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House Speaker Brian Egolf Announces Legislative Priorities For New Mexico Children And Families

on January 15, 2019 - 8:01pm
House Speaker Brian Egolf
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Today, Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) has released a video announcing legislative priorities for New Mexico children and families.
The video focuses on the work House Democrats are doing to improve the lives of New Mexicans and put the state on solid economic footing. The video also outlines Democratic priorities to grow the economy, keep families safe, and create opportunities for all New Mexicans.
House Democrats will be pushing to

Los Alamos National Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion Annually To New Mexico State Economy

on January 15, 2019 - 6:25am

The Laboratory’s NMSBA program helped optimize a new crate for shipping valuable artwork developed by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Innovations, a for-profit business subsidiary of the world-renowned museum. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Economic development initiatives created or retained nearly 1,500 in-state jobs
  • More than half of goods and services came from New Mexico businesses 

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s average annual total impact on economic output across New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to preliminary independent research from the University of New Mexico’s

Human Services Dept. Working Overtime To Ensure All Eligible SNAP Families Receive February Benefits

on January 15, 2019 - 6:16am
HSD News:
SANTA FE — The state Human Services Department is urging all SNAP recipients who are due for renewal of benefits in January to submit their renewal form no later than today, Jan. 15, in order to receive their February benefit.
There are more than 25,000 SNAP households that are due for renewal, of which 14,500 are still outstanding.
“HSD wants to ensure every eligible family maintains their benefit and is working overtime to get that done,” HSD Secretary-Designate David R. Scrase, MD, said.

LANL: ‘Realistic’ New Model Points Way To More Efficient And Profitable Fracking

on January 15, 2019 - 6:10am
Fracking image. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics.
It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process.
“Our model is far more realistic than current models and software used in the industry,” said Zdeněk Bažant, McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P.

Heinrich: New Mexicans Are Paying The Price For Longest Government Shutdown

on January 15, 2019 - 6:05am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Trump’s shutdown becomes the longest in American history, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) shared some of the stories he’s received from New Mexicans who have been adversely impacted by the shutdown.
According to public data, over 10,000 federal workers in New Mexico have been impacted by the shutdown, many of whom are furloughed or working without pay.
“New Mexicans are paying the price for the longest government shutdown in American history because President Trump refuses to stop holding our

Legislative Committee Recommends $7 Billion Budget

on January 15, 2019 - 6:03am
The east entrance of the New Mexico State Capitol.Courtesy/N. Salazar
Top lawmakers on Monday rolled out a proposed $7 billion state budget that would include a whopping $600 million for public works projects around New Mexico as the government's coffers swell with a windfall of revenue from an oil and gas boom.
The Legislative Finance Committee's proposed budget would mark almost an 11 percent increase in spending by the state. That is less than what Gov.

New Mexico Land Office Requests Funding To Establish Office Of Renewable Energy; Improve Management Of Oil And Gas Activities

on January 15, 2019 - 5:52am
Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard
SANTA FE For Fiscal Year 2020, New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard has requested additional budget appropriations for four new district resource managers tasked with overseeing oil and gas activity in the Permian Basin and resources to establish the Office of Renewable Energy.
Due to increased oil and gas operations in the southeastern part of the state, additional personnel are necessary to handle the exciting workload and provide adequate oversight.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on January 15, 2019 - 5:44am

Secretary Of State Toulouse Oliver Announces Successful Post-Election Audit Of 2018 General Election

on January 15, 2019 - 5:36am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Monday the successful completion of the post-election audit of the 2018 general election.
The detailed post-election audit report is publicly available on the Secretary of State’s website.
“Post-election auditing of New Mexico’s vote tabulation systems helps ensure the integrity of our elections and is another reason voters should have the utmost confidence that their voices are heard at the ballot box,” Secretary Toulouse Oliver said.

LALT: Matinee For ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ Sunday

on January 15, 2019 - 5:35am

Cast of ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ perform at 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Courtesy photo

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre has added a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday of “Murder at the Lone Elm”.

LALT canceled its Jan. 13 planned matinee performance because of the weather and bad driving conditions. Persons who purchased tickets for the Jan. 13 show are welcome to use them at any of the remaining performances: 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Murder at the Lone Elm” is an interactive mystery in which the audience gets to question the suspects and try to identify the

Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura To Deliver State Of Judiciary Address To Joint Session

on January 15, 2019 - 5:30am
NMSC News:
SANTA FE Chief Justice Judith Nakamura of the New Mexico Supreme Court will deliver the State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Chambers of the House of Representative in the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

Finance New Mexico: Workshop Helps New Businesses Understand Tax Law

on January 15, 2019 - 5:17am
Finance New Mexico
New employers can find it confusing to navigate New Mexico’s system for computing, reporting and paying business taxes. But the state Tax and Revenue Department expects them to figure it out and comply.
To simplify the process, the TRD offers free workshops, including one in Albuquerque Jan. 28 that promises to give new employers an overview of state tax laws, walk them through basic legal requirements for workers’ compensation insurance and workplace safety and show them how to add up what they owe on the sales of products or services.

