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Los Alamos County Strategic Tourism Plan Earns 2019 National American Planning Association Award

Jury Chair Wendy Shabay, left,  presents Assistant to the Los Alamos County Manager Linda Matteson, center, and Anna Laybourn of Design Workshop their award during the American Planning Association award ceremony. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County’s tourism strategic plan is a little older than one year but it already has garnered national attention. County Council learned during its May 14 work session that the American Planning Association awarded the plan the Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement


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Santa Fe Opera Announces 42 Members Of The 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Singers

 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces the members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Singers.
 
This season’s program is comprised of singers from across the United States, Canada and South Korea. The 42 singers, selected by Gayletha Nichols, Director of the Program, and Robert Tweten, Head of Music Staff, rose to the top from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a competitive pre-screening and audition process.
 
Established upon the Santa Fe Opera’s founding in 1957, the company’s Apprentice Program for Singers has since provided

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Udall Opening Statement At Interior Department Appropriations Hearing With Secretary Bernhardt

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, delivered the following opening statement at an Appropriations Committee hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to review the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Below are Udall’s remarks:
 
Secretary Bernhardt, thank you for appearing before the subcommittee this morning, in your first hearing since you were confirmed

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Local Senior Centers Promote Red Nose Day

COMMUNITY News:
 
The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers are collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items this week to promote Red Nose Day Thursday, May 23.
 
The NBC special will raise funds to end childhood hunger.
 
Items suggested for donation include lunch and snack items that may assist local programs for children that need assistance.
 
Questions can be answered by center directors, who are rumored to have the red noses, which may be seen throughout the week.

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Luján On 100th Anniversary Of House Passage Of 19th Amendment Guaranteeing Women Right To Vote

Suffragettes led the way a century ago for the women’s right to vote. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

POLITICAL News:

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment:

“A century ago, the United States took a critical step forward in women’s equality with the House passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Suffragettes waged a hard-fought campaign to secure their rightful and equal voice in our democracy and we owe deep gratitude to these women for their bravery and courage.


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Luján On Improving Health Care For American Families

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the passage of the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act:
 
“Health care is a right, and yet too many Americans are struggling between providing for their families and affording life-saving prescription drugs. This is fundamentally wrong. This legislation sends a strong message to the American people that we won’t waver in the Trump administration’s efforts to steal health care away from millions

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LAMS Students Participate In National MathCounts

The New Mexico team including members from Los Alamos Middle School competed May 11-13 at the National MathCounts in Orlando, Fla. Team members from left, Grant Stanton and Harmony Guan from Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Assistant Coach Do Vo and LAMS team members Alex Livescu and Charles Cai. The 224 final Mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense schools and their coaches were treated to a National Competition experience like no other. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Celebrates Five Years Of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

The Organ Mountains to the east of Las Cruces. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

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

  • Hails recent enactment of landmark public lands package, including new wilderness within OMDP that Udall fought for

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined fellow New Mexicans Monday in celebrating the five-year anniversary of the proclamation signed by President Barack Obama to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico as a national monument – the culmination of years of work from the local community.

In 2014, President Obama established the Organ


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Giant Impact Caused Difference In Moon’s Hemispheres

Artist’s depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies. New research suggests the stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the nearside were caused by a wayward dwarf planet colliding with the Moon in the early history of the solar system. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades.
 
Now, new evidence about the Moon’s crust suggests

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Gary King Endorses Marco Serna For Congress

Attorney General Gary King
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Gary King announced Monday his endorsement of First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna for the Third Congressional District.
 
King, a former two-term attorney general, state representative and Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee, released the following statement:
 
“Northern New Mexico has so much at stake in this election from protecting and expanding funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory, to building our green energy economy, to combating the Opioid epidemic Marco Serna is the

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