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NMHU Psychology Professor Works With Farmington Police Department On Research

on November 19, 2018 - 6:05am
Sarah Tracy
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A Highlands University psychology professor collaborated with the Farmington Police Department on research that determines its Victim Advocate Program increases conviction rates.
Sarah Tracy, who teaches at the Highlands University Farmington Center, studied the Farmington Police Department victim advocate database to examine domestic violence cases from 2016.
“Our major finding was that the more contact the victims of domestic violence have with the Victim Advocate Program, the higher the conviction rates,” Tracy said.

Coalition Letter From Latino Groups Thanks Governor

on November 19, 2018 - 6:02am
TLI News:
ALBUQUERQUE — The LIBRE Initiative released a coalition letter to thank Gov. Susana Martinez for acting to reduce unnecessary occupational licensing barriers that stand in the way of hardworking Latino families in New Mexico.
Joining on this letter are a range of Latino organizations who share a goal of empowering Hispanic communities. The signers call on members of the state legislature to secure these reforms into law and stand ready to work with anyone to reduce barriers to opportunity for Hispanic communities.
Below is an excerpt of the letter:
“For far too

Game & Fish Hosts Listening Session On Trapping Rule

on November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
NMGF News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will hold a listening session to hear public comments on proposed changes to the furbearer rule.
Proposed changes include mandatory trapper education, increasing set-back requirements, allowance for closure of areas to trapping, signage and further clarifying the definition of a trail.
The listening session is 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 27 at the department’s Northwest Regional Office at 7816 Alamos Road NW in Albuquerque.
Comments may be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish,

USDA Partners With Communities To Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure To Rural Areas

on November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett has announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities.
“In the modern economy, rural broadband is a lifeline to quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “With that impact, USDA is fiercely committed under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue on expanding access to e-Connectivity in rural America.”
According to a 2018 report by the Federal Communications Commission, 80 percent of the 24

SFCC And Higher Education Center Closed Nov. 22-25

on November 19, 2018 - 5:58am

SFCC News:

SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 22‐25.

All campus facilities will be closed. No classes or activities will be held, and no other student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.

The SFCC main campus at 6401 Richards Ave., and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road reopen Monday, Nov. 26.

Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay

FBI: Albuquerque Man Gets Seven Years For Violating Federal Firearms Laws In Armed Bank Robbery

on November 19, 2018 - 5:57am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Jason Blackwood, 46, of Albuquerque has been sentenced in Federal Court to 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in relation to a June 2016, armed bank robbery.
Blackwood was arrested June 1, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with the armed bank robbery of the Bank of the West located at 780 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.  
According to the complaint, Blackwood entered the bank, pointed a handgun at a bank teller, and demanded money.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures More Than $60,000 Disbursement For New Mexico Legal Aid

on November 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced the successful disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid.
The funding is the result of unclaimed funds payed by a defendant in a recently concluded case, and will be redistributed by court order to help New Mexico Legal Aid support the legal needs of New Mexicans.
“Protecting the rights of vulnerable New Mexicans has always been a top priority for my office, and I am pleased the funding that we recovered will be used for that purpose,” Balderas said.

Millicent Rogers Museum: Holiday Fiesta Dec. 1

on November 18, 2018 - 8:33am
Dancers at Holiday Fiesta. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
Holiday celebrations are 11 3 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Millicent Rogers Museum’s Holiday Fiesta.
This year’s event marks the 21st year the museum has hosted its Holiday Fiesta,and is line with the museum’s mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.
The museum was founded in 1956 in Taos and the majority of its collection of more than 7,000 objects is representative of the diverse Indigenous and Hispanic cultures of the Southwest with particular strengths in the traditional arts of northern New

Governor: Fortune 500 Company Cummins Expands

on November 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
CLOVIS Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader that has a natural gas engine upfit and assembly facility in Clovis is expanding and creating 10 new high-wage manufacturing jobs.
The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA and a City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board (EIB) grant.
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "Cummins is staying and growing in New Mexico.

FBI: Taos Man Gets Five Years For Armed Bank Robbery

on November 17, 2018 - 9:51am

FBI News:


ALBUQUERQUE Joaquin Romero, 30, of Taos, has been sentenced in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 60 months in prison for his conviction on an armed bank robbery charge.


Romero will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Romero was arrested Jan. 13, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the People’s Bank inside a supermarket at 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Jan. 10, 2016 in Taos.


Romero was subsequently charged in a three-count indictment Jan.

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Wins National Award

on November 17, 2018 - 9:18am
ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos Schools Credit Union is among several New Mexico credit unions that have won national awards for community service, member service and financial education at both statewide and national levels.
Los Alamos Schools Credit Union won 1st place in The Louise Herring Award in the less-than-$50 million category for its internal programs and services that benefit membership.
"Credit union professionals from across the nation judged New Mexico's credit unions the best in their size categories, and we couldn't be more proud.

FBI: Kewa Pueblo Man Faces Eight Years For Assault

on November 17, 2018 - 8:24am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Avery Cate, 27, an enrolled member of the Kewa Pueblo who resides in Bernalillo, pled guilty Thursday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to assaulting a federal officer.
Cate was arrested in June 2018, on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the indictment, Cate assaulted a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Jan. 30, 2015, on Kewa Pueblo in Sandoval County, while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.
During today’s proceedings, Cate pled guilty to the indictment.

