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Bandelier’s Popular Alcove House to Re-open Aug. 26

on August 21, 2013 - 1:27pm

Alcove House kiva at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
A member of the Bandelier Vanishing Treasures crew using a special hand-held air hammer to loosen and remove cement from mortar joints in the kiva wall in Alcove House. Courtesy/NPS

Starting Monday, Aug. 26, the popular Alcove House archeological site will re-open to the public.

In April, the staff at Bandelier National Monument closed it when the reconstructed kiva inside became unstable and unsafe.

New Gamma-Ray Observatory Begins Operations at Sierra Negra Volcano in Mexico

on August 21, 2013 - 12:43pm

The HAWC Observatory taken in August 2013 from the summit of Sierra Negra. The image has been digitally altered to show HAWC as it will appear when construction is complete in 2014. The 111 Cherenkov detectors currently installed (100 Cherenkov detectors in operation) are colored white and located in the upper right quadrant of the array. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New site to observe supernovas and supermassive black holes

The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma Ray Observatory has begun formal operations at its site in Mexico.

Woman Takes 100 Mile Hike Around Mont Blanc with Father and Others from Los Alamos

on August 21, 2013 - 11:29am

Fathers and daughters who participated in a 100 mile hike around Mont Blanc, from left, Harry and Angela Martz, Paul White (who had sons so he joined the trip by 'adopting' Kerri Frazier’s roommate), Stephanie Larsen, Brian and Megan Metz; Joy and Roger Ferenbaugh, Kerri Frazier and Charles Frazier aka Jim. Courtey photo


Tour du Mont Blanc
Introduction by Teralene Foxx

You have all heard about Daddy/Daughter dances but how about Daddy/Daughter hikes. Well not just any hike, but a 100 mile hike in France, Italy, and Switzerland.

New State Plan to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

on August 21, 2013 - 11:03am


ALBUQUERQUE - Gov. Susana Martinez announced today that her administration is creating a new position that will be dedicated to coordinating services, research, and public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Martinez wants to provide help and support to family caregivers who often feel isolated and alone. She says more than 31,000 New Mexicans have Alzheimer’s disease and the number is expected to increase to 43,000 by 2025.

“This new position will allow for better communication and more collaboration between all the organizations and individuals already


Consultant to Former New Mexico Secretary of State Gets 10 Years in Prison

on August 21, 2013 - 9:55am

FBI News:

U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson on Tuesday sentenced Armando C. Gutierrez, 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his convictions for conspiracy, theft of government property, obstruction of justice, and money laundering.

Gutierrez was ordered to pay $2,500,483 in restitution to the state of New Mexico, including $746,375, which is to be paid jointly with co-defendant Joseph C. Kupfer, 50, of Rio Rancho.

$27 Million Awarded to New Mexico Head Start Program

on August 21, 2013 - 7:03am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Monday that the Mid-West New Mexico Community Action Program (NMCAP) will receive $5,494,451 a year for the next five years, totaling more than $27 million to continue its Head Start projects helping children in Valencia, Socorro, Cibola and McKinley counties.

In 2012, Mid-West NMCAP helped nearly 1,000 children, with almost 75 percent living in households with income below the federal poverty line.

“New Mexico’s future relies on the success of its children, and we know that giving children a strong early


Political Signs Prohibited In State Rights-Of-Ways

on August 19, 2013 - 10:01pm


SANTA FE - With election season quickly approaching, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) would like to remind political campaigns that department rules prohibit the placement of political signs within NMDOT’s rights-of-ways. 

Signs in these areas are a public safety issue because they can impede a driver’s visibility and distract motorists from existing legal traffic signs.

New Mexico Administrative Code ( states, “Signs and political posters are not allowed on highway right-of-way and

Google eCity Awards Recognizes Albuquerque as State's Strongest Online Business Community

on August 19, 2013 - 9:09am

Staff Report

Google has announced the 2013 eCities of America. The Google eCity Awards recognize the digital capitals of each state. These cities’ businesses are using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. Across the country, businesses that are online expect to grow 40 percent faster.

Albuquerque topped the list for New Mexico. Albuquerque’s businesses have one of the strongest online communities in New Mexico. The state’s largest city entertains hot air balloon enthusiasts, warm-weather lovers and dessert seekers.

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U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Attends Gathering at Los Alamos Home

on August 17, 2013 - 3:49pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján from New Mexico's 3rd District, seated center, attended a gathering Friday evening at the home of Marvel Harrison Csanadi and Dr. Tom Csanadi on North Mesa. The private event gave Luján an opportunity to speak one on one with local residents. Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, standing to Luján's left, new Probate Judge Chris Chandler to Luján's right, and District Court Judge Sylvia LaMar in white dress were among those gathered around Luján showing support for UNM-LA's mil levy election set for Sept. 17. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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