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Congressional Delegation Announces Los Alamos Among Recipients Sharing Nearly $18M In Airport Infrastructure Grants New Mexico

New Mexico Congressional Delegation:

Los Alamos County Airport to receive $159,000 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) have announced that New Mexico airports have been allocated nearly $18 million in federal Airport Infrastructure Grants under the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well Read More

Heinrich, Luján On Senate Confirmation Of David Herrera Urías To Serve On U.S. District Court For New Mexico

David Herrera Urías


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) voted Friday to confirm David Herrera Urías to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Senators Heinrich and Luján recommended Urías to the Biden administration for the vacancy.

“Over the course of his legal career, David Herrera Urías has built an impressive reputation successfully litigating cases before state and federal courts, served as a role model for countless junior attorneys, and provided pro bono representation for the most vulnerable Read More

NNSA Highlights Regional Transport Security Engagement

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Because nuclear and radioactive materials are most vulnerable to theft and sabotage when they are being transported, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is on a mission to make nuclear and radioactive material transport more secure globally.

The most recent opportunity was during a side event at the International Conference on the Safe and Secure Transport of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The conference focused on the vital role transport security Read More

DEA Enforcement Action Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Harnessing Social Media To Drive National Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As U.S. overdose deaths reach a devastating new height, claiming a new victim every five minutes, the Drug Enforcement Administration has revealed a direct link between fentanyl-related overdose deaths and criminal drug networks in Mexico.

These groups are harnessing social media platforms to bring drugs laced with fentanyl and fake prescription pills into American homes with one click on a smartphone.

In a Washington, D.C., press conference, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram announced the results of a public safety surge that Read More

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Delivers Largest Federal Transportation Investments In Decades As Part Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) and Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) announced that New Mexico will receive new federal funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create good-paying jobs and improve roads and bridges across the state.

Based on formula funding alone, New Mexico can expect to receive approximately $2.8 billion over five years in federal highway formula funding authorized by this new law. On an average annual basis, this is about 29.7 percent Read More

Heinrich Secures Major Wins For New Mexico Military Bases, National Labs, Defense Programs And Service Members

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) secured major wins in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) that support New Mexico’s men and women in uniform, military installations, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and job-creating initiatives throughout the state.

The Senate passed the NDAA on a vote of 89 to 10. The legislation has passed both chambers of Congress with strong bipartisan support and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The NDAA sets the Read More

NNSA Issues Statement Of Findings For High Explosive Transfer Facility Blast Radius Fence Project At LANL

LANL News:

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a Floodplain Statement of Findings for proposed installation of a three-strand smooth wire fence intended to create an operational boundary between the public and direct access to the High Explosive (HE) Transfer Facility.

The proposed fencing would be installed from a former spur of Anchor Ranch Road to the existing chain link fence north of X-Ray Road. The fence would cross approximately 60 feet of the Pajarito Canyon 100-year floodplain.

The fence would be installed Read More

Hesperus Ski Area In Colorado Opens Friday

Hesperus Ski Area at nighttime in Hesperus, Colo. Photo by Scott DW Smith

SKI News:

Thanks to recent snowfall in the San Juan Mountains and Durango area, Hesperus Ski Area will open for the 2021/22 ski season at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 in Hesperus, Colo.

The ski area plans to open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2022, including the Hesperus lodge and snack bar, rental shop and ski and ride school.

Hesperus Ski Area also will host a free uphill community ski day beginning today, Dec. 16.

Hesperus officials are looking for uphill skiers to assist in packing the recent snowfall ahead of the scheduled Read More

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Applauds Final Passage Of Annual Defense Bill

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) are welcoming the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

The defense bill has passed both chambers of Congress with strong bipartisan support and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“After serving over a decade on Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate, I’m proud to continue supporting New Mexico’s military Read More

Heinrich Announces Nominees To United States Service Academies Including LAHS Seniors Thomas Oldham And Kelly Wetteland


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Tuesday his nominees to the United States Service Academies including Los Alamos High School seniors Thomas Oldham of White Rock and Kelly Wetteland of Los Alamos.

A nomination is required to attend the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.

Being nominated is a significant honor. The application process is rigorous, and only the most qualified and meritorious Read More