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Arborist Speaks on Aspens in the Urban Landscape

on November 19, 2013 - 7:32am

Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Local certified arborist Laural Hardin is a popular presenter at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). She has spoken on several topics related to local tree species and their care in the urban landscape. Hardin returns to PEEC at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 to discuss aspen trees.

Many homeowners have or want to have aspen in their yards. This talk will cover many of the challenges property owners face when aspens are put in the urban setting.

Los Alamos Family Council Holds DWI School

on November 18, 2013 - 12:56pm

LAFC News:

Los Alamos Family Council will hold DWI School 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20. DWI School is for those charged with a DUI offense.
Registration in advance is required. Call 505.662.3264 for information or to schedule the program.

Check Out 50 Career Choices Nov. 25!

on November 18, 2013 - 11:39am

Education Funding 101: How New Mexico and Los Alamos Compare ...

on November 17, 2013 - 6:54am
Education Funding 101:
How New Mexico and Los Alamos Compare to Other States in K-12 Public Education Funding
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

This week, we’ll review how New Mexico and Los Alamos compare to other states in funding for K-12 public education. 

This review is particularly relevant for Los Alamos families who moved here because of work opportunities with the Lab, combined with the reputation Los Alamos has for excellent K-12 public schools and a family-friendly environment.

LAHS Holds Career Fair

on November 17, 2013 - 6:12am

LAHS News:

The Guidance Department of Los Alamos High School will host a Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in A Wing at the LAHS.

More than 50 career options will be represented by local employers and employees. 

Students are invited to meet with an accountant, engineer, equestrian, lawyer, doctor, and pharmacist, to name a few. Students will be able to meet with up to six representatives in 20-minute sessions during the evening. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Career Fair, contact Connie Goettee in the Career Resource Center at 505.663.2595 or

LAHS Staff Showered With Appreciation

on November 16, 2013 - 11:08am

LAHS Topper Parent Organization President Cecilia Garcia-Frank, standing, jokes with teacher Janet Newton at Friday's Staff Appreciation Lunch in the LAHS staff lounge. Courtesy photo

LAHS Staff enjoy an appreciation lunch Friday prepared and served by the Topper TPO in the LAHS staff lounge. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Friday was Staff Appreciation Day at Los Alamos High School.

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Taking Flight

on November 16, 2013 - 7:12am
Jorge Ayarza from Colombia is teaching students about catching and handling birds with mist nets. Here the students are having a hands-on experience with the soft bags that are used to safely transport birds from the nets to the data collection area. Photo by Stephen Fettig
Maria del Pilar González Barroso from Mexico and Diego Alejandro Cueva from Colombia view a Townsend’s Warbler just before releasing it back into the wild. Photo by Stephen Fettig
PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Taking Flight

Particular thanks to Bandelier National Monument, Stephen Fettig, and the Park