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Zhennovate LLC Of Los Alamos Awarded $20,000 Investment Prize From Arrowhead Center At NMSU

on July 18, 2018 - 11:41am
projectY cowork News:
projectY cowork Los Alamos member, Zhennovate LLC, a Los Alamos-based education startup that scales personalized skillset development to help individuals achieve and sustain high performance, was recently chosen as the winner of the $20,000 investment prize awarded by the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
The investment prize was decided based on the customer traction and company growth potential that Team Zhennovate demonstrated throughout the five-month long HealthSprint accelerator program, developed by the Arrowhead Center and

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall On Treasury Department Ending Disclosure Requirements For Dark Money Donors

on July 18, 2018 - 11:14am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the Treasury Department ended a requirement that “dark money” groups must disclose their donors to the IRS:

“Secret, undisclosed money has flooded our electoral system and completely drowned out the voices of everyday citizens. Now, the Trump administration is making an already rigged system even worse -- ending some of the limited disclosure we have about who is spending these unlimited sums of money to try to buy our democracy.

FBI: Kewa Pueblo Man Faces Eight Years In Prison For Assaulting Federal Officer

on July 18, 2018 - 9:57am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Fabian Louis Bailon, 39, an enrolled member of Kewa Pueblo, who resides in Santa Fe, pled guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to assaulting a federal officer.
Bailon was arrested Jan. 12, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the criminal complaint, Bailon was arrested on tribal charges Nov.

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Warns Government Entities About Costly Invoicing Scam

on July 18, 2018 - 9:44am
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
SANTA FE The City of Alamogordo last week paid more than $250,000 to an unknown scam artist, and recovery of that public money is likely to be difficult if not impossible.
In light of that scam, State Auditor Wayne Johnson is reminding all of the state’s government entities to be extremely cautious and aware when it comes to e-mail communication from any vendors.
A staff member with the City of Alamogordo received an email request to change banking information from someone who appeared to be a representative of Cooperative Education

AG Balderas Fights to Return Unlawfully Transferred Land In Rio Arriba County To Land Grant Heirs

on July 18, 2018 - 9:09am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office’s plan to fight for the rights of the Land Grant, Merced de Los Pueblos de Tierra Amarilla.

In 2003, an unlawful transfer of title of property belonging to Merced de Los Pueblos de Tierra Amarilla was made to Al Frente de Lucha, a Colorado corporation.

Indian Affairs, Rules Committees Hold Bipartisan Roundtable On Protecting Voting Rights In Indian Country

on July 18, 2018 - 8:50am


WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate Committees on Indian Affairs and Rules and Administration held a bipartisan roundtable Tuesday on “Voting Rights, Access, and Barriers in Indian Country.”

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, led the hearing and were joined by tribal and state leaders.

Delegation Urges ITC To Reverse Newsprint Tariffs Hurting New Mexico Newspapers

on July 18, 2018 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grisham have urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to reverse the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Canadian newsprint, which threaten to devastate local newspapers across New Mexico.
In a letter sent to USITC Chairman David S.

Michelle Lujan Grisham Introduces Antiquities Act

on July 18, 2018 - 7:20am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) led a group of 61 Democratic Members of Congress in introducing legislation Tuesday to enhance protections for national monuments against the Trump administration’s attacks on public lands.
The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2018 is the House companion to Senator Tom Udall’s (D-NM) ANTIQUITIES Act (S.

NNMCAB Holds Board Election, Talk On Material Disposal Area C; Updates From Hintze, NMED July 25

on July 18, 2018 - 7:13am


Members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board are scheduled to elect a new chair and vice chair for FY-2019 during a meeting 1- 5:15 p.m., July 25 in the Jemez Complex at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on Material Disposal Area C at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an overview of the aggregate areas. In addition, there will be agency updates from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management-Los Alamos Field Office and John Kieling of the New Mexico Environment Department. 

The Northern

Native American Veterans Exhibit In Angel Fire Aug. 4

on July 18, 2018 - 6:45am
DVS News:
ANGEL FIRE A Native American Veterans Exhibit will open Aug. 4 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox will be joined at a noon ceremony by prominent Native American veterans and members of the veteran community to welcome the exhibit to the Memorial, which is managed by DVS.
Joining them will be artist and U.S. Marine/U.S.

PARCC Testing Results For Los Alamos Public Schools

on July 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

Chart shows district-level percent of students proficient and above on PARCC by ELA and Math. Courtesy/LAPS

Chart shows district-level percent of students proficient and above on PARCC by ELA and Math. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test are now available. Students in the Los Alamos Public Schools demonstrated promising results. PARCC is one of the statewide standardized tests required by the New Mexico Secretary of Education.

For PARCC scores for each school district in New Mexico, visit

CVNM Action Fund Endorses Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard For Commissioner Of Public Lands

on July 17, 2018 - 3:40pm
Stephanie Garcia Richard
CVNM News:
SANTA FE Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the state’s leading political advocacy voice for sound environmental policies that support healthy communities, announced Monday its endorsement of Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for New Mexico Land Commissioner via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund.
“Rep. Garcia Richard has been vocal and ambitious in her plans for environmental protection,” said Ben Shelton, CVNM’s Political and Legislative sirector. “Rep.

