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Roy Zimmerman Concert Thursday Oct. 25

on October 19, 2018 - 6:46pm

Courtesy/DPLA

 

DPLA News:

 

The community is invited to attend a Roy Zimmerman Concert sponsored by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 North Sage St.

 

Over more than 20 years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Political Party Leaders

on October 19, 2018 - 5:50pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Los Alamos Republican Party Chair John Bliss and Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Robyn Schultz taking care of business this afternoon unexpectedly encountered each other at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Despite the frenzy that often comes near the tail end of the election season, these local party leaders exhibited good-natured friendliness toward one another. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Someone Needs To Correct Mischaracterizations Of County Tourism Plan ... I Volunteer

on October 19, 2018 - 5:05pm
By DAVE FOX
Los Alamos

Someone needs to correct mischaracterizations of the County tourism plan made by council candidate Brady Burke. I volunteer.

I volunteer to do that, having spent more than two years on that plan, working with one of the most conscientious planning groups (20-plus citizen volunteers) I’ve been a part in 39 years here in Los Alamos and in my 20 prior years as a marketing exec before moving here.

I also volunteer to correct what’s flat wrong, having founded an enduring business in Los Alamos, based on what are flat-out real-world realities.

Reps. Lujan Grisham And Luján Demand Air Force Secretary Address Cannon AFB Water Contamination

on October 19, 2018 - 3:08pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, after New Mexico’s Environment Department (NMED) issued a warning that water from several wells on and off the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) have been contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

These chemicals are found in foam used for firefighting and are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

The

Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address Opioid Crisis

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes and service providers.
 
In addition to providing a clearinghouse of resources, Heinrich also encouraged eligible grant seekers in New Mexico to contact his office for assistance in identifying and competing for available funding opportunities.
 
"The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public

Letter To The Editor: Sara Scott Well-qualified, Dedicated, Believes In This Community And Its Citizens

on October 18, 2018 - 10:44am
By LAURA BOHN
Los Alamos

Sara Scott is an excellent choice for Los Alamos County Council. She is keenly intelligent and remarkably capable while at the same time being approachable, down-to-earth, and very “user-friendly”.

These attributes have been demonstrated in her successful career at LANL and everything else she does from contract work, to home and service projects, to her current candidacy.

Heinrich Releases ‘Labs & Bases’ TV Ad

on October 18, 2018 - 9:09am

To view video click here.

From the Martin Heinrich for Senate Campaign:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s campaign for U.S. Senate released a new television ad titled “Labs & Bases”.

The ad features former Sandia National Laboratories Director Jill Hruby, President and Chief Technical Officer of Pajarito Powder Barr Zulevi, General Atomics physicist Robert Peterkin and retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Gene Sisneros, speaking about Sen. Heinrich’s work to strengthen New Mexico's labs and bases and bolster the state’s economy.

Transcript:

Barr Zulevi: “Martin Heinrich is

Chamber Wraps Up Final Candidates Forum For 2018

on October 18, 2018 - 8:58am
The Chamber Business Breakfast County Council Candidate Forum is wrapping up this morning at UMN-LA with candidates from left, Republicans John Bliss and Brady Burke, Democrat incumbent David Izraelevitz, Libertarian Helen Milenski, Democrats Randall Ryti and Sara Scott and Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss. Check back later for the full story. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann delivers closing remarks at the Chamber Business Breakfast County Council Candidate Forum this morning at UMN-LA. Check back later for the full story.

Hall: The ‘Regime Change’ Part 2

on October 18, 2018 - 7:00am

By JIM HALL
Los Alamos

Who is Poor, who is Middle Class, and who are the Elites?To start with, the definition of “Poor”, “Middle Class”, and “Elites” varies from author to author and study to study.  For example, the Cato study (referenced below) sets an upper limit of the bottom quintile at $25,000 per year with no reference to family size.  A Brookings study (referenced below) sets the upper limit at $36,000 for a family of three, while the Urban Institute sets it at $30,000 for a family of three. Other studies use “median” and “average” incomes.

