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Purple Heart Award Recipients To Be Honored At Santa Fe Ceremony Aug. 25

on August 20, 2018 - 4:09pm
SANTA FE Purple Heart Award recipients will be honored at a special Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony in Santa Fe Saturday, Aug. 25.
Recipients, their family members, friends, and the public are invited to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony at the Santa Fe Veterans Memorial at 407 Galisteo Street (at the northeast corner of the Bataan Memorial Building).
The ceremony is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, the New Mexico National Guard, the Department of New Mexico Military Order of the Purple Heart, Berardinelli Family Funeral Services, and the City

FBI: Man Wearing Denver Broncos Baseball Cap Robs Rio Rancho Bank

on August 20, 2018 - 3:48pm
FBI News:
A man wearing a Denver Broncos baseball cap robbed a Rio Rancho bank Thursday, Aug. 16.
The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his early to mid-30s, approximately 5'5” to 5'6” tall, with a thin build and acne scars on his cheeks. He wore a dark Denver Broncos baseball cap with an orange visor, a dark long-sleeve T-shirt with an Adidas logo on the front, khaki shorts, white shoes and sunglasses.
At approximately 4:51 p.m., the suspect walked up to the First Convenience Bank inside a Walmart store on 901 Unser Blvd. SE. He presented a demand note to a

Educators’ Pension Fund Investments Post Fiscal Year Gains Of More Than $1 Billion

on August 20, 2018 - 3:09pm
SANTA FE The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board fund, which provides defined pension benefits to the state’s public educational employees, posted net investment gains of $1.02 billion for the 2018 fiscal year which ended June 30, 2018.
This represents a return of 8.3 percent for the fiscal year, net of investment manager fees. This exceeds the actuarially assumed rate of 7.25 percent. The asset value of the fund was $12.9 billion as of June 30.
As for longer term results, net of investment management fees, the fund investments returned 7.6 percent over the last

Strem And UbiQD Of Los Alamos Sign Distribution Agreement For Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots

on August 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

An example of UbiQD's innovative quantum dot (QD) technology. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.


NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – UbiQD, Inc., a nanotechnology company in Los Alamos, has signed an agreement with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to allow distribution of their innovative quantum dot (QD) technology.

Strem, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals for research and development, will now offer six new products in collaboration with UbiQD.

NMHU President Discusses College Upswing

on August 20, 2018 - 12:12pm
Dr. Sam Minner
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands is in a much better position moving forward than it was a year ago, said the university’s president.
“Things are so very different at the beginning of this academic year,” President Sam Minner told approximately 300 faculty and staff during a welcome back breakfast Aug. 16. “The state of Highlands, from my perspective, is positive overall.”
Minner said the biggest challenge Highlands met is achieving full reaccreditation status in July.
“Highlands is off of probation thanks to a strong campus wide effort

World Futures: Statistics (And Probability) – Part Eight

on August 20, 2018 - 5:52am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In this series we have looked at the application of statistics in a few areas with the central theme that statistics deals with the representation of large volumes of historical data points in order to make predictions about the future and decisions about what path or road to take.
We know where to go or are trying to figure it out. As individuals, the historical data gives us insight into probable outcomes if we choose product A or product B, invest in company A or company B, or change the car oil this week or next month.
For the

Luján Calls For Martinez Administration To Provide Continuity Of Behavior Health Services For NNM

on August 20, 2018 - 5:46am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Following the announcement that Tri-County Community Services will close at the end of this month, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) wrote to Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico’s Departments of Health, Human Services, and Children, Youth, and Families, calling on them to take swift action to provide northern New Mexicans with continuity of behavioral health services.
“After speaking with Secretaries Earnest and Gallagher, as well as the Governor’s Chief of Staff, I am encouraged that all parties involved will be able to

Comments Sought On State STIP

on August 20, 2018 - 5:37am
SANTA FE The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 4th Amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  The program will serve as a four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until Sept.