In honor and celebration of what would have been the beloved Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 season, we are naming our adoptable animals after characters, composers, librettists, and muses of the five operas which would have been performed this year. This week's featured pets include Tristan and Isolde.
The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office. Please refer all media inquiries to the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 866-2400.
Slow-moving storms will be the rule today. Some storms will be capable of heavy rain and flooding. Seek higher ground if a flash flood warning is issued.
During the LAPS School Board meeting Tuesday night, school board members approved a resolution for the bulk purchasing of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for school employees. The Safety for School Employees and Saving Taxpayer Dollars by the Bulk Purchasing of PPE resolution was passed unanimously.
Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in a remote hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy focused on the importance of promoting clean energy and building a strong and resilient economy.
It’s not too late for New Mexico farmers and ranchers to apply for financial relief as a result of impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to apply for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Friday, Aug. 28.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, alongside U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), applauded grants totaling $439,864 awarded to Southwest C.A.R.E. Center and El Pueblo Health Services.
The New Mexico State Police asks assistance from the public in locating Sara Weaver (29). For information on this Missing Endangered Advisory please contact the New Mexico State Police at (575) 382-2500.
Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the State of New Mexico, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the California Air Resources Board prevailed in their lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the Waste Prevention Rule, a commonsense measure to reduce the enormous waste of natural gas on public lands.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing that it will allow for additional fuelwood harvest in San Pedro, to minimize further residual heavy fuels from previous thinning activities. Due to public safety concerns during harvesting, this area will be closed to shooting from July 16–30, 2020.
Monsoon moisture continues to stream over the state, with isolated to widespread showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening. Strong wind gusts and localized heavy rainfall will be the main concerns. Temperatures will generally be within a few degrees of normal.
White House gave hospitals 48-hour notice to switch their data reporting system from the CDC system in use for over a decade to new system from a private contractor during national public health crisis.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 10 Democratic Senate colleagues, have sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging them to include support for outdoor recreation and public land infrastructure jobs in the next COVID-19 relief package.
The Trementina Canyon Fire located 6 miles north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County is now 50% contained and remains estimated at 825 acres. Structures are not threatened at this time. Firefighters will continue to secure fire lines and mop-up hot spots. Interior heat may produce smoke, but this will moderate with cooling evening temperatures.
Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General has taken over the prosecution of former Las Cruces Police Department Officer Christopher Smelser, who stands accused of killing Antonio Valenzuela while in his custody.