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RDC Announces 2019 TEAM Funding Recipients

on November 25, 2019 - 6:00am
Chronicle Cremation Designs, LLC, dba Parting Stone - Parting Stone empowers people in their grief by designing gateways to meaningful experiences around death. Courtesy/RDC
Patrick's Fine Foods - Manufacturer of probiotic sparkling waters designed to replace sugary drinks and mixers with great tasting, low sugar alternatives. TEAM funds will be used to purchase a refrigerated delivery truck and new bottle-filling equipment.  CourtesyRDC
RDC News:
ESPANOLA The Regional Development Corporation (RDC), a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving economic development in

Udall Applauds Committee Passage Of Legislation To Provide Full, Mandatory Funding For LWCF

on November 25, 2019 - 5:58am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement Wednesday applauding the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for its bipartisan action approving legislation to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF):
“It’s clear that there is bipartisan momentum in Congress behind fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, our nation’s most successful conservation program,” Udall said.

Paul Weideman Book Signing And Reading Dec. 17

on November 25, 2019 - 5:57am
Courtesy photo
Paul Weideman. Courtesy photo
HSSF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents a reading and book signing for Paul Weideman on the event of his new publication Architecture Santa Fe: A Guidebook.
The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 in the sala of HSFF offices at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2 in Santa Fe. There is no admission for the talk, but due to limited seating, reservations are required.
Following the talk, Weideman will sign copies of his new book.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 25

on November 25, 2019 - 5:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 25 with a 50 percent chance of snow showers after 11 p.m. and new snow accumulation less than half an inch. Courtesy/NWS

Navajo Social Work Student To Integrate Native Ideology And Western Therapy

on November 24, 2019 - 12:33pm
Danielle Benally
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Danielle Benally, a Navajo woman and Master of Social Work student at New Mexico Highlands, is determined to become a therapist who integrates Native American ideology with Western therapy methods.
Benally drives one and a half hours each way in the evenings from her home in Aneth, Utah to night classes at the Highlands Farmington Center while her husband, Larrin, cares for their children, Tysin, 6, and Sariah, 4.
“As I’ve progressed through school, my Navajo heritage has definitely been a motivator,” Benally said.

NMDOH Offers Smokers Quitline Services

on November 24, 2019 - 11:44am


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free Quitline services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® today.

Created by the American Cancer Society, the annual Great American Smokeout® happens every year on the third Thursday of November. NMDOH provides the 1.800.QUIT.NOW program that offers free help to quit any type of tobacco product, including vaping products.

In 2018, about 15.2 percent of adult New Mexicans were cigarette smokers, which is down from 17.5 percent in 2017, and an all-time

Gessing: No, New Mexico Doesn’t Need Gas Tax Hike

on November 24, 2019 - 9:24am
Rio Grande Foundation
As we move toward 2020 and the start of the short, 30-day legislative session, there are some who want the big-spenders in Santa Fe to raise taxes once again on hard-working New Mexicans.
In 2019, the Legislature, despite a massive surplus, passed the largest tax hike in New Mexico history. Although this was completely unnecessary, a portion of that money supposedly went to improving our roads. If that is still inadequate, there is plenty of surplus revenue sloshing around in the Roundhouse to ensure that roads across New Mexico are improved.

Con Alma Health Foundation Awards $665K In Grants

on November 24, 2019 - 8:26am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that it is investing $150,000 in 14 nonprofits that serve people in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between Con Alma and the Hospital Auxiliary for the Los Alamos Medical Center, called the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group.
Con Alma is awarding an additional $515,000 in grants statewide to improve health in New Mexico.
The Angioma Alliance will receive $7,500 to help the Baca Family Historical Project hold a regional conference for rural residents of Rio Arriba,

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Unveils Legislation To Rename Clinic To Honor Veterans, Fallen Soldiers Of Bataan Death March

on November 24, 2019 - 6:45am
Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) announced legislation to officially designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community outpatient clinic in Las Cruces as the “Las Cruces Bataan Memorial Clinic.”
The legislation would commemorate the over 1,800 New Mexico National Guardsmen and the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery Regiments who defended U.S.

Catch Of The Week: Cyber Scam Roundup

on November 24, 2019 - 6:40am
Los Alamos

Social Media Coupon Scams – Costco and Kohl’s Spoofed

People love to share things on social media, including scams. Has one of your friends posted about a coupon deal that just seemed too good to be true? Spoiler - it is too good to be true. A common variation on this scam is a post offering some amount of in-store credit if you answer a quick survey. Frequently these scams claim to be celebrating the retailer’s “anniversary” with a gift card giveaway. These may look very real, but remember, it is incredibly easy to steal the themes, fonts, logos, etc.

Udall Champions Latino Museum, Women’s History, Tribal Engagement At Oversight Hearing

on November 24, 2019 - 6:10am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), spoke Thursday in a hearing of the Senate Rules Committee in favor of adequate budgets for a strong Smithsonian Institution and expressed support for establishing Smithsonian Latino and Women’s History Museums.

Udall also questioned Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III about the Smithsonian’s work and engagement with Native American Tribes.

“We all know that the Smithsonian requires real investments to keep its existing museums operating, to expand its collections to tell the story of all Americans,

NWS: Today’s High Near 46; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on November 24, 2019 - 5:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 46 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Rotary: Purple Pinkie Polio Eradication Event At Schools

on November 23, 2019 - 11:46am
Sierra Morris, a Pinon Elementary School student, takes part in the
recent Purple Pinkie fundraiser to help Rotary International eradicate polio. Photo by Oliver Morris
Pinon student Sierra Morris smiles for her father, Rotarian Oliver Morris, as she shows him her Purple Pinkie. Photo by Oliver Morris
Nov. 8, in recognition of The Rotary Foundation, the funding branch of Rotary International, the Los Alamos club hosted a polio eradication event, Purple Pinkie, at all five elementary schools during lunch hour.
For a voluntary $1 donation, the price of an oral

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall On DOJ ‘National Strategy To Address Missing And Murdered Native Americans’

on November 23, 2019 - 8:39am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement Friday on the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement of a “National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Native Americans”.
The national strategy takes much of its framework from the Udall co-sponsored Savanna’s Act that advanced to the Senate floor after passing the Indian Affairs Committee this week:
“The Department of Justice’s announcement is welcome, but long overdue.

Scenes From Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Tour

on November 23, 2019 - 7:38am
Scene from a recent visit to the Abiquiú Inn, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, home and studio tour and Abiquiú Inn Cafe. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
The walk through with garden tools hanging on the wall at the Georgia O’Keeffe home in Abiquiú. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
Los Alamos

We discovered a great way to spend a beautiful fall morning during a mini-adventure to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and home and studio tour in Abiquiú.

The O’Keeffe home and studio reflect a blend of Native American and Spanish Colonial building styles, regional architectural traditions dating back

New Mexico State Game Commission Votes Unanimously To End Recreational Cougar Trapping

on November 23, 2019 - 5:57am
HSUS News:
The New Mexico State Game Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new regulation that ends recreational cougar trapping in the state beginning in 2020.
The decision follows a lawsuit waged by Animal Protection of New Mexico and the Humane Society of the United States, which argued that indiscriminate traps and snares threatened legally protected species including Mexican wolves, and that trophy hunting quotas for cougars were unsustainably high.

SFNF Offices Closed Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28

on November 23, 2019 - 5:37am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Forest offices will resume regular business hours Friday, Nov. 29.
And this is just a reminder that cut-your-own Christmas tree permits go on sale Monday, Nov. 25. As part of the national Every Kid Outdoors initiative, fourth-graders with an Every Kid Outdoors pass are entitled to a free Christmas tree permit.
For more information about Christmas tree permits and where you can buy one, review the SFNF press release issued Nov. 12 at

Balderas Continues Fight Against Methane Pollution

on November 23, 2019 - 5:16am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Balderas, joining a coalition of 22 attorneys general and the City of Chicago filed comments Friday opposing an unlawful proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would gut the current standards that limit emissions of methane and other harmful pollutants from new, reconstructed, and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry.
This sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, a greenhouse gas up to 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide in its ability to

NWS: Today’s High In 40s; Tonight’s Low Teens-30s

on November 23, 2019 - 5:13am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos in the 40s with sunny skies and tonight’s low in the mid teens to lower 30s. Courtesy/NWS

FBI: Three Face Federal Charges In Peñasco Robbery

on November 22, 2019 - 5:22pm
FBI News:
Three men have been charged federally in connection with the Nov. 11, robbery of a store in Peñasco.
The FBI, with the assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and New Mexico State Police, arrested Terance Quintana, Andrew Romero and Christopher Shemayme Thursday.
All three are charged with Interference with Commerce by Threats or Violence, and Quintana and Romero also are charged with Use of a Firearm during a Crime of Violence.
The three men had initial appearances today in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Kyle Tisdel

on November 22, 2019 - 10:49am

CD3 Candidate Kyle Tisdel
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Democratic candidate Kyle Tisdel provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

TISDEL: We are in a climate emergency, representing an existential threat to people across New Mexico, our country, and the

Rep. Bill Rehm Announces Bail Reform Plan Designed To Keep Dangerous Suspects Off Streets In New Mexico

on November 22, 2019 - 5:49am
New Mexico State Rep. Bill Rehm
RPNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) formally announced his plan Wednesday to seek bail reform legislation designed to keep dangerous suspects off the streets.
"The function of political leaders is to protect the safety of the community," Rehm said. "And right now, communities don't feel safe. We have failed communities."
Rehm’s legislation would force judges to consider the seriousness of the suspect’s charge, the suspect's past criminal history and the defendant's court appearance record.

Prescribed Burns Planned On Española Ranger District

on November 22, 2019 - 5:38am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement prescribed pile burns to remove woody debris from the Pacheco Canyon and Hyde Park fuels reduction projects as early as Dec. 5 if conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable.
Winter is an optimal time to burn slash piles because snow on the ground keeps the fire from spreading to adjacent vegetation.

Udall Advocates For Native Veterans In Hearing

on November 22, 2019 - 5:30am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined committee chairman U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to convene an oversight hearing entitled, “Recognizing the Sacrifice: Honoring a Nation’s Promise to Native Veterans.”
VIDEO LINK: [Udall’s opening statement and questioning begins at 40:30]
“American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have shown profound dedication to protecting our freedom and national security through their military service.

NWS: Today’s High Near 39; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on November 22, 2019 - 5:07am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 39 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS