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Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Veterans Day

on November 10, 2018 - 9:58am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Nov. 13.

When visiting the SFNF, follow these “Leave No Trace” principles:

  • Plan ahead and prepare;
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces;
  • Dispose of waste properly;
  • Leave what you find;
  • Minimize campfire impacts;
  • Respect wildlife; and
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

Know before you go. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations, including rain and the potential for flash

NMG&F Opens New Albuquerque Office Nov. 15

on November 10, 2018 - 7:46am
Courtesy photo
NMG&F News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will officially open its new Northwest Regional Office in Albuquerque at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
The new complex at 7816 Alamo Road NW, creates a destination that provides the public a place to interact with staff and participate in educational and recreational opportunities.
“Our new facility is a great urban resting space for migratory birds and is within close walking distance of one of New Mexico’s urban treasures – The Rio Grande bosque,” Director Mike Sloane said.

DVS Secretary Fox Delivers Keynote Address At Veterans Day Ceremony In Albuquerque Sunday

on November 10, 2018 - 7:45am
New Mexico DVS Secretary Jack Fox
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox is scheduled to give the Keynote Address at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Albuquerque.
The event is presented by the United Veterans Council and the City of Albuquerque at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial at 1100 Louisiana Blvd., just north of Gibson Blvd. SE.
DVS will be hosting an 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony at its Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, and a 10 a.m.

National Guard Thanks Lou & Pat Santoro For Support

on November 9, 2018 - 11:03am

SPC Jason Osborn of Los Alamos presents Lou Santoro of Lou Santoro State Farm and his wife Pat, not pictured, a PS4 raffle prize Thursday from Bravo Company ‘Gunslingers’ 1/200th Infantry of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Osborn thanked the Santoros for their support of the organization and the service they provide to the Los Alamos community through their State Farm office. Courtesy photo

BLM Waives Fees At Recreation Sites On Veterans Day

on November 9, 2018 - 8:19am
BLM News:
SANTA FE The Bureau of Land Management will waive entrance fees for visitors to BLM recreation sites this Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
“To celebrate Veterans Day, and show our appreciation, we are waiving recreation fees at BLM sites across New Mexico to encourage families to get outside and enjoy their public lands,” Acting BLM State Director Tim Spisak said.
New Mexico fee sites include: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, which includes Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde, Santa Cruz Lake, Valley of Fires Recreation

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 9

on November 9, 2018 - 7:59am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
Judging by the number of fishing areas that have not been reported on, fishing pressure has dropped off noticeably recently. That’s pretty normal for this time of year. A lot of anglers turn their attention to hunting and the colder weather keeps a lot of fair-weather anglers indoors watching football on the weekends.
The emphasis on stocking shifts to Southern New Mexico this time of year and will continue through the winter.

Teatro Paraguas Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22

on November 9, 2018 - 6:52am
Mina Fajardo performs in Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas. Courtesy photo
The community is invited to attend Holiday Dream Flamenco, a flamenco and Middle Eastern dance spectacle at 7 p.m., Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo returns to Teatro Paraguas with an original and exciting flamenco extravaganza based in part on choreographer, dancer and singer-songwriter Mina Fajardo’s newly released album Sueño. 
Joining Mina onstage are flamenco dancers Monze Diaz, Janira

Topper Boys Soccer Enters State Championships

on November 9, 2018 - 6:44am

The Topper Boys Soccer team prepares to play the quarter final game Wednesday at the State Soccer Championships at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex in Bernalillo. Their first game was played against the Chaparral Lobos, the #4 ranked team in the tournament. The Toppers entered the tournament ranked #5. The two teams met at the State Tournament two years ago and the Lobos beat the Toppers eliminating them from the tournament. This game was very competitive from start to finish with the Toppers emerging the winner 1-0. The Toppers progressed  to Thursday’s semifinals.

RTD Veterans Holiday Closure Nov. 12

on November 8, 2018 - 5:10pm
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” will not be in service Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, however the 255 Mountain Trail will operate.
The 255 Mountain Trail and the 305 Taos Express will both operate Sunday, Nov. 11.
The NCRTD thanks and honors all veterans for the time they served and the sacrifices they, and their families, made for our country!

Honoring Victims Of Tragedy In Thousand Oaks

on November 8, 2018 - 10:57am

President issues proclamation honoring victims of the tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo

From the Office of the Governor:

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning released a proclamation issued by the President of the United States of America honoring the victims of the shooting tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United

Democrats Dominate Los Alamos County Midterms

on November 8, 2018 - 10:47am
Winning candidates celebrate their election victory Tuesday night at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. From left, James Robinson and Randall Ryti (County Council), Elizabeth Allen (Municipal Judge), Christine Chandler (House Dist. 43) Sara Scott (County Council) and Pat Casados (Magistrate Judge). Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election Tuesday in Los Alamos County neared the 2016 Presidential election year level.

Thank You Los Alamos! Thank You District 43!

on November 8, 2018 - 9:50am
By Rep.-Elect Christine Chandler
House Dist. 43
In the 11 months since I announced my candidacy for the New Mexico House of Representatives, I have been privileged to meet many extraordinary people from across the district: people with busy lives raising and educating children, caring for parents and working hard to make a living.

Meet & Greets, rodeo parades, fiestas, community clean-up days and breakfasts gave me a window into the lives of people who will soon be my constituents.

