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Los Alamos Public Schools Deals With Rocky Situation

on September 13, 2012 - 11:27am

DPU employees Stephen Abeyta and Joe Olivas turn the valve that releases gas to Los Alamos Middle School following a recent leak. LAPS's Jeff Sargent wearing a vest and Michael Herrera to his left, coordinated the work. Courtesy/LAPS

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Middle School construction project has had to hurdle over some obstacles including contractor conflicts and a gas line leak. Now, the project has encountered a rocky situation - literally.

David Wharram of Gerald Martin, which serves as the owner representative for the project, explained to the Los Alamos Public Schools Board

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Los Alamos County Among 100 Best Communities for Young People

on September 12, 2012 - 12:56pm

Chamisa students, teachers, administrators, County officials and community members gather for a group photo following today's big announcement that County today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS News:

  • Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being

Los Alamos County today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING.

The national award was given to Los Alamos County to recognize its outstanding and

LAHS Students Among National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

on September 12, 2012 - 12:01pm

Los Alamos High School semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program include in front row from left, Kevin Gao, Janali Gustafson, Christina Moore and Laura Wendelberger. Back row from left, Aaron Bao, Cary Bronson, Nathaniel Hall, Jessie Zhao, Jack Mockler and Thomas Henderson. Not shown are Eric Begnaud, Caitlin Haynes and Orli Shlachter. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58 annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school

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Creating a Marketing Plan that Builds Community

on September 11, 2012 - 6:31am

SBDC News:

Many businesses and organizations struggle with creating a marketing plan.

Join Founder and CEO Rubina Cohen of Firefly Innovation Group to learn how to create and implement the various parts of a marketing plan that not only grows and sustains your business or organization, but one that gives back and builds community.

Utilizing a brand new and easy method of marketing planning called the Firefly Method, which focuses on the needs of the business and the needs of the community, participants learn how to market and grow their business or organization for long term

SFI Seminar: On the Interface between Movement and Sociality in Animal Behavior & What Lies on Either Side

on September 10, 2012 - 2:53pm

Nicolas Perony
ETH Zurich, Chair of Systems Design

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents the talk, "On the Interface between Movement and Sociality in Animal Behavior, and What Lies on Either Side" by Nicolas Perony at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe.

Abstract: Scientists working on the study of animal groups are mainly divided between two schools: those who study social behaviour, and those who study spatial dynamics.

Whilst these two dimensions are intrinsically linked, traditionally there has been little interaction

The Y Encourages Families to Address Healthy Living During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

on September 10, 2012 - 8:58am

The Family YMCA offers healthy eating and physical activity tips to help residents live healthier. Courtesy/FYMCA

FAMILY YMCA News:

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Family YMCA — a leader in youth development and healthy living — wants to help families understand the risks of childhood obesity and how to incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives.

Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades.

Planting Bulbs this Fall Helps Students Next Spring

on September 9, 2012 - 3:41pm

From left, Rotarians Alison Walters, Chris Sierk and Linda Hull sell flower bulbs for a Club fundraiser Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. The Club will sell bulbs again from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in front of CB FOX on Central Avenue and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 27 and 28 and Oct. 5 at LANB. Flower bulb selections include mixed crocus, grape hyacinths, daffodils, red tulips and pink tulips. Proceeds benefit year-end Los Alamos High School student awards. Photo by Gil Butler

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 15

on September 7, 2012 - 8:10am

Editor's note: This is the final edition of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the gorilla as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Riana Foley.

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Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions

on September 7, 2012 - 7:07am

ATOMIC CITY CHILDREN'S THEATER News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is holding auditions for its Elementary School Production of Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr., a two-act musical play based on the hit Broadway musical and full-length movie of the same name.

Auditions will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gymnasium. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the auditions are open to 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 14

on September 6, 2012 - 12:03pm

Editor's note: This is part 14 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of honey bees as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Junseo Kim.

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PEEC Offers Second Hike in Fire Recovery Series

on September 6, 2012 - 7:58am

The Upper Crossing at Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Chick Keller will lead a “Frijoles Canyon Devastation and Recovery Interpretive Hike” Sunday, Sept. 16. The hike is free and open to the public, with no registration required. 

Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at Ponderosa Campground, near the intersection of N.M. 501 and N.M. 4. 

