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FSN Announces Programs for this Semester

on September 4, 2012 - 9:11am

FSN News:

Family Strengths Network is a private, non-profit organization serving families since 1989 through its Family Resource Center within the Pueblo Complex at 1900 Diamond Dr. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday with scheduled evening class times available.

This semester, FSN is offering a variety of programs:

"Prevent Suicide: Provide A.I.D."

Date: Monday, Sept. 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Teen Center

Instructor: Elisa Enriquez, MSW, LISW

Cost: Free

Registration: Appreciated, but not required: Online at lafsn.org

Are you worried about someone

Community Invited to Public Tree Planting Event

on September 3, 2012 - 8:30am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

At 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 there will be a public tree planting day on Pajarito Mountain to reforest the burned areas.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center received a grant from REI, Inc. to support the reforestation project on the burned areas of Pajarito Mountain.

Nearly 2,000 tree seedlings (Englemann spruce, Douglas fir, limber pine and corkbark fir) have been ordered, mostly through the New Mexico State Forestry Division’s conservation seedling program. 

Firefighting backpack pumps were also purchased with grant funds to water the seedlings.
 

Udall Recruits New Mexico Applicants for Internships

on September 3, 2012 - 8:17am
  • Positions Available in New Mexico and Washington Offices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for fall internships in his Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.

To apply online or download an application, visit Udall’s website at www.tomudall.senate.gov.

The deadline to apply for positions is flexible, but students interested in fall internships are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 7.

“While working in one of my offices, students will

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 12

on September 3, 2012 - 8:07am

Editor's note: This is part 12 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the rhesus monkey as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Nate Stephens.

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Madame Marie Curie to Visit Los Alamos

on September 2, 2012 - 12:02pm

LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

In a series of performances from Sep. 11 through 14, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak will portray perhaps the most famous of women scientists, Madame Marie Curie (née Maria Skłodowska.)

Madame Curie changed the world in which we live through her discovery of radium and radioactivity. Through collaboration with the medical community, she and her husband Pierre discovered and established the first successful radiation treatments of cancer. 

Simply through her own passion and perseverance, Marie Curie opened the doors of science to women worldwide.

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 11

on September 2, 2012 - 10:03am

Editor's note: This is part 11 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the killer whale as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Marja Graham.

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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 10

on September 1, 2012 - 8:08am

Editor's note: This is part 10 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the orangutan as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Lucas Manzanares.

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Multimedia Bird Banding Talk Thursday at PEEC

on August 31, 2012 - 10:50pm

PEEC News:

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At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Dave Yeamans will give an updated talk at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) about bird banding. The talk is free and open to the public.

Bird banding starts with getting a permit to conduct a study on birds of a particular type in a defined area.

Yeamans’ talk will focus on passerines (perching birds in the areas around upper Alamo Canyon in Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera ranch headquarters.

During bird migration season, researchers set up up to 20 nets 20 meters long and 3 meters high, and then

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 9

on August 31, 2012 - 8:08am

Editor's note: This is part 9 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the cuttlefish as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Ethan Aulwes.

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Barranca Invites Community to Family Activity Night

on August 31, 2012 - 6:56am

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Fencing Classes Resume at YMCA

on August 30, 2012 - 11:50pm
 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The fencing classes at The Family YMCA will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for beginning fencing and 7:30 p.m. for the advanced class.
 
A beginning class for students starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 2. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills.
 
Register at The Family YMCA at 662-3100 or laymca.org. The cost is $24 per month for Y members or $36 per month for fencing program only members. All equipment is provided by the Y.
 
For additional information, contact Tom Hill (672-1058).
 
Financial Assistance is available thanks to the

LAPS Schedules Special School Board Meetings

on August 30, 2012 - 11:19pm

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has announced two Special Board Meetings.

The first meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Los Alamos High School main lobby. The only agenda item for this meeting will be information on the 2013 Bond Election, including review of the the Bond Resolution.

The second meeting is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Coffee Booth to review School Board Policies. 

Both meetings are open to the public.

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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 8

on August 30, 2012 - 6:41am

Editor's note: This is part 8 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the wolf as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Noah Sanchez.

