New Mexico State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/NF3XIGRUET/feeder New Mexico State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 13:15:47 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Forest Service accepting applications for seasonal positions https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/forest-service-accepting-applications-for-seasonal-positions/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:d7e3417b-7bd5-1d38-c148-73994a3874a6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:42:42 +0000 TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; The Forest Service is now accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on the Carson National Forest. The application period closes on September 28, 2020. Carson National Forest will be hiring season employees to work in the following areas: Wildland fire Recreation Timber/Forestry Range Wildlife and fisheries Archaeology Engineering Customer [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/taos/">TAOS, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; The Forest Service is now accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on the Carson National Forest. The application period closes on September 28, 2020.</p> <p>Carson National Forest will be hiring season employees to work in the following areas:</p> <ul><li>Wildland fire</li><li>Recreation</li><li>Timber/Forestry</li><li>Range</li><li>Wildlife and fisheries</li><li>Archaeology</li><li>Engineering</li><li>Customer Service</li></ul> <p>The Forest Service states that these positions are essential to their workforce and that many permanent employees began their careers as temporary employees. All temporary positions are open to the public and those interested can <a href="https://www.usajobs.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">apply online</a>. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.usajobs.gov/" class="promo-link__link" > Apply for Forest Service positions </a> </aside> <p>Each forest will typically make selections in mid-January of 2021. Seasonal employees generally work from May through September, however, some positions start as early as March 2021.</p> <p>For more information on temporary positions on New Mexico and Arizona National Forests, view the Southwestern Region&#8217;s 2021 <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd806611.pdf" target="_blank">Outreach Notice</a>. 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(KRQE) &#8211; The Public Education Department has announced that as of Thursday, Sept. 17, there are seven new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The following cases were reported: One case at a public school in McKinley County. The infected person is a teacher and was last in the school [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; The Public Education Department has announced that as of Thursday, Sept. 17, there are seven new cases of <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/">COVID-19</a> in the last 24 hours. The following cases were reported: </p> <ul><li>One case at a public school in McKinley County. The infected person is a teacher and was last in the school building on September 15, 2020. All staff members and parents and guardians in the affected school have been notified of this positive case. </li><li>Five cases have been reported at a public school in Roosevelt County. The infected individuals are staff members including two teachers. The infected individuals were last in the school building or district office on September 9, 11, and 14. All staff members and parents and guardians of all students in the affected buildings have been notified of the cases. </li><li>One case is reported at a public school in Bernalillo County and the infected individual is a student. The infected individual was last in the office building on September 9, 2020. 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On Wednesday, May and Sandi Taylor took their case to the Supreme Court, their lawyer arguing this was just a tragic accident and the [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/portales/">PORTALES, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – A mother and daughter sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the death of a toddler at their daycare are being released from prison, for now. </p> <p>On Wednesday, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/a-mother-and-daughter-sentenced-to-30-years-for-leaving-two-kids-in-a-hot-car-appeal-to-supreme-court/" target="_blank">May and Sandi Taylor</a> took their case to the Supreme Court, their lawyer arguing this was just a tragic accident and the women are paying too steep of a price for it. Now they&#8217;ll be free until their appeal is heard. </p> <p>&#8220;We were confident and we believe that this would happen with Sandi and Mary Taylor based on the issues that were raised at trial, and raised in our appeal. 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According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students. </p> <p>According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students while also allowing HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.</p> <p>According to the same news release the combined $4,167,623 will fund the following HSI New Mexico Programs:</p> <ul><li><strong>Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-ENMU-R will use the grant award to improve the successful outcomes, retention, graduation, and transfer for Hispanic and low-income students who face institutional barriers. The university will invest the funds in improving English and math instruction, student support and staff professional development.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico State University &#8211; Alamogordo Community College (NMSU-A), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-NMSU-A is a community college in Otero County, serving over 1500 students with affordable post-secondary education. NMSU-A will use the grant funding to improve student recruitment, completion and transfer to four-year institutions. The college will invest funds in developing an “intrusive advising” program that actively mentors students through the completion of their postsecondary education and purchase software to focus on further professional development opportunities. NMSU-A also plans to expand collaboration programs with businesses in the local community to facilitate workforce entry while also investing in financial literacy program options for students to build a successful financial future.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico Highlands University, first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>&#8211; Highlands will use the grant funds to increase student recruitment and retention by developing a pilot program in the university’s signature Facundo Valdez School of Social Work (FVSSW). The initiative will employ pedagogical “active learning” strategies while implementing mentoring and advising programs to help students remain enrolled and succeed in their classes. Highlands will also develop an aggressive community outreach program with social media content coupled with strategic relationships with regional community colleges and secondary schools with high enrollments of Hispanic and low-income students that focuses on career and research opportunities.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>-UNM-LA will use the new grant funding to develop the PASE (Pathways to Academic Success and Excellence for Hispanic and Low-income Students) program. The initiative is designed to address the structural inequalities causing many Hispanic and low-income students to lack access to high-quality math and English classes at the secondary level with the overall goal of increasing the retention and graduation rates. To address these needs, UNM-LA plans to invest the grant funds to enhance student support services and increase the percentage of faculty and staff participating in culturally responsive professional development activities.<br></li><li><strong>Northern New Mexico College (Northern) first installment of a five-year annual grant of $592,678</strong>-Northern will use the grant to develop the Fast Track to Finish (F2F) program to increase Hispanic and low-income student recruitment and retention. The key mechanisms for greater student success and offer career-aligned guided pathways, meta majors, co-requisite course structures, case management advising, expanded online education and financial literacy. The funds will assist Northern in providing continuous professional development for all personnel associated with the college by offering a year-round calendar of training activities, including using student success data and the adoption of new learning systems and methods to improve student – learning and student services outcomes.<br></li><li><strong>Clovis Community College, second installment of a five-year annual grant of $599,850</strong>-Clovis Community College, an eastern New Mexico two-year college serving primarily Hispanic, low-income, first-generation and female students, is using grant funding to address the area’s need for high-quality K-12 educators, especially in STEM fields. The college developed its Partnership for Teacher Preparation program creating a pipeline to connect students enrolled in the college’s Early College High School with those who are currently employed in our school districts, tracks them through a 2+2 arrangement with our 4-year partner university, and ends with a first-year mentorship in local school districts. The program also offers personal financial literacy workshops, the purchase of FAFSA verification software to allow for procedure redesign, FAFSA workshop expansion, K12 district partnerships for scholarships, and student career development and earnings potential evaluations.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico–Valencia (UNM-V), the second installment of annual $599,000 of five-year annual grant</strong>-This year’s annual grant will fund UNM-V’s PASOS (Pathways to Articulation and Sustainable Opportunities for Students) program, a comprehensive initiative to streamline and target services to expand the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining a postsecondary degree by developing a pipeline to the community to reach out to students with some college. The PASOS program aims to increase the first-to-second year retention and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income students.</li></ul> <h4>Responses from the New Mexico Delegation on the announcement:</h4> <p>“All New Mexico students should be able to access the benefits of higher education,”&nbsp;<strong>said U.S Sen. Tom Udall <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong>, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee</strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“As our state’s future leaders, we must support their education and professional development while recognizing and honoring their backgrounds and identities. Especially as students in New Mexico and across the country grapple with a new learning environment, this continued funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions is vital to help New Mexico colleges and universities include and empower all students seeking better opportunities.”