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Heinrich Highlights National Labs R&D Program

on September 8, 2014 - 11:46am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE - During a visit to the University of New Mexico's Science & Technology Park Aug. 28, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., was briefed on Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

The projects ranged from software that helps prevent cybersecurity attacks to reducing water usage for the energy industry.

In an effort to foster and develop research in the area of national security, Congress in 1992 authorized national laboratories to begin the LDRD program.

FEMA Region 6 Urges Public To 'Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare'

on September 8, 2014 - 11:15am

Courtesy/FEMA

FEMA News:

September is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office is urging the public to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare.”

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is part of a campaign called America’s PrepareAthon! The theme this year for NPM is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action To Prepare.” Emergency managers are asking individuals, families, friends and co-workers to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around Sept.

Report: NM Should Revamp Education Programs For Low-Skilled Workers

on September 8, 2014 - 9:53am

NMVFC News:
  • Current adult education system is underfunded, fragmented, and has low completion rates

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico could improve the quality of its workforce and strengthen its economy by implementing changes to its adult education programs for workers who have low levels of education and few job skills. Developing a career pathways framework—which weaves together and aligns adult education, workforce training, and college courses—would increase the success rate, employment opportunities, and earning potential of the state’s low-skilled workers.

LAHS And Rotary Exchange Student Federiek Gerretschen Describes Life In The Netherlands

on September 7, 2014 - 4:39pm

Rotary Exchange Student Federiek Gerretschen discusses life in the Netherlands during her talk Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bicycles are the transportation of choice in the Netherlands and fill parking lots much more than cars. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Even before she became a Rotary Exchange Student, Federiek Gerretschen had already done some extensive traveling.

During her presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at the Manhattan

Los Alamos Native Seeks Help For His International Battalion

on September 7, 2014 - 7:56am
Jonathan Miller in uniform in Israel. Courtesy photo
 
Jonathan Miller's IDF Unit contains soldiers from all over the world. Courtesy photo

By JONATHAN MILLER

My name is Jonathan Miller. I grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2008. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2012, I traveled to Israel for the first time on a Taglit Birthright trip.

I had such an incredible experience on my trip and felt drawn to return to Eretz Yisrael.

Veterans of USS Curtiss Visit Los Alamos

on September 5, 2014 - 3:35pm
Veterans, spouses and widows of veterans of the USS Curtiss during a tour Thursday of the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Archive photo of the USS Curtiss. Courtesy/LANL
 
STAFF REPORT

Some 25 WWII veterans, spouses and widows of veterans of the USS Curtiss paid a special visit Thursday to Los Alamos. 

Members of the American Legion Riders escorted the group during their visit. Los Alamos National Laboratory Historian Alan Carr presented a talk to the group at the Bradbury Science Museum on the Lab’s history and impact on the world.

"We were privileged

WIPP Personnel Completing Preparations For Underground Facility Rock Bolting Activities

on September 5, 2014 - 3:31pm

Mining personnel install a rock bolt that helps stabilize the rock formation in the WIPP underground facility. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Personnel at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are completing preparations to resume rock bolting activities maintaining the WIPP underground facility in a safe and stable condition as the recovery process continues.

At WIPP, rock bolts are typically installed in a pattern that optimizes the bolt’s effectiveness to ensure stability of disposal rooms and access tunnels.

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties Across State Throughout September

on September 5, 2014 - 12:30pm

STATE POLICE News:

State Police will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September.

These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into friends and families.

Udall, Heinrich Invite Outstanding N.M. High School Students to Apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program

on September 5, 2014 - 12:13pm

Courtesy/USSYP

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced the beginning of the statewide application process for the highly competitive United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), and encouraged outstanding New Mexico high school juniors and seniors to apply.

Two New Mexico students will be selected as delegates to the 53rd annual Washington Week program.

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