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Demonstration closes Gibson Gate at Kirtland Air Force Base

168 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Kirtland Air Force Base has closed the gate on Gibson Boulevard due to a demonstration. In a social media post, Kirtland Air Force Base officials said the demonstration at Louisiana Boulevard and Gibson Boulevard is blocking traffic into at the Gibson gate.

3 joint resolutions headed to this year’s ballot

247 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. – All joint resolutions that make it out of the Roundhouse have to be put on the ballot during the next general election. This year, the Legislature passed three joint resolutions: one dealing with land jurisdiction at Kirkland Air Force Base, another making changes to

Los Alamos Historical Society plans to preserve Oppenheimer house

217 Views   LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – There’s a new push to preserve the original house that J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family lived in while in Los Alamos. The city’s Historical Society says one of its main projects this year is to raise money for the restoration. They say the

RECA compensation for New Mexico Downwinders rejected by US House

238 Views   Sen. Ben Ray Luján, a Democrat, has introduced radiation exposure compensation bills in every Congress since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2008 All members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation expressed outrage with the U.S. House leadership’s move to block compensation for people sickened by

Thousands visit historic Trinity Site during open house

328 Views   SOCORRO COUNTY, N.M. – The movie “Oppenheimer” is continuing to have in impact on our state. On Saturday, there were huge crowds at the Trinity Site for a rare open house to see the test site of the first atomic bomb. People lined the road to one of

Sandia Labs offers a look into space with augmented reality

354 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – STEM enthusiasts had the opportunity to explore the Mars Curiosity Rover without having to travel to space. On Friday, August 4, Sandia National Labs offered a first-hand look at its new “XR” technology, which combines virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

Amendment to Expand RECA Passes US Senate

366 Views   On Thursday evening the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act to expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, also known as RECA. The amendment would bring eligibility for compensation to New Mexico downwinders and post-1971 uranium miners.