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Secretary Zinke Issues Lease For 56 Million Tons Of Coal

on March 17, 2017 - 8:28am
USDI News:
 
WASHINGTON. D.C.  U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the approval of a $22 million coal lease on the Greens Hollow tract in central Utah to Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Bowie Resource Partners, LLC.
 
Coal mining in the area currently supports nearly 1,700 mining and related jobs.
 
Secretary Zinke also announced Bureau of Land Management (BLM) career veteran Michael Nedd will serve as Acting-Director of the BLM.

Citizens Needed For County Board Vacancies

on March 17, 2017 - 8:26am

Senior Management Analyst Libby Carlsten encourages community members to apply for a vacancy on one of the County boards or commissions. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County is facing many issues from water rate hikes to selecting the next public art piece, and to make the right decisions the County needs its citizens’ help.  

There are a number of openings on County boards and commissions that citizens can volunteer for.

Los Alamos School Board Elects New Officers

on March 17, 2017 - 8:22am
Jenny McCumber, left, and Andrea Cunningham at Tuesday's meeting of the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education in the Administration Building on Trinity Drive. The meeting was the first to include newly elected members Ellen Ben-Naim and Stephen Boerigter. Newly elected school board officers include McCumber as president. McCumber, Andrea Cunningham and Stephen Boerigter supported McCumber, while Ellen Ben Naim and Bill Hargraves voted for Hargraves. Cunningham was the sole candidate for vice president.

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Third Annual Fund Balance Report, Recommendations

on March 17, 2017 - 8:14am
New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) released the third annual Fund Balance Report that tallies unspent funds in government accounts.
 
The OSA Government Accountability Office compiled data from the most recent financial audits of 431 funds in 91 state agencies. Most of the dollars reside in funds for thousands of specific projects and programs.

Letter To The Editor: Support Legislation To Require Background Checks For All Gun Sales

on March 17, 2017 - 7:56am
By NINA SAMMONS
Santa Fe
 
As a voter in Sen. Liz Stefanics’ district, I encourage my fellow residents to call our legislators to support legislation to require background checks for all gun sales.
 
The law requires sales from gun shows or the internet to include a background check on the buyer ensuring that guns don’t end up in the hands of criminals or those with a dangerous mental illness. Polling has shown that this policy is supported by 87 percent of New Mexicans and 84% of New Mexican gun owners.
 
Please contact your legislators and let them know you support background checks on

Heinrich Calls On Trump To Address Wiretap Claim

on March 17, 2017 - 7:53am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement calling on President Trump to come clean on his unsubstantiated accusation that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower prior to last year's election:
 
“If President Trump wanted to put this to bed, he’d come clean with whatever ‘evidence’ he claims to have.

Funding For REDI Net Manager Position Fails

on March 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

Councilors Rick Reiss, left, and Pete Sheehey motion to approve funding for REDI Net to hire a general manager during Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) failed to receive approval from the Los Alamos County Council to provide funds to REDI Net to hire a new general manager. REDI Net is the public organization which provides broadband network services in Northern New Mexico.

 

The MOA was discussed during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday at the White Rock Fire

Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill Moves To House Floor

on March 16, 2017 - 4:45pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE The House Health and Human Services Committee has passed legislation to prevent opioid drug overdoses in New Mexico. House Bill 370, sponsored by Reps. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) and Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra), passed by a vote of 6 to 0.
 
The bill aims to increase awareness and access to naloxone. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, blocks the effects of opioids and is used to treat suspected opioid overdoses.

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