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PED Releases 2017 School Grades For Los Alamos

on August 22, 2017 - 3:22pm

LAPS News:

Today, the Public Education Department (PED) released 2017 Grades for schools across New Mexico. 

The grading system is primarily based upon PED-defined growth in math and reading test scores.

Grades for Los Alamos Public Schools

  • Aspen Elementary School – A, 77.47 points
  • Barranca Mesa Elementary School - A, 85.57 points
  • Chamisa Elementary School – A, 78.96 points
  • Mountain Elementary School – A, 87.00 points
  • Piñon Elementary School – A, 86.01 points
  • Los Alamos Middle School – D, 49.36 points
  • Topper Freshman Academy – B, 73.44 points
  • Los Alamos High School – A, 84.68 points

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Los Alamos Folks Travel Far Afield For Solar Eclipse

on August 22, 2017 - 10:25am

Los Alamos residence gather for a total eclipse party in Sun Valley, Ida., from left, Larry Maassen, Bill Heinz, Chris Ortega, Bill McArthur, Stan Heinz, Jennifer McArthur, JoAnn Heinz and Helen Ortega. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen

James Gourdoux of Los Alamos traveled to Oregon to view the solar Monday witnessed and experienced the eclipse in the ‘totality’ zone in Madras. Photo by James Gourdoux

In Madras, Ore., Monday when wildfire smoke from 30 miles away blew in, the partially eclipsed sun took on a reddish glow. Photo by James Gourdoux

More Scenes From 2017 Solar Eclipse

on August 22, 2017 - 10:01am

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by William Mead

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by William Mead

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Kirtland AFB: Air Force Awards Two Contracts For New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Weapon System

on August 22, 2017 - 9:12am

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson

USAF News:

KIRTLAND AFB – The Air Force announced today the award of two Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program.

Contracts were awarded to:

  • Boeing Company, Huntsville, Ala;, and
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, Calif.

The GBSD is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM.

“We are moving forward with modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad,” Secretary of the Air Force

Time For Pie ...

on August 22, 2017 - 8:52am

Pie Town ... a little slice of heaven in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Pie Town. This tiny community tucked in southwestern New Mexico has a name that will pique your curiosity and make your mouth water at the same time.

Today, the New Mexico Tourism Department released the latest New Mexico True Story, “Pie Town,” a tribute to the state’s smallest town with the biggest sweet tooth. The release comes right before the community’s largest annual event, the Pie Festival.

“We pulled up and there was a little sign on the door: ‘Used to be pie in Pie Town … ain’t no more,” said

AFTNM Recaps Heinrich’s Visit With Taos Educators

on August 22, 2017 - 8:25am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

 

AFTNM News:

 

TAOS – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) visited Monday with Taos Municipal School educators, specifically discussing the Federal education budget under President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

 

The conversation focused on protecting Title II funding, STEM Education, Early Literacy needs, and providing quality public education for New Mexico’s rural students, districts, and communities while supporting the needs of public education professionals.

 

Following the visit, Heinrich, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President

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