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Rep. Luján Statement Recognizing National Native American Heritage Month

on November 9, 2017 - 7:42am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, celebrated each year during the month of November:
 
“Every November, we come together to recognize the timeless history and heritage of Native Americans in New Mexico and across the country. The foundation of our entire nation has been indelibly shaped by the language, culture, art, and faith of our indigenous brothers and sisters.

Nearly 635,000 New Mexican Adults Have Prediabetes: Only One In Five Knows It

on November 9, 2017 - 7:34am

NMDH News:

This test asks you to answer a few quick questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Your results are reported as a score indicating low or high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Diabetes Prevention and Control Program encourages residents to both learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and take preventive steps to potentially reduce developing the disease.

Almost 635,000 New Mexican adults have

Grants Enhance NM Elk Habitat, Hunting Heritage

on November 9, 2017 - 7:31am
RMEF News:
 
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $107,605 in grant funding toward 19 habitat stewardship and hunting heritage projects in New Mexico.
 
The grants benefit 4,670 acres across Bernalillo, Catron, Curry, Grant, Lincoln, Otero, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel and Torrance Counties. There are also two projects of statewide benefit and another that benefits northeast Arizona.
 
“Water is at a high premium across New Mexico’s arid landscape,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Nearly a third of our projects this year focus on

New Mexicans Deliver Methane Comments To Local BLM Offices Around State

on November 9, 2017 - 7:17am
BLM News:
 
On Monday, in Carlsbad, Farmington, Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, faith and elected leaders joined parents, grandparents, scientists and other New Mexicans to deliver comments to Bureau of Land Management field offices.
 
The comments were among thousands from New Mexico and at least 200,000 nationwide voicing opposition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposed delay of the BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule for two years.
 
“The BLM’s Methane rule is win-win for the public, industry and our local economy.

Santa Fe National Forest Waives Fees In Honor Of Veterans Day

on November 9, 2017 - 7:07am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest will honor Veterans Day by waiving fees at many recreation sites and amenities over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11 and 12, 2017.
 
Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and US Fish and Wildlife Service also participate in fee-free days to encourage Americans to visit their public lands.
 
Fees will

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time Part 5

on November 9, 2017 - 7:01am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

We finished last week’s article by observing the creation of the Bank of England in 1694 to raise money for its war against France. Note that war does not produce tradable things of value but does consume things of value.

This is not intended to debate warfare because it may be essential for a country to maintain itself or its diplomatic bargaining position. But there is a cost, there is a consumption of value. And this affects the exchange of goods and services – trade.

In France, under Louis XIV

FBI: Man Wearing Wig, Make-up And Fake Nose Robs Albuquerque Bank

on November 9, 2017 - 6:47am

Suspected thief. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

A man wearing a disguise of make-up, a fake nose and a wig robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The suspect fled in an early 2000s model gray or blue Hyundai four-door sedan with a teal New Mexico plate. 

He was described as a light-skinned male in his 50s, approximately 6' tall, with a medium build. The suspect wore make-up, a fake nose and moustache, a wig, sunglasses, a plaid fedora hat, a white long-sleeve shirt and brown pants. 

Bank robbery suspect. Courtesy/FBI

He wore a blue glove on his right hand. 

At approximately

Los Alamos-Japan Project Conversation At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on November 8, 2017 - 6:04pm

Hiroshima Museum Director Kenji Shija, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Chairperson Yasuyoshi Komizo, Los Alamos Historical Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society board member Michael Redondo. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum

LIBRARY News:

The public is invited to a conversation at the Library, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, about the Los Alamos Japan Project that has been initiated by Los Alamos History Museum director Judith Stauber. An exhibit about the Project is on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library through Nov. 21.

‘Peace’s New

Governor Proclaims Nov. 9 ‘Congratulations To 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman; Ken Giles Day’

on November 8, 2017 - 1:14pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 as “Congratulations to 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman and Ken Giles Day” throughout New Mexico.

Bregman and Giles, both of Albuquerque, made significant contributions to the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series championship-winning season.

Full text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPION HOUSTON ASTROS DEFEATED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION LOS ANGELES DODGERS IN THE 2017 WORLD SERIES; AND

WHEREAS, TWO NEW MEXICANS, ALEX BREGMAN AND KEN GILES — BOTH FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO —

LAPS: A Powerful Tribute For Veterans

on November 8, 2017 - 10:02am
Honoring Los Alamos Veterans. Courtesy/LAPS
 
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Pubic Schools

Today and tomorrow at school, we are honoring the wartime service and sacrifice of men and women in the armed forces. Originally proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate peace at the end of World War I, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars. In Los Alamos, we also honor everyone in our community working on national security.

America was founded on the principles of liberty, opportunity, and justice for all, and on Veterans Day we

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