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Governor Unveils Series Of Powerful TV Ads To Fight Drunk Driving

on November 26, 2015 - 10:43am
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled a series of powerful TV ads to fight drunk driving on the state’s roads and highways.
These new ads feature New Mexico State Police officers sharing their personal stories of coming face-to-face with the real and horrible consequences of drunk driving, witnessing the devastating fatal crashes and having to inform families that their loved ones have been killed.
To view these new ads, visit here.
“Our police officers are often the first on the scene. They see firsthand  with their own two eyes  the horror when someone decides to take

MADD, Senator Udall, Sheriff Gonzales Remind New Mexicans Drive To Sober Or Get Pulled Over

on November 25, 2015 - 10:23am

  • DWI-related deaths spike from Thanksgiving through New Year’s

ALBUQUERQUE - Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADD) have teamed up with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales to kick off the 2015 holiday season anti-drunken driving campaign.

The holidays are a particularly deadly time of year on the roads, with DWI-related crashes and deaths spiking from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

Del Norte Credit Union Provides Thanksgiving Day Meals To On Duty Firefighters Thursday

on November 25, 2015 - 10:08am

DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, has made plans to provide a warm and delicious Thanksgiving holiday meal to many of the area’s on duty firefighters Thursday.

This year the list of recipients includes five Los Alamos County fire stations, seven Santa Fe County fire stations as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“It just makes sense for us to make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them will miss their family meals,” DNCU

SCEC Improves Understanding Of Earthquake Hazards With Supercomputers, Achieves Societal Impacts

on November 25, 2015 - 6:54am
SCEC News:
LOS ANGELES  Decision-makers from various sectors now have better knowledge to assess and mitigate earthquake risk owing to high-performance computing research by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), headquartered at the University of Southern California.
On Thursday at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Network Storage, and Analysis (“Supercomputer 2015”) in Austin, Texas, SCEC Director Tom Jordan will present an invited talk on the societal impacts of SCEC’s research and development in using supercomputers.
“By using the nation’s

Los Alamos Police Partner To Give Thanksgiving Dinners To 14 Local Families

on November 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Los Alamos Police Officers and Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, with Smith’s Marketplace Deli Manager Sandra Kelley, today in partnership with Debbie Shelton of the Family Resource Advocate Group, and Kathy Fulton with Smith’s Marketplace, prepared and delivered Thanksgiving turkey dinners to 14 local families. The partnership was orchestrated by Cpl. Tim Lonz for the second year in a row, recognizing an opportunity to help local families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Courtesy/LAPD

Christmas Trees Available Starting Friday At Valles Caldera National Preserve - Help Restore The Forest!

on November 24, 2015 - 10:00am
LAVC News:
Los Amigos de Valles Caldera will once again be helping the Valles Caldera National Preserve to thin overgrown forested areas to protect it from further large wildfires.
These freshly cut trees will be available for four weekends, starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, at the Valle Grande Staging Area, off N.M. 4 between mile marker 39 and 40.
The Los Amigos de Valles Caldera will be there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturdays and Sundays thereafter including Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20.
The trees will generally be White Fir of varying sizes from about 4 feet

Cement Truck Plows Through Light Pole

on November 24, 2015 - 8:50am

Update: Police did not cite the driver saying the accident occurred on private property. This cement truck plows through a parking lot light pole this morning in Central Park Square. An investigation is underway and citations, if any, are pending. Photo by Greg Kendall