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UNM-LA Advisory Board Discusses Enrollment Decline

on September 15, 2017 - 8:27pm

UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall, Steve Boerigter, David Sutton and Shelia Schiferl visit before Monday's meeting gets underway. Member Pat Soran was unable to attend. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Dean of Instruction Dr. Sharon Hurley and Director of Business Operations Bob Harmon share a few words at the meeting. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board held its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year Monday, led by Board President Steve Boerigter.

Highlights of the meeting included introduction of new staff and UNM-LA enrollment

Los Alamos Derby Dames Roller Derby Skate School

on September 15, 2017 - 5:04pm
LADD News:
The Los Alamos Derby Dames are offering skate school again!
Beginning with orientation Oct. 10 and extending through Dec. 17, sessions will be 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays. 
Loaner gear will be available, but the supply is limited so participants are encouraged to purchase their own gear- we'll help! No prior experience with either skating or sports in general is necessary- that's what school is for. The fee is 100$ per person for the entire nine-week course, and a 50% discount is offered if you bring a friend! 
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Los Alamos High School Students Are Semifinalists In 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

on September 15, 2017 - 10:19am

Seventeen LAHS students are named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Gathered to celebrate, back row from left, Principal Carter Payne, Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Phillip Martin, Cameron Art, Prescott Moore, Donald Poston, Rachel Frankle, Sophia Li, Kyler Parkinson, Matilde Jacobson, Athletic Director Ann Stewart, Shayna Mallett and Dean of Students Jennifer Kieltyka. Front row from left, David Gao, Olivia Taylor, Sarah Russell, Neelima Prasad, Ben Rees, Miriam Wallstrom, Sara Shiina, Sarah Shipley, Radhika Iyer and Assistant Principal Renee Dunwoody.

Love And Logic Classes Starting At FSN

on September 15, 2017 - 7:59am
FSN News:
Family Strengths Network will be starting their Love and Logic Parent Series soon and spots are filling up. Register online at or call 505.662.4515 for more information.
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent Series, raise children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world with this win-win approach to parenting. Parents with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, will learn techniques to help your child:
  • Make wise decisions
  • Stop bickering and fighting with siblings
  • Listen the first time they are asked
  • Become a problem solver and learn self

Alzheimer’s 'Legal And Financial Planning' Presentation

on September 15, 2017 - 6:49am
ALBUQUERQUE  Families dealing with the multitude of issues that come with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a FREE presentation in Santa Fe, New Mexico offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The presentation, “Living with Alzhiemers: Legal and Financial Planning” will help explain the basics of legal and financial planning for families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The event will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and will be hosted by Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87507. 
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PEEC: Back From The Brink — California Condors

on September 15, 2017 - 6:17am

The California Condor that blew into Los Alamos in April 2015. Photo by Joe Fitzgibbon

PEEC News:

The largest bird in North America, which only existed in captivity in the 1980’s, is taking to the skies in growing numbers, and their story will be shared at the Los Alamos Nature Center 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.19.

Four condor experts, Bette Korber, Melissa Moore, Shorty Esch and Jeanne Fair, will talk about the California Condor’s story and bird science conducted at LANL. This free presentation is open to the public.

Poaching and poisoning pushed California Condor populations down to only a

CDC Finds Link Between Teen Health And Grades

on September 15, 2017 - 6:07am

CDC News:

As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data confirming the close connection between student health and academic performance.

The data published in the Sept. 8 issue of The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggest that regardless of sex, race/ethnicity and grade-level, high school students reporting lower academic marks also reported greater health risk behaviors associated with substance use, violence, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and sex.