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State Auditor Brian Colón Addresses Change In New Mexico Democratic Party Leadership

on June 4, 2019 - 7:57am
State Auditor Brian Colón
 
DPNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Former Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) Chairman and current State Auditor Brian Colón would like to extend his congratulations to DPNM outgoing Executive Director Joe Kabourek, as he starts the next chapter in his next political endeavors.
 
“During his tenure as executive director of the DPNM, Joe led New Mexico Democrats to unprecedented victories in electing Democrats to office across New Mexico.

NMGF Reminds Public: Leave Young Wildlife Alone

on June 4, 2019 - 7:24am
Remember – young wildlife are simply hiding while awaiting their parents’ return from foraging nearby. Courtesy/NMGF
 
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE As summer approaches, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMGF) again reminds the public to leave alone deer or antelope fawns, elk calves, bear cubs and other wild animals they may encounter.
 
Remember – young wildlife are simply hiding while awaiting their parents’ return from foraging nearby.
 
Removing these young animals can cost them their lives, NMGF Deer and Pronghorn Biologist Orrin Duvuvuei warns.

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on June 4, 2019 - 7:12am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers after noon and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

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.

NWS: Today’s High Near 78; Tonight’s Low Around 49

on June 3, 2019 - 8:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 78 with a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms after 3 p.m., some of which may be severe and a low tonight of around 49. Courtesy/NWS

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

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Announces Appointments To Tribal Infrastructure Board

on June 2, 2019 - 7:19am
IAD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) Friday announced Gov. Lujan Grisham’s appointment of new members to the Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) board, effective immediately.
 
The Tribal Infrastructure Act aims to ensure adequate financial resources for infrastructure development in tribal communities, provide for the planning and development of infrastructure in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and develop infrastructure in tribal communities to improve the quality of life and encourage economic development.
 
The Tribal Infrastructure Board is

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

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 2, 2019 - 6:20am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 20 percent chance of isolated rain and thunderstorms between noon and 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

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.

Los Alamos League Hosts State Convention

on June 1, 2019 - 1:49pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott welcomes New Mexico League of Women Voters delegates to Los Alamos May 17-19 for the State Convention. Courtesy photo
 
Liz Bander, representing the National League, celebrated the 100 years since women got the vote, but also reflected on how much work remains. Photo by Janet Blair
 
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos hosted the Biennial Convention of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico the weekend of May 17-19 at the Holiday Inn Express.

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler explained the ups and downs of the 2019

Smoke In The Jemez

on June 1, 2019 - 12:59pm

VALLES CALDERA News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve initiated prescribed burn projects beginning last Thursday and may continue over the next couple of weeks, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.

The prescribed burns are taking place within a 630-acre project area in Banco Bonito and a 112-acre area on Cerro Seco. Both locations are within the western half of the preserve.

The burn operations will be completed within a 3- to 10-day period.

NWS: Today’s High Near 74; Tonight’s Low Around 49

on June 1, 2019 - 6:32am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 74 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 49. Courtesy/NWS

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Responds To President Trump’s Threat To Increase Tariffs On Mexico

on May 31, 2019 - 11:50am
 

Fact sheet detailing figures concerning New Mexico's trade relationship with Mexico. Courtesy/Governor's Office

From the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

 

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that his administration would impose escalating tariffs on Mexican imports until “illegal” migrants are stopped from arriving at the southern U.S. border:
 
“The president is threatening the employment of tens of thousands of New Mexicans whose livelihoods and families absolutely depend on a

SFCC Hosts Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Dinner June 20

on May 31, 2019 - 8:16am
SFCC News:
 
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Santa Fe Chapter presents a fundraising dinner benefiting Cooking with Kids and SFCC Culinary Arts Students 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The community is invited to enjoy a uniquely crafted gourmet celebration while supporting Santa Fe’s future chefs. Guest Chefs are all inducted members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs:
  • Jerry Dakan, SFCC Lead Chef-Instructor;
  • Peter O’Brien, Inn of the Anasazi;
  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts LLC;
  • Fernando Olea, Sazón;
  • Evan Doughty, Santa Fe Brewing Co.;
  • Kyle

Women Dies In Police Shooting In Carlsbad

on May 31, 2019 - 7:30am
NMSP News:
 
CARLSBAD The New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau was contacted May 19 to investigate a police shooting involving the Carlsbad Police Department (CPD).
 
