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The Bachelor Comes To Santa Fe

on January 28, 2015 - 9:53am

Chris Soules. Courtesy/NMTD

NMTD News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has announced that Santa Fe will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Bachelor.

The episode will feature a group date through white water rapids while the bachelorettes try their hand at rafting, a one-on-one date miles above the city, and a one-on-one date that truly tests a connection, all with the newest Bachelor, Chris Soules. The episode is scheduled to air at 8/7c Monday, Feb. 2 on ABC.

Soules, has become known as “Prince Farming”. He introduced himself to last season’s Bachelorette Andi

First Time In 50 Years - Restoration Begins On NIST's Million-Pound Deadweight Machine

on January 28, 2015 - 9:50am

MILLION-POUND MAKEOVER: Highlights of the disassembly of NIST's 4.45-million newton (1 million pounds-force) deadweight machine, the largest in the world, in preparation for cleaning, restoration, and recalibration. Video by Jennifer Lauren Lee. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

For the first time in half a century, NIST’s 4.45-million newton (equivalent to one million pounds-force) deadweight machine – the largest in the world – is being disassembled for cleaning, restoration, and recalibration.

Courtesy/NIST

The first stage of the process, dismantling the top half of the three-story stack of weights,

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Legislative Priorities

on January 28, 2015 - 9:33am

SIERRA CLUB News:

  • Renewing solar credits, stopping killing contests, trapping ...

SANTA FE — Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter volunteers and staff are advocating for and against dozens of bills at the Roundhouse during the 2015 New Mexico legislative session.

“With new leadership in the House of Representatives, we expect corporate lobbyists to have a much greater influence, and therefore we expect many more bills that threaten New Mexicans’ health, air, water and climate, as well as the state’s wildlife and public lands,” Chapter Conservation Coordinator Dan Lorimier said.

Chapter’s top

Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima

on January 27, 2015 - 3:47pm

Bill Hudson

SRCIR News:

World Affairs Discussion Event with Los Alamos resident and Marine Corps Veteran Bill Hudson

SANTA FE – Feb.19, is the 70th anniversary of the American forces’ landing on Iwo Jima.

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations will present a special program to commemorate that historic battle and all those who fought and all those who were lost.

The program, entitled “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima” will feature a film followed by discussion with Los Alamos resident Bill Hudson, an Iwo Jima Marine Corps veteran of the battle. 

Bill Hudson

The program

IRS Warns Of Dishonest Tax Preparers

on January 27, 2015 - 3:24pm

IRS News:

PHOENIX – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season.

The vast majority of tax professionals provide honest high-quality service. But there are some dishonest preparers who set up shop each filing season to perpetrate refund fraud, identity theft and other scams that hurt taxpayers. That's why unscrupulous preparers who prey on unsuspecting taxpayers with outlandish promises of overly large refunds make the Dirty Dozen list every year.

LAHS NJROTC Competes In Border Shootout

on January 26, 2015 - 12:01pm

LAHS NJROTC Precision Team. Courtesy photo

NJROTC News:

The LAHS NJROTC precision and sporter marksmanship teams, coached by LCDR Shumaker, travelled to Farmington to compete in the Border Shootout match.

The precision team, consisting of cadets Samantha Miller, Joanna O'Neill, Samuel Wolfe and David Murphy placed first out of 17 teams with Wolfe placing 4th individually. The precision team's placing in this match qualified them for the Civilian Marksmanship Program's 3 Position Air Rifle Regional Championship in April.

To see full results, go to the Orion scoring website.

Heinrich Applauds Approval Of SunZia Southwest

on January 26, 2015 - 6:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, and senior Bureau of Land Management officials Saturday to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line in New Mexico.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

The $2 billion infrastructure project will connect and deliver electricity generated in New Mexico and Arizona to population centers across the

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