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International Jet Aviation Honors Make-A-Wish NM

International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico today in providing critically ill children scenic flights over Albuquerque in this specially designed eight passenger LearJet, in an effort to lift their spirits and brighten their day. Courtesy photo
 
International Jet Aviation’s ‘Dream Chaser 5’, the eight passenger LearJet model 35 is parked today at Atlantic Aviation in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
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International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico and its wish kids today with scenic flights over Albuquerque in its specially

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NM Delegation Lauds Decision To Grant Request For Major Disaster Declaration For Navajo Nation

 
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. After historic snowstorms and flooding in local Navajo communities that occurred in February, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres-Small, lauded the decision to grant the request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation.
 
This declaration will trigger the release of federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designed to help weather-affected

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LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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State Police Efforts In Albuquerque Net Hundreds Of Arrests To Date In Violent Crime Initiative

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SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday lauded the New Mexico State Police for their efforts to date in the multi-agency enterprise aimed at reducing violent crime in Albuquerque.
 
The roughly 50 state police officers temporarily assigned to targeted areas of Albuquerque as part of the multi-agency Violent Crime Initiative have generated, to date, more than 257 total arrests, including several dozen felony arrests and 13 DWI arrests.
 
State Police also have, as part of the initiative, seized meth, heroin, firearms, ammunition and stolen license

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Santa Fe Opera Announces 42 Members Of The 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Singers

 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces the members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Singers.
 
This season’s program is comprised of singers from across the United States, Canada and South Korea. The 42 singers, selected by Gayletha Nichols, Director of the Program, and Robert Tweten, Head of Music Staff, rose to the top from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a competitive pre-screening and audition process.
 
Established upon the Santa Fe Opera’s founding in 1957, the company’s Apprentice Program for Singers has since provided

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SFNF Offices Close For Memorial Day Monday

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday.
 
Last year, SFNF fire personnel found 84 abandoned campfires over the three-day Memorial Day weekend in spite of Stage 2 fire restrictions, which prohibited campfires and other activities.
 
This year, after a winter with above-average moisture and snowpack, conditions on the forest are much different, and there are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. But fire managers are asking

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Weekly Fishing Report: May 23

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Winter simply doesn’t want to let go this year. It has turned cold and it could even freeze this late in the spring. That would be a bummer because it looks like a bumper crop of fruit this year.
 
The weather should warm back up quickly The rivers are still swollen with runoff and with snow still falling at high elevations, it looks like we could be well into June before they start dropping. It’s been on heck of a year with the weather and it’s still not over.
 
The prime fishing seems to be in the smaller lakes, as nearly all of them

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FBI: Albuquerque Man Faces Bank Robbery Charge

FBI News:
 
The FBI made a probable cause arrest May 20 of Dagoberto Francisco Ruiz II of Albuquerque on a federal charge of bank robbery.
 
Ruiz, 23, is accused of robbing Bank of the West Monday at 2101 Eubank Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Police Department arrested Ruiz shortly after the bank robbery and the FBI took custody of him.
 
Ruiz is expected to have an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
 
The public is reminded that all suspects are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

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Udall Opening Statement At Interior Department Appropriations Hearing With Secretary Bernhardt

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, delivered the following opening statement at an Appropriations Committee hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to review the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Below are Udall’s remarks:
 
Secretary Bernhardt, thank you for appearing before the subcommittee this morning, in your first hearing since you were confirmed

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