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New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Signs Career Pathway Agreement With U.S. Forest Service

on December 14, 2019 - 8:52am
Forest Supervisor James Duran, left, and Secretary Bill McCamley sign an agreement Wednesday in Taos. Courtesy photo
 
NMDWS News:
 
TAOS The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S. Forest Service in Taos to provide a career pathway program for participants in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC).
 
RMYC is an AmeriCorps program where participants gain valuable experience in the skills that employers, like the U.S. Forest Service, need by maintaining public lands.
 
The program will involve staff from Carson National Forest

Santa Fe Community College: Fall 2019 Dean’s List

on December 14, 2019 - 8:48am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College has announced the names of the students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2019 semester.
 

New Mexico Congressional Delegation’s PFAS Legislation Included In National Defense Bill

on December 14, 2019 - 8:02am
 
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, 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 final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes the New Mexico delegation’s bill, H.R.

Four Years After Paris Climate Accords, Udall Joins Shaheen, Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Voicing Support For Global Efforts To Combat Climate Change

on December 14, 2019 - 6:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a group of bipartisan senators in a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in support of the organization’s global efforts to mitigate climate change.
 
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) is currently convening a meeting on the historic Paris Climate Agreement in Madrid. Earlier this week, Udall joined a group of senators in calling on President

BLM New Mexico Issues Policy To Reduce Wildfire Risk Around Power Lines On Public Lands

on December 14, 2019 - 6:03am
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE Building on the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires through active management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office issued a new policy Friday to limit fire risk from power lines crossing BLM-managed public lands.
 
The policy provides guidance for effective vegetation management within and adjacent to electric transmission and distribution line rights-of-way, also known as ROWs.
 
“This policy will reduce the risk of wildfire associated with vegetation conditions in and around powerline rights-of-way by

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on December 14, 2019 - 5:33am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31 with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Courtesy/NWS

State Rapid Hire Continues With Strong Turnout Day 2

on December 13, 2019 - 5:51pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that 1,100 job applicants were interviewed on the second day of the New Mexico state government rapid hire event, both in person at Tingley Coliseum and remotely at Workforce Connection offices around the state.
 
The strong turnout Thursday is in addition to the more than 1,200 applicants received at the rapid hire event Wednesday.
 
The rapid hire event continues tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 13. Applicants will be received from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum.

Clean Energy Jobs Act Passes Out Of Committee

on December 13, 2019 - 4:37pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), was passed by a voice vote in a key legislative business meeting in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
 
The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a well-trained workforce in the energy sector.
 
This program would improve education and training for careers in energy-related industries, especially for minorities and other underrepresented groups in New Mexico.
 
“The

2019 Winter Indian Market Santa Fe Plaza Dec. 14-15

on December 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

Santa Fe Republican Alexis Johnson Announces Candidacy For Congressional District 3

on December 13, 2019 - 7:58am

Alexis Johnson

From the Alexis Johnson For CD3 Campaign:

‘A Return to Traditional, New Mexican Family Values.’

Alexis Johnson is a fiscal and social conservative, a consultant in engineering, a rancher, and a mother who is pro-life and a strong believer in the U.S. Constitution.

Born and raised in southeastern New Mexico, Johnson is now raising a family of her own with her husband Chris in Santa Fe, and she understands the challenges faced every day by New Mexican families.  

Johnson is a proud New Mexican who believes in “New Mexico First” principles: protecting and advocating for the

Heinrich: Closer Than Ever To Establishing New National Park In New Mexico

on December 13, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that his provision to designate White Sands National Monument as New Mexico’s newest national park was included in the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
 
The House is expected to vote on the bill this week with Senate consideration to follow.
 
“Everyone who visits White Sands marvels at its remarkable geology, spectacular scenery, and outstanding recreation experiences,” Heinrich said.

Luján Statement On Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

on December 13, 2019 - 6:56am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the House passage of the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
 
“I often hear from families that the cost of prescription drugs is a burden threatening their economic stability and their health. That is unacceptable. New Mexico families shouldn't have to choose between making ends meet and affording their prescriptions
 
“I am deeply proud that the House passed the Elijah E.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 29

on December 13, 2019 - 6:08am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls For Declassification And Full Release Of Torture Report

on December 12, 2019 - 4:15pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. To mark Human Rights Day and the 5-year anniversary of the release of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s oversight study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement:
 
“Five years ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the 500-page summary of the Committee’s study on the CIA’s detention and interrogation techniques.
 
