U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are calling on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli to step down after independent watchdog finds appointments to be legally invalid.
Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert, warning New Mexico restaurants and other businesses not to become fraud victims. According to new field reports, individuals impersonating an Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) inspector are visiting New Mexico restaurants and collecting $100 “fines” for alleged violations.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will give the keynote address at this year’s New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference. She will appear in the first of three virtual events that will take place online Aug. 25, Oct. 13, and Dec. 3. The series will address anti-racist policy reforms to improve child well-being and the impacts of COVID-19 and the current recession on children and families in New Mexico.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has issued a closure order for the Redondo Campground on the Jemez Ranger District to protect public health and safety during ongoing fire operations and an unrelated possible exposure to COVID-19.
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 175 additional COVID-19 cases. New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
Severe weather is possible this afternoon and evening across much of eastern NM. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible as storms roll southeastward off the central mountain chain.
Each week the Valley Daily Post features a few pets that are ready for adoption at the Española Humane. Take a look at this week’s highlighted pets and then drop by the shelter to see the whole selection.
Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
Most areas will remain dry today. The exception will be far eastern NM where isolated storms will remain possible. A few of these may become strong to severe with strong winds.
Udall will hear from New Mexicans who recently lost unemployment assistance because of Republican inaction, from state and local leaders about the need for additional relief to fund public services, and from an educator regarding the need for resources to ensure safe learning for NM students.
“Testing is a critical tool in our fight against COVID-19,” said Kathy Kunkel, Secretary of Health. “Identifying positive cases quickly ensures that individuals who may have been exposed to the virus are notified, tested and directed to quarantine, preventing further spread.”
Expect another hot one today, with highs above to well above normal. A few showers or storms are possible southeast and far northeast late day and will favor strong/erratic wind gusts. Courtesy NWS.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms will favor the southwest, west- central and south-central mountains this afternoon. Isolated storms are also forecast for the southeast plains near Clovis and Portales. Storm motion will be to the east and northeast between 10-20 mph.
Northern New Mexico College will begin enrolling students this Fall in two new and enhanced programs as part of its newly-established Department of Technical Trades.