</p> <p>“We need to keep expanding access to higher education for students from all backgrounds,”<strong>&nbsp;said U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“That is why I am proud to support this funding that will allow Hispanic-Serving institutions in New Mexico to continue improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students. I will always fight for equality in our learning systems and support programs at New Mexico’s institutions of higher-learning that equip tomorrow’s leaders with every tool for success.”</p> <p>“New Mexico colleges and universities open the door for students across our state to pursue their dreams. I am proud that Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico will be awarded $4.1 million to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students and increase their educational attainment,”&nbsp;<strong>said <strong>U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“During this pandemic and always, it’s crucial that all students in New Mexico feel supported and have the resources they need to succeed.”</p> <p>“Higher education can be the key to unlocking doors to opportunity and ending cycles of poverty, but there are countless barriers and challenges that students face to attend a university and stay in school. When I was a student, there were many times that I needed support from my peers who had similar life experiences and cultural backgrounds. It’s why the Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico are so important. Though I’m still paying off my student loans, the education I received at UNM helped me realize more than I ever knew was possible. These grants from the Department of Education will ensure Hispanic students have what they need to thrive at colleges throughout New Mexico and achieve success beyond their college years,&#8221;&nbsp;<strong>said U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)</strong>.</p> <p>“Investing in our students’ futures and supporting their growth takes on a renewed importance as education changes to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, New Mexico State University- Alamogordo, and University of New Mexico-Valencia will receive funding to invest in the academic and professional development of Hispanic students. It’s critical we continue to improve access to higher education, ensure students have every tool needed to succeed, and expand opportunities for New Mexicans across the state,”&nbsp;<strong>said U.S. Representative <strong>Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.</p> Over $4M going to NM colleges to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/over-4m-going-to-nm-colleges-to-improve-educational-opportunities-for-hispanic-students/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:955511e8-14e4-29db-e167-c23872a6ead0 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:10:49 +0000 NEW MEXICO&#160;(KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students. According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students. </p> <p>According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students while also allowing HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.</p> <p>According to the same news release the combined $4,167,623 will fund the following HSI New Mexico Programs:</p> <ul><li><strong>Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-ENMU-R will use the grant award to improve the successful outcomes, retention, graduation, and transfer for Hispanic and low-income students who face institutional barriers. The university will invest the funds in improving English and math instruction, student support and staff professional development.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico State University &#8211; Alamogordo Community College (NMSU-A), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-NMSU-A is a community college in Otero County, serving over 1500 students with affordable post-secondary education. NMSU-A will use the grant funding to improve student recruitment, completion and transfer to four-year institutions. The college will invest funds in developing an “intrusive advising” program that actively mentors students through the completion of their postsecondary education and purchase software to focus on further professional development opportunities. NMSU-A also plans to expand collaboration programs with businesses in the local community to facilitate workforce entry while also investing in financial literacy program options for students to build a successful financial future.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico Highlands University, first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>&#8211; Highlands will use the grant funds to increase student recruitment and retention by developing a pilot program in the university’s signature Facundo Valdez School of Social Work (FVSSW). The initiative will employ pedagogical “active learning” strategies while implementing mentoring and advising programs to help students remain enrolled and succeed in their classes. Highlands will also develop an aggressive community outreach program with social media content coupled with strategic relationships with regional community colleges and secondary schools with high enrollments of Hispanic and low-income students that focuses on career and research opportunities.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>-UNM-LA will use the new grant funding to develop the PASE (Pathways to Academic Success and Excellence for Hispanic and Low-income Students) program. The initiative is designed to address the structural inequalities causing many Hispanic and low-income students to lack access to high-quality math and English classes at the secondary level with the overall goal of increasing the retention and graduation rates. To address these needs, UNM-LA plans to invest the grant funds to enhance student support services and increase the percentage of faculty and staff participating in culturally responsive professional development activities.<br></li><li><strong>Northern New Mexico College (Northern) first installment of a five-year annual grant of $592,678</strong>-Northern will use the grant to develop the Fast Track to Finish (F2F) program to increase Hispanic and low-income student recruitment and retention. The key mechanisms for greater student success and offer career-aligned guided pathways, meta majors, co-requisite course structures, case management advising, expanded online education and financial literacy. The funds will assist Northern in providing continuous professional development for all personnel associated with the college by offering a year-round calendar of training activities, including using student success data and the adoption of new learning systems and methods to improve student – learning and student services outcomes.<br></li><li><strong>Clovis Community College, second installment of a five-year annual grant of $599,850</strong>-Clovis Community College, an eastern New Mexico two-year college serving primarily Hispanic, low-income, first-generation and female students, is using grant funding to address the area’s need for high-quality K-12 educators, especially in STEM fields. The college developed its Partnership for Teacher Preparation program creating a pipeline to connect students enrolled in the college’s Early College High School with those who are currently employed in our school districts, tracks them through a 2+2 arrangement with our 4-year partner university, and ends with a first-year mentorship in local school districts. The program also offers personal financial literacy workshops, the purchase of FAFSA verification software to allow for procedure redesign, FAFSA workshop expansion, K12 district partnerships for scholarships, and student career development and earnings potential evaluations.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico–Valencia (UNM-V), the second installment of annual $599,000 of five-year annual grant</strong>-This year’s annual grant will fund UNM-V’s PASOS (Pathways to Articulation and Sustainable Opportunities for Students) program, a comprehensive initiative to streamline and target services to expand the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining a postsecondary degree by developing a pipeline to the community to reach out to students with some college. The PASOS program aims to increase the first-to-second year retention and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income students.</li></ul> <h4>Responses from the New Mexico Delegation on the announcement:</h4> <p>“All New Mexico students should be able to access the benefits of higher education,”&nbsp;<strong>said U.S Sen. Tom Udall <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong>, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee</strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“As our state’s future leaders, we must support their education and professional development while recognizing and honoring their backgrounds and identities. Especially as students in New Mexico and across the country grapple with a new learning environment, this continued funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions is vital to help New Mexico colleges and universities include and empower all students seeking better opportunities.”</p> <p>“We need to keep expanding access to higher education for students from all backgrounds,”<strong>&nbsp;said U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“That is why I am proud to support this funding that will allow Hispanic-Serving institutions in New Mexico to continue improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students. I will always fight for equality in our learning systems and support programs at New Mexico’s institutions of higher-learning that equip tomorrow’s leaders with every tool for success.”</p> <p>“New Mexico colleges and universities open the door for students across our state to pursue their dreams. I am proud that Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico will be awarded $4.1 million to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students and increase their educational attainment,”&nbsp;<strong>said <strong>U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>“During this pandemic and always, it’s crucial that all students in New Mexico feel supported and have the resources they need to succeed.”</p> <p>“Higher education can be the key to unlocking doors to opportunity and ending cycles of poverty, but there are countless barriers and challenges that students face to attend a university and stay in school. When I was a student, there were many times that I needed support from my peers who had similar life experiences and cultural backgrounds. It’s why the Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico are so important. Though I’m still paying off my student loans, the education I received at UNM helped me realize more than I ever knew was possible. These grants from the Department of Education will ensure Hispanic students have what they need to thrive at colleges throughout New Mexico and achieve success beyond their college years,&#8221;&nbsp;<strong>said U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)</strong>.</p> <p>“Investing in our students’ futures and supporting their growth takes on a renewed importance as education changes to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, New Mexico State University- Alamogordo, and University of New Mexico-Valencia will receive funding to invest in the academic and professional development of Hispanic students. It’s critical we continue to improve access to higher education, ensure students have every tool needed to succeed, and expand opportunities for New Mexicans across the state,”&nbsp;<strong>said U.S. Representative <strong>Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.