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USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Biz Options

 USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in New Mexico have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.
 
Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and convenient https://www.farmers.gov/sign-in.
 
“You can conduct business with USDA from the comfort of your home, office, or mobile device,” said Michael S. White, U.S.

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N3B Awards $1.5 Million In Cleanup Work To TerranearPMC/Envirocon

Potential cleanup contractors tour TA-21 in August to get an idea of the scope of work, which includes removing old fencing, telephone poles, hundreds of tons of cement and rebar, other contaminated and uncontaminated above-ground debris, and decontaminating two facilities (background) and six excavators. Courtesy/N3B

N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) has awarded a subcontract to TerranearPMC of Los Alamos and teaming partner Envirocon of Missoula, Mont., to perform cleanup activities at Technical Area-21, a former research site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


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Heinrich Cosponsors Invest in America Act Bill To Grow Workforce In Rural Communities

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is an original cosponsor of the Invest in America Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) to create competitive grant programs to expand the workforce, modernize training tools, and promote job creation-especially in rural communities.
 
The bill would establish two complementary grant programs through the Department of Labor to assist local and regional entities plan and implement efforts to support job creation and workforce training in areas

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Karen Easton Joins Family YMCA Board

Karen Easton

Y News:

The Family YMCA’s Board of Directors accepted Karen Easton to its ranks during its Sept. 28 meeting.

Easton and her family have been members of the Y for 14 years.

“We’ve enjoyed a variety of programs offered from fitness to childcare,” she said.

Easton is a community banker with more than 25 years of service and banking experience in management, private banking and wealth management. She is a vice president/branch manager for century Bank. She is a graduate of Portland State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

“Joining the Board of The Family


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LANB Treat Cart Spurs Employee Giving To UWNNM

Los Alamos National Bank’s Elizabeth Bailey rolls the Treat Cart through various departments this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank as part of the Bank’s internal Employee Giving Campaign, which started in September and runs through the end of the year. Every LANB branch is now participating with a Treat Cart of their own and proceeds from the treat sales conducted every other Friday are donated to the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Scenes From Gadgets Ribbon Cutting At Bradbury

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck uses the ceremonial scissors to snip the ribbon and officially open the Gadets gift shop Tuesday morning at the Bradbury Science Museum. Bradbury Science Museum Association Board Member Pam Sutton, left, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann look on. The public is encouraged to stop by the gift shop to support the museum association’s educational efforts and to shop local. To view the hours and other information on the new gift shop, visit https://bsma.wildapricot.org/museum-store/ Photo by Kaylinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

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Parents Beware … Digital Dangers Lurk For Kids Online

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Parents can’t always keep an eye on their children’s digital lives. Some adults aren’t digital natives, and still others simply don’t have time to monitor their kids’ activities. To complicate matters, the risks posed by cyber criminals changes all the time. Hackers and cyber crooks don’t stand still; they continually adapt, changing their attack methods to find new victims.
 
More than 1 million children—or 1.48 percent of minors—were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2017. Two-thirds of those victims were age 7 or younger.  In addition,


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