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Family Night At Nature Center Is Tuesday

on January 8, 2018 - 8:36am
Melissa Mackey designs creative, hands-on activities for PEEC's Family Nights program on the second Tuesday of each month. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:

Family Night is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and features an evening of games and hands-on activities with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.

The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night and offers activities crafted by Mackey.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.

Fall Prevention Talk: ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Jan. 23

on January 8, 2018 - 6:38am

New Mexicans With Disabilities Able To Take Advantage Of Investment Program Jan. 18

on January 7, 2018 - 6:48am
An opportunity for New Mexicans with disabilities to save is coming Jan. 18.
ABLE New Mexico will allow people with disabilities to contribute to an investment account without jeopardizing other benefits such as Social Security or Medicare. The program – administered by the State Treasurer’s Office – is launching Jan. 18.
ABLE New Mexico gives people with disabilities a path to financial independence by increasing their ability to save. All the earnings through the program are tax free.
Participants will be able to contribute up to $15,000 per year into their

ATF On Proposed Legislative Budget Priorities

on January 7, 2018 - 6:43am

Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein

ATF News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statement:

“Gov. Martinez and Legislative leaders both released their draft budgetary priorities for the upcoming 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature, and their approaches offer stark contrasts on how to best utilize the small increase in revenue for the upcoming fiscal year.

“Legislators are calling for a 1.5 percent increase for all educational employees across the board -- including early education, higher education, and

Venture Acceleration Fund Discussion Jan. 17

on January 7, 2018 - 6:41am
RDC News:
Join representatives from the Regional Development Corporation and the Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, for a discussion and information session on the Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).

VAF is a non-dilutive funding source for early stage technology and manufacturing startup companies in northern New Mexico who are on track to add jobs, grow revenues, or attract follow-on investment. The fund is known as some of the best money available in the region.

Registration Underway For UNM-LA Classes

on January 7, 2018 - 6:35am

UNM-LA Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Radmacher. left, advises student Lydia Gurulé as she registers for classes. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News: 

Spring classes at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will begin Jan. 16. Registration is open through Jan. 26, but earlier registration is advised as classes have seating limits.

With a high number of faculty holding a Ph.D in their teaching fields, UNM-LA provides an exceptional quality of instruction. Small class size allows for personal attention that is critical for student learning and success.

Donor Helps Students Struggling With Food Insecurity

on January 7, 2018 - 6:30am
Mia Holsapple and Shawn Roman share breakfast pizzas with staff at LAMS. Courtesy photo

National Milk Day is Jan. 11. People may not realize that there are students in this community who struggle daily with food insecurity and can’t afford costs associated with the school lunch program.

As the holidays arrived in 2017, so did a local donor who wanted to help local children with that struggle.