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The Air Force Research Lab Tech Engagement Office has announced the winners of the 2021 Excellence in STEM Awards, also known as the STEMYS. The annual award honors students, teachers, volunteers, and other New Mexicans doing great things in science, technology, engineering, and math education. Locally, Tanya Rivers, of Western New Mexico was awarded the 2021 STEMY “Mentor” award. All the winners statewide will be celebrated at a hybrid virtual/in-person event on June 10th, in Albuquerque. In addition to the awards, some category winners will receive $1,500. Congratulations to WNMU’s Tanya Rivers!

Volunteers are needed to prepare for Memorial Day by placing flags on all the graves at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Thursday, May 27th at 8:00 A.M. Participants are asked to follow state COVID-19 guidelines and if  possible to bring a hammer and a piece of rebar or other implement to make a hole in the ground for each flag. In addition, due to COVID restrictions, this year there will be no formal ceremony on Memorial Day.

The public is welcome to review the list of proposed road projects from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program also known as STIP. The STIP is a collaborative state, local, regional, and tribal transportation planning effort, developed by NMDOT. Projects included in the STIP are funded with a combination of federal, state and/or local funds. STIP amendments are also included in the Planning and Research Work Programs. STIP is required under federal legislation and contains projects located on federal and state highways in New Mexico. The list of proposed projects and location to post comments can be found online at

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