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Join Local Expert Chick Keller For Wildflower Walk

on August 7, 2017 - 1:33pm

Wildflower expert Chick Keller, left, leads wildflower walks for PEEC. Photo by Thomas Graves Photography

Coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata). Photo by Chick Keller

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, for an easy walk to identify local wildflower species in bloom on the Pajarito Plateau. Wildflower Walks are free, and no advance registration is required.

Wildflower Walks take place one Monday a month, but the viewing season is coming to a close. Don’t miss the next outing Sept.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 25

on August 7, 2017 - 1:16pm

Students at a robotics event. Courtesy/BSM

BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM News:

  • Stop by for fun with robotics teams of all kinds and their programmable friends

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their remote-manipulation abilities at a Robotics Night open to all at the Bradbury Science Museum. The event is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 and some of the teams will even provide an opportunity for visitors to manipulate the robots themselves.

Brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust, visitors also will  have an

SFCC Announces Search For Interim President

on August 7, 2017 - 11:37am
SFCC News:
 
The Santa Fe Community College Governing Board has launched a search for an Interim president. Current President Randy W. Grissom announced his retirement earlier this week.
 
For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of interest and a resume to Donna Wells, Executive Assistant to the Governing Board donna.wells@sfcc.edu.
 
Applications will be accepted through midnight on Sunday, August 20, 2017
 
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, with an earned doctorate or other terminal degree preferred;
  • At

Info Session On Sterling Metrics' Social Lending Program At projectY Tuesday

on August 7, 2017 - 7:27am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork will host an information session featuring Sterling Metrics 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
Sterling Metrics is a New Mexico-based startup focused on assisting local small businesses attain the necessary capital for improvements, and/or expansion plans.
 
Based in Albuquerque, Sterling Metrics recognizes the need to sustain growing small business, and has crafted a way to help by leveraging the local community for debt-based crowdfunding. 
 
Agenda:
  • 5:30-5:45 Settle-in (Networking)
  • 5:45-6:00

Back To School Tax Free Weekend Underway

on August 6, 2017 - 8:26am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced New Mexico’s annual back to school tax-free weekend and encourages families to take part in order to save them money and prepare their children for the upcoming school year.

“Families across the state know how expensive it can be to get kids ready for school, and this is a great way for them to save money,” Martinez said. “Our tax-free weekend can help families make sure that they send their students off to school with everything they need so they’re ready to learn.”

Vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax

LANL Foundation Awards $61,298 In Education And Community Grants

on August 6, 2017 - 6:35am
LANL FOUNDATION News: 
 
ESPAÑOLA—The LANL Foundation awarded 26 grants totaling $61,298 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the second-quarter grantmaking period.
 
Sixteen programs received $37,000 in Education Outreach funding that directly supports kindergarten through 12th grade public school children.

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