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Jonathon Gerson Appointed To Oversee Handling Of Election Fraud And Voting Rights Complaints In New Mexico

on October 30, 2014 - 10:24am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Jonathon M. Gerson will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 4 general elections.

AUSA Gerson has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

“Every citizen must be

New Mexico Delegation Welcomes President's Disaster Declaration For September Floods

on October 30, 2014 - 9:45am

  • Lawmakers had requested expedited action to help state recover from storm damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the state of New Mexico for the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 15 and Sept. 26. 

The disaster declaration provides the counties of Colfax, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Sierra with access to Federal Emergency

Governor Launches 17-City Bus Tour In Los Alamos

on October 29, 2014 - 8:30pm

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez steps off the bus with the First Gentleman Chuck Franco this morning at Smith's Marketplace and greets Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the large crowd gathered at Smith's Marketplace this morning as the First Gentleman Chuck Franco looks on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez greets Los Alamos School Board member Jim Hall. The Governor appointed Hall to fill a vacancy in the legislature a couple of years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham: Air Force Awards $7.4 Million Air Force Contract To Albuquerque Software Company

on October 29, 2014 - 9:40am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Stellar Science Will Support Directed Energy Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Air Force has awarded a $7.4 million contract to Albuquerque’s Stellar Science Ltd. Co. to support research and development into directed energy at Kirtland Air Force Base.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Kirtland is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which builds upon New Mexico’s strength in science and technology to conduct research to advance U.S. national security.

USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Headquarters

on October 29, 2014 - 9:26am

USDA State Director Terry Brunner visited the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters Friday to talk about potential projects and programs for Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

After meeting with Los Alamos County officials Friday, USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office to introduce himself and share information about his organization. 

Brunner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He oversees six field offices and the state office in Albuquerque.

New Mexico Pianist Gavin Laur Is A Division Finalist In MTNA Senior Piano Competition

on October 29, 2014 - 6:38am

Gavin Laur

MTNA News:

Gavin Laur, a Santa Fe native, will travel to Santa Barbara, Calif. in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Piano Competition.

Laur, the son of Ruth and Paul Laur, earned this opportunity after winning the Senior Division of the M1NA Statewide Piano Competition. A Junior at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Laur has been studying piano for 10 years and is currently a student of Stein way Artist Jacquelyn Helin.

Laur has been awarded top placement in several competitions beginning in 2006 when he won

WIPP Continues To Restore Activities Underground

on October 28, 2014 - 3:46pm

WIPP News:

WIPP employees recently completed the 100th entry into the WIPP underground facility since the February events that temporarily shut down access.

Radiological control technicians continue to conduct “rollback” surveys and sampling necessary to re‐establish additional areas of the mine as radiological buffer areas. Preventive maintenance activities are underway on various pieces of heavy equipment so they can be safely returned to service.

Governor To Meet With Voters In Los Alamos

on October 28, 2014 - 3:11pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


Gov. Susana Martinez will stop in Los Alamos at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday to meet with voters as part of her 17-city bus tour across New Mexico.

The community is invited to attend the event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr.

New Mexico Pianist Presley Gao Is A Division Finalist In MTNA Junior Piano Competition

on October 28, 2014 - 1:12pm

Presley Gao, a Los Alamos native, is a Division Finalist in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition. Courtesy/MTNA

MTNA News:

Presley Gao, a Los Alamos native, will travel to Santa Barbara, Calif., in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition.

Gao, the son of Jun Gao and Hongzhao Tian, earned this opportunity after winning the Junior Division of the MTNA Statewide Piano Competition.

NCRTD Receives FTA Administrators Award For Outstanding Public Service In Rural Public Transportation

on October 28, 2014 - 10:54am

NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro


The North Central Regional Transit District today received the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Public Service in Rural Public Transportation. 

The Award was presented to NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro by FTA Acting Administrator, Therese McMillian, during the 21st National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation conference in Monterey, Calif.

In a letter acknowledging the Award, the FTA stated that, “This year’s award features rural transit providers who

2014 NMAA Fall State Championship Events

on October 27, 2014 - 12:47pm

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Activities Association would like to highlight the following important information regarding the upcoming 2014 Fall State Championships.

