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New Mexico Consortium Launches Volunteer Program

NMC News:

Volunteer recruitment open houses and information sessions are scheduled for later this month

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) invites community members who are interested in volunteering to attend one of the upcoming open houses and information sessions.

Dates are scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2-2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23, 5:30-6:00 p.m., at the NMC offices at Los Alamos’s Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road, suite 301.

The NMC engages volunteers and interns in its research programs in positions ranging from administration to technicians to researchers.

Volunteers


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FBI Honors New Mexico Human Rights Projects

Executive Director Regina Turner accepts the award on behalf of New Mexico Human Rights Projects from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.

The Albuquerque Division of the FBI honored New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP), a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on


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Udall Welcomes FAA Decision to Delay Tower Closures

The control tower at the Double Eagle II airport in Albuquerque. Courtesy/DAAPII
 
U.S. SENATE News:
  • Udall Will Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Block Closures For Next Two Years
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to delay air traffic control tower closures, including those in New Mexico.
 
He also announced support of a bipartisan bill to halt the closures for the next two years.
 
Last month, the FAA announced it would end funding for 149 air traffic control towers as a result of sequestration.
 

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LAHS Teen Named 2013 Santa Fe Rodeo Princess

Abigail Woodmansee

Los Alamos High School junior Abigail Woodmansee is the 2013 Santa Fe Rodeo Princess.

Woodmansee tried out for the Santa Fe Rodeo Royalty in April of last year.

The competion included horsemanship, modeling, giving a speech, answering impromptu questions and a personal interview.

The competition had a panel of two judges. The winners for princess and queen were crowned the last night of Rodeo de Santa Fe and reign one year.

Throughout the year, Rodeo Queen Alex Tapia and Princess Abigail Woodmansee have been traveling to rodeos, parades and different functions representing


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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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