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Letter to the Editor: Constitutional Amendment #5 Is A Finagle That Needs To Be Defeated

on October 25, 2014 - 12:08pm
By VERNON N. KERR
Former State Representative
Former CABINET Secretary for Finance and administration
Former Member of the State Investment Council

Constitutional Amendment #5 is a sleeper that might well pass because it is not easy to understand.

It allows investment of the Land Grant Permanent Fund without the protection of the Prudent Man Rule that has governed the State Investment Council (SIC) management  of the Fund  and served us well since statehood. This rule states that one would make investments of trust money as one would for their own portffolio with essentially minimum risk.

Heinrich Statement On Molotov Cocktail Thrown At Islamic Center Of New Mexico

on October 25, 2014 - 8:29am

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. released the following statement Friday on the incident at the Islamic Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque: 

"The news that a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic Center of New Mexico is deeply troubling. Acts of violence have no place in our society. The members of the ‎Center and the entire Muslim community in New Mexico are in my thoughts."

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Senator And Congressman Join Local Democrats For Halloween On MainStreet

on October 25, 2014 - 8:16am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall with local supporter Connor Schultz who will be voting in his first General Election this year. Photo by Robyn Schultz

From left, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard join supporters Friday at the Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters in Central Park Square to pass out candy to Trick or Treaters during Halloween on MainStreet. Photo by Amy Storey

Governor Coming To Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:24pm

Gov. Susanna Martinez

POLITICAL News:

The community is invited to a “meet and greet” and “get out the vote rally” with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state and local candidates at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 on the patio at Smith's Marketplace.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos County is hosting the event.

There will be lunch and refreshments served (while quantities last). This event is open to the public and there is no need to rsvp. For more information, contact Kelly Benner at kellybbritz@gmail.com or the Republican Headquarters at 505.695.8080. 

Watch Video Of Debate Between Los Alamos Sheriff Candidates

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

Supporters gather in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Wednesday to watch the debate between incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero and challenger Jaret McDonald. From left, John Horne Jr, John Horne Sr, Chris Clark, Jennifer McDonald, Sandra Lucero, Jim Leach and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8, who filmed the debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and challenger Jaret McDonald shake hands before Wednesday's debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post hosted a debate Wednesday at its downtown headquarters for the

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $8.5 Million For Sipapu Ski Resort, Santa Fe Charter School

on October 24, 2014 - 9:13am

NM DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that Sipapu Recreational Development in Vadito and the Academy for Technology and the Classics Foundation in Santa Fe will each receive more than $4.2 million in guaranteed loans to advance their operations.

Sipapu Recreational Development will receive $4.235 million to improve its ski resort operations, including funding to purchase equipment and machinery, provide working capital and to pay off existing debt.

GO Bond C Will Provide $500,000 For UNM-LA EMT Classroom Upgrades

on October 24, 2014 - 7:43am

UNM-LA News:

This fall voters in Los Alamos County will have the opportunity to invest in the state’s public colleges and universities without any increase to their property taxes.

General Obligation Bond C (also referred to as GO Bond C) proposes a total of $141,000,000 for New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, of which $500,000 will be allocated to UNM-LA. UNM-LA will add another $250,000 for a total capital investment of $750,000.

These funds will be used to renovate classroom lab space for the EMS training degree program.

Los Alamos Firefighters Union Endorses Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard For Reelection

on October 23, 2014 - 12:21pm

Los Alamos Firefighters Union with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Courtesy photo

POLITICAL News:

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard received the endorsement of Los Alamos Fighters Union IAFF Local #3279 in her run for re-election to the New Mexico State House, Dist. 43 in the Nov. 4 General Election.

“We proudly stand in support of Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard,” said Bert Quintana, president of the Los Alamos Firefighters Union. “Stephanie’s commitment to public safety has been unwavering and she has proven to be a strong champion for area firefighters.”

“I am proud to have this critical

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