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New Episode Released of 'The Udall Update' Television Show

on December 25, 2013 - 10:45am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Public Access Program Provides Information About Udall’s Work in the U.S. Senate on Behalf of New Mexicans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has released a new episode of “The Udall Update,” a public access television program that provides the public an inside look at what’s happening in the U.S. Senate and how it impacts life in New Mexico.
The 30-minute episode, which airs on Udall’s YouTube channel and on public access TV throughout the state, includes interviews, in-depth stories and feature segments about the work he is doing in

LANB Makes Regulatory Agreement Changes

on December 24, 2013 - 1:24pm

LANB President Steve Wells

Staff Report

In November of 2012, Los Alamos National Bank signed a regulatory agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Bank’s primary regulatory. 

“LANB has been working toward compliance with the agreement and had made a great deal of progress since that time," Bank President Steve Wells told the Los Alamos Daily Post. 

In a Bank SEC 8K filing Monday, the Bank, with its administrative offices at 1200 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos, announced that it had entered into a Consent Order with the OCC Dec. 17 of this year.

Michael Leslie of Los Alamos Graduates NMSU With Highest Honors

on December 24, 2013 - 11:49am

Michael Leslie. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Michael Leslie, a 2009 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated Dec. 14 with Highest Honors from the College of Education at New Mexico State University.

Leslie received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science. He has completed all requirements for medical school where he hopes to pursue a career in emergency medicine. 

He graduated a Crimson Scholar with a perfect 4.0 GPA and worked as a scribe at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Udall Nominates Two Los Alamos Students to United States Service Academies

on December 23, 2013 - 11:58am
WASHINGTON, D.C., - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that 45 New Mexico students have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2014, including Matthew Davenport and Alexander Kirkland of Los Alamos.
“It is my honor to congratulate the students I have nominated to the service academies this year,” Udall said. “These students have distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom, and they represent some of New Mexico’s best and brightest.

Garcia Richard Among MADD Legislative Champions of 2013

on December 23, 2013 - 10:32am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

MADD News:

SANTA FE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADD) today announced its “2013 Legislative Champions” and recognized Los Alamos' Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Speaker W. Ken Martinez, Rep. Liz Thomson and Rep. Tim Lewis for their leadership within the New Mexico Legislature to stop drunk driving and protect the rights of victims.

“MADD thanks Speaker Martinez and Representatives Thomson, Garcia Richard, and Lewis for authoring legislation improving New Mexico’s drunk driving law.

Udall, Moran Urge Overhaul of Federal IT Oversight to Save Taxpayers Billions

on December 22, 2013 - 6:41am
  • Bipartisan bill would increase accountability, ensure clear chain of command in federal IT process
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Jerry Moran, R-KS, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill that would require the first major overhaul of the government information technology (IT) procurement process in over a decade.

Ride to Sipapu on the Blue Bus

on December 22, 2013 - 6:39am

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District - RTD “Blue Bus” – will initiate service to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort beginning Monday, Dec. 23 on its Taos to Peñasco route with a morning and afternoon stop. The service is being launched on a six-month trial basis to evaluate rider needs.

The morning run will depart the Taos County Administration Building at 8:05 a.m. and arrive at Sipapu at 8:48 a.m. The afternoon run will depart Sipapu at 3:46 p.m.and arrive at the Taos County Administration Building at 5:15 p.m. The RTD provides service Monday through Friday. 

For more


Valles Caldera's Dennis Trujillo Concludes 39 Years of Public Service

on December 21, 2013 - 7:26am

Dennis Trujillo

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera Trust executive director scheduled a small employee gathering ostensibly to share some holiday spirit with coffee and cake.

Many employees would be leaving for vacation this weekend so it was important that they hear what executive director Dennis Trujillo had to say, because when they return in January, he will no longer be leading their way.

“The public lands and the conservation of our natural resources have been my career’s work, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had a career doing what I love,” Trujillo said.

