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Heinrich To Highlight Community-Driven Economic Development, Meet With Veterans In Los Alamos

on May 26, 2017 - 6:47am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • Heinrich to discuss importance of national parks and small businesses, meet with local veteran groups

SANTA FE Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Los Alamos and Española. During his visit, he will make a special announcement about the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and host a discussion on the economic impact of New Mexico’s growing craft beer and wine industries to highlight new ways to diversify the local economy.

Heinrich also will meet with local

State Auditor’s Office Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into UNM Athletics Department Expenses

on May 26, 2017 - 6:32am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Keller has confirmed that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has an ongoing investigation into financial practices at the UNM Athletics Department. 

The investigation, which has been underway for the last three weeks, is in response to numerous concerns that have been raised.

State And National American Federation Of Teachers Representatives Argue For Public Education Funding

on May 26, 2017 - 5:54am

STATE News:

In advance to the New Mexico legislature's special session, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements:

Randi Weingarten

“I am so honored to be in Santa Fe standing shoulder to shoulder with New Mexico’s educators and legislators who are making educational funding for our students- Pre-K through college a priority.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos ... I Will See You Around!

on May 26, 2017 - 5:04am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos

Wow! What a couple days Los Alamos has experienced.

I want to first begin by thanking my fellow officers on the Republican Party of Los Alamos Executive Board. As stated in my resignation email, their hard work and diligence was uncanny and lead to great success.

James Chrobocinski was always willing to provide us with whatever we needed. Kelly Benner not only planned our events by herself, but also kept us all in line. Lisa Shin brought a new energy into the party from national campaign.

Letter To The Editor: Saddened We've Lost Two Valuable And Involved Members Of Our Community...

on May 25, 2017 - 4:17pm
By ROBYN SCHULTZ, Chair
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County
 
I was saddened to read that James Robinson and James Chrobocinski have stepped down from local Republican Party leadership. Saddened, because it appears that they were attacked for their efforts to improve Los Alamos.
 
While both men hold different views than I do on many issues, I recognize them as valuable and involved members of our community. I have long been impressed with James Robinson’s graciousness when he has run for office or applied for board positions.

Los Alamos GOP Leaders Resign

on May 25, 2017 - 8:14am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Top officials in the Republican Party of Los Alamos have resigned amidst a firestorm of insults hurled across Facebook over the past several weeks.

“I believe there is too much hatred and vitriol in politics today from both Parties,” GOP Vice Chair James Chrobocinski said. “Unfortunately, during this rec bond election, I experienced attacks against me personally as well as against my family. I wholeheartedly agree with debating issues on the issues but believe it’s important to disagree without being disagreeable.”

Chrobocinski and local GOP Chair James

Cange Testifies On EM’s FY-18 Budget Request

on May 25, 2017 - 7:44am

EM Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange

DOE-EM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified Wednesday on EM’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. In her testimony, Cange provided an overview of the EM program, key achievements in the past year and planned accomplishments to be achieved with EM’s request of approximately $6.5 billion, which marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade. 

“I am honored to be here today representing the over 20,000 men and women that carry out the

Sheehey: Let’s Settle The Debate About The Role Of The Sheriff In Los Alamos

on May 24, 2017 - 7:33pm
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

There has been a long-standing debate about the role of the Sheriff in Los Alamos. The present Sheriff, Marco Lucero, was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, stressing the importance of the Sheriff’s role in Los Alamos. County Councils, not including myself, have worked to minimize that role, drastically cutting his budget and ultimately calling an election last November to eliminate the office. After a contentious campaign, our citizens voted to keep an elected Sheriff.  

It’s time to settle this debate.

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