) Board members and all LAPS Board candidates share these goals.

As anyone knows who has heard me speak on these matters during the past four years, I have serious concerns about some of our state’s

Video: UNM-LA Serving The Community ... Ballot Deadline 7 p.m. Tuesday

on January 21, 2017 - 9:36am

Watch the video: UNM-LA Serving Our Community https://youtu.be/FAiar9EwXJo and vote YES for the Mil Levy to support this valuable community asset. Ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 so anyone who hasn't yet mailed in their ballot is encouraged to walk it in to the County Clerk's Office at the Municipal Building by the deadline. Courtesy photo

SFCC And AARP Offer Free Income Tax Help

on January 21, 2017 - 9:04am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College, in partnership with the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide, will host free income tax preparation assistance beginning Friday, Jan. 27.
 
The 12th annual free tax preparation service will be available in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center at SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
Beginning Jan. 27, Tax-Aide will be available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.
 
In addition, tax preparation assistance will be available starting Wednesday, Feb.

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