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2014 NMAA Fall State Championships Conclude Saturday

on December 2, 2014 - 8:05am

SPORTS News:

ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico Activities Association will hold its final State Championships of the 2014 Fall Season this weekend. 

The Class 6A, 5A, 4A, and 3A Football Finals will take place either Friday, Dec. 5 or Saturday, Dec. 6.

Game details:

Football

Official Championship Name:

  • U.S. Bank State Football Championships, presented by Farmers Insurance Group

Tickets:

Game Information:

  • Class 3A Final – Clayton @ Estancia
  • Saturday 12/6/14 @ 1 p.m.

Class 4A Final

NMSA Santa Clara Student Selected As Ambassador To White House Tribal Nations Conference

on December 2, 2014 - 6:51am

Kayleigh Warren of Santa Clara Pueblo. Courtesy photo

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is deeply honored and proud to announce that NMSA student Kayleigh Warren has been selected to serve as the Santa Clara Pueblo Tribal Youth Ambassador at the 2014 Tribal Nations Conference, which is Dec. 1-3 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Warren, an outstanding NMSA student, will be accompanied by the Santa Clara Pueblo Gov. J.

State Police Hold Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across State Through December

on December 2, 2014 - 6:48am

Courtesy photo

STATE News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout December.

This effort continues to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities and is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Heinrich Calls For Full Funding Of PILT, SRS For Critical Local Government Services

on December 2, 2014 - 6:44am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., joined a bipartisan coalition urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) in any end-of-year legislation.

"Moving forward, we hope that we can work together to seek a long-term solution to provide a consistent and stable source of funding for the nation's counties containing federal lands," the lawmakers wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Los Alamos Man Involved In Pojoaque Crash In Which Woman Dies

on December 1, 2014 - 11:41am

STAFF REPORT

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reports that a Los Alamos man was driving a vehicle Saturday in Pojoaque that collided with another vehicle in which the driver died at the scene from her injuries.

SFCSO Lt. Joe McLaughlin told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Robbin Wood of Los Alamos was traveling north on N.M. 30, Mile Marker 3 in the San Ildefonso Pueblo at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 when he lost control of his 2006 Chevy four-door vehicle.

New Transloading Facility Breaks Ground Today

on December 1, 2014 - 9:47am

GandyDancer LLC equipment lines up near rail tracks. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez will announce at an event today that GandyDancer LLC, a longtime New Mexico family-run railroad maintenance and construction company, is expanding, creating 200 new jobs and breaking ground on a new transloading facility, New Mexico Transloading LLC.

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, the City of Albuquerque, Wells Fargo, and representatives of GandyDancer and New Mexico Transloading will join Martinez for the announcement.

This expansion will not only create 200

Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $400,000 For Navajo Distance Learning

on November 29, 2014 - 8:33am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced $447,748 in funding for a distance learning initiative for the Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M. 

This funding, made possible through the Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, is intended to counteract high unemployment and poverty in the Navajo community. Quality distance learning is an important tool, especially for the large Navajo Nation, where many students have to travel long distances in order to take classes on campus.

Governor To Light State Christmas Tree Monday

on November 28, 2014 - 9:55am

Gov. Susana Martinez will participate in the annual lighting of the New Mexico State Christmas Tree Monday evening in Santa Fe. The community is invited to attend and enjoy hot apple cider and biscochitos. The tree lighting ceremony is 5:15 p.m. in the southwest corner of the state capitol grounds at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail. Photo is of the tree lighting in 2011.  Courtesy/NMGO

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