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DOE And NMED Hold Joint Meeting On Legacy Waste Clean-Up

on January 18, 2018 - 1:51pm

Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, right, and New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling take notes as NNSA representative Arturo Duran answers questions from the audience during Tuesday evening's meeting hosted by DOE and NMED at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Duran earlier outlined milestones and targets for FY 2018 legacy waste clean-up. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Environment Department public information meeting on FY2018 Appendix B milestones and targets Tuesday evening

New Mexico State Police Respond To Fatal Helicopter Crash Of Five People East Of Raton

on January 18, 2018 - 12:55pm

NMSP News:
RATON Around 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in Raton, New Mexico Police Department (RPD) dispatch contacted New Mexico State Police regarding a call of a downed helicopter.
 
RPD received a 911 call from a victim in the crash who reported the incident. The victim informed dispatch there were six people aboard the helicopter when it crashed. The caller reported three were injured and the other three unaccounted for. The exact location of the crash was uncertain.
 
Area law enforcement, including New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and Colfax County Sheriff's

AFT New Mexico On State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:40am
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“The Governor’s farewell ‘State of the State’ address was an attempt to issue a parting shot at public educators – and their unions – for rejecting her so-called reforms which would have weakened the profession of education, hurt students, and erode hard-earned rights in their places of work.
 
“By doubling down on discredited reform policies – which other states are already moving away from, she does a disservice to not only our students, public educators, but

Pearce On DOJ And DHS New Security Report

on January 18, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a new report showing an overview of how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through the nation’s flawed homeland security policies:
 
“We can all agree that our policies to keep the border and our homeland secure has significant flaws. It doesn’t reflect life in the 21st Century and Congress has a job to change it.

Nate Gentry On 2018 State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Rep. Nate Gentry
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Statement from House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), following the 2018 State of the State Address delivered Tuesday at the State Capitol by Gov. Susana Martinez: 
 
“New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“We must do more to protect the safety of New Mexicans, improve student achievement, and create more job opportunities.

Closing Briefs Filed In Landmark Education Lawsuit Against State Of New Mexico

on January 18, 2018 - 6:55am
NMCLP News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) have filed closing briefs for their consolidated lawsuit (Martinez v. State of New Mexico and Yazzie v. State of New Mexico) against the State of New Mexico for its failure to provide all public school students a sufficient education as mandated by the New Mexico Constitution.
 
The consolidated lawsuits claim the state’s arbitrary and inadequate funding of public schools, and lack of necessary monitoring and oversight deprives

NM Representatives Break Stalemate On Fisher House

on January 18, 2018 - 6:54am
LEGISLATIVE News:
 
SANTA FE  Last week, officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Fisher House Foundation, and other stakeholders agreed on final plans to build a Fisher House on the campus of the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
 
The agreement provides the framework for construction to proceed on the proposed facility that will house the families of military personnel and veterans while their loved ones are receiving medical care. 
 
The agencies and the foundation reached the agreement at the urging of the

NMED’s Technical & Regulatory Review Of Kirtland AFB’s RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Nears Completion

on January 18, 2018 - 6:52am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  Officials at the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced that their technical and regulatory review of a pivotal site characterization document (entitled the “RFI Report”) addressing the Kirtland Air Force Base’s underground jet fuel leak is nearing completion. 
 
“Under the state’s groundwater regulations and the federal Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), the New Mexico Environment Department is providing the environmental oversight for cleanup of affected groundwater in Albuquerque,” said Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan, who recently

Governor Announces $250,000 To Help NM Small Businesses Grow

on January 18, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced another tool to help New Mexico small businesses grow and thrive. The Small Business Innovation Research matching grant will help New Mexico companies commercialize their research and innovation as marketable products and services.
 
“Helping our small businesses grow and thrive – particularly those centered around science and technology – is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy,” Martinez said.

New Mexico Film Office Announces HBO's New Drama Series 'Succession' To Film In New Mexico

on January 18, 2018 - 6:50am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Thursday that the new HBO Drama series "Succession" will begin principal photography in New Mexico after shooting previous episodes in New York.
 
Production on the episode being filmed in New Mexico will begin in mid-January and run through the end of January.
 
"'Succession' starts off 2018 in what we are confident will be another booming year of production for our film industry in New Mexico," New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.

FBI Seeks Public Aid Regarding Sticky Finger Bandit

on January 17, 2018 - 5:28pm
FBI News:

The Wheat Ridge and Arvada Police Departments, and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a series of bank robberies in Colorado.

The suspect, who may have traveled to New Mexico, has been dubbed the “Sticky Finger Bandit.” In each robbery, he presented a threatening demand note and fled on foot. The suspect has not yet displayed a weapon in his robberies. In one instance the suspect wore a wig, and in another instance he wrapped adhesive bandages around his fingertips.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years of age, approximately 5’6” –

Heinrich Opposes House Short-Term Spending Bill Without Dream Act

on January 17, 2018 - 3:36pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the proposed House Republican short-term spending bill: 

“Members on both sides of the aisle have been working to reach agreement and meet our basic responsibilities, including veterans funding, disaster relief, and finally passing the Dream Act, but President Trump and his right-wing supporters in Congress seem intent on steering the country off a funding cliff.

Pearce Signs Amicus Brief Upholding First Amendment

on January 17, 2018 - 3:32pm

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce signs the Amicus Brief. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after signing on to an Amicus Brief recommending the Supreme Court of the United States reverse the Ninth Circuit’s decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, challenging the constitutionality of California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT) Act.

