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Letter To The Editor: A Republican Wants Trump Out Of Office

on October 13, 2019 - 8:49am
By GLEN THAMERT
Jemez Springs
 
Republican Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina is a serious conservative. He wants DT (Trump) to be voted out in 2020. He says the USA and the interest on our debt must be addressed, since it is more than our Military budget and more than what our country spends in all areas for Children - our future.
 
So where is massive spending going, which comes from our taxpayers' dollars? Here's a few items which address the problem:
 
  • The outlandish prison in Guantanamo, Cuba - since 2002 - wastes $180 Million annually and has added $6 Billion to the Deficit for 17 years,

House Assistant Speaker Luján Highlights Los Alamos National Laboratory On Congressional Delegation Tour

on October 13, 2019 - 8:32am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
This week, U.S House Assistant Speaker Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, toured Los Alamos National Laboratory on a congressional delegation highlighting the importance of New Mexico’s national labs.
 
U.S. Rep. Luján and Smith were joined by the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty.
 
As co-chair of the National Labs Caucus, Luján has secured major environmental and scientific investments for

New Mexico And Arizona Bishops Gather In Tucson

on October 13, 2019 - 8:26am

Scene of the grounds at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Ariz., where Catholic Bishops from New Mexico and Arizona gathered Thursday afternoon for a meeting. Founded in 1963 for meetings and spiritual retreats, the Redemptorist Renewal Center is situated in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

‘Firstness’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 13, 2019 - 8:24am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the independent feature “Firstness”, produced by Firstness LLC, has begun principal photography through mid-October in Carrizozo, Tularosa, Capitan, Ruidoso and Alamogordo.  
 
The production will employ five New Mexico crew members, one New Mexico actor, and two New Mexico background actors.
 
The film is one of the first to take advantage of new tax film tax credit in New Mexico that provides an extra 5 percent incentive for productions in areas outside the Albuquerque-Santa Fe Corridor, said

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 13, 2019 - 8:14am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

USDA Forest Service Requests Modification Or Clarification Of Order To Cease Timber Management

on October 12, 2019 - 8:07am
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The USDA Forest Service received in September an order from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona stating that the agency’s “timber management” actions must cease on six national forests in Arizona and New Mexico pending formal consultation regarding potential effects to the Mexican spotted owl. 
 
The Court quickly responded to the request to modify the order and allowed the cutting and collection of fuelwood, which both the plaintiff and the Forest Service supported.
 
Forest Service has requested the U.S.

Call For 1,000 Children’s Books Donated By Nov. 1

on October 12, 2019 - 7:42am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Sharon Allen of Los Alamos is making a library of books in response to an urgent request from a northern Uganda school that is supporting young children of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan.
 
She is responding to the need to collect 1,000 children's books in new or used condition (pre-K-2nd grade reading level) by Nov. 1 for shipment the following week.
 
Baby board books are in great demand, she said.
 
To donate books by Nov. 1, email allenfamily926@gmail.com. All donations, no matter how small, are greatly appreciated!
 

Capacity Crowd Hears Jim Eckles Talk On Trinity Site

on October 12, 2019 - 7:09am

Author Jim Eckles of ‘Trinity – The History Of An Atomic Bomb National Historic Landmark’, shares his knowledge about Trinity Site with a packed room Thursday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

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