FBI: Santa Fe Cardiologist Gets 51 Months In Prison

on July 17, 2018 - 10:16am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Chief U.S. District Judge William P. “Chip” Johnson sentenced Roy G. Heilbron last week in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 51 months of imprisonment for his convictions on health care fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Acting Special Agent in Charge Maxwell D. Marker of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division and U.S. Marshal Sonya K. Chavez.
Heilbron, 54, a cardiologist residing in Santa Fe, was sentenced to 24 months for his conviction on a health care fraud charge, and 27 months for his

WWII Vet Finally Receives Bronze Star Medal Friday

on July 16, 2018 - 10:42pm


SANTA FE – World War II veteran Dennis Ferk will be presented with a Bronze Star Medal at a special presentation ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Friday at the Santa Fe Vet Center at 2209 Brothers Road in Santa Fe.

Ferk had earned this prestigious award for meritorious achievement during ground combat from April 1942 to May 1944 in New Guinea in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

At the ceremony, he also will be presented with an American Defense Service Medal, an American Campaign Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

Following the war, Ferk never sought to claim his awards.

New Mexico Supreme Court: Guardianship System Changes Protect Vulnerable Citizens

on July 16, 2018 - 6:19pm
NMSC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Court-appointed guardians and conservators are subject to audits and more extensive reporting requirements under a new state law to help protect vulnerable New Mexicans no longer able to make decisions about their finances and personal affairs.
Friday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura, State Auditor Wayne Johnson, Sen. James White and Rep. Damon Ely along with Second Judicial District Judges Shannon Bacon and Nancy Franchini highlighted changes in state law and court rules for the adult guardianship system.

OAG Special Agents Work With Doña Ana County Sheriffs To Put Convicted Violent Offender Behind Bars

on July 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
NMAG News:
DONA ANA COUNTY Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say a wanted 49-year-old violent convicted sex offender is in custody – thanks to the observant eyes of a fellow law-enforcement officer.
The nationwide, no-bond extradition warrant was issued Tuesday for Samuel Anthony Herrod.

SFCC On Launch Of Paid Internship Program PILAS

on July 16, 2018 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces the launch of the PILAS Internship program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos), a workforce development project that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses to gain employable skills while earning an hourly wage and academic credit.
The interns, who will begin working in August, will receive pay through the college, not the business partners. The college is seeking businesses that would like to participate in the program.
Ya’el Chaikind, SFCC’s PILAS internship coordinator said, “Students often cite

DOJ: Regulatory Steps To Address Opioid Epidemic

on July 16, 2018 - 8:02am
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice Wednesday announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to control the diversion of dangerous drugs in the midst of the national opioid crisis.
Announced in April by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the final rule sent for publication today in the Federal Register establishes that DEA will take into consideration the extent that a drug is diverted for abuse when it sets its annual opioid production limits.
If DEA believes that that a particular opioid or a particular company’s

'America’s Musical Journey' At DynaTheater

on July 16, 2018 - 8:00am
MFF News:
ALBUQUERQUE In MacGillivray Freeman Film’s America’s Musical Journey, chart-topping artist Aloe Blacc invites audiences to join him on a joyful, tune-filled, giant-screen tour of the nation’s most iconic music cities, diving into the special places and unique cultural diversity that gave birth to America’s celebrated musical heritage. In these cities every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story.
Reflecting the nation at every turn, these stories can be of survival or celebration, of love or heartache, of protest or coming together.

Court Of Appeals Upholds Suppression Of Evidence In Local Child Exploitation Case

on July 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico has affirmed a May 18 decision by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington to suppress evidence found on a computer belonging to Scott Mallory of White Rock.

Judge Ellington ruled that Mallory’s spousal privilege was violated and information on his computer and any statements made by Mallory to police were to be suppressed.

Mallory was arrested by Los Alamos police in January 2016 and charged with sexual exploitation of children under 18 years – visual media, after

Bandelier, Valles Caldera Lift Fire Restrictions Monday!

on July 15, 2018 - 9:10pm

NPS News:

Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions, including backcountry closures, at 8 a.m. Monday.

In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their normal activities within the two National Park Service units.

“Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” VCNP Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos said. “We ask that visitors continue to take appropriate precautions while enjoying our national parks and national forests.”

FBI Arrests Johnny Black On Federal Charge

on July 15, 2018 - 8:38pm
FBI News:
The FBI has arrested Johnny Black on a federal warrant charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country.
Black, 32, had been sought after allegedly shooting at a New Mexico State Police Officer and a Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy in two separate incidents in June 2018.
Black is an enrolled member of the Noorvik Native Community Tribe of Alaska.
Santa Ana Police Officers apprehended Black near a retail store on the pueblo Wednesday.
FBI Special Agents took custody of Black a short time later.
“The FBI

MPNHP-Los Alamos Friends Group And National Park Service Sign Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

on July 15, 2018 - 10:37am

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos gathered Friday afternoon for a special signing ceremony with the National Park Service at the powerhouse (stone house) on Bathtub Row. Back row from left, Ranger Josh Nelson and Board members Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher; LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan; Vice President/County Councilor Rick Reiss; Treasurer Ron Wilkins; Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly; Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca and Karen Henderson.