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New Mexico Delegation Announces $13.8 Million For Construction; Maintenance Projects At 16 Local Airports

on June 8, 2019 - 8:00am
 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $13,810,189 in federal funding for construction and maintenance projects at 16 New Mexico airports.
 
\The funding will support critical rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance projects to repair and improve local airports across New Mexico.
 
“These regional airports are economic lifelines for their

AGU: Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Stokes Summer Heat Waves In Southern U.S.

on June 7, 2019 - 5:14pm
Composites of summer extreme (left panels) and oppressive heat wave (right panels) frequency during summers of low (top), neutral (middle) and high (bottom) Hudson Bay sea ice extent. Courtesy/AGU
 
AGU News:
 
Over the last 40 years, Arctic sea ice thickness, extent and volume have declined dramatically. Now, a new study finds a link between declining sea ice coverage in parts of the Canadian Arctic and an increasing incidence of summer heat waves across the southern United States.
 
The new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres explores how seasonal fluctuations

Sen. Heinrich Meets With Community Against Violence, Calls For VAWA To Be Reauthorized Without Delay

on June 7, 2019 - 5:01pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) meets June 4 with Executive Director Malinda Williams and Clinical Director Rachel Cox of Community Against Violence. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met June 4 with Community Against Violence, an organization in Taos serving adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse in northern New Mexico.
 
In their meeting, they discussed the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
 
Nationwide, the number of domestic violence incidents has been

LANL Experts To discuss ‘The Science Of Vintage Space’ On Santa Fe Institute Panel 4:15-5:15 P.M. June 15

on June 7, 2019 - 4:25pm

Norris Bradbury, left, in front of the Kiwi B4-A reactor used to power a nuclear rocket in the 1960s as part of Project Rover. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory will host a panel at the Santa Fe Institute's InterPlanetary Festival about the Science of Vintage Space June 15 in Santa Fe.

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Both current and retired experts from the Laboratory will talk about the critical role LANL played in the early days of the space race, such as developing sensors for satellites to detect nuclear explosions in space that resulted

Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Community Earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

on June 7, 2019 - 8:47am

Aspen Ridge Lodge earns national award for quality care. Courtesy/ARL

ASPEN RIDGE News:

Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.

Los Alamos Hilltopper Standout Jared Mang Picked In 2019 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday

on June 7, 2019 - 7:49am

Former Topper star Jared Mang picked Wednesday in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft gives a big smile to the hometown folks. He'll be playing with the Detroit Tigers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Former Los Alamos High School baseball star Jared Mang was picked Wednesday in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. He will be playing with the Detroit Tigers.

Mang, 22, has been playing for the University of New Mexico Lobos baseball team for the past four years as starter in the outfield and team captain for the 2019 season.

A four-year standout for

Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access To Hunting; Fishing On 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide

on June 6, 2019 - 4:23pm
David Bernhardt
 
DOI News:
 
OAK HARBOR Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than 1.4 million acres.
 
“President Trump is committed to expanding public access on public lands, and this proposal is executing on that directive by opening and increasing

D-Day Newspaper Discovered Lining Dresser Drawer

on June 6, 2019 - 10:40am
Twenty years ago, Marc Bailey of Los Alamos discovered this front page from the Tulsa Daily World dated June 6, 1944 lining the bottom of a dresser drawer at his grandparent’s house in Oklahoma. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit Delivers Keynote Address At Symposium In Fredericksburg, Texas

on June 6, 2019 - 9:49am

Nancy Bartlit of Los Alamos delivers the keynote address Tuesday morning at the National Center for Preservation and Training and the National Museum of the Pacific War three-day symposium in Fredericksburg, Texas. Photo by Catherine Cooper

Staff Report

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit of Los Alamos is the keynote speaker at the National Center for Preservation and Training (NCPTT)  and the National Museum of the Pacific War for a three-day symposium, June 4-6 in Fredericksburg, Texas.

The symposium focuses on the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War.

Udall Hails House Passage Of American Dream And Promise Act, Calls On Senate To Take Up Law Now

on June 6, 2019 - 9:48am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act.
 
The legislation offers a path to citizenship for Dreamers, thousands of whom live in New Mexico, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).
 
According to the Center for American Progress, “New Mexico is home to 17,800 immigrants who are eligible for protection under the Dream and Promise Act,” including approximately 7,400 people in

States Get Assistance On 2020 Election Cybersecurity

on June 6, 2019 - 8:27am
NGA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. As states prepare for the 2020 election cycle, the National Governors Association will work with six competitively selected states on strategies to improve cybersecurity operations and communications around elections.
 
Staff from NGA Solutions’ Homeland Security and Public Safety division will assist Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia to develop plans for refining and implementing promising practices in cybersecurity operations to ensure the integrity of elections in their states.
 
Participants from governors’ offices, election officials and

Today Marks 75th Anniversary Of D-Day Operation Overlord And The Battle Of Normandy

on June 6, 2019 - 6:55am

Courtesy/D-Day Anniversary/com

D-DAY News:

Today, June 6, marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Whilst most events take place in France, remembrance services and other events occur in the United States, UK and Canada.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Normandy in France to pay homage to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy.

Veterans and their families, political figures, re-enactors, military vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of other men, women and children pay tribute to the those who

Heinrich Questions Officials On Energy Storage During Energy And Natural Resources Committee Hearing

on June 5, 2019 - 6:55am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. During an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned witnesses on the opportunities for expanding the deployment of grid-scale energy storage in the United States.
 
