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New Mexico State Police Lateral Hiring Plan

on February 27, 2016 - 7:01am
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police is introducing a lateral State Police academy for qualified, certified police officers who are interested in joining New Mexico's premier law enforcement agency. 
The lateral State Police academy will commence June 5, and cover seven weeks of training followed by up to nine weeks of on the job training with a field training officer after graduation.
Interested applicants must have a minimum of three years' law enforcement experience to apply. If currently separated from law enforcement, this separation must not have exceeded one year in length.

Maria Sanchez-Gagne Announces Candidacy For DA In First Judicial District

on February 26, 2016 - 11:46am

Maria Sanchez-Gagne


SANTA FE – Santa Fe native and long-time prosecutor, Maria Sanchez-Gagne, announced today that she will be seeking the position of District Attorney for the First Judicial District, representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties.

Sanchez-Gagne is collecting petition signatures and will formally file her declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State on candidate filing day March 8.

“I am pleased to announce my candidacy for this position.

WIPP’s Reopening Not Certain; Very Expensive

on February 26, 2016 - 11:24am
CCNS News:
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held a workshop in Carlsbad to discuss the detailed budget and schedule to re-open the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in December 2016.
Despite having spent about $500 million in the two years that WIPP has been shut down, few significant schedule milestones have been met.
The formal budget and schedule document is called the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB). The PMB is for the period of Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept.

Single Car Crash Saturday On Main Hill Road

on February 25, 2016 - 11:35am

The driver of this 2001 Dodge Ram was heading down the Main Hill Road Saturday afternoon when he veered too far into the oncoming traffic lane, over corrected and took out four directional arrow markers before crashing into the rock wall, according to the police report. No injuries were reported. The crash occurred across the line into Santa Fe County so a Santa Fe deputy arrived on scene and it's not known whether the driver was cited for his actions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The scene of a single car crash Saturday afternoon on the Main Hill Road. No injuries were reported.

Marco Serna Enters Race For DA In First Judicial District

on February 24, 2016 - 8:24pm

Marco Serna


SANTA FE – After talking to community leaders and his family, attorney Marco Serna has decided to enter the District Attorney’s race for the First Judicial District.

Serna is a product of the Santa Fe and Espanola community, attending Atalaya Elementary School and St. Michael’s Middle School and High School.  He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s. 

Serna began his legal work as a Senior Litigator for the State of NM Risk Management Department, and then transferred to the Thirteenth District Attorney’s office working his way up to Supervisor under the