I also learned through thousands of phone calls and door knocks that many of us care about the same

Udall Statement On Firing Of AG Jeff Sessions

on November 8, 2018 - 9:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“Any effort to obstruct or terminate the special counsel’s investigation would precipitate a crisis for our constitution and our republic. Unfortunately, the American people have every reason to fear that the president’s firing of Attorney General Sessions represents an attempt to interfere with the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Sponsors Sought To Adopt A Family For Christmas

on November 8, 2018 - 9:17am
The Adopt a Family Program in Los Alamos is seeking local sponsors to help provide a Christmas for more than 90 families who have applied for assistance this holiday season.
"Every year we are blown away by the need in our little town but also the generosity that the community shows through this program,” said Kim Knapp, Co-director of the Adopt a Family Program this year.
The Adopt a Family program was founded many years ago and has assisted many Los Alamos and surrounding area residents.

SFCC: Spring Semester Registration Opens Nov. 13

on November 8, 2018 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces registration for Spring Semester classes will open Tuesday, Nov. 13.
There are dozens of certificate and associate degree programs offered at SFCC – during the day, night, weekends and online. Registration is ongoing through Jan. 18. Spring classes begin Jan. 22, 2019.
Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D. said, “The college recognizes that people are always looking for a new job or new skill to increase their pay. We’ve got many flexible programs designed to meet their busy schedules.

‘Cut-Your-Own’ Christmas Tree Permits Start Nov. 19

on November 8, 2018 - 8:16am

Courtesy/USDA FS

SFNF News:

  • Fourth graders get one permit free

SANTA FE – Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are available for purchase beginning Monday, Nov. 19 at SFNF Headquarters, all SFNF Ranger District offices and select third-party vendors.

As part of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free Christmas tree permit.

In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid fourth-grade pass, downloadable at Once the pass is printed, the fourth grader must be

Governor-Elect Lujan Grisham Announces Sen. Jeff Bingaman As Transition Chair

on November 8, 2018 - 7:27am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham held her first press conference as governor-elect Wednesday afternoon.
The gov-elect announced her transition chair, director and website. Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, will serve as chair of her tranisition team.
New Mexicans interested in serving in state government should visit the transition website at
Watch the full video of the press conference here

New Mexico Statewide 2018 Midterm Absentee, In-Person And Election Day Voter Turnout Results

on November 8, 2018 - 7:15am
The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office has released the statewide Absentee, In-Person and Election Day voter turnout results for Tuesday's 2018 Midterm Elections.
Key to Abbreviations:
  • DEM = Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • DTS = Decline to State (i.e. “Independents”)
  • LIB = Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  • REP = Republican Party of New Mexico
  • OTH = All other minor political parties
2018 Statewide Absentee, In-Person, and Election Day Voter Turnout
In Person
Election Day
Total Voted

Luján Announces Run For Asst. Democratic Leader

on November 7, 2018 - 3:33pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C.  Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced his bid for Assistant Democratic Leader in the 116th Congress. In a letter to his colleagues, Congressman Luján outlined his vision for the next Congress.

“To succeed, we must welcome ideas from all corners of our Caucus. To protect our majority and hold the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans accountable, we must bring our vision directly to the American people, listen to their concerns, and show them how we are working for them.”


Historical Society Dives Into LANL’s Infamous Kitty Litter Drum

on November 7, 2018 - 2:44pm

Vincent Lalenti


The next lecture in the Los Alamos Historical Society’s series will feature Vincent Lalenti who will present “Waste Makes Haste: An Anthropologist’s View of the 2014 LANL-WIPP Organic Kitty Litter Accident.”

Lalenti will begin his talk at 7 p.m., Nov. 13 in Fuller Lodge. This talk explores political, social, and financial factors that contributed to LANL’s transuranic waste drum #68660 bursting open and spewing out fire underground at the WIPP deep geologic repository on Valentine’s Day 2014.

To what extent was this infamous “organic kitty litter”

New Mexico Elects Stephanie Garcia Richard Of Los Alamos Its Commissioner Of Public Lands

on November 7, 2018 - 10:05am

New Mexico has elected Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos to serve as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in a vote of 340,585 (50.76%) over opponent Patrick Lyons who garnered 291,663 votes (43.47%) in Tuesday’s 2018 General Election. On stage giving her acceptance speech Tuesday night at Hotel Albuquerque, Garcia Richard will go down in history as the state's first woman Land Commissioner. Garcia Richard told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning, ‘I am so gratified to have had the opportunity to represent this community and get my start in public service here.

BLM Public Room Closed Nov.13

on November 7, 2018 - 8:41am
BLM News:
SANTA FE The Bureau of Land Management will close its public room Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 301 Dinosaur Trail in Santa Fe.
The closure will allow staff to perform records inventory and file maintenance. Normal business hours resume Wednesday, Nov. 14.
For more information, contact Carlos Martinez at 505.954.2096.

Film Office: 'Greenbrier' To Film In New Mexico

on November 7, 2018 - 8:35am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that the feature "Greenbrier," produced by Sony Studios will begin principal photography mid-November through early February 2019 in Albuquerque.
"We are happy to welcome 'Greenbrier' and Sony Studios to New Mexico," Maniatis said. "For years we've built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we're seeing success after success for the film industry in our state."
The production will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and

Daily Postcard: Skyrocket Flower Spotted At Bandelier

on November 7, 2018 - 8:13am

A Scarlet Gilia, also called Skyrocket is spotted blooming in the canyons and on the mesas in Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King/NPS

SGR Is Currently Ahead In Land Commissioner Race

on November 6, 2018 - 9:31pm

Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos is at the election night watch party at the Hotel Albuquerque speaking to various media outlets as the returns roll in. Courtesy photo