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SFCC Faculty And Staff Exhibition Opening Jan. 22

on January 20, 2019 - 9:21am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by faculty and staff members at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The exhibition opens 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 and closes with a reception Wednesday, Feb. 20.
 
The SFCC School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts offers comprehensive coursework in fine arts design, media arts, dance, drama and performance. Associate degrees in Architecture, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Photography and Professional Crafts are offered.

LAPS Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

on January 20, 2019 - 8:39am
Los Alamos High School Track & Field athletes demonstrate compassion for others by helping to shovel snow at their school. Courtesy/LAPS
 
The artwork of Ms. Joy Marie Quernemoen's first grade students on display at Aspen Elementary School depicts their dreams. Courtesy/LAPS
 
By Dr. KURT STEINHAUS
LAPS Superintendent

Los Alamos Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We look forward to honoring the legacy of Dr. King as a school community during this National Day of Service.

NMHU: Ruthy Watson Keynote Speaker At Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event Monday

on January 19, 2019 - 10:49am
Ruthy Watson
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Ruthy Watson of New Mexico Highlands will deliver the keynote address for the Santa Fe Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21.
 
Watson directs the HU – Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support at Highlands. She speaks at the New Mexico Roundhouse rotunda at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 21.
 
“We believe Dr. Watson’s presentation will excite the audience and encourage them to be active as they address the challenges identified by Dr. King throughout his life,” said Cedric Page, chair of the MLK, Jr.

PEEC: Explore Age Of Earth And Lunar Eclipse

on January 19, 2019 - 10:45am
Rick Wallace talks at 2 p.m., Sunday at the nature center about the evening’s total lunar eclipse. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium has something coming up everyday this weekend.
 
Discover how scientists measure the age of the Earth on Friday evening, watch the beautiful film “National Parks Adventure” Saturday afternoon and learn more about the total lunar eclipse Sunday afternoon before viewing it Sunday night.
 
At 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.

Scenes From FIRST LEGO League Robotics Event

on January 19, 2019 - 10:12am
FLL Team 146, The Quadrumaniacs, won the top award, The Champion's Award at the 2018-2019 Los Alamos FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament. Courtesy photo
 
FLL Jr. Teams cheer for a successful expo! Courtesy photo
 
ROBOTICS News:
 
LEGO robots congregated at Los Alamos Middle School Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 for the local qualifying tournament for FIRST LEGO League (FLL).
 
Teams from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque competed for awards and met to share ideas, as is part of the "gracious professionalism" concept of FLL.
 
Local high school robotics team, Project Y, which is

UNM Student Esteban Abeyta Selected To Study At University Of Cambridge As Churchill Scholar

on January 19, 2019 - 7:40am

Churchill Scholar Esteban Abeyta

UNM News:

Receiving the Churchill Scholarship is an honor bestowed upon a very select cohort of college students from across the U.S.

The University of New Mexico’s Esteban Abeyta, a senior biochemistry major and honors minor, can now count himself as one of the scholarship’s elite.

The Churchill Scholarship was awarded to Abeyta for one year of master’s study at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The award covers full tuition, a stipend, travel costs, and the chance to apply for a $2,000 special research grant.

The Scholarship was set up

UNM-LA Hosts Meeting With Workforce Solutions Secretary And Local Leaders

on January 18, 2019 - 8:34am

From left, Grace Willerton (UNM-LA), Joanie Ahlers (LA County), Nan Sauer (LANL), Bill McCamley (New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions), Patrick Sullivan (LACDC), Kathy Keith (LANL), David Clark (LANL), Mark Russell (N3B), Rebecca Estrada (LANL) and Cindy Rooney (UNM-LA). Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Secretary Designate of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Secretary Designate of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley visited UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Jan.

LANLF: STEAM Day At Roundhouse Today

on January 17, 2019 - 10:32am
LANLF News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANLF) Foundation is convening a press conference this morning at the Roundhouse Rotunda, bringing together education leaders and advocates to speak in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education and workforce development in New Mexico.
 
Confirmed speakers are:
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Mexico Howie Morales,
  • Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley,
  • Senator Mimi Stewart,
  • NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard,
  • New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu,
  • Air

LAPS: Barranca Elementary Construction Update

on January 17, 2019 - 10:27am

Construction underway at Barranca Elementary School at 57 Loma Del Escolar. Courtesy/LAPS

Construction underway at Barranca School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Back in the fall, the construction site at Barranca Elementary School was filled with piles of dirt.

Since then, progress on the project at 57 Loma Del Escolar has been moving full steam ahead, with the addition of steel beams and concrete flooring. The end result will be a new two-story classroom building for first through sixth grades, as well as a cafeteria and administrative offices.

“We are very pleased with the progress so

Balderas Partners With Aztec Schools, Local Leaders To Bring Active Shooter Response Technology To AHS

on January 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office:

  • State-of-the-art technology will be used to respond and save lives in the event of an active shooter

AZTEC – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will unveil an active shooter response technology Wednesday, Jan. 23 that will be the first of its kind in the state.

The Rave Panic Button interoperable communications network will be unveiled and implemented at Aztec High School (AHS), the site of a tragic and deadly school shooting in December 2017.

Members of the community are invited to attend this

AFT-NM On Governor’s State Of State Address

on January 17, 2019 - 8:24am
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico (AFT-NM) President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Governor Lujan Grisham’s inaugural State of the State address was a welcome and much-needed change in tone and direction for our State’s public education system from early education to higher education.
 