House Leadership: New ‘Nursing Lounge’ Makes Roundhouse More Accessible For Moms, Parents

on January 15, 2019 - 5:08am
Nursing Lounge’ for new moms and parents inside the State Capitol. Courtesy/NMHD

New Mexico House Democrats News:

SANTA FE New Mexico House of Representatives Leadership announced Monday the creation of a “Nursing Lounge” for new moms and parents inside the State Capitol.
Joining other state legislatures across the country, House Leadership is working to create a more inclusive and safer environment for new parents to privately breastfeed or pump breastmilk for their children at the State Capitol.
Door to the new Nursing Lounge’ for new moms and parents inside the State

Home Country: Now And Then

on January 15, 2019 - 4:50am
Home Country
It’s Tuesday afternoon at two, which means Clarice Devon is on her way to the Curl Up ‘N Dye beauty salon. It’s like the sun coming up or the price of bread increasing. Tuesday. Two. Clarice.
“Clarice!” yells Fran. “Ready to be beautiful?”
“Sure,” she said. “I like attempting the impossible.”
Clarice Devon is one of our angels. She’s one of the few people in town who will tolerate old people and shut ins, and she not only takes care of them, but seems to relish it as well.
During the rinse, Fran asks her if she’s the one taking care of Mr.

NWS: Today's High Near 41 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 15, 2019 - 4:35am

The National Weather Service forecast: Today's high near 41 with mostly sunny skies. Tonight's low around 27 with a 40% chance of snow showers. New snow accumulation of less than an inch possible.

Daily Postcard: Sangres From Anderson Overlook

on January 15, 2019 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Fresh snow falls on the Sangres as viewed from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Lori Dauelsberg

Scenes From Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout

on January 14, 2019 - 3:43pm

Isaac Dunwoody, a former Topper hockey player, is back on home ice playing for UNM and he played over the weekend in the Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout hosted by the UNM Hockey Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. There were four teams in attendance at this year’s shootout, UNM, Nebraska, Dallas Baptist and Northern Arizona. UNM lost to Dallas Baptist 3-6. The games were scheduled to be played Friday, Saturday and the championship game Sunday but snowy conditions canceled Sunday's game. Photo by John McHale/

The UNM goalie James Bostian was busy in the game against Dallas

Los Alamos Police Officers Aid Gunshot Victim

on January 14, 2019 - 2:05pm
LAPD Officers, from left, James Keane, Chris Ross and Ben Irving aided the victim of an accidental gunshot Friday at his home. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos 911 operator took a desperate call Friday from the area near Aspen School. According to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, a man accidently shot himself while examining his gun, which he thought was not loaded. With a bullet in his arm, he managed to call 911.

LAPD Sergeants Chris Ross and James Keane were nearby and rushed to the scene, where they were joined

Gov. Lujan Grisham Holds First Cabinet Meeting

on January 14, 2019 - 1:51pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with her Chief of Staff John Bingaman and Chief Operating Officer Teresa Casados at her first cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy/governor's office
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, conducts her first cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy/governor's office
From the Office of Michelle Lujan Grisham:

SANTA FE -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held her first Cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

The governor and administration leadership discussed priorities, collaboration, and preparation for

LAPD: Parking Rules Apply To Everyone...

on January 14, 2019 - 1:51pm

A citizen recently spotted a local police patrol unit parked in a handicap zone. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the rules apply to everyone and the issue has been addressed internally. Courtesy photo

SFCC; SFHEC To Close For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 14, 2019 - 12:58pm


SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. Both campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, which is the first day of classes for the spring semester for SFCC.

The college’s child care center, Kids Campus, and gym, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, also will be closed. The fitness center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Jan.

NCRTD: Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule, Closures

on January 14, 2019 - 12:20pm

RTD ‘Blue Buses’ will not be in service on Jan. 21, however, the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, will operate. Courtesy/NCRTD


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced its schedule and closures for the Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King holiday.

RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service, however, the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, will operate.

Obituary: Mary Ann Rosenthal Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

on January 14, 2019 - 11:56am

MARY ANN ROSENTHAL Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

Mary Ann Rosenthal, age 83, passed into Heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mary Ann was born in Highland, Illinois on September 15, 1935, to Victor H. and Muriel Daiber. She grew up on a farm near Marine, Illinois, and married Jerome Jesse Rosenthal on June 23, 1956 after he graduated from the University of Illinois. They moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1956 after Jesse accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They left Los Alamos briefly to pursue other job opportunities but returned in 1964.


Hot Rocks Cafe Hosts Special Lunch For University Of Nebraska Hockey Team In Town For Tournament

on January 14, 2019 - 7:00am

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke hosted a lunch Saturday for the University of Nebraska Hockey Team in town to play in the Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Nice Los Alamos hospitality shown by Burke and Hot Rocks. The restaurant is at 4200 West Jemez Road across the street from LANL. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

In appreciation for his kind hospitality, the University of Nebraska Hockey Team presented Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke with a jersey signed by team members. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke holds up the signed

Century Bank Ready To Assist Federal Employees Furloughed By Government Shutdown

on January 14, 2019 - 6:59am


SANTA FE—Century Bank wants to help! As a local, community bank, Century is ready to assist individuals and families affected by the government shutdown.

Because everyone’s financial situation and need is different, so are the solutions.

Contact a local Century Bank representative, by phone or in person at one of our branches, to discuss your particular needs and the options available to you. Century Bank has locations in Santa Fe, Espanola, Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
About Century Bank

Established in 1887, Century Bank remains a locally owned community