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AG Balderas Issues Alert Regarding ‘Vampire Facials’

on June 7, 2019 - 8:07am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a health warning to consumers Thursday regarding procedures known as “Vampire Facials” or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy; warning that the unregulated procedures are highly dangerous and that individuals in New Mexico have contracted HIV after receiving the procedures.
“I am highly concerned that these procedures are not being regulated at the State and Federal level and am announcing a criminal investigation into this incident,” Balderas said.

Museum Hosts Additional Programming Related To Drug: Cost & Consequences Exhibition

on June 7, 2019 - 6:37am
Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events related to Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the US Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through Dec. 8, 2019.
Addiction: 10 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, June 29
Snehal Bhatt, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UNM,
(NM-PBS /Museum Science Café)
Substance abuse disorders represent the single most profound public health crisis of our generation.

Weekly Fishing Report: June 7

on June 7, 2019 - 6:30am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Here in Northern New Mexico we have been fortunate to avoid getting the powerful thunderstorms that were pounding Southeast New Mexico this past week.
These storms produced large hailstones that covered the ground between Roswell and Dexter and really hit the town of Hagerman.
This area of New Mexico can produce phenomenal quail hunting for scaled and bobwhite quail in good years. However, hail storms can absolutely devastate quail populations.

Film Office: ‘Silk Road’ To Film In New Mexico

on June 7, 2019 - 6:17am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE The independent feature film “Silk Road,” produced by Picadilly, will begin principal photography mid-June through mid-July in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced Thursday.
The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 25 New Mexico actors and 400 New Mexico background talent.
The feature is directed by Tiller Russell (“Operation Odessa,” “The Seven Five,” “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride,” “Bad Boys of Summer,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Outlaw Empires”) and produced by Duncan Montgomery

Amateur Naturalist: What Is Happening To The Birds In The High Forest?

on June 7, 2019 - 6:17am
The Steller jay is the most commonly seen and nests in the high forest habitat. Photo by Bob Walker
Los Alamos
Los Alamos County can be divided into various kinds of ecological habitats. One approach has divided the county into habitats based on the predominant kinds of tree growing in them.
Different species of birds in turn prefer a particular kind of habitat for breeding. We had previously considered birds that breed in the juniper/pinon habitat toward the Rio Grande and other birds that prefer the ponderosa forest habitat further up the mountains.

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 7, 2019 - 6:04am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Monastery Lake Closed Until Dawn Sunday June 9

on June 6, 2019 - 10:08am

NMDG&F News:

SANTA FE – Monastery Lake near Pecos will be closed to the public from dusk today, June 6, through dawn Sunday, June 9.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish leases the lake for public fishing from the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos. The owners and the department have agreed to close the lake for a private fishing event.

Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of other nearby fishing opportunities on the Pecos River and at Cowles Ponds.

Conservation officers will monitor the lake during the closure and signs will be posted at the main gate.

Udall Hails House Passage Of American Dream And Promise Act, Calls On Senate To Take Up Law Now

on June 6, 2019 - 9:48am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act.
The legislation offers a path to citizenship for Dreamers, thousands of whom live in New Mexico, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).
According to the Center for American Progress, “New Mexico is home to 17,800 immigrants who are eligible for protection under the Dream and Promise Act,” including approximately 7,400 people in

Forest Stewards Youth Corps Summer Kick-Off

on June 6, 2019 - 9:30am
FSG News:
SANTA FE The Forest Stewards Guild’s Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) summer program has kicked off the 2019 field season with a crew member training.
Twenty FSYC crew members ages, 16 to 19, attended the three-day training that ends today at Hyde Memorial State Park near Santa Fe. The four crews will then spend the following 8-weeks working on U.S Forest Service (USFS) lands and learning from USFS specialists.
The FSYC program is a summer work-earn-learn program for young women and men to help restore New Mexico’s forests and watersheds.

State Tourism Department Announces Recipients Of New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program For FY20

on June 6, 2019 - 7:33am
NMTD News:
SANTA FE Los Alamos County is among the FY20 New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Partners announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD).
Overall, local governments throughout New Mexico are set to leverage nearly $650,000 to develop and sustain programs that curb litter, reduce blight, and support beautification, recycling and education initiatives.
“We’re incredibly grateful for all of our forests, trails, public lands, parks and open spaces here in New Mexico, and we take great pride in preserving those resources,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul

NMDOT Traffic Safety Reminder: Secure Your Load!

on June 6, 2019 - 7:01am
Secure your load or face $300 fine. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE According to New Mexico law, drivers must secure their loads or face a $300 fine for littering on state highways.
New Mexico statute 66-7-364 states, “No person shall throw, deposit, drop or permit to be dropped, any trash, or destructive, injurious material upon any highway.”
In 2016 nationwide, there were 683 deaths, more than 19-thousand injuries and more than 90- thousand traffic incidents related to unsecured loads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In 2018 The

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 6, 2019 - 6:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 52 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

This National Weather Service map indicates the chances of precipitation across the state with the greatest threat for showers and thunderstorms in the northern mountains and northeast plains. Virga or sprinkles are possible over west central and central New Mexico. This activity may produce locally gusty winds. Courtesy/NWS

NM State Police Investigate Explosion South Of Roswell

on June 5, 2019 - 4:14pm

NMSP News:

CHAVEZ COUNTY -- At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, the New Mexico State Police was dispatched to the Roswell Industrial Air Center in Roswell in reference to a large explosion.