“Educators across the state – urban and rural, beginning and veteran alike – are hopeful again for the future of our profession in New Mexico, and especially for the students and families we serve.

Finance New Mexico: Workshop Helps New Businesses Understand Tax Law

on January 15, 2019 - 5:17am
 
By SANDY NELSON
Finance New Mexico
 
New employers can find it confusing to navigate New Mexico’s system for computing, reporting and paying business taxes. But the state Tax and Revenue Department expects them to figure it out and comply.
 
To simplify the process, the TRD offers free workshops, including one in Albuquerque Jan. 28 that promises to give new employers an overview of state tax laws, walk them through basic legal requirements for workers’ compensation insurance and workplace safety and show them how to add up what they owe on the sales of products or services.
 

SFCC; SFHEC To Close For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 14, 2019 - 12:58pm

Courtesy/MLKF

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. Both campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, which is the first day of classes for the spring semester for SFCC.

The college’s child care center, Kids Campus, and gym, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, also will be closed. The fitness center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Jan.

New Year, New Goals, New Family Member!

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
ASSE News:
 
ASSE Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics.
 
Students are already awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019-2020 academic school year. If your goal was to try something new for the new-year, this will fulfill that! Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home.

SFCC Announces Dean’s List For Fall 2018

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
 
Congratulations to these Santa Fe Community College students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2018 semester.
 
For a full list of names, click here.

Canceled: Youth Resiliency Committee Meeting Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 8:50pm

Youth Resiliency Committee News:

The Youth Resiliency Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 has been canceled due to the snow storm.

The committee will meet again Monday, Feb. 11.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools announces it is on a 2-hour delay for Monday Jan. 14.

  • School buses will arrive two hours later than the usual pickup time, depending upon road conditions.
  • School start times:
    • High School - 9:50 a.m.
    • Mid School - 10:00 a.m.
    • Elementary schools - 10:20 a.m.

UNM-LA Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:15pm

UNM-LA News:

Due to inclement weather, the UNM-Los Alamos Campus will be on a 2-hour delay Monday, Jan. 14.

Free GIS Course For Furloughed Federal Workers

on January 13, 2019 - 1:45pm
Joe Zebrowski
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University is offering a free online geographic information systems class to furloughed federal employees beginning Jan. 16.
 
The eight-week two-credit class is called Introduction to Geospatial Technology.
 
“This course introduces students to emerging mapping technology including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing,” said Joe Zebrowski, geospatial technology director at Highlands and the class instructor.

Governor’s Budget Good Start For Debate Ahead

on January 13, 2019 - 1:13pm
NEA-NM News:
 
The NEA-New Mexico response to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s budget proposal:
 
“The emphasis on education, student success and other support for our state’s children in Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement of her Executive Budget Proposal for fiscal year 2020 is enormously appreciated by educators statewide,” NEA-New Mexico President Betty Patterson said. “The budget proposal is a wonderful starting point for the budget debate ahead in the legislature. We will continue to advocate for even larger steps forward to fully comply with the Yazzie/Martinez v.

Job Opportunities At Los Alamos Public Schools

on January 13, 2019 - 1:06pm
LAPS News:
 
Open the door to a new opportunity! Due to recent retirements and existing vacancies, there are a number of job openings with Los Alamos Public Schools.
 
Job openings include teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers and maintenance technicians.
 
LAPS is the third largest employer in Los Alamos County, currently employing more than 800 at 10 sites.
 
“We are looking for qualified men and women who want to become a part of our team and play a role in shaping the future of our main assets: our students,” Human Resources Director Joe Palmer said.

Los Alamos School Board Recognizes Teachers Who Received National Board Certifications

on January 13, 2019 - 7:26am

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Los Alamos School Board recognized teachers who received their National Board Certifications, including Rebecca Cabildo, Kate Hovey, Britt Williams and Janelle Maestas. Los Alamos High School Teacher Katie Lake helped support these staff through the writing process. The National Board Certification is designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Courtesy/LAPS

Courtesy/LAPS

Science Saturday Goes On The Road … And Hooks Up With A Tornado

on January 13, 2019 - 7:16am
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Science Saturday has been moved to today, Jan. 13, at the Otero County Fairgrounds as part of the German Air Force Tornado event slated to begin at noon.
 
Activities focus on aerodynamics and aviation principles and are free. Several other demonstrations are planned throughout the afternoon, including the very popular trash can launches on the hour beginning at 1 p.m. today.
 
Museum members also will be able to take advantage of an extra 10 percent discount on summer camp registrations today only during the event.
 
The New Mexico Museum of Space History,

NMCLP: Court Order Supports Call To Transform New Mexico’s School System

on January 13, 2019 - 7:07am
From New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Judge Sarah Singleton’s most recent order in Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico makes clear that the court expects a major overhaul of the state’s public school system to bring it into compliance with the constitution and other state laws.
 
The extensive 600-page “findings of fact and conclusions of law” describes in great detail the need for a multicultural education framework, improved bilingual and English language learner programming, universal and quality full-day pre-kindergarten, sufficient access to extended learning

Winter Safety Tips From LAFD

on January 12, 2019 - 8:44am
By BENJAMIN STONE
EMS Division Chief
Los Alamos Fire Department

Winter storms can cause a community to see an increase in car accidents, falls, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks from overexertion. Storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. As we recently experienced, winter storms can last for several days, cause havoc on heat, power and communication services, but they also place our community members at higher risk.

Here are some tips to remember:

Prepare now!

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms.

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