Public Safety

Senate Re-Confirms Secretary Gregg Marcantel

Secretary Gregg Marcantel

STATE News:

Secretary Gregg Marcantel has been re-confirmed as the New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary by the New Mexico Senate.

“I am humbled and honored to continue to serve the people of New Mexico and under the leadership of the Governor,” Marcantel said.

Secretary Marcantel touted several accomplishments during the past three years, but specifically highlighted his handling of the early release issues that plagued the department in years past.

“We simply didn’t have a good system to check and make sure inmates were really supposed to be released when


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REMINDER: Traffic Control March 10-11 On Camp May Road For Filming

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County, in cooperation with Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, will facilitate intermittent traffic control on Camp May Road between West Road and Pajarito Mountain to accommodate filming in Los Alamos County beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 through 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. 

Intermittent traffic control will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division to include a flagging operation to safely guide traffic through the staging area where film vehicles will be parked along Camp May Road. Only short delays are anticipated


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Los Alamos CAP Cadets Participate In Roundhouse Ceremony Honoring WW II Members

CAP Cadets from left, C/A1C Hannah Morgan, C/CMSgt Caleb Britton, C/SMSgt JD Downing and C/Amn Caleb Booton. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos CAP Color Guard. Courtesy photo

CAP News:

Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets participated in a ceremony honoring the contributions of New Mexico’s World War II CAP members. The ceremony took place at the State Capitol Feb. 25. The ceremony was part of the Legislature’s annual Military Appreciation Day.

Los Alamos CAP cadets served as a color guard during the ceremony.

Members of the World War II CAP was awarded a Congressional Gold


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House Unanimously Passes Bill Closing New Mexico’s Child Pornography Loophole

Rep. Randal Crowder, Rep. Javier Martinez, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Prosecutions Director Clara Moran and Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes following Friday’s House passage of HB 440. Courtesy/Rep. Maestas Barnes

STATE News:

SANTA FE—Friday night, the New Mexico House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 440 on a vote of 64-0. This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response:

“This bipartisan legislation is key to shutting down the black-market child pornography industry in New Mexico that destroys


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New Mexico Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Make Health Care Prices And Quality Transparent

By FRED NATHAN, Executive Director
Think New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate unanimously (26-0) passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Substitute Thursday for Senate Bills 323 and 474. The bill will make hospital prices and quality transparent on a public website no later than Jan. 1, 2018.

The bill amends the existing Health Information System Act to allow the release of hospital-specific quality and cost information. Much of this data has been collected from hospitals for the last two decades, but the Department of Health has been barred from releasing it in a way that identifies specific


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