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Judge Sylvia LaMar Speaks With Local Democrats

Judge Sylvia LaMar with Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Mike Wheeler and Party Secretary Carlotta McInteer. Photo by Carl Newton

DPLA News:

New Mexico’s 1st Judicial District Judge Sylvia LaMar spoke at the monthly meeting of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos March 21.

LaMar discussed her judicial docket, which includes hearing domestic cases each Wednesday in the district courtroom of the Los Alamos Justice Center.

Before she was appointed by Gov. Susanna Martinez last November, LaMar practiced domestic relations and personal injury law in Santa Fe for many years.

Following


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Signed! Río Grande del Norte a National Monument

New Mexico’s Río Grande del Norte. Photo by Bob Wick/BLM
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON – From the Oval Office to Taos, New Mexicans and members of the Congressional Delegation celebrated Monday the Río Grande del Norte National Monument Proclamation that was signed by President Barack Obama.
 
The national monument designation is widely welcome by Taos and Rio Arriba county residents. A recent study shows the national monument will support hundreds of jobs and bring millions of tourism dollars to the area.
 
Retired U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Sen. Martin

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Nuclear Submarine Officers Visit San Ildefonso Pueblo Home

USS Santa Fe Commander Timothy Poe receives gifts from Deborah and Elmer Torres during Saturday’s Pueblo visit. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Red Turtle Dancers perform Buffalo, Butterfly and Rain dances for Commander Timothy Poe in the San Ildefonso Pueblo living room of Doborah and Elmer Torres. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Jerome Trujillo, 5, a member of the Red Turtle Dancers has been dancing since he was 2 years old. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO – USS Santa Fe Commander


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Luján: Evidence Mounting Sequester Already Negatively Impacting New Mexico

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

SANTA FE – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement Friday on the negative impact that the arbitrary cuts of sequestration are having on New Mexico.

“While the full effect of the sequester is still coming into focus, it is apparent that New Mexico is already feeling the negative impacts of these arbitrary spending cuts. At a time when too many families are already struggling to get by or find work, these deep spending cuts are only going to make this situation worse.

“In recent days


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USS Santa Fe Commander Visits NNM

USS Santa Fe Commander Timothy Poe, center, speaks with Executive Director Kurt Steinhaus of the Community Programs Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Lucero of the Ysleta Pueblo Saturday at the San Ildefonso Pueblo home of Elmer and Deborah Torres. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Commander Timothy Poe shares a medal in the shape of New Mexico now ingraved with the USS Santa Fe submarine. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The USS Santa Fe’s commanding officer Timothy Poe watches as Jerome Trujillo, 5, performs with fellow Red Turtle Dancers from


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Monday: Udall to Host Río Grande del Norte White House Proclamation Celebration in Taos

U.S. SENATE News:
 
TAOS – While President Barack Obama signs the Río Grande del Norte National Monument proclamation in the Oval Office Monday, March 25, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will celebrate the historic designation with the local community at a gathering in Taos.
 
“The National Monument proclamation for the Río Grande del Norte was achieved through strong community support and the tireless efforts of many,” Udall said. “Our celebration will reach from the Oval Office to Northern New Mexico, where communities will see the economic benefits of the monument and the beautiful

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Caver Presents Lechuguilla Cave Exploration History

Caver John Lyles at Northern Lights. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Come to PEEC at 6:30 p.m. April 5, to learn about the history of exploration in Lechuguilla Cave.

Local caver John Lyles will present highlights of his 20 years of involvement in the project to map Lechuguilla.

Volunteers dug open Lechuguilla Cave, the “Jewel of the Underground” at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 1986.

The cave quickly earned world-class status among caves, passing 50 miles of discovered length in four years, and 100 miles within the first decade of exploration. 

John Lyles’ personal involvement


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New Mexico Home Sales Continue Upward Trend

RANM News:

Home sales and median prices reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) for February 2013 continue the upward trend begun in January.

In February, 1,026 sales were reported. This is an increase of more than 21 percent sales than reported during February 2011 (845) and 5 percent more than the February 2012 number of 977.

February’s median price of $165,000 is up 3.4 percent from February 2012 and equal to the median reported in February 2011. Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less.

“Home prices are rising, the number of homes for sale is


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NMDOT Prepares for Annual Pilgrimage to El Santuario De Chimayó

Pilgrams walk along the highway to Chimayó in 2012. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – The highways and roads that lead to the village of Chimayó, New Mexico will be crowded next week as thousands of people begin their pilgrimage to el Santuario de Chimayó.

The largest crowds will be seen on Good Friday, March 29, but road congestion and minor delays can be expected any time in this area during Holy Week, the week before Easter Sunday.

“Generations of New Mexicans have participated in the Holy Week pilgrimage to Chimayó and over the years this tradition has grown to include


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NM Delegation Applauds Creation of Río Grande del Norte Monument

Río Grande del Norte. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. – Members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation today applauded the decision by President Barack Obama to create a national monument to protect the Río Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico.
 
The president will hold a National Monument Proclamations Signing Ceremony at the White House Monday.
 
The Bureau of Land Management, under the direction of the Department of the Interior, currently manages the 240,000 acres of land in Northern New Mexico.
 
The Río Grande del Norte monument

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