 
“Increasing energy storage for renewable resources, like wind and solar, opens the door for New Mexicans to have access to a power grid that is more resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and available during emergencies,” Heinrich said.

Oak Ridge Transforming Former Uranium Enrichment Area For Development

on June 5, 2019 - 6:20am
Oak Ridge crews began removing trailers and tearing up a 6.5-acre slab and asphalt at the Building K-29 site in October 2018. Courtesy photo
 
A view of the Building K-29 demolition site as the teardown was nearly finished in 2006. The building was surrounded by Building K-27, the K-731 Switch House, and the Poplar Creek facilities, which are now cleared away. Courtesy photo
 
OREM News:
 
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor UCOR recently removed the Building K-29 slab, a significant step in the cleanup and transformation of the

Luján Announces Support For Medicare For All

on June 4, 2019 - 3:52pm

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined 112 Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1384, the 

“Since my very first days in Congress, I’ve strongly held the belief that health care is a fundamental right for all, not a privilege for a few. No individual should ever be denied care or worry about costs when sick. But, for far too many Americans today, that is not the reality.

NMHU Vatos Rugby Wins 3rd National Championship

on June 4, 2019 - 3:31pm
The Highlands Vatos rugby club won its third national championship June 2 in Philadelphia. Courtesy photo
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club won another national championship June 2 in Philadelphia at the 2019 national tournament.
 
It was the third time in five years the Vatos were victorious at the national level, with the club taking home national titles in 2015 and 2016.
 
The Vatos beat Claremont College, the defending national champs, 17-12 in the June 2 national championship game in the National Small College Rugby Organization

Heinrich On 100th Anniversary Of Senate Passage Of 19th Amendment Giving Women Right To Vote

on June 4, 2019 - 9:57am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2019) – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States Senate passing the 19th Amendment, which gave all American women the constitutional right to vote:

“Our nation’s democracy was founded on the right to vote and the ability of every citizen to participate equally. Until a century ago, however, women were excluded from that most fundamental right.

Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit With Statue Of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz In Fredericksburg, Texas

on June 4, 2019 - 8:31am

Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit with the bronze statue of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Monday in Fredericksburg, Texas. Bartlit is in Fredericksburg to deliver the keynote address today at the National Center for Preservation and Training and the National Museum of the Pacific War three-day symposium focused on the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War. Courtesy photo

New Mexico Delegation Announces $600,000 To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Rural Communities

on June 3, 2019 - 4:36pm
 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country in order to help combat the opioid epidemic.
 
The funding, which was championed by the New Mexico delegation, comes through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration

CD3 Candidate Marco Serna Visits Los Alamos

on June 3, 2019 - 8:53am
U.S. Congressional candidate Marco Serna hands out literature Saturday at Bathtub Row Brewing during a Drinks With Dems event as part of his 16 city campaign tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment, left, and County Council Chair Sara Scott, center, talk with candidate Marco Serna Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Candidate for U.S. Representative Dist.

Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit Is Keynote Speaker At Symposium On Preservation Of US Military Heritage

on June 3, 2019 - 8:24am

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit

Staff Report

Nancy Reynolds Bartlit of Los Alamos is the keynote speaker at the National Center for Preservation and Training (NCPTT)  and the National Museum of the Pacific War for a three-day symposium, June 4-6 in Fredericksburg, Texas.

The symposium focuses on the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War.

Bartlit’s talk includes details of when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Bartlit was in kindergarten at the time in New Jersey.

ESC: Wolf Rule Peer-Reviewers Find Science Lacking

on June 2, 2019 - 7:15pm
ESC News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a scientific peer review Friday of a proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the United States.
 
At least one reviewer found the rule failed to follow the best available science, which is required by the Endangered Species Act.
 
"I found the proposed rule to remove federal protections for gray wolves nationwide did not use the best available science as required by the Endangered Species Act,” said Professor Adrian Treves of the Nelson Institute for Environmental

DEA Invites Public To Peek Into Life Of Special Agents

on June 2, 2019 - 7:01am
DEA News:
 
ARLINGTON, VA The DEA Museum in Arlington, Va., will offer a unique opportunity for the public to get an inside look into life as a special agent as part of a special June 4 event at auditorium, DEA Headquarters, 700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
 
As part of the DEA Museum lecture series, the museum’s director and chief curator will host an interactive program with several DEA Special Agents to discuss who they are and what they do. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended and available on Eventbrite. In addition, the event will be

NMHU: Adapt To Changing Face Of Higher Education

on June 2, 2019 - 6:37am
Timothy Renick, senior vp for student success at Georgia State University, addresses university and government officials following a screening of ‘Unlikely’ in Albuquerque. Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHU
 
NMHU News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American universities need to look inward to develop solutions to help more students graduate, a noted educator told an audience of university and government officials from across New Mexico.
 
“There’s no excuse for sitting on the sidelines, because you can make big changes,” said Timothy Renick, whom Washington Monthly magazine named as one of its 2016 most

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Addresses New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association At Annual Meeting

on June 1, 2019 - 1:50pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
SANTA ANA PUEBLO U.S. Sen. Tom Udall addressed the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association Wednesday during the opening session of their annual meeting.
 
In his remarks, Udall discussed the importance of promoting renewable energy, along with his efforts to expand rural broadband access and invest in rural infrastructure.
 
“For decades, member-owned electric cooperatives across New Mexico and across the nation have been the backbone of our rural communities and rural economies. And you continue to be so today,” Udall said.

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