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Traveling the World on $100 a Day

on March 15, 2013 - 9:25am

Kerri (Foxx) Frazier, Jason Frazier and Sydney Frazier Riding bikes in Paris, France. Courtesy photo

Kerri (Foxx) Frazier, Sydney Frazier and Jason Frazier in Denia, Spain. Courtesy Photo


Traveling the World on $100 a Day
Los Alamos

Travel can be expensive. Can you travel around the world on $100/day/person? 

Jason, Kerri (1991 graduate of Los Alamos High School) and their daughter Sydney, 8, are on a Round the World Trip (

Before going, they researched costs and found the estimated $25,000 per person per year was

Luján Questions DOE Officials About Hanford Waste Going to New Mexico

on March 15, 2013 - 9:18am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee questioned officials from the Department of Energy Wednesday.

He questioned the officials on their plans to move millions of gallons of highly radioactive waste from the Hanford site in Washington state to New Mexico for storage at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP.)

While the leaks at Hanford are an environmental disaster, moving this waste to New Mexico has been

House of Representatives Highlights March 15

on March 15, 2013 - 9:02am


New Mexico House Highlights:

On the Floor in the House

House Bill 550 (“Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees”), sponsored by Rep. Phillip Archuleta (D-Doña Ana-36), passed the House by a vote of 34-31. It increases the minimum wage for tipped employees (like waiters and waitresses) from $2.13 to $3.25 to ensure that tipped employees make a fair wage.

House Transportation & Public Works Committee Substitute for House Bill 672 with emergency clause (“Public Peace, Health, Safety & Welfare”), sponsored by Rep.

Comet Pan-STARRS Illuminates Clear Sky

on March 14, 2013 - 11:53pm

Finally, a clear Western horizon! Great view of the naked eye Comet Pan-STARRS! Nikon D600, 200 mm, f/2, ISO 800, 1/2 second exposure, 8:13 p.m. Thursday, March 14 from Pajarito Acres in White Rock, New Mexico. Photo by Glen Wurden

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.