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DerbyCon 2019: Finish Line – ‘Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened’

on September 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Opening ceremony at DerbyCon, the InfoSec conference Sept. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Becky Rutherford
DerbyCon panel on ‘DerbyCon Story Time’. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Los Alamos

I’ve been in cybersecurity for a little over a year, and I decided it was about time I went to an InfoSec conference.

Defcon/Black Hat in Vegas sounded intimidatingly huge; I wanted something less terrifying. A friend suggested DerbyCon.

American Red Cross New Mexico Chapter Seeks Volunteers To Join Disaster Action Team

on September 15, 2019 - 2:31pm


Everyday, people are forced from their home due to fires, storms or other disasters.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Assistance given may include financial provisions for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, prescription medication and other critically needed items.

Want to put your compassion in to action? Join the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

Los Alamos County Firefighters Remember 9/11

on September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County firefighters set out on a track Saturday on Pajarito Mountain to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. They are carrying a 26-pound air pack in full dress on the one mile trek with a 1,000 foot rise in elevation to mimic the stairs the firefighters experienced on that tragic day rushing to rescue people in the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the public joined firefighters in the somber event. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Firefighters and members of the public on the climb

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on September 15, 2019 - 7:36am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Has Key Hearing

on September 14, 2019 - 10:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduces the Clean Energy Jobs Act to establish a comprehensive, nationwide program at the Department of Energy to improve education and training for careers in clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy.

The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S.

Republican Party Of New Mexico Office In Albuquerque Open This Weekend Ahead Of President Trump’s Visit

on September 14, 2019 - 8:05am
In anticipation of President Trump’s Monday evening visit to New Mexico, the Republican Party of New Mexico's office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 to take calls and answer questions.
Hats are available for purchase.
The Republican Party of New Mexico's office is 5150-A San Francisco NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
The office can be reached at 505.298.3662.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 14, 2019 - 7:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Forest Service Hiring For 2020 Field Season

on September 13, 2019 - 4:03pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on The application period closes Sept. 25. 

The SFNF will be hiring seasonal employees to work in fire, recreation, range, wildlife and fisheries, archaeology and timber.

Temporary employees are an essential part of the Forest Service workforce during the busy spring and summer field season each year.

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

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