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NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 36

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and windy conditions including gusts up to 40 mph. Tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s windy conditions across the state. Courtesy/NWS


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NCRTD Announces Memorial Day Closures

RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
 
The exception will be the 255 RTD Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest which will be in operation that day.
 
The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos.

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SFCC And HEC To Close For Memorial Day

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.
 
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
 
SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will reopen Tuesday, May 28. SFCC’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Summer and Fall 2019 Credit and Continuing Education

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Los Alamos Hillstrummers Attend Las Cruces Ukefest

Last weekend Los Alamos sent 17 members of the Los Alamos Hillstrummers Ukulele Group to attend the Las Cruces Ukefest. Seen here are just some of the members, standing from left, Irene Powell, Elise Lee, Ruth Lier, Darlene Potter, Greg Rand, Yvonne Trujillo, Annette Hiteman, Sabine Shurter, Patricia Rathbone, Chris Rand and Director Dan Gerth. Kneeling are Diane Little and Doris Ford. Courtesy photo


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All Hands All Lands Burn Team Mobilizing May 23-30

USDA News:
 
SANTA FE The USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild have worked together since September 2018 using prescribed fire across over 4,700 acres to protect water sources, wildlife, and forests while reducing wildfire risk.
 
These forests are adapted to fire and need low-intensity burns to remain healthy. The All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team) is a fully qualified team designed to lead prescribed burns or support others in burning across a variety of land jurisdictions. This is an innovative step forward

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Luján On 100th Anniversary Of House Passage Of 19th Amendment Guaranteeing Women Right To Vote

Suffragettes led the way a century ago for the women’s right to vote. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

POLITICAL News:

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment:

“A century ago, the United States took a critical step forward in women’s equality with the House passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Suffragettes waged a hard-fought campaign to secure their rightful and equal voice in our democracy and we owe deep gratitude to these women for their bravery and courage.


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Luján On Improving Health Care For American Families

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the passage of the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act:
 
“Health care is a right, and yet too many Americans are struggling between providing for their families and affording life-saving prescription drugs. This is fundamentally wrong. This legislation sends a strong message to the American people that we won’t waver in the Trump administration’s efforts to steal health care away from millions

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LAMS Students Participate In National MathCounts

The New Mexico team including members from Los Alamos Middle School competed May 11-13 at the National MathCounts in Orlando, Fla. Team members from left, Grant Stanton and Harmony Guan from Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Assistant Coach Do Vo and LAMS team members Alex Livescu and Charles Cai. The 224 final Mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense schools and their coaches were treated to a National Competition experience like no other. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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NMDOT: Public Invited To Comment On Projects

NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE NMDOT strives to keep the public informed and cares about their opinions. The department’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is amended quarterly and always open for viewing on the NMDOT website.
 
The public is welcome to review the list of current and proposed road and bridge projects then post comments.
 
Kindly note, a 7th Amendment to the 2018-2023 STIP has been made and is now posted at https://estip.dot.state.nm.us. Click on the eSTIP Amendment tab to post a public comment until June 16, 2019. The NMDOT STIP Personnel will receive

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