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Governor Appoints Ned Fuller As Acting Cabinet Secretary For The General Services Department

on April 13, 2018 - 11:20am
Ned Fuller
SANTA FE  Thursday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of Ned Fuller as acting cabinet secretary of the General Services Department.
The appointment comes after the retirement of Secretary Ed Burckle, who served as head of GSD since 2011. Fuller previously served as litigation bureau chief of the New Mexico Risk Management Division. He has also served as a district court judge in the Second Judicial District Court.
“I have complete confidence that Ned brings the experience and skills necessary to lead the General Services Department,”

Letter To The Editor: Support Sara Scott For Council

on April 13, 2018 - 9:37am
Los Alamos
I am writing to express my support for Sara Scott’s candidacy for LA County Council.
I had the privilege of working with Sara at Los Alamos National Laboratory when she was in a leadership role, and I can attest to her effectiveness as a leader and a strategist. She has an ability to analyze multiple sides of an issue and formulate a proactive plan for reaching a productive, beneficial outcome.
Sara knows how to listen and when to adjust. She has tremendous integrity, a great work ethic, and superb dedication to task.
LA County and its citizens

Scenes From GOP Meet And Greet Thursday

on April 13, 2018 - 9:26am

Republican candidates gather for a photo during the Meet and Greet event with the community Thursday evening in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Candidates include Mick Rich, U.S. Senate; Steve McFall, Congressional District 3; JoHanna Cox, Secretary of State; Wayne Johnson, State Auditor; Arthur Castillo, State Treasurer; Pat Lyons, Commissioner of Public Lands; Court of Appeals Judges - Steve French, Hank Bohnoff, Emil Kiehne and Daniel Gallegos; Lisa Shin, House Dist. 43; Brady Burke, County Council; Dawn Trujillo-Voss, County Council; Alan Kirk, Municipal Judge; Michelle Garcia Holmes, Lt.

Letter To The Editor: Elect Judges Recommended By Judicial Nominating Commission

on April 13, 2018 - 8:53am
Los Alamos
A 1988 State constitutional amendment supplemented a purely political system for selecting judges with a merit-selection appointment process.
Judicial Nominating Commissions now vet judicial appointment applicants using 12 criteria. Commissions are independent; include judges, lawyers, and non-lawyers; and are bipartisan.
Only Commission-recommended applicants may be appointed. The appointed judge runs in the next partisan election cycle.
The revised system improved both judicial caliber and diversity.

Chandler: Importance Of Early Childhood Education

on April 12, 2018 - 10:44am
Los Alamos
Candidate for House Dist. 43

New Mexico is failing her children. There is overwhelming evidence that early childhood education and programs that mentor young parents pay enormous dividends in terms of success in school and keeping at-risk children out of the criminal justice system. Yet the funding for these systems is inadequate to those in need.

Quality Prekindergarten (PreK) programs have been shown to improve student achievement. New Mexico has an early childhood program administered through the Public Education Department.

Sheriff Candidate Files Lawsuit Against County

on April 12, 2018 - 10:40am
Los Alamos Daily Post

James Whitehead, a candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff, has filed a lawsuit in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division, and Los Alamos County Records Custodian Barb Ricci under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The lawsuit, the second filed against the County by a candidate for the office of sheriff, was prepared by attorney Blair Dunn, who also represents Sheriff Marco Lucero and former Los

Scenes From Izraelevitz Campaign Kick-Off

on April 12, 2018 - 7:32am

A crowd of supporters listens to David Izraelevitz at the kick-off of his campaign for reelection to Los Alamos County Council Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz jokes with supporters Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge during his campaign kick-off event. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Anjelie Doty and David Izraelevitz gather up some of the donations for the local school snack program 'Aaron's Kids'  brought by supporters to Wednesday evening's campaign event.

Democratic Candidates Greet Community Members

on April 11, 2018 - 1:28pm

Local Democratic candidates gather for a group photo Monday evening during a Meet & Greet event hosted by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos. Each candidate was given an opportunity to speak during the event in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from the Meet & Greet event for Democratic candidates Monday evening in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democratic Party of Los Alamos Chair Robyn Schultz briefs the audience prior to introducing the candidates during the Meet & Greet event Monday in Wallace Hall. Photo by Carol A.