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Bears Are Back In Town!

on April 9, 2017 - 7:13am


By Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

It is one of the most wonderful times of the year and the bears are back in town after a long winter rest. The bears are beginning to prepare to regain the weight lost during their hibernation. That means the community will start seeing them around local neighborhoods looking for easy sources of food.

This paw print found by Ty Horak is estimated to come from a 350 lb. bear. Courtesy/LEWF

Bears always come with some fear ... fear of the predator in one's back yard ... so the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation is sharing some

LAPS Teachers Among Excellence In Student Achievement Award Recipients

on April 9, 2017 - 6:46am


The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Student Achievement Awards.

Three LAPS teachers are among those receiving the NMSBA award, including, from left, Megan Lee, Heidi Schembri and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt.

The awards, sponsored by NMSBA, are presented to individuals selected by local boards of education throughout New Mexico who have played an important role in improving student achievement in their local school district.

For additional information on the NMSBA Student Achievement Award Program, contact Executive

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador For Young People's Literature, To Launch 'Reading Without Walls'

on April 9, 2017 - 6:43am
Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will launch his Reading Without Walls reading program during a Library of Congress event April 10  in Washington, D.C.
The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Attendees will be seated on a first-come, first served basis.  
The program will be an informal conversation between Yang and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, followed by a question-and-answer period with local students. 
Reading Without Walls, a concept Yang introduced during his inauguration as National

NNMC: Demetria Clichee Selected For 10-week Undergraduate Research Experience

on April 8, 2017 - 6:43am
Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee. Courtesy photo
NNMC News:
Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee is selected for the 10-week undergraduate research experience with: Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure To Research. Courtesy photo
About the BLAISER
Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) is strongly committed to attract students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the Health Disparities in Southern of Arizona and the border region.

Helicopter Parenting: Male And Female College Students React Differently To Misguided Parenting

on April 8, 2017 - 6:31am
SMU News:
DALLAS (SMU)  Male and female college students react differently to misguided parenting, according to a new study that looks at the impact of helicopter parenting and fostering independence.
Measuring both helicopter parenting as well as autonomy support — fostering independence — was important for the researchers to study, said family dynamics expert Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, (SMU) and an author on the study.
“Just because mom and dad aren’t helicopter parents, doesn’t necessarily mean they are

Texas A & M Muster In Los Alamos Friday April 21

on April 7, 2017 - 8:27am


The Texas A & M Muster to remember fellow Aggies is 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 in Craig Hall at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

The guest speaker is William H. Brady, M.D. MBA, MPH, MSc, SPHR. Dr. Brady is a physician and health economist with a medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics, University of Colorado and the University of Utah. He is on the faculties of Texas A&M College of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of Utah.


PEEC: ‘Racing To Extinction’ At Reel Deal April 13

on April 7, 2017 - 7:50am
Movie poster for ‘Racing To Extinction’. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, “Racing Extinction”, an undercover documentary exposing the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them from mass extinction.

This film is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and children. Tickets are available at the Reel Deal Theater.

Produced by Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, Racing Extinction brings a voice to the thousands