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Los Alamos Artist Featured At New Mexico State Fair Gathering Of Counties

on October 1, 2015 - 12:24pm

Steve Kopelman, Sharon Stover, Frank Blackwell, Bill Lee, Chuck Brown and Dan Mourning gather together Sept. 17 at the annual Gathering of Counties Day at the New Mexico State Fair. Courtesy photo

NMAC President Sharon Stover, left, with Los Alamos artist Janice Parker Muir hold the water color painting by Parker Muir that she donated to the State Fair Commission and it will be displayed permanently at the State Fair.  Photo by Adriana Ortiz

NMAC News:

  • A New Mexico State Fair and NMAC joint celebration

For the past 12 years, the New Mexico State Fair has partnered with the New Mexico

Heinrich Statement On Final Passage Of Clean Continuing Funding Resolution

on October 1, 2015 - 9:57am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. released the following statement today after voting to pass a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through December 11, 2015:

“It’s my hope that this marks the end of governing by manufactured crises and a return to focusing on growing the economy and making sure all Americans get a fair shake at getting ahead.

Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson Assumes Command Of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center At Kirtland AFB

on October 1, 2015 - 9:34am

Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson


KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson will assume command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) in a ceremony this morning at Hardin Field.

Before coming to the AFNWC, Jansson was the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and director of the Armament Directorate at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Jansson replaces Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, who is going to the Pentagon to be the deputy chief information officer for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers. Gen.

Udall Welcomes OK Of Short-Term Budget Agreement, Urges Responsible Long-Term Budget For NM

on September 30, 2015 - 10:48pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Appropriations Committee, joined the full Senate in voting today for a short-term agreement to keep the federal government running until Dec. 11.

The measure, which passed the Senate 78-20 and passed the U.S. House of Representatives 277-151, is now headed to the president to be signed into law.

Moniz On Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

on September 30, 2015 - 6:52am
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Secretary Of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement on the occasion of the 2015 conference on facilitating entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty:
"In 1992, the United States government voluntarily implemented a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing—a policy that has been observed ever since, by four presidential administrations, both Democrat and Republican. 
"Four years later, the United States was the first country to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when it

NNSA Partnership Successfully Removes All Remaining HEU From Uzbekistan

on September 29, 2015 - 3:50pm
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, DC  Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the successful return of the final 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the IIN-3M “Foton” research reactor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Russia.
This is the eighth shipment of HEU from Uzbekistan since 2004 and marks the removal of all HEU from the country.
Since the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return program began in 2002, DOE/NNSA has collaborated with the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Federal Center

Los Alamos For Bernie Sanders Group Begins Meeting At Mesa Public Library 6 p.m. Mondays

on September 27, 2015 - 9:11am
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders
A local group working to support Bernie Sanders has set up a weekly meeting that is open to community members.
The group is meeting at 6 p.m. Monday's at Mesa Public Library to share ideas on how to support Sanders' campaign in Los Alamos.
For more information on this group, visit

Udall Urges Congress To Stop Playing Games, Pass Responsible Budget For New Mexico

on September 27, 2015 - 7:09am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


“New Mexicans are eager for solutions. And they are tired of these political games that threaten jobs and weaken our economy.” – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the impact a potential government shutdown would have in New Mexico.

With less than one week left until government funding runs out, Udall urged Congress to pass a temporary funding extension and begin bipartisan budget negotiations he’s long