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Griggs: Taking The Train To Los Alamos

on August 15, 2017 - 8:11am

The train station in Lamy, only a few miles from Santa Fe. Board Amtrak’s Southwest Chief here. Westbound Train #3 goes to Los Angeles, and Eastbound #4 goes to Chicago. Photo by David Griggs/ladailypost.com

 

By DAVID GRIGGS
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Good news for train travelers: You can book a reservation through Amtrak to travel to and from Los Alamos and White Rock.

 

Heading for Chicago or Los Angeles? You can take Amtrak from either Los Alamos or White Rock. Calling them “Thruway Bus Connections”, Amtrak goes the extra mile and delivers you to many destinations that are not on the rail lines.

 

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Judge Grants Final Approval To Settlement Barring San Juan County Jail From Honoring ICE Detainers

on August 15, 2017 - 8:03am
SUPU News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Thursday, as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued his attempt to coerce local jurisdictions across the country, including Bernalillo County, into enforcing federal immigration law, U.S. District Court Judge William P. Johnson granted final approval to a class action settlement barring the San Juan County Detention Center from honoring ICE Immigration Detainers in the case of Susana Palacios-Valencia and Somos un Pueblo Unido v. San Juan County Board of Commissioners.

"The federal government cannot force local jails or municipalities into violating the

CIR Presents Michael S. Vigil, Former DEA Chief Of International Operations On Enforcing Border Aug. 24

on August 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Michael S. Vigil
 
CIR News:
 
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Santa Fe Council on International Relations will welcome former Drug Enforcement Administration Chief of International Operations and author, Michael S. Vigil, to share some of his outstanding stories working in Mexico and at the border.
 
The presentation will take place at Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
 
Michael S. Vigil was born and raised in northern New Mexico where he was nurtured in a bilingual culture.

Governor Announces Flagship Food Group Expanding, Creating Nearly 200 New Jobs

on August 15, 2017 - 6:59am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Yesterday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Flagship Food Group will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs.
 
Flagship Foods originally expanded to New Mexico in 2014, citing the state’s enriched tax environment and improved business friendliness.
 
“Since day one, we’ve been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like

Study: 2017’s Best & Worst Places To Retire

on August 15, 2017 - 6:42am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With retirement confidence declining in 2017 and nearly four in 10 American workers having little or no money saved for their golden years, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Retire.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 40 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities.
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Los Alamos Gathers In Solidarity With Charlottesville

on August 15, 2017 - 2:12am

Candlelight vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim welcomes some 150 community members who gathered Monday evening in solidarity with Charlottesville, Va., where a woman was killed and others injured Saturday during a white supremacist rally. Voices of Los Alamos in conjunction with other local organizations hosted the peaceful gathering to take a stand against hatred and violence. The gathering was meant to show unity and resolve to stand up against white supremacy, racism, bigotry and any form of oppression. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim speaks to the

Open House On Cuba Ranger District Wednesday

on August 14, 2017 - 4:06pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Anyone who has ever wondered what natural resource specialists are working on in the Santa Fe National Forest, what tools archaeologists or firefighters use and has a fourth grader starting school this month can receive a free interagency recreation pass that’s good for an entire year for their family? 

Everyone is invited to the Cuba Ranger District’s Open House 1-3:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Come learn what is happening with forest plan revision, timber management, recreation, wildlife, archaeology, and much more on your national forest!

Los Alamos Shows Strength At 2017 Western Zone Championship Swim Meet In Roseville, Calif.

on August 14, 2017 - 2:40pm

Ming Lo of Los Alamos shown doing breaststroke. Courtesy photo

 

Duncan Henderson of Los Alamos shown existing the pool after a final competition. Courtesy photo

 

SPORTS News:

 

Last week several Los Alamos athletes competed in the 2017 Western Zone Championship Swim Meet in Roseville, Calif. Andy Corliss, Duncan Henderson, Orion Henderson, Carson Hicks, Savannah Kimball, Ming Lo, Konstantine Nelson and Sophia Pieck were eight of the 57 swimmers representing the New Mexico Zone Team.

AG Seeks Potential Victims In Child Exploitation Case

on August 14, 2017 - 1:58pm

Anthony Groomas

From the Office Of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

TUCUMCARI – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that a 29-year-old man was arrested this morning in Tucumcari by special agents  from the Office of the Attorney General for multiple sex offenses in connection to the criminal sexual penetration and solicitation of several girls ranging from 14 to 17 years old.

Anthony Groomas was booked into the Quay County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash only bond this morning.

“Protecting New Mexico’s children from sexual predators is our highest priority and I am urging the

Legislative Interim Committee Meetings Aug. 14-18

on August 14, 2017 - 10:48am

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  The following legislative interim committees are meeting the week of Aug. 14-18.
 
9 a.m. Aug. 14, 2017  Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee of the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee, Law Offices of the Public Defender Training Room, 17th Floor, 505 Marquette NW, Ste. 120, Albuquerque.
 
Agenda items: Welcoming Remarks; Subcommittee Itinerary and Goals – Why Is Criminal Justice Reform Needed?

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