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New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Announces Creation Of ‘Chile Capital Of The World’ License Plate

on April 9, 2017 - 6:47am

New Mexico now has a ‘Chile Capital Of The World’ license plate. Courtesy/MVD


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has announced the creation of the Chile License Plate.

The license plate declares New Mexico as the “Chile Capital of the World,” reflecting New Mexico’s status as the world leader in chile quality and production. 

“With the creation of this license plate, we are sending a strong message that New Mexico is the only chile capital of the world,” Gov. Susana Martinez said.

Letter To The Editor: Consider This Solution...

on April 9, 2017 - 6:46am
Los Alamos

The proposed amendment to eliminate the Office of Sheriff failed. Rather than continue breeding contempt between the Council, the Sheriff and the Police Department, I invite you to consider an alternative solution.

Rather than amending the County Charter to remove the Sheriff or remove the Chief of Police, why not amend the wording involving duplication of duties? Redefine the duties as shared responsibilities. Everything that the Police do, the Sheriff is equally responsible for. Everything the Sheriff does, the Police are equally responsible for.

Governor Commended For Signing Bill To Provide Tourniquets To Law Enforcement Officers

on April 8, 2017 - 7:04am
SANTA FE ― “Today is a great day for our statewide law enforcement officers and New Mexico’s communities,” said Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), who sponsored the bill. “Law enforcement officials are the guardians of our community and this equipment and training will save lives across the state.

Maestas On Veto Of Isolated Confinement Bill

on April 8, 2017 - 6:56am
Antonio 'Moe' Maestas
SANTA FE The governor’s veto of this compromise legislation will mean that New Mexican taxpayers will continue to pay millions of dollars in settlements for over utilizing an outdated and inhumane jail management tool, said bill sponsor Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque).
“HB 175 was the result of the hard work of many stakeholders, including county jail officials and criminal justice experts," he said.

AG Balderas Announces Indictments On Taos County Sheriff’s Deputy For Medicaid Fraud, Falsification Of Documents & Perjury

on April 8, 2017 - 6:53am
AG News:
TAOS Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that a Taos County grand jury returned indictments on Ricky Romero for one count of Medicaid fraud, 10 counts of falsification of documents and 10 counts of perjury. The Office of the Attorney General is focused on preparing the case for trial.
“The Office of the Attorney General will continue to aggressively combat corruption and fraud resulting in the depletion of critical Medicaid funds in New Mexico,” Balderas said.

County P&Z Meeting April 12

on April 8, 2017 - 6:37am

GOP Women Meet At Teen Center April 13

on April 7, 2017 - 4:28pm
This month, the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) meet at noon, April 13 at the Los Alamos Teen Center.

They will tour the Teen Center (to see their tax dollars at work doing great things for local teens), and Republican County Councilors James Chrobocinski and Rick Reiss will update the group on local events. After the tour and update, the group will have tea sandwiches from Secret City Cafe and pastries from Rose Chocolatier with coffee and tea, followed by a short meeting.
Guests are welcome for the tour and county council update.

State GOP On Governor Signing Naloxone Bill

on April 7, 2017 - 11:28am


ALBUQUERQUE Today, the Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement on Gov. Susana Martinez signing HB 370, the legislation sponsored by Republican Representatives Sarah Maestas Barnes and Rebecca Dow, which will drastically increase the availability of naloxone, a drug that reverses some of the effects of opioid overdoses:

"We thank Governor Martinez for signing this important legislation," said Republican Party of New Mexico Spokesman Tucker Keene. "New Mexico has among the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the country, and the bill Gov.