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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...

DVD/Blu-ray roundup: May 15, 2015

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It looks like another busy week with plenty of DVD and Blu-ray options for all renters/purchasers. As always, be sure to click on any links to read more detailed reviews. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Blackhat - Michael Mann is a well-regarded director famous for titles like Collateral, The Insider and Heat, but his latest big-budget effort flopped at theaters. It tells the tale of Hong Kong and US agents using a convicted computer-genius to help them hunt down an international cyber-hacking ring. While there were a few positive notices here and there, critics were generally disappointed...

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Is a Nitro-Charged Thrill Ride

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Rated: R

Running Time: 120 minutes

«««« out of 4 Stars

Well, it’s hard to imagine another action film of this or any year in recent memory topping the adrenaline-pumping, motor-charged, post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max: Fury Road. Some 30 years after the last movie featuring the character, everything has been updated and to some extent reinvented. Regardless, the end result is just as strong - it’s a nitro-charged thrill ride.

That’s not to say that director George Miller (Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and curiously enough, Babe: Pig in the City) hasn’t thrown a few new wrinkles into the mix. This is essentially a two hour chase that begins mere seconds after the opening...

Community Calendar MAY 15-21, 2015

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FRIDAY May 15

Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers for one or more part day construction or support sessions. No experience required. Yard Sales are closed for Winter. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer, call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226

SATURDAY May 16

Pipes and Brass Jubilation: Bach to Britten

A classical music concert featuring organ and trumpet, with Julia Thom and Mick Hesse of Farmington, NM. Included will be works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Charpantier and Hovanhess. Donations will go to local ministries for the homeless. Time: 4 pm-5 pm. Church of the Holy Spirit 1334 Country Club Drive in Gallup.

Dawn ‘til Dusk

2015 Dawn ‘til Dusk...

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...

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