October 7, 2014

"President Obama Signs New Mexico Disaster Declaration" -- White House News Release

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Mexico and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 27 to August 5, 2014.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel and the Pueblo of Acoma. -- 10/6/2014

See also: "Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Mexico Declaration", FEMA News Release HQ-14-084FS, 10/6/2014


"Announcing the Release of the 2015 National Agenda For Digital Stewardship" -- The Signal

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.  The Agenda provides funders, decision‐makers and practitioners with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for research and development to support the work needed to ensure that today’s valuable digital content remains accessible, useful, and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy and a rich cultural heritage. -- 10/1/2014


Record of Decision Signed for Valles Caldera Landscape Restoration & Stewardship Plan -- Valles Caldera Stewardship Update

On September 23, 2014 Executive Director, Jorge Silva-Banuelos, signed a Record of Decision for the Landscape Restoration and Stewardship Plan.  With this signature he authorized the implementation of a collaboratively developed plan for the restoration and stewardship of the natural resources and systems on the Valles Caldera National Preserve over the next 10 years.

This decision is final and not subject to administrative appeal.


"Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number 12" -- New Mexico Museum of Space History News Release

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce publication of Curation Paper Number 12, edited by Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry. It is an oral history of Colonel William “Pete” Knight (USAF, Ret.).

In the 1960’s Colonel Knight played a key role in the testing of the X-15 rocket plane. On October 3, 1967, he set a world-record when he piloted an X-15 to a speed of 4,520 miles per hour. Equivalent to Mach 6.7, this is still the fastest any winged craft has ever flown. -- 10/3/2014