Rebecca L. Avitia
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this morning that Rebecca L. Avitia will serve as his chief of staff in Washington, D.C.
Avitia is a native New Mexican and will be one of three Latino chiefs of staff serving in the Senate. She is transitioning next week from her role as Heinrich’s state director.
Before joining Heinrich’s state leadership team, Avitia served as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
“Throughout her career, Rebecca has been a strong advocate
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Black Bear. Courtesy/turpentinecreek.org
Bears hibernate not because of the cold but because there is a lack of food during the winter months.
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SANTA FE ― Four New Mexico museums adopt their annual winter schedules effective Monday, Nov. 4.
The seasonal hour change is in effect at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum off Santa Fe Plaza; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.
During winter months, all four Santa Fe museums are closed on Mondays. During this period, the Museum Hill Café also will be closed on Mondays.
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.
Democratic candidate Marco Serna provided the following answers:
POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?
SERNA: A Member of Congress must embody the characteristics of their constituents. The people from my district are passionate, honest,
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Those fascinated by celestial objects and expansive skies who would like to know more about the latest updates in astronomy are encouraged to join the Pajarito Environmental Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Creative District at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 for Nature On Tap at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
More information about Nature On Tap and other PEEC programs and events can be found at https://peecnature.org/events/.
The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute topic introduction by the speaker, followed by a lively group
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Homicide victim Nastacio Keith Travis. Courtesy/FBI
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock.
The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni, was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire July 15, 2019 off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation.
The cause of Travis’ death is not being released at this time.
Anybody with information is asked to call
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Daily Postcard: A thirsty bird stops by a home to sip water Thursday in White Rock. Many homes have bird feeders but providing water to thirsty birds is importantas well. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
Defrosting water feeders after an overnight freeze is important as well for thirsty birds in winter. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
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Students in Los Alamos Public Schools’ Eco Clubs came up with a great idea last year; to institute a zero-waste school lunch program.
The idea gathered more momentum to be implemented
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Sipapu Resort opened for the season today – making ski history in opening nearly a month ahead of its usual schedule. Sipapu is recognized for having the longest ski season in New Mexico, being the first to open for the season and one of the last to close. Sipapu is the seventh ski resort to open in the U.S. this season. ‘The slope conditions are not your normal early season conditions,’ Sipapu general manager John Paul Bradley said. ‘With the cold temps and natural snow adding to snowmaking efforts, my first run on Thumper today was a legitimate great run! We even had people camp out overnight to get
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