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Followup to Lost Treasure Hunter at Bandelier

on March 14, 2013 - 9:10am

BNM News:

Saturday March 9, search and rescue personnel found a missing hiker in good condition after she spent a freezing night hiking through difficult terrain in and adjacent to Bandelier National Monument.

The Carrolton, Texas woman had been searching for the buried treasure of multimillionaire Forrest Fenn.

The search and rescue operation involved three aircraft, dog teams and more than 40 volunteers and staff from the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Energy, New Mexico Search and Rescue, Los Alamos Police Department and the Los Alamos Fire Department.

“Before you get

Kendall: Martinez vs. Garcia Richard – Gotcha Politics or SOP?

on March 14, 2013 - 8:56am
Los Alamos

Did State House Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard break her promise to voters? She vowed to help repeal the Richardson era driver’s license law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses.  

Gov. Susana Martinez and anonymous robo-callers would like you to believe that Garcia Richard broke her promise.

Martinez went live on Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 March 7 to make that claim directly to local voters. But it is not that simple.

House Bill 606, sponsored by Rep.

Canine Cruelty Victim Melts Hearts at Roundhouse

on March 14, 2013 - 7:58am
David Card and his dog Taffy attended Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico  Animal Lobby Day Feb 25 at the Roundhouse. Taffy was rescued after being abandoned and mistreated. Courtesy photo
By Robin Scoggins and Michelle Johnson

On Feb. 25, 2013 the Animal Protection Voters (APV) of New Mexico held Animal Lobby Day at the state capital.

APVNM is the first statewide animal advocacy organization in the country.

Canine guest, Taffy, was abandoned and found on the side of the road, scarred on his back, emaciated and blind. No one was ever held responsible for discarding him like trash.

'Habemus papam' ... We Have A Pope!

on March 13, 2013 - 1:42pm

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina

Staff report

Top Ranking Cardinal Deacon Jean-Louis Tauran emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome today and confirmed "Habemus papam" (We have a pope.)

The 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church tasked with electing the 266th successor of Peter have named Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as pope to succeed Benedict XVI.

The new pope, born Dec. 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires has taken the name Pope Francis 1. He was ordained for the Jesuits Dec.

LANL Foundation Names New Executive Director for Northwest New Mexico First Born® Program

on March 13, 2013 - 10:40am


The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation announced its new executive director for the Northwest New Mexico First Born® Program at a press conference Tuesday at the State Capitol.

Regina Huffman, former director of the Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) in Gallup, has been named executive director.

Huffman has a master’s degree in counseling from Western New Mexico University and a bachelor of university studies degree in early education and psychology from the University of New Mexico.

The W.K.

Mountaineers' March 20 Talk: Alpine Adventures in Patagonia

on March 13, 2013 - 8:53am

Climbing partners Doug Shepherd and Jared Vilhauer on a Patagonian summit. Courtesy/LAM

Cerro Torre, the rightmost of the sharp teeth in this Patagonian skyline, is one of the classic climbs of the Americas. Doug Shepherd will tell of his climbing adventures at the March 20 meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Courtesy/LAM


Alpine Adventures in Patagonia

Patagonia, windswept and wild, will be the subject of the March meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.

Speaker Doug Shepherd is both a sponsored athlete (Mammut, Sterling Ropes, Cilogear Backpacks) and a

LANL Economic Impact Focus of Successful House Memorial

on March 13, 2013 - 8:17am

RCLC News:
  • Memorial focused on the critical importance of New Mexico's National Laboratories and DOE facilities to state's economy

SANTA FE - Last week, House Memorial 71 introduced by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D- Los Alamos) won unanimous passage from the New Mexico House of Representatives.

The House Memorial recognized the critical importance of New Mexico's National Laboratories and DOE facilities to the state's economy.

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities supported passage of the House Memorial and provided expert testimony on behalf of the Memorial.


'Fair Pay for Women Act' Heads to the Governor’s Desk

on March 11, 2013 - 9:44am


SANTA FE - House Bill 216, the “Fair Pay for Woman Act”sponsored by Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe-47) received concurrence Sunday from the House to amendments added by the Senate.

HB 216 cleared the New Mexico Senate Saturday with a vote of 31-2 and with concurrence now heads to the Gov.ernor’s desk.

There has been wide-spread and bi-partisan support for the “Fair Pay for Women Act,” a key piece of legislation in the session.

“Today we have taken a major step in bringing wage equality to the women of New Mexico,” Egolf said.

Luján Celebrates Women’s History Month

on March 11, 2013 - 8:30am

Women of 1913. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month, which is celebrated during March.

“Owing its roots to a protest by female factory workers over working conditions more than a century ago, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary contributions that women make in all facets of life.