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“What we’re tasked with doing is organizing the farmers and ranchers to form a conservation district. That way they can form their own natural resource priority list,” said Atcitty, the group’s executive director for the last two years.

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The death knell has been rung for the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities.

The coalition's board approved a resolution Friday (May 21, 2021) to start "winding down" the consortium of local governments with economic ties to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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For the past 10 years Taos Town and County elected officials have employed our tax dollars to lobby the U.S. Congress for production of plutonium pit triggers of nuclear bombs at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)? Did you know that Los Alamos County and the lab are the wealthiest in the nation, while New Mexico communities are near the poorest in the nation? Did you know that the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC), an organization including both Taos County and [town of Taos] has spent $2 million of our taxpayer dollars lobbying for LANL instead of investing in local needs like affordable housing, education and public safety?

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Michael Tashji, good morning, we hope you are well. Just a thank you note and appreciation for your April 15 story about our NM Congressional Delegation's introduction of legislation for our Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area (NRGNHA).

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Dear Commissioners, Town Council, and Mayor,

As you know, the City of Santa Fe rejected the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities' [RCLC] legally binding governing document, the Restated and Amended Joint Powers Agreement [JPA].

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Tensions were high at a Town and County Joint Meeting on Friday (March 5) as potential areas of annexation by the town were discussed, particularly pertaining to the Taos Regional Airport. Going into the meeting, there was concern from local citizens that the town was rushing to push through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the county - a type of agreement between two parties - without any input from the public.

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The great civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a Jewish friend. His name was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and he was one of the most prominent Jewish theologians in the United States in the 20th Century. In January 1963, the two men met at a conference in Chicago on "Religion and Race" organized by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. They became allies and friends. Two years later, they walked together in the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The march leveraged congressional support to protect the rights of African Americans through the passage of the Voting Rights Act. When Dr. King was murdered, Rabbi Heschel spoke at his funeral.

Given the many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices to keep our communities and loved ones safe during these unprecedented times, Dennis Hopper Day 2020 has been cancelled.