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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace Speaks To Community Leaders At Quarterly Breakfast

on April 15, 2018 - 10:19am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace, center, chats with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes at the quarterly LANL Community Leaders Breakfast Thursday at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I’m extremely both proud and humbled to be the director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District Field Tract Campground Now On Recreation.gov

on April 15, 2018 - 9:27am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest would like to inform the public of the opportunity to reserve in advance, camp sites at Field Tract Campground. This is the first campground in the Pecos Canyon Corridor to sign onto Recreation.gov for reservation of individual campsites.

There is a total of 15 camp sites available with amenities such as shelters, campfire rings, and picnic tables. Additional amenities within the campground is water, toilets and a campground host.

Recreation users may be familiar with Holy Ghost Group Site and Jacks Creek Group sites.

Udall Statement On Inspector General Investigation Of Interior Department Senior Staff Reassignments

on April 15, 2018 - 8:02am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, responded to the Interior Department Office of Inspector General (IG) report he requested on the reassignment of Senior Executive Service (SES) staff members in 2017.
 
Udall has repeatedly asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for an explanation of the decision to move the senior career staff members, and he has yet to receive a full answer. The IG report can be found HERE. Senator Udall’s

LANL: Understanding A Cell’s ‘Doorbell’

on April 15, 2018 - 7:57am

Advancing the design of drugs for better medical effects takes a combination of experimental and computer simulation research. Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory,  University of Toronto, Canada,  University of  California, San Diego and Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan are exploring how cellular components communicate with various nearby molecules. In this image, calcium bridges two parts of a cell receptor, possibly regulating its activity. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Drug design advances are the research goal

A multi-institutional project to understand one of the major targets of

Governor: $672 Million Increase In Revenue

on April 15, 2018 - 6:46am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday a 13 percent increase in tax revenue through the fiscal year so far, with more than $672 million more dollars available to New Mexico.
 
This increase also included personal income tax revenue growth of more than $50 million, or 18 percent, and corporate income tax growth of more than $18 million, or 66 percent, as well as gross receipts tax at more than $400 million, or 11 percent.
 
“As we keep up the fight to reform our tax code, make our economy more competitive for jobs and investment – and

USDA Seeks Applications For Technology Grants To Expand Access To Health Care; Education In Rural Areas

on April 15, 2018 - 6:37am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced Friday that USDA is accepting applications for grants to use broadband e-Connectivity to improve access to health care and educational services in rural communities.
 
“Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is tackling e-Connectivity as a foundational issue for rural communities because it affects everything from business opportunities to adequate health care access,” Hazlett said.

Pearce Questions CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney

on April 15, 2018 - 5:58am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Wednesday attended the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “The 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to raise issues concerning the impact of the CFPB’s mortgage regulations on rural communities.
 
“Nearly half of the families in rural communities throughout New Mexico live in manufactured housing and depend on having access to manufactured housing loans.

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