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Learn About Foster And Adoptive Parenting Oct. 21

on October 1, 2014 - 1:57pm

CYFD News:

ESPANOLA – The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. 

The information meeting will be held at the CYFD office at 912 N. Railroad in Espanola.

Currently, there are 44 children in Rio Arriba/Los Alamos counties in the foster care system. There is an urgent need for more foster parents in these communities.

LANL: Team Advances Understanding Of Greenland Ice Sheet’s Meltwater Channels

on October 1, 2014 - 12:56pm

An international team of researchers deployed to western Greenland to study the melt rates of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Photo by Matthew Hoffman/LANL

LANL News:

An international research team’s field work, drilling and measuring melt rates and ice sheet movement in Greenland is showing that things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought.

“Although the Greenland Ice Sheet initially speeds up each summer in its slow-motion race to the sea, the network of meltwater channels beneath the sheet is not necessarily forming the slushy racetrack that had been previously considered,” said

DOE Secretary Hosts Energy Security Symposium, Honors Dr. Daniel Yergin With First Schlesinger Medal

on October 1, 2014 - 9:25am

Daniel Howard Yergin

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) opening in 1977 and to kick off National Energy Action Month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today hosted the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security.

The Secretary began the event by presenting the new James R. Schlesinger Medal to world-renowned energy expert and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin.

DOE Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

on October 1, 2014 - 8:11am

WIPP News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the WIPP Recovery Plan Tuesday, which outlines the key activities, management approach and strategies that will be used to meet the current goal of resuming operations by the first quarter of calendar year 2016.

The plan also includes the projected schedule and costs associated with resumption of waste emplacement at WIPP.

Ten LAHS Seniors Named 'Commended Students' In 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

on October 1, 2014 - 8:01am

Los Alamos High School Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist presented Letters of Commendation recognizing LAHS Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program to from front row left, Eleanor Devlin, Helen Lu, Aletta Marciano and James Sinnis Back row from left, Samuel Wolfe, Sudeep Dasari, Gerald Collom and Jacob Holesinger. Not pictured, Megan Kuzmack and Wesley Skidmore. Courtesy photo

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Bandelier Announces October Events

on October 1, 2014 - 6:29am
View from Cerro Grande trail. Photo by David Halpern


Bandelier National Monument has announced five special programs being offered in October – two photo hikes with the park Artist-in-Residence, two Night Sky Programs being presented by a staff ranger who is a long-time astronomy enthusiast and teacher, and a Wilderness hike with the park Trails Lead.

Saturday, Oct. 4, Artist-in-Residence David Halpern will lead a photo hike on the Cerro Grande Trail. The trail is about 5 miles round trip with a rise of 2,000 feet, to the rim of the Valles Caldera at nearly 11,000 feet.

New Missile Defense Work Coming To New Mexico

on October 1, 2014 - 5:33am

Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. announced Wednesday that IEC-SoCal Braiding and Continental Machine were awarded contracts to manufacture missile defense components in Albuquerque.

The contracts are part of a $149 million contract awarded to Raytheon by Rafael for the Iron Dome Weapon short-range rocket defense system. 

"New Mexico plays a pivotal role in our national security and defense," Heinrich said. "This work is a good start and reflects our state's unique capabilities.