New Mexico

DOE Issues Final Solicitation for $100M Carlsbad Field Office Technical Support IDIQ

DOE The Department of Energy has released a final request for proposals for a potential five-year, $100M contract to provide technical support services for the Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico. The Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contract will be a small business set-aside procurement effort covering support in the areas of engineering and technical reviews, project management, quality assurance, nuclear safety ...

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Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Board Seeks To Revamp Goals, Direction

Although currently without an executive director and still not receiving the annual $100,000 grant from the Department of Energy, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board seems to be trying to move ahead and regroup. From discussions during the virtual Sept. 18 RCLC board meeting it seems as though the board feels it is time to actively seek input from ...

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UPDATE 2-U.S. resumes oil, gas lease auctions; bids weaker than pre-pandemic levels

The U.S. government’s first oil and gas lease sale in five months kicked off on Wednesday, attracting weaker bidding in New Mexico than auctions that occurred before oil prices crashed during the pandemic, according to results posted on an online auction site. The 2,800-acre sale was the Trump administration’s first since March, when lockdowns to fight the spread of the ...

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Jeff Bezos Drops $16 Million on Another Manhattan Pad to Create a ‘Vertical’ Dream Home

The Amazon chief already owns the penthouse and two apartments in the building Jeff Bezos bought another apartment for $16 million at 212 Fifth Avenue, where he owns the “crown-jewel” penthouse and two apartments below. Jeff Bezos is expanding his residential holdings in Manhattan, purchasing another apartment for $16.13 million at a 24-story boutique condominium, located across from Madison Square ...

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Los Alamos County Council Approves Issuance Of RFP To Revise Chapter 18 In County Code

CDD Director Paul Andrus Efforts to clarify and update Chapter 18 of the Los Alamos County’s code enforcement progressed further during Tuesday night’s regular County Council meeting. Council unanimously approved to authorize a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a consultant that will be tasked with revising Chapter 18, which is also known as the chapter on environment, Community Development ...

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Vasquez: CPLC ‘Winding It Down’ With Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities

RCLC executive director Eric Vasquez Executive director Eric Vasquez has notified the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board that his employer CPLC has chosen to withdraw its declaration of its desire to go forward with the RCLC contract at the end of its current two-year contract which ends July 31. Vasquez made the announcement well into an extensive discussion during ...

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City looking at detailed police audit; review board possible

Having both a “robust” citizens’ review board and a police auditor would be ideal for the City of Las Cruces, City Councilor Gabe Vasquez said during the council’s Monday, July 13, work session. “Do we want a police auditor vs. a citizens’ review board or both?” Mayor Pro-Tem Kasandra Gandara asked. “I just want the public to be very much ...

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NMDOH informs commission remote license acceptable for county hospital

The New Mexico Department of Health has given Valencia County commissioners some measured guidance on the decade-plus delayed county hospital project. At the end of last year, the commissioners directed staff to reach out to DOH to clarify whether a hospital in the county could operate under the license of a provider in another location, such as Albuquerque. At the ...

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Council Postpones Decision On Contract For Las Cumbres Pending Gap Analysis Approval

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Randy Ryti, Katrina Martin, David Izraelevitz, Sara Scott, Pete Sheehey, James Robinson and Antonio Maggiore. The award of a $1 million contract to Las Cumbres Community Services Inc. was postponed by Los Alamos County Council last week pending Council’s approval of a gap analysis performed by Kulik Strategic Advisors for the County’s Community Services ...

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New Mexico utility to allow nuclear leases to expire

A New Mexico utility will exit current leases for nuclear power and will instead develop renewable power by 2040, Kallanish Energy reports. PNM said it will allow leases for 114 megawatts of electricity power from the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona to expire. Replacing that reduced capacity will allow PNM “to integrate more renewable resources that provide the best value ...

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New Mexico Senate leaders lose primary bid amid liberal push

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two key leaders in the New Mexico Senate have lost their primary bids amid a push by liberal advocacy groups to unseat Democratic lawmakers who have resisted their progressive agenda. Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces and Senate finance committee leader John Arthur Smith of Deming were defeated as more votes were tallied Wednesday, marking ...

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