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Education is at Heart of Community’s Identity ... UNM-Los Alamos is Our College

on July 28, 2013 - 11:47am
At last year's candidate's forum, Michelle Hall discussed her desire to help steer UNM-LA through challenging times. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Education is at Heart of Community’s Identity ... UNM-Los Alamos is Our College
"I have not met more dedicated faculty and staff at any University than UNM-Los Alamos." -Michelle Hall
Los Alamos Daily Post

Michelle Hall recalled one thing that really impressed her about Los Alamos when she moved here in 2003 - the community's commitment to providing the highest quality education.

"The other thing that

Udall: We Need a Functioning FEC to Reform our Campaign Finance System

on July 28, 2013 - 11:09am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. called for a functioning Federal Election Commission (FEC) to enforce federal campaign finance laws.

His remarks came during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration to consider President Obama's nominees to serve on the FEC.

"As you know, I am a strong supporter of reforming our campaign finance system. I believe one important step is to have a functioning FEC, where all six seats are filled with commissioners in terms that haven’t expired.

Democrats Clean Up N.M. 502

on July 23, 2013 - 8:51am
From left, Michael Redondo, Mike Wheeler, David Griggs, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Paul Frederickson and George Chandler were among the crew from the Democratic Party of Los Alamos who cleaned up N.M. 502 Saturday. Photo by John Hofmann

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County cleaned up N.M. 502 from mile marker two to mile marker three near the Los Alamos Airport Saturday.

Thirteen volunteers picked up 15 bags of trash including:

  • soda and beer cans,
  • fast food containers and wrappers,
  • part of a car bumper,
  • a large plastic car part,
  • heavy electrical electrical cable,
  • broken pieces

Udall Advances Two Bills Supporting NM Small Businesses

on July 21, 2013 - 7:49am

Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM hosts New Mexico Chamber leaders at a meeting on economic development on Capitol Hill. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, Friday announced two bills to help New Mexico small businesses grow in the tough economy and continue to create jobs.

The bills, the Helping Our Middle Class Entrepreneurs (HOME) Act and the Expanding Opportunities for Main Street Act, are the result of Udall’s conversations with small business owners across New Mexico about ways the federal government can streamline contracting and reduce unnecessary red

Excitement Builds at Friday's Concert as Smith's Marketplace Prepares for Tuesday's Groundbreaking

on July 20, 2013 - 11:18am

Marsha Gilford, Vice President of Public Affairs of Smith's Food & Drugs spoke to the crowd at Friday's Summer Concert in Mari Mac Plaza. Smith's sponsored Friday's concert and Gilford is in town from the corporate office in Salt Lake City, Utah for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony of the new Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Officials recognize local Smith's General Manager John Roberts including from left, Superintendent Gene Schmidt, School Board President Jim Hall, Councilor Pete Sheehey (behind Hall), Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Concert

Local Leaders Visit WIPP

on July 19, 2013 - 9:04am
From left, Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss, Rep. Stephanie G. Richard and Councilor Kristin Henderson. Courtesy Photo
Staff report
State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Los Alamos County Councilors Kristin Henderson and Rick Reiss visited the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside of Carlsbad Tuesday.
Along with other regional and state elected officials, the trio visited with Los Alamos National Laboratory and WIPP management and observed operations as LANL TRU Waste continues to be delivered to the nuclear waste internment facility.
The visit was organized by the LANL Major

Luján Addresses Cost of Inaction on Climate Change

on July 19, 2013 - 8:26am


WASHTINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District and a member of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor Thursday about the increasing costs of climate change and the need to take action. 

The Safe Climate Caucus is a group of Democratic members who are highlighting the need for action on climate change through daily floor speeches and other activities. Click here to watch Luján’s speech.


Chamber Leaders Join Udall for Economic Development Meeting on Capitol Hill

on July 18, 2013 - 10:57am
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., center, met with President/CEO Alex O. Romero of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and CEO Laura E. Sanchez of the NM Green Chamber of Commerce Wednesday to talk about growing the New Mexico economy. Courtesy photo

WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., hosted two New Mexico chamber of commerce leaders Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a discussion on job creation and economic recovery.

President/CEO Alex O. Romero of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and CEO Laura E.