</p> New Mexico man charged with sexual abuse of minor https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/new-mexico-man-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-minor/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:b72ca9ce-f0c3-e330-6995-b162c4299bb1 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:17:52 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. Ryan Kee Jones, 25, of Yatahey, New Mexico appeared in federal court on Sept. 16, 2020, on a criminal complaint charging him with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in Indian country. According to the criminal [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. Ryan Kee Jones, 25, of Yatahey, New Mexico appeared in federal court on Sept. 16, 2020, on a criminal complaint charging him with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in Indian country.</p> <p>According to the criminal complaint, Jones sexually assaulted a minor, who was approximately 12-years old at the time during the spring of 2018. Over the next several months, according to the complaint, he allegedly sexually assaulted her multiple times. </p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/member-navajo-nation-charged-sexual-abuse-minor-indian-country" target="_blank">According to the U.S. Attorney Office in New Mexico</a>, Jones was arrested on Sept. 15. and is currently in custody pending a preliminary and detention hearing set for Friday, Sept. 18. 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Over $4M going to NM colleges to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students https://www.krqe.com/hispanic-heritage-month/over-4m-going-to-nm-colleges-to-improve-educational-opportunities-for-hispanic-students/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:21dadf26-0d80-f163-65bb-f710104509c6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:02:41 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students. According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students. </p> <p>According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students while also allowing HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.</p> <p>According to the same news release the combined $4,167,623 will fund the following HSI New Mexico Programs:</p> <ul><li><strong>Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-ENMU-R will use the grant award to improve the successful outcomes, retention, graduation, and transfer for Hispanic and low-income students who face institutional barriers. The university will invest the funds in improving English and math instruction, student support and staff professional development.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico State University &#8211; Alamogordo Community College (NMSU-A), first installment of a </strong>five-year annual grant of $600,000-NMSU-A is a community college in Otero County, serving over 1500 students with affordable post-secondary education. NMSU-A will use the grant funding to improve student recruitment, completion and transfer to four-year institutions. The college will invest funds in developing an “intrusive advising” program that actively mentors students through the completion of their postsecondary education and purchase software to focus on further professional development opportunities. NMSU-A also plans to expand collaboration programs with businesses in the local community to facilitate workforce entry while also investing in financial literacy program options for students to build a successful financial future.<br></li><li><strong>New Mexico Highlands University, first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>&#8211; Highlands will use the grant funds to increase student recruitment and retention by developing a pilot program in the university’s signature Facundo Valdez School of Social Work (FVSSW). The initiative will employ pedagogical “active learning” strategies while implementing mentoring and advising programs to help students remain enrolled and succeed in their classes. Highlands will also develop an aggressive community outreach program with social media content coupled with strategic relationships with regional community colleges and secondary schools with high enrollments of Hispanic and low-income students that focuses on career and research opportunities.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), first installment of a five-year annual grant of $600,000</strong>-UNM-LA will use the new grant funding to develop the PASE (Pathways to Academic Success and Excellence for Hispanic and Low-income Students) program. The initiative is designed to address the structural inequalities causing many Hispanic and low-income students to lack access to high-quality math and English classes at the secondary level with the overall goal of increasing the retention and graduation rates. To address these needs, UNM-LA plans to invest the grant funds to enhance student support services and increase the percentage of faculty and staff participating in culturally responsive professional development activities.<br></li><li><strong>Northern New Mexico College (Northern) first installment of a five-year annual grant of $592,678</strong>-Northern will use the grant to develop the Fast Track to Finish (F2F) program to increase Hispanic and low-income student recruitment and retention. The key mechanisms for greater student success and offer career-aligned guided pathways, meta majors, co-requisite course structures, case management advising, expanded online education and financial literacy. The funds will assist Northern in providing continuous professional development for all personnel associated with the college by offering a year-round calendar of training activities, including using student success data and the adoption of new learning systems and methods to improve student – learning and student services outcomes.<br></li><li><strong>Clovis Community College, second installment of a five-year annual grant of $599,850</strong>-Clovis Community College, an eastern New Mexico two-year college serving primarily Hispanic, low-income, first-generation and female students, is using grant funding to address the area’s need for high-quality K-12 educators, especially in STEM fields. The college developed its Partnership for Teacher Preparation program creating a pipeline to connect students enrolled in the college’s Early College High School with those who are currently employed in our school districts, tracks them through a 2+2 arrangement with our 4-year partner university, and ends with a first-year mentorship in local school districts. The program also offers personal financial literacy workshops, the purchase of FAFSA verification software to allow for procedure redesign, FAFSA workshop expansion, K12 district partnerships for scholarships, and student career development and earnings potential evaluations.<br></li><li><strong>University of New Mexico–Valencia (UNM-V), the second installment of annual $599,000 of five-year annual grant</strong>-This year’s annual grant will fund UNM-V’s PASOS (Pathways to Articulation and Sustainable Opportunities for Students) program, a comprehensive initiative to streamline and target services to expand the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining a postsecondary degree by developing a pipeline to the community to reach out to students with some college. The PASOS program aims to increase the first-to-second year retention and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income students.</li></ul> <h4>Responses from the New Mexico Delegation on the announcement:</h4> <p>“All New Mexico students should be able to access the benefits of higher education,” <strong>said U.S Sen. Tom Udall <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong>, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee</strong>.<strong> </strong>“As our state’s future leaders, we must support their education and professional development while recognizing and honoring their backgrounds and identities. Especially as students in New Mexico and across the country grapple with a new learning environment, this continued funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions is vital to help New Mexico colleges and universities include and empower all students seeking better opportunities.”</p> <p>“We need to keep expanding access to higher education for students from all backgrounds,”<strong> said U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich <strong>(D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong> </strong>“That is why I am proud to support this funding that will allow Hispanic-Serving institutions in New Mexico to continue improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students. I will always fight for equality in our learning systems and support programs at New Mexico’s institutions of higher-learning that equip tomorrow’s leaders with every tool for success.”</p> <p>“New Mexico colleges and universities open the door for students across our state to pursue their dreams. I am proud that Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico will be awarded $4.1 million to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students and increase their educational attainment,” <strong>said <strong>U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.<strong> </strong>“During this pandemic and always, it’s crucial that all students in New Mexico feel supported and have the resources they need to succeed.”</p> <p>“Higher education can be the key to unlocking doors to opportunity and ending cycles of poverty, but there are countless barriers and challenges that students face to attend a university and stay in school. When I was a student, there were many times that I needed support from my peers who had similar life experiences and cultural backgrounds. It’s why the Hispanic Serving Institutions in New Mexico are so important. Though I’m still paying off my student loans, the education I received at UNM helped me realize more than I ever knew was possible. These grants from the Department of Education will ensure Hispanic students have what they need to thrive at colleges throughout New Mexico and achieve success beyond their college years,&#8221; <strong>said U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)</strong>.</p> <p>“Investing in our students’ futures and supporting their growth takes on a renewed importance as education changes to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, New Mexico State University- Alamogordo, and University of New Mexico-Valencia will receive funding to invest in the academic and professional development of Hispanic students. It’s critical we continue to improve access to higher education, ensure students have every tool needed to succeed, and expand opportunities for New Mexicans across the state,” <strong>said U.S. Representative <strong>Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.)</strong></strong>.</p> Governor eases some pandemic restrictions https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/governor-eases-some-pandemic-restrictions/article_c35be9d6-f8f9-11ea-a60d-9f294792e00d.