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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.

NWS: Today’s High Near 81; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 12, 2019 - 8:10am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 81 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Vest Orthodontics Changes Name To Rio Grande Orthodontics

on August 11, 2019 - 10:50am

League Of Women Voters March In 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade To Honor Passage Of 19th Amendment

on August 11, 2019 - 10:19am

Members of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos march in the 2019 County Fair and Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue to honor the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified Aug. 18, 1920. Courtesy photo

The League of Women Voters has been informing Los Alamos voters since 1947. Courtesy photo

Center For New Mexico Archaeology To Open ‘Women In Archaeology’ Exhibit On International Archaeology Day

on August 11, 2019 - 8:59am
Archaeologists Florence Hawley Ellis and student Florence Hawley Ellis, director of University of New Mexico excavations at San Gabriel del Yunque in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum
CNMA News:
SANTA FE In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage and the science of archaeology through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Kelly Trujillo Named New ARMAS Director At Highlands

on August 11, 2019 - 8:51am
Kelly Trujillo
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Kelly Trujillo is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS) at New Mexico Highlands University.
The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students.
“My whole career has been about mentoring, whether it’s in a laboratory setting or a classroom,” Trujillo said. “I see highly successful tiers of mentoring at ARMAS, which are always fantastic learning opportunities.

Posts From The Road: Will Rogers Memorial Museum

on August 11, 2019 - 8:38am

Will Rogers most famous quote ‘I never met a man I didn’t like’ is inscribed in stone, which supports a large bronze sculpture of him at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Okla. Will Rogers was an entertainer, movie star, radio personality, newspaper man, humorist, cowboy, and more during his life, which was cut short by a plane crash in 1935 at the age of 55. The museum is packed with artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and more covering his life. Also included are recordings of radio broadcast and a theater, which shows some of the 71 films that he starred in.