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Scenes From 'Los Alamos Teacher Day of Action'

on September 29, 2014 - 10:27am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard welcome more than 40 Los Alamos Public School teachers and volunteers to Saturday's Los Alamos Teacher Day of Action. The event kicked off in the Los Alamos Democratic Headquarters in Central Park Square with breakfast before the teachers and volunteers headed out to knock on more than 2,600 doors in one day. Luján and Garcia Richard also attended the Los Alamos Health Fair and the Piecemakers Quilt Market Saturday. Courtesy photo

Public Education Commission candidate Karyl Ann Armbruster jokes with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray

2015 Leadership Los Alamos Class Kicks Off At Bandelier

on September 25, 2014 - 10:23am

Members of the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Class during orientation at Bandelier last weekend. Courtesy/LLA

Team building exercises include lifting class members over 'electric wires' as part of the Leadership Los Alamos orientation weekend. Courtesy/LLA

LLA News:

The 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Class kicked off its orientation weekend Friday evening with dinner on the trail catered by Blue Window Bistro accompanied by Native American music.

Leadership training activities were led by Phil Bryson, president, On The Edge Productions, Ltd. Bryson's study and expertise is in developing high

New Nature Center Construction Shifts Inside

on September 25, 2014 - 8:43am
Construction is taking shape at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center on Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEEC
A rendering shows some of the exhibits slated for the new nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

If you’ve driven past the construction site of the new nature center at 2600 Canyon Road lately, you have probably noticed that things are moving right along.

The exterior is being finished with an Exterior Finishing and Insulation System (EFIS), to make it look like stucco, but be more durable and waterproof.

LAMC Hosts Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Monday

on September 25, 2014 - 8:00am


LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) will host its Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Monday, Sept. 29.

Approximately 200 kindergartners, their teachers and parent chaperones will tour LAMC in order to learn about the hospital and the various departments, all while gaining a comfort level within a healthcare setting. 

With the help of Classic Aeromedical helicopter and crew, and the Los Alamos County Police and Fire Departments, the students also will have the opportunity to tour a medi-evac helicopter, police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance, all of which are key factors

Raising Teens Group Begins Oct. 1

on September 25, 2014 - 7:05am

UNM-LA/JJAB Parenting Class Encourages School Success

on September 24, 2014 - 3:49pm


UNM-LA News:

Encouraging School Success is the topic of the second session of Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents Thursday, Sept. 25.

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) are hosting the six-class series.

Thursday night’s session will provide parents and caregivers with valuable information on technology, how to communicate with your child’s teachers, how to advocate for your child, how to encourage good study habits, and dealing with test anxiety.

Barranca Natural Helpers Walk To Raise Awareness About Depression And Suicide

on September 24, 2014 - 9:28am

Barranca Natural Helpers participate in 'Out of the Darkness Community Walk' to raise awareness about depression and suicide. Courtesy photo

BNH News:

The Barranca Natural Helpers supported the “Out of the Darkness Community Walk” Sept. 20. Natural Helpers, Barranca staff, and families showed up to support the walk’s mission of raising awareness about depression and suicide. 

These are not adult issues and this group knows that all to well. Their peers deal with these issues regularly either personally or indirectly through effected family members and friends.