Sara Scott: Thank You Los Alamos For Your Support

on October 18, 2018 - 6:41am
By SARA SCOTT
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to cap off the current election season with a heartfelt thank you to all of those who have shared their thoughts and ideas regarding our community - local businesses, community leaders, county staff, educators, volunteers, and the folks that have attended the local forums, my 10 Let’s Chat sessions, and spoken with me at their doors (more than 1,500 knocks and still at it).

It has been an incredibly positive experience and I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing community.

If elected, I look forward to putting all

Randall Ryti: Communication

on October 18, 2018 - 6:16am
By RANDALL RYTI
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council
 
The thing I have most enjoyed about my first campaign for public office is getting to meet citizens and hear firsthand their concerns about County government as well as areas where they think the County excels. I have talked to most people at their homes while walking the neighborhoods, but I have also met some folks for coffee and had a chance for longer conversations.
 
A conversation on an issue is a good way to more fully understand the problem and to have a dialogue on possible solutions.

Udall, Heinrich, Klobuchar Introduce Care Corps Demonstration Act

on October 18, 2018 - 6:08am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N. M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Care Corps Demonstration Act to build and strengthen America’s caregiving workforce, and help meet the growing demand for caregivers working with seniors and people living with disabilities.  
 
Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.).
 
By 2030, older Americans are expected to make up nearly 20 percent of the population and over the next ten years, the United States is expected

New Mexico Voter Turnout Through Oct 16, 2018

on October 18, 2018 - 6:01am
STATE News:
 
See below for the updated absentee and in-person voting numbers through Oct. 16.
 
Key to Abbreviations
 
  • DEM = Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • DTS = Decline to State (i.e. “Independents”)
  • LIB = Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  • REP = Republican Party of New Mexico
  • OTH = All other minor political parties
 
Statewide Absentee and In-Person Voter Turnout Through Oct. 16, 2018
County
Party
Absentee
In Person
Election Day
Total Voted
Bernalillo
DEM
1482
1023
0
2505
Bernalillo
DTS
386
124
0
510
Bernalillo
LIB
16
4
0
20
Bernalillo
OTH
21
6
0
27
Bernalillo
REP
1255
223
0
1478
Catron
DEM
14
23
0
37
Catron
DTS
5
6
0
11
Catron
REP
21
62
0
83

Early Vote Kick-Off Rally & March Saturday

on October 18, 2018 - 5:02am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will lead a kick-off rally marking the first day of in-person early voting in New Mexico 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wilson Middle School, 1138 Cardenas Dr. SE in Albuquerque.
 
President Weingarten will visit New Mexico specifically in support of public education and labor champions, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Candidate for Congressional District 1 Deb Haaland, and Candidate for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
 
New Mexico is at a turning point.

Voices Of Los Alamos Meeting Features Elizabeth Allen

on October 17, 2018 - 6:14pm
Elizabeth Allen
 
VOLA News:
 
Los Alamos residents are invited to the next Voices of Los Alamos meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Unitarian Church.
 
During the meeting, Steven Horak from the Los Alamos Environmental Management Office, will give a brief update on the Chromium plume, and democratic candidate for municipal judge, Elizabeth Allen, will give a presentation on restorative justice.
 
Restorative justice is an alternative approach to justice that aims at repairing the harm done by a crime by bringing together victims, offenders, and community members.

Bliss: Response To Mr. Nesmith

on October 17, 2018 - 2:53pm
By JOHN BLISS, Chairman
Republican Party of Los Alamos County

I appreciate Mr. Nesmith’s concern for the credibility of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County (RPLA), and he is of course entitled to his opinions (link). But in his attack on the RPLA he misses two key points.

First, political parties do not pick their candidates. Candidates volunteer, go through the primary process, and if they win are placed on the ballot for the general election.

Secondly, I share his concern over the tactics being employed in the political campaigns for NM House District 43 - this year and in the

Letter To The Editor: Randall Ryti Will Be An Excellent County Councilor

on October 17, 2018 - 8:54am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
I support Randall Ryti for Los Alamos County Councilor. He came to Los Alamos to build a small business, Neptune and Company, which has thrived. His wife Wendy and he have raised their two children here.
 
