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SFCC To Close For Spring Break March 13-19

on March 4, 2017 - 7:00am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will close the week of March 13-19 for Spring Break.
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. All campus facilities will be closed, including the college’s child care center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. The AARP’s Tax-Aide NM will not provide free tax preparation during this week. The campus will reopen on Monday, March 20.
KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe Public Radio will remain on the air during the break and La Familia Dental Clinic will maintain its normal

Youth Summer Job Applications Close March 13

on March 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

Trail work crew getting busy last year. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

  • Y Bandelier Corps (YBC) Starts Work In June 

Applications for summer employment with The Family YMCA’s Bandelier Corps trail crew closes at 10 p.m., March 13. Hiring for this program is restricted to those ages 16-24.

Application packets and job descriptions are available on the Y’s website at, at the YMCA 1450 Iris St., and at the Los Alamos and Espanola YMCA teen centers. Two reference forms, within the packet, are required if youth did not work for the Y last year.

UNM-LA: Public Notice Of Possible Quorum

on March 3, 2017 - 3:17pm

UNM-LA Public Notice:

A joint swearing in ceremony for UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board members and Los Alamos Public School Board members has been scheduled:

  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Los Alamos County Judge’s Chambers in the Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Dr., Suite C

A Quorum of UNM-LA Advisory Board Members may be present. No action will be taken.

FSN Hosts Special Needs Workshops March 9

on March 3, 2017 - 2:59pm

FSN News:

Thursday, March 9, Parents Reaching Out (PRO) will be joining with Family Strengths Network (FSN) to present two workshops addressing special needs. PRO is a statewide non-profit that connects with parents, caregivers, and educators to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for families and children.

The first workshop of the day, Recipes for IEP Success is 10-11:30 a.m. During this workshop parents and caregivers will be informed about Special Education Services, discover the benefits of good record keeping, and learn strategies for communicating with school.

In the

Innovations In Teaching Act Passes House

on March 3, 2017 - 10:04am

  • Bill Supports Teachers Who Engage in New & Cutting-Edge Curriculums

SANTA FE The Innovations in Teaching Act passed the House floor Thursday night by a vote of 37-30. House Bill 105, sponsored by Rep. Andrés Romero (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces), encourages teachers to delve into innovative and cutting-edge curriculums by allowing them to apply for a waiver from standards-based assessments.

“Rather than focus solely on high stakes testing, this bill allows teachers to innovate in their classrooms without being punished on their evaluations,” said

Nature Center Hosts Wild Songbird Rehabilitation Talk

on March 3, 2017 - 9:30am

A gentle hand nurtures a wild songbird. Courtesy Photo​

PEEC News:

Would you like to know how to help a bird in need? At 7 p.m. March 7, Sally Fitzgibbon, Carol Taschek, and Jo Ferdinand, who have more than 15 years of combined experience caring for birds, will share the art of rehabilitating songbirds in Los Alamos. This is a free talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
For years people have helped injured wildlife heal and return home. Fitzgibbon, Taschek and Ferdinand will cover how to know whether a bird needs help and how to care for songbirds that need a helping hand.

Zumba Fundraiser At Chamisa 6 p.m. Today

on March 3, 2017 - 9:24am


Chamisa Elementary School is hosting a Zumba Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. today to benefit 6th graders attending the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experience) event at Glorieta.

Water and snacks will be provided. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Contact Zumba instructors Rhonda Cionek or Natalie Smith for tickets at or


Ponderosa Montessori School In White Rock Celebrates Read Across America 2017

on March 2, 2017 - 8:29pm

Students at the Ponderosa Montessori School in White Rock enjoyed books with an Earth Day theme and a birthday cake in honor of Dr. Seuss during today’s was ‘Read Across America Day’ a celebration commemorating the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Courtesy photo

Students Learn To Ski And Snowboard At Pajarito

on March 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Students get a lift up the mountain Wednesday during their training class. Photo by John McHale/

Fifth graders get some assistance to reach the top of Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/

A student takes a spill in the snow. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Pajarito Mountain has taught youngsters how to ski and snowboard for many years but for the last three years, business has skyrocketed at the Snowsports School.

Not only does the school coordinate with all five elementary schools in Los Alamos to

Athlete Of The Week: Cade Gasway

on March 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Althlete of the Week, basketball player Cade Gasway. Photo by John Mchale/


What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?

​Gain experience working as a team and mkae some great memories playing with teammates.

​What is your favorite subject in school?.

Science (in general). Taking Forensic Science right now.

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

​Looking at Adam's State in Alamosa, Colo. Study computer

Coach question-what makes this athlete stand out?

​Well, for one thing...he's 6'8"?! Last week

UNM: Cracking The Rap Code

on March 2, 2017 - 10:20am
Group project. Courtesy photo
UNM News:
Phrases and colloquialisms rarely heard in casual conversation are the bedrock of new linguistic research at The University of New Mexico.
Rap artists like Frank Waln and Litefoot might not be what comes to mind when one thinks of university librarians. But those artists and their driving beats, fast rhythms and sometimes shocking lyrics are exactly what brought four UNM librarians together to present original research at the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.
The researchers’ goal was to determine

Education Bills For Vulnerable Students Advance

on March 2, 2017 - 10:20am
SANTA FE  Two bills designed to support New Mexico’s most vulnerable students have passed their first committees in the House.
House Bills 411 and 301, sponsored by Representative and Majority Floor Whip Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces), support at-risk students who, due to varying circumstances, face unparalleled challenges in pursuing their academic career due to their placement in the foster care system, incarceration in the juvenile justice system, homelessness and/or mental health issues.
Both bills increase opportunity and security for New Mexico’s at-risk

LAPS District-Wide Art Exhibition March 9

on March 2, 2017 - 10:04am

NNMC And State Auditor Reveal High-Level Theft

on March 1, 2017 - 7:34pm

Northern New Mexico College President Richard Bailey

Staff Report

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Auditor’s Office and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) issued separate press releases this afternoon  announcing that an investigation has discovered an estimated $200,000 of the college’s money is missing and is suspected stolen by a senior administrative employee.

