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Reps. Lujan Grisham And Luján Demand Air Force Secretary Address Cannon AFB Water Contamination

on October 19, 2018 - 3:08pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, after New Mexico’s Environment Department (NMED) issued a warning that water from several wells on and off the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) have been contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

These chemicals are found in foam used for firefighting and are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

The

Aging And Long-Term Services Department Offers Support For Medicare Open Enrollment

on October 19, 2018 - 9:28am
NMALSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through Dec. 7.
 
Changes made during this period will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
 
Medicare is federal health care coverage for those 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.
 
During open enrollment, participants can:
  • Adjust Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage.
  • Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa).
  • Switch between

SFNF: Hunters, Know Before You Go

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am

SFNF officials are encouraging hunters to be well prepared before entering into the forest. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe National Forest (Forest) officials encourage hunters to be well prepared before entering into the forest and to operate safely.

People require rescue almost every year because they weren’t prepared to enter into the forest and wilderness areas.

“Hunters got lost in two separate instances in the Santa Fe National Forest within the past few days,” said Diane Prather, Forest staff officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator.

Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address Opioid Crisis

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes and service providers.
 
In addition to providing a clearinghouse of resources, Heinrich also encouraged eligible grant seekers in New Mexico to contact his office for assistance in identifying and competing for available funding opportunities.
 
"The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public

Cannon AFB Reveals Groundwater Contamination

on October 19, 2018 - 8:30am
NMED News:
 
CLOVIS The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) have been informed by Cannon Air Force Base that Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), chemicals associated with fire-fighting foams - used by Cannon Air Force Base personnel - have been detected in groundwater on and off base.
 
PFAS are emerging chemicals that may be associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health ailments.

BLM Announces Sagebrush Treatments In San Juan And Rio Arriba Counties Beginning Oct. 26

on October 19, 2018 - 7:47am
BLM News:
 
FARMINGTON Beginning Oct. 26, the Bureau of Land Management, in partnership with the San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District, will treat up to approximately 9,803 acres of sagebrush.
 
Treatments will occur on BLM, state and private lands within San Juan and Rio Arriba counties in northwestern New Mexico where sagebrush densities have surpassed historic, naturally-occurring levels.
 
The objective of the treatments is to improve plant species diversity, which will benefit wildlife, rangeland and watershed health by reducing the density of sagebrush.

Iconic Turquoise Tab Necklace Is Back At MRM

on October 19, 2018 - 7:43am
Turquoise Necklace by Leekya Deyuse, c. 1946, gift of Paul Peralta-Ramos. Courtesy photo
 

Silver and moonstone necklace. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
 
This iconic turquoise necklace by Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse and originally owned by Millicent Rogers has just returned to the Millicent Rogers Museum after being on loan to the Albuquerque Museum for a special exhibit on jewelry from New Mexico.
 
The necklace is made of 294 tabs of Cerrillos and Blue Gem mined turquoise, weighs 4.5 lbs., and is the most iconic of all pieces of Southwest jewelery owned by the Millicent Rogers Museum

Late-Season Archery Elk Licenses Available Oct. 31

on October 19, 2018 - 7:38am
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Game & Fish Department announces that 275 first-come, first-served late season bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 31.
 
The licenses will be available on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.
 
Available licenses include: Game Management Unit 12, Nov. 17-21, 25 licenses; Unit 34, Dec. 15-19, 200 licenses; and Unit 37, Dec. 1-5, 50 licenses. Special restrictions for elk harvested in Unit 34 can be found on page 85 of the current New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet.
 
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