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FBI: Apparent Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Adults Dead In Tsayatoh, New Nexico

on November 13, 2018 - 1:33pm
FBI News:
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Tsayatoh, N.M., (near Gallup) that left four adults dead, including the suspected shooter.
Preliminary indications are the shooting, which occurred early Tuesday morning, was an act of domestic violence. An adult woman with gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital.
The incident occurred inside a residence.
Autopsies are pending.

As this incident is currently under investigation, that is all the information that can be released at this time.

Governor Announces 2018 New Mexico True Heroes

on November 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

Gov. Susana Martinez announcing today the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes. Courtesy/New Mexico True


  • Honorees Recognized for Supporting Veterans, Survivors and Making Community Improvements across New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced today the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes, four New Mexicans devoted to making New Mexico a better place to live, work and raise a family.

This is the fifth year of the New Mexico True Heroes Program, launched under Gov. Martinez.

“Our 2018 New Mexico True Heroes are leaders in their communities and work hard day in and day out to make

Justice Department Awards More Than $67 Million To Combat Human Trafficking

on November 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
DOJ News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced awards of more than $67 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 grant funding to support state, local and tribal jurisdictions’ efforts to protect human trafficking victims, prosecute those who commit trafficking crimes and support coordinated community responses to human trafficking throughout the United States
“Human trafficking is a particularly perverse and illegal form of evil that enriches its perpetrators by exploiting its victims in atrocious ways,” OJP’s Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt

SFNF: Gallinas Watershed Piles Burn Planned Today

on November 13, 2018 - 5:44am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will attempt to treat approximately 500 acres of Piles beginning today, Nov. 13, in the Gallinas Watershed adjacent to E.V. Long Campground.
Weather permitting, fire managers will continue treatments through Jan. 31. Fire managers plan to treat about 150 acres a day.
Smoke may be visible from Panderies, Las Vegas, and along I-25 north and south of Las Vegas.
Prescribed burns are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire adapted

‘Women Writers Of The Santa Fe Trail’ Nov. 16

on November 13, 2018 - 5:35am
NPS News:
WATROUS  Often stories of cowboys and soldiers highlight the Western Frontier. However, women also were there for the highs and lows of the romanticized “Wild West.”
Many of these first American women in the present day southwest braved journeys overland down the Santa Fe Trail. From Susan Magoffin to suffragist Julia Archibald Holmes, join Dr. Leo Oliva and discover the adventurous lives of some women writers who forged their own story in the American Frontier.
This program is 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at the CCHP Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in

Finding Evidence Of Coronado At Historic Site

on November 13, 2018 - 5:00am

Clay Mathers finds a Spanish bridle fragment at Coronado Historic Site. Photo by Matthew Barbour

Caret-headed nails. Photo by Clay Mathers

NMHS News:

BERNALILLO ― Major archaeological news is being reported from the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo. An ongoing archaeological metal detector survey of the site revealed, for the first time, tangible evidence that the expedition of Vázquez de Coronado was present at this site.

Although archaeological and historical research has been focused on the Coronado Historic Site and its Pueblo of Kuaua for nearly 140 years, previous excavation,

SFNF: La Cueva Prescribed Burn Slated For Today

on November 13, 2018 - 4:54am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will attempt to treat approximately 372 acres beginning today, Nov. 13, in the La Cueva area, seven miles northwest of Pecos.
Weather permitting, fire managers will continue treatments through Feb. 28.
Smoke may be visible from the communities of La Cueva, Glorieta, Canada da Los Alamos, La Joya, Apache Canyon, Upper Pecos Canyon, Pecos, Rowe, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Watershed.
These communities can expect the smoke to settle and possibly impact the area during

USDA Announces Investments To Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure And Increase Grid Resilience

on November 12, 2018 - 7:47pm
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Nov. 8 announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states.
“Reliable and affordable power is an underpinning for economic development and quality of life,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in building prosperity in rural communities through the sustainment and modernization of rural electric infrastructure.”

Toppers Girls Soccer Places Second At State Playoffs

on November 12, 2018 - 3:12pm

The Los Alamos Topper Girls soccer team places second Thursday at the State Championship playoffs at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. The Toppers lost the title to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 2-1. These two teams have met at the State Championship game many times in the past and this was the Chargers year to win. The game went into two overtimes and in the last minute of the last overtime, Eliza Mariner found the net for the Chargers win. Both teams played their best game with strong defense by both. The game was an action-packed, clean game. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom


Udall, Heinrich Announce $4.347 Million For Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Supply Project

on November 12, 2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Supply Project will receive a total of $4.347 million from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) fiscal year 2019 budget.  
The project, when complete, will deliver a reliable water supply to Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, Grady, Elida, Melrose, Portales, Texico, and Roosevelt and Curry counties. An additional $7.65 million will be allocated to other projects along the Rio Grande, for Isleta Pueblo, and the Carlsbad area.
In October,

Balderas Unveils State Of The Art ICAC Mobile Crime Lab, Bringing Forensic Investigation To Rural NM

on November 12, 2018 - 6:05am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will unveil the brand new Internet Crimes Against Children Mobile Crime Lab, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Christine Duncan Charter School in Albuquerque.
Internet Crimes Against Children Mobile Crime Lab will bring forensic investigation of internet crimes against children and human trafficking to rural areas of New Mexico.

