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Senators Want Expanded Mental Health Services for Students

U.S. SENATE News:

Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are spearheading an effort with 16 of their colleagues to expand comprehensive school-based mental health services for children.

The Mental Health in Schools Act would authorize funding for grants to schools and other mental health centers to partner with community-based organizations to expand access to services for students.

“Removing the stigma around mental illness and making treatment available at early ages is critical to raising a stable and productive society,” Udall said.


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NMDOT Selects Roundabout Alternative for NM 502–Trinity Drive

NMDOT News:

Santa Fe – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will move forward with plans to develop a roundabout at the N.M. 502-Trinity Drive/Central Avenue intersection in Los Alamos.

Construction will begin in the summer of 2014, and according to NMDOT, the roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection.

Based on recent comments received from the public, the majority of commenters supported the roundabout, NMDOT said.

During the past decade, NMDOT and Los Alamos County developed and evaluated several alternatives to reconstruct N.M. 502-Trinity


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LANL Hosts Community Leaders Breakfast

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, left, speaks with Ohkay Owingeth Pueblo representative Ray Chavez at Tuesday’s Community Leaders Breakfast in Española. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Several hundred northern New Mexico community leaders attended a breakfast at Ohkay Owingeth Conference Center in Española with LANL officials and staff Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory hosted a breakfast for northern New Mexico community leaders Tuesday at Ohkay Owingeth Conference


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Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard’s 2013 Legislative Session Review

Stephanie Garcia Richard is the newly elected State House Representative for District 43, which includes Los Alamos and parts of Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and teaches 3rd grade at Pablo Roybal Elementary School in Pojoaque. Courtesy photo
 
SGR News:

In her 2013 Legislative Session Review, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard issued the following information to her constituents:

It has been an honor to serve as your State Representative for District 43 and I am excited to continue to work together as we build a better


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New Mexico Consortium Reports 20 New Jobs Created at Biological Research Facility

 

NMC News:

  • New research facility at Entrada Park to supply jobs, research opportunities and economic advantage to Los Alamos County

 

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) reported that it has created 20 new jobs since it received a major economic development grant from Los Alamos County in March of 2012.

 

The NMC, Los Alamos County, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) jointly recruited Dr. Richard Sayre and his team to Los Alamos in 2011. Los Alamos County contributed $2.6 million to the effort through the New Mexico Local Economic Development Act (LEDA).

 

The grant


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NMDOT Resuming Work on NM 599 Interchange

NMDOT news:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation resumes work April 1 on the newly built NM 599 Interchange in Santa Fe.

The interchange facilitates public access to South Meadows Road, West Alameda Street, and County Road 62 and gives the public a safer way to cross NM 599 to reach neighborhoods and facilities on the west side of the city.

There will be flagging operations at the roundabouts and at the bridge. The right-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and southbound will be closed during the first phase of work.

Later, the left-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and southbound will


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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Until Fall

 

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest has announced there are no plans to resume treatments in the Santa Fe Watershed project area until this fall when conditions are more favorable.

SFNF would like to thank the public for its continued support for the prescribed fire program.

The Espanola Ranger District was able to safely complete 220 acres this fiscal year on the Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn project.

The total project is approximately 7,200 acres of which about 5,500 acres have been treated with prescribed fire.

Prescribed fire is an important part of our continued


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Los Alamos Historical Society’s April Lecture: ‘Bandelier Trails: Before & After’

Dale Cocker

LAHS News:

Bandelier’s Trails Program Manager Dale Coker will present, “Bandelier Trails: Before & After” at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Coker’s April lecture is sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Coker will take the audience on a journey where he presents and annotates his Bandelier National Monument photo album, entertaining questions along the way. 

He will begin with a short history of the trail system in Bandelier and then talk about the effects of the Las Conchas Fire on the trails and give an update on current conditions.


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