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Lujan Grisham Secures $5 million In Additional Funding For High-Crime Cities

on September 18, 2017 - 6:42am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham successfully added four amendments to the omnibus appropriations bill, including increased funding for the hiring of state and local police officers in high-crime communities like Albuquerque.
 
The House passed the appropriations bill today, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.
 
The legislation includes an amendment from Rep. Lujan Grisham that increases funding by $5 million under the Byrne JAG Program. This is the same program highlighted recently by U.S.

Santa Fe Community College Announces Forums For Interim President Candidates Sept. 20-22

on September 18, 2017 - 6:41am
Gregory Maxwell South, Ph.D.
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces two public candidate forums for the position of Interim President. The first forum will feature Gregory Maxwell South, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20. The second forum will feature Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 22.
 
The SFCC Governing Board launched a search for an Interim President after President Randy W. Grissom announced his retirement Aug. 4. Grissom’s retirement is effective Oct.

Albuquerque Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Aiding And Abetting Armed Bank Robbery

on September 18, 2017 - 6:02am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Christian Herrera 21, of Albuquerque, was sentenced Sept. 14 in Federal Court to 37 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the armed robbery of an Albuquerque-area bank.
 
Herrera was arrested in March 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him and four co-defendants, Greg Miera, 51, Martin Huertta, 43, Christian Herrera, 21, Christopher Gallegos, 33, and Isaiah Gallegos, 22, all of Albuquerque, with robbing March 30, 2016 the US Bank branch at 5620 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
 
According to the complaint, Albuquerque

World Futures: Accuracy And Precision (Part One)

on September 18, 2017 - 5:51am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute


This series of columns will have four parts. Part one will deal with definitions (needed for accuracy and precision) and an examination of Pi. Part two will look at our spherical universe and the fundamental units we have for measurements. Part three will consider how much is enough. And part four will look at how we measure ourselves as a community, both individually and collectively.

Accuracy and precision are tough terms to visualize or internalize.

Bob Hautman Wins 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

on September 17, 2017 - 7:01am

Bob Hautman's winning entry in the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Courtesy photo

USF&WS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minn., is the winner of the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made Saturday by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan at the annual art contest, held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at the Noel Fine Arts Center.

Hautman’s acrylic painting of a pair of mallards will be made into the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, which

DOE Announces WIPP Contract Extension

on September 17, 2017 - 7:00am

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo

WIPP News:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a three-year extension to the AECOM Management and Operations Contract for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad:

“WIPP is a major contributor to the Carlsbad economy and plays a critical role in our nation’s security.

Fr. Glenn: Acknowledging The Inconceivable

on September 17, 2017 - 6:59am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many no doubt saw the recent press release in which the Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe published the names of the members of Catholic clergy who have been accused of past sexual abuse of children. It’s no new news that those things happened, but if you’re like me, your reaction may have been: “Wow … so many.” At least know that they have all been permanently removed from ministry, if not now deceased.

Monday Is National Cheeseburger Day

on September 17, 2017 - 6:56am

Courtesy/New Mexico True

STATE News:

  • Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on the New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail

This Monday, carnivores across the country will unite to recognize one of America’s most iconic and beloved dishes. National Cheeseburger Day falls annually on Sept. 18, and while numerous states lay claim to the invention of the cheeseburger itself only one state can say it’s perfected the burger by adding a single magnificent ingredient: green chile.

The New Mexico Tourism Department is encouraging you to celebrate the occasion on the New Mexico True Green Chile

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