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Rep. Lujan Grisham Calls On DOE To Suspend APD Access To National Training Center Coyote Canyon

on February 26, 2015 - 10:12am

Members of the Wackenhut Services Inc. Oak Ridge team sprint for the next station in the Super Team competition in 2008 at the National Training Center known as Coyote Canyon. The last team member is carrying a 40-lb simulated special nuclear material canister. Courtesy/DOE


ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., has asked the U.S.

Udall Leads Push To Ensure Homeland Security Employees Are Paid Despite Potential GOP Shutdown

on February 25, 2015 - 12:06pm

  • More than 2,300 DHS employees in New Mexico could be hurt by shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he has joined several of his Democratic colleagues in introducing legislation that would ensure Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees are paid if congressional Republicans refuse to fund DHS by the end of this week.

Out of anger at President Obama's immigration policies, Republicans have proposed legislation with harsh anti-immigrant penalties and threatened to block DHS funding — including programs that are critical for New Mexico

Plan Put Forward To Avoid DHS Shutdown

on February 25, 2015 - 8:43am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

HSNW News:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has put forth a plan to avoid a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown after Senate Democrats on Monday refused to approve a Republican-backed $40 billion DHS appropriation which would defund President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration actions in order to fund DHS.

According to the Hill, McConnell’s plan would let some Democrats who want to vote against Obama’s 2014 immigration actions do so, while clearing the way for a separate vote on DHS funding.

“Some Democrats give the impression

Reward Of Up To $3 Million Offered For Information On FBI Cyber Fugitive

on February 25, 2015 - 8:17am

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is wanted by the FBI for Conspiracy to Participate in Racketeering Activity; Bank Fraud; Conspiracy to Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; Conspiracy to Violate the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act; Aggravated Identity Theft; Conspiracy; Computer Fraud; Wire Fraud; Money Laundering; Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud. Courtesy/FBI

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Governor Appoints LAHS Graduate Jennifer Attrep To First Judicial District Court

on February 24, 2015 - 7:55pm

Jennifer Attrep. Courtesy photo


SANTA FE—Gov. Susana Martinez today announced the appointment of Los Alamos High School graduate Jennifer Attrep to the First Judicial District Court.

Attrep’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the non-retention of Judge Sheri Raphaelson. Attrep has previously served as a judge with the First Judicial District Court. She has a diverse background of legal experience, including criminal law, civil rights, contracts, securities and other areas.

Attrep holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a

Snow Falls On Los Alamos And White Rock

on February 24, 2015 - 2:54pm

Snow falls today in Los Alamos and the National Weather Service reports additional snowfall is expected through tonight with a possible accumulation of 1-3 inches. Photo by Chris Clark/

Snow falls today in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Prescribed Burns Planned On Santa Fe National Forest's Cuba Ranger District

on February 24, 2015 - 7:41am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the La Jara prescribed pile burns on the Cuba Ranger District this week.

The La Jara prescribed pile burns, a remaining total of 56 acres, may continue through March 30, only if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. Small blocks may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume. 

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems.