November 18, 2014

Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate -- All Tech Considered

Each week, we take a look back at headlines in the technology and society space, but Monday's net neutrality move by President Obama was the biggest headline by a mile. So we've tweaked the typical roundup to focus on net neutrality, with some additional headlines at the end. -- 11/15/2014


Southwest Ranchers Receive First Mexican Wolf/Livestock “Pay for Presence” Payments -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife News Release

The Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Council issued its first Payments for Wolf Presence to 26 Arizona and New Mexico livestock operators who qualified for its coexistence plan's pilot year. The Coexistence Council developed the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Plan that presents a new paradigm for addressing wolf-livestock conflicts – one of the most significant impediments to Mexican wolf recovery. Payments for presence of Mexican wolves, the key component of the plan, address the negative financial impacts on livestock producers that accompany Mexican wolf recovery. -- 11/17/2014


Chaco Canyon among parks proposing fee increases -- Albuquerque Journal/Associated Press

Northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park wants to more than double its entrance fees.

Officials will seek public input on the proposed increases, which include raising the per-vehicle charge of $8 to $20. The $4 fee per motorcycle would increase to $15, and the $4 charge per bicycle would rise to $10. -- 11/18/2014


WSMR active shooter exercise to cause delays- Las Cruces Sun News

White Sands Missile Range will conduct an installation wide active shooter exercise on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The exercise will cause gate and building lock-downs for up to one hour sometime between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Residents are asked to make plans ahead of time in order to avoid unnecessary disruptions to scheduled activities, according to a news release. -- 11/18/14