Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall  


From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall: 


The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.


Companion legislation passed


LANL Foundation Welcomes New Board Members



Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation welcomes new members of its Board of Directors: Wilmer Chavarria, Gary Falle, Thom Mason and Tania Sanchez, and returning member Kathryn Harris Tijerina.

“Our new strategic plan is focused on growing and retaining local educators; supporting the social emotional needs of educators, students and young children; improving learning across the education spectrum with emphasis on STEM; and strengthening college and career pathways. It is important to us


Los Alamos County Council Seeks To Fill Vacancies On Board Of Registration


Due to the recent resignations of three members of the Board of Registration, the Los Alamos County Council is seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the two-year term on the local Board of Registration.

The requirements for the members of this Board state that not more than two members can be of the same political party so for these vacancies, no Democrats can be appointed. 

Additional requirements state that the members of the Board shall not be county employees (including poll workers), elected officials or candidates for public office (including School Board or UNM-LA


Sept. 11, 2001 … Never Forgotten

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By The Editors Of

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency


Sept. 11, 2001 Remembered: A Field Of Honor…

Tower of Voices, a 93-foot tall structure that when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives 18 years ago today on United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn., during the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Courtesy/NPF

Tower of Voices when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn. Courtesy/NPF


Vice President, Programs and Partnerships
National Park Foundation

On this day of remembrance and mourning,


‘Effective Board Meetings’ Free Seminar Sept. 14


Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit News:

Learn how to accomplish business without wasting time … a valuable seminar for non-profit agency board members as well as members of community organizations.

The Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit will present a 90-minute seminar entitled, “Effective Board Meetings” 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 at the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

The interactive seminar will provide information and practical applications of effective procedures. Hand-outs will be provided to all participants.

Those who pre-register


Volunteers Needed For Community Playground Build

Aspen PTO is seeking volunteers to help assemble and install this Navigator Climber and two other pieces of equipment Oct. 5 during a Community Playground Build. Courtesy/Aspen PTO

Aspen PTO is seeking volunteers to help assemble and install this Topsey Turvey and two other pieces of equipment Oct. 5 during a Community Playground Build. Courtesy/Aspen PTO


Aspen PTO has purchased three new playground pieces for Aspen Elementary School’s playground and is seeking volunteers to join in a community build to assemble and install the pieces Oct. 5 at the school. 



Obituary: Adeline (Addy) F. Reeves Jan. 20, 1927 – Sept. 7, 2019

ADELINE (ADDY) F. REEVES Jan. 20, 1927 – Sept. 7, 2019

Adeline (Addy) F. Reeves passed away on September 7th in her home with family around her.

Addy was born in Oakdale, NE, on January 20th, 1927 to Herman and Lena Walters and was raised on their family farm with her four siblings. 

She graduated from Oakdale High School, hopped the train to Omaha with her older sister, Millie, got a room at a boarding house, and landed a job as a secretary. She soon met Frank, her husband of 62 years, who was a recent enlistee in the U.S. Navy. During their courtship Frank said, “for 2 cents I would


NIST: Can High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

The PLOT-cryo device can be used to detect very low concentrations of airborne chemicals such as those that might signal the presence of spoiled food, clandestine graves, and chemicals in fire debris that might show evidence of arson. Courtesy/Megan Harries

NIST News:

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her.

Harries, a postdoctoral


Heinrich, Collins Introduce American Energy Opportunity Act To Streamline Clean Energy Technology Permitting

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


The lawmakers introduced the legislation to encourage state and local governments to adopt instantaneous permit applications for solar and battery storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Monday introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act to provide state and local governments with voluntary tools to expedite and standardize the permitting process for distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar and battery storage, while ensuring high-quality and safe installations.


On The Job In Los Alamos: Ministerial Alliance Meeting

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Ministerial Alliance at its monthly meeting Sept. 3 at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church on Trinity Drive. Over breakfast there were introductions of new ministers and sharing of the happenings in their diverse faith communities. The main topic of discussion was plans for the formation of a stand-alone non-profit (Safe Spaces) to create a women’s shelter in Los Alamos. The incorporation of the non-profit, its goals and focus, as well as possible challenges were all discussed. Dr. Kristy Dean Nadler presented on the need


NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services



WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.


The funding will go toward prevention,


Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame In Los Alamos

Democratic Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame visits Monday on Central Avenue with the oldest (Ann Beyer, 90) and youngest (Neha Sadasivan, 17) of the group of hosts organizing a community meet-and-greet event for her, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Pueblo Canyon Inn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame gets together Monday with several of her hosts for next Thursday’s community meet-and-greet event, from left, Kenneth Holmes, Plame, Anagha Dandekar, Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and Jennifer


Ben-Naim: Supporting Our Schools Is The Right Thing To Do…

Los Alamo School Board President

Early voting for the School Bond election begins Oct. 8.

I urge you to join me in supporting our community’s most important asset – our children by voting YES.

While your taxes will not increase, our students will benefit as White Rock schools are renovated and rebuilt and other sites across the district undergo additional improvements and maintenance.

First, supporting our students is the right thing to do. Our students have benefited from the new Middle School and High School as have students at Aspen and Barranca Mesa Elementary Schools.


High Flyers Announces New Coach Tharien Bramhill

New High Flyers head coach Tharien Bramhill leads a group of Level 2 gymnasts during a recent practice. Bramhall comes to Los Alamos from California and brings more than 25 years of experience coaching both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A former gymnastics school owner and director, Bramhill has coached all gymnastics levels from preschool recreational students through optional and elite competitors. He assumed the head coach position in August and will be working fulltime at High Flyers Gymnasitics at 1900 Diamond Dr., to ensure high quality instruction, safety and continuity in all programs.


Lunch With A Leader: County Engineer Sept. 17

Los Alamos County Engineer Eric Martinez
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters’ monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader features County Engineer Eric Martinez as speaker at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17, at Mesa Public Library.
Martinez oversees the Engineering & Project Management Division within the Public Works Department. Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a licensed New Mexico Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 
He joined Los Alamos County


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