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Gilman Tunnels Closing Temporarily To Mitigate Rockfall Hazards

on April 20, 2017 - 9:36am

Gilman Tunnels closing temporaritly to mitigate rockfall hazards. Courtesy/Buggs Photography

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has announced that a half-mile segment of the road that passes through the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District will be closed to traffic to allow crews to remove loose rock and stabilize the rock cliffs around the tunnels.

“We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by our work on the Gilman Tunnels.

National Grant To New Mexico’s Homewise Will Provide $10,500 In Down Payment Assistance To 300 Residents

on April 20, 2017 - 8:03am
NMH News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc. has received a multi-million dollar grant to provide $10,500 mortgage down payment assistance to 300 low- to moderate-income homeowners throughout Los Alamos, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Valencia, Torrance, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel and Taos counties.
                            
Homewise received the Project Reinvest: Homeownership grant through a competitive, nationwide process and will begin administering the grants this month.
 
Project Reinvest: Homeownership grantees were selected from eligible Community

Rally For Science In Santa Fe ... But Not Los Alamos

on April 19, 2017 - 9:30pm
By JODY BENSON
Los Alamos

Los Alamos isn’t hosting a Rally or a March for Science. Santa Fe is, though. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Earth Day, at the Roundhouse. Get out there with your dedication and brilliance. Remember, there is no planet B, and scientists can prove it. 

The organizers of the March state: “The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter.

Emily Cox Shines In Gymnastics Championship

on April 19, 2017 - 8:53pm
Emily Cox. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Emily Cox, a 7th grader at Los Alamos Middle School that attends Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe was selected to compete in the Regional Championship that includes the best gymnast from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
 
The event was April 15 in Albuquerque.
 
Cox's performance amazed the audience and judges alike as she scored a 9.375 on Floor, 9.4 on Vault, 9.4 on Bars and a 9.375 on Beam. Her 37.55 all around placed her in a three way tie for 4th place!
 
Results: 

Luján Introduces Series Of Bills To Help States Improve Behavioral Health Systems; Address Inequities

on April 19, 2017 - 8:52pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) has introduced a series of three bills that will help states to address health care inequities, improve services for patients seeking behavioral health treatment and deal with critical shortages in the behavioral health care workforce.
 
The New Mexico lawmaker noted that today, due to lack of services, those who battle mental health and substance abuse issues often cycle between emergency rooms, jails, and homeless shelters.

Gessing: Governor Was Right To Wield Veto Pen

on April 19, 2017 - 3:22pm
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation
 
There has been a lot of criticism of Gov. Martinez in the wake of her use of the veto pen in the wake of the 2017 legislative session. Tough economic times are not fun and New Mexico (unlike most other states in the union) remains in the midst of tough times.
 
Democrats in the Legislature recently spoke out saying “enough is enough” referring to budget cuts and there have been increasing calls for the Legislature to override certain vetoes.
 
On can argue the merits or demerits of many of the dozens of vetoes, but the big ones on the budget

FBI: Taos Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Carjacking

on April 19, 2017 - 3:15pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Richard Howieson, 56, of Costilla pled guilty in court in Albuquerque to a federal carjacking charge.
 
The plea agreement recommends that Howieson be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of 12 to 36 months followed by a period of supervised release to be determined by the court.
 
Howieson was arrested Oct. 11, 2016, on a three-count indictment charging him with carjacking, carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment was superseded Feb.

Culture & Collaboration: Los Alamos Japan Project Friday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:59pm
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Japan Project is an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.
 
Founded by Museum Director Judith Stauber, the project is building a bridge of understanding between Los Alamos History Museum, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
 
The global histories of the United States and Japan are inexorably linked, but the cultures reveal a separateness.

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