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Letter To The Editor: Morris Pongratz Would Be An Invaluable Addition To Los Alamos School Board

on October 7, 2019 - 9:03am
Los Alamos Public Schools Alumna

It is my pleasure to write a letter in support of Morrie Pongratz for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board. Throughout my time at Los Alamos High School, I had the opportunity of working with him through Los Alamos High School’s Key Club.

I began working closely with Morrie in my senior year of high school (2017-2018) when I served as a Lieutenant Governor for the Southwest District Key Club. I had to train Key Club board members around the area, plan fundraisers, and attend meetings in Arizona and Texas.

Auditor Colón Elected Chair Of Commission Of Public Records Joining State Records & Archives Administrator And Key State Officials In New Leadership Roles

on October 7, 2019 - 8:57am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
SANTA FE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recently elected as Chair for the Commission of Public Records. New to the Commission, he joins State Records Administrator, Dr. Rick Hendricks, in leading the independent agency to ensure public records are held in trust for all New Mexicans.
“I’m deeply honored to lead the Commission in supporting good and open government by preserving our State’s history,” Auditor Colón said.

RSF: Journalist Permanently Blinded In One Eye Amid Increased Police Violence In Hong Kong

on October 7, 2019 - 8:47am
RSF News:
A reporter working for Indonesian-language media outlet Suara Hong Kong News, Veby Mega Indah, has permanently lost eyesight in her right eye Sunday, Sept. 29 after she was hit by a rubber bullet shot by the Hong Kong police during a protest.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, during the pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in parallel with the events marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, several journalists were also injured by the police (see below for a chronology of violence against the media since the beginning of the crisis).

NPS Awards Historic Preservation Grants To American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian Groups

on October 7, 2019 - 8:27am
Documenting Klukwan's Woolen Weaving Traditions -- An Oral History and Documenting Cultural Traditions Project Lani Hotch - Chilkat Indian Village. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Park Service Sept. 13 announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s native cultures. 
Congress appropriates funding for the Tribal Heritage Grant Program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of

Udall Secures Protections For Chaco Canyon Area In Major Interior & Environment Funding Bill

on October 7, 2019 - 8:26am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), has lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, announced that the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill includes language for the preservation and safekeeping of the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The bill, which passed committee unanimously, and now heads to the full Senate, includes report language directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to refrain from

Scenes From GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Dinner

on October 6, 2019 - 3:16pm

The 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos annual Constitution Day Dinner draws a capacity crowd Saturday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd and introduces guest speaker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Gavin Clarkson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Senatorial candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson presents a talk entitled, ‘Mix the Mortar to Fix the Border’. He explains that he is running for the U.S.

MythBusters With Christine Bernstein

on October 6, 2019 - 3:15pm
Candidate For LAPS School Board
District 3 (Aspen)

Myth: Christine supports Charter Schools

Truth: I support public schools. I supported the proposed Polaris charter because I support education for all. I returned to Los Alamos long after the school was initially proposed and was not aware of the history of the proposal. The extent of my involvement was my attendance at one meeting and one community presentation, motivated solely by my curiosity about the proposed school.