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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Senate Democrats Call On Biden Administration To Undo Changes To National Monuments

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with 18 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging her recommend that President Biden undo any unlawful attacks on the Antiquities Act.

Since 1906, 16 presidents from both parties have used the Antiquities Act to protect places across the nation.

“From Chaco Canyon in New Mexico to Harriet Tubman’s house in Maryland, the Antiquities Act has long protected key landscapes


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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Leads Introduction Of Bipartisan Bataan And Corregidor Congressional Gold Medal Act

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced the bipartisan Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Congressional Gold Medal Act to honor the heroic veterans who endured the Bataan Death March during World War II.

The Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Congressional Gold Medal Act would bestow a collective Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest and most distinguished civilian honor, to the troops from the United States


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Police Chief Commends Los Alamos County Dispatch Staff During National Public Safety Telecommunicators week

Dispatcher Susan Feiertag enters data into the Computer Aided Dispatch system. Courtesy/LAPD

By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, which is celebrated April 11-17 this year, I am pleased to highlight the Los Alamos County Dispatch Center and the outstanding employees who skillfully serve the public each day. 

In 2020, Los Alamos County Dispatchers received just under 43,000 phone calls, including 5,671 911 calls. 

Often the first voice someone in crisis will hear, our Dispatchers receive numerous trainings


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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Marks 100 Days In Office

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) released the following statement highlighting the actions he has taken in his first 100 days in office.

“Every day, I am reminded of the immense responsibility with which New Mexicans have entrusted me. During my first 100 days in office, I’ve sought to provide New Mexicans with the support they need not only to survive this pandemic, but to thrive in the future,” Luján said. “I have also established an extensive constituent services operation to help New Mexicans navigate federal


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Locals Participate In 32nd Bataan Memorial Death March

Jeff Corwon, Frances Anchondo, David Pedersen, Joe Alley, Lance Anderson and Kevin Power head out on a 26.2 mile marathon over rough terrain starting in the foothills of Los Alamos April 9, commemorating the 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March. Courtesy photo

Jeff Corwon, Frances Anchondo, David Pedersen, Joe Alley, Lance Anderson and Kevin Power spend 13 hours April 9 hiking rough terrain commemorating the 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March held virtually this year was completed with boots on the ground


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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Meets With New Mexico Mayors To Highlight American Rescue Plan Relief For Communities

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his continued efforts to meet with communities across the state to highlight relief for New Mexicans in the American Rescue Plan, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján met last week with Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, Gallup Mayor Louie Bonaguidi, Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun, Springer Mayor Boe Lopez and Taos Mayor Dan Barrone.

Sen. Luján met with each mayor individually to discuss the implementation of the American Rescue Plan and how it will benefit the respective communities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every


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Heinrich Urges Senate Passage Of COVID Hate Crimes Act

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As hate crimes and violence targeted against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the U.S. rise, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is calling for swift action to be taken to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.

This legislation would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, providing support for state and local law enforcement agencies to respond to these hate crimes, and coordinating with local and federal partners to mitigate racially discriminatory


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Enterprise University Features Local Presenters From LANL

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces two upcoming presentations through Enterprise University featuring officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Both presentations are free of charge and open to the public. Those interested in attending may register at https://www.enterprisebank.com/eu-registration.

Steven Renfro

A TEAM APPROACH TO MANAGING PROJECTS

Instructed by Steven Renfro, Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (1-2:30 p.m. MDT)

Managing teams in a modern world is often about providing the proper


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Luján Invites Secretary Buttigieg To SpaceShipTwo Launch

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, invited U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to New Mexico for an upcoming launch of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo this summer.

In a letter to Buttigieg, Sen. Luján highlights how the burgeoning commercial space travel industry will benefit New Mexico and the nation.

“The expansion of commercial space exploration holds huge promise and benefits for our country. It will help support government-backed research


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