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New Mexico And Arizona Bishops Gather In Tucson

on October 13, 2019 - 8:26am

Scene of the grounds at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Ariz., where Catholic Bishops from New Mexico and Arizona gathered Thursday afternoon for a meeting. Founded in 1963 for meetings and spiritual retreats, the Redemptorist Renewal Center is situated in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

‘Firstness’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 13, 2019 - 8:24am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the independent feature “Firstness”, produced by Firstness LLC, has begun principal photography through mid-October in Carrizozo, Tularosa, Capitan, Ruidoso and Alamogordo.  
 
The production will employ five New Mexico crew members, one New Mexico actor, and two New Mexico background actors.
 
The film is one of the first to take advantage of new tax film tax credit in New Mexico that provides an extra 5 percent incentive for productions in areas outside the Albuquerque-Santa Fe Corridor, said

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 13, 2019 - 8:14am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

USDA Forest Service Requests Modification Or Clarification Of Order To Cease Timber Management

on October 12, 2019 - 8:07am
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The USDA Forest Service received in September an order from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona stating that the agency’s “timber management” actions must cease on six national forests in Arizona and New Mexico pending formal consultation regarding potential effects to the Mexican spotted owl. 
 
The Court quickly responded to the request to modify the order and allowed the cutting and collection of fuelwood, which both the plaintiff and the Forest Service supported.
 
Forest Service has requested the U.S.

Unemployment Insurance Center Closed Monday

on October 12, 2019 - 7:04am
NMDWS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
 
The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.
 
The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System (www.jobs.state.nm.us) will remain available on Monday. Customer Service Agents will be available when normal business hours resume 8 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center.
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NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 38

on October 12, 2019 - 6:49am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 38. Courtesy/NWS

NMED Monitoring Effects Of Colorado Mine Spill

on October 11, 2019 - 8:12pm
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) was notified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier today of a mine release into the Animas River north of Silverton, Colo.
 
Discharges observed Thursday from the Silver Wing Mine in southern Colorado caused discoloration of the Animas River. NMED is closely monitoring real-time data from the river in Colorado and New Mexico, which do not currently indicate any evidence of water quality impacts that could affect human health and the environment.
 
EPA has not issued notice to close municipal drinking water

SFCC Closes For In-Service Day Oct. 18

on October 11, 2019 - 7:13pm
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 18, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide In-Service Day.
 
The day will be devoted to gathering feedback from faculty and staff on its 2020-2025 strategic plan. The In-Service Day is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. La Familia’s Southside Clinic and KSFR will be open. SFCC’s Kids Campus will be closed to the general public.

NM Delegation Announces Humanitarian Assistance Awards For New Mexico Organizations, Communities

on October 11, 2019 - 11:29am

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

  • First wave of reimbursement funds being distributed after NM delegation secured $30 million for communities and organizations providing humanitarian relief to asylum seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has begun awarding the first wave of Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA) to organizations

Manufacturing Day Celebrated Throughout October

on October 11, 2019 - 7:36am
By KATE MILLARD
Finance New Mexico
 
The Manufacturing Institute projects that U.S. manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028, but misperceptions about modern manufacturing could cause more than half of those positions to remain vacant.
 
The nonprofit New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP) aims to address misperceptions among students while they are preparing themselves for college and careers by showing them opportunities in manufacturing.
 
That’s where Manufacturing Day comes in.

NWS: Today’s High Near 52; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on October 11, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich Announces Youth Climate Change Challenge

on October 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the Youth Climate Change Challenge. He is inviting New Mexico students from grades K-12 to submit drawings, paintings, poetry, and short essays about what the climate crisis means for them.
 
Senator Heinrich will visit the classrooms of the first-place winners.
 
“When I meet with students in New Mexico calling for climate action, I am always impressed with their depth of knowledge on climate science, their observations of how climate change is already impacting their daily

Food Products Recalled For Possible Contamination

on October 10, 2019 - 8:33am
Courtesy/NMED
 
NMED News:
 
E.A. Sween Company has announced the recall of multiple food products due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
 
The recall was initiated by Tip Top Poultry, Inc., which provides ingredients to two of E.A. Sween’s suppliers: The Suter Company, Inc., and Baja Foods LLC, which provide chicken salad products and burritos, respectively, to E.A. Sween. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not received any reports of Listeria-related illnesses related to these products.
 
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal

Local Girl Scouts Plant 44 Ponderosa Pine Seedlings

on October 10, 2019 - 7:58am
Girl Scout Troop 10074 planted 44 Ponderosa Pine seedlings Sunday, Oct. 6 near the Perimeter Trail in the Cerro Grande burn scar. The seedlings were grown by a local woman from seeds from the Ponderosa Pine in her backyard. Troop 10074 would like to thank her, and also Eric Peterson of the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Division for providing tools for the project. To learn about joining Girl Scouts, contact Grace Wiele at gwiele@nmgirlscouts.org. Courtesy photo   
 
Scene from Girl Scout Troop 10074 planting Ponderosa Pine seedlings Sunday, Oct. 6 near the Perimeter

NWS: Today’s High Near 58; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on October 10, 2019 - 6:56am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 58 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

Call For Letters Of Interest To Fill Unexpired Term For Former New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros

on October 9, 2019 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos County:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of State Senator Carlos Cisneros, who passed away recently.

