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‘Access’ Enhances Small Town Stroke Treatment

on March 28, 2017 - 7:12am
Colin Semper, left, and Dr. Howard Yonas of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery spoke recently at Kiwanis. Photo by Don Casperson
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

"Telemedicine," a new way to bring top-flight medical expertise to small town hospitals, is alive and well and living in Los Alamos, thanks to "Access," a program based at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH).

The UNMH Health Sciences Center recently won a three-year, $15.1 million federal grant to test a proposed telemedicine network that helps to diagnose and treat stroke and brain injury patients.

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8th Annual Dolores Huerta Day Of Service Friday

on March 28, 2017 - 7:03am
DoS group listening to Carlos Marentes. Courtesy photo
 
RCCC News:
 
Nearly 350 grade school students and dozens of adult volunteers will descend on La Plazita Gardens at Sanchez Farm 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 31 in Albuquerque, to learn about farming, César Chávez, Dolores Huerta and the migrant farm workers' movement.
 
Many organizations and individuals are involved in organizing and volunteering to teach children in a fun, culturally enriched environment.
 
The Dolores Huerta Day of Service learning uses traditional, hands-on, experiential learning techniques to help

Court Appointed Special Advocates Needs Volunteers

on March 28, 2017 - 6:57am
CASA Executive Director Annie Rasquin and CASA volunteer Bob Martin  spoke at Kiwanis recently on the importance of the program and its desperate need for more volunteers. Photo by Don Casperson
 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Annie Rasquin, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in the First Judicial District, spoke at Kiwanis recently, explaining CASA's goals and asking for more volunteers from Los Alamos County to assist in the program.

Rasquin has a master's degree in social work and has spent 20 years dealing with family traumas

Bradley Johns Achieves Rank Of Eagle Scout

on March 28, 2017 - 6:46am

Bradley Johns of Los Alamos achieves the rank of Eagle Scout. Photo by Tim Neal

COMMUNITY News:

Bradley Johns of Troop 222 in Los Alamos recently achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded more than 100 years ago and only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process.

For his Eagle Project, Johns rebuilt the switchback section of the trail in Walnut Canyon.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise At Pajarito

on March 28, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Dawn Patrol - Sunrise on the trail Bruce's Boulevard and Daisy May. Photo by Eric Schaller

Pajarito - Spruce Lift at Bruce's Boulevard. Photo by Eric Schaller

County Testing Parks And Golf Course Sprinklers

on March 27, 2017 - 7:57pm

COUNTY News:

Over the next few weeks, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division crews will be out and about testing the sprinkler systems at the athletic fields, parks and the Golf Course during daylight hours.

This is part of the PROS Division’s annual water audit to check for any sprinkler head adjustments, broken sprinklers or lines needing repairs/replacement. Once the systems are checked out, staff will place the sprinklers on a timed system for early or evening irrigation.

Direct questions to the Parks Administrative Office at 505.662.8159 or the Golf Course Pro Shop at

Start Off April With Bird Walk In Cañada Bonita

on March 27, 2017 - 5:24pm

Dusky Grouse. Photo by Hari Viswanathan

PEEC News:

One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds typically seen and heard every day.

Join long-time Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 1, for a hike along the Cañada Bonita and the Nordic Ski Trails. This high-elevation trek winds through mixed conifer forest and offers breathtaking views. This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds.

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