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State Farm Invests $20K in Area Youth

on February 12, 2013 - 6:42am
Teens work on a project at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/YMCA 

YMCA News:

Española –The Española YMCA Teen Center received a $20,000 grant from State Farm Saturday during the Y’s annual Red and Black Ball in Los Alamos.

Local State Farm agents Lou Santoro and Abe Dispennette presented the award to Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly on behalf of the company’s regional Good Neighbor Citizenship program.

The grant will fund educational programming, skill-building classes and recreational activities in support of keeping an underserved population engaged in learning and

Focus on Your Health: Living Well with Diabetes

on February 12, 2013 - 6:23am

Focus on Your Health: Living Well with Diabetes
By Becky Rutherford
Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico

Diabetes is a complicated disease that is all too common today. This disease affects 25.8 million people in our country alone. 

People with Diabetes don’t produce enough insulin. This causes high levels of blood glucose, which can lead to Diabetes complications. 

However, it is possible to control Diabetes and live well with the disease. The Los Alamos Heart Council is pleased to provide education on this topic to our community. 

The council is hosting its annual community

Garcia Richard Enters Amendment to Limit Class Sizes

on February 12, 2013 - 6:22am

STATE News:
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties, has entered an amendment to the New Mexico Constitution to limit class sizes in public schools:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 7

51st legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2013

INTRODUCED BY

Stephanie Garcia Richard

A JOINT RESOLUTION 2013

PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE 12 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO LIMIT CLASS SIZES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR; ALLOWING WAIVERS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS PRIOR TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

BE IT

LAPS Assistant Superintendent to Retire

on February 11, 2013 - 8:35pm
Assistant Superintendent Paula Dean. Courtesy photo
 
By Dr. Gene Schmidt
Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools

With reluctance, I accepted Paula Dean’s retirement letter this morning. Ms. Dean has served Los Alamos Public Schools for the past 10 years in a variety of positions.

In announcing her retirement, Ms. Dean stated that she will finish out this school year. She was first hired as Director of Curriculum and Development – a position she held for three years.

She also served as Principal of Barranca Mesa Elementary for four years and, more recently, Assistant Superintendent for the

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Hilltalkers Showcase Night: An Evening of Entertainment

on February 11, 2013 - 6:45am

LAHS News:

The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos High School Speech and Debate Team's Showcase Night:

  • Hilltalkers Showcase Night: An Evening of Entertainment
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
  • Desserts and beverages served
  • At the First Baptist Church
  • 2200 Diamond Dr.
  • Adults: $7
  • Children under five: $5
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Community Invited to Rotary's Family-Style Crab Fest

on February 10, 2013 - 11:28am

ROTARY News:

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos cordially invites the community to its fourth Annual Crab Fest

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn family-style dinner is Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road at Trinity Drive. 

The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and there will be music, as well as silent and live auctions. 

Tickets are $45 each; reserved tables of 10 are $450. Tickets may be purchased at Blue Window, CB FOX and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. 

Proceeds benefit local schoalarips and the purchase of an AED for Fuller

Support Youth Trip to Europe with Valentine Purchase

on February 10, 2013 - 6:57am

Staff Report

Europe 2013 travelers are having a craft, coffee and chocolate sale 2:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

The 22 high school seniors touring Central Europe with a local teacher next summer have worked hard to create Valentine's gifts to raise money for their trip. 

Stop by LANB Tuesday to purchase beautiful flowers, unique cards, tasty chocolate and awarding-winning coffee from Silver Cup Coffee in Seattle.  

The goal of Europe 2013 is to expand the world view of Los Alamos' young adults and help them develop skills for the global economy.

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