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Local competitive shooters shine at State


Miller and Johnson advance to September meet in New Mexico WHEATLAND – The Platte County Shooting ...
The team will send two members on to the upcoming State match in Raton, NM. Jolie Strahan: 3rd in Intermediate Class A Archery. In addition, the Junior ...

UNM Med students serve 30 NM communities


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of New Mexico medical students are in their six-week rural rotation in more than 30 communities throughout New Mexico, from Raton to Ruidoso; Shiprock to Chaparral. As part of their nationally recognized curriculum, the students are talking with ...

Dorothy Rose (Lanpher) Wells


Coleman and Pearl Whitsel Coleman Lovely. On October 4, 1941 in Raton, New Mexico she was married to Maurice P. Lanpher and she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years and one brother, Joseph Coleman. On May 3, 1975 in Sedalia she married ...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (5)


“I jumped off.That was the train from hell,” he said, craggy lines showing in his face. “Now we’re stuck in Ratón, New Mexico.” “I’m still pissed off at the way they treated me,” he said, sucking on a Marlboro red. “I’m pissed off ...

Funding Crucial to Ports to Plains Development


He noted that 646 miles of four lane roadways have been constructed from Raton, New Mexico to San Angelo, Texas. “The improvements on Highway 287 are a step in the right direction, but they’re only a step. From my vantage point in Limon, I see trucks ...

$11 million to fund road projects across New Mexico


A news release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation explains 27 federally ...
North Central Regional Transit District, ADA Transition Plan Phase 3, $307,584 • Raton, Round House Park Trail Maintenance, $42,720 • San Juan County, Kirtland ...

Bear Bites Girl Sleeping in Tent in Raton, New Mexico


Raton, NM-(AmmoLand.com)- New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers Tuesday were trying to catch a bear that bit a teenage girl while she was sleeping in a tent early Monday morning in a neighborhood yard just outside Raton. The girl sustained minor ...

Small plane crashes near Raton


A single-engine plane crashed just before 7 a.m. in Colfax County near Raton. New Mexico State Police officers were called to the crash scene four miles south of mile marker 367 on U.S. 64/87. Few details are known right now. The National Traffic Safety ...

Future of Raton New Mexico Highlands campus in limbo


RATON — Enrollment numbers are down to a trickle for the Raton satellite campus of New Mexico Highlands University. This fact has university officials based in Las Vegas questioning whether or not they can keep the campus running. NM Highlands President ...

Track Fire, Burning Near Raton, New Mexico, Has Expanded Rapidly And Crossed The Border Into Colorado


The fire blazing through Raton, New Mexico has tripled in size overnight and has crossed the border into Colorado, Tuesday morning. The Huffington Post/AP reported earlier that the Raton wildfire fanned by high winds forced hundreds of people from their ...

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in RATON NEW MEXICO ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]



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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in RATON NEW MEXICO

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.

House.gov

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)

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In RATON NEW MEXICO: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]










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