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Los Alamos and Sarov Officials Meet as Part of Sister City Program

on October 26, 2013 - 8:14am

From left, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, County Administrator Harry Burgess and County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers meet with leaders of Sarov, Russia. Courtesy photo

From left, LASSCI Board Member Paul White, interpreter Tatiana Klimov, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, County Administrator Harry Burgess, County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and at far right, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, meet with leaders of Sarov, Russia. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Council Chair

A delegation of Los Alamos leaders is meeting in Sarov, Russia, the Sister City of Los

Udall Welcomes Conservation Plan for Lesser Prairie-Chicken

on October 24, 2013 - 7:55am

Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) decision to endorse the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan (RWP). 

Udall has been a leading supporter for the groundbreaking, five-state effort to conserve the habitat of the lesser prairie-chicken, which was proposed for listing as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The FWS endorsement is an important step toward protecting the species

Los Alamos GOP Members Attend Rio Arriba County Reagan Dinner

on October 22, 2013 - 7:25am

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez with from left, Norma Tech, Marie Todd and JoAnn Johnson of the Los Alamos Republican Party Saturday 28, at the Rio Arriba County Reagan Dinner at the  Ohkay Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel north of Espanola Photo by Orlando Baca

Udall Visits Navajo Nation

on October 21, 2013 - 9:47am


U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will visit communities in Shiprock, Farmington and Aztec today to discuss economic development, broadband and energy issues and how he can use his role as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to support Northwestern New Mexico.

First, the senator will visit with officials from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) for a tour of its new tier 3 data center that employs Native Americans and residents in the Shiprock area and provides power and "cloud computing" storage capacity for businesses.

In 2010, Udall helped secure $32 million in

Victoria Rygh: Proud to be an American

on October 20, 2013 - 2:04pm

Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh displays her certificate of American citizenship with her husband Scott Rygh, left, and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., left, with Patti Reynolds and representatives from Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan's office applaud the newly sworn American citizens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE—Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh of Honduras joined 68 other New Mexico residents, representing 29 countries, to become a U.S.

Udall, Heinrich Stand Up for N.M. Priorities in Budget Agreement

on October 18, 2013 - 10:38am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today announced that the budget agreement to end the government shutdown will provide additional funding over the previous fiscal year’s levels for a number of programs important to New Mexicans.
The bill – a continuing resolution to fund the government through Jan. 15 – was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president late Wednesday night.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Udall successfully fought during the negotiations over the bill to increase resources for veterans, wildfire

Los Alamos Resident to Become U.S. Citizen

on October 18, 2013 - 9:36am


Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh of Honduras will be among the 68 New Mexico residents representing 29 countries who will become U.S. citizens today in Albuquerque

Rygh has lived in Los Alamos for five years and works at Los Alamos Medical Center.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico will deliver the keynote address for the naturalization ceremony. The ceremony, to be held at the South Broadway Cultural Center, will celebrate the naturalization of these citizens – the process by which U.S.

Two of New Mexico's Three Representatives Vote to End Government Shutdown

on October 16, 2013 - 9:02pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


Luján Votes to End Shutdown, Avoid Government Default, and Keep Labs Open
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted tonight for compromise legislation that will end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills, and establishes a conference committee for the House and Senate to negotiate on a budget for the coming year.
“While I would have preferred legislation that extends the debt limit for a longer period of time and that funds the government at a higher level,