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PEEC: Haaland To Speak On Green New Deal Aug. 21

on August 14, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to hear U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland discuss why she thinks the Green New Deal is a needed bold solution to protect the future of communities, the country and planet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This event will be held outside of the center and guests are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. The talk is free to attend and no advance registration is required. The Los Alamos Nature Center is at 2600 Canyon Road and is operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
Haaland

Palace Of The Governors Offers Guided Tours During Final Stage Of Building Rehabilitation This Fall

on August 14, 2019 - 7:46am

Palace of the Governors Courtyard in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMHM

 

NMHM News:

 

SANTA FE Beginning this fall, the New Mexico History Museum will offer guided tours of the Palace of the Governors during breaks in construction activity.

 

The tours will allow a rare look at this historic building as it undergoes preservation treatment in support of its continued use as a public museum.

 

Beginning Aug. 30, information about tours will be available at the front desk of the New Mexico History Museum or by calling 505.476.5200.

 

Rehabilitation of the Palace of the Governors—a National

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 57

on August 14, 2019 - 7:22am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Blue-Green Algae Closes Access To Abiquiu Lake

on August 13, 2019 - 7:54pm
Example of blue-green algae bloom. Courtesy/www.epa.gov
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News:
 
ABIQUIU LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
 
The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
 
Closure signs are posted at the lake’s public access points.
 
The lake is still open for camping but public lake

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Seeks To Intervene In Second Census Challenge Lawsuit

on August 13, 2019 - 2:25pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News: 
 
ALBUQUERQUE Monday, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, six cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors — in opposing the State of Alabama’s attempt to refuse counting every individual in the 2020 decennial census.
 
While the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S.

Lead Director Of Special Olympics Seeks To Focus On Character Qualities Of Its Global Athletes

on August 13, 2019 - 8:41am
CMRW News:
 
The Special Olympics began in 1968 and has amassed more than 6,000,000 athletes around the world.
 
Today, there are programs in more than 170 nations with numerous sporting events occurring globally. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Lead Director of the Special Olympics International Board, Professor William P. Alford, says he’d personally like to see a few innovations by the organization in the future.
 
“I would hope that we can expand our efforts to show the world the courage, the ingenuity, the determination, the humor, the comradeship,

Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native For Internship

on August 13, 2019 - 8:17am
Los Alamos High School graduate Miriam Wallstrom
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Miriam Wallstrom for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Miriam worked closely with the legislative team on a range of issues.
 
“U.S. Senate Interns gain invaluable experience and first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the nation’s legislative process,” Udall said. “It has been a pleasure working with Miriam this summer.

Elected Officials Meet With Future Leaders At Young Democrats State Convention Over Weekend

on August 13, 2019 - 7:42am
NMDP News:
 
BELEN Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, Attorney General Hector Balderas, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Marg Elliston and Democratic Party of New Mexico Vice Chair Marcus Porter met with future leaders of the Democratic Party last weekend at the annual Young Democrats of New Mexico State Convention. Rep. Ben Ray Luján also attended and participated in a Q&A.
 
As well as the in person speakers, several elected Democrats sent in videos or statements to address the convention, including Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, Gov.

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