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New Mexico Delegation Welcomes President's Disaster Declaration For September Floods

on October 30, 2014 - 9:45am

  • Lawmakers had requested expedited action to help state recover from storm damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the state of New Mexico for the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 15 and Sept. 26. 

The disaster declaration provides the counties of Colfax, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Sierra with access to Federal Emergency

Letter to the Editor: Election Years Always Make Me Feel Good

on October 30, 2014 - 9:34am
Los Alamos

I’m always happy during an election year. The LADailyPost, for example, has been a continuous stream of encouraging, positive descriptions of how our Congressional representatives have been productive for New Mexico. In fact, since Oct. 13 of last year, there have been (about) 108 citations of Tom Udall, 96 for Martin Heinrich, 41 for Ben Ray Lujan, 16 for Michelle Lujan Grisham, and nine or so for Steve Pierce. In every picture, the smiles are broad and the eyes are beaming.

Why start counting with Oct.

Governor Launches 17-City Bus Tour In Los Alamos

on October 29, 2014 - 8:30pm

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez steps off the bus with the First Gentleman Chuck Franco this morning at Smith's Marketplace and greets Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the large crowd gathered at Smith's Marketplace this morning as the First Gentleman Chuck Franco looks on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez greets Los Alamos School Board member Jim Hall. The Governor appointed Hall to fill a vacancy in the legislature a couple of years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham: Air Force Awards $7.4 Million Air Force Contract To Albuquerque Software Company

on October 29, 2014 - 9:40am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Stellar Science Will Support Directed Energy Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Air Force has awarded a $7.4 million contract to Albuquerque’s Stellar Science Ltd. Co. to support research and development into directed energy at Kirtland Air Force Base.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Kirtland is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which builds upon New Mexico’s strength in science and technology to conduct research to advance U.S. national security.

USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Headquarters

on October 29, 2014 - 9:26am

USDA State Director Terry Brunner visited the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters Friday to talk about potential projects and programs for Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

After meeting with Los Alamos County officials Friday, USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office to introduce himself and share information about his organization. 

Brunner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He oversees six field offices and the state office in Albuquerque.

Governor To Meet With Voters In Los Alamos

on October 28, 2014 - 3:11pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


Gov. Susana Martinez will stop in Los Alamos at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday to meet with voters as part of her 17-city bus tour across New Mexico.

The community is invited to attend the event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr.

Letter to the Editor: Sierra Club Endorses Incumbent Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

on October 27, 2014 - 2:02pm
Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club has endorsed incumbent Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for re-election in District 43. Stephanie is a strong supporter of New Mexico’s clean air, land and water and will continue to support renewable-energy development to create jobs and boost our state’s economy. Stephanie is a hard worker, with a clear understanding of the issues before the legislature. She is always available to discuss issues and concerns with her constituents.

Stephanie scored a solid 79 percent in voting to protect our air, land, water and wildlife,

Letter to the Editor: Important Decisions In Midterm Elections

on October 27, 2014 - 12:59pm
Los Alamos

Not many people pay attention to the midterm elections, yet we have some very important decisions to make as we cast our ballots.

One of them is deciding on a new judge to send to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. I will support Kerry Kiernan because of his 30 years of legal experience serving New Mexicans. He began his career as a New Mexico public defender and later worked for a highly respect law firm in Albuquerque. His experience is not only broad but it is deep.