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NMSU, NMBC, Beef Industry Experts Host National Beef Academy for Youth at Valles Caldera July 8-13

on July 1, 2012 - 5:24pm
Valles Caldera. Photo by Greg Kendall/
To address the concern that ranching is an aging industry, New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will host a weeklong applied skills beef academy for youth from across the United States at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, July 8-13.

“The average age of the New Mexico rancher is 57,” said Dina Chacon-Reitzel, executive director of the New Mexico Beef Council. “And 97 percent of New Mexico’s ranches are family owned and operated multigenerational outfits.

Three Local Organizations Partner to Promote Literacy

on July 1, 2012 - 3:26pm

Community news:

Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club, and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.

The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program in which the books will be distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors.

Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and the Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

The objectives of the “Book of My Very

School Board Addresses LAMS, LAHS Projects

on June 30, 2012 - 5:55am

School Board Secretary Melanie McKinley, left, and Los Alamos Middle School Teacher Allison Washburn, both former LAMS students, joined Superintendent Gene Schmidt in knocking down walls Thursday at the middle school. Demolition is moving along with asbestos removal from the 100 and 500 wings nearing completion. Construction of the portable classroom complex is advancing with four portables already on site. Classroom portables from Los Alamos High School will be transferred to LAMS soon.

Meeting with the Elders in Afghanistan

on June 29, 2012 - 9:49am

Dr. Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, foreground, with Dr. Mohammad Kharoti, center, during meeting with elders from Helmand Province village in Afghanistan recently. Courtesy photo
By Dr. Bob Fuselier
Report from Afghanistan

Not knowing the language of the people you are visiting obviously slows the process of getting to know one another.

At the GVS-AEC, however, the language barrier didn’t keep the staff and students from making us feel at home.

Any meeting was accompanied by smiles and tea served by someone who worked in some capacity in the compound that housed the AEC: the cook, the

Youth Businesses Stand Ready to Serve

on June 28, 2012 - 10:07pm


This was a fantastic year for the Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC.)

The Youth Business Grant Program is a summer program that encourages young people in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to open and run their own business.

The YBGP selected its 2012 recipients from a record 25 applicants.

YBGP awarded 18 grants, up to $400, to help youth ages 13 to 19 start a summer business.

There were 12 recipients from Los Alamos and six from Espanola.

The goal of the program is to

Heinrich Visits Local Teachers Union Officials

on June 27, 2012 - 4:11pm

U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, center, visited with Vice President Ryan Ross of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees and LAFSE President Ellen Mills of Los Alamos at the American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico offices in Albuquerque Saturday. The AFT-NM endorsed Heinrich, a Democrat, who is running against Republican Heather Wilson for the United States Senate seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Courtesy photo.