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Wildlife Hospital Forms New Partnerships

on December 27, 2017 - 9:16am
Golden Eagle with wounded wing. Courtesy photo
 
NMWC News:
 
The New Mexico Wildlife Center has announced the addition of several local veterinarians to its volunteer animal care team. Dr. Julie Breer, Dr. Bridget Lyman and Dr. Nicole Walrath, all of Smith Veterinary Hospital, will be helping treat injured and orphaned wild animals admitted to the wildlife hospital.
 
Dr. Sarah Sirica of the Thaw Animal Hospital and Dr. Michelle Salob, staff veterinarian at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter,” round out the group of veterinarians who will be assisting in the hospital. Dr.

BLM New Mexico Oil And Gas Lease Sale Nets More Than $30 Million

on December 27, 2017 - 8:51am
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE — In keeping with the administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico quarterly oil and gas lease sale resulted in $30,361,782.50 in competitive bids for 2,104.15 acres. 
 
The combined bids will be distributed between the federal government and the State of New Mexico. 
 
The BLM offered 7 parcels in Eddy and Lea counties. The highest bid per acre was made by Federal Abstract Company, Santa Fe, N.M. at $40,001.00. This set a BLM record for the highest bid per acre.
 
For more details about the sale

Largest Array To Date To Be Constructed At Taos Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant

on December 23, 2017 - 10:25am

BUSINESS News:

TAOS – Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), alongside its energy supplier Guzman Energy Partners, announced Friday a land-lease agreement and 30-year solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to build up to a four-megawatt solar array at the Taos Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant.

This agreement represents the largest solar array built in KCEC’s service area to date and further demonstrates the Taos community’s commitment to embracing resilient, renewable energy generation and distribution.

KCEC has been committed to its role in providing low energy rates for its members

Communication 3: Possibility Of Miscommunication

on December 22, 2017 - 6:38am
By SONYIA WILLIAMS
Los Alamos World
Futures Institute
Student Intern

In the last column we explored the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical translation. One of the major disadvantages is that a mechanical translator does not account for the connotation of words, but rather the denotation.

This leaves a lot of room for error. As stated in the last article, it makes it difficult for mechanical translators to keep up with the perpetually evolving nature of languages.

Along with this, not accounting for the connotation of words can lead to misinterpretation and thus ineffective

LAPS Custodians To Retain Jobs Despite Outside Contract

on December 21, 2017 - 12:36pm
Assistant Superintendent Lisa Montoya speaks about the custodial service contract between SSC and Los Alamos Public Schools at the Nov. 11 School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A contract for a Tennessee-based company to provide night-time custodial services for Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School will not result in the loss of jobs for Los Alamos Public Schools employees, according to Assistant Superintendent Lisa Montoya.

Montoya said she has met with custodial staff three times

DeBenedittis Calls For New Mexico Governor And Legislators To Lead On Net Neutrality

on December 21, 2017 - 8:40am

Peter DeBenedittis

From the Office of gubernatorial candidate Peter DeBenedittis:

Stating that “The new Federal Communications Commission appointees have shown their true colors and sold out Internet users, small businesses, and free speech by eliminating net neutrality,” Progressive Democratic candidate for governor, Dr. Peter DeBenedittis, is calling on Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico State Legislators to take the lead where regulators in DC have failed.

The new rules passed by the FCC allow internet service providers to block or charge more for any content they choose.

“Is it

McQuiston: Don’t Let Grinches Steal Your Christmas

on December 21, 2017 - 5:32am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
By the time you read this column, you may be done with your Christmas shopping, but the message can be used all year round.
 
Online shopping makes it easy to find a great selection of gifts and can be a big time-saver. Unfortunately, thieves are waiting to take advantage of you.
 
Here are some tips to protect yourself while shopping online:
  • Install the most recent updates for spam filters, anti-virus protection, and firewall security on your computer or phone.
  • Use secure websites and logoff when finished. Look for an “s” in the website URLs. “

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