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Savvy Caregiver Course Offered In Santa Fe

on August 3, 2017 - 8:58am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, seven-week education course in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. The course will be offered as both an afternoon and evening course.
 
“The Savvy Caregiver” a FREE seven-session program designed for family caregivers presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. 
 
The afternoon course option will be held once a week, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Oct.

Los Alamos County, LANL And Summer Interns Partner To Test Cutting Edge Technology

on August 3, 2017 - 8:17am

From left, UNM student Ben Narushof, UNM post-doctorate Ali Ozdagli, UNM Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Moreu, LANL Engineering Institute's Dr. David Mascarenas, first year doctoral student JoAnn Ballor from Michigan, University of California in San Diego student Miranda Mellor, Southern University and AM College student Oscar McClain and County Engineer Eric Martinez are partnering to test hololens, which are being modeled by Moreu. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

UNM Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Moreu demonstrates how hololens work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Former LAHS Drama Teacher Sues LAPS

on August 3, 2017 - 7:57am

David Daniel
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Former Los Alamos High School drama instructor David Daniel has filed a lawsuit against Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, former Los Alamos High School Principal Brad Parker, and the school district alleging sexual orientation discrimination.

Filed July 25 in First Judicial District Court, the suit states that Daniel filed a discrimination charge with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Human Rights Bureau in January and that he received a non-determination letter from the

Evening Programs At Bandelier Aug. 3-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:36am
Courtesy photo
 
BNM News:
 
In between thunderstorms, it's great to be out under the stars on August evenings, and Bandelier will be offering many evening programs over the next two weeks. 
 
They're presented at the amphitheater at Juniper Campground, weather permitting, and both campers and non-campers are welcome.  
 
Upcoming topics include: 
  • 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/3  Night Sky – talk and telescope viewing 
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8/4  Leaping Lizards!  (reptiles)  
  • 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/5  Imagining Wilderness    
  • 8 p.m. Sunday 8/6  Songs of the Night (night sounds)  
  • 8 p.m.

Udall, Heinrich Announce Passage Of Bipartisan G.I. Bill Reforms To Help N.M. Veterans And Their Families

on August 2, 2017 - 4:07pm

U.S. SENATE News:
  • Ends the arbitrary 15-year period that a veteran is required to use their G.I. Bill so they can use their benefits at any time in their professional career’ education benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced the passage of bipartisan legislation they introduced with U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that will modernize and strengthen veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W.

SFCC President Grissom Announces Retirement

on August 2, 2017 - 2:05pm

Randy W. Grissom

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College President Randy W. Grissom has announced his retirement effective Oct. 31. Grissom has led the college as president since 2013.

“President Grissom’s steadfast and forward-thinking leadership has benefitted our students on multiple levels and in countless ways,” said Linda Siegle, chair of the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board. “He has kept student success at the forefront of every initiative and decision, and it has paid off through a heightened focus on retention and increased graduation rates.

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PEEC Amateur Naturalist: All Those Ponderosa Seeds

on August 2, 2017 - 10:08am
Pairs of seeds about to flutter out of a pine cone. Photo by Nancy Castillo
 
By ROBERT DRYJA
PEEC Amateur Naturalist
 
A number of cones are lying on the ground beneath the dominant Ponderosa pine tree growing  behind the Aquatic Center. 
 
A very patient seed counter found that ponderosa trees may produce from 7,000 to 11,500 viable seeds for a year. This is before birds and squirrels begin to eat them. The seeds are enclosed in a wing and so may flutter away from the parent tree. Birds and squirrels also may carry away and store some seeds without eating them.    
 
As an

Free ESL Classes At UNM-Los Alamos

on August 2, 2017 - 7:55am
Mei Chi, Yan Leng and Perihan Ozsoy work on English exercises in the ESL class at UNM-LA Adult Basic Education. Often students in the ESL classes come from different countries with a variety of native languages. Photos by Jane Clements, UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Adult Basic Education is again offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22 and running through Dec. 14, 2017.
 
ESL classes are designed to benefit anyone wishing to improve their English language skills.

