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Governor Seeks Gaming Control Board Applications

on January 10, 2020 - 4:28pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is accepting applications for a certified public accountant for the state Gaming Control Board.
 
The full-time, paid position has been vacant for some time.
 
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating legalized gaming at New Mexico’s licensed racetracks, veteran and fraternal organizations. In addition, the agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the laws and regulations that prohibit illegal gambling activities in the state, and monitoring New Mexico’s tribal gaming compacts.
 

State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

on January 10, 2020 - 4:26pm

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE -- In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.

Increased

Luján On House Passage Of PFAS Action Act

on January 10, 2020 - 4:03pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued the following statement on the House passage of the PFAS Action Act:
 
“Every person living in the United States has a right to clean and safe drinking water. I was proud to vote today for comprehensive legislation to address PFAS contamination and protect New Mexicans from these harmful chemicals.

NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

on January 10, 2020 - 9:06am

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMORGORDO An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.
 
Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.
 
“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out

Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 
Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic rebellious

LFC Budget Includes Affordable Health Coverage Funds

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
NMTH News:
 
SANTA FE — The Legislative Finance Committee unveiled its FY 2021 budget proposal Tuesday, which included $500,000 critical to helping the Human Services Department “prepare to implement affordable health coverage options” for New Mexicans.
 
One of the main coverage options being considered is Medicaid Buy-in, an innovative policy that allows uninsured and under-insured New Mexicans to pay a monthly premium to receive trusted Medicaid coverage.
 
“This funding shows that the Legislature is serious about working with the administration to ensure that all New Mexicans have

Governor Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

on January 10, 2020 - 8:12am

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks fastens a pin on the lapel of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday during the Space Valley Summit at NMSU in Las Cruces. Courtesy photo

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks facillitates the first Space Valley Summit. Courtesy photo

SPACEPORT AMERICA News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit Wednesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The event brought together federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry.

Facilitated by Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan

AGU: Searching For Oldest Ice In Antarctica

on January 10, 2020 - 6:10am
Robert Mulvaney (dressed in black) and the Beyond EPICA surveying team. Courtesy/British Antarctic Survey
 
AGU News:
 
Drilling engineer and ice core scientist Robert Mulvaney has driven thousands of kilometers over Antarctica in the past few years in a snow tractor, creeping slowly over one of the highest points of the ice sheet, near a location known as Dome C.
 
He’s looking for the perfect place to drill one and a half million years into the past.

NWS: Today’s High Near 32; Tonight’s Low Around 13

on January 10, 2020 - 5:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 32 with a 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11 a.m. and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight’s low around 13. Courtesy/NWS

State Takes Enforcement Action Against Cannon Air Force Base For Discharging Without Permit

on January 9, 2020 - 3:48pm

NMED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) today issued an administrative compliance order to the United States Air Force for ongoing violations of state law related to the protection of groundwater resources.

The administrative compliance order seeks immediate compliance with groundwater discharge permitting requirements and assesses a civil penalty of $1,699,872.60.

In 2018, the state began protecting groundwater resources from three per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, a group of manmade chemicals known to cause adverse health effects.

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