Northern New Mexico College Enrollment Up 12 Percent

NNMC News:

ESPAÑOLA — Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) has announced 12-percent increases in both the number of students attending and its Full Time Equivalent (FTE) calculation, which indicates how many students would be attending if all were enrolled full time.

Fall enrollment is at 1229, with 771.9 FTEs. The increased enrollment shows that Northern is the college of choice for a growing number of students.

Northern exceeded the ambitious goals it submitted to the New Mexico Higher Education Department two months ago in its Strategic Enrollment Plan Update. In addition, these numbers Read More

New Mexico State Rep. Stefani Lord Formalizes Impeachment Process Of Governor, Calls For Extraordinary Session

Rep. Stefani Lord (Bernalillo & Torrance Counties)


SANDIA PARK – New Mexico State Rep. Stefani Lord (R-NM-22) has formalized the impeachment process calling for an extraordinary session to hold Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham accountable for violating her oath of office.

Rep. Lord has begun petitioning lawmakers in New Mexico for an extraordinary session to begin impeachment hearings “after the Governor’s emergency health order outlawed the Second Amendment”.

Lord has been a vocal critic of this emergency order and continues to bring national media attention to the Governor’s Read More

Screenagers Under The Influence Shows Thursday At SALA

LAPS News:

Screenagers Under the Influence will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at SALA as part of the Mental Health Matters series.

All Mental Health Matters series events are free to the public.

This is a new release that examines the impact of our digital age on teens’ decision making in relation to substances such as vaping, alcohol, drugs and gaming. The film explores the latest research, highlights the personal experiences of teens and families, acknowledges the changing landscape of the substances themselves, and offers solutions for how we can best empower teens as they face Read More

New Mexico Supreme Court Stresses Importance Of Creating An Adequate Record To Justify Warrantless Search

New Mexico Supreme Court News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court today overturned a Clovis woman’s drug possession conviction because a warrantless search of her purse by police violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches.

In a unanimous opinion, the Court reminded prosecutors and district courts of “their obligations to make a sufficient record when considering the propriety of warrantless searches and when taking judicial notice” of facts in a case.

The Court ordered the case back to the district court in Curry County to vacate Kaylee Ortiz’s felony conviction Read More

White Rock Kids For Peace!

Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace (aka World Peace Day), and the children in this photo are part of a new local chapter of a global nonprofit organization called ‘Kids For Peace’. They painted the White Rock rock to send a message of peace to the community, and to remind others to do so as well. Courtesy photo

Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace (aka World Peace Day), and the children in this photo are part of a new local chapter of a global nonprofit organization called ‘Kids For Peace’. They painted the White Rock rock to send a message of peace to the community, and to remind others to do so as well. Read More

After Hours Art Club Forming At Little Studio On The Mesa

Little Studio On The Mesa News:

            • Unleash Your Creativity at Little Studio on the Mesa

Little Studio on the Mesa has announced the launch of “After Hours Art Club” – a fun monthly event that offers adults the opportunity to unleash their creativity in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

Little Studio on the Mesa strives to make art accessible to everyone. As such, the studio has partnered with Dragonfly Playhouse Daycare in White Rock to provide professional childcare services during the event. Now, you can enjoy your creative time worry-free while your children are in a safe and nurturing environment. Read More

Chile Roasting Happening Now At Zia Credit Union!

Zia Credit Union is providing chile roasting to the community now through 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of their building at 1001 Central Ave., and offering special prices, and an additional $10 off for Zia members! Courtesy/ZCU

Scene at Zia Credit Union, which is providing chile roasting to the community now through 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of their building at 1001 Central Ave., and offering special prices, and an additional $10 off for Zia members! Courtesy/ZCU

Scene at Zia Credit Union, which is providing chile roasting to the community now through 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of their Read More

Catch Of The Week: Vegas Cyber Attackers Hit The Jackpot

For the Los Alamos Daily Post

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless the hotel you stayed in falls victim to a ransomware attack … because then you’ll probably be getting a data breach notification in the mail. Sept. 11 MGM Grand reported a “cybersecurity incident” impacting certain systems. Over the next week or so the casino giant faced shutdown of systems running the casino and hotels, and huge headaches for their guests as the casino was forced to go manual for almost everything. Casino winnings were noted on handwritten receipts, and guests had to wait in line for Read More

Community Conversations Presents: ‘Fentanyl Awareness – Overdose Recognition & Response’ Online Training Sept. 27


The community is invited to attend an online webinar to learn about fentanyl overdose recognition and response 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

This event, with Bernie Lieving, the statewide overdose prevention education coordinator, will discuss myths vs. facts of fentanyl, signs of substance abuse and addiction and your rights as a responder.

No prior registration is required to attend.

