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/ Santa Fe Capitol Complex stays quiet on Inauguration Day https://www.krqe.com/news/protests/santa-fe-capitol-complex-stays-quiet-on-inauguration-day/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:58e4c82e-f2b9-0a9a-3bcf-8e592000f934 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:03:55 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A quiet day around the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Wednesday was an unexpected surprise for many following threats of protests at state capitols across the country. The only people in the area of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta were police, and the occasional passerby checking to see if there [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) –&nbsp;A quiet day around the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Wednesday was an unexpected surprise for many following threats of protests at state capitols across the country. The only people in the area of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta were police, and the occasional passerby checking to see if there were any crowds.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/washington-dc/now-that-biden-is-president-heres-when-you-could-get-that-1400-stimulus-check/" class="promo-link__link" > Now that Biden is president, here’s when you could get that $1,400 stimulus check </a> </aside> </div> <p>"I'm really shocked because, in addition to the news that there will be protests at practically every state capitol, they set up their security like five days ago. I thought that would kind of be an instigator in a way," Eliza Sharpless of Santa Fe explained. "I was really worried. I mean, I live just up the road and so I drove down and saw massive amounts of police and security and it gave me the butterflies."</p> <p>Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputies and New Mexico State Police officers are blocking roads near the Capitol Complex, which was closed Wednesday in anticipation of those reported protests. “It was good to see a peaceful inauguration in Washington, DC, and to hear President Biden talk about unity and ‘the better angels of our nature.’ Having a peaceful day in Santa Fe was also a sign that we can disagree without resorting to violence against each other or against our elected officials," Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber said in an emailed statement.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/weather/snow-fall-in-new-mexico-january-20/" class="promo-link__link" > Snow fall in New Mexico – January 20 </a> </aside> </div> <p>Last week, Mayor Webber declared a State of Emergency to get law enforcement and fencing around the complex. Wednesday KRQE News 13 crews saw one driver circling the area, flying anti-Trump flags, and said he was happy to see no protesters. "I just thought there might be some Trump supporters and since I'm an anti-Trump supporter I thought I'd come and spend some time out here expressing my [First] Amendment rights," David Martinez of Santa Fe added. "I'm really glad that nothing's happening. It's a peaceful transition. I think America is back on the right track again."</p> <p>Some people noticed that nearby businesses closed in case of protesters. One pharmacy said it decided to stay open since it's essential, but that business had been slow Wednesday. Many of the safety precautions will be ongoing. Nine intersections near the Capitol Complex are expected to stay closed through the end of the legislative session in late March.</p> New Mexico lawmakers, representatives and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/new-mexico-lawmakers-representatives-and-the-2021-presidential-inauguration/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:a0f0fa59-e196-e30a-8f8c-798d5ea6437e Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:40:04 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - Wednesday, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on and Kamala Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Some New Mexico representatives, lawmakers, and law enforcement agencies were present [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) - Wednesday, <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news-resources/2021-inauguration-day-schedule-president-elect-joe-biden-and-vice-president-elect-kamala-harris/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States</a> on and <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics/women-to-wear-pearls-converse-on-inauguration-day-in-harris-honor/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Kamala Harris</a> was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/photo-galleries/photos-2021-inauguration-of-biden-harris/" class="promo-link__link" > PHOTOS: Biden, Harris sworn in during 2021 inauguration<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Some <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/" target="_blank">New Mexico</a> representatives, lawmakers, and law enforcement agencies were present at the Inauguration including Nominee for Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, and Senator Ben Ray Lujan. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was not in attendance but released the following statement Wednesday: </p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. And the change in leadership enacted today is one of the most meaningful in the recent history of our nation. Better days are ahead for all of us. I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris, and I am praying for them and their families. Their success is now our success, our nation’s success.</p><p>COVID-19 has decimated families and upended livelihoods all across our country. The economic crisis unleashed by the pandemic has exacerbated the inequality of wealth and opportunity that has been worsening for decades. Violent conspiracy theories have alienated and radicalized an entire faction of Americans; the open wounds of racial injustice and racial violence have festered; and our nation’s moral standing on the world stage has foundered. A president can do a whole lot of good work. A president can also do the opposite. President Biden and what he represents – a return to compassion, care and dignity – is desperately necessary at this moment for the good of our country and our state. As with the prior administration, I hope all Americans and New Mexicans will in good faith offer our new president the opportunity to lead us, to make whole what has been broken this last year and to address the longstanding structural issues that are crying out for attention.</p><p>Americans, and New Mexicans, of every political stripe want honest and accountable leadership. All of us are eager to once again be led by a federal government that is committed to the actual business of credible governance and that will begin, with the resources and wherewithal only the government of the United States of America can muster, to address these foundational issues and ameliorate these acute crises. I am greatly looking forward to better days for workers and families all across our state and country and to helping the Biden-Harris administration in whatever way I can.”</p><cite>Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham</cite></blockquote> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The change in leadership enacted today is one of the most meaningful in our nation&#39;s recent history.<br><br>Better days are ahead for all of us. I congratulate President Biden &amp; VP Harris – I am praying for them &amp; their families. Their success is now our success, our nation’s success. <a href="https://t.co/JupH2yW3KK">pic.twitter.com/JupH2yW3KK</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) <a href="https://twitter.com/GovMLG/status/1351948980788158464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 20, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you, President Donald J. Trump! <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.0/72x72/1f1fa-1f1f8.png" alt=" Quarter of hospital workers refuse vaccine in New Mexico https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/quarter-of-hospital-workers-refuse-vaccine-in-new-mexico/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:dedddde0-f0ff-9fff-ecde-b92162646315 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:34:18 +0000 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Up to 30% of medical staff in New Mexico's largest hospitals have declined the COVID-19 vaccine so far, health officials said. The New Mexico Department of Health wasn’t alarmed that more than a quarter of hospital workers in the state were refusing the shots, spokesman Matt Bieber said in an email [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/albuquerque" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.</a> (AP) — Up to 30% of medical staff in New Mexico's largest hospitals have declined the COVID-19 vaccine so far, health officials said.</p> <p>The New Mexico Department of Health wasn’t alarmed that more than a quarter of hospital workers in the state were refusing the shots, spokesman Matt Bieber said in an email Tuesday.</p> <p>“The United States’ vaccination effort has only been underway for a month,” Bieber said. “DOH expects that hesitancy will decline over time. Polls indicate that things are trending in this direction.”</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/health-experts-to-discuss-covid-19-hospitalization-rates-trends-2/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Despite decline in COVID hospitalizations, New Mexico hospitals are above normal capacity<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>About 70% to 75% of health workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center have accepted a vaccine, said Dr. David Gonzales, chief medical officer.</p> <p>“There was a subgroup of other workers who wanted to see how the first (employees to receive the vaccine) did,” Gonzales said, noting that some workers did not receive a dose. “After they saw that they did well and their side effects were minimal after the first dose, then the rest of our workforce started signing up for their vaccinations.”</p> <p>The state plans to continue distributing the vaccine in phases. The vaccine is now going to people 75 or older, those with conditions that make them more at risk, and people who work in certain front-line essential businesses.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-resources/faq-when-will-new-mexico-get-the-covid-vaccine/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > When can I get the COVID vaccine in New Mexico?<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Health officials say they hope to reach a 100% vaccination rate among hospitals in the state. In the meantime, they urge people to keep following safety precautions, including wearing facial coverings, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.</p> <p>The health department reported 20 deaths and 691 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday.</p> <p>The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested and some people can be infected without showing symptoms.</p> Snow fall in New Mexico - January 20 https://www.krqe.com/weather/snow-fall-in-new-mexico-january-20/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:c5b3a6ae-82e4-be03-0183-692e5af24e81 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:35:25 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - Many woke up to snow on this chilly morning, with rain expected to continue through the evening. From Coors, to Central and Rio Grande, to the North East Heights, most of central New Mexico saw some sort of snow or rainfall. A weather alert has been issued by the New Mexico [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO (KRQE)</a> - Many woke up to snow on this chilly morning, with rain expected to continue through the evening. From Coors, to Central and Rio Grande, to the North East Heights, most of central New Mexico saw some sort of snow or rainfall.</p> <p>A weather alert has been issued by the New Mexico Department of Transportation for Northern New Mexico, as well as difficult driving conditions north of Santa Fe. Light snowfall has been reported just south of Albuquerque.</p> Federal prosecutors file motion to hold Couy Griffin until trial https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/d-c-states-attorney-files-motion-to-hold-couy-griffin-until-trial/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:bcbefb55-ed99-3109-ce58-27f22229a4d9 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:05:36 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - The United States Attorney for the District of Colombia has filed a motion to detain Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump leader Couy Griffin pending trial. This comes days after the FBI arrested Griffin for his alleged role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol. Griffin has been charged with [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) - The United States Attorney for the District of Colombia has filed a motion to detain Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump leader Couy Griffin pending trial. This comes days after the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/otero-co-commissioner-couy-griffin-arrested-for-alleged-role-in-capitol-riot/">FBI arrested Griffin for his alleged role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol.</a> </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/new-mexicans-react-to-arrest-of-otero-co-commissioner-couy-griffin/" class="promo-link__link" > New Mexicans react to arrest of Otero Co. Commissioner Couy Griffin<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Griffin has been charged with unlawful entry or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority. According to the motion, the United States seeks a detention hearing to show Griffin is a danger to the community and should be held without bond until trial. </p> <p>The motion outlines Griffin's background and history, identifying the 47-year-old as a current Otero County Commissioner and a former entertainer. It states Griffin worked as a cowboy performer for Walt Disney in Paris, France, and also served as a self-employed restauranteur and self-styled preacher.</p> <p>The motion highlights Griffin's work as the founder of Cowboys for Trump and points to inflammatory remarks, like his statement that "<a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/otero-county-commissioner-faces-criticism-for-dead-democrat-comment/">the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat".