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Eighteen Candidates Become US Citizens During Bandelier's July 4 Naturalization Ceremony

on July 5, 2015 - 10:18am

During Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier, 18 candidates from nine countries took the oath to become citizens of the United States. Photo by Leland Lehman/ Photo by Leland Lehman/

USCIS Officer Peter Rechkemmer opens Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Chief US District Judge The Honorable M. Christina Armijo officiates at Saturday.s Naturalization Ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Special guest speaker Stephanie Sydoriak. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Udall, Heinrich Urge Minimizing Impact Of Data Breach, Improving Security Controls

on July 4, 2015 - 7:39am

U.S. SENATE News: 

WASHINGTON, D.C.Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich strongly urged the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to take steps to minimize harm to federal employees in New Mexico and across the country who were affected by the recent data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of employees' personal information.

In a letter to the OPM director, the senators expressed their disappointment with the data breach and called on OPM to take specific actions to improve security controls and prevent cyber theft.

In June, OPM warned that millions of

GOP/LAFRW Summer Picnic Ashley Pond July 11

on July 4, 2015 - 6:54am
The Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women invites the community to join them for the annual GOP/LAFRW summer picnic at Ashley Pond Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. 
There will be lots of friends, food and fun.
There will be no business meeting this month.

The Elephant In The Room: We Hope You Will Join Us

on July 3, 2015 - 11:43am
The Elephant in the Room
By the Los Alamos Republican Party    

In this edition, we have several things to share.

First, we would like to take the time to invite you to stop by our booth at Overlook Park this 4th of July.  We will have glow in the dark tattoos, bubbles, and glow necklaces for kids of all ages to enjoy (while supplies last). 

There also will be information about an upcoming Constitution Day essay competition for students in all 3 levels of our public schools (prizes will be awarded in Sept.) other handouts to read and a voting booth for you to cast your informal “vote” as

DOE To Assess Groundwater At LANL

on July 3, 2015 - 7:03am

DOE News:

In an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Department of Energy proposes to further evaluate, characterize and address chromium contamination in the groundwater beneath Mortandad Canyon at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The proposed action consists of two activities:

  • Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure, would hydraulically control the downgradient migration of the chromium groundwater plume in the regional aquifer.
  • Chromium Plume-Center Characterization, would identify and evaluate the feasibility of potential long-term actions to fully remediate the chromium plume.


Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety

on July 3, 2015 - 6:59am


WASHINGTON D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $365,000 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving and improve safety on New Mexico roads.

The funds will support local safety efforts including sobriety checkpoints, seat belt safety education and enforcement, and ignition interlock programs.

The department will receive four grants funded through the U.S.

Sen. Martin Heinrich Helps HOPE Crew At Bandelier

on July 2, 2015 - 7:31pm
Sen. Martin Heinrich stands with members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) crew and Bandelier staff for a group photo as their day of work comes toward a close Wednesday at Bandelier. Photo by Chris Clark/

The HOPE crew presents Sen. Martin Heinrich with a plaque in appreciation for his participation on their project Wednesday at BandelierPhoto by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

Lunch With A Leader Features Sanders Moore

on July 2, 2015 - 8:14am

Sanders Moore


The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will host its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Mesa Public Library
The speaker is Sanders Moore. Moore is the State Director for Environment New Mexico where she works to protect air, water, and open spaces in the state. Prior to joining ENM in 2010, she worked at the Georgia Conservancy for several years on improving air quality in the metro-Atlanta area through education and advocacy and decreasing the organization’s environmental footprint.
At the July 21