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NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 16, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

American Red Cross New Mexico Chapter Seeks Volunteers To Join Disaster Action Team

on September 15, 2019 - 2:31pm

AMERICAN RED CROSS News:

Everyday, people are forced from their home due to fires, storms or other disasters.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Assistance given may include financial provisions for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, prescription medication and other critically needed items.

Want to put your compassion in to action? Join the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on September 15, 2019 - 7:36am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Has Key Hearing

on September 14, 2019 - 10:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich 

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

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduces the Clean Energy Jobs Act to establish a comprehensive, nationwide program at the Department of Energy to improve education and training for careers in clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy.

The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S.

Republican Party Of New Mexico Office In Albuquerque Open This Weekend Ahead Of President Trump’s Visit

on September 14, 2019 - 8:05am
STATE GOP News:
 
In anticipation of President Trump’s Monday evening visit to New Mexico, the Republican Party of New Mexico's office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 to take calls and answer questions.
 
Hats are available for purchase.
 
The Republican Party of New Mexico's office is 5150-A San Francisco NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
 
The office can be reached at 505.298.3662.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 14, 2019 - 7:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Forest Service Hiring For 2020 Field Season

on September 13, 2019 - 4:03pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on www.usajobs.gov. The application period closes Sept. 25. 

The SFNF will be hiring seasonal employees to work in fire, recreation, range, wildlife and fisheries, archaeology and timber.

Temporary employees are an essential part of the Forest Service workforce during the busy spring and summer field season each year.

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

A companion

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 13, 2019 - 4:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers

on September 12, 2019 - 7:33pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano announces this morning at a community event at Buffalo Thunder Resort Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Triad’s Community Commitment Program awarded $599,600 to the LANL Foundation during a presentation this morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By ARIN MCKENNA
Valley Daily Post

Two grants from Los Alamos National Security operator Triad National Security, LLC, will benefit students and teachers

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety...

on September 12, 2019 - 4:19pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving science

Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

on September 12, 2019 - 8:43am
Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com
 
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Serna Releases Position Statement On Climate Change

on September 12, 2019 - 8:07am

Marco Serna

From the Marco Serna for Congress Campaign:

Española – Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has made public his position paper on Climate Change.

While highlighting that climate change was very real and a threat to our survival, he rejects the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of his opponents in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

“I join with the National AFL-CIO in opposing the Green New Deal. If the 10-year plan was implemented, it would have a devastating effect on New Mexico’s economy and the state budget,” Serna said.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 12, 2019 - 7:31am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

on September 11, 2019 - 2:42pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall  

 

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

 

The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

 

Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary

Sept. 11, 2001 ... Never Forgotten

on September 11, 2019 - 8:50am

Courtesy image

By The Editors Of history.com:

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 11, 2019 - 7:44am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich, Collins Introduce American Energy Opportunity Act To Streamline Clean Energy Technology Permitting

on September 10, 2019 - 12:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

The lawmakers introduced the legislation to encourage state and local governments to adopt instantaneous permit applications for solar and battery storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Monday introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act to provide state and local governments with voluntary tools to expedite and standardize the permitting process for distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar and battery storage, while ensuring high-quality and safe installations.

“If we truly

NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

on September 10, 2019 - 11:52am

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION New:

 

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.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.

 

The funding will go toward prevention, treatment,

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame In Los Alamos

on September 10, 2019 - 9:35am

Democratic Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame visits Monday on Central Avenue with the oldest (Ann Beyer, 90) and youngest (Neha Sadasivan, 17) of the group of hosts organizing a community meet-and-greet event for her, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Pueblo Canyon Inn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame gets together Monday with several of her hosts for next Thursday's community meet-and-greet event, from left, Kenneth Holmes, Plame, Anagha Dandekar, Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and Jennifer Holmes. Photo by Carol A.

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on September 10, 2019 - 7:28am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

NCRTD Garners Fourth Award For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on September 9, 2019 - 6:40pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

This marks the third of the GFOA’s top national awards that have been bestowed upon the NCRTD this year and follows the Distinguished Budget Award for the FY 2019 Annual Budget and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

This makes the District

LANL: Discover Lightning’s Electrifying Truth At Free Public Talks In Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

on September 9, 2019 - 6:21pm

LANL physicist Tess Light will discuss lightning at free public talks starting Sept. 11. Photo by Rob Lang Photography

LANL News:

  • Tess Light of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses those bright cracks across the sky at Frontiers in Science talks in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Tess Light will discuss the beauty and mystery of lightning at three Frontiers in Science public talks starting Sept. 11 in Santa Fe. 

 

“On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth,” said Light, a physicist at the Laboratory.

AFSCME Endorses Luján For U.S. Senate

on September 9, 2019 - 7:43am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Ben Ray Luján for Senate Campaign:

ALBUQUERQUE – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the largest trade union of public employees in the United States, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator for New Mexico.

At their convention in Albuquerque, AFSCME leaders said Luján - the son of a union ironworker and a public school official - was the best candidate to uplift working families given his record of protecting health care, workers' benefits and security, Social Security, and Medicare. 


AFSCME Council 18

New Mexico State Land Office Sends Cancellation Notice To Cypress Inc. Owned By The Late Jeffrey Epstein

on September 9, 2019 - 7:41am

State Land Office News:

 

SANTA FE – Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has announced that a cancellation letter has been sent to Cypress Inc., a company owned by the late Jeffrey Epstein and listed as the owner of the Zorro Ranch in Santa Fe County.

 

On July 16, 2019, the Land Office provided over 400 pages to the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. All documents were related to 1,243 acres of state trust land leased to Cypress Inc. The leases date back to 1993 when Epstein originally purchased the 10,000 acre New Mexico ranch.

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