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New Mexico To Receive More Than $1 Million For Native, State Wildlife Conservation Projects

on August 23, 2017 - 8:48am
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced $199,754 in funding to New Mexican Native tribes and more than $840,000 to New Mexico state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program.
 
The funds, which are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, give support for a diverse array of species and habitats across the country.
 
The Pueblo of Tesuque will receive $199,754 for mule deer management and the habitat enhancement program.
 
“The work of New Mexican Native

Governor Announces $1.5 Million Investment In Armonica Technologies, Inc.

on August 23, 2017 - 7:59am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced a $1.5 million investment in Armonica Technologies, Inc. Armonica is the second New Mexico startup to receive Catalyst Fund investment, which leverages private investment for early stage startups - anchoring them in New Mexico.
 
"This is an example of a homegrown startup that is going to stay right here in New Mexico and help grow our high-tech sector," Martinez said. "Because of the Catalyst Fund and investments just like this one we will continue to grow and diversify our economy.

Nearly $1,000 In School Supplies Donated To Program That Helps Students Struggling With Homelessness

on August 23, 2017 - 7:31am
NMDP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE North Valley and Downtown Democrats have delivered nearly $1,000 in school supplies to the APS Title I Homeless Project.
 
The sizable donation was collected throughout several weeks of community service action and is part of the Democrats Care Program.
 
Democratic Ward Chair Roxanne Allen was excited to contribute to a program that helps students struggling with homelessness, "We are delighted to be able to help students succeed in our schools.

Congressional Delegation Urges Interior Secretary To Honor New Mexicans’ Views, Leave Monuments Alone

on August 23, 2017 - 7:28am
Congressional Delegation News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  As the deadline nears for U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to complete his review of national monuments created under the Antiquities Act, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham urged him one more time to respect the wishes of thousands of New Mexicans who cherish Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments, and leave them intact.
 
“The voices of New Mexicans could not be clearer – our national monuments are vitally important to our history

Kirtland AFB: Air Force Awards Two Contracts For New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Weapon System

on August 22, 2017 - 9:12am

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson

USAF News:

KIRTLAND AFB – The Air Force announced today the award of two Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program.

Contracts were awarded to:

  • Boeing Company, Huntsville, Ala;, and
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, Calif.

The GBSD is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM.

“We are moving forward with modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad,” Secretary of the Air Force

AFTNM Recaps Heinrich’s Visit With Taos Educators

on August 22, 2017 - 8:25am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

 

AFTNM News:

 

TAOS – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) visited Monday with Taos Municipal School educators, specifically discussing the Federal education budget under President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

 

The conversation focused on protecting Title II funding, STEM Education, Early Literacy needs, and providing quality public education for New Mexico’s rural students, districts, and communities while supporting the needs of public education professionals.

 

Following the visit, Heinrich, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President

Pearce On Trump’s Military Strategy In Afghanistan

on August 22, 2017 - 7:35am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement Monday after President Trump outlined his military strategy in Afghanistan:

“The United States has been sending our nation’s troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan since 2001. As a new Administration working to devise a strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan, it is imperative that President Trump seek the advice of his Generals and military leaders.

Keller Releases Audit Of State Purchasing Practices

on August 22, 2017 - 6:37am

State Auditor Tim Keller
  • Comprehensive study includes nearly $1 billion in procurement through loopholes in the competitive bidding process

SANTA FE – State Auditor Tim Keller has released a multiagency audit of State Agency procurement practices from July 2013 through July 2016.

The report reveals that in fiscal year 2016, more than $1 billion worth of state spending did not go through the competitive procurement process designed to safeguard public funds from patronage, fraud and corruption.

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