Cross Country

Official Championship Name:

  • Laguna Development Corporation State Cross Country Championships, presented by Farmers Insurance Group


  • Adults: $8
  • Students/Seniors: $5

Championship Location:

  • Rio Rancho High School

Championship Dates:

  • Nov. 8

Live Video Stream:

Championship Results:

St. Francis Drive Concrete Wall Barrier Repair Starts Tuesday

on October 27, 2014 - 11:50am


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin construction repairs to the center concrete wall barrier on St. Francis Drive (U.S. 84/285) between Alamo Drive and the N.M. 599 bypass.

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 28, the northbound and southbound left lanes will close 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weather permitting, this project is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Drivers are urged to proceed through the work zones with caution, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted speed limit.

Governor To Welcome 450 Jobs To New Mexico

on October 27, 2014 - 10:47am

Gov. Susana Martinez


ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez and Comcast will welcome 450 new jobs coming to New Mexico.

Comcast will locate a new bilingual customer support center in Albuquerque with the capacity for approximately 450 agents and will begin filling positions this year.

With the addition of the customer support center, Comcast will have more than 850 employees across New Mexico, doubling their presence in the state. In 2013, Comcast’s total employee investment including payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, healthcare, training, and tuition reimbursement totaled more

New Mexico Delegation Welcomes Expansion Of President’s Disaster Declaration For Summer Floods

on October 26, 2014 - 9:16am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Lawmakers had urged ‘prompt action’ to help state recover from widespread storm damage 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce announced that President Obama has expanded a major disaster for the state of New Mexico for the severe storms and flooding July 27-Aug. 5, to include the Pueblo of Santa Clara, Sandoval, Otero and Lincoln counties.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich



MADD New Mexico Announces Hero Awardees

on October 25, 2014 - 10:17am

MADD News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Real heroes walk among us. MADD New Mexico, the state’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending drunk driving, announces the 2014 Honoring Heroes Awardees at a brunch event Saturday, Nov. 8 in Albuquerque.

Ten winners from law enforcement, the business sector, the courts, as well as regular, everyday citizens, and one very active teenager, were selected among dozens of nominations for their dedication to fulfilling MADD’s mission of ending DWI, supporting victims of this violent crime, and preventing underage drinking.

The community is encouraged show

Los Alamos High School NJROTC Cadets Place First Overall At Golden Anchor Drill Meet

on October 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Cadets competed in the unarmed drill-down at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet. Courtesy/NJROTC
Cadet Lauren Partin goes through her inspection at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet. Courtesy/NJROTC
Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets placed first overall at the Golden Anchor Drill Meet Oct. 18 in Santa Fe. The meet was the first of the year for the cadets.
The drill teams placed second in Armed Regulation and third in Unarmed Exhibition. The Male Color Guard and Female Color Guard team both placed third. 
In the Armed Drill-Down event, Michael Purdy placed second, Rigel Baron

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."

For details, click here.

Governor Coming To Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:24pm

Gov. Susanna Martinez


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 or the Republican Headquarters at 505.695.8080. 

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

on October 24, 2014 - 9:13am


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.

WIPP Ventilation Fan Restarted

on October 24, 2014 - 7:54am

WIPP News:

Tuesday evening, workers at WIPP successfully restarted the 860A fan that is part of the mine ventilation and filtration system currently operating at the site.

The 860A fan was started Feb. 14, when continuous air monitors (CAM) in the WIPP underground facility detected elevated levels of radioactive contamination and shifted the underground ventilation system into filtration mode, forcing all air exiting the facility through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. The WIPP underground facility has remained in filtration mode since the event occurred.

The 860A fan ran

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  



GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

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


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

Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen Coming To Santa Fe And He's Bringing Ice Cream

on October 23, 2014 - 10:43am

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerrys


Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, will speak 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

His presentation will be followed by Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and other tantalizing Ben and Jerry's classic and new flavors of ice cream for all who attend.    

"When one thinks of an entrepreneur and business man who exemplifies social and environmental responsibility in the way they conduct business, Ben Cohen certainly is one that comes to mind immediately," said Glenn Schiffbauer, executive director of Santa Fe's Green

Rail Runner Hosts In Transit Book Club’s Author Series

on October 23, 2014 - 10:17am


If you commute on the Rio Metro Regional Transit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming “Author Event Series” as part of New Mexico Rail Runner’s In Transit Book Club in collaboration with Upland Avenue Publishing Group. The upcoming events are as follows:

Oct. 25 is “Ride the Rail with Germaine.” Kids will come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy the decorated pumpkins, free candy, giveaways, coloring sheets, and listen to Los Alamos author Janice Lovato of “Germaine the Beatle” read to them.

November is the “Art and Literary Lounge.” A