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NNSA Administrator Cuts Ribbon At Pantex Plant

on April 6, 2018 - 9:00am
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty cuts the ribbon Thursday on the new John C. Drummond Center at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. Courtesy/KFDA
 
Pantex Plant has several national security missions that protect the country and its allies around the world. Providing the nuclear deterrent for the nation and allies, ensuring the stockpile is strong and viable, reducing the total nuclear weapons in the stockpile, and supporting the stockpile as the High Explosives Center of Excellence are key activities at this historic site. Courtesy/Pantex
 
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The

Council Proclaims April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’

on April 6, 2018 - 7:20am

From left, Environmental Sustainability Board Chair James Robinson, County Councilor Pete Sheehey and Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule hold up a proclamation declaring April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

Los Alamos County Councilor Peter Sheehey presented a proclamation on behalf of the County Council declaring April 28 “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” Tuesday evening during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers.

 

Proclamation:

 

WHEREAS: Communities nationwide will celebrate April 21st as

2018 Republican Candidate Meet & Greet April 12

on April 6, 2018 - 7:17am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a 2018 Republican Candidate Meet & Greet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Jeannette Wallace Hall in Building 5 at UNM-LA.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Confirmed candidates include: 

  • Mick Rich, U.S. Senate;
  • Steve McFall, Congressional District 3;
  • JoHanna Cox, Secretary of State;
  • Wayne Johnson, State Auditor;
  • Arthur Castillo, State Treasurer;
  • Pat Lyons, Commissioner of Public Lands;
  • Court of Appeals Judges - Steve French, Hank Bohnoff, Emil Kiehne and Daniel

NM Alliance Of YMCAs Honors Rep. Garcia Richard

on April 6, 2018 - 6:57am
From left, Los Alamos Family YMCA CEO Linda Daly, District 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Youth Governor Chloe Larkin and Director of Operations, YMCA of Central New Mexico Marc Lewis. Courtesy photo
 
YMCA News:
 
SANTA FE—The New Mexico Alliance of YMCAs presented State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard with its inaugural Champion of the YMCA award for her commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility as well as for her advocacy for the charitable work of YMCAs.
 
“The YMCA continues to have a positive impact in our communities through its important work in

County Council Declares April ‘Donate Life Month’

on April 6, 2018 - 6:45am

Cathy Walters of the Donate Life Committee and County Councilor Rick Reiss, center, along with donors and donor recipients hold up a proclamation, which declares April ‘Donate Life Month’ during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. ‘I want to thank the County Council for doing this again,’ Walters said. She emphasized the importance of being an organ donor, saying, ‘The donors are the real heroes.’ Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers, Councilor Rick Reiss presented a proclamation on

Udall Statement On Trump’s Threats To Send Military To Secure Southern Border

on April 5, 2018 - 3:32pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement:
 
"This vague and hostile announcement is another pitiful attempt to distract attention from the dangerous chaos the president is creating, including disruption in the stock market, a trade war with China, saber rattling with North Korea, numerous accusations of sexual misconduct by the president, mounting news reports that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and others in his cabinet are improperly spending taxpayer dollars on themselves while doling out favors to their industry

Regional Coalition Meeting Canceled

on April 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

State Democratic Platform Supports Methods That Could Triple Solar Jobs

on April 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
DPNM News:
 
According to a study released by the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, New Mexico has the capacity to triple solar energy jobs using many of the mechanisms included in the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s (DPNM) 2018 Platform.
 
The study specifically points to utilizing technology developed at the state’s national labs in entrepreneurial endeavors to provide quality jobs while diversifying New Mexico’s economy - principles supported by the DPNM Platform.
 
The New Mexico Democratic Party’s forward-looking platform states that New Mexico

Council Approves Moratorium On Code Enforcement

on April 5, 2018 - 10:25am
Residents line up to voice their opinion on the code enforcement issue during the public comment period of Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

A range of emotions was on display at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Yet despite the anger and frustration expressed, the meeting concluded with applause.

