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CIR: Former US Ambassador To Ukraine Delivers Final Fall Lecture Thursday Nov. 6

on October 31, 2014 - 4:15pm

John E. Herbst

CIF News:

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine John E. Herbst will deliver our fourth and final Fall lecture on the crisis in that beleaguered country at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

The venue is The Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. A full house is anticipated for this presentation, so interested parties should reserve their tickets as soon as possible. They may do so on line at or by calling 505.982.4931. Tickets are priced at $15 for members and $20 for non-members and guests. Full-time students 25 and under are admitted free with proper ID.

DOE: New Investments In Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors

on October 31, 2014 - 4:14pm

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as part of the President’s all-of-the-above energy approach and Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced awards for five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies.

These projects will receive $13 million in cost-share agreements to help address significant technical challenges to the design, construction and operation of next generation nuclear reactors, based off needs identified by industry designers and technical experts.

“This type of

Veterans And Families Resource Day Nov. 3

on October 31, 2014 - 1:54pm


SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services will host Veterans and Families Resource Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus at 6401 Richards Ave.

Representatives from federal, state and local veterans’ service organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to veterans, active-duty personnel and their families about the types of assistance, resources and programs are available to them in northern New Mexico.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m.

DNCU Ranked Healthiest Credit Union In New Mexico

on October 31, 2014 - 12:47pm

DNCU News:
  • DNCU Earns #75 Spot on Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions List

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has been cited as #75 on’s 2014 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions, making it the healthiest credit union in all of New Mexico with an overall A+ rating. comprehensively evaluated and ranked more than 13,000 federally-insured banks and credit unions in the U.S.; establishing the healthy criteria based upon several key components including the Texas Ratio, deposit growth,

Students Asked To Submit Idea For Volunteer Project With Meaningful Impact Abroad

on October 31, 2014 - 12:33pm

  • Winning student will get to put their vision into action on a free, two-week program abroad

New York—AFS-USA, a global leader in intercultural student exchange programming, is asking American 8th-12th graders: What is one problem in the world that you would like to solve, and what type of volunteer project would you design to help solve it?”

Students are asked to submit a short essay or video outlining their idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad.

N.M. Faith Coalition For Immigration Justice Director Speaks At IHM Hall Thursday

on October 31, 2014 - 9:03am

Members of the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigration Justice traveled Oct. 22 to Artesia to visit the family detention center where more than 500 women and children immigrants are being detained. Courtesy photo


More than 500 women and children are being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Artesia Family Residential Center in Artesia.

These immigrants are primarily from Central American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, having fled from violence in their countries and invariably endured many traumatic experiences before

Volunteers Are Needed To Provide Free Tax Help

on October 31, 2014 - 8:49am

IRS News:

Last year, in New Mexico more than 600 New Mexico residents gave back to their communities as volunteers that provided free tax services by preparing more than 42,700 Federal and state of New Mexico individual income tax returns through the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs.

“The IRS and its partners are looking for volunteers that are interested in taking a little time to learn about taxes and then helping others by preparing federal and state income tax returns for free,” IRS spokesperson Julia Lara said.