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Rep. Debbie Rodella Hosts Campaign Meet and Greet for Stephanie Garcia Richard

on October 23, 2012 - 7:06am

Rep. Debbie Rodella, the former representative for Cuba and Gallina area before redistricting, hosted a Meet and Greet with Gene and Peggy McCracken of Gallina for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, at El Bruno's restaurant in Cuba over the weekend. Rodella addressed the crowd and told them she was encouraged by Garcia Richard's commitment to level the playing field for small businesses and the need to close tax breaks for out of state corporations.

Kristin Henderson to Address Charter Amendments Thursday at The Hive

on October 23, 2012 - 6:13am
LAEN News:
Kristin Henderson, candidate for County Council will speak to members of the Los Alamos Entreprenuers Network (LAEN) on the proposed County Charter amendments.
Henderson will speak during LAEN's weekly brown-bag networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
There will be time for Q&A following Henderson's talk and the public is invited to attend.

Pete Sheehey Knocks on Doors in White Rock

on October 23, 2012 - 6:04am

Los Alamos County Council candidate Pete Sheehey was spotted attaching a campaign sign to a chain linked fence at the corner of Rover Boulevard and Bryce Street. Sheehey spent time Sunday knocking on doors and discussing the issues with home owners in the White Rock neighborhood and getting permission to post his signs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Governor Mingles with Locals at Sunday Rally

on October 22, 2012 - 1:16pm

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks with Fr. John F. Carney, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Los Alamos and Rep. Jim Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel Sunday during a campaign rally to return Hall to the Roundhouse. Republican Hall is running against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard for House Dist. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez, left, with Martha Hawkins and her husband Terry Hawkins during Sunday's rally. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Optometrist Lisa Shin speaks with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Candidates Go On Record Regarding Charter Changes

on October 22, 2012 - 1:14pm

Staff Report:

The six candidates running for one of three seats on the Los Alamos County Council weighed in on where they stand on the hotly contested proposed changes to the Los Alamos County Charter. The four questions on the Nov. 6, General Election ballot propose changing the County's Charter for Initiative, Referendum, Recall and Charter Amendment Process. Below are the candidates' responses to the proposed changes followed by links to the language of the four proposed amendments:


"I have friends and supporters who have strong feelings both for and against the four

Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Voting 'NO' on Charter Ballot Questions

on October 22, 2012 - 8:45am

By Patricia Max

There have been several posts regarding the four ballot questions designed to amend sections of the Charter that concern Initiative, Referendum, and Recall.

I urge voters to vote No on all four ballot questions for several reasons.

The first reason is that Council is required by law to present only legal questions to the voters. These four questions are not legal questions because each one was derived from a number of ordinances that were voted on as a group, not individually. This is in direct violation of the following sections of the Charter:

203.2.1 which describes the

Letter to the Editor: Vote 'NO' on Charter Amendments

on October 22, 2012 - 8:44am

By Jack and Colleen Hanlon

We are going to vote NO on all four proposed Los Alamos County Charter Amendments for the following reasons:

  • The Charter Review Committee (CRC) process was flawed. We believe the County Council (CC) formed the CRC because the CC was uncomfortable about their decision to reject a petition signed by 2,000 citizens. An over-whelming majority of the CRC members supported the CC view to reject the petition, and consequently, the CRC gave little credibility or voice to the petitioners. What a surprise! The CRC was even more repressive then the CC.

Governor Addresses Standing Room Crowd at Jim Hall Rally in Progress at Hilltop House Hotel

on October 21, 2012 - 3:31pm


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is speaking in support of Rep. Jim Hall who is running for election in House Dist. 43. "You must return Jim Hall to the Roundhouse ... I need his help ... he is a man who does what he says he will do," Martinez is saying to the standing room crowd at the Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The crowd listens to Rep. Jim Hall and Gov. Susana Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/