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GOP Headquarters Grand Opening is Sept. 15

on September 7, 2012 - 8:18am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party is hosting the grand opening celebration of its headquarters at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite D1, just north of Viola's Restaurant.

The community is invited to attend the grand opening and meet Jefferson Byrd, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District.

Several Republican candidates running for state and local offices also will be on hand to speak with the public.

Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

The Los Alamos GOP Headquarters is now open 10 a.m.

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Rotarians, Guests and Candidates Hear Economic Vitality Talk by Greg Fisher of Los Alamos County

on September 5, 2012 - 9:09am

Rotarian Lewis Muir chats with Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administratorr Greg Fisher, who delivered a talk at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council candidates on both sides of the aisle listen to County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher speak about the progress the County has made and the challenges yet to overcome in terms of infrastructure, attracting new business, affordable housing and similar issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator

NMFRW President at GOP National Convention

on September 5, 2012 - 8:43am

New Mexico Federation of Republican Women President Elaine Miller of Albuquerque attended last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., as an alternate delegate. She told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the real turning point for her in the convention was listening to the inspirational speech given by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. "He said the things that made me feel positive and enthusiastic and I'm ready to get busy helping to get our candidates elected," she said.
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Local Democratic Headquarters is Officially Open

on September 4, 2012 - 10:51am

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, introduces former council candidate Ken Johnson, left, to his replacement Michael Redondo, who as a hobby, is an extra in movies requiring him to wear his hair and beard long. Johnson resigned from the race last month because he is likely moving out of town. The introduction of Johnson and Redondo was made Sunday as the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County officially opened its new headquarters in downtown Los Alamos with a grand opening celebration.
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GOP Opens Local Headquarters Tuesday

on September 3, 2012 - 8:41pm
GOP News:
 
The Republican Party of Los Alamos County announces that its new headquarters will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.
 
The local GOP headquarters is at 1362 D-1 Trinity Dr., which is north of Viola's Restaurant.
 
Voter registration will be available at the headquarters as well as material and information on Republican candidates.
 
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Stephanie Garcia Richard Campaigns in District 43

on September 2, 2012 - 3:12pm
Stephanie Garcia Richard, Democratic candidate for New Mexico House District 43, speaks with voters during a community breakfast Saturday in La Cienega. Courtesy photo
 
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Candidates React to Firefighters' Union Endorsement

on September 1, 2012 - 12:14pm

ELECTION 2012 News: 

By Carol A. Clark

Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday's announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:

Vincent Chiravalle

"I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters.

Democratic Party Celebrates New Headquarters Monday

on September 1, 2012 - 10:58am
Community members who attend Monday's grand opening celebration of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos 2012 headquarters, 140 Central Park Square, will have an opportunity to taste and vote for the best new flavors of Ruby K's gourmet cupcakes. Courtesy/DPLA
 

 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos is hosting a grand opening celebration noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3 of its new headquarters at 140 Central Park Square.
 
Welcoming remarks will take place at 2 p.m.
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GOP Convention Takes Center Stage on NM In Focus

on August 30, 2012 - 11:37pm

NEW MEXICO PBS’ PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES “NEW  MEXICO  IN  FOCUS”
Airs
at 7 p.m. Friday,  Aug. 31  on Ch. 5.1
The program repeats 5 p.m. Saturday on Ch.9.1 and 7 a.m. Sunday on Ch. 5.1

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, the Republican National Convention in Tampa has taken center stage in the political world. NMIF checks in with Gov. Susana Martinez from the convention, gathering her thoughts on its highpoints and on her prime-time speech Wednesday. The Line opinion panel will analyze Martinez’s performance. Panel regular and RNC delegate Jamie Estrada reports back from the convention hall.

Secret Service Agent Left Loaded Handgun in Bathroom of Romney Plane

on August 30, 2012 - 10:00am

   

From an NPR Tweet:

A secret service agent accidentally left her gun inside the lavatory of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign plane.

CBS News reports that the loaded gun was found by one of its reporters who was travelling with the Republican presidential nominee from Tampa to Indianapolis, Ind., where Romney was scheduled to deliver a speech.

CBS adds:

"A member of the Secret Service on board the plane was informed and retrieved the gun.

UPDATE: County Shares Letters of Interest

on August 30, 2012 - 8:17am

UPDATE: The Los Alamos County Administrator's Office has made available the Letters of Interest submitted by seven local residents who want to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.  Click HERE to view the letters.

Staff report: 

The following Los Alamos County residents submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council created earlier this month by the resignation of Ron Selvage:

  • Edward R. Birnbaum - Former NMSU Faculty/Former LANL Employee - Democrat;
  • John L. Bliss - Works at LANL - Republican;
  • Stephen T.

Gov. Susana Martinez: In America, Everything is Possible [Video]

on August 30, 2012 - 7:24am

Watch New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as she addressed the Republican National Convention Wednesday night:

Democrats Elect Redondo to Replace Johnson in Council Race

on August 28, 2012 - 7:53pm

Newly elected Council candidate Michael Redondo. Photo by Greg Kendall.ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee tonight unanimously elected Michael Redondo to replace Ken Johnson who officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race Aug. 17.

Redondo, 32, has lived in Los Alamos since the age of 3. He earned his master's degree a little over a year ago in community and regional planning. He is the owner/director of Michael Redondo, LLC, a Biodiversity Planning, Outreach and Education company.

"I decided to run for

Feldman Hosts Campaign Event for Stephanie Richard

on August 27, 2012 - 4:03am

Sen. Dede Feldman held an event at her retreat in the Jemez for House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard. Courtesy photo

 House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard speaks with guests during a campaign event hosted for her by Sen. Dede Feldman. Courtesy Photo  
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Heinrich Meets Oz

on August 26, 2012 - 9:31am

On Thursday, Democratic Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich met Oz Einstein Armbruster, the dog attacked by another dog while campaigning door-to-door for Heinrich with his owner Karyl Ann Armbruster a few weeks ago. Heinrich heard about Oz's misfortune and called to check on his condition. After visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory contractors Thursday, Heinrich attended the opening of his Pojoaque Campaign Office. He told the crowd that as an engineer, he considered LANL vital to the health of Northern New Mexico.
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Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich Campaigns in Los Alamos

on August 24, 2012 - 2:51pm

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich meets with a consortium of major Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontractors at UNM- Los Alamos Thursday. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich lunches on a green chile cheeseburger at Chile Works in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Local Democrat Kyle Wheeler chats with U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market Thursday. Photo by Robyn McCool Schultz

Gov. Martinez Speaks Tuesday at GOP Convention

on August 23, 2012 - 8:56am

GOP News:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the theme for the 2012 Republican National Convention will be “We Built It.”

Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Dates: Aug. 27-30

Official Convention Website: 2012 GOP Convention

 

Press release on the convention from the 2012 GOP Convention:

History will be made in Tampa August 27-30, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S.

BREAKING NEWS: Ken Johnson Withdraws from Council Race

on August 17, 2012 - 5:39pm

Ken Johnson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Democratic candidate Ken Johnson officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race, filing his paperwork with the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office late this morning.

Johnson shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post his reasons for leaving the race.

"A confluence of events in recent months has made it highly likely that I will be moving away from Los Alamos in the fairly near future," Johnson said. "Consequently, if elected to the council, I would be unable to complete my term.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Opens 2012 Headquarters

on August 17, 2012 - 3:54pm

The newly leased headquarters of the Los Alamos County Democratic Party in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: The Democratic Headquarters will open to the public with regular hours begining Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Los Alamos County Democratic Party inked a deal this afternoon to lease a space in Central Park Square for its 2012 campaign headquarters.

"We are very excited to have a central location where we can conduct the party's business," Chair Michael Wheeler said.

The 2,700-square-foot space at 140 Central Park Square is comprised of a large open area, 5 individual offices,

Wilson Campaign Names "Women for Heather" Los Alamos County Chair

on August 15, 2012 - 8:52am
  • Los Alamos woman to lead coalition operations in county

ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced today that Los Alamos resident Francine J. Mendoza will lead Women for Heather in Los Alamos County.

Mendoza joins the statewide grassroots team and will lead the county's efforts to elect the first female senator from New Mexico.

“This year we have a special opportunity to elect Heather Wilson as New Mexico’s first woman U.S. Senator,” Mendoza said. “Heather is the only pro-life candidate running for the U.S.

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Romney Picks Ryan as Running Mate

on August 11, 2012 - 12:31am

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, according to reports. Ryan, 42, has served in Congress since 1999.and is chairman of the House Budget Committee. Courtesy photo

Heather Wilson to March in Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday

on August 10, 2012 - 1:46pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson will be in Los Alamos Saturday to march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade.

Following the parade, Wilson will meet with members of the local business community over lunch at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

After lunch, Wilson will travel to White Rock to tour The Hive at 134 N.M. 4.

While at The Hive, Wilson also will meet with members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network to discuss their work as well as the local business climate.

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Martin Heinrich Shows Concern for Non-Voters, Too

on August 9, 2012 - 11:08am

By Amy Storey

 
My friend Karyl Ann Armbruster and her 2-year-old "son" Oz Einstein Armbruster were out talking with voters last week about U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich who is running for the U.S. Senate.
 
The plan was to canvas a few more houses on her list, go home, clean up, and attend the Martin Heinrich event a few hours later.
 
Unfortunately, after talking for several minutes at one particular residence, a 50-pound dog suddenly charged out of the house and attacked little 16-pound Oz who was straining on his leash five-feet away.
 
The owner grabbed the dog and successfully got him off
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GOP Taps Steve Girrens to Fill Council Candidate Vacancy!

on August 2, 2012 - 8:17pm

The GOP's newly appointed County Council candidate Steven Girrens, center, discusses local issues this evening at the Republican Headquarters, 1362 Trinity Dr., as Treasurer Norma Tech and GOP Chair Jordan Redmond look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The Los Alamos County Republican Party Central Committee unanimously appointed Republican Steven Girrens this evening to fill the County Council candidate vacancy left when Roger Waterman withdrew from the race July 23 due to business and professional issues.

"We are very sorry that Roger had to withdraw, but we

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