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:d6b9b803-3bf1-e6ba-f794-748d036f5930 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:00:00 +0000 Restrictions are eased on youth sports practice sessions, camping at state parks, indoor swimming pools and ice rinks, as well as pumpkin patches. Hundreds of SFPS teachers, staff ask to stay home, shift hours https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/hundreds-of-sfps-teachers-staff-ask-to-stay-home-shift-hours/article_0ead9652-f8f3-11ea-a8d8-63096a89ca98.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:7df3beb1-2bed-95ca-22ce-85247bf72247 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:55:00 +0000 Superintendent Veronica García said 304 district employees made such requests as the district readies for a scheduled Oct. 15 date to allow elementary school students back into the classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New partnership aims to protect residents, families from nursing home abuse, fraud https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/new-partnership-aims-to-protect-residents-families-from-nursing-home-abuse-fraud/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:9a8812d6-cd12-7f67-0a54-b24e775e9f1b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:37:33 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state announced Wednesday a new partnership between the Attorney General, State Auditor, and Ombudsman aimed to protect seniors and specialized care individuals at nursing homes and long-term care facilities from poor or abusive treatment. The partnership is a result made from a request from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for the [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) – The state announced Wednesday a new partnership between the Attorney General, State Auditor, and Ombudsman aimed to protect seniors and specialized care individuals at nursing homes and long-term care facilities from poor or abusive treatment. The partnership is a result made from a request from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for the Ombudsman to review complaints during the pandemic and offer support to residents and their families.</p> <p>“This new process will take a hard look at the information and complaints we are seeing come from families, residents, and surveyors, with the goal of expanding accountability and increasing the standard of care across New Mexico,” said Aging and Long Term Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez in a news release.</p> <p>In a news release from the governor&#8217;s office, the Ombudsman will also partner with the Department of Health and Adult Protective Services to review data and complaints to executive departments for further action, if necessary. </p> <p>“At a time when we need strong oversight for our seniors and care-dependent New Mexicans, this referral process will enable residents and their families to restore their dignity and seek the justice they deserve,” said<strong> </strong>Zack Quintero in the same news release, New Mexico State Ombudsman. </p> <p>According to the news release, the State Ombudsman Program has already started a new statewide initiative of wellness, dignity, and access to justice during COVID-19 and this new partnership is a continuation of that. </p> <p>“We must work together and leverage the tools of our offices to protect vulnerable New Mexicans from anyone who would defraud or abuse them,” said Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General in the same news release. “Through this collaboration, we will continue to aggressively prosecute and hold individuals accountable for horrific abuse.&#8221;</p> <p>“These efforts help champion the Office of the State Auditor’s fight against fraud and abuse, increasing avenues for identifying risks related to financial affairs and guardianship and conservatorship matters within our purview,” said Brian Colón in the same news release, New Mexico State Auditor. “New Mexicans deserve financial transparency and protection and we look forward to working with the Attorney General and Ombudsman to better serve one of our most vulnerable populations.”</p> <h3>Latest News</h3> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/new-partnership-aims-to-protect-residents-families-from-nursing-home-abuse-fraud/">New partnership aims to protect residents, families from nursing home abuse, fraud</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-workers-convicted-of-leaving-kids-in-hot-car-released-from-prison-pending-appeal/">Daycare workers convicted of leaving kids in hot car released from prison pending appeal</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/lea-co-sheriffs-warn-residents-of-stolen-van-being-used-in-crimes/">Lea Co. sheriffs warn residents of stolen van being used in crimes</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/curry-co-sheriffs-office-employee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/">Curry Co. Sheriff&#8217;s Office employee tests positive for coronavirus</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/san-juan-county-receives-grant-for-freight-rail-service-feasibility-study/">San Juan County receives grant for freight rail service feasibility study</a></li> </ul> New Mexico secretary of state leads talk with U.S. postmaster general https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-secretary-of-state-leads-talk-with-u-s-postmaster-general/article_296d1878-f8fd-11ea-9b22-d3ca0bdd2cd3.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:8c9e06be-a9a4-7c61-c074-7f41b4abc7da Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:35:00 +0000 Maggie Toulouse Oliver spoke with the postmaster general amid nationwide scrutiny of mail delays and the impact that could have in the November election. 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Santa Fe motel purchase part of plan to spend $17.5M in virus relief https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/santa-fe-motel-purchase-part-of-plan-to-spend-17-5m-in-virus-relief/article_0bf748aa-f947-11ea-a858-a33449e254bf.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:0152cb98-992a-43b1-f9da-e7cf4a37f646 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:20:00 +0000 The city plans to spend $2 million of coronavirus relief funding from the state to help purchase a motel to provide the homeless "COVID-safe housing." Closing arguments given in Pope rape case https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/closing-arguments-given-in-pope-rape-case/article_85020d3a-f93c-11ea-a012-df3cf34ea907.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:f2e0fbe3-d9d1-6032-0e43-b56b22a9bb96 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:15:00 +0000 Jurors tasked with determining whether Redwolf Popecq is guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman in 2017 heard closing arguments Thursday, then decided to go home for the night and return to begin deliberating Friday morning. Amateurs and political insiders don't belong on PRC https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ringside_seat/amateurs-and-political-insiders-dont-belong-on-prc/article_f8dd50f8-f765-11ea-a02b-7b5b580c8323.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:05195777-b936-5351-5a34-c2e7ee083e9d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:10:00 +0000 The most important local election this year involves the state Public Regulation Commission, the agency that decides if monopoly utility companies can charge you more for water, electricity and other services. New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ap/new-mexico-racinos-ask-governor-to-reconsider-closure/article_a72c7e1b-3e88-52df-9b52-2205286b0305.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:55541396-b5b4-976e-1d80-7ae09ab24b6e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:05:00 +0000 In a letter to the governor, track and casino managers touted the industry’s economic impact on the state as a case for reopening. Covering ground near Santa Fe https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/covering-ground-near-santa-fe/article_000ff3b8-f94a-11ea-99a0-07427cbd65d0.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:028d640e-0a59-76b5-468a-8542d447d6a1 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:05:00 +0000 Children search for piñon nuts as their family harvests the New Mexican staple. Searching for Piñon nuts near Santa Fe https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/searching-for-pi-on-nuts-near-santa-fe/article_000ff3b8-f94a-11ea-99a0-07427cbd65d0.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:2da6063f-474a-8834-1e17-ee69164819b8 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:05:00 +0000 Enjoying the fresh air Thursday, Kyrie Chavarria, 4, of Santa Clara Pueblo and San Felipe Pueblo, left, and Whitley Sandoval, 9, of San Felipe Pueblo gather piñon nuts with their families along Old Las Vegas Highway. Tia Sophia's, Santa Fe Brewing report coronavirus cases https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/tia-sophias-santa-fe-brewing-report-coronavirus-cases/article_8f9ce4b2-f8f7-11ea-8323-738f615bff89.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:2174621f-6db2-6f0e-bf8b-4c47bac6ddec Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:00:00 +0000 Novel coronavirus cases at Santa Fe Brewing and Tia Sophia’s reported Wednesday to the New Mexico Environment Department did not involve public spaces, the owners of each business said. Rosh Hashanah to be marked largely from a distance https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/rosh-hashanah-to-be-marked-largely-from-a-distance/article_52f5051e-f8f5-11ea-a490-cb2d633b7cfd.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:322d5a8d-35d7-6f11-0a35-69e0fb102888 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:30:00 +0000 Santa Fe's Jewish communities are taking a cautious approach to celebrating Rosh Hashanah amid the coronavirus pandemic, including remote services. Family of Army soldier alleges foul play involved in death https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ap/family-of-army-soldier-alleges-foul-play-involved-in-death/article_44b47500-1389-5d04-8df6-c42006e3aae6.