WalletHub Study: 2017’s States With Most And Least Student Debt

on August 2, 2017 - 6:49am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With college students preparing for the fall semester and 11 percent of all student loans in delinquency or default as of Q1 2017, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s States with the Most and Least Student Debt.

To determine the states that are friendliest toward student-loan debtors, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 10 key metrics. The data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances.
  

Back To School Information For Students And Parents

on August 1, 2017 - 3:37pm
 
By Dr. KURT STEINHAUS
Superintendent of Schools

Los Alamos Public Schools is proud to announce our Back to School webpage (laschools.net) on our new website. Whether you are new to the LAPS district or returning to continue your academic career, our website is packed with useful information.

Think of it as a concierge service for all of your back to school needs, including information about academics and activities.

Click and scroll through our website to find links to our school calendar, each school's home page, registration links and web tools for parents.

Night Skies And Asteroids At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on August 1, 2017 - 11:46am

PEEC News:

Dr. Galen Gisler will provide an interactive tour Friday, Aug. 4 of the planets, star patterns, constellations and deep sky objects that may be observed throughout August. He also will include information about the solar eclipse. This show takes place at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Incoming!, a film that traces the paths of comets and asteroids, will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Aug. 5-6. The film takes a close-up look at interstellar collisions that have impacted Earth—as well as those still pending!

The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open

UNM-LA Offers An Affordable Quality Education

on August 1, 2017 - 9:47am
By KATHRYN VIGIL,
UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director
 
Over the next few weeks, thousands of New Mexico high school graduates will be preparing for their freshman semester at colleges all across the state and country.
 
They will be looking for the best deals on books and comparing the prices of laptops and backpacks. Certainly their families will be talking about the sticker price of the college. However, the discussion about affordability should extend beyond the cost of tuition, fees, books and other expenses.

SFCC Granted $351,000 From U.S. EDA For Building Energy Automation And Microgrid Training Center

on August 1, 2017 - 6:48am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has granted the college $351,000 in federal funds, which will support the purchase of critical equipment for the campus Building Energy Automation and Microgrid Training Center (BEAMTC).
 
The two workforce training labs on the campus will provide specialized hands-on training in the fields of building automation and microgrid energy distribution systems.

Meet Missoula Children's Theater Directors

on August 1, 2017 - 6:35am

Julia Bourland

LAAC News: 

Missoula Children’s Theatre Directors Julia Bourland and Ryan Jacob Pierce will be bringing the theatre’s production of “Aladdin” to the stage in Los Alamos.

Bourland said she is thrilled to start her post graduate life with the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

 

Ryan Jacob Pierce

She graduated in three years with a BFA in theatre with an acting emphasis from Viterbo University. Some of her favorite credits include Agnes from “Dancing at Lughnasa,” Capulet in “Romeo and Juliet” and Moth in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Pierce also said he is thrilled to be

Los Alamos High School Class Of 1982 Hosts 35th Reunion During Homecoming Weekend Sept. 29-30

on July 31, 2017 - 1:18pm

The class of 1982 in their senior year. Courtesy photo 

LAHS REUNION News:

Los Alamos High School 1982 graduates and friends are invited to gather together Sept. 29-30 for a fun and memorable weekend!  

Along with the chance to participate in the homecoming parade and football game, there will be a Friday golf tournament and mixer. 

Saturday's choice of events include:

  • School tour;
  • Hike; and
  • Dinner/dance at the Cottonwood on the Greens.

Registration is open at the class website at www.losalamos82.com. Also join and visit the Class of 82, Los Alamos, NM Facebook page. 

Contact Sharon Voelz

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With Events Statewide

on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am
WBW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Sustaining Breastfeeding Together will take place Aug. 1–7 and is a collaborations of advocates, activists and those with decision-making power to promote and protect breastfeeding for anyone and everyone.
 
In New Mexico, the week will be celebrated with special events hosted by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) across the state.
 
“Our goal is to continue to advocate for and raise awareness for breastfeeding to cultivate communities that are supportive, and to protect the rights of New Mexico’s mothers and children,” said Erin Marshall,

Summit Garden Club Meets Aug. 7

on July 31, 2017 - 10:11am
SGC News:
 
The Summit Garden Club next meeting is 1:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 7, at the home of Susan Larocque, 479 Ridgecrest, White Rock.
 
