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UA: Mysteries Behind Interstellar Buckyballs Answered

on November 13, 2019 - 2:10pm

An artist’s concept depicting the presence of buckyballs in space. Courtesy/NASA / JPL-Caltech

UA News:

Tucson, Ariz. — Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called “buckyballs” – complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure – throughout interstellar space.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation in a study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Carbon 60, or C60 for short, whose official name is Buckminsterfullerene, comes in spherical molecules consisting of 60 carbon atoms organized

Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce VAWA Reauthorization Bill With Strong Tribal Provisions For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic

on November 13, 2019 - 1:51pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today joined U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Democrats in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:  

  • Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is needed to protect women in New Mexico and across the U.S.
  • Udall-championed Tribal provisions will enhance public safety for Native women and families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today joined U.S. Sen.

Scenes From Veterans Day 2019 At Ashley Pond

on November 13, 2019 - 10:52am

Captain Daniel Patrick Mack US Navy (retired) is the guest speaker at the annual Veterans Day event Monday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Paul Elkins

VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Cristina Gonzales, Fr. Theophan Mackey and Vocalist Alicia Solomon. Photo by Paul Elkins

From left, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, Vocalist Alicia Solomon, VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Christina Gonzales and Fr. Theophan Mackey. Photo by Paul Elkins

Father and son bagpipers Anthony and David Puckett. Photo by Paul Elkins

Udall, Heinrich Praise Senate Vote Designating November As National Native American Heritage Month

on November 13, 2019 - 10:14am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) praised the Senate’s vote to recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month.
 
“I’m proud that the Senate passed our bipartisan resolution recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month. This resolution honors the countless ways Native American have shaped New Mexico and our national identity. It also challenges us to examine how we can better stand with Tribes to meet our trust and treaty obligations,” Udall

Los Alamos County Finance Department Honored 28th Time With Highest Form Of Recognition From GFOA

on November 13, 2019 - 7:45am

Members of the Los Alamos County Finance Department display their awards received from the Government Finance Officers Association. Staff members from left, Zhen Liu, Beatrice Odezulu, Karen Kendall, Julie Brothers, Mauricia Chavarria-Quam, Sonya Ortiz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Melissa Meyer and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio. Not pictured, Nicholle Cordova, Nicole Avila, David Griego and Yvette Atencio. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

The Los Alamos County Council recognized the County Finance Department during Turesday's Council meeting for

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Members Of Congress Introduce Legislation To Support Student Veterans

on November 13, 2019 - 7:35am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
 
The Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act would require that Veterans Affairs work-study wage match the local minimum wage if higher than the state minimum wage - ensuring that student veterans are paid fairly for their work.
 
Full time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are

Catch Of The Week: Small Business Cyber Updates

on November 13, 2019 - 7:11am
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
Cisco Small Business Router Vulnerabilities
 
Security researchers at SEC Consult/IoT Inspector found numerous security issues for the Cisco RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN router series.
 
Issues included hardcoded password hashes and static X.509 certificates with corresponding public/private key pairs and one static Secure Shell (SSH) host key.
 
Cisco stated that this was an oversight by their developers, and the certificates and keys were never intended to be shipped with the products.

Group Pledges To Plant 500 Million Trees By 2025

on November 12, 2019 - 5:16pm
TREES News:
 
SILVER SPRING, MD International development nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) has pledged to plant 500 million trees by 2025.
 
Their recently released Strategic Growth Plan sets clear pathways to advance their regenerative agriculture approach worldwide.
 
“We know we’ve set a lofty goal for ourselves, but it is attainable and it is absolutely vital to the health of our environment and the well-being of people living on dying land,” says TREES Executive Director John Leary.

New Study: NM Ranks No. 18 For Military Membership

on November 12, 2019 - 7:43am

Courtesy/ Security.org.

MILITARY News:

A new study has found that the state of New Mexico has the No. 18 highest concentration of active and reservist military members of any state with 839.7 service members per 100,000 residents. The national average is 780 per 100,000.

Military enlistment has declined dramatically over the past several decades, falling from about 3.5 million at the height of the Vietnam War to just 1.3 million active-duty service members today.

Rock Your Mocs Week Underway In Los Alamos

on November 11, 2019 - 9:50pm

Students gather for a Rock Your Mocs pose during an event at UNM-LA. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

Rock Your Mocs Week runs through Saturday in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world.

Jessica Jaylyn Atsye of Laguna Pueblo founded Rock Your Mocs in 2011 as a Native American and Indigenous Peoples social media event held annually and during National Native American Heritage Month in November in the U.S.

Beginning in 2013, Rock Your Mocs has been organized and produced by Native American event producer Melissa Sanchez (Acoma/Laguna Pueblos) of Emergence Prod

Governor Issues Special Thank You To Veterans

on November 11, 2019 - 3:31pm

From the New Mexicans for Michelle Campaign:

Veteran’s Day is our nation’s day of remembrance to honor America’s military service members and veterans, living and dead, active and retired, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.

We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. Today’s holiday in their honor is just a small token of the gratitude we should all feel. 

