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Video: Secretary Zinke Honors Vietnam War Fallen

on November 11, 2017 - 7:30am
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Ryan Zinke participated in the Reading of the Names and the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
The secretary read 60 names. The event marks the 35th anniversary of The Wall. It spans three days and features over 1,000 volunteers reading every name of the fallen who are enshrined on The Wall.

Boy Scouts Ready To Accept Donations To Letter Carrier Food Drive Nov. 18

on November 11, 2017 - 7:25am
Sangre de Cristo District – Boy Scouts of America
Food Drive Coordinator
Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Scouts are prepared to help our local food bank, LA Cares, to collect, sort, and store your donations of food and supplies during the 21th Scouting for Food - Atomic City Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 18.
All we need is your help by donating non-perishable foods and household supplies.
Even in our prosperous community there are dozens of families who need help in addition to those in our neighboring communities.

DEA News: Department Of Justice Announces Significant Tool To Prosecute Opioid Traffickers

on November 11, 2017 - 7:19am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Justice Thursday announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intends to take immediate action against the flow of illicit fentanyl analogues into this country and the alarming increase in overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids by scheduling all fentanyl-related substances on an emergency basis.  
When the DEA’s order takes effect, anyone who possesses, imports, distributes, or manufactures any illicit fentanyl analogue will be subject to criminal prosecution in the same manner as for fentanyl and other controlled

NMDOT Announces New Electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Website

on November 11, 2017 - 7:16am
SANTA FE  Thursday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced a new website where the public can find live data on projects programmed in the Departments Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The website is called eSTIP and can be accessed here

The eSTIP is a functional interactive web-based system that supports NMDOT’s planning and programming functions. The eSTIP System will:
  • Provide a web-based application and database customizable to meet additional state-wide requirements, which shall include all aspects of project information,

Happy Veterans Day

on November 11, 2017 - 7:14am

VFW hosts 2017 Veterans Day Celebration: Honor, Duty and Sacrifice ... 11 a.m. today at Ashley Pond. Photo by John McHale/


The Veterans of Foreign Wars, John D. Gamble Post 8874 in Los Alamos is hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The community is invited to attend the ceremony and have lunch afterward at the VFW Post on Deacon Street.

In the United States, Veterans Day annually falls on Nov.

New Mexico Launches Network Of 500+ Teacher-Leaders Statewide

on November 10, 2017 - 5:50pm
SANTA FE  Thursday, Education Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski announced the launch of the second wave of the New Mexico Teacher Leader Network (NMTLN) – comprised of more than 500 teacher-leaders from districts and charters across the state.
These teachers-leaders are working together to elevate the profession, share best practices, create new communications channels, bring classroom teacher voice to the forefront of policy and program conversations, and leverage all available resources in an effort to bring our professional community together, improve the

Report Criticizes LANL Emergency Preparedness And Response Program

on November 10, 2017 - 5:46pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

A report sent Oct. 11 to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board alleges weaknesses in federal oversight of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s emergency preparedness and response program, the Lab’s demonstrated emergency response during drills and exercises, the site emergency exercise program and facility-level emergency planning and drills.

The Board told Secretary Perry that its staff team performed a review of the Lab’s emergency preparedness and response program in April 2016 and

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Leads Hearing On Safeguarding U.S. Financial System

on November 10, 2017 - 10:45am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Nov. 8 led the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance entitled, “Financial Intelligence and Enforcement: Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System.”
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) plays a vital role in combatting terrorist financing, money laundering, financial crimes, and other threats to our national security.
“TFI, and the bureaus and agencies that comprise it, play a vital role in exposing the

Heinrich Statement In Honor Of Veterans Day

on November 10, 2017 - 7:59am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

LAS CRUCES – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“Today and every day, I join communities across New Mexico and our nation in offering sincere gratitude for our veterans for their service to our country. Few sacrifices are as selfless as those made by our military service men and women. Their unwavering devotion and extraordinary courage reflect the core principles we share as Americans.

“The tradition of answering the call of duty runs deep in New Mexico’s