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Military Order Of The World Wars Meets April 16

on April 14, 2019 - 6:27am
MOWW News:
 
The April meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, April 16 with speaker Rep. Christine Chandler.
 
Rep. Chandler is a longtime resident of Los Alamos County serving her first term in the New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43 (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties).
 
Her legislative committee assignments include House Taxation & Revenue and Judiciary. Rep. Chandler will give an overview of the 2019 legislative session.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Opens Application Process For Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 14, 2019 - 6:19am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies.
 
Throughout April and May, members of Udall's staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2020.
 
Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S.

Mayfair Festival Brings Art & Family Fun To Cloudcroft

on April 14, 2019 - 6:18am
ART News:
 
CLOUDCROFT This Memorial Weekend, Cloudcroft becomes an art lover’s paradise with the 47th Annual Mayfair Juried Art Show.
 
Set in the scenic Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, the two-day festival features one-of-kind art across a variety of mediums from artists nationwide, as well as food, interactive children’s activities, and vendors.
 
“Cloudcroft is a destination chosen time and again by those looking to unwind in our mountains, shop and stroll in our historic Burro Avenue, and get back to nature,” Cloudcroft Chamber President Larry Evans said.

National Volunteer Week Illuminates And Inspires

on April 14, 2019 - 6:14am
VOLUNTEER News:
 
April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire others to serve.
 
It is a time to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering.
 
Laura Hendrie is a hospice volunteer at Ambercare Hospice of Santa Fe. She is passionate about what she does and said she feels privileged to spend time with individuals and families facing the end of life. And while most people assume being a hospice volunteer might be scary or uncomfortable, Hendrie said that she feels just the opposite.
 
Hendrie recently

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Presents Lecture May 10

on April 14, 2019 - 6:11am
HSFF News: 
 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the May Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Don Usner on Lowriders of Northern New Mexico at 3 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Historic Santa Fe Foundation's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Ste 2 in Santa Fe.
 
There is no charge for admission for HSFF members and a non-members entry fee is $10. For the Salon El Zaguán talk, HSFF members and non-members, pre-sold or pre-reserved tickets are required to attend: Reserve member tickets or purchase non-member tickets here AFTER APRIL 19.
 
The talk will be held in conjunction with the opening

NWS: Today’s High Near 60, Tonight’s Low Around 40

on April 14, 2019 - 6:08am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

DA Serna Announces Two Vehicular Homicide Defendants Sentenced To 12 Years And 8 Years In Prison

on April 13, 2019 - 8:34pm
Yvonne Martinez sentenced to 12 years in prison.
 
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna announced April 10 the sentences for two Vehicular Homicide defendants.
 
Yvonne Martinez pleaded guilty to Homicide by Vehicle (DUI) for a July 1, 2016 incidentand was sentenced to 12 years in prison and the court found that it was a Serious Violent Offense based on prior history and level of intoxication (.20).
 
Kasey Weaver sentenced to 8 years in prison.
 
Kasey Weaver was convicted by jury trial of Vehicular Homicide (DUI) for an incident that occurred on

New Mexico Delegation Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Haaland Introduce Legislation To Protect Chaco Canyon Area

on April 13, 2019 - 11:49am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, the U.S House Assistant Speaker, and Deb Haaland have introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from further mineral development.
 
The bill, alongside anticipated actions from State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, would help ensure the protection of Chaco ruins and the greater landscape surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park by preventing any future leasing or

Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases In 2018

on April 13, 2019 - 11:11am
 
Human Trafficking Institute News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released Wednesday, April 10, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
 
The Report, a project of the Human Trafficking Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal courts handle each year. In 2018, there were a total of 771 human trafficking cases in U.S. federal courts with a total of 1,217 criminal defendants and 390 civil defendants in those cases.
 
Last year marked the

New Mexico Department Of Health Announces Recommended Overdose Prevention Measures

on April 13, 2019 - 11:06am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces 11  recommendations to continue the state’s progress addressing drug overdose rates.

The recommendations come from the New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council, made up of state agencies such as NMDOH, regulatory bodies, and multiple medical professional associations.

The council is charged with reviewing the status of overdose prevention and pain management standards and education efforts for both consumers and professionals in New Mexico.

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler Post-Legislative Coffee Conversation Underway At Pig + Fig Until Noon Today!

on April 13, 2019 - 10:37am

The community is invited to a post-legislative coffee with Dist 43 Rep. Christine Chandler until noon today at Pig + Fig at the corner of Sherwood Boulvard and N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy image

Española Humane Receives Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

on April 13, 2019 - 10:17am
Española Humane News:
 
For the fourth consecutive year, Española Humane, an animal welfare organization serving some of northern New Mexico’s poorest communities, has received the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
 
This coveted honor is given for consistently adhering to best practices and demonstrating strong financial health and transparency. Charity Navigator is the leading independent charity evaluator in the U.S. and has been lauded by Forbes, Business Week, and others for its data-driven analysis of the charitable sector.
 