“The Committee’s objective and fact-based study is the only comprehensive study conducted of this program

Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 12, 2019

on December 12, 2019 - 5:41am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather has not been cold enough to allow ice fishing on any lakes in Northern New Mexico.
 
During this time areas of the lakes where there is still open water to allow for bank fishing can be good. Eagle Nest Lake was closed to boating and ice fishing last week. There was a small area of open water near the south dock and the fishing was reportedly very good for trout in this area. Bank fishing is allowed where open water touches the bank.
 
Small areas like this can freeze very quickly so it is best to call ahead to

Phenomenal Turnout For State Rapid Hire Event

on December 12, 2019 - 5:24am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that more than 1,200 job applicants attended and were processed on day one of the New Mexico state government rapid hire event at Tingley Coliseum.
 
Thousands of New Mexicans attended the first day of the hiring event aimed at fast-tracking hiring for hundreds of state government vacancies across the state, announced last week by Gov. Lujan Grisham.

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 28

on December 12, 2019 - 5:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

New Mexico Economic Development Department Outdoor Recreation Division Launches Website

on December 11, 2019 - 11:19am

Photo by Jay Hemphill

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) launched Friday, Dec. 6 an independent website.

The new ORD site will be a valuable resource for outdoor recreation companies looking to expand or relocate, as well as nonprofits and government agencies looking to get involved with the division’s work.

Additionally, the website offers information including a full list of the ORD Advisory Committee as well as opportunities for volunteers.

“The Outdoor Recreation Division’s website and social platforms are

Heinrich Pushes For Clean Energy Tax Extenders

on December 11, 2019 - 9:45am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. As committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate continue to discuss a potential legislative package of tax extenders, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is calling on Congressional leadership to prioritize clean energy extenders in any tax legislation.
 
Heinrich, along with U.S. Senators Edward J.

SFNF: Hyde Park, Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burns

on December 11, 2019 - 9:27am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement the previously announced prescribed pile burns in Pacheco Canyon and Hyde Park as early as today if conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable.
 
The pile burns are designed to remove woody debris from the Pacheco Canyon and Hyde Park fuels reduction project areas.

Angel Fire Resort Opens For Winter Season Friday

on December 11, 2019 - 9:09am
Courtesy/AngelFireResort
 
Courtesy/AngelFireResort
 
AFR News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico, has benefited from late fall storms that have tracked over the southwest.
 
The storms are providing the northern New Mexican mountains with a few inches of consistent snow with each storm.
 
The family-friendly resort kicks off ski season this Friday, Dec. 13, with a 52” of natural snow. The mountain operations team has also been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past four weeks making snow in anticipation of this year’s opening.
 

Governor, Legislative Leaders Petition Supreme Court For Emergency Review Of Energy Law

on December 11, 2019 - 8:52am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and legislative sponsors of the 2019 Energy Transition Act petitioned Monday afternoon the New Mexico Supreme Court for an emergency review, asking the Court to direct the Public Regulation Commission to apply the 2019 Energy Transition Act in cases filed after the ETA’s enactment.
 
New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, Sen. Jacob Candelaria, Sen. Mimi Stewart and Rep.

Registration For Spring Semester Now Open At Northern

on December 11, 2019 - 8:06am
Registration for the spring 2020 semester at NNMC is now open. Courtesy/NNMC
 
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA Registration for the spring 2020 semester at Northern New Mexico College is now open for new and continuing students.
 
While classes begin Jan. 21, students are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to get the classes they need, receive financial aid, and order books and course materials.
 
Prospective students interested in starting classes for the spring are also encouraged to register, but must first apply to Northern by completing an online application.

LANL Announces Winners Of First-Ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge

on December 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Judges from Los Alamos National Laboratory Jake Miner and James Owen listen to students from Taos Academy Charter School as they explain their entry in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Roughly 600 people convened at Los Lunas High School Saturday for the first-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real-world problems.
 
Led by New Mexico’s Office of the Governor, the Challenge was a collaboration between the Department of Public Education, the

NMED Is Rapid Hiring Wednesday Dec. 11

on December 10, 2019 - 8:53am
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department is participating in this week's Rapid Hire Event.
 
The Department is looking to hire for a variety of positions including in science and technology, human resources and more.
 
Representatives from the Environment Department will conduct interviews 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Tingley Coliseum at EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro Dr. NE in Albuquerque.
 
Applicants may interview:
For more information including what to bring to the event, visit

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