“The American people have a Constitutional right to religious

CVNM Responds To 2017 State Of State Address

on January 17, 2018 - 11:08am
CVNM News:
 
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez delivered her final State of the State address Jan. 16, to the legislature. During her speech, Martinez applauded New Mexico’s oil and gas industry repeatedly and mentioned our burgeoning tourism industry. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:

“The oil and gas industry is pouring billions into new drilling projects in New Mexico.

SFCC Bond Election Early Voting Starts Today

on January 17, 2018 - 7:59am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Bond Election SFCC seeks $17 million in bond funding to:
  • Build a new automotive technology center
  • Renovate the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center
  • Upgrade technology, improve Wi-Fi
  • Improve arts, fashion design and film classrooms 
  • Make critical facility and infrastructure improvements.
 
The SFCC bond will benefit the entire community without raising tax rates and will enhance learning and career opportunities for good-paying, in-demand jobs. Vote at SFCC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Jan. 17-Feb. 3. Jan. 12-Feb. 2: Absentee Voting. Feb.

Cuba Ranger District Plans La Jara & Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burns

on January 17, 2018 - 6:59am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  To take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on the La Jara piles and Chaparral piles sometime between Jan. 22 and March 30 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
 
Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 79 acres of the La Jara piles and up to 49 acres of the Chaparral piles. 
 
The La Jara piles area is located east of the community of La Jara.

Supreme Court Issues Rulings Providing Guidance On Motions For Pretrial Detention Of Criminal Defendants

on January 17, 2018 - 6:56am
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Supreme Court issued two unanimous opinions Thursday addressing the evidence required for the pretrial detention of criminal defendants.
 
A constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2016 gave judges the authority to order the pretrial detention of a defendant if a prosecutor files a written motion with the court and proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant should be held in jail to assure public safety.
 
The opinions by the court provide guidance to judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys on evidence at hearings to

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered To Families

on January 17, 2018 - 6:55am
Alzheimer's Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, education course in Pojoaque offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills for Dementia Caregiving 101” (aka The Savvy Caregiver Program) is a FREE seven-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.
 
The course will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once a week, Tuesdays, from Feb.

NM KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Some Improvement, Some Decline In Child Well-Being

on January 17, 2018 - 6:50am
VFC News:
 
SANTA FE — Several indicators of child well-being are showing improvement in New Mexico, but a persistently high rate of children living in poverty continues to cast a pall over the state.
 
That is the overall conclusion in the 2017 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this week by New Mexico Voices for Children at 10 a.m. at the Roundhouse to coincide with the start of the legislative session.
 
The theme of this year’s report is “At a Crossroads: Choosing the Path to Child Well-being in New Mexico” to reflect unprecedented changes at the federal level as well as the
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McKinley County Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charge

on January 17, 2018 - 6:49am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, pleaded guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography. 
 
Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending a sentence within the range of 37 to 63 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.
 
The FBI and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Yazzie Dec. 20, 2016, on the indictment, which was filed Dec.

Governor Honors Ofc. Simpson Whose Badge Saved His Life When A Criminal Fired A Gun At His Chest

on January 16, 2018 - 6:36pm

Gov. Susana Martinez honors State Police Officer Dwayne Simpson today at the opening of the 30-Day Legislative Session in Santa Fe. She held up his damaged badge and explained that during an August traffic stop, Ofc. Simpson encountered William Wilson, a criminal who had been in and out of prison 16 times for various offenses: aggravated burglary, committing a crime with a firearm, resisting arrest, parole violations and drug charges.

SGR At Opening Day Of Legislative Session

on January 16, 2018 - 6:19pm
Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos met with various officials today at the 2018 opening of the 30-Day Legislative Session at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Garcia Richard is a native New Mexican and lifelong educator who has worked both abroad and in Northern New Mexico. She is a curriculum coordinator for Pojoaque schools and has served for six years in the Legislature and chairs the House Education Committee. She is running for State Land Commissioner. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen/ladailypost.com
 
Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, Rep.

Governor Delivers 2017 State Of The State Address

on January 16, 2018 - 2:09pm

Gov. Susana Martinez delivers the State of the State Address today at the opening of the 2018 Legislative Session in Santa Fe. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen/ladailypost.com

STATE News:

SANTA FE — The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Gov. Susana Martinez today from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives:

Senate President Pro Tempore; House Speaker; Democratic and Republican leaders; esteemed members of the New Mexico Legislature; honorable members of the Judiciary; former New Mexico governors; tribal governors; distinguished guests;

Attorney General Hector Balderas Sues To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

on January 16, 2018 - 1:56pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General

SANTA FE Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government.

“Today we are taking aggressive legal action to stop the illegal rollback of net neutrality protections because New Mexico already struggles to

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Meet Results

on January 16, 2018 - 1:05pm
Sara Gardner, left, and Colette Bibeault, second from left, at the meet. Courtesy photo
 
LAAT News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers opened their competitive season this past weekend in Rio Rancho. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 New Mexico teams competed.
 
In the Xcel competition, Los Alamos’ Diamond team won the team competition. Chantel Bibeault took the all-around gold with a 36.15. She also took silver in all four individual events with, 9.00 on vault, 8.95 on bars, 9.05 on beam, and 9.15 on floor. Team mate Hannah Gram took gold on bars and beam with 9.05 and 9.10 respectively.

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