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Luminarias de Abo Event In Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Near Mountainair 5:30 P.M. Dec. 7

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company 

 

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument News:

 

MOUNTAINAIR – The community is invited to a special night at Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

 

The majestic contours of the beautiful Abo mission will glow with more than 1,000 luminarias, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

 

Against clear New

New Mexico Delegation: $12.5 Million Grant To Improve Safety On Permian Basin Transportation Corridor

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) a $12,500,000 grant.
 
NMDOT will use the funds to repair and add safety enhancements along a section of US Highway 285 between Loving and the Texas border.

Udall Amendment In NASA Bill Combats Space Junk

on November 17, 2019 - 5:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has announced the passage of two Udall-authored amendments and two additional Udall-cosponsored amendments to the NASA Reauthorization Act of 2019.
 
The Committee accepted all four amendments on a unanimous voice vote and voted to advance the NASA reauthorization bill to the Senate floor.
 
“Outer space is both a strategic national security priority and an economic engine for communities in New Mexico and across the

Posts From The Road: San Francisco de Asis Church

on November 17, 2019 - 5:03am
Front Exterior: The front of the church is adorned with three crosses, one above the entry and one on each bell tower. A large buttress below each bell tower support the front of the structure. The shadow of a cross in the foreground is from the entrance archway to the church grounds. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Light, Shadow and Form: The sculpted shapes of the church create interesting light and shadow forms all times of the day. A walk around the building reveals many unique design features. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Window and Vigas: The window and vigas create

State’s Newest Historic Site Hosts Holiday Event

on November 17, 2019 - 5:01am
Luminarias at Illuminarte event in 2018. Courtesy/NMDCA
 
NMHS News:
 
ALCALDE Experience the magic of northern New Mexico this Holiday season at the Lights of Los Luceros, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Los Luceros Historic Site. 
 
This unique nighttime event allows visitors to stroll the picturesque roads of Los Luceros lit by thousands of glowing farolitos. Entertainment includes Los Matachines de Alcalde and an Indigenous dance group who will perform throughout the evening around aromatic bonfires of piñon.

NWS: Today’s High Near 55; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on November 17, 2019 - 4:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Game & Fish Partners In Mexican Wolf Recovery

on November 16, 2019 - 10:10am
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is officially on board as a lead agency in Mexican wolf recovery efforts.
 
At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Chair Joanna Prukop of the New Mexico State Game Commission and Director Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration that enables the signatory agencies to implement a long-term, scientifically based program to reintroduce and manage Mexican wolves (Canis lupus

SFNF Forest Road 102 Closing For Winter

on November 16, 2019 - 6:57am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is closing Forest Road (FR) 102 through Pacheco Canyon for the winter season.
 
Gates are already locked at the junction of FR 102, also known as Pacheco Canyon Road, and N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, and at the junction of FR 102 and FR 412.
 
The public can access the western end of FR 102 from Santa Fe County Road 76 to reach the Aspen Ranch Trailhead this weekend, but that gate will be locked for the winter on Monday morning.
 
The seasonal closure of FR 102 is to protect

NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 16, 2019 - 6:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Topper Volleyball Wins 1st Round In State Tournament

on November 15, 2019 - 7:34am

The Hilltoppers Girls Volleyball Team celebrates its first round victory in the state tournament Thursday morning at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Toppers beat the Pojoaque Elkettes 3-1. Next up is the Godard Rockets at 4:45 p.m. today at the Star Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Marco Serna Releases Health Care Position Paper

on November 15, 2019 - 7:30am
Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has released his position statement on Health Care.
 
While highlighting the fact that the country has come a long way since 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt first proposed the idea of national health insurance, and in 2010 Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, Serna said, “I believe everyone can agree that much still has to be done to ensure health care is provided to all Americans”.
 
“If for no other reason, we have allowed our country to be put at an

First National 1870 Hires Another High-Profile, Longtime Banker In New Mexico

on November 15, 2019 - 6:42am
Pat Sanchez
 
FN1870 News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE First National 1870 has announced that Pat Sanchez, a New Mexico banking leader with more than 40 years of experience, has joined the bank as senior vice president.
 
The Bank continues to add top level banking talent to its team with Sanchez being the most recent hire. As credit development manager for First National 1870 in its Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque markets, Sanchez has primary responsibility for credit review and approval of commercial lending services.
 
In addition, he will work closely with the Bank’s local teams to

Santa Fe Ski Team Invites Public To Participate In Annual Ski Swap And Alpine Race Camp Dec. 6-8

on November 15, 2019 - 6:07am
 SKI News:
 
SANTA FE — It’s time to gear up for another season on the slopes! 
 
The Santa Fe Ski Team is hosting their annual Ski Swap Fundraiser Nov. 15-16 at the Genoveva Chavez  Community Center (GCCC) in Santa Fe.

