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President Donald J. Trump Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff For Passing Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

on April 18, 2018 - 10:10am

President Donald J. Trump orders flags flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Courtesy image


On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs.

U.S. Senators Udall, Inhofe Introduce Bills To Strengthen Next Generation Of Farmers & Ranchers

on April 18, 2018 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced two bills Tuesday to strengthen the next generation of farmers and ranchers by reducing the burden of student loan debt and making capital easier to obtain so new farmers can buy land, equipment or livestock.
The bills, the Flexible Agricultural Repayments and Modifying Schedules (FARMS) Act and the Farmers of Tomorrow Act, aim to attract younger generations to farming and shore up the future of farming and ranching in the United States, where the number of new farmers

Dede Feldman Speaks In Los Alamos April 23

on April 18, 2018 - 8:28am
Dede Feldman
VOLA News:
Former New Mexico senator, journalist and professor of political sciences Dede Feldman will be the guest speaker at this month’s Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.
Feldman’s presentation will be based on her new book, Another Way Forward, which highlights the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and grassroots organizations traveling another route to economic development and healthy communities.
This free event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 23 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos. The public is welcome to attend.

Council Approves Public Works Department FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presents his department's FY2019 proposed budget of $34,871,948. The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit. Council tentatively approved the Public Works budget 6-0, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler had to leave early. Photo by Carol A.

Second Night Of County Budget Hearings Underway

on April 17, 2018 - 6:49pm

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council Chamber at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Council is listening to Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus present his department's proposed budget as County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall looks on at right. Council tentatively approved 6-1 the proposed budget for the CDD of $1,878,307. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council

Council Approves County Clerk’s Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:14pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz presented Monday evening the County Clerk's Office proposed budget of $597,078 for FY 2019. Council tentatively approved the budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Approves County Attorney’s Office FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:08pm

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart at the County Budget Hearings Monday evening presented his proposed budget of $703,539 for FY2019. Council tentatively approved his budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Urge USPS To Maintain Permanent Post Office In Pie Town

on April 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

The Post Office in Pie Town, N.M. Courtesy photo


New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan to express concerns with the temporary suspension of operations at the post office in Pie Town, N.M. and urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep a permanent post office open in Pie Town.

USPS recently announced that beginning close of business on April 27, 2018, operations at the Pie Town Post Office will be temporarily suspended due to the condition of