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Campus Is Bustling On First Day Of Classes At UNM-LA

on August 23, 2016 - 8:59am

Students are spotted soaking up knowledge as classes begin Monday at UNM-LA for the Fall 2016 semester. Enrollment tops 1,000 students, which is up more than 16 percent from last fall. Campus is bustling, many classrooms are full, parking is challenging, and everyone seems excited to begin a new semester. Courtesy/UNM-LA

Volunteers Needed For Adult Literacy Program

on August 23, 2016 - 8:19am
Incoming Basic Literacy tutors with their tutor certificates. Courtesy photo
The Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program provides free one-to-one tutoring for adults reading below 6th grade level, and for new English learners. Volunteer tutorsare needed to help an adult in the community learn to read better, or learn to speak English.
The requirement is just two hours per week and the volunteer chooses the time. Meet in any public location, including the Los Alamos or White Rock library.
Take the free Basic Literacy tutor training Friday, Sept. 9 in Española.

Justin Holmes Of Los Alamos Achieves Eagle Rank

on August 23, 2016 - 6:44am
Parents Rich and Nan Holmes watch as Scoutmaster Steve Mosier awards their son Justin Holmes his Eagle rank Sunday during a special ceremony with assistance by Marie Bourguet and Thomas Mosier. Photo by Robert S. McClees
At a special ceremony Sunday, newly honored Eagle Scout Justin Holmes with his parents, Rich and Nan Holmes, and Troop 122 Scoutmaster, Steve Mosier. He is flanked by a nest of Eagle Scouts from left, Mike Gordon, John Gordon, Duncan Fuehne, Thomas Mosier, Ethan Aulwes, Tommy Calandra and Ryan Holmes. Photo by Robert S. McClees

Los Alamos High School Teacher Kathy Boerigter Receives Prestigious Presidential Award For Excellence In Science Teaching

on August 22, 2016 - 7:56pm
 Los Alamos High School teacher Kathy Boerigter has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, which she will receive in September at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus congratulates Los Alamos High School teacher Kathy Boerigter for being honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. P
hoto by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Today, the White House announced the recipients of the prestigious Presidential

UNM-LA Cuts Ribbon On Newly Renovated Fire & EMS Training Facility

on August 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Steve Boerigter cut the ribbon placed in front of the ambulance simulator Aug. 11, officially opening the renovated Fire & EMS Training Facility on campus. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Interior of the simulated ambulance used for training at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
UNM-Los Alamos

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) hosted an Open House and ribbon cutting event Aug. 11 to celebrate the completed renovation of the Fire & EMS Training Facility.

Heinrich Hosts NSF Director, Highlights STEM Education And Community Empowerment Programs

on August 22, 2016 - 4:57pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) with National Science Foundation Director Dr. France A. Córdova and Northern New Mexico College staff and students today at NNMC. Courtesy/Heinrich Staff


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was in Rio Arriba County today with National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Dr. France A. Córdova to promote educational investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and highlight training programs to prepare students for New Mexico's high-tech job industry.

Senator Heinrich and Director Córdova toured Northern New Mexico College to

PEEC’s Geology Program For Kids Starts Sept. 20

on August 22, 2016 - 1:03pm
Kids will participate in hands-on activities and field trips provided by the summer Pebble Pups program. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Youth ages 5 to 9 are invited to explore geology this fall at the Los Alamos Nature Center in the Pebble Pups program, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
This program helps kids embark on a journey to learn about rocks, fossils and local geology through active games and activities with Patrick Rowe of the Los Alamos Geological Society and an experienced PEEC educator.