The hike will first go about 1.5 miles to the rim of Frijoles Canyon, through moderate burn damage and one badly flood-damaged site.

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 13

on September 5, 2012 - 8:25am

Editor's note: This is part 13 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the chimpanzee as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Lena Vinogradova.

 

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FSN Announces Programs for this Semester

on September 4, 2012 - 9:11am

FSN News:

Family Strengths Network is a private, non-profit organization serving families since 1989 through its Family Resource Center within the Pueblo Complex at 1900 Diamond Dr. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday with scheduled evening class times available.

This semester, FSN is offering a variety of programs:

"Prevent Suicide: Provide A.I.D."

Date: Monday, Sept. 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Teen Center

Instructor: Elisa Enriquez, MSW, LISW

Cost: Free

Registration: Appreciated, but not required: Online at lafsn.org

Are you worried about someone

Community Invited to Public Tree Planting Event

on September 3, 2012 - 8:30am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

At 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 there will be a public tree planting day on Pajarito Mountain to reforest the burned areas.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center received a grant from REI, Inc. to support the reforestation project on the burned areas of Pajarito Mountain.

Nearly 2,000 tree seedlings (Englemann spruce, Douglas fir, limber pine and corkbark fir) have been ordered, mostly through the New Mexico State Forestry Division’s conservation seedling program. 

Firefighting backpack pumps were also purchased with grant funds to water the seedlings.
 

Udall Recruits New Mexico Applicants for Internships

on September 3, 2012 - 8:17am
  • Positions Available in New Mexico and Washington Offices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for fall internships in his Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.

To apply online or download an application, visit Udall’s website at www.tomudall.senate.gov.

The deadline to apply for positions is flexible, but students interested in fall internships are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 7.

“While working in one of my offices, students will get

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 12

on September 3, 2012 - 8:07am

Editor's note: This is part 12 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the rhesus monkey as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Nate Stephens.

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Madame Marie Curie to Visit Los Alamos

on September 2, 2012 - 12:02pm

LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

In a series of performances from Sep. 11 through 14, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak will portray perhaps the most famous of women scientists, Madame Marie Curie (née Maria Skłodowska.)

Madame Curie changed the world in which we live through her discovery of radium and radioactivity. Through collaboration with the medical community, she and her husband Pierre discovered and established the first successful radiation treatments of cancer. 

Simply through her own passion and perseverance, Marie Curie opened the doors of science to women worldwide.

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 11

on September 2, 2012 - 10:03am

Editor's note: This is part 11 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the killer whale as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Marja Graham.

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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 10

on September 1, 2012 - 8:08am

Editor's note: This is part 10 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the orangutan as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Lucas Manzanares.

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Multimedia Bird Banding Talk Thursday at PEEC

on August 31, 2012 - 10:50pm

PEEC News:

Courtesy Photo

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Dave Yeamans will give an updated talk at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) about bird banding. The talk is free and open to the public.

Bird banding starts with getting a permit to conduct a study on birds of a particular type in a defined area.

Yeamans’ talk will focus on passerines (perching birds in the areas around upper Alamo Canyon in Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera ranch headquarters.

During bird migration season, researchers set up up to 20 nets 20 meters long and 3 meters high, and then

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 9

on August 31, 2012 - 8:08am

Editor's note: This is part 9 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the cuttlefish as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Ethan Aulwes.

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Barranca Invites Community to Family Activity Night

on August 31, 2012 - 6:56am

Courtesy/BMES

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Fencing Classes Resume at YMCA

on August 30, 2012 - 11:50pm
 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The fencing classes at The Family YMCA will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for beginning fencing and 7:30 p.m. for the advanced class.
 
A beginning class for students starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 2. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills.
 
Register at The Family YMCA at 662-3100 or laymca.org. The cost is $24 per month for Y members or $36 per month for fencing program only members. All equipment is provided by the Y.
 
For additional information, contact Tom Hill (672-1058).
 
Financial Assistance is available thanks to the

LAPS Schedules Special School Board Meetings

on August 30, 2012 - 11:19pm

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has announced two Special Board Meetings.

The first meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Los Alamos High School main lobby. The only agenda item for this meeting will be information on the 2013 Bond Election, including review of the the Bond Resolution.

The second meeting is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Coffee Booth to review School Board Policies. 

Both meetings are open to the public.

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