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:506a1ff7-6906-0bf4-25d3-0de37760c7ed Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Army said Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, collapsed during fitness training at Fort Hood on Aug. 28. He died two days later. Daycare workers convicted of leaving kids in hot car released from prison pending appeal https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-workers-convicted-of-leaving-kids-in-hot-car-released-from-prison-pending-appeal/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:5d64e98f-cda7-4a23-7a63-34e6011c30c2 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:38:56 +0000 A mother and daughter sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the death of a toddler at their daycare are being released from prison, for now. On Wednesday, May and Sandi Taylor took their case to the supreme court, their lawyer arguing this was just a tragic accident and the women are paying [&#8230;] <p>A mother and daughter sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the death of a toddler at their daycare are being released from prison, for now. </p> <p>On Wednesday, May and Sandi Taylor took their case to the supreme court, their lawyer arguing this was just a tragic accident and the women are paying too steep of a price for it. Now they&#8217;ll be free until their appeal is heard. </p> <p>&#8220;We were confident and we believe that this would happen with Sandi and Mary Taylor based on the issues that were raised at trial, and raised in our appeal. So while we&#8217;re not surprised, we&#8217;re just ecstatic,&#8221; said Tye Harmon, Taylor&#8217;s attorney. </p> <p>The pair were convicted last year in the death of 22-month-old Maliya Jones, and injuries to then two-year-old Aubri Loya. Prosecutors say two girls were left in a hot car for almost three hours while at the Taylor Tots Daycare in Portales, in July 2017. </p> <p>Wednesday, the State Supreme Court heard arguments asking the justices to release the pair while they await an appeal on the convictions of reckless child abuse resulting in death, and child abuse resulting in great bodily harm. While the State Supreme Court Justices have not released their explanation for releasing the women, today they ruled in their favor. </p> <p>District Attorney Andrea Reeb says she is disappointed with the decision, but optimistic the Court of Appeals will uphold the convictions, and the Taylors will go back to prison. &#8220;I believe the District Court Judge is in the best position to understand what happened at trial and whether there is a likelihood that the verdict would be reversed, or a new trial would be ordered,&#8221; said Reeb. </p> <p>There&#8217;s no timetable for when the court of appeals will rule on the case, but both sides say it could be awhile. The pair is expected to be released tonight after posting a $10,000 bond. Their conditions of release will also be reviewed during a hearing next week. </p> <p>As part of the appeal, Taylor&#8217;s attorneys are arguing the state did not produce any evidence that either of the women intended to leave the children in the car. </p> New Mexico's COVID-19 count: 27,199 cases, 836 deaths https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/new-mexicos-covid-19-count-27-199-cases-836-deaths/article_498765f8-f931-11ea-b5e0-337d469a4a75.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:0fb52fac-e98b-6ddf-37af-79fe8e18426e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:00 +0000 A Santa Fe County man in his 60s was among the four deaths reported Thursday. COVID-19 count: 27,199 cases, 836 deaths, including Santa Fe man https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-count-27-199-cases-836-deaths-including-santa-fe-man/article_498765f8-f931-11ea-b5e0-337d469a4a75.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:1c50d55b-0e36-c443-055f-f643968badee Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:00 +0000 A Santa Fe County man in his 60s was among the four deaths reported Thursday. Lea Co. sheriffs warn residents of stolen van being used in crimes https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/lea-co-sheriffs-warn-residents-of-stolen-van-being-used-in-crimes/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:8dd4c8fa-08d5-1ea1-cfa8-732439852997 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:56:04 +0000 LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – The Lea County Sheriff&#8217;s Office is warning residents about a stolen work van, they say is now being used in other crimes. The Sheriff&#8217;s Office says Wednesday afternoon a janitorial van was stolen outside Body and Soul Gym in Lovington while the cleaning crew was inside working. A short time later, deputies [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/lovington">LOVINGTON, N.M.</a> (KRQE) – The Lea County Sheriff&#8217;s Office is warning residents about a stolen work van, they say is now being used in other crimes. The Sheriff&#8217;s Office says Wednesday afternoon a janitorial van was stolen outside Body and Soul Gym in Lovington while the cleaning crew was inside working. </p> <p>A short time later, deputies started getting calls of burglaries in the area. &#8220;Well we do have reports about one burglary that we can confirm has been associated with the use of that van,&#8221; said Vivian Martinez with the Sheriff&#8217;s Office. She says they believe the burglars are using the van to case neighborhoods. </p> <p>&#8220;He got into the van and his driver was wearing a mask and gloves, when I shut the door I realized that the gloves that he was wearing, was [sic] not the same that, you know, a janitorial staff would wear; he was wearing yellow, leather work gloves like you would be wearing in your yard or something,&#8221; said Jennifer Michalcik, who saw the men in the van.</p> <p>Michalcik says she knew something was off about the men in the van, so she took a video of the van driving off. Deputies were able to find the van but the driver got away. </p> <p>&#8220;Deputies did see the van and deputies did attempt to apprehend the van, it did flee into Texas. This morning, we did have reports from citizens that the van had been located or had been seen in the area,&#8221; said Martinez.</p> <p>The Sheriff&#8217;s Department says if you do see the van call 911 immediately. 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This is the second positive case at the Sheriff&#8217;s Office in the last 45 days. The other employee has recovered from [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – An employee at the Curry County Sheriff&#8217;s Office has tested positive for coronavirus. They began feeling symptoms Wednesday and had contact with two other workers. All three are now in self-quarantine. This is the second positive case at the Sheriff&#8217;s Office in the last 45 days. The other employee has recovered from the virus and is back at work. </p> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <h2><a href="https://www.krqe.com/coronavirus-new-mexico/">New Mexico Coronavirus Resource Guide</a></h2> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus/is-the-coronavirus-in-new-mexico/">Tracking Coronavirus in New Mexico</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/navajo-nation-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/">Tracking Coronavirus in Navajo Nation</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/trendline-charts-coronavirus-cases-in-new-mexico-counties-by-day/">Trendline Charts: New Mexico Coronavirus Cases by County, by Day</a></li></ul> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/coronavirus-new-mexico/" class="promo-link__link" > COVID-19: Complete Local Resource Guide </a> </aside> San Juan County receives grant for freight rail service feasibility study https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/san-juan-county-receives-grant-for-freight-rail-service-feasibility-study/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:9814cb9f-b9d7-91c3-3767-0b0149a0892f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:49:16 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A project aimed to bring freight rail service to the Four Corners is moving forward. San Juan County was awarded a $2 million grant for a feasibility study on a new railway. The money will allow the county to look at designs, railroad alignment and right of way access. The county says [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – A project aimed to bring freight rail service to the Four Corners is moving forward. San Juan County was awarded a $2 million grant for a feasibility study on a new railway. The money will allow the county to look at designs, railroad alignment and right of way access. 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The governor says, overall, New Mexico is doing well in its fight against COVID-19. &#8220;Youth sports practice and skills [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – New Mexico is still moving in the right direction to stop the spread of COVID-19. That has prompted Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to ease some more restrictions including allowing youth sports to practice. The governor says, overall, New Mexico is doing well in its fight against COVID-19. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/gov-lujan-grisham-state-officials-to-provide-update-on-covid-19-efforts-2/" class="promo-link__link" > Gov., state officials ease some restrictions with COVID-19 update<br> </a> </aside> <p>&#8220;Youth sports practice and skills development. No more than ten in a group. We are going to hold the ten-person limitation. We are doing really well. Remember the longer you hold those successes, the better we are going to manage through the winter, and the more things we can do for education and businesses,&#8221; Gov. Lujan Grisham said in a <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/gov-lujan-grisham-state-officials-to-provide-update-on-covid-19-efforts-2/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Thursday news conference</a>. </p> <p>Competitive and contact play is still off-limits but youth sports practice will be allowed but it&#8217;s limited to ten in a group. Camping will be allowed at state parks starting Oct. 1. Ice skating rinks can open for hockey and figure skating lessons but again it&#8217;s limited to ten people at a time as well as swimming pools.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s why you can see New Mexico is below its gating target. The seven-day rolling daily average is 168 cases. The governor says she does want to see more testing. With more than 4,600 people getting tested every day, New Mexico is missing the target of 5,000. </p> <p>Gov. Lujan Grisham also praised New Mexico for answering contact tracing calls. The number of rapid responses to businesses has also started to come down since August including a drastic dip in responses to COVID-19 cases at restaurants from averaging 37 responses around the state down to seven last week. </p> <p>The Secretary of the Environment Department reminds people to still be careful at work. &#8220;We continue to investigate occupational fatalities and we have six we are investigating. Just to remind people that COVID exposure in the workplace is real and present danger still in this environment,&#8221; said Secretary Jim Kenney. </p> <p>With Halloween around the corner, the governor also announced Thursday she is allowing pumpkin patches with COVID-safe practices. There will be guidance from the state coming soon for things like corn mazes and haunted houses. 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Lujan Grisham COVID-19 Updates</a></div> </div> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this story.</em></p> New Mexico’s utility regulation committee ousts chairwoman https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/new-mexicos-utility-regulation-committee-ousts-chairwoman/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:eecc6c2a-2af2-a326-04cd-0d1087c49d36 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:28:23 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico&#8217;s utility regulation committee ousted its Navajo chairwoman for what she claims is retribution for pushing for more broadband access in rural communities. The state&#8217;s Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to replace Chairwoman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar with Commissioner Stephen Fischmann. Becenti-Aguilar claims the recall occurred because her fellow [&#8230;] <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/" target="_blank">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (AP) — New Mexico&#8217;s utility regulation committee ousted its Navajo chairwoman for what she claims is retribution for pushing for more broadband access in rural communities. The state&#8217;s Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to replace Chairwoman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar with Commissioner Stephen Fischmann.