On September 12, 2020, at about 9:30 a.m. a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol on Interstate 40 at milepost 130 near Laguna initiated a traffic stop on a GMC pickup.  The pickup was occupied by one male later identified as Robert Benjamin Nelson (28) of Scottsdale, AZ.
The LANL Foundation offers scholarships via the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) to high school graduates and current undergraduate students from Northern New Mexico to pursue 4-year degrees. The application for 4-year awards opens in October and the deadline is in late January. 
A one-acre wildfire in the Ruidoso, NM area is producing a significant amount of smoke, which may linger for several days. The Sierra Fire was first reported just before 1:00 AM this morning at Sierra Contracting, a private business off of U.S. Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Lightning started the fire, which is burning pinon, juniper, brush, and chip piles that could smolder for some time.
Moisture and cooler temperatures over the last few days minimized fire growth on the northeast corner of the Medio Fire, pushing into the fire scar from the 2011 Pacheco Fire. Firefighters continue to monitor containment lines as drier weather is expected.
New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 137 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.
The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).  Please refer all media inquiries to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 722-2231.
Attorney General Hector Balderas today issued an advisory warning to New Mexicans about serial lawsuit scams that target people with disabilities and harm those communities and our justice system, and to encourage individuals with disabilities and the disability rights community to be vigilant against these scams.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will lift campfire and smoking restrictions effective 8 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2020, due to widespread moisture across the forest and decreasing fire danger.
he Medio Fire received substantial precipitation overnight minimizing fire behavior and growth. No flooding has been reported. Firefighters continue to monitor containment lines on the fire’s perimeter as drier weather is expected over the next few days.
As part of its comprehensive effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing in order to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health today announced that children age 12 years and older are eligible for testing at the more than 2,000 test sites located at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru testing locations, starting Friday, September 11.
New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 161 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.
Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, to ensure Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) can access lifesaving data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government health agencies, and to protect Tribes and Tribal members from scams.

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