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YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Through Oct. 24

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 who would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
 
Registration for this program is open until Oct 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2. Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

EM Manager Doug Hintze Briefs RCLC Board

on October 18, 2017 - 11:11am

Doug Hintze, head of Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office addresses Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members Friday at their quarterly meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Topping the list of main priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 is enhancing oversight and maintaining focus on safety, efficiency and transparency, said Doug Hintze, manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office.

Hintze told board members at the Regional

Nominations Sought For Rio Arriba County Excellence In Teaching Award

on October 18, 2017 - 9:09am

LANL FOUNDATION News:

 

Española — Nominations are now accepted for the Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award. An engraved plaque and $1,000 prize will be given to seven teachers in Rio Arriba County in honor of their dedication and to bring encouragement and support to the education profession.

The program is offered by the nonprofit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA), the Laboratory’s protective force contractor.

“Centerra–Los Alamos is proud to again partner with the LANL Foundation on the Excellence in Teaching Award.

LANL Targets Higher Education; Workforce Planning

on October 18, 2017 - 7:41am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Partnership Office Executive Director Kathy Keith and Technology Transfer Division Leader Dave Pesiri address the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board meeting Friday in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory is focusing on higher education and workforce planning for Northern New Mexico, Kathy Keith, executive director of the LANL Community Partnerships Office told the Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday at their quarterly

CCA Welcomes Civil Rights Photographer Danny Lyon

on October 18, 2017 - 7:31am

CCA News:
One of America’s leading photographers of the 20th century, Danny Lyon will appear at the Center for Contemporary Arts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, to discuss his work and screen his classic New Mexico film WILLIE.
 
This very special program is part of Radical Southwest, a film series created in conjunction of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum through Feb. 11, 2018.
 
Details:

 
Danny Lyon presents WILLIE, followed by on-stage interview
Radical Southwest: A Film Series, presented by New Mexico History

LAHS: Financial Aid/FAFSA Night Oct. 17

on October 17, 2017 - 5:41pm
 
LAHS News:
 
Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Speech Theater.
 
All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.
 
The guidance counselor team of Cindy Black, Cristin Haake and Cassandra Olivas-Chaves, and Jenny Duran, Financial Aid Officer at UNM-LA, will provide information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Scholarships, Grants, Work Study programs and loan programs.
 
“This is an important first step for seniors and parents in planning how to pay

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Reacts To NM PED Hearing On Proposed Science Changes

on October 17, 2017 - 11:20am
President Stephanie Ly
 
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Today, hundreds of New Mexicans spoke out against the proposed science curriculum changes being proposed by the New Mexico Public Education Department, Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski, and Governor Susana Martinez.

NMDOT Encourages Teen Safety On The Road During National Teen Driver Safety Week

on October 17, 2017 - 11:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages teens to drive safely and urges parents to talk to their teens about safe driving habits during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 15 – 21.
 
“It is so important that parents are consistently talking to their teens about safe driving habits – this week and every week,” said NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church. “It can help save lives on the road.”
 
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 – 18 nationally.

UNM-LA, Attracting And Nurturing Volunteers: A Conversation Thursday

on October 17, 2017 - 11:13am

LACF News:
Next LACF Nonprofit Training: Attracting and Nurturing Volunteers: A Conversation Diana Martinez, Los Alamos Family YMCA and Todd Nickols, Los Alamos Historical Society 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, UNM-LA, Lecture Hall (Bldg 2).

Please join us for this interactive panel discussion, led by leaders of two local organizations with robust volunteer programs. We will discuss the joys (and pains) of engaging the community in our nonprofit efforts. Among the topics we may touch on are:
  • How to recruit and retain volunteers for your organization
  • Different ways to recognize the work of your

SFCC Hosts STEM Conference Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 7:10am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Community College hosts Fall 2017 Santa Fe Expanding Your Horizons featuring keynote address, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshops for girls in fifth through eighth grade led by women professionals, and a STEM & College Fair.
 
Conference begins from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. The workshops will be in classrooms and labs primarily in the West Wing, upper and lower levels. The STEM & College Fair runs from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms.
 
About 200 fifth- through eighth-grade girls will

Coalition Of LANL Communities Board Hears From University Of Texas

on October 17, 2017 - 7:08am

University of Texas consultant Susan Rogers chats with San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor James Mountain at Friday's Coalition of LANL Communities Board meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

A representative of the University of Texas (UT) told the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday that the university is looking forward to submitting a successful bid to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

Susan Rogers, a longtime former UT staff member and now a consultant said the

Future Aviators Attend Young Eagles Flight Rally

on October 17, 2017 - 5:44am
All smiles for Hannah Hsu and pilot Amy Ross as they return to the terminal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Finley Ingle, 11, is very excited to finally get a ride in a W10 Tail Wing home built plane, built by pilot Logan Ott's grandfather. Finley said the W10 Tail Wing is his favorite airplane and he had done a lot of reading about it and to get to take a flight on it was a dream come true. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By TINA ANDRES
Experimental Aircraft Association
 
There were big smiles on the faces of 39 children at the Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday morning at

DEA Kicks Off Annual Red Ribbon Campaign Oct. 23

on October 17, 2017 - 5:20am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration will kick off its annual Red Ribbon Campaign, the nation’s largest drug prevention effort, Oct. 23. 
 
The National Red Ribbon Campaign began after drug traffickers in Mexico tortured and brutally murdered Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985. Red Ribbon Week is officially celebrated nationally Oct. 23-31; however, communities and school districts nationwide hold events throughout the month.
 
The Red Ribbon Campaign is dedicated to helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena's memory and

Lujan Grisham Statement On Public Opposition To State’s Proposed Science Standards

on October 16, 2017 - 4:47pm

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement today about the strong opposition to Gov. Martinez’s weak science standards for New Mexico’s public schools:

“I hope Gov. Martinez and the Public Education Department are paying close attention to the strong, negative outcry against their proposed new science standards for New Mexico schools.

Scenes From Taste Of Knowledge Event Saturday

on October 16, 2017 - 4:28pm
'Taste of Knowledge' attracts a sold-out crowd for a night of Spanish food, wine, music and dance to benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation Saturday night at the former De Colores Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Spanish desserts paired with sherry. Pig and Fig Bakery and Cafe catered the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Auctioneer Jill Cook warns that an item is 'going twice' during the live auction, as LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAPS Superintendent Kurt

Swans & Astronomers In Nature Center Planetarium

on October 16, 2017 - 4:23pm
 
PEEC News:
 
What can we learn about the Summer Swan constellation? How are astronomers able to tackle the unsolved questions about space? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a planetarium show about the celestial objects that form Cygnus, the summer swan, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and will show the family-friendly full-dome film We are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. 
 
The planetarium, located at the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
The constellation Cygnus

Aspen Institute Names Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible For 2019 Aspen Prize

on October 16, 2017 - 6:40am
Aspen Institute News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
 
With a singular focus on student success, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and

SFCC To Close For Employee Professional Development Conference Oct. 20

on October 16, 2017 - 6:26am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 20, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference.
 
The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. SFCC’s Kids Campus, La Familia’s Southside Clinic and KSFR will be open.
 
Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies.

Rally For Science Education 8:30 a.m. Today

on October 16, 2017 - 5:31am

Democratic Party of New Mexico News:
  • PED to Hold Hearing on Proposed Edits to Next Gen Standards that Omit Basic Scientific Principles

SANTA FE – New Mexicans will rally at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., in Santa Fe ahead of the PED hearing on proposed edits to Next Gen Science Education Standards to demand that the standards be adopted and implemented in their entirety.

This is a community event to stand up for New Mexico kids’ futures.

SFCC Veterans Resource And Career Fair Nov. 9

on October 15, 2017 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9 with a Veterans Resource and Career Fair at SFCC, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
The free event includes information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. 
 
Call 505.428.1305, for information.

Los Alamos School Board Passes Resolution To Not Disclose Immigration Status Of Students

on October 14, 2017 - 6:28am
School Board Secretary Ellen Ben-Naim moves for the adoption of a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board unanimously has passed a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. No records on immigration status are currently kept, in accordance with federal law.

In addition to the

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Education Secretary Praises Local Schools, Fields Questions On Science Standards During Recent Visit

on October 14, 2017 - 6:11am
New Mexico Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski with Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos, left, and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at Tuesday's reception. Ruskowski was in town to celebrate the six A grades earned by Los Alamos Schools in PED evaluations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Straight A Express rolled into Los Alamos Tuesday.

Officials Paint Domestic Violence Awareness Rock

on October 13, 2017 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and others turn out this morning to paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. ‘You are a hero, because you are changing the world by saying no to abuse.’ –A domestic violence abuse victim. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus helps paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message this morning on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The White Rock rock shares the message that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

PEEC Organizes Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve Tour

on October 13, 2017 - 9:34am
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Sunday, Oct. 22, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center offers a guided tour of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve south of Santa Fe. The tour is free and will be led by Natali Steinberg who has been a docent at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve for thirteen years. 
 
Advance registration is required at www.peecnature.org
 
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden's Leonora Curtin Wetland is a 35-acre preserve that includes a rare natural cienega (marsh in Spanish). It hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife,

LANL Foundation Awards $82,645 In Education & Community Grants

on October 13, 2017 - 7:45am

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

ESPAÑOLA— The LANL Foundation awarded 24 grants totaling $82,645 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the third-quarter grantmaking period.

Ten programs received $41,500 in Education Outreach funding that directly supports kindergarten through 12th grade public school children.

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