</p> <p>Becenti-Aguilar claims the recall occurred because her fellow commissioners gave the issue of rural broadband availability far less priority than she had. Commissioner Cynthia Hall disputed Becenti-Aguilar&#8217;s claim but did not provide a reason as to why she was ousted.</p> <p>Fischmann declined to answer any questions about Becenti-Aguilar&#8217;s removal. Becenti-Aguilar had been the chairwoman of the commission since 2018 and represents the northwest region of the state.</p> Governor: Youth sports practices to resume as COVID restrictions are eased https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/governor-youth-sports-practices-to-resume-as-covid-restrictions-are-eased/article_bea54f02-f923-11ea-925b-4be4c17c281f.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:430a4215-168c-71ef-add2-0a79785af24e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:15:00 +0000 Lujan Grisham also announced that swimming pools, ice skating rinks and pumpkin patches will be allowed to operate. COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US https://www.santafenewmexican.com/business/covid-19-danger-continues-to-drive-joblessness-in-us/article_8fbe877c-4bdc-522a-8af8-0b5e5921e119.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:33a479f0-6112-b8cf-b142-03238d14a619 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:06:00 +0000 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected… Ex-CEO pushes back on audit of hospital near Navajo Nation https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/ex-ceo-pushes-back-on-audit-of-hospital-near-navajo-nation/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:99a7a652-f81a-c457-efd5-b5719c2f0485 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:17:59 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) &#8211; The former CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup on Wednesday challenged the findings of a special audit of finances and contracts at the taxpayer-supported hospital in Gallup. David Conejo and attorney Luis Robles called the audit report “shoddy” and said it “misrepresents the true financial picture” at Rebohoth under Conejo&#8217;s [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (AP) &#8211; The former CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup on Wednesday challenged the findings of a <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/audit-probes-new-mexico-hospital-that-was-overrun-by-virus/">special audit</a> of finances and contracts at the taxpayer-supported hospital in Gallup.</p> <p>David Conejo and attorney Luis Robles called the audit report “shoddy” and said it “misrepresents the true financial picture” at Rebohoth under Conejo&#8217;s tenure.</p> <p>The audit, commissioned initially by McKinley County and released by the state auditor’s office on Tuesday, alleges that Conejo’s hospital management company Healthcare Integrity circumvented proper oversight by hiring hospital executives as its employees and requiring the hospital to pay their salaries.</p> <p>Conejo condemned the audit as “grossly inaccurate” and denied its assertion that his salary was not approved by the hospital board of trustees, saying that a board attorney and a bond counsel to the hospital agreed the compensation was appropriate. The audit says Conejo was paid as much as $645,000 on year, while Robles says yearly pay was about $450,000 after related tax payments.</p> <p>Conejo has sued for wrongful termination after being fired in June from his position overseeing the 60-bed hospital on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation. Rehoboth hospital was overwhelmed with critical COVID-19 patients in the spring as coronavirus infections surged in Gallup and prompted an emergency lockdown with police roadblocks to keep infections in check.</p> <p>“The state’s conspiracy theory that all of these allegations of impropriety of executives being hired by Healthcare Integrity is just an attempt to create innuendo and misleading allegations when in fact the hospital board had the authority” to make changes, Robles said in a statement.</p> <p>The audit also cites evidence of no-bid construction work at the hospital by a company owned by a hospital trustee, and outlines disputed charges for nigh staffing and doctors’ hours by another contractor with ties to a former chief operating officer.</p> <p>New executives at the hospital say efforts are underway to ensure proper internal controls and restore financial integrity.</p> <h4>Related Coverage: </h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/audit-probes-new-mexico-hospital-that-was-overrun-by-virus/">Audit probes New Mexico hospital that was overrun by virus</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/hospital-ceo-sues-for-wrongful-termination-amid-pandemic/">Hospital CEO sues for wrongful termination amid pandemic</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/hospital-in-gallup-fires-ceo-for-handling-of-coronavirus-pandemic/">Hospital in Gallup fires CEO for handling of coronavirus pandemic</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/auditor-threatens-subpoena-against-rehoboth-mckinley-christian-hospital/">Auditor threatens subpoena against Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital</a></li></ul> Gov. Lujan Grisham, state officials to provide update on COVID-19 efforts https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/gov-lujan-grisham-state-officials-to-provide-update-on-covid-19-efforts-2/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:39e7bbed-2494-fbe7-a1a0-7d9dcb743fd8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:11:24 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, to provide an update on New Mexico&#8217;s COVID-19 response efforts as well as the 2020 Census. KRQE News 13 will stream the conference live on this page. During the last COVID-19 [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, to provide an update on New Mexico&#8217;s COVID-19 response efforts as well as the 2020 Census. KRQE News 13 will stream the conference live on this page. </p> <p>During the last <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/gov-lujan-grisham-state-officials-to-provide-update-on-covid-19-efforts/" target="_blank">COVID-19 update on September 10</a>, the governor and officials stated that New Mexico&#8217;s overall numbers looked good as the state&#8217;s seven-day average and test positivity rates dropped to their lowest points since March. The state&#8217;s seven-day average was 101 which was below the 168 case target.</p> <p>As New Mexico&#8217;s test positivity rate was 2.5% however, the southern area of the state continued to be a concern for officials. Earlier this month, schools started to return to class for hybrid learning and <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/ped-staff-fire-marshals-visit-open-schools-to-evaluate-safety-identify-needs/">fire marshals and Public Education Dept. officials have since made school visits</a> to ensure those schools are following COVID-safe practices.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <a class="twitter-timeline" data-height="800" href="https://twitter.com/krqelive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">Tweets by krqelive</a> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h2>News Conferences</h2> <div class="wp-block-buttons aligncenter"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link" href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/coronavirus-update-from-mayor-and-officials/">Mayor Keller Daily Briefings</a></div> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link" href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/coronavirus-update-from-gov-michelle-lujan-grisham-and-officials/">Gov. Lujan Grisham COVID-19 Updates</a></div> </div> 8-yr-old’s wish granted, gifted new RV from Make-A-Wish N.M. https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/8-year-olds-wish-granted-gifted-new-camping-trailer-from-make-a-wish-new-mexico/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:87a4437c-654d-52cf-4aff-83bc8e2fced9 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:47:09 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) &#8211; An 8-year-old has a brand new ride that will help him have fun with his family and stay safe during necessary road trips. &#8220;The only thing that was going through my mind is, I&#8217;m probably just going to do a normal video, but NOPE. That changed like a lot,&#8221; said 8-year-old [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) &#8211; An 8-year-old has a brand new ride that will help him have fun with his family and stay safe during necessary road trips. &#8220;The only thing that was going through my mind is, I&#8217;m probably just going to do a normal video, but NOPE. That changed like a lot,&#8221; said 8-year-old Marcos.</p> <p>Given his energetic and glittering personality, Make-A-Wish New Mexico had asked Marcos to be in their promotional videos several times before. &#8220;So today, we asked him if he could come help us make a video about his wish, in hopes we could raise money to grant his wish but the surprise was that his wish was happening today,&#8221; said Sara Lister, the President, and CEO of Make-A-Wish New Mexico.</p> <p>Marcos was born with gastroschisis meaning his small intestine was outside of his stomach when he was born. &#8220;You know, they say if you&#8217;re going to have something then that&#8217;s the best thing to have because it&#8217;s easily fixed you just put it back in and sew it back up,&#8221; said Vanessa Tapia, Marcos&#8217; mom.</p> <p>However, that wasn&#8217;t the case for Marcos. His intestines were dilated. He ended up needing a Multiviceral Transplant, of the small intestine, liver, and pancreas when he was 10-months-old. &#8220;You would never know it by looking at him but he goes through a lot,&#8221; said Tapia.</p> <p>Marcos requires frequent, special treatment that is only available in Nebraska, which is one of the reasons his &#8216;wish&#8217; was to get a trailer for him and his family. &#8220;Marcos wanted an RV for several reasons. One, he loves camping. He loves to be outdoors,&#8221; said Lister. &#8220;One of the things that Marcos told us that it would be great to have a camper so when he went to appointments, he wouldn&#8217;t have to stay in a hotel, he could stay someplace that was his. So this really is two-fold. It gives him a camper to have a great time with his family and also serves a purpose in terms of his medical care.&#8221;Once the Tapia family knew the wish would happen, it was hard to contain their excitement.</p> <p>&#8220;It was definitely hard to keep it a secret from him. There was a lot of whispering but he can hear through walls so we had to get creative,&#8221; said Vanessa Tapia, Marcos&#8217; mom.</p> <p>The video facade fell apart quite quickly after Marcos arrived at Chisholm RV on Central and Juan Tabo Wednesday afternoon. Once poised in front of the trailer, that already belonged to him, Lister asked Marcos to talk about his wish.</p> <p>&#8220;Hi, my name is Marcos. My Make-a-Wish is to get a trailer,&#8221; said Marcos. From there, Lister had Marcos&#8217; extended family come out from their hiding spots and proceeded to tell him the good news.</p> <p>&#8220;Do you know what? Because you have waited so long, and because you are so awesome, our friends at Trusted Choice didn&#8217;t want you to wait any longer,&#8221; said Lister.</p> <p>Lister: So, if you turn around… that&#8217;s your trailer<br>Marcos: WHAT?!