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NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 55

on June 20, 2019 - 6:55am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 83 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 55. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Files Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act As Amendment To Defense Bill

on June 19, 2019 - 7:54am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, filed the Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (AI-IA) as an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
 
Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) are cosponsors of the amendment.
 
The amendment is the text of S.

Paul Fogg Appointed Executive Director Of Ghost Ranch Education And Retreat Center

on June 19, 2019 - 7:52am
Ghost Ranch, a Presbyterian education and retreat center, encompasses 21,000 acres 60 miles north of Santa Fe. Photo by Jamie Clifford/Ghost Ranch
 
Scene at Ghost Ranch. Photo by Jamie Clifford/Ghost Ranch
 
NGRF News:
 
Newly appointed Executive Director Paul Fogg
 
ABIQUIU The National Ghost Ranch Foundation announced Tuesday the appointment of Paul Fogg as new executive director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), effective Sept. 30, 2019.
 
The previous executive director, Debra Hepler, retired in February after serving as Ghost
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Bandelier Celebrates The Great American Campout – Star Gazing And Free Camping June 22

on June 19, 2019 - 7:37am
Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Stephen Fehnel
 
NPS News:
 
Saturday is the date of a nationwide event, the Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage people to enjoy and protect wildlife and the outdoors.  
 
At Bandelier, camping will be free at Juniper Campground that night, except for the group sites. Non-group sites are first-come, first-served.

FBI: Five Syndicato New Mexico Prison Gang Members Sentenced To Life For Murders In Aid Of Racketeering

on June 19, 2019 - 6:34am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Five members of the Syndicato New Mexico prison gang were sentenced to life in prison this week in federal court in Las Cruces after juries convicted them in 2018 of committing murder in aid of racketeering.
 
These defendants were previously charged along with 17 others for murder and other offenses in a superseding indictment. Several of those charged went to trial while others pleaded guilty. March 12, 2018, a jury found Anthony Ray Baca, 55, of Albuquerque and Carlos Herrera, XX, of XXX.

SFCC Presents Maasai Beading Class July 9

on June 19, 2019 - 6:25am
Maasai beaded necklace with beaded medallion. Courtesy/SFCC
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading Continuing Education class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
 
Lasoi is a Maasai designer and beading expert from the Kitengela community in Kenya, just outside Nairobi city and on the southern border of the Nairobi National Game Park. Under the auspices of Acacia Moyo, (www.acaciamoyo.org) she has been invited to participate in the International Folk Art Market this year,

DOI’s Law Enforcement K-9 Unit Apprehends Traffickers And $559,000 In Heroin In New Mexico

on June 19, 2019 - 5:49am
Ofc. Nicholas Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 9.4 pounds of heroin June 5 on the Pueblo of Laguna. Courtesy photo
 
DOI News:
 
LAGUNA PUEBLO — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) Ofc. Nicholas “Nick” Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 4.3 Kilos (9.4 pounds) of heroin, which has an estimated street value of approximately $559,000, on the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico last week.
 
“I commend BIA-OJS Ofc.

Sixteen New Mexico Airports Receiving Makeovers

on June 19, 2019 - 5:41am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Aviation Division would like to recognize the state communities that will receive more than $7 million in grant installments from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revamp 16 airport runways throughout the state.
 
The three largest airport improvement projects will take place in Santa Teresa, Farmington and Hobbs. Ninety percent of these projects will be federally funded, the remainder will come from State and local government dollars.
 
The FAA is awarding $3.18 billion in airport infrastructure grants across the United States in

SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn In Jemez This Week

on June 18, 2019 - 7:56pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week if conditions remain favorable.
 
Ignitions could begin as early as Wedensday, June 19, and are expected to conclude by Friday, June 21.
 
The Tent Rocks treatment area is approximately 2 miles north of Jemez Springs, and less than 1 mile southwest of La Cueva.
 
Up to 1,520 acres will be treated to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health.

Sally Hayden Von Conta Art Exhibition July 5-26

on June 18, 2019 - 6:34pm
A plein air pastel by Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
 
Artist Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
 
HSFF News:
 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is hosting Chasing the Heart, an exhibition of Sally Hayden von Conta's plein air pastels July 5-26 with the opening 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 5 at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road.
 
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

von Conta’s newest exhibition features plein air pastels that she created in visually compelling and inspirational locations around New Mexico.

Deadline For Public Comment On STIP July 19

on June 18, 2019 - 8:00am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation strives to engage the public and invites them to comment on the state’s adoption of the FY2020-FY2025 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
 
The program will serve as the six year plan for the state’s proposed road, bridge and multimodal projects.
 
NMDOT has posted the 2020-2025 STIP plan online, to receive feedback on the federal and state highway projects, and other regional-specific projects taking place on local routes. The public is invited to share their comments online until July 19, 2019.
 
The

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 18, 2019 - 7:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

NNM Teachers Complete National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Training Sponsored By BSMA

on June 17, 2019 - 11:38am

Fifteen Northern New Mexico teachers celebrate completing Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification training during a workshop sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum Association. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) recently sponsored the National Geographic Educator Certification training for 15 Northern New Mexico teachers.

Alisha Lindsey, a National Geographic Educator and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow lead the training session at Los Alamos Middle School. Lindsey is a middle school teacher in Denver, Colo.

During the training, educators

NMFO: ‘Briarpatch’ To Film In New Mexico

on June 17, 2019 - 10:16am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) today announced that the USA Network television series, “Briarpatch” produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) and Paramount Television will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of September in Albuquerque.  
 
Starring Rosario Dawson, who will also serve as a producer, the production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members and 250-350 New Mexico background talent per episode.
 
“Briarpatch” follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after

Report: New Mexico Ranks 50th In Child Well-Being

on June 17, 2019 - 8:47am

NM VOICES FOR CHILDREN News:
  • State Makes Some Improvement in Child Poverty, Among Other Indicators

ALBUQUERQUE— New Mexico is once again ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being by the 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This is the third time the state has ranked last in the nation. New Mexico fell to 50th in 2013, then again in 2018.

Louisiana ranked 49th this year, bumping Mississippi up to 48th. New Hampshire ranked first.

“It’s disappointing, but not terribly surprising to see New Mexico ranked at the bottom again, given the last

Museum Of Space History Partners With KRWG For Free Film Preview: Chasing The Moon

on June 17, 2019 - 7:50am
Courtesy photo
 
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO The New Mexico Museum of Space History and KRWG TV will present a free screening of the new PBS documentary Chasing the Moon at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the New Horizons Dome Theater.
 
Prior to the screening, Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll will do a presentation on the Apollo 11 program in the theater. Limited seating is available and the public is encouraged to arrive a few minutes early.
 
“Partnering with the museum seemed like the perfect thing to do for this preview,” said Edmundo Resendez, Director of

PMI 2019 Professional Development Day June 21

on June 17, 2019 - 7:33am

PMI News:

PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter and PMI Rio Grande Chapter are presenting a joint Professional Development Day.

This event 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Santa Fe Community College.

The costs is $75 for all Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande chapter members anytime before June 19.

5.5 PDUs will be available to attendees.

Register here.

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on June 17, 2019 - 7:06am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 a.m. and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS
 
Courtesy/NWS
 

Opting-In To Local Election Act Will Save Money

on June 16, 2019 - 8:33am
By MANDY VIGIL
New Mexico Elections Director
Office of the Secretary of State
 
There are some big changes coming to the way New Mexicans vote, and because of these changes, some real costs savings are available for municipalities throughout our state.
 
The upcoming changes are the result of 2018’s Local Election Act, a legislative overhaul of the way non-partisan local elections are run throughout the state (such as for municipal officers, school boards, and other governmental bodies with taxing authority).
 
Previously in New Mexico there were multiple non-partisan local elections

Udall Leads Indian Affairs Committee Introducing Law On Policing, Public Safety In Native Communities

on June 16, 2019 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), all members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Thursday introduced the Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act.
 
This bipartisan bill addresses critical public safety needs in Indian Country by addressing federal inefficiencies that hurt

Los Alamos Residents Best Budgeters In New Mexico

on June 16, 2019 - 7:11am
SMARTASSET News:
 
In a recent study, SmartAsset set out to find the places where Americans are the best at balancing their budgets.
 
We examined consumer expenses, wealth, bankruptcies and incomes to determine which places ranked highest, and according to our study, Los Alamos County has some of the best budgeters in New Mexico.
 
For a more detailed look at the top counties in New Mexico, check the table below:
 

 
The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here: https://smartadvisormatch.com/data/places-with-the-best-budgeters/new-mexico

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on June 16, 2019 - 6:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly afternoon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

SFCC: Chaine des Rotisseurs Dinner June 20

on June 15, 2019 - 1:31pm
SFCC News:
 
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Santa Fe Chapter presents a fundraising dinner benefiting Cooking with Kids and SFCC Culinary Arts students at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
All chefs are inducted members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs:
 
  • Jerry Dakan, SFCC Lead Chef-Instructor
  • Peter O’Brien, Inn of the Anasazi
  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts LLC
  • Fernando Olea, Sazón
  • Evan Doughty, Santa Fe Brewing Co.
  • Kyle Pacheco, Santa Fe School of Cooking
  • Jen Doughty, Jimmy D’s
  • Cristian Pontiggia, Sassella
  • David Flores, Lucky Goat

NBCUniversal: Major Albuquerque Production Venture Projected To Generate $1.1B In Direct Economic Impact

on June 15, 2019 - 11:43am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Mayor Tim Keller and company executives announced Friday that NBCUniversal is entering into a 10-year venture with Garcia Realty and Development to redevelop an empty free-span warehouse in Albuquerque into a state-of-the-art television and film studio with two sound stages, offices and a mill.

Over the next 10 years, NBCUniversal will produce television and film projects at the Albuquerque facility, with the aim of reaching $500 million in direct production spending.

Udall, Martin Resubmit Military Justice Improvement Act Targeting Growing Crisis Of Sexual Assault

on June 15, 2019 - 9:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors.
 
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is the leading sponsor of the legislation.
 
According to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) own data in this year’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) report, there

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