</a> It states that other comments from Griffin have gotten him banned from the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/mescalero-apache-tribe-bans-couy-griffin-from-reservation/">Mescalero Apache Tribe reservation.</a> The commissioner, once again, raised eyebrows when he posted a video, urging people who support the Black Lives Matter movement to <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/couy-griffins-go-back-to-africa-video-turning-his-own-friends-against-him/">move back to Africa.</a> </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/couy-griffins-go-back-to-africa-video-turning-his-own-friends-against-him/" class="promo-link__link" > Couy Griffin’s ‘go back to Africa’ video turning his own friends against him<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>According to Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, Cowboys for Trump had plans to stage a protest at the New Mexico State Capitol on January 20, 2021. State Police have <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/new-mexico-state-police-closing-intersections-near-the-capitol-building/">blocked off a number of intersections near the Roundhouse, and concrete barriers and fencing now surround many of Santa Fe's government buildings.</a></p> <p>The motion also highlights Griffin's criminal history, which includes two arrests and one conviction for driving under the influence. According to the motion, the FBI received a tip on January 9, 2021, that the Otero County Commissioner was at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and posted a video to social media, indicating he would return to D.C. on January 20.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <hr class="wp-block-separator is-style-wide"/> <p class="has-text-align-center has-small-font-size"><em>Story continues below</em></p> </div> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20459631-couy-griffin-motion-1/?embed=1&amp;title=1" title="COUY GRIFFIN MOTION (1) (Hosted by DocumentCloud)" width="700" height="905" style="border: 1px solid #aaa;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-forms"></iframe> </div> <p>Following this incident, Griffin is said to have posted a video to the Cowboys for Trump page stating that he "climbed up the top of the Capitol building and...had a first-row seat." In that same video, Griffin allegedly stated his intention to return to the Capitol and made comments that "there's gonna be blood running out of that building". That video has since been removed from Facebook. </p> <p>The motion to hold Griffin cites his alleged participation in a demonstration to prevent the lawful certification of the 2020 Presidential Election. He is also accused of using inflammatory language that had the potential to incite further unlawful activity and is accused of voicing intent to engage in unlawful conduct by returning to D.C., allegedly with firearms.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/couy-griffin-says-he-plans-to-take-guns-to-the-inauguration/" class="promo-link__link" > Couy Griffin says he plans to take guns to the inauguration<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>According to the motion, following a review of the circumstances in this case, the court is asked to conclude that there is no condition or combination of conditions that would assure the safety of the community and that there is no information in the defendant's personal background that would serve as a basis to refute the presumption of dangerousness. The U.S. Attorney requests that the court schedule a detention hearing and order that Griffin be detained without bond pending the resolution of the case. </p> New Mexico lawmakers to consider prescribed fire measure https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/new-mexico-lawmakers-to-consider-prescribed-fire-measure/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:4916ed9b-577f-4515-0f52-9f3a2b2c8c0d Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:51:35 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as the state deals with climate change. The measure would clarify liability for private landowners who conduct prescribed burns and create a certification program for conducting [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (AP) - New Mexico's energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as the state deals with climate change. The measure would clarify liability for private landowners who conduct prescribed burns and create a certification program for conducting such burns safely. </p> <p>Officials with the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department say that would make it easier and more affordable for landowners to get insurance. Supporters say similar legislation in other states has resulted in increased prescribed burning - one of the main tools used by state and federal land managers to clear out dead and overgrown vegetation as a way to reduce the threat of more severe wildfires.</p> <p>"This summer's lengthy and intense fire season underscored the need to act now," said Rep. Matthew McQueen, the Santa Fe Democrat who is sponsoring the legislation. "By expanding the ability to conduct prescribed burns, the state will be able to take proactive measures to have a healthier and more resilient forest."</p> <p>Officials pointed to a fire last summer in the mountains near Santa Fe, saying a prescribed burn in the area the previous year kept the fire from expanding into the ski basin and provided a barrier that firefighters used to better fight the flames.</p> <p>If the legislation is passed, state officials said New Mexico would join nearly two dozen other states that have implemented prescribed burning laws or policies.</p> Bill aims to give control to local school districts to reopen for hybrid learning https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/bill-aims-to-give-control-to-local-school-districts-to-reopen-for-hybrid-learning/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:b60333c8-5564-e046-ec13-025228fdf235 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:19:01 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Most New Mexico students are coming up on a year of remote learning, but a new House bill being introduced aims to get students back into the classroom before that happens. The bill, which already has bipartisan support, gives control back to local school districts to decide if and when to return [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) –&nbsp;Most New Mexico students are coming up on a year of remote learning, but a new House bill being introduced aims to get students back into the classroom before that happens. The bill, which already has bipartisan support, gives control back to local school districts to decide if and when to return to hybrid learning. Representative James Townsend from Artesia is set to introduce the bill.</p> <p>"I think it is our responsibility as legislators, as parents, and as grandparents on my part, that we get our kids back in school," said the House Minority Leader. "We have spent quite a bit of time over the last months polling and talking to people all across New Mexico...Without regard to political affiliation, where you live, grandparents and parents want their kids back in school. It's almost 70%."</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/nmped-secretary-looks-to-expand-in-person-learning-eligibility-for-schools-in-spring-semester/" class="promo-link__link" > NMPED secretary looks to expand in-person learning eligibility for schools in spring semester </a> </aside> </div> <p>The bill deems schools as 'essential' for taking care of kids' academic and socio-emotional needs. It gives control to local school districts to confer with health officials and decide if and when their schools should move to hybrid learning. It also offers an all-virtual option for parents who'd like to keep their kids' learning remote.</p> <p>"We ought to push the control to the local level, let those elected officials, those school board members who know their capacity, who know their communities, and they're going to get their kids back in school safely. Those are the ones, those people right there, they're the ones who will make darn sure that it's safe. Because those are their kids," Rep. Townsend said. </p> <p>Last semester the New Mexico Public Education Department allowed school districts to reopen in a hybrid model, kindergarten through 5th grades, after meeting state guidelines and only if their county was in the green. This semester, only those schools who have already done a hybrid model can return to a hybrid model, despite being in a county in the red level of risk. For example, Mckinley County has its elementary schools reopening despite the county having one of the highest infection rates in the state. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/rrps-students-return-to-hybrid-learning/" class="promo-link__link" > RRPS students return to hybrid learning </a> </aside> </div> <p>"Other counties whose schools were allowed to open, but those schools remain open, their data is now worse than the counties where the schools never were allowed to operate. So, it's really a head-scratcher for superintendents, for educators and the parents of families who really wish their kids were back in school," Dennis Roch, Superintendent at Logan Municipal Schools and President of the New Mexico School Superintendents Association, said. He said he would like to see control go back to the local school districts. </p> <p>"It's certainly clear that the governor, any state elected official is going to need to have the power to respond quickly to an emergency like the pandemic that we're facing now. But, it's also critically important that the ultimate local decision exists. The local authority exists to be able to return kids back to an in-person learning model safely," he said. </p> <p>The House bill is already getting bi-partisan support. Representative Candie Sweetser is set to sign onto the bill. "Our main objective is to get students safely back in the classroom. I feel the concept of returning local control back to the district is going to be our easiest and our fastest way to have that happen...because districts understand the technological challenges that their students are facing and they understand the technological challenges that their teachers are facing," she said. "Many, many times the complaint that we have is that local school districts don't have enough control and they know their students and staff best. So, I think this is the measure to say we hear you, we are listening to you, we understand your concerns and we want to safely get students back in the classroom as quickly as we can."</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/ped-10-new-mexico-schools-appeared-on-covid-19-watchlist/" class="promo-link__link" > PED: 10 New Mexico schools appeared on COVID-19 Watchlist </a> </aside> </div> <p>Legislators agree the bill is not a knock on the state, but a way to 'expedite' the process of getting students back to in-person learning safely. "I want to give credit to PED and to the administration for doing everything they can to work to get the students back in the classroom. I just think returning local control would help expedite that process," Representative Sweetser said. </p> <p>"We tried. We tried desperately and I don't, I'm not belittling anyone for trying, they tried. But kids of that age need more than just a monitor in their screen," Representative Townsend said. </p> <p>He said he plans to file the bill early next week. Last week,<a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/nmped-secretary-looks-to-expand-in-person-learning-eligibility-for-schools-in-spring-semester/"> PED Secretary Ryan Stewart told KRQE he hopes to re-examine the guidelines</a> and expand eligibility for more schools to move into the hybrid model as early as this semester, but did not say when that change could happen. </p> PHOTOS: Winter weather hits New Mexico Tuesday https://www.krqe.com/photo-galleries/photos-snow-packed-icy-roads-cause-difficult-driving-conditions-in-northern-new-mexico/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:716c0227-f523-e97a-7bda-ef21d04562cd Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:15:35 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - Winter weather has hit northern New Mexico on January 19, 2021. Viewers submit photos of snow and winter weather in their area. The New Mexico Department of Transportation was reporting difficult driving conditions in the northern to central regions of the state on Tuesday morning. NMDOT says that roads are snow-packed [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) - Winter weather has hit northern New Mexico on January 19, 2021. Viewers submit photos of snow and winter weather in their area.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/contact/submit-photos-videos-files/" class="promo-link__link" > Submit your weather photos </a> </aside> </div> <p> The New Mexico Department of Transportation was reporting difficult driving conditions in the northern to central regions of the state on Tuesday morning. NMDOT says that roads are snow-packed and icy in some spots and commuters are urged to drive with caution. </p> <p>Severe driving conditions are reported in the Las Vegas, Mora, and Rowe areas as heavy snow may cause poor visibility. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="559"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?w=559" alt="" class="wp-image-781942" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg 1816w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=233,300 233w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=768,990 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=559,720 559w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=1192,1536 1192w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=1589,2048 1589w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=39,50 39w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/442FB25C-E690-48B7-9945-C28339FD79E0.jpeg?resize=876,1129 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 559px" /><figcaption>"Marshmallow" the snowman in Nambe, NM. (courtesy of Elizabeth Sandoval)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781945" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg 4032w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/1E5590BA-56A1-41E6-BF12-C3FBE29E3F78.