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Terry Wade Named Special Agent In Charge Of FBI's Albuquerque Division

on December 1, 2015 - 5:08pm

Albuquerque's new SAC Terry Wade

FBI News:

Director James B. Comey has named Terry Wade as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division. Wade most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Field Office.

Wade began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1996. He was first assigned to the Helena, Mont., resident agency of the Salt Lake City Division, where he worked violations within the FBI’s jurisdiction with an emphasis on domestic terrorism cases.

Chamisa Elementary School Helps Set New Guinness World Record

on December 1, 2015 - 4:23pm
Speed stacking underway at Chamisa Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS
Chamisa Elementary School has participated in speed stacking for the last three years. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:

Chamisa Elementary School participated Nov. 12 in a World Sports Stacking Association (WSSA) Guinness World Record. The WSSA is trying to get 610,000 speed stackers in the world playing with cups in a 24-hour period.

Chamisa has participated in the last three years, and the WSSA has set new records ever year from 2006-2014. It is always fun and the students love being active in Physical Education Class.

WIPP: Safe Havens Increases Underground Safety

on December 1, 2015 - 12:35pm
Safe havens provide life-saving shelter for underground workers in the event of an emergency. Courtesy photo
WIPP News:
The WIPP site has made significant safety improvements. Recently, eight underground safe havens (or refuge chambers) were delivered to the site and will be downloaded into the WIPP underground prior to the restart of waste disposal operations.
The safe havens are about 28 feet long, 8 feet wide and 7.25 feet high and weigh approximately 19,000 pounds.
Each unit is equipped to house 20 people for at least 36 hours in the event of an emergency where workers may not be able to

Free Museum Passes At The Library

on December 1, 2015 - 11:05am


Have family in town for the winter holidays? Looking for something fun to do while the kids are on break from school or you are off work from the Lab? Have you always wanted to take your visiting grandkids to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? 

How about taking your college roomie to the Museum of International Folk Art? Now you can visit for free! Stop by either branch of the Los Alamos County Library to check out a FamilyPass - your ticket to FREE cultural fun in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with local

Live From Space – Scott Kelly Accepts R&D’s 2015 Scientist Of The Year Award

on December 1, 2015 - 9:41am

Astronaut Scott Kelly. Courtesy/NASA Johnson



Rockaway, NJ – Hundreds of science and technology industry leaders watched with rapt attention as Astronaut Scott Kelly accepted the 2015 R&D Magazine Scientist of the Year Award from his perch in the International Space Station (ISS) above the Earth.

The video acceptance speech riveted the audience at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as Kelly thanked R&D Magazine for this special award and explained the International Space Station (ISS) Year in Space mission.

The Scientist of the Year Award, now

Udall Statement On New Mexico Unit Agreement

on December 1, 2015 - 8:08am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement Monday, Nov. 23, on the Secretary of the Interior's decision to further evaluate the impacts and costs of any potential New Mexico Unit Agreement to the Central Arizona Project:
"Today's decision means the Interior Department will move forward with a legally required process to establish a framework for federal participation to study the environmental cost of diverting water from the Gila River.