CVNM Congratulates Stephanie Garcia Richard ... First Woman Land Commissioner In New Mexico History

on November 12, 2018 - 6:01am

CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster


CVNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster congratulates CVNM Action Fund endorsed candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, who will serve as the next Commissioner of Public Lands.

Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard

“Congratulations to Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard for becoming the first woman to lead the State Land Office in New Mexico.

STEM Boomerang Planned In Albuquerque Dec. 20

on November 12, 2018 - 5:56am
ALBUQUERQUE — For the second year in a row, business, academic and economic development and government leaders from the city, state and region will converge at The University of New Mexico meet with recent, highly-trained STEM professionals who are in and out of New Mexico.
The purpose of the STEM Boomerang is to connect the dots between the many highly-paid job opportunities that exist in New Mexico in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other technical areas and graduates from New Mexico who may wrongly believe that the state has little

Jemez Ranger District Plans Piles Burn In December

on November 12, 2018 - 5:53am

Fire managers plan ignitions on piles between Dec. 1, and Feb. 28, 2019 on the Jemez Ranger District to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire. Courtesy photo

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality, and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on piles between Dec. 1, and Feb. 28, 2019 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

Weather permitting, crews plan to treat up to 1,123 acres of piles located three to eight miles

NM State Police Capture Colorado Robbery Suspect

on November 12, 2018 - 5:51am

Juan Moises Chavez

NMSP News:

MORA COUNTY –  At around 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9, the New Mexico State Police was alerted to a vehicle pursuit traveling south on Interstate 25 from Colorado into New Mexico.

Juan Moises Chavez, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was the suspect in an armed robbery and was actively fleeing from the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office out of Walsenburg, Colo.

As the Silver Chevrolet SUV driven by Chavez entered New Mexico, officers from New Mexico State Police District 2 Las Vegas intercepted and took over the pursuit. 

Utilizing tire deflation devices, State Police

Near Record Temperatures & 80% Chance Of Snow

on November 12, 2018 - 5:49am

The National Weather Service predicts today's high near 25 with an 80% chance of snow. Tonight's low around 10 with wind chill values as low as -1. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Road Work On Jemez Ranger District

on November 11, 2018 - 7:43pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The USDA Forest Service will be installing cattle guards on Forest Road 105 (Sulfur Creek Road) and Forest Road 106 (Thompson Ridge Road) during the week of Nov. 12. 

These roads will be impassible from approximately 9:30 a.m. to no later than 5 p.m. when this work is being conducted.

Anticipated schedule and locations:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Forest Road 105, just north of the Elk Valley residential development; and
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 - Forest Road 106, just north of the junction of Forest Roads 105 and 106, which will impact the Thompson Ridge residential development.

Scenes From Veterans Day Event At American Legion

on November 11, 2018 - 2:43pm

Members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC during the opening salute today at the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. Organizational Color Guards include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, DAR, MOWW and VFW. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAHS NJROTC during the March on Colors at the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene from the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

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New Mexico Congressional Delegation Members Share Veterans Day Sentiments

on November 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

NM Congressional Delegation News:

Today, members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation issued the following statements in honor of Veterans Day:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Today, 100 years since the signing of the armistice ending World War I, we honor the brave men and women from New Mexico and across the United States who have sacrificed to defend our values and protect our freedoms, both at home and abroad.

New Mexicans carry a long and storied tradition of military service.

New Mexico House Democratic Caucus Selects Leadership For 54th Legislature

on November 11, 2018 - 7:26am

New Mexico House Democrats News:
  • Democrats Bring Energy, Unity and Diversity to Lead in State House

SANTA FE – Members of the New Mexico House Democratic Caucus re-elected their leadership Saturday for the 54th Legislature, which will convene in January of 2019. The House Democrats leadership team is one the most diverse in the country, reflecting a diverse caucus that will now be at least 50 percent women.

House Democrats nominated Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) to again lead as Speaker of the House.

Daily Postcard: Scenes From Bosque Del Apache

on November 11, 2018 - 7:10am

Sandhill Cranes in flight Friday morning at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes gets underway Wednesday, Nov. 14 and includes more than 140 events, drawing photographers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts from around the country to celebrate the return of the Sandhill Cranes to their winter home. To get to the refuge, drive south on I-25 past Socorro to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center on the

Topper Boys Win First & Girls Second At State XC Meet!

on November 10, 2018 - 3:38pm

Los Alamos High School Topper Boys win first and Girls win second at the State Cross Country meet today at Rio Rancho. Read the full story later at Photo by John McHale/

NMSP: Statewide Child Support Warrant Operation

on November 10, 2018 - 10:38am
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) was tasked Nov. 1 with a statewide Human Services Division Child Support Warrant Roundup.
During the operation, 48 individuals who had outstanding arrest warrants for not paying child support were arrested.
Due to the size of the operation and the amount of warrants to serve, NMSP worked with the following agencies:
  • Albuquerque Prisoner Transport Center;
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Chavez County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Deming Police Department;
  • Eddy County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Farmington Police Department;
  • Las Cruces Police Department;
  • Lea

NPA: 2018 Western Association Award Winners

on November 10, 2018 - 10:15am
2018 Award Winners. Courtesy photo
WNPA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Thursday, Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS) since 1938, announced the recipients of its annual awards at the WNPA board reception.
For more than 30 years, WNPA has recognized individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to national parks and increase awareness of WNPA’s mission.
“We are thrilled to honor those who are dedicated not only to preserving and protecting our national parks, but also to ensuring that the parks can