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Governor Activates Emergency Operations Center In Response To El Cajete Fire In The Jemez

on June 16, 2017 - 11:19am

Gov. Susana Martinez

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez directed the activation of the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center to assist in the coordinated response to the El Cajete Fire in Sandoval County.

“I’ve activated our emergency operations center and directed our state agencies to work with our local and federal partners to keep New Mexicans safe,” Martinez said. “New Mexicans know better than most just how devastating wildfires can be, and as we face this year’s fire season together, we’re also reminding everyone to keep safety in mind and be prepared.”

The El Cajete Fire began

Heinrich Votes To Codify And Expand Russia Sanctions

on June 16, 2017 - 9:14am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, voted for bipartisan legislation that codifies and expands sanctions against the government of Russia in response to its cyber-attacks and interference in elections; its violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine; and its continuing aggression in Syria.
 
The legislation, the Countering Russian Aggression and Cyberattacks Act of 2017, passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97 to 2.
 
“This bipartisan

Lisa Brenner And Son File Suit Against County

on June 16, 2017 - 8:11am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner and her son, Patrick Brenner, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment ordering production of copies of emails sent or received May 15 by Los Alamos County Councilors. The suit is against Los Alamos County Council and its Designated Custodian of Public Records Barb Ricci.

The Brenners’ attorney is A. Blair Dunn of Western Agriculture, Resource and Business Advocates and the case has been assigned to First Judicial District Judge Sarah Singleton. The suit indicates Patrick Brenner emailed Ricci at 5:30 p.m.

Udall's Co-sponsored Bill To Expand AMBER Alert System In Indian Country Clears Committee

on June 16, 2017 - 7:44am
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, welcomed passage of a bill he cosponsored to expand the AMBER Alert warning system in Indian Country.
 
The AMBER alert in Indian Country Act comes in response to the tragic abduction and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Nation in 2016 – when authorities did not issue an AMBER Alert until a day after Ashlynne’s abduction was reported. 
 
The bipartisan legislation led by Senator John

Rio Grande Foundation Urges U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Challenging Mandatory Union Fees

on June 16, 2017 - 7:27am
RGF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Public school teachers, state social workers and other government employees should not be forced to pay money to a union just so they can keep their jobs. That’s why the Rio Grande Foundation is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Janus v. AFSCME.
 
Janus v. AFSCME has the potential to finally end the decades-old requirement of forcing government employees to pay mandatory union fees regardless of whether they want to be represented by a union.

At House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus EM Highlights More Than $100 Million In Cost-Saving Initiatives

on June 16, 2017 - 7:10am
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, speaks at the June 7 event in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo
 
EM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  EM and federal contractor officials at a panel discussion June 7 on Capitol Hill highlighted more than $100 million in costs savings at cleanup sites.
 
Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange outlined the effort to members of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus and more than 100 others attending the event.
 
It was one of three gatherings held each year by the caucus whose members represent cleanup

Bike Flow Trail By No Means A Done Deal

on June 15, 2017 - 10:32am
The June 8 Parks and Recreation Board meeting was crowded with community members waiting to give their input on the proposed bike flow trail. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the public packed the room Thursday night for the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board meeting and even spilled out into the hallway. The turnout seemed to suggest recreation is a prized commodity by this community.

“We want to have recreational opportunities for everyone,” said a member of the public.

The hot topic was the proposed bike flow trail that

Council Approves A-19 Housing Development

on June 15, 2017 - 10:30am
Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey moves to approve the A-19 development agreement during the regular Council meeting June 6. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Although Los Alamos County Council approved amendments to the development agreement for the A-19-A-1 site in White Rock, it was not an unanimous decision.

During the regular County Council meeting Tuesday, June 6, in Council Chambers, Council voted five to one to approve the amendments; Councilor Chris Chandler cast the opposing vote and Councilor James Chrobocinski was absent from the

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