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New Mexico True Collaborates For National Park Gateway Communities

on January 20, 2019 - 9:47am
New Mexico True is collaborating for National Park Gateway Communities. Courtesy/MTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Tourism Department—in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department—launched a new campaign including a consumer webpage to minimize negative impact of the partial federal government shutdown to gateway communities.
 
New Mexico and its 15 National Park Service (NPS) units have been directly impacted by the partial shutdown.

New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission To Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2019 - 9:10am
Jemez Ruins at Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo
 
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
 
“New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego. “Our goal is to support the furloughed worker.”
 
DCA will be offering free admission at all

Dustin Sutherland Is New Wellness Director At YMCA

on January 19, 2019 - 7:55am

New Y Wellness Director Dustin Sutherland

YMCA News:

The Los Alamos YMCA anounces that Dustin Sutherland has accepted the position of Wellness Director at The Family YMCA; he will begin his new position Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Sutherland has been with the YMCA since 2016 as a wellness coach, small group instructor and personal trainer.

Officials Identify Man killed In Taos Ski Valley Avalanche

on January 18, 2019 - 10:31pm
Matthew Zonghetti in an undated high school photo provided by The Sun Chronicle in Massachusetts. Courtesy/The Sun Chronicle
 
By YVONNE PESQUERA

Officials have confirmed the identity of the skier killed Thursday in an inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley as Matthew Zonghetti, 26, of Mansfield, Mass.

The second skier caught in the avalanche remained in critical condition Friday afternoon at University of New Mexico Hospital, according to Alex Sanchez, public information officer for the facility. His name has not yet been confirmed by officials.

According to WHDH-7News

Make A Difference On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 18, 2019 - 6:37pm
By ROB WILKINSON
The Family YMCA, CEO
 
The New Year often brings feelings of positive improvement and change – a new year, a time to focus on living a better life and providing support for those around us. As we make our way through the month of January, it’s important to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a pioneer in the world of positive improvement and change, with the celebration of the MLK Day of Service Monday.
 
For over 20 years, the MLK Day of Service has encouraged individuals to volunteer their time to improve their communities.

Topper Boys Take Down Host Chargers At Academy Swim/Dive Invitational; Girls Nudge Out Clovis For 2nd

on January 18, 2019 - 9:13am
Topper boys swim team celebrates its 2019 Academy Invitational win. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School swimming and diving teams travelled to Albuquerque Academy Jan. 11-12 for the 21st Annual Academy Invitational meet.
 
The Hlltopper boys won the 19-team competition for the first time in a decade. Los Alamos outpointed arch-rival Academy, 978.885.
 
The girls improved also, placing second only to Academy in the 21-team field after placing third in the meet last year. Team scores for girls were Academy 981, Los Alamos 678 and Clovis 614 points.
 
The Toppers got off to a
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