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O'Leary: Please Vote … And Consider Me For The Council

on November 2, 2014 - 10:20am

Candidate for County Council

Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 4. If you’ve already voted, thank you for participating. If you haven’t voted yet and are still thinking about who to vote for, here are a few reasons to consider supporting me.

I’m a seasoned manager with years of experience serving in leadership roles in a large, successful for-profit organization. I’ve been held accountable for delivering specific results; aligning day-to-day decisions with high level goals, and making sure that funds were spent in ways that truly served strategic level goals. 

One of the

Udall Addresses Settlement Agreement To Reform Albuquerque Police Department

on November 2, 2014 - 9:38am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement Friday on the settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Albuquerque to reform the Albuquerque Police Department:

“This is a sobering day for Albuquerque and its police force, as it joins a list that no city wants to be on.

Letter to the Editor: Sign Laws Are For Everyone

on November 1, 2014 - 8:39am
Los Alamos

On Tuesday a political savvy teacher passed by Los Alamos High School at 4:30 p.m. and saw some Republicans waving candidate signs on the sidewalk by the school property. But, in addition, there were numerous large and small candidate signs stuck into the ground, which blocked visual access to Diamond Drive from Canyon Road. She was concerned and called me.

This was the third time she had seen this action on the high school property with the Republicans. Los Alamos County has strict ordinances that candidates must follow with signage.

Heinrich Statement On Virgin Galactic's 'SpaceShipTwo' Crash

on November 1, 2014 - 8:18am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., released the following statement after Virgin Galactic's 'SpaceShipTwo' crashed Friday in the Mojave Desert during a test flight.

The crash resulted in the death of one pilot and injured a second:

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the pilots of SpaceShipTwo and their families during this difficult time. This tragedy is a reminder of the incredible risks pilots make in the effort to expand our discovery of space.

The Pros And Cons Of Charter Changes

on October 31, 2014 - 4:13pm
Speaking in favor of the proposed change in language governing county utilities—County Question No. 2 at Tuesday's Kiwanis meeting from left, George Chandler, John Hopkins and Steve Girrens. John Arrowsmith, Chris Ortega and Lawry Mann spoke against Question 2. Photo by Don Casperson
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

Representatives of both sides in the General Election debate about changing the Los Alamos County Charter spoke briefly at Kiwanis on Oct. 28.

Steve Girrens, John Hopkins, and George Chandler spoke in favor of the proposed change in language governing county

Lines Forming For Early Voting Today

on October 31, 2014 - 3:49pm

Lines are forming at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building this afternoon and 270 voters have cast their ballots so far today. The polls here and at Fire Station 3 in White Rock are open until 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Courtesy photo

Letter to the Editor: Our House Is United In Its Vote For Judge Alan Kirk

on October 31, 2014 - 12:16pm
Los Alamos

While the election spotlight has been on a number of county issues and the highly contested District 43 State House race, there is one ballot item that voters should not overlook, the race for the Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge.

Our family would like to go on record as endorsing Judge Alan Kirk for the Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge. The distinctive personal integrity he has applied to his professional career has served Los Alamos County well; Judge Kirk brings the full package to the political table.

Judge Kirk has a Supreme

Williams: Viewpoints Of A School Board Member

on October 31, 2014 - 11:44am
Los Alamos School Board

I would like to make several points to the community as a School Board member, though these comments do not represent the view of the School Board as an entity.

I know I owe the community several communiques, in particular a “thank you” for your support of Ride the Bus day, and another is further communication on the substance abuse awareness.