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'Wildfire 2015' At Fuller Lodge Saturday April 4

on March 23, 2015 - 6:52pm

LAFD News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2015” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in Fuller Lodge.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos County Emergency Management
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team

Displays and information include:

  • An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management for

National Work Zone Awareness Week Highlights Start Of Annual Construction Season

on March 23, 2015 - 12:01pm

Slow down in construction zones. Courtesy/NMDOT


SANTA FE – Expect the unexpected when driving through work zones.

This week marks National Work Zone Awareness Week, the annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites.

The theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2015 (March 23-27) is "Expect the Unexpected."

This was the original theme used 15 years ago when the national event was created by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Traffic Safety Services

Udall Warns About Scam Targeting Taxpayers

on March 23, 2015 - 9:32am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall warned consumers about a phone scam targeting thousands of taxpayers in New Mexico and throughout the country, and encouraged taxpayers to exercise caution when providing personal information solicited over the phone or online. 

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), criminals are targeting taxpayers throughout the country with an aggressive and sophisticated impersonation scam.

SFCIR: Dr. Nakhleh To Speak On ISIS And The Aftermath Of The Arab Spring - Threats And Challenges

on March 21, 2015 - 11:13am

Dr. Emile Nakhleh


The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a World Affairs Discussion Event "ISIS and the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Threats and Challenges" by speaker Emile Nakhleh at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

The event is hosted at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, in the Forum, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., and the cost is $15 for CIR members; $20 for non-members and guests, and qualified students with appropriate I.D. are welcome to attend this event for free.


Gov. Susana Martinez Acts On Legislation

on March 20, 2015 - 8:51pm


SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed the Vaccine Purchasing Act.

Senate Bill 121, sponsored by Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Las Cruces and Sen. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque, shores up funding for a statewide program that provides critical vaccines for children against life-threatening diseases. New Mexico is one of only nine states that purchase all recommended vaccines for children.

This legislation will ensure that New Mexico continues to be a leader in vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases.

The governor also acted on the following legislation:

  • Signed Senate

WIPP Center Stage At Waste Management Conference

on March 20, 2015 - 8:46pm

James Knox with the Arizona Department of Public Service performs a mock Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) level VI inspection of a WIPP truck and transuranic waste shipping containers during this week’s Waste Management Conference in Phoenix. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

WIPP took center stage at this week’s Waste Management Symposia 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., where more than 200 participants attended a three-hour panel discussion titled “Lessons Learned and Return to Operations Following 2014 Operational Incidents.”

The panel focused on the WIPP fire and radiological release incidents

Senate Breaks Impasse On Immigrants’ Drivers Licenses

on March 20, 2015 - 8:32pm

  • Strongly Bipartisan Compromise Bill Passes Senate On 35-5 Vote

SANTA Fe – With the broad support of both Democrats and Republican members, the New Mexico Senate today passed compromise legislation that successfully resolves the complex issue of undocumented immigrants drivers’ licenses and state compliance with the federal REAL ID law.

The compromise was hammered out by two of the Senate’s most respected leaders, Republican Floor Leader Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Chaves, Curry, and Finance Committee Chairman, Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Luna.