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Local GOP Meets Thursday

on April 13, 2012 - 5:29pm

The monthly Los Alamos County GOP meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 19 in the third floor conference room of the Hill Top House Hotel.

The topics of the meeting will be the new Los Alamos County polling places, Voter Registration training and meeting the GOP candidates running for local offices.

All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

'Common Sense Still Applies'

on April 2, 2012 - 10:21pm

It's presidential election season and the rhetoric is ratcheting up. And because of that, it's important to get the facts and know exactly what the record is.

 

Far less important is what's being said ... especially on the campaign trail.

 

Our president was out on the campaign trail last week on a so called "energy tou.r."

 

He even stopped in New Mexico, where he traveled to the tiny oil town of Maljamar to tout his accomplishments ... a slick political move because no one would expect a big crowd.

 

Had he gone elsewhere, the reception would've likely been rougher because the

ELECTION 2012: County Council Candidate Pete Sheehey Seeks to Improve Community

on March 30, 2012 - 12:07pm

By Carol A. Clark

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of six County Council candidate profiles.

Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey describes his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory as satisfying but said that he was in a financial position that enables him to accept the Laboratory’s Voluntary Separation Program – “leaving room for younger scientists.” His final day at LANL is April 5.

“This allows me to offer my time and skills to making our government work better for the people of Los Alamos,” said Sheehey who filed to place his name on the June 5 Democratic primary election

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U.S. Congressman Attends Local Fundraiser Friday

on March 24, 2012 - 12:47am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan spoke to about 45 residents gathered for a fundraiser at the home of Karyl Ann Armbruster Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Click this link to view a photo gallery from this event:

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/rep-ben-ray-lujan-fundraiser-gallery

House District 43 Candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard speaks with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan during Friday's fundraiser at the home of Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Editor's Note: Check back for a photo gallery from this event, which will be uploaded here later today.

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Rep. Jim Hall Formally Launches Campaign for House District 43

on March 22, 2012 - 8:43am
Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane during Wednesday's press conference at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Rep. Jim Hall, the incumbent for House District 43 told the folks who turned out for his press conference Wednesday at Ashley Pond the reasons he is running for office.
 
Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Hall last June to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Jeanneate Wallace who died from illness last April.
 
Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane at Ashley Pond Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Hall detailed his platform
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Your Voting Location Has Changed

on March 21, 2012 - 11:22pm

COUNTY CLERK News

Registerd voters assigned to any precinct (1 through 17) may vote at any of the following Voter Convenience Centers (VCC) on Election Day:

  • White Rock Fire Station #3, 129 NM State Road 4
  • Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street
  • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive 

For the 2012 Primary, absentee voting by mail or in person will be available at the County Clerk's Office located at 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D between May 8th and June 1st from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday.
 

Early Voting will be available from 10 am to 6 pm on

May the Best Candidate Win...

on March 21, 2012 - 9:58am

Republican candidates Roger Waterman, left, and Marc Clay wish each other luck after filing in the County Clerk's Office Tuesday for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Three Republicans and three Democrats filed their candidacies Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office for three open seats on county council and one Democrat and one Republican filed for county clerk.

With just one candidate per party per seat in this year’s race, the June primary election is essentially a formality because all eight candidates are assured a spot on the ballot in the

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Lots of Filing Day Action at Clerk's Office

on March 20, 2012 - 10:29am

ELECTION 2012 News:

By Carol A. Clark

By 10 a.m. this morning, Republican candidates for county council had all paid their $50 fee and filed to run for one of three available seats.

Roger Waterman arrived first followed by Marc Clay and Vincent Chiravalle filed third.

County Council Chair, Sharon Stover was unable to file in person, but sent a proxy, her husband Steve Girrens. She is seeking the position of County Clerk.

The Clerks Office will draw for ballot position immediately after the filing closes at 5:00 pm.

Check back throughout the day for more news on this developing story.

Marc Clay Gives GOP a Full Slate for Council

on March 19, 2012 - 9:38pm

Marc Clay

Longtime Los Alamos resident Marc Clay told the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

"Ever since I went through the Leadership Los Alamos program (2005-2006) I've been grooming myself to serve in a leadership position. I've taken several obligations off my plate and my family is behind me in this decision," Clay said. "Through the Leadership Los Alamos program, I've gained a well-rounded understanding of the issues and I believe our town really needs ideas to get through these troubling times we're going through..."

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Roger Waterman Throws Hat in County Council Race

on March 19, 2012 - 6:22pm

Roger Waterman. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos native Roger Waterman announced today that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

Waterman is a Republican and partner in TRK Management, a family business.

"I served three terms on council a long time ago and now have more time to spend (on public service)," Waterman said. "I feel that perhaps with my prior experience on council and my business experience, I can bring a healthy perspective to the council."

Three seats are coming vacant on county council this year.

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, also a

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Dispatch from the Field: District 43

on March 18, 2012 - 1:46pm

Rep. Jim Hall

The diversity and community that exists in House District 43 is unique and rewarding for all. As your State Representative for District 43 I received many positive comments about my legislative updates from the 2012 Session and I believe constituents will want to know of my continuing work in the District. In this brief periodic column, I will continue to discuss state government concerns and issues that arise while I work with constituents and communities in District 43. If you live in District 43 and have an issue or a concern, I welcome your comments and questions.

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Who is Running for Office and Who isn't?

on March 17, 2012 - 11:27pm

By Carol A. Clark           

Three seats are coming vacant on the Los Alamos County Council and there has been a lot of speculation about who will run and who will not.

Vincent Chiravalle

To set the record straight – Councilor Vincent Chiravalle announced Thursday night during the Los Alamos Republican Party’s monthly meeting at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel that he is definitely filing Tuesday for re-election.

Sharon Stover

During interviews with the Los Alamos Daily Post, Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor Mike Wismer both said “with 100 percent certainty” that they are

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GOP New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention Closes Today

on March 17, 2012 - 6:18pm

By Carol A. Clark

Several candidates at today’s GOP Pre-Primary Convention at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque were assured top spots on the ballot for the June Primary election.

Longtime local and state Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson was a delegate at today’s convention.

“About 800 people attended this very well organized event,” said Johnson who is campaign coordinator for U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson in Los Alamos County. “Lt. Gov. John Sanchez nominated Heather and the entire hall broke out in applause.”

Sanchez recently dropped out of the senate race and threw his

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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson Wins New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention by a Landslide

on March 17, 2012 - 2:52pm

Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., at a Town Hall meeting this week in Los Alamos, today garnered 83 percent of the vote at the State Pre-Primary Convention in Albuqueruqe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, won the New Mexico Republican Pre-Primary Convention by a landslide today, garnering 83 percent of the vote and demonstrating strong grassroots support from the conservative wing of the party.

In failing to get 20 percent of the vote, Wilson's opponent Las Cruces businessman Greg Soward did not

Los Alamos Democrats Travel to Martin Heinrich Event in Espanola

on March 16, 2012 - 8:49am

U.S. Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich, left, with Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz Tuesday night at a fundraiser at  Anthony’s on the Delta in Espanola. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

U.S. Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., addressed supporters from Los Alamos and Santa Fe at a fundraiser at Anthony’s on the Delta in Espanola Tuesday night.

A large crowd listened to the Congressman talk about what can be done to help Los Alamos and the nation.

Los Alamos residents Ann McLaughlin and Bill Wadt attended Tuesday’s fundraiser for U.S.
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Local GOP Elects New Officers

on March 15, 2012 - 11:36pm

Members of the Los Alamos Republican Party. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Republican Party News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party elected new officers during its monthly meeting this evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

Jordan Redmond was elected chair of the Los Alamos Republican Party, replacing Ron Dolin who resigned last month after serving nearly three terms.

Bill McKerley was elected 1st vice chair, filling the vacancy created when Redmond became chair.

Joe Archuleta remains 2nd vice chair.

Norma Tech continues to serve as treasurer and Mike Weaver as secretary.

The

Heather Wilson Draws Many LANL Employees to Her Town Hall Meeting

on March 15, 2012 - 4:41pm

LANL employees and others listen to Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson during her Town Hall meeting late Wednesday afternoon at the Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

A large crowd turned out to hear Republican U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson speak at a Town Hall Meeting at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel late Wednesday afternoon.

Wilson spoke of her background and experience before fielding questions from the audience of slightly more than 100 people.

At age 17, she entered the U.S.

Town Hall on Future of LANL Set for Wednesday

on March 13, 2012 - 5:00pm

WHO: Heather WIlson, Candidate for U.S. Senate

WHAT: Heather Wilson Hosts Town Hall on the Future of Los Alamos National Laboratory

WHERE: Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.

WHEN: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14

“The Obama Administration’s decision to eliminate nearly 800 jobs at Los Alamos Labs jeopardizes our national security and our economy. New Mexico needs someone who will fight for our laboratories —someone who understands our state’s unique contribution to national security.” -Heather Wilson, candidate for the U.S. Senate

Los Alamos needs YOU

on March 13, 2012 - 8:12am

You undoubtedly have ideas for the future of our community and on how the county government should serve its citizens today. You have the opportunity to put those ideas into ACTION. 

Three county councilors and a county clerk will be elected next November. You could be one of them; the process starts now.

Roughly 14,000 adults call Los Alamos home and care about it. All are affected by county government. In this community of extraordinary people, there are hundreds with the knowledge and skills to help lead it. 

Are you one of the handful with the desire and courage?

The only legitimate

Heinrich and Lujan Score Big at Democratic Pre-Primary Convention

on March 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Former New Mexico House Speaker Ben Lujan high fives son Rep. Ben Ray Lujan who won the Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention garnering 91.91 percent of the delegate's vote to Harry B. Montoya's 8.09 percent at the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Convention results:

U.S. Senate:
Martin Heinrich907 votes (54.77%), Hector Balderas 749 votes (45.32%)
 
U.S. House of Representatives:
Congressional District 1: Michelle Lujan Grisham 179 votes (25.94%), Eric G. Griego 281 votes (40.72%), Martin J. Chavez 230 votes (33.33%)
Congressional District 2:

Heinrich Receives Red Boxing Gloves

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich-D-N.M., held a news conference with President/CEO Max Ritchman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare March 2. The event was held at the Center for Progress & Justice in Santa Fe and featured discussion on strengthening Medicare and Social Security for New Mexico’s current and future senior citizens. The NCPSSM endorsed Heinrich and presented him with a pair of red boxing gloves. Heinrich is running against Republican Heather Wilson for retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s seat. Photo by Carl Newton

Los Alamos Democrats Attend Pre-Primary Convention Today

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

Today's New Mexico Democratic Pre-Primary Convention at the Albuquerque Convention Center with members of the Los Alamos Delegation including David Izraelevitz, Chris Chandler, Pete Sheehy, Cathy Chapman and Karen Kendall. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

Congressional Candidate Blasts Opponent, Calls on Congress to Halt LANL Layoffs

on March 8, 2012 - 5:00pm

Candidate Rick Newton News:

Rick Newton, Taos Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in District 3, blasted opponent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM, in a news release, charging him with endangering national security and for having an uncaring attitude toward the nearly 800 people losing their jobs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Newton ripped incumbent Lujan saying, “Once again, Lujan has chosen the narrow partisan interests of President Obama over the jobs of highly skilled workers in northern New Mexico.

Dems Paint the Town Blue

on February 26, 2012 - 12:00am

New Mexico House of Representatives Democratic Candidate Stephanie Richard, left, with LAPS Teacher Andrea Determan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

“This is our year,” said Stephanie Richard, candidate for New Mexico District 43 House of Representatives, to the crowd assembled at the Los Alamos Democratic Party’s County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday.

With the room packed and the walls plastered with campaign posters, the mood felt optimistic.

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