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Heinrich Cosponsors CRA Resolution To Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

on December 16, 2017 - 6:51am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that he will be joining a group of 15 Senators in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the 2015 Open Internet Order.
 
Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal that guts the Open Internet Order, which the D.C.

Udall Congratulates Northern New Mexico Nominees To United States Service Academies

on December 16, 2017 - 6:40am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Friday the 50 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2018, including four students from Northern New Mexico.
 
A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Navajo Midwife Seeks To Better Women’s Health

on December 15, 2017 - 7:49am

The Changing Woman Initiative team. Courtesy photo 

 

A rendering of the reproductive wellness and birth center in Pojoaque. Courtesy image 

Changing Woman Initiative News:

POJOAQUE—Because of modern medicine and insurance, women have less control of their birth experiences, especially in sterile and highly regulated hospital environments. But having a baby doesn’t have to be that way, according to Nicolle Gonzales, a Navajo midwife and founder of the Changing Woman Initiative, a nonprofit that aims to revolutionize how people—particularly Native women—think about reproductive health.

Santa Fe County And Four Pueblos Reach Monumental Agreement On Roads

on December 14, 2017 - 7:46am

San Ildefonso Pueblo Lt. Gov. Christopher Moquino, left, and Councilman Tim Martinez await the discussion of rights of way on Pueblo lands Tuesday at the Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Residents of El Rancho gather at Tuesday evening's Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe County Commission and the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe and Tesuque have reached agreements in principle on road rights of way and hope to sign four

Girl Scouts Of New Mexico Trails Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors

on December 13, 2017 - 11:11am
GSNM News:
 
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails welcomes the following new members to their Board of Directors:
 
Duane Trythall, Albuquerque
 
Duane is currently with Trythall Advisory Group that facilitates sales, mergers, and acquisitions for medium size business in the Southwest and Rock Mountain regions. Duane has always been impressed by the ability of the Girl Scouts to adapt to the changing needs of America’s youth while maintaining and promoting traditional values of scouting.

Arthur A. Garcia Appointed State Director For USDA Rural Development In New Mexico

on December 13, 2017 - 9:51am
Arthur A. Garcia
 
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Trump Administration recently appointed Arthur A. Garcia as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in New Mexico. Garcia began his new role Nov. 27.
 
Garcia brings years of experience to USDA Rural Development. April 1, 2002 Garcia was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Administrator of the Rural Housing Service in Washington DC.

U.S. Senators Udall, Heinrich Call On FCC Chairman Pai To Abandon ‘Reckless’ Plan To End Net Neutrality

on December 13, 2017 - 8:57am

U.S. SENATE News:

39 senators tell FCC not to repeal net neutrality rules that protect the free and open Internet

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have joined a group of 39 Democratic senators in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his plan to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules in favor of giving Internet providers the ability to freely block or slow down consumers’ access to the Internet.

The senators’ letter comes ahead of a Thursday vote by the FCC to dismantle net neutrality protections. 

“Your

Lujan Grisham On Plan For Methane Mitigation Making New Mexico A Leader In Clean Energy Production

on December 13, 2017 - 8:50am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Tuesday, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign announced a plan to create jobs and generate revenue for schools through methane mitigation by implementing a statewide methane rule that would cut waste and pollution at both new and existing oil and gas wells while creating jobs and generating revenue for schools.
 
“As governor, I’ll work to make New Mexico a national leader in clean energy by moving to renewable energies such as solar and wind and through innovative, smart policy and practices such as methane mitigation,” Grisham

Udall’s Landmark Bipartisan MGT Act To Reduce Wasteful IT Spending, Strengthen Cybersecurity Included In FY18 NDAA Signed Into Law

on December 13, 2017 - 7:34am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

  • New law would save taxpayers up to $20 billion a year

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) welcomed news that his Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act has been signed into law.

Udall introduced the bill with U.S. Sen.

Pearce Commends U.S. Department Of Justice Action To Review Two Criminal Referrals

on December 12, 2017 - 2:25pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed that the Criminal Investigative Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will review the two criminal referrals sent to the New Mexico Attorney General by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives regarding violations made by the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the Southwestern Women’s Options (SWWO).
 
"I've worked tirelessly with New Mexico officials and members in Congress to ensure the rights and liberties of women and the unborn are

Pete Sheehey Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on December 12, 2017 - 12:14pm

Pete Sheehey visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to discuss his decision to run the House Dost. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey has announced his candidacy for state representative in New Mexico Dist. 43, which includes Los Alamos and portions of Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties.  

Sheehey garnered the largest number of votes in the 2016 election when he ran for re-election to Council. He said he is not daunted by the larger population in Dist.

Why Did Some Sandoval County Commissioners Order $62,000 Oil And Gas Study They Don’t Plan To Use?

on December 12, 2017 - 10:48am
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
Why is the Sandoval County spending $62,000 to pay for an oil and gas resource assessment of the County if it does not plan to use it?
 
In July 2016, the county entered into an agreement with New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology costing taxpayers $62,009.07. Services include assessing potential oil and natural gas resources throughout Sandoval County as well as mapping aquifer distribution and depth to understand the effects of modern drilling on groundwater (which 90 percent of New Mexicans depend on for their drinking water in Albuquerque Basin Aquifer).
 