At about 3:53 p.m., May 19, 2019, CPD officers responded to 311 Peachtree Street in Carlsbad for a welfare check on a female. When officers arrived at the residence, they encountered Lori Markham, 47, of Carlsbad.
 
When officers encountered Markham, Markham yelled at officers while holding a black semi-automatic handgun.

Free Public Star Gazing Event Sunday June 2

on May 31, 2019 - 7:17am
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Sunday evening, June 2, the public is invited to join amateur astronomers attending the Great Southwest Star Party at the New Mexico Museum of Space History for a free public night of star gazing.
 
Astronomers will share their telescopes and knowledge of the cosmos with all who attend.
 
Beginning at 6 p.m., museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll will give a special presentation in the New Horizons Theater. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited.

NWS: Today’s High Near 71; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on May 31, 2019 - 6:56am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 71 with isolated sprinkles after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS  

The National Weather Service reports that while portions of eastern New Mexico will have the potential for severe weather, virga, light showers or dry thunderstorms may produce gusty and erratic winds today through the weekend across central and western New Mexico. Courtesy/NWS

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Increased Medicaid Hospital Reimbursement Rates

on May 30, 2019 - 9:55am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tuesday announced her plan to increase Medicaid hospital reimbursement rates for inpatient and outpatient services by $168.7 million effective July 1.
 
The hospital reimbursement increases are part of a multi-phase strategy to address the low Medicaid reimbursement rates for those who deliver care and services to the most vulnerable New Mexicans and help rebuild and protect New Mexico’s health care delivery network.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Statement On Special Counsel Mueller’s Public Remarks About Russia Investigation

on May 30, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHIGNTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public remarks regarding the Russia investigation:
 
“Today, Robert Mueller made two things crystal clear. First, a foreign adversary meddled in our presidential election with the express intention of tipping the scales to benefit the Trump campaign. Second, the special counsel was unable to charge the president with obstruction of justice solely due to Department of Justice policy -- not lack of evidence.

Students At Northern New Mexico Schools Earn Research Awards As Part Of ‘Share With Wildlife’

on May 30, 2019 - 6:19am
RS News:
 
SANTA FE Four students at three Northern New Mexico schools won cash awards for excellence in researching and writing a report on wildlife species that are threatened or endangered, and are listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New Mexico.
 
Students at Peñasco High School, El Dorado Community School, and Santa Fe Indian School did field research and extended environmental monitoring on the Galisteo, Pecos, Santa Barbara, and Santa Fe Rivers, using wildlife cameras and aerial drones among other riparian assessment methods.

Heinrich Secures Commitments From Interior Secretary David Bernhardt To Protect Chaco Canyon

on May 30, 2019 - 6:08am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, secured key commitments from U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt following his visit to Chaco Canyon.
 
"I invited Secretary Bernhardt to New Mexico to see firsthand how special Chaco Canyon is and I’m pleased with the outcome of his visit. The Secretary had the opportunity to meet with local tribal leaders who are united in protecting the area surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on May 30, 2019 - 6:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 44. Courtesy/NWS

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Quantum Information Gets Boost From Thin-Film Breakthrough

on May 29, 2019 - 11:00am

An innovative method for controlling single-photon emission for specific locations in 2D materials may offer a new path toward all-optical quantum computers and other quantum technologies. This image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create place single-photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. Inset shows the Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry measurement proving quantum emission. Image by Michael Pettes/Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Method opens new path to all-optical quantum computers, other technologies

 

Efforts to create reliable light-based

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