Public Safety

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury Votes To Expand Opioid, Behavioral Health, Substance Use Programs

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury

STATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As New Mexico communities face intersecting opioid, mental health, and substance use crises, U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) voted to pass critical legislation expanding over 30 programs that collectively support opioid response, mental health care, and substance use disorder prevention across the nation.

Statewide, just 12% of New Mexicans have access to behavioral health services.

Rep. Stansbury also is working on a legislative framework to bring a more holistic approach to addressing public safety, behavioral health, Read More

ACT Announces Detour, Bus Stop Closure Route 6 Villa Lp

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit has been notified that a portion of Villa and 33rd Street and 34th Street near Aspen Elementary School will not be serviced.

Bus stops #547 and #545, as well as #546 will not be serviced due to emergency water repairs.    

Delays are expected due to traffic congestion.

Direct questions to 505-661-RIDE (7433) or the ACT Tracker to locate bus routes. For  specific route service schedules, click here Read More

June Is Recognized As National PTST Month

BJA News:

June is recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) month, and June 27 was National PTSD Awareness Day.

PTSD has a profound effect on the lives of those who suffer from it. The United States Senate established PTSD Awareness Day in 2010 as a day of awareness, and a tribute to Army Staff Sergeant Joe Biel of the North Dakota National Guard.

According to PTSD United, 20 percent of adults in the United States who have experienced a traumatic event suffer from PTSD.

Visit the Mental Health topic page for information about Bureau of Justice Assistance programs and resources that focus Read More

Bear Spotted Strolling Grounds At Little Forest Playschool

This bear has been spotted over the last two days strolling around the grounds of Little Forest Playschool at 3880 Villa St. Photo by Dora Chen

This bear has been spotted over the last two days strolling around the grounds of Little Forest Playschool at 3880 Villa St. Photo by Dora Chen Read More

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