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New Award: Exhibit On Display At Jemez Historic Site

on June 11, 2019 - 7:41am
New Mexico Highlands PICT Program students with Historic Site Staff. Photo by Richard Loffredo

Jemez Pueblo First Lt Gov. Galvan prepares to cut the ribbon at Jemez Historic Site. Photo by Richard Loffredo
NMHS News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites and the Pueblo of Jemez won the Archaeology Heritage Preservation Award, by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee.
The award was presented May 17 at the 2019 New Mexico Historic Preservation Awards for collaboration during the “Dig Giusewa” Project.

Gov. Lujan Grisham Establishes Crime Advisory Group

on June 11, 2019 - 7:38am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday announced the establishment of the Crime Analysis and Policy Partnership, a volunteer group consisting of current and retired attorneys, former judges and other former law enforcement officials who will identify trends and gaps in the criminal justice system, crime and law enforcement in New Mexico.
This group will make policy recommendations to the governor, state and local officials within the criminal justice system.
Members of the partnership were selected for the diversity of their experience

Man Attempts To Pull Gun On State Police Officers

on June 11, 2019 - 7:13am
Evans Ratliff faces five criminal charges. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
ALBUQUERQUE At around 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, a New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Albuquerque Metro Operation was in the area of Eubank and Central when he saw a male individual on a motor scooter driving erratically.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and pulled the male over identified by officers as Evans Ratliff, 28 of Albuquerque. Ratliff was found to be driving on a revoked driver’s license due to a DWI conviction.
During the traffic stop Ratliff took off on foot running away from the

Angel Fire Bike Park Announces New Race And Expansion To Greenbelt Trails For Families

on June 11, 2019 - 7:07am
Scene from Angel Fire Bike Park. Courtesy/AFBP
AFBP News:
ANGEL FIRE Awarded #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by, Angel Fire Bike Park, the largest bike park in the Rockies, has opened for the summer season and has plenty of races, improvements and expansions in the works this year.
After record-setting late winter storms, the bike park officially kicked off its season with 60 miles of trails in the park and more than 40 miles in the surrounding village of Angel Fire.
The additional late snow is creating a different type of riding trail.
“With such fantastic snow

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 51

on June 11, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

BLM: Upcoming Fee-Free Days On Public Lands

on June 10, 2019 - 12:54pm
BLM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The summer travel season gets under way in June with Great Outdoors Month.
To encourage visitation to America’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to agency-managed public lands on additional dates through the remainder of 2019 including Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).
“The BLM manages hundreds of recreation areas, national monuments and other facilities across more than 245 million acres of public lands nationwide,” said Principal Deputy Assistant

New Mexico Game And Fish: Deer, Elk And Bighorn Enhancement Raffle Tickets Now Available

on June 10, 2019 - 12:49pm
NMG&F News:
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has announced that deer, elk and bighorn enhancement raffle tickets are now available.
All proceeds from enhancement hunts are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management projects in New Mexico for the species raffled.
Authorizations may be used either by the recipient or any individual of the recipient’s choice through sale, barter or gift. These hunts do not count as Once-in-a-Lifetime Hunts.
Deer Enhancement Licenses
One deer authorization will be raffled with the

Mining Company Proposes Exploration On Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

on June 10, 2019 - 12:43pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) announced that it has received a Plan of Operations from Comexico LLC, the American subsidiary of New World Cobalt, to conduct mineral exploration on previously identified deposits on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.
Comexico also submitted an exploration permit application to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD).
Comexico’s application proposes core drilling in the vicinity of Jones Hill near Terrero, NM, to identify base and precious metal deposits for mining.
In April,

Supreme Court Work Group To Consider Non-Attorney Option For Providing Civil Legal Services

on June 10, 2019 - 11:47am
NMSC News:
SANTA FE A work group formed by the state Supreme Court will consider whether New Mexico should authorize a new non-lawyer practitioner to provide civil legal services to people unable to afford an attorney.
The group is to submit a report to the Court by Jan. 1, 2020 on allowing licensed legal technicians and other possible changes in court rules and programs to improve the availability of legal services in the state.
“Consideration of a limited legal technician is part of an initiative for advancing judicial excellence in New Mexico to make it easier for the public

New Mexico State Agencies Begin Stakeholder Process On Methane Regulatory Strategy July 29, July 30, Aug. 7

on June 10, 2019 - 11:02am
NMED News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Departments of the Environment (NMED) and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources (EMNRD) are beginning stakeholder outreach efforts as work continues to develop the state’s first methane reduction regulations per Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order on climate change.
A key component of the executive order is the development of an enforceable regulatory framework to ensure methane reductions from the oil and natural gas sector and to prevent waste from new and existing sources.
“In undertaking this regulatory effort, collaboration

Heinrich Pressures Wireless Carriers To Utilize Robocall Blocking Technology With No Burden Of Cost To New Mexican Consumers

on June 10, 2019 - 8:35am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to affirm that voice services providers may, by default, block unwanted calls, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter to the heads of AT&T, T-Mobil and Verizon, urging the phone carriers to deploy robocall blocking technologies at no additional charge to New Mexican consumers.
“I know you share my belief that we have a responsibility to ensure that consumers are not unduly targeted or scammed by violators of telemarketing laws,” Sen.