<br>Lister: This is yours</p> <p>As you&#8217;d imagine, applause filled the air and teary eyes were all around. Marcos himself almost cried too. &#8220;I wanted to cry but then again I&#8217;ll probably do it at home,&#8221; said Marcos.</p> <p>The trailer was also customized inside with decor from Marcos&#8217; favorite TV show, Dragon Ball Z.</p> <p>Through tears, Tapia told KRQE News 13:</p> <p>Tapia: It was awesome. He needed a win…<br>Brittany Bade: And this was a big one.<br>Tapia: Yeah, big win. Make-A-Wish is amazing. I mean they&#8217;ve done just amazing work</p> <p>Marcos also got to celebrate his ninth birthday a few days early. His family sang him happy birthday and they all ate cupcakes, before hauling the trailer back to Española.</p> <p>Lister says this was made possible by Trusted Choice. “Trusted Choice’s support has given our chapter the ability to grant Marcos’ wish during a time when the gift of hope is needed most,” said Lister. “We are so grateful for their generosity, especially during these challenging times when a lot of wishes are waiting due to restrictions associated with COVID-19. We are thrilled to give Marcos his one true wish.”</p> <h4>Related Coverage: </h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/make-a-wish-presents-puppy-to-albuquerque-boy-battling-leukemia/">Make-A-Wish presents puppy to Albuquerque boy battling Leukemia</a></li></ul> Daycare workers convicted in hot-car deaths make appeal to Supreme Court https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/a-mother-and-daughter-sentenced-to-30-years-for-leaving-two-kids-in-a-hot-car-appeal-to-supreme-court/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:9ac290f9-5936-1c60-59e7-d6da070d4353 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:25:32 +0000 PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; A mother and daughter, sentenced to 30 plus years in prison for the death of an infant at their daycare, want their convictions thrown out or a new trial. Their attorneys took the case to the New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing this was just a tragic accident and the [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/portales/">PORTALES, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; A mother and daughter, <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-owners-who-left-toddlers-in-hot-car-sentenced-to-36-years-in-prison/">sentenced to 30 plus years in prison for the death of an infant</a> at their daycare, want their convictions thrown out or a new trial. Their attorneys took the case to the New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing this was just a tragic accident and the women, are paying a steep price for it. </p> <p>&#8220;I know I will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life,&#8221; said Mary Taylor. That was Taylor at her sentencing in March of 2019.</p> <p>Mary and her daughter Sandi were convicted in the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/child-killed-in-hot-car-incident-another-hospitalized-two-women-arrested/">death of 22-month-old Maliyah Jones and injuries to then 2-year-old Aubri Loya</a>. Prosecutors believe the two girls were left in a hot car for almost three hours while at the Taylor Tots Daycare in Portales in July 2017. The women both apologized to the victims&#8217; families at sentencing.</p> <p>&#8220;I just want Erika and Kristen and all their family to know I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart,&#8221; said Sandi Taylor. The judge ultimately sentenced Mary to 36 years in prison and Sandi to 30 years. &#8220;This, as the evidence presented at trial demonstrated, was a day filled with reckless disregard for the safety of the children,&#8221; said the Judge.</p> <p>However, on Wednesday the state Supreme Court heard arguments asking the justices to reverse the state court&#8217;s convictions or give Mary and Sandi a new trial. Their attorneys are arguing the state did not produce any evidence that either of the women intended to leave the children in the car. They also claim prosecutors misused the definition of child abuse by reckless disregard, the charge they&#8217;re convicted of. </p> <p>The defense says this was all a simple, tragic accident. &#8220;Ladies and gentlemen, it is not unreasonable to believe that Mary did not know what was going on, she believed the children had been inside and something happened when was gonna [sic] go fax the documents, believing they had only been out there for a few moments,&#8221; said their attorney during closing arguments last year.</p> <p>At the time of the sentencing, the victim&#8217;s family was happy to get justice. &#8220;I feel like, relieved you know, too, to know that they are being held accountable,&#8221; said Erika Tafoya the mother of Maliyah. The surviving child suffers from permanent brain damage.</p> <h4>Related Coverage:</h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-owners-who-left-toddlers-in-hot-car-sentenced-to-36-years-in-prison/">Daycare owners who left toddlers in hot car sentenced to 36 years in prison</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/child-killed-in-hot-car-incident-another-hospitalized-two-women-arrested/">Child killed in hot car incident, another hospitalized, two women arrested</a></li></ul> NMSP sing in lieu of patrolling State Fair https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/state-police-sing-in-lieu-of-patrolling-state-fair/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:f44bb739-a3f2-c31b-812c-b8566bf8a7da Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:05:47 +0000 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; With the State Fair going virtual this year, they don&#8217;t need New Mexico State Police doing their usual patrols. So, the officers found another way to contribute. The department launched an online series called Singing Staters. Each night, through the rest of the fair, they will drop another video on the [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/albuquerque">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; With the State Fair <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/virtual-2020-new-mexico-state-fair-begins/">going virtual this year</a>, they don&#8217;t need New Mexico State Police doing their usual patrols. So, the officers found another way to contribute.</p> <p>The department launched an online series called Singing Staters. Each night, through the rest of the fair, they will drop another video <a href="https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewmexicostatefair%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CKRQE-webdesk%40nexstar.tv%7Cabe287d027d747cecee208d85a7ff128%7C9e5488e2e83844f6886cc7608242767e%7C0%7C0%7C637358852832089660&amp;sdata=wj318fkTa8IrZ9pwkZudUdD1lEJTIcndIu4L44nQFpY%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">on the fair&#8217;s Facebook page</a>, showcasing the vocal talents of a different state police officer.</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <h2><a href="https://www.krqe.com/coronavirus-new-mexico/">New Mexico Coronavirus Resource Guide</a></h2> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus/is-the-coronavirus-in-new-mexico/">Tracking Coronavirus in New Mexico</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/navajo-nation-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/">Tracking Coronavirus in Navajo Nation</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/trendline-charts-coronavirus-cases-in-new-mexico-counties-by-day/">Trendline Charts: New Mexico Coronavirus Cases by County, by Day</a></li></ul> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/coronavirus-new-mexico/" class="promo-link__link" > COVID-19: Complete Local Resource Guide </a> </aside> Parents arrested after son dies of cancer https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/santa-fe-police-make-arrests-in-child-neglect-case/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:3139e09d-f3da-bbc3-93a5-f808e2a4c80a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:51:04 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; The Santa Fe Police Department reports that it has made two arrests in a child neglect case. SFPD states that on Thursday, September 10, detectives were called to investigate after the department was notified of a 14-year-old male that was transferred to an Albuquerque-area hospital with a severe form of [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; The Santa Fe Police Department reports that it has made two arrests in a child neglect case. SFPD states that on Thursday, September 10, detectives were called to investigate after the department was notified of a 14-year-old male that was transferred to an Albuquerque-area hospital with a severe form of cancer. </p> <p>&#8220;This was a child who was enrolled in the National Dance Institute and performed various forms of dance. Played basketball and in the recent months, hadn&#8217;t been active because his cancer had taken over his life,&#8221; said Captain Anthony Tapia of the Santa Fe Police Department. </p> <p>Police say medical staff did not believe the male would survive through the night as the child had a large tumor that encircled the majority of his left torso. Authorities say as detectives were investigating the incident, the child died late Thursday evening. </p> <p>During the investigation, police discovered that the parents of the child had allegedly neglected to provide medical attention to the child for two years and that he had stopped eating three weeks before he was hospitalized. Police have charged 53-year-old Maria Urias-Astorga and 54-year-old Ramiro Miranda-Quinonez of Santa Fe with abuse of a child recklessly caused or permitted resulting in death. </p> <p>A neighbor, who has known the family for years, believes the parents just didn&#8217;t know he had cancer. &#8220;They were trying to help their child and they would help their child but maybe they didn&#8217;t know. Like I said, he was a spoiled kid. He was the baby of the family,&#8221; said neighbor Evelyn Holguin.</p> <p>The parents were taken into custody on Friday evening and have been booked at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center. SFPD is working with the District Attorney&#8217;s Office in the prosecution of both parents. </p> <p>The couple told police they just thought their son was depressed. 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(AP) &#8211; An Army tank crewman from New Mexico who died at Fort Hood, Texas, messaged his fiance that he was concerned about three men who didn&#8217;t like him and that “something was wrong” shortly before his death, his family said. The Army said Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, collapsed during fitness training [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/gallup/">GALLUP, N.M.</a> (AP) &#8211; An Army tank crewman from New Mexico who died at Fort Hood, Texas, messaged his fiance that he was concerned about three men who didn&#8217;t like him and that “something was wrong” shortly before his death, his family said.</p> <p>The Army said Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, collapsed during fitness training at Fort Hood on Aug. 28. He died two days later.</p> <p>Carma Johnson, Chee’s cousin and his family’s spokesperson, said in a phone interview <a href="http://gallupindependent.nm.newsmemory.