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Udall, Heinrich, Pearce, Luján Announce Federal Funds For Economic Development Projects In New Mexico

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept. 25, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján announced federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce for economic development projects at the Village of Questa and New Mexico State University. 
 
The Village of Questa will receive $1.2 million in matching funds to expand the Business Park and improve the roadways, drainage system, water and sanitary sewer, signage, parking, roadway lighting,

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NNSA Collaborates With South African Firm On Groundbreaking Conversion To Low-Enriched Uranium-Based Molybdenum-99 Production

NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd (NTP) completed conversion of their critical medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production process from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) in August.
 
“South Africa and NTP Radioisotopes have demonstrated outstanding global leadership in completing this lengthy and technically challenging Mo-99 conversion project,” said David Huizenga, the

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New Mexico Delegation Encourages Boeing To Conduct Phantom Express Development Contract At SPA, WSMR

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham have encouraged Boeing to conduct the Phantom Express development contract at Spaceport America (SPA) with support of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR).
 
“New Mexico offers a number of strategic advantages for Boeing’s spaceplane contract, and I’m confident that a partnership with Spaceport America and White Sands Missile Range will lead to the successful completion of this program. These sites have

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Tourism Work Group Meets Wednesday

COUNTY News: 

The Tourism Work Group will meet noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Building 1 conference room at the Pajarito Cliff Sites. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda: 

I. Call to Order
II. Review of Public Meeting/Survey results
III. Review of Strategic Directions
IV. Next Steps
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Meeting Scheduled: Oct. 17, 2017 at noon, location: TBD
VII. Adjourn Meeting


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Today Is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

AAUW News:

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

Editor’s note: This post was originally written by Elizabeth Bolton in 2015 and updated in 2017 by Senior Researcher Kevin Miller, Ph.D.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: There’s a pay gap between women and men, and that gap is widest on average for Latinas, black women, and Native women. In fact, American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents for every dollar white men are paid. For Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women, that number is 59 cents.

Today, Sept.


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More Scenes From Metzger’s 70th Anniversary

Metzger’s Do It Best Owner Greg Metzger mingles with the crowd during his business’ 70th anniversary. Photo by Nancy Partridge 

Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly cuts into the store’s anniversary cake. The cake was made by Cakes by Julia in Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger’s employee Marc Barbeau grills hot dogs during Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware 70th anniversary Saturday. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger’s 70th anniversary celebration was attended by patrons young and old. Photo by Nancy Partridge


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Metzger’s Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Employees of the Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware celebrate the store’s 70th anniversary Saturday at the Los Alamos store. From left, Sue Smith, Noah and Marc Barbeau and Clayton Purvis serve up hotdogs to hungry patrons. Besides lunch, the event featured a number of vendor booths, drawings, cake and a performance by the Los Alamos High School marching band. The store also kicked off its rewards program, Best Rewards, which provides a number of benefits. For instance, for every $300 spent, customers will receive a gift card. Additionally, they will be made aware of special deals on


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Heinrich Welcomes $1 Million Federal Investment In Innovate ABQ Bioscience Incubator

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) welcomes the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award Innovate ABQ with a $1 million grant to establish a bioscience business incubator.
 
Innovate ABQ is a collaborative initiative that brings together the research powers of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico’s government, education, and business communities.

“I’ve been proud to support Innovate ABQ


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Officials Gather For Annual REDI Summit

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) delivering the welcoming address. Courtesy/LANL CPO

From left, Los Alamos County Economic Development Director Joan Ahlers, with RDC Board members Kristin Henderson and Javier Sanchez. Photo by Eric Vasquez/valleydailypost.com

Staff Report

Officials gathered Thursday at Buffalo Thunder Resort for the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit. “Navigating Our Economic Future” was the theme for this year’s event.

The REDI Strategic Plan was completed nearly 10 years ago in 2008. This year, the summit featured successes and


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