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow is seen in the Durango area on Tuesday, January 19 ,2021. (courtesy Christy Davidson)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781947" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg 4032w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/FE9586B5-19E1-401C-8A65-AE566EEB4D56.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow is seen in the Durango area on Tuesday, January 19 ,2021. (courtesy Christy Davidson)</figcaption></figure> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="540"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-781578" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=225,300 225w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=768,1024 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=540,720 540w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=100,133 100w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=200,266 200w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=520,693 520w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=38,50 38w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_20210119_140256.jpg?resize=876,1168 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 540px" /><figcaption>Snow in Canon Plaza, New Mexico | Courtesy of Sylvia Gurule</figcaption></figure></div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781568" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg 4032w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/DC679BC4-24C7-4675-AD9E-80C6E6CBA91C.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Nephews Dj and Brandon Torrez's snow replication of 1941 Chevy Coupe in Milan, New Mexico | Courtesy of Audrey Gallegos<br><br></figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781567" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg 4032w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/B8460F0A-EBC8-4D4C-8D57-85C3FD4FD456.jpeg?resize=50,38 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sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow in Chama, New Mexico | Courtesy of Tim White</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2160" height="1620" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781029" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg 2160w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_122019.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow in Chama, New Mexico | Courtesy of Tim White</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="866"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?w=866" alt="" class="wp-image-781028" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg 2688w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=300,250 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=768,639 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=866,720 866w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=1536,1278 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=2048,1704 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=50,42 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121949.jpg?resize=876,728 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 866px" /><figcaption>Snow in Chama, New Mexico | Courtesy of Tim White</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2072" height="1429" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781026" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg 2072w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=300,207 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=768,530 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=1044,720 1044w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=1536,1059 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=2048,1412 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=50,34 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121843.jpg?resize=876,604 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow in Chama, New Mexico | Courtesy of Tim White</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="3593" height="2670" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-781023" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg 3593w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=300,223 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=768,571 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=969,720 969w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=1536,1141 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=2048,1522 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=50,37 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_121657.jpg?resize=876,650 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow in Chama, New Mexico | Courtesy of Tim White</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="540"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image-5.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-780837" 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https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image-5.jpg?resize=876,1168 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 540px" /><figcaption>Deer in Chama enjoy the fresh snow. (courtesy Ruby Pollo)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="540"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-780839" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg 1560w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=225,300 225w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=768,1024 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=540,720 540w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=1152,1536 1152w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=1536,2048 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=100,133 100w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=200,266 200w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=520,693 520w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=1040,1386 1040w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=38,50 38w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/image000000.jpg?resize=876,1168 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 540px" /><figcaption>Deer in Chama enjoy the fresh snow. (courtesy Ruby Pollo)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="1908" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780832" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg 4032w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=300,142 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=768,363 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=1280,606 1280w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=1536,727 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=2048,969 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=50,24 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_124656.jpg?resize=876,414 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Snow is seen in Bloomfield on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (courtesy Lewis Hare)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4160" height="3120" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/20210119_105058.jpg?w=900" a New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Session begins Tuesday https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/new-mexicos-2021-legislative-session-begins-tuesday/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:c0f36069-7e9f-b490-152b-c36dc1e60ef5 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:05:35 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 2021 state legislative session kicked off Tuesday. Lawmakers are back in Santa Fe for the long 60-day session but with the pandemic, it will be very different than before. The Rotunda is a spot that is typically packed with people but because of COVID-19 health concerns, the Roundhouse will look [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) – The 2021 state legislative session kicked off Tuesday. Lawmakers are back in Santa Fe for the long 60-day session but with the pandemic, it will be very different than before. The Rotunda is a spot that is typically packed with people but because of <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/">COVID-19</a> health concerns, the Roundhouse will look empty during the session.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-2021-legislative-session/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > What you need to know about the 2021 Legislative Session<br> </a> </aside> </div> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780786" width="394" height="295" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg 2600w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771.jpg?resize=394,295 394w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 394px" /><figcaption><em>Typically these committee rooms would be jammed pack with people but the Roundhouse is closed to the public because of pandemic concerns, Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE News 13 Legislative Reporter Rachel Knapp</em><br><a href="https://twitter.com/RachelKnappNews/status/1351601202388058117/photo/1"></a></figcaption></figure></div> <p>Lawmakers are expected to take care of housekeeping rules like how they want to run the session, getting sworn in, and voting on new leadership for committees and in each chamber. They'll discuss if they want to have meetings and floor sessions virtually or in person. Over the next 60-days, lawmakers will have to figure out how to spend a roughly $7.3 billion budget. Lawmakers are expected to focus heavily on pandemic relief efforts for businesses and families as well as controversial bills like making recreational marijuana legal.</p> <p>Meanwhile, there is heightened security at the Roundhouse Tuesday. Checkpoints and fencing are around the Capitol as a precaution as some lawmakers said before the session, they've gotten credible and specific threats of violence. Only lawmakers, legislative staff, and credential reporters are allowed in the Roundhouse right now and they're requiring reporters to regularly get COVID-19 tests.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/photo-galleries/photos-first-day-of-new-mexicos-2021-legislative-session/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Photos: First day of New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Session </a> </aside> </div> <p>Lastly, the public is not allowed inside the Roundhouse for this session because of coronavirus health concerns, which is making the state's Capitol look and feel very empty, typically it's buzzing with visitors and lobbyists. In the chambers, they've even installed dividers to help protect lawmakers. Some legislators say although the public can't come inside, they're encouraging people to still participate remotely.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <hr class="wp-block-separator is-style-wide"/> <p class="has-text-align-center has-small-font-size"><em>Story continues below</em></p> </div> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato" data-anvato-player-id="p10"> <div id="anvato-player-p10" class="ns-block-embed__wrapper" > <div id="p10"></div> </div> <script>window.loadAnvato({"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"6210272","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p10","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"krqe.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"krqe.com","ns_st_st":"krqe","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"Video,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"krqe.com","ns_st_st":"krqe","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"Video,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/lin.krqe/news/new_mexico_news&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D6210272%26vidcat%3D/news/new_mexico_news%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"dW7gGRyDrEdRXghlr6FRH0BGOmAJY6ML","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI2MjEwMjcyIiwiaXNzIjoiZFc3Z0dSeURyRWRSWGdobHI2RlJIMEJHT21BSlk2TUwiLCJleHAiOjE2MTExODc1NTN9.SwgNA5GWZC6UKg0R9j5_rb_P_geLqA-IRLSe1Pg9XdU","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/krqe/video/video_studio/72/21/01/19/6210272/6210272_58A19F0637D84256B2F4F85BCF76681C_210119_6210272_New_Mexico_s_2021_Legislative_Session_begins_Tue_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60});</script> </figure> <p>"We are going to be working through Zooms, we're going to be making sure people are still connected. We want to make sure we are connected with our&nbsp;constituents, with lobbyists, advocacy groups. Just because we have to do it in a different form, doesn't mean we should not be having those interactions," said Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D-Dona Ana).</p> <p>Lawmakers are not required to get tested for COVID-19 but some say they will do that regularly as a precaution. The governor also postponed her state of the state address because she wants lawmakers to get settled in first. The governor will likely give that speech from a remote location. </p> <p>The Roundhouse is also under intense security ahead of the presidential inauguration. For safety reasons, they will not conduct any legislative business on Wednesday and the building will be closed to everyone including staff and lawmakers. </p> Shiprock man claims winning $1M Powerball ticket https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/shiprock-man-claims-winning-1m-powerball-ticket/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:aef4a765-7007-35b2-e566-297d4ad4011d Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:55:49 +0000 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Shiprock man is the lucky holder of a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. H. Ben of Shiprock, New Mexico claimed his prize Tuesday. According to a news release, he found out the winning ticket had been sold in New Mexico after watching a TV news report. He matched all the white [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/albuquerque">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – A Shiprock man is the lucky holder of a <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/check-your-ticket-1m-powerball-winning-ticket-sold-in-new-mexico/">Powerball ticket worth $1 million.</a> H. Ben of Shiprock, New Mexico claimed his prize Tuesday. According to a news release, he found out the winning ticket had been sold in New Mexico after watching a TV news report. