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New Mexico Human Services Department Is Spreading The Word About Emergency Broadband Benefit New Program

HSD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced Friday it is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program.

The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands.

The benefit


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Workshops To Help Youth With Disabilities 14 And Up With Their Transition Needs Begin Saturday June 5

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COMMUNITY News:

When you live with disabilities, moving into and beyond high school is more complex. And the process is less familiar.

Lemonade Living, a Los Alamos nonprofit, is partnering with New Mexico’s Parents Reaching Out to offer Forward@14, a two-part virtual event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, June 5 and 12, to address issues Los Alamos area youth with disabilities, along with a trusted family member, will face as they navigate their transition to and beyond high school.

In addition, Lemonade Living is recruiting local organizations to participate in a virtual resource


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Today Is Armed Forces Day: A Chance To Thank Veterans

Established in 1949, Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Courtesy photo

MILITARY News:

Today is Armed Forces Day. This special holiday creates an opportunity for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949.

Providing a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the


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Luján, Colleagues Secure Amendment To Invest $17 Billion In National Laboratories And DOE Facilities

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In executive session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) recently led the passage of an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act to invest $17 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and User Facilities.

Sen. Luján’s amendment will help support the entire U.S. innovation system to strengthen America’s global competitiveness.

In addition to Sen. Luján, the amendment is co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.),


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Historic ‘#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit’ Featuring Woman In Stem From New Mexico: Dr. Harshini Mukundan Of LANL

Dr. Harshini Mukundan, an #IfThenSheCan ambassador, microbiologist, and team leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her work focuses on developing diagnostics of infectious diseases. She leads and participates in projects aimed at developing rapid detection and diagnostics assays for breast cancer, influenza, toxic panels, and others. In addition to her research, she mentors the future minds of science and advocates for women and underrepresented groups in STEM. Courtesy photo

STEM News:

DALLAS — Designed to activate a culture shift among young girls by inspiring them to pursue


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Heinrich Announces ‘Kids To Parks Day’ Resolution

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Friday the bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors and promote healthy outdoor recreation by designating May 15, 2021 as National Kids to Parks Day.

First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the 11th annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at state parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.

“Connecting kids to the outdoors inspires them to become future conservationists and,


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LAHS Seniors Jose Garcia And Kevin Roybal Earn Robotics Certifications From UNM-LA Through LAECCA Program

LAHS senior Jose Garcia will receive his high school diploma and certification in robotics from UNM-LA. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS senior Kevin Roybal will receive his high school diploma and certification in robotics from UNM-LA. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Two seniors from Los Alamos High School (LAHS) will receive their high school diploma and a certification from UNM-Los Alamos on graduation day, May 29.

Jose Garcia and Kevin Roybal will be certificated in Robotics. They have been members of the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) since their freshman year.

They both applied


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SFNF: Cuervito Fire Behavior Remains Low To Moderate

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Cuervito Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be conducting hand and aerial ignitions in the coming days.

This operation is part of a management strategy to use this lightning-caused wildfire to achieve significant benefits on the ground and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future.

Surrounding communities may see an increase in smoke as smoke settles into low areas at night and in the early mornings. 

Location: 9 miles east of Pecos and 3 miles southwest of the Barillas Lookout on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger


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Anne Hillerman Reads Her New Book Stargazer May 27

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Anne Hillerman

COUNTY News:

Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman reads from Stargazer, her new book, Thursday May 27 at Los Alamos County Library System.

Register HERE or on the events page and calendar of the library website: www.losalamoslibrary.org. This presentation will be live-streamed via zoom.

Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.

What begins as a typical day for Officer


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