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Governor Martinez Announces Vitality Works Expanding, Creating Up To 80 New Jobs

on March 15, 2018 - 8:33am
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Vitality Works, an Albuquerque based manufacturer, will expand its operations, creating up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works' expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). 

"I will continue fighting for the bold reforms and critical tools that have made New Mexico a great place to do business," Martinez said.

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns For Washington Office

on March 15, 2018 - 7:37am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C., office. 

For more information and to apply for an internship,  visit During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two summer internship sessions: May 29 to June 29 and July 2 to Aug.

State Auditor Issues Probe Notice To RCLC Officials

on March 14, 2018 - 5:23pm
Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico State Auditor Wayne Johnson sent a letter Tuesday to officials with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communites (RCLC) advising them that his office is engaging in a special audit of the orgainzation.

Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne today confirmed receipt of the letter from the state auditor and addressed the upcoming special audit.

“As one of nine entities who belong to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, and as posted yesterday in local news

State Veterans Home To Hold 'Rapid Hire Event' To Fill Job Vacancies

on March 14, 2018 - 5:04pm
NMSV News:
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES ― The New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences will hold a “Rapid Hire Event” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 to fill immediate Nursing, Janitorial and Food Service job vacancies.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) manages the facility, which is the state’s only residential home for veterans.
DVS managers and division supervisors will conduct interviews and are prepared to make job offers to qualified applicants who bring résumés, a valid New Mexico Driver’s License or Photo ID, a Social Security Card, and a High School

Film Office Announces 'Running With The Devil' To Begin Production In New Mexico

on March 14, 2018 - 5:03pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that "Running with the Devil," will begin production in New Mexico.
"Running with the Devil is produced by Michael Mendelsohn/Patriot Pictures ("Cut Throat City," "Hangman," "Zeroville," "USS Indianapolis," "I Am Wrath," "Lord of War," "Air Force One," "The Matrix," and "Reservoir Dogs") and Jim Steele, with Mike Nilon, Etchie Stroh, and Natalie Perrotta as Executive Producers. Carlos Osorio and Juan Diego Villegas are Co-Producers. Juan Pablo Solano is a Co-Producer and Line Producer.

Luján Notes Los Alamos County Again Named Healthiest County In New Mexico According To New Rankings

on March 14, 2018 - 12:25pm

View of Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation

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

Washington, D.C. – Los Alamos County ranks healthiest in New Mexico, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

This is the eighth consecutive year that Los Alamos County has been cited as New Mexico’s healthiest county. The full list of rankings is available at

“Los Alamos

NM Delegation Urges Against Tariffs On Newsprint

on March 14, 2018 - 8:57am
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grishamurged Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross not to approve additional tariffs on newsprint, which could devastate local papers across New Mexico. 
In January, the Commerce Department imposed import duties on Canadian groundwood paper, a kind of newsprint used by newspapers across the country, and are now considering additional tariffs.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Stands In Solidarity With Students Calling For Action On Gun Violence

on March 14, 2018 - 8:36am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement this morning in support of students calling for action on gun violence:

“Like so many Americans, I have been deeply moved by the high school students and young people across the nation who have spoken out after losing classmates and friends to gun violence and are demanding that lawmakers take action to prevent future tragedies.

“It’s unacceptable that students and teachers are afraid to go to class each morning after the terrifying

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on March 14, 2018 - 8:18am

Governor: Boards And Commissions Appointments

on March 14, 2018 - 7:15am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced appointments to the Behavioral Health Planning Council, Children’s Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Crime Victims Reparation Commission, Dona Ana County Commission, Manufactured Housing Committee and Museum Board of Regents.
Sandtina Melendrez of Tyrone has been appointed to the Behavioral Health Planning Council. She has worked as a grant writer, behavioral health specialist, and social worker.

BLM Taos Field Office Plans Burn Near Tres Piedras

on March 14, 2018 - 7:09am
BLM News:
TAOS  The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting a 1600-acre prescribed burn in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument on Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras. 
The prescribed burn will be conducted for up to 30 days beginning as early as March 19 depending on weather conditions. Smoke may be visible from highways US 285 and US 64.
The purpose of the project is to improve forest health in ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper, by reducing flammable accumulations of vegetation and reintroducing fire to a fire-dependent ecosystem. 
For further

Heinrich On Gina Haspel Being Named To Lead CIA

on March 13, 2018 - 4:13pm

Gina Haspel nominated to lead CIA. Courtesy/CIA

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2018) - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to nominate Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to serve as CIA Director.

This decision comes after President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and announced he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State. 

“President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA is deeply

DPNM Addresses Resignation Of Richard Ellenberg

on March 13, 2018 - 3:57pm

Richard D. Ellenberg

DPNM News:

Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard D. Ellenberg resigned today after coming under criticism for his response to sexual misconduct allegations levied against state union leader Jon Hendry and former Dona Ana County Commissioner John Vasquez.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico issued the following statement:

“Our country and our state are in an incredible moment in which survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault feel empowered to come forward, and the Democratic Party of New Mexico has taken upon itself to be a leader on this issue.

