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Heinrich On Rushed Decision For U.S. Space Command

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Air Force’s announcement Wednesday to base the new U.S. Space Command headquarters in Huntsville, Ala.:

“To rush such a large and consequential basing decision, mere days before the end of the Trump administration, should rightly lead to serious questions of political impropriety. After postponing the original site visit to Albuquerque


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SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 18: A national day of service … ‘A day on, not a day off’… Courtesy image

SFNF News:

…SFNF Offices Closed for Federal Holiday

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites Monday, Jan. 18 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 18 for the federal holiday, resuming virtual business hours Tuesday, Jan. 19.

This year is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed on the third Monday


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United States Marshals Service Announces Roswell Escapee Austin Medford Has Been Captured In California

Escapee Austin Medford has been captured

U.S. Marshals Service News:

ROSWELL – The Roswell Police Department, the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) District of New Mexico collaborated to develop leads that ultimately led to the arrest of escapee Austin Medford in Fresno, Calif.

On Nov. 17, 2020, Medford was arrested during Operation Washout in Roswell on a State of California arrest warrant charging him with kidnapping/carjacking.

Nov. 18, 2020 – Medford escaped from custody and a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued, charging


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RPLA Comments On Events Of Jan. 6 In Washington

By BILL MCKERLEY
Chair
Republican Party of Los Alamos County

First of all, and most importantly, RPLA extends its condolences and prayers to the families of those who lost their lives or those who were injured in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.

In a recent, public forum, the following question was asked: “Does the Republican Party of Los Alamos stand on the side of condoning or condemning the riot in/around the capitol building?”

I assume the question is sincere and that the person asking will accept the response in an open, bipartisan manner. The Republican Party of Los Alamos does not condone the “riot


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U.S., Canada Complete Nuclear Material Shipping Campaign

Acting NNSA Administrator Dr. William Bookless. Screenshot/LADP

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited President and CEO Richard Sexton. Screenshot/LADP

NNSA News:

  • Material had been used to create life-saving medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) announced the completion of a multi-year campaign to repatriate 161 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid target residue material from Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, to the Savannah River Site in Aiken,


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Los Alamos Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips Garners 2021 Top 50 Kids Coach Award For Third Straight Year

Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips demonstrates the proper putting grip to Matthew Slowik, left, and Gabe Mamula during a lesson last July on the practice putting green at Los Alamos County Golf Course. 2021 marks Phillips’ third year in a row winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Community Services Department congratulates Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips for once again being named as a Masters Kid Coach – 2021 marks the third year in a row that he has won the Top 50 Kids Coach Award.

“I have been fortunate to work with Michael


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Fatal Attraction: Bats With White-Nose Syndrome Prefer Suboptimal Habitats Despite Consequences

Bats with white-nose syndrome roosting in the warmest sites have been hit particularly hard, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Tech. Courtesy/Virginia Tech

A research team uses a swab to measure the fungal loads on each individual bat and a laser thermometer to measure the roosting temperature of the rocks next to each bat. Courtesy//Virginia Tech

By KENDALL DANIELS
Virginia Tech

Since 2006, a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has caused sharp declines in bat populations across the eastern United States.

The fungus that causes the disease, Pseudogymnoascus destructans,


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Screening Masked Faces At Airports: 96 Percent Accuracy

Courtesy/National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

HSNW News:

A controlled scenario test by the DHS S&T shows promising results for facial recognition technologies to accurately identify individuals wearing protective face masks.

A controlled scenario test by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) shows promising results for facial recognition technologies to accurately identify individuals wearing protective face masks.

The tests were conducted as part of S&T’s 2020 Biometric Technology Rally, held this


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Los Alamos High School Senior Named Top Scholar

Karin Ebey

LAPS News:

Karin Ebey, a senior at Los Alamos High School, has been named one of the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

“I am really excited to be named one of the top 300 finalists,” Ebey said.

Her project title is Climate Change on Crocodilians: Modeling the Effects of Variations in Rainfall on Crocodilians and Their Ecosystems. On Jan. 21, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists and compete for more than $1.8 million in awards


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FBI Seeks Information From Public On U.S. Capitol Violence

Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is urged to contact the FBI at tips.fbi.gov. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C.

The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence Jan. 6, 2021 in the U.S. Capitol building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C.

The bureau has deployed its full investigative resources and is working closely with federal, state and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during


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