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Luján: 2017 Nominees To U.S. Service Academies

on December 3, 2017 - 6:18am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) Thursday announced that he has nominated 29 students from northern New Mexico to enter the United States Service Academies as part of the freshman class of 2018.
“Our state has a long tradition of serving our nation in all the branches of our military.  Having the chance to nominate some of New Mexico’s best and brightest young people to our United States Service Academies is a distinct honor for me each year,” Luján said.

Amateur Naturalist: The Mathematical Symmetry Of Pine Cones

on December 2, 2017 - 7:55am
The shape of the pinecone bracts create eight spirals going outward and counter clockwise. Photo by Robert Dryja
The Mathematical Symmetry of Pine Cones
Amateur Naturalist
The shape of the pine cones lying on the ground below a tree provides a kind of predictability that is the complete opposite to predicting the youthfulness or maturity of a tree. A cone grows overlapping bracts that protect the developing seeds within. When the seeds mature, the bracts open. The seeds then may flutter away to germinate or become food for some animal or insect.

State Auditor Reveals Nearly $145,000 Likely Stolen From Deming Public Schools

on December 2, 2017 - 7:54am
State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  Thursday, State Auditor Tim Keller released a special audit of Deming Public Schools.
The audit resulted in 19 findings and identified nearly $145,000 in public funds that were likely stolen from the District. State Auditor Keller designated Deming Public Schools for a special audit after receiving information from the school district about the potential mishandling of money by a former employee.
“We see our fair share of fraud, but it’s especially disappointing to see tens of thousands of dollars apparently being taken from

Young Explorers: Winter Camps For School Age Kids

on December 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Children explore and learn during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
Children participate in hands-on activities during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
Children investigate the diversity of garden habitat during the NMMNHS Winter Camps. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
ALBUQUERQUE  Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter for one or all of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. 
The camps start Dec. 18 and run through Jan.

Barranca Celebrates 80 Days Of School

on December 1, 2017 - 3:47pm

Barranca Mesa Elementary School students and staff celebrate 80 days of school this morning by line dancing in front of the school. They were joined by some parents who are Los Alamos police officers and firefighters. Principal Gina Terrazas said the actvity also was held to promote 'Show Up. It Matters'. Photo  by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Dwight Williams shows off his moves at the 80 days of school celebration this morning at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

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LAPS Promotes ‘Show Up! It Matters!’ Theme

on December 1, 2017 - 8:30am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

The 80th day of school is today, Dec. 1, and Los Alamos Public Schools will be celebrating all of the hard work that students and staff have put into this year so far by promoting the theme “Show Up! It Matters!” This theme was developed right here in Los Alamos.

Students can participate in the Show Up! part of the theme by:

  • fostering healthy life skills;
  • asking for help when needed;
  • creating a positive climate about school; and
  • taking ownership of grades and homework.

“Let’s keep in mind, if we don’t Show Up!

Los Alamos County Chaplain Training Jan. 15-19

on November 30, 2017 - 11:58am

IFOC News:

The Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp (a non-sectarian service organization supporting the Fire and Police) is hosting an International Federation of Chaplain (IFOC) training Jan. 15-19 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 at 129 N.M. 4.

This training is for anyone who has ever been interested in Chaplain service.

It is a 45-hour accredited course awarding a certificate of completion and 4.7 Continuing Education Units of credit (CEU) also are available.

This training includes but is not limited to:

  • Chaplaincy and the Law;
  • Stress Management;
  • Critical Incident Stress Management;