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International Space Station Passes Over Los Alamos

on May 23, 2018 - 7:36am
A 15 second exposure of the International Space Station passing over Los Alamos just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Information about viewing the ISS can be found at https://spotthestation.nasa.gov. Photo by Marc Bailey

Lujan Grisham Releases Workforce Training And Development Policy

on May 23, 2018 - 6:30am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of Michelle Lujan Grisham:

  • Preparing New Mexicans for the high-paying jobs of the future

 

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham has released her Workforce Training and Development Policy.

 

“As governor, my focus will be creating and building upon economic opportunities for New Mexico. That means fighting to create better-paying jobs, ensuring we keep the jobs we have, and making the investments necessary to remain competitive in our changing, global economy.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Speaks At Nature Center

on May 22, 2018 - 5:21pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues with local officials and community members gathered Sunday afternoon for a special meeting at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Valley Daily Post Publisher Eric Vazquez and his wife Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, who is running for State Land Commissioner, listen at a gathering Sunday at the nature center as U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Rep.

DOE Awards Contract To BluePath Labs For EM Administrative And Business Support Services

on May 21, 2018 - 12:29pm
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to BluePath Labs, LLC of Washington, DC, for Environmental Management Administrative and Business Support Services.
 
This contract is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) from which Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials task orders may be issued. The IDIQ contract contains a $4 million maximum value of services, and has a five year ordering period from the date of contract award.
 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) mission

Udall, Heinrich Urge FCC On Rural Health Program

on May 21, 2018 - 8:40am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Friday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of 30 U.S. Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the funding cap for a program aimed at improving the quality of health care available to patients in rural areas.
 
In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the Senators highlight the need to strengthen the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program to address the shortage of broadband connectivity for rural health care providers.

Pearce Meets With Acting Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

on May 21, 2018 - 8:17am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce met Wednesday with Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to discuss the Veterans Choice Program and its benefits for veterans who live in rural and underserved communities.
 
Later Wednesday, the House voted on the VA MISSION Act, which will end the Veterans Choice Program entirely. The meeting centered around Congressman Pearce’s concern with ending the Veterans Choice Program and the impact that would have on access to care.
 
“As a veteran from a rural community, I

BLM Launches Wild Horse And Burro ‘Online Corral’ To Connect Americans With Adoptable Animals

on May 20, 2018 - 2:57pm

Courtesy/BLM

BLM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management has announced the launch of the Wild Horse and Burro “Online Corral” -- a new website focused on connecting the American public with wild horses and burros available for adoption or purchase.

The BLM also announced the 2018 wild horse and burro event schedule, featuring nearly 70 events nationwide that focus on placing wild horses and burros in good homes. To access the 2018 schedule visit the BLM wild horse and burro adoption events page at: https://on.doi.gov/2wVItz0; the Online Corral can be accessed at:

Udall Urges Support For NM’s Air Force Bases

on May 20, 2018 - 7:06am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

 
WASHINGTON — Thursday, during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the FY2019 budget for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall urged Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to support funding and resources for projects critical to the operations and competitiveness of Holloman, Cannon, and Kirtland Air Force bases.
 
Udall pressed Wilson and Chief of Staff of the U.S.

Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging Trump Administration To Combat Anti-Semitism

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan group of 41 U.S. senators urging President Donald Trump to appoint a Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, a position at the U.S. Department of State that has now remained vacant for more than 15 months.
 
In a letter to President Trump, the senators emphasized the importance of the United States leading with action to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.
 
“There has been an acute global increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the last year, often

American Legion Post 90 Successfully Supports Naming Of Submarine U.S.S. Los Alamos

on May 19, 2018 - 6:57am
By Kenneth A. Nadeau
The American Legion
Frank G. Frainier Post 90
 
To the Los Alamos Community, it gives great pleasure in announcing that The American Legion, Frank G. Frainier Post 90 of Los Alamos has successfully supported the Community-based effort in the naming of a submarine, U.S.S. Los Alamos.
 
Specifically, a resolution drafted by Post 90, has been approved by the Post, District 1, and Department of New Mexico. On Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:12 a.m., Resolution #8 passed another major milestone by the National Executive Committee.

Lujan Grisham Discusses Discharge Petition And Immigration On CNN

on May 19, 2018 - 6:47am

CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham discusses discharge petition and immigration with CNN’s Brianna Keilar

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

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined CNN’s Brianna Keilar May 17 to discuss the bipartisan discharge petition that would force a long-overdue vote on the House Floor to protect America’s Dreamers and President Trump’s recent comments on immigrants and immigration.

Below are excerpts from the interview and a link to the video:

Click here to watch a video of her

Heinrich Bipartisan Bill To Safeguard Tribal Items Clears Senate Indian Affairs Committee

on May 19, 2018 - 5:59am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and is now eligible for consideration in the full Senate.
 
The bipartisan bill would prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony.
 
“The STOP Act has received widespread, bipartisan support and continues to demonstrate growing momentum.

