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SFNF Reminder: No Off-Road Vehicles Allowed In Designated Wilderness

on June 27, 2017 - 12:27pm

All-terrain vehicle. Courtesy/articcat.com

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Call them what you will – four-wheelers, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or utility vehicles (UTVs) – but remember that off-road vehicles of any kind are always prohibited within congressionally designated wilderness areas.

This past weekend, ATV tracks were observed within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).   San Pedro Parks is one of the original wilderness areas created by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which set aside “primeval” federal land to be managed as “an

Domingos En Arte: Summer Music And Dance Series

on June 27, 2017 - 12:01pm
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, continues its second season in July.
 
Musicians from the local community and outside have been invited for lively community get-togethers right next to the Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting. 

July 2, Grammy-winning conjunto band Los Texmaniacs is joined by

State Police Officer Involved Shooting In Rowe

on June 27, 2017 - 11:58am
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting, which occurred around 1:15 Monday in Rowe, N.M. 
 
This incident stemmed from a 911 call that originated around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Pecos, N.M. The call reported a male subject near Griego's Market stated he was armed and homicidal.
 
New Mexico State Police officers responded to the call in Pecos. However, responding officers did not locate the alleged suspect near Griego's Marget. Officers remained in the area and a short time later heard gun shots being fired close by.

Pearce Voices Priorities Of New Mexico Resources

on June 27, 2017 - 11:51am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. voiced New Mexico land and resource priorities Monday at the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
 
“New Mexico is rich with natural wonders and abundant resources. From natural resource production, to the management and maintenance of federal lands, New Mexican’s are greatly affected by decisions that come out of the Department of the Interior.

New Mexico History Museum Explores Turn Of The Century Syria In A Post ISIS World

on June 27, 2017 - 11:48am
Portrait: Femme arabe Syrienne, photograph by Bonfils ca. 1899 – 1900. Courtesy/NMHM

Album of Mideast archaeology explorations conducted by Howard Crosby ButlerPortrait: Femme arabe Syrienne, photograph by Bonfils ca. 1899 – 1900. Courtesy/NMHM 

 

NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors displays seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909.
 
Entitled Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat, the exhibition

FBI: Jason Loera Sentenced To 97 Months For Child Porn Conviction

on June 27, 2017 - 11:42am

FBI News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE – Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney and Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division have announced that Jason Loera was sentenced this afternoon in federal court for his conviction on a child pornography charge.

 

Loera, 48, a former political consultant and resident of Albuquerque who recently resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until his remand into federal custody in Oct. 2016, was sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Closing Costs In Los Alamos County Among Lowest

on June 27, 2017 - 9:56am

Closing costs in Los Alamos are among the lowest in the state. Courtesy/©iStock/manley099

SmartAsset News:

Closing Costs are a crucial aspect of buying a home, and in its third annual study, financial technology company SmartAsset shows where they are lowest.

The study measures closing costs as a percentage of median home value at the county level and Los Alamos County was among those with the lowest closing costs in New Mexico.

Additional information on the study, including the full methodology, results, and interactive map can be found here:

IRS Cautions Taxpayers On Summertime Scams

on June 27, 2017 - 9:32am

IRS News:

PHOENIX The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the nation even though the tax filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the tax system that continue to claim victims.

“We continue to urge people to watch out for new and evolving schemes this summer,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “Many of these are variations of a theme, involving fictitious tax bills and demands to pay by purchasing and transferring information involving a gift card or iTunes card.

Keller: New Mexico Higher Education Department Audit Contains 18 Findings Related To Financial Oversight

on June 27, 2017 - 8:36am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

  • 18 findings exacerbated by state’s budget woes, hiring freeze

SANTA FE – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller released the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s (HED) financial audit for fiscal year 2016.

The audit was conducted in partnership with an independent accounting firm and contains 18 findings. The issues identified relate to a range of problems with financial oversight.

“The Higher Education Department’s audit demonstrates the impact spending cuts can have on safeguards aimed at protecting taxpayers’ money,” Keller said.

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