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Lisa Shin Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on January 11, 2018 - 11:14pm

Lisa Shin of Los Alamos has publicly announced that she is running for New Mexico House Dist. 43. Shin, an optometrist and vice chair of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County, shared her big news this evening during the GOP’s monthly meeting in Jeannette Wallace Hall on the UNM-LA campus. Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is running for Land Commissioner and vacating the House seat at the end of 2018. Shin is the second Los Alamos resident to announce a bid for the seat. Last month County Councilor Pete Sheehey, a Democrat, launched his campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Luján Addresses Vote On FISA Surveillance Bill

on January 11, 2018 - 4:50pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today released the following statement following his vote in opposition to the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act:
 
“We must ensure that our intelligence agencies have the tools they need to keep us safe while making sure individual liberty and privacy rights are protected. Unfortunately, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act fails to strike the appropriate balance.
 
Much of the debate centers on one provision of the surveillance law – Section 702. Section 702 is supposed to allow

Dist. Judge Greg Shaffer Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on January 11, 2018 - 4:49pm

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shaffer visits the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning after attending the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. Judge Shaffer was appointed to the bench in October following the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton. His name will be on the ballot for election this year. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero Sues Attorney General Hector Balderas Under IPRA

on January 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has filed suit against Attorney General Hector Balderas and his records custodian Patricia Salazar in First Judicial District Court alleging Balderas is withholding a 2016 memorandum containing an opinion or evaluation of the ongoing dispute involving the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s duties.

The suit was filed by Lucero’s attorney A. Blair Dunn who recently announced his candidacy for Balderas’s position.

Newly Elected Council Leadership Shares Vision

on January 11, 2018 - 8:25am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

At its regular meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers, the Los Alamos County Council voted 5-1 to re-elect David Izraelevitz chair and elect Councilor Chris Chandler vice chair. Chandler replaces Susan O’Leary who did not seek re-election and was not at the meeting. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast a vote for Antonio Maggiore for chair and Pete Sheehey for vice chair.

Council Vice Chair Chris Chandler

Izraelevitz thanked his fellow councilors for re-electing him and shared his vision

Hintze And Glasco Present Talk On Chromium Plume

on January 11, 2018 - 8:24am

DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze discusses the Chromium Plume issue during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses the Chromium Plume issue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council members heard two messages Tuesday evening from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and Tim Glasco, County Utilities manager during a presentation on the chromium plume issue

The first from Glasco

Council Approves Land Donation For Affordable Housing Project: Canyon Walk Apartments On DP Road

on January 11, 2018 - 7:44am

From left, Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Bethel Development, Inc. President Daniel N. Terlecki and Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council at its meeting Tuesday evening approved 6-0 the adoption of Ordinance No. 676, which states that the County is authorized to grant financial assistance to affordable housing, including land donation and support for infrastructure improvements.

The 4.2 acre land parcel donation is

Manager Of DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office Receives Top U.S. Civilian Leadership Award

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after two senior level executives with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) received the 2017 Meritorious Rank Award, the nation’s highest civilian career leadership recognition.
 
Todd Shrader, Manager of EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), received this award for his outstanding accomplishments relating to waste management in southeastern New Mexico.
 
“The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is vital to national security

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