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V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016

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The Daily Word in WIPP, the worst and waterflow

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Regulators with the New Mexico Department of Environment approve of re-starting operations at WIPP, a thing the US Department of Energy wants done before year's end.

Bill Jordan, the senior policy advisor at New Mexico Voices for Children, writes about our state's troubled economy in this commentary over at nmpolitics.net.

Last week, 70 or more attendees of a New Mexico Department of Health Holiday Luncheon were sickened by a mysterious food-borne illness allegedly served at the catered event.

Income inequality is worse in New Mexico than in 38 other states, reports the Taos News.

New Mexico's winningest high school football coach has resigned.

A woman stopped at the Columbus, New Mexico border crossing allegedly tried to smuggle methamphetamine into this country. The drugs were hidden in rubber tubing that was part of several "dreamcatchers" found in her possession.

This recent UNM grad is also the mayor of Magdelena, New Mexico!

Two Colorado hikers who were saved by rescue teams from Kirtland Air Force Base recently visited the Duke City to say thanks.

Duke City Fix Blogger Scot Key offers readers a year-in-review article that begins locally but also goes global.

Finally, here are current waterflow conditions for streams and rivers in the State of New Mexico.

V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

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The Daily Word in New Mexico news highlights

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A team from the New Mexico Department of Environment has completed its inspection of the facilities at WIPP. The results of said inspection are pending.

Layoffs due to budgetary shortfalls at the NM treasurer's office mean an end to state-sponsored financial literacy classes.

Questa, New Mexico has gone eight days without running water. That's about to change, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Public backlash over an artist's depiction of colonial New Mexico has resulted in the whiting out of a looming sword.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, UNM's football Lobos square off against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners in the Gildan Bowl. Named after a brand of men's underwear, the game will take place at University Stadium in Albuquerque.

Our own state Department of Transportation has launched a marketing campaign to help curb the over-serving of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants. It's a real buzzkill.

Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is planning a series of winter day camps aimed at educating and entertaining holiday-break-bound local children.

Over at Duke City Fix, blogger Scot Key writes about the history of road construction in Albuquerque.

Meanwhile over at the Daily Lobo, Skylar Griego examines one student's experience at UNM's Department of Music.

Apparently, some pretty big rainbow trout reside in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond at Tingley Beach.

V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

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The Daily Word in the UNM Seal, the wind, nuclear waste, controlled explosions and a large rattle lure

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The regents of the University of New Mexico have decided to begin the process of redesigning the school's official logo.

There will be much wind flowing through the state and into our lives today.

Officials from the United States Department of Energy are busy inspecting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. They are doing this in order to determine if the nuclear waste storage facility is capable of resuming operations after a radiation leak in 2014 forced the facility's closure.

Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is the new vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

An armed student at New Mexico State University was shot in the leg by campus police after he refused to put his gun down.

Here's some information about the new federal regulations governing driver's license issuance and renewal in the land of enchantment, care of the Los Alamos Monitor.

The University of New Mexico Lobo football team hopes to continue its winning ways.

On Tuesday, Sandia Labs conducted a controlled explosive test at the Coyote Test Field south of town.

Duke City Fix blogger Scot Key examines pedestrian deaths in Burque, using bubbles as metaphors, Roman numerals as references and car culture as a culprit.

A dude from Burque with a healthy beard and a kind heart caught and released a 43-inch northern pike at Navajo Lake recently. He was using a large rattle lure.