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Family Issues Statement On Passing Of Scott Udall

on September 17, 2019 - 10:10am

Scott Sterling Udall was born May 15, 1949 in Tucson. For the last 35 years, he made Flagstaff, Ariz. his home. Courtesy photo

From Tom Udall Press Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Udall family issued the following statement announcing the passing of their brother Scott Sterling Udall.

Scott Udall is survived by his siblings U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Lynn Udall, Lori Udall, Denis Udall and Jay Udall.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved brother, Scott Sterling Udall.

“In his youth, Scott was a mountain climber, outdoorsman, writer and storyteller.

Immigrant Youth Group Endorse Haaland For 2020

on September 17, 2019 - 9:39am
UWDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action have announced their first round of 2020 endorsements for 11 congressional champions including U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01).
 
These candidates have proven themselves to be true leaders in protecting immigrant youth and communities.

In 2018, immigrant youth and allies of United We Dream Action endorsed candidates, ran ads and knocked on doors to make the voices of the community heard and in the 2020 election cycle, these voices will be heard even louder.

First Members of the United We Dream Action 2020 Endorsement

Governor Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 17, 2019 - 9:17am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday issued the following statement in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday and runs through Oct. 15: 
 
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our culture, our history, our faith and our commitment to continued progress toward equity and equality. New Mexico is proud of its centuries of Hispanic heritage, one of the bedrocks of our collective state history and culture.
 
“It’s a diverse heritage, defined as much by the engineering marvels of our acequia

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 17, 2019 - 9:13am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

President Trump Addresses Campaign Rally

on September 16, 2019 - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump addresses an enthusiastic crowd at his rally underway this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

The crowd cheers loudly for President Trump as he enters for his rally this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

Trump Rally Underway In Rio Rancho

on September 16, 2019 - 6:16pm

Scene from the Trump Rally underway in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the crowd at 7 p.m. as he begins his West Coast campaign swing. This is the president's first trip to New Mexico since taking office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State GOP Chair Steve Pearce speaks to the crowd ahead of President Trump's arrival this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President Trump's Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, right, chats with folks gathered at the Trump Rally.

Los Alamos County: Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Recruitment Now Open

on September 16, 2019 - 10:09am

COUNTY News:

The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. 

This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. 

The next census occurs in 2020.  

Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal

FBI Assumes Lead In Investigation Into Death Of 5-Year-Old Girl In Rio Arriba County

on September 16, 2019 - 9:54am

FBI investigates death of Renezmae Calzada, 5. Courtesy/NMSP

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI Albuquerque Division, and Rio Arriba County Sheriff James D. Lujan announced that the FBI has assumed the lead in the investigation into the death of Renezmae Calzada, 5, whose body was found Sept. 11 in the Rio Grande River in Rio Arriba County.

“The FBI is thoroughly investigating the disappearance and tragic death of Renezmae Calzada,” U.S. Attorney Anderson said. “The U.S.

New Mexico Honored For Providing Free Online Public Access To Legal Materials

on September 16, 2019 - 9:24am

NEW MEXICO COURTS News:

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico has earned national recognition for offering free online public access to legal materials, including state laws, court procedural rules and appellate court decisions.

 

The Harvard Law School’s Caselaw Access Project recently recommended New Mexico and its legal information website, NMOneSource.com, as a leading example of how courts can successfully expand access to the law through a publicly available website and shift from print-based legal publishing to “digital-first publishing.”

 

The New Mexico Compilation Commission, the state’s

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Meets With Pro Athletes Impacted By Climate Change

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with professional athletes with Protect Our Winters (POW) visiting Capitol Hill to discuss the effects of the climate crisis on the winter sports industry. Courtesy photo

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

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, participated in a hearing titled, “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action.”

The committee heard from professional winter athletes about the impact the climate crisis is having on winter sports,

Gessing: No Need For New Permanent Fund

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when they convene in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

With nearly $8 billion available in 2020, the general fund budget will be up nearly 27 percent over just two years. Even fans of bigger government have to be concerned about the rapid rate of government expansion in such a short period of time.

What should be done to solve this very nice problem to have? 

NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 16, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

American Red Cross New Mexico Chapter Seeks Volunteers To Join Disaster Action Team

on September 15, 2019 - 2:31pm

AMERICAN RED CROSS News:

Everyday, people are forced from their home due to fires, storms or other disasters.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Assistance given may include financial provisions for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, prescription medication and other critically needed items.

Want to put your compassion in to action? Join the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on September 15, 2019 - 7:36am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Has Key Hearing

on September 14, 2019 - 10:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich 

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

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduces the Clean Energy Jobs Act to establish a comprehensive, nationwide program at the Department of Energy to improve education and training for careers in clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy.

The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S.

Republican Party Of New Mexico Office In Albuquerque Open This Weekend Ahead Of President Trump’s Visit

on September 14, 2019 - 8:05am
STATE GOP News:
 
In anticipation of President Trump’s Monday evening visit to New Mexico, the Republican Party of New Mexico's office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 to take calls and answer questions.
 
Hats are available for purchase.
 
The Republican Party of New Mexico's office is 5150-A San Francisco NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
 
The office can be reached at 505.298.3662.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 14, 2019 - 7:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Forest Service Hiring For 2020 Field Season

on September 13, 2019 - 4:03pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on www.usajobs.gov. The application period closes Sept. 25. 

The SFNF will be hiring seasonal employees to work in fire, recreation, range, wildlife and fisheries, archaeology and timber.

Temporary employees are an essential part of the Forest Service workforce during the busy spring and summer field season each year.

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

A companion

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 13, 2019 - 4:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers

on September 12, 2019 - 7:33pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano announces this morning at a community event at Buffalo Thunder Resort Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Triad’s Community Commitment Program awarded $599,600 to the LANL Foundation during a presentation this morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By ARIN MCKENNA
Valley Daily Post

Two grants from Los Alamos National Security operator Triad National Security, LLC, will benefit students and teachers

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety...

on September 12, 2019 - 4:19pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving science

Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

on September 12, 2019 - 8:43am
Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com
 
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Serna Releases Position Statement On Climate Change

on September 12, 2019 - 8:07am

Marco Serna

From the Marco Serna for Congress Campaign:

Española – Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has made public his position paper on Climate Change.

While highlighting that climate change was very real and a threat to our survival, he rejects the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of his opponents in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

“I join with the National AFL-CIO in opposing the Green New Deal. If the 10-year plan was implemented, it would have a devastating effect on New Mexico’s economy and the state budget,” Serna said.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 12, 2019 - 7:31am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

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