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Valles Caldera Trust Public Meeting Sept. 24

on September 16, 2014 - 6:10pm

VCT News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – The Valles Caldera Trust (Trust) Board of Trustees (Board) will conduct a meeting in public 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The agenda will include a summary of 3rd quarter activities, status of the Transportation, Recreation, and Infrastructure Plan (TRIP), review of the fiscal year 2015 budget, plans for winter recreation, review of elk hunt lottery system and presentations by Trust staff.

Public comments will be heard after the last report with adjournment scheduled immediately thereafter.

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DOE Secretary Showcases National Labs On Hill

on September 16, 2014 - 4:12pm

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

  • Lab Day Demonstrations Highlight Labs’ Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL and Sen. Jim Risch, R-ID for National Lab Day on the Hill.

The event highlighted several notable research projects from across the National Laboratory system.

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed

on September 16, 2014 - 3:48pm

SFNF News:

 SANTA FE – Fire managers from Santa Fe National Forest’s Espanola Ranger District have postponed the Santa Fe Watershed prescribed fire that was scheduled for ignition this week. 

The Southwest Coordination Center and the Weather Predictive Service have predicted that remnants of former Hurricane Odile will bring significant moisture and poor ventilation through the end of this week and possibly into next week. Weather conditions such as wind, temperature and humidity must meet specific criteria before any prescribed fire can be implemented. 

Because the forecasted conditions

Heinrich Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 16, 2014 - 7:05am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, released the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15:

"This month, we celebrate the achievements and immeasurable contributions that Hispanic-Americans make every day to shape and enrich our nation. From serving in our Armed Forces, to starting businesses that strengthen our economy, to fighting for civil rights, the Hispanic community helps build a stronger, more resilient America.

Udall Votes For Equal Pay For Women

on September 15, 2014 - 11:46pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Disappointed that Republicans again chose to filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall expressed his disappointment that Republicans again blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.

Although the bill received support from a majority in the Senate, 52-40, it failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to overcome the Republican filibuster. Today's vote was the second time this year that Republicans have filibustered equal pay for equal work.

Udall issued the

Bench Warrant Sweep Collects More Than $140,000 In Child Support

on September 15, 2014 - 11:31am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE — For the third year in a row, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the success of New Mexico’s annual child support bench warrant round up, which collected more than $140,000 in unpaid child support.

“Parents have a responsibility to contribute to the upbringing of their children,” Martinez said. “This annual round up continues to show real results for kids and families in improving their economic stability. New Mexico remains committed to providing as many tools as possible to help parents support their children emotionally and financially.”

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Heinrich Marks 20 Years Of AmeriCorps

on September 15, 2014 - 10:32am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate and a member of the National Service Congressional Caucus.

Heinrich is a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. He released the following statement commemorating the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, Sept. 12, 2o14:

"For 20 years, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billon hours of service to strengthen communities across the country, solve problems, and expand economic and educational

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