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Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets In Gallup Dec. 12

on December 7, 2019 - 10:25am
NMIA News:
 
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is holding its December meeting.
 
The meeting is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the First United Methodist Church 7000 at 1800 Redrock Dr. in Gallup (across Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital).
 
Schedule:
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is a closed session for task force members only;
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. is a closed working lunch session; and
  • 1:30-3 p.m. the public is welcome to attend.
 
An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and will be posted on the Indian Affairs Department's homepage:

NMSP: Mother And Son Arrested For Child Abuse

on December 7, 2019 - 9:56am
Heather J. Rooks
 
NMSP News:
 
CIBOLA COUNTY The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau responded Dec. 1 to Interstate 40 around mile post 114 in Cibola County, near the Town of Laguna for an unresponsive 12-year-old female child, whose condition was believed to be the result of child abuse. 
 
State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that Heather J. Rooks, 39, of Pahrump, Nev., was traveling through New Mexico to Nevada with her 17-year-old-son Khachadourian Rooks and her 12-year-old-daughter in a van driven by Heather’s father.

NMSA Hosts Open House, Audition Workshop Today

on December 7, 2019 - 9:49am
The New Mexico School for the Arts. Courtesy/NMSA
 
The New Mexico School for the Arts. Courtesy/NMSA
 
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico School for the Arts admissions office is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families 10 a.m., today, Dec. 7, immediately followed at noon by in-depth audition workshops.
 
The events are at the school’s railyard campus at 500 Montezuma Ave., in Santa Fe. Both the open house and audition workshop events are FREE and no RSVP is required. 
 
Admission to NMSA is based solely on a performance audition or portfolio review,

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation In Santa Fe Jan. 15, 2020

on December 7, 2019 - 9:21am
Alzheimer’s News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The event is hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Ave., in Santa Fe. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is designed primarily as an introduction for

NWS: Today’s High Near 50; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on December 7, 2019 - 7:09am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 50 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS

Attorney General Demands Answers From Uber On Potential Abuses In New Mexico, Issues Risk Advisory

on December 6, 2019 - 5:03pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas opened an investigation today into potential harms to New Mexican consumers and issued a consumer safety alert today regarding popular ride-sharing service Uber.
 
According to a new report from the company, thousands of Uber drivers and passengers reported being the victims of sexual assaults, physical assaults, motor-vehicle accidents, and other harms while using the Uber app from 2017 through 2018.
 
During that period, Uber users also reported approximately 6,000 instances of unwanted

Heinrich Wants Answers On Abandoning Kurdish Allies

on December 6, 2019 - 4:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:         

  • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is warning of the dangerous precedent this sets for U.S. relations in the region.

WASHINGTON, D.C. In a key Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood on the Trump administration’s reckless decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria.

The removal of U.S.

Over 27,000 New Mexicans May Lose Food Assistance

on December 6, 2019 - 11:42am

NMCLP News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Federal food assistance was created to increase nutrition levels and eliminate hunger. However, the Trump administration published a final rule yesterday that threatens food assistance for more than 27,255 New Mexicans and 755,000 low-income adults nationwide.

The rule will go into effect April 1, 2020.

Federal law already required that states limit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to just three months out of every three years for unemployed and underemployed adults without dependent children unless they can document 20 hours of work a

GOP Reacts To Speaker Pelosi; Articles Of Impeachment

on December 6, 2019 - 11:26am

RPNM News: 

Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce issued this statement, Thursday, regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for articles of impeachment against President Trump:

“What Speaker Pelosi did today was a disgrace to our nation and to our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves after getting a ‘history lesson’ from the Speaker. She has asked President Trump to prove his innocence: what happened to the 5th Amendment and to Due Process? She hasn’t defended the Constitution herself, particularly on 2nd Amendment rights.

SFIS To Host Hour Of Code Week Kickoff Monday

on December 6, 2019 - 6:47am
SFIS News:
 
SANTA FE The City of Santa Fe has the extraordinary privilege of being selected as the host city for the national kickoff event of Computer Science Education Week (aka Hour of Code), live streamed 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9 from the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) Everett F. Chavez Pueblo Pavilion.
 
SFIS is partnering with Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Computer Science Alliance (a new non-profit in NM) to celebrate the 7th Annual Hour of Code.
 
This year, Code.org and CSTA decided to change the message of CS Ed Week and have the opening at a school.

New Mexico Partnership Unveils New Website Features To Showcase Available Commercial Land And Property

on December 6, 2019 - 6:35am
EDD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Partnership in conjunction with the State Economic Development Department has launched two new pages on its website that bring together commercial properties available for companies looking to grow or expand in New Mexico.
 
These web pages will help to promote properties and provide a consolidated space for potential buyers or tenants to preview availability in all 33 New Mexico counties.
 
“The new website will help out of town businesses and other clients not familiar with New Mexico to search our available property inventory and make decisions

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 25

on December 6, 2019 - 6:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 25. Courtesy/NWS

Forty-six High School Teams Compete For $95,000 In First-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge

on December 5, 2019 - 5:15pm

Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Dec. 7 event showcases the ‘ingenuity and passion’ of students in solving real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math.

More than 600 people will convene at Los Lunas High School this Saturday, Dec. 7, for the first-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real-world problems.