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/check-your-ticket-1m-powerball-winning-ticket-sold-in-new-mexico/" class="promo-link__link" > $1M Powerball winning ticket sold in New Mexico </a> </aside> </div> <p>He matched all the white ball numbers but missed the final Powerball number for the jackpot. According to a news release, Ben called his son first to tell him the news and put the ticket in a safe place. The release states he also couldn't fall asleep until 2 a.m. because he was so excited.</p> <p>No one has won the Jan. 16, 2021 Powerball jackpot. According to a news release, the estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 is $730 million. The Mega Millions estimated jackpot for Jan. 19, 2021 is $865 million. New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 to buy tickets for the next Mega Millions jackpot.</p> Restrictions relaxed for college sports; Lobos and Aggies can come home https://www.krqe.com/sports/local-sports/restrictions-relaxed-for-college-sports-lobos-and-aggies-can-come-home/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:9f5c6144-8c66-2030-0718-566fa63ca1ec Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:53:18 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – College teams can now return to New Mexico to practice. Teams will have the ability to play out of the state and then hold full practices at home without quarantining. "This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes and for our coaches to try and do what we want to do. We know [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a> (KRQE) – College teams can now return to New Mexico to practice. Teams will have the ability to play out of the state and then hold full practices at home without quarantining.</p> <p>"This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes and for our coaches to try and do what we want to do. We know how difficult these decisions come. I am extremely grateful for them, for us, and for everyone that's had a hand outside our university that has gotten us here today," said Eddie Nunez, UNM athletic director. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/sports/local-sports/new-mexico-high-school-football-hopes-its-season-is-still-on/" class="promo-link__link" > New Mexico high school football hopes its season is still on </a> </aside> </div> <p>Initially, athletes will have to quarantine upon returning to New Mexico. Then they will be able to play out of the state and not have to quarantine. Teams from the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/unm-university-of-new-mexico/">University of New Mexico</a> and New Mexico State will be tested three times per week.</p> <p>It has been a long process to get to this point and it was definitely a group effort. "You know kind of unprecedented communication with UNM and Eddie Nunez... I have talked to him more than I thought I'd ever talk to a rival school. So, it's great that we got to experience this together," said Mario Moccia, NMSU athletic director. </p> <p>The new <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/">COVID-19</a> regulations will apply to all athletics moving forward. As of now, playing games in New Mexico is still not allowed. </p> 2021 International Folk Art Market planned for July https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/2021-international-folk-art-market-planned-for-july/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:aead3f24-4158-5caf-3bc3-a94ab5620d8e Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:30:34 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Good news for those looking to support artists in New Mexico and around the world. The International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe is planning to hold its annual event from July 7 through July 18, with scheduling adjustments and other COVID safety measures. All artists accepted into the market last year [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) –&nbsp;Good news for those looking to support artists in New Mexico and around the world. The International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe is planning to hold its annual event from July 7 through July 18, with scheduling adjustments and other COVID safety measures. All artists accepted into the market last year will be able to participate this year.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/remote-legislative-session-impacts-santa-fe-restaurants-hotels/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Remote legislative session impacts Santa Fe restaurants, hotels<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>&nbsp;“IFAM is an incredibly important event and generates more than $2 million annually to artists around the globe,” said Stuart Ashman in a news release, IFAM CEO. “We are excited for the return of our signature event, and we feel with the changes in place, the event will be dynamic, comfortable, safe and unforgettable. We look forward to welcoming everyone back.” </p> <p>According to a news release, IFAM also has a variety of programs and&nbsp;events scheduled throughout the year. For the Artists: IFAM will produce an updated Mentor-to-Market Program with business education content&nbsp;online and artists will have an opportunity to learn and interact with&nbsp;industry professionals and from one another through IFAM’s signature&nbsp;peer-to-peer educational model.</p> <p>For more information on IFAM, visit <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://folkartmarket.org/" target="_blank">folkartmarket.org</a>.<br><br></p> New Mexico Legislature opens 2021 session with little pomp and circumstance https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexico-legislature-opens-2021-session-with-little-pomp-and-circumstance/article_70c20b98-5a00-11eb-ba2b-63ff1f960aac.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:826911de-285e-9bf1-95aa-1df5af4d5ab1 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:30:00 +0000 The halls remained mostly empty, only briefly populated by security guards or legislative staffers moving about. Gallup Democrat Muñoz chosen to head Senate Finance Committee https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/gallup-democrat-mu-oz-chosen-to-head-senate-finance-committee/article_2eb7ede2-5a7f-11eb-bab7-73c2d055181b.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:83d0284e-6297-e1f8-39eb-0caa1a2d82e9 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:20:00 +0000 Sen. George Muñoz succeeds former Sen. John Arthur Smith, a conservative-leaning Democrat from Deming who served as committee chairman for more than a decade. New Mexico hospitals: Over a quarter of workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/new-mexico-hospitals-over-a-quarter-of-workers-refusing-covid-19-vaccine/article_e48d1954-5a6f-11eb-b6a5-7741e3b22359.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:3d1a7cfe-dd14-17b7-a8ad-6ec8aae4ef72 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:10:00 +0000 Officials hope compliance will increase as they're educated about the vaccine's safety and effectiveness. State reports 691 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/state-reports-691-new-covid-19-cases-20-deaths/article_d8906a7e-5ad9-11eb-ac52-dbe325d2145a.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:4683a9c3-162e-8ab5-3cd3-b9ba01280a08 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:05:00 +0000 A man in his 70s from Santa Fe County was among the latest fatalities. Legislative roundup, Jan. 20, 2021 https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/legislative-roundup-jan-20-2021/article_36b2cb42-5a7b-11eb-b947-07d959437b78.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:65fe7b8e-1386-026e-9553-810986b9a5cb Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:00:00 +0000 Days left in the session: 59 Radio DJ killed in shooting recalled for sharing mic https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/radio-dj-killed-in-shooting-recalled-for-sharing-mic/article_962a7d68-5a71-11eb-a7bc-bf62330c5804.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:3aa39435-370f-d6f8-0ef5-8ff2d58cc280 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:55:00 +0000 Pete Gurule, 40, spun tracks at KSFR-FM for 20 years, and friends and colleagues say he enjoyed talking about others' work. LANL waste contractor showed deficiencies, a federal report says https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lanl-waste-contractor-showed-deficiencies-a-federal-report-says/article_07166eec-5a72-11eb-9491-a786962c2421.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:2732a1b9-d81e-12e4-b59b-0a4c7fe0cab2 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:40:00 +0000 Newport News BWXT lost more than 18 percent of its yearly bonus fees due to inefficiencies and delays, as well as deficient training and oversight. Owners intend to reopen Canyon Road parking lot https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/owners-intend-to-reopen-canyon-road-parking-lot/article_99dca480-59cd-11eb-b46f-a3ba4386bd3a.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:cc9c32a6-66c3-28dc-314c-ee850eccb0dc Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:30:00 +0000 The property, owned by the Salazar Survivor’s Trust, is in probate following the death in June of 86-year-old trustee Roman Salazar, his grandson Justin Salazar said. Santa Fe judge denies release for convicted murderer with coronavirus concerns https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/santa-fe-judge-denies-release-for-convicted-murderer-with-coronavirus-concerns/article_b3e62758-5a71-11eb-ba12-2b33b06f544d.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:2d7b8cea-f751-a584-ff4f-3e5fad4bf808 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:25:00 +0000 Chief Deputy District Attorney Blake Nichols argued Arthur Anaya, 63, was seeking relief under New Mexico Supreme Court orders related to COVID-19 that didn't apply. Otero County commissioners call for Griffin’s resignation https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/otero-county-commissioners-call-for-griffin-s-resignation/article_0eaedf8c-5a8f-11eb-a822-3f1578b0fd2f.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:f9381f78-5ff6-3244-6467-1d8490ea440a Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:00:00 +0000 The county attorney says commissioners do not have the authority to remove the Cowboys for Trump founder on their own. Family: Pojoaque schools allowed student assault that caused brain damage https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/family-pojoaque-schools-allowed-student-assault-that-caused-brain-damage/article_413777de-5aa8-11eb-acd6-5359a8ecddfd.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:96e89a85-f72b-e62a-1f96-d5f6301e5e3f Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:40:00 +0000 The Durans say their daughter's injury from the beating has caused her pain, suffering medical expenses, humiliation, frustration and anguish. New Mexico novelist is busy making laws https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexico-novelist-is-busy-making-laws/article_581026dc-5a6b-11eb-9f89-67a3795c5905.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:2902095f-b022-9890-25a5-106919270c66 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:35:00 +0000 At age 64, Sen. Bill O'Neill has combined what he learned from author E.L. Doctorow and his own life experiences to produce political novels. State police seek Springer man they say shot at officer https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/briefs/state-police-seek-springer-man-they-say-shot-at-officer/article_545cb344-5a92-11eb-866b-73a2c7beac2b.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:c63a44ee-2fa5-51cd-5af8-5ead44327925 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:20:00 +0000 Shaun Kemp, 22, is wanted on an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court as well as a count of resisting and evading an officer. Meow Wolf to open in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 18 https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/business/meow-wolf-to-open-in-las-vegas-nev-on-feb-18/article_5bc8b2a4-5a79-11eb-ab07-3b253e13756f.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:4bf77862-0544-632c-7c56-248fc8e751e6 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:15:00 +0000 This is Meow Wolf’s first step into the future since opening its House of Eternal Return in March 2016. Empty Stocking Fund, Jan. 20, 2021 https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/empty_stocking/empty-stocking-fund-jan-20-2021/article_12c53df2-590c-11eb-bb12-d76cf46965ef.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:4e9f3680-83f7-1cb3-7cc3-8ff658b6f66c Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:00:00 +0000 This holiday charity project of The New Mexican began in 1981. 2 Otero County Commissioners call for resignation of Couy Griffin https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/2-otero-county-commissioners-call-for-resignation-of-couy-griffin/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:dfdce7ab-1513-2ab5-bf66-882f7bfcbc11 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:59:27 +0000 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – Two Otero County Commissioners who serve with Couy Griffin are now calling for his resignation. Commissioners Vickie Marquardt and Gerald Matherly released a statement Tuesday. They say if Griffin doesn't resign, the commissioners will support the recall effort and the removal proceedings of the Attorney General but they say that will [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/alamogordo/">ALAMOGORDO, N.M</a>. (KRQE) – Two Otero County Commissioners who serve with Couy Griffin are now calling for his resignation. Commissioners Vickie Marquardt and Gerald Matherly released a statement Tuesday. They say if Griffin doesn't resign, the commissioners will support the recall effort and the removal proceedings of the Attorney General but they say that will take time, and the county deserves an end to the "circus" now. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/d-c-states-attorney-files-motion-to-hold-couy-griffin-until-trial/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Federal prosecutors file motion to hold Couy Griffin until trial<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Read full statement below:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>Couy Griffin from his first day as an Otero County Commissioner had devoted himself to promoting Cowboys for Trump for Trump organization rather than being a county commissioner who serves the citizens of Otero County who elected him. There have been an endless series of incidents with Commissioner Griffin that have led investigators by the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the State Auditor. Lawsuits have been filed against the county because of Commissioner Griffin's actions. He has been banished from the Mescalero Apache Reservation. He has made racist statements. He has repeatedly insulted other public officials. He has refused to comply with state campaign finance laws. His actions have consumed an enormous amount of time of county staff, who must deal with the drama he instigates at the expense of attending to public business. </p><p>Commissioner Griffin has called repeatedly for violence, stating 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,' which led to threats on county staff. He told a reporter the governors of Virginia and Michigan were traitors who should be hanged. He was one of the rioters who stormed the United STate CApitol to stop the counting of the electoral vote, an action for which he has been criminally charged in Federal Court. And he has called for violence at the inauguration tomorrow of President Biden. </p><p>There is an effort to recall Commissioner Griffin from office. That process will take months to complete. The New Mexico Attorney General's proposed lawsuit under N.M.S.A. 10-4-2 to removed Commissioner Griffin also will take time. The people of Otero County deserve an end to this circus now. We call upon Commissioner Griffin to resign his office immediately. If he does not, we will support the recall effort and the removal proceedings of the Attorney General. </p></blockquote> Rio Rancho schools plan vaccination clinic for teachers, education staff https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/rio-rancho-schools-plan-vaccination-clinic-for-teachers-education-staff/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:c4f91c7f-cf4d-3d8e-5ef2-50d70c0da7e5 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:51:59 +0000 RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the state's larger school districts are giving teachers a time and place this week to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The push has some wondering if more students could be allowed back in the district's classrooms with more vaccinations getting doled out. Rio Rancho Public Schools is also one of [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/rio-rancho/">RIO RANCHO, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – One of the state's larger school districts are giving teachers a time and place this week to get vaccinated against <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">COVID-19</a>. The push has some wondering if more students could be allowed back in the district's classrooms with more vaccinations getting doled out.</p> <p>Rio Rancho Public Schools is also one of the first districts in New Mexico to launch a vaccine clinic for teachers and other education staff starting Friday. According to the district, the shots will be available for employees who’ve willingly signed up. The district says it is not forcing employees to get vaccinated.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-resources/database-new-mexico-school-re-entry-plans/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Database: New Mexico School Re-entry Plans<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>“We're hoping for a large percentage (of employees),” said Bethany Pendergrass, Chief Communications, Strategy and Engagement Officer for Rio Rancho Public Schools. “We're not tracking it, but we are noticing that a large percentage of our staff members are interested and have signed up to receive the vaccination.”</p> <p>The vaccination clinic comes as the district started welcoming kindergarten through fifth-grade students back hybrid-learning Tuesday. Rio Rancho schools are among a small portion of New Mexico districts that are allowing for half of their students to attend in-person class while the other half remains online as part of hybrid learning.</p> <p>Regardless of the number of teachers that choose to get vaccinated in the district, a lot of what happens with student populations will ultimately depend on what’s outlined in the state’s public health orders and what the Public Education Department decides. Rio Rancho Schools says it's treating the vaccine as an added safety measure, but nothing so far that would guarantee parents or students anything extra at school.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/rio-rancho-public-schools-sends-reentry-plan-to-parents-and-guardians/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Rio Rancho Public Schools sends reentry plan to parents and guardians<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>“Even though your staff are vaccinated, you still have a number of students in the building who aren't,” Pendergrass said. “I don't anticipate that (vaccines) would change the numbers of students that were allowed in the hybrid model, but you know, we're still waiting on information on when they'll bring back secondary students, and I know that the PED is working on that."</p> <p>Alongside Bernalillo Public Schools and a few nearby charter schools, Rio Rancho schools are expected to be administered vaccines at Cleveland High School on Friday and Saturday. Booster shots are expected to be administered on February 12 and 13. Students will be provided with asynchronous learning materials during the vaccination clinics taking place on Fridays.</p> <p>According to data posted on the district’s website, Rio Rancho Public Schools has seen around 130 COVID-positive cases among students and staff this school year.</p> Roswell's Hike It and Spike It has been canceled again https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/roswells-hike-it-and-spike-it-has-been-canceled-again/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:cbf00910-c6ed-9c33-7fc2-c5dbf34f6ad4 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:26:16 +0000 ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) –  People are hoping things will get back to normal quicker, now that people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in New Mexico. But organizers, of a big event on Memorial Day weekend in southeastern New Mexico, have already canceled it because of the pandemic. "It's sad, it's sad, to make a decision this [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/roswell">ROSWELL, N.M.</a> (KRQE) –  People are hoping things will get back to normal quicker, now that people are getting the <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">COVID-19</a> vaccine in New Mexico. But organizers, of a big event on Memorial Day weekend in southeastern New Mexico, have already canceled it because of the pandemic. </p> <p>"It's sad, it's sad, to make a decision this early is super sad," said player and middle school teacher, Laj Cheedle.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/popular-roswell-tournament-canceled-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/" class="promo-link__link" > Popular Roswell tournament canceled amid coronavirus outbreak<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>The <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/popular-roswell-tournament-canceled-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/" target="_blank">Hike it and Spike it </a>four-on<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/popular-roswell-tournament-canceled-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/" target="_blank">-four flag football tournament</a> announced over the weekend that they would be canceling the event, for the second straight year due to the pandemic. The news had some residents heartbroken.</p> <p>"It was just really, really disappointing knowing that our biggest event in Roswell was being canceled one more year, and even with last year thinking it was going to happen and it getting canceled, it's just heartbreaking; Especially, not for me, but for the younger generation that's coming up and doesn't have anything in Roswell to do," said Cheedle.</p> <p>KRQE News 13 reached out to organizers of the event to see what led to their decision to cancel the tournament months out. Organizers would not speak about it but a tournament has been announced in Texas for the very same weekend.</p> <p>"That makes it worse, that makes it worse knowing you can drive two hours and play an event, it's right next door in Texas and not being able to do it in your home state. Not everybody can travel, not everybody has the ability to just get up and take a team over to Texas," said Cheedle.</p> <p>Cheedle has played in the tournament for more than 15 years and says that it's bigger than canceling another sporting event, it canceling an event the city looks forward to every year. "So to know that you canceled something, that not just kids, but adults look forward to doing, that's not right," said Cheedle.</p> <p>The city of Roswell says it is disappointed the event is canceled again but they say they respect the event organizers' desire to protect the safety and wellbeing of those involved. </p> Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart set to open in Nevada https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/meow-wolfs-omega-mart-set-to-open-in-nevada/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:fa5e9c6f-66b9-3048-0ba8-7fd58abce7bc Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:50:12 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Meow Wolf on Tuesday announced it will open its "Omega Mart" in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 18. With COVID-precautions still in place, the exhibit will operate at 25% capacity. The Omega Mart exhibit is an interactive grocery store, made up in Meow Wolf’s signature mirage-like style. It’s fully stocked with [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) –&nbsp; <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/national/inside-look-at-meow-wolf-denver/">Meow Wolf</a> on Tuesday announced it will open its "Omega Mart" in Las Vegas, Nevada on <a href="https://meowwolf.com/articles/omega-mart-opens-february-18th-in-las-vegas-tickets-are-now-on-sale" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">February 18.</a> With COVID-precautions still in place, the exhibit will operate at 25% capacity.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/meow-wolfs-omega-mart-named-one-of-top-10-attractions-to-visit-in-2021/" class="promo-link__link" > Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart named one of top 10 attractions to visit in 2021 </a> </aside> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/meow-wolf-previews-las-vegas-installation/">Omega Mart exhibit</a> is an interactive grocery store, made up in Meow Wolf’s signature mirage-like style. It’s fully stocked with surreal products like “Camel’s Barely Barley Sop” and cuts of “Masterpiece Meats.” There are also plenty of strange and wonderful places and portals tucked away behind the store’s facade, and there will even be characters to talk to and learn about in the interactive exhibit.&nbsp;</p> <p>Even before its debut, Meow Wolf's Vegas exhibit was named one of the top 10 themed attractions to see in 2021 by the business website&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://blooloop.com/best-new-themed-attractions-2021/" target="_blank">Blooloop</a>.</p> Tribal leaders blast congressman opposed to Haaland nomination https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ap/tribal-leaders-blast-congressman-opposed-to-haaland-nomination/article_90627df7-400a-5ccc-a67e-ba63bf5115c7.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:d653fd7e-9285-3e68-44ab-e7e11c91dcb4 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:15:00 +0000 Minnesota Republican Pete Stauber, a member of the House subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, has been asking fellow lawmakers to join him in urging Biden’s transition team to withdraw Haaland’s nomination. Police search for suspect following NMSP officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/investigation-underway-after-nmsp-officer-involved-shooting-in-las-vegas/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:3b948b8a-8de5-0f8d-5cf4-de7e5dd5f1fd Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:12:01 +0000 LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police are searching for a suspect following an officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas on Monday night. NMSP reports that the incident took place near Independence Ave. and River Road. Police say officers are uninjured and the suspect fled the scene on foot. According to authorities, investigators learned [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/las-vegas/">LAS VEGAS, N.M.</a> (KRQE) - <a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico-state-police-nmsp/">New Mexico State Police</a> are searching for a suspect following an officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas on Monday night. NMSP reports that the incident took place near Independence Ave. and River Road.</p> <p>Police say officers are uninjured and the suspect fled the scene on foot. According to authorities, investigators learned around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, January 18, a NMSP officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a gray 1993 Honda passenger car. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/2-accused-of-stealing-about-a-dozen-horses-near-cuba-new-mexico/" class="promo-link__link" > Suspect flees NMSP officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas </a> </aside> </div> <p>Police say the vehicle fled and a short pursuit began. NMSP reports that the vehicle drove west on Independence coming to a stop near Farmway Feed. A passenger of the vehicle, identified by police as 22-year-old Shaun Kemp of Springer, NM, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. </p> <p>Officers say that at some point during the encounter, Kemp brandished a firearm and fired at least one round. The pursuing NMSP officer fired at least one round from his duty weapon. </p> <p>Kemp evaded the officer and fled the area. Investigators say that they do not believe Kemp was struck by the officer's gunfire and at the time of the traffic stop, officers had been actively searching for Kemp and the gray Honda after he allegedly fled from State Police officers in the vehicle last week in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Shaun Kemp has an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on aggravated battery and resisting and evading an officer. Authorities say Kemp should be considered armed and dangerous. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/santa-fe-man-convicted-of-2-murders-asking-to-be-released-from-prison-citing-covid-19-concerns/" class="promo-link__link" > Santa Fe man convicted of 2 murders asks to be released from prison citing COVID-19 concerns<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaun Kemp are asked to call NMSP at 505-425-6771 option 1 or dial 911. The public is urged not to approach Kemp. </p> <p>This case remains under the investigation of the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau. The State Police officer involved in the case has been placed on standard administrative leave. NMSP reports that he will not be identified until after interviews have taken place.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NMSP involved in OIS in Las Vegas near Independence and River Road. Officers are uninjured, suspect is not believed to have been hit by gunfire and has fled the scene. Area residents are encouraged to stay in their homes. More info will be released when available.</p>&mdash; NMSP (@NMStatePolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/NMStatePolice/status/1351414599178985474?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 19, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3244.614135950316!2d-105.22144768474381!3d35.5879146802162!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x871979d5f9c8f24b%3A0x2ad1bb673e0b9bda!2sRiver%20Rd%20%26%20Prince%20St%2C%20Las%20Vegas%2C%20NM%2087701!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1611060231484!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="0"></iframe> </div> Teeter-totters at U.S.-Mexico border win UK design prize https://www.krqe.com/news/national/teeter-totters-at-u-s-mexico-border-win-uk-design-prize/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:6efd8e1f-9218-a7d7-df9a-3aeef6b1a8eb Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:40:52 +0000 LONDON (AP) - A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London's Design Museum. The three hot-pink seesaws were installed through the slats of the wall, with one seat in the El Paso, Texas suburb of Sunland Park, New [...] <p>LONDON (AP) - A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London's Design Museum. The three hot-pink seesaws were installed through the slats of the wall, with one seat in the El Paso, Texas suburb of Sunland Park, New Mexico, and the other in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The artwork was put up on July 28, 2019, and removed from the politically charged border barrier after less than an hour.</p> <p>The Design Museum named the project Tuesday as the overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year competition for 2020, which considered 74 projects by designers from around the world. Teeter-Totter Wall was designed by California architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with help from Colectivo Chopeke, an artists' collective in Juarez.</p> <p>"It encouraged new ways of human connection and struck a chord that continues to resonate far beyond El Paso in the USA and Juarez in Mexico,'' museum director Tim Marlow said in announcing the prize. "It remains an inventive and poignant reminder of how human beings can transcend the forces that seek to divide us."</p> <p>The teeter-totters were installed amid the heated debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the almost 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p>"We thought this would be a moment to show to the world a very important reality of the border, which is that the border isn't a desolate place where no one lives," Rael, a professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, told a university publication in 2019. "This is a world where women live and children live and that we can use play as a kind of vehicle for activism."</p> <div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow aligncenter" data-effect="slide"><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_container swiper-container"><ul class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_swiper-wrapper swiper-wrapper"><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="4133" height="2842" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780534" data-id="780534" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg 4133w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=300,206 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=768,528 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=1047,720 1047w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=1536,1056 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=2048,1408 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=50,34 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103564382.jpg?resize=876,602 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">A child plays on a seesaw installed between the steel fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="5015" height="3344" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780533" data-id="780533" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg 5015w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=2048,1366 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103562750.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Members of the Mexican military police wearing the insignia of the new National Guard check children and people as they play seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="4195" height="2809" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780532" data-id="780532" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg 4195w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=300,201 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=768,514 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=1075,720 1075w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=1536,1029 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=2048,1371 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476454.jpg?resize=876,586 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">An American woman plays seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The author of this seesaw is Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="2799" height="1866" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780531" data-id="780531" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg 2799w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103476147.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Children play seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="3571" height="2381" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780530" data-id="780530" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg 3571w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=2048,1366 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103437406.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Children plays on a seesaw installed between the steel fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="5100" height="3401" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780529" data-id="780529" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg 5100w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=2048,1366 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103432534.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Children and a man play seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="4147" height="2765" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780528" data-id="780528" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg 4147w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103387221.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">A woman with her little girls helps them play seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="4723" height="3149" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780527" data-id="780527" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg 4723w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103376537.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">A mother and her baby play on a seesaw installed between the steel fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="6403" height="4269" alt="Mexico Wall Seesaw" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-780524" data-id="780524" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg 6403w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP19210103525842.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">A child plays seesaw installed between the border fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The seesaw was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture in California. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)</figcaption></figure></li></ul><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-prev swiper-button-prev swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-next swiper-button-next swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a aria-label="Pause Slideshow" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-pause" role="button"></a><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_pagination swiper-pagination swiper-pagination-white"></div></div></div> New Mexico provides job training funding for 265 new jobs https://www.krqe.com/job-resources/new-mexico-provides-job-training-funding-for-265-new-jobs/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:ea2244e9-87b9-1e6a-4cc1-3a6bc93776bf Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:36:06 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced the first round of funding for the 2021 Job Training Incentive Program. The funding will go to eight companies with awards over $2 million to support 264 trainees and one intern, according to a news release. "JTIP is an important factor for in-state businesses [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) – The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced the first round of funding for the 2021 Job Training Incentive Program. The funding will go to eight companies with awards over $2 million to support 264 trainees and one intern, according to a news release. </p> <p>"JTIP is an important factor for in-state businesses growth, directly supporting employment expansion and offering additional incentives for rural job growth," Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said in a news release. "Businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce in 2021 and JTIP will help create these jobs."</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/albuquerque-film-office-updates-website-to-bring-productions-to-nm/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Albuquerque Film Office updates website to bring productions to NM<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>According to the same news release, JTIP is one of the state’s most powerful tools to help businesses train new employees or advance training for their existing workforce. The following industries are receiving funding, and they range from science and robots to paper recycling and consumer manufacturing:</p> <p><strong>3D Glass Solutions, Inc.</strong>, Albuquerque, 1 trainee. 3D Glass is an advanced materials company working with glass to build a platform technology for designing and manufacturing the next generation of high frequency, passive components for RF and optical communications. They continue to expand operations and will be creating numerous positions over the next few years.</p> <p>Trainee Wage: $38.46; Amount Awarded: $19,999.20</p> <p><strong>Build With Robots, LLC (BWR)</strong>, Albuquerque, 3 trainees. BWR uses the latest generation robotic technology to enhance productivity. They have built a sanitizing robot that is being used at the Albuquerque International Sunport. BWR has other customers and is building the team to scale up their disinfecting robots at national airports throughout the country.</p> <p>Average Wage: $41.83; Amount Awarded: $71,786.00</p> <p><strong>Kairos Power, LLC</strong>, Albuquerque, 3 trainees. Kairos is focused on the development of a clean, innovative nuclear technology that has the potential to transform the energy landscape in the U.S. and around the world. The N.M. facility conducts non0nuclear testing of a novel and safer coolant technology. Over the next several years, the company will create nearly 80 new jobs at the Albuquerque location.</p> <p>Average Wage: $22.75; Total Awarded: $26,080.00</p> <p><strong>Kane Robotics, Inc.,</strong> Albuquerque, 2 trainees and 1 intern. Kane Robotics has been designing and testing its turnkey robotics system and is prepared to launch its Generation I commercial product. Rooted in the aerospace and defense industries, they are expanding to include manufacturing and construction.</p> <p>Average Wage: $51.00; Intern Wage: 18.5; Total Awarded: $65,264.00</p> <p><strong>LQ Digital</strong>, Albuquerque, 101 trainees. LQ Digital provides Lead Qualification and Transfer Services to consumers and businesses, primarily in the banking, financial services, mortgage, adult and college education, and B2B software and services industries. They currently operate at three locations: Shelton, CT; Austin, TX; and Oakland, CA, and will be opening their Albuquerque facility by the end of January.       </p> <p>Average Wage: $15.70; Total Awarded: $417,164.00</p> <p><strong>McKinley Paper Company, Inc.</strong>, Prewitt, 10 trainees. McKinley Paper is a subsidiary of Mexico-based Bio Pappel. Operating in Prewitt, NM, it has served as an economic base anchor for McKinley and parts of Cibola Counties for 27 years. The company produces packaging paper products from recycled corrugated packaging. With the loss of the Escalante Generating Station, the state has committed LEDA funds to construct a new boiler and other associated equipment so that the company can remain operational. McKinley Paper will need to expand its employee base to operate this new division of the company.