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State Police To Conduct DWI Checkpoints In January

on December 28, 2015 - 6:53am
State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2016.
"Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities," a State Police spokesperson said. "This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Eastbound I-40 To Remain Closed At Big-I During Morning Commute

on December 28, 2015 - 6:37am



Commuters urged to seek alternative route


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced overnight that eastbound I-40 will remain closed at the Big-I through today, which will cause delays for commuters. The department is asking commuters to plan ahead and seek alternative routes.


Currently in Albuquerque, I-40 east of the Big-I is obstructed with stranded commercial motor vehicle traffic waiting for roads into Texas to be opened. No Albuquerque traffic will be allowed east of the I-40 Interchange.


Both Texas and Oklahoma have shut down I-40

State Officials Plead For Absolutely No Travel In 18 Hardest-Hit N.M. Counties From Winter Storm

on December 27, 2015 - 9:30am


SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez, law enforcement, and state emergency personnel are pleading for absolutely no travel in the 18 hardest-hit counties until weather conditions improve.

They are: Colfax, Union, Harding, Mora, San Miguel, Quay, Guadalupe, Torrance, De Baca, Roosevelt, Curry, Lincoln, Chavez, Lea, Eddy, Otero, Socorro and Santa Fe counties.

In those counties, emergency personnel will actively try to keep people off roadways and in their homes. Driving is strongly discouraged throughout the rest of the state.

"Law enforcement and state emergency personnel are

Governor Puts National Guard On Standby To Respond To Weekend Storm

on December 27, 2015 - 8:25am

Gov. Susana Martinez


  • Gov. Martinez Orders Several State Agencies to Monitor, Prepare, Respond to Storm

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced that she has put the New Mexico National Guard on standby to respond to a winter storm that is expected to hit the state through the weekend.

In addition, the Governor ordered the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to work closely together to monitor, prepare, and respond to the storm to ensure the safety of New Mexicans.

Statement From Senate Democratic Leaders On Governor’s El Dorado Hotel Situation

on December 26, 2015 - 8:30am
NMSD News:
SANTA FE  Statement of Sen. Michael S. Sanchez, Senator Majority Leader:
“The recent incident involving Gov. Susana Martinez’s activities at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe, which has been of intense interest in the national media, is very regrettable for our state. It is embarrassing that this is how New Mexico makes the national news, and it does real harm to our state. It also comes on the heels of being named worst-run state in the nation, worst in unemployment, and worst in high school graduation.
“We also regret that some of the Albuquerque media in its coverage of this case

Udall Secures Sports Safety Provisions To Protect Youth Athletes From Concussions

on December 26, 2015 - 8:14am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Commerce committees, announced that the president has signed into law as part of the "omnibus" appropriations measure several sports safety provisions that Udall has championed to help protect youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
Udall has led efforts in Congress to improve equipment safety standards and curb false advertising claims, focusing on ensuring parents, coaches and players have the information they need to make important