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UNM-LA Offers An Affordable Quality Education

on August 1, 2017 - 9:47am
By KATHRYN VIGIL,
UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director
 
Over the next few weeks, thousands of New Mexico high school graduates will be preparing for their freshman semester at colleges all across the state and country.
 
They will be looking for the best deals on books and comparing the prices of laptops and backpacks. Certainly their families will be talking about the sticker price of the college. However, the discussion about affordability should extend beyond the cost of tuition, fees, books and other expenses.

Interior Announces Revised Strategy, Policies To More Effectively Reduce Fractionation Of Tribal Lands

on August 1, 2017 - 9:10am
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Following extensive analysis and feedback received from tribal leaders and American Indian landowners, the Department of the Interior has announced a revised strategy for the consolidation of fractional land interests through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Program).
 
The strategy, which will more effectively allocate the remaining Program funds to reduce the maximum amount of fractional interests, includes a revised schedule for implementation, as well as new opportunities for tribal governments to use the Program’s tools and systems to

Tickets Available For Parade Of Playhouses Aug. 25

on August 1, 2017 - 8:11am
NMA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico’s best builders and architects have signed up once again for the New Mexico Appleseed Parade of Playhouses Gala that will be held Friday, Aug. 25. 
 
Each team is constructing a playhouse to be auctioned off at the Gala to support New Mexico Appleseed’s work addressing the root causes of poverty through systemic change. 
 
This year’s design-build group includes the artistic collaborative Meow Wolf from Santa Fe! They’ve designed a whimsical playhouse that is on display in their lobby and is available through our raffle.

Historic Trail From Santa Fe To Española Valley Will Retrace 1598 Migration

on August 1, 2017 - 7:54am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Culminating several years of planning, the El Camino Real Trail Buckman Retracement Project will give residents and tourists alike the opportunity to experience one of the oldest routes of any National Historic Trail in the country.
 
Connecting city and county land uses with improved access to nearby federal recreational sites, the nearly 15-mile Retracement Project will connect the City of Santa Fe with Diablo Canyon across portions of the Santa Fe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land.
 
Retracing Don Juan de Oñate’s route to his first

SFCC Granted $351,000 From U.S. EDA For Building Energy Automation And Microgrid Training Center

on August 1, 2017 - 6:48am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has granted the college $351,000 in federal funds, which will support the purchase of critical equipment for the campus Building Energy Automation and Microgrid Training Center (BEAMTC).
 
The two workforce training labs on the campus will provide specialized hands-on training in the fields of building automation and microgrid energy distribution systems.

Daily Postcard: Golden Sunrise Colors White Rock

on August 1, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: A golden sunrise spotted in the sky Friday from Estante Way in White Rock. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

LANL: Single-Photon Emitter Has Promise For Quantum Info-Processing

on July 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

LANL researchers have produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths, using chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes. These quantum light emitters are important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, ultrasensitive sensing, metrology and imaging needs and as photon sources for quantum optics studies. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Carbon nanotubes form first known tunable room-temperature quantum emitters at telecom wavelengths

Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first

Scenes Of Friendly Marmot On Wheeler Peak

on July 31, 2017 - 11:36am

A friendly marmot greets hikers Saturday at the top of Wheeler Peak. At 13,161 feet above sea level, Wheeler Peak is the highest mountain in New Mexico, which ranks as the 8th state in order of elevation. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The marmot poses for his closeup. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The marmot shows his best side to the camera for his profile shot. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Morse: Walleye And Bass At Abiquiu Lake

on July 31, 2017 - 11:06am
Setting sun shines on Abiquiu Lake. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com​
 
Bode’s General Store in Abiquiu serves green chile cheeseburgers and other items. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Outdoors and Sports
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Sunday morning a hunch that I had was confirmed. I’d been noticing that one of our hummingbird feeders that I usually end up refilling every day was not getting drained out as quickly. I suspected that a little rufous hummingbird had staked this feeder out and was chasing all others away.
 
Sure enough, Sunday I spotted the little

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With Events Statewide

on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am
WBW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Sustaining Breastfeeding Together will take place Aug. 1–7 and is a collaborations of advocates, activists and those with decision-making power to promote and protect breastfeeding for anyone and everyone.
 
In New Mexico, the week will be celebrated with special events hosted by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) across the state.
 
“Our goal is to continue to advocate for and raise awareness for breastfeeding to cultivate communities that are supportive, and to protect the rights of New Mexico’s mothers and children,” said Erin Marshall,

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