U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
U.S. SENATE News:
- As lead Democrat on Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Udall blocked harmful anti-environment policy riders
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, released the following statement Wednesday on the finalized appropriations and tax bills released late last night, which will fund the government for the next year and extend a number of tax provisions.
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote first on the bills —
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Tonight’s talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center is canceled due to inclement weather.
Check Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s website for updates and future events.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly
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The Los Alamos High School Orchestras present free concerts today at 7 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.
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Los Alamos Youth Leadership member Nic Gonzales with wreaths to be placed on graves for the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
LAYL members, from left, Andreas Runde, Josh Dyer, Jordan Bailey, Alex Jaegers, Ruby Selvage, Cid Rice, Melissa Teter and Nic Gonzales brave the snow Saturday to help lay wreaths on graves at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
For the 6th year in a row, members of Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL) participated in Wreaths Across America.
Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Laboratory are on regular schedules today.
The community is urged to use extra caution while driving and walking around town.
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The XQ: The Super School Project mission is to fuel a movement to reimagine high school. In the last 100 years,
Monday’s week of arts began with the LAPS All-District Choir led by LAHS and LAMS Choir Director Jason Rutledge. Courtesy/LAPS
Tuesday events included the LAHS woodwind ensemble, brass choir, full band, and flag color-guard performances. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Public Schools hosted a week of performances to showcase the arts and celebrate its students’ growing skills in music and dance.
The week began Monday evening with the LAPS All-District Choir led by LAHS and LAMS Choir Director Jason Rutledge. Music accompaniment was provided by elementary music
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UNM-LA offers a full range of online test preparation courses through the Center for Legal Studies. Courtesy/iStock
UNM-LA Community Education offers paralegal training and preparation for ACT/SAT test taking, among other online courses through the Center for Legal Studies.
Interested in becoming a paralegal, one of the fastest growing careers in the country? Students in the post-baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate Course or the Legal Secretary Certificate Course gain a comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system with practical skills
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will be the keynote speaker at a symposium of college and university leaders from across the country to discuss higher education reforms in New Mexico.
Higher education leaders from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee will share how similar reforms have helped contribute to dramatic increases in graduation rates in their respective states.
This meeting follows Gov. Martinez’s recently outlined vision for higher education in New Mexico – building a stronger, and more cohesive higher education system to help
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NNMC President Nancy Barceló
Española – During a special meeting Thursday night, the Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents announced that President Nancy Barceló will leave her leadership position with the College on Dec. 31. Originally President Barceló was scheduled to end her presidency in June of 2016.
“The Regents and President Barceló agreed together that she will leave her leadership position with the College on the last day of December,” Board President Rosario Garcia said. “The President requested the opportunity to leave early and begin her sabbatical
Western tanager. Courtesy/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Where do animals go in the winter? If they stay, how do they cope with the cold?
During a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Taos author Steve Tapia will tell the winter preparation stories of three animals. Listen as he describes why the pika is called a savvy survivor, where the western tanager goes to escape winter, and how the ever-present coyote copes with cold.
Steve Tapia is a local author, who resides in Taos. He is known for his book De la Tierra: The Natural World of Northern New Mexico,
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After the competition ended and the awards were handed out, front row from left, Shawn Newman, Erin Scott, Jaryn Newman, MAGIC, Adam Scott and Kent Teshima. Back Row from left, Summer Bronson, Tazler Smith, Adriana Cali, Alex Proicou, Joseph Thompson, Jessica Cooke, Kevin Roybal and Aiden (Homer) Danielson. Courtesy photo
Preparing for the judging that every team goes through pre-match, from left, Kent Teshima, Adriana Cali, Kevin Roybal, Joseph Thompson, Aiden (Homer) Danielson, Erin Scott, Summer Bronson, Jessica Cooke, Alex Proicou, Shawn Newman, Tazler Smith, Adam Scott, Jaryn
Goody Bags all filled and waiting to be distributed. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
Goody Bags fill the trunk of this car and were delivered Friday to Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services. The remaining Goody Bags will be delivered Monday to the Los Alamos Senior Center for distribution. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
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The Los Alamos Public Schools have received individual PARCC Score reports for students in grades 3-8.
The detailed student reports will help teachers and families further understand what students know and are able to demonstrate. Each student will receive one score report for English Language Arts (ELA) and one for mathematics.
Score reports include several sections. The first section is the Overview, which provides a student’s overall score and performance level.
Performance levels are similar to grades; they are ranges of scores that
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