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Spanish Immersion Program Debut

on September 2, 2014 - 3:20pm

El Rito Campus of Northern New Mexico College. Courtesy/BLSI

BLSI News:

Bilingual Strategies Language Institute (BLSI) is launching its innovative Spanish Immersion Program at the picturesque El Rito Campus of Northern New Mexico College. 

Be part of the inauguration weekend sessions and get in on the special debut rate. Learning another language or polishing already established skills is a rewarding experience whether your goal is to communicate more effectively, become more valuable to your business, interact with Spanish-speaking clients, family or friends, travel abroad with more

PEEC Participates in ScienceFest With Two Diverse Programs

on September 2, 2014 - 3:04pm

Chick Keller to host Herbarium Open House at PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This Sept. 5-13, Los Alamos will be abuzz with many different activities and events as part of ScienceFest, a weeklong celebration of Los Alamos as a center of science and creativity.

Many different organizations have come together to contribute to ScienceFest, including the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), which will host two exciting events during the week.

The fate of the Rio Grande cutthroat trout to be discussed in a program at PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

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Seats Still Available in UNM-LA Customer Service Class

on September 2, 2014 - 2:33pm

Customer Service and Relations instructor Laura Loy. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

 

There is still time to enroll in the five-week Customer Service and Relations class being offered at UNM-LA.

The class will be held 10-11:20 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 through Oct. 6. Local businesswoman and UNM-LA instructor Laura Loy will teach the course.

“Customer service is a phrase we use regularly, but how often do we think about what actually goes into providing excellent customer service?" Loy said. "Customer service is not just limited to retail or face-to-face businesses.

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School Board Position 3 Applications Accepted Until 5 p.m. Friday

on September 2, 2014 - 10:09am

President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie looks over questions for prospective candidates. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Residents of Los Alamos Public School School Board Position 3 have until the close of the business Friday Sept. 5 to submit an application for the open position.

Applicants also are asked to submit a notarized Declaration of Candidacy (can be picked up at the School District Office or at the County Clerk’s Office), a one page resume, and a 300-500 word narrative that explains the applicant’s intent and philosophy of education. Application packets will be considered public documents.

Family Strengths Network Spreads Word About Services

on September 1, 2014 - 11:01am
Lunch guests listen as FSN Executive Director Susan Mack explains the many services provided by the organization. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
 
FSN Board Member Jackie Marrast-Simpson explains how citizens can help FSN achieve its goals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The board and staff of Family Strengths Network (FSN) welcomed around 30 guests for lunch and tea Tuesday at FSN's facility on Diamond Drive.

Guests learned about the programs offered by FSN and heard from parents how FSN has benefited their families.

“We decided to teach people what

Expert Presents History of Chile in Southwest

on September 1, 2014 - 7:28am

Dr. Stephanie Walker in a chile field in southern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAHS

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Chile peppers have a long and rich history in New Mexico, and actually were grown in this area hundreds of years before New Mexico’s statehood.

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist from New Mexico State University, will discuss the story of chile in the Southwest from its ancient origins to modern production.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will present “Chile – New Mexico's Hottest Harvest" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Fuller Lodge.

Walker earned her Bachelor of

Crisis Underway At Cariños Charter School In Española

on August 31, 2014 - 11:26am

Fearing a lock out, teachers, staff and parents stage a sit in beginning Friday and running through the holiday weekend at Cariños Charter School in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Teachers and supporters at Cariños Charter School in Española are fighting to keep their doors open. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Fearing they will be locked out over the holiday weekend, teachers and staff at Cariños Charter School in Española have staged a sit in, taking shifts to ensure an around the clock presence inside the school.

The school was "red-tagged' Tuesday

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