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Udall, Heinrich Announce Nearly $15 Million For New Mexico Community Colleges

on September 30, 2014 - 8:53am

U. S. SENATE News: 
  • The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos to receive $579,961

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that 11 community colleges in New Mexico will receive $14,999,863 in federal funding to provide innovative training programs, in partnership with local businesses, to help New Mexican adults advance into high-wage careers.

The funding, provided under Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, will allow these community colleges to expand and improve their ability to deliver

Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $1 Million To Promote Agriculture Marketing In New Mexico

on September 30, 2014 - 7:39am


WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced $538,279 in funding to New Mexico organizations to help farmers and ranchers develop new market opportunities for their products.

The grants, provided through U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), will support a wide array of local projects designed to bolster economic opportunities for family farmers, support rural communities and increase access to fresh, healthy food.

Scenes From 'Los Alamos Teacher Day of Action'

on September 29, 2014 - 10:27am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard welcome more than 40 Los Alamos Public School teachers and volunteers to Saturday's Los Alamos Teacher Day of Action. The event kicked off in the Los Alamos Democratic Headquarters in Central Park Square with breakfast before the teachers and volunteers headed out to knock on more than 2,600 doors in one day. Luján and Garcia Richard also attended the Los Alamos Health Fair and the Piecemakers Quilt Market Saturday. Courtesy photo

Public Education Commission candidate Karyl Ann Armbruster jokes with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray

Letter to the Editor: Got Questions? Ask Mike and Kyle Wheeler Oct. 2

on September 28, 2014 - 9:59am

CFGG News:

Got Questions?

Mike and Kyle Wheeler will be available 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market, to answer questions about the two Los Alamos charter questions that are on this year’s general election ballot. 

Kyle Wheeler is a long-time resident who was a member of the Charter Review Committee that completed its work in 2012. She also is a former Los Alamos County Councilor. Mike Wheeler also is a former County Councilor who has served on a number of local boards. 

  • Question 1 on the ballot relates to the structure of county government - it clarifies the role

Udall, Heinrich Invite Underserved New Mexico Communities To Apply For Promise Zone Designation

on September 28, 2014 - 8:13am

U.S. SENATE News: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich invited underserved urban, rural and tribal communities in New Mexico to apply for the second round of designations for the Promise Zone Initiative, part of a plan developed by the president to create jobs, increase economic mobility, improve educational opportunities and reduce crime in high-poverty communities throughout the country.

The initiative helps communities create a pathway to the middle class by connecting groups and business with federal programs and resources that accelerate economic growth

Sierra Club: Public Invited To Environmental Talk Oct.1

on September 28, 2014 - 6:59am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard


An open meeting of the Sierra Club is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos in Building 2, Room 202.

House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will present environmental issues that went before the legislature last year and which are expected to be considered in the coming session.

The public is invited to attend this talk and ask questions about these important local and statewide issues.

ADA Glitch Postpones Voting Machine Certification

on September 27, 2014 - 2:23pm

A glich was encountered in the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) machines during Friday's certification and preparation of the Absentee and Election Day Voting Machines at the County Clerk Warehouse. The machines are rescheduled to be officially certified next week. Attending Friday's event, from left, Deputy Clerk Jocelyn Warner, Republican Bill McKerley who is running for County Council, local Democrat and former County Councilor Michael Wheeler, Bureau of Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover, Board of Public Utilities member Paul Frederickson and

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich And Sierra Club Endorse House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

on September 27, 2014 - 9:26am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club have endorsed Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for re-election to House District 43 in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

"Representative Garcia Richard has been a strong ally for New Mexico," Heinrich said. "Her commitment to conservation and her constituents is unwavering, and New Mexico is stronger with her in the Round House."

The Sierra Club’s local Pajarito Group describes Garcia Richard as a consistent supporter of pro-environmental