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Legislative Interim Committee Meetings Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

on November 26, 2017 - 11:36am

STATE News:

 

SANTA FE – The following legislative interim committees are meeting the week of Nov. 27 through  Dec. 1:

 

Nov. 27  @ 10 a.m. - Indian Affairs Committee (IAC), Pueblo of San Ildefonso, Visitors Center, 74 Povi Kaa Dr., San Ildefonso Pueblo

  • Agenda Items: Status Update; REDI Net and the Rural Broadband Special Audit; Standards for Certifying Families and Homes for Foster Care and the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978; Public Comment;

 

Nov. 28 @ 10 a.m. - IAC, Ohkay Owingeh, Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center, 68 NM-291, Ohkay Owingeh

  • Agenda Items: Status Update;  Tribal

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Monday, Nov. 27

on November 25, 2017 - 6:18am

COMMUNITY News:

Voices of Los Alamos will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at the Unitarian Church. 

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, Deputy Utilities Manager James Alarid and Technical Program Manager Danny Katzman will discuss the chromium plume issue. They will present the current action plan to pump out, treat and then inject the water back into the ground. 

The meeting will also feature updates on the PED science standards as well as health and history school standards.

Tales Of Our Times: Truth Hides Out In Several Venues

on November 24, 2017 - 9:13am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Truth Hides Out In Several Venues

We humans have a distinct flair for seeing the glass as half full or half empty. Experience shows a large category of people sees the half full portion. Neither can we miss the multitude that routinely pictures the empty half. The trickier impulse is to see something as half full one time and half empty the next time, depending on the focus at the time. This turn of mind is so richly human it is easily overlooked in the crowd.
 
Of its own free will, this quirk plays large parts in every

Council Approves Ordinance For Utility Funds

on November 22, 2017 - 4:03pm

Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Galsco speaks during the County Council meeting on Nov. 14. Photo of by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

COUNTY News: 

In an effort to avoid heavily increasing utility rates, Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows council and the Board of Public Utlitlies to approve transferring revenues or funds of one sub-utility fund to another.  

Council approved the ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14. 

According to agenda documents, before approving the ordinance, one utility sub fund could not subsized another.

Regional Coalition Urges GRT Change

on November 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Los Alamos County Councilors Chris Chandler and Pete Sheehey at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo

North Central Regional Transit District Executive Director Anthony J. Mortillaro chats with Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board is concerned that if a not-for-profit such as the University of California or the University of Texas is selected by to

Udall & Moran’s Landmark MGT Act To Reduce Wasteful IT Spending, Strengthen Cybersecurity Included In FY18 NDAA, Heads To President’s Desk

on November 22, 2017 - 7:43am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) applauded the inclusion and passage of their Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2018.
 
This bipartisan legislation will encourage federal agencies to cut wasteful spending and modernize and strengthen government information technology (IT) and security to save taxpayers up to $20 billion a year. The MGT Act now heads to the president’s desk for signature.
 
“Passage of the bipartisan MGT Act will save taxpayers many

Los Alamos County Council Approves Land Sale

on November 22, 2017 - 7:42am
Vice President of LAH Investors Peter Kerwick discusses the housing development project with County Council Tuesday, Nov. 14 during its regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
In passing an ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14, the Los Alamos County Council is took another step toward achieving its number one goal: provide more housing.
 
The approved ordinance authorized the sale of site A-13-2 and A-12 to LAH Investors, LLC.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

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