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  • Video:Heinrich pushes for wildfire reform


     During a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) continued to push to reform federal wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters, while freeing up funding to prevent future fires.

  • Forty immigrants deported

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — About 40 Central American immigrants detained briefly in New Mexico were deported Monday, officials confirmed.
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the immigrants were placed on a plane in Roswell and flown to Honduras, but the agency did not say when they arrived.
    The adults and their children previously were housed at temporary detention center in Artesia, the agency said.
    More immigrants being held in Artesia will be sent back to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador soon, as part of an effort to quickly remove immigrants who were part of a recent surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
    “As President Obama, the vice president and (Homeland Security) Secretary (Jeh) Johnson have said, our border is not open to illegal migration, and we will send recent illegal migrants back,” ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said.
    The deported immigrants are part of the nearly 82,000 migrants from Central America who have already been returned this fiscal year, she said.
    Last month, the Obama administration announced plans to convert the Artesia facility into one of several temporary sites being established to deal with the influx of women and children fleeing gang violence and poverty in Central America.

  • Update 07-15-14

    Farmers Market

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Celebrate the 44th season. This week at market will be Leroy Pacheco from Los Alamos Recycling.

    Brown Bag Lecture

    Dr. Mary Neu, senior advisor to the principal associated director for the weapons program at LANL. Noon Wednesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Admission is free.


    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. Musical performance by Wise Fool. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. For more information, visit creativelosalamos.org.

    Surplus sale

    The laboratory’s surplus property sale scheduled for Thursday is cancelled. Weather permitting, the next surplus property sale is scheduled Aug. 21.


    The meeting of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has been cancelled because of summer travel. The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the conference room, Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1. The public is welcome to attend.  

  • Director addresses Caldera board

    The new executive director of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jorge Silva-Bañuelos, delineated his top five priorities to the board of trustees on Friday during a meeting at the Holiday Inn Express in Los Alamos.
    “I truly believe that the Valles Caldera has the potential to become the premier destination in all of New Mexico. It has so much potential and so much opportunity that we just need to move together with the communities to move in that direction,” Silva-Bañuelos said.
    For Silva-Bañuelos, public access is “first and foremost.”
    “That certainly is going to be reconciled and aligned with our long-term goals of both public access along with the preservation and protection of our cultural and natural resources that we have at the preserve,” Silva-Bañuelos said. “But I don’t believe that those are mutually exclusive, and that’s something that we can achieve by working together to find that right balance.”
    Communication is also high on Silva-Bañuelos list.

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