NMSL Announces Winners Of 2022 New Mexico Letters About Literature Competition

NMSL News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Library (NMSL) announces the winners of the 2022 New Mexico Letters About Literature competition.  

Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4-12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world.

NMSL believes that the lives of our state’s young readers are enriched when they are asked to reflect on literature in this way.

Students may write about works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and participate across three levels according to Read More

Fort Union National Monument Hosts Junior Ranger Camps

Kids explore the Army encampment at Junior Ranger Camp 2021. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

WATROUS ― Do you have a kid in your life who loves history, science, or engineering? Are they willing to get their hands a little bit muddy and learn new things? If so, come join Fort Union National Monument in June.

They will be hosting two Junior Ranger camps in 2022: Thursday, June 2 (for ages 7-9) and Friday, June 3rd (for ages 10-12).

Check-in will begin 9 a.m. and activities will run until 3 p.m. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring a lunch, hat, and a water bottle.

Both camps are free! Spots are limited, so register Read More

Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Viewed Near Station 6

A large smoke plume billows from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon combined Fire Saturday near Los Alamos County Fire Station No. 6 at 457 East Road. The fire has burned 301,971 acres and as of this morning is 34 percent contained. There are 1,958 personnel fighting the fire, which is burning heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass. Photo by Marc Bailey Read More

Governor, Secretary Trujillo Issue Statements On Department Of Interior’s Report Addressing Indian Boarding Schools And The Mistreatment Of Indigenous Children And Families

IAD News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary, Lynn Trujillo issued the following statements today applauding the Department of Interior’s release of the “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report” that details the harms perpetrated against Indian children between 1819 and 1969 when Indian children were forcibly separated from their families and sent to federally funded boarding schools at tender ages, many of whom never returned home.  


“This report sheds light on the trauma caused by federal policies Read More

Officials To Talk Jobs, Economy, Trade In Mexico City


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujàn Grisham has announced that the state of New Mexico will be sending a delegation from her administration to visit Mexico City to discuss jobs, trade, infrastructure and investment along the international border.

Global trade was identified as a target industry sector for New Mexico by Gov. Lujan Grisham when she took office in 2019. The governor recently announced strategic investments in transportation and infrastructure that will boost quality of life and competitiveness along the border and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry region.  

In addition, Read More

State Of New Mexico Fights For Vulnerable Victims Of Fraud


SANTA FE — The Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department announced Thursday that funds have been received on a $1.1 million settlement agreement with Cincinnati Insurance and the Evanston Insurance Company, to provide compensation to victims of criminal activity that took place at the former Desert State Life Management trust company. 

The settlement is part of the on-going fight that the FID has been pursuing for over five years on behalf of the victims of CEO/owner Paul Donisthorpe of Desert State Life Management.

The fraud Read More

Scam Alert: LARSO Warns Residents Of Phony Calls


The Betty Ehart Senior Center spoke to a resident who said that they received a call stating they owed the senior center money.

The local senior centers would NEVER call saying a member owes money.

“There is a scam out that shows a phone call could be coming from a real number, like the senior center number,” LARSO Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen said. “Their goal is that you pay them over the phone with a credit card or gift cards. If you ever have a question, please call the senior center at 505.662.8920 and report it. The services we offer are driven by donations and no one is forced Read More

Anchorum St. Vincent Names Jerry Jones President/CEO

Anchorum St. Vincent new President and CEO Jerry Jones. Courtesy photo

Anchorum St. Vincent News:

SANTA FE — Anchorum St. Vincent, New Mexico’s largest health impact foundation, announced Monday that it has appointed Jerry Jones to be president and CEO of the organization.

“On behalf of the Anchorum Board and our talented team, we are pleased to announce that the Board has removed the interim tag from Jerry’s title and, effective immediately, he will be our new President and CEO,” said Chair of the Board of Directors Charles Goodman. “We are fortunate to have someone with Jerry’s integrity, Read More