About a dozen members of the Santa Fe Veterans for Peace and one or two from the Albuquerque chapter gathered this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park to celebrate the first anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene from today’s gathering of the Santa Fe Veterans for Peace at Ashley Pond Park to celebrate the first anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force Jan. 22, 2021. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene from the gathering today of the Santa Fe Veterans for Peace at Ashley Pond Read More
ALBUQERQUE — Bennick Yazzie, 32, of Shiprock and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, pleaded guilty in federal court Jan. 14 to sexual abuse of a minor.
Yazzie will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.
According the plea agreement and other court records, between Oct. 26, 2019, and Oct. 25, 2020, Yazzie sexually assaulted Jane Doe, who was 13 years old, on the Navajo Nation Reservation.
By the terms of the plea agreement, Yazzie faces four years and nine months in prison.
The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated Read More
This chart shows the test positivity rate versus date in Los Alamos. Since the start of the pandemic, 4.1 percent of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 tests in the County were positive. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created Eli Ben-Naim Read More
SANTA FE – Several important environmental bills passed the House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee today, paving the way for increased generation and storage of renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The three bills advanced by the committee would make renewable energy more accessible to working New Mexicans and businesses.
The Energy Storage System Tax Credit HB 11, sponsored by Representatives Debra Sariñana (D-Albuquerque,) Meredith A. Dixon (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Mimi Stewart (D-Albuquerque), would help New Mexicans improve Read More
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes addresses Academy 29 cadets during their graduation Friday morning at the LAFD training facility on DP Road. Family members did not attend the graduation ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so each graduate will receive a video of the ceremony to share with their loved ones. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Chaplain Joe Dudziak delivers the invocation to the Academy 29 graduates during the ceremony Friday morning at the LAFD training facility on DP Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
LAFD Academy 29 graduates front row from left, Read More
Alexander Ukhanov PhD of Actoprobe LLC of Albuquerque. Courtesy/EDD
Emerging Technology Ventures, Inc. of Alamogordo. Courtesy/EDD
SANTA FE — New Mexico Economic Development Department Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that five New Mexico companies will receive New Mexico Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Matching Grants to help their businesses grow.
The NMSBIR Grant Program provides recipients additional resources to commercialize the technology developed using Federal SBIR funding. The NM SBIR Matching Grants are designed to support local science and Read More
LEA COUNTY — At around 7:44 a.m. Jan. 15, the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) responded to a single-vehicle rollover near the intersection of East Rose Road and North Johnson Road in Lea County, north of Hobbs.
The initial investigation indicated that a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Brooke L. Chandler, 26, of Hobbs was traveling east on East Rose Road.
For unknown reasons the Jeep left the roadway and rolled. Chandler and her passenger, Luis A. Sauceda, 32, of Hobbs were both ejected from the vehicle.
They both suffered fatal injuries in the crash and were pronounced deceased on scene Read More
New Mexico Delegation Welcomes Over $1 Million To Support Economic Development Initiatives Across State
Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.) and Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) are welcoming more than $1 million in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) across New Mexico.
These EDA planning investments support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for each of the awarded entities. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation Read More
Reps. Stansbury And Kim Lead Bill To Improve Wildfire Communications & Info Sharing Among First Responders
U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury:
WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) and Young Kim (Calif.-39), who both serve on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, introduced the bipartisan National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Wildland Fire Communications and Information Dissemination Act (H.R. 6410) to boost communications and information sharing efforts between first responders, fire management response officials and community members during wildfires.
As prolonged drought conditions worsen Read More
Ria Thundercloud (Ho-Chunk Nation, Sandia Pueblo). Courtey/Santa Fe Playhouse
SANTA FE PLAYHOUSE News:
WHAT: Santa Fe Playhouse and Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) present a dance performance by Ria Thundercloud (Ho-Chunk Nation, Sandia Pueblo), telling stories of indigenous womanhood and survival through contemporary and traditional dance and movement.
WHEN: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11
WHERE: Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. De Vargas St.