To our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen on active duty, thank you for the risks you take and the sacrifices you make every day.

To all the veterans out there, we honor you!

Drug Enforcement Administration Announces Creation Of U.S. Postal Service Drug-Free Stamp

on November 11, 2019 - 11:24am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S Postal Service today revealed the “Drug Free USA Forever” stamp in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug use prevention awareness program.
 
The stamp will be available for sale in October 2020.
 
Earlier this year, DEA and the National Family Partnership submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, which decides which stamps are commissioned, to propose a stamp to raise national awareness of the dangers of drug misuse through prevention, and education.
 
“I am very

Senator Heinrich Issues Statement On Veterans Day

on November 11, 2019 - 8:25am

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.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day.

“I am so proud to recognize the thousands of New Mexicans who have demonstrated great courage in service to our nation. Our state has a rich tradition of answering the call of duty, from the Navajo Code Talkers, Bataan Death March survivors, and Korean and Vietnam War GI’s to more recent veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets Left Alone In Vehicles

on November 11, 2019 - 8:18am
Graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh, left, and Hajar Abedi position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Courtesy/UOW
 
University of Waterloo News:

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter,

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces Funding For Arrowhead Center For Tribal Businesses, Through NMSU And Navajo Technical University

on November 11, 2019 - 7:44am

Congressional Delegation News:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has awarded an American Indian Business Enterprise grant to the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in conjunction with Navajo Technical University.
 
The $260,000 grant will fund the Arrowhead Center’s support for young Native student entrepreneurs statewide by

Preventing Animal Cruelty And Torture Act Headed To President’s Desk

on November 11, 2019 - 7:08am
AWF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate has passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent.
 
The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law.
 
The House of Representatives also recently passed the same bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.
 
“The U.S.

Remembering Turk Griffith On Veterans Day 2019

on November 11, 2019 - 7:01am

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

West Point Graduation photo of Turk Griffith taken a couple of years before his death. Courtesy photo
 
By RUTH LIER
Retired LAHS Science Teacher
 

Lt. Thurston "Turk" Griffith was born in Santa Fe on March 17, 1940. He moved with his brother and parents to Los Alamos in the fall of 1951.

He was my science student from 1954 to 1957, an outstanding athlete (baseball, football, track and swimming) and president of Student Council and a scholar.

Today Honors American Veterans Of All Wars

on November 11, 2019 - 6:54am

Today is Veterans Day dedicated to honoring American veterans of all wars. Courtesy/history.com

Veterans Day 2019

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” 

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, Nov.

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stops In Cuba & Santa Fe

on November 10, 2019 - 7:17am

USDA News:

SANTA FE The magnificent New Mexico blue spruce chosen to grace the west front of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season will make two stops on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next week as it begins its journey to Washington, D.C.

Harvested this week from the Carson National Forest, the 60-foot 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its cross-country tour Monday with 16 stops across New Mexico before heading east to Washington.

Events are planned in 30 communities along the entire route, and the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time at capitoltreetracker.com. The

Troops To Teachers Celebrates Veterans Teaching

on November 10, 2019 - 7:16am
NMPED News:
 
SANTA FE To honor the service of the state’s more than 140,000 veterans, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is highlighting the work of military veterans who have transitioned into the state’s education workforce.
 
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart will be personally contacting individuals Monday, Nov.

Posts From The Road: Luckenbach, Texas Where Everybody’s Somebody...

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am

Post Office: The post office, general store, and bar were all located in this building when Luckenbach was established in the 1800s. The post office was decommissioned in 1971 but the building retains the post office sign today. The general store and bar are still very active. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Hats and Hondo: A display of hats for sale in the general store  is centered around a painting of Hondo Crouch who purchased Luckenbach and lived there from 1970 until his death in 1976. Much of the folklore and vibe of the town can be attributed to Hondo Crouch.

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón Recognized As 2019 Diverse Business Leader

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recognized Thursday as a 2019 Diverse Business Leader by Albuquerque Business First for his demonstrated commitment to go above and beyond to bolster equity and promote authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
 
“I am a proud advocate and ally for underrepresented populations and communities without a voice or seat at the table,” Colón said. “I am grateful and humbled to be included in this group of stellar honorees for this year’s awards.

Bandelier Will Be Fee Free On Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 5:59am
Bandelier National Monument is entrance fee free Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Courtesy/BNM
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who have served in the nation’s military.
 
To commemorate, Bandelier and other National Park areas all over the country that regularly charge entrance fees, will be fee free on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
 
As usual on fee free days, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will be offering a 15 percent discount on everything at the park store in the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon Monday as well.
 
Honoring

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Join Veterans Day Ceremony In Española Honoring Service Of New Mexico Veterans

on November 8, 2019 - 2:33pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will deliver remarks and participate in a ceremony Monday honoring New Mexico’s veterans and commemorating fallen service members at the Española Veterans’ Memorial Wall.

“I am grateful to join the Española community in honoring New Mexico’s veterans,” Udall said. “New Mexico is a state with a proud tradition of military service. Veterans, service members, and their families bind our communities together and inspire us with their patriotism.

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