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NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on September 10, 2019 - 7:28am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Los Alamos Bioscientist Harshini Mukundan Selected AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

on September 9, 2019 - 6:55pm

Los Alamos bioscientist Harshini Mukundan is being inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and IF/THEN STEM ambassador program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors.

NCRTD Garners Fourth Award For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on September 9, 2019 - 6:40pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

This marks the third of the GFOA’s top national awards that have been bestowed upon the NCRTD this year and follows the Distinguished Budget Award for the FY 2019 Annual Budget and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

This makes the District

LANL: Discover Lightning’s Electrifying Truth At Free Public Talks In Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

on September 9, 2019 - 6:21pm

LANL physicist Tess Light will discuss lightning at free public talks starting Sept. 11. Photo by Rob Lang Photography

LANL News:

  • Tess Light of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses those bright cracks across the sky at Frontiers in Science talks in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Tess Light will discuss the beauty and mystery of lightning at three Frontiers in Science public talks starting Sept. 11 in Santa Fe. 

 

“On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth,” said Light, a physicist at the Laboratory.

AFSCME Endorses Luján For U.S. Senate

on September 9, 2019 - 7:43am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Ben Ray Luján for Senate Campaign:

ALBUQUERQUE – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the largest trade union of public employees in the United States, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator for New Mexico.

At their convention in Albuquerque, AFSCME leaders said Luján - the son of a union ironworker and a public school official - was the best candidate to uplift working families given his record of protecting health care, workers' benefits and security, Social Security, and Medicare. 


AFSCME Council 18

New Mexico State Land Office Sends Cancellation Notice To Cypress Inc. Owned By The Late Jeffrey Epstein

on September 9, 2019 - 7:41am

State Land Office News:

 

SANTA FE – Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has announced that a cancellation letter has been sent to Cypress Inc., a company owned by the late Jeffrey Epstein and listed as the owner of the Zorro Ranch in Santa Fe County.

 

On July 16, 2019, the Land Office provided over 400 pages to the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. All documents were related to 1,243 acres of state trust land leased to Cypress Inc. The leases date back to 1993 when Epstein originally purchased the 10,000 acre New Mexico ranch.

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