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Emergency 9-1-1 To Get Improved Technical Backup

on March 13, 2019 - 9:36am
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Senate has passed a bill that moves the E911 services to the Department of Information and Technology (DoIT) from the Department of Finance and Administration.  
The sponsor of the bill, Senator Gregg Fulfer said the new department is better suited to support the technical aspects of the E911 services.
“The people at 9-1-1 are the first ones  you call in a dire emergency. This bill helps the  9-1-1 service get the best equipment possible to help them provide their emergency help.

Senate Votes To Create Outdoor Recreation Division

on March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
The New Mexico Senate voted 38-0 Monday for a bill creating a division of outdoor recreation, one of the favored initiatives of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
It is not to be a promotional agency but one that would be responsible for building the private-sector economy by helping businesses find ways to draw more visitors to New Mexico's rivers, forests, caverns and peaks.
The proposal, Senate Bill 462, next moves to the House of Representatives, where the Democratic leadership will fast-track it.

Four Santa Fe Museums Close Due To Weather Today

on March 13, 2019 - 9:14am


SANTA FE Due to inclement weather, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) is closing the four Santa Fe Museum’s today, Wednesday March 13, for the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Closed are:

  • New Mexico Museum of Art;
  • New Mexico History Museum;
  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; and
  • Museum of International Folk Art.

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs:


Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity

NWS: Today’s High Near 41, Tonight’s Low Around 23

on March 13, 2019 - 8:12am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 41 with a 60 percent chance of snow showers likely, mainly before noon and a total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 23 with a 30 percent chance of scattered snow showers, patchy blowing snow and wind gusts as high as 40 mph. Courtesy/NWS

NWS: Today’s High Near 46, Tonight’s Low Around 32

on March 12, 2019 - 5:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 46 with a 100 percent chance of rain and tonight’s low around 32 with a 90 percent chance of snow totaling 1 to 2 inches. Courtesy/NWS

New Mexico Senate Nixes School Bus Air Conditioners After Hot Debate

on March 11, 2019 - 10:12pm
Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.
After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the proposal by a vote of 23-16.
Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, sponsor of Senate Bill 321, said installing air conditioners on school buses is a matter of public safety. The state is responsible for buying the buses. Drivers and kids are better protected if they are kept comfortable, he said.
Skeptical colleagues gave him an earful.

UNM-LA Students Named To PTK All State Team

on March 11, 2019 - 5:14pm

UNM-LA students Annika Vestrand and Aaron Waller, members of 2019 Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Community College Academic Team, meet State Rep. Christine Chandler during the Legislative session. Courtesy photo

From left, Dr. Cindy Rooney, Dr. Sharon Hurley, Annika Vestrand, Aaron Waller, Kathryn Vigil, and Maryjane Giesler visited the Legislature Feb. 13 on Community College Day. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) students Annika Vestrand and Aaron Waller were recognized during the State Legislative Session Feb.

Grazing Fee Decreases For 2019 Agricultural Leases

on March 11, 2019 - 4:57pm

State Land Office News:

SANTA FE – The State Land Office (SLO), in accordance with NMAC, has updated the fee assessed to ranchers and farmers who lease state trust land for livestock grazing.

The amount is determined annually using a formula that accounts for various factors such as private grazing land lease rates, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production. The formula has been used to determine rental rates for livestock grazing since 1988.

“I’m happy to announce this decrease in fees to all 2019 agricultural leases of our state trust land.

Annual Recuerda César Chávez Day March & Fiesta

on March 11, 2019 - 4:53pm

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE - Civil rights and labor leader César Chávez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Ariz. Every year since his untimely death (1993), the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee has commemorated the birth of this humble civil rights leader by marching in his honor and celebrating his life with music, dancing, poetry and fun, culturally enriched activities for children.

This event is designed to educate the entire family about César Chávez and the farm worker movement.