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Anne Davis Of Los Alamos Profiled At Connecticut College

on November 16, 2014 - 6:22am

Anne Kimball Davis of Los Alamos teaches graduate classes in biblical studies at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque. Courtesy/Connecticut College

Connecticut College News:

Anne Kimball Davis ’62 remembers arriving at Connecticut College and being told that a liberal arts education gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want in life.

And she should remember. The former teacher, politician, publisher, real estate broker and current Bible scholar is living proof.

“I took those words to heart and, by golly, it’s worked,” says Davis.

Though technically retired, Davis teaches

LAPD Detectives Share Investigation Techniques With Chamisa Elementary School Students

on November 15, 2014 - 1:24pm

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris shares with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how Los Alamos police conduct investigations. Photo by Kateri Morris

Cpl. Adele Girmendonk. Photo by Kateri Morris

CHAMISA News:

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department Detective Division headed by Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris were out in full force Nov. 7 at Chamisa Elementary School. Fortunately, the detectives were not securing a crime scene at the school.

In keeping with Chamisa’s theme this academic year, “Chamisa Investigations Academy”, the detectives were sharing with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how Los

Councilor To Discuss Los Alamos Community Foundation Proposal Monday

on November 15, 2014 - 1:14pm

UNM-LA News:

County Councilor David Izraelevitz will discuss the Los Alamos Community Foundation proposal at the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 in the Student Center Conference Room (Building 2) at UNM-LA.

Reports from various staff members also are on the agenda.

A closed Executive Session will follow the regular meeting to discuss legal and personnel matters.

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Town Hall Meetings Set To Obtain Citizen Input For Superintendent Search

on November 15, 2014 - 12:19pm

LAPS News:

Stanley Paz of recruitment firm Ray and Associates Tucson office will be in town next week to gather community input for the search for a new superintendent for Los Alamos Public Schools.

Superintendent Gene Schmidt will be leaving the district in July.

In addition to meeting with members of the six search advisory committees and the LAPS Board, Paz will conduct a series of Town Hall meetings at which citizens may express their ideas about the qualifications and other attributes they would like to see in a new superintendent. This is also an opportunity to ask questions.

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LANL Foundation Scholarships Available for Nontraditional Students

on November 15, 2014 - 9:09am

LANLF News:

The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, awards Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships of $1,000 to motivated nontraditional students seeking new opportunities or career directions after focusing on work, the military, parenting or other pursuits.

Applications are now accepted online at www.lanlfoundation.org/scholarships with a Dec.1 deadline for January awards. Selection preference is shown toward applicants who have been away from formal education for a period of two years or more.

Ribbon Cutting For New Aspen Elementary Monday

on November 15, 2014 - 8:58am
The new entrance to Aspen Elementary School. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The faculty, staff and students of Aspen Elementary School welcome the community to join them in the celebration of the completion of the newly built and renovated school. 

Aspen Elementary will host an open house/ribbon cutting ceremony 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 with opening remarks beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the school at 2182 33rd St. in Los Alamos.

Aspen’s Tiger Choir will be performing. Following the ribbon cutting, cake will be served and time for self-guided tours will be given.

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JMTR’s Donation To PEEC Supports Ongoing Classes, Programs And Hikes

on November 15, 2014 - 8:06am
Runners start the half marathon Saturday in the 2014 Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Photo by John Sarracino

PEEC News:

When the organizers of the JMTR (Jemez Mountain Trail Run) approached the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) last spring about volunteering to manage the Pipeline Road aid station, PEEC staff and volunteers jumped at the chance to help out such a worthwhile cause.

The JMTR is a non-profit organization, with race proceeds donated each year to other local organizations.

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