SFCC Native American Heritage Month Event Nov. 19

on November 17, 2018 - 8:07am
SFCC News:
The Native American Heritage Month Celebration opening ceremony and traditional hoop dance and dance groups is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in the Santa Fe Community College, (SFCC) Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.
Guest speaker A.J. Goldman will present on his project with Lucia Palmero titled UNCOVERING America at 11 a.m. (
This is a free event. Call 505.428.1835, for more information.

What’s Next For New Mexico’s Free Market Movement?

on November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
Rio Grande Foundation
The Rio Grande Foundation is a non-partisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans, we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our State.
As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back. That said, the utter devastation of the GOP and most fiscally-conservative candidates on Election Day will make the 2019 Legislature and beyond quite interesting.
We have a number of questions that we don’t know the answers to, but we hope will frame the policy discussion as we

NHCC: Baila! Baila! Christmas Dance Show Dec. 1-2

on November 17, 2018 - 7:29am

Baila! Baila! holiday show is Dec. 1-2 in the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Baila! Baila! Dance Academy's 5th annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza that returns Dec. 1-2 to the stage in the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
Tickets are $22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children and NHCC members and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 505.724.4758.
Produced and performed by the most recognized professional ethnic dance company in New Mexico, this show will feature

Demonstration By Award Winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva At Millicent Rogers Museum Sunday

on November 17, 2018 - 6:20am
Katsina carving by Gerry Quotskuyva. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

Award winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva will present and demonstrate katsina carving at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos.

Gerry Quotskuyva is the 2018 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research. He is a member of the Bear Strap Clan from the Hopi Second Mesa village of Shungopavi and the grandson of an established katsina carver. Quotskuyva will provide a demonstration on katsina carving and discuss his work.

This event is provided free with admission to the

Enchanted Forest Opens Early For Skiing

on November 16, 2018 - 5:19pm

Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

Helena Mieras skiing Monday on the March Hare Trail. Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

SKI News:

Red River – Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area is open for business.

“This is the best early-season skiing we’ve had in years,” Enchanted Forest’s General Manager Mike Ritterhouse asid. “We are 100-percent open with trail depths of 4 to 10 inches after the recent storm that gave us 22 inches Nov. 11-12. Conditions range from early season with potential obstacles to excellent!”

Depending on the

FBI Releases Photos Of Suspect And Getaway Vehicle Used In Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 5:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the owner is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI has released photos of a getaway vehicle used in an August bank robbery in Albuquerque in the hopes somebody will come forward with information to help solve this crime. The suspect is believed to have fled in a gray Chevrolet SUV with a

Taos Ranked In Top Trending Ski Destinations In U.S.

on November 16, 2018 - 4:37pm
TAOS News:
TAOS The Town of Taos has announce that it is the top trending ski destination in the U.S. according to a recent report from travel search and booking engine KAYAK.
The list ranked U.S. and Canadian destinations based on year-over-year increase in searches.
Taos’ 27 percent increase in searches landed it the top U.S. spot and the #3 spot in all of North America, behind Banff and Quebec City, Canada. Other U.S. destinations on the list included Big Sky, Montana, Stowe, Virginia, Jay, Vermont and Breckenridge, Colorado.

Popular Abiquiú Artist Releases New Christmas Cards

on November 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
'Vintage Friends' is one of Lori Faye Bock's first greeting cards and still one of her most popular. The New Mexico artist takes joy in painting the personalities of the animals in her life - none of which really drive an old pickup truck. Courtesy photo
A network of independent retailers and cooperatives throughout the state carry Lori Faye Bock’s line of greeting cards, including portfolios of this year’s Christmas card The Gift, which also includes a 4” x 6” magnet for the kitchen with the colorful greeting. Courtesy photo
BOOK News:
Nationally acclaimed northern New Mexico

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward In Carlsbad Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are looking for an individual who robbed a bank this morning in Carlsbad.

The unidentified person wore a mask, a white hooded sweatshirt with the words "American Eagle" on it, a dark ski cap, sunglasses and black gloves.


RTD Blue Buses Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD "Blue Buses" will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the 255 Mountain Trail to Ski Santa Fe WILL operate both days.
The RTD Mountain Trail will transition to its Winter Schedule beginning Thanksgiving Day to coincide with the season open at Ski Santa Fe.
The Mountain Trail bus provides seven roundtrips on weekends and three roundtrips, Monday through Friday from stops around downtown Santa Fe to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe.

Gov-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Agency Transition Leadership

on November 16, 2018 - 8:44am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the individuals who will serve as co-chairs of committees responsible for providing a review of state departments as part of the gubernatorial transition.
The agency transition team is made up of seven different committees, each examining distinct areas of state government. The chairs will lead their committee’s effort to engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide strategic recommendations for Governor-elect Lujan Grisham.

WIPP Shares Details On Underground Rock Fall

on November 16, 2018 - 7:41am
WIPP News:
A rock fall in Room 6, Panel 7, of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground has apparently occurred, according to worker observations.
The fall is believed to have occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday, when underground personnel heard a loud thud while performing inspections in Panel 7. Room 6 has been prohibited to routine personnel access for over two years due to unsafe ground conditions. The room does not contain transuranic waste.
Employees exited the area, and all underground work was stopped.

Go Neon This Holiday Season In Tucumcari

on November 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Courtesy photo
Tucumcari, New Mexico is known as a bright and cultural stop along historic Route 66, and this holiday season, it’s the perfect spot for a festive road trip. With holiday-themed events and opportunities for holiday shopping and exploration, Tucumcari provides an ideal spot for an affordable, memorable winter vacation.
“With a little time off around the holiday season, it’s the perfect chance to plan a getaway,” Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield said.