Attendees showed appreciation toward the Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution for a 60-day moratorium of the County’s code enforcement program.

Robinson: Happy Earth Month!

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
Los Alamos resident James Robinson is chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation and a candidate for Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Candidate For County Council

April marks the beginning of Earth Month and Los Alamos will celebrate our planet with events like the annual Earth Day Festival April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and Clean Up Los Alamos April 28.

These events are fantastic opportunities for Los Alamos to celebrate the amazing nature that we are privileged to have surrounding our community and learn how we can live symbiotically

DOE-Savannah River Site Welcomes Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette

on April 5, 2018 - 9:51am
DOE-Savannah River Facility Representative Steve Stamper, left, walks with Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette through the Salt Waste Processing Facility. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
AIKEN, S.C.  Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) for the first time in late March, visiting SRS facilities and engaging the workforce and community leaders.
 
“It was a great visit at Savannah River Site, where I learned more about your impressive work in stockpile stewardship, environmental cleanup, and putting science to work,” Brouillette told the workers

Heinrich Highlights Economic Opportunity For Local Small Businesses And Labs In New Mexico

on April 5, 2018 - 9:50am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) convened a roundtable at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce to highlight opportunities for local small businesses to work with national labs in New Mexico.
 
The roundtable included Hispano Chamber President Ernie C’deBaca, Sandia National Labs Director Steve Younger, U.S. Small Business Association New Mexico District Director John Garcia, and the heads of Applied Technology Associates, Real Time Solutions, Ambitions Consulting Group, Sparkle Maintenance, and TEAM technologies.
 

Sara Scott Discusses Interest In Seat On Council

on April 5, 2018 - 9:25am
Sara Scott visited the Los Alamos Daily Post recently to discuss her reasons for entering the race for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark/ladailypost.com

Sara Scott is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council on the Democratic ticket and stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss her reasons for entering the race.

“Living in Los Alamos for close to 30 years – raising children, working at the Laboratory, and enjoying our recreational (hiking, skiing, mountain biking, golfing…), cultural, and

Lunch With A Leader: Dr. Kurt Steinhaus April 17

on April 5, 2018 - 9:22am
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
LWV News:
 
This month’s Lunch with a Leader, a community event put on by the League of Women Voters, will feature Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus of Los Alamos Public Schools. The lunch is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Mesa Public Library.
 
Steinhaus will discuss school funding and the effect it has on Los Alamos in particular.
 
Steinhaus was born in Los Alamos and has dedicated his career to education. His Bachelor’s degree is in music education.

Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Death Of MLK

on April 4, 2018 - 11:20pm

Martin Luther King Jr. stands behind President Lyndon Johnson as he signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Courtesy Cecil Stoughton/White House Press Office

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in 1963. Courtesy Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress

The civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965. Courtesy Peter Pettus/Library of Congress

Staff Report

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

King (Jan.

Councilor Chrobocinski Responds To Investigation Request By County Employees

on April 4, 2018 - 5:15pm
County Councilor James Chrobocinski
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski has responded to a request for a Code of Conduct investigation filed against him Feb. 15 by two Los Alamos County employees.

Chrobocinski’s response includes multiple documents and copies of state statutes and Constitutional provisions as well as a lengthy press release and a five-page statement.

In their complaint, Los Alamos Fire Marshall Jeff Wetteland and Los Alamos County Chief Building Inspector Michael Arellano alleged harassment and

District Judge Denies Petition To Recall Izraelevitz

on April 4, 2018 - 8:55am

 

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, right, chats with his attorney Jack Hardwick, center, and his Campaign Manager Phil Gursky prior to Monday’s hearing before Judge David Thomson in the First Judicial Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said Monday afternoon that he is delighted with the dismissal by First Judicial District Judge David Thomson of a petition to recall him from office.

