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Game & Fish Offers Special Hunter Education Camps

on April 10, 2019 - 8:05am
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NMGF News:
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing hands-on training in which participants earn a hunter education certification.
Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres
The camp is open to youths ages 10 and over who are accompanied by an adult. It will be conducted the weekend of April 26-28, at the beautiful Camp Thunderbird in the Gila National Forest. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided.
Registration is open for this camp opportunity and will close April 12 or when filled.
Participants must complete and return the

Business Breakfast With Christine Chandler April 11

on April 10, 2019 - 7:56am

U.S. Rep. Luján: 2019 Congressional Art Competition

on April 10, 2019 - 7:55am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in young people.
The winning entry from New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. In honor of Earth Day, the theme of this year’s Art Competition is Mother Earth.
“I look forward

Breadsprings Man Arrested On Federal Murder Charge

on April 10, 2019 - 7:44am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Troy Livingston, 18, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., made his initial appearance in Federal Court in Albuquerque, Monday morning on a criminal complaint charging him with murdering a Navajo woman with malice aforethought.  
Livingston remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and detention hearing.
The criminal complaint alleges that Livingston beat the victim to death with a flashlight and his feet at a residence April 6 in Breadsprings in the Navajo Indian Reservation.

NMSP Seeks To Reunite Victims With Stolen Jewelry

on April 9, 2019 - 9:49am

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police recovered a stolen vehicle Oct. 13, 2018, in Pecos.

Inside the stolen vehicle, State Police officers discovered three backpacks filled with hundreds of dollars worth of stolen rings, watches, necklaces, coins and miscellaneous jewelry.

Now the New Mexico State Police wants to reunite this jewelry with its rightful owners.

Anyone in the areas of Santa Fe County, Pecos or the City of Santa Fe who are victims of burglary resulting in the taking of jewelry between June of 2018 and Oct.

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

on April 9, 2019 - 8:26am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 165.2 (Alamo Drive North of Santa Fe) to mile marker 189.1 (Stanley Griego Bridge in Espanola).
The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.
Starting Monday, April 8 motorists can expect minor delays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the night.

NWS: Today’s High Near 73, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 9, 2019 - 8:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Fires conditions are flagged throughout the state. Courtesy/NWS

NMSBA Selects Pet Pangaea Of Los Alamos 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business Of The Year

on April 8, 2019 - 3:51pm

Pet Pangaea LLC owner Cyndi Wells


Pet Pangaea LLC of Los Alamos has been named the 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business of the Year by the New Mexico Small Business Administration.

“It is a great honor to be selected from among the many small businesses who were nominated in New Mexico,” Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells said.

She will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Ceremony May 8 in Albuquerque.

Wells holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Governor Signs Bill To Grow Teacher Pipeline

on April 8, 2019 - 7:17am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE A bill to create incentives for current educational assistants to obtain teacher certification was signed Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
House Bill 20, sponsored by Rep. Joy Garratt (D-Albuquerque), Sen. Michael Padilla (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Raymundo Lara (D-Chaparral), creates a “grow your own teachers fund” in the state treasury and establishes a scholarship program for educational assistants (EAs) in New Mexico to become certified educators.
“Our state is in desperate need of teachers,” Rep.

Luján Joins Immigrant Youth And Advocates As They Call For Swift Passage Of Dream And Promise Act

on April 8, 2019 - 6:53am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
ALBUQUERQUE Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) held a tele-press call with DACA recipients and allies to discuss H.R. 6, The Dream and Promise Act, new legislation that would provide permanent protections for undocumented immigrant youth and those under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).
The Dream and Promise Act recognizes the urgent need to provide permanent protections without using immigrants as bargaining chips to win a host of anti-immigrant provisions.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján - Sponsor

Bill Guaranteeing Basic Wage Protections For Home Care And Domestic Workers Signed Into Law

on April 8, 2019 - 6:41am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law that ensures home care and domestic workers—the people who clean homes and deliver care for others—are protected by New Mexico’s minimum wage standards and other wage protections.
Senate Bill 85, Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act, is sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Christine Trujillo.
“This is a historic win for domestic and home care workers,” said Carlota Muñoz, a member of El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos.

Udall Urges Action To Improve Indian Roads

on April 8, 2019 - 6:21am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led an oversight hearing on “Tribal Transportation: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance and Safety of Indian Roads.”  
The committee heard from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Lands Highway Administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Division of Transportation, Ohkay Owingeh Head Councilman Joe Garcia, and Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis.
“As Congress begins its work on reauthorizing the

NWS: Today’s High Near 67, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 8, 2019 - 6:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Courtesy/NWS

Valles Caldera National Preserve Lifts Restriction

on April 7, 2019 - 9:22am

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP


VCNP News:

Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Preserve has lifted the restriction for vehicle access from N.M. 4 to the entrance station.

