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Book Collection For African Schools Underway

on September 18, 2017 - 1:43pm
Retired Los Alamos teacher Sharon Allen with Kenyan students. Allen helped with the delivery  of book donations from Los Alamos schools to school libraries in Kenya last year. Courtesy photo
 
Students unload books from a boat to the one school on Takaweri Island in Kenya. Courtesy photo
 
By SHARON ALLEN
Los Alamos

Last year it is possible you heard via the Los Alamos Daily Post about book collections around town to make libraries for African schools. This year, you’re going to hear about it again but on a much bigger scale!

NMED Confirms 'Boil Water Advisory' For Artesia Municipal System & Morningside Users Cooperative

on September 18, 2017 - 9:03am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming the required “boil water advisory” for the Artesia Municipal Water System and Morningside Water Users Cooperative.
 
More details about precautions in English and Spanish can be found on the DWB’s webpage at: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/
 
Artesia Municipal Water System is required to issue the advisory today after bacteriological contamination (E.

Smoke Visible From Three Fires On SFNF

on September 18, 2017 - 8:53am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― Three lightning-caused fires on the Santa Fe National Forest put up visible smoke Saturday as crews keep an eye on the Beaver Creek, Deer Creek and Ojitos Fires.
 
The Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District started July 7 in a 90,000-acre block that has been cleared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for forest restoration. 
 
Fire crews have taken advantage of favorable conditions to add low-intensity fire to the ground on both sides of Forest Road 468 and on the west side of the fire perimeter to remove hazardous fuels and mitigate the risk

Alert: AG Warns Of Equifax Security Breach Scam

on September 18, 2017 - 8:48am

From the Attorney General's Office:

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert warning New Mexicans to protect themselves against callers attempting to use the recent security breach at Equifax to perpetrate a new kind of scam.

The new scam involves callers pretending to represent Equifax and asking for personal and financial information over the phone. Equifax will not be calling anyone asking for their personal or financial information.

“Equifax is not going to call and ask for your information,” Balderas warns, noting that his office has already

Historic Route 66 At Treasure House Books Oct 7

on September 18, 2017 - 7:27am
RGB News:
 
There will be a talk about and book signing for the new book – Historic Route 66: A New Mexican Crossroads. Essays on the Hispanic Heritage of Old Highway 66, by Joseph P. Sanchez and Angelica Sanchez Clark – 1-3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7, at the Treasure House Books at 2012 South Plaza NW Albuquerque Old Town.
 
The history of Historic Route 66 is much more than a line on a map; it is about the heritage of a people who lived along it.

Los Alamos County Credit Card Debt Among Lowest In New Mexico

on September 18, 2017 - 7:13am
SMARTASSET News:
 
It’s no secret that people love using their credit cards. It’s not uncommon to see friends squabble over who gets to pay the bill at a group dinner.
 
Between cash back rewards, airline miles and other benefits that credit card companies offer - people have plenty of incentive to break out the plastic.
 
Eventually the credit card bill comes due and if it isn’t paid in full, cardholders start accruing interest. Managing that credit card debt can be difficult and some people are better at keeping that debt low than others.
 
In light of this, SmartAsset, a financial
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Study: 2017’s Most Fun Cities In America

on September 18, 2017 - 6:48am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With the upcoming fall season bringing cooler weather to enjoy more activities indoors and out, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2017's Most Fun Cities in America.

To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 58 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.

 
Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America
 
 
1
Las Vegas, NV
 
11
Denver, CO
 
2
Orlando, FL
 
12
Los Angeles, CA
 
3
New York, NY
 
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Lujan Grisham Secures $5 million In Additional Funding For High-Crime Cities

on September 18, 2017 - 6:42am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham successfully added four amendments to the omnibus appropriations bill, including increased funding for the hiring of state and local police officers in high-crime communities like Albuquerque.
 
The House passed the appropriations bill today, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.
 
The legislation includes an amendment from Rep. Lujan Grisham that increases funding by $5 million under the Byrne JAG Program. This is the same program highlighted recently by U.S.

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