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NM Association Of Museums Names ‘Penstemon Whisperer’ Larry Deaven Volunteer Of The Year

on October 20, 2019 - 8:35am

Larry Deaven, center, is honored as Volunteer of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Museums for his work in the penstemon gardens at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC staff gathered Sept. 24 at the awards event with Deaven, from left, Marketing Manager Rachel Landman, Executive Director Katie Bruell, Deaven, Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel and Adventure Programs Manager Beth Cortright. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC volunteer Larry Deaven, a.k.a. ‘The Penstemon Whisperer’, has been growing penstemons for more than 40 years and began gardening in 2015 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

KAFB: Air Force Research Laboratory To Rendezvous And Inspect Malfunctioning S5 Satellite

on October 20, 2019 - 8:34am
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE The Air Force Research Laboratory will begin maneuvers today, Oct. 20, as the first-ever inspection mission to support real-time on-orbit spacecraft anomaly resolution operations.
 
This effort will be a rendezvous between the experimental Mycroft satellite and a second experimental AFRL satellite called the Small Satellite Space Surveillance System, or S5. The S5, launched Feb. 22, 2019, is a small satellite designed to test affordable SmallSat space situational awareness constellation technologies.
 
AFRL has experienced communication challenges

Posts From The Road: Shades Of Gold

on October 20, 2019 - 7:38am

A Mixed Bag: An assortment of color and hues are seen on a hillsidenear Carbondale, Colo., showing aspens in various stages of transformation from summer to winter. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Getting Close: The base of a group of aspen trees near Breckenridge, Colo., shines with gold leaves on the trees and many gold leaves cover the ground. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

 

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
For those of us who live in the Rocky Mountain West, the changing color of aspen leaves is a sure sign that summer is fading and fall is upon us.

DEA To Accept Electronic Vaping Devices As Part Of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

on October 19, 2019 - 11:08am
For the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations Saturday, Oct. 26 during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Courtesy/vaping.com
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.
 
Saturday, Oct.

American Federation Of Teachers Congratulates University Of New Mexico Faculty On Vote To Unionize

on October 19, 2019 - 10:47am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — A decisive majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico voted for a union this week in a historic election victory overseen by the UNM Labor Management Relations Board, with votes counted this afternoon.
 
Two UNM bargaining units consisting of more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty across five campuses—UNM’s main campus, in Albuquerque; UNM-Gallup; UNM-Los Alamos; UNM-Taos; and UNM-Valencia—voted by a 70 percent margin to join the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.
 
The victory marks the

As Threat Of Foreign Interference Grows, Udall, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to End FEC Deadlock And Strengthen Campaign Finance Violations Enforcement

on October 19, 2019 - 8:33am
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation that will revitalize the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by breaking the deadlock of its leadership structure and restoring its role as an effective and timely enforcer of campaign finance regulations.
 
The introduction of the legislation comes as election experts continue to sound the alarm about the inability of the FEC as it is currently structured to effectively enforce our campaign finance laws and protect our elections from foreign

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