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League of Women Voters Forum Shines Spotlight On Candidates

on September 18, 2014 - 8:38pm

This evening's League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum leaves the audience with much to ponder as the candidates share their perspectives and answer League and audience questions throughout the evening. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Dist. 43 State Representative Candidates Square Off

on September 18, 2014 - 8:29pm

Dist. 43 Republican candidate Geoff Rodgers answers questions from the audience during this evening's League of Women Voters Forum at Fuller Lodge. He explained what he believes needs to be done to improve the legislature, education and other issues in the state. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dist. 43 State Rep. incumbent Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat, makes her opening remarks and fields questions from the audience. She spoke from her experience as a legislature. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Magistrate Judge Candidates' Forum Was Shy One Participant

on September 18, 2014 - 7:59pm

Incumbent Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, a Democrat, was allowed four minutes to speak to the audience but was not allowed to answer questions because her Republican opponent Blair Redmond did not attend this evening's forum. Redmond was allowed to submit a statement to be read at the forum but she declined to do so. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Forum Leads Off With County Assessor Candidates

on September 18, 2014 - 7:13pm

League of Women Voters President Barbara Caleb welcomes the audience and candidates, expalains the ground rules and invites County Assessor candidates Abe Dispennette, a Republican, and Ken Milder, a Democrat, to begin tonight's forum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers serve this evening as timekeepers and audience questions assistance aides. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Packed House For Tonight's League of Women Voters Forum At Fuller Lodge

on September 18, 2014 - 6:58pm

The community has turned out in droves for tonight's League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum about to get underway at Fuller Lodge. Check back for more scenes from the scene shortly. Photo by Carol A. Claek/

Sen. Pete V. Domenici Endorses Geoff Rodgers For House Dist. 43

on September 17, 2014 - 2:20pm

Pete V. Domenici


The Committee to Elect Geoff Rodgers announced today that retired Sen. Pete V. Domenici has endorsed Geoff Rodgers for the critical race for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.

In his endorsement, Domenici said, “New Mexico has enormous potential, but, in order to realize that potential, changes need to be made at the state level. That change requires independent-minded elected officials, like Geoff Rodgers who are willing to vote their conscience, tackle the tough problems and break through the gridlock.”  

Geoff Rodgers

House District 43


Letter to the Editor: No Politicians In Homecoming Parade

on September 17, 2014 - 11:47am
Los Alamos

CAN'T WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE COMMUNITY EVENT WITHOUT POLITICS! We should be focused on our kids not our political views.  

There are plenty of other community venues for the politicians. We have three other parades through the year, not to mention the craft fairs in May and October. And of course the Friday night concerts at the pond.

This should be the one event our kids should not have to compete for community attention.

Udall, Barrasso Hail Senate Passage Of Bill To Streamline BLM Energy Permits

on September 17, 2014 - 8:09am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and John Barrasso, R-WY announced Tuesday that the Senate passed their bipartisan bill to extend a pilot program that has helped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) balance complex demands, including oil and gas permitting and environmental management, in New Mexico, Wyoming and other parts of the West.

The BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, permanently extends a pilot program from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that was designed to help the agency deal with a backlog