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Election Day Is Here ... Polls Open Until 7 P.M. Today

on November 5, 2019 - 10:42am

COUNTY News:

Today is Election Day 2019 and all Los Alamos County Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Election Day Vote Center Locations:

  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Boards & Commissions Room;
  • White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Room;
  • Los Alamos County Golf Course – Multi-Purpose Room;
  • Betty Ehart Senior Center – Downstairs Classroom; and
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos – Room 631 in Building 6.

Governor Visits Monday With New Mexico National Guard Troops Ahead Of Deployment To Africa

on November 5, 2019 - 9:33am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham meets Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers and officials at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas ahead of their deployment to Africa. Courtesy/NMS
 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visiting Monday with soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas. Courtesy/NMS
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army post in El Paso, Texas, ahead of their deployment to Djibouti to conduct security operations with the Navy, Air Force and other multinational forces.
 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Proclaims November ‘Veterans & Military Families Month’

on November 5, 2019 - 7:13am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a proclamation declaring November “Veterans & Military Families Month” throughout the state of New Mexico.
 
While the nation honors the service and sacrifice of military veterans Nov. 11, it’s equally important to recognize the sacrifice of their families, Gov. Lujan Grisham said.
 
“The strength of our veterans and service members is rooted in the unconditional love and unwavering support of their families,” the governor said.
 
November was designated Military Families Month nationally

Letter To The Editor: What Is A Banana Republic?

on November 5, 2019 - 7:10am
By VERNON N. KERR
Los Alamos
 
What is a “banana republic”?
 
According to my understanding, it is a Central or South American country that has an unstable government frequently established by a coup d’etat. Venezuela is a current example.
 
This could never happen here - or so I thought. Our constitutional form of government with peaceful transitioning of government prevents that. Every two years, the people get a chance to change the government or in four years or six, in some instances. I thought we were safe.
 
Now comes the Democrat Party, which refuses to accept the fact that

Update: SOS Releases Voter Turnout; Same Day Voter Registration Numbers Through End Of Early Voting

on November 4, 2019 - 1:58pm

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

Same Day Voter Registration Used by more than 2,000 New Mexicans

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today released the voter turnout and same day voter registration numbers through the end of early voting for the regular local election.

These are unofficial numbers that reflect absentee and in-person voting for the 2019 regular local election from the start of early voting Oct. 8, 2019 through the date specified on the table below.

The “Same Day Registration” column reflects the number of people who utilized the same day

Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

on November 4, 2019 - 1:38pm

NM Indian Affairs Department News:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. 

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department's homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at:

Governor: 4th Grader Asher Dean Of Arroyo Seco Wins 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

on November 4, 2019 - 1:25pm

Courtesy image

STATE NEWS:

SANTA FE – Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Carson National Forest announced today that Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyos del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, as the winner of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest.

Hundreds of essays were submitted to the contest, for which fourth graders from around New Mexico were invited to write about why they love New Mexico’s forests and public lands in line with the theme of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, “Delivering Enchantment!”

With his winning entry, Dean has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Udall, Heinrich Endorse Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

on November 4, 2019 - 1:09pm

Senatorial Candidate Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

Nambé – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced today their endorsement of Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate. 

I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator from New Mexico. Having served with Ben Ray, it’s clear that he will be a strong champion for New Mexico. He will continue the hard work of reforming and strengthening our democracy, ending the reign of dark, secret money in our politics, and protecting our public lands and combatting climate change, Udall said. I am

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