“I am glad that we have put this issue behind us and

Sen. Jeff Steinborn Presses Governor, State Agencies On Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Preparedness

on April 4, 2018 - 8:54am

New Mexico Sen. Jeff Steinborn

 

New Mexico State Democrats News:

...Presents Letters Asking State Agencies for Prompt Response to Allow Legislators and Residents to Become Informed and Participate in Public Comment Period

LAS CRUCES – Sen. Jeff Steinborn, the Chair of New Mexico’s Legislative Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Interim Committee, sent letters Tuesday to Gov.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Presents Navajo Code Talker Congressional Silver Medal At Historic Ceremony

on April 3, 2018 - 4:46pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich presents the Congressional Silver Medal to the family of the late Navajo Code TalkerAdolph Nagurski in a historic ceremony today in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, left, presents the Congressional Silver Medal to the family of the late Navajo Code TalkerAdolph Nagurski in a historic ceremony today in Albuquerque. Nagurski's son Benjamin is shown accepting the medal on behalf of the family. Courtesy photo

Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski’s son Benjamin shares the story of his father’s service to the nation at today’s ceremony as U.S. Sen.

Anne Marie White Sworn In As Assistant Secretary For Environmental Management

on April 3, 2018 - 12:42pm
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Anne Marie White was sworn in March 29 as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.
 
As Assistant Secretary, White will provide leadership to continue the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. She will work closely with communities that have partnered with DOE and its predecessor agencies for many decades. 
 
“It’s an honor to serve as Assistant Secretary of Energy for EM,” White said.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Opens Application Process For Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 3, 2018 - 12:38pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he has begun accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April and May, members of Udall's staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2019.
 
The first session will be held on April 5 in Albuquerque.
 
Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Launches ‘Degrees Not Debt Initiative’ To Improve College Affordability

on April 3, 2018 - 8:06am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets Monday with students from Middle College High School at UNM-Gallup to launch his Degrees Not Debt Initiative. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Monday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched his Degrees Not Debt initiative with students at Middle College High School on the UNM Gallup campus by unveiling legislation he plans to introduce to ensure higher education is accessible and affordable to all New Mexicans.
 
“There’s no doubt that a college education is still one of the surest ways to gain the skills needed to build a

Shin: Japan’s High Life Expectancy A Result Of Healthy Diet … Not Single Payer

on April 3, 2018 - 8:03am
By LISA SHIN
Candidate for House Dist. 43

A brief commentary on Richard Skolnik’s thoughtful and well-written response (link) to my editorial, “Single Payer is Not the Answer.” First, he completely avoids the question, “How are we going to pay for it?” because he knows the answer, “massive taxes.” New Mexico simply cannot generate the tax revenue necessary to fund single payer, as other states have discovered. Notably, policymakers aimed to encourage healthier drink options with a soda tax but Santa Fe citizens turned out in record numbers last year to vote it down.

Secondly, other

Senators Tom Udall And Martin Heinrich Introduce Resolution Honoring Native Women In United States

on April 3, 2018 - 7:48am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich introduced a resolution recognizing the heritage, culture and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
 
This resolution recognizes the importance of promoting equity, providing safety, and upholding the interests of strong, diverse women in this country.
 
“Generations of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women have inspired and helped pave the way for leaders, teachers,

Letter To The Editor: The White Elephant

on April 2, 2018 - 4:28pm

By BRADY BURKE
Candidate For Los Alamos County Council

Last month, the Los Alamos County Council, through a sleight of hand process, as they are wont to do, unanimously accepted the Tourism Strategic Plan and requested a Tourism Implementation Task Force Charter. Yes, I said sleight of hand.

The County Council meetings follow a prescribed format, guided by Robert’s Rules of Order. Here are the main headings for the April 3, 2018 County Council Meeting:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. PUBLIC COMMENT

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

6. PUBLIC COMMENT

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