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Annual Inmate Craftsmanship And Trades Fair May 2

on April 20, 2015 - 10:41am

New Mexico State Penitentiary 'Old Main' Prison. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

It’s that time of year when the New Mexico Corrections Department hosts the Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair May 2.

The fair will feature inmate artists from 11 prisons across the state. Furniture, wood working, paintings, sewing and much more will be on display and for sale.

Proceeds from sales benefit victims, the offender’s children or designated family member, funds other inmate programs and is deposited into a savings account for the inmate artist.

New Mexico's Norman C. Bay to Assume Leadership Post At Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

on April 19, 2015 - 7:38am

Norman C. Bay


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed Norman C. Bay, a former University of New Mexico law professor and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, as the new chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

In July 2014, the Senate confirmed Bay with bipartisan support as a commissioner of FERC, and slated him to be named chairman nine months following the confirmation. Prior to serving as a FERC commissioner, Bay had served as Director of the Office of Enforcement at FERC since 2009. 

"Throughout his tenure

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Underway

on April 18, 2015 - 7:51am

APNM News:

The week of April 12-18 marks National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week.

The staff of Animal Protection of New Mexico and all who care about the welfare of animals know the importance of honoring the men and women who protect the animals and communities in which they live and serve.

Often the first responders on the scene, Animal Control Officers (ACOs) frequently find themselves in dangerous, volatile situations. A call concerning an injured dog turns out to be an incident of domestic violence.

Guidelines For Living With Large Predators

on April 17, 2015 - 4:31pm

Mountain Lion. Courtesy/


Los Alamos County officials would like to remind the public that springtime typically brings with it an increase of large predators roaming throughout the forests and traveling on the trails surrounding the area – and that means some of these animals will likely enter the community’s residential areas, too.

They are seeking food or water, especially during times of drought. In our area, large predators can include mountain lions, black bears, bobcats and coyotes.

Take Time To Thank A 911 Dispatcher This Week

on April 17, 2015 - 1:27pm

This week is dedicated across the nation to thank the people who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Public safety telecommunicators in Los Alamos include, Kate Stoddard, Wendy Strain, left, Randon Romero, Ruben Garcia, Rob Montoya, Seth Martinez, Erica Manzanares, Susie Feiertag, Angela Cordova, Michael Matison, Greg Lynch and Robert Lujan. Photo by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the people who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

In Los Alamos, Public safety telecommunicators work inside the police station and

DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Phase II Investigation Report

on April 17, 2015 - 11:06am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) released Thursday the Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Phase II Report related to the Feb. 14, 2014, radiological event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad. 

The AIB completed an exhaustive investigation at WIPP and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to examine the cause of the radiological release at WIPP and identify managerial controls and safety measures necessary to prevent or minimize the probability or severity of a recurrence of this type of accident.

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