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JJAB Delivers School Supplies To LAPS

on August 18, 2017 - 8:44am
On the first day of the school year for LAPS students Thursday, Barranca Mesa Elementary School Counselor Alyssa Romero, left, and JJAB Family Resource Specialist Katy Fellows checked out school supplies donated to Barranca Elementary School. The Los Alamos JJAB conducted a summer fundraiser, the proceeds of which were used to purchase school supplies for LAPS students and schools. Courtesy/JJAB
 
Santina Shije, JJAB Youth Resource Specialist, left, helps kick off the new school year Thursday with a delivery of school supplies to Los Alamos Middle School Counselor Jennifer Neil.

Science On Tap Presentation Targets Lightning

on August 18, 2017 - 8:35am

Tess Light discusses what is shocking about lightning during a Science on Tap presentation Thursday at Unquarked. She is with the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing Group and touched on research that dates back to the 1960s when it was developed in connection with space payloads that monitor the Earth for evidence of nuclear treaty violation. Learning more about lightning is an outgrowth of those sensors. Courtesy photo

Kids Want To Sleep In? They May Be On To Something

on August 18, 2017 - 7:41am
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later. Courtesy image​
 
CDC News:
 
Starting school later can help adolescents get enough sleep and improve their health, academic performance, and quality of life.
 
Not getting enough sleep is common among high school students and is associated with several health risks including being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using drugs, as well as poor academic performance.
 
One of the reasons adolescents do not get enough sleep is early school start times.
 
The American Academy

SFNF: Gilman Tunnels Reopen

on August 18, 2017 - 7:41am
The Gilman Tunnels have reopened. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 have reopened on the Jemez Ranger District. 
 
Closed since mid-June, the Gilman Tunnel corridor has undergone essential safety measures following several near misses with large boulders falling into the roadway. Road crews have stabilized the cliff walls within the box canyon and removed sections of loose rock along a portion of FR 376 between mile markers 0.1 and 5.5. 
 
Keep in mind that although these measures have helped stabilize the canyon’s walls, weather

Secretary Geisel Announces $167,500 In LEADS Grants To New Mexico Communities

on August 18, 2017 - 7:36am
Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel
 
NMEDD News:
 
SANTA FE  Yesterday, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced $167,500 in Local Economic Assistance & Development Support Program (LEADS) grants to 18 communities across the state.
 
The grants will fund a variety of economic development projects throughout New Mexico and support the continued growth of our state and local economy.
 
"Community development is a crucial aspect of economic growth," Geisel said. "These LEADS grants will promote job creation, corporate recruitment and business development.

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

on August 18, 2017 - 7:24am
National Immunization Awareness Month highlights the importance of vaccinations for all ages.  Courtesy image ​
 
HEALTH News:
 
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
 
NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.

Alzheimer’s ‘Basics’ Presentation In Espanola Sept. 7

on August 18, 2017 - 7:22am
ALZHEIMERS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Espanola, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Espanola Senior Center, 735 Vietnam Veterans Parkway, Espanola NM, 87532. All citizens from Espanola and surrounding areas are invited to attend. 
 
For more information, contact David L Davis, (505).473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org.
 
This presentation is primarily a general introduction for those seeking a basic knowledge of

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