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Lujan Grisham Responds To DOJ Threat To Withhold Funding To APD

on August 6, 2017 - 6:18am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement following a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice that threatens to withhold federal funding to the Albuquerque Police Department.
The DOJ in a letter to Police Chief Gorden Eden concluded that APD is eligible to receive federal funding under a new Public Safety Partnership program to help communities address violent crime. However, the DOJ also raised several questions about APD’s approach to crime related to illegal immigration.

New Mexico Celebrates Wine Heritage Around State

on August 5, 2017 - 4:47pm
Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has proclaimed August 2017 as New Mexico Wine Month, and the New Mexico Tourism Department has a number of ways New Mexicans can venture into vino in celebration.

“New Mexico wineries are key to both the tourism and agricultural industries in our state,” Martinez said. “The industry is increasingly robust and is fueled by a new generation of innovative winemakers – and it helps to show all New Mexico has to offer.”

New Mexico boasts more than 60 wineries across the state that open their doors for tastings and tours most of the

Udall, Rounds, Heinrich: Bipartisan Bill Allows Military Women To Count Maternity Leave ​Toward Years Of Service​

on August 5, 2017 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a bipartisan bill to make certain ​that women serving in the National Guard and Reserves can take maternity leave without worrying about how it will affect their creditable military service.
The amendment is also backed by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.).
The Mothers of Military Service (MOMS) Leave Act, ensures female service members of the reserve component receive creditable military service pay and points during time

Landmark Education Trial Against New Mexico Ends

on August 5, 2017 - 7:08am
SANTA FE  Friday marked the last day of testimony in an eight-week trial against the state of New Mexico, in a case that alleges the State has violated the constitutional rights of its public school students. 
The consolidated lawsuit, which was filed by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), claims that the State’s arbitrary and inadequate funding of public schools, and lack of necessary monitoring and oversight, deprives children—particularly low-income, Native American, and English language

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on August 5, 2017 - 7:02am

The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public.

5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS A. 9751-17 Proclamation thanking the Friends of the Shelter for their volunteer service and donations to Los Alamos County (accepted by Wendee Brunish and representatives of Friends of the Shelter) Presenters: County Council 

Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. White

on August 4, 2017 - 4:32pm
Los Alamos
Response To Mr. White (link).
For starters, Tommy Rodella, the former Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, is not hyperbole. 
Neither is former Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza who was convicted of tampering with public records by having deputies (patronage employees) falsify reports. Nor is Sheriff Joe Arpaio down in Phoenix who was just convicted of obstruction of justice.
Perhaps I’m just paranoid, but let me explain to you where I’m coming from. I grew up in Springfield, Illinois.

State Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel In Los Alamos For MainStreet Meeting

on August 4, 2017 - 11:20am

State Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel fields questions from MainStreet directors from around the state at the State's MainStreet quarterly meeting today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

County Council Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 12

on August 4, 2017 - 5:54am


QUORUM NOTICE: Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the Los Alamos County Fair.

The County Council is hosting a booth 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12 at Ashley Pond Park.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.