TICKETS: $20 general admission; $18 senior; $10 student santafeplayhouse.org, 505.988.4262
DETAILS: SWAIA Performances Read More
Sen. Antionette Sedillo Lopez
By ROBERT NOTT
Santa Fe New Mexican
Advocates for New Mexicans who know little to no English say a bill passed by a committee Friday is needed help such residents access medical aid, child welfare services and other resources.
Lawmakers on the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs committee approved House Bill 22 on a 6-3 vote. It now heads to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
The legislation provides a one-time appropriation of $50,000 to the state Department of Finance and Administration. The money is aimed at helping state agencies Read More
NMNHS presents ‘Dogs! A Science Tail’ exhibition, Feb. 5-May 1. Courtesy/California Science Center
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMNHS) announces the opening of “Dogs! A Science Tail”.
This is an ambitious, multi-media, hands-on science exhibition that highlights the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs, and invites guests to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear and smell the world.
The exhibition will demonstrate how the ability to understand and communicate with each other lies at the heart of the unique Read More
Military Hospital Support To FEMA & DHHS Begins In Five States, Navajo Nation, Expands In New Mexico, Elsewhere
Lt. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 220 military medical personnel have deployed or will deploy in 10 new teams to eight states including New Mexico and the Navajo Nation to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.
“As our support to FEMA and the whole-of-government response to the pandemic expands due to a surge in hospitalizations, we are committed to working alongside our civilian medical partners to assist hard-hit Read More
The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Post file photo
By DANIEL J. CHACÓN
The Santa Fe New Mexican
A lot is riding on the state’s new Cannabis Control Division.
Created when New Mexico legalized recreational marijuana for adults last year, the fledgling agency has been handed the responsibility of standing up a new industry elected officials sold as being a boon for the state, from creating jobs to raising revenue.
A question from the start — and one that has resurfaced at the Roundhouse — is whether the agency has enough money to carry out the work.
Competing budget proposals have thrust the issue Read More
New Mexico COVID-19 Update Jan. 21: 6,198 New Cases, Totaling 437,934 With 30 Deaths & 330,110 Recovered
SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced Friday 6,198 additional COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reported 87 new cases today, bringing the total to 2,019 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)
This update includes 30 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 29.0 percent.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
- 1,492 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 6 new cases in Catron
The Los Alamos Teen Center at 475 20th St., will be closed due to HVAC system issues Jan 22 – 27. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Teen Center, operated by The Family YMCA will be closed due to HVAC system issues, starting today through Thursday, Jan. 27.
“We are sad that we will not be able to see and provide an in-person hang out spot for teens during the next week,” Teen Center Manager George Marsden said. “However, we hope that we see them virtually on the Discord Server.” Read More
Public Defender Commission Chairman Thomas J. Clear III
By PHAEDRA HAYWOOD
The Santa Fe New Mexican
The state agency that provides legal representation for indigent defendants is drastically understaffed, according to a recently released study, which says the Law Offices of the Public Defender needs 67 percent more lawyers that it has to provide “reasonably effective assistance of counsel” as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
That’s 602 more attorneys — more than double the 295 the agency currently has.
“It frightening,” Public Defender Commission Chairman Thomas J. Clear Read More
The LAHS is hosting a lecture by British scholar Daniel Cordle Feb. 8 via Zoom. Courtesy/LAHS
The Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) is hosting a lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 via Zoom.
British scholar Daniel Cordle will be presenting live to Los Alamos (from across the ocean) his research on “Literary Los Alamos: The Manhattan Project in Fiction, Drama, Poetry, and on Screen.”
As well as being the subject of numerous histories, the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos has also fascinated writers and filmmakers, featuring in thrillers, literary fiction, historical Read More
By WHITNEY HOLLAND
AFT NM New Mexico
We are sincerely disappointed to be writing this email.
Considering the extreme and on-going COVID-19 infections throughout our communities, we have made the difficult decision to ask AFT New Mexico members to NOT travel to Santa Fe this Sunday for our planned rally in support of our campaign for the 3Rs: Respect, Recruit, and Retain.
When this rally was envisioned by our sibling educators at NEA-NM, we were excited to accept their invitation to join with them in solidarity, however, the current wave of Omicron-variant cases was expected to peak Read More