New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications For New Community Economic Development Projects

NMMS News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced Friday that applications are being accepted for new community economic development projects under the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives.

Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to local communities that may not have the capacity or resources to start or operate a full-fledged MainStreet Program.

Proposed projects for both initiatives must demonstrate job creation, business development, leverage private


New Mexico Unemployment Rate 8.3% In February


New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in February, down from 8.7 percent in January and up from 5.3 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in February was 6.2 percent, down from 6.3 percent in January and up from 3.5 percent in February 2020.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment fell by 79,400 jobs, or 9.2 percent, between February 2020 and February 2021. Most losses came from the private sector, which was down 63,400 jobs, or 9.5 percent.

The public sector was down 16,000 jobs, or 8.4 percent. Losses were reported in both components


New Mexico Film Office Announces Production Underway For New Television Series ‘Dr. Death’

NMFO News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) Wednesday announced a new television series “Dr. Death” has begun production in New Mexico.
The series is produced by Northern Entertainment Productions LLC / UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and is filming this March in Moriarty and Albuquerque.
“We are thrilled to welcome the television series Dr. Death to New Mexico. This UCP production will be the first to utilize NBCU’s new studio in Albuquerque,” NMFO Director Amber Dodson said..
Dr. Death is directed by Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, “Riverdale”),


Chamber Business Awards Voting Closes At 10 P.M. Today


Have you voted for the Chamber Business Awards yet?

The top 5 nominated businesses in each category are on the ballot.

To vote visit ChamberVote. Voting is open to the public, but only Chamber members in good standing were eligible for nomination or to win. Voting closes at 10 p.m. today.

Award winners will be announced Friday, April 16 in a Facebook live event, and will be celebrated at a future reception, both sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.    


Zia Credit Union Employees Donate $1,045 To United Way!

Zia Credit Union employees collected $1,045 through the Zia CU Employee Giving Campaign and donated all of it to the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Employees gathered for a check presentation Monday morning at Zia CU at 1001 Central Ave., from left, Valerie Martinez, Robert Valerio, Baby Matousek and Natalia Tretiak and United Way Executive Director Cindy Padilla. Photo by John McHale/ 

About ZIA CU

In 1955, a group of approximately 200 individuals from Zia Company, support contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, organized and founded Zia Credit Union as


PAC 8 Community Media Center: March 26-April 1

PAC 8 News:

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, PAC 8 Community Media Center is available by appointment for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing and pick-up and drop-off of videos and other items.

For information, email, call 505.662.7228 or visit

PAC 8 Television schedule for March 26 through April 1:

Friday, March 26, 2021

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 
  • 2:45 p.m. — Meet the Farmers
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES –


Six Los Alamos High School Students Qualify For International DECA Competition

Ella Hailey

LAHS News:

Six Los Alamos High School students have qualified to participate in the International DECA competition. 

Logan Black, Cassidy Jimenez, Joshua Moulton, Ella Hailey, Alexander Usov, and Nicholas Usov will compete in the National DECA Testing Event in April at the International Career Development Conference. All six of these students ranked in the top three scores in their category in the New Mexico State DECA Competition.

Ella Hailey won first place in the State in the Food Marketing Series category. Alexander Usov won first place in the State Team event, Buying and


Right To Earned Sick Leave Heads To Governor’s Desk

Rep. Christine Chandler


…Guarantees all New Mexicans access to a healthy workplace and paid time off when sick 

SANTA FE – The right to earned sick leave for all New Mexican workers will now head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, after the House voted 41-26 today to concur with amendments made in the Senate.

House Bill 20: The Healthy Workplaces Act is sponsored by Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos), Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces), Senate President Pro Tempore Mimi Stewart (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque)