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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

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Establish Bandelier National Park And Preserve

on November 21, 2019 - 7:10pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced legislation today to establish Bandelier National Park and Preserve.

Senator Heinrich’s legislation seeks to protect in statute a strong relationship between the National Park Service and pueblos whose history and culture lies in Bandelier.

AG Balderas Calls On New Mexico Game Commission To Strengthen State’s Waterway Access Rules

on November 21, 2019 - 6:15pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

 

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas called on the New Mexico Game Commission to immediately strengthen its regulations to address waterway access in compliance with state law.

The Attorney Generals call for action follows a years long debate surrounding the public’s right to access waterways that are adjacent to private land.

New Mexican families and landowners deserve access to our waterways while protecting the safety of their property, so I will be directing the commission to strengthen the

CD3 Candidate Anise Golden Morper Joins Los Alamos Federated Republican Women For Meet And Greet

on November 21, 2019 - 6:01pm

 

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women gathered Nov. 14 for their monthly meeting, from left, Jolyn McTeigue, Dianne Coane, Cathy Walters, Shona Neff, Terra Fullbright, Mary Wilhoit, Anise Golden Morper, Jennifer McKerley, Terry Marzili and Valerie Shelley. In addition to the program and business meeting, New Mexico CD3 candidate Anise Golden Morper joined the group for a Meet and Greet. The LAFRW meets the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of the summer months. The next meeting is a pot luck luncheon Dec. 12. All registered Republican women are invited to attend.

Udall Champions Legislation To Stop Drunk Driving, Pushes Top Safety Officials To Protect Public In Autonomous Vehicle Technology Deployment

on November 21, 2019 - 3:52pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) pushed the nation’s top highway safety officials Wednesday to improve transportation safety in a Senate Commerce Committee Hearing entitled “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology.”
 
Udall advocated for his legislation, the RIDE Act, to stop drunk driving with in-car technology, and pressed federal transportation officials to set safety rules for the deployment of autonomous vehicle technology in light of the death of an Arizona pedestrian last year

Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge Increase In Funding For Security Grants To Protect New Mexico Elections

on November 21, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with 37 of their colleagues, wrote a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging an increase in funding for election security grants and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to help secure upcoming elections in New Mexico and across the country.
 
Established by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring accessible, secure, and accurate elections.

Sandia Pueblo Awards $2.5 Million Contract To Mick Rich Contractors To Build Vehicle Maintenance Facility

on November 21, 2019 - 7:28am
Rendering of a new vehicle maintenance facility awarded to Mick Rich Contractors. Courtesy/MRC
 
BUSINESS News:
 
Sandia Pueblo in Albuquerque has awarded Mick Rich Contractors a $2.5 million contract to build a new vehicle maintenance facility. Work begins this month.
 
The 10,700 sq. ft. Sandia Public Works Storage Building, designed by SMPC Architects of Albuquerque, will contain a bridge crane and car wash to maintain equipment and vehicles, and serve as an auto workshop.

New Mexico Housing Market On Pace For Good Year

on November 21, 2019 - 7:25am
NMAR News:
 
The October New Mexico Housing Market continues to indicate 2019 will be a good year for the industry.

 

A total of 2,265 October sales were reported to the New Mexico Association of REALTORS (NMAR), bringing the 2019 year-to-date sales number to 21,407.

 
“This is the 11th year NMAR has collected statewide housing numbers and only 2018 numbers exceed those we are seeing this year,” NMAR President Paul Wilson said. “We expect to finish the year with over 26,000 sales.”
 
NMAR CEO M. Steven Anaya said, “Median prices, while higher for 2019 year-to-date than amounts

Local Cancer Support Groups Offer Compassion, Information And Hope

on November 21, 2019 - 7:10am
CFNM News:
 
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can physically and emotionally impact the patient as well as their friends, family, and caregivers.
 
Support groups can provide connection, community, resources, and personal experience to help one navigate the world of doctors, treatment and the spectrum of emotions that comes with a cancer journey.
 
Both a cancer support group for caregivers and a writing workshop for cancer patients and survivors are now offered in Los Alamos by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in collaboration with the Los Alamos Council on Cancer.
 
These free,

NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 27

on November 21, 2019 - 6:54am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with rain showers before 8 a.m., then rain and snow likely after 2 p.m. and total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 27 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 8 p.m. and new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Scenes From Roadwork Underway On N.M. 4

on November 20, 2019 - 4:23pm

Temporary stop lights have been installed today on N.M. 4 to aid with the one lane traffic flow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Road crew making temporary road repairs today to the damaged section of N.M. 4. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from roadwork today on N.M. 4. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Calls For Swift Action On NTSB Report On Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

on November 20, 2019 - 8:14am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement Tuesday on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s report and concluding recommendations on the engine failure that occurred April 17, 2018 on a Boeing 737 NG, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight 1380.

The resulting explosion caused the tragic death of Jennifer Riordan, a member of the Albuquerque community.

“Jennifer Riordan’s family – and the entire Albuquerque community – continue to mourn her tragic loss,” Sen.

Traffic Alert: NM 4 Has Reopened From Junction NM 501 To Los Alamos/Sandoval County Line

on November 20, 2019 - 7:13am

NMDOT News:

The roadway closure has been removed from the N.M. 4 junction of N.M. 501 to the Los Alamos and Sandoval County Line.

Roadway stabilization work is continuing and N.M. 4 will be reduced to one lane at mile marker 49.4 west of Bandelier with temporary signals guiding traffic through the work zone.

This work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 26; weather permitting. Drivers are advised to watch for workers in the area and use caution.

Jemez Historic Site Light Among The Ruins 11-30, 12-14

on November 20, 2019 - 6:19am
San José de los Jemez Mission Church is decorated with hundreds of traditional farolitos during the annual Light Among the Ruins holiday event at the Jemez Historic Site. Courtesy/NMDCA
 
NMHS News:
 
Due to the enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breathtaking and beloved annual holiday event, Light Among the Ruins has been expanded to two nights:
  • Saturday Nov. 30; and
  • Saturday Dec. 14.
 
During the event, the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos.

Udall, Gallego: Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act Of 2019

on November 20, 2019 - 6:17am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, have introduced the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 to support the use of wildlife corridors on Tribal lands.
 
The legislation is supported by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.). 
 
A United Nations report released earlier this year found that one million plant and animal species are facing extinction – and that habitat

NWS: Today’s High Near 48; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on November 20, 2019 - 5:55am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 48 with showers before 8 a.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., scattered showers after 2 p.m. with tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS

NDTC Holds Training For Future Democratic Leaders

on November 19, 2019 - 4:27pm
Courtesy/NDTC
 
NDTC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) Saturday held a “Blue Bench” training in Albuquerque for more than 60 Democrats who are interested in taking the next step in their political careers.
 
The training was geared toward Democrats who are planning to run for office, work on campaigns, or work for a state party in the near future. Experts from the NDTC focused on essential aspects of running a campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations. 
 
“This training is a fantastic example of how

Statewide Law Enforcement Agencies Are Looking For Drunk Drivers

on November 19, 2019 - 7:20am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE Law enforcement agencies will be out in force across New Mexico looking for drunk drivers as part of a holiday season safety campaign that also includes new radio and TV ads.
 
The law enforcement push runs through Jan. 4.
 
“The Thanksgiving Holiday will soon be upon us. This is a joyful time of year that we spend with our family and friends, but it’s also among the busiest travel times of the year with hundreds of thousands of motorist traveling in and through the state” State Police Chief Tim Johnson said. “That’s why my officers, from every corner of the

State Auditor Brian Colón Announces Results Of Special Audit Of Millions In Secret Settlement Payouts By GSD

on November 19, 2019 - 7:09am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE State Auditor Brian Colón has announced the results of his investigative examination and special audit of millions in secret settlement payouts by the General Services Department.
 
The special audit was designated as a result of severe allegations regarding the process in which GSD handled certain settlement payouts. Auditor Colón issued the following statement on the matter:
 
“We should never use taxpayer money to pay out secret settlements,” Auditor Colón said. “The results of the special audit are incredibly concerning.

Hilltoppers Take Second In 38th Annual Barney Relays

on November 19, 2019 - 6:45am
Sophomore Sylvia Holesinger. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams finished second to Albuquerque Academy in both the girls and boys competition Nov. 16 at the 38th Annual Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy.
 
The girls team scores were Albuquerque Academy 176, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 110, Hope Christian 104, Rio Rancho 56, St Pius 50, Sandia Prep 26, Cottonwood Classical 10.
 
The boys team scores were Albuquerque Academy 180, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 86, Hope Christian 66, Rio Rancho 60, St Pius 58, Sandia Prep 24,

National Hispanic Cultural Center Holiday Events

on November 19, 2019 - 5:59am
Baila! Baila! (2018). Courtesy/NHCC
 
Illuminarte 2018, Luminarias. Photo by Edward Lujan/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Capture a bit of holiday magic this season at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, where a full roster of celebratory events is planned in December.
 
HAH! Happy Arte Hour 
Thu. Dec. 5 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Domenici Education Building 
 
On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson Announces Full-Time Assistant U.S. Attorney In Roswell

on November 19, 2019 - 5:43am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson has announced the appointment of a full-time Assistant U.S. Attorney to be stationed permanently in Roswell.
 
This position will strengthen the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to serve the citizens of southeastern New Mexico, and to enhance the office’s partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies in the region.
 
“We are the U.S.

Museum Closures Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

on November 19, 2019 - 5:42am
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy/Mary Ann Hatchitt
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
 
The Planetarium and Dyna Theater also will be closed on those holidays. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 
 
The Museum is free to New Mexico residents with I.D. on the first Sunday of the month. New Mexico Seniors age 60 and older receive free admission to the Museum every Wednesday.

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 38

on November 19, 2019 - 5:41am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 38 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Road Work & Closure Tuesday

on November 18, 2019 - 4:51pm

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five Office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for N.M. 4 mile marker 49.4 west of Bandelier.

NMDOT Maintenance Crews will begin roadway repair work on N.M. 4 approximately one mile west of N.M. 501 and Bandelier:

  • Monday Nov. 18 – N.M. 4 at mile marker 49.4 will be reduced to one lane. A temporary signal will guide traffic through the east and westbound lanes. No Wide Loads will be allowed.
  • Tuesday Nov. 19 – N.M. 4 eastbound and westbound lanes will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Jct. of N.M. 501 and N.M.

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