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Valles Caldera Opens 2018 Livestock Program Application Period

on January 20, 2018 - 4:48am
Valles Caldera National Preserve opens application period for its 2018 livestock grazing program. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

  • Applications Due by Feb. 20

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve has opened the application period for its 2018 livestock grazing program. Livestock grazing on the preserve is authorized by Congress for the purposes of scientific research and/or interpretation of the ranching history of the preserve.

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking permit applications to graze livestock on the preserve for a four-month grazing season (June 1, 2018 through Sept.

State, Federal Prison Populations Decline Third Year

on January 20, 2018 - 4:36am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Justice Statistics has announced that the number of prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities fell by 1 percent from year-end 2015 to 2016. This was the third consecutive year that the U.S. prison population declined.
 
State and federal prisons held an estimated 1,505,400 prisoners in 2016, which is 21,200 fewer than in 2015. The population of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) accounted for more than a third (34 percent) of the total change in the prison population, dropping by 7,300 prisoners, from 196,500 to 189,200 prisoners.

Governor Signs Bipartisan Legislation To Keep New Mexico In Interstate Nursing Compact

on January 19, 2018 - 9:41am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Thursday, Gov. Susana Martinez was joined by legislative leaders from both parties and the bill’s sponsors as she signed bipartisan legislation to ensure that nurses certified in other states can continue to work in New Mexico.
 
“The efficient passage of this bill shows what is possible when the Legislature has the desire to move forward,” Martinez said.

Popular Folk Art Flea Returns To MNMF May 5

on January 19, 2018 - 8:47am
MNMF News:
 
SANTA FE  One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, is Saturday, May 5 at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.
 
From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world, The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).
 
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NM Health Insurance Exchange 2018 Vendor Contracts

on January 19, 2018 - 7:52am
NMHIE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange recently awarded a new contract for Outreach & Education Services to the Waite Company, LLC in the amount of $3,277,110.00.
 
The award was voted on, approved, and announced during the December 15, 2017, Board of Director’s meeting. The Waite Company, a woman-owned, Albuquerque-based business, won the competitive bid for outreach and education services.

New Mexico Legislature Adopts Comprehensive, Updated Harassment Policy

on January 19, 2018 - 7:48am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Monday, the bipartisan effort to update the New Mexico Legislature’s harassment policy was adopted unanimously by the Legislative Council.
 
The policy ensures that training is regularly provided to legislators and staff, that individuals who have experienced harassment have a clear process to follow for reporting of harassment without fear of personal or political retribution, and that every complaint brought forward is addressed swiftly and fairly.
 
An initial draft of the policy was presented at the Legislative Council meeting in December 2017. The public

FBI Offers Reward For Belen Bank Robber

on January 19, 2018 - 7:48am
Bank robbery suspect. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
A man who covered his face with a black bandana that had a skull pattern on it robbed a bank in Belen Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 and fled in a white four-door sedan.
 
The suspect was described as approximately 5'8" to 5'10" tall, with a slim build. He wore sunglasses, dark gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt with a dark blue jacket over it, dark pants, and dark shoes. He wore a hood over his head and concealed his face with a black bandana with a white skull pattern.
 
The suspect entered US Bank, 620 W.

As Solar Tariff Decision Looms, Heinrich Says Trump Has Opportunity To Stand Up For American Workers

on January 19, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement ahead of President Trump's decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that would negatively impact the growing solar industry in New Mexico and the American solar industry as a whole. 
 
“President Trump has an opportunity to actually stand up for American workers.

NNSA Collaborates With Global Healthcare Company To Complete Conversion Of Mo-99 Production To LEU-Based Process

on January 19, 2018 - 7:35am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Wednesday announced that Curium, a global healthcare company, has completed the conversion of its molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production process from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU).
 
This conversion to LEU represents a key milestone in the global effort to end the use of HEU in Mo-99 production. Mo-99 is the most widely used medical radioisotope for nuclear imaging and is used in approximately 40,000 patient procedures daily in the United States.
 

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