The meeting will be on Herbs and include members providing a potluck of different foods that include herbs. Speaker will be Mike Mason, chef at the White Rock Senior Center who will give a short presentation on cooking with herbs.
 
Mason was born and raised in Colorado and New Mexico, has an associate degree in culinary arts and business from Le Cordon Bleu School in Scottsdale Arizona.
 
The public is invited to the program, participate in the

WalletHub Study: New Mexico Has Second Worst School Systems In America

on July 31, 2017 - 6:39am

WALLETHUB News:
 
With Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently facing criticism for her guidance on the new Every Student Succeeds Act and state governments contributing nearly half of public-school funding, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's States with the Best & Worst School Systems.

In order to determine the best school systems in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key measures of quality and safety.

American Legion Auxiliary, Riders Award Scholarships

on July 30, 2017 - 2:39pm

Legion Auxiliary President is Randi Moore, center left, presents 2017 American Legion Auxiliary scholarship recipient Victoria Cummins with a $1,000 check on behalf of the organization during a July 19 awards event at the American Legion Post on Trinity Drive. Cummins' mom, left, and Auxiliary Treasurer Shaunessey Nadeau look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

American Legion Auxiliary President Randi Moore, center left, with 2017 American Legion Auxiliary scholarship recipient Victoria Cummins, her mom, left, and Auxiliary Treasurer Shaunessey Nadeau. Photo by Carol A.

Pueblo Canyon Inn Hosts First Wedding Event

on July 30, 2017 - 9:09am

Pueblo Canyon Inn at 199 San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos hosted its first wedding Saturday. Aspen Elementary School Teacher Andrea Nicole Gutierrez and William Schlee were married in front of 150 guests at the picturesque outdoor ceremony. For information about Pueblo Canyon Inn, click here. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

Scene from Saturday's wedding ceremony at Pueblo Canyon Inn. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

Wedding guests were treated to Hawaiian shaved ice following Saturday's outdoor ceremony at Pueblo Canyon Inn. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

Los Alamos Alzheimer’s Caregiver Presentation Aug. 21

on July 29, 2017 - 5:19pm
ALZHEIMER'S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21; hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos.
 
These presentations are designed primarily for non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking a more detailed knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in its various stages and an

Keller Releases Audit Of Dora Consolidated Schools

on July 29, 2017 - 8:16am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller has released a special audit of Dora Consolidated Schools, a school district in a small town south of Portales.
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated the audit after it received several complaints from concerned citizens. The OSA reviewed procurement, asset acquisition and disposition, and compliance with statutes and regulations over multiple years.

Public Program: 'Route 66 In New Mexico' Sept. 9

on July 28, 2017 - 7:52am
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2 p.m. Sept. 9, free public program “Route 66 in New Mexico” by Baldwin Burr.
 
The monthly program is at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. This illustrated lecture is part of the Society's participation in the Taos Arts and Cultural Consortium theme of Taos Legends and Stories and is presented in partnership with the Taos Arts Council.
 
The intersection of Central Avenue and Fourth Street in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the only place in America where U.S. Route 66 crossed itself.

Santa Fe Community College Offers ESL Classes At Numerous Locations Aug. 14-15

on July 28, 2017 - 7:31am
SFCC News:
 
Do you want to learn English as a Second Language?
 
Whether you speak no English at all, or if you know a little or a lot of English, we have classes for you!
 
Santa Fe Community College will offer English as a Second Language courses beginning Aug. 14 and 15 to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session prior to registration.
 
The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses.

TOTH Elders Provide Scholarship Funds To UNM-LA

on July 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Trinity On The Hill Elder Phyllis Bailey presents a scholarship donation to UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney while SUN PATH Coordinator Cindy Leyba, left, and Elder Brad Wright look on. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
From left, top row: LAFD Operations Battalion Chief /UNM-LA EMS Program Coordinator Joe Candelaria, Cathy Walters, Judy Crocker, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney. Center row: Petr Jandacek, Mary Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, Brad Wright, Jenny Bishop, Phyllis Bailey. Front row: Bo West, Trisha Harlow, Jane Sherwood, Louise Jandacek and Barbara Stoddard. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 

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