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Udall to protect Chaco Canyon, prioritize local services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, on which he serves as the lead Democratic member, U.S. Senator Tom Udall pressed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze about concerns New Mexicans have raised about oil and gas leasing near...

Save Big with a SMART Toilet

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Elizabeth Barriga, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gallup, may be soft spoken but her passion for her job is evident. Barriga is a California girl but has lived here in Gallup for 10 years. Her background is in landscape architecture. She has an abundance of information available to Gallup city residents who are concerned about saving on their water bills and saving Gallup’s water supply.

You may not consider toilet discussions exciting or even in good taste but the City of Gallup has a deal you cannot refuse. They are giving away energy saving toilets – 100 of them! The city received the toilets as a result of a grant.  She says it is easy to apply to receive the...

Sen. Heinrich to introduce ‘tech-transfer maturation program’ bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. introduced legislation to launch a new National Laboratory Technology Maturation Program (NLTMP) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed technologies and boost regional, technology-driven economic impacts.

The bill, S.1259, the National Laboratory Technology Maturation Act, will be considered during a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 4.

Under the National Laboratory Technology Maturation Program, small businesses with licensed technology from a national laboratory could apply for a voucher for up...

Governor announces ‘True Summer Reading Challenge’

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Albuquerque, NM —  Gov. Susana Martinez announced May 13 the 2015 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge, designed to help prevent students from losing reading proficiency during the summer.

“Our challenge is simple: read more books during your summer vacation, and you can earn some amazing prizes,” Governor Martinez said. “When our students read over the summer, they are better prepared for the upcoming school year. Everyone loves a challenge, especially when there are prizes. This is a win-win for students, parents, and teachers.”

The New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is open to all New Mexico elementary school children, ages 5 through 12. All students who submit...

Birdhouse auction showcases artists, philanthropic spirit

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Once again, Gallup proves itself to be a multi-talented community.  The 8th Annual Birdhouse Auction sponsored by the Ups and Downs team from the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life hosted a fun and quality event at Sammy C’s May 3.

Over 60 people gathered to take part in the fun when the auctioneers, Joe Hibbard, John Hornbeck and Patrick Moore got the evening under way.

“Who’ll give me 20? 20? 20?”  was the starting call for many of the sales.

Some, quickly developed into bidding competitions and turned into big donations for the American Cancer Society.

Gallup High School science teacher, Mary Ann Seslar was inspired by a photo of an old watch. She started...

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