State Auditor Tim Keller said of the findings, “These were hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been serving students and faculty, not the personal benefit of an employee.”

NNMC President Richard Bailey confirmed to

NNMC Addresses Financial Issues In Audit

on March 1, 2017 - 4:33pm

NNMC News:

Española – Northern New Mexico College has just been made aware of some past financial irregularities.

The College reported the issue immediately to the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor and local authorities.

The College cannot comment further at this time, but we will fully cooperate with the investigation, and will answer all questions as the ongoing investigation allows.

State Auditor Reveals High-Level Theft At NNMC

on March 1, 2017 - 4:20pm

New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller


  • Estimated $200,000 in funds missing in ongoing investigation of senior executive

SANTA FE – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller confirmed the theft of an estimated $200,000 in funds at Northern New Mexico College. Auditors began looking into the matter after financial discrepancies were found. A high-level employee in the business office resigned in connection to the missing money. Along with stolen cash, checks were not deposited that deprived the college of additional funds. 

“These were hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been

Local GOP Features Paul Gessing On Public Policies Of Climate Change ... UNM-LA Building 5 Thursday

on March 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites all Republicans to attend its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Building 5) at UNM-LA.

Light refreshments will be served followed by a presentation by Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation on the public policies of Climate Change.

"Please join us for what is sure to be an informative evening," RPLA Chair James Robinson said.

Parenting Expert Returns To UNM-LA March 18

on March 1, 2017 - 8:21am
UNM-LA News:
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and UNM-Los Alamos are pleased to announce that Barbara Coloroso will lead the next Parenting University workshop on Saturday, March 18 at the UNM-LA campus.
In this free workshop, Coloroso will speak about bullying and offer practical advice for breaking its cycle of violence and raising kids that treat others with dignity and respect.

Heinrich Joined By UNM Interim President Chaouki Abdallah For Trump’s Joint Session Speech Tonight

on February 28, 2017 - 5:22pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, left, in his Washington, D.C. office meets with UNM Interim President Chaouki Abdallah. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has announced that at President Trump's speech tonight to a Joint Session of Congress, he will bring as his guest the acting president of The University of New Mexico (UNM), Chaouki Abdallah.

Abdallah, who was named provost and executive vice president of academic affairs in 2011, also has served as head of the electrical engineering department and a member of the

Chamisa Science Night At Bradbury Museum Today!

on February 28, 2017 - 4:39pm

Air Force Research Lab New Mexico Hosts Student Robotics Competition Through March 3

on February 28, 2017 - 4:17pm


KIRTLAND AFB -- Middle school students from around the state will be showing off their robotics skills at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Robotics Challenge Expo this week. Thirty student teams competed to earn a spot at the Expo taking place March 2 at Kirtland.

The students spent the last several months learning computer programming and robotics skills. Working in teams, they completed online assignments and quizzes, with the top scorers qualifying for the Expo.

Lottery Scholarship Bill Clears Final Committee

on February 28, 2017 - 12:19pm

  • House Bill 250 now heads to the House floor

SANTA FE – A bill to improve New Mexico’s lottery scholarship program was unanimously passed by the House Business and Industry Committee Monday. House Bill 250 is sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Rep. Javier Martinez (D-Bernalillo), and it now heads to the House floor for a vote by the full House of Representatives.

House Bill 250 would amend the New Mexico Lottery Act to require that all unclaimed lottery prizes be directed to the lottery tuition fund used to pay for student scholarships.

Heart Council Presents Seminar On Heart Disease In Women March 7

on February 28, 2017 - 11:16am

Cameron Chrobocinski Honors James Joseph Bramble

on February 27, 2017 - 6:10pm
Academic Decathlon winner Cameron Chrobocinski with his father Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski. Courtesy photo
Staff Report:
Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski's son Cameron Chrobocinski, 18, is a senior at King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has been competing in an Academic Decathalon and he and his team made it all the way to Texas State Competition this past weekend in El Paso.
Cameron won 1st place in the speech category with a perfect score of 1,000 points in the second most populous state in the nation.

PAC 8 Recruits Teens To Work On PSA Tuesday

on February 27, 2017 - 10:51am
Students work on a project at PAC 8. Courtesy Photo​
PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is inviting teens to help create a public service announcement (PSA) on suicide prevention.

Students will plan, shoot, edit and create the sound track of the PSA.

PAC 8 received a grant from 100 Women Who Care to create suicide prevention PSAs. Ten students participated in the production of the first PSA made in December.

The PSA is playing at the Reel Deal Theater. Students who participate in the production will attend a wrap party at the Reel Deal Theater. They will get free movie passes, pizza and popcorn.