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">with the Gallup Independent</a> Monday that Chee was being targeted and did not want to go to the fitness training that morning because “he felt that something was going to happen.”</p> <p>It was the last time the family heard from Chee, Johnson said. Authorities informed his family that night that he was in the hospital in critical condition.</p> <p>Johnson said Chee&#8217;s body was found with bruises, scratches and a bump on the back of his head. The family is alleging that foul play was involved.</p> <p>Fort Hood officials issued a statement on Sept. 8 denying that foul play was a factor in Chee&#8217;s death.</p> <p>“Witnesses stated PV2 Chee showed no signs of struggling and was running at the front of the group when he collapsed near the end of the run,” the statement said. They said an exact cause of death had not yet been determined.</p> <p>There have been 27 other soldiers who have died at Fort Hood this year. Congress has launched an investigation into all 28 deaths.</p> <p>Chee was from Pinehill, New Mexico, and his awards included the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon, officials said.</p> <p>___</p> <p>The summary of this story has been corrected to say the soldier messaged his fiance.</p> <h4>Related Coverage: </h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/national/navajo-nation-calls-for-investigation-into-fort-hood-deaths/">Navajo Nation calls for investigation into Fort Hood deaths</a></li></ul> NMSP: Missing juvenile believed to be with father https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/nmsp-missing-juvenile-believed-to-be-with-father/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:6f1858f9-5083-d70d-0a25-3576f5450ace Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:14:45 +0000 GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; New Mexico State Police have issued a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory for 10-year-old Knyghtly Pena. NMSP reports Knyghtly was last seen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at a residence on Tietjen Street in Grants. It is unknown what she is wearing. Knyghtly is four-feet-tall, weighs about 70 pounds, [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/grants/">GRANTS, N.M. </a>(KRQE) &#8211; New Mexico State Police have issued a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory for 10-year-old Knyghtly Pena. NMSP reports Knyghtly was last seen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at a residence on Tietjen Street in Grants. </p> <p>It is unknown what she is wearing. Knyghtly is four-feet-tall, weighs about 70 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. </p> <p>Police say she is believed to be in the company of her father, 40-year-old David Pena. David is six-feet-tall, 240-pounds, and has brown eyes and short black hair. </p> <p>The pair may be driving to Albuquerque in vehicle, though the make and model of the vehicle is unknown. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Knyghtly Pena is asked to call New Mexico State Police at 505-863-9353 or dial 911.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena1.jpg" alt="" data-id="623909" data-link="https://www.krqe.com/?attachment_id=623909" class="wp-image-623909" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena1.jpg?resize=419,561 419w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena1.jpg?resize=224,300 224w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena1.jpg?resize=100,133 100w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 419px" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena2.jpg" alt="" data-id="623910" data-link="https://www.krqe.com/?attachment_id=623910" class="wp-image-623910" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena2.jpg?resize=415,558 415w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena2.jpg?resize=223,300 223w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/knyghtly-pena2.jpg?resize=100,133 100w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 415px" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/david-pena.jpg" alt="" data-id="623911" data-full-url="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/david-pena.jpg" data-link="https://www.krqe.com/?attachment_id=623911" class="wp-image-623911" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/david-pena.jpg?resize=416,562 416w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/09/david-pena.jpg?resize=222,300 222w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 416px" /></figure></li></ul><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-caption">(images courtesy NMSP)</figcaption></figure> Two Hobbs teens accused of string of thefts https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/two-hobbs-teens-accused-of-string-of-thefts/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:4c143ca8-b4a0-247f-63e6-5d6d95d5e58f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:42:38 +0000 HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; Police say two teens are behind a string of crimes in Hobbs. Two 13-year-olds, Nathaniel Gomez and Brandon Stoker are accused of breaking into at least 18 cars earlier this month and taking what they found inside including cash, a MacBook, and an iPad. Officers tracked the two down near Houston [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/hobbs/">HOBBS, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; Police say two teens are behind a string of crimes in Hobbs. Two 13-year-olds, Nathaniel Gomez and Brandon Stoker are accused of breaking into at least 18 cars earlier this month and taking what they found inside including cash, a MacBook, and an iPad.</p> <p>Officers tracked the two down near Houston Street and Saint Anne Place after a victim saw them on surveillance video in his truck and called 911. 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(KRQE) &#8211; A mother and daughter sentenced to 30 plus years in prison for the death of an infant at their daycare, want their convictions thrown out or a new trial. Their attorneys took the case to the New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing this was just a tragic accident and the [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/portales/">PORTALES, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; A mother and daughter <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-owners-who-left-toddlers-in-hot-car-sentenced-to-36-years-in-prison/">sentenced to 30 plus years in prison for the death of an infant</a> at their daycare, want their convictions thrown out or a new trial. Their attorneys took the case to the New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing this was just a tragic accident and the women, are paying a steep price for it. </p> <p>&#8220;I know I will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life,&#8221; said Mary Taylor. That was Taylor at her sentencing in March of 2019.</p> <p>Mary and her daughter Sandi were convicted in the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/child-killed-in-hot-car-incident-another-hospitalized-two-women-arrested/">death of 22-month-old Maliyah Jones and injuries to then 2-year-old Aubri Loya</a>. Prosecutors believe the two girls were left in a hot car for almost three hours while at the Taylor Tots Daycare in Portales in July 2017. The women both apologized to the victims&#8217; families at sentencing.</p> <p>&#8220;I just want Erika and Kristen and all their family to know I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart,&#8221; said Sandi Taylor. The judge ultimately sentenced Mary to 36 years in prison and Sandi to 30 years. &#8220;This, as the evidence presented at trial demonstrated, was a day filled with reckless disregard for the safety of the children,&#8221; said the Judge.</p> <p>However, on Wednesday the state Supreme Court heard arguments asking the justices to reverse the state court&#8217;s convictions or give Mary and Sandi a new trial. Their attorneys are arguing the state did not produce any evidence that either of the women intended to leave the children in the car. They also claim prosecutors misused the definition of child abuse by reckless disregard, the charge they&#8217;re convicted of. </p> <p>The defense says this was all a simple, tragic accident. &#8220;Ladies and gentlemen, it is not unreasonable to believe that Mary did not know what was going on, she believed the children had been inside and something happened when was gonna [sic] go fax the documents, believing they had only been out there for a few moments,&#8221; said their attorney during closing arguments last year.</p> <p>At the time of the sentencing, the victim&#8217;s family was happy to get justice. &#8220;I feel like, relieved you know, too, to know that they are being held accountable,&#8221; said Erika Tafoya the mother of Maliyah. The surviving child suffers from permanent brain damage.</p> <h4>Related Coverage:</h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/daycare-owners-who-left-toddlers-in-hot-car-sentenced-to-36-years-in-prison/">Daycare owners who left toddlers in hot car sentenced to 36 years in prison</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/child-killed-in-hot-car-incident-another-hospitalized-two-women-arrested/">Child killed in hot car incident, another hospitalized, two women arrested</a></li></ul> City of Santa Fe issued 9 citations in 2 months of mask ordinance https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/santa-fes-own-mask-ordinance-seeing-results/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:ceb33e91-90d3-e4bb-53b9-516e573c0cb8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:43:31 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) &#8211; While most New Mexico cities fall under the umbrella of the state&#8217;s mask mandate, the City of Santa Fe created its own ordinance. KRQE News 13 checked in on how enforcement has been going so far. &#8220;We have been getting calls for service from folks in the community if people [&#8230;] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) &#8211; While most New Mexico cities fall under the umbrella of the state&#8217;s mask mandate, the City of Santa Fe created its own ordinance. KRQE News 13 checked in on how enforcement has been going so far. </p> <p>&#8220;We have been getting calls for service from folks in the community if people aren&#8217;t wearing their masks in the park or in the street or whatever. The officers go in for a call for service. Officers will respond,&#8221; said Paul Joye of the Santa Fe Police Department.</p> <p>The ordinance has been in effect for a little more than two months. while officers are enforcing it, they&#8217;ve only issued nine actual citations, four warnings, and five to people who wanted to go to court and fight it. For the most part, they&#8217;re educating people and asking them to comply, much like other agencies around the state.</p> <p>&#8220;I think more people are accepting this is a way of life for us for a while. I haven&#8217;t seen as many complaints come through,&#8221; said Joye. People violating the ordinance face a $50 fine.</p> <h4>Related Coverage:</h4> <ul><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/plea-deal-in-mask-dispute-case-involving-congressional-candidate/">Plea deal in mask dispute case involving congressional candidate</a></li><li><a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/santa-fe-police-cite-congressional-candidate-alexis-johnson-for-not-wearing-mask/">Santa Fe police cite congressional candidate Alexis Johnson for not wearing mask</a></li></ul>