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Udall, Heinrich Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic-Serving Institutions

on September 21, 2017 - 7:13am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, members of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, have cosponsored a Senate resolution to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the culture, heritage, history and contributions of the Hispanic community in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
Udall and Heinrich also cosponsored a Senate resolution designating the week of Sept.

Palmer Fire On Pecos Ranger District To Be Managed For Resource Benefit

on September 21, 2017 - 7:11am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Palmer Fire on Rowe Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits, including reducing the risk of future high-severity wildfire and improving range and wildlife habitat.
 
The Palmer Fire was confirmed Sept. 12 after smoke was reported in the Valle Grande on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, an area marked by islands of grassy meadows interspersed among stands of ponderosa pine and piñon-juniper.

Science On Tap: How Lab Scientists Use Biochemistry To Better Understand And Mend The Planet

on September 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Earth is a complex place. The field of biogeochemistry seeks to better understand the links between geologic, chemical and biological processes. The community is invited to learn more at Science On Tap 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square. The American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Local Section, will provide light refreshments.

During this Science on Tap event, join Sharon Bone, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Inorganic Isotope and Actinide Chemistry group, who will talk about how molecular- and

Smart House Art Dedication At Muni Building Oct. 3

on September 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Heinrich Questions Inaccuracies In Department Of Interior Monument Report, Confirms Local BLM Managers Were Not Part Of Review Process

on September 20, 2017 - 10:23am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept. 19 in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) raised concerns with the Department of Interior’s (DOI) report on national monuments and highlighted the lack of involvement from local land managers in the review process.
 
 
During the hearing, Heinrich questioned John Ruhs, Acting Deputy Director of Operations at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on Secretary Zinke’s recommendations to the president regarding

AFTNM On ‘Chronic Teacher Absenteeism’ Report

on September 20, 2017 - 10:01am

AFTNM President Stephanie Ly

AFTNM News:

Report Funded by Charter School Industry Attempts to Undermine Public Schools; Unions

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“The recently released report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the latest attempt by the charter school industry to undermine traditional public schools.

Regional Coalition Remembers Pete Domenici: Strong Leader Of NNM Communities And LANL

on September 20, 2017 - 9:51am

RCLC News:

SANTA FE — Upon receiving news of former U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici’s recent passing, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere condolences to Domenici’s family and to all those who mourn the passing of a much-respected leader and public servant.

As we reflect on Domenici’s steadfast service to Northern New Mexico communities, we are reminded of the Senator’s commitment to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) national security mission and ensuring a strong pledge to the Laboratory into the future.

Domenici was New

Deer Creek Fire On Jemez Ranger District To Be Managed For Resource Benefit

on September 20, 2017 - 9:33am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits.
 
The Deer Creek Fire started Sept. 15 on Peggy Mesa in the old San Diego prescribed burn area and adjacent to the site of this summer’s lightning-caused Peggy Fire. Objectives for managing the Deer Creek Fire include:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including fuelwood slash and bug kill in the piñon/juniper and

NMEDD Launches Of Innovation Voucher Program

on September 20, 2017 - 9:23am
NMEDD News:
 
SANTA FE Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel and the Technology Research Collaborative have announced the launch of the Innovation Voucher Program.
 
This competitive grant is designed to enable early stage science and technology companies, in New Mexico, to receive small amounts of funding to help offset costs during critical moments of company growth.
 
"This program continues to move New Mexico forward as a leader in technology ventures," Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel said.

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