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Fish Free On National Hunting & Fishing Day Saturday

on September 22, 2018 - 2:01am
NMGF News:
SANTA FE Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22 by going fishing.
It is a day to fish for free in New Mexico, a special day when all anglers­­ – residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license at public waters statewide. All other fishing rules apply.
“We want to encourage New Mexicans to take their families outside to enjoy their wildlife resources and celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. A day of free fishing is a great way to do that,” Director Mike Sloane said.

Adults and teens interested in learning to fly-fish in New Mexico

New Mexico Sheriffs Endorse Pearce For Governor

on September 22, 2018 - 1:58am
ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero and 20 fellow New Mexico sheriffs announced their endorsement of Republican Steve Pearce for Governor of New Mexico.
The list of sheriffs endorsing Pearce includes five Democratic sheriffs and 16 Republican sheriffs from across the state.
“We are proud to endorse Steve Pearce for Governor, and encourage all New Mexicans who believe we can create a safe future for our state to support him in the November election.

Stocking Gila Trout In Gwynn Tank One Of Many Firsts For This Species In Western New Mexico

on September 22, 2018 - 1:24am
NMGF News:
SANTA FE Gwynn Tank in the Gila National Forest in Western New Mexico received its first batch of 203, 10-inch Gila trout.
“Stocking Gila Trout in Gwynn Tank is part of the department’s long-term plan to provide recreation opportunities for this rare native trout in conjunction with ongoing recovery efforts,” said Jill Wick, supervisor of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Colorado Basin Native Fish.
Releasing this batch of Gila trout into Gwynn Tank was more than a year in the making.

Educators, Advocates, And Tribal Leaders Propose Plan To Transform New Mexico’s Education System

on September 22, 2018 - 1:11am
ALBUQUERQUE — More than 100 people from across the state, including educators, advocates, tribal leaders, and families, met Friday to discuss the reforms necessary to provide New Mexican students with the educational opportunities they need to learn and thrive.
The coalition agreed upon a comprehensive platform that greatly expands access to culturally and linguistically relevant curricula, enhances teacher supports, and promotes proven, research-based programs such as universal pre-K and K-5 Plus, extends the school year, lowers class size, and increases funding for the

Lensic Presents Dirty Dozen Brass Band Oct. 24

on September 22, 2018 - 1:09am
Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Courtesy photo
LPAC News:
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., in Santa Fe.
Celebrating 40 years since its founding in 1977, the New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the traditional foundation of brass band music and blends it with genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/Soul.
This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour five continents and 30 countries, record 12 studio albums, and collaborate

SFNF: Bales Fire Update

on September 22, 2018 - 1:06am
SFNF News:
Bales Fire Update:
Start Date: Smoke reported Sept. 14
Cause: Lightning
Size: 14 acres
Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
Containment: 50%
Fuels: Mixed conifer, dead and down
Weather: Partly cloudy, winds out of southwest 5-10 mph
Resources: 50 personnel
Situation: The Bales Fire is in the Bales Canyon area along Forest Road 534 approximately two and one half miles southwest of the Chaparral Girl Scout Camp on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Fire activity is low.

Gov. Gary Johnson Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on September 21, 2018 - 4:28pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Gary Johnson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post today to discuss his campaign. He is holding the popular Post mascot Tyrone and chatting with local Republican and longtime friend JoAnn Johnson, left, and Post Advertising Manager KayLinda Crawford. Johnson, who served two terms as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, is running on the Libertarian ticket against Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich and Republican Mick Rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is now running for U.S.

Dist. 43 Candidates Present Clear Messages At Forum

on September 21, 2018 - 10:50am
Republican Lisa Shin, left, and Democrat Christine Chandler, candidates for the House Dist. 43 legislative seat squared off in front of a Chamber audience Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, center, with candidates Lisa Shin, left, and Christine Chandler prior to Thursday's forum at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the Dist. 43 Candidates Forum at UNM-LA Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
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FBI Still Investigating Tara Calico Case

on September 21, 2018 - 10:33am
Tara Calico
FBI News:
The FBI and Valencia County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public on the 30th anniversary of Tara Calico's disappearance that this is still an active missing-person investigation.
The FBI has released an age-progressed photo of how Calico could look today in the hopes anyone who might have seen her recently will come forward.
Calico disappeared Sept. 20, 1988, as she rode a bicycle near her home in Belen. She was last seen riding along Highway 47 in Valencia County at approximately 11:45 a.m. on that day.
Anyone with information about

NMDOT Sponsors Statewide Child Safety Seat Clinics

on September 21, 2018 - 9:52am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) sponsors annual statewide child safety seat clinics 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.
The clinics take place in five cities and six different locations as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week Seat Check Saturday.
“The NMDOT is pleased to participate in this national traffic safety initiative and to offer this valuable service,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church said.

SGR And Chandler Host Trivia Night Fundraiser At Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. Today!

on September 21, 2018 - 8:56am
State Rep. and Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard and County Councilor and State Rep. candidate Christine Chandler for an exciting night of trivia, pizza, wings and libations. We hope to see everyone at the Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. at 650 North Mesa Road. Courtesy image

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $3.2 Million For Angel Fire Veterans’ Cemetery

on September 21, 2018 - 8:45am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a grant, totaling $3,215,760, to fund the establishment and construction of a state veterans’ cemetery in Angel Fire.
Currently, the nearest national cemetery to Angel Fire is Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is approximately 91 miles away. The lawmakers said the new cemetery will provide service to approximately 15,700 veterans and their families.
“This new cemetery

NMSP Probe Bernalillo Police Shooting And Homicide

on September 21, 2018 - 8:35am
NMSP News:
The Bernalillo Police Department (BPD) asked the New Mexico State Police Sept. 3 to investigate a police shooting involving one of their officers.
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating this shooting.
Preliminary information indicates around 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3, two BPD officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at the KOA Campground at 555 South Hill Road in Bernalillo.

