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PEEC: Discover Super Secret Slot Canyon 1.5 Miles From Downtown Los Alamos

on September 18, 2014 - 9:00am

Discover a super-secret slot canyon only 1.5 miles from downtown Los Alamos. Courtey/PEEC

PEEC News:

Visit a slot canyon so secret that most townies know nothing of it, or get off the beaten path at Tsankawi to explore little known caves, petroglyphs and visits.

In both cases, you will be guided by experts – County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin to the slot canyon, and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott through Tsankawi.

These are two of the many Take Wing events that PEEC is offering exclusively to those who donate $150 or more to its capital campaign. The Tsankawi tour is 10 a.m., Sept.

Learn How Hand in Hand Schools Build Community Between Arabs and Jews in Israel in Talks Today and Thursday

on September 17, 2014 - 4:42pm
Arab and Jewish kids learn together at a Hand in Hand School. Courtesy/Hand in Hand
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

In Israel, most Arabs and Jews lead separate lives. They live in separate neighborhoods and attend separate schools, and of course, they speak different languages.

Surrounded by conflict, it’s hard to bridge the gap, but 1,200 students at five Israeli schools are doing just that. Hand in Hand was founded with the idea that by educating Arab and Jewish children together, a community of neighbors could be built where before, there were only perpetual strangers.

UNM-LA Census Shows Fall Enrollment Increase

on September 17, 2014 - 3:55pm

Dr. Wynn Goering, CEO, UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Bucking a statewide decline, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) recorded a significant increase in its unofficial census numbers after the first 21 days of the fall semester.

Fall 2014 totaled 870 students, an increase of 14 percent over the same period in 2013. UNM-LA students are taking a total of 5,515 credit hours, which is a 4.2 percent increase from fall 2013 and a 21 percent increase from fall 2012.

“With fall enrollment numbers down at virtually every other campus in New Mexico, we see clearly how successful UNM-LA has been

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NJROTC Takes Shooters To CMP Cup Match In Texas

on September 17, 2014 - 2:02pm

Stephanie Nielsen, Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, Samuel Wolfe and David Murphy. Courtesy/NJROTC

Samantha Miller and Samuel Wolfe at the final round. Courtesy/NJROTC

NJROTC News:

By STEPHANIE NIELSEN, Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Los Alamos NJROTC

Los Alamos High School's NJROTC Precision Air Rifle team consisting of David Murphy, Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, and Samuel Wolfe, and Sporter shooter, Stephanie Nielsen, traveled to a CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Cup match Saturday, Sept. 13 in Lubbock, Texas.

Despite the six hour long drive, the team did extremely well.

Scenes From PEEC's Roadside Geology Tour

on September 17, 2014 - 12:47pm
Geologist Patrick Rowe led a Roadside Geology Tour last weekend stopping along the Main Hill Road, Valle Caldera and Overlook as one of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's Take Wing events. The group learned about nested calderas, the earlier caldera was the Toledo, and the original path of the Rio Grande running under the Townsite. Rowe's essential point was that the landscape of the Pajarito Plateau was formed in a dynamic but elegant fashion. Photo by Felicia Orth
 
Geologist Patrick Rowe points to locations on his map during the tour with Karl Anderson, left, and at right from

LAHS Homecoming Parade Information And Map

on September 16, 2014 - 4:20pm

Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos County is going to open up the nearly completed construction area on Central Avenue for Friday's Los Alamos High School Homeconing Parade and will  close this area shortly after the parade finishes.

This year’s Homecoming Parade theme is “Banish the Broncos.”

Staging:

Begins at 1:30p.m. at  4th Street and Central Avenue at the Canyon School parking lot. The parade send-off will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. 

Walkers:

Walkers should be dropped off in the old Smith’s parking lot and walk to Canyon School on 4th Street.

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