</p> <p>Average Wage: $32.38; Total Awarded: $256,147.68</p> <p><strong>Santa Fe Aero Services, LLC (SFAS)</strong>, Santa Fe, 3 trainees. SFAS is a full-service aircraft Avionics and Maintenance outlet, known for outstanding glass panel avionics installation upgrades and top-level piston and turbine maintenance and repair. Their 6,000 sq. ft. facility is where all piston and turbine aircraft and avionics maintenance, repair, and replacement are done, along with 2,800 sq. ft. of brand-new office space.</p> <p>Average Wage: $24.25; Total Awarded: $35,920.00</p> <p><strong>Tempur Production USA, LLC (dba Tempur Sealy)</strong>, Albuquerque, 141 trainees. Temper Sealy is the world’s largest bedding provider, developing and manufacturing mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows, and other sleep and relaxation products. They are working on installing a solar power array, and expect to generate enough solar energy to power all of the Albuquerque plant’s assembly lines sometime during the first half of this year. They recently expanded their production capacity and are hiring numerous employees to support this expansion.</p> <p>Average Wage: $20.97; Total Awarded: $1,135,683.60</p> Photos: First day of New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Session https://www.krqe.com/photo-galleries/photos-first-day-of-new-mexicos-2021-legislative-session/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:f93f4784-021e-37e9-cd5c-b188b5ecbd63 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:30:00 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico's 60-day legislative session begins Tuesday, and this year, it will look a lot different due to the pandemic; The session will adjourn on March 20. The governor’s state of the state address is being pushed back this session. Typically, the governor gives a speech to lawmakers on the first [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – New Mexico's 60-day legislative session begins Tuesday, and this year, it will look a lot different due to the pandemic; The session will adjourn on March 20. The governor’s state of the state address is being pushed back this session. Typically, the governor gives a speech to lawmakers on the first day and talks about the goals for the session. Since lawmakers still need to finalize some pandemic procedures this year, the speech is postponed but will likely be done remotely. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-2021-legislative-session/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > What you need to know about the 2021 Legislative Session<br> </a> </aside> </div> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="540"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-780737" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=225,300 225w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=768,1024 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=540,720 540w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=100,133 100w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=200,266 200w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=520,693 520w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=38,50 38w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211153a.jpg?resize=876,1168 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 540px" /><figcaption>Empty Rotunda at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE News 13 Photojournalist Nick Burke </figcaption></figure></div> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="540"src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-780738" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=225,300 225w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=768,1024 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=540,720 540w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=100,133 100w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=200,266 200w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=520,693 520w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=38,50 38w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/thumbnail_0119211100_HDR.jpg?resize=876,1168 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 540px" /><figcaption>Road block to Roundhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE News 13 Photojournalist Nick Burke </figcaption></figure></div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2600" height="1950" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780792" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg 2600w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_89771-1.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Typically these committee rooms would be jammed pack with people but the Roundhouse is closed to the public because of pandemic concerns, Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE News 13 Legislative Reporter Rachel Knapp</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2048" height="1536" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780796" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8975-1.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Empty Rotunda at the Roundhouse as the 60-day legislative session begins Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE Legislative Reporter Rachel Knapp</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Late tweet- took this around 11am. Senate Chambers. They put up dividers in between lawmaker’s desks <a href="https://t.co/cEQS8nKbyJ">pic.twitter.com/cEQS8nKbyJ</a></p>&mdash; Rachel Knapp (@RachelKnappNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/RachelKnappNews/status/1351611899792670720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 19, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2048" height="1536" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780803" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg 2048w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8881-1.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>The 60-day legislative session begins at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021. | KRQE Legislative Reporter Rachel Knapp</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="729" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780829" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?resize=300,214 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?resize=768,547 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?resize=1011,720 1011w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?resize=50,36 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8982-1.jpg?resize=876,623 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Security checkpoint near the Roundhouse as the 60-day legislative session begins in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021. </figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1600" height="1200" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780843" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg 1600w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/IMG_8979-1.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Security checkpoint near the Roundhouse as the 60-day legislative session begins in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Jan. 19, 2021.</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-780894" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669707409.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>An armored state police vehicle sits outside the state capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M. State lawmakers convened for the opening day of a two-month legislative session. Capitol buildings are closed to the public due to the pandemic, and under strict security lockdowns due to the Jan. 6 attack against federal lawmakers in Washington. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="768" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780895" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688364758.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Barricades protect the grounds as New Mexico state lawmakers trickle into the Statehouse on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, the first day of a 60-day legislative session. Fences, roadblocks, police and troops encircled the building as a precaution against federal warnings about the potential for violence. Plexiglass partitions have been installed on the floor of the House and Senate to protect legislators from coronavirus infection, and the Capitol is closed to the public to avoid spread of the contagion. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="768" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780896" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688324635.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Final preparations are made at the New Mexico House of Representative as state lawmakers trickle into the Statehouse on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M., on the first day of a 60-day legislative session. Fences, roadblocks, police and troops encircled the building as a precaution against federal warnings about the potential for violence. Plexiglass partitions have been installed on the floor of the House and Senate to protect legislators from coronavirus infection, and the Capitol is closed to the public to avoid spread of the contagion. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="768" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-780901" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019688304700.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Barricades portect the grounds as New Mexico state lawmakers trickle into the Statehouse on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, the first day of a 60-day legislative session. Fences, roadblocks, police and troops encircled the building as a precaution against federal warnings about the potential for violence. Plexiglass partitions have been installed on the floor of the House and Senate to protect legislators from coronavirus infection, and the Capitol is closed to the public to avoid spread of the contagion. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)</figcaption></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-780902" srcset="https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg 1024w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg?resize=50,33 50w, https://www.krqe.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2021/01/AP21019669499354.jpg?resize=876,584 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>A woman points to the fortified entrance of the state capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M., after State Police and a National Guard soldier checked her name against a list. Capitol buildings are closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, and under strict security lockdowns due to the Jan. 6 attack against federal lawmakers in Washington. State lawmakers are convening for the opening day of a two-month legislative session. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)</figcaption></figure> RRPS students return to hybrid learning https://www.krqe.com/news/education/rrps-students-return-to-hybrid-learning/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:ed6e8e19-1f0b-d54a-dc62-ba4adbc30a10 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:54:56 +0000 RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Elementary school students in Rio Rancho returned to the classroom for hybrid learning Tuesday. Last week, more than 60 schools statewide are eligible to get back to hybrid learning. The New Mexico Public Education Department says that only applies to school districts that were on a hybrid schedule before Christmas break. [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/rio-rancho/">RIO RANCHO, N.M.</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – Elementary school students in Rio Rancho returned to the classroom for hybrid learning Tuesday. Last week, more than <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/some-new-mexico-schools-returning-to-hybrid-learning-next-week/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">60 schools statewide are eligible</a> to get back to hybrid learning. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/education/nmped-secretary-looks-to-expand-in-person-learning-eligibility-for-schools-in-spring-semester/" class="promo-link__link" > NMPED secretary looks to expand in-person learning eligibility for schools in spring semester<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>The New Mexico Public Education Department says that only applies to school districts that were on a hybrid schedule before Christmas break. If a school was online-only before the holidays, they don't have the option to go hybrid. </p> Santa Fe man convicted of 2 murders asks to be released from prison citing COVID-19 concerns https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/santa-fe-man-convicted-of-2-murders-asking-to-be-released-from-prison-citing-covid-19-concerns/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:7d09589e-23b4-eba0-413b-533027e8fd25 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:43:05 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe man, serving two life sentences for killing two people is asking to be released from prison. Back in 2012, Arthur Anaya shot his tenant and her daughter's boyfriend during a dispute over unpaid rent. He was convicted in May of 2013 and sentenced to serve two life sentences. [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (KRQE) – A Santa Fe man, serving two life sentences for killing two people is asking to be released from prison. Back in 2012, Arthur Anaya shot his tenant and her daughter's boyfriend during a dispute over unpaid rent. He was convicted in May of 2013 and sentenced to serve two life sentences. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/2-accused-of-stealing-about-a-dozen-horses-near-cuba-new-mexico/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > 2 accused of stealing about a dozen horses near Cuba, New Mexico<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Anaya is now asking to be released from prison citing the threat of COVID-19. A state district judge is scheduled to consider the motion Tuesday afternoon. This isn't Anaya's first conviction for violent crimes. In 2005, he was sentenced to prison for felony convictions including attempted murder of his sister. He also spent years at a mental health facility. </p> Tribal leaders blast congressman opposed to Biden nomination https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/tribal-leaders-blast-congressman-opposed-to-biden-nomination/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:9cb96376-a1da-7743-11d0-d4b2714ac4ed Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:07:19 +0000 DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman's district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Interior secretary. If confirmed, Rep. Deb Haaland, a Democrat from New Mexico, would be the first Native American to lead the Department of the Interior. Republican Rep. [...] <p>DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman's district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Interior secretary. If confirmed, Rep. Deb Haaland, a Democrat from New Mexico, would be the first Native American to lead the Department of the Interior.