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LANL: Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers

on October 16, 2017 - 5:29pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemist Jaehoon Lim works on an apparatus that synthesizes quantum dots along with Los Alamos researcher Young-Shin Park (also with the University of New Mexico Center for High-Technology Materials). In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Los Alamos colleagues Kaifeng Wu and Victor Klimov worked with Lim and Park to demonstrate that negatively charged quantum dots show promise for low-power laser applications or quantum dot laser diodes. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • Doctored dots release laser light more efficiently, use less power

One of the secrets to

Lujan Grisham Statement On Public Opposition To State’s Proposed Science Standards

on October 16, 2017 - 4:47pm

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement today about the strong opposition to Gov. Martinez’s weak science standards for New Mexico’s public schools:

“I hope Gov. Martinez and the Public Education Department are paying close attention to the strong, negative outcry against their proposed new science standards for New Mexico schools.

FBI: Navajo Man From Shiprock Gets Six Years For Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction

on October 16, 2017 - 8:17am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Zachariah Nez, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, to six years in prison for his conviction on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Nez will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
Nez was arrested in October 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, Oct. 17, 2016. 
 
According to the complaint, Nez killed the victim by striking him with a rock.
 
Nez was

New Mexico State Police Seek Assistance In Armed Robbery/Carjacking Investigation

on October 16, 2017 - 8:10am
Terra Silver
 
NMSP News:
 
PECOS  The New Mexico State Police is investigating an armed robbery of a male victim, which occurred at an ATM around 8 a.m. Friday in Pecos.
 
Tranquilino Louis Valencia
 
Investigators believe at least three suspects, two males and a female, were involved in this incident. One male subject, identified as Mariano Francisco Araica-Avalos, was taken into custody by State Police and interviewed.
 
The remaining two suspects, later identified as 33-year-old Tranquilino Louis Valencia and 17-year-old Terra Silva, were involved in a subsequent carjacking at a

SFCC To Close For Employee Professional Development Conference Oct. 20

on October 16, 2017 - 6:26am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 20, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference.
 
The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. SFCC’s Kids Campus, La Familia’s Southside Clinic and KSFR will be open.
 
Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies.

Rally For Science Education 8:30 a.m. Today

on October 16, 2017 - 5:31am

Democratic Party of New Mexico News:
  • PED to Hold Hearing on Proposed Edits to Next Gen Standards that Omit Basic Scientific Principles

SANTA FE – New Mexicans will rally at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., in Santa Fe ahead of the PED hearing on proposed edits to Next Gen Science Education Standards to demand that the standards be adopted and implemented in their entirety.

This is a community event to stand up for New Mexico kids’ futures.

SFCC Veterans Resource And Career Fair Nov. 9

on October 15, 2017 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9 with a Veterans Resource and Career Fair at SFCC, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
The free event includes information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. 
 
Call 505.428.1305, for information.

FBI: Bearded Man In Black T-Shirt Robs Albq. Bank

on October 14, 2017 - 4:16pm

Suspect wanted for robbing bank this afternoon in Albuquerque. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

A man with a beard and wearing a black T-shirt robbed a bank this afternoon, Oct. 14 in northeast Albuquerque. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 6' tall, with a medium build. He had a short beard. He wore a black T-shirt, a dark baseball cap with an unknown logo, and dark pants. 

At approximately 12:47 p.m., the suspect entered US Bank at 3620 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE. He presented a demand note to a teller and also made verbal demands for money.

Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Help Address Crisis Of Missing And Murdered Native American Women

on October 14, 2017 - 4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined in introducing legislation led by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and cosponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native women and girls. 
 
Native women are murdered at ten times the national average, and 84 percent of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime. The bill, Savanna’s Act, is named in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was tragically killed in August. 
 
“All people,

Education Secretary Praises Local Schools, Fields Questions On Science Standards During Recent Visit

on October 14, 2017 - 6:11am
New Mexico Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski with Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos, left, and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at Tuesday's reception. Ruskowski was in town to celebrate the six A grades earned by Los Alamos Schools in PED evaluations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Straight A Express rolled into Los Alamos Tuesday.

New Mexico Delegation Announces New Funding To Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse Crisis In NM

on October 14, 2017 - 6:08am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,173,835 in grants to New Mexico for efforts to combat opioid and substance abuse in the state.
 
The grants include $580,247 for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to expand and improve identification of and support for individuals who survive drug overdoses; $298,594 for the city of Santa Fe to implement the Santa Fe Opioid Overdose Outreach

EDD Announces New Regional Representatives

on October 14, 2017 - 6:04am
NMT News:
 
Susan (Susie) Russell was hired in September as a Regional Representative in southeastern New Mexico and based in Roswell.
 
She comes to the Economic Development Department after five years at the International Law Enforcement Training Academy (ILEA). Susie was a strong component of the original team at ILEA and worked with students from around the world.

Registration Opens For 11th Elementary Mile Run

on October 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams are now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Elementary Mile Run, which is 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place between the girls and boy’s varsity cross country meets at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

“We started it just to provide a means for younger kids to see and participate in the great sport of cross country.

