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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

Anderson School Of Management Announces Fall Career & Professional Development Courses

on August 23, 2017 - 8:36am
UNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Each semester, the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management’s Executive & Professional Education Center offers courses designed to help business professionals advance their careers through the Career & Professional Development Programs.
These courses help to sharpen skills, advance success, and promote the continuation of learning. 
For the Fall 2017 semester, UNM Anderson School of Management will be offering Career & Professional Development Programs in the following areas: SHRM Exam Prep (beginning August 31), Intro to Government Contracts

World’s Tech Leaders Call On UN To Ban Killer Robots

on August 23, 2017 - 8:02am

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HSNW News:

An open letter by 116 leaders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies from 26 countries urges the United Nations against opening the “Pandora’s box” of lethal robot weapons.

A key organizer of the letter, Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, released it at the opening of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017) in Melbourne, the world’s pre-eminent gathering of top experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Walsh is a member of the IJCAI 2017’s conference committee.


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

on August 23, 2017 - 7:59am
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.

FBI: Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Charge

on August 23, 2017 - 7:44am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Larry June, 58, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, pled guilty Aug. 21 in federal court in Albuquerque, to a voluntary manslaughter charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, June will be sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety arrested June in Nov. 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo woman by stabbing her with a knife Nov.

NWTF Supports Tooke As New Forest Service Chief

on August 23, 2017 - 7:41am
NWTF News:
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation strongly supports Secretary Sonny Purdue’s announcement of Tony Tooke as the new chief of the USDA Forest Service.
“Tony is a phenomenal choice for chief of the Forest Service,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “As someone who has dedicated a career to working for our public lands, he understands the importance of the Forest Service and truly values its partners and the role of active forest management.”
Took has worked for the Forest Service since age 18, and is currently the regional forester for the Southern Region.

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

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait, Step 7

on August 23, 2017 - 7:21am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that they are responsible for protecting access to their IRS e-Services account and safeguarding their Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) from thieves.
National and international criminal syndicates routinely attempt to steal tax professionals’ usernames and passwords so they may access IRS e-Services to obtain the EFIN, which allows a criminal to steal clients’ sensitive information.
Increasing awareness about protecting e-Services and EFINs is part of a “Don’t Take

FBI: Bicycle Riding Thief Robs Albuquerque Bank

on August 23, 2017 - 6:06am
FBI News:
A white haired man in his 50s robbed an Albuquerque bank Aug. 15 and fled the scene on a bicycle.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'8” tall, with a slender or medium build. He wore a mustache, eyeglasses, a green baseball cap with a white front, a black jacket and a black shirt.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West, 5228 Central Ave. SW and walked up to a teller. The suspect presented a demand note that indicated he had a suspicious device.