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted, but snow can be found on the north-sloped trails, such as South Mountain, Coyote Call and Valle Grande. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking are permitted.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution while recreating in lower portions of the Valle Grande as the ground is

Governor Signs $7 Billion State Operating Budget

on April 7, 2019 - 9:16am

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the $7.086 billion New Mexico state budget for Fiscal Year 2020, delivering transformational investments in public education; essential funding increases for early childhood education and intervention; substantial and creative boosts to the state’s economic development and workforce initiatives; four hundred million for roadway infrastructure across the state; and across-the-board pay increases for state employees and judges.

General fund reserves will rise to 20 percent.
“Our budget is

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver On Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Suffrage Act Signed Into Law

on April 7, 2019 - 9:05am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement Thursday after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Senate Bill 190, the Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Suffrage Act:
“Survivors of domestic violence and stalking should never be intimidated out of voting because they fear their personal information will become available for their abusers to find.

Hakim Bellamy To Talk Bravos Awards & Books April 26

on April 7, 2019 - 8:24am

NMBC News:


Hakim Bellamy is the featured speaker at noon, April 26 at the New Mexico Book Co-op in the Golden Corral on San Mateo.


The primary discussion is on the Creative Bravos Awards now handled by the City of Albuquerque. Bellamy also will have a conversation with the attendees on the needs of the book community.


Bellamy is the former Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and now works for the City of Albuquerque Cultural Affairs Department.


The meeting is open to the public but each attendee must buy their own lunch buffet. Attendees come early starting at 11 a.m. to network.


For information,

NWS: Today’s High Near 63, Tonight’s Low Around 40

on April 7, 2019 - 8:12am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

NMDOT Child Passenger Safety Clinic April 12

on April 6, 2019 - 1:55pm
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Car Seat Inspection Clinic from 1-3 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Albuquerque Fire Station #7, 5715 Central Ave., NW.
This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats.

FBI: Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Probe Targets Violent Crime In Southeast Albuquerque

on April 6, 2019 - 7:19am
FBI News:
A multi-agency law enforcement investigation targeting firearm-related violent crime in southeast Albuquerque concluded on March 29, 2019, with an operation that included the execution of two federal arrest warrants, three state arrest warrants, and 15 federal search warrants.  
During the operation, officers arrested 20 additional individuals on state narcotics and firearms charges, in addition to the five arrested on arrest warrants, and seized significant quantities of illegal drugs and weapons.  
Federal authorities also filed detainers against six individuals

Second Chance Measure Signed Into Law

on April 6, 2019 - 7:11am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Criminal Record Expungement Act into law. House Bill 370, sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), would allow certain individuals to petition the court to remove their criminal record from public view.
This will allow people, years removed from their last arrest, the opportunity to get a job or a better job.
Under House Bill 370, expungement will not be granted to a person who was convicted of homicide, an offense against a child, an offense that caused great bodily harm, a sex offense, a DWI,

NWS: Today’s High Near 58, Tonight’s Low Around 37

on April 6, 2019 - 7:05am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 58 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS



Scenes From Commissioner SGR And Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame Presentation To LAHS iVOTE Club

on April 5, 2019 - 9:47am

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame talk politics with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. The women commented on how astute the students were with their questions during the q&A portion of the presentation. Photo by John McHale/

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame speak with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High

AFT New Mexico Reacts To Signing Of Legislation To Empower Hourly And Licensed Classified Educators

on April 5, 2019 - 9:34am
AFT New Mexico News:
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez and NM Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-13) released the following statements:
“The signing of House Bill 47 is welcome news for thousands of educational employees in New Mexico’s public schools.
“By respecting the work performed by educational assistants, transportation workers, custodial and maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, clerical workers, and other critical educational employees, New Mexico is sending a meaningful message that job security matters and all

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Key Education Bills

on April 5, 2019 - 8:40am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday signed key public education legislation into law, providing significant funding increases for evidence-based programs like K-5+ and extended learning time, raising educator salary levels in the state’s three-tier licensure system and establishing a framework for community schools across New Mexico that will provide crucial wraparound health and wellbeing services to children and families in need, among other critical reforms.
Surrounded by students, educators, advocates, legislative sponsors