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Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider Named New Mexico Fire Officer of the Year

on September 15, 2015 - 6:02pm

Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider is being honored as New Mexico Fire Officer of the Year this evening at the 4th annual New Mexico Fire & EMS Expo in Soccoro.

Fire Officer of the Year is awarded to a fire officer who has emphasized leadership, dedication, integrity, professional development, service to the public and contributions to the Fire Service as a whole.

This year’s Expo theme “Diamond Jubilee” – Celebrating 60 years of Training for New Mexico’s First Responders was held Sept.

District Court Testimony Begins Wednesday On Preliminary Injunction Pausing High-stakes Testing In Evaluation Of Education Professionals

on September 15, 2015 - 11:44am

AFT NM News:

SANTA FE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation’s District Court lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department advances as Wednesday's hearing commences a motion for a preliminary injunction.

This lawsuit seeks to provide relief to educators across New Mexico by pausing, and eventually seeking to prevent the use of high-stakes testing in the evaluation of education professionals.

It is the belief of AFT NM and ATF that the current evaluation system, imposed by Public Education Department rule, is unsound, untested, and

McDonald: Staying Safe And Aware In Our Forests During Hunting Season

on September 15, 2015 - 10:21am
Licensed outfitter and hunting guide

It's hunting season in the forest area around Los Alamos County. When activities in the forest change, I want to help the community of hunters and non-hunters be aware of what is going on and when, so everyone can stay safe and a bit more prepared.

Here are the dates that you need to know:

  • Black Bear: Runs Sept. 1-22. Weapon is archery only and no dog use is allowed. On Sept 23, the hunt changes to any legal weapon and dog use is allowed and continues until Nov. 15 unless the quota is met, in which case the hunt will close early.

Traffic Changes On Sherwood In White Rock Scheduled For Sept. 15

on September 14, 2015 - 5:27pm


Los Alamos County Public Works Department and contractor RMCI Inc. have announced a lane closure and detour on Sherwood Boulevard will go into effect as early as Tuesday after the morning rush hour, shortly after 8 a.m.

The northbound lane will be closed at Aztec Avenue while the southbound lane will remain open. To accommodate construction operations and equipment, the southbound lane will shift to the far eastside of Sherwood Boulevard, then again to the center.

Access to local businesses will remain, and detour signs will be in place to help guide northbound motorists back

Science On Tap At Unquarked Sept. 17 – Understanding HIV and Infectious Diseases

on September 14, 2015 - 5:04pm


Since the beginning of the current pandemic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has infected more than 78 million people, and 39 million have died.

Currently there are still more than 35 million people living with HIV in the world. These grim numbers make this one of the most devastating infectious diseases in memory.

However, very significant steps have been made in our understanding and combating this disease.

Governor To Unveil New State Energy Policy

on September 13, 2015 - 8:32pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


CARLSBAD — Monday morning, Gov. Susana Martinez will unveil a sweeping new energy policy and implementation.

Among other things, the blueprint calls for an “all of the above” approach to energy development that promotes the production of all sources of energy as a means of creating jobs, diversifying a key sector of the economy, and supporting the nation's efforts to achieve energy independence.

Later in the afternoon, the governor also will unveil a new campaign to raise public awareness and improve road safety in Southeast New Mexico.