Albuquerque Journal: NMPBS digitizes its archive of over 8,000 items

Albuquerque Journal: NMPBS digitizes its archive of over 8,000 items. “Two years and a half-million dollars. That’s what it has taken for New Mexico PBS to get their archive digitized…. Michael Kamins, supervising project manager at NMPBS, says the project brings together more than 8,000 items from public media stations across the state, including full television and radio programs, as well as interviews and footage documenting New Mexico’s social, political, artistic and cultural history between 1963 and 2020.”

Albuquerque Journal: NM launches new tool to help find child care providers

Albuquerque Journal: NM launches new tool to help find child care providers. “The New Mexico Child Care Finder, a new search tool designed to help families choose the most compatible child care provider for their children, launched Tuesday morning. The search platform… aims to provide New Mexico families with more access to information about child care providers, according to Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky. Parents will be able to research over 1,000 child care providers available in the state.”

Hyperallergic: Why One Organization Is Rushing to Digitize Decades of Broadcast Media

Hyperallergic: Why One Organization Is Rushing to Digitize Decades of Broadcast Media. “Today, [New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service] staff and volunteers are at the leading edge of digitizing decades’ worth of irreplaceable New Mexico-produced broadcast media via the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The endeavor will preserve thousands of analog and digital media from the 1960s to the present and includes half-hour episodes, hour-long programs, and rolls of raw footage from five public television and radio stations across the state. The project, which will digitize more than 8,000 video and audiotapes, is expected to be completed later this year.”

Human Services Department of New Mexico: Human Services Department launches first phase of the one-stop shop for New Mexicans to access the state’s health and human services programs

Human Services Department of New Mexico: Human Services Department launches first phase of the one-stop shop for New Mexicans to access the state’s health and human services programs. “New Mexicans will have access to a simplified, accessible, and inclusive website to apply for or renew services such as Medicaid, behavioral health, child support, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Customers will be able to access their benefit enrollment information, application assistance, and tailored referrals across New Mexico’s health and human services agencies without having to navigate multiple systems.”

Albuquerque Journal: New database lists missing Native Americans from New Mexico, Navajo Nation

Albuquerque Journal: New database lists missing Native Americans from New Mexico, Navajo Nation. “The FBI on Monday unveiled a new database listing the names of 177 missing Native Americans from New Mexico and throughout the Navajo Nation, as part of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives initiative, Raul Bujanda, special agent in charge of the Albuquerque FBI Division, said at a news conference.”

KRQE (New Mexico): Secretary of State launches website to combat voting misinformation

KRQE (New Mexico): Secretary of State launches website to combat voting misinformation. “The Secretary of State’s office has launched a new website aimed to crack down on election misinformation. The Rumors vs. Reality page addresses concerns over voter secrecy and integrity, saying ballots remain private, even to election workers.”

Roswell Daily Record: The Education Plan announces launch of new website

Roswell Daily Record: The Education Plan announces launch of new website. “The Education Plan, New Mexico’s 529 education savings program, has launched a new website with enhanced tools and resources to help parents, grandparents and individuals plan and save for future education…. The site features analysis of education costs, a glossary that defines common terms related to savings plans, a breakdown of tax benefits, an overview of qualified expenses and an interactive map to determine the 529 savings opportunities in each state, among other content and tools.”

Fox 17: New Mexico to house federal database on wildfire research and information

Fox 17: New Mexico to house federal database on wildfire research and information. “Throughout the last few years, we’ve witnessed firsthand the devastation that wildfires can do in this country. However, when the fires aren’t active, there are people on the ground researching and studying ways to restore our forests, but also prevent devastation. Now, that information will be shared through a federal database based in New Mexico.”

New scam in New Mexico: illegitimate COVID-19 testing sites (KOAT)

KOAT: New scam in New Mexico: illegitimate COVID-19 testing sites. “Attorney General Hector Balderas said as more people are seeking COVID-19 tests, scammers are now exploiting this demand, to steal a person’s personal, financial and medical information.”

University of New Mexico: CSWR restores historic Tomé patent and map

University of New Mexico: CSWR restores historic Tomé patent and map. “The town of Tome, best known for its popular El Cerro de Tomé Good Friday pilgrimage, is now celebrating a different historic resurrection. The town map and patent were recently restored and digitized by archivists at the UNM Center for Southwest Research (CSWR), making the 162-year-old-documents available to the world.”

New Yorker: In New Mexico, the Pandemic Rages On

New Yorker: In New Mexico, the Pandemic Rages On. “Outside, in the hall, I checked our status board. A ten-year-old had been checked in with worsening COVID symptoms. Fifteen more patients were waiting to get tested. In New Mexico, it doesn’t feel like we’re experiencing a new ‘wave’ of the pandemic—it’s more like we’re in the middle of an endless voyage, in twenty-foot seas, miles from land.”

CBS News: COVID booster shots allowed for all adults in California, Colorado and New Mexico

CBS News: COVID booster shots allowed for all adults in California, Colorado and New Mexico. “Three states — California, Colorado and New Mexico — are allowing COVID-19 booster shots for all adults, even though federal health officials recommend limiting shots to patients considered most at risk. The three states have some of the nation’s highest rates of new COVID infections.”

State of New Mexico: New Mexico to re-implement indoor mask mandate; vaccinations required in hospitals, congregate settings

State of New Mexico: New Mexico to re-implement indoor mask mandate; vaccinations required in hospitals, congregate settings. “Given the slowing of vaccination rates since a peak several months ago, the governor also announced the state will issue a requirement for all workers in certain medical close-contact congregate settings – including hospitals, nursing homes, juvenile justice facilities, rehabilitation facilities, state correctional facilities and more – to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The state also issued a requirement that all workers at private, public and charter schools in New Mexico either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise submit to COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis. This policy aligns with the state’s requirement for all state government personnel.”

University of New Mexico: New Maxwell exhibitions examine work of two photographers

University of New Mexico: New Maxwell exhibitions examine work of two photographers. “During a recent exhibitions design class taught by professor Devorah Romanek, curator of exhibits at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico, the works of two photographers who chronicled life in New Mexico captured the interest of two graduate students. The class projects, online exhibitions by Katie Conley and Paloma Lopez, are now available on the Maxwell website. They highlight the work of American photographers John Collier Jr. and Charles Fletcher Lummis.”