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Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler And County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Brief Council On 2019 Legislative Session

on May 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler present a briefing about the 2019 legislative session during Tuesday night's council work session at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


"It's like a total good news story," NM District 43 Representative Christine Chandler told Los Alamos County Council regarding the 2019 legislative session.

She explained, during the council's Tuesday night work session held at the White Rock Fire Station, that the state's revenues are very healthy and as a result, legislators were

#NewMexicoTrue Hits 1 Million Posts On Instagram

on May 17, 2019 - 2:42pm
NMT News:
The New Mexico True brand, through tagging and sharing of #NewMexicoTrue on Instagram, has officially reached the 1 million post milestone.
“There are literally a million reasons to visit New Mexico,” Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said. “Surpassing the 1 million mark with #NewMexicoTrue on Instagram demonstrates how this brand has created memorable, authentic experiences for so many visitors and residents alike.”
Since the early days of #NewMexicoTrue at the turn of 2016, New Mexico has seen record-breaking growth in visitation and visitor spending.

Udall-Requested EPA IG Report Shows Pruitt’s Six-Figure Abuse Of Taxpayer Dollars For Luxury Travel

on May 17, 2019 - 1:39pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, responded to the release of a report Udall requested from the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) detailing former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s abuse of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary luxury travel.
The IG report found, among other things that: former Administrator Pruitt spent nearly $1 million on travel in just over 10 months, $124,000 of which was in

Norma Libman: Crypto-Jews And Conversos June 2

on May 17, 2019 - 11:33am
SANTA FE Journalist Norma Libman, who has published more than 500 articles over 20 years on crypto-Jews and Conversos, will talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona Road in Santa Fe.
Libman's topic: "The Story of the Story: What I Wrote and Why." She has written on Chinese women writers of Nu Shu and diaries of pioneer women.
Libman's talk is sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
For information, contact NMJHS 505.348.4471 or

Billy G. Garrett Named Interim Director Of New Mexico History Museum & Palace Of The Governors

on May 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Billy G. Garrett
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy G. Garrett as interim director of the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors.
Garrett’s career has focused on management of cultural resources, environmental design, community planning and organizational management. He retired from the National Park Service after 26 years of service, bringing a strong background as a manager and architect, with significant experience with historic structures.

Tribal Leaders Meet For Historic Summit With Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham And Cabinet Secretaries

on May 17, 2019 - 9:38am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Leaders from 23 tribal nations met Thursday with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her Cabinet secretaries for the 10th annual state tribal leaders summit.
Tribal leaders from across the state came together at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque to discuss ways to work more collaboratively with the Lujan Grisham administration.
The state tribal leaders summit is an annual tradition that was established as a way for tribes to develop successful partnerships with the state of New Mexico. Thursday’s event was

NM Supreme Court Disciplines Albuquerque Attorney

on May 17, 2019 - 9:06am
NMSC News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Supreme Court Thursday affirmed the indefinite suspension of Albuquerque attorney Daniel M. Salazar, who was held in contempt by the justices last year for failing to comply with the Court’s initial disciplinary order.
“Rules matter. An attorney must conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the rules and orders of this Court,” the state’s highest court said in a unanimous written opinion by Justice Barbara J. Vigil. “The discipline we impose may salvage Salazar’s potential and ability to practice law.

NWS: Today’s High Near 60, Tonight’s Low Around 36

on May 17, 2019 - 8:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecast for the probability of precipitation today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

‘Giffords’ Endorses Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

on May 16, 2019 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Giffords, the gun safety organization led by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for United States Senate from New Mexico.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
"I’ve known Ben Ray Luján to be a tireless advocate for New Mexico ever since I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress. He understands that progress does not happen unless you bring people together around a common goal. Ben Ray brings that perspective to his advocacy to address America’s gun violence crisis.