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Luján Leads Call To Increase National Laboratories Funding To Create Jobs And Jumpstart Economic Recovery

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

NAMBÉ – As America’s economy struggles from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in a call for increased funding for infrastructure investments at America’s National Laboratories as a way to create good-paying jobs and jumpstart the nation’s economic recovery.

“Funding for maintenance, repairs, and the modernization of National Lab infrastructure will ensure our nation’s continued scientific and economic


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Roswell Police Department Patrol Vehicle Stolen

RPD News:

ROSWELL – At around 5 p.m. Thursday, New Mexico State Police officers were called to assist the Roswell Police Department with an incident in which an individual, later identified as Luiz Gauna, 33, of Roswell, had assaulted a Roswell police officer and stolen the officer’s patrol vehicle. 

State Police officers learned that the incident began around east Albuquerque Street and south Virginia Avenue in Roswell when a Roswell Police officer stopped to speak with Gauna who was on a bicycle. 

Gauna took three tennis ball-sized river rocks from his pocket and began throwing them at the


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Nonperishable Collection At Pueblo Gymnasium June 11-14

One of seven truckloads of donated items being hauled away last month to support COVID-affected communities in Pueblo and Navajo Nation areas. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Operation Bandana New Mexico, a grassroots organization based in Santa Fe, will again be partnering with All Together Los Alamos to collect items for delivery to the Pueblos and the Navajo Nation during this COVID emergency.

The pick up is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 at the Pueblo Gymnasium at 1900 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos.

Last month, Operation Bandana collected seven truckloads during


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Traffic Alert: Motorists Asked Not To Use Mari Mac Village Parking Lot As Shortcut Between Trinity And Central … Safety Concerns!

Traffic Alert:

Motorists are reminded that westbound Trinity Drive continues to be reduced to a single lane from DP Road to the Knecht Street intersection.

This closure is necessary for the removal and installation of new curb and gutter, sidewalks and driveway pads through this area, as part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation N.M. 502 reconstruction and roundabout installation.

Star Paving placed new, additional signage today that cautions: “ROAD CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC”.

The additional signage was requested in response to safety concerns received by the County that


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Enterprise Bank Provides Grant To Ponderosa Montessori

A Ponderosa Montessori School student. Courtesy photo

Ponderosa Montessori News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust has provided at $3,000 grant to enable the elementary students at Ponderosa Montessori School in White Rock to use distance learning more effectively.

When the State’s stay-at-home order went into effect, Ponderosa had no school-based access to educational resources in the online environment.

Montessori elementary teacher Steve Mosier has been using a combination of email, texting, Skype and Zoom to stay in touch with his class.

“One issue I have encountered has been the fact


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Los Alamos County Library System Begins Curbside Service

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System announces plans for the phased reopening of library services.

A primary consideration for all phases is the safety of staff and the public. Public libraries are considered medium exposure risk institutions, where staff have frequent or close contact with people.

The Library will implement Phase One of reopening with curbside pickup of library materials that are on hold beginning June 15.

Library patrons can help staff prepare to launch the curbside service by returning library items in the drive-through drops at both Mesa Public Library


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Udall, Heinrich Urge DeVos To Rescind Harmful Title IX Rule And Focus On Student Safety

SENATE News:

  • Secretary DeVos’ new rule governing how schools handle allegations of sexual harassment and assault will weaken protections for survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 35 Democratic senators, are condemning Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ final Title IX rule, which will weaken protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

In a letter to Secretary DeVos, the senators stressed that it was inappropriate to ask schools to implement this new rule within 100 days amid the COVID-19 crisis and urged her to rescind


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Governor Announces More Summer Resources For Families

STATE News:

Multi-agency state effort addresses access to food, child care, cultural learning opportunities

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today additional resources for New Mexico families interested in summer youth programming.

Through a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Education Department, Early Childhood Education and Care Department, and Children, Youth & Families Department, the state has assembled a comprehensive array of supports for families – including a directory of available programs, online and print resources,


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LAPD Assists Protesters Crossing Diamond Intersection

Los Alamos police stop traffic Thursday to assist a line of protesters cross the intersection at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road as they make their way back to Ashley Pond where their peaceful protest for ‘Black Lives Matter’ began. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene of the line of protesters Thursday marching along Canyon Road on their way back to the Ashley Pond Pavilion. The protest drew nearly 300 individuals who assembled to speak out against racism. Los Alamos High School students comprised A majority of the protesters. They chanted and marched to the overpass on Diamond Drive


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