Los Alamos Residents Meet GOP Candidate David Clements Running For 2014 Senate Race

on December 21, 2013 - 7:24am
U.S. senatorial candidate David Clements. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Community members listen to senatorial candidate David Clements discuss his platform at the Fusion Cafe Friday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

U.S. Senatorial David Clements traveled to Los Alamos Friday to meet local residents at a gathering at the Fusion Cafe and Coffee Roasters in Mari Mac Plaza.

Clements is the Republican front runner for the 2014 senate race against Democratic Sen. Tom Udall. His Facebook page says he is a constitutional conservative.

Clements launched his campaign

No RTD Blue Bus Service Christmas or New Year’s Day

on December 21, 2013 - 7:23am

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service on Wednesday, Dec.25 and Wednesday, Jan.1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays respectively.

NCRTD regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will run as normal on the days preceding and following each of the holidays.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square

Udall-Sponsored NM Priorities in Major Defense Bill

on December 21, 2013 - 7:18am


  • Udall fought for measures in NDAA to keep B61 project on track; bolster funding for cleanup; boost construction at Kirtland, Holloman, Cannon; strengthen WSMR


U.S. 84/285 Traffic Switch North of Pojoaque

on December 21, 2013 - 7:03am


SANTA FE - NMDOT continues work on U.S. 84/285 just north of Pojoaque between mile markers 182.4 and 183.2. The scope of the project includes new bridge construction with new on and off ramps, new roadway lighting, and pavement reconstruction for 0.72 miles within Santa Fe County.

Paving operations have been completed and US 84/285 traffic will now travel on the reconstructed US 84/285 mainlines under the new overpass bridge.

Pecos/Las Vegas District Seasonal Road and Campground Closure

on December 21, 2013 - 7:01am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Effective Jan. 6, 2014, a number of roads and campgrounds on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will be closed for the winter. 

These locations often become impassable and hazardous during winter months due to significant snowfall which can make the terrain muddy, snow packed, and icy. It is necessary to close these roads and campgrounds for public safety and to protect natural resources and infrastructure. 

Using any type of four-wheel motorized vehicle, two-wheel motorized vehicle, or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the closed

Los Alamos Student Launches Educational Revolution with 'New Mexico Students D-Mand Better'

on December 20, 2013 - 11:53am
Emma Lathrop, top row center, with several students who have either supported her educational revolution movement or have actually "D"ed out. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos High School senior Emma Lathrop launched an educational revolution this week.

"This is the beginning of an educational revolution OF New Mexico students, BY New Mexico students, and for ALL New Mexicans," says Lathrop.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Commends New Mexico Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

on December 20, 2013 - 9:49am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard


Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties, issued the following statement Thursday with regard to the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage:

"Despite countless efforts made by County Clerks throughout New Mexico, I am proud that New Mexico will join the other 16 states who have legalized same-sex marriage and would like to commend the New Mexico Supreme Court for upholding the State's anti-discrimination provisions in the constitution and outlawing any further discrimination of

Udall: Budget Bill Good for New Mexico

on December 20, 2013 - 8:44am

Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON. D.C. — Wednesday, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., joined the full Senate in voting for the bipartisan budget agreement, which was approved by a vote of 64-36. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly last week by a bipartisan vote of 332-94.

Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has been fighting for budget certainty and an end to the devastating sequestration cuts, which have disproportionately hurt New Mexico. He issued the following statement:

"While the budget bill is not exactly what I would have written,

Albuquerque Company Receives $60 Million Air Force Contract

on December 20, 2013 - 8:31am

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.-01)

State News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.-01, announced Wednesday that Applied Technology Associates (ATA) in Albuquerque has been awarded a $60 million contract by the U.S. Air Force.

Under the contract, ATA will assist the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate’s Spacecraft Technology Division in the development, evaluation and integration of new technologies, as well as innovative operational concepts. The work will ultimately lead to improved operational systems in support of our nation’s troops.


