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Luján shows off LANL on congressional tour

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LOS ALAMOS – This week, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U.S House Assistant Speaker, and Congressman Adam Smith, D-Wash., Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, toured Los Alamos National Laboratory on a congressional delegation highlighting the importance of New Mexico’s national labs. Congressmen...

Manufacturing Day events offer business connections workforce development

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The Manufacturing Institute projects that U.S. manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028, but misperceptions about modern manufacturing could cause more than half of those positions to remain vacant. The nonprofit New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership aims to address misperceptions among students while they are preparing themselves for college and careers by showing them opportunities in manufacturing.

That’s where Manufacturing Day comes in. Celebrated the entire month of October, the initiative highlights the changes that have occurred in the manufacturing industry and introduces students to careers in clean tech and modern manufacturing.


Luján commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month

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LOS ALAMOS – While visiting Los Alamos National Laboratories October 9, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, addressed staff members at LANL to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans and Latinos in science, technology, and engineering.

An excerpt from Luján’s remarks follows:

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m especially humbled to have an opportunity to celebrate the immense contributions to our state, economy, and country that Hispanic Americans make each day.

There have been few moments in our country’s history, where recognizing and celebrating the contributions of...

McKinley County undersheriff discusses career, department changes, motivations

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In his 19 years of service to Gallup and McKinley County, James Maiorano has been through numerous commanders, changes to the community, and evolutions in the law enforcement process.

The Sun recently sat down with Maiorano to discuss his storied career.


Maiorano was born outside of Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to the Gallup area with his parents in 1991. His parents worked as missionaries for Western Indian Ministries in Tse Bonito, where Maiorano attended school and finished with his GED when he was 16.

The bible college Maiorano planned to attend in San Antonio accepted him when he was 17. There he met a woman. The couple later returned to Gallup, married and had two...

Emergency Preparedness Event offers unique experiences

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What would it be like to wear a pair of goggles that made you feel drunk?  Or to put on a pair of goggles that made you feel stoned?  Some people found out Sept. 28 at the 7th Annual Emergency Preparedness Event at the Rio West Mall in Gallup.

The event is held in conjunction with National Preparedness month and is designed to bring safety awareness and preparedness for all types of emergencies to members of the public.

Event organizer Emergency Manager Susan Mahooty said the event was to inform the community about available resources.

“They come out every year to show the public what’s all out here,” she said. “We just want people to come out so that they can have an...

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