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Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

on November 4, 2019 - 1:38pm

NM Indian Affairs Department News:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. 

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department's homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at:

Governor: 4th Grader Asher Dean Of Arroyo Seco Wins 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

on November 4, 2019 - 1:25pm

Courtesy image

STATE NEWS:

SANTA FE – Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Carson National Forest announced today that Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyos del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, as the winner of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest.

Hundreds of essays were submitted to the contest, for which fourth graders from around New Mexico were invited to write about why they love New Mexico’s forests and public lands in line with the theme of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, “Delivering Enchantment!”

With his winning entry, Dean has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Udall, Heinrich Endorse Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

on November 4, 2019 - 1:09pm

Senatorial Candidate Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

Nambé – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced today their endorsement of Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate. 

I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator from New Mexico. Having served with Ben Ray, it’s clear that he will be a strong champion for New Mexico. He will continue the hard work of reforming and strengthening our democracy, ending the reign of dark, secret money in our politics, and protecting our public lands and combatting climate change, Udall said. I am

Kirsten Stromberg Represents Los Alamos At United States Women’s Curling Association Event In Minnesota

on November 4, 2019 - 12:13pm

Kirsten Stromberg, left, represented Los Alamos in October at the United States Women’s Curling Association event in St. Paul, Minn. Stromberg taught some new curlers during the event opening, as a certified instructor; participated in lectures, and also competed in curling games, including the culminating day of final matches Oct. 19 at the St. Paul Curling Club. She was skip (nautical term that means captain) of a team with players from all over the USA. Courtesy photo

Free Presentation On ‘The Basics Of Alzheimer’s Disease’ In Dixon 6-7 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 11

on November 4, 2019 - 7:16am
Alzheimer’s News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Dixon, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” presentation is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. The event will be hosted at the Embudo Valley Library, 215 NM-75, Dixon, NM 87527. The class is free and open to all citizens of Dixon and surrounding communities.
 
For more information, call 800.272.3900 or contact Regional Manager Beth Hamilton at behamilton@alz.org. For directions call 505.473.1297.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 33

on November 4, 2019 - 6:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 33. Courtesy/NWS

NMDOT Issues Winter Weather Driving Tips

on November 3, 2019 - 9:09am
New Mexico Department of Transportation is ready for winter. Courtesy/NMDOT
 
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE Winter-weather is here and the New Mexico Department of Transportation is ready. 
 
The NMDOT is working around the clock to monitor the roads, report road conditions, spread salt and cinder and plow snow if necessary.
 
In coordination with law enforcement, the NMDOT has some advice for drivers when traveling through unfavorable road conditions.
 
Tips to know:
  • WEAR YOUR SEATBELT

Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled up.
  • REDUCE YOUR SPEED

The best crash

Cypress Inc. Concedes Grazing Lease Cancellation

on November 3, 2019 - 7:09am
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
 
State Land Office News:
 
SANTA FE Cypress Inc., a corporation associated with Jeffrey Epstein, has conceded the State Land Office’s cancellation of two livestock grazing leases.
 
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard sent a cancellation letter in early September giving Cypress 30 days’ notice of her intent to cancel the leases. Cypress, through an Albuquerque law firm, filed a contest of the cancellation and a petition in First Judicial District Court to immediately block the cancelation. 
 
The court did not grant Cypress’

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