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DOE Releases Request For Information/Sources Sought For The Savannah River Site Operations Acquisition (Post FY 2018)

on October 20, 2016 - 3:12pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI OH  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) /Sources Sought in support the upcoming follow-on procurement for the management and operation (M&O) of the Savannah River Site (SRS).
The current SRS M&O contract, DE-AC09-08SR22470, with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), expires on July 31, 2018 and is a major component of the overall SRS work scope and contracting structure.
The RFI/Sources Sought is seeking to solicit input via capability statements from

Socialist Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva Visiting Albuquerque

on October 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Socialist Candidate on the ballot in New Mexico available for interview
ALBUQUERQUE – Gloria La Riva, the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s candidate for president of the United States will be campaigning in Albuquerque Wednesday, Oct. 26. 
Born and raised in Albuquerque, La Riva is a graduate of Manzano High School and has decades of experience as a community activist and labor organizer, and has been active in the anti-war movement since the 1970s.

Letter To The Editor: What Is The State Doing To Its Teachers?

on October 20, 2016 - 2:58pm
Los Alamos
What is the State doing to its teachers?
The New Mexico State Secretary of Education, Hanna Skandera, has ideas in dealing with educators that go from bad to worst. Her latest announcement, “retroactive to July 1, any teacher taking more than a three day leave will be penalized a point a day,” is a poorly conceived approach for an attendance policy.
Instead of demoralizing the teachers with punishment for taking more than a three day leave, to which there are legitimate reasons for doing so, Ms.

The Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Received Informative Updates on The Consent Order Agreement And Steps To Move Forward With Gross Receipt Tax Issue

on October 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
RCLC News:
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held its monthly Board meeting Oct. 14, at the Taos Plaza Old County Courthouse in Taos.
From the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), NM Secretary of Environment, Bruce Tongate and Katie Roberts, Director of the Resource Protection Division reported on the updated Consent Order Agreement. This agreement between the NMED and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guides and governs the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Roberts discussed how NMED has incorporated public

New Mexico Governor Acts On Legislation

on October 20, 2016 - 2:24pm
SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation passed during the recently concluded special session of the New Mexico Legislature.
Signed Senate Bill 2 — Transfer & Distribute Tobacco Settlement Fund [MESSAGE]
Signed Senate Bill 6 — Tax Package [MESSAGE]

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday

on October 20, 2016 - 10:01am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be hosting its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 at the following locations:

  • Smith’s parking lot: 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center: 115 State Route # 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

LAPD asks the public to refrain from bringing

Main Street Alliance Applauds Treasury Department For Strong Rule To Curb Multinational Tax Avoidance

on October 20, 2016 - 8:53am
USDT News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Treasury has finalized a rule aimed at curbing earning stripping, an abusive practice that multinational companies use to avoid taxes. The Main Street Alliance applauds the Treasury Department for taking this critical step.
The rule aims to discourage inversions by making it more difficult for multinational companies to engage in earnings stripping--when companies load their U.S. subsidiaries with foreign debt, and impose artificially high fees and interest on the debt, to reduce their US tax burden.

IRS Offers Online Tax Forums

on October 20, 2016 - 7:42am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. 
The forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues; in 2016, they were held in five cities across the nation.
More than a dozen self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to participants through interactive videos, PowerPoint

Educators Gather For Economic Development Summit

on October 20, 2016 - 7:38am

From left, Gary Tripp, Strategic Planning and Engagement Officer for Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dr. Kathy Trujillo of New Mexico State University, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Dr. Joaquin Vila, Dean of Education for Northern New Mexico College. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Hundreds of community leaders from throughout northern New Mexico gathered Sept. 28 at the Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center to discuss strategies for growing the regional economy at the Fourth Annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) State of the Region conference.

The REDI initiative, which is a formal