State Museums & Historic Sites Offer Free Admission To Active Duty Military & Their Families This Summer

on May 19, 2018 - 5:56am
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE  Eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are joining the 2018 launch of Blue Star Museums, the ninth annual collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018.
 
A list of participating museums nationwide is available atarts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

LAHS Sophomore Lillian Petersen Wins First Place In Category At 2018 International Science Fair

on May 18, 2018 - 4:57pm

Scene from the International Science and Engineering Fair at which LAHS sophomore Lillian Petersen takes top award in her category. Courtesy photo

LAHS sophomore Lillian Petersen takes top award in her category at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Courtesy/Mark Petersen

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School sophomore Lillian Petersen took the top award in her category Friday, May 18 at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA.

Petersen’s project, “Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery,” won her the top placement in the Earth and

Rep. Lujan Grisham On VA MISSION Act Of 2018

on May 18, 2018 - 4:24pm
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5674, the VA MISSION Act, by a vote of 347-70:
 
“This legislation, while imperfect, will improve timely, quality health care for veterans. It expands the family caregiver program to aging and disabled veterans injured before Sept.

Bill From Reps. Luján, Fleischmann And Sens. Coons, Risch Supports Small Business Innovation

on May 18, 2018 - 6:44am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Risch (R-ID) Wednesday introduced the Promoting Small Business Innovation through Partnerships with National Labs Act, which allows small businesses to gain access to premier facilities at the national labs, spurring innovation and stimulating the culture of private-public collaboration.
 
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy.

Pearce Chairs Committee Hearing On Customer Due Diligence Rule

on May 17, 2018 - 10:07am
U.S. Rep. Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Pearce, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, chaired a hearing on the implementation of the Financial Crime Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule.
 
The CDD rules places increased requirements on financial institutions of all sizes to verify ownership information of the companies and entities who want to do business with a financial institution.

National Commander Awards Norm Wilson Of Los Alamos Prestigious Gold Patrick Henry Medallion

on May 17, 2018 - 9:47am

MOWW National Commander-in-Chief David Gibson presents LTC. Norman G. Wilson of Los Alamos with the prestigious Gold Patrick Henry Medallion Tuesday at the American Legion. From left, MOWW Commander LTC Gregg Giesler, Barbara Jean Wilson, LTC Norm Wilson and NCIC Gibson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

MOWW National Commander-in-Chief David Gibson, right, presents LTC Norman G. Wilson with the Gold Patrick Henry Medallion Tuesday. His wife Barbara Jean Wilson is at his side for the presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Udall Presses Bureau Of Indian Education Director On School Safety

on May 17, 2018 - 9:02am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, pressed Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Tony Dearman about the BIE’s shortcomings in proactively addressing school violence and emergency preparedness, at an oversight hearing entitled “Protecting the Next Generation: Safety and Security at BIE Schools.”
 
“Recent events have, once again, led to a national dialogue on school safety.

Luján Questions Pruitt Further In Light Of New EPA Scandal Details

on May 17, 2018 - 7:18am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting more information about his travel practices.
 
The letter comes after Luján questioned Pruitt during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about his travel, his failure to visit low-income communities and communities of color, and whether he would take responsibility for the many scandals at the EPA.
 
Since his testimony, there have been troubling new revelations related to

Sen. Martin Heinrich Votes To Save Net Neutrality

on May 16, 2018 - 8:22pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to reverse President Trump and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules that protect a free and open internet.

The bipartisan resolution to save net neutrality passed the Senate by a vote of 52 to 47. Without congressional action, net neutrality protections will officially end next month.

“A free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and education, and promoting civic engagement,” Sen. Heinrich said.

Heinrich Presses Counterintelligence Director Nominee On Security Threat Posed By Chinese Company ZTE...

on May 16, 2018 - 9:20am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned William Evanina during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence confirmation hearing on his nomination to continue his service as the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).
 
 
During the hearing, Heinrich raised concerns with President Trump’s recent announcement to help

LAPD And Community Members Honor Law Enforcement Officers Killed In Line Of Duty In 2017

on May 16, 2018 - 9:01am

Los Alamos police participating in Tuesday morning's ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, from left, Cpl. Pete Garcia, Det. Joey Robinson, Det. Matt Lyon, Cpl. David Randleman, Sgt. Daniel Roberts, Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, Chief Dino Sgambellone, Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Det. Ryan Wolking and Sgt. Chris Ross. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos police saluting the flag Tuesday morning, from left, Chief Dino Sgambellone, Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Sgt. Chris Ross, Det. Matt Lyon and Det. Ryan Wolking.

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Joins Agriculture Secretary To Discuss Tribal Education

on May 16, 2018 - 8:35am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce joined Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Sunday in Albuquerque to discuss Tribal education, and the United States honoring its commitment to support Native American education.
 
“Native American history and heritage are at the very core of New Mexican culture,” Pearce said. “I was honored to be able to join Secretary Perdue yesterday.

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