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Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value


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Republican Party Of Los Alamos Meets Virtually Thursday

RPLA News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a Zoom Video Conference at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

The public is invited to attend and hear Vice Chair Ali Ennenga of the Republican Party of New Mexico Congressional District 1 address the topic of election integrity.

Immediately following the presentation, registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA Central Committee business meeting. Zoom login can be found at the following link: http://losalamosgop.com/

For more information, email leadership@losalamosgop.com.


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Rio Fire Ignited Saturday In Abiquiu Is 50 Percent Contained

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION News:

The Rio Fire in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County sparked by ditch burning is now 50 percent contained. The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday, and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque. 

Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots.

No structures are threatened at this time and there are no evacuations.

Smoke may continue to be seen in the area. Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health


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VCNP: Light Pollution, The Environment, And Us…

Moths flock to man-made light sources, like this outdoor light, instead of orienting to the moon. This is just one example of how artificial light can interrupt the natural behaviors of wildlife. Photo by Mohibul Hoque

By KELLI HOUSLEY
Valles Caldera National Preserve
(With contributions from Monique Schoustra and Starr Woods) 

Humans and animals have always relied on the stars for seasonal awareness, navigation, and understanding. But increases in artificial lighting and light pollution cost us our connection to the past and produce devastating effects on our own health and our environment.


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Governor Signs Bills Benefiting Students, Higher Education

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed several budget and policy measures that will benefit higher education students, support workforce development, and fund key initiatives at public and Tribal colleges and universities across New Mexico.  

A top administrative priority, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship will receive $18 million to support part-time and non-traditional students as well as recent high school graduates in pursuing certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees at public and Tribal colleges and universities in New Mexico. The scholarship


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Community Donates Bicycles To Children In New Mexico

 

Community members began dropping off donated new and used bicycles and bicycle accessories shown here Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall on Canyon Road, and continued dropping off donations today. The goal is to give 500 bicycles free of charge and each with a free helmet to children in New Mexico through the non-profit organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz, in partnership with Kiwanis. Learn more and find out about helping in other ways here: www.fb4knm.org. Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis

Kiwanians Tim Glasco, Chery Pongratz, Roger Stutz and Roger’s wife, Dr.


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Governor Establishes New Mexico Health Care Affordability Fund, Eliminates Copays For Behavioral Health Services

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 317, establishing the Health Care Affordability Fund, which is dedicated to reducing the cost of health insurance and medical expenses for working families.

The bill also prohibits copays and other cost sharing for people with insurance who seek behavioral health services.

“The pandemic has highlighted the devastating economic impact of out-of-pocket medical bills that can lead to medical debt, bankruptcy and poor credit for the uninsured. This legislation is an important first step in helping 23,000


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Los Alamos Democrats Meet Virtually April 12

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

Members of the Los Alamos Democratic Party are meeting virtually 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 on Zoom. 

Rep. Christine Chandler and State Sen. Leo Jaramillo will present a review of the 2021 legislative session.

The meeting is open to the public.

Find the link for the meeting here. Meeting ID 826 4627 4877.


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