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Lt. Gov. Speaks at LAFRW 60th Anniversary

on May 2, 2014 - 12:54pm

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaks to the crowd gathered at Fuller Lodge Thursday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women. Check back at later for more photos and details from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is the featured speaker at Thursday's 60th anniversary celebration of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women. Check back at later for more photos and details from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Attendees listen to Lt. Gov.

DPNM Files Public Records Request for Martinez DA Files

on May 2, 2014 - 10:16am


Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairman Sam Bregman submitted a request April 30 for email and written correspondence between then-District Attorney and Gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez, her campaign staff and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s office in 2009 and/or 2010. 

The request follows recent reporting that Martinez’s 2010 campaign utilized the DA’s office for overtly political purposes. According to the Mother Jones report 

“A former [Martinez] staffer recalls the campaign on multiple occasions

Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Morales Sparks Student's Interest

on May 1, 2014 - 9:07am

LAHS student Alex Csanadi said he thought one of the best things Howie Morales, AFT endorsed  candidate for governor, said at a Meet and Greet Monday night was, 'I want to run, win, be governor for eight years and not go on ... to the Senate or the White House. I want to stay in New Mexico.' Csanadi poses for a photo at Monday's event with Morales and Marvel Harrison Csanadi. Courtesy photo

Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Morales Visits Los Alamos

on April 29, 2014 - 9:54am
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, with Sen. Howie Morales and Barranca Mesa Elementary teacher Andrea Determan at Monday's Meet and Greet event sponsored by the Los Alamos Federation of Teachers. The union has endorsed Morales to be the Democratic candidate in the New Mexico governor's race. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Sen. Howie Morales explains why he should be New Mexico's next governor at Monday's event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) held a "Meet and

Heinrich Website Wins Coveted Congressional Gold Mouse Award

on April 29, 2014 - 9:09am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. was recognized Monday by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best websites in Congress, awarding Heinrich.Senate.Gov with a 113th Congress Gold Mouse Award.

"I'm honored to share this award with New Mexicans. I'm especially proud that my website was recognized as one of the best in providing transparency and online constituent services," Heinrich said.

Students 18 Years Old May Register to Vote at LAHS and UNM-LA

on April 29, 2014 - 8:35am

All 18 year olds have the opportunity to register to vote at Los Alamos High School and UNM-LA this week over their lunch hour.  Registrations will be taken at UNM-LA today and Wednesday and at LAHS Friday. Registrants will need to know their social security number to register. Helping students register Monday were Mary Wilhoit and Kelly Benner from the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women. Courtesy photo


American Politics Students Hear About Government First Hand at UNM-Los Alamos

on April 29, 2014 - 7:43am

Instructor Mike Wismer introduces Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard to students taking his American Politics class  Monday evening at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard jokes with UNM-LA instructor Mike Wismer Monday evening before her talk to students taking his American Politics class. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard talks about government Monday evening with UNM-LA students taking instructor Mike Wismer's American Politics class.

Vincent P. Chiravalle: My View on Public Education in New Mexico

on April 29, 2014 - 7:34am
My View on Public Education in New Mexico
Candidate for State Representative, District 43

When our founders wrote the Constitution, they did not envision the federal government playing a heavy role in the education of our children.

Over the past 50 years, major federal intervention into local schools has expanded under the guise of improving education; however it has failed to improve academic achievement. 

Instead it has eroded educational standards, disregarded parental rights, restricted and over-regulated teachers and over-tested our children.

Lt. Governor Meeting Residents in Los Alamos Thursday

on April 28, 2014 - 10:33am

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez


Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will visit Los Alamos to meet with local leaders and citizens 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., as part of his ongoing “Mobile Office Day” Initiative.

Sanchez will be available to personally meet with constituents and his staff will be prepared to provide assistance with all issues related to state government. No appointment necessary.

Los Alamos County Council Candidate Susan O’Leary Launches Campaign Website

on April 25, 2014 - 4:52pm

Susan O’Leary filing for County Council last month at the Clerk's Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Susan O’Leary filed in March as a Democratic candidate for the Los Alamos County Council and today announced that she has launched a campaign website at

O’Leary is one of five Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot in the June 3 Primary Election. Of the five Democratic Primary candidates, four will continue on to the General Election in November, vying for four vacancies on the County Council. 

“I’m running for County Council

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Celebrate 60 Years: 1954-2014

on April 25, 2014 - 3:31pm

From the 2003 NMFRW state convention when JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos was installed as state president. Front row from left, Betty Cox, Marie Todd, Jeanette Wallace, JoAnn Johnson and back row from left, Ann Wadstrom, Norma Tech, Nita Taylor, Mary Brooks and Mary Chambers. Courtesy/LAFRW

Members at the 2013 State NMFRW convention from left, Mary Wilhoit, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech, Kelly Benner, Terry Marzili and Elaine Miller. Courtesy/LAFRW

Members attend the 2014 NMFRW Legislative Day
at the Round House. Courtesy/LAFRW


A special celebration will be taking place May 1, noon to

2014 Primary Election Voting Machines Are Now Certified and Ready For June 3

on April 25, 2014 - 9:31am

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover enters a sample ballot into one of 11 voting machines certified Wednesday afternoon at the County Clerk's Office warehouse on the west side of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. The certification process included verifying that ballots were accepted whether fed into the machines in the front, back, top or bottom direction. The machines also were tested to ensure inappropriately filled out ballots were rejected, which was the case. Once certified, the 11 machines were sealed until the June 3 Primary Election.

LAFSE Hosts 'Meet & Greets' Monday for Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Morales

on April 23, 2014 - 8:52am


The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) will hold a "meet and greet" for its endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Howie Morales 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

A reception will follow, hosted by LAFSE President Ellen Mills and Karyl Ann Armbruster, former LAFSE president, 6-7:30 p.m. at Armbruster's home at 605 Totavi to allow additional opportunity to meet Morales. Refreshments will be served.

Morales grew up in Silver City.

2014 Primary Election Voting Machine Certification and Preparation April 23

on April 19, 2014 - 8:17am


Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee & Election Day Voting Machines will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the County Clerk Warehouse, 1000 Central Ave.

The Warehouse is on the west side of the Municipal Building, next to the loading dock area.

All candidates, party/organization representatives, media and public may attend.

Council Sends Proposed Changes in Utilities Ordinances in the Charter to Voters in Nov. 4 Election

on April 17, 2014 - 7:52pm

County Council tonight voted 6-1 to move a single question forward to the voters in the Nov. 4,2014 election on proposed changes to the Utilities Ordinances in the Los Alamos County Charter, including a rewrite to Article 5. The changes update language and include giving Council authority over the Utilities Board to remove a board member in the event of undesirable behavior. At present, the Council has all the liability for the conduct of Utilities Board members but no authority. Councilor Pete Sheehey voted against the motion for the single question. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Luján to Highlight Importance of STEM Education

on April 13, 2014 - 9:29am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education during a number of stops across northern New Mexico this week on a STEM Tour. 

Luján will meet with students, educators and other stakeholders to discuss the need to encourage students to pursue an education in STEM at a young age and the opportunities available in STEM fields.

Chiravalle: New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

on April 13, 2014 - 8:54am

New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

Candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43

I hear the owners of businesses of New Mexico District 43 echoing the same message, “I am a small business person who is over taxed and over regulated.”

Small businesses are the innovation centers of our communities and the engines of our economy. However, Democratic leadership in our state legislature has not produced the results needed to move New Mexico businesses forward.

Politicians do not create jobs they often create obstacles.

Committee Launches Sheriff Marco Lucero's Campaign Website

on April 12, 2014 - 5:12pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero


The Committee to re-elect Sheriff Marco Lucero has officially launched his campaign website.

"We want more Los Alamos County residents to learn about Sheriff Lucero and his oath of office."

The new website is

Lucero's platform agenda on the new website states:

Sheriff Lucero...

  1. is dedicated to keeping the Los Alamos Sheriffs’ Office a functional and professionally recognized department.

  2. will continue to increase the capabilities of the Sheriff's office.

  3. is a strong believer in supporting our constitutional rights.


Los Alamos GOP Meets April 17

on April 12, 2014 - 8:56am
GOP News:
The Los Alamos Republican Party will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos in Room 608. 
The topic of the meeting will be "Local Issues." All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Chairman Robert Gibson at 505.662.3159.

2014 Primary Election - Voting Machine Certification and Preparation Notice

on April 12, 2014 - 8:37am


2014 Primary Election - Voting Machine Certification and Preparation notice.

Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee & Election Day Voting Machines will take place between Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the County Clerk Warehouse, 1000 Central Ave.  

All party, organization representatives, and candidates may be present.

NOTE: Anyone planning to attend, must contact Election Manager Gloria Maestas or any member of the County Clerk staff at or 505.662.8011 for the specific date and time.


Udall Bill to Curb False Advertising Claims on Protective Sports Gear Clears Commerce Committee

on April 11, 2014 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that the Youth Sports Concussions Act (S. 1014), a bill he introduced with Commerce Committee Chairman John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV, D-W.V., cleared a major hurdle when it passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The legislation would help protect youth athletes from the dangers of concussions by curbing false advertising claims made by sports equipment manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales. Action on S.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Urges APD to Accept All DOJ Recommendations

on April 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Albuquerque Police Department.

“The Albuquerque community has waited a long time – too long – for someone to acknowledge and take decisive action against the violence we’re all witnessing. The DOJ has confirmed longstanding allegations that the department has used excessive force and violated civil rights.

“After being briefed by the DOJ, I am confident that we are headed toward a

Democrats Meet April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos

on April 10, 2014 - 9:30pm
DPLA News:
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The group will discuss the upcoming JFK Dinner, listen to state candidates and talk about election plans.  
All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Luján Highlights Equal Pay Day and Importance of Passing Paycheck Fairness Act

on April 9, 2014 - 10:10am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., highlighted Equal Pay Day and the importance of taking steps to close the wage gap that still exists between men and women, including passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act. 

Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid the previous year. Luján is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act that was signed into law nearly 51 years ago.

"Equal pay for equal work

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns for New Mexico Offices

on April 9, 2014 - 7:42am

Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON –Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Portales and Santa Fe offices. 

For more information and to apply for an internship, visit Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to submit their applications early. 

"Congressional internships provide an unparalleled educational opportunity for students to gain first-hand