State, Nation & World

NMDOT: I 25 Repaving Project Begins In Santa Fe Area


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Brasier Asphalt Inc. will begin a pavement rehabilitation project Monday, June 12 in the Santa Fe area. 

Work will take place on I 25 in both directions from mile marker 277 (South of Cerrillos Rd.) to 290 (South of El Dorado). The 13-mile project is expected to last 20 working days and will include new pavement and striping.

Work will take place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week weather permitting. One lane will be closed during non-peak hours, with all lanes leading into the Santa Fe area remaining open until 9 a.m., Read More

Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber To Host ‘40 Under Forty’ Top Business Leader Awards Ceremony Sept. 22


Local nonprofit The Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) has announced the 2nd annual 40 Under forty Top Business Leader Awards Ceremony.

The 40 Under forty Top Business Leaders awards showcase the best of the best in business success, leadership, and community involvement in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

The SFHCC, along with it’s business and community partners, is celebrating rising leaders in the community under the age of 40 and the role they play in helping New Mexico thrive.

Nominations are open now through June 23, 2023 at

Ceremony Read More

Longenecker & Associates Increases Financial Support For Northern New Mexico College Students

NNMC News:

ESPAÑOLA — As part of a strong commitment to supporting STEM education efforts, Longenecker & Associates (L&A) is increasing financial support for students at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC).

L&A has increased to $15,000 its annual contribution to the Northern New Mexico College Foundation. This will fund three scholarships for students interested in a career in a field that supports L&A’s missions in Northern New Mexico at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, such as project management, business and support functions. Recipients are eligible Read More

Robinson: False Complaint To Ethics Commission Goes Public

All She Wrote
© 2023 New Mexico News Services

It’s one of those calls no elected official wants to get.

Rep. Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup, was out of state when a reporter called to ask her about an ethics complaint.

“What ethics complaint?” she asked.

The state Ethics Commission received, investigated and dismissed the complaint in April and notified Lundstrom by legislative email, which Lundstrom and many other lawmakers don’t use outside of sessions. Unaware of the complaint, she didn’t respond, but the commission dismissed the complaint on a technicality – namely that Read More

New Mexico Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Runs Through July 8

Cast of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Courtesy/New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

ART News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival’s romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” runs through July 8 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE in Albuquerque.

The play is directed by Julia Thudium and stars New Mexico’s top actors from film, tv and stage. 

Pre-show entertainment starts before every performance at 6:45 p.m. The full calendar of performances and locations can be found on

“Relating to Shakespeare now is so much Read More

New Mexico State Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault

NMSP News:

LAS VEGAS — A female victim reported May 8, 2023 to New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers in Gallup that she had been the victim of a sexual assault by a man who was now a NMSP officer.

The NMSP Investigations Bureau was requested to take charge of the investigation.

Agents learned that in July of 2022, the 20-year-old female victim had been on a two-week New Mexico National Guard deployment in Las Vegas, N.M. She identified Isaiah Cheromiah, 30, of Laguna, N.M. as a fellow soldier, and at the time of the incident an officer with the Grants Police Department.

The victim said that she, Cheromiah, Read More

New Exhibition Offers A Taste Of Tequila’s History Starting Friday June 16 At National Hispanic Cultural Center

A photo taken by photographer Joel Salcido from his series documenting the original distilleries that literally founded the industry. This photo and others in the series are featured in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave exhibition. Photo by Joel Salcido/Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) welcomes a new exhibit Friday, June 16 that explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila! 

Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Read More

NCRTD Board Approves 20-Year Long Range Strategic Plan


The North Central RTD (The “District” or NCRTD) board of Directors has approved a new Long Range Strategic Plan that will affect all service areas in efforts to enrich main town centers, improve accessibility, and expand service.

The Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) details the commitments and goals of the District over a 20 year period and will be reviewed periodically throughout the upcoming years. This will ensure that the LRSP will stay up to date will current affairs and technology that may affect the District’s plan.

These projects will affect all service areas in the 10,000 Read More

Governor Appoints Peter Mantos To Head Special IT Projects

Peter Mantos

From the Office of the Governor: 

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced a change in leadership at the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

Peter Mantos will transition from his position as state CIO and Cabinet Secretary designate to a new role overseeing important IT-related special projects for Governor-led initiatives.

“I am grateful for the new opportunity to continue to work in the Governor’s office and help her fulfil her promises to New Mexicans,” Mantos said. “I appreciate the time and dedication of the DoIT employees over the past year, and I am Read More

Registration Opens For 70th Atomic City Invitational


Registration for the 70th Atomic City Invitational (ACI) is now open. This is the longest running match play event in the Southwest.

Dates are July 1 through July 4. Go to for details and to register. The early bird entry fee is $275 per player and runs through 5 p.m. June 9. After that, the regular entry fee is $325 per player.

Invite your friends and family to join in the fun either by registering to play or attending the festivities. 

Get 15 percent off the best available rate at the Los Alamos Holiday Inn Express & Suites (dependent upon availability) Read More

LOS ALAMOS website support locally by OviNuppi Systems