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SFCC Native American Heritage Month Event Nov. 19

on November 17, 2018 - 8:07am
SFCC News:
The Native American Heritage Month Celebration opening ceremony and traditional hoop dance and dance groups is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in the Santa Fe Community College, (SFCC) Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.
Guest speaker A.J. Goldman will present on his project with Lucia Palmero titled UNCOVERING America at 11 a.m. (
This is a free event. Call 505.428.1835, for more information.

What’s Next For New Mexico’s Free Market Movement?

on November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
Rio Grande Foundation
The Rio Grande Foundation is a non-partisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans, we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our State.
As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back. That said, the utter devastation of the GOP and most fiscally-conservative candidates on Election Day will make the 2019 Legislature and beyond quite interesting.
We have a number of questions that we don’t know the answers to, but we hope will frame the policy discussion as we

NHCC: Baila! Baila! Christmas Dance Show Dec. 1-2

on November 17, 2018 - 7:29am

Baila! Baila! holiday show is Dec. 1-2 in the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Baila! Baila! Dance Academy's 5th annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza that returns Dec. 1-2 to the stage in the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
Tickets are $22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children and NHCC members and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 505.724.4758.
Produced and performed by the most recognized professional ethnic dance company in New Mexico, this show will feature

Demonstration By Award Winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva At Millicent Rogers Museum Sunday

on November 17, 2018 - 6:20am
Katsina carving by Gerry Quotskuyva. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

Award winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva will present and demonstrate katsina carving at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos.

Gerry Quotskuyva is the 2018 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research. He is a member of the Bear Strap Clan from the Hopi Second Mesa village of Shungopavi and the grandson of an established katsina carver. Quotskuyva will provide a demonstration on katsina carving and discuss his work.

This event is provided free with admission to the

Enchanted Forest Opens Early For Skiing

on November 16, 2018 - 5:19pm

Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

Helena Mieras skiing Monday on the March Hare Trail. Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

SKI News:

Red River – Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area is open for business.

“This is the best early-season skiing we’ve had in years,” Enchanted Forest’s General Manager Mike Ritterhouse asid. “We are 100-percent open with trail depths of 4 to 10 inches after the recent storm that gave us 22 inches Nov. 11-12. Conditions range from early season with potential obstacles to excellent!”

Depending on the

FBI Releases Photos Of Suspect And Getaway Vehicle Used In Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 5:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the owner is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI has released photos of 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

Taos Ranked In Top Trending Ski Destinations In U.S.

on November 16, 2018 - 4:37pm
TAOS News:
TAOS The Town of Taos has announce that it is the top trending ski destination in the U.S. according to a recent report from travel search and booking engine KAYAK.
The list ranked U.S. and Canadian destinations based on year-over-year increase in searches.
Taos’ 27 percent increase in searches landed it the top U.S. spot and the #3 spot in all of North America, behind Banff and Quebec City, Canada. Other U.S. destinations on the list included Big Sky, Montana, Stowe, Virginia, Jay, Vermont and Breckenridge, Colorado.

Popular Abiquiú Artist Releases New Christmas Cards

on November 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
'Vintage Friends' is one of Lori Faye Bock's first greeting cards and still one of her most popular. The New Mexico artist takes joy in painting the personalities of the animals in her life - none of which really drive an old pickup truck. Courtesy photo
A network of independent retailers and cooperatives throughout the state carry Lori Faye Bock’s line of greeting cards, including portfolios of this year’s Christmas card The Gift, which also includes a 4” x 6” magnet for the kitchen with the colorful greeting. Courtesy photo
BOOK News:
Nationally acclaimed northern New Mexico

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward In Carlsbad Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are looking for an individual who robbed a bank this morning in Carlsbad.

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.


RTD Blue Buses Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD "Blue Buses" will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the 255 Mountain Trail to Ski Santa Fe WILL operate both days.
The RTD Mountain Trail will transition to its Winter Schedule beginning Thanksgiving Day to coincide with the season open at Ski Santa Fe.
The Mountain Trail bus provides seven roundtrips on weekends and three roundtrips, Monday through Friday from stops around downtown Santa Fe to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe.

Gov-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Agency Transition Leadership

on November 16, 2018 - 8:44am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the individuals who will serve as co-chairs of committees responsible for providing a review of state departments as part of the gubernatorial transition.
The agency transition team is made up of seven different committees, each examining distinct areas of state government. The chairs will lead their committee’s effort to engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide strategic recommendations for Governor-elect Lujan Grisham.

WIPP Shares Details On Underground Rock Fall

on November 16, 2018 - 7:41am
WIPP News:
A rock fall in Room 6, Panel 7, of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground has apparently occurred, according to worker observations.
The fall is believed to have occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday, when underground personnel heard a loud thud while performing inspections in Panel 7. Room 6 has been prohibited to routine personnel access for over two years due to unsafe ground conditions. The room does not contain transuranic waste.
Employees exited the area, and all underground work was stopped.

