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Luján to Highlight Importance of STEM Education

on April 13, 2014 - 9:29am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education during a number of stops across northern New Mexico this week on a STEM Tour. 

Luján will meet with students, educators and other stakeholders to discuss the need to encourage students to pursue an education in STEM at a young age and the opportunities available in STEM fields.

Chiravalle: New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

on April 13, 2014 - 8:54am

New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

Candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43

I hear the owners of businesses of New Mexico District 43 echoing the same message, “I am a small business person who is over taxed and over regulated.”

Small businesses are the innovation centers of our communities and the engines of our economy. However, Democratic leadership in our state legislature has not produced the results needed to move New Mexico businesses forward.

Politicians do not create jobs they often create obstacles.

Committee Launches Sheriff Marco Lucero's Campaign Website

on April 12, 2014 - 5:12pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero


The Committee to re-elect Sheriff Marco Lucero has officially launched his campaign website.

"We want more Los Alamos County residents to learn about Sheriff Lucero and his oath of office."

The new website is

Lucero's platform agenda on the new website states:

Sheriff Lucero...

  1. is dedicated to keeping the Los Alamos Sheriffs’ Office a functional and professionally recognized department.

  2. will continue to increase the capabilities of the Sheriff's office.

  3. is a strong believer in supporting our constitutional rights.


Los Alamos GOP Meets April 17

on April 12, 2014 - 8:56am
GOP News:
The Los Alamos Republican Party will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos in Room 608. 
The topic of the meeting will be "Local Issues." All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Chairman Robert Gibson at 505.662.3159.

2014 Primary Election - Voting Machine Certification and Preparation Notice

on April 12, 2014 - 8:37am


2014 Primary Election - Voting Machine Certification and Preparation notice.

Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee & Election Day Voting Machines will take place between Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the County Clerk Warehouse, 1000 Central Ave.  

All party, organization representatives, and candidates may be present.

NOTE: Anyone planning to attend, must contact Election Manager Gloria Maestas or any member of the County Clerk staff at or 505.662.8011 for the specific date and time.


Udall Bill to Curb False Advertising Claims on Protective Sports Gear Clears Commerce Committee

on April 11, 2014 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that the Youth Sports Concussions Act (S. 1014), a bill he introduced with Commerce Committee Chairman John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV, D-W.V., cleared a major hurdle when it passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The legislation would help protect youth athletes from the dangers of concussions by curbing false advertising claims made by sports equipment manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales. Action on S.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Urges APD to Accept All DOJ Recommendations

on April 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Albuquerque Police Department.

“The Albuquerque community has waited a long time – too long – for someone to acknowledge and take decisive action against the violence we’re all witnessing. The DOJ has confirmed longstanding allegations that the department has used excessive force and violated civil rights.

“After being briefed by the DOJ, I am confident that we are headed toward a

Democrats Meet April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos

on April 10, 2014 - 9:30pm
DPLA News:
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The group will discuss the upcoming JFK Dinner, listen to state candidates and talk about election plans.  
All Democrats are encouraged to attend.