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2019 National Senior Games June 14-25 In Albuquerque On Track To Beat Record For Athlete Participation

on March 21, 2019 - 10:10am
NSG News:
ALBUQUERQUE The 2019 National Senior Games, June 14-25 in Albuquerque, is on track to beat all previous participation records.
The games are open to athletes age 50 and higher that have qualified in the games last year. However, there are three open categories, where any athlete can compete: the 1,500 meter power walk, the 5K power walk, and the triathlon relay team. Registration for this year’s games closes April 2.
The previous participation records were set at the National Senior Games in Louisville, KY in 2007 and in Orlando, FL in 1999. In those two games,

Military Working Dog Boris To Retire March 26

on March 21, 2019 - 9:12am
KAFB News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE Military Working Dog Boris, a 9-year old German Shepherd, retires from the military at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 on Hardin Field on Kirtland AFB.
Born June 3, 2009 in the Netherlands, Boris completed the Department of Defense’s Military Working Dog Program and Narcotics Detection Training at Lackland AFB. After graduating in 2011, Boris was reassigned to Kirtland AFB.
Boris has served at the base for eight years as a patrol and narcotics detection dog.

FBI: Marysol Pena Wanted For Alleged Involvement In Drug Trafficking Organization

on March 21, 2019 - 8:20am
Marysol Pena should be considered armed and dangerous. Courtesy/FBI
FBI News:
The FBI is looking for Marysol Pena, who is wanted for her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking organization that operated in New Mexico as well as other states.
Pena, 28, faces federal charges of conspiracy, distribution of 50 grams and more of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, distribution of 40 grams and more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Fentanyl, and aiding and abetting.
A federal arrest warrant was issued Feb.

World Futures: Electricity And Other Energy – Part 3

on March 21, 2019 - 7:39am
World Futures Institute
Human beings need energy to exist in some manner, either just get by or live a more rewarding life.
As humanity we need energy to collectively choose our paths. Historically we found a great source of energy in the chemical bond of various forms of matter and evolved. We saw the internal combustion engine emerge as a highly useful tool to do work. It has been around longer than all of the living human beings of today.
With it, however, we began emitting large quantities of C)2, especially as our ingenuity was applied and our population grew –

Con Alma Invites Nonprofits Improving Health To Apply For Grants Through April 24

on March 21, 2019 - 7:28am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation invites nonprofits that improve health in New Mexico to apply for grants that support their work toward sustainable solutions to their communities’ health challenges.
Con Alma, the state’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to health, opened its annual grant cycle today.
Nonprofits can apply for grants starting March 20 until 5 p.m. April 24. Last year Con Alma awarded $665,000 to nonprofits working toward a healthier New Mexico.
Nonprofits can apply for grants online at This year applicants need to select from a

NWS: Today’s High Near 49, Tonight’s Low Around 36

on March 21, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 49 with a 70 percent chance of showers likely and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

Interior Provides Over $291 Million In Conservation Funding For States And Tribes To Clean Up And Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

on March 20, 2019 - 3:22pm
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2019 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).
This year’s grants will provide more than $291.2 million [1] for states and tribes to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal lands.
“These grants are a great example of Interior partnering with states, Tribes, and local governments to provide resources for conservation efforts and infrastructure and public safety improvements,

Letter To The Editor: Disappointed In HB 51 Vote

on March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
By Barbara Calef, co-president, LWVLA
By Rebecca Shankland, co-president, LWVLA

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico has written the following news release, which we wish to share with the community.

The League of Women Voters is deeply disappointed that the New Mexico Senate voted against HB 51, which would have repealed the outdated law making abortion a crime. New Mexico women deserve to know that a full range of healthcare will remain available to them even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

The League believes that in a pluralistic society such as ours the individual’s right to make