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Region 6 States Receive More Than $1.1 Million In FEMA

on October 21, 2014 - 3:16pm

FEMA News:

DENTON, Texas — Agencies in five Region 6 states – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas –have been awarded more than $1.1 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Community Assistance Program – State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE). The CAP-SSSE grants provide funding for technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities.

The agencies that

Mayor’s Ball Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Northern New Mexico

on October 21, 2014 - 3:12pm
BBS supporters at the Mayor's Ball. From left to right: Back row, Dawn Brown, BBBS-NNM Regional Director, LA/RA Regional Board members, Jim Liberty, Leo Marquez, Art Brown and Rhonda Montoya. Front row, Kenna Chavarria, BBBS-NNM,  Linda Padilla,  Regional Board Member, Big Sister Sarb and Little Sister Eve. Not pictured, Caitlin Cleary, BBBS-NNM and Regional Board Members Kelly Myers, Paula Pana and Darroll Abeyta. Courtesy/BBBS

BBBS News:

SANTA FE– Mayor Javier Gonzales hosted his first Mayor’s Ball on Oct.11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Longest Serving Under Secretary Of State Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky Presents Major Lecture Oct. 28

on October 21, 2014 - 9:38am

Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky

CIR News:

Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky's Oct. 28 appearance before The Council on International Relations (CIR) represents the third Fall 2014 lecture in a series of four focusing on the crisis in Ukraine and its ramifications for Europe, NATO and the United States.

Dr.

Kyoto University To Explain Demand Response Research In Los Alamos

on October 21, 2014 - 9:34am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invites the public to attend a special presentation on preliminary results of the Mesa Smart Meter Study. 

Researchers from Japan's Kyoto University, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Toshiba Corporation will provide an update and explain the continuing research being conducted at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in Los Alamos in the New Golf Course Community Building, 4250 Diamond Dr.

For the past year and a half, Los Alamos volunteers in North and Barranca Mesas participated in three of the four Mesa

Report: NM’s Per-Pupil K-12 Funding Remains Much Lower

on October 20, 2014 - 2:38pm

NMVC News:

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico is still spending 8 percent less per pupil on K-12 education than before the recession.

That translates to $633 less being spent per student than funding levels in 2008, when adjusted for inflation. That’s according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a non-partisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

“A well-educated workforce fosters economic growth,” said Executive Director Veronica C. García of New Mexico Voices for Children, which works closely with CBPP.

NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel Orders Statewide Lockdown

on October 20, 2014 - 12:47pm

NMCD News:

New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel has ordered a statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities as part of a periodic review to ensure safety and security.

During this time, officers and staff will review procedures, search and clear every housing unit, cell and inmate, and take account of the current condition of the facilities. Operations like this are vital to not only ensuring the safety of our staff and other inmates, but also promote the pro-social prison environments necessary for reducing recidivism.

New U.S. Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance During Naturalization Ceremony At Fuller Lodge

on October 18, 2014 - 9:54pm
Family and friends join 17 new U.S. citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos this morning at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officer Peter Rechkemmer breaks down the naturalization ceremony to participants Saturday at Fuller Lodge. He also spoke about his experience taking part in his own naturalization ceremony. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Chief U.S. District Judge M.

House Dist. 43 Candidate Geoff Rodgers Meets With Residents In Jemez Springs

on October 18, 2014 - 4:54pm

House Dist. 43 Republican candidate Geoff Rodgers addresses citizens Thursday evening at a community meeting in Jemez Springs. The residents discussed the various issues that impact them in the Jemez Valley. Photo by Garrett Rodgers 

House Dist. 43 Republican candidate Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Garrett Rodgers 

House Dist. 43 Republican candidate Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Garrett Rodgers 

EM Chief Visits WIPP For First Underground Tour Since February Incidents

on October 18, 2014 - 4:01pm

CBFO Manager Joe Franco, left, points to a location on a map of the WIPP underground as EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney looks on. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney visited WIPP Thursday and became the first non‐WIPP employee to tour the underground facility since a truck fire and unrelated radiological release temporarily closed the facility in February.

"EM, and the greater DOE, is committed to reopening WIPP to support the important mission of cleaning up the nation’s legacy of nuclear waste," Whitney said.

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