Tag Archives: New Mexico

Please help Animal Protection of New Mexico with info on La Cienega dogs

I’m posting this on the blog for folks that aren’t on Facebook. I can’t imagine anyone being so cruel. If you have any information about these shootings, please call APNM toll-free at 877-548-6263. You can report in anonymously, if you so choose.

If you are on Facebook, you can Like their page to keep up on the news about this case at http://www.facebook.com/animalprotectionnm and/or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/APNM



Happy birthday, New Mexico!

Hoop Dancer

MGT 310: Threat and Risk Assessment (THIRA) – Dec 9-10, 2013 in Gallup, NM

MGT 310: Threat and Risk Assessment (THIRA)

This course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participant activities focus on allowing the jurisdiction to understand threats and hazards and how the impacts may vary according to time of occurrence, season, location, and other community factors. This knowledge helps a jurisdiction establish informed and defensible capability targets. Participants will identify threats and hazards of concern, give the threats and hazards context, examine the core capabilities, set capability targets, perform vulnerability and consequence assessments, and apply the results. The course delivery combines lecture, small group discussions, participant activities, and multimedia scenarios to improve the jurisdiction’s capability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, or recover from all-hazards events.

December 9 & 10, 2013 in Gallup, NM        

This course is being managed by McKinley County OEM to register please go to the following link:


Participants should work in one of the listed disciplines, have completed a WMD/terrorism awareness level course, or be approved by the local jurisdiction host. Completion of the online courses IS-700.a (NIMS – An Introduction) and AWR-160 (WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders) is recommended but not required. The DHS/FEMA NTED course AWR-160 is offered online by TEEX at: www.teexwmdcampus.com.


Upcoming Concert on Nov 17th: In Love and War


Shameless plug for the music choral group that I sing in. If you’re in the Santa Fe, NM area on the 17th, please come. It’s going to be a great concert. Even if you’re not an early music aficionado, these pieces are quite accessible and you will undoubtedly be familiar with two of them – Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye (aka When Johnny Comes Marching Home) and Jerusalem.

Hope to see you there!

Needs more chiles

I don’t know what happens when the cooler weather sets in. Perhaps there’s ursine blood in me, so I have to start preparing for hibernation. Whatever causes it, I have this need to bake things and cook junk food. OK, it’s not all junk food and I still owe my VOSTie, Shara, the recipe for the beef curry I made over the holidays last year.

This is one of my favorite workday breakfasts: 2 fried eggs on toast with cream cheese, bacon, and green chile. The joy of telecommuting SHOULD be the ability to do this but, alas, remote work realistically means longer hours at the desk and I’m happy for the coffee and “output” most days. Thank goodness for ZoneBars.

Fried Egg Sandwich

The chile is 505 chile, which comes in jars but also in these handy dandy individual packets. I used only half a packet on each sandwich, but drained could use the whole thing.


These packets are awesome for traveling outside of New Mexico and are fondly referred to in our house as “emergency chile”.

Santa Fe Police Citizen’s Academy

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe Police are looking for a few good men and women to participate in our Citizen’s Academy.

The Academy runs for 12 consecutive weeks in two hour sessions. Participants will learn about each aspect of law enforcement, our training and what it takes to be a Santa Fe Police Officer.

The purpose is to develop a relationship between law enforcement and the community through education and create a nucleus of responsible, well-informed citizens who can inform the public while offering any comments and ideas for solutions to problems facing SFPD.

Applications are now available for the next academy beginning on September 26, 2013. Sessions are held Thursdays at 6 p.m. and will be held at the main police station located at 2515 Camino Entrada.

Areas of training include Internet Crimes, Traffic Investigations, Detective-style work through Criminal Investigations, SWAT Training, and Domestic Violence Training.

There is a $45 application fee which will cover meals at every class and a polo shirt embroidered with the Police Citizens Academy logo.

To enroll stop by the main station or contact Officer Louis Montoya at (505) 955-2752 or lamontoya@santafenm.gov.

This is a wonderful way to learn more about police work and give back to The City Different!

Source: Nixle

McKinley County Holds First Preparedness & Public Safety Day Sep 14th, 2013

McKinley County is holding its first preparedness and public safety day event on Saturday, September 14th, at the Rio West Mall. It runs from 10am – 4pm. Be there and be aware!

MC PandP Day Poster

Los Ranchos Citizen Corps Inaugural Event Saturday, Sep 7th 8-11am MDT

Los Ranchos Citizen Corps

Saturday morning is the inaugural Los Ranchos Citizen Corps Community Preparedness Event at Growers’ Market. They’ll have a booth from Saturday from 8AM-11AM and be discussing family preparedness and have presentations on developing a go-kit and animal preparedness.

If you’re in the area, please stop by!


Good night, everyone and everything!

After the rain

Stuff in the news 7/23/2013 – New Mexico

Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM - Image by M. Reddy-Hjelmfelt http://theredelm.com/

Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM – Image by M. Reddy-Hjelmfelt http://theredelm.com/

  • The pending horse slaughter business now has an added obstacle of disposing of its wastewater. While they seem to have a workaround for that, there’s a lawsuit file that starts Aug 3rd, 2 days before their set to open. Bill Richardson and Robert Redford are purportedly signing onto the suit. Wastewater hurdle for proposed slaughter plant
  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Townsend Farms Berries Now at 151 Sick – including 9 in New Mexico
  • In a filing yesterday with the New Mexico Supreme Court, state Attorney General Gary King asked the 5-justice court to end the state’s ban on marriage equality, arguing that it violates the new Mexico Constitution. Read more
  • (Dallas/Santa Fe – July 23, 2013) EPA is awarding $350,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department for supplemental brownfields funding. The money goes to a revolving loan fund to help the state fund shovel-ready projects to redevelop contaminated sites. Read more
  • This is fun! Great to see tech skills development in students here… A Beginning Robotics Camp for students ages 10 and older will be held in Las Vegas Aug. 6-8. The camp is hosted by the New Mexico Engineering Resource Network, New Mexico State University, College of Engineering. – See more at: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/9597/beginning-robotics-camp-offered-in-las-vegas/#sthash.Irb37fd1.dpuf
  • And, speaking of tech in New Mexico, The University of New Mexico Hospital and Albuquerque-based telemedicine provider Net Medical Xpress have launched a telemedicine effort that will allow UNM doctors to help treat stroke and head trauma patients remotely in 25 rural New Mexico hospitals. Read more
  • This is sad – I used to enjoy wandering through Peacecraft on Nob Hill in Albuquerque. Apparently it’s closed and, worse yet, its closure is affecting artisan women in New Mexico. If you’re hooked into the fair trade community and can give them business leads, please do so.