According to Michael Thatcher, President

SFNF 2019 Firewood Permits Available May 1

on April 12, 2019 - 6:59am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Firewood permits for dead and down timber is available for purchase at all Santa Fe National Forest offices Wednesday, May 1, with the exception of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District and the SFNF Headquarters.

Dead-and-down (D&D) permits are valid on the entire SFNF except for designated wilderness areas.

The nonrefundable permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for $20 for five cords with a maximum of 15 cords per household per year. Customers may purchase permits by check, credit/debit card or cash through Dec.

NWS: Today’s High Near 44, Tonight’s Low Around 29

on April 12, 2019 - 6:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with a 50 percent chance of snow showers before noon, then scattered rain showers. Some thunder is possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS

Lunch With A Leader: Lt. Gov. Howie Morales April 16

on April 11, 2019 - 9:50pm
Lt. Gov. Howie Morales
 
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Mesa Public Library. 
 
This months Lunch with a Leader guest speaker is Lt. Gov. Howie Morales.
 
Lt. Gov. Morales was raised in Silver City and has spent his entire life working to improve the lives of people in his community and across the state. Since 2008, he has been an aggressive leader for children and classrooms in the State Senate, fighting to make every corner of New Mexico a better place to live.
 
 
Lt. Gov.

FREE Workshop 'Boot Camp' For Dementia Caregivers Offered In Santa Clara

on April 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias will have access to a FREE legal presentation at the Santa Clara Pueblo offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills in Dementia Caregiving Boot Camp” is a FREE presentation offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at the Santa Clara Pueblo Adult Day Care Center, 588 Kee St, Espanola, NM 87532.
 
This workshop “boot camp” is designed to teach both family caregivers and professional care givers

Heinrich Questions Top Air Force Leadership About Artificial Intelligence Workforce Needs

on April 11, 2019 - 4:02pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Armed Services April 5, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David L. Goldfein about how the Air Force, and the Department of Defense as a whole, is working to address the growing workforce needs as the military implements Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives.
 
Heinrich is focused on helping the military recruit more computer scientists and establishing digital engineering

Weekly Fishing Report: April 11

on April 11, 2019 - 7:56am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather Tuesday was as nice a spring day as you could ask for here in Northern New Mexico, with highs in the 70’s and the wind not blowing too hard.
 
The forecast is for colder weather to make a return by the weekend and for highs to be only in the 40’s with strong winds and possibly snow. Heavy snow could happen at higher elevations. Welcome to springtime in the Rockies.
 
The snowpack is still very impressive in the mountains.

Megan Thursby Accepted To Five Doctoral Programs In Biomedical Sciences With Full Financial Rides

on April 11, 2019 - 7:30am
Megan Thursby
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University 2018 biology graduate Megan Thursby had the enviable challenge of choosing from five doctoral programs in biomedical sciences that accepted her, all offering full financial rides.
 
“I’m interested in biomedical sciences because the field is always changing because technology is providing us with tools to investigate answers to questions we have about the human body and its dysfunction,” Thursby said.

NWS: Today’s High Near 46, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on April 11, 2019 - 7:23am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 46 with partly sunny skies and wind gusts as high as 30 mph, and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

New Mexico Delegation Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Federal Legislation Prohibiting School ‘Lunch Shaming’

on April 10, 2019 - 3:33pm

New Mexico Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) signed onto legislation from Rep. Deb Haaland and other New Mexico delegation members including Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, along with U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, to prohibit school “lunch shaming” – the practice of discriminating against or stigmatizing children who have outstanding credit or don’t have enough money to pay for meals at school.

The Anti-Lunch Shaming Act would ban schools from singling out children — such as by requiring them to wear hand stamps or do

CHI St. Joseph’s Children: Call For Vigilance In Response To Recent Child Neglect And Abuse Cases

on April 10, 2019 - 2:29pm

CHI St. Joseph’s Children News:

  • After Three High Profile Child Abuse Cases In Five Day ... CHI St. Joseph’s Children Calls For Vigilance

ALBUQUERQUE – The Largest Home Visiting Program in the state, CHI St. Joseph’s Children, calls upon all New Mexicans for vigilance and action to prevent child abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and tragedies over the last several days have heightened the urgency to truly make our state a safe place for our children.

The cases of 5-year-old, Sarah, who was beaten to death; the 8-year-old girl critically wounded by a gunshot; and

NM Delegation Reintroduces Bill For Bataan Veterans

on April 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland and U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have reintroduced the Bataan Congressional Gold Medal Act, a bill to honor the heroic veterans who defendedBataan and Corregidor, and suffered through the Bataan Death March—which began 77 years ago today—with the Congressional Gold Medal.
 
Dec. 8, 1941, hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombers attacked U.S. military stations in the Philippines.

County DWI Planning Council Meeting April 11

on April 10, 2019 - 1:37pm

Operation Hiring Heroes Employment Event April 10

on April 10, 2019 - 1:33pm

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