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Senate Committee Maintains Ban On Horse Slaughter

on September 23, 2019 - 9:21am
 AWA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee included a provision in the FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill to maintain the ban on slaughtering horses in the U.S., thanks to Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), all longtime leaders on the issue.
 
The language bars the use of taxpayer dollars for horse slaughter inspections, which effectively prevents the plants from operating.

Judges Needed For Los Alamos Debate Invitational Tournament Saturday ... Training 5:30 P.M. Today

on September 23, 2019 - 8:51am

Hilltalkers competing Sept.11 at the Capitol Congressional Debate Tournament at the Roundhouse from left, James Tyldesley, Taylor Kanzleiter, Yun-seo Kim, Isabelle Thomas and Phillipa Fung. Courtesy/LAPS

EDUCATION News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers and the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers speech and debate teams are hosting the annual Los Alamos Invitational Debate Tournament Saturday, Sept. 28 Los Alamos High School.

Debate teams from across the state will converge on Los Alamos to debate for titles in the first full debate tournament of the 2019-2020 season.

Los Alamos

NMILC: Statement In Support Of Global Climate Strike

on September 23, 2019 - 8:15am
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) has announced support of the youth-led global climate strike and backs movement leaders in urging governments to declare a climate emergency.
 
This undertaking Sept. 20-27, calls for direct action in order to maintain a habitable and sustainable world for all. 
 
We, at NMILC, cannot ignore the global trends of climate change that affect the work we do every day.

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 23, 2019 - 7:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

NMIAD: Unique Partnership With Native Women Lead And University of New Mexico Innovation Academy

on September 22, 2019 - 9:51am

Indian Affairs Department Secretary Lynn Trujillo

NMIAD News:

SANTA FE – The Indian Affairs Department on Sunday announces that the UNM Innovation Academy, and Native Women Lead (NWL) are working together to support Native American women businesses and entrepreneurs through a one-time appropriation.

The project, led by NWL will host two convenings to bring together over 200 Native women entrepreneurs, and launch a directory for Native women entrepreneurs to connect to one another and access the resources they need to start or grow their businesses.

Through this appropriation, approved

University Of The People Offers Tuition-Free Education As New Mexico Moves Toward Free Public College

on September 22, 2019 - 8:31am
UOP News:
 
University of the People, best known for making history as the first American-accredited, ultra-low-cost online university and educating more than 20,000 students around the world, applauds the state of New Mexico for its plan to provide four years of tuition-free education at public colleges and universities for all permanent state residents. 
 
University of the People recognizes its crucial role during this transitional time in the state as we offer tuition-free education to all residents of New Mexico right now.
 
Programs are not only for permanent residents, but also

NWS: Today’s High Near 72; Tonight’s Low Around 48

on September 22, 2019 - 8:15am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 72 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 48. Courtesy/NWS

NMDOT’s Aviation Division Joins Experimental Aircraft Association For Land Of Enchantment Fly-In Today

on September 21, 2019 - 11:50am
NMDOT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Transportation in partnership with the Albuquerque EAA Chapter presents the Land of Enchantment Fly In until 3 p.m. today at the Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque. This is a free, family event.
 
Pilots fly their aircrafts in from around the state and beyond to be judged under such categories as Best Amateur Built Aircraft, Grand Champion, Kids’ Favorite and more.
 
Spectators will see all types of aircraft, from antique planes to helicopters, gliders and ultralights.

Ruidoso Police Officer Arrested For Child Solicitation

on September 21, 2019 - 11:09am

Daniel Balding

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents arrested Ruidoso Police Officer Daniel Balding, 35, of Ruidoso Sept. 12 for one count of Child Solicitation by Electronic Communication Device.

Earlier that day, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) contacted New Mexico State Police Agents informing them that an HSI special agent in Minnesota posing as a 15-year-old female on the Whisper app was contacted by a male individual, later identified as Balding.

Balding, who thought he was talking to a 15-year-old female exchanged photos and had sexually explicit

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Sept. 24-29

on September 21, 2019 - 10:33am

AFMX News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is the premier film and musical festival in the region. In its seventh year, AFMX will run Sept. 24-29.

 

In addition to an amazing lineup of films, live performances, and events, AFMX also offers several showings and special lectures that are free to the public.

 

“From movie screenings to symposiums, offering free events allows AFMX to expand the opportunity to attract those interested in film, music and the arts that may be on a limited budget,” AFMX Executive Director Ivan Wiener said.

SFNF: Sales Of Fuelwood Permits Resume At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center

on September 21, 2019 - 9:05am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will keep its satellite office at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, open after all.
 
That means that fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products will be available for sale there Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
 
“We resolved our staffing issue much sooner than expected and will be doing business as usual at the Visitor Center until at least November,” District Ranger Brian Riley said.

Heinrich Champions $2 Million For Roswell Air Center

on September 21, 2019 - 7:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has announced $2 million in funding for the Roswell International Air Center as part of an ongoing effort to rehabilitate, maintain and strengthen airport operations.
 
In 2018, Sen. Heinrich introduced legislation that was included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 that allowed Roswell to become eligible for critical Military Airport Program (MAP) funding.