New Mexico State Police learned that the Roswell Fire Department was packaging fireworks for the upcoming 4th of July community display when the explosion occurred.

There were 12 firefighters inside the building when the explosion took place. Two Firefighters were air-lifted to a trauma center for life threatening injuries. Ten firefighters were treated on scene for minor injuries.

Roswell Fire

On The Job In Los Alamos: Working On Roundabout

on June 5, 2019 - 4:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos today are state crews continuing their work on the area where a new roundabout will be installed near the Trinity Drive and Central Avenue split. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on June 5, 2019 - 7:00am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.


Call to Order – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.

  • a. Draft minutes for March 1 meeting
  • b. Draft minutes for April 26 meeting

E. Public Comment (20 min.) 1:50-2:10 p.m.


Jeff Todd New President & CEO Of UNM Foundation

on June 5, 2019 - 6:59am
Jeff Todd
UNMF News:
ALBUQUERQUE The UNM Foundation announced Tuesday that it has selected Jeff Todd as its new president and CEO.
Todd, who was selected following an extensive six-month nationwide search, will begin his duties Sept. 1.
Todd has more than 30 years of advancement leadership experience in higher education, including fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer and board engagement, marketing, and communications.

Scenes From Los Alamos Softball Standouts Alicia Gonzales And Janessa Gonzales On All-State Team

on June 5, 2019 - 6:59am

Alicia Gonzales and Janessa Gonzales were selected by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association to the All-Star Softball Team. The games were played Monday and Tuesday at Cleveland High School Softball Complex in Albuquerque. Alicia on the left and Janessa visit in the dugout during Monday's game. Photo by John McHale/

Janessa Gonzales playing right field backs up a play to the second baseman in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales makes a diving catch in the fifth inning for the third out. Photo by John McHale/


Heinrich Questions Officials On Energy Storage During Energy And Natural Resources Committee Hearing

on June 5, 2019 - 6:55am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. During an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned witnesses on the opportunities for expanding the deployment of grid-scale energy storage in the United States.
“Increasing energy storage for renewable resources, like wind and solar, opens the door for New Mexicans to have access to a power grid that is more resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and available during emergencies,” Heinrich said.

True Health New Mexico Adds Dr. Pedro Cardona As Medical Director Over All Areas Of Medical Management

on June 5, 2019 - 6:14am
Dr. Pedro Cardona
THNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE True Health New Mexico has added Dr. Pedro Cardona as Medical Director.
In his new role, Dr. Cardona will provide leadership across all areas of Medical Management and drive programmatic approaches to member care with regard to quality improvement, utilization management, case management, and disease management.
Dr. Cardona joins the True Health New Mexico team with more than 15 years of experience in medical management. Prior to joining True Health New Mexico, he was in private practice for 12 years.

NWS: Today’s High Near 64; Tonight’s Low Around 47

on June 5, 2019 - 5:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Tonight’s low around 47 with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Courtesy/NWS

Luján Announces Support For Medicare For All

on June 4, 2019 - 3:52pm

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined 112 Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1384, the 

“Since my very first days in Congress, I’ve strongly held the belief that health care is a fundamental right for all, not a privilege for a few. No individual should ever be denied care or worry about costs when sick. But, for far too many Americans today, that is not the reality.

NMHU Vatos Rugby Wins 3rd National Championship

on June 4, 2019 - 3:31pm
The Highlands Vatos rugby club won its third national championship June 2 in Philadelphia. Courtesy photo
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club won another national championship June 2 in Philadelphia at the 2019 national tournament.
It was the third time in five years the Vatos were victorious at the national level, with the club taking home national titles in 2015 and 2016.
The Vatos beat Claremont College, the defending national champs, 17-12 in the June 2 national championship game in the National Small College Rugby Organization

PEEC: Explore New Mexico’s Wetlands 7 P.M. Today

on June 4, 2019 - 10:49am
Learn about New Mexico’s wetlands and the wetlands mapping project at 7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Learn about New Mexico’s wetlands at 7 p.m. today, June 4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Emile Sawyer from the Wetlands Program at the New Mexico Environment Department will introduce the audience to the state’s wetlands and provide an overview of the process of mapping and characterizing local wetlands resources.
This talk is free to attend.
The staff of the Wetlands Program at the New Mexico Environment Department is in the

Heinrich On 100th Anniversary Of Senate Passage Of 19th Amendment Giving Women Right To Vote

on June 4, 2019 - 9:57am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2019) – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States Senate passing the 19th Amendment, which gave all American women the constitutional right to vote:

“Our nation’s democracy was founded on the right to vote and the ability of every citizen to participate equally. Until a century ago, however, women were excluded from that most fundamental right.

Valles Caldera Hosts Annual Fiesta En El Valle

on June 4, 2019 - 9:15am
VCNP News:
The Valles Caldera National Preserve is hosting the second annual “Fiesta en el Valle” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8 near the Valle Grande Entrance Station.  
Pack a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy the Valle Grande and learn a new skill at this free family-friendly event.
We'll bring the valle, you bring your lunch and an appetite for the outdoors! You may also want to bring along your walking shoes, camera, sun hat, hula hoop, some grandparents, the kids next door, yoga mat, canvas and easel, your favorite Tia, a ukulele or harmonica, and your curiosity.