Randall appreciates our unique environment and recreational opportunities, and has actively volunteered to support community groups such as the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
I appreciate the balanced approach to problem solving he has taken as a member (and chair) of the County Transportation Board.

Letter To The Editor: James Robinson Will Serve Us Well As County Councilor

on October 17, 2018 - 8:54am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
I support James Robinson for Los Alamos County Councilor.
 
James will be a good representative for the growing younger generation in this town. Having grown up and lived most of his life here, he has an appreciation of many things that both young and old people like about living in Los Alamos, such as the beautiful environment and opportunities for education and recreation.
 
He is aware of the challenges we face to renew our aging infrastructure and create housing options that meet the needs of single people, families and retired.

Letter To The Editor: Quit Worrying About Who Is On The Other Side

on October 17, 2018 - 8:52am
By JOYCE ANDERSON
Los Alamos
 
Beware of politicians who promise big things, talk about future successes as a a sure thing, and whose surrogates find it necessary to “call the other side out” in opinion pieces.
 
Neither Lisa Shin or Chris Chandler are perfect, or even good candidates. Both are making promises they cannot and will not keep. Both are standing on platforms of ideals only – but then again aren't all politicians?
 
The ideals our chosen candidate espouses will most likely be forgotten when the winner of the race is tossed into the meat grinder that is the New Mexico State

RCLC Meets Oct. 19 Los Alamos Municipal Building

on October 16, 2018 - 4:28pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is meeting at 1:30 p.m., Friday at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

For more information, visit https://regionalcoalition.org/.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

U.S. Senate Passes Udall-Heinrich Resolution Honoring Nuclear Weapons Workers

on October 16, 2018 - 11:45am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution, with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and others, to designate Oct. 30, 2018 as the 10th National Day of Remembrance to honor the thousands of New Mexicans and Americans who helped develop, support, and maintain the nation’s nuclear weapons efforts during the Cold War.

The full text of the resolution is available HERE.

“During the Cold War, thousands of New Mexicans sacrificed their health – and in many cases, even their lives – to bolster the

Bagels & Ballots GOTV Event 9-11 a.m. Saturday

on October 16, 2018 - 9:22am
 
Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

We'll take care of bagels, you take care of your ballot! Join the Los Alamos Democratic Party, Christine Chandler for House District 43, Sara Scott for Council and several other Democratic candidates for a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Breakfast! 

Saturday Voting begins in Los Alamos 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 20 at both the Los Alamos County Municipal Building and the White Rock town hall. We will be serving bagels and other breakfast items 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct 20 at our headquarters at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B.

Come meet candidates if you are still

Governor Announces Seventh Consecutive Record-Breaking Year For Economic Impact Of Tourism

on October 16, 2018 - 8:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez announcing that the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year. Courtesy photo
 
From the Office of the Governor:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that in 2017, the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting $6.6 billion into New Mexico’s economy.
 
This represents a 3.2 percent increase over 2016, or $200 million more, and equates to nearly $753,000 spent by visitors to New Mexico every hour last year.
 
“Tourism

Interior Department ‘Open Science’ Directive Echoes Environmental Protection Agency Effort

on October 16, 2018 - 8:13am
The directive on ‘Promoting Open Science’ was issued by Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, pictured above at the Bureau of Land Management’s Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center in New Mexico. Courtesy/DOI
 
DOI News:
 
In a directive titled “Promoting Open Science” released late last month, the Department of the Interior outlined steps it plans to take to increase the transparency of its decision-making.
 
Those steps include requiring the department’s offices to make the data from scientific studies they use to develop regulations publicly available, with certain exceptions for

Spies, Lies & Nukes Ticket Discounts Through Oct. 20

on October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Daily Post readers are being offered a 15 percent discount for tickets purchased today through Oct. 20 for the Spies, Lies & Nukes event, Nov. 3-4 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The promocode for this discount is: plame1.

During the event, former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame and several of her CIA colleagues will discuss their perspectives and experiences on cyber warfare, covert action, international affairs, and nuclear proliferation.

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