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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Amendment To NDAA To Protect Elections From Foreign Interference

on June 24, 2019 - 6:26pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help protect our elections from foreign interference by requiring candidates, campaign officials and their family members to notify law enforcement if offered illegal assistance by a foreign national.
 
The NDAA is being debated on the Senate floor.
 
“Protecting our elections from foreign

Governor Appoints Two Tourism Commissioners

on June 24, 2019 - 5:41pm
Visit Albuquerque President & CEO Tania Armenta
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque and reappointed Belia Alvarez, Director of Community Relations for Heritage Hotels and Resorts, to serve on the Tourism Commission.
 
Armenta and Alvarez will each serve 7-year terms on the 7-person commission. With the appointment of Armenta and the reappointment of Alvarez, the Tourism Commission is now represented by three women, the most since 2013.
 
“Both Tania and Belia are incredibly dedicated professionals who

DOI: Climbing Opportunities With Interactive Maps

on June 24, 2019 - 4:53pm
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a series of interactive online maps designed to promote climbing and other recreational opportunities on BLM-managed public lands.
 
Developed in cooperation with Access Fund and Mountain Project, the maps allow individuals to easily plan exciting climbing experiences at sites around the western United States.
 
“The Trump Administration is committed to expanding and promoting the untold number of recreational opportunities for Americans to enjoy on public lands," said U.S.

Governor Announces Ethics Commission Chair

on June 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced her sole nominee to the state Ethics Commission, who will serve as the commission’s chair, per state statute.
 
The Hon. William F. Lang is a well-respected jurist who worked in New Mexico law for nearly 40 years and continues to serve the community. He served three years as a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge, including a stint as Chief Judge, before serving as a District Court Judge for fifteen years, including five years as Chief Judge.
 
Before his time in the

RCLC Meets At Española City Hall Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 1:38pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.

A. Call to Order Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.
a. Draft minutes for June7meeting (Tab 1)

E. Public Comment (20 min) 1:50-2:10 p.m.

F. Treasurers ReportTreasurer Peter Ives at 2:10 p.m.
a. Treasurers

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

County: Public Presentation On Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 Improvements Related To Hill Apartments Tuesday

on June 24, 2019 - 11:55am

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday on the Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 improvements associated with a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) state grant for pedestrian and ADA improvements, NMDOT pavement preservation project and “The Hill” Apartments Housing Development.

This presentation will take place during the County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The Council approved a resolution June 11 supporting an application for state funding assistance of these various projects through

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