Udall, Heinrich On Bill Prohibiting ‘Gag Clauses’ That Cause Consumers To Overpay For Prescriptions

on September 21, 2018 - 8:03am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the passage of the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act to put an end to the use of "gag clauses" by health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, an egregious practice that conceals lower prescription drug prices from patients at the pharmacy, causing consumers to needlessly overpay.
The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S.

Lujan Grisham Denied Entry To Conduct Unannounced Inspection Of USPS Facility In Albuquerque

on September 21, 2018 - 7:51am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, right, attempting to conduct an unannounced inspection Thursday of the USPS Five Points Post Office in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Sept. 20, after receiving numerous complaints from United States Postal Service (USPS) union representatives about mismanagement and poor working conditions at facilities and urging USPS Acting Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb to launch an investigation into the matter, U.S. Rep.

Governor Announces Construction Funding For The Angel Fire State Veterans Cemetery

on September 20, 2018 - 4:08pm
Gov. Susana Martinez
ANGEL FIRE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that funding for the construction of the Angel Fire Veterans Cemetery has been formally approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
This funding will cover the cost of construction of the State Veterans Cemetery in Angel Fire.
“I’m pleased that we’ve secured full funding for the new State Veterans Cemetery in Angel Fire – this is great news for veterans and their families living in the northern part of our state,” Martinez said.

Los Alamos Sign Back In Place Over Highway

on September 20, 2018 - 3:28pm

The missing Los Alamos road sign has been reinstalled at the bottom of Main Hill Road. A reader reported seeing someone hit the sign  with their boom truck the weekend of the Sept. 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo published Tuesday when part of the highway road sign was dented and missing the Los Alamos portion. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned Sunday

on September 20, 2018 - 3:10pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed starting Sunday, Sept. 23.
Two separate units expected to be treated within the Santa Fe Watershed total 950 acres and are approximately three miles east of the City of Santa Fe.
One unit is 450 acres northeast of Nichols Reservoir, and the other is 500 acres just south of McClure Reservoir.

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 20

on September 20, 2018 - 6:58am
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday. On this day, anglers may fish without a license. It’s a good day to take a friend fishing who doesn’t normally go fishing. It’s even better if you have out-of-town visitors who don’t want to purchase a nonresident license. All other regular fishing rules and regulations will still apply.
The unseasonably hot weather has delayed the start of what I like to call the fall bite. This is when shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger trout into becoming more active.

NM Drug Courts Certified Under New Evaluation System

on September 19, 2018 - 5:14pm
NMSC News:
SANTA FE Five New Mexico problem-solving courts have earned certification under a new evaluation process that ensures the treatment-based programs use high quality methods in helping offenders who struggle with addictions that contribute to repeat criminal behavior.
Three additional drug court programs are currently in the certification process through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and four are to begin in November.
“Knowing court programs are operating according to recognized best practices is vital,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith K.

FBI: Man Robs Albq. Bank, Flees In Black Texas Car

on September 19, 2018 - 4:25pm
FBI News:
The FBI is looking for a man who robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank Monday morning, Sept. 17 and fled in a black Hyundai Elantra with a Texas license plate.
The robbery occurred at approximately 9:51 a.m. at Wells Fargo, 3801 4th St. NW. The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, approximately 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a beard. He wore a green jacket, black baseball cap and sunglasses.
He entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect.
The suspect was last seen heading south on 5th

Lujan Grisham Hosts Economic Development Roundtable With UNM, National & Defense Laboratories

on September 19, 2018 - 2:18pm
Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE Tuesday, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined executives from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the University of New Mexico for a discussion on collaboration, improving the workforce pipeline, and the Open Campus and I-Corps policies. Rep. Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the meeting:
“New Mexico’s national and defense laboratories play a critical role in our national security, and each one is a vital job creator and source of economic

New Mexico Receives $1.1 Million To Support State Parks And Outdoor Recreation

on September 19, 2018 - 1:35pm
Ryan K. Zinke
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke announced a $1.1 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to New Mexico for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
This is part of a $100 million distribution from the LWCF to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia. LWCF funds are non-taxpayer dollars derived from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues and are awarded through federal matching grants administered by the National Park Service.
Secretary Zinke said, “The

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise And Donate $8,500 To YouthWorks!

on September 19, 2018 - 8:49am
From left, Youthworks! participant, Youthworks! Executive Director Melynn Schuyler, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and DNCU Web Marketing Specialist Alexandra Pratt. Courtesy photo
DNCU Chief Lending Officer Kerry Stacy, left, Youthworks! kids, Youthworks! Workforce and Personnel Engagement Director Devin Baldwin, DNCU Human Resources Manager Jocelyn Singer-Sargent, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti, DNCU HR Coordinator Leeann Maes, DNCU Member Solutions Manager Jeri Bishop, DNCU VP Human Resources Jo Allen, DNCU Web Marketing Specialist Alexandra Pratt. Courtesy photo
DNCU News:

SFNF: French Mesa Prescribed Burn Underway

on September 19, 2018 - 7:52am
USDA Forest Service fire crew ignite forest fuels Tuesday in the French Mesa fuelwood area of the Coyote Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Up to 1,000 acres of hazardous fuels may be treated per day by hand and air ignitions in the French Mesa fuelwood area. The total prescribed burn area is 3,580 acres. Courtesy photo
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began ignitions Tuesday on the French Mesa to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.