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LANL Foundation Names New Executive Director for Northwest New Mexico First Born® Program

on March 13, 2013 - 10:40am

LANLF News:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation announced its new executive director for the Northwest New Mexico First Born® Program at a press conference Tuesday at the State Capitol.

Regina Huffman, former director of the Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) in Gallup, has been named executive director.

Huffman has a master’s degree in counseling from Western New Mexico University and a bachelor of university studies degree in early education and psychology from the University of New Mexico.

The W.K.

Mountaineers' March 20 Talk: Alpine Adventures in Patagonia

on March 13, 2013 - 8:53am

Climbing partners Doug Shepherd and Jared Vilhauer on a Patagonian summit. Courtesy/LAM

Cerro Torre, the rightmost of the sharp teeth in this Patagonian skyline, is one of the classic climbs of the Americas. Doug Shepherd will tell of his climbing adventures at the March 20 meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Courtesy/LAM

 

Alpine Adventures in Patagonia
By BILL PRIEDHORSKY

Patagonia, windswept and wild, will be the subject of the March meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.

Speaker Doug Shepherd is both a sponsored athlete (Mammut, Sterling Ropes, Cilogear Backpacks) and a

LANL Economic Impact Focus of Successful House Memorial

on March 13, 2013 - 8:17am

RCLC News:
  • Memorial focused on the critical importance of New Mexico's National Laboratories and DOE facilities to state's economy

SANTA FE - Last week, House Memorial 71 introduced by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D- Los Alamos) won unanimous passage from the New Mexico House of Representatives.

The House Memorial recognized the critical importance of New Mexico's National Laboratories and DOE facilities to the state's economy.

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities supported passage of the House Memorial and provided expert testimony on behalf of the Memorial.

Rep.

'Fair Pay for Women Act' Heads to the Governor’s Desk

on March 11, 2013 - 9:44am

STATE News:

SANTA FE - House Bill 216, the “Fair Pay for Woman Act”sponsored by Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe-47) received concurrence Sunday from the House to amendments added by the Senate.

HB 216 cleared the New Mexico Senate Saturday with a vote of 31-2 and with concurrence now heads to the Gov.ernor’s desk.

There has been wide-spread and bi-partisan support for the “Fair Pay for Women Act,” a key piece of legislation in the session.

“Today we have taken a major step in bringing wage equality to the women of New Mexico,” Egolf said.

Luján Celebrates Women’s History Month

on March 11, 2013 - 8:30am

Women of 1913. Courtesy photo

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month, which is celebrated during March.

“Owing its roots to a protest by female factory workers over working conditions more than a century ago, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary contributions that women make in all facets of life.

New Mexico House Fights for Public Schools

on March 11, 2013 - 7:36am

STATE News:

SANTA FE - The News Mexico House of Representatives passed two bills Sunday aimed at protecting New Mexico’s public schools.

House Bill 460, “School Management Contracts & Charter Boards,” sponsored by Rep. Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo-21) passed the House with a vote of 34 to 33.

House Bill 392, “Public Education Commission as Independent”, sponsored by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia (D-Dona Ana-34) passed the House with a vote of 37 to 27.

There has been a recent outcry regarding the Public Education Department’s (PED) action to overrule the Public Educations Commission (PEC)

Comet Pan-STARRS Now Visible

on March 10, 2013 - 10:58pm

Comet Pan-STARRS is now visible. This photo was taken at 7:52 p.m. today with a Nikon D600, ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/4 lens, and 1/20 second exposure, looking west from Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. Easy target with binoculars ... just above where the sun sets. It will be climbing higher each night. It was visible for about 45 minutes. Photo by Glen Wurden

More Details on Missing Hiker Found in Bandelier

on March 10, 2013 - 11:58am

BNM News:

Search and rescue teams found the missing 34-year-old Texas woman around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in good condition on the Ancho Canyon Trail on Department of Energy land at Bandelier National Monument.

The woman had hiked to the Upper Falls on the Falls Trail Thursday.

Although hiking to the base of the Upper Falls is prohibited, the woman wanted to search for treasure featured in Forrest Fenn’s book “The Thrill of the Chase.”

After realizing she could not hike down to the base, the woman returned to her car. On Friday, she parked at a gate on Department of Energy Land and hiked

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Votes on Driver’s License Bill and Urges Governor to Stop Playing Party Politics

on March 10, 2013 - 10:52am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Saturday, March 9, the New Mexico State House Appropriations and Finance Committee convened to vote on HB 606 (driver’s licenses bill.)

After hearing testimony and expressing concern over the fiscal implications, the committee had a tied tabling motion on HB 606.

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard broke party rank and joined Republicans in voting against the tabling motion.

Garcia Richard again joined committee Republicans in voting in favor of passing the bill out of committee, but the vote failed through a second tie.

“I have been deeply concerned by Gov.

Russian Delegation to Visit Los Alamos March 25

on March 10, 2013 - 10:32am

LASSCI News:

Los Alamos–Sarov Sister City Initiative (LASSCI) is preparing to host a Russian Delegation from its Sister City of Sarov March 25 through April 3

The visit will involve a VNIIEF Group Leader who is also an elected member of the Sarov Duma (analog of a U.S. County Council), a local journalist, an English teacher, and two persons involved with human resources in Sarov and VNIIEF.

The delegation will have opportunities during their visit to meet with media representatives including those from the Los Alamos Daily Post to learn how media work in a community like Los Alamos –

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