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Libertarian Party Celebrates 47 Years

on December 11, 2018 - 9:37am


The Libertarian Party was conceived 47 years ago in the living room of David Nolan, and officially founded in Colorado Springs Dec. 11, 1971.

The issues that inspired the creation of the Libertarian Party in 1971 are still pressing in 2018, and have become even more serious.

The Vietnam War, the longest war in U.S. history at the time, entered its 16th year in 1971 when the United States invaded Laos in a vain attempt to shut down the Ho Chi Minh trail. That effort failed, and the war would continue until 1973 when U.S. forces withdrew in a de facto defeat.

Lujan Grisham Establishes First Ever Economic Development Broadband Grant Program In Farm Bill

on December 11, 2018 - 6:39am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after the Committee moved to advance the Farm Bill to the Floor for consideration.

I am proud to support this Farm Bill that advances the interests of New Mexican families, farmers, and ranchers for years to come, Rep. Lujan Grisham said. It was an honor to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to protect SNAP, support New Mexico Land Grants and

Wreaths Across America At Guaje Pines Saturday

on December 11, 2018 - 6:29am

The community is invited to a Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Courtesy image


The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Community is invited to observe and participate in the Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Guaje Pines Cemetery, followed by placing the wreaths on the Veterans’ graves.

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision On I-40

on December 11, 2018 - 6:09am
NMSP News:
GUADALUPE COUNTY At around 2:30 p.m., Dec. 8, New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 40 around mile post 245 west of Santa Rosa.
The initial investigation indicated a 2015 Peterbilt was traveling east merging onto eastbound Interstate 40 when it was rear-ended by an eastbound 2014 Freightliner. The passenger in the Freightliner, a 62-year-old man of Las Vegas, Nev., was not properly utilizing his seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The driver of the Freightliner, a 58-year-old male from Chicago,

USDA Provides Additional Food Disaster Assistance In Three California Counties Hit By Wildfires

on December 11, 2018 - 5:50am
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that households in three California counties have been approved to receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits.
D-SNAP will be offered in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the impact of the Woolsey and Hill wildfires, and Butte County in northern California due to the Camp Fire. Households in the affected areas may be eligible if they have qualifying disaster-related expenses and meet D-SNAP income limits.
“USDA continues to work closely with state

Meow Wolf To Create Exhibition In Washington D.C.

on December 11, 2018 - 5:47am

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Courtesy/

MEOW News:

  • Former Fringe DIY Collective Announces Third New Massive Installation This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Meow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge new permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now the booming arts startup bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.

The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000 square foot structure located in the Fort

UA-Led OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water On Asteroid, Confirms Bennu As Excellent Mission Target

on December 11, 2018 - 5:19am
This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). Courtesy/NASA/Goddard/UA
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Fst through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid.
During this period, the spacecraft traveled the last 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) of its outbound journey to arrive Dec. 3 at a spot 12 miles (19 km) from Bennu.