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Statewide Prison Lockdown Uncovers Weapons, Drugs

on June 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

A shank found during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

This weapon was found hidden inside the pipe of a sink during the recent prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

Weapons found hidden inside a shower during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

The New Mexico Corrections Department’s (NMCD) statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities ended Monday and prison movement has returned to normal.

Visitation will resume as normal this weekend at all facilities.

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Reacts To 1st District Court Denial Of PED Motion

on June 17, 2015 - 4:40pm

AFT News:

Ruling is a Victory for All New Mexico Educators, Parents and Students

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

Today’s ruling from Judge Thomson is a victory for all of New Mexico’s educators, parents, students, and our communities. In denying Secretary Skandera and the Public Education Department’s request to dismiss this lawsuit, an explicit acknowledgement was made that this case, in fact, brings a challenge to the PED’s evaluation system which must be heard.

“Judge Thomson made the correct assessment

New Mexico State Police To Be Equipped With Naloxone To Reverse Opioid Overdose

on June 17, 2015 - 4:28pm

NMSP News:

Beginning this month, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) patrol officers in Rio Arriba and Taos counties will be issued naloxone kits for use in treating subjects suspected of suffering from heroin or other opiate overdoses. 

Most commonly distributed under the brand name Narcan, naloxone is an opioid antagonist that completely or partially reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone most often is administered via needle-less syringe through the subject’s nose.

Prior to issuing the naloxone kits to its officers, NMSP ensure that the officers receive specialized training on when and how

NM 503 Pavement Preservation Work Begins June 18

on June 17, 2015 - 3:53pm


NAMBE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work on N.M. 503 from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 2.3 in Nambe. NMDOT maintenance crews will be chip sealing the roadway. This work is anticipated to be completed by June 22; weather permitting.

Thursday, June 18 to Monday, June 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be one lane closures on N.M. 503 northbound and southbound lanes. Motorists can expect delays. There will be a flagger and pilot car escort through the work zone.  There will be NO closures through the weekend. 

The roadway

VIDEO: Heinrich Presses DOE Environmental Secretary Nominee On WIPP Recovery, LANL Cleanup

on June 16, 2015 - 3:27pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. Screen Shot/LADP

Dr. Monica Regalbuto. Screen Shot/LADP


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to confirm Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., focused his questions to the nominee on WIPP recovery and opportunities for local small businesses to participate in cleanup efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

VIDEO: Watch Senator Heinrich's Exchange with Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management nominee