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2018 Winter/2019 Spring Guide To New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Now Available Free Online

on November 24, 2018 - 10:02am

This season’s guide cover features a detailed image of ‘Snow in Santa Fe’ Paul Lantz – which is on long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy/NMDCA


SANTA FE – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 is now available online at

The Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 explores finding your story – the how and why you and your family live in New Mexico.

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered At Old Town Mission Community Center In Las Vegas Dec. 1

on November 23, 2018 - 11:04am
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free education course in Las Vegas, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The “Skills for Dementia Caregiving Workshop” is a FREE program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The course is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1, at Old Town Mission Community Center (home of The SPOT) 1413 Chavez St., Las Vegas, NM 87701.
For more information or directions, call

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward In Carlsbad Bank Robbery

on November 23, 2018 - 9:37am
FBI News:
The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are looking for an individual who robbed a bank Friday morning, Nov. 16.
The unidentified person wore a mask, a white hooded sweatshirt with the words “American Eagle” on it, a dark ski cap, sunglasses and black gloves.
At approximately 9:07 a.m., the suspect entered Western Commerce Bank, 501 North Canal St., displayed a handgun and demanded money from a teller. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at

Governor: November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

on November 22, 2018 - 1:16pm

New Mexicans could be prediabetic or diabetic without knowing it.

Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living is an initiative that includes several prevention and self-management programs Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Diabetes Prevention and Control Program recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month, the annual health observance increasing awareness about the impact of diabetes for residents, families, and their communities in our state.

Governor Martinez has signed a Diabetes Awareness Month Proclamation naming November as

Teenager Dies In Rollover Crash In San Juan County

on November 21, 2018 - 3:40pm

Shaydell Pete-Light

NMSP News:

At about 5:05 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on State Road 371 around mile post 104, south of Farmington.

The initial investigation indicated a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Shaydell Pete-Light, 21, of Farmington was traveling north on SR 371 when for unknown reasons drove off the roadway causing the vehicle to roll.

The passenger Jasmine Lynn Curley, 19, of Kayenta, Ariz., who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.

NMBC: 12th Annual NM-AZ Book Award Winners

on November 21, 2018 - 11:32am
NMBC News:
The winners in the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced this week at a gala awards banquet at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
Awards were presented in 58 categories, from poetry to history and nonfiction to children's books.
1,089 books were entered in this year's awards program and 236 of those entries were selected as finalists, which were announced in September 2018.
Entries came from large and small publishers from all across the country.

Valles Caldera Entrance Closed Thanksgiving Day

on November 21, 2018 - 11:24am

The VCNP entrance will be closed Thanksgiving Day, however, hiking trails along N.M. 4, including the Coyote Call and Valle Grande trails, will remain open sunrise to sunset. Courtesy/VCNP 


VCNP News: 


JEMEZ SPRINGS – The Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) will close its main entrance Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Hiking trails along N.M. 4, including the Coyote Call and Valle Grande trails, will remain open sunrise to sunset. The main entrance will reopen at 9 a.m. Nov. 23.


“While Valles Caldera's main entrance will be closed on

Pearce Announces Candidacy For State GOP Chair

on November 21, 2018 - 10:11am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-02) is running for chairman of the State GOP. Courtesy photo

From the Pearce For Chair Campaign:

Hobbs – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-02) announced Tuesday his candidacy for chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.

If elected by the Republican Party’s State Central Committee Dec. 8, Pearce will serve a two-year term as chairman.

“As I campaigned for Governor over the past two years, I met New Mexicans in every corner of the state and from all walks of life who share a burning hope for a brighter future. Although we were not successful Nov.

NHCC: Nutcracker Ballet In The Land Of Enchantment Performs In Albuquerque Dec. 14-16

on November 21, 2018 - 8:59am
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment performances are Dec. 14-16 on the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed Dec. 14-16 on the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season.
Last year's production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

FBI Is Seeking Information About A Getaway Vehicle Used In Albuquerque

on November 21, 2018 - 8:48am
FBI News:
The FBI is seeking information about a getaway vehicle used in an August bank robbery in Albuquerque in the hopes somebody will come forward with information to help solve this crime.
The suspect is believed to have fled in a gray Chevrolet SUV with a yellow New Mexico license tag.
A man wearing a red baseball cap and red shirt robbed U.S. Bank, 2015 Eubank Boulevard NE., at approximately 4:49 p.m., Aug. 15, 2018. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a thin build.
He wore a red baseball cap turned backwards,

Food Safety Alert: Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce!

on November 21, 2018 - 7:23am

The CDC cautions consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home to not eat it and to throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. Courtesy photo

CDC News Alert:

The Centers for Disease Control, (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.

The CDC is advising that U.S.

Governor Announces Rural Media Group Will Make New Mexico Base For TV Production

on November 20, 2018 - 11:59am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced Rural Media Group has purchased the former Imus Ranch in Ribera, and will use the ranch as a TV production base for RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel.
“It’s an honor to welcome Rural Media Group to New Mexico,” Martinez said. “For years, we’ve grown the film industry and made our state more-friendly for investment – now, we’re seeing industry leaders bring their productions to New Mexico.”
“Rural Media Group programming is currently distributed into more than 92 million homes internationally,” Nick

Udall, Grijalva Lead 118 Members Of Congress On Bicameral Amicus Brief To Protect National Monuments

on November 20, 2018 - 7:43am

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) have led 26 Senators and 92 House members to submit an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in five cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that challenge the Trump administration’s decision to significantly diminish the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in southern Utah.

