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Letter To The Editor: What Is The U.S. Doing In The Middle East?

on October 23, 2016 - 11:02am
Los Alamos

We are involved in various ways in the wars in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. In most we are fighting against the Islamic State* with a limited coalition. The US position is to demand that President Bashar Assad step down and we support rebel factions fighting for the same goal. The Russian position is to support Assad against all rebel groups; they also support the fight against the Islamic State.

Unfortunately for the Syrian civilians this means the slaughter and flight of refugees continues unabated.

Chamber Breakfast Features HD 43 Debate Oct. 25

on October 23, 2016 - 10:38am

Chamber News:

House District 43 Candidates Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) and Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover (R) will debate economic development issues facing the state.

Each candidate will make an opening statement, followed by timed responses to questions from the Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief opportunity for the audience to question the candidates at the end of the program.

Register on the Chamber Events Page so the Chamber will know how many people to expect and prepare a name tag with Chamber Notes $$$$ at

Letter To The Editor: Endorsement Of Anne Nobile For County Probate Judge

on October 23, 2016 - 10:26am
Los Alamos

I enthusiastically support Anne Nobile for County Probate Judge. I have known Anne for a number of years and worked with her on behalf of Los Alamos schools issues; e.g., support of Jody Benson for the School Board, which was a successful endeavor. Anne's credibility for serving this judicial position is reflected in her having been appointed Probate Judge by our bipartisan County Council. Having served as the County's probate judge, she knows the job – and will faithfully continue to do the job needed and expected by County citizens.

In addition to my

Local GOP Gets Out To Vote Early

on October 23, 2016 - 8:41am

Local Republicans gather Saturday to vote early at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard. From left, local GOP 2nd Vice Chairman James Robinson, County Council Candidate Jaret McDonald, GOP Treasurer Jane Gordon, GOP Ex officio member Kelly Benner, Past GOP Chairman Robert Gibson and Council Candidate Incumbent Steven Girrens. Courtesy photo

Letter To The Editor: Faux Outrage Is Comical

on October 23, 2016 - 6:37am
Los Alamos

RE: Mr. Birnbaum’s letter dated Oct 21, 2016.

Given Mr. Birnbaum’s silence during the last election cycle when his preferred candidate’s campaign used lies and vicious personal attacks, his faux outrage over political mailings is comical, bordering on hypocrisy.

However, what really matters is who will represent us in the legislature.

I’m not referring to who gets elected, but rather who will represent us after getting elected.

I served with Sharon Stover for two terms on the Los Alamos County Council that were separated by six years.

House Dist. 43 Candidate Sharon Stover Listens To Medical Professionals At Healthcare Reception

on October 22, 2016 - 10:27am

Dr. Paul Daly, House Dist. 43 candidate Sharon Stover and Dr. Michael Nichols. Courtesy photo


Sharon Stover, Republican candidate for House Dist. 43 State Representative, recently met with Los Alamos physicians representing various medical specialties. Dr. Paul Daly hosted the discussion. Topics included reimbursement, recruitment, immunizations and mental health resources.

Stover has been visiting with residents throughout District 43 to gather their ideas on ways to enhance the lives of New Mexicans.

AFT President Weingarten To Appear At Public Events Supporting Hillary Clinton And Local Candidates

on October 22, 2016 - 10:18am

AFT President Randi Weingarten


ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly announces the visit by AFT President Randi Weingarten to New Mexico in support of Secretary Hillary Clinton and local endorsed candidates.

President Weingarten is committed to working across the United States to elect pro-public education and pro-labor candidates, including Secretary Hillary Clinton for President.

President Weingarten will be making brief comments in support of Secretary Clinton’s campaign for President as well as speaking to campaign volunteers

Letter To The Editor: Marco Lucero’s Claim Racism Is Factor For State Of Sheriff Affairs Is FALSE!

on October 22, 2016 - 9:59am

Los Alamos

Saturday, Oct. 15, an article appeared on the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper entitled, “Los Alamos Sheriff Fights For Office In Showdown With County”. 

When I read the article I was stunned. For Marco Lucero to even hint (and he did more than that), that the current state of affairs of the sheriff's position in Los Alamos County has anything to do with the fact he is Hispanic is ludicrous.