Pete Sheehey Files For House Dist. 43

on March 13, 2018 - 3:56pm

Democrat Pete Sheehey files today for House Dist. 43 at the Secretary of States Office in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Christine Chandler Files For House Dist. 43

on March 13, 2018 - 1:54pm

Democrat Christine Chandler files this morning for House Dist. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

National Wild Horse And Burro Advisory Board Meets In Salt Lake City, Utah

on March 13, 2018 - 11:24am
BLM News:
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet March 27-28 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss the pressing challenge of wild horse and burro management on public lands and the impacts a growing overpopulation is having on the environment. 
The meeting will be live-streamed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to Noon Mountain Time Wednesday at http://www.blm.go v/live.
“Healthy wild horses and burros are an important part of our public lands, but without effective management,

Jemez Ranger District Cebollita Prescribed Burns

on March 13, 2018 - 11:12am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to conduct a broadcast prescribed burn sometime in March and/or April. 
Due to recent moisture, the potential prescribed burn start is currently delayed to the latter part of March. The prescribed burn in the Cebollita area is to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire and is not anticipated to continue past April 30. 
Up to 1,900 acres of hazardous fuels could

Heinrich Calls For Stronger Investment In Student Health And Safety

on March 13, 2018 - 10:53am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In the face of the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and gun violence that is endangering the health and wellbeing of America’s youth, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is calling for stronger federal investments that enhance student health and safety.
Across the country and in New Mexico, schools are increasingly at the forefront in the response to these crises.
In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, Heinrich joined over two-dozen Senators in requesting the highest possible

FBI: Man In Green T-Shirt Robs Albuquerque Credit Union, Flees In Silver Nissan

on March 13, 2018 - 10:52am
FBI News:
A man wearing a long-sleeve green T-shirt and blue jeans robbed a northeast Albuquerque credit union on Friday afternoon, March 9, 2018, and fled in a silver Nissan sedan.
The suspect was described as a white male about 40-50 years old, approximately 5'8” tall, with dark hair. He wore eyeglasses with dark metal frames, a long-sleeve green T-shirt, and blue jeans.
The suspect entered Nusenda Credit Union, 7517 Montgomery Boulevard, NE, and at approximately 2:27 p.m. presented a demand note to a teller.
The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Robert Gibson

on March 13, 2018 - 7:30am
Robert Gibson
LWV News:
This month’s League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader is at 11:45 a.m., March 20 at Mesa Public Library and features Robert Gibson. 
Gibson will briefly recap the most recent legislative session, but will focus on what he has learned about the legislative process beyond Civics 101 in an innovative manner as you might surmise from the title: Making Sausage: Observations of a Fly on the Wall at the Merry Roundhouse.
Gibson has served on the Los Alamos County Council, Board of Public Utilities, Transportation Board, the first Charter Review Committee,

LAFD Hosts Arson Investigators Conference

on March 13, 2018 - 7:30am

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) officials at their conference in Los Alamos Feb. 28- March 2, from right, Los Alamos Fire Department Senior Life & Safety Coordinator Stephen Rinaldi, IAAI Director Jim Kanavy and New Mexico IAAI President Clay Bailey. Rinaldi is also a board member of the New Mexico Chapter. Courtesy photo

IAAI conference members view the results of an explosion inside a small structure for demonstration purposes during IAAI conference activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-49 area. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Fire Department

Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District East Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn To Resume

on March 13, 2018 - 7:20am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Due to conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to resume ignitions on the East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn area this week.  
The treatment is designed to improve wildlife habitat and promote forest health. As weather conditions permit, the East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn could continue into April.
Between March 7 and March 9 last week, fire crews met objectives by treating approximately 4,450 acres.

Scenes From Espanola Sun Devils State Championship Game Against Belen Eagles

on March 13, 2018 - 7:16am

The Espanola Sun Devils progressed all the way to the State Championship game for class 5A played at Dream Style Arena aka The Pit Saturday night to meet the Belen Eagles. From the opening tip-off the Eagles took control of the game and won each quarter. The Sun Devils made come back attempts but were unable to pull ahead and lost a heart breaker 73-65. Photo by John McHale/

Christain Fernandez powers in for a layup. He had 14 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

JP Sena goes high to get a jump shot off to the basket over the Eagle defender in the second

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Designates Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities For Special Audit

on March 12, 2018 - 6:39pm

State Auditor Wayne Johnson

From the Office of the State Auditor:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Wayne Johnson today designated the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) for a special audit.

The designation comes after serious concerns about travel and entertainment reimbursements, including reimbursements for alcoholic beverages, baseball tickets, and first class flights using taxpayer money, possible double reimbursements and procurement issues.

The RCLC is a publicly-funded coalition of nine cities, towns, counties and pueblos near the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos National

New Mexico Wins America’s Best License Plate Award

on March 12, 2018 - 4:38pm

The ‘Chile Capital of the World’ License Plate wins first place in America. Courtesy image


SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez and the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) announced that New Mexico’s “Chile Capital of the World” license plate is the winner of America’s Best License Plate Award for 2017.

This is the second time New Mexico has received the award. In 2011, the state won the award for the turquoise Centennial License Plate.

“I’m very proud to accept this award on behalf of the people of New Mexico,” Martinez said.