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Op-Ed: We Need Wet Water, Not Paper Water

on July 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
By Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino

I’ve been a New Mexico state senator for 11 years. When I first ran, it was because as a retired social worker my background in health planning, mental health care and children’s services seemed like a way to make a contribution in shaping state policies in those fields. I quickly realized, however that most of the time I’d be voting on issues far removed from my fields of interest.

Ill prepared to cast informed votes on tax policy, insurance underwriting, gaming compacts and other crucial matters I knew little about, I had to undertake crash courses

Luján On Death Of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty

on July 25, 2015 - 8:37am

Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement on the recent passing of Kee Etsicitty, a Navajo Code Talker from Chichiltah, N.M.:

“As a young man more than 70 years ago, Kee Etsicitty joined the Marine Corps to help fight the forces of tyranny that were waging war across Europe and in the Pacific. Mr. Etsicitty proudly answered the call when his country needed him, serving in the battles of Guadalcanal, Guam, and Iwo Jima.

“As a member of the Navajo Nation, Mr.

Governor Praises Los Alamos ScienceFest: 'It's Great ... A Festival For Smart People!'

on July 23, 2015 - 11:33pm
Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the crowd during today's press conference at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham, left, and Gov. Susana Martinez watch short films produced by New Mexico True along with the audience. 'I never get tired of them,' Martinez said.
Los Alamos Daily Post


Attorney General On PRC Refusal To Study Costs And Benefits Of Wind And Solar Energy In New Mexico

on July 22, 2015 - 7:11pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas


SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement today in response to the Public Regulation Commission’s refusal to study the costs and benefits of solar and wind energy in New Mexico:

“I continue to urge the PRC to gather more accurate and transparent information for taxpayers, including the study of the true costs and benefits of wind and solar energy in New Mexico. New Mexico's energy system must be modernized in order to strengthen the economic security of New Mexico's working families.”

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero Sworn Into Governor Appointed Board Position

on July 22, 2015 - 6:51pm

Magistrate Judge Patricia Casados swears in Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero today at the Justice Center. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Sheriff Lucero to the New Mexico Oversight Search and Rescue Board and it is required that he be sworn into this new position. Sheriff Lucero was welcomed onto the Board when he attended his first meeting last week. Courtesy photo

Heinrich Statement On 2015 KIDS COUNT Report

on July 22, 2015 - 9:15am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. issued the following statement Tuesday after the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked New Mexico as 49th in the nation for child well-being.

The report ranked all 50 states on 16 indicators that fall into the categories of economic well-being, education, health, family and community.

"It's unacceptable that nearly a third of New Mexico children are living in poverty.

GOP Announces 2015 Constitution Day Essay Contest

on July 22, 2015 - 8:36am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and the Republican Party of Los Alamos are proud to announce the 2015 Constitution Day Essay Contest for students in grades 4-12 who live in or attend school in Los Alamos County.

The contest runs thrugh Sept. 4 and students have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and receive their prizes at the Sept. 17 Constitution Day Dinner.

Prizes are: $300-high school  $200-middle school  $100-grades 4-6

The Constitution Day Essay Contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the Constitution and the men who signed it and

Los Alamos Peace Vigils Scheduled At Ashley Pond

on July 21, 2015 - 9:01pm

National peace and justice activist and former Jesuit priest John Dear


Thursday Aug. 6 and Sunday Aug. 9, hundreds of protesters are scheduled to converge on Los Alamos for the 70th Anniversary Peace and Disarmament Vigils commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

National peace and justice activists expected to attend include John Dear, Rev. James Lawson, Medea Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, Roshi Joan Halifax, Ken Butigan and Rev.