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St. John’s College Summer Concerts Begin June 12

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MUSIC News:
 
Join St. John’s College 6-8 p.m., Wednesday nights in June and July for a diverse lineup of family-friendly, upbeat musical acts under summer skies—all free of charge.
 
Sponsorships and individual donations for Music on the Hill benefit Southwest Scholars, which provides tuition support for students, making St. John’s celebrated great books education even more widely available in New Mexico and beyond.
 
Wednesday, June 12
Christine Fawson
 
Downbeat Magazine has called trumpeter and vocalist Christine Fawson “a distinctive

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Senator Heinrich Welcomes Passage Of ‘TRACED’ Act To Crack Down On Illegal Robocall Scams

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) this morning welcomed the Senate passage of S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.

Sen. Heinrich cosponsored this bill, which gives regulators more time to find scammers, increase civil forfeiture penalties for those caught, promote call authentication and blocking adoption, and bring relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout


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Annual Splash N Dash Series Begins May 29

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Triatomics News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Multisports Club ( www.facebook.com/triatomics) invites athletes to participate in the annual Splash n Dash series (swim+run) starting Wednesday May 29. 

This year, the club is hosting six Splash n Dash events continuing past the Los Alamos Triathlon. The additional dates for Splash n Dash events are June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24 and Aug.


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SFCC-AAUP Reach Collective Bargaining Agreement

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the faculty union, known as SFCC-AAUP (American Association of University Professors), have come to an agreement on collective bargaining.
 
SFCC-AAUP members ratified the contract in a mid-May vote and members of the SFCC Governing Board approved the agreement during a May 22 meeting.
 
“This is a positive outcome for the college and its labor relations negotiation process,” Linda Siegle, chair of the SFCC Governing Board said. “I’m grateful to the members of the college who dedicated time and effort toward reaching this

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SUWA: BLM Opens Scenic Factory Butte Area In Utah To Off-Road Vehicle Destruction

Left, a spring wildflower bloom enhances Factory Butte’s unique photographic appeal in Utah. Right, Extensive ruts left by ORVs near Factory Butte remain visible even after torrential rainfall. Courtesy/Ray Bloxham/SUWA
 
SUWA News:
 
MOAB, Utah The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) reports that without prior notice or opportunity for public input, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Richfield Field Office announced Wednesday that it is opening 5,400 acres of public lands surrounding Utah’s iconic Factory Butte to unfettered cross-country off-road vehicle

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U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich; Shelley Capito Introduce Simplifying Outdoor Access For Recreation Act ‘SOAR’

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced S. 1665, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act Thursday to improve the permitting process for outfitters, educational organizations, and community groups to access and enjoy our public lands.
 
“Our public lands are where locals and visitors alike go to camp under the stars, chase bugling elk or wet a fly in a mountain stream, and they fuel the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy that directly

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LACF Conference Focuses On Nonprofits And Boards

Larry Alei and Kira Luna with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence conduct a training on board development to a full house at the LACF 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofit. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
Earlier this month, the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) hosted its 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofits.
 
This annual event, now in its fourth year, attracted the participation of more than 20 local nonprofit organizations. Attendees spent the day focused on board development – examining topics including fiduciary responsibilities, board conduct and compliance,

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‘We Are Meant To Carry Water’ Book Launch June 9

TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas presents “We Are Meant To Carry Water” book launch and poetry reading with Tina Carlson, Stella Reed and Katherine DiBella Seluja at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Admission: free. Info: teatroparaguas.org
 
Tina Carlson, Stella Reed and Katherine DiBella Seluja will read from their collaborative manuscript, We Are Meant To Carry Water, epistolary poems in the voices of mythological women.
 
In the weeks and months that followed the Presidential election of 2016,

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International Jet Aviation Honors Make-A-Wish NM

International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico today in providing critically ill children scenic flights over Albuquerque in this specially designed eight passenger LearJet, in an effort to lift their spirits and brighten their day. Courtesy photo
 
International Jet Aviation’s ‘Dream Chaser 5’, the eight passenger LearJet model 35 is parked today at Atlantic Aviation in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
IJA News:
 
International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico and its wish kids today with scenic flights over Albuquerque in its specially

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NM Delegation Lauds Decision To Grant Request For Major Disaster Declaration For Navajo Nation

 
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. After historic snowstorms and flooding in local Navajo communities that occurred in February, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres-Small, lauded the decision to grant the request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation.
 
This declaration will trigger the release of federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designed to help weather-affected

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Traffic Alert: Two Vehicle Crash At Trinity Drive & Central Avenue Along Construction Zone

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Police report a two-vehicle crash with unknown injuries has occurred in the construction zone near the Trinity Drive and Central Avenue area.

Eastbound traffic on Trinity Drive is down to one lane. There is no westbound traffic on Trinity Drive at this time … ALL westbound traffic is being diverted onto Central Avenue.

Motorists are urged to proceed with extreme caution and if at all possible to avoid the area altogether and seek alternate routes. 

 


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LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Longview Drive Work Expected To Begin Wednesday

CONSTRUCTION News:

Cable Com Permitting will be doing construction located at and along the area of 124 Longview Dr. from the northeast corner of Longview Drive before Village Place.

Work is expected to start Wednesday, May 29 and finish Friday, May 31.

During the span of two to three days, Bonnie View is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed through N.M. 4 to Sherwood or N.M. 4 to Rover Boulevard. West Longview Drive is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed to Rover Boulevard. An asphalt cut will be made across the street at 124 Longview by Little Saigon Restaurant. Crews will


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‘So Far From Heaven’ Exhibit Opens June 7

A piece in the ‘Most Patriotic Small Town in America,’ project by photographer Wendy Young. Photo by Wendy Young

‘At the Narrows’ by photographer David Halpern is part of his Black Canyon of the Gunnison series being shown for the first time in the ‘So Far From Heaven’ exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by David Halpern

Library News:

 A wealth of photographic talent can be seen at Mesa Public Library in June. “So Far from Heaven” is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Kirk Gittings, David Halpern, Tony O’Brie


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Environmental Services/Sustainability Board Thank Community For Successful Clean Up Los Alamos Day

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board would like to thank all the volunteers that participated in the 16th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday, May 18.

Volunteers helped pick up trash from all over the county including school grounds, parks and trails. More than 100 participants registered to volunteer in 15 groups. With their help, 600 pounds of trash was collected around the community. A volunteer appreciation lunch was held at Ashley Pond Park following the cleanup.

At the Eco Station approximately 150 residents utilized


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