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Quality New Mexico Examiner Applications Due May 10

on April 28, 2013 - 7:39am

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QNM News:

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2013 Board of Examiners through May 10.

Examiners are volunteers who, working in teams, review applications submitted to the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards program, administered by Quality New Mexico.

The awards program recognizes New Mexico business, government, education, health care and nonprofit organizations for their commitment, progress, or achievement in performance excellence.

Forrest Fenn Talks Treasure April 28

on April 26, 2013 - 8:08am

KNME News:

Forrest Fenn, author and former owner of Santa Fe’s Fenn Gallery is this week’s guest on Report from Santa Fe airing 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28 on KNME, PBS Channel 5.1.

Forrest Fenn is the author of “The Thrill of the Chase: a Memoir,” as well as“The Secrets of San Lazaro Pueblo,” “Teepee Smoke,” “The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance,” and “Historic American Indian Dolls.”

The memoir includes the true story about his secret treasure, along with an outrageous dare.

“Unlock the clues that are scattered among these pages and you can go home with a bronze chest that is so

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Quality New Mexico Accepting Award Applications

on April 26, 2013 - 6:59am

QNM News:

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2013 NM Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:

  • Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence

  • Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence

  • Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results

Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by May 10. The form is available at www.qualitynewmexico.org. The application is due July 12.

The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, modeled after the Malcolm

NNSA Hosts Nordic Countries in Technical Exchange Meeting

on April 25, 2013 - 9:10am

The technical exchange at the Remote Sensing Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nev. consisted of sharing information regarding techniques, processes, systems, capabilities and data analysis for aerial measuring. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

LAS VEGAS – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Emergency Operations last week hosted a Nordic Aerial Measuring System (AMS) Technical Exchange at its Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) in Las Vegas, Nev.

The technical exchange consisted of sharing information regarding techniques, processes, systems, capabilities and data analysis for

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Holds Town Hall Meeting

on April 25, 2013 - 7:54am

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard addresses the crowd gathered for her town hall meeting at Betty Ehart Center Friday. Courtesy photo

Staff report

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard held a town hall meeting Friday afternoon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

More than 30 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Los Alamos chapter of the AARP.

Garcia Richard gave a presentation on the 2013 legislative session outcomes.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discusses outcomes of the 2013 legislative session. Courtesy photo

 

Luján: Sequester Cuts Will Impact Ability to Address Climate Change

on April 24, 2013 - 8:54am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District spoke on the House floor last night on the negative impact that the sequester's arbitrary cuts will have on the effort to address climate change.

"Mr. Speaker, at a time when our communities are dealing with the impact of climate change, cuts from the sequester will negatively impact our long-term efforts to combat this challenge.

"Energy conservation is a vital component of reducing carbon emissions.

Atomic Flying Pickles Attend White House Science Fair

on April 23, 2013 - 9:12am

The Atomic Flying Pickles. Courtesy Photo

GIRL SCOUT News:

The Atomic Flying Pickles of Los Alamos were selected to attend the third annual White House Science Fair Monday, April 22.

President Obama hosted the event and celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. 
 
The Atomic Flying Pickles are a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Team includes Catherine, 12, Summer, 12, Evelyn, 11, Haylee, 11, and Lauren, 12, all sixth graders at Mountain Elementary School and Girl Scout Cadettes of Girl Scouts of New

First Lt. Garret Nelson Receives His Wings

on April 23, 2013 - 7:50am

USMC News:

Los Alamos High School graduate First Lt. Garret M. Nelson, USMC, received his wings April 12, as a United States Naval Aviator in the Marine Corps.

He will be flying the AH-1W Cobra Helicopter. Lt. Nelson will be training in San Diego and then stationed in North Carolina.

Lt. Nelson is a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School and a 2010 United States Naval Academy graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
 
Garret is the son of Lori and Lew Nelson and grandson of Nina and Allie Laird.
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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Introduce Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act

on April 23, 2013 - 7:38am

Columbine-Hondo Wheeler Peak Wilderness Legislative Map.

NM DELEGATION News:

In celebration of Earth Day, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced legislation Monday to designate the 45,000-acre Columbine-Hondo area in Taos County as wilderness – a proposal with strong support from the local community.

A companion bill will be introduced today in the House by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján. 

Located in the Carson National Forest, the Columbine-Hondo has been managed as a “Wilderness Study Area” since 1980.
 
“For more than 30 years, we have considered the Columbine Hondo’s

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