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Luján Addresses National Defense Authorization Act

on December 4, 2016 - 9:13am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement after voting in support of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a number of priorities for New Mexico.
“From the dedicated men and women who serve our country at Cannon Air Force Base, to the cutting edge research taking place at Los Alamos National Labs, I am proud of the leading role New Mexico’s Third District plays in ensuring our national security policy.

WIPP: Ground Control Progress In Panel 7

on December 3, 2016 - 10:52am
An Underground Operations employee, wearing anti-contamination clothing and a respirator, installs bolts in Panel 7 of the WIPP underground. Courtesy photo
WIPP News:
Underground operations personnel installed 360 bolts in one recent week – doubling the previous weekly record.
The significant progress made in ground control maintenance over the past several weeks in the WIPP underground has exceeded expectations. Ground control is important to ensure safe working conditions for resuming waste emplacement.
“The performance of our underground operations crews has been

State Police Seek Help Identifying Fraud Suspects

on December 3, 2016 - 8:31am
State Police seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating these two suspects involved in fraud. Courtesy photo
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating two suspects involved in fraud.
The suspects are both African-American males between the ages of 20-35. They are using stolen credit card numbers to purchase gift cards and have been targeting retail stores in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. One of the suspects used the name "Eric Young."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact New Mexico State Police

Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Continues On Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

on December 3, 2016 - 8:29am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn next week, focusing on a 180-acre block in the Las Dispensas area and a 1,120-acre unit on Johnson Mesa. 
Ignitions may begin Monday, Dec. 5, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable and may continue through Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Gallinas Watershed, located approximately 20 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM, is a priority for forest restoration, including prescribed burning, because it is the primary water

Heinrich: Declassify Information Regarding Russia And U.S. Election

on December 2, 2016 - 9:58am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined several of his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to declassify information relating to the Russian government and the U.S. election.
“We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public,” wrote Heinrich and his colleagues in their letter.

AG Announces Operation Holiday Home Protection

on December 2, 2016 - 9:53am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a new initiative aimed at educating and protecting New Mexico consumers: Operation Holiday Home Protection. 
During the month of December, the Office of the Attorney General will be focusing its consumer protection efforts towards keeping New Mexicans in their homes.