Angel Fire Bike Park Extends Season Through Nov. 3

on September 21, 2019 - 7:13am
The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR
 
The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR
 
Angel Fire Resort News:
 
Ah yes, autumn. A favorite time of year for a crisp, morning ride through golden glades, kicking up leaves! But seriously, it is gorgeous this time of year at Angel Fire Resort and the Bike Park is extending the season through Nov. 3 weather permitting.
 

New Trail Opening

 
Smoke Signals is the newest trail from Angel Fire Bike Park.
 
Events: 
 
Gravity Games Oct.

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 47

on September 21, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 47. Courtesy/NWS

SFNF Advisory: Weekend Prescribed Burns On Hold

on September 20, 2019 - 4:51pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FEThe Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is advising the public that the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn scheduled for this weekend and the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed prescribed burn tentatively scheduled for Monday have been postponed.

The SFNF will follow up with additional information once it is available.

FBI: $5K Reward In Taos Pueblo Homicides

on September 20, 2019 - 4:39pm
Antonio 'Tony' Romero
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of a father and son on Taos Pueblo.
 
The victims were identified as Antonio 'Tony' Romero, 82, and Buck Romero, 51, both members of Taos Pueblo.
 
Their bodies were found June 1, 2019 in Buck Romero's residence.
 
Buck Romero
 
The cause of death is not being released at this time.
 
The Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.
 
Anyone with information is

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 23

on September 20, 2019 - 3:24pm

COUNTY News:

Road Closures: Atomic Man Duathlon Fat Man and Little Boy Races in White Rock Saturday Morning

The Atomic Man Duathlon Fat Man race begins at 8 a.m. and the Little Boy Race begins at 8:20 a.m. The races should end by 12:30 p.m. The intersection of Grand Canyon at N.M. 4  (at Pajarito Road) will be manned by police officers.

The Foot Race route will begin at Pinon Elementary School and head down Grand Canyon to N.M. 4 to Piedra Loop and back to Pinon Elementary. The Bike race route is similar with the exception they will loop around back to the school and then back to N.M.

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame Makes Case Before Los Alamos Voters During Gathering Thursday

on September 20, 2019 - 3:22pm
Congressional Dist. 3 candidate Valerie Plame addresses attendees at a Los Alamos meet & greet event Thursday at Pueblo Canyon Inn on San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Voters listen as Congressional candidate Valerie Plame explains her positions. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Candidate Valerie Plame speaks with Los Alamos resident Phil Gursky. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Third Congressional District candidate Valerie Plame was in Los Alamos Thursday for a

Memorial Services: Sen. Carlos Cisneros Sept. 27-28

on September 20, 2019 - 2:16pm

New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros

STATE News:

New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros, who passed away Sept. 17, will be remembered Friday, Sept. 27 for his life and honored for his service to the state at a memorial service in the State Capitol Building.

Details:

State Capitol Building.

  • Friday, Sept. 27
  • Noon – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sen. Cisneros to lie in state

State Capitol Rotunda

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Service
  • Capitol Rotunda

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 5 p.m.
  • Church Service
  • The Light at Mission Viejo Church
  • 4601 Mission Bend
  • Santa Fe

Expressions of condolences to the family may be sent to:

c/o Riverside

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 20, 2019

on September 20, 2019 - 10:14am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In this fishing report, certain species of trout are referred to as “stocked” and “wild.” Anglers may be confused by this or wonder what the difference is.
 
A “wild” trout is a fish that is the result of natural reproduction in the waters that these fish inhabit. The primary example of a wild trout would be a brown trout.
 
Brown trout were originally found in Europe and Asia. They were introduced across North America in the late-19th and 20th centuries.

Stable Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned For Weekend

on September 20, 2019 - 10:09am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District as early as Saturday if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, remain favorable.
 
Crews will use hand and aerial ignitions to treat the 1,595-acre Stable Canyon unit east of Porter Landing. Depending on conditions, it may take up to three days to complete operations on Stable Canyon.
 
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective

Donald Trump Jr. Visit Raises Money For State GOP

on September 20, 2019 - 8:25am
Donald Trump Jr.
 
RPNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Donald Trump Jr. spent Thursday morning in Bosque, N.M. three days after his father hosted a rally in Rio Rancho.
 
Trump Jr. was a special guest at a fundraising event hosted by the Republican Party of New Mexico, which raised approximately $327,000.
 
RPNM Chairman Steve Pearce attended the event and released the following statement:

“This has been an exciting week for New Mexico! We are extremely grateful to have both the President and Donald Trump Jr. visit our great state.

“Today’s event was one of the largest fundraising events in RPNM

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Introduces Marijuana Reform Legislation To Protect Immigrant Communities

on September 20, 2019 - 7:51am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Luján (D-N.M.) introduced legislation to remove minor marijuana use, possession and distribution charges from the list of deportable offenses to protect immigrant communities, including DREAMers, from targeted attacks by the Trump administration.
 
Specifically, Remove Marijuana from Deportable Offenses Act would prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs from using minor drug offenses, including possession of marijuana, to target immigrants for deportation. U.S. Sen.

AFT New Mexico On Governor’s Plan For Free College

on September 20, 2019 - 7:39am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Today’s announcement by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be life-changing for tens of thousands of current students as well as future generations of New Mexicans.
 
“Free higher education for New Mexicans attending any one of New Mexico’s 29 institutions will not only make pursuit of higher education an educational reality, but also free those same students from the potential of detrimental life-long debt as a result of pursuing education beyond high school.

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