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  • Briefs 04-20-12

    LAPS to hold strategic plan update Saturday

    Students, school staff, parents and community are invited to attend a “Strategic Plan” Update from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Speech Theater of Los Alamos High School.
    A briefing will be made on the progress made of the work completed over the past seven months.
    Updates will be provided in five areas including:
    • Student Achievement
    • Effective Teachers
    • Aligned Resources and Support Systems
    • Community Partnerships
    • System for Continuous Improvement.

  • Update 04-20-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Open house

    Project Y is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Tuesday. Come see FIRST team 4153’s robot in action. Everyone is welcome.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings April 24.

    Chamisa carnival

  • Equestrian competition at North Mesa Saturday

    The Los Alamos Pony Club and New Mexico Dressage Association will combine forces this weekend to offer a horse show at the Los Alamos Rodeo Grounds.

    The equestrian discipline known as dressage will be the focus of the competition, with both adult and junior competitors performing prescribed movements in a specific pattern, not unlike figure skating. Dressage is one of the equestrian sports included in international Olympic competition, likely to be seen in footage from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this year.

    For the local adults, however, this will be a practice event, called a “schooling show,” and it serves to prepare them for higher-level shows throughout the state later in the season.

  • Council delays implementation of salary plan

    On April 10, Los Alamos County Council approved a higher compensation plan geared toward attracting and retaining “a high performing and motivated workforce.”After Wednesday night’s budget hearings, the new salary plan remains more or less an aspiration.

    The plan council approved would have targeted compensation levels at 15 percent above market average.  Most county positions currently average 5 percent above the mean. To implement the plan fully would mean an 8 percent increase in the salary plan.

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  • Bandelier sponsoring NPW activities in LA

    This year National Park Week is April 21-29, and Bandelier National Monument will be offering opportunities to celebrate National Park Week right in Los Alamos, as well as activities in the park itself.
    According to Park Superintendent Jason Lott, “Bandelier partners with many organizations in Los Alamos.  
    We’re very happy to be able to offer National Park Week activities in town where they are available to people who may not be able to get down to the park.  We hope to see lots of our neighbors this week.”

  • Update 04-19-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Dem Party

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will have its monthly meeting at
    7 p.m. today at the Mesa Library.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings April 24.

    Chamisa Carnival

  • Burgess realigns county staff, names deputies

    Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess transformed what promised to be another contentious night of budget hearings regarding the addition of several full time employees (FTEs) with an unexpected announcement.

    “I’d first like to announce the appointment of two deputy county administrator positions,” Burgess said. “I have appointed Steve Lynne and Brian Bosshardt. I want to extend my congratulations to both of them.” Filling the positions was at Burgess’ discretion and not subject to council approval.