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PEEC’s Earth Day to Reflect New Mexico’s 100 Years of Statehood

on February 17, 2012 - 12:00am

By Terry Foxx

New Mexico became a state 100 years ago, Jan. 6, 1912, after 60 years as a Territory. In those 100 years and before, the land that encompasses the Jemez Mountains and Pajarito Plateau has undergone many changes from open and lightly inhabited  lands, to grazing land for thousands of livestock, to population development and urbanization. But even without these changes, the ecosystem is constantly changing in response to both natural and human impacts.

Over the past 100 years, many people have been dedicated to helping us understand our land and our influence.

Alternative Voting Measures

on February 17, 2012 - 12:00am

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef introduces speakers Kathy Campbell and Terry Goldman at Mesa Public Library Thursday evening. The League sponsored the talk, “How are we represented?” that looked at alternative voting methods used in New Mexico, the U.S. and other countries. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

 

UNM-LA Fairy Tale Thursdays Featuring La Belle et la Bete

on February 17, 2012 - 12:00am

UNM-LA News 

UNM-Los Alamos is hosting the free film series, “Fairy Tale Thursdays” at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday through May in the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall.

The series will explore the rich tradition of fairy tales in film.

On Feb. 23, host, Dr. Mickey Marsee, will show the 1946 Jean Cocteau cult classic, “La Belle et la Bete” (Beauty and the Beast, NR/ 97 min) in the Building 5 Lecture Hall. Marsee hosted the popular Monster Film Series in 2010.

Deemed one of the best dramatic presentations of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Cocteau’s direction mixes fantasy

UNM-LA Partners with Center for Legal Studies

on February 15, 2012 - 12:00am

UNM-LA News:

Area residents interested in pursuing a paralegal career will have the opportunity to earn a Paralegal Certificate through an online course being offered beginning March 5, by UNM-Los Alamos in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, a Colorado company that provides students with affordable and effective legal education through colleges across the nation.

The 14-week Paralegal Certificate Course© prepares students for careers in the growing field of paralegalism. According to the U.S.

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PEEC Officials Meet with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Representative

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm

Michelle Jaquez-Ortiz, right foreground, from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's Office met with officials at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street Thursday to learn how best the senator can support PEEC's efforts. From left, Board President Becky Shankland, PEEC Member Karyl Ann Armbruster, Program Director Katie Watson, Board Member Dave Yeamans, Facility Director Chick Keller and Board Member Siobhan Niklasson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Upcoming PEEC events:

A Nature Center for Los Alamos? Public meeting before the CIP committee at 5:15 p.m., Feb.

Red and Black Ball Marks 12th Year

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm


Preparing audio equipment for the Ball Saturday afternoon.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and wife Cori. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com.

Kate O'Donnell, left, and Karen Kendall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Greg Kendall, left, and Jim O'Donnell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 


Fire Chief Troy Hughes and wife Jodi. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Attorney Chris Chandler and County Council Chair Sharon Stover. Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Police and Fire Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon.

YMCA Red and Black Ball Rocks Back to the 1950s

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm


A sold out crowd attended a fundraiser for The Family YMCA 2012 "Strong Kids"
campaign at the Hill Top House Hotel Saturday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Jim Steritz, Jacqui Carroll, Sarah Wellborn and husband Rick toast the successful 2012
Red and Black Ball. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover with husband Steven Girrens.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


YMCA Supporters and Board Members gather for a group photo.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Michaelangelo Lobato, left, and Roger Waterman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Experts to Discuss Growing Healthy Hearts for Newborns to Teens

on February 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

Parents are invited and encouraged to come to the annual Heart Month Seminar at the First Baptist Church Feb. 16.

This is a free event that includes a light supper of wraps and sweet potato salad from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market.

Local pediatrician Dr. Tom Csanadi, psychologist Marvel Harrison, nutritionist Patty Willms and PE teacher Justin Black will be featured speakers.
 
Title: Growing Healthy Hearts—Nutrition and Fitness for Newborns to Teens. Register at: www.losalamosheartcouncil.org

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