In the brief, the lawmakers argue that under the Constitution, no president has the power to shrink or reduce national monuments since that power resides with

NMHU Psychology Professor Works With Farmington Police Department On Research

on November 19, 2018 - 6:05am
Sarah Tracy
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A Highlands University psychology professor collaborated with the Farmington Police Department on research that determines its Victim Advocate Program increases conviction rates.
Sarah Tracy, who teaches at the Highlands University Farmington Center, studied the Farmington Police Department victim advocate database to examine domestic violence cases from 2016.
“Our major finding was that the more contact the victims of domestic violence have with the Victim Advocate Program, the higher the conviction rates,” Tracy said.

Coalition Letter From Latino Groups Thanks Governor

on November 19, 2018 - 6:02am
TLI News:
ALBUQUERQUE — The LIBRE Initiative released a coalition letter to thank Gov. Susana Martinez for acting to reduce unnecessary occupational licensing barriers that stand in the way of hardworking Latino families in New Mexico.
Joining on this letter are a range of Latino organizations who share a goal of empowering Hispanic communities. The signers call on members of the state legislature to secure these reforms into law and stand ready to work with anyone to reduce barriers to opportunity for Hispanic communities.
Below is an excerpt of the letter:
“For far too

Game & Fish Hosts Listening Session On Trapping Rule

on November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
NMGF News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will hold a listening session to hear public comments on proposed changes to the furbearer rule.
Proposed changes include mandatory trapper education, increasing set-back requirements, allowance for closure of areas to trapping, signage and further clarifying the definition of a trail.
The listening session is 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 27 at the department’s Northwest Regional Office at 7816 Alamos Road NW in Albuquerque.
Comments may be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish,

USDA Partners With Communities To Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure To Rural Areas

on November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett has announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities.
“In the modern economy, rural broadband is a lifeline to quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “With that impact, USDA is fiercely committed under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue on expanding access to e-Connectivity in rural America.”
According to a 2018 report by the Federal Communications Commission, 80 percent of the 24

SFCC And Higher Education Center Closed Nov. 22-25

on November 19, 2018 - 5:58am

SFCC News:

SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 22‐25.

All campus facilities will be closed. No classes or activities will be held, and no other student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.

The SFCC main campus at 6401 Richards Ave., and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road reopen Monday, Nov. 26.

Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay

FBI: Albuquerque Man Gets Seven Years For Violating Federal Firearms Laws In Armed Bank Robbery

on November 19, 2018 - 5:57am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Jason Blackwood, 46, of Albuquerque has been sentenced in Federal Court to 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in relation to a June 2016, armed bank robbery.
Blackwood was arrested June 1, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with the armed bank robbery of the Bank of the West located at 780 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.  
According to the complaint, Blackwood entered the bank, pointed a handgun at a bank teller, and demanded money.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures More Than $60,000 Disbursement For New Mexico Legal Aid

on November 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced the successful disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid.
The funding is the result of unclaimed funds payed by a defendant in a recently concluded case, and will be redistributed by court order to help New Mexico Legal Aid support the legal needs of New Mexicans.
“Protecting the rights of vulnerable New Mexicans has always been a top priority for my office, and I am pleased the funding that we recovered will be used for that purpose,” Balderas said.

Millicent Rogers Museum: Holiday Fiesta Dec. 1

on November 18, 2018 - 8:33am
Dancers at Holiday Fiesta. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
Holiday celebrations are 11 3 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Millicent Rogers Museum’s Holiday Fiesta.
This year’s event marks the 21st year the museum has hosted its Holiday Fiesta,and is line with the museum’s mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.
The museum was founded in 1956 in Taos and the majority of its collection of more than 7,000 objects is representative of the diverse Indigenous and Hispanic cultures of the Southwest with particular strengths in the traditional arts of northern New

Governor: Fortune 500 Company Cummins Expands

on November 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
CLOVIS Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader that has a natural gas engine upfit and assembly facility in Clovis is expanding and creating 10 new high-wage manufacturing jobs.
The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA and a City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board (EIB) grant.
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "Cummins is staying and growing in New Mexico.

FBI: Taos Man Gets Five Years For Armed Bank Robbery

on November 17, 2018 - 9:51am

FBI News:


ALBUQUERQUE Joaquin Romero, 30, of Taos, has been sentenced in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 60 months in prison for his conviction on an armed bank robbery charge.


Romero will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Romero was arrested Jan. 13, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the People’s Bank inside a supermarket at 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Jan. 10, 2016 in Taos.


Romero was subsequently charged in a three-count indictment Jan.

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Wins National Award

on November 17, 2018 - 9:18am
ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos Schools Credit Union is among several New Mexico credit unions that have won national awards for community service, member service and financial education at both statewide and national levels.
Los Alamos Schools Credit Union won 1st place in The Louise Herring Award in the less-than-$50 million category for its internal programs and services that benefit membership.
"Credit union professionals from across the nation judged New Mexico's credit unions the best in their size categories, and we couldn't be more proud.

FBI: Kewa Pueblo Man Faces Eight Years For Assault

on November 17, 2018 - 8:24am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Avery Cate, 27, an enrolled member of the Kewa Pueblo who resides in Bernalillo, pled guilty Thursday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to assaulting a federal officer.
Cate was arrested in June 2018, on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the indictment, Cate assaulted a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Jan. 30, 2015, on Kewa Pueblo in Sandoval County, while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.
During today’s proceedings, Cate pled guilty to the indictment.