State, Nation & World

State, Nation & World

NHCC Launches History Festival: ‘Mundos de Mestizaje’

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present its first History Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22.

This multigenerational event will include workshops, lectures, temporary murals, middle and high school contests and other events for all ages. 

All events are inspired by the theme of mundos de mestizaje and the famous buon fresco of the same name, by artist Frederico Vigil. “Mundos de Mestizaje,” one of the largest concave murals in North America, depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history, from Europe to Mesoamerica to the U.S. Southwest, illustrating


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NMSP: Man Arrested In Police Shooting Involving Otero County Sheriff’s Office And New Mexico Game And Fish

Thomas Ryan

NMSP News:

CLOUDCROFT — The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting Dec. 28, 2019 involving the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico Game and Fish.

State Police agents learned that around 7:30 p.m., the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and NM Game and Fish responded to a domestic violence incident at 55 West Side Road in Cloudcroft. 

When Otero County Deputy Troy Thompson and Game and Fish Officers Corey Smith and Kurtis Felix arrived at the residence, they made contact with Thomas Ryan, 54, of Cloudcroft who was standing on


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Bandelier Fee Free Martin Luther King Jr. Day

BANDELIER News:

Enjoy Bandelier free of charge on Martin King Luther Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20.

This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.   

Visitors are asked to stay on the trails and take good care of this fragile place that belongs to everyone during their visit to Bandelier.


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Governor Seeks Gaming Control Board Applications

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is accepting applications for a certified public accountant for the state Gaming Control Board.
 
The full-time, paid position has been vacant for some time.
 
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating legalized gaming at New Mexico’s licensed racetracks, veteran and fraternal organizations. In addition, the agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the laws and regulations that prohibit illegal gambling activities in the state, and monitoring New Mexico’s tribal

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State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.


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Luján On House Passage Of PFAS Action Act

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued the following statement on the House passage of the PFAS Action Act:
 
“Every person living in the United States has a right to clean and safe drinking water. I was proud to vote today for comprehensive legislation to address PFAS contamination and protect New Mexicans from these harmful chemicals. Across the country, PFAS contamination threatens public health and the environment – putting families and communities at risk by jeopardizing

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NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH

NMMSH News:

ALAMORGORDO — An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.

Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.

“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out and say thank you with


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