Go Neon This Holiday Season In Tucumcari

on November 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Courtesy photo
Tucumcari, New Mexico is known as a bright and cultural stop along historic Route 66, and this holiday season, it’s the perfect spot for a festive road trip. With holiday-themed events and opportunities for holiday shopping and exploration, Tucumcari provides an ideal spot for an affordable, memorable winter vacation.
“With a little time off around the holiday season, it’s the perfect chance to plan a getaway,” Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield said.

Udall, Markey, Blumenthal Call For FTC Investigation Into Manipulative Marketing In Children’s Apps

on November 16, 2018 - 7:24am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an investigation into new evidence of manipulative marketing in apps directed at children.
A new study authored by public health experts in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics reveals numerous instances of young children’s games using advertising techniques that appear to be unfair and deceptive practices as defined by Section V of

Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

on November 16, 2018 - 5:54am
SANTA FE The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 5th Amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (i.e. Interstates, US or NM routes).
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until Dec.

Udall On FDA’s Proposal To Limit Sales Of E-Cigs

on November 15, 2018 - 9:34am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has released the following statement after the FDA proposed plans to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes, and e-cigarette maker JUUL Labs subsequently announced that it would take steps to curtail sales of its flavored products in retail stores.
The FDA’s proposal and JUUL Labs’ announcement comes after mounting public pressure in response to a surge in vaping using e-cigarettes among

NHCC Opens Proposal Process For 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season

on November 15, 2018 - 9:22am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched its second performing arts proposal process to determine its Performing Arts Season that runs between June 2019 and July 2020.
All performing artists who would like to present a show at the NHCC during that time period are required to submit a proposal form no later than midnight Dec. 21, 2018.
Additional information along with links to the forms can be found in the proposal guidelines, and the NHCC will be holding informational sessions at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov.

House Democrats Commit To Reinstating UNM Men’s Soccer Program

on November 15, 2018 - 8:20am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Representatives Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque) and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) are reaffirming their commitment to reinstate the UNM Men’s Soccer program, including the team’s world class coach, by addressing funding issues in the upcoming legislative session while ensuring Title IX compliance.
“Restoring the UNM Men’s Soccer program is a priority for the House going into the legislative session,” Speaker Brian Egolf said.

New Mexico Human Resources System Upgrade Receives National Recognition

on November 15, 2018 - 7:57am
SANTA FE New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has announced it has received the 2018 State IT Recognition Award for Business Process Innovations from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).
The award recognizes DoIT’s work to modernize the Statewide Human Resources, Accounting and Reporting (SHARE) system.
“Under the leadership of Governor Martinez, state government has continuously improved the way it operates in order to better serve the citizens of New Mexico,” DoIT Acting Secretary Estevan Lujan said.

Luján, House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Protect Native American Voting Rights

on November 15, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has introduced the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2018, landmark legislation to provide the resources and oversight necessary to protect Native Americans’ access to the ballot box.
The bill incorporates principles of self-determination into the electoral process, meaning that Indian Tribes and their members will be the decision-makers when it comes to ensuring their communities and members have equal access to their constitutional right to vote.

Commissioner-Elect SGR Unveils Transition Website

on November 14, 2018 - 1:15pm

State Land Commissioner-Elect Stephanie Garcia Richard

From the SGR Transistion Team:

SANTA FE – Want to help make history? Think our land is worth protecting? Believe we can make more money for our schools and hospitals? Then Commissioner-Elect Stephanie Garcia Richard encourages you to submit your resume to work at the State Land Office.

This week, Garcia Richard announced a new website where people are encouraged to submit a resume or request a meeting with Garcia Richard.

“I want to thank Commissioner Dunn and his team for their encouragement and support as we make this critical

Colorado Woman Pleads Guilty In New Mexico To Federal Charges From Crime Spree Resulting In Death

on November 14, 2018 - 8:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Trista Schlaefli, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pled guilty Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to charges arising out of a Nov. 27, 2017 crime spree during which Schlaefli and her co-defendant allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint resulting in the death of a victim, and attempted to carjack two other vehicles.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C.

Air Force, NMED Host Public Information Meeting

on November 14, 2018 - 7:00am
NMED News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will co-host a deep dive workshop at 5 p.m., and public information meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the African American Performing Arts Center, to provide an update about the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility leak cleanup activities.
From 5 p.m.

Era Of Megafires: Evening Of Film, Fire, Discussion

on November 14, 2018 - 6:57am
SFFC News:
The Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition, the Forest Stewards Guild, North 40 Productions, New Mexico Counties, and the City of Santa Fe are pleased to bring the Era of Megafires to Santa Fe.
The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
The Era

Film Office: 'Rattlesnake' Begins Filming In New Mexico

on November 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature film, “Rattlesnake,” produced by Campfire has begun principal photography through mid-December in Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Vegas, Cochiti and Abiquiu.
“I’m proud to welcome another great production to New Mexico,” Maniatis said. “Our industry is booming and I’m excited to see more film jobs coming to our state.”
The production is employing 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.
The feature is directed by Zak