The Council, together with the Commissions of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties, has the responsibility of providing the Governor with the name of a recommended individual for the position.

The Council plans to take action on this matter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Council meeting in Council Chambers.

Letters of interest should include the individual’s name, address, job/organization if

Governor Appoints Members To New Mexico Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

on October 9, 2019 - 2:51pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today completed appointments to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.

The task force, established by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Act, will collaborate with tribal governments, tribal law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice to determine the scope of the problem, identify barriers and create partnerships to improve processes for reporting and investigating cases.

The task force must report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the legislative council service library, and the

Eight MVD Offices Open Saturday Oct. 12 & 19

on October 9, 2019 - 10:21am

MVD News:

New Mexicans have a special opportunity for the next two weekends to obtain driver’s licenses and IDs and conduct any other MVD business as part of the state’s Standard License rollout.
 
The Motor Vehicle Division will have special Saturday office hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12 and again Saturday Oct. 19 at the following eight offices:
  • Albuquerque Montgomery Plaza Office, 4575 San Mateo NE, Suite G190;
  • Albuquerque Eagle Vista Office, 9651 Eagle Ranch Road NW;
  • Albuquerque Rio Bravo Office, 3211 Coors Boulevard SW, Suites D10 and 11;
  • Las Cruces Main Street Office, 505 S.

Santa Fe Wins Multiple Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

on October 9, 2019 - 8:45am
SANTA FE News:
 
SANTA FE Condé Nast Traveler announced Tuesday the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
 
Santa Fe hotel The Inn of Five Graces ranked as the #1 hotel in the category of “Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West” and #4 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels in the USA.” In addition to the win for Inn of Five Graces, multiple hotels and resorts throughout The City Different were award winners.
 
Santa Fe placed #2 in the category of “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.”.
 
An internationally beloved travel destination, Santa Fe has finished in the top five in the “Top 10 Small Cities in

NWS: Today’s High Near 69; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on October 9, 2019 - 7:12am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 69 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 44. Courtesy/NWS

NMNBCT Network Names Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus 2019 Administrator Of The Year

on October 8, 2019 - 7:35pm

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus displays his award with NMNBCT Network President Evelyn Sanchez. Courtesy/LAPS

Conference attendees from LAPS from left, Matthew Allen, NBCT (4th grade, Aspen), Victoria Daley (GATE, Aspen), Katie Lake, NBCT (math, LAHS), Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, Allan Didier, NBCT (computer science, LAHS) and Erin Manzanares (Librarian, Barranca). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher (NMNBCT) Network presented Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus with the Administrator of the Year award Sept.

Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy Supports Trades Education And Economic Development

on October 8, 2019 - 8:36am
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College is asking voters in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties to vote Nov. 5 on a Mill Levy ballot initiative to bring new trades education programs to the region and revitalize its El Rito Campus.
 
If passed, the Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy would provide $2.4 Million annually to establish and sustain associate degree programs in trades, including plumbing/pipefitting and electrical at its El Rito and Española campuses.
 
With the initiative, the College aims to create a skilled local workforce to meet employer needs and to

New Mexico Tourism Department Invites Balloon Fiesta Guests To Make Chile A Family Affair

on October 8, 2019 - 8:29am
Balloon Fiesta guests can explore Albuquerque to collect limited-edition chile-themed decals. Courtesy photo
 
NMDT News:
 
SANTA FE Fans of all things New Mexico chile will have another way to display their pride during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
 
The New Mexico Tourism Department invites guests of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and New Mexico residents to participate in a scavenger hunt for limited-edition chile decals so families can show that chile is truly a family affair.
 
“Chile is a point of pride for many New Mexico residents and

FBI: $1,000 Reward In Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on October 8, 2019 - 8:28am
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
 
The robbery occurred at Bank of the West, 4221 San Mateo Blvd., at approximately 12:40 p.m.
 
The suspect is described as a Native American or Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5'10” to 6' tall, with a slim build. He wore a dark baseball cap, a dark t-shirt with horizontal stripes, and dark pants. He carried a dark backpack.
 
The suspect walked into the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of

Udall Chairs Indian Affairs Field Hearing On The Legacy Of Uranium Mining In New Mexico And Indian Country

on October 8, 2019 - 8:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, center, chairing an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday in Albuquerque. He was joined by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday entitled “America’s Nuclear Past: Examining the Effects of Radiation on Indian Country” at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque.
 
Udall was

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