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MPNHP-Los Alamos Friends Group And National Park Service Sign Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

on July 15, 2018 - 10:37am

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos gathered Friday afternoon for a special signing ceremony with the National Park Service at the powerhouse (stone house) on Bathtub Row. Back row from left, Ranger Josh Nelson and Board members Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher; LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan; Vice President/County Councilor Rick Reiss; Treasurer Ron Wilkins; Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly; Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca and Karen Henderson.

Stampede Meat: Up To 1,295 Jobs In Sunland Park

on July 14, 2018 - 6:48am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SUNLAND PARK Gov. Martinez was joined by state and local leaders to announce that Stampede Meat will expand to Sunland Park creating up to 1,295 new food processing and manufacturing jobs over the next five years.
The company will invest more than $36 million in infrastructure and the renovation of the former Tyson plant in Sunland Park. New Mexico beat out Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa for the competitive expansion.
"It’s an honor to welcome Stampede and their large-scale job creation to New Mexico," Martinez said.

Lunch With A Leader Features Jorge Rodriguez Of Las Cruces ACLU Speaking On Border Issues Tuesday

on July 13, 2018 - 5:02pm
Jorge Rodriguez, field organizer in the Las Cruces office of the ACLU is the speaker at Tuesday's League of Women Voters Lunch with Leader. Courtesy/ACLU

LWV News:

The next community League of Women Voters Lunch with Leader is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Mesa Public Library.

The speaker is Jorge Rodriguez, field organizer in the Las Cruces office of the ACLU. His topic is “We Live as Second-Class Citizens”. This conversation will focus on current events happening in the southern border region and how they stem and sustain the institutions that criminalize border communities. 


Council Hears From Los Alamos County Management On Potential Impact Of Triad Taxability Status

on July 13, 2018 - 9:41am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, right, and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart listen Wednesday evening as County Council discusses the ramifications to the County budget if new LANL M&O contractor Triad National Security, LLC operates under non-profit status. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Assistant County Manager Steve Lynne responds to questions from Los Alamos County Councilors during his presentation Wednesday evening at a special session of the Council. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


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Naval Nuclear Laboratory Contracts Awarded To FMP

on July 13, 2018 - 8:40am


NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Naval Reactors, a joint program of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Navy (DON), announced the selection of Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) as the new DOE and DON contractor for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

FMP, a limited liability company, is a wholly owned, special-purpose subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Naval Reactors conducted a full and open competition for the new NNL contracts. 

The estimated combined award value of these contracts is approximately $30 billion over ten years if all options are

Trinity Test ‘Gadget’ Anniversary July 16

on July 13, 2018 - 8:02am
Courtesy photo
AHF News:
July 16 is the 73rd anniversary of the Trinity Test, the world’s first nuclear weapons test. At 5:29 a.m., the “Gadget” exploded with a yield of about 15-20 kilotons of TNT.
Manhattan Project veterans recall their reactions to the explosion. For example, chemist Lilli Hornig describes the mushroom cloud: “I remember these boiling clouds and vivid colors like violet, purple, orange, yellow, red, just everything. It was fantastic. We were all shaken up.”

For more on the Trinity Test, visit Veterans Remember the Trinity Test, Trinity Test Eyewitnesses and

NM Student Scores Rise Across Board On PARCC ... Though Most Lag On Reading, Math Benchmarks

on July 13, 2018 - 7:57am

NewMexicoKidsCAN News:

ALBUQUERQUE  – Scores released Thursday show that students across New Mexico posted major gains in math and English language arts (ELA) on PARCC, New Mexico’s standardized exam to measure college- and career-readiness—but almost 80 percent of students remain behind grade level in math.

Of all student subgroups, Native American students saw the greatest growth in reading—up 8.2 points from 2015. 

“This year’s assessment results  make it clear that common-sense policy initiatives work for kids when adults anchor their decisions in the belief that every student can rise to

Governor Announces Sixth Consecutive Year Of Record-Breaking Tourism Growth

on July 13, 2018 - 7:36am
Gov. Susana Martinez announces New Mexico's 2017 visitation numbers Wednesday in Albuquerque at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017 – breaking the record set in 2016 of 34.4 million by one million visits. This growth marks a rise of 5.6 million trips over 2010, a 19 percent increase since Martinez took office in 2011, and the sixth straight year New Mexico has shattered its record.
“When more people come to New Mexico it means they’re spending