 

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Act Fast to Secure Spot in Hummingbird Photography Class at PEEC

on August 29, 2012 - 11:49pm

Rufous Hummingbird. Photo by Bob Walker

PEEC News:

Spend from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 with local bird photographer Bob Walker and consider a variety of methods for photographing hummingbirds. 

The class is $20 per person, $16 for members. Participants can register at www.PajaritoEEC.org or by calling 662-0460.

There are only eight spaces available in the class, and registration must be made by Sept. 1. 

Hummingbirds are attractive and colorful summer visitors that can be both challenging and rewarding photographic subjects.

Hilltoppers Scoreboard

on August 29, 2012 - 10:33pm

Varsity Soccer Game Results:
Girls Varsity Soccer defeated Bosque 3-0 on Aug. 28
Boys Varsity Soccer lost to Bosque 1-2 in the first overtime on Aug. 28

Football Game Results:
C Football defeated St. Pius X C team 44-14 on Aug. 27

Barranca Mesa Elementary Hosts Open House

on August 29, 2012 - 11:19am

During the Open House at Barranca Mesa Elementary School Tuesday evening, School Board President Kevin Honell implores parents to learn more about school bond issues in the coming year. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt congratulates parents, teachers, students and staff for working together to make Barranca Mesa one of the top schools in New Mexico. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

Barranca Mesa Principal Pam Miller welcomes parents to the open house. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 7

on August 29, 2012 - 9:22am

Editor's note: This is part 7 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the Kea parrot as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Henry Williams.

 

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Chamisa Gets 'All Clear' Following LANL's Technetium-99 Assessment Conducted Sunday

on August 29, 2012 - 7:32am

Staff report

On short notice Sunday, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy conducted a precautionary assessment of Chamisa Elementary School.

The sweep by DOE's RAP team (Radiological Assistance Program) resulted in an "all clear."

The assessment was the result of the Laboratory's investigation of an inadvertent spread of Technetium-99 by employees and contractors at LANSCE as reported in the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday.

LANL has determined that about a dozen people came into potential contact with this material, and some tracked small amounts of Technetium-99

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 6

on August 28, 2012 - 7:46am

Editor's note: This is part 6 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the dolphin as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Sarah R.

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Taos School of Music Breaks Attendance Records

on August 28, 2012 - 7:44am

TSM News: 

Opus 50, the Taos School of Music’s special concert season to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the prestigious summer music school brought internationally-known ensembles to Taos including the Shanghai, Jupiter and American String Quartets, plus the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets.

Music world luminaries Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, Christopher Constanza, Thomas Sauer and Robert McDonald also performed and served as faculty.

In addition, 19 young artists, graduates and students of the nation’s leading music conservatories, played an

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 5

on August 27, 2012 - 4:43am

Editor's note: This is part 5 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of fin-footed mammals as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student John Mamula.

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'Time Team America' Provides Hands-on Field School

on August 26, 2012 - 7:17pm

PBS News:

This week, 24 Zuni middle school students experience what it’s like to be an archaeologist through a hands-on field school connected to the PBS prime time archaeology television series Time Team America.

“We want to inspire the next generation of archaeologists and scientists,” says field school director Dr. Alexandra Jones, “especially populations underrepresented in the sciences.”

From Sunday through Wednesday the students meet at the University of New Mexico, Zuni Campus to learn the basics of archaeology and how to survey a site; how to use a metal detector and conserve metal

Udall Announces $1.2 Million Award for STEM Education

on August 26, 2012 - 8:15am
ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. announced Friday that the National Science Foundation has awarded the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology a $1.2 million grant to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees throughout colleges in underserved communities in northern New Mexico.
 
“For years, our state has led the way in science and technology thanks to educational institutions like New Mexico Tech," Udall said.

PEEC Offers New Afterschool Nature Clubs

on August 26, 2012 - 7:11am

Members of PEEC's Critter Club. Courtesy Photo

PEEC News:

PEEC is offering two new clubs for kids in grades kindergarten through third:

  • Nature Detectives for grades K-1; and
  • Outdoor Explorers for grades 2-3. 

The clubs are 3:45-5:15 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 and run every Tuesday through Nov. 27. Angelique Harshman and Beth Cortright will teach the clubs.

PEEC’s Nature Clubs are a great way to help children connect with the outdoors. Members will investigate local animals and plants, and connect with the wild side of the Pajarito Plateau through a variety of activities. 

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