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The Elephant In The Room: We Hope You Will Join Us

on July 3, 2015 - 11:43am
The Elephant in the Room
By the Los Alamos Republican Party    

In this edition, we have several things to share.

First, we would like to take the time to invite you to stop by our booth at Overlook Park this 4th of July.  We will have glow in the dark tattoos, bubbles, and glow necklaces for kids of all ages to enjoy (while supplies last). 

There also will be information about an upcoming Constitution Day essay competition for students in all 3 levels of our public schools (prizes will be awarded in Sept.) other handouts to read and a voting booth for you to cast your informal “vote” as

DOE To Assess Groundwater At LANL

on July 3, 2015 - 7:03am

DOE News:

In an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Department of Energy proposes to further evaluate, characterize and address chromium contamination in the groundwater beneath Mortandad Canyon at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The proposed action consists of two activities:

  • Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure, would hydraulically control the downgradient migration of the chromium groundwater plume in the regional aquifer.
  • Chromium Plume-Center Characterization, would identify and evaluate the feasibility of potential long-term actions to fully remediate the chromium plume.


Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety

on July 3, 2015 - 6:59am


WASHINGTON D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $365,000 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving and improve safety on New Mexico roads.

The funds will support local safety efforts including sobriety checkpoints, seat belt safety education and enforcement, and ignition interlock programs.

The department will receive four grants funded through the U.S.

Sen. Martin Heinrich Helps HOPE Crew At Bandelier

on July 2, 2015 - 7:31pm
Sen. Martin Heinrich stands with members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) crew and Bandelier staff for a group photo as their day of work comes toward a close Wednesday at Bandelier. Photo by Chris Clark/

The HOPE crew presents Sen. Martin Heinrich with a plaque in appreciation for his participation on their project Wednesday at BandelierPhoto by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

Lunch With A Leader Features Sanders Moore

on July 2, 2015 - 8:14am

Sanders Moore


The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will host its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Mesa Public Library
The speaker is Sanders Moore. Moore is the State Director for Environment New Mexico where she works to protect air, water, and open spaces in the state. Prior to joining ENM in 2010, she worked at the Georgia Conservancy for several years on improving air quality in the metro-Atlanta area through education and advocacy and decreasing the organization’s environmental footprint.
At the July 21

Heinrich Lauds New Rules For Overtime Pay Protection

on July 1, 2015 - 9:13am

Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C.  Tuesday, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., welcomed President Obama's plan to extend overtime pay protection for workers in New Mexico and across the country.

The President's plan would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year.

The increased threshold would tie overtime protections to the 40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried workers. The plan would raise the salary threshold from $455 a week below the poverty threshold for a family of four to a projected

Udall Welcomes Historic Agreement To Re-open U.S. And Cuba Embassies

on July 1, 2015 - 8:46am


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the agreement between the United States and Cuba to re-open embassies in Washington and Havana: 

“Re-opening embassies in Washington and Havana is a historic step toward normalizing relations and finally building a 21st century relationship with Cuba. In my visits with Cuban entrepreneurs, artists and others, it's clear to me that the Cuban people are eager to engage with the world.

Lawmakers Discuss Jobs And Economic Growth At Today's Los Alamos Chamber Business Breakfast

on June 30, 2015 - 4:49pm
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and Sen. Mary Kay Papen discuss increasing employment in New Mexico during this morning's Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Chamber Breakfast attendees this morning at UNM-LA as Sen. Mary Kay Papen and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discuss the New Mexico Jobs Council. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico State Sen. Mary Kay Papen and State Rep.