FBI: David A. Hickman Pleads Guilty To Using Fire Or Explosives To Damage Or Destroy Buildings

on October 13, 2017 - 9:33am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  David A. Hickman, 28, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty in Federal Court to five counts of damaging and destroying buildings used in interstate commerce by fire or explosive. 
 
Although Hickman pled guilty to five arson counts, in his plea agreement, Hickman acknowledged igniting arson fires that damaged or destroyed nine businesses engaged in interstate commerce in Albuquerque between Nov. 16, 2016 and Nov. 26, 2106. The plea agreement includes a recommendation that Hickman be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of five to 20 years. 
 

Los Alamos Commerce And Development Corporation Comments On Proposed State Science Standards

on October 13, 2017 - 8:09am

LACDC News: 

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Board of Directors commented about the proposed new State Science Standards.

The LACDC is concerned that if adopted as proposed, the standards will have a negative effect on the Los Alamos economy, as well as the state economy. For additional comments, contact LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan at Patrick@losalamos.org or 505.661.4854.

The LACDC Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the Los Alamos community and functions to direct the company in its initiative to promote sustainable economic

NMDOT Is Ready For Winter Weather

on October 13, 2017 - 8:08am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Department of Transportation crews are prepared to clear the roads and highways as the state begins to experience the winter weather season. Last year, NMDOT crews removed snow and ice from over a million pass miles.
 
“Our crews across the state are ready to respond to winter weather so we can keep the traveling public safe,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “If you must get behind the wheel during winter weather conditions please take the necessary precautions and give our crews plenty of room to do their job.

Luján Bill To Help Small Startup Businesses Passes House

on October 13, 2017 - 7:56am
U.S. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) designed to assist small startup businesses secure funding for early-stage innovation and development was approved Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Luján introduced the bill, H.R.2789 - the Support Startup Businesses Act, earlier this summer along with U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).
 
The bill makes a number of improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,

Governor Announces Court Appointments

on October 12, 2017 - 8:44am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced appointments to Division II of the First Judicial Court, and Division II of the Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
 
Gregory Shaffer of Santa Fe has been appointed to Division II of the First Judicial District Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton.
 
Shaffer most recently served as county attorney for Santa Fe County where he built on his more than 20 years of legal experience.

Luján Calls On FCC To Reject Threat To Revoke NBC’s Broadcast License

on October 12, 2017 - 8:30am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement after President Trump suggested in a tweet that the government should “challenge” the broadcast licenses for NBC and other network outlets:
 
“I am both shocked and disappointed that President Trump today suggested the revocation of a major network’s broadcast license because he doesn’t like the negative light in which he has been portrayed in their newscasts.

SGR Re-Election Campaign Kickoff Oct. 28

on October 12, 2017 - 8:16am

NMDOT Launches 'NM Bike Plan' Website And Interactive Map For Public Comment

on October 12, 2017 - 8:11am
Courtesy/NMDOT
 
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the launch of a project website and interactive map for the Prioritized Statewide Bicycle Network Plan (NM Bike Plan).
 
The website provides a platform for bicyclists and others to share their valuable input in the bicycle planning and route prioritization process.
 
Through an interactive map New Mexicans can identify currently used or potential bike routes and complete a questionnaire on user preferences.

New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller Leads Nation In Shining Light On Unspent Government Funds

on October 12, 2017 - 8:06am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller announced that New Mexico is leading the nation in shining light on unspent funds throughout government.
 
The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation requiring its State Auditor to annually report on state account balances, modeled after the annual Fund Balance Report that the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has produced for the last three years.
  
The OSA’s Fund Balance Report compiles data from annual financial audits to shine a light on millions of dollars of state resources that are tied

FBI Offers $1,000 For Information On Suspicious Death On Navajo Nation

on October 12, 2017 - 7:56am
Alan Jim died of suspicious causes. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding the suspicious death of Alan Jim of the Navajo Nation.
 
Feb. 7, 2017, Jim’s body was found in the southbound lane of County Road 7900, approximately 6.3 miles south of Highway 550 in the Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico.
 
Autopsy results indicate Jim died of blunt force trauma to his head and upper body. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office at 505.889.1300.
 
The Navajo Nation Division of

Facebook Scam Alert: AG Warns New Mexicans Of New Financial Scams

on October 12, 2017 - 7:53am
AG News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Scam Alert to warn unsuspecting New Mexicans to beware sharing private personal or financial information over Facebook because a variety of scams are victimizing New Mexicans. As with all scams, prevention is the key to protecting your finances and personal information.
 
“Even though people can appear friendly on Facebook,” Balderas warned, “getting to ‘know’ someone on Facebook is rarely safe.

AG Balderas Announces Resignation Of APS School Board Member Analee Maestas

on October 12, 2017 - 7:38am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that Analee Maestas resigned from her position with the Albuquerque Public School Board, effective immediately.
 
“Sept. 28, 2017, I served a legal demand, asking Board Member Maestas to resign from her position in light of ongoing investigations related to fiscal mismanagement and because all public officials in the State of New Mexico have the duty to treat their position as a public trust,” Balderas said.

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