New Mexico History Museum And Santa Fe Opera Presentations Recognize State’s ‘Atomic Histories’

on December 12, 2017 - 10:46am
Test of Atomic Bomb at Trinity Site, New Mexico, July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, NM. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. Courtesy/National Park Service
 
General Leslie Groves walks across the Trinity Site in September 1945, 45 days after the first nuclear bomb was tested there. Courtesy/Historical AP News Features Photo
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Opera will each feature presentations exploring New Mexico’s Atomic Histories during 2018 and 2019.
 
The History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition opens June 3, 2018 and runs through May 2019.

Fajardo Requests Agency Directors Presentation On Experiences Enforcing ‘No Harassment’ Policy

on December 12, 2017 - 6:46am

Rep. Kelly Fajardo

 

STATE News:

 

LOS LUNAS —Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has asked New Mexico legislative leaders Brian Egolf and Mary Kay Papen to schedule a presentation from legislative agency directors on their experiences enforcing the Legislature’s current “No Harassment” policy at a meeting of the Legislative Council later this week.

 

The Legislative Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in Room 307 of the State Capitol.  

 

Fajardo noted that the Legislative Council will discuss the formation of a working group to review the current policy and recommend

Tim Keller Concludes Tenure As State Auditor

on December 12, 2017 - 5:54am
Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Over the last three years, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has made transformational progress on long-standing challenges and addressed some of the state’s most critical issues.
 
In spite of budget reductions each year, the OSA has improved and streamlined processes to bring transparency and accountability to public funds. As Tim Keller concludes his tenure as State Auditor, the office is in excellent condition to continue good government work.
 
“Serving as New Mexico’s State Auditor has been one of the greatest honors of my life and we

FBI: Armed Man Robs Albuquerque Bank

on December 12, 2017 - 5:23am

FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who displayed a handgun when he robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday, Nov. 27.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40s, approximately 5'10” to 5'11” tall, with a medium to heavy build, and a goatee. He wore a black baseball cap with a Zia symbol on the front, dark trousers, light-colored shoes, and a gray T-shirt over a dark long-sleeve shirt. \
 
At approximately 3:28 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West at 5901 Menaul Boulevard, NE.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Pushes For Extension Of Secure Rural Schools Program

on December 11, 2017 - 5:23pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to include a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program in any end-of-year legislation.

SRS supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services for more than 775 counties across the country. 

The SRS program

SBA Names LTC Adolfo Vasquez (USA, Ret.) New Mexico Deputy District Director

on December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

SBA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Retired Lieutenant Colonel Adolfo Vasquez (U.S. Army) is the new Deputy District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District Office. 

He is responsible for directing the statewide delivery of SBA’s programs to support small business owners in starting, managing and growing their businesses.

“We welcome Mr.

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
 
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
 
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Guadalupe Fire Now 100 Percent Contained

on December 11, 2017 - 9:46am

SFNF News:

Here is the latest update on the Guadalupe Fire that ignited Dec. 8 in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest:

Cause: Human.

Size: 6.3 acres, 100 percent contained.

Location: Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Vegetation: Logging slash and pre-made piles.

Current Situation: The fire was reported to the Jemez Ranger District office at 12:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and is contained as of Sunday, Dec 10.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with heart or respiratory problems are encouraged

House Passes Manufactured Housing Reform

on December 11, 2017 - 9:23am
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, to preserves consumer protections, and allows for additional flexibility in lending to ensure consumers have access to the credit they need. 
 
“Nearly half of the families in New Mexico live in manufactured housing and depend on having access to manufactured housing loans.

Pearce Calls On FBI To Release Details Of Aztec Shooter, Expand Preventative Efforts

on December 11, 2017 - 8:37am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after learning some details about the shooter in last week's tragic event that took place at Aztec High School:

“My heart hurts immensely for not only the families of the students who were taken too early from this earth, but for all students and community members affected by the (Dec. 7) senseless and tragic shooting. Many have asked, what can be done to stop situations like this.

New Tool Helps Residential Consumers Understand Transactions For Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

on December 10, 2017 - 7:12am
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  As a component of his consumer protection initiatives, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released a draft of a powerful tool aimed at helping New Mexico consumers better understand purchasing solar power systems for their homes: Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement.
 
During the 2017 Legislative Session, a bill was passed to ensure homeowners who sought to put solar on their roof-tops would have all the information they would need to make an informed financial decision.

Attorney General, U.S. Department of Labor To Hold Human Trafficking Press Conference; Announce Joint Initiative To Combat Labor Trafficking In New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

  • Labor Trafficking is occurring in New Mexico at a much higher rate than what is being reported

Attorney General Hector Balderas, U.S. Department of Labor, New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force Cmdr. Anthony Maez and law enforcement are set to announce a new joint initiative to combat labor trafficking in New Mexico.

The officials will discuss the new initiative at 2 p.m. Monday at the Office of the Attorney General in Albuquerque.

Update: Guadalupe Fire In Jemez Ranger District

on December 9, 2017 - 4:24pm

SFNF News:

The Guadalupe Fire is burning in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Start Date: Dec. 8

Cause: Human

Size: 6.2 acres, 40 percent contained

Location: Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho. Travelers along FR 376 need to be mindful of fire personnel and equipment in the area.

Vegetation: Logging slash and pre-made piles.

Current Situation: The fire was reported to the Jemez Ranger District Office 12:27 p.m. Friday, Dec 8.

Resources on-scene: Three engines with

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