NWS: Today’s High Near 67; Tonight’s Low Around 48

on June 10, 2019 - 8:34am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 48 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation before midnight. Courtesy/NWS

Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Newly Elected Jicarilla Apache Nation President Darrell Paiz

on June 9, 2019 - 8:49am
IAD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) congratulates Mr. Darrell Paiz on his election as president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
President Paiz previously worked at the Jicarilla Apache Tax and Revenue Department for 33 years. In 2018, Paiz ended his tenure as director when he was elected as a Legislative Council member for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. President Paiz attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
“I am thankful to the Jicarilla Apache Nation members for their confidence in me to serve as their President,” Paiz said.

Seventh-Generation New Mexican Mark Roper Named Division Director For State Economic Development

on June 9, 2019 - 7:49am
NMED News:
SANTA FE A seventh-generation New Mexican with a long background in government and community service has been named Division Director for Economic Development, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Friday.
Mark Roper has been the team leader for community, rural and business development for the Department since October 2014. He has also worked in radio marketing, communications and government.
As head of the Economic Development Division, Roper will oversee programs for economic assistance, job training, MainStreet, International Trade, and Science and

NWS: Today’s High Near 78; Tonight’s Low Around 46

on June 9, 2019 - 7:45am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 78 with partly cloudy skies and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWS

Udall, Heinrich Bill Directs Trump Administration To Meet Standards Set By Paris Climate Agreement

on June 8, 2019 - 2:22pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 43 of their colleagues in introducing legislation in the Senate to direct the Trump administration to meet the standards established by the historic Paris Climate Agreement and to mitigate the long-term damage caused by the Trump administration’s anti-environment actions.
The International Climate Accountability Act would prevent the president from using funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Matthew B. Mascareñas Named Securities Watchdog

on June 8, 2019 - 8:12am
SANTA FE – New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Superintendent Marguerite Salazar Thursday announced that Matthew Bouillon Mascareñas has been named director of the Securities Division.
Bouillon previously served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Colorado Department of Law in Denver where he represented the Colorado Commissioner of Securities in civil and administrative litigation and acted as counsel to the Colorado Banking Board and Banking Commissioner.
Bouillon will oversee a division that seeks to preserve and strengthen a free and competitive securities

New Mexico Delegation Announces $13.8 Million For Construction; Maintenance Projects At 16 Local Airports

on June 8, 2019 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $13,810,189 in federal funding for construction and maintenance projects at 16 New Mexico airports.
\The funding will support critical rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance projects to repair and improve local airports across New Mexico.
“These regional airports are economic lifelines for their

Fort Union Days Special Event June 15-16

on June 8, 2019 - 7:43am
NPS News:
WATROUS  Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days free public event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday June 16.
This year, programs and activities will include the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers, New Mexican folkloric dancing by Los Zapateados Dancers, cannon firing demonstrations, musket firing programs and a 19th-century military encampment.
There also will be interactive children’s activities, including a mock soldiers’ drill with wooden muskets.

HSFF Presents Lecture By Susan Williams On Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden At El Zaguán July 11

on June 8, 2019 - 7:39am
The Garden at El Zaguán in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
Susan Williams
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the July Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Susan Williams on Santa Fe’s Colonial Revival: The Garden at El Zaguán.
The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, in the sala of HSFF's El Zaguán located at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe.
THIS IS AN ENCORE PRESENTATION of the lecture that was given at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens in 2018.
The reserved spots will fill up fast.

NWS: Today’s High Near 80; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 8, 2019 - 6:57am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 80 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Sen. Heinrich Meets With Community Against Violence, Calls For VAWA To Be Reauthorized Without Delay

on June 7, 2019 - 5:01pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) meets June 4 with Executive Director Malinda Williams and Clinical Director Rachel Cox of Community Against Violence. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met June 4 with Community Against Violence, an organization in Taos serving adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse in northern New Mexico.
In their meeting, they discussed the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Nationwide, the number of domestic violence incidents has been

State Police Involved Shooting In Albuquerque Leads To One Arrest ... Second Suspect Remains On The Lam

on June 7, 2019 - 4:53pm
Cynthia Franco faces two charges in state police shooting incident. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
ALBUQUERQUE At around 7:30 p.m., May 16, New Mexico State Police Ofc. Joseph Cloyd attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet pickup occupied by a male driver and a female passenger on Central Avenue near Washington Street in Albuquerque.
Officer Cloyd was one of the 50 officers assigned to the Albuquerque Metro Surge Operation.
The suspect driver of the Chevrolet identified as Daniel Franco failed to stop for Ofc. Cloyd.

American Red Cross New Mexico Volunteers Needed ... All Training Provided ... Open House June 18

on June 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
American Red Cross News:
AZTEC The American Red Cross of New Mexico will be recruiting for much needed Disaster Action Team members and disaster responders in northern New Mexico counties.
Our team of dedicated disaster volunteers respond to numerous house fire calls, along with displacements due to flooding and other disasters. We need community members with a passion to help others at their greatest time of need. No experience is necessary, and all training is provided.
An open house event is 3-6 p.m., June 18 at the Santa Fe American Red Cross office at 1213 Mercantile Court

Game & Fish: Leftover Licenses Go On Sale June 26

on June 7, 2019 - 9:19am
NMDG&F News:
SANTA FE Hunting licenses for 763 deer, 85 youth-only pronghorn and four mobility-impaired-only elk that were not allocated during the annual 2019-2020 big-game draw will go on sale at 10 a.m. MDT June 26, only on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.
New Mexico residents will get first shot at the licenses for the first 24 hours of the first-come, first-served sale. The sale will be opened to everyone, regardless of residency, at 10 a.m. June 27.
Important note for youth hunters: Because these are leftover draw licenses, purchasing a leftover deer or pronghorn