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U.S. Attorney Names New Mexico District Election Officer

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Wednesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathon M. Gerson will lead his office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

As the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico, AUSA Gerson is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring Read More

Udall Celebrates Completion of NM Ports-to-Plains Corridor

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall participates in the dedication ceremony of the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall helps cut the ribbon on the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
CLAYTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall praised cooperation and bipartisan efforts while speaking today at the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony. The event marked the completion of improvements to the highway, which runs from Clayton to Raton
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Governor to Attend Jim Hall Campaign Rally Sunday

ELECTION 2012 News:
 
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will travel to Los Alamos this weekend to attend the “Rally to Keep Jim Hall in the Roundhouse.”
 
The community is invited to join the governor from 2-4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21 at the rally for Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.
 
Martinez is attending the event to support Hall’s election campaign for House District 43 – Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.
 
All residents of District 43 are invited to this political event to meet the governor, Representative Hall and other local and
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Video: League of Women Voters Oct. 11 Forum: Dist. 43, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Candidates

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef , left, looks on as Stephanie Garcia Richard and Jim Hall, candidates for NM House District 43, shake hands after their lively debate. Courtesy pac8.org

Staff Report

The following is a video produced and made available to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Public Access Channel 8 (PAC 8.) 

The video is in Windows Media Video format (WMV.)  There are converters available for the quicktime player on Apple systems. 

This video was recorded at the Fellowship Hall of the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4, at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. It is approximately Read More

Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants

SUSTAINABILITY BOARD News:

 

Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.

 

Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos’s power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.

 

Los Alamos’ power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power. Read More

FBI Media Alert: Public’s Help Sought in Man’s Death

FBI News:

Dale Johnson went missing for more than a week before his body was found in a mountainous area near Mescalero, N.M., on July 8, 2011.

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs still are investigating the 58-year-old Mescalero man’s death, and are asking the public for help.

Johnson’s body was found in a remote area directly north of the Feast or Ceremonial Grounds on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

No information about the condition of the body is being released at this time.

Johnson’s relatives reported him missing on June 29, 2011.

Anyone with information about what Read More

Okhay Owingeh Pueblo Man Sentenced to Probation for Embezzling $25,900 from Cities of Gold Casino

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning in Albuquerque federal court, Calvin R. Trujillo, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation for his conviction on a theft by an employee of a gaming establishment on Indian Land charge. Trujillo also was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution.

Trujillo pled guilty May 24 to criminal information charging him with theft by an employee of a gambling establishment on Indian Land, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In his plea agreement, Trujillo admitted that, between Nov. 10, 2010 and Dec. 22, 2010, he stole $25,900 from his employer, Read More

Main Hill Road Work To Be Completed This Weekend

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will complete its pavement rehabilitation work on N.M. 502 this weekend.

The hill to Los Alamos, from mile marker 4 to mile marker 6, has been periodically closed since Oct. 2.

The road will be closed again today until approximately 2:00 p.m. while crews mill the centerline and finish striping work.

Weather permitting, the project will then be completed.

NMDOT advises all motorists to take the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route to Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when road work is in progress.

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Pueblo Joins Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

RCLC News:

Ohkay Owingeh first Pueblo to officially join Regional Coalition

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced today that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition.

In joining the Coalition, the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the Board while maintaining their inherent powers of self-government and sovereign immunity.
“We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities,” We look forward to participating and supporting this
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Bandelier Celebrates National Archeology Day


BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument invites the public to celebrate National Archeology Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

“This day is set aside to encourage exploration and discovery of the rich cultural resources in the monument,” Superintendent Jason Lott said.

Several events will be held in Bandelier for the public to enjoy.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., join the monument’s archeologist, Rory Gauthier, for a hike to explore Duchess Castle and the Conquistador.

Participants will visit the complex site known as Duchess Castle which contains pueblo

sites occupied for over two hundred years and Read More

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