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/biden-to-pick-rep-haaland-as-interior-secretary/" class="promo-link__link" > Biden to pick Rep. Haaland as interior secretary<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Republican Rep. Pete Stauber, a member of the House subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, has been asking fellow lawmakers to join him in urging Biden’s transition team to withdraw Haaland’s nomination. As a member of the House, Stauber has no say in approving the nomination.</p> <p>In a letter seeking support, Stauber cites Haaland's opposition to oil and gas drilling on public land and her support for the Green New Deal, legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality.</p> <p>“Nominating Representative Haaland is a direct threat to working men and women and a rejection of responsible development of America’s natural resources,” Stauber wrote in his letter.</p> <p>Policies like the Green New Deal “would place a moratorium on mining in Northern Minnesota, would severely and negatively impact every economic sector and family in Northeastern Minnesota,” a statement from Stauber's office said.</p> <p>A letter dated Jan. 14 and signed by leaders of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe accuses Stauber of bowing to big industrial interests at their expense.</p> <p>“This historic nomination is more important to us and all of Indian country than any other Cabinet nomination in recent history,” the tribal leaders wrote in their letter. “Your opposition to the first and only American Indian ever nominated to a Cabinet position is likely to reverberate across Indian country.”</p> <p>The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, which represents 35 tribal nations in the region, also wrote to Stauber, calling the lawmaker’s campaign against Haaland “offensive, “hostile” and “irresponsible."</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/new-mexicans-react-to-arrest-of-otero-co-commissioner-couy-griffin/" class="promo-link__link" > New Mexicans react to arrest of Otero Co. Commissioner Couy Griffin<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>The chairman of the alliance, Aaron Payment, said Stauber had “subordinated the interests of Indian tribes to the interests of those you represent in your letter without any consultation with the tribes.”</p> <p>Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo people, serves with Stauber on the House Natural Resources Committee. If confirmed, she would lead a department with broad oversight over tribal lands in the U.S.</p> Internet outage hits over 2,500 Comcast customers https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/internet-outage-hits-over-2-500-comcast-customers/article_eb68c4d8-5a76-11eb-8b34-1b1eaa069920.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:42c445fa-19e1-e405-c1dc-3743686f0991 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:15:00 +0000 Comcast customers were experiencing widespread internet outages across Santa Fe. New Mexico legislators look for solutions to hobbled economy https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/new-mexico-legislators-look-for-solutions-to-hobbled-economy/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:99119bfb-822b-5e8d-153b-7443b442e3bd Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:00:48 +0000 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Daunting challenges await the New Mexico Legislature as it convenes a 60-day session amid an unrelenting pandemic and concerns of violence at a Statehouse building guarded by troops and encircled by fencing, barricades and mobile security cameras. Proposals aimed at reviving the economy are at the top of political agendas [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/santa-fe/">SANTA FE, N.M.</a> (AP) - Daunting challenges await the New Mexico Legislature as it convenes a 60-day session amid an unrelenting pandemic and concerns of violence at a Statehouse building guarded by troops and encircled by fencing, barricades and mobile security cameras.</p> <p>Proposals aimed at reviving the economy are at the top of political agendas for lawmakers in the Democratic-led House and Senate, as Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushes for a budget deal that would increase state spending on pandemic relief, education and health care.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-2021-legislative-session/" class="promo-link__link" > What you need to know about the 2021 Legislative Session<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>Lightning-rod initiatives also have been drafted that would allow recreational marijuana sales, shore up abortion rights and reform oversight of police forces. The session is scheduled to begin by statute at noon on Tuesday amid warnings from federal authorities of possible insurrection attempts at statehouses.</p> <p>Protesters last gathered outside New Mexico's Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Santa Fe to peacefully dispute Joe Biden's presidential victory while a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.</p> <p>Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf on Monday praised troops and law enforcement for safeguarding the state Capitol at the direction of legislative leaders. “We will be seeing in House Bill 1 tomorrow a substantial appropriation to them to cover the costs of all the additional work,” he said.</p> <p>Republican House whip Rod Montoya said the security measures in Santa Fe have left no room for any kind of public protests and weren't knowingly approved by House Republicans.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/legislature/remote-legislative-session-impacts-santa-fe-restaurants-hotels/" class="promo-link__link" > Remote legislative session impacts Santa Fe restaurants, hotels<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>The Capitol building is closed to the public and lobbyists indefinitely. Lawmakers hope to use their first day to decide on ground rules for videoconferencing and new leadership roles in the Senate after the ouster of several top Senate Democrats in 2020 elections.</p> <p>The governor’s traditional State of the State speech at the opening of the legislative session has been postponed. Leading Democratic lawmakers have placed economic relief at the top of their agenda — including aid aimed at front-line, low-wage workers.</p> <p>Republican House leaders were the first to propose the aid to front-line workers, but they are vowing to fight major Democratic initiatives on taxes, abortion rights, medically assisted suicide and policing reforms.</p> <p>“Most troubling is this progressive agenda will be adopted without the public’s active participation, will be done without the traditional debate our legislative system relies upon,” House Republican leaders including Jim Townsend of Artesia said in a statement.</p> <p>For major policy reforms, all eyes are on the state Senate and a new vanguard of progressive Democrats who campaigned on efforts to tap more education money from the state’s $20 billion permanent fund.</p> <p>Sen. Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque is the Democratic nominee to serve as Senate president when it comes to committee appointments and leadership posts — a crucial fulcrum on power. Sen. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe, an attorney and professional mediator, will continue to channel legislation through Senate committees and floor votes as Democratic majority leader.</p> <p>About 1 in 5 legislators are first-time state lawmakers. Democrats hold a 45-25 majority in the House and 27-15 in the Senate.</p> Governor orders flags to half-staff in honor of late Sen. James White https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/governor-orders-flags-to-half-staff-in-honor-of-late-sen-james-white/ New Mexico | KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe urn:uuid:f8ad29e0-2840-6e0a-5fdc-9a48d387ef53 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:09:45 +0000 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The governor has ordered flags at half staff in honor of the late New Mexico Sen. Jim White. The Republican and Air Force veteran died last week at the age of 77-years-old. White served in the New Mexico Legislature for more than a decade, representing the East Mountains and Moriarty. The governor [...] <p><a href="https://www.krqe.com/tag/new-mexico/">NEW MEXICO</a>&nbsp;(KRQE) – The governor has ordered flags at half staff in honor of the late New Mexico Sen. Jim White. The Republican and Air Force veteran <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/former-new-mexico-legislator-known-for-wise-calm-demeanor-has-died/">died last week at the age of 77-years-old.</a> </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-government/former-new-mexico-legislator-known-for-wise-calm-demeanor-has-died/" class="promo-link__link" > Former New Mexico legislator known for wise, calm demeanor has died </a> </aside> </div> <p>White served in the New Mexico Legislature for more than a decade, representing the East Mountains and Moriarty. The governor remembered him as a lawmaker who put his constituents before party interests. The flag order runs Tuesday, Jan. 19, through sundown Thursday, Jan. 21. </p> <p>The governor issued the following statement:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Jim White. He was an honorable public servant. He served his country as a member of the Air Force and his state as a representative and later senator. His district was well-served by his willingness to put his constituents before party interests. I offer my condolences to his family and friends, and my prayers are with those who loved him.”</p></blockquote> New Mexico Legislature ready for a Day One unlike any other https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexico-legislature-ready-for-a-day-one-unlike-any-other/article_242e47f6-59c9-11eb-a803-7be15428f3ea.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:bff7f190-21ca-5604-49ad-7b9047a415ab Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:00:00 +0000 It remained unclear late Monday whether the Roundhouse will remain closed to all — including lawmakers — later in the week after the 60-day session commences. Pressure grows in New Mexico for call on football, fall sports https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/pressure-grows-in-new-mexico-for-call-on-football-fall-sports/article_e0950894-59d3-11eb-9e8d-53d2ced16fdd.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:a7d4f8be-d18c-1730-9ab4-19e0182f5f69 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:50:00 +0000 The protest calling to 'let them play' began trending on various social media platforms over the weekend and continued gaining traction Monday. New Mexico Capitol security costs still unknown https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-capitol-security-costs-still-unknown/article_1511b45e-59da-11eb-a434-4701f42e8d4d.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:d0846945-b8ee-22c8-be52-cfd285ab28d5 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:45:00 +0000 Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber said the city is keeping track of expenses in hopes of being reimbursed by the federal government. Man, 33, arrested in fatal midtown Santa Fe shooting https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/man-33-arrested-in-fatal-midtown-santa-fe-shooting/article_ea577898-59d4-11eb-8fab-4f25368f89a7.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:26a148a9-58e3-8291-d8dd-e5fa2c65234f Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:41:00 +0000 The Rancho Siringo homicide is at least the third in Santa Fe in the first weeks of 2021. LANL improves but still needs work, federal report says https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lanl-improves-but-still-needs-work-federal-report-says/article_80aaef92-59c5-11eb-8fbf-0b8caf67266e.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:fedb287e-17d9-de97-a481-42cddf1337ab Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:40:00 +0000 Despite some criticisms, Triad will receive about $45.7 million in annual fees, or 88 percent of the maximum possible. Report: Education funding changes could help Native students https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/report-education-funding-changes-could-help-native-students/article_111945b6-59b1-11eb-8d7a-5ba5d543b2aa.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:fc464b9a-af27-c504-65ca-b3ff2452964a Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:31:00 +0000 The funding formula has created clashes, as well as litigation, between school districts and the state. New Mexico lawmaker seeks key positions for Hispanic education https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexico-lawmaker-seeks-key-positions-for-hispanic-education/article_a66c7a7c-58e2-11eb-bc8e-6305d6cdb7c9.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:9e17ff58-736c-fca1-39f9-f8397c348e82 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:31:00 +0000 Among other goals, the new administrators would work on developing multicultural education materials and curriculums, plus hiring bilingual teachers to best meet the needs of Hispanic students. New Mexico's special legislative session on redistricting could be delayed https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/new-mexicos-special-legislative-session-on-redistricting-could-be-delayed/article_18119748-58e3-11eb-ad48-d38f0d339c11.html www.santafenewmexican.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article urn:uuid:b3d4bb32-662a-8e75-7514-5cbc5558cdaa Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:25:00 +0000 Redrawing of maps could be done in November or December due to census data delays.