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Cueva Fire Completes Firing Operations, Objectives

on August 17, 2019 - 7:48am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said Friday objectives for the Cueva Fire have been successfully met with Thursday’s firing operations. Ignitions have ceased, and no future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area.
 
Crews will continue to check containment lines, assess archaeological sites within the planning area and establish points to proactively address any unexpected growth outside the planning area. 
 
Taking advantage of favorable conditions to improve conditions on the ground, the SFNF managed the

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 17, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

 

Marco Grajeda Named NM Border Authority Director

on August 16, 2019 - 4:07pm
Marco Grajeda
 
EDD News:
 
SANTA FE – Marco Grajeda, a public servant with professional and family ties along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border, has been appointed to head the New Mexico Border Authority, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said Friday.
 
Grajeda was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and has lived in El Paso and Southern New Mexico. Grajeda, a New Mexico State University graduate, grew up in a bilingual, bicultural household and often travels between the United States and Mexico to visit family and friends and to work.
 
The New Mexico

N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) Road Closure: Monday Aug. 19

on August 16, 2019 - 3:42pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

  • Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction Project

Santa Fe – New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five and Star Paving Company continue roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos.

Starting Monday Aug. 19 - N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) will be CLOSED between DP Road and Central Avenue.

The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary to facilitate the crossing of the following utilities:

  • 8” water line;
  • 10” sewer line;
  • 4” gas line;
  • 12” water line; and
  • electrical and

New Mexico Unemployment Rate In July 4.9 Percent

on August 16, 2019 - 2:51pm

NMDWFS News:

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July 2019, unchanged from June 2019 and up from 4.8 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in July was 3.7 percent, unchanged from June 2019 and down from 3.9 percent in July 2018.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 21,700 jobs, or 2.6 percent, between July 2018 and July 2019. Large gains came from both the public and the private sector. The private sector was up 18,700 jobs, or 2.8 percent. The public sector was up 3,000 jobs, or 1.7 percent.

Treasurer Laura M. Montoya Reappointed To National Leadership Position On Finance, Pensions And Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee

on August 16, 2019 - 1:26pm

Treasurer Laura Montoya

NACo News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Association of Counties (NACo) President Mary Ann Borgeson reappointed Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya to her fourth term as vice chair of NACo’s Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee.

Montoya also is a Democratic candidate for Congressional Dist. 3 in New Mexico.

Borgeson, a Douglas County, Neb. commissioner, made her leadership appointments shortly after being sworn in as NACo’s president on the final day of NACo’s 84th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas/Clark County, Nev.

“It’s

CNN Hero: Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Española

on August 16, 2019 - 7:26am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. Courtesy/CNN

Staff Report

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.

Struggling with HIV and the loss of many friends to AIDS, Montoya moved home to Española in the late 1980s.

Best Of Both Worlds: Asteroids And Massive Mergers

on August 16, 2019 - 6:53am
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have been searching for the bursts of light that could accompany such collisions, which are thought to be the sources of rare heavy elements.
 
The University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory has partnered with the Catalina Sky Survey, which searches for near-Earth asteroids from atop Mount Lemmon, in an effort dubbed Searches after Gravitational Waves Using ARizona

Scenes From Event For Rep. Christine Chandler

on August 15, 2019 - 1:55pm

Assistant Speaker and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd at a fundraiser held for Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos Sunday afternoon hosted by Brian and Sara Scott. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos thanks the crowd gathered for a fundraiser in her honor Sunday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Several friends and colleagues gather for a photo with Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, 4th from left, Sunday afternoon during a fundraiser in her honor. Photo by Carol A.

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