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Rotary Club Honors Local Students

on May 19, 2017 - 6:58am

Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers are guests of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Margo Batha, who has been the speech and debate team coach for eight years, and graduating seniors Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin. DeCroix and Mauldin are co-captains of Interpretation events and both are National Qualifiers in Duo Interpretation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Interpretation Duo Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin perform ‘That’s How I Remember It’ by Don Zolidis at the Rotary lunch.

JJAB Youth Advocates Available All Summer

on May 19, 2017 - 5:54am
JJAB Youth Advocates from left, Caron Inglis, Eagle Sandoval, Cindy Koehler, Katy Fellows and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Youth Resource Specialists and Family Resource Specialists with the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will be available throughout the summer to help children, teens and their families even when school is not in session, according to JJAB Coordinator Lisa Zuhn.

 Family Resource Specialists work with children newborn through elementary school and their families while Youth Resource Specialists work with middle

NNMC Awards Gilberto Romero With Honorary Degree

on May 18, 2017 - 9:37am
Long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero receives an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Photo by John Denne
 
NNMC News:
 
Northern New Mexico College awarded long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities May 13, in recognition of his services to the communities of northern New Mexico.
 
Romero, who was born and raised in Santa Fe, is renowned for his nearly five decades of tireless work and activism for underprivileged and underrepresented

Los Alamos History Museum Offers More Guided Tours

on May 18, 2017 - 8:34am
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Historical Society has announced the addition of guided tours of the Los Alamos Historic District at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to the ones offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The new tours began May 16 and continue throughout the summer.
 
“We have been very pleased with the response this year to our guided tours,” Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols said. “Visitors to Los Alamos are eager to hear about our world-changing history from our local guides who know it.

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Forensic Audit Of Bernalillo Public Schools

on May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller has released a forensic audit of Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS).
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated the audit after the Town of Bernalillo Police Department requested assistance to investigate financial irregularities at two schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also was notified. The audit identified the apparent theft of about $50,000 over a two and a half year period by a former bookkeeper at W.D. Carroll Elementary and La Escuelita Pre-School.
 
“We see our fair share of fraud, but it’s especially

Heinrich Marks National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week and recognize the important work of teachers in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
The resolution recognizes the roles and contributions of the teachers in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States. 
 
“In New Mexico and across the nation, teachers make a lasting impact on students,” Heinrich said.

Connor Dale Receives Community Youth Award

on May 17, 2017 - 5:24pm

Mike Dale, son Connor Dale and C'YA Board Member Claire Swinhoe pose to celebrate Connor's good work in the community. He received a gift bag and certificate. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

The Community Youth Award for April was presented to Los Alamos High School student Connor Dale.

Dale was recognized for his giving nature to benefit a fundraising event for a local community member, kindness extended to neighbors and for being a good role model for neighborhood children.

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