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LANL Announces Winners Of First-Ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge

on December 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Judges from Los Alamos National Laboratory Jake Miner and James Owen listen to students from Taos Academy Charter School as they explain their entry in the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Roughly 600 people convened at Los Lunas High School Saturday for the first-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real-world problems.
Led by New Mexico’s Office of the Governor, the Challenge was a collaboration between the Department of Public Education, the

NMED Is Rapid Hiring Wednesday Dec. 11

on December 10, 2019 - 8:53am
NMED News:
The New Mexico Environment Department is participating in this week's Rapid Hire Event.
The Department is looking to hire for a variety of positions including in science and technology, human resources and more.
Representatives from the Environment Department will conduct interviews 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Tingley Coliseum at EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro Dr. NE in Albuquerque.
Applicants may interview:
For more information including what to bring to the event, visit

Rapid Snow Burst Causes Multiple Car Pileup In Iowa

on December 10, 2019 - 8:50am

A multiple car pileup Monday on I-80 westbound near Des Moines, Iowa after a burst of snow rapidly caused dangerous driving conditions. Courtesy/Iowa DOT

SFCC, SFHEC Winter Break Closures Dec. 21-Jan. 5

on December 10, 2019 - 8:50am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Winter Break from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available during this time. Snow removal and grounds maintenance will not be operational during this time. The college’s early childhood development center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950

Luján Celebrates Legacy Of Esther Martinez In Floor Speech Supporting Language Justice Legislation

on December 10, 2019 - 7:42am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, spoke on the House floor in support of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation to revitalize Native American languages.
Video of Luján’s full speech is available here.
An excerpt from Luján’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act.
With the passage of this

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on December 10, 2019 - 7:04am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22 and areas of dense fog around the state. Courtesy/NWS

New Report Finds 13.8 Percent Of Working Adults Suffered Food Insecurity In 2016-2018 In New Mexico

on December 9, 2019 - 3:20pm

HFA News:

More than 25 percent of all children in New Mexico lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report by Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data.

That means 121,719 children in the state lived in households that did not always know where their next meal was coming from during the three-year time period.

The total number of food insecure individuals in New Mexico from 2016-2018 was 374,105 (18.3 percent of the state population), making it the most food insecure state in the country.

The report, titled “The

LANL Director Thom Mason Speaks At Military Order Of The World Wars Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner

on December 9, 2019 - 8:54am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Cmdr. Gregg Giesler following his presentation on ‘Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats’ during the Military Order of The World Wars annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner Sunday at the Los Alamos Research Park. An Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Following his presentation Sunday, LANL Director Thom Mason, left, answers questions from members of