Led by the Office of the Governor, the Challenge is a collaboration with the Department of Public Education, the Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National

John Blair Discusses Election Security; Voting Rights

on December 5, 2019 - 10:28am
District 3 Congressional District Candidate and former New Mexico Deputy Secretary of State John Blair speaks at the Voices of Los Alamos meeting Monday at the Unitarian Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

District 3 Congressional District Candidate and former New Mexico Deputy Secretary of State John Blair spoke to Voices of Los Alamos Monday on election security and voting rights in New Mexico.

Blair left his post to run for Congress in August 2019.  

He began with the good news.

“We’re ahead of most

Udall Delivers Remarks At U.S. Capitol Tree Lighting

on December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
New Mexico delegation to light this year’s US Capitol Christmas Tree from the land of enchantment. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
 
This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the ‘People’s Tree,’ is a 60-foot blue spruce from Carson National Forest in New Mexico.

Amid E-Cigarette Public Health Crisis, Udall And Senators Slam Reversal On Strong Tobacco Regulation

on December 5, 2019 - 8:11am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Amid a national public health crisis, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 22 Senate Democrats to call out the Trump administration’s recent flip-flop to abandon a critical pledge to clear the market of unauthorized, flavored e-cigarettes.
 
Despite President Trump’s public commitment to pull any unapproved, non-tobacco flavored products from the market in September amid epidemic usage rates by youth and ongoing instances nationwide of severe lung disease, the Trump administration has suddenly reversed course and once again is putting the profits

NMAA Board Approves Classification & Alignment Breakdown For Member Schools For 2020-2022

on December 5, 2019 - 8:07am
NMAA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors met in regular session Wednesday and approved the classification and alignment breakdown of its member schools for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. 
 
Full classification/district breakdowns by sport can be accessed from the main page of the NMAA website at www.nmact.org/file/CA_2020-2022.pdf.
 
A summary of most changes made from the current two-year block also can be viewed on the website at www.nmact.org/file/CA_Summary.pdf.
 
Member schools will be afforded the opportunity to appeal their

FBI: Las Cruces Man Arrested In Mexico Faces International Parental Kidnapping Charges

on December 5, 2019 - 7:42am

FBI News:

Clarence Michael Ransom, 52, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with two counts of international parental kidnapping and one count of failure to report international travel as a sex offender.

Ransom was arrested Sunday in Mexico by Mexican authorities and returned to the United States, where Tuesday the U.S. Marshals Service took custody of him.

Ransom is accused in an FBI criminal complaint of taking his 3- and 4-year-old sons to Mexico in October, allegedly in violation of a custody agreement he signed with the children’s mother.

The

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on December 5, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with a 50 percent chance of scattered snow showers before 8 a.m., then scattered rain and snow showers between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts wind gusts for 2 p.m. today across the state. Courtesy/NWS

Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 4, 2019

on December 4, 2019 - 8:40pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
One of the advantages of writing a fishing report and then saving it for future reference is you can go back and check the how the conditions were a year or two ago times of year when planning a trip.
 
Now is about the time of year that the lakes in Northern New Mexico start to freeze over. It comes in especially handy because it’s disappointing to drive to a lake and find it frozen over, yet the ice is not thick enough to support anglers and the lake is closed to fishing.
 
That’s what is happening now.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Legislation To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

on December 4, 2019 - 4:29pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • The Data Care Act will stop websites and apps from using personal data to harm users, protect user information from hacks, and hold companies accountable for misuse.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has joined 15 senators in reintroducing legislation to protect people’s personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.

“Private and sensitive information

RPNM: Help Wanted To Ensure Fair Elections

on December 4, 2019 - 9:53am
From Republican Party of New Mexico:
 
We all want our elections to be fair, and you can help make that happen in 2020!
 
We need people to sign up to be poll watchers and poll challengers to make sure there's ballot integrity during elections. This will help ensure your vote counts.
 
Let's all promote openness and transparency in New Mexico’s 2020 Elections.
 
Training and support will be provided by RPNM.
 
To sign up, click here
 
What are the qualifications and restrictions of being an Election Challenger or Watcher? Challengers and watchers shall be voters of a precinct

Heinrich Hires Edward Tabet-Cubero As State Director

on December 4, 2019 - 9:46am

Edward Tabet-Cubero

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this morning that Edward Tabet-Cubero will serve as his state director.

Tabet-Cubero brings more than 20 years of experience in the education, nonprofit and public policy sectors, including serving as the executive director of Learning Alliance of New Mexico and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, as well as associate director of Dual Language Education of New Mexico.

“Throughout his career, Edward has proven to be a strong advocate and leader committed

NMT: Experience Culture, Joy And Wonder This Holiday Season In Historic And Scenic Santa Fe County

on December 4, 2019 - 9:02am
The cracked basalt of Diablo Canyon offers some of the best multi-pitch tradition and sport climbing in New Mexico. Courtesy/NMT
 
NMT News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe County is well known as a cultural destination with incredible offerings in art, culinary delights, and historical places, and this holiday season, the history and culture of the area come to life, offering visitors a glimpse into the traditions, culture and spirit of Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
 
With events stretching from mid-December through New Year’s Eve, Santa Fe County is the place to experience wonder and holiday

NWS: Today’s High 30s-40s; Tonight’s Low 20s-30s

on December 4, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos in the 30s to upper 40s with isolated rain showers in the morning and scattered snow and rain showers throughout the day. Tonight’s low in the upper 20s to mid 30s with scattered rain and snow showers and a snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Courtesy/NWS

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