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Man Who Robbed Mother And Children At Gunpoint In Albuquerque Smith’s Parking Lot Gets 20 Year Sentence

on June 25, 2017 - 9:06am

Lloyd Aguilar

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas and Second Judicial District Attorney Rául Torrez announced Friday that Lloyd Aguilar was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised probation for robbing a mother and her three children at gunpoint in a Smith’s parking lot on the Westside of Albuquerque.

Aguilar was convicted by a Bernalillo County jury March 17, 2017 after a weeklong trial. The case was jointly prosecuted by the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General and Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Scenes From Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club Event

on June 25, 2017 - 7:29am

Justin Webster of the Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club makes contact with an amateur radio operator in Arkansas during the National Amateur Radio Field Day contest Saturday at North Mesa Picnic Grounds. The event continues through noon Sunday and the community is invited to observe and make contact with ham operators throughout North America. The contest involves making contact with as many amateur radio stations as possible and using generator, solar and battery-powered equipment to make radio contacts during the 24-hour emergency preparedness exercise. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

SFCC Partners With Northern New Mexico College In Three Baccalaureate Programs

on June 25, 2017 - 6:48am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that it is partnering with Northern New Mexico College at the Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, to offer three new opportunities this fall for people in Santa Fe to earn bachelor degrees. 
 
"NNMC faculty and staff are very excited to partner with SFCC in this project,” NNMC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Ivan Lopez Hurtado, Ph.D. said.

AGU: Extraordinary Storms Cause Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss In 2016

on June 25, 2017 - 6:39am
By LAUREN LIPUMA
American Geophysical Union
 
A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study finds.
 
Antarctic sea ice – frozen ocean water that rings the southernmost continent – has grown over the past few decades but declined sharply in late 2016. By March of 2017 – the end of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer – Antarctic sea ice had reached its lowest area since records began in 1978.
 
In a new study, scientists puzzled by the sudden ice loss matched satellite images of Antarctica with

Udall Statement On One-Year Anniversary Of Landmark Chemical Safety Reform

on June 25, 2017 - 6:36am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement Thursday on the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law Udall’s landmark bipartisan legislation, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to overhaul the nation’s broken chemical safety program:
 
“A year ago, Republicans and Democrats came together with President Obama to sign into law the most sweeping environmental legislation in over 20 years, the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Heinrich Introduces Bill To Safeguard Tribal Items

on June 25, 2017 - 6:32am
To announce the reintroduction of the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich hosts a meeting with students from the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA) in his office in Washington, D.C. From left, Patrice Chavez, Santa Fe; Christie Abeyta, Santa Clara/Santo Domingo Pueblo; Gabriel Fuentes, Hopi; Rebecca Rae, Jicarilla Apache; Casey Douma, Laguna Pueblo/Hopi; Regis Pecos, Cochiti Pueblo; Alise Etsate, Zuni Pueblo; Carly Jo Chavarria, Santa Clara/Paiute Shoshone; U.S. Sen.

Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee Includes Ethics Commission On 2017 Work Plan

on June 25, 2017 - 6:31am
New Mexico Ethics Watch News:
 
New Mexico Ethics Watch has announced that the Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee has included the statewide Ethics Commission on the committee’s work plan for the 2017 interim.
 
“The ethics commission is one of the most important pieces of legislation that will be before the legislature in the coming years,” said New Mexico Ethics Watch Executive Director Douglas Carver. “We are pleased that this interim committee will start the discussion of the elements of the commission during this interim legislative period.

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