 

The Santa Fe Ski team invites the public to participate in the event by dropping off ski-related items to sell at the swap between 12-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.

 
“Our annual ski swap is a great chance for us to participate in the community.

NWS: Today’s High Near 53; Tonight’s Low Around 35

on November 15, 2019 - 5:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 35. Courtesy/NWS

DPNM Hosts Pre-Primary Training For Candidates

on November 14, 2019 - 1:02pm
DPNM News:
 
SANTA FE The Democratic Party of New Mexico hosted a training Wednesday for Congressional and Statewide Candidates focused on ward, county and state-level pre-primary conventions that will help determine which candidates are on the ballot for New Mexico’s June 2 Primary Election.
 
The training covered topics such as how delegates are selected and candidates’ roles with regard to the conventions. The day was focused on ensuring that candidates understand the convention process and have access to resources to help them run the most successful campaign.
 
“We want to make

NMDOH: New Mexico Is Fourth State To Allow Gender-Neutral Sex Designation On Birth Certificates

on November 14, 2019 - 12:34pm

NMDOH News:

As of Oct. 29, New Mexicans can take advantage of a new law, which allows people who identify as transgender, nonbinary, intersex and other gender-expansive identities to confirm their correct gender on their birth certificate.

The New Mexico Department of Health promulgated the rules implementing the Vital Records Modernization Act, as signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this year.

The new legislation and subsequent rule updates the process for correction of sex designation on New Mexico birth certificates, affirming contemporary healthcare standards and

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Senate Democrats Introduce Violence Against Women Act

on November 14, 2019 - 7:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and all Democratic senators in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
 
The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2024, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law. 
 
"All people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background should have the same

Overview Of Tuesday Night Council Meeting

on November 14, 2019 - 7:26am
From left, candidates for the state senate seat formerly held by Sen.Carlos Cisneros Gabriel Montoya, Kristina Ortez, Daniel Barrone and Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales explain to Los Alamos County Council why they are best suited for the job. Ultimately, council voted to recommend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appoint Ortez to fill Cisneros' unexpired term. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council held its regular meeting Tuesday night and below is a summary of actions taken.

Los Alamos County Council

Luján Introduces Legislation To Improve Diagnostic Research And Save Lives

on November 14, 2019 - 7:23am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) to bolster diagnostic research in medicine and improve patient outcomes.
 
The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act makes critical investments to advance research and progress in diagnostic quality, safety, and value in health care.

SFCC: Shooter-On-Campus Drill Nov. 20

on November 14, 2019 - 7:18am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Rd) will hold a shooter-on-campus drill from approximately 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. 
 
The HEC community will participate in a campus wide shooter-on-campus drill. The drill will be a coordinated effort among students, faculty and staff in partnership with county and city emergency response agencies.
 
Neighbors and passersby of the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road, may observe participating emergency response vehicles on site.

NWS: Today’s High Near 52; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 14, 2019 - 6:59am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

NMSP Arrests Three Men For Armed Robbery In Taos

on November 13, 2019 - 2:54pm

Terance Quintana

TAOS COUNTY – At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police officers from Taos responded to an armed robbery at the High Road Market in Penasco.

During investigation, State Police officers learned a male individual identified as Terance Quintana, 21, of Penasco, entered the High Road Market, armed with a firearm and robbed the business. During the robbery, Quintana fired the gun into the ceiling of the business in the vicinity of a child. Quintana left with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers located a cartridge inside the business and collected it as evidence.

NMDOH: Vaping-Related Lung Injury Cases Rise To 20

on November 13, 2019 - 1:59pm
NMDOH News:
  • Vitamin E Acetate Implicated in Vaping-Related Lung Injury
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports three additional cases of severe lung injury related to use of e-cigarettes for vaping, bringing the total of cases in the state to 20.
 
This is part of the spike in the number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) reported throughout the United States. Thirteen of New Mexico’s 20 patients have required hospitalization in intensive care units.

Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce VAWA Reauthorization Bill With Strong Tribal Provisions For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic

on November 13, 2019 - 1:51pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today joined U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Democrats in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. Courtesy photo

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

  • Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is needed to protect women in New Mexico and across the U.S.
  • Udall-championed Tribal provisions will enhance public safety for Native women and families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today joined U.S. Sen.

FBI Charges Los Lunas Man With Making Threats

on November 13, 2019 - 1:44pm

FBI News:

The FBI has arrested Lawrence Kenneth Garcia, 49, of Los Lunas on a federal complaint charging him with making threats using interstate communications.

Garcia was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Albuquerque. He had an initial appearance Wednesday, Nov. 6 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque and a preliminary/detention hearing was set for Thursday, Nov. 7.

The U.S. Secret Service assisted with the investigation.

The public is reminded all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

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