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NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 58

on August 13, 2019 - 7:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 83 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Gabriel Dufal Of France Experiences Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 12, 2019 - 10:16pm

Rotary Youth Exchange student Gabriel Dufal from Lyon, France sits next to the Rotary Club inflatable as Rotarians Linda Hull, President Phil Dabney, Mike Katko and LeAnne Parsons wait to begin Saturday morning for the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade. Dufal is registered as a junior at Los Alamos High School during his year of study here. Photo by Rotarian and float driver Bob Hull

FBI: Operation Independence Day

on August 12, 2019 - 6:59pm
FBI News:
A month long FBI-led operation to identify and arrest sex traffickers and recover child victims has resulted in dozens of arrests across the country and the identification and recovery of more than 100 juveniles.
The initiative during the month of July, dubbed Operation Independence Day, relied on more than 400 law enforcement agencies working on FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces in each of the Bureau’s 56 field offices.
The sweep included undercover operations and has led to the opening of five dozen federal criminal

FBI Searching For Man Who Allegedly Absconded From Pre-Trial Release In Albuquerque Aug. 5

on August 12, 2019 - 6:54pm

Alleged absconder Jan Jay Moolenijzer

FBI News:

A man charged federally with aggravated sexual abuse is being sought for allegedly absconding from pre-trial release in Albuquerque.
Jan Jay Moolenijzer's last known location was Tucson, Ariz. The FBI arrested Moolenijzer Sept. 8, 2018 in Albuquerque, after a federal criminal complaint was filed. He was indicted March 27, 2019 on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
Moolenijzer, 68, was placed Sept. 18, 2018 on strict pre-trial conditions of release. He allegedly left an Albuquerque halfway house Aug. 5, 2019 without permission.

DOI: Endangered Species Act Announcement

on August 12, 2019 - 9:05am

DOI News:

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced improvements to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act.


“The Endangered Species Act exists to identify struggling species and help them recover. Unfortunately, current implementation is drawn out and ineffective. Today’s actions will help achieve actual species recovery while providing much-needed clarity and stability to those who are too often held hostage by the ESA.

UA: New Lens For Life-Searching Space Telescopes

on August 12, 2019 - 8:16am
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory is a world leader in the production of the world’s largest telescope mirrors. In fact, it is currently fabricating mirrors for the largest and most advanced earth-based telescope: The Giant Magellan Telescope.
But there are size constraints, ranging from the mirror’s own weight, which can distort images, to the size of our freeways and underpasses that are needed to transport finished pieces.

New Mexico Community Foundation Changes Name

on August 12, 2019 - 8:15am
NMF News:
The New Mexico Community Foundation has changed its name to New Mexico Foundation, which better defines its purpose and identity as the only community foundation serving the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico Foundation’s new building is more centrally located at 8 Calle Medico in Santa Fe. The larger building has space available for nonprofit community gatherings, workshops and meetings. 
To celebrate the new location and name, the public is invited to an open house 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to meet board and staff and tour the new facilities.

Udall, Khanna: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Improve Health Care Access For Native American Veterans

on August 12, 2019 - 8:14am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) have announced introduction of the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, a bill to improve health care access for Native American Veterans by providing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) coverage for care that Native American veterans receive at urban Indian health centers.
This legislation would help Native American veterans acquire culturally competent care, while at the same time helping relieve the

New Mexico Legislature Taking Steps To Webcast Additional Interim Committee Meetings

on August 12, 2019 - 8:11am
In an effort to improve transparency and promote greater access to legislative Interim Committee meetings for the public and media, the New Mexico Legislative Council Service is now taking steps to webcast and archive meetings held across the state.
Meetings taking place in the State Capitol building are already streamed live and archived.
The move to include offsite meetings as part of the Council’s webcasting service was championed by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D – Doña Ana), a long-time advocate for efforts to make legislative meetings available to the public online.