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Governor Susana Martinez Announces DWI Superblitz Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

on March 16, 2018 - 2:34pm



  • Also Announces Decrease in DWI Fatalities

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016.

“If you drink and drive you’re putting every life you come across on the road in danger,” Martinez said. “Driving drunk is unacceptable and dangerous. It’s also 100 percent preventable.

Mystery Of Purple Lights In Sky Solved With Help From Citizen Scientists

on March 16, 2018 - 2:21pm
The aurora known as Steve seen over Lake Minnewanka in Alberta. Photo by Paulo Fedozzi
NMC News:
Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal.
Bourassa, an IT technician in Regina, Canada, trekked outside of his home on July 25, 2016, around midnight with his two younger children to show them a beautiful moving light display in the sky -- an aurora borealis. He often sky gazes until the early hours of the morning to photograph the aurora with his Nikon camera, but this was his first expedition with his children.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am
NPS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry.
The burn operations are planned for late March or April, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions, and should take one to three days to complete. The area is currently under a seasonal closure, so impacts to visitors will be minimal.
NPS officials hope to reintroduce fire into the meadow grasslands, which would result in a low to

Consumer Protection Week FACTS: Hundreds Of New Mexicans Helped & 'S' Is For Scams

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  During the last week, the Office of Attorney General has helped more than 300 different people with problems involving scams, consumer complaints against businesses, and constituent problems with government agencies.
March 9, the last day of Consumer Protection Week, consumer advocates saw scores of people who came to the Attorney General’s offices in person to seek free advice and help on housing problems, charities fraud, internet scams, and many other problems.
“We hope that events like Consumer Protection Week will

Los Alamos Honors Victims Of Florida School Shooting

on March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

A crowd gathers Wednesday early evening at Ashley Pond Park to participate in a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Doulgas High School in Parkland, Fla. Non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from high school students were shared. Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos co-hosted the vigil. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 Rep.

Sheehey Discusses Candidacy For House Dist. 43

on March 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Pete Sheehey files his candidacy for District 43 State Representative Tuesday at the Secretary of States Office in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Councilor
Candidate House Dist. 43

Tuesday I filed my candidacy with nominating petitions signed by hundreds, to become a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.  I’ve knocked on doors and listened to citizens throughout this diverse District, from La Cienega and western Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, to Jemez Springs and Cuba in Sandoval County, to Gallina

Chandler: Healthy Communities – Systemic Approach Needed

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am
Dist. 43 Candidate

I am running for the New Mexico House of Representatives, Dist. 43 because I believe that state government can and should play a more effective role in improving citizens’ lives. 

One area that I will focus on is improving access to and availability of healthcare including behavioral and addictive treatment and prevention services.

Governor Martinez Announces Vitality Works Expanding, Creating Up To 80 New Jobs

on March 15, 2018 - 8:33am
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Vitality Works, an Albuquerque based manufacturer, will expand its operations, creating up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works' expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). 

"I will continue fighting for the bold reforms and critical tools that have made New Mexico a great place to do business," Martinez said.

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns For Washington Office

on March 15, 2018 - 7:37am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C., office. 

For more information and to apply for an internship,  visit During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two summer internship sessions: May 29 to June 29 and July 2 to Aug.