Community members who would like to have NARCAN® naloxone nasal spray can pick up the product for free from the Social Services Office (1183 Diamond Dr. # E) or Municipal Court (2500 Trinity Read More

New Mexico Governor Announces New Intelligent Manufacturing Partnership With Hota Group

From the Office of the Governor:

TAIPEI, Taiwan — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Hota Industrial Manufacturing Chairman David Shen announced Wednesday a final agreement to expand business for the major auto parts supplier into New Mexico.

Taiwan-based Hota Industrial Manufacturing, a producer of automotive gears for North American and European clients, including Tesla, signed an agreement for a 30-acre parcel in the Westpark Industrial Park in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, with construction expected to begin in 2024. The company plans to hire 350 employees and invest $99 million Read More

Pets Of The Week: Meet Wonton And Denali

Wonton is a darlin’ dumplin’. This confection of tuxie perfection is 2 months old, neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and ready to go home to his forever family. Espanola Humane is open to walk-in adopters 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday at 108 Hamm Parkway in Española. Visit Courtesy/EH

Denali is a beautiful, bouyant baby boxer with bewitching brindle stripes. This 3-month-old girl is stunning with superstar looks and a precious personality – a winning combo! Be enchanted by her at Ojo Santa Fe Puppy Patch: apply on for an appointment at the resort Read More

Millie Darlington Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race held near North Mesa and Barranca Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR   

Runners take off in Tuesday’s Atomic City Road Runner’s pace race held near North Mesa and Barranca Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Millie Darlington, 5, was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held by the tunnel near the traffic circle between North Mesa and Barranca Mesa with a 15 second differential off her predicted time. 

Other accurate predictors were: 

  • Tony Borek at 19 seconds off;
  • Mark Bjorklund with a 20 second difference;
  • David Kunsberg recording 24 seconds off; and
  • Ted
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JEC Chairman Heinrich Statement On Today Ahead Of Federal Reserve’s Decision Whether To Raise Interest Rates

Sen. Martin Heinrich

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement today ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to raise federal interest rates. 

“Over the past two years, we have had record job growth, seen inflation fall, and passed federal legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act to help lower costs. This has helped stabilize our economy, but we can’t stop working for better. Recent economic turbulence and looming funding cliffs continue to make American families Read More

Los Alamos Fall Job Fair & Resume Writing Workshop Oct. 5


The Los Alamos Job Fair will be held 12-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos branch campus, at 4000 University Drive in Los Alamos.

Sponsored by TechSource and Century Bank, hosted by UNM-Los Alamos and organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, the Job Fair will feature up to 50 participating businesses that are currently hiring for positions of any level. 

Businesses that are hiring may participate by registering at Registration is limited to the first 50 businesses. Registration will close at 5 p.m., Read More

New Mexico Celebrates National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Adult Education Association celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, recognizing the many accomplishments of adult and family educators, students, and programs across New Mexico.   

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 “Adult Education and Family Literacy Week,” in honor of the remarkable work state-funded adult education and family literacy programs do year-round to improve outcomes for adults and their families.   

“Adult education Read More

Bandelier To Waive Entrance Fees For National Public Lands Day Sept. 23

A group gathered in front of Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Bandelier National Monument will be waiving park entrance fees Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Camping fees still apply.

Bandelier National Monument normally charges $25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, and $15 per individual or bicycle. Bandelier specific annual passes and the full suite of America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes are honored for entrance fees and are available for purchase at the visitor center.

For the past 30 Read More

DVS: Forgotten Heroes Funeral For 52 Veterans Sept. 28

DVS News:

SANTA FE — The unclaimed cremated remains of 52 military veterans will be laid to rest at the 2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeral Sept. 28.

A brief memorial ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Calvary Church at 4001 Osuna Road NE. 

Following the ceremony, the 52 urns will be loaded into two hearses, which will depart with a law enforcement/service agency motorcycle escort for the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 501 North Guadalupe St., for an 11 a.m. funeral service and burial.

The veterans will be buried with military honors courtesy of New Mexico’s Forgotten Heroes Funeral Program, Read More

LAHS Homecoming Court Promotes ‘Court For A Cause’

The Los Alamos High School 2023 Homecoming Court including Megan Brown, Lyas Eidenbenz, Cohen McKown, Nora Johnson, Angelina Passalacqua, Cadence Key, Luke Favorite, Denaee Chavez, Jackson Blair, Melaki Gutierrez, Jackson Boone and Emily McLaughlin. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) is celebrating homecoming this week as they prepare to compete against Albuquerque Academy at the football game on Friday and “Unplug the Chargers!”.

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for this year’s homecoming court: Megan Brown, Lyas Eidenbenz, Cohen Read More

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