Late Week Storm System Expected

on December 19, 2013 - 8:05pm


NWS News:

The National Weather Service reports a storm system gathering strength over southern California will move into Arizona Friday then shift across New Mexico Saturday. Rain and snow is expected to develop from west to east over the higher terrain of western New Mexico late tonight then spread into the central high terrain late Friday and Saturday.

At this time, light to moderate snow accumulations are expected over the higher terrain of Catron and Lincoln counties, with lighter amounts along the Continental Divide and within the central mountain chain. 

Winter weather

Senatorial Candidate David Clements Visiting Los Alamos Friday to Meet Community Members

on December 19, 2013 - 7:42pm

Candidate David Clements


David Clements, the Republican front runner for the 2014 Senate race against Tom Udall, will be visiting Los Alamos for the first time in his campaign to meet with and speak to local supporters and other interested parties at 5:15 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.

The event is at the Fusion Cafe and Coffee Roasters, free of charge and will provide complimentary coffee.


David Clements Los Alamos Meet and Greet


Fusion Cafe and Coffee Roasters

723 Central Ave., Los Alamos


Friday, Dec. 20

5:15-6:15 p.m.


MainStreet Center Releases Findings of Economic Impact on New Mexico

on December 18, 2013 - 11:19am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox with National President/CEO Patrice Frey at the Chamber in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost


The New Mexico Economic Development Department's New Mexico MainStreet program hosted a visit by Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National MainStreet Center.

Frey took time during her visit to tour downtown Los Alamos and meet with Los Alamos MainStreet and local officials to discuss economic impact of the New Mexico MainStreet program on 27 accredited downtown programs, of which Los Alamos is one. 

Heinrich: Declassify Report Detailing CIA's Interrogation Program

on December 18, 2013 - 8:55am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is calling for a full and transparent accounting of the CIA's interrogation program and full declassification of the committee's study on the program.

Last year, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to adopt the study, which is a 6,000-page comprehensive review of the Bush administration's CIA interrogation program based on a documentary review of more than 6 million pages of CIA and other records.

During the confirmation hearing

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk at Bandelier Saturday

on December 18, 2013 - 8:05am

The rising sun on Winter Solstice casts shadows aligned with the walls of the entry to Tyuonyi Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BNM News:

All over the world, people have kept track of the passing of the seasons with markers built into such things as structures, stones, and the horizon. 

At Bandelier National Monument, there are several places that may mark the position of the sun on dates including the solstices and equinoxes, and one of them is the entryway to Tyuonyi, the large pueblo in Frijoles Canyon. 

This Saturday, Dec.

Udall, Rubio Introduce Bill to Promote Historic Preservation Education

on December 18, 2013 - 7:39am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Marco Rubio, R-FL., introduced a bill that would give Hispanic-serving colleges and universities increased access to a grant program designed to encourage more students to pursue historic and cultural preservation. The program is similar to one already available to historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges, and nontribal colleges with a high enrollment of Native Americans or Native Hawaiians. 

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

The Preservation Research at Institutions Serving Minorities

FBI Offering $1,500 for Information on Murder

on December 18, 2013 - 7:14am

Roland A. Cantsee

The FBI is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Roland A. Cantsee.

The body of Cantsee, 45, of Shiprock was found Nov. 27, 2011, in a field approximately eight miles north of the Flowing Water Navajo Casino, in Hogback, N.M. on the Navajo Indian reservation.

The cause of death was determined to be blunt impact trauma to the head. Cantsee had been reported missing by a relative Nov. 26, 2011, after not being seen since Nov. 11, 2011.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public

Governor Appoints LAPS' John Wolfe to Risk Management Advisory Board

on December 16, 2013 - 4:01pm

John Wolfe speaks during a County Council meeting. File photo


Gov. Susana Martinez announced today the she has appointed John Wolfe of Los Alamos Public Schools to